Police blotter: Route 1 traffic brings peaceful conclusion to chase with child in car

A road rage incident that turned into a police chase ended in a true Richmond Highway style on Monday night when the suspect got caught in traffic. The result proved especially fortunate because police say a child was in the suspect’s car.

The incident unfolded Monday night around 9:20 p.m. in the 7900 block of Richmond Highway. Police say two motorists engaged in a road rage altercation, with one of the drivers leaving her car.

That driver, identified by police as 23-year old Tiffany Polite of Washington D.C., allegedly yelled at the other driver and then took unnamed items from the person’s car before driving away. Officers in the area spotted Polite and attempted to pull her over, but she did not comply, the police said.

Eventually Polite got stuck in traffic after “a short pursuit,” according to police. At that point officers discovered she had a 5 year old in the vehicle.

Polite faces charges of speeding to elude, grand larceny, assault and reckless driving. She also faces a child endangerment charge.

Other incidents in the Mount Vernon police district reported in Tuesday’s police blotter:

Larceny: 5800 block of Village Green Drive, tires from vehicle
Larceny: 5800 block of North Kings Highway, wine from business
Larceny: 7800 block of Richmond Highway, purse from location
Larceny: 7900 block of Richmond Highway, cell phone from location

Incidents reported in Monday’s police blotter:

Commercial Burglary: Someone broke the front door of the 7-Eleven at 8146 Mount Vernon Highway on June 1 around 4:15 a.m. and entered the store. Nothing was taken.

Stolen Vehicle Recovery: Officers were in the area of 6300 block of Richmond Highway on June 2 around 5 p.m. looking for a car stolen out of Maryland. The car was discovered parked with Donte Tiller, 39, of Washington D.C, in the driver’s seat. He was arrested and charged with driving without a license and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Larceny: 8200 block of Chancery, bag from vehicle
Larceny: 2000 block of Collingwood Road, ring from residence
Larceny: 2500 block of Parkers Lane, cell phone from location
Larceny: 6800 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business
Larceny: 7700 block of Richmond Highway, pressure washer from residence
Larceny: 7900 block of Richmond Highway, cell phone from location