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ArlingtonPolice Beat, 12/30/21 edition

Police Beat, 12/30/21 edition

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News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week.


** Arlington officers were dispatched to the 3800 block of 6th Street North on Dec. 22 at 12:01 p.m. for a report of cardiac arrest. According to police, upon arrival officers found an adult male and adult female dead in the home.

Police said that, based on preliminary investigation, there was no ongoing threat to the community. The cause of death will be determined by the office of chief medical examiner.



** Arlington County police continue their investigation of a Dec. 22 crash in Clarendon that left a pedestrian in critical condition.

Police were dispatched to the 2700 block of Wilson Boulevard at 1:44 p.m. Preliminary investigation indicates a driver was turning from North Edgewood Street onto Clarendon Boulevard when he struck a parked vehicle.

The impact of the crash resulted in the pedestrian being struck, as well as damage to an additional parked vehicle and light pole.

The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene.

The adult female victim was transported to an area hospital in critical condition. Investigation is continuing.


** On Dec. 17 at 3:05 p.m., officers were dispatched to a fight in progress inside a business in the 1300 block of South Joyce Street.

Responding officers made contact with two males, determining that one was an off-duty military-police officer who was attempting to detain the suspect.

The suspect disregarded commands of Arlington police, then acted disorderly and resisted arrest, police said. A brief struggle ensued, during which time the suspect grabbed at an officer’s exterior vest and attempted to disarm her, police said.

With the assistance of other officers, the suspect — 28-year-old Michael Sammey of Springfield — was taken into custody.

Sammey was charged with assault-and-battery on police, attempting to disarm a police officer (two counts), obstruction of justice, trespassing and public intoxication. He was held without bond.


** On Dec. 19 at 12:03 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 4300 block of North Pershing Drive for a report of a woman with a knife.

Officers determined that while a victim was walking to his residence, two women engaged in a verbal dispute over the callbox to the residence.

The victim asked the individuals to leave, at which time they walked toward the back of the residence, threw a chair and broke it, police said.

The victim confronted the suspects, during which time one of them brandished a knife and attempted to strike him multiple times, police said.
The suspects then came back to the front door of the residence, smashed a window and fled the scene on foot, police said.

Police said the victim was unsure whether he wanted to seek prosecution. He was provided information about the process of obtaining warrants.


** On Dec. 16 at 1:30 a.m., four men entered a store in the 2700 block of Washington Boulevard and began concealing merchandise, then left on foot with the items.

A short time later, two of the individuals re-entered the store and attempted to purchase merchandise, police said. While speaking with an employee, one of the suspects made verbal threats and implied he had a weapon, police said. The two suspects then fled the store.

All four suspects are described as a black males, about 6 feet tall.

** On Dec. 19 at 5:40 a.m., an individual was outside a business in the 1800 block of North Lynn Street when a man approached him and took his backpack, which contained cash, electronics and personal items.

The victim confronted the suspect, who ran from the scene. During a chase, the suspect produced a small knife and waved it at the victim.

The suspect is described as a youth of unknown race, 16 years old, 5’6″ with a thin build.


** Sometime between Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. and Dec. 17 at 8:17 a.m., a business in the 3000 block of 10th Street North was burglarized. Office supplies were tampered with and food items were stolen.

** On Dec. 17 at 5:50 p.m., police were notified of a burglary at a secure storage facility in the 600 block of South Ball Street that has occurred earlier.

The suspect cut the locks to approximately eight storage units. No items were reported stolen, and no other items were reported damaged.
The suspect is described as a white male, 5’4″ to 6 feet tall, 150 to 190 pounds, with an average build.

** Sometime between Dec. 18 at 11:15 p.m. and Dec. 19 at 12:30 a.m., an apartment in the 5500 block of Columbia Pike was burglarized. Various electronic items were taken.

There were no signs of forced entry.

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