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Arlington Named Top Digital County Again — “Arlington County is the No. 1 digital county in the nation for a third straight year. The Center for Digital Government and National Association of Counties 2018 award recognizes Arlington for its best technology practices in areas of open government, transparency, public engagement, planning, cyber security and operations.” [Arlington County]

Robbery in Courthouse — Two men reportedly robbed the Dunkin’ Donuts on Wilson Blvd in Courthouse yesterday evening. The men demanded money and fled the scene with cash but did not display any weapons during the robbery, according to initial reports. [Twitter]

Kaine to Campaign in Arlington Today — Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) tonight “will host a ‘Neighbor to Neighbor’ community conversation in Arlington to engage Northern Virginia voters on the critical issues facing our country and take their questions.” The event is taking place at the Barcroft Park Picnic Shelter (4200 S. Four Mile Run Drive) at 6:30 p.m.

Britney Spears Touches Down in Arlington — Britney Spears arrived at Reagan National Airport ahead of the kick off of her summer tour. Photos and video show her walking through the terminal with a small entourage. [Daily Mail]

Arlington to Pay to Help Retain Federal Tenant — “Arlington taxpayers will be on the hook for nearly $8 million over 10 years to subsidize a lease that will retain the Office of Naval Research in the county. County Board members on July 14 are expected to approve an incentive package that will keep the federal agency in its current 314,000 square feet of office space in Ballston.” [InsideNova]

Suspect Hailed Cab After Pike Burglary — “A burglar made his getaway from a scene in Arlington by hailing a taxi, according to officials. The Arlington County Police Department said the burglar targeted a business in the 3100 block of Columbia Pike near the Westmont neighborhood at about 10:25 a.m. on Sunday.” [Fox 5 DC]

George Mason Drive Detour — A “small detour” will be in place this weekend on N. George Mason Drive “as crews above remove the old half still remaining from the soon-to-be-replaced Carlin Springs Road Bridge.” [Twitter]

White Ford Bronco Profiled — Prolific local 90s cover band White Ford Bronco is the subject of a newspaper profile that dubs it the “undisputed king of D.C. cover bands.” The profile recounts that “at a recent concert at the Clarendon Ballroom, guys in button-down shirts and Birkenstocks pumped their fists to the chorus of ‘Mr. Jones.'” [Washington Post]

Metrobus Delays This Morning — Metrobus passengers reported delays and missed routes this morning, which WMATA says was the result of “bus operators reporting late to work as part of a collective labor action by their union.” [Twitter, WTOP]

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‘Strange’ Burglary Leaves Arlington Forest Cafe Owners Puzzled

The unusual overnight burglary of an Arlington Forest coffee shop has left its owners scratching their heads about what prompted the theft.

Employees at the Sense of Place Cafe, located at 4807 1st Street N. just off Arlington Blvd, arrived early this morning (Wednesday) to discover the glass in their front door smashed in and the cash register emptied. Co-owner Kay Kim expects the thieves made off with about $150 in all.

However, Kim was puzzled that the burglars left the restaurant’s expensive espresso machines untouched, and showed no interest in the iPad the cafe uses for customer orders.

Yet her notebook full of recipes and notes on the precise way to roast various types of coffee beans, one of her most prized possessions, is missing. She stored it in a desk drawer in the cafe’s back office, and she expects only someone intimately familiar with the store would know to look for it.

“It makes us feel like the target wasn’t money,” said Anna Seo, Kim’s niece and an employee at the store. “It’s all very strange.”

Neither Kim nor her sister and co-owner, Kim Seo, can think of any former employees who might’ve harbored a grudge after leaving the cafe, which has been open for just over a year now. Arlington County police spokeswoman Kirby Clark said the department is investigating the incident, but doesn’t have any description of the suspect (or suspects) just yet.

“This has never happened before and we never thought about it,” Kim Seo said. “This area in Arlington was supposed to be pretty safe. It’s very weird and scary.”

Nevertheless, she says the business is open as normal, even if it is still missing the glass from its front door.

Anna Seo notes that the whole incident “could’ve been much worse,” all things considered. But she is still frustrated that her aunt would lose so much hard work, so suddenly.

“Each of our roasts change, based on the season and the temperature, and she had that all written down,” she said. “Now, she’ll basically have to start from scratch.”

