The incident happened between 2:45 and 3:30 p.m., on the 1100 block of S. Quincy Street, near Columbia Pike.
Police say Michael Howard, an Arlington resident, was seen masturbating inside his apartment while peering at children at a nearby playground though a window.
Howard is a registered sex offender, according to police, something investigators learned after his arrest. He was charged with public masturbation and held without bond.
The incident happened Monday afternoon in Pentagon City, reportedly at the Nordstrom Rack store (1201 S. Hayes Street) across from the mall. Police say a black male in his 30s was spotted masturbating in the shoe section of the store. He fled the scene before police arrived.
From the Arlington crime report:
INDECENT EXPOSURE, 09/30/13, 1200 block of S. Hayes Street. A male subject was observed masturbating in the shoe section of a retail store. The subject is described as a black male in his late 30s, approximately 5 feet 8 inches and weighing 150 pounds. The subject has short black hair and was wearing a black and red jacket with the word ‘Coogi’ on the back in red writing and red sneakers at the time of the incident. Further investigation is being conducted.
A man is accused of mastubating in a laundry room in the Buckingham area Monday afternoon.
According to this week’s Arlington County crime report, the suspect did the deed in front of a woman who was in the laundry room at the time.
EXPOSURE, 08/05/13, 400 block of N. Park Drive. At 4 p.m. on August 5, a unknown male subject began to masturbate in front of a female victim in a apartment building laundry room. The subject fled the scene and is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’8″ tall and 180 lbs. He was wearing a red baseball hat and a red t- shirt with blue sleeves.
The rest of the crime report, after the jump. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
ROBBERY, 08/05/13, 5900 block of N. Wilson Boulevard. At 4:07 am on August 5, a female victim was walking on the sidewalk when she was allegedly struck in the head by a male subject from behind and robbed of her backpack. The backpack contained numerous jewelry items. The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5’7″ tall with a skinny build.
ROBBERY, 08/03/13, 2900 block of S. 16th Street. At 4:20 pm on August 3, a subject stole $80 cash from a victim inside the locker room of Walter Reed Recreation Center. The subject is described as a black male, approximately 20 years old, 5’6″ tall and 130 lbs. He was wearing a black shirt, jeans and black shoes at the time of the incident.
MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 08/04/13, 2300 block of N. 11th Street. At 10:40 pm on August 4, an argument escalated between known parties and a female subject cut the hand of the male victim with a knife. Violeta Herrera, 30, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding. She was held without bond.
MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 08/03/13, 2100 block of N. 15th Street. At 1:47 pm on August 3, a subject assaulted a man after he made inappropriate comments to the subjects girlfriend. David Hoffman Jr., 50, of Stone Ridge, VA, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding and strangulation. He was held without bond.
BURGLARY, 08/05/13, 1000 block of N. Fillmore Street. Between July 12 and July 27, an unknown subject(s) entered a locked storage unit and stole numerous items to include jewelry and electronics. There is no suspect(s) description.
BURGLARY, 08/01/13, 2500 block of N. Harrison Street. Between 10:10 pm on July 31 and 9:45 am on August 1, an unknown subject(s) forced entry into a restaurant and stole cash and various bottles of liquor. There is no suspect(s) description.
08/02/13, VA JFC 7431, 2003 Honda Odyssey, Green
400 block of S. 18th Street
**NOTE: These are reported crimes for the week in question. This is not a definitive list of criminal activity and is subject to change upon investigation