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2018 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARDS LUNCHEON - May 10, 2018
MARCH 9 - ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Crime Solvers (ACCS) will hold its "2018 ACCS Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Awards" Luncheon on Thursday, May 10, 2018, from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM at the Salsa Room, 2619 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA. The program will include remarks by County Officials, followed by the Awards Luncheon speaker who will speak on community and law enforcement working together to fight crime. This year's theme will be focuesed on Cold Cases and the speakers will address this topic in their remarks. The two Law Enforcement Recognition Awards will be presented by Arlington Sheriff Beth Arthur and Police Chief Jay Farr. The first Law Enforcement Recognition Award to a Community Organization will be presented to The Arlington Chamber of Commerce. A Special Recognition Award will be presented to Mr. Richard V. Doud, Jr., the founding President of ACCS.

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Posted March 14, 2018


Jermaine Johnson
UPDATED April 21 - The Arlington County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance locating the suspect in yesterday’s attempted sexual assault in the Arlington Mill neighborhood. Following an intensive investigation, detectives developed a suspect description based on crime scene evidence collected and witness interviews. Jermaine Johnson, 30, of Arlington, VA is wanted in Arlington County for attempted rape and burglary. Anyone with information on the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to contact Detective J. Echenique of the Arlington County Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit at 703.228.4241 or at jechenique@arlingtonva.us. The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. If seen, do not approach and call 9-1-1 immediately..
Posted April 21, 2018 - Click on Link Above for ACPD News Release
April 20, 2018 - ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect involved in the attempted sexual assault of a female victim in the Arlington Mill neighborhood. At approximately 9:05 a.m. on April 20, Arlington County Police were dispatched to the report of a late assault in the 800 block of S. Frederick Street. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m., an unknown male suspect forced entry into a residence, brandished a knife and attempted to sexually assault the female victim. The victim suffered minor physical injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The suspect fled the area prior to police arrival. The suspect is described as a black male, 20-30 years old, approximately 5’7” tall with short cropped hair. He was wearing a black shirt and black jeans at the time of the incident. Detectives from the Special Victim’s Unit are actively investigating this incident. Responding officers established a perimeter, canvassed the area and spoke with possible witnesses. Arlington County canine units attempted a track of the suspect and the Fairfax County Police Helicopter Unit provided an aerial search with negative results. Officers will continue conducting extra patrols in the area. If anyone has information on the identity of this individual or details surrounding this incident, please contact Detective J. Echenique of the Arlington County Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit at 703.228.4241 or at jechenique@arlingtonva.us. To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866.411.TIPS (8477).)..
Posted April 20, 2018 - Click on Link Above for ACPD News Release

UPDATED April 18, 2018 - Arlington County Police release a composite sketch of the attempted abduction suspect. The suspect is described as a black male in his 20’s, approximately 5’9” to 6’0” tall with shoulder-length deadlocks with red tips. He was wearing a black shirt, light gray zip up hoodie and dark gray sweatpants at the time of the incident. Anyone with information on the identify of this suspect is asked to contact Detective G. Sloan at 703.228.4198 or at gsloan@arlingtonva.us.
April 2, 2018 - ARLINGTON, Va. – At approximately 2:32 p.m. on April 1, police were dispatched to the report of an assault that just occurred in the 600 block of N. Oxford Street. Upon arrival, it was determined that the female victim was walking in the area when she passed an unknown male suspect. The male suspect called out to the victim and when she didn’t respond, he grabbed her from behind and attempted to pull her towards his vehicle. The victim was able to break free from the suspect and run away, however, the suspect continued to watch the victim from his vehicle until she entered her residence. The victim did not require medical treatment. The suspect fled the area prior to police arrival. Arriving officers canvased the area and a lookout was broadcast with negative results. The suspect is described as a black male, with short dreads, possibly braids, with some orange, approximately 6’0, wearing a black shirt, light gray zip up hoodie and dark gray sweatpants. The suspect’s vehicle is described as an older, possibly late 1990’s or early 2000’s, model pick-up truck that was dark blue or black in color and looked “beat-up”. Police have increased patrols in the area. Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect or details surrounding this incident is asked to contact Detective G. Sloan of the Arlington County Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit at 703.228.4198 or at gsloan@arlingtonva.us. To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866.411.TIPS (8477)..
Posted April 2, 2018 - Click on Link Above for ACPD News Release