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Crime Report: Police Searching for Three Men in Connection with Alleged Mob Assault

Arlington County Police are looking for three men who they believe teamed up to assault a man near a Clarendon dog park early Sunday morning.

Police say a man was walking along N. Herndon Street at its intersection with 13th Street N. early Sunday morning (May 6) near the James Hunter Dog Park, when “three slim, light-skinned South Asian” men accosted him because they believed he was attempting to break into their car, according to a crime report.

One of the three men “grabbed an object the victim was carrying and threw it at him, causing a laceration,” police say. Spokeswoman Ashley Savage told ARLnow that the police department’s homicide/robbery unit is investigating the incident as a “malicious wounding by mob,” and is still searching for the suspects.

More from this week’s Arlington County Police Department crime report:

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 2018-05060043, N. Herndon Street at 13th Street N. At approximately 2:13 a.m. on May 6, police were dispatched to the report of an unknown situation. Upon arrival, it was determined that the male victim was walking in the area attempting to locate his vehicle, when three unknown male suspects approached the victim and accused him of attempting to break into their vehicle, which the victim was standing near. The victim walked away from the vehicle and the suspects continued yelling profanities at him. One suspect then grabbed an object the victim was carrying and threw it at him, causing a laceration. The three suspects then fled the scene in a vehicle prior to police arrival. The suspects are described as three slim, light-skinned South Asian, possibly Indian males, all in their mid 20’s with black hair. One suspect was wearing a black tank top. The vehicle is described as a dark gray or black Toyota Prius, possibly with Maryland license plates. Arriving officers canvassed the area with negative results. The investigation is ongoing.

The incident was one of three “malicious woundings” reported on May 6.

More on those incidents, and other highlights from the ACPD weekly crime report — including some that we’ve already reported — after the jump.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING (late), 2018-05060067, 3600 block of Columbia Pike. At approximately 4:20 a.m. on May 6, police were dispatched to Alexandria Hospital for the late report of a possible stabbing. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim and his friends were outside their vehicle in a parking lot when another vehicle slowed down beside them and one, possibly known, occupant threw an object at the victim, causing lacerations. The suspect vehicle then fled the area. The investigation is ongoing.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING (late), 2018-05060146, 5500 block of Columbia Pike. At approximately 2:58 p.m. on May 6, police were dispatched to Virginia Hospital Center for the late report of a malicious wounding. Upon arrival it was determined that a verbal altercation between known individuals escalated to physical violence, resulting in the victim suffering a laceration to the shoulder. A warrant for unlawful wounding was obtained for the suspect.

BURGLARY, 2018-05060072, 400 block of Army Navy Drive. At approximately 5:19 a.m. on May 6, police were dispatched to the report of a larceny in progress. Upon arrival, it was determined that a white van was observed on the property of a construction site and two suspects were seen exiting the building with construction materials and placing them into the van. Arriving officers recognized one suspect as possibly being related to other recent commercial burglaries and established a perimeter. After brief foot pursuits, both suspects were taken into custody without incident. Calvin Smith, 33, of Washington, D.C., was arrested and charged with Burglary, Possession of Burglarous Tools, Grand Larceny and Felony Destruction of Property. He was held on no bond. Parnell Hawkins, 33, of Washington, D.C.,  was arrested and charged with Burglary, Possession of Burglarous Tools, Grand Larceny and Felony Destruction of Property. He was held on no bond.

ROBBERY, 2018-05060147, 1201 S. Hayes Street. At approximately 3:00 p.m. on May 6, police were dispatched to the report of a robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined that an employee confronted three suspects allegedly known to steal merchandise from the business. Upon approaching the suspects, they became verbally combative towards the employee and made threats while displaying a canister consistent with pepper spray. The suspects then fled the scene with the concealed merchandise. No injuries were reported. Suspect One is described as a black female, approximately 17-25 years old with long black hair. She was described as wearing light colored blue jeans and a white long-sleeved shirt. Suspect Two is described as a black male, approximately 17-25 years old with short black hair. He was described as wearing a multicolor hoodie with blue jeans, sneakers and wearing a backpack. Suspect Three is described as a black male, approximately 17-25 years old. He was wearing a dark hoodie, blue jeans, a dark baseball hat and a backpack. The investigation is ongoing.

