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ArlingtonPolice Beat, 10/7/21 edition

Police Beat, 10/7/21 edition

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** On Sept. 28 at 3:02 a.m., a man entered a business in the 200 block of North Glebe Road and allegedly began putting electronics into a cart, then attempted to leave without paying.

The suspect was confronted by an employee, police said. The suspect pushed the employee and grabbed items out of the car before fleeing on foot, police said.

A responding officer observed the suspect getting into a vehicle in the 200 block of North Piedmont Street and initiated a traffic stop.

The suspect – 44-year-old Karim Clayton of the District of Columbia – was arrested, charged with robbery and was held without bond.

** On Sept. 29 at 5:23 p.m., an employee of a business in the 700 block of North Glebe Road approached a patron believed to have been involved in a prior robbery at the establishment.

According to police, the patron produced a can of a caustic substance and threatened the employee before fleeing with stolen merchandise.

The suspect is described as a black female, 5’10”, with a medium build.


** On Sept. 24 at 8:15 p.m., a youth in the 1300 block of North Stafford Street reported that she was walking in the area when she observed a man brandish what appeared to be a firearm toward another individual.

The victim then left the scene and reported the incident to police.

The suspect is described as a black male with short dreadlocks with blond tips.


** On Sept. 25 at 10:07 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of South Randolph Street after a woman inside her residence reported a man walking past and looking into her windows.

The suspect fled on foot. He is described as a white male, 40 to 50 years old, 6 feet tall with a heavier build.


** On Sept. 28 at 1 p.m., police were dispatched to the 1800 block of Columbia Pike for a report of an individual screaming and throwing items inside a residential building.

Responding officers heard loud banging from the residence, and observed items thrown into the hallway, police said.

Officers made contact with the occupant, who was acting in what they believed was an erratic way. The individual then disregarded officers’ commands and charged them, police said.

After deployment of a taser-like weapon by officers, the suspect was taken into custody and was transported to a local hospital for observation.


** On Sept. 25 at 9:50 p.m., two suspects gained entry to a residential building in the 1100 block of North Irving Street and forced entry into an apartment, causing damage.

The suspects are described as black males, 22 or 23 years old, one 5’9” to 6 feet tall, 125 to 130 pounds, the other 5’8”, 130 to 135 pounds.

** On Sept. 26 at 2:34 p.m., police were dispatched to the 3000 block of 10th Street North for a report of someone attempting to force open a storage unit.

No entry was made.

** Sometime between Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. and Sept. 28 at 4:20 p.m., an individual stole a master key and entered three unoccupied rooms at a hotel in the 1400 block of South Adams Street.

The suspect caused damage to the rooms and left personal items behind, police said.

The suspect is described as a black male, 6’2” with a skinny build.
** On Sept. 29 at 5:08 p.m., a resident of the 1200 block of South Ross Street reported that a firearm – a black Beretta M1934 .380 pistol – was missing from his residence.

There were no signs of forced entry.

** On Sept. 30 at 10:37 a.m., someone attempted to force entry to a donation box in the 2100 block of South Nelson Street. The incident was reported about 12 hours later.

The suspect is described as a white male, with a darker skin complexion, 5’8” to 5’10”, 155 to 175 pounds. He was driving a white SUV.

** On Sept. 30 at 4:30 p.m., a resident of the 2600 block of 12th Street South returned home to discover the door to his residence open.

No items were reported missing or stolen.

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