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UPDATED April 19, 2018 - Arlington County Police have arrested and charged the burglary and arson suspect. At approximately 4:00 a.m. on April 19, patrol officers observed an individual walking in the area of Columbia Pike at S. Walter Reed Drive matching the description of the suspect. The suspect was found to be in possession of an item of value allegedly belonging to the victim business. Jimmy Andrews, 44, of No Fixed Address was arrested and charged with Arson, Arson while committing a Felony, Burglary and Grand Larceny. He is being held without bond in the Arlington County Detention Facility.
Posted April 20, 2018 - Click on Link Above for ACPD News Release
April 13, 2018 - ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department’s Burglary/Larceny Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a burglary and arson suspect captured on surveillance camera. At approximately 4:14 a.m. on April 13, the Arlington County Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire in the 2600 block of Columbia Pike. After extinguishing the fire, the Fire Marshall responded to conduct an investigation and requested the assistance of the Arlington County Police Department. The investigation determined that at approximately 3:22 a.m., the suspect forced entry into the business and stole merchandise before intentionally setting a fire and fleeing the area on foot. The suspect is described as a heavy-set male, 30-40 years old, approximately 5’10” to 6’0” tall and weighing 300 pounds. He has a full beard and a bald spot. He was wearing glasses, a light shirt, dark colored jeans and a backpack at the time of the incident. Anyone with information on the identity of the individual or details surrounding this incident is asked to contact Detective T. Parsons of the Arlington County Police Department’s Burglary/Larceny Unit at 703-228-4172 or tparsons@arlingtonva.us. To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866.411.TIPS (8477).
Posted April 15, 2018 - Click on Link Above for ACPD News Release
UPDATE: April 16, 2018 - Arlington County Police Department releases surveillance video of Burglary and Arson suspect and continue to seek information regarding his identity.
Buglary & Arson Suspect Caught on Surveillance Camera

UPDATE: April 8, 2018 - Arlington County Police located the bank robbery suspect following a citizen tip to the Emergency Communication Center. Christopher Lee Hicks was taken into custody in the 500 block of W. Broad Street in the City of Falls Church with the assistance of the City of Falls Church Police Department. He is charged with one count of Robbery and is being held in the Arlington County Detention Facility on no bond.
UPDATE: April 6, 2018 - The Arlington County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance locating a suspected wanted for robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank located at 1701 N. McKinley Road on December 22, 2017. Christopher Lee Hicks, 42, of No Fixed Address is wanted in Arlington County on one count of Robbery. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Christopher Lee Hicks should contact Detective C. Riccio at 703.228.4180 or Criccio@arlingtonva.us. If seen, please call 9-1-1 immediately.
Robbery Suspect Sought

Christopher Hicks

Christopher Hicks

January 3, 2018 - ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a bank robbery suspect captured on surveillance footage. On Friday, December 22, 2017, at approximately 3:22 p.m., a male suspect entered the Wells Fargo Bank located at 1701 N. McKinley Road in Arlington, Virginia and passed the teller a note, demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect exited the bank and fled on foot heading towards Washington Boulevard. The suspect is described as a white male, 40-50 years old, approximately 5’3” – 5’6” tall. He was wearing a gray winter hat, dark red coat and blue jeans at the time of the incident. The Arlington County Police Department requests that anyone with information regarding this incident contact Detective C. Riccio at 703.228.4180 or Criccio@arlingtonva.us. To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866.411.TIPS (8477).
Posted January 3, 2018 - Click on Link Above for ACPD News Release
Bank Robbery Suspect Caught on Surveillance Camera