ASSAULT & BATTERY (Significant), 2018-05060044, 3100 block of Clarendon Boulevard. At approximately 2:21 a.m. on May 6, officers assigned to the Clarendon Detail observed a large crowd and loud noise inside a business. Upon investigation, it was determined that a customer became irate over the quality of service provided by the business and went behind the service counter. After being escorted back to the customer area, the suspect returned to the area behind the counter and struck one employee in the head. Additional employees came to the aid of the victim, resulting in a physical altercation and a second suspect then struck an aiding employee in the neck. Warrants for Assault and Battery and Disorderly Conduct were issued for the two suspects.

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2018-05060211, 1900 block of Clarendon Boulevard. At approximately 10:25 p.m. on May 6, police were dispatched to the report of a possible exposure. The witness described the individual as a possible black male wearing a dark hoodie. No additional information was provided by the witness regarding the incident. Upon arrival, officers established a perimeter and canvased the area with negative results. The investigation is ongoing.

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2018-05060226, 1200 block of N. Meade Street. At approximately 11:20 p.m. on May 6, police were dispatched to the report of a possible exposure. Upon arrival, it was determined that the female victim was inside her parked vehicle when she observed an unknown male suspect approach her vehicle. Once in front of her vehicle, the suspect exposed himself and began masturbating. The victim then drove away. The suspect is described as a male, approximately 6’0″ tall and weighing 165 pounds. He was wearing a hoodie with the hood pulled tight around his face at the time of the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

SEXUAL BATTERY, 2018-05060092, 1700 block of N. George Mason Drive. At approximately 9:57 a.m. on May 6, police were dispatched to the report of an assault that had just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that while inside a care center, the male suspect approached the female victim from behind, grabbed her waist and began to thrust against her. The victim demanded the suspect to stop and when he refused, she dropped to the floor. Security then arrived on scene and detained the suspect until police arrived. Tebebe Tessema Makonnen, 26, of No Fixed Address was arrested and charged with Sexual Battery. He was held on no bond.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 2018-05050076, 1400 block of S. Eads Street. At approximately 8:21 a.m. on May 5, police were dispatched to the late report of a burglary. Upon arrival, it was determined that at approximately 3:56 a.m., an unknown suspect entered a business. Nothing was reported or damaged. The suspect is described as a white female, between 20 and 30 years old. The investigation is ongoing.

MISSILE INTO OCCUPIED VEHICLE, 2018-05060141, 12th Street S. at S. Hayes Street. At approximately 2:30 p.m. on May 6, police were dispatched to the report of an assault. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim was waiting in a line of traffic to make a left turn when the driver of a vehicle behind him began honking their horn. After making a left turn, the victim then slowed down to allow a pedestrian to cross in a marked crosswalk. The suspect vehicle then pulled up next to the victim’s vehicle and the suspect threw a bottle at the victim’s vehicle, causing liquid to splash on the victim and the exterior of the vehicle. The victim was uninjured. The suspect vehicle fled the scene prior to police arrival. The driver of the suspect vehicle is described as a black female, approximately 20-30 years old. The passenger of the vehicle is described as a black male, approximately 20-30 years old. The suspect vehicle is described as a black sedan with Virginia license plates. The investigation is ongoing.

Photo via ACPD

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Man Arrested for Sneaker Store Arson and Burglary

An arrest has been made in connection to the sneaker store arson and burglary on Columbia Pike last Friday (April 13).

Jimmy Andrews, 44, of no fixed address, has been charged with arson, arson while committing a felony, burglary, and grand larceny.

He was arrested while “walking in the area of Columbia Pike at S. Walter Reed Drive,” according to police, at about 4 a.m. this morning (April 19).

Legends Kicks & Apparel, the business that was burglarized and set alight, is approximately 360 feet from where the suspected arsonist was arrested.

Patrol officers observed Andrews and noted that he matched the suspect’s description, according to the Arlington County Police Department. Andrews was “found to be in possession of an item of value allegedly belonging to the victim business,” according to an ACPD press release.

On Tuesday (April 17), police released a video showing the suspect walking along Columbia Pike and spilling merchandise along the sidewalk.

Andrews is being held without bond.

Photo courtesy of Arlington County Police Department

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Police: Burglars Stole Prescription Drugs

Two men broke into a Lee Highway pharmacy and stole an unspecified quantity of prescription drugs, according to police.

The burglary was reported early Monday morning at the Walgreens at 3130 Lee Highway. The store was closed for a period of time while police investigated, a tipster told ARLnow.com.

