On Nov. 6 at 9:30 a.m., police and fire units responded to the 1800 block of Columbia Pike for a report of an assault and the smell of smoke and natural gas.
According to police, as officers entered the building, an individual approached them and began acting disorderly. As officers attempted to place the suspect into custody, a brief struggle ensued.
According to police, investigation revealed that the suspect had damaged the doors to several residential units and assaulted a tenant. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries described as serious but non-life-threatening.
When officers went into the suspect’s apartment, they observed all our stove burners turned on and the remains of a charred artificial wreath that had been taken off the door of another unit.
Further investigation revealed that one of the units had been burglarized.
The suspect – a 33-year-old Arlington woman – was arrested and charged with assault-and-battery, burglary, grand larceny and two counts of destruction of property, and was held without bond.