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Crime Report: Abduction Attempt on Wilson Blvd

A masked man tried to abduct a woman outside of her residence along Wilson Blvd this past weekend, according to Arlington County Police.

The abduction attempt happened early Saturday morning on Wilson near the intersection with Patrick Henry Drive. The man tried to drag the woman away but she fought back and the attacker eventually fled.

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

ABDUCTION, 2019-01120041, 6100 block of Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 3:00 a.m. on January 12, police were dispatched to the report of a suspicious person. Upon arrival, it was determined that the female victim was walking in the area when she noticed an unknown male subject following her. As she approached the entrance to her residence, the male suspect pulled the victim’s hair from behind and wrapped his arms around her, preventing her from leaving. The suspect attempted to pull the victim away from her residence, however she resisted and the suspect eventually fled on foot when a vehicle drove by the area. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, with light-olive toned skin, possibly in his late 20’s or early 30’s, approximately 5’8″-5’11”, 150-180 lbs., wearing black pants, a black jacket, black shoes and a winter mask. The investigation is ongoing.

Also last week, police were dispatched to a store in Pentagon City for a man who exposed himself to a group of children inside a fitting room.

The incident happened Friday night, on the 1100 block of S. Hayes Street — which is address of both the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City mall and the Pentagon Centre shopping center.

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2019-01110259, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street. At approximately 7:11 p.m. on January 11, police were dispatched to the report of an indecent exposure. Upon arrival, it was determined that the juvenile victims were in the area of the fitting rooms inside of a business when they observed a male expose himself and touch himself inappropriately. The suspect is described as a Middle Eastern male, 25-35 years old, taller than 6’1″, approximately 190 lbs., with short black hair, brown eyes, scruff on his face, wearing a dark gray shirt, black jacket and black jeans. The investigation is ongoing.

Below are the rest of the highlights from this week’s crime report, including some we’ve already reported.

BURGLARY, 2019-01110053, 3200 block of N. Tacoma Street. At approximately 3:37 a.m. on January 11, police were dispatched to the report of an attempted burglary just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim was inside his residence when he was alerted to the sound of an exterior door opening. The victim approached the door, heard it slam shut, and subsequently observed two suspects flee from the porch and leave the scene in a dark colored minivan. The suspects are described as two black males wearing large winter coats. The investigation is ongoing.

PEEPING, 2019-01100275, 600 block of N. Nelson Street. At approximately 9:37 p.m. on January 10, police were dispatched to the report of a peeping. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victims were inside their residence when they observed an unknown male suspect inside their backyard looking into the residence through a door. The victims screamed and the suspect fled prior to police arrival. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’10”-6’0″, 180-210 lbs., wearing a black hoodie and black pants. The investigation is ongoing.

RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE, 2019-01090226, 800 block of Army Navy Drive. At approximately 6:30 p.m. on January 9, police were alerted to a License Plate Reader hit on a vehicle previously reported stolen by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. The vehicle was located in a parking garage and officers later made contact with two suspects as they returned to the vehicle. During the course of the investigation, the passenger was determined to be wanted out of Fairfax County for separate charges and taken into custody. The second suspect, the driver of the vehicle, Dae Shawn Jamison, 26, of Washington, D.C., was arrested and charged with Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle.

RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE, 2019-01090231, 800 block of Army Navy Drive. At approximately 6:47 p.m. on January 9, while investigating a separate case, police were alerted to a License Plate Reader Hit on a vehicle previously reported stolen out of Alexandria, Va. The parked vehicle was located in a garage and recovered. There are no suspect(s) descriptions. The investigation is ongoing.

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Crime Report: Man Arrested After Allegedly Exposing Himself, Fighting With Police in Clarendon

A man is now facing a slew of charges after he allegedly drunkenly exposed himself in Clarendon, then scuffled with police as they tried to arrest him.

Arlington Police say they received a call around 4 a.m. on Monday (Nov. 26) after someone saw a man “with his pants down exposing himself while walking” in the vicinity of the 3000 block of Washington Blvd. The area is home to several apartment buildings, a 7-Eleven convenience store and other shops and restaurants.

Officers then spotted a man “appearing disheveled and intoxicated” and arrested him. They subsequently identified him as 54-year-old Michael Tomlin, of no fixed address.

“The suspect actively resisted officers while they placed him in handcuffs,” police said. “Once in custody and while in booking, the suspect continued to resist, attempting to remove his hands from the handcuffs, and ignored the instructions of officers.”

Tomlin was subsequently charged with obstruction of justice, indecent exposure and public drunkenness.

