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State Troopers Swarm Arna Valley As Police Chase Ends in Residential Neighborhood

A police chase that started in Prince William County ended in Arlington’s Arna Valley neighborhood this afternoon.

Virginia State Police reportedly began pursuing a green Chevrolet SUV in Prince William , following it up I-95 and I-395. The SUV took the Glebe Road exit off I-395 around 1:00 p.m., speeding toward the residential neighborhood of Arna Valley, near Shirlington.

The suspects bailed out on S. Veitch Street, between 26th and 27th Streets. All three were quickly apprehended.

Dozens of police officers, including state troopers and Arlington County officers, swarmed the area as the pursuit ended. A Fairfax County Police helicopter could be seen overhead. Nearby Gunston Middle School was secured for a short time during and after the chase.

Per department policy, Arlington County Police were not involved in the pursuit.

So far there’s no word on what charges the suspects are facing, or on what state troopers might have found in the SUV.

Separately, around 3:00 p.m., Virginia State Police were in pursuit of a vehicle involved in a felony hit-and-run. The chase was called off as the vehicle was approaching Arlington on northbound I-395, according to scanner traffic.

Update at 5:00 p.m. — Virginia State Police have released a statement about both chases.

PURSUIT #1 – Prince William County to Arlington County

At approximately 12:53 p.m. Wednesday, a Virginia State Police trooper was on patrol along Cardinal Drive (near Minnieville Road) in Dale City when a 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe with an expired inspection sticker passed by. The trooper initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle, which refused to stop and sped away from the trooper. The suspect vehicle made its way to the Prince William Parkway and then northbound on Interstate 95 and then into Arlington County on I-395. The Tahoe took the Glebe Road exit and continued into a residential neighborhood. The driver and two passengers pulled up to a residence on South Veitch Street, fled the vehicle on foot and entered the residence. All three males have been taken into custody without incident and charges are pending. The investigation remains ongoing at this time.

No injuries or vehicle crashes resulted from this pursuit.

The Fairfax County Police helicopter was instrumental in assisting state police with following the suspect vehicle and locating the subjects at the residence. In addition, the Arlington County and City of Alexandria Police Departments also assisted with the incident.

PURSUIT #2 – Stafford County to Arlington County

At approximately 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, a Virginia State Police trooper was in the crossover at the 137 mile marker in Stafford County monitoring northbound traffic when a Toyota Camry came through radar at 94 mph. When the trooper pulled out to initiate a traffic stop on the car, it sped away in excess of 100 mph. The car continued northbound on the shoulder and weaving through lanes. Within 10 minutes near the 158 mile marker in Prince William County, the trooper terminated the pursuit for public safety purposes. The Toyota continued northbound. There were three subjects in the vehicle.

At 2:53 p.m., Virginia State Police were notified of a hit-and-run crash in the northbound lanes of I-395 at the Seminary Road Exit. Based on witness statements, it is believed this crash was caused by the same Toyota Camry. A Honda Civic was northbound on I-395 when it was sideswiped by a black sedan. The black car continued northbound at a high rate of speed. The driver of the Honda Civic, a 24-year-old Woodbridge woman, was transported to Inova Alexandria Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. She was wearing a seat belt and was the car’s only occupant.

Anyone with information about the black Toyota Camry with Tennessee plates is asked to please contact the Virginia State Police at 703-803-0026 or #77 on a cell phone.

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Crime Report: Robbery Foiled by Armed Victim

Arlington County police carA man was reportedly able to scare away four people trying to rob him in his apartment when he drew a handgun.

Police say the 27-year-old victim was taking out the trash last Friday night in the Arna Valley View neighborhood near S. Glebe Road. When he returned to his apartment, four alleged, would-be robbers forced their way in.

As two of the suspects rifled through his things, the victim said there was a brief struggle and he was able to draw a pistol. The suspects then reportedly dropped everything and ran off.

From this week’s Arlington County crime report:

ROBBERY BY FORCE, 140602055, 2700 block of S. Adams Street. On May 30 at 11:30 pm, a 27 year old victim was allegedly forced into his apartment by four subjects and robbed of his wallet and cellphone. The victim brandished a firearm and the suspects dropped his belongings and fled on foot. Suspect one is described as a black male in his twenties, approximately 6’1″ and 210 lbs. He was wearing a light blue t-shirt, light blue jeans, and white Nike sneakers. Suspect two is described as a black male in his twenties, approximately 5’9″ and 155 lbs. He was wearing an oversized green polo t-shirt, brown khakis, and brown boat shoes. Suspect three is described as a Hispanic female in her mid twenties approximately, 5’3″ and 130 lbs with green eyes and black hair. She was wearing a black blouse and checkered pants. Suspect four is described as a black female in her mid twenties approximately, 5’2″ and 120 lbs with a long red wig. She was wearing a purple dress with brown boots.