January 26, 2018 - ARLINGTON, Va. – Arlington County Crime Solvers (ACCS) has awarded tipsters with $650 for information that led to the identification and arrest of two suspects involved in an armed robbery. At approximately 5:44 p.m. on December 7, 2016, officers were dispatched to the report of an armed robbery in the 2700 block of Washington Boulevard. The investigation revealed that two masked suspects brandishing firearms entered a jewelry store and attempted to restrain one of the employees. A struggle ensued between the employee and the suspects, causing the suspects to flee the area by vehicle. Following the incident, the tipsters were driving on I-395S when they noticed a suspicious vehicle on the shoulder of the Washington Boulevard exit. As they got closer to the vehicle, the tipsters observed a male suspect removing tape from the license plate and throwing an article away from the vehicle. The tipsters also observed a significant police presence in the area which lead to them jotting down the license plate number and contacting police. That critical piece of information, along with evidence recovered at the scene and information obtained during witness interviews, assisted detectives in developing suspect descriptions. The suspects were apprehended later that evening in the Alexandria portion of Fairfax County..
Posted January 26, 2018 - Click on Link Above for Full News Release
March 5, 2018: ARLINGTON, Va. – A Washington D.C. man has been arrested and charged for his involvement in a sexual assault in the 1500 block of Key Boulevard on May 7, 2017. Richard Allen Lowe, 25, has been charged with abduction with intent to defile and malicious wounding. He is being held in the Arlington County Detention Facility on no bond. This remains an active criminal investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident or concerning Richard Allen Lowe is asked to contact Detective P. Pena at ppena@arlingtonva.us. To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866.411.TIPS (8477). BACKGROUND: At approximately 9:45 a.m. on May 7, 2017, Arlington County Police responded to the report of an unknown male suspect who entered a residential building and began knocking on various apartment doors claiming to be a maintenance worker. Once the female victim opened her door, a physical struggle ensued between the victim and the suspect. During the attack, the suspect sexually assaulted the victim before fleeing the scene on foot.
Posted March 7, 2018
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Richard Allen Lowe

January 25, 2018 - ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating four robbery suspects caught on surveillance. At approximately 11:55 a.m. on January 16, police were dispatched to the report of a strong armed robbery at the Sunglass Hut located in the 1100 block of S. Hayes Street. Upon arrival, it was determined that four suspects entered the business and stole numerous sunglasses. During the incident, the suspects threatened and pushed a male employee during a brief struggle. The suspects fled the scene prior to police arrival. Suspect One is described as a black male wearing boots, dark colored pants, a black hooded sweatshirt and a green jacket. Suspect Two is described as a black male wearing black track pants, a black hooded sweatshirt and sneakers. Suspect Three is described as a black male wearing sneakers, blue jeans and a black jacket. Suspect Four is described as a black male wearing sneakers, black pants and a black hooded sweatshirt. Anyone with information on the identity of these individuals or details surrounding this incident is asked to contact Detective C. Riccio of the Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4180 or criccio@arlingtonva.us. To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866.411.TIPS (8477)..
Posted January 25, 2018 - Click on Link Above for ACPD News Release

Robbery Suspects Caught on Surveillance Camera
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January 12, 2018 - ARLINGTON, Va. – A bank robbery suspect wanted in Arlington County has been taken into custody by the Metro Transit Police Department. Jason Walker, 33, of no fixed address, was arrested during the evening of January 10, 2018, at the Columbia Heights Metro Station. Walker has been charged with strong-arm robbery of a business and is currently being held pending extradition to the Commonwealth. On Friday, January 5, 2018, at approximately 10:55 a.m., a male suspect entered the TD Bank located at 3101 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia and passed the teller a note, demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect exited the bank and fled the area on foot. “Our detectives were able to identify this suspect in a timely manner as a direct result of our outstanding relationship and the ability to share resources with our partners at Metro Transit Police Department,” comments Daniel J. Murray, Deputy Chief of Criminal Investigations Division for Arlington County Police Department.
Posted January 12, 2018 - Click on Link Above for ACPD News Release
January 5, 2018 - ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a bank robbery suspect captured on surveillance footage. On Friday, January 5, 2018, at approximately 10:55 a.m., a male suspect entered the TD Bank located at 3101 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia and passed the teller a note, demanding money. No weapon was shown or implied. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect exited the bank and fled the area on foot. The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-20s, 5’8” tall, weighing approximately 150lbs with a thin build. He was wearing a gray hoodie, a red knit hat and gray Nike sneakers at the time of the incident. The Arlington County Police Department requests that anyone with information regarding this incident contact Detective R. Munizza at 703.228.4171 or rmunizza@arlingtonva.us. To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866.411.TIPS (8477).
Posted January 5, 2018 - Click on Link Above for ACPD News Release
Bank Robbery Suspect Caught on Surveillance Camera



The Arlington County Police Department is reminding citizens that representatives of the police department have never and will never call to solicit funds or collect fines.
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Protect Yourself From
Holiday Phone Scams

