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ArlingtonPolice Beat, 12/16/21 edition

Police Beat, 12/16/21 edition

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** On Dec. 9 at 7:56 p.m., a woman attempted to leave a business in the 200 block of North Glebe Road without paying for merchandise, police said.

An employee confronted her and a struggle ensued, during which time the suspect struck the employee and deployed pepper spray on him.


The suspect then ran to a black sedan and drove the vehicle onto the sidewalk, causing a witness to dive out of the way, sustaining injuries described as minor.

The suspect is described as a black female.


** On Dec. 5 at 4:08 a.m., officers were dispatched to North Lynn Street at Wilson Boulevard for a report of a man asleep behind the wheel of a running vehicle.

Officers made contact with the occupant, who was in the driver’s seat, and observed a firearm on the passenger’s seat, police said. A search of the vehicle also revealed ammunition.

The suspect – 45-year-old Ronald Booze of Accokeek, Md. – was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, refusal of a blood/breath test and violent felon in possession of a firearm. He was held without bond.

** On Dec. 7 at 7:31 a.m., police were dispatched to the 4600 block of 20th Road North for a report of a man with a gun, and located an individual with a firearm in his possession.

Investigation determined that the reporting party had discharged the firearm inside a residence, then left the scene as several armed individuals allegedly were approaching, police said.

The reporting party was transported to an area hospital for medical evaluation. There was no description for the other individuals.


** On Dec. 7 at 2:57 a.m. a woman was sexually assaulted by a man known to her in the 4200 block of 31st Street South. The suspect then fled on foot, police said.

A perimeter was established and was searched with the assistance of a helicopter unit from the U.S. Park Police, but the suspect was not found.


** On Dec. 2 at 3:49 p.m., a juvenile female was walking in the 2900 block of South Glebe Road when she was approached by two male youths known to her, who demanded her air pods, police said.

The victim refused, at which time the youths touched her inappropriately before fleeing, police said.

The suspects fled when a witness approached.

** On Dec. 4 at 1:40 a.m., an individual in the Clarendon area entered what he he believed was a ride-share vehicle, but the driver of the vehicle demanded that he give him his wallet and cell phone, police said.

The driver then drove off at a high rate of speed with the victim’s belongings, police said.

There is no suspect description, and the exact location of the incident could be determined.

** On Dec. 5 at 4 a.m., a man entered a store in the 5000 block of Columbia Pike, grabbed merchandise and attempted to leave without paying.

An employee attempted to stop the suspect from leaving, and a brief struggle ensued over the merchandise, police said. The suspect then fled on foot with a second suspect, who had been waiting outside.

Approximately 90 minutes later, the second suspect walked behind the counter and attempted to leave with items he had not paid for. Two employees attempted to stop the suspect, and a brief struggle ensued before the suspect fled on foot.

The suspects are described as black males, one 5’2” and heavyset.
** On Dec. 6 at 8:21 a.m., a woman entered a business in the 4600 block of Washington Boulevard and became involved in a verbal dispute with an employee, police said.

The suspect then selected merchandise, and the employee attempted to stop her from leaving with the unpaid items, police said. The suspect then threw hot coffee onto the employee before fleeing on foot, police said.

A warrant for robbery by force was obtained for the suspect, who was not identified by police. The victim sustained injuries described as minor and was treated on scene.

** On Dec. 7 at 6:40 p.m., a man attempted to leave a store in the 2800 block of Columbia Pike when a security alarm went off, police said.

A store employee confronted the suspect, who implied that he had a firearm. The suspect then fled the scene on foot with merchandise, police said.

The suspect is described as a black male, 30 to 40 years old, 6 feet tall, heavyset, with short black hair.


** On Dec. 6 at 9:31 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 4000 block of South Four Mile Run Drive for a report of multiple stolen vehicles.

According to police, two suspects entered the parking lot of a business in the overnight hours of Dec. 5-6, smashed the windows of two vehicles, stole the airbags from five vehicles and stole four vehicles that were unlocked with the keys inside.


** On Dec. 4 at 12:18 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of South Joyce Street for a report of a burglary in progress.

According to police, officers observed the suspect inside the closed business and directed him to exit. He complied and was taken into custody.

The suspect – 28-year-old Christopher Norfleet of the District of Columbia – was arrested and charged with burglary with the intent to commit larceny.

** On Dec. 4 at 9:30 p.m., an apartment in the 5500 block of Columbia Pike was burglarized and a safe was tampered with, but no items were reported stolen.

** On Dec. 4 at 10:19 p.m., a resident in the 400 block of North Thomas Street returned home to find the door to his apartment open. Items of value, including two firearms, were reported stolen.

** On Dec. 5 at 7:07 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 3100 block of 10th Street North for a report of a trespassing, with the reporting party saying the suspect had fled on foot.

A short time later, officers were dispatched to the report of a burglary in progress in the 1200 block of North Irving Street, where a suspect was located.

During the course of their investigation, officers were contacted by the victims of an additional burglary, who reported that their apartment had been entered, a firearm had been stolen and items not belonging to them were left inside the residence.

The suspect – 30-year-old Deangelo Michael of Capitol Heights, Md. – was arrested, charged with carrying a concealed weapon, felon in possession of a firearm and three counts of burglary.

** On Dec. 5 at 11:19 p.m., a home in the 4400 block of 31st Street South was burglarized. Items including electronics and a debit card were taken.

** On Dec. 6 at 2:21 a.m., officers responded to the unit block of South Carlin Springs Road for a report of a burglar alarm.

Investigation revealed that two suspects forced entry into the business by shattering the front glass door, stole various items and fled on foot.
The suspects are described as a black male and a white male.

** On Dec. 8 at 11:46 p.m., a home in the 800 block of North Highland Street was entered by a known suspect, who stole money. Warrants were obtained.

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