More details from a county crime report:

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2018-11260035, 3000 block of Washington Boulevard. At approximately 3:55 a.m. on November 26, police were dispatched to the report of a male exposing himself. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim observed the male suspect allegedly with his pants down exposing himself while walking in the area. A lookout was broadcast and arriving officers located an individual matching the suspect description in the lookout still in the area, appearing disheveled and intoxicated. The suspect actively resisted officers while they placed him in handcuffs. Once in custody and while in booking, the suspect continued to resist, attempting to remove his hands from the handcuffs, and ignored the instructions of officers. Michael Tomlin, 54, of No Fixed Address, was arrested and charged with Obstruction of Justice, Indecent Exposure and Drunk in Public.

And here are other highlights from the past week of crime reports:

BURGLARY, 2018-11270233, 1000 block of N. Quincy Street. At approximately 9:26 p.m. on November 27, police were dispatched to the report of a possible burglary. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 8:30 a.m. on November 18 and 8:20 p.m. on November 26, an unknown suspect(s) gained entry to the victim’s residence and stole items of value from the residence. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE, 2018-11240168, Army Navy Drive at S. Hayes Street. At approximately 7:13 p.m. on November 24, a lookout was broadcast for a potentially stolen vehicle, driven by subject wanted out of Prince William County. At approximately 7:20 p.m. an officer on routine patrol observed a vehicle driven by a subject matching the descriptions in the lookout travelling Northbound on I-395 and effected a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle was confirmed to be wanted and taken into custody without incident. Brandon Williams, 25, of Spotsylvania, Va., was arrested, served with outstanding warrants out of Prince William County and held on no bond.

RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE, 2018-11210043, I-66 W.B. at N. Sycamore Street. At approximately 4:33 a.m. on November 21, officers on routine patrol were alerted to a License Plate Reader hit on a stolen vehicle. With the assistance of additional arriving officers, a traffic stop was conducted and the driver was taken into custody without incident. Terry Degeus, 33, of Fredericksburg, Va., was arrested and charged with Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License, and served with outstanding warrants out of Stafford County, Va.

BURGLARY, 2018-11250003, 2100 block of N. Quantico Street. At approximately 12:06 a.m. on November 25, police were dispatched to the report of a burglary just discovered. Upon arrival, it was determined that between November 23 at 9:30 a.m. and November 24 at 11:50 p.m., an unknown suspect(s) forced entry to a residence, causing damage, and stole items of value. There is no suspect(s) description. The investigation is ongoing.

ROBBERY, 2018-11200269, 700 block of S. Ode Street. At approximately 9:10 p.m. on November 20, police were dispatched to the report of a robbery just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim met the known suspect to purchase goods for sale. The victim paid the suspect in cash for the goods, however, when the victim reached for the goods, the suspect pulled them away forcefully and fled in his vehicle with the goods and cash. The victim attempted to stop the vehicle, but was dragged a short distance,  causing the victim to suffer minor injuries, which did not require medical treatment. The victim then returned to his vehicle, where he was approached by three individuals, allegedly known to the suspect, who attempted to climb on his car, before hearing a loud noise and fleeing on foot. The suspects are described as black males. The investigation is ongoing.

Flickr pool photo by Kevin Wolf

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Morning Notes

Vida Fitness Coming to Rosslyn Development — “Vida Fitness has signed a lease for 27,000 square feet at The Highlands in Rosslyn… The Highlands is a 1.2-million-square-foot mixed-use development from D.C.-based developer Penzance. The project’s groundbreaking [was Wednesday] and the first phase is slated for completion in the second quarter of 2021.” [Commercial Observer, Twitter]

Naked Man at Va. Square Metro Station — A naked man walked into the Virginia Square Metro station during yesterday evening’s rush hour. Police quickly responded, took the man into custody and requested medics to the scene to evaluate him for a possible drug overdose. [Twitter]

Survey: Road Improvements Wanted — “The public has an improving view of the Arlington government’s commitment to care of local roads, but there continues to be significant room for improvement, according to an updated customer-satisfaction survey. Only 55 percent of residents surveyed believe county roads are in satisfactory condition, while 23 percent are unsatisfied with the local government’s efforts and 23 percent are on the fence.” [InsideNova]

Stabbing on Patrick Henry Drive — A person was stabbed along the 3000 block of Patrick Henry Drive near the Arlington border last night. The victim’s injuries were reported to be life threatening, according to Fairfax County Police, which used its helicopter in an attempt to find the suspect. [WJLA, Twitter]

No Lottery Jackpot, But… — A $10,000 Mega Millions lottery ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven store in South Arlington. A single ticket in South Carolina matched all the numbers for the $1.6 billion jackpot in Tuesday’s drawing. [InsideNova]

Nearby: McLean Islamic Center Vs. Zoning Restrictions — The McLean Islamic Center is challenging county-imposed restrictions on worship and parking, which limit attendance “to mitigate the MIC’s impact on the surrounding neighborhood.” [Tysons Reporter] 

Flickr pool photo by Michael Coffman

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Police Investigate Man Spotted with Pants Unzipped

Police were called to the Arlington Mill neighborhood, north of Columbia Pike, over the weekend for a report of a man standing around with his pants unzipped.