ARLINGTON, VA – With the holiday season upon us, many are planning their year-end charitable donations. While there are many legitimate organizations that fundraise by phone, the Arlington County Police Department is reminding citizens that REPRESENTATIVES OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAVE NEVER AND WILL NEVER CALL TO SOLICIT FUNDS OR COLLECT FINES. The holiday season is also a time when criminals aim to take advantage of the public’s generosity through creative scams designed to steal money and personal information. When contacted by a charitable solicitor, follow these practices (click on link below) to reduce the likelihood of becoming the victim of a scam.
Posted November 28, 2017
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Updated December 19, 2017: The Arlington County Police Department has released a composite sketch of a subject seen loitering in a parking garage in the 3000 block of S. Randolph Street approximately two hours prior to the sexual assault on November 2, 2017. A witness in the area assisted in completing the composite sketch and described the subject as a black male, 19 to 21 years old, 5’9” tall and weighing approximately 150 pounds. He was wearing skinny jeans, a white t-shirt, red hooded sweatshirt and converse style sneakers at the time. If anyone has information on the identity of this individual or details surrounding this incident, please contact Detective N. Brooks of the Arlington County Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit at 703.228.4169 or at NKbrooks@arlingtonva.us. To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866.411.TIPS (8477).
Posted December 19, 2017
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FRAUD ALERT: Credit Card Skimmers
September 19, 2017 - ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department is warning the public about skimming devices used to steal banking and personal information. At approximately 2:50 p.m. on Monday, September 18, police were dispatched to the Exxon Gas Station in the 4000 block of Old Dominion Drive for the report of a credit card skimming device located inside a gas pump. Citizens having used this location have reported fraudulent activity on their bank statements. Police are encouraging anyone who has used this gas station to review their bank statements for any fraudulent activity. If fraudulent activity is located, report to police by calling the Emergency Communication Center at 703-558-2222
OR file an online police report.

Posted September 20, 2017
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July 31, 2017 - ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department and Sheriff’s Office are warning the public about a missed jury duty telephone scam targeting County residents. Several residents have reported receiving phone calls from individuals claiming to be a Deputy with the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office as well as other local law enforcement agencies. The victim was accused of failing to appear for jury duty and a warrant for their arrest was to be issued unless a fine is paid. As a reminder, the Arlington County Police Department will not ask for money over the phone. If you receive a call of this nature, immediately hang up with the caller and verify the claim by calling the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office at 703.228.4460. Never use a phone number provided to you from the caller to verify their credibility. Also, never provide personal information such as bank account numbers to anyone over the phone. After making a verification call, if you find that you were a target or victim of a scam, please file an online police report or call the non-emergency police line at 703.558.2222.
Posted August 16, 2017 - Click on Link Above for ACPD News Release

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Virginia State Police Warn of Phone Scam
ARLnow.com August 28, 2017 – Scammers are calling Northern Virginia residents, claiming to represent Virginia State Police (VSP) and demanding money. VSP is warning about the scam, saying it never collects fines over the phone. Those who get a call from a scammer are encouraged to hang up immediately. Virginia State Police is warning Northern Virginia residents about a consumer phone scam that appears to come from the Division VII Headquarters in Fairfax.
Posted August 29, 2017
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November 3, 2017 - ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect involved in the sexual assault of a female victim in the Shirlington neighborhood. At approximately 10:41 p.m. on November 2, 2017, Arlington County Police were dispatched to the area of S. Randolph Street at 31st Street S. for the report of a rape that had just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the female victim was placing items in her parked vehicle when the unknown male suspect approached her from behind and sexually assaulted her. Following the assault, the suspect fled the scene on foot. The suspect is described as a black male in his 20’s, approximately 5’06” to 6’0” tall with a thin build. He was wearing a white t-shirt at the time of the incident. He was last seen fleeing the area on foot, traveling southbound on 31st Street S. If anyone has information on the identity of this individual or details surrounding this incident, please contact Detective N. Brooks of the Arlington County Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit at 703.228.4169 or at NKbrooks@arlingtonva.us. To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866.411.TIPS (8477).
Posted November 4, 2017 - Click on Link Above for more details

Jason Allen Johnson
Suspect Sought in Williamsburg Neighborhood Homicide Arrested in New York City
October 25, 2017: ARLINGTON, VA. - A suspect wanted for Murder in Arlington County has been arrested in New York City. At approximately 4:10 p.m. on October 24, Jason Allen Johnson was arrested in the 2700 block of Broadway in Manhattan for shoplifting. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that he was wanted for First Degree Murder and on a District of Columbia Superior Court Warrant for Failure to Appear on a Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance – Cocaine charge. He is being held in New York City pending extradition to the Commonwealth. (Click Here for Full Press Release)

