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ArlingtonPolice Beat, 3/25/21 edition

Police Beat, 3/25/21 edition

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News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week.


  • On March 13 at 11:35 p.m., officers working the “nightlife detail” in Clarendon were dispatched to the 2800 block of Wilson Boulevard for a report of a dispute.

According to police, arriving officers located an active verbal altercation between two groups and separated them, but the dispute resumed when an individual from one group approached another.

As officers were attempting to separate the parties, the combatants became agitated and aggressive toward officers, police said. The suspects pushed and assaulted officers, police said.


The suspects – 23-year-old Joshua Meyers and 23-year-old Myles Goggins, both of Arlington – were arrested and charged with assault-and-battery on police and drunk in public.


  • On March 13 at 8:23 p.m., an individual was inside a business in the 2700 block of Wilson Boulevard when she observed a man rubbing his genitals, police said.

The suspect is described as a black male, bald.

  • On March 15 at 3:30 p.m., a woman reported that, while having maintenance completed in her residence in the 5300 block of North Carlin Springs Road, the suspect exposed his genitals to her.

The suspect is described as an Hispanic male, 5’8”, 180 pounds with black hair.


  • On March 12 at 12:29 p.m., police were dispatched to the 200 block of North Glebe Road for a report of a motorcycle stolen from the parking lot of a commercial establishment.

According to police, a witness reported observing the suspect approach the motorcycle and tamper with it before the disappearance.

A lookout with the suspect’s information was broadcast, and a Virginia State Police trooper located the suspect on Interstate 66 near Exit 73 pushing the motorcycle.

The suspect – 21-year-old Mariano Arnoldo Lizama Gamez of Falls Church – was arrested and charged with grand larceny.

  • On March 14 at 12:40 p.m., an individual was unloading items from her parked vehicle in the 1000 block of Wilson Boulevard when a woman approached, entered the vehicle and drove off with it.

The victim observed the vehicle return a short time later with a male passenger.

The first suspect is described as a black female, 5’8” to 5’10” with an average build. The second suspect is described as a black male, 5’11” to 6’1” with a thin build.


  • On March 11 between noon and midnight, a home in the 4600 block of South Four Mile Run Drive was burglarized. Cash and personal items were taken.
  • On March 12 at 8 p.m., police were dispatched to a late report of breaking and entering in a home in the 1400 block of Patrick Henry Drive. Clothes and electronics were taken.
  • Sometime between March 16 at 6 p.m. and March 17 at 9 a.m., a business in the 4700 block of Lee Highway was burglarized. A cash register and cash were taken.
  • On March 17 at 2:45 a.m., two suspects forced entry into a commercial business in the 1100 block of Glebe Road, stealing cash registers and cash.
    The suspects are described as black males, 20 to 30 years old.


  • On March 14 at 4:20 a.m., police were dispatched to the 2300 block of 24th Road South for multiple reports of a male suspect breaking into vehicles with a metal object.

Upon arrival, officers located a suspect matching the description provided by reporting parties and took him into custody.

The suspect – 24-year-old Broderick Washington of Baltimore – was arrested and charged with five counts of misdemeanor destruction of property, one count of destruction of property and one count of tampering with a vehicle.


  • On March 13 at 7:14 a.m., police were dispatched to the 4700 block of 20th Road North and determined that an individual had entered nine Honda vehicles and stole airbags.


  • The Arlington County Police Department says targeted enforcement efforts in Crystal City and surrounding neighborhoods are helping to stem a recent rash of incidents.

The criminal-patrol detail works on enforcement and community education, including high-visibility patrols through the area.

As a result, six weapons have been recovered from various incidents, including five firearms and one pair of brass knuckles. In addition, the number of carjackings and thefts of idling vehicles has been reduced significantly.

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