Robbery in Clarendon

Robbery in Clarendon
In the 2800 block of Clarendon Blvd. on Sat, Aug 13, a woman was assaulted an robbed of her personal items, wallet, and cell phone. There is no suspect(s) description. Crime Report

Stabbing at Clarendon Bar

Stabbing at Clarendon Bar
A man sitting at Spider Kelly’s bar in Clarendon was repeatedly stabbed in an unprovoked, random attack on Sat, Aug 14. The victim was transported the hospital with serious injuries. The attacker was arrested, charged with Aggravated Malicious Wounding, and is being held on no bond. Crime Report ARLnow

Resisting Arrest in Clarendon

Resisting Arrest in Clarendon
In a Thursday morning, Aug 5, incident in Clarendon near The Crossing Clarendon retail center a man accused of theft resisted arrest. He now faces multiple assault on police officer charges and is being held without bond. Crime Report

Armed Robbery & Attempted Robbery

Armed Robbery & Attempted Robbery
Daily Crime Report
Armed Robbery in Lyon Park
200 block of N. Fillmore Street At approximately 11:50 p.m. on July 31, police were dispatched to the report of an armed robbery in progress. Upon arrival, it was determined that a cab was dropping off passengers when two dark colored SUV’s pulled up and blocked in the cab. A male suspect then approached the rear passenger side door, brandished a firearm and demanded money.
Attempted Robbery in Clarendon
3100 block of Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 10:50 p.m. on July 29, police were dispatched to the report of threats. Upon arrival, it was determined that the male victim was in the area when he was approached by the two known male suspects who began throwing rocks at him. The suspects then demanded that the victim give them money and fled the scene on foot when the victim confronted them.

Shots Fired in Clarendon

Shots Fired in Clarendon
At approximately 1:15AM, police responded to the 2800 block of Wilson Blvd for the report of a shooting. Arriving officers confirmed multiple shots had been fired. A parked vehicle in the 1300 block of N Garfield was struck by two stray rounds. A large group had been involved in a fight at this location prior to the shooting. No injuries related to the shooting have been reported. There is no suspect(s) description at this time. This remains an active criminal investigation. Anyone with information or home surveillance is asked to contact the Arlington Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4180 or ACPDTipline@arlingtonva.us. Information may also be reported anonymously through the Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). News Release

Stabbing at Key & Herndon

Stabbing at Key & Herndon
A man was stabbed Saturday, May 8, around 1:39AM at Key & Herndon. Two men and two women left a Clarendon bar and a dispute started between the two men who knew each other. One stabbed the other. The suspect remained on scene and was taken into custody without incident by police. The 25-year-old suspect has been charged with Aggravated Malicious Wounding and Drunk in Public and is being held without bond. Crime Report

Update from ACPD Capt. Scott Linder (May 10) 4:53

Arrest Made: Assault on Uhle St

Arrest Made: Assault on Uhle St
The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit has arrested a suspect wanted for his role in an assault with strangulation on April 13 in the Colonial Village neighborhood. News Release
  This remains an active investigation. Anyone with information should contact the Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4180 or ACPDTipline@arlingtonva.us. Information may be reported anonymously via the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

Assault on Uhle St

Assault on Uhle St
A woman was attacked around 7:08PM on the 1800 block of N Uhle St, in the garden-style apartment and condo community on the eastern edge of LV. Officers will be conducting extra checks in the area and canvasing for evidence and witnesses. Please check your surveillance cameras for information that may assist in the investigation. Anyone with information should contact the Arlington Police Dept Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4180 or by email. Information may also be reported anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). News Release WUSA-TV video report

March Meeting Recap: Police

March Meeting Recap: Police
Captain Scott Linder and the Arlington County Community Policing Team briefed us on police activity in and around Lyon Village and Clarendon over the past 2 months. Two cars were recently stolen in Lyon Village. In both cases spare keys had been left in the car. They stressed the importance of always locking your car and never leaving valuables (especially keys!!) in the car.

Bar Fight in Clarendon

Bar Fight in Clarendon
On Tuesday night (Mar 23) police were called to the 3100 block of Wilson Blvd in Clarendon for a reported assault in progress. A man was threatening people with a knife and threw a beer bottle, which struck a bystander causing a laceration to the head. The bystander was transported to an area hospital. The suspect was taken into custody and is facing charges of Assault and Battery, Simple Assault, Drunk in Public, Identity Theft and Possession of Fictitious ID. Crime Report

Street Crossing Decriminalized

Street Crossing Decriminalized
As of March 1, VA HB 5058 provides that no law-enforcement officer may lawfully stop a pedestrian for jaywalking or entering a highway where the pedestrian cannot be seen… Where intersections contain no marked crosswalks, pedestrians shall not be guilty of negligence as a matter of law for crossing at any such intersection or between intersections when crossing by the most direct route. A long list of other minor offenses are similarly decriminalized, prohibiting police officers from stopping persons or vehicles, however civil penalties remain. VA HB 5058 Virginia Mercury

