The stretch of Washington Blvd between N. Quincy St and Glebe Rd near Ballston has been the site of several serious pedestrian collisions. Some pedestrians have said cars often do not stop for them along this four-lane road, even in crosswalks. Please observe extra caution along this stretch of Washington Blvd.
Vehicle theft is a multi-billion-dollar crime that costs victims time and money. According to the FBI’s Uniformed Crime Reporting Program, there was an estimated 773,139 thefts of motor vehicles nationwide in 2017. Motor vehicle thefts in Arlington rose 15% last year (ACPD 2018 report).
By educating yourself on the common methods of theft and taking some simple precautions, you can reduce the risk of having your vehicle become a target.
Recap from Sept 9, 2019 General Meeting
Thanks to Sgt. Tom Rakowski and Officer Kristen Oesterling of the The Arlington County Police Department who spoke to LVCA members at the Sept 9 General Meeting.
Police Emergency Number: 911
Police Non-Emergency Number: 703-558-2222
Do not hesitate to call if you see something suspicious or are fearful. Your calls help ACPD fight crime. Do not assume someone else will call. Think about what could happen if you fail to call.
Over the summer, there have been several car break-ins in Lyon Village. It is a crime of opportunity. The thieves are typically out late at night looking for cars with unlocked doors and visible valuables. When you exit your car, be sure to always lock it and don’t leave any valuables inside. Try to leave your car parked in a lighted area and be attentive to any suspicious activity.
If you see or hear something, call the police immediately, either on the non-emergency number 703-558-2222 or 911 for emergencies.
The intersection of Lee Hwy (Rt 29) and N Kirkwood St floods frequently so is best avoided during periods of heavy rain. Flooding at Lee & Kirkwood on July 8 disabled several cars. Arlington Police reported 25 water rescue calls county-wide during the morning of July 8.
Unfortunately, there are few alternatives when this intersection is impassable. Probably the best is to go the long way around via Wilson/Clarendon Blvds or N 13th St.
As flooding is expected to become more frequent, remember that it is unwise to drive through deep water. Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down and 2 feet of water can sweep your car away.
Avoid parking in low-lying areas when storms are forecast.
Recently there have been some bicycle thefts in the Clarendon area. Protect your bike from theft. U-locks are the most effective locks to use. When leaving your bike in a public area always secure the bike to a bike rack or other immovable object even if just for a short time. When at home, secure your bike in a safe location such as a locked garage or other inside location.