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On Thursday, an Arlington County cold case was officially closed when Jose Rodriguez-Cruz, who is already serving time f...
04/11/2021

On Thursday, an Arlington County cold case was officially closed when Jose Rodriguez-Cruz, who is already serving time for the murder of Pamela Butler, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the killing of his estranged wife, Marta Rodriguez, in 1989. The sentence is the culmination of years of tireless work to bring justice to both victims and their families and demonstrates our commitment to pursue cases, no matter how much time has passed.

Pictured are Marta’s son Hansel Rodriguez (left), ACPD Cold Case Detective Rosa Ortiz (middle) and Pamela’s brother Derrick Butler (right) on the day of sentencing.

WATCH: Virginia Cold Case Closed After 32 Years via NBC Washington.
https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/i-was-able-to-breathe-virginia-cold-case-closed-after-32-years/2634286/
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With heavy hearts, ACPD announces the passing of K9 George, an 8-year-old Labrador Retriever Mix who loyally served the ...
04/11/2021

With heavy hearts, ACPD announces the passing of K9 George, an 8-year-old Labrador Retriever Mix who loyally served the Arlington community since 2015. K9 George was certified in Explosive Detection and could detect 26 kinds of explosive materials and residue. He provided invaluable service patrolling Arlington and providing support at special events. We are grateful for our years with K9 George and kindly ask that you keep him and his handler in your thoughts.

FINAL: Ms. McLean has been located. Thank you to everyone who shared this information to assist in locating her.CRITICAL...
04/10/2021

FINAL: Ms. McLean has been located. Thank you to everyone who shared this information to assist in locating her.

CRITICALLY MISSING ADULT: ACPD is seeking the public’s assistance locating 41-year-old Janice Perez McLean. She is 5’2” tall and 160 lbs. She was last seen at approximately 6 p.m. in the Crystal City neighborhood. Possibly traveling in her White Infinity with MD plates. She is considered critically missing due to mental and/or physical health concerns. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Emergency Communications Center at 703-558-2222 or 9-1-1 in an emergency.

ACPD Officers lined the highway this afternoon to honor and pay respect to Capitol Police Officer Billy Evans as his pro...
04/07/2021

ACPD Officers lined the highway this afternoon to honor and pay respect to Capitol Police Officer Billy Evans as his procession traveled through Arlington County.

In Valor, There is Hope.

April is recognized as both Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Law enforcement plays an in...
04/07/2021

April is recognized as both Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Law enforcement plays an integral role in the investigation of these incidents and works collaboratively with Arlington County Government agencies and community stakeholders in providing victims and survivors with access to support services while holding perpetrators accountable for their actions. In recognition of these important causes, the Arlington County Police Department is sharing information on available resources and programs to help raise public awareness about child abuse and sexual violence.

https://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/release/police-help-raise-awareness-during-child-abuse-prevention-month-and-sexual-assault-awareness-month/

Yesterday, a Washington, D.C. man was sentenced to 21 years in prison for an armed robbery spree at multiple banks and a...
04/07/2021
Washington, D.C. Man Sentenced for Armed Robbery Spree

Yesterday, a Washington, D.C. man was sentenced to 21 years in prison for an armed robbery spree at multiple banks and a retail store in northern Virginia, including two incidents in Arlington County. ACPD officers, with assistance from our regional law enforcement partners, apprehended the suspect following a vehicle pursuit in which he jumped out of a moving vehicle before it crashed and sunk into the Potomac River. The significant sentence is the result of thorough investigative efforts across multiple jurisdictions to hold the suspect accountable and prevent future violence.

https://www.justice.gov/usao-edva/pr/washington-dc-man-sentenced-armed-robbery-spree

A Washington, D.C. man was sentenced today to 21 years in prison in connection with a series of armed robberies that he conducted at multiple banks and a retail store in northern Virginia in 2018 and 2019.