Mar 8: LVCA General Meeting: Clarendon Sector Plan

LVCA General Meeting: Clarendon Sector Plan, March 8
When: Monday March 8, 8PM
Where: Virtual via Zoom

ONLINE ONLY: There is no meeting at the Community House.
A link to the meeting will be emailed to all subscribers to the LVCA broadcast email on the day of the event (Mar 8)

Police Update
The meeting starts with an update by Captain Scott Linder and the Arlington County Community Policing Team on police activity in and around Lyon Village and Clarendon over the last 2 months. Followed by an opportunity to ask questions.

Clarendon Sector Plan Update
The meeting continues with a look at the on-going update to the Clarendon Sector Plan. The Plan was last updated in 2006. Changes to the Clarendon Sector Plan may have a significant impact on traffic, parking, trash, and safety in LV. Brett Wallace of Arlington County staff, who is overseeing the update, will present.
Clarendon Sector Plan 2006 APA Great Places
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FY2022 Real Estate Tax: Residents Lose

FY2022 Real Estate Tax: Residents Lose, Businesses Win
County Manager proposes balancing the budget of the backs of residents.
No change in the tax rate of $1.013 is proposed. Increased revenue is achieved by manipulating assessments. In addition the separate “stormwater tax” would increase from $0.013 to $0.017.


County Manager’s Proposed FY 2022 Budget Slide 2

Meanwhile, Alexandria’s proposed FY2022 budget cuts its real estate tax rate by two-cents, Alexandria’s fourth consecutive year with no increase. News Release

Robbery By Force Near LV

Robbery By Force Near LV
In the 1200 block of N Troy on Jan 20, 2021, a suspect followed the victim off of a bus, approached her as she was attempting to enter her residence, and grabbed her purse strap. A struggle ensued over the purse, during which the suspect pulled the victim to the ground, dragging her down a set of stairs. The suspect then stole her purse and fled on foot prior to police arrival. The victim sustained minor injuries during the incident. News Release

Residential Permit Parking (LVCA General Meeting Recap)

Residential Permit Parking (LVCA General Meeting Recap)
The January LVCA meeting featured an overview of proposed changes to Arlington’s Residential Permit Parking Program (RPP). Many people know it as “Zone 6 Parking.”

A presentation by LVCA Board Member Andrew Rude, who has been following the RPP review for LVCA. County staff were invited to make a presentation, but declined. Andy summarized the changes the county is considering: some good and some that LVCA Board Members think should be changed. Several members of nearby neighborhood associations, who will also be impacted by RPP changes, attended the meeting. We will be working together on this. The County Board is planning to vote on these changes at its regular meeting in February (tentatively Feb 20).

RPP Presentation: Jan 11 2021 by Andy Rude (PDF)

Future Actions
Members of the LVCA Board and representatives from other Arlington neighborhood associations are meeting to develop a common position on the proposed RPP changes and to communicate with the County Board about the proposed changes.

From LVCA
LV’s RPP Survey (Nov 2018)
More About RPP (website post)

From Other Neighborhood Associations
BVSCA: Summary of Public Comments (PDF)
Aurora Highlands Residential Parking Objections

From the County
Proposed program and comparison chart
Proposed program and comparison chart – After Markup by County Board
  The markup does not address most of the resident’s concerns.
Proposed administrative policies and procedures
FAQs

Other RPP News
Public Hearing on Residential Parking Program Deferred to February (ARLnow)

Jan 11 LVCA General Meeting: Residential Permit Parking Program

LVCA General Meeting: Residential Permit Parking
When: Mon, Jan 11, 8PM
Where: Virtual via Zoom About Zoom
ONLINE ONLY: There is no meeting at the Community House.
Police Update
The meeting will start with an update from LV’s Community Policing Team.
Residential Permit Parking Program
The January meeting will feature an overview of proposed changes to Arlington’s Residential Permit Parking Program (RPP). Many people know it as “Zone 6 Parking.” Join us to learn more about the changes that the county is considering: some good and some that LVCA Board Members think should be changed.

The presenter will be LVCA Board Member Andrew Rude, who has been following the RPP review process for LVCA. County staff were invited to make a presentation, but declined.

Members of other neighborhood associations, who will be impacted by changes to the RPP have been invited to this online meeting.

A link to the meeting will be emailed to all subscribers to the LVCA broadcast email on the day of the event (Jan 11); just click the link in the email to join the meeting. Please join the meeting a bit early, like 7:50 PM, so you will be ready when we start promptly at 8 PM. The meeting is limited to 100 attendees so latecomers may not be able to join.

For more about the RPP and links to additional information see LVCA’s Previous Post about the RPP.

