Sunday, May 5, 2013
Victoria Kong, 83, was last seen Friday walking toward Gravelly Point.
Authorities are looking for a missing woman who was last seen Friday on the Mount Vernon Trail. Victoria Kong, 83, was walking north toward Gravelly Point near Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport around 6:30 p.m. Friday when she went missing, according to a news release sent Sunday by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department. Kong is a 5-foot-3, 130-pound Hispanic female from Barbados who has a light skin tone. She has brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing a long purple and brown dress with a floral design and sandals. She was carrying a tan sweater or jacket with a black purse. Authorities are asking anyone with information concerning Kong to contact the MWAA police at 703-417-2400 or the case …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Victim was walking alone late at night, according to police.
A 24-year-old Hyattsville, Md., man has been accused of strangling his ex-girlfriend and stealing her dog in the Clarendon-Courthouse neighborhood of Arlington. Jonathan Jimenez has been arrested and charged with strangulation, attempted malicious wounding, grand larceny, and domestic assault and battery, according to the Arlington County Police Department. He is being held without bond. At about 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, a woman reportedly was walking her dog, a Chihuahua, in the 2400 block of North 11th Street near Rocky Run Park. "He approaches her on foot, they exchange some words, and he grabs her by the neck," Arlington County Police Department spokesman Dustin Sternbeck told Patch. Jimenez reportedly knew the woman from a past …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Top news of the week from our Patches around Virginia and DC.
Patch has 31 community sites in Virginia and D.C. Here are some of the top stories from around the region over the past week. 16. Mark Wahlberg Visits: Actor Mark Wahlberg visited T.C. Williams High School on Wednesday morning for an assembly presented by Get Schooled, a nonprofit that aims to engage high school students in an effort to improve graduation rates and empower more students to achieve in college. “I had to work really hard to get where I’m at,” Wahlberg said. “And I don’t mind working really hard to try and maintain it." 15. Runner Pledges 30 Races: Arlington resident Lauren Bailey is halfway through a personal challenge that has been daunting and exhilarating — running 30 races in one year, the year of her 30th birthday. …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
A roundup of crime news from inside the Beltway.
Arlington Saturday is Drug-Take Back Day Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, and several Arlington County locations will serve as drop-off points. Crime Report: Man Accused of Pointing Gun at Victim Outside Home A 28-year-old man is accused brandished a gun at a victim outside a home, according to the Arlington County Police Department. Arlington Public Servants Honored at Valor Awards Arlington’s Chamber of Commerce recently honored public servants who went above and beyond the call of duty in the 31st Annual Valor Awards. Police Report Indecent Exposure in Crystal City Arlington police have made an arrest in an incident in which a man is accused of exposing himself near a food court at the Crystal City Shops. Arlington …
Plus, Iguana models, cell towers in disguise, a Ladybug exodus and two birds ask, "Who cooks for you?"
Editor's Note: Patch has 31 sites in Virginia and D.C., and not a day goes by that something weird isn't happening somewhere in the area. Here's a look back at some weird goings on over the past week. Drivers at the Lake Ridge commuter lot near Interstate 95 saw more than the road crews and heavy machinery that have become standard commute scenery. Prince William County Police arrested a man April 19 when they found him dancing naked on the hood of his car. Without question, you should surrender to authorities when police have identified you as the suspect in a grand-larceny case. But we feel compelled to caution suspects about checking their pockets after a 27-year-old Annandale man turned himself in. Police in Falls Church say they …
Friday, April 26, 2013
South Moon Under incident took place on March 1.
Arlington police are seeking the public’s help in finding two women wanted for larceny. The incident took place on March 1 at South Moon Under on the 2700 block of Clarendon Boulevard, according to the Arlington County Police Department. One of the suspected burglars is a woman in her 20s, about 5 foot 9, 150 pounds with blond hair, according to Arlington County police officials. She wore a jean jacket and white shirt at the time of the incident. The second suspect is a woman, 5 foot 9, 130 pounds, and wore a light tan or light jacket, jeans, and brown boots, according to police. Anyone who has information is asked to contact Det. Timothy Parsons at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-228-4172. To report information anonymously, contact the …
Drop off your expired, used, or unwanted prescription drugs in Arlington.
Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, and several Arlington County locations will serve as drop-off points. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at several Arlington locations, including the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration headquarters at 551 Army Navy Drive. The event is meant to help residents dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs, according to the DEA. Since 2010, law enforcement officials and the DEA have taken in more than 2 million pounds of expired prescription drugs, according to a press release from the administration.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The latest incident reports from the Arlington County Police Department. This is not a complete list of all incidents.
Brandishing a firearm A 28-year-old man is accused brandished a gun at a victim outside a home, according to the Arlington County Police Department. Police say that on 8:52 p.m. on April 18, a victim was held at gunpoint outside a home in the 3400 block of South 25th Street. The victim immediately ran away from the man and called police. Officers found and arrested Brian Antonio Williams, of Arlington, a short distance away. He was charged with brandishing a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school and felony possession of a firearm. He is being held without bond. Attempted Robbery An Alexandria man is accused of trying to rob a victim and striking him in the face. According to police, at 12:34 p.m. on Tuesday in the 1400 block of North …
The awards are distributed by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.
Arlington’s Chamber of Commerce recently honored public servants who went above and beyond the call of duty in the 31st Annual Valor Awards. This year, the awards recognized members from Arlington’s Office of Emergency Management, police department, fire department and sheriff’s office. The following is more information about their achievements, from Arlington’s Chamber of Commerce: Donald “D.J.” Winsock- Life-Saving Award Arlington County Office of Emergency Management While helping answering emergency call in to 911, Winsock walked a caller through performing life-saving CPR last August. Sergeant Jack Lantz- Meritorious Service Award Arlington County Sheriff’s Office Lantz started his career in the sheriff’s office for 29 years, …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Offense occurred at a food court.
Arlington police have made an arrest in an incident in which a man is accused of exposing himself near a food court at the Crystal City Shops. The offense was reported at 12:05 p.m. Friday in the 200 block of South 18th Street. According to police, a man exposed himself to a another man at the entrance of a public restroom. He told the victim he had something to show him, got to the bathroom door and exposed himself, police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said. David Whitney, 58, of Arlington, was arrested on the scene and charged with indecent exposure. He was held on an unsecured bond.