According to Arlington County Police, a resident of the 800 block of S. Frederick Street spotted the man standing in the woods, staring with him, around 6 p.m. on Saturday. The man’s pants, according to the resident, were unzipped.

Ten minutes later, the same man was spotted “exhibiting the same suspicious behavior,” prompting the call to police. By the time officers arrived, the man had zipped out of the area and could not be located.

More from an ACPD crime report:

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2018-10200181, 800 block of S. Frederick Street. At approximately 6:24 p.m. on October 20, police were dispatched to the report of a suspicious person. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim was in the parking lot of his residence when he observed an unknown male suspect in a wooded area staring at him with his pants unzipped. When the victim returned approximately ten minutes later, he observed the same male exhibiting the same suspicious behavior and called police. Arriving officers observed the male in the area, however, he fled on foot. The area was canvased with negative results. The suspect is described as a white Hispanic male, in his 40’s, approximately 5’6″, with an average build, dark hair with a receding hairline, wearing jeans and a light grey and black sweatshirt. The investigation is ongoing.

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Crime Report: Man Walks Into Rosslyn Business, Sits Down and Exposes Himself

Police are looking for a man who walked into a Rosslyn business, sat down and exposed himself.

The incident happened last Wednesday around 8 p.m. Police say the man “touched himself inappropriately” before fleeing the scene on a bike.

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

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2018-10030258, 1800 block of N. Oak Street. At approximately 8:14 p.m. on October 3, police were dispatched to the report of an exposure. Upon arrival, it was determined that at approximately 7:40 p.m., an unknown suspect entered a business and sat down in a chair. The suspect then exposed himself and touched himself inappropriately. The suspect fled on his bike after the employee informed the suspect she was calling police. The suspect is described as a black male, 35-40 years old, approximately 5’10”, 215 lbs., with black and blonde dreadlocks falling below shoulder length, some facial hair, wearing a dark t-shirt and blue jeans. The bike is described as a gray and black mountain bike. The investigation is ongoing.

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

ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON POLICE, 2018-10080019, Crystal Drive at 20th Street S. At approximately 2:14 a.m. on October 8, officers on routine patrol observed a vehicle make an illegal U-turn and attempted a traffic stop. One of the officers had previously cited the driver for operating without a valid license and his license remained suspended at the time of this incident. During the investigation, the suspect allegedly refused to exit the vehicle, attempted to lock himself inside and did not comply with the lawful commands of the officers. Officers removed the suspect from the vehicle and placed him under arrest. A search incident to arrest located a concealed weapon on the suspect’s person. While being transported to booking, the suspect affected a leg lock on an officer causing both to fall. Michael McClanahan, 32, of Clinton, Md., was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery on Police, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Obstruction of Justice and No Operator’s License. He was held without bond.

ARMED ROBBERY, 2018-10080179, 900 block of Army Navy Drive. At approximately 7:21 p.m. on October 8, police were dispatched to the report of a robbery just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim was allegedly robbed of his cell phone at gunpoint by three male suspects he had had previously agreed to meet with. During the incident, the victim suffered minor injuries that did not require medical treatment. Arriving officers established a perimeter and two suspects, matching the descriptions provided by the victim, were located and taken into custody. Fairfax County Police Department’s Helicopter Unit responded, and a K9 track was initiated, but yielded negative results in locating the third suspect. The third suspect is described as a dark-skinned black male, approximately 5’9″-5’10”, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt with a shirt underneath and black pants. Amir Lynch, 18, of Sterling, Va., was arrested and charged with Robbery. Petitions were obtained for Robbery, Brandishing of a Firearm and Possession of a Schedule I/II Controlled Substance for the juvenile suspect. The investigation is ongoing.

PEEPING, 2018-10060254, 2800 block of 9th Street S. At approximately 10:07 p.m. on October 6, police were dispatched to the report of a subject peeping into windows. Upon arrival, it was determined that the suspect was observed peeping into a residence and crouching behind a bush to avoid being seen. When an arriving officer attempted to make contact with the suspect, he fled on foot. A brief foot pursuit ensued before the suspect was taken into custody without incident. Alexei Rodriguez, 44, of No Fixed Address, was arrested and charged with Peeping/Spying into a Dwelling.

BURGLARY, 2018-10060248, 1400 block of 28th Street S. At approximately 9:25 p.m. on October 6, police were dispatched to the report of a burglary just discovered. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victims left the residence for a short period, during which time an unknown suspect(s) gained entry to the residence and stole items of value. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 2018-10060049, 3200 block of 24th Street S. At approximately 3:45 a.m. on October 6, police observed suspicious activity inside a vacant residence. Units established a perimeter and attempted to make contact with the suspects. Three suspects were then observed fleeing on foot from the residence by officers maintaining the perimeter. Two suspects were located and taken into custody by perimeter units. A third suspect remains outstanding. Bernard Posey, 18, of Arlington, Va., was arrested and charged with Unlawful Entry and Possession of Marijuana. Joshua Hueston, 22, of Arlington Va., was arrested and charged with Unlawful Entry. The investigation is ongoing.