Holding Cell Phone While Driving Now Illegal

Holding a Cell Phone While Driving Is Illegal In 2021
Virginia’s hands-free law, taking effect on Jan 1, makes it illegal to drive holding a cell phone in Virginia. Previously, only texting or emailing while driving was against the law. Drivers can talk hands-free, using a speaker or headphone (one ear only, headphones in both ears violates a different law). Fines are $125 for a first offense and $250 for a second offense or if driving in a construction zone. Last year distracted driving resulted in 120 deaths in Virginia. This compares to 4,984 COVID-19 deaths in Virginia.) Code of Virginia § 46.2-818.2

Nov 9 LVCA General Meeting Police & Missing Middle

LVCA General Meeting Police & Missing Middle: Nov 9
When: Mon, Nov 9, 8PM TONIGHT
Where: Virtual via Zoom About Zoom
ONLINE ONLY: There is no meeting at the Community House.

Police Update
The meeting will start with an update from LV’s Community Policing Team.

Missing Middle Housing Study
A discussion of Arlington’s, recently started, Missing Middle Housing Study that is expected to run through 2022.
● Up-Zoning: Changing the zoning of areas now limited to single-family houses to permit duplexes, triplexes, quads, and denser structures.
● How up-zoning relates to Arlington’s agenda for accelerated development, growth, and density.
● Impacts of up-zoning, accelerated development, growth and density on Arlington’s infrastructure (public schools, fire stations, storm and freshwater distribution systems), environment, and budget.
County’s Missing Middle Web Page
Missing Middle Study Timeline
MM Article published by Arlington Civic Assn
Arlington-Analytics Report on MM

Speakers:
● Peter Rousselot from Arlingtonians for Our Sustainable Future will make the case agains the Missing Middle Housing Study and up-zoning.
● The county has declined to provide anyone to explain their case for the Missing Middle Housing Study.

A link to the meeting will be emailed to all subscribers to the LVCA broadcast email on the day of the event (Nov 9); just click the link in the email to join the meeting. Please join the meeting a bit early, like 7:50 PM, so you will be ready when we start promptly at 8 PM. The meeting is limited to 100 attendees so latecomers may not be able to join.

Police Foot Chase 10th & Irving

Police Foot Chase 10th & Irving
The Police Department’s Property Crimes Unit announced the arrest of 2 suspects in vehicle-related property crimes. At approximately 5:30 AM on Oct 12 police observed a vehicle with 2 subjects walking alongside and appearing to look into parked vehicles in the area of 10th & Wilson. After a police chase the suspect’s vehicle became inoperable at 10th & Irving. Following a brief foot pursuit 2 of the 4 were taken into custody. The other 2 remain at large.
    The method of theft is consistent with other vehicle-related property crimes reported in Arlington: perpetrators check vehicle door handles and enter unlocked vehicles. News Release Lock your doors!

Armed Robbery

Armed Robbery
When: Fri, Aug 21, aprox 12:15 AM
Where: 1600 block of N Rhodes
The victim was sitting inside his parked vehicle when a vehicle pulled alongside, displayed a firearm and commanded the victim to exit his vehicle, lay on the ground and empty his pockets. Crime Report

31 Vehicles Stolen in July

31 Vehicles Stolen in July
Motor vehicle thefts are on the rise. Thieves are targeting cars left running unattended and parked with keys left inside. Of the 31 vehicles stolen in July, 9 were running unattended and 12 were unlocked with keys left inside. The victims are often food delivery drivers who return from their delivery to find their vehicle has been stolen. News Release

3 Carjackings in Last Month

3 Carjackings in Last Month Daily Crime Reports
CARJACKING, 2020-07250042, 2200 block of Shirlington Road. At approximately 2:06 a.m. on July 25 Police were dispatched to the report of a grand larceny auto. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim exited his vehicle and was approached by 3-4 male suspects who exited a vehicle and approached him…
CARJACKING, 2020-06240033, 1400 block of Crystal Drive. At approximately 3:33 a.m. on June 24, police were dispatched to the report of a carjacking just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim was asleep in his rental vehicle in a garage when he was awoken by two unknown suspects brandishing firearms…
CARJACKING, 2020-06220165, S. Four Mile Run Drive at S. Walter Reed Drive. At approximately 8:27 p.m. on June 22, police were dispatched to the report of a carjacking. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim was pumping gas when the male suspect allegedly approached her and demanded the vehicle…

VA AG Sues Advanced Towing Company

VA AG Sues Advanced Towing Company
Attorney General Mark Herring filed suit against Advanced Towing, alleging the company breaks state and county towing provisions and is “frequently predatory, aggressive, overreaching and illegal.” Herring seeks restitution for consumers and a bar on future violations of the law. NBC4 Washington
LV’s Community House has a towing contract with Advanced Towing.