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3 arrested after 'suspicious car' found in Pentagon's parking lot


 

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Three men were arrested after police found a "suspicious car" in the Pentagon’s South parking lot Sunday morning, according to Arlington County police.

Around 7:20 a.m., police say officers found three men passed out in the car. Police say the three men appeared to be drunk. There were wires hanging from the undercarriage of the car, police said. 

A bomb squad was sent to check on the car and the individuals, according to police. 

Metro tweeted that the Pentagon station was closed temporarily because of police activity.

DEVIL’S BACKBONE BREWERY BEER DINNER at MONZA

DEVIL’S BACKBONE BREWERY BEER DINNER at MONZA

Monza is hosting a Devils Backbone Brewery Beer Dinner on Thurs., Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. for $70 inclusive, per person. The four-course dinner will feature Devils Backbone beers that complement new fall menu items. For reservations, go to eatmonza.com.

Monza is presenting a four-course dinner that includes: Greeter Beer, Vienna Lager with a meat and cheese platter; Pilot Brau Czech Pilsener with calamari fritti, lightly battered squid with spicy marinara; Cranberry Gose, roasted butternut squash, curried pears, candied walnuts, Crème Fraiche, sage; Aged 16 Point Imperial IPA with all natural braised beef ragu and butternut squash gnocchi, arugula, Parmesan, olive oil; and Cocoa Danzig Porter with Cocoa Danzig Porter Ice Cream with chocolate-covered bacon, homemade ice cream, bacon, and chocolate.

Driver runs over child in Va. parking lot, speeds off


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A suspect is wanted in connection with a hit and run involving a two-year-old in an Arlington McDonald's parking lot on August 30, Arlington County police said.

The hit and run happened at the McDonald's located in the 3000 block of Columbia Pike around 7:04 p.m., police said. It was captured on surveillance camera.

The driver ran over the top of the child and stopped so the family could pull the boy from underneath the car. The driver then sped off, according to authorities.

Police said the victim was taken to the Children's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect is described as a black man between the ages of 18-30. He has green eyes, and dreadlocks past his ears. Police said he was wearing a white baseball hat with a black brim. The car is described as a four door, silver-colored Cadillac sedan.

Husband's house to be searched in Arlington murder


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police searched the home of a man whose wife was found dead inside of her Arlington home in April.

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Arlington police obtained a field search warrant for the home of David Black located at 1109 South 21 St. in Arlington, an Arlington police spokesperson said.

CARMELLO’S HOSTS J. LOHR WINE DINNER

CARMELLO’S HOSTS J. LOHR WINE DINNER

Carmello’s is hosting a J. Lohr Winery Wine Dinneron Thurs., Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. for $80 inclusive, per person. The four-course dinner will feature J. Lohr Winery wines that complement dishes from Carmello’s new fall menu. For reservations, go to www.carmellos.com.  

The wine dinner includes four courses: 2013 J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc with insalata frutti di mare, chilled shrimp, scallops, calamari, lime juice, garlic, onions, bell peppers; 2013 J. Lohr Estates Falcon’s Perch Pinot Noir, quinoa black bean salad, quinoa, black beans, peppers, red onions, cilantro; 2011 J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon Costeleta De Porco with marinated pork chops, sautéed onions, peppers, house fried potatoes, zucchini, yellow squash; and 2013 J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot with chocolate lava cake.

Bridge dedicated to first black female Va. trooper killed on duty


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) – A bridge will be named after the first black and female Virginia State Police trooper killed on duty.

The Interstate 395 bridge over South Glebe Road will be designated as the Trooper Jacqueline Vernon Memorial Bridge in memory of the slain trooper, officials said. 

On August 16, 1988, 32-year-old Vernon stopped a vehicle along northbound I-395 when she was struck and killed by a commuter bus. The crash happened between the Shirlington and Glebe Road exits. 

Officials say she was the department’s 42nd death in the line of duty, but the first female and first black Virginia State Police trooper to be killed on duty. 

7th Arlington sexual assault in a month


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A man who stopped and asked a woman for directions in Arlington groped her and then kissed her on the cheek, Arlington County police said. 

The sexual assault happened Monday around 9:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of Columbia Pike when a man approached the victim asking for directions. Police say, the victim looked at her cell phone for directions and the man then groped her. He pulled the victim closer and kissed her on the cheek, according to authorities. 

The man fled when the woman screamed. 

Police say, the suspect is described as a Middle Eastern man, about 5'4" tall and has a thin build. The suspect does not seem to match the description of the man who has been attacking women on park trails in the area, police said.