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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
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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
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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
Click on Link Above - ACPD Release
(See Original Release on Homicide Below)


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
Click on Link Above - ACPD Release

(See Original Release on Robbery Below)


Jason Allen Johnson
Police Seek Public’s Assistance Locating Homicide Suspect
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
Click on Link Above - ACPD Release

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
Click on Link Above - ACPD Release

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)
Click on Link Above - ACPD Release

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
Click on Link Above - ACPD Release

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
(Click on News Release Above for Larger Images)

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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