Crime and Safety in our area

n response to an inquiry from the CCCA about increased crime in the 22202 zip code area, Captain Linder, head of the Arlington County Police Department Outreach Unit, provided the attached email. In addition, he provided orally a comparison of some statistics from 2019 to 2012 (June to August) for the 3 CA areas in 22202 and promised to send more later. Here are some significant stats:

Type20192020
Robberies1610
Larceny (theft in vehicle etc)2623
larceny in general3811
stolen car1033(a number of Uber cars)
other larceny (shopifting)3170
simple assaults1933(pushing/punching etc)
aggravated assaults333(with weapon)
sexual assault92

The Aurora Highlands Civic Association is inviting Captain Linder to their regular September 9 meeting 7-9 pm which will be live streamed on their Facebook page.

Police Need Your Help to Prevent Larcenies from Auto

The Arlington County Police Department is announcing numerous charges have been sought against suspects responsible for multiple auto theft and larceny cases throughout the County. This week, 11 warrants were obtained for Michael A. Brunner III, 18, of Washington, D.C. His charges include felony Stolen Auto, Grand Larceny and Credit Card Larceny, as well as misdemeanor Vehicle Trespassing and Petit Larceny. The Department also recently sought petitions for two juvenile suspects for Grand Larceny Auto.

The identification and apprehension of these suspects is just one step in reducing crimes of opportunity in Arlington County. Thieves are looking for easy, low effort opportunities to steal from hardworking members of the public. Reported incidents indicate that thieves often target multiple unlocked vehicles parked on streets, in driveways and in garages to rummage through personal property and steal items of value as well as vehicles with keys left inside. To help residents keep their vehicles and property safe, the Arlington County Police Department is sharing ways we can work together to reduce and prevent property crimes in our community.

Visit the website to learn more.