Caught in the Act: Man Arrested for Vehicle Tampering

030717, Michael Terrell Boone

Michael Terrell Boone

030717 suspect veh 10th and I

Mount Vernon Police District – Around 9 this morning, officers were working several reports of vehicle tampering in the Belleview area; in and around the 6300 block of 10th Street. There were at least six cars that had been broken into at that time. While in the area a lookout was broadcast for a suspicious person in the same area. Officers found that individual and tried to speak to him. He drove off in his 2016 Chevrolet Cruz and crashed a short distance away, at the intersection of 10th and I Streets. The driver/suspect, Michael Terrell Boone, 28, of Oxon Hill, Maryland, was taken into custody. He was treated at the scene by Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department personnel and then taken to the detention center at the Mount Vernon District Station where he was charged with, two counts of grand larceny, two counts of petit larceny, reckless driving, and fail to obey a lawful command of a law enforcement officer.

We have been able to tentatively link Boone to at least two tampering cases through property recovered.

No officers were injured; no police cruisers or other vehicles were damaged as a result of the crash.

If you discover that your car has been tampered with or broken into, please call Detective B. Smith at 703-619-4302. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477),

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