More from an Arlington County Police Department crime report:

BURGLARY, 2018-01290031, 3100 block of Lee Highway. At approximately 5:56 a.m., police were dispatched to the report of a burglary just discovered. Upon arrival, it was determined that two unknown suspects forced entry into a business and stole prescription drugs. Suspect One is described as a black male, between the ages of 25-35, approximately 6’0-6’5, with an athletic build, wearing a black sweatshirt with a grey hood, black pants, white shoes and a black mask. Suspect Two is described as a black male, between the ages of 25-35, approximately 6’0-6’5, with an athletic build, wearing a black jacket/sweatshirt with a black hood, black pants and tan gloves. The investigation is ongoing.

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Crime Report: Resident Finds Sunglasses-Wearing Man Hiding in Closet

An East Falls Church resident returned home early this past Tuesday morning, only to be surprised to find a burglar hiding in the closet.

Upon being discovered, the man — who was wearing sunglasses and a mask — jumped out of the closet and fled on foot.

The resident did not report the incident to police until the afternoon. More from this week’s ACPD crime report:

BURGLARY (late), 2017-11140143, 6300 block of Lee Highway. At approximately 1:13 p.m. on November 14, police were dispatched to the late report of a breaking and entering. Upon arrival, it was determined that upon returning to the residence at approximately 4:00 a.m., the victim located an unknown suspect hiding inside a closet. Upon being located, the suspect fled the scene on foot. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male with light brown skin, approximately 5’5, wearing black sunglasses, a black mask, a black jacket, blue jeans, gloves, and socks. The investigation is ongoing.

The rest of this past week’s crime report highlights, including some that we’ve already reported, after the jump.

BURGLARY, 2017-11080225, 2700 block of S. Uhle Street. At approximately 5:06 p.m. on November 8, police were dispatched to the report of a burglary just discovered. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., an unknown suspect(s) gained entry to a residence. Items were moved around, but nothing was reported missing. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 2017-11080234, 2300 block of N. Pershing Drive. At approximately 5:11p.m. on November 8, police were dispatched to the late report of a larceny. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 9:00 p.m. on November 7 and 4:30 p.m. on November 8 an unknown suspect(s) gained entry to a business and items of value were stolen. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 2017-11090246, 300 block of N. Glebe Road. At approximately 5:47 p.m. on November 9, police were dispatched to the report of a suspicious person. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim arrived at his residence and observed that an unknown male suspect had gained entry to the residence and was sleeping in a bedroom. Arriving officers established a perimeter and made verbal commands but the suspect refused to comply and would not exit the residence. Following the deployment of a police K9, the suspect was taken into custody. Earl Chaptman, 64, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Entry.

ROBBERY, 2017-11110100, 3300 block of Lee Highway. At approximately 7:13 a.m. on November 11, police were dispatched to the report of a robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined that a male suspect entered a business, brandished a firearm and demanded that an employee give him money. The suspect stole cash, forced the employee outside of the business and fled on foot before departing the area in a vehicle. The suspect is described as a thin, black male, approximately 6’0, wearing dark colored clothing. The vehicle is described as a light tan or cream colored late-model sedan. The investigation is ongoing.

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Crime Report: Fugitive Arrested After Failed Burglary

A woman, wanted with a rap sheet, was arrested last week for a failed burglary along Columbia Pike.

Police say the suspect broke into a business on the 4600 block of Columbia Pike — home to a restaurant, a gas station, a market and an auto shop — but then “was unsuccessful in removing items.”

Police arrested her after responding to a call about a suspicious person around 1 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7.

More from this week’s Arlington County Police Department crime report:

BURGLARY, 2017-09070016, 4600 block of Columbia Pike. At approximately 1:00 a.m. on September 7, officers responded to the report of a suspicious person. Upon arrival, officers located a female suspect on the property in possession of burglarous tools. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the suspect forced entry into the business but was unsuccessful in removing items. Talisha Braxton, 24, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with Burglary, Possession of Burglarous Tools, Destruction of Property, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and Fugitive from Justice. She was held on no bond.

The rest of this past week’s crime report highlights, after the jump.

ROBBERY, 2017-09070122, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street. At approximately 12:13 p.m. on September 7, officers responded to the report of a strong arm robbery. Upon arrival it was determined that two male suspects entered a business and stole items of value. As the suspects fled the business, a female victim was pushed down. The victim was not injured. Officers searched the area with negative results. The suspects are described as a black male, approximately 15-18 years old, dark complexion, wearing black jeans, a navy and white jacket, and sneakers. The second suspect is described as a black male, approximately 15-18 years old, with a dark complexion and thin face, wearing skinny black jeans, a black hooded sweatshirt and sneakers. The investigation is ongoing.