During #WomensHistoryMonth, ACPD welcomed its first female commander, Lt. Paula Chavis, to the Homicide/Robbery Unit. Th...
04/05/2021

During #WomensHistoryMonth, ACPD welcomed its first female commander, Lt. Paula Chavis, to the Homicide/Robbery Unit. The unit's past and present female detectives came together to document this significant milestone and to celebrate women in law enforcement and the extraordinary contributions they make in keeping our communities safe while seeking justice on behalf of victims.

Pictured L to R:

Lt. G. Hayslett (retired) – 1st female detective assigned to the unit
Detective R. Ortiz – 3rd female detective assigned to the unit
Detective T. Celestini (retired) – 4th female detective assigned to the unit
Lieutenant P. Chavis – 7th female detective and 1st female commander of the unit
Detective C. Garcia – 5th female detective assigned to the unit
Detective R. Munizza – 8th female detective assigned to the unit
Sergeant S. King – 9th female detective assigned to the unit
Not Pictured – Detective C. Brenneman (retired)(2nd female assigned), Lieutenant C. Riccio (6th female assigned), Sergeant J. Senn (10th female assigned)

FINAL: Mr. Tam Thanh Nguyen has been safely located. Thank you to everyone who assisted by sharing this information.CRIT...
04/04/2021

FINAL: Mr. Tam Thanh Nguyen has been safely located. Thank you to everyone who assisted by sharing this information.

CRITICALLY MISSING: ACPD is seeking the public’s assistance locating 75 year-old Tam Thanh Nguyen. Described as an Asian male wearing a light brown hoodie, grey hat and blue jeans. Last seen at approximately 2:55 p.m. in the 5700 block of 36th St N. Driving a 2016 Silver/Gold Toyota Highlander with Florida license plate GRAY93. He is considered critically missing due to mental and/or physical health concerns. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Emergency Communications Center at 703-558-2222 or 9-1-1 in an emergency.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. If you’re in the driver’s seat, it’s the only thing you should be doing. No...
04/01/2021

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. If you’re in the driver’s seat, it’s the only thing you should be doing. No distractions.

Remember: As of Jan 1, it is illegal in VA to hold a handheld personal communications device while driving a motor vehicle.
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Additional information and resources: https://www.drivesmartva.org/current-projects/phone-down-its-the-law/

Motor Officer Stone hanging with his pac of alpacas on this beautiful day in Arlington County! 👮‍♂️🦙
03/30/2021

Motor Officer Stone hanging with his pac of alpacas on this beautiful day in Arlington County! 👮‍♂️🦙

Please join the ACPD in congratulating Captain Brett Butler and Master Police Officer Richard Schmitt on their retiremen...
03/26/2021

Please join the ACPD in congratulating Captain Brett Butler and Master Police Officer Richard Schmitt on their retirements. Each provided nearly 30 years of dedicated service to the Arlington Community. We are grateful for their unwavering commitment to public service throughout their careers and wish them both well in their future endeavors!

A community member left this note of appreciation stating ‘Thank you for keeping us all safe’ on one of our cruisers. Th...
03/25/2021

A community member left this note of appreciation stating ‘Thank you for keeping us all safe’ on one of our cruisers. The safety of the Arlington community is our top priority and we are grateful for the support we receive from the community. 🚔💙

The Arlington County Police Department is announcing the arrest of a suspect following an investigation into threats and...
03/24/2021

The Arlington County Police Department is announcing the arrest of a suspect following an investigation into threats and the recovery of two improvised explosive devices (commonly referred to as pipe bombs). Ryan Bosnick, 34, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with Possession of Explosive Materials or Devices (x2), Possession of a Sawed-Off Shotgun, and Threats of Death or Bodily Injury to a Person. He is being held without bond in the Arlington County Detention Facility.

This remains an active joint investigation with the FBI Washington Field Office. There is no apparent ongoing threat to public safety.