EARLIER (FEBRUARY 19, 2017) PRESS RELEASE FOLLOWS:

February 19, 2017: ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Jason Allen Johnson, 37, of Washington, DC. Johnson is wanted for Murder for his role in this morning’s homicide in the Williamsburg neighborhood. Johnson is described as a black male, approximately 5’5” and weighing 145 pounds. He was last known to be heading towards Maryland. Johnson is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call 911 immediately and not approach the suspect. If you have additional information regarding this investigation, contact Detective J. Trainer of the Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4185 or jtrain@arlingtonva.us. Information may also be provided anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
Posted February 19, 2017
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Police Seek Additional Victims of Suspects Charged with Assault and Battery
August 24, 2017 - ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department’s Special Victims Unit are seeking additional witnesses or victims related to the following matter. A suspect has been charged in an incident involving female victims in the area of the Custis Trail. Marvin Sosa Velasquez, 22, of Falls Church, VA was arrested and charged with indecent exposure and two counts of assault and battery. The suspect was held on no bond in the Arlington County Detention Facility. Investigators believe there may be additional victims. Anyone who had previous contact with the suspect is asked to call Detective J. McGrath of the Special Victim’s Unit at 703-228-4244 or Jmcgra@arlingtonva.us. Information may also be provided anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Click on Link Above for More Details.
(Posted August 26, 2017)

Marvin Sosa Velasquez


Daejon Tyrie Jones
UPDATE: The suspect, Daejon Tyrie Jones, has been located and taken into police custody.
Police Seek Public’s Assistance Locating Homicide Suspect
June 17, 2017 - ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Daejon Tyrie Jones, 23, of Woodbridge, Virginia. Jones is wanted for Murder for his role in a homicide in the Nauck neighborhood. Jones is described as a black male, approximately 5’9” tall and weighing 190 pounds. Jones is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call 911 immediately and not approach the suspect. If you have additional information regarding this investigation, contact Detective S. Bertollini of the Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4243 or Sbertollini@arlingtonva.us. Information may also be provided anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
Posted June 17, 2017
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May 7, 2017 - ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect involved in the sexual assault of a female victim which occurred at a residence in the 1500 block of Key Boulevard. At approximately 9:45 a.m., an unknown male suspect entered the residential building and began knocking on various apartment doors claiming to be a maintenance worker. Once the female victim opened her door, a physical struggle ensued between the victim and the suspect. During the attack, the suspect sexually assaulted the victim. The suspect then fled the scene on foot. The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s, approximately 6’0" tall with a slim build. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with dark pants and carrying a backpack. Arlington County Police remain in the area investigating this incident. If anyone has information on the identity of this individual or details surrounding this incident, please contact Detective P. Pena of the Arlington County Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit at 703.228.4183 or at ppena@arlingtonva.us. To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866.411.TIPS (8477).
Posted May 7, 2017 - Click on Link Above for ACPD News Release
Sexual Assault Suspect Sought

March 13, 2017 - ARLINGTON, Va. – 2017-03130183, 4500 block of 31st Street S. At approximately 5:28 p.m. on March 13, police were dispatched to the report of a home invasion robbery. Four suspects forced entry into a residence, brandished a firearm and stole items of value from the victims. The suspects then fled the area by vehicle. Suspect 1 is described as a black male, mid 20s, 5’10” with short hair and wearing blue jeans and a dark t-shirt. Suspect 2 is described as a Hispanic male, in his 20s, 6’0” with long curly hair and wearing a black winter hat, maroon jacket and black pants. Suspect 3 is described as a mixed race female, in her late teens with short brown hair wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans. Suspect 4 is described as a middle eastern male, average height, approximately 15-17 years old. Based on the investigation, this appears to be an isolated incident and police do not believe there is a larger threat to the public.
Posted March 16, 2017 - Click on Link Above for ACPD News Release
FRAUD ALERT: Dominion Virginia Power Phone Scam
Targets Arlington County Residents

February 28, 2017 - ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department is warning the public about a Dominion Virginia Power telephone scam targeting Arlington County residents. Citizens have reported receiving unsolicited phone calls from individuals fraudulently claiming to be technicians with Dominion Virginia Power. These individuals accuse the victims of having overdue bills which must be paid immediately or their electricity will be disconnected. The caller then provides a fraudulent claim number and phone number where the funds may be paid. In some cases, scammers have deliberately falsified the information transmitted to the victim’s Caller ID display to disguise their identity. Citizens should not rely on their Caller ID to verify the credibility of the call. Never provide personal information in response to unsolicited calls or if you are at all suspicious. Never use a phone number provided to you from the caller to verify their credibility. Citizens are reminded that Dominion Virginia Power does not call, text or email customers asking for their personal information. For additional fraud prevention tips related to Dominion Virginia Power, visit their website.