ROBBERY, 2017-09100209, 1100 block of S. George Mason Drive. At approximately 8:43 p.m. on September 10, police responded to the report of a robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim was walking in the area when he was approached by three male suspects who asked for a dollar. As the victim removed money from his person, he was assaulted by one of the suspects and his money was stolen. The suspects fled the scene on foot and a canvas of the area by responding officers was negative. Medics transported the victim to Virginia Hospital Center with non-life threatening injuries. The suspects are described as three black males between the ages of 18 to 21 with average builds.

ROBBERY (late), 2017-09120260, 2100 block of Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 10:13 p.m. on September 19 [sic], police were dispatched to the report of a late robbery by force. Upon arrival, it was determined that at approximately 11:30 a.m. on September 12, a male victim was approached by a male suspect who asked for a cigarette. While the victim was removing a cigarette from his person, the suspect shoved the victim to the ground and stole his personal belongings. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’9 to 5’11, with a medium build and black hair. He was wearing a light colored business suit at the time of the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

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Police Investigating Crystal City Office Burglary

A man of short stature walked into a Crystal City office building, stole a purse, and almost immediately starting using the victim’s credit cards, according to police.

The Arlington County Police Department is investigating the burglary, which happened Monday at the Consumer Technology Association in Crystal City. The department released surveillance camera images of the suspect at ARLnow.com’s request.

“At approximately 2:30 p.m. on August 14, police were dispatched the 1900 block of S. Eads Street for the report of a grand larceny,” said ACPD spokeswoman Ashley Savage. “Upon arrival, the victim reported that between 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., her purse had been stolen from her cubicle and her credit cards had been fraudulently used.”

“During the investigation, several employees reported seeing a suspicious male subject in the building,” Savage continued. “The subject is described as a black male, between 40 and 50 years old, approximately 4 ft tall and weighing 130 lbs. He was wearing dark clothing at the time. The investigation is ongoing.”

An employee who works at the association said the man “walked right into our building and stole a purse from someone’s desk,” then “immediately began using her credit cards at a gas station on Route 1 and then later in D.C.”

“It is very frightening that someone is going around to different office buildings like this!” the employee said.

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Crime Report: Business Burglarized in Ballston

Someone broke into a business on N. Glebe Road in Ballston over the weekend and stole items of value, Arlington police said in a crime report.

Police said the burglar broke into the building on the 600 block of N. Glebe Road at some point between 11 a.m. July 1 and 7 a.m. July 3. Officers have no description of the suspect.

A police spokesman declined to specify which business was robbed. The block is home to a Harris Teeter grocery store, a Mercedes-Benz car dealership and an auto repair shop.

More from this week’s Arlington County Police Department report:

BURGLARY, 2017-07030047, 600 block of N. Glebe Road. At approximately 7:26 a.m. on July 3, officers responded to the report of a burglary. Upon arrival, it was determined between 11:00 a.m. on July 1 and 7:00 a.m. on July 3, an unknown subject(s) forced entry into a building and stole items of value. There is no subject(s) description.

The rest of this past week’s crime report highlights, including some that we’ve already reported, after the jump.

SEXUAL ASSAULT, 2017-07020082, 2700 block of Jefferson Davis Highway. At approximately 10:20 a.m. on July 2, officers responded to the report of a sexual battery. Upon arrival, it was determined that a female victim had been sexually assaulted. A suspect was located in the area and subsequently taken into custody. Nosher Ali Ahmad, 34, of Bahrain, was arrested and is being held without bond.

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2017-07030244, N. 24th Road at N. Underwood Street. At approximately 8:54 p.m. on July 3, officers responded to the report of an exposure. Upon arrival, it was determined an unknown male subject exposed himself to a female victim. The subject is described as a white male in his twenties. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 2017-07030047, 600 block of N. Glebe Road. At approximately 7:26 a.m. on July 3, officers responded to the report of a burglary. Upon arrival, it was determined between 11:00 a.m. on July 1 and 7:00 a.m. on July 3, an unknown subject(s) forced entry into a building and stole items of value. There is no subject(s) description.

