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ArlingtonPolice Beat, 11/18/21 edition

Police Beat, 11/18/21 edition

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News of crime and punishment across Arlington.


** The Arlington County Police Department continues to investigate a fatal collision between a motorcycle and school bus that occurred the afternoon of Nov. 10.

Officers were dispatched to the 3500 block of 23rd Street South at 2:49 p.m. for the report of a vehicle crash with injuries. Upon arrival, officers located the unresponsive motorcyclist – identified as 26-year-old Stevan Zikic of Alexandria – partially under the school bus. Zivic was pronounced dead on scene.


“Preliminary investigation indicates that the motorcyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed from an alley on 23rd Street South onto South Kenmore Street,” police said in a statement. “He tried to avoid the oncoming school bus by laying down the motorcycle, and ultimately ended up partially under the bus.”

The school bus had 14 students onboard at the time of the crash. The students safely exited the bus, were evaluated by medics and no additional injuries were reported, police said.


** 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.


** On Nov. 6 at 6:30 a.m., county police were dispatched to Washington Hospital Center for a report of a male victim with an apparent gunshot wound that had been received in Arlington.

The victim was discharged from the hospital prior to police arrival and was no longer on the scene. Based on information provided at the hospital, the victim may have been in the area of the 2500 block of Lee Highway when the incident occurred, but the exact time and location are not known.
Officers canvassed the area, but no evidence of shots fired was found. Investigation is continuing.

** On Nov. 11 at 2:56 p.m., officers were dispatched to a report of a fight in the 400 block of 23rd Street South.

Investigation revealed that an individual was inside a business standing in line at the register behind another person, who allegedly turned around, struck the first individual in the face, exited the business and made verbal threats from outside.

Shortly thereafter, another individual attempted to enter the business, but was allegedly struck by the same suspect on the back of the head with a blunt object. The suspect then fled.

The first suspect sustained what were described as minor injuries, and declined treatment. The second suspect sustained what were described as serious but non-life-threatening injuries, and was transported to a local hospital.

As part of their investigation, detectives developed a suspect description and obtained warrants for malicious wounding and assault-and-battery, police said.


** On Nov. 7 at 1:52 a.m., a fight broke out at a party in the 1900 block of North Quinn Street, at which time one of the participants produced a firearm and struck another individual with it, police said.

The suspect fled before police arrival. He is described as an Hispanic male, in his 20s, 5’6” or 5’7”, with short, black, curly hair.
The victim received injuries described as minor.


** On Nov. 11 at 6:42 p.m., two men became involved in a dispute in the parking lot of a business in the 3600 block of Columbia Pike. According to police, a gun was discharged during the incident.

No injuries were reported, and the investigation is continuing.


** On Nov. 8 at 5:39 p.m., an individual was walking in the 5000 block of Columbia Pike when he became involved in a verbal confrontation with another person, at which time the second person allegedly lifted his shirt to reveal a firearm.

The victim then left the area and contacted police, who arrested the suspect – 21-year-old Eric Simms of Arlington – and charged him with assault-and-battery, carrying a concealed weapon and brandishing a firearm.
The suspect was released on a summons, police said.

** On Nov. 9 at 9:46 a.m., witnesses reported that an individual in the 3200 block of 24th Street South retrieved a firearm from a dark-colored SUV and threatened another individual.

Officers canvassed the area for the suspect and vehicle, but were unsuccessful.


** On Nov. 7 at 2:31 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 3200 block of 24th Street South for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, they located a shattered door at a residential building, consistent with shots being fired.

No injuries were reported, and the investigation continues.


** On Nov. 5 at 7:30 a.m., an employee in the 300 block of North Glebe Road observed that the back door to a vacant residence had been forced open, and discovered two men inside.

The employee confronted the two suspects, who left the scene on foot.
The suspects are described as a black male with a skinny build and a heavyset Hispanic male.

** Sometime between Nov. 5 at 9 p.m. and Nov. 6 at 9:10 a.m., the front-door screen of a residence in the 3500 block of South Utah Street was kicked in. No entry was made, and no other damage was reported.

** On Nov. 10 at 3:51 p.m., a woman was inside her home in the 3000 block of South Randolph Street when she heard someone open her unlocked front door.

The victim went to investigate and found a man standing in her apartment. The suspect then fled.

The suspect is described as a black male, 6 feet tall.

** On Nov. 11 at 2:25 a.m., an individual in the 1800 block of 9th Street South was awakened to the sound of banging coming from her front door. Looking out her window, she observed two individuals fleeing her residence – one taking her vehicle, the second on foot.

Investigation revealed that the suspects forced entry to the home through the front window and stole the keys to the vehicle.

The suspects are described as black males in their late teens to early 20s, 5’8” to 5’10”, with skinny builds.

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