ATTEMPTED UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 2018-100500120, 4100 block of Round Hill Road. At approximately 12:10 p.m. on October 5, police were dispatched to the late report of breaking and entering. Upon arrival, it was determined that between October 3 and October 4, an unknown suspect attempted to gain entry to a residence unsuccessfully, causing damage. Nothing was reported missing from the residence. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

ROBBERY, 2018-10040006, 2000 block of Clarendon Boulevard. At approximately 1:05 a.m. on October 4, police were dispatched to the report of an armed robbery just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that an unknown suspect entered a business, approached the front counter and requested to purchase merchandise. As the employee retrieved merchandise from behind the counter and presented it to the suspect, the suspect lifted his shirt, displaying a firearm, and demanded the employee give him cash. The suspect then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and merchandise. The victim was not injured. The suspect is described as a black male with a medium skin tone, approximately 6’0″-6’3″, with a medium build, wearing a red shirt on top of his head, a black rag covering his hair, a black short-sleeved t-shirt, black pants, and basketball shoes. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 2018-10040203, 2100 block of S. Kenmore Street. At approximately 7:16 p.m. on October 4, police were dispatched to the late report of a larceny. Upon arrival, it was determined that between approximately 3:00 p.m. and 7:08 p.m. on October 4, a known suspect gained entry to the victim’s residence and stole items of value. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY (late), 2018-09030127, 2400 block of S. Walter Reed Drive. At approximately 4:34 p.m. on September 3, police were dispatched to the late report of breaking and entering. Upon arrival, it was determined that between July 17 and August 30, an unknown suspect(s) gained entry to the victim’s residence and stole items of value. There is no suspect(s) description. The investigation is ongoing.

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Cops Nab Naked Man Running Near Elementary School

A man who was running around naked near Claremont Immersion School was taken into police custody this morning.

Police responded to S. Buchanan Street around 11:15 a.m. for a report of a man who was possibly suffering a mental health emergency in the neighborhood around the elementary school. Officers reportedly observed the man running down the middle of the street without clothes on and jumping atop at least one vehicle.

The man was “safely taken into police custody” after a few minutes, according to the Arlington County Police Department. There were no reports of any violent or threatening behavior during the incident.

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Crime Report: Robber Steals Security Guard’s Gun

Police are investigating an unusual robbery that happened early Sunday morning along Columbia Pike.

The robbery happened outside of a business near the intersection of Columbia Pike and S. Four Mile Run Drive. Police say a man walked up behind an armed security guard and stole his gun while pushing him to the ground. He then assaulted a second victim before running off “with an undisclosed amount of cash.”

During the incident one of the victims “recovered the firearm stolen from the first victim,” according to police.

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

ROBBERY, 2018-09300031, 4800 block of Columbia Pike. At approximately 2:24 a.m. on September 30, police were dispatched to the report of a possible robbery by force. Upon arrival, it was determined that the first victim was patrolling a business as an armed security guard when the suspect approached him from behind, pushed him to the ground and stole his firearm. The victim ran after him and encountered two additional victims, who had been walking in the area when they were approached by the suspect, who demanded money and valuables. When one victim claimed to have no possessions of value, the suspect struck the victim and became engaged in a physical altercation with the second victim. During the incident, the victims recovered the firearm stolen from the first victim. The suspect then fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect is described as a tall, black male wearing black puffy jacket and jeans. One victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing.

Later Sunday, police responded to a report of a home invasion robbery in the North Highlands neighborhood near Rosslyn.

Just before 5 p.m., according to a crime report, residents encountered an armed man inside their home. The suspect allegedly stole cash and fled, but was later arrested by police while walking east on the Custis Trail.

BURGLARY WITH INTENT TO ROB, 2018-09300173, 2100 block of N. Troy Street. At approximately 4:49 p.m. on September 30, police were dispatched to the report of a home invasion. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victims were inside their residence when they heard a loud noise and went to investigate. The victims then encountered an unknown suspect brandishing a firearm. The suspect stole an undisclosed amount of cash and personal property before fleeing the scene on foot. Arriving officers established a perimeter and a lookout for the suspect was broadcast based on the description provided by the victims. Officers located a suspect matching the description walking east on the Custis Trail and took him into custody without incident. Angelo Shepherd, 30, of Washington D.C. was arrested and charged with Burglary with Intent to Rob, Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of Ammunition by a Felon and Assault. He is being held on no bond.

This past Friday evening, meanwhile, police were called to the 3000 block of Clarendon Blvd in Clarendon for a report of a drunk man mooning passersby.