The rest of this week’s crime report, after the jump. All named suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.

ATTEMPTED MALICIOUS WOUNDING OF POLICE, 140531009, 1200 block of N. Highland Street. At 1:17 am on May 31, police were dispatched for a fight in progress and when on scene an intoxicated subject began throwing rocks at the officers. Kristen Harkins, 29, of Arlington, VA was arrested and charged with assault on police, two counts attempted malicious wounding, thrown missile into occupied vehicle, destruction of property and drunk in public.

SEXUAL BATTERY, 140531025, 1500 block of N.Veitch Street. At 3:30 am on May 31, several witnesses intervened as a subject was attempting to sexually assault a 31 year-old female victim in the bushes. Police were able to apprehend the suspect as a he attempted to flee and later learned that the suspect had followed the victim from the Metro stop. Ryan Dean, 27, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with sexual battery.

SEXUAL BATTERY, 140601005, 800 block of S. 15th Street. On June 1 at 11:44 pm, an unknown subject approached a 34 year-old female victim from behind as she was walking home alone and grabbed her buttocks. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’5″ tall, and was wearing a baseball cap and cutoff shorts.

BURGLARY, 140528029, 1700 block of N. Lynn Street. Between 12:12 am and 12:26 am on May 28, an unknown subject entered a store and stole cash. The suspect is described as a black male wearing a light colored hoodie, black hat, dark pants and white sneakers.

BURGLARY, 140528079, 1400 block of N. Patrick Henry Drive. Between 4:40 and 11:15 pm on May 24, an unknown subject(s) entered a residence and displaced numerous items. It was unknown if anything of value was taken at the time of the report. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY, 140529017, 1000 block of N. Glebe Road. Between 5:10 pm on May 28 and 7:45 am on May 29, an unknown subject(s) entered an office suite and stole a laptop. There is no suspect(s) description.

GRAND LARCENY OF AUTO, 140528069, 2600 block of S. Glebe Road. At 4:24 pm on May 28, during a traffic stop it was discovered the vehicle had been stolen and the subject was also in possession of stolen items. Delonte Small, 25, of Washington, DC was arrested and charged with grand larceny of auto, two counts of receiving stolen property, possession of burglarious tools, two counts of forgery, two counts of uttering, identity theft and operating a vehicle without a license. He was held without bond.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (series), 140603015, 1500 block of N. Taylor Street. Between 2 and 7:45 am on June 3, an unknown subject(s) broke into seven vehicles in a three block radius and stole the airbags. There is no suspect(s) description.

STOLEN VEHICLES

06/03/14, VA 5579-BBE, 2000 Honda Civic, Silver
1900 block of N. Oakland Street

06/04/14, VA VAP-5601, 2008 Nissan Altima 4D, Gray
5400 block of S. 8th Place

05/28/14

LARCENY, 140528019, 900 block of S. Long Bridge Drive

EMBEZZLEMENT, 140528035, 1300 block of N. Courthouse Road

PHONE FRAUD, 140528040, 2100 block of N. Harrison Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140528041, 2700 block of S. Quincy Street

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140528048, 1400 block of S. Queen Street

LARCENY, 140528051, 2700 block of N. Wilson Boulevard

GRAND LARCENY, 140528057, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street

CREDIT CARD FRAUD, 140528058, 4200 block of N. Fairfax Drive

PETIT LARCENY, 140528068, 900 block of S. Dinwiddie Street

GRAFFITI, 140528072, 3200 block of N. Lee Highway

GRAND LARCENY, 140528075, 1200 block of S. Fern Street

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140528094, 4400 block of N. 4th Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140528095, 1200 block of N. Garfield Street

05/29/14

TRESPASSING, 140529015, unit block of N. Thomas Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140529025, 1900 block of N. Fort Myer Drive

GRAND LARCENY, 140529032, 5100 block of N. Wilson Boulevard

EMBEZZLEMENT, 140529035, 1100 block of S. Joyce Street

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140529037, 2900 block of N. George Washington Parkway

FRAUD, 140529051, 1100 block of N. Glebe Road

THREATS, 140529058, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street

PETIT LARCENY, 140529059, 2500 block of S. 9th Street

FRAUD, 140529063, 2300 block of N. 11th Street

05/30/14

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140530007, 1800 block of N. Jackson Street

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 140530009, 1600 block of S. 28th Street

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140530010, 1300 block of S. Thomas Street

