The following incidents were reported by the Mount Vernon District Police Station.
SEXUAL BATTERY/ABDUCTION/ARREST: 6600 block of Beddoo Street, Aug. 20 around 10 p.m. A woman was followed and sexually assaulted by a stranger after getting off a bus. She was able to push him off and run away. Yesterday evening, the suspect was spotted in the 3100 block of Sherwood Hall Lane and was positively identified as the person responsible for Sunday night's attack. A 22-year-old man from Lorton was arrested and charged with abduction, sexual battery, and indecent exposure. He is being held without bond at the Adult Detention Center.
CARJACKING WITH APPREHENSION: 3000 block of Furman Lane, Aug. 19 around 12:15 a.m. The victim was walking from her car when she was approached by two men. The men grabbed the victim, pushed her to her knees, and the suspects demanded money. The suspects took the victim’s car keys and wallet, then left in her vehicle. A short time later a 19-year-old and a 17-year-old, both of District Heights, Md. were taken into custody.
COMMERCIAL ROBBERY WITH APPREHENSION: 6946 South Kings Highway, Aug. 20 around 2:30 a.m. a 39-year-old man went into the 7-Eleven on South Kings Highway and appeared to make a purchase. When the clerk went to ring up the item, he jumped over the counter and began to take the money from the register and left in a getaway car parked outside. Not long after the robbery the suspect and a 56-year-old getaway driver were taken into custody. Both are from Washington D.C.
BURGLARY OF AN OCCUPIED DWELLING: 4200 block of Corcoran Street, Aug. 17 around 4:15 a.m. Police responded to the report of a man who had entered the victim’s home. When the victim approached him, the suspect fled. He was last seen in a dark-colored four-door sedan driving toward Ashboro Drive. The suspect was described as black, around 5 feet 9 inches tall with a muscular build, wearing a black ski hat and black pants.
COMMERCIAL BURGLARY: 2801 Beacon Hill Road (Hybla Valley Nursery), between 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 15 and 8:15 a.m. Aug. 16. The business was broken into and an undisclosed amount of money was taken.
BURGLARY OF AN OCCUPIED DWELLING: 5200 block of Cedar Road, Aug. 16 around 10:15 p.m. Residents noticed a motion light had been activated and when they went to investigate, they found a person standing in their television room. The residents called 9-1-1 and the suspect left.
CARJACKING/BURGLARY/STOLEN AUTO/ARREST: 8800 block of Richmond Highway, Aug. 13 around 5:45 p.m. A 53-year-old woman was sitting in her car when a man entered the front passenger seat and displayed a weapon. She exited the vehicle and the man drove off in her car. He crashed it a short distance away near Mount Vernon Memorial Highway and Forest Haven Drive. After abandoning that vehicle, the suspect then broke into a home in the 4600 block of Tarpon Lane and took a number of items, including keys to another vehicle, after confronting the owner. He took off in that car and abandoned it in the 4500 block of Neptune Drive before fleeing on foot and being apprehended by officers. A 34-year-old man from North Carolina was arrested and charged with two counts of carjacking, and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
COMMERCIAL BURGLARY: 5700 Telegraph Road, between 11:30 p.m. Aug. 13 and 4:30 a.m. Aug. 14. Someone broke into the gas station and stole merchandise.
8300 block of Hunter Murphy Circle, wallet from vehicle
2500 block of Parkers Lane, gun from vehicle
8400 block of Richmond Highway, wallet from business
3800 block of Roxbury Court, credit cards from vehicles
4200 block of Fielding Street, 1999 Toyota Camry
8800 block of Black Alder Drive, wallet from vehicle
8400 block of Cherry Valley Lane, bicycles from residence
3100 block of McGeorge Terrace, wallet from vehicle
8800 block of Menard Court, driver’s license from vehicle
8600 block of Mount Vernon Highway, wallets from vehicles
6200 block of Richmond Highway, cash from business
6200 block of Richmond Highway, purse from business 6300 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business 6600 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business 7400 block of Richmond Highway, liquor from business 7800 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business 7900 block of Richmond Highway, cooler from vehicle 8200 block of Richmond Highway, beer from business 3100 block of South Gate Drive, property from residence 6600 block of South Kings Highway, wallet from business 1900 block of Stirrup Lane, cell phone and charger from business 3400 block of Woodland Lane, wallets from vehicles
2000 block of Huntington Avenue, 2014 Dodge Caravan
8400 block of Blankenship Street, license plate from vehicle
6200 block of Richmond Highway, cash from business
7100 block of Fairchild Drive, property from vehicle
8400 block of Frye Road, merchandise from business
2300 block of Huntington Avenue, merchandise from business
8100 block of Fordson Road, wallet from vehicle
6800 block of Richmond Highway, wallet from vehicle
7300 block of Richmond Highway, cell phones from business
8400 block of Sky View Drive, wallet from vehicle
7900 block of Richmond Highway, cell phone from business
8200 block of Russell Road, merchandise from business