More from ACPD:

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2018-09280217, 3000 block of Clarendon Boulevard. At approximately 5:25 p.m. on September 28, police were dispatched to the report of a drunk in public. Upon arrival, officers located the suspect and determined he was intoxicated and had exposed his buttocks to multiple people passing by. William Klugel, 62, of No Fixed Address, was arrested and charged with Indecent Exposure and Drunk in Public.

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

RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE, 2018-10020160, N. Glebe Road at N. Carlin Springs Road. At approximately 3:27 p.m. on October 2, an officer on routine patrol was alerted to a License Plate Reader hit on a vehicle previously reported stolen out of Fairfax County. Officers effected a traffic stop and as they attempted to make contact with the driver of the vehicle, the driver attempted to flee on foot, but was quickly taken into custody without incident. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the driver of the vehicle was also wanted out of Fairfax County. Maryjane Melka-Doucette, 24, of No Fixed Address, was arrested and charged with Grand Larceny: Motor Vehicle Theft, Possession of Marijuana and Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (series), 2018-10010055, 1300 block of S. Rolfe Street. At approximately 5:43 a.m. on October 1, police were dispatched to the report of a larceny from auto. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 10:00 p.m. and 5:43 a.m., an unknown suspect(s) gained entry to approximately 5, mostly unlocked vehicles, tampered with items and stole items of value. There is no suspect(s) description. The investigation is ongoing.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 2018-09280030, 1200 block of S. Arlington Ridge Road. At approximately 2:58 a.m. on September 28, police were dispatched to the report of a fight in progress. Upon arrival, it was determined that the suspect, who was not working as a rideshare or taxi driver, picked up the victim and three friends in Washington, D.C. After stopping to drop off the victim’s friends, the suspect continued, but refused to stop at the victim’s address or let the victim exit the vehicle. A verbal altercation ensued, which escalated and became physical. The victim and suspect exited the vehicle and the suspect struck the victim in the head, causing a laceration. Rick Ramey, 34, of Bryans Road, Md., was arrested and charged with Abduction and Malicious Wounding. He was held on no bond.

GRAND LARCENY (Significant), 2018-09280120,4100 block of S. Four Mile Run Drive. At approximately 11:34 a.m. on September 28, police were dispatched to the report of a hit and run. Upon arrival, it was determined the suspect had been sent home from his employment at a car wash due to showing signs of intoxication. The suspect returned to the car wash and, shortly after, drove a customer’s vehicle off the property, went over a median and struck a concrete piling and a parked vehicle. The suspect then exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot back to the car wash. Rigoberto Folgar Hernandez, 61, of Arlington, Va., was arrested and charged with Grand Larceny: Motor Vehicle Theft, Destruction of Property, Hit and Run, and Drunk in Public. He was held on no bond.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 2018-09270042, 800 block of 22nd Street S.  At approximately 4:23 a.m. on September 27, police responded to the report of a breaking and entering in progress. Upon arrival, it was determined that a known suspect forced entry into the victim’s residence, causing damage. Once inside, the suspect came into contact with the victim, and they became engaged in a verbal dispute, prompting the victim to contact police. The suspect fled on foot prior to police arrival. The victim was not injured and nothing was reported missing from the residence. Warrants for Unlawful Entry, Trespass and Destruction of Property were obtained for the suspect.

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Police: Man Exposed Himself to Woman at Rosslyn Business

Arlington police are searching for a man who allegedly exposed himself to an employee at a Rosslyn business last week.

County police believe the man struck up a conversation with a woman working in a shop along the 1800 block of N. Oak Street last Wednesday (Aug. 29), then “began touching himself inappropriately and exposed himself.” The area is home to businesses including a cafe, a Subway and a hair salon.

Police say the man fled the store before officers could make it to the scene.

They describe him as a “dark-skinned black male in his early 30s, with dreadlocks, wearing a white tank top, black shorts and carrying a black backpack,” and are still investigating the incident.

Full details from a county crime report:

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2018-08290258, 1800 block of N. Oak Street. At approximately 11:10 p.m. on August 29, police responded to the report of an indecent exposure. Upon arrival, it was determined that an unknown male suspect entered a business and engaged a female employee in conversation. The suspect then began touching himself inappropriately and exposed himself, before fleeing prior to police arrival. The suspect is described as a dark-skinned black male in his early 30’s, with dreadlocks, wearing a white tank top, black shorts and carrying a black backpack. The investigation is ongoing.

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Police Arrest Man for Masturbating Inside Glebe Road Business

A man is now facing a series of charges after police say he started masturbating inside a business near the intersection of N. Glebe Road and Route 50.

County police claim that 37-year-old Durrell Carter of Arlington walked into the business around 1 p.m. last Wednesday (Aug. 22), when he began “exposing himself and masturbating.” The block where the incident occurred is home to a McDonald’s, a Dunkin Donuts and a car dealer, among other shops.

Carter is now charged with indecent exposure, possession of marijuana, identity theft and possession of a fake ID.