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 140530011, 2300 block of S. 25th Street

PETIT LARCENY, 140530021, 4200 block of N. Wilson Boulevard

GRAND LARCENY, 140530022, 4200 block of N. Wilson Boulevard

GRAND LARCENY, 140530023, 5000 block of S. 14th Street

IDENTITY THEFT, 140530028, 3400 block of S. Columbia Pike

PETIT LARCENY, 140530045, 1400 block of S. Hayes Street

GRAND LARCENY, 140530050, 2000 block of S. Glebe Road

UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 140530055, 1600 block of S. 28th Street

05/31/14

LARCENY OF A LICENSE PLATE, 140531004, 3100 block of N. Washington Boulevard

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140531011, 1200 block of N. Highland Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140531016, 3800 block of N. Wilson Boulevard

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 140531031, 5400 block of S. Harrison Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140531034, 5500 block of S. Columbia Pike

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140531036, 1600 block of N. Stafford Street

GRAND LARCENY, 140531037, 4100 block of S. Four Mile Run Drive

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140531046, 2700 block of S. Shirlington Road

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140531055, 6900 block of N. Fairfax Drive

GRAND LARCENY, 140531058, 3200 block of S. Columbia Pike

GRAND LARCENY, 140531059, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140531071, 1900 block of N. Glebe Road

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140531072, 1900 block of N. Glebe Road

06/01/14

NOISE COMPLAINT, 140601004, 4100 block of N. Fairfax Drive

ASSAULT, 140601010, 4100 block of N. Fairfax Drive

UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 140601014, 3800 block of N. 30th Street

GRAND LARCENY, 140601027, 300 block of S. 23rd Street

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140601037, 1000 block of S. Quebec Street

PETIT LARCENY, 140601040, 1200 block of S. Hayes Street

GRAND LARCENY, 140601043, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street

GRAND LARCENY, 140601048, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140601055, 900 block of S. Rolfe Street

06/02/14

LARCENY, 140602017, 2000 block of N. Clarendon Boulevard

GRAFFITI, 140602027, 300 block of N. George Mason Drive

LARCENY, 140602028, 6000 block of N. Wilson Boulevard

BREAKING & ENTERING, 140602029, 1900 block of N. Moore Street

GRAND LARCENY, 140602032, 1300 block of N. Ode Street

CREDIT CARD FRAUD, 140602036, 1000 block of N. Arlington Boulevard

EMBEZZLEMENT, 140602037, 5100 block of N. Lee Highway

GRAND LARCENY, 140602040, 900 block of S. Long Bridge Drive

PETIT LARCENY, 140602042, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street

GRAFFITI, 140602048, 800 block of N. Randolph Street

FRAUD BY FALSE PRETENSE, 140602052, 2700 block of N. Washington Boulevard

GRAND LARCENY, 140602056, 700 block of N. Glebe Road

GRAND LARCENY, 140602059, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street

GRAND LARCENY, 140602062, 1100 block of N. Wilson Boulevard

06/03/14

TAMPERING WITH AUTO, 140603009, 6000 block of N. 9th Road

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140603008, 1600 block of N. George Mason Drive

CHECK FRAUD, 140603017, 1000 block of N. Arlington Boulevard

EMBEZZLEMENT, 140603024, 600 block of N. Glebe Road

TRESPASSING, 140603037, 900 block N. Stuart Street

LATE ASSAULT, 140603050, 3000 block of N. Wilson Boulevard

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, 140603051, 4800 block of S. 28th Street

GRAND LARCENY, 140603052, 4300 block of N. Lee Highway

PETIT LARCENY, 140603054, 2700 block of N. Clarendon Boulevard

ASSAULT & BATTERY, 140603059, 1500 block of N. Quinn Street

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BREAKING: Worker Seriously Injured After Trailer Hitch Crushes Head

(Updated at 3:05 p.m.) A worker is fighting for his life after his head was crushed by a trailer hitch in the Arna Valley View neighborhood, between Pentagon City and Shirlington.

The accident happened around 1:15 p.m, outside an apartment complex in the area of 26th and S. Troy Streets. Initial reports indicate that an older man was working under a white van with a trailer attached, trying to fix a tire, when something happened to cause the trailer hitch to come down on the man’s head, crushing it.

An Arlington County Fire Department technical rescue team worked for 30-45 minutes to safely lift up the van and free the victim, who’s said to be alive but in critical condition with a grievous head injury. He was transported via ambulance to George Washington University Hospital.

The victim’s son, who was working with his dad at the time of the accident, helped to flag down emergency responders. Unconfirmed reports suggest the men work for a pool services company.

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