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Arlington police report auto thefts, tamperings

Arlington police reported a number of auto thefts and tamperings in recent days. • Sometime between Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. and Dec. 17 at 4:23 a.m., two suspects broke the rear windows, tampered with the ignitions and stole two...

Vienna police warn of uptick in auto thefts, pilfering

The Washington region, specifically Northern Virginia, recently has seen increased vehicle-tampering incidents and vehicle thefts, Vienna police said in the department’s Dec. 9 weekly highlights. Authorities have identified a pattern in which suspects enter an area in stolen vehicles and...

Police: Thieves steal two vehicles from Vienna home

A man living in the 200 block of Adahi Road, S.E., told Vienna police that, on Nov. 26 between 6:55 and 7:05 a.m., someone stole two vehicles from his home. Later the same day, the resident tracked one of the...

Police: Woodbridge suspect charged for taking car in Vienna

A resident living in the 100 block of Patrick Street, S.E., told Vienna police that, on Nov. 6 at 3:16 a.m., a former co-worker had come to his apartment and requested to stay the night. The resident woke up during...

Police: Toyotas targeted for catalytic converters

On Oct. 3 at 8:58 a.m., Arlington police officers were dispatched to a report of multiple vehicles in the 1900 block of South Eads Street, 4600 block of 36th Street South and 2700 block of South Uhle Street having...

Letter: Owners of Hondas need to look out for thieves

Editor: On Sept. 2, my car was broken into. I found my window smashed and the airbag as the only thing missing. My neighbor parked right next to me had suffered the same fate. Unfortunately, this is the second time this...

Police: Windows smashed, airbags stolen

Sometime between Aug. 31 at 9:40 p.m. and Sept. 1 at 8:03 a.m., an individual or individuals smashed the driver’s-side windows of four vehicles in the 4200 block of 31st Street North and stole the airbags, Arlington police reported. All...

Police: Family tiff leads to auto theft

On October 25, a resident living in the 700 block of Frederick Street, S.W., told Vienna police that her vehicle had been stolen. The resident advised that her son-in-law had given her a vehicle, which she titled in her name. After...

Motorcycle buyer goes for test drive, never comes back

A local resident was selling a motorcycle online and met with a potential buyer on Aug. 25 between 3 and 3:20 p.m. at 353 Maple Ave., E., Vienna police said. The resident showed the potential buyer how to start the...

Sometimes people make it too easy for car thieves

Sometime between April 25 at 10 p.m. and April 26 at 9:38 a.m., a vehicle parked in a driveway in the 3600 block of North Nelson Street was entered, then a garage-door opener was used to gain entry to...
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