Posted February 28, 2017 - Click Above for More Information - ACPD Release
Report Scams to Police
If you find that you were a victim of a scam or were a target, please file an online police report. Criminals will use a variety of different phone scams and the Arlington County Police Department wants the public to remain alert so you don’t become a victim. Individuals seeking more information about fraud can visit our website or contact the Arlington County Police Department’s Financial Crimes Unit at FinancialCrimes@arlingtonva.us.
Posted February 28, 2017

Fundraisers Calling on Behalf of the Police
February 24, 2017 - ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department has received one report of a citizen receiving a phone call from an individual requesting donations for various public safety causes on behalf of the police department. The Arlington County Police Department is reminding citizens that representatives of the police department have never and will never call to solicit funds. Citizens should be suspicious of any unsolicited phone calls which request funds or claim that you owe money. Never use a phone number provided to you from the caller to verify their credibility. Do not provide personal information such as bank account numbers to anyone over the phone. For additional crime prevention tips, please visit our website. For additional information on fundraisers calling on behalf of police and firefighters, visit the
Federal Trade Commission website.

Posted February 24, 2017 - Click on Link Above - ACPD Release

March 8, 2017 - ARLINGTON, Va. – Two men were sentenced on Friday, March 3, 2017 in the Arlington County Circuit Court for their role in a fraud scheme targeting Arlington County residents. John Patrick Walsh, 32, of Culpepper, VA was sentenced to seven years in prison, with all but two years suspended, on the charges of false pretenses and conspiracy. He was ordered to pay restitution to the victims in the amount of $62,100 and ordered to five years of probation upon release from incarceration. Mark Sisk, 31, of Boston, VA was sentenced to six years in prison, with all but two years and five months suspended, on three charges of false pretenses. He was ordered to pay restitution to the victims in the amount of $62,100 and ordered to three years of probation upon release from incarceration. On September 10, 2016, Walsh and Sisk approached the victim’s residence in the 4800 block of N. 27th Street and fraudulently claimed to be contractors working in the area. They advised the elderly residents that they were in need of serious home repair and that failure to comply could result in the home catching fire. Throughout the month of September, Walsh and Sisk misrepresented the need for work and provided false information to the victims that work had been performed. Through a series of repeated home repair scams, the victims were defrauded of $62,100 in cash.
Posted March 8, 2017 - Click on Link Above for ACPD News Release
Sentenced in Fraud Scheme

John Patrick Walsh

Mark Sisk

Police Announce Arrest in Williamsburg Homicide
March 1, 2017 - ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department has arrested and charged Monique Williams, 27, of Capital Heights, MD with accessory after the fact for her role in a homicide in the Williamsburg neighborhood on February 19, 2017. Williams was arrested in Prince Georges County, MD and subsequently extradited to the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is being held on no bond in the Arlington County Detention Center. Police continue to seek the public’s assistance in locating the primary suspect, Jason Allen Johnson, 37, of Washington, DC. Johnson is wanted in Arlington County for Murder. He is described as a black male, approximately 5’5” and weighing 145 pounds. Johnson is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call 911 immediately and not approach the suspect. If you have additional information regarding this investigation, contact Detective J. Trainer of the Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4185 or jtrain@arlingtonva.us.
Information may also be provided anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
Posted March 1, 2017
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Monique Williams


Christopher Alan Martin
Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested by Police
March 1, 2017 - ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department has arrested and charged a suspect for his involvement in a bank robbery at the Navy Federal Credit Union located at 875 N. Randolph Street. Christopher Alan Martin, 32, of No Fixed Address was arrested at approximately 5:02 p.m. on February 28, 2017 as he returned to a residence in the 700 block of S. Monroe Street. Martin has been charged with bank robbery and is being held on no bond in the Arlington County Detention Facility. On Friday, February 10, 2017, at approximately 11:40 a.m., a male subject entered the Navy Federal Credit Union located at 875 N. Randolph Street in Arlington, Virginia and passed the teller a note, demanding money. The suspect fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect did not imply or display a weapon.
Posted March 1, 2017
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Police Seek Public’s Assistance
In Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