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2017-07020189, 100 block of S. Old Glebe Road. At approximately 8:10 p.m. on July 2, officers responded to the report of an indecent exposure. Upon arrival, it was determined a male suspect exposed himself to several victims. Alexei Cordero Rodriguez, 43, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with indecent exposure.

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2017-07020105, 4100 block of Henderson Road. At approximatley 12:55 p.m. on July 2, officers responded to the report of an indecent exposure. Upon arrival, it was determined an unknown male subject exposed himself to a female victim. The subject is described as a black male in his early thirties, approximately 5’10”-6’0″ tall and weighed 180-190 lbs. He was wearing a white shirt and khaki pants. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 2017-06300361, 2300 block of Shirlington Road. At approximately 11:03 p.m. on June 30, officers responded to the report of a late breaking and entering. Upon arrival, it was determined between 12:00 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. on June 30, an unknown subject(s) attempted to force entry into a residence. No items appear to be missing. There is no subject(s) description. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 2017-07020142, 1600 block of Kirkwood Road. At approximately 3:52 p.m. on July 2, officers responded to the report of a trespasser. Upon arrival, it was determined a male suspect forced entry into a residence and damaged property. Phillip Howard Cannon, 58, of Arlington VA, was arrested and charged with burglary, destruction of property, and petit larceny.

BURGLARY, 2017-07020251, 3200 block of Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 11:30 p.m. on July 2, officers responded to the report of a breaking and entering in progress. Upon arrival, it was determined an unknown male suspect forced entry into a building and stole items of value. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival. The suspect is described as a black male, 18-30 years old, approximately 6’0″-6’4″ tall, and weighed 160-190 lbs. He was wearing a white t-shirt and black shorts. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 2017-06290081, 1300 block of N. Wayne Street. At approximately 10:01 a.m. on June 29, officers responded to the report of an unlawful entry. Upon arrival, it was determined a male suspect entered a residence and damaged property. No items appear to be missing. Frank Bouknight, 29, of Washington D.C., was arrested and charged with unlawful entry and destruction of property. He is being held on a $500 secured bond.

BURGLARY(Late), 2017-06290197, 400 block of N. Barton Street. At approximately 6:25 p.m. on June 29, officers responded to the report of a late larceny. Upon arrival, it was determined between 10:30 p.m. on June 28 and 5:00 p.m. on June 29, an unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole items of value. There is no suspect(s) description.

LARCENY (Significant), 2017-06290169, S. 6th Street at S. Adams Street. At approximately 4:30 p.m. on June 29, officers responded to the report of a disorderly subject. Upon arrival, it was determined that a male subject allegedly threatened a store employee during a verbal dispute. Responding officers located the subject in the area and during the course of the investigation discovered he was in possession of burglarious tools. Trevon William King, 24, of Hyattsville MD, was arrested and charged with possession of burglarious tools, larceny with intent to sell, petit larceny, and possession of stolen property. He is being held on no bond.

FELONY HIT & RUN(Significant), 2017-06280273, 3400 block of S. 7th Street. At approximately 9:53 p.m. on June 28, officers responded to the report of a crash involving a pedestrian. Upon arrival, it was determined a male victim was standing next to his parked vehicle unloading items when he was struck by a passing vehicle. The female suspect driving the vehicle initially stopped, but returned to her vehicle and fled the scene. The male victim was transported to George Washington University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect is described as a white female in her mid-twenties to early thirties, approximately 5’6″ tall and was wearing a white sweater. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY(Late), 2017-06280107, 3200 block of Columbia Pike. At approximately 11:50 a.m. on June 28, officers responded to the report of a late burglary. Upon arrival, it was determined at approximately 11:05 a.m. an employee arrived to open the store and observed a known suspect inside. The employee later found items of value missing and contacted police. The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-fifties to mid-sixties and approximately 6’0″-6’2″ tall. The investigation is ongoing.

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Crime Report: Early Morning Antics in Ballston Store

Two men made an early morning entry into a department store on the 700 block of Glebe Road in Ballston.

This morning just before 4 a.m., police responded to a burglar alarm at the property and found that two men had entered the store. The suspects fled shortly after police arrived.

Although police do not release the names of affected businesses, Macy’s is the only remaining department store on that block while the Ballston mall undergoes renovation.