He’s set for a Sept. 24 hearing in Arlington General District Court.

Full details from a county crime report:

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2018-08220138, Unit block of N. Glebe Road. At approximately 1:16 p.m. on August 22, police were dispatched to the report of a male exposing himself. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim observed the male suspect allegedly exposing himself and masturbating inside a business. Durrell Carter, 37, of Arlington, Va., was arrested and charged with Indecent Exposure, Possession of Marijuana, Identity Theft and Possession of a Fake Identification. He was held on no bond.

Photo courtesy of Arlington County Police

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Police: ‘Serial Flasher’ Suspect Arrested

Arlington County Police have arrested a man who they say is the serial flasher responsible for a series of incidents dating back to 2017.

Fairfax County resident Santiago Rodriquez Campos, 34, has been charged with indecent exposure and sexual battery in connection to a Aug. 29, 2017 incident in which, according to police, he exposed himself to a woman and then brushed up against her.

Charges are also pending for a series of indecent exposure incidents in the Rosslyn and the Radnor-Fort Myer Heights area, according to ACPD. Police say the arrest was made by a regional fugitive task force and is the result of an “intensive investigation.”

More from a police press release:

The Arlington County Police Department has charged 34-year-old Santiago Rodriquez Campos of Fairfax County with sexual battery and indecent exposure for his role in an incident stemming from 2017. Campos is linked to a series of indecent exposures and additional charges in Arlington County are pending.

At approximately 12:15 a.m. on August 29, 2017, police were dispatched to the report of an indecent exposure. Upon arrival, it was determined that a female victim was walking in the area when an unknown suspect approached her from behind, exposed his genitals and brushed against her. The suspect then fled the area on foot prior to police arrival.

Following an intensive investigation into the indecent exposure series, Santiago Rodriquez Campos was arrested by the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force on the evening of August 9, 2018, at his residence in Fairfax County. He is being held in the District of Columbia where he is facing additional charges.

The investigation into Santiago Rodriquez Campos is ongoing. Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact Detective J. Echenique of the Arlington County Police Department’s Special Victims Unit at [email protected] To report information anonymously, contact Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS (8477).

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Despite Helicopter Search, Indecent Exposure Subject Gives Police the Slip

The Fairfax Police helicopter whirred over the Courthouse area last night in search of an indecent exposure suspect, but the man managed to make a clean getaway after performing his dirty deed.

A woman witnessed the lewd act as she was walking along Fairfax Drive, near the entrance to westbound Route 50, according to police.

More from Arlington County Police:

At approximately 9:32 p.m. on July 11, police were dispatched to the report of an indecent exposure in the 2200 block of Fairfax Drive. Upon arrival, it was determined that the female victim was walking in the area when she observed a male suspect masturbating. Police responded to the scene, established a perimeter and conducted a search of the area. The search was assisted by the Fairfax Police Department helicopter unit and returned with negative results. The suspect is described as a white male with dark curly hair, approximately 5’9″ with an average build. The investigation is ongoing.

Asked whether this case may be related to the serial flasher who prowls the Rosslyn area, ACPD spokeswoman Ashley Savage said that remains uncertain.

“At this time, this incident is not being investigated as part of the series in Rosslyn,” she told ARLnow.com. “This remains an active investigation and detectives will work to determine if there is any link between the incidents.”

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Crime Report: Serial Flasher Strikes Again?

A pair of indecent exposure incidents in the Rosslyn area is may be linked to a serial flasher who has been at it since the beginning of the year.

Both incidents, which were reported to police an hour apart, happened Thursday night in the Radnor-Fort Myer heights neighborhood. Both times, a woman witnessed a man exposing himself and masturbating.

The suspect descriptions differ, and are not do not match up precisely with the serial flashing suspect, but the suspect behavior is similar.

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

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2018-06140250, 1300 block of Fort Myer Drive. At approximately 10:20 p.m. on June 14, police were dispatched to the report of an exposure just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the female victim was walking in the area when she observed a male suspect exposing himself and masturbating. The suspect then approached the victim and touched her inappropriately before fleeing the area on foot. The suspect is described as a male, approximately 5’6, in his mid 20’s, with an average build, approximately 120 lbs., wearing dark grey sweatshirt and dark pants, with a hood pulled tightly around his face. The investigation is ongoing.

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2018-06140269, 1300 block of N. Meade Street. At approximately 11:19 p.m. on June 14, police were dispatched to the report of a peeping. Upon arrival, it was determined that the female victim was inside her residence when she noticed movement outside her window and observed an unknown male suspect exposing himself and masturbating outside the window. The suspect is described as a tall white male, with a muscular build, wearing a maroon or dark red short sleeved shirt and jeans. The investigation is ongoing.