February 10, 2017: ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a bank robbery suspect captured on surveillance footage. On Friday, February 10, 2017, at approximately 11:40 a.m., a male subject entered the Navy Federal Credit Union located at 875 N. Randolph Street in Arlington, Virginia and passed the teller a note, demanding money. The suspect fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect did not imply or display a weapon. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’8” tall. He was wearing a brown north face jacket, a brown and cream colored winter hat and sunglasses at the time of the incident.
The Arlington County Police Department requests that anyone with information regarding this incident contact Detective R. Munizza at 703.228.4171 or rmunizza@arlingtonva.us. To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866.411.TIPS (8477).
Posted February 10, 2017
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UPDATE: ACPD Seeks Information on Suspicious Subject(s)
February 6, 2017 - The press release has been updated with additional subject information for each reported incident

February 6, 2017 - ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department is making the public aware of two instances of suspicious subject(s) appearing to follow students in the vicinity of Washington-Lee High School. At this time, no crime has occurred. The police department is investigating these incidents and would like to identify and speak with the subject(s) involved. At approximately 4:30 p.m. on January 31, an 11-year-old female was walking in the area of 15th Street N. at N. Stafford Street when she noticed a red minivan keeping pace with her. As she picked up her speed, the vehicle accelerated to match her pace. The juvenile ran to a friend’s house and the subject proceeded to drive off in an unknown direction. The subject is described as a white male with a short beard wearing a plaid shirt and an Irish Snap Cap. At approximately 6:00 p.m. on February 2, two middle school-aged male juveniles were walking in the area of 13th Street N. at N. Nelson Street when they noticed a newer black sedan appearing to follow them. As they continued walking, the vehicle made a sharp turn and pulled into a driveway, blocking their path. The juveniles ran home and the subject proceeded to drive off in an unknown direction. If anyone has information on the identity of the subject(s), please contact the non-emergency number at 703.558.2222. In the case of an emergency, call 911. To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866.411.TIPS (8477).
Posted February 3, 2017 (UPDATED FEBRUARY 6)
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Man Sentenced to 58 Years in Prison for Multiple Attacks in Arlington County
February 10, 2017: ARLINGTON, Va. – Justin Wingate Poe, 35, of Woodbridge, VA was sentenced on Friday, February 10, 2017 in the Arlington County Circuit Court to fifty-eight years in prison for his role in multiple attacks in Arlington County. Judge DiMatteo imposed a sentence of fifty years for the charge of rape and twenty years, with all but fifteen years suspended, for the charge of burglary related to a 2016 sexual assault. These sentences will run concurrently. Additionally, Wingate Poe was charged with two counts of attempted abduction for incidents occurring in 2007. On each charge, Wingate Poe was sentenced to five years with one year suspended.
Posted February 10, 2017
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Justin Wingate Poe

January 5, 2017 - ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department and Sheriff’s Office are warning the public about a missed jury duty telephone scam targeting County residents. The latest incident was reported yesterday, January 4, 2017, where a resident received a phone call from an individual claiming to be a Lieutenant with the Sheriff’s Office. The victim was accused of failing to appear for jury duty and a warrant for their arrest was to be issued unless a fine is paid. If you receive a call of this nature, immediately hang up with the caller and verify the claim by calling the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office at 703.228.4460. Never use a phone number provided to you from the caller to verify their credibility. Also, never provide personal information such as bank account numbers to anyone over the phone. After making a verification call, if you find that you were a target or victim of a scam, please file an online police report at http://police.arlingtonva.us/online-police-reporting-system/ or call the non-emergency police line at 703.558.2222. Subjects will use a variety of different phone scams and the Arlington County Police Department wants the public to be aware of the recent string of scams and past cases so you don’t become a victim. In addition to the recent jury duty scam, the Police Department has received fraud reports in the past regarding utility companies threatening to shut off services if not provided immediate payment; IRS collecting fees for unpaid taxes; and family members allegedly being held hostage or having suffered injury requiring payment. If you receive a call of this nature, please hang up immediately and report this information to the non-emergency line. Individuals seeking additional information about fraud can contact the Arlington County Police Department’s Financial Crimes Unit at FinancialCrimes@arlingtonva.us or visit the police website.
Posted January 5, 2017 - Click on Link Above for ACPD News Release