It doesn’t appear that the suspects took any items. More from the ACPD crime report:

UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 2017-04190032, 700 block of N. Glebe Road. At approximately 3:47 a.m. on April 19, officers responded to an audible burglary alarm. Upon arrival, it was determined two unknown male subjects entered a business. The subjects then fled the scene on foot shortly after. No items appear to be missing. The first subject is described as a black male, with a slim to medium build and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. The second subject is described as a black male, with a slim to medium build and was wearing a dark shirt. The investigation is ongoing.

More highlights from this week’s relatively thin crime report, including some that we’ve already reported, after the jump.

BURGLARY, 2017-04170173, 400 block of S. 12th Street. At approximately 4:04 p.m. on April 17, officers responded to the report of a late burglary. Upon arrival, it was determined that an unknown subject(s) entered a residence and stole items of value. There is no suspect(s) description.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (Series), 2017-04160086, 5200 block of S. 8th Road. At approximately 9:15 a.m. on April 16, officers responded to the report of a destruction of property. Upon arrival, it was determined that four vehicles had been damaged by an unknown suspect(s). There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

ARMED ROBBERY, 2017-04120301, 4900 block of Columbia Pike. At approximately 11:53 p.m. on April 12, officers responded to the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined two masked male suspects, one brandishing a firearm, entered a store and demanded cash and items of value. The suspects then fled the scene in a nearby parked vehicle with an undisclosed amount of cash and items of value. The first suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’0″ tall. He was wearing dark jeans, a black hoodie, a black mask, and white gloves. The second suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’5″-5’8″ tall. He was wearing olive green pants, a black hoodie, a black mask, and white gloves. The investigation is ongoing.

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Resident Barricaded Herself in Bedroom As Knife-Wielding Burglar Tried to Get In

Police car (file photo)A burglary last night led in some very scary moments for a Fort Myer Heights resident.

The break-in happened just after 7:30 p.m., at an apartment building on the 1300 block of Fort Myer Drive.

“An unknown subject entered a female victim’s residence,” according to an Arlington County Police Department crime report. “The female victim was in a bedroom at the time and heard noises originating from the kitchen. The victim believed the subject retrieved a knife from the kitchen as he made his way towards her location.”

“The subject then tried to force his way into the bedroom but was unsuccessful in gaining entry,” the crime report continues. “The subject fled the scene shortly after. A K9 track of the area returned with negative results.”

The only description the victim was able to give officers was that the suspect was wearing gray shoes. Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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Crime Report: Criminals Take a Holiday

Arlington County police carAfter a fairly busy week of police-related stories last week, this week the Arlington County Police Department crime report is as sparse as we can ever remember.

Granted, the crime report does not include an attempted child abduction in Pentagon City, on which we reported yesterday, nor a police warning about a fake jewelry scam.

Playing a role in the slow crime week: very cold weather last week (crime reports are for the period from Thursday to Wednesday) and, potentially, the approaching holiday.

This week’s crime report includes just two incidents deemed noteworthy by police, both burglaries. From ACPD:

BURGLARY, 2016-12160062, 900 block of S. George Mason Drive. Between 3:25 a.m. and 3:40 a.m. on December 16, an unknown subject(s) forced entry into a business and stole an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is described as a white male, with a slim to average build. He was wearing a black north face jacket, dark pants with red stripes down the side, dark shoes, gloves, and a dark backpack.

BURGLARY, 2016-12180152, 2900 block of S. Glebe Road. Between 12:00 a.m. on December 1 and 11:30 a.m. on December 18, an unknown subject(s) entered a residence and stole numerous items of value. There is no suspect(s) description.

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Man Arrested After Kicking, Punching Police Dog in Clarendon

Police car (file photo)A Maryland man is in jail after police say he kicked and punched a police dog while burglarizing a restaurant in Clarendon.

The incident happened just before 3:30 a.m. Saturday, on the 3200 block of Wilson Blvd.

Police say 24-year-old Christian Taylor, of New Carrollton, forced entry into a restaurant and struck an employee in the face as part of a burglary. Police were called and arrived while the man was still inside the business.

“The subject ignored [an] officer’s commands to exit the business,” according to an Arlington County Police Department crime report. “Following several announcements by police that were unanswered by the suspect, a K9 was deployed. The suspect kicked and punched the K9. Officers were able to take the combative subject into custody.”

Taylor has been charged with burglary, destruction of property, assault on a police dog, obstruction of justice and assault and battery.

