News of crime and punishment across Arlington.
ASSAULT ON LAW ENFORCEMENT:
** On Oct. 19 at 11:45 p.m., officers were in the area of 5th Street South at South Courthouse Road investigating an unrelated incident when an individual approached and attempted to intervene, police said.
As the officers were walking back to their cruiser, the suspect challenged one of them to a fight and ran up behind him, police said. As the second officer attempted to move the suspect away from the first, the suspect struck the second officer in the head, police said.
The suspect – 50-year-old Timothy Betts of Stafford – was arrested and charged with assault-and-battery on police, obstruction of justice and public intoxication. He was held without bond.
The officer received injuries described as minor.
** On Oct. 19 at 9:40 a.m., an individual approached the area of the 4400 block of 31st Street South in a vehicle, exited and fired shots at two individuals sitting outside a residential building before re-entering his vehicle and fleeing.
No injuries were reported.
The suspect is described as a black male with medium-length dreadlocks. He was driving a dark-blue Toyota Prius.
** On Oct. 15 at 3:09 a.m., an individual approached a home in the 3200 block of 6th Street South, approached an American flag on the porch and set it on fire, police said.
A witness observed the flag on fire, and extinguished it, police said.
The suspect is described as a white male, 18 to 30 years old, 5’4” to 5’1”. Police are investigating the incident jointly with the fire-marshal’s office.
** On Oct. 21 at 2:22 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 3100 block of Clarendon Boulevard for a report of an assault, after a witness observed a man injured on the ground outside a business and notified police.
Investigation determined that the victim was at the business when he was assaulted by a group of three to five suspects. No suspect descriptions were available.
The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for injuries described as serious but non-life-threatening.
** On Oct. 15 at 4:50 p.m., a number of individuals entered a business in the 1500 block of Wilson Boulevard and began concealing merchandise, police said.
An employee observed the suspects and confronted them. One of the suspects, a juvenile, brandished cutting shears and threatened the employee. The suspects then fled, but were located by police.
One suspect – 35-year-old Kenneth Collins of the District of Columbia – was arrested and charged with petty larceny and released on a summons. Two juveniles were released from the scene. Petitions were sought for the juvenile who allegedly threatened the employee.
** On Oct. 17 at 6:45 p.m., an individual was exiting a business in the 3000 block of Columbia Pike when he was approached by a suspect known to him, who asked for his merchandise and stole an undisclosed amount of cash from his pockets.
The victim flagged down officers to report the incident, and was provided information about the process of obtaining warrants.
** On Oct. 18 at 4:21 p.m., a juvenile was sitting with a group in the 3500 block of 23rd Street South when he was approached by another juvenile who struck him repeatedly, stole his wallet and fled the scene.
The victim sought medical treatment at an area hospital before notifying police.
The suspect is described as an Hispanic male, 5’11”, with a skinny build.
** On Oct. 19 at 2 p.m., an individual entered a business in the 1200 block of South Fern Street and began stealing and consuming food and drink he had not paid for, police said.
A store employee confronted the suspect, who verbally threatened the employee before leaving with the merchandise, officers said.
The suspect was located by officers in the vicinity and was taken into custody. During the course of the investigation, the suspect provided officers with a false identity, and was subsequently determined to have been involved in a previous larceny from the business, police said.
The suspect – 28-year-old Marquette Holloway of no fixed address – was arrested and charged with robbery and identity theft. A warrant for petty larceny was obtained for the previous incident.
The suspect also was served with an outstanding warrant out of Maryland, police said.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY:
** On Oct. 15 at 9:49 a.m., a suspect threw rocks at three police vehicles in the 2000 block of 14th Street North, causing damage and shattering a window, police said.
The suspect – 29-year-old Allen Duncan Jr. of the District of Columbia – was arrested, charged with destruction of property and held without bond.
MISSILE INTO OCCUPIED DWELLING:
** On Oct. 15 at 11:17 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 4000 block of 5th Road North after a rock had been thrown through the window of a business.
According to police, a male suspect had arrived at the business to retrieve his vehicle and became involved in a verbal dispute with an employee.
The suspect left the business, returned a short time later and threw a rock through the window before fleeing.
Warrants were obtained for missile into an occupied dwelling and destruction of property.
** Sometime between Oct. 13 at noon and Oct. 16 at 2 a.m., a home in the 1000 block of Arlington Boulevard was burglarized. Damage was caused and electronics were stolen.
** On Oct. 14 between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m., an individual unsuccessfully attempted to force entry into an apartment in the 4400 block of 31st Street South.
** Sometime between Oct. 16 at 7:30 a.m. and Oct. 17 at 6:45 a.m., a business in the 3400 block of 13th Street North was burglarized. Athletic equipment was removed.
** On Oct. 18 at 7:55 a.m., two individuals entered restricted areas of a hotel in the 1600 block of North Oak Street after stealing a master key, police said.
An employee went to check on a vacant room and observed the two suspects inside. The suspects then fled.
The suspects are described as black males, 5’8” to 6 feet tall, with skinny builds and black hair. One had face tattoos.
** On Oct. 21 at 11:40 p.m., a business in the 700 block of North Glebe Road was entered forcibly, and the suspect took items before fleeing.
The suspect is described as a black male.