ARLINGTON, VA — The Property Crimes Unit of the Arlington County Police Department arrested two Washington, D.C. men Tuesday in connection with a series of vehicle-related property crimes, according to a police release.
ACPD officers were dispatched around 5:30 a.m., on Monday, to the area of 27th Street N. and N. George Mason Drive for the report of a suspicious vehicle. The person who placed the call to police had observed the vehicle driving through the neighborhood, with two suspects walking alongside. It appeared they were looking into parked cars, according to police.
ACPD broadcast a lookout and officers spotted the vehicle in the area of Wilson Boulevard and 10th Street North. After the driver failed to stop for law enforcement, the vehicle became inoperable at 10th Street N. and N. Irving Street, at which point the four occupants fled on foot. Following a brief chase on foot, police apprehended two of the suspects and the other two remain at large. A preliminary investigation revealed that the vehicle and a temporary license plate on the vehicle had both been reported stolen.
ACPD arrested Nickquan Bodie, 21, of Washington, D.C. and charged him with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, eluding and receiving stolen property. They also arrested Christopher Taylor, 20, of Washington, D.C., and charged him with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, eluding, forgery and false ID to law enforcement. Both men are being held on a secured bond.