Police did not specify the name of the restaurant, but there are only two on the 3200 block of Wilson Blvd: Silver Diner and Northside Social.

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Suspect Sought in Bumbling Burglary Spree

Police car (file photo)Arlington County Police are trying to find the man responsible for a series of four burglaries or attempted burglaries in the Long Branch Creek neighborhood, near Pentagon City.

A crime report (below) details the overnight burglary and break-in spree, during which the man accidentally woke up two residents while inside their homes and, at one point, apparently cut himself badly enough while trying to cut through a screen door that he left a blood trail.

The suspect did manage to steal “numerous items of value” in the process.

From an ACPD crime report:

BURGLARY(series), 2016-11160038, 1400 block of S. 28th Street. Between 3:15 a.m. and 3:20 a.m. on November 16, a male victim was awoken and discovered an unknown male subject inside his residence. The male victim confronted the suspect and the suspect fled the residence on foot causing the victim to contact police. Numerous items of value were reported stolen.

At approximately 3:23 a.m. on November 16, officers responded to the 2800 block of S. Meade Street for the report of a burglary in progress. A female victim awoke to an unknown male subject in her residence causing the male subject to flee on foot. The victim then contacted police. No items appeared to be missing from the residence.

At approximately 9:43 a.m. on November 16, officers were dispatched to the 2800 block of S. Glebe Road for suspicious circumstances. The female victim discovered blood on her front door and two large holes in her window screen. No entry was made into the residence.

At approximately 9:00 a.m. on November 16, officers responded to the 1400 block of S. 28th Street for a late burglary. The female victim attempted to enter her apartment and discovered it was secured by a deadbolt. Once the victim was able to make entry she discovered numerous items of value were stolen from the residence.

The suspect is described as an unknown age black male, approximately 6’0″ tall and weighed 200-215 lbs. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt. Officers on scene determined the subject made entry into the residences through unlocked windows. Investigation is ongoing.

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Crime Report: Restaurant Burglary in Crystal City

A restaurant in the Crystal City Shops was burglarized Monday night, according to Arlington County Police.

From an ACPD crime report:

BURGLARY, 2016-11150052, 1600 block of Crystal Square. Between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on November 14, an unknown subject entered a business and stole an undisclosed amount of cash. The investigation is ongoing.

It has been a rather slow week for crime in Arlington. The rest of the past week’s crime report highlights, including at least one that we’ve already reported, after the jump.

RECOVERED STOLEN AUTO, 2016-11150001, 2300 block of S. Clark Street. At approximately 12:09 a.m. on November 15, an officer conducted a traffic stop for a stolen vehicle. Don Pierre Green, 30, of Washington D.C., was arrested and charged with grand larceny auto and driving without a drivers license.

BURGLARY, 2016-11120093, 5000 block of Columbia Pike. Between 9:00 p.m. on November 11 and 8:45 a.m. on November 12, an unknown subject forced entry into a business and stole an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is described as a male in his twenties, approximately 5’5″-5’8″ tall and weighed 130-150 lbs. He was wearing a white skull cap, white sweatshirt, black pants, and white/black shoes.

BURGLARY, 2016-11120120, 3500 block of Columbia Pike. Between 9:20 p.m. on November 11 and 10:20 a.m. on November 12, an unknown(s) subject forced entry into a business and stole an undisclosed amount of cash. There is no suspect(s) description.

PEEPING, 2016-11090200, 600 block of S. Carlin Springs Road. At approximately 3:57 p.m. on November 9, police were dispatched to the report of a suspicious person. The investigation revealed that two unknown male subjects were seen photographing a child care center. A canvass of the area by responding officers returned with negative results. Subject one is described as a light skinned Hispanic male, approximately 30 years old, 5’8″ with a thin build. He was wearing a light gray hoodie with the hood pulled up. Subject two is described as a light skinned Hispanic male, approximately 30 years old, 5’8″ with a thin build and dark hair. He was wearing a royal blue shirt.

LATE BURGLARY, 2016-11090195, 5800 block of Washington Boulevard. At approximately 12:11 a.m. on November 9, an unknown suspect entered a business and stole an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect wore a long sleeved light colored jacket, gloves, jeans and sneakers at the time of the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

LATE BURGLARY, 2016-11090100, 2100 block of Lee Highway. Between 9:00 a.m. on November 2 and 10:00 p.m. on November 8, an unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole numerous items of value. There are no suspect(s) descriptions.

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