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Arlington Police Beat, 3/11/21 edition

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News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week.

AGGRAVATED MALICIOUS WOUNDING:

* On Feb. 19, an individual was asleep underneath an overpass in the 2900 block of South Glebe Road when he was approached by a known person who allegedly wrapped his legs in blankets and set them on fire.

According to police, the victim and a witness were able to extinguish the fire.

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The victim sought treatment on Feb. 25 and was transported to a local hospital for injuries described as non-life-threatening.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned Hispanic male, 27 years old, 5’5”, with a medium build.

ROBBERY:

* On Feb. 28 at 3:15 p.m. an individual entered a business and began selecting merchandise, then attempted to leave without paying.

An employee challenged the suspect and attempted to grab the shopping cart, at which time a brief struggle ensued, causing the victim to fall to the ground. The suspect then fled.

The suspect is described as a black male, 45 years old, 5’3”, with a stocky build.

* On March 1 at 5:25 p.m., police responded to the 700 block of North Glebe Road following a brief struggle between individuals and staff at a store.

According to police, an employee was able to recover merchandise from one of the suspects before they fled in a vehicle.

The first suspect is described as a black male, 20 to 30 years old, 5’9” to 5’1”, 275 pounds. The second suspect is described as a black male,  20 to 30 years old, 5’9” to 5’1”, 175 to 190 pounds.

* On March 2 at 6:45 p.m., an individual entered a business in the 4900 block of Columbia Pike, began selecting merchandise and then became engaged in a verbal dispute over payment.

The victim contacted police, but before arrival of officers, a brief struggle ensued between the suspect, the victim and a second victim, as they attempted to stop the suspect from stealing merchandise.

The suspect fled before police arrival. He is described as an Hispanic male, 25 years old, 5’7” to 5’9” tall, with a mustache and tattoo on his left cheek. He was driving a black Ford SUV with Virginia plates.

* On March 4 at 5:44 p.m., an individual was assaulted in the 3100 block of Lee Highway and had his bicycle stolen.

The suspect is described as a white male, 6’3”, 170 pounds.

INDECENT EXPOSURE:

* On Feb. 28 at 6:36 a.m., an individual who previously had been asked to leave a location in the 2000 block of 14th Street North was still on the property and exposing himself, police said.

The suspect – 23-year-old Davontay Brown of no fixed address – was arrested and charged with indecent exposure.

* On March 4 at 10:09 a.m., a witness observed a man in the hallway of a residential building in the 5500 block of Columbia Pike touching himself inappropriately, police said.

The suspect – 27-year-old Je’vonne Watson of Arlington – was arrested and charged with indecent exposure.

MISSILE INTO OCCUPIED DWELLING:

* On Feb. 20, an individual in the 5700 block of Washington Boulevard located a bullet hole inside his residence, and later found a bullet fragment.

According to police, the victim had overheard an argument in the adjoining apartment the evening prior to the hole being discovered.

On Feb. 26, the victim contacted police. As officers were attempting to make phone contact with the neighboring residents, a male subject emerged from the building and fled the scene. Following a foot pursuit, he was detained by officers. A firearm later was discovered.

* On Feb. 27 at 1:50 p.m., police were dispatched to the 900 block of South Dinwiddie Street for a late report of assault.

The victim reported that he was inside his idling vehicle when an individual pulled alongside him in a vehicle, began yelling at him and then threw a can of soda into the victim’s vehicle, striking the victim and causing liquid to spill in the interior.

The suspect then fled.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned Hispanic male, 35 to 45 years old, clean-shaven. The vehicle is described as a silver Nissan Versa with Virginia license plates.

* On Feb. 28 at 1:57 a.m., individuals had parked their vehicle in the 500 block of North Piedmont Street and were still inside when they were approached by three or four individuals who used an object to break a window, police said. The suspects then fled.

The suspects are described as Hispanic males, 5 feet tall to 5’5”.

RECOVERED STOLEN AUTO:

* On March 3 at 2:15 a.m., an officer on patrol observed a vehicle believed to be stolen traveling on South Carlin Springs Road.

Before a traffic stop took place, the driver accelerated the vehicle and made evasive turns before pulling over and fleeing on foot.

The suspect is described as a male with a slim build.

SHOPLIFTING:

* On Feb. 28 at 4:35 p.m., an individual entered a business in the 1100 block of South Hayes Street in possession of a bookbag. Upon exiting, a security alarm activated and security personnel attempted to question the suspect.

According to police, the suspect refused to allow store personnel to search the bookbag, and produced a pair of brass knuckles before fleeing on foot.

Officers located the bag in the vicinity, which contained items allegedly stolen by the suspect, police said.

The suspect – 23-year-old Errol Martin of the District of Columbia – was arrested and charged with petty larceny/shoplifting, possession of a concealed weapon by a convicted felon, and shoplifting.

BURGLARY/ATTEMPTED BURGLARY:

* On Feb. 27 at 3:30 a.m., an individual living in the 900 block of North Stuart Street awoke and observed a known individual walking around inside the residence.

Nothing was reported stolen.

* On March 2 at 3:05 a.m., two individuals attempted to gain entry into a business in the 300 block of North Glebe Road by pulling on the front-entrance-door handles, but were not successful.

* On March 2 at 3:18 a.m., police were dispatched to the 4200 block of Pershing Drive for a report of a business alarm.

Responding officers determined that the business had been entered, damage was caused and two cash-register drawers containing cash were taken.

* On March 2 at 4:49 a.m., police responded to a report of a burglar alarm at a business in the 5500 block of Columbia Pike.

According to police, two suspects exited a vehicle driven by a third individual, entered the building and stole a cash register before fleeing.

The two suspects that entered the building are described as males with slim builds. The vehicle is described as a newer-model Toyota Corolla.

* On March 2 at 9:19 a.m., an individual attempted to gain entry to a business in the 1100 block of South Hayes Street.

According to police, an employee observed the suspect reaching through a gate, taking merchandise and placing it in a bag. The employee followed the suspect as he attempted to flee, and was able to retrieve the stolen items. The suspect then fled on Metro.

The suspect is described as a black male, 6 feet tall to 6’2”, mid-30s to mid-40s, with a medium build.

LARCENY FROM AUTO:

* On Feb. 20 between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m., an individual gained entry to a vehicle in the 2300 block of Clarendon Boulevard and stole a firearm, police said.

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