For additional information regarding the investigation, please visit our newsroom.

https://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/release/police-recover-two-improvised-explosive-devices-during-the-execution-of-a-search-warrant-in-the-ballston-virginia-square-neighborhood/

FINAL: Ms. Martinez Vasquez has been safely located. MISSING: ACPD is seeking the public's assistance locating 21-year-o...
03/23/2021

FINAL: Ms. Martinez Vasquez has been safely located.

MISSING: ACPD is seeking the public's assistance locating 21-year-old Saira Xiomara Martinez Vasquez. Last seen at 4PM in the 800 block of S. Greenbrier St. She is described as a white Hispanic female, 5'2", 190 lbs, with long brown hair. She was last wearing a floral jacket, white T-shirt with red "25", long grey shirt, and jeans. Ms. Martinez Vasquez is considered critically missing due to mental and/or physical health concerns. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Emergency Communications Center at 703-558-2222 or 9-1-1 in an emergency.

FINAL: Max has been safely located. Thank you to everyone who assisted by sharing this information.MISSING: ACPD is seek...
03/21/2021

FINAL: Max has been safely located. Thank you to everyone who assisted by sharing this information.

MISSING: ACPD is seeking the public’s assistance locating 28-year-old Max Goldfrank. Last seen at 9PM on the Custis Trail near Key Bridge traveling towards Falls Church. He is described as a W/M, 5’9”, 180 lbs, blue eyes and brown hair. He was wearing a green windbreaker with a hood, dark color pants, and a headlamp. Max is considered critically missing due to mental and/or physical health concerns. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Emergency Communications Center at 703-558-2222 or 9-1-1 in an emergency.

The SoberRide® vehicle made stops across the County on #StPatricksDay as a high-visibility reminder to arrive home safel...
03/18/2021

The SoberRide® vehicle made stops across the County on #StPatricksDay as a high-visibility reminder to arrive home safely after drinking—whether it’s by using a ridesharing service, taxi, public transportation, or designated sober driver.

Today and every day, we feel lucky🍀 to have the support of the Arlington community. Thank you to the individual who left...
03/17/2021

Today and every day, we feel lucky🍀 to have the support of the Arlington community. Thank you to the individual who left these messages of appreciation on our cruisers. #StPatricksDay

In February, the Arlington County Police Department launched a criminal patrol detail to address recent violent crime tr...
03/17/2021

In February, the Arlington County Police Department launched a criminal patrol detail to address recent violent crime trends in Crystal City and the surrounding neighborhoods. The detail takes a two-pronged approach to reducing criminal activity in the area: education and enforcement. Officers conduct high-visibility enforcement patrols while engaging community members and business stakeholders about important crime and safety information.

As a result of the proactive investigative efforts of officers working the detail, 6 weapons have been recovered including 5 firearms and 1 pair of brass knuckles. Additionally, there have been zero carjackings or thefts of idling vehicles in the Crystal City area since the detail began. Officers are committed to maintaining public safety through dedicated crime prevention strategies and initiatives. Our efforts to prevent and reduce crime in Arlington County are enhanced by the active involvement of the community and members of the public are encouraged to continue following crime prevention tips.

For additional crime prevention tips and to review a highlight of significant incidents, visit our newsroom.

https://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/release/police-provide-update-on-increased-deployment-of-resources-in-crystal-city/

Happy #StPatricksDay, Arlington! No matter how you celebrate, do so responsibly. Washington Regional Alcohol Program is ...
03/17/2021

Happy #StPatricksDay, Arlington! No matter how you celebrate, do so responsibly. Washington Regional Alcohol Program is offering free Lyft rides beginning at 4pm to prevent drunk driving. Additional information: https://wrap.org/soberride/

Yesterday ACPD Officers supported our first special event of the year by conducting rolling road closures to ensure the ...
03/14/2021

Yesterday ACPD Officers supported our first special event of the year by conducting rolling road closures to ensure the safety of participants.

Please join ACPD in wishing a happy retirement to K9 Jax as he finishes his final tour of duty today! We are grateful fo...
03/12/2021

Please join ACPD in wishing a happy retirement to K9 Jax as he finishes his final tour of duty today! We are grateful for his years of dedicated service to the Arlington Community through patrol and narcotics detection.