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

ROBBERY BY FORCE (late), 2018-06190271, 935 N. Stafford Street. At approximately 9:00 p.m. on June 19, police were dispatched to the late report of a robbery by force. Upon arrival, it was determined that at approximately 2:00 a.m. on June 19 an unknown male suspect approached two male victims in the parking lot of a business. As they were entering their vehicle, the suspect threatened them with a glass bottle and demanded cash. After the victims complied with the suspect’s request, he fled on foot. The suspect is described as white male, approximately 6’2″, in his late 20’s or early 30’s, with black, medium length hair, an unshaven face, wearing a long sleeve white shirt with the sleeves rolled up and gray pants. The investigation is ongoing.

ROBBERY BY FORCE (late), 2018-06180243, 4200 block of 2nd Road N. At approximately 11:25 p.m. on June 18, police were dispatched to the report of a possible assault in progress. Upon arrival, no victims or suspects could be located. At approximately 1:11 a.m. on June 19, police were dispatched to the report of a possible breaking and entering in progress at the same location. During the course of that investigation, the victim from the initial call for service was located. It was determined that at approximately 11:00 p.m., the victim was walking in the area when he was approached by three unknown male suspects who began asking him questions. When the victim declined to respond and attempted to walk away, he was grabbed and assaulted by the suspects, who then stole items of value from him and fled the scene on foot prior to police arrival. Suspect One is described as a black male with a thick mustache. Suspect Two is described as a medium build Hispanic male. Suspect Three is described as a skinny Hispanic male with tattoos on his arms. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY (late), 2018-06140040, 2300 block of N. Columbus Street. At approximately 4:03 a.m. on June 14, police were dispatched to the report of a breaking and entering just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that approximately 10-15 minutes prior to police arrival, the victims were awoken by noise inside the residence and observed an unknown individual fleeing on foot. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that an unknown suspect gained entry to the victims’ residence and vehicle, causing damage to the residence, and tampered with items inside the vehicle. Nothing was reported missing from the vehicle or residence. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY, 2018-06150240, 4400 block of 31st Street S. At approximately 7:10 p.m. on June 15, police were dispatched to the report of a suspicious person. Upon arrival, it was determined that the female victim was inside her residence when she heard two voices demanding she let them into her residence and attempting to forcibly gain entry. The suspects left without gaining entry after the victim yelled that she was calling the police. There are no suspect descriptions. The investigation is ongoing.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY, 2018-06170064, 1600 block of S. Glebe Road. At approximately 4:21 a.m. on June 17, police were dispatched to the report of an audible alarm. Upon arrival, it was determined that an unknown suspect(s) forced entry to a business, causing damage. Nothing was reported stolen from inside the business. There is no suspect(s) description. The investigation is ongoing.

RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE, 2018-06170161, 2800 block of 21st Road S. At approximately 3:00 p.m. on June 17, an officer on routine patrol observed a vehicle cut off another vehicle and repeatedly swerve in the travel lane on I-395. The vehicle, which appeared to also have a flat tire, then exited at the S. Glebe Road exit. A subsequent check of the tag indicated the vehicle had previously been reported stolen out of Fairfax County. The officer initiated a traffic stop and, with the assistance of other units arriving on scene, both occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody without incident. During the course of the investigation, the passenger of the vehicle was found to be in possession of marijuana and released on a summons. The driver of the vehicle, Eyael Gebreyesus, 21, of No Fixed Address, was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Goods, Driving with a Revoked License and Giving False Identity to Law Enforcement While Detained.

PEEPING (late), 2018-06150301, 1800 block of N. Quinn Street. At approximately 10:42 p.m. on June 16, police were dispatched to the late report of a peeping. Upon arrival, it was determined that the female victim was informed by a neighbor, who, while outside walking in the area, witnessed an unknown male suspect looking into the victim’s residence. The suspect is described as a male wearing all black clothing. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 2018-06140076, 2100 block of N. Pollard Street. At approximately 9:25 a.m. on June 14, police were dispatched to the report of possible breaking and entering of a business. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 7:00 p.m. and 9:20 a.m. an unknown suspect(s) forced entry to a business, causing damage, and stole numerous items of value. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 2018-06140227, 200 block of N. Cleveland Street. At approximately 8:10 p.m. on June 14, police responded to the report of a burglary just discovered. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 7:15 a.m. and 6:45 p.m., an unknown suspect(s) forced entry to a residence, causing damage, and stole numerous items of value. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

 

ROBBERY, 2018-06130159, 2700 block of Clarendon Boulevard. At approximately 3:10 p.m. on June 13, police were dispatched to the report of a larceny just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that a loss prevention officer observed two suspects enter a business, begin browsing and then conceal merchandise. Suspect One took multiple pieces of merchandise, exited the business and was approached by loss prevention, at which point a brief struggled ensued before the suspect fled on foot. Suspect Two remained inside the business, but fled on foot with stolen merchandise when approached by loss prevention. Suspect One is described as a black male, approximately 16-20 years old, roughly 5’11, approximately 140 lbs., with short, puffy-like hair, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, a white t-shirt and dark pants. Suspect Two is described as a black male, approximately 16-20 years old, roughly 5’11, approximately 140 lbs., with short, puffy-like hair, wearing a green/gray sweater and dark pants. The investigation is ongoing.

RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE, 2018-06130222, Route 110 East at I-395. At approximately 7:31 p.m. on June 13, a license plate reader lookout was broadcast for a vehicle stolen during an armed carjacking in Leesburg, V.A. Responding officers observed a vehicle matching the description of the lookout in the area of I-66 Eastbound at Sycamore Street. Officers effected a traffic stop just prior to Route 110. Devonta Skinner, 25, of Warrenton, VA was taken into custody on the outstanding warrant and also charged with Revoked Operator’s License.

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Morning Notes

Homelessness Still Falling in Arlington — The annual count of homeless individuals in the region found that the homeless population in Arlington is continuing to fall. According to numbers from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, there were 221 people experiencing homelessness in Arlington during the count this year. That’s down from 232 last year and 479 in 2013, but up from 174 in 2016. [MWCOG]

ACPD Using Robocalls to Catch Serial Flasher — Arlington County Police are using automated phone calls to ask residents for tips about the man wanted for repeated indecent exposure incidents in the Rosslyn, Courthouse and Ft. Myer Heights areas. [WJLA]

Twitter User Battles Shopping Carts — Like @CartsOfPCArl before it, @CartChaos22202 is fighting a lonely war against stray, abandoned shopping carts in Pentagon City and Crystal City. [Twitter]

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ACPD Investigating Additional Indecent Exposure Incidents

Update at 6 p.m. — ACPD says that the same suspect is believed to be responsible for at least nine separate indecent exposure incidents, all in the same general area.

“The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20’s or 30’s, 5’8″ to 5’10” tall with a medium build,” police said in an updated press release. “In several incidents, the suspect was reported to be wearing dark clothing with a hat or hood pulled tight around his face.”

Earlier: Two additional indecent exposure incidents were reported over the weekend and the suspect might be a repeat offender.

Like previous incidents, both happened in the Radnor-Fort Myer Heights neighborhood, near Rosslyn and Courthouse, and involved a suspect wearing a hoodie with the hood up.

The first was reported around 10:30 p.m. Sunday on the 1900 block of Clarendon Blvd, while the second was reported just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday on the 1200 block of N. Meade Street.

In the second instance, the man exposed himself and started masturbating in front of a woman in a parked car.

Asked yesterday if the cases might involve the same suspect, an Arlington County Police Department spokeswoman said both have been “referred to our Special Victims’ Unit for additional investigation and to determine if the cases are linked.”

The department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect.

More from an ACPD crime report:

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.

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Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Repeat Indecent Exposure Offender

(Updated at 8:05 p.m.) The Arlington County Police Department is asking for tips from the public to identify a man they say has repeatedly exposed himself in the Radnor-Ft. Myer Heights neighborhood, near Courthouse and Clarendon.

The suspect is reported to have approached several victims while exposing himself.

Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic male in his 20s or 30s, standing at 5’8″ to 5’10” tall with a medium build. The suspect, during several incidents, reportedly wore “dark clothing with a hat or hood pulled tight around his face.”

Police have linked five separate indecent exposure incidents on four different days to the same suspect “based on witness interviews and evidence collected.”

The incidents, according to police, occurred at the follow dates, times and locations:

  • January 26, 2018, 10:35 p.m., N. Rolfe Street at 16th Street N.
  • February 9, 2018, 9:48 p.m., 1800 block of 16th Street N.
  • February 13, 2018, 11:00 p.m., 2700 block of Clarendon Boulevard
  • March 3, 2018, 11:58 p.m., 16th Street N. at N. Rhodes Street
  • March 3, 2018, 11:35 p.m., 1900 block of Clarendon Boulevard

The incidents all occurred within approximately a mile of one another, more or less along Clarendon Boulevard. Other indecent exposure incidents have been reported nearby in recent weeks, but were not included in the ACPD press release. However, a police spokesperson tells ARLnow that detectives’ preliminary investigation leads them to believe these two most recent incidents will also end up being included in the same case based on the location and suspect description.

More from the press release:

The Arlington County Police Department is sharing these crime prevention tips to help keep you safe as you travel in the area. Remain alert and aware of your surroundings at all times. Whenever possible, walk with another person and stay in well-lit, high traffic areas. Limit your use of devices that may distract you or impede your vision or hearing. If you see something suspicious or are the victim of a crime, contact the Emergency Communications Center as soon as possible by calling 703-558-2222 or 9-1-1 in an emergency.

If anyone has information on the identity of this individual or details surrounding these incidents, please contact Detective J. Echenique of the Arlington County Police Department’s Special Victims Unit at [email protected] To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866.411.TIPS (8477).

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