December 20, 2016 - ARLINGTON, Va. – At approximately 10:00 p.m. on December 19, the Arlington County Police Department responded to the report of an attempted abduction in the 600 block of 15th Street S. The investigation revealed that at approximately 4:00 p.m. on December 19, a 10-year-old female juvenile was approached by an unknown male suspect after being dropped off by her school bus. The victim described the suspect as speaking with a British accent as he offered her candy and reported to have dogs inside his van. When the victim refused, the suspect grabbed her backpack and jacket before the victim was able to escape. The suspect fled the area by vehicle. The suspect is described as a white male, possibly in his 20s with black hair and wearing a black shirt and possibly red pants at the time of the incident. His vehicle is described as a white van with a sliding side door. Police have increased patrols in the area. Anyone with information on the identity of this individual or details surrounding this incident is asked to contact Detective K. Bercovicz of the Arlington County Police Department’s Special Victims Unit at 703.228.4235 or at Kbercovicz@arlingtonva.us. To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866.411.TIPS (8477).
Posted December 20, 2016 - Click on Link Above for ACPD News Release

December 8, 2016 - ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department has arrested and charged two suspects for their role in an armed robbery. Jorgito Cruz, 37, of Alexandria VA and Alexander Serpa Ruiz, 21, of Puerto Rico were arrested and charged with attempted armed robbery, abduction, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and use or display of a firearm during the commission of a robbery. Both suspects are being held in the Arlington County Detention Facility on no bond. At approximately 5:44 p.m. on December 7, officers were dispatched to the report of an armed robbery in the 2700 block of Washington Boulevard. The investigation revealed that two masked suspects brandishing firearms entered a jewelry store and attempted to restrain one of the employees. A struggle ensued between the employee and the suspects, causing the suspects to flee the area by vehicle. Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact Detective G. Seibert of the Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4199 or Gseibert@arlingtonva.us. Information may also be provided anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
Posted December 9, 2016 - Click on Link Above for ACPD News Release
Armed Robbery Suspects
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Jorgito Cruz

Alexander Serpa Ruiz

December 6, 2016 - ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department’s Financial Crimes Unit is investigating a suspect charged in a fraud case and are seeking additional victims. Willbrod Frank Lukamilwa aka Frank Wilbert Ramaphosa, 42, of an unknown address, has been arrested and charged with unlawful entry, credit card larceny, and credit card fraud. At approximately 4:30 p.m. on November 28, officers responded to the 2500 block of S. 9th Road for the report of a burglary in progress. Through the course of the investigation, officers determined that the suspect, Willbrod Frank Lukamilwa, had unlawfully entered the female victim’s apartment while she was away. He had befriended the victim several weeks prior. The suspect was found to be in possession of and had completed transactions with the victim’s credit cards. In June 2016, Lukamilwa was arrested by Montgomery County Police for committing a theft scheme in Maryland. In 2012, Lukamilwa met the victim in that case and fraudulently represented himself as “Head of Nursing” at a local hospital. Lukamilwa told the victim that he could help him enter a nursing program. Over three years, Lukamilwa accepted $13,500 in “tuition” from the victim at various locations in Montgomery County. Once Lukamilwa received the money, he stopped communicating with the victim. Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact Detective P. Marseilles at 703.228.4237 or pmarseilles@arlingtonva.us. Information may also be provided anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
Posted December 9, 2016 - Click on Link Above for ACPD News Release
Suspect Charged in Fraud Case
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Willbrod Frank Lukamilwa

September 22, 2016 - ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department’s Auto Theft Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating suspects involved in the theft of tires and rims from three vehicles during the month of September. At approximately 7:15 a.m. on September 8, units were dispatched to the 1600 block of S. Joyce Street for the report of a vehicle being left on concrete blocks with all four tires and rims removed. At approximately 7:30 a.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of Army Navy Drive for the report of a second vehicle located on concrete blocks with all four tires and rims removed. The suspects were captured on surveillance camera pulling up in what appears to be a light colored four door sedan. The first suspect is described as a male wearing a hooded jacket, pants and gloves. The second suspect is described as a medium to dark skinned male with a beard and skull cap. Anyone with information on the identity of these individuals or details surrounding these incidents is asked to contact Detective S. Whalin of the Arlington County Police Department’s Auto Theft Unit at 703.228.4159 or at Swhalin@arlingtonva.us. To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866.411.TIPS (8477).
Posted August 22, 2016 - Click on Link Above for ACPD News Release
Grand Larceny Suspects Caught on Surveillance Camera
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