ACPD’s Community Outreach Unit is committed to building strong community-based partnerships. Thank you to the Primrose S...
03/12/2021

ACPD’s Community Outreach Unit is committed to building strong community-based partnerships. Thank you to the Primrose School for taking time to meet with the team!

It was a pleasure meeting the Arlington County Police Department today...and especially the loyal member of their crew, service dog Brooks! 👮👮‍♀️🦮 Thank you for keeping our community safe!

It’s a pawsitively beautiful day in Arlington County! FRK9 Brooks hopes you get out and enjoy the warm weather! 🐾
03/11/2021

It’s a pawsitively beautiful day in Arlington County! FRK9 Brooks hopes you get out and enjoy the warm weather! 🐾

03/09/2021
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FINAL: Michael has been safely located. Thank you to everyone who shared and kept an eye out.

Police and family members have been unable to locate or make contact with Michael and are concerned for his health and welfare.

Michael, 16, was last seen at approximately 3 p.m. yesterday in the 2600 block of S. Kent Street. Michael is described as a white male, 5’8” tall, 138 lbs, with green eyes and blond hair. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket, jeans and carrying an orange backpack.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Emergency Communications Center at 703-558-2222 or 9-1-1 in an emergency.

https://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/release/police-seek-publics-assistance-locating-a-missing-16-year-old/

On this #InternationalWomensDay we recognize and honor the women, both past and present, who have answered the call to s...
03/08/2021

On this #InternationalWomensDay we recognize and honor the women, both past and present, who have answered the call to serve and safeguard the Arlington community. Thank you for your vital contributions!

Do you have unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications? Safely and securely dispose of these items in one of A...
03/05/2021

Do you have unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications? Safely and securely dispose of these items in one of Arlington's four permanent drug take-back boxes located at Arlington County Fire Department Stations 2, 5, 9 and ACPD Headquarters. This service is available 24/7/365 with no questions asked.

Additional information: https://health.arlingtonva.us/opioid-awareness/drug-drop-off-locations/

FRAUD ALERT: Scammers are constantly reinventing ways to perpetrate schemes designed to steal money from unsuspecting vi...
03/04/2021

FRAUD ALERT: Scammers are constantly reinventing ways to perpetrate schemes designed to steal money from unsuspecting victims. The Arlington County Police Department is sharing information on common scams circulating in Arlington County and ways you can spot, avoid, and report them. The public should be particularly cautious of anyone calling, emailing, or interacting with them and requesting payment in the form of gift cards as this is often a red flag for fraud.

https://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/release/fraud-alert-police-warn-public-about-common-scams-circulating-in-arlington-county/

While working our Back to School transportation safety campaign today, Motor Officers Kirby and Bates met these junior o...
03/02/2021

While working our Back to School transportation safety campaign today, Motor Officers Kirby and Bates met these junior officers! They were very excited to check out the motorcycles and had lots of questions for the officers. 👮‍♂️🏍

Welcome back to in-person learning, Arlington Public Schools! ACPD Officers and Crossing Guards greeted students, teache...
03/02/2021

Welcome back to in-person learning, Arlington Public Schools! ACPD Officers and Crossing Guards greeted students, teachers and staff and helped ensure the trip back to class was a safe one.

TOMORROW: Arlington Public Schools will begin a phased return to hybrid, in-person learning, starting with all PreK to 2...
03/01/2021

TOMORROW: Arlington Public Schools will begin a phased return to hybrid, in-person learning, starting with all PreK to 2nd grade students. To keep students safe during their commute back to class, ACPD will conduct a high-visibility traffic enforcement campaign in and around school zones and bus stops. Our students depend on all of us to keep them safe. With a little awareness and prevention, all travelers can arrive at their destinations in a timely and safe manner.

For additional details and safety tips, visit our newsroom: https://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/release/police-to-conduct-transportation-safety-campaign-as-students-return-to-school/

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