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ArlingtonPolice Beat, 2/17/22 edition

Police Beat, 2/17/22 edition

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** On Feb. 4 at 11:51 p.m., an individual was walking into a business in the 400 block of 23rd Street South when three individuals exited the establishment and physically pushed past the victim.

The victim confronted the suspects, who turned around and began striking her, police said. The victim fell to the ground and the suspects continued striking her before stealing her purse and fleeing on foot, police said.
The victim received injuries that were described as minor, and did not require treatment by medics, police said.


Arriving officers located the suspects and took them into custody.

The two adult suspects – 18-year-old Diajha Manning and 19-year-old Ezell Hill, each of the District of Columbia – were arrested, charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery, and were held on secured bonds. Petitions were sought for the juvenile suspect.

** On Feb. 5 at 9:45 a.m., an individual entered a business in the 1500 block of Crystal Drive and began to conceal merchandise in a bag before walking toward the exit without paying.

An employee confronted the suspect and directed that he return the items, but the suspect pushed the employee and fled the scene on foot, police said.

Employees of the store followed the suspect and pointed him out to arriving officers. Police said the suspect disregarded commands of officers and actively resisted arrest.

The suspect – 27-year-old Justice Hatcher of no fixed address – was arrested and charged with robbery, possession of burglarious tools and obstruction of justice.


** On Feb. 5 at 7:58 p.m., a man and two women were outside a residential building in the 5100 block of 8th South when they were approached by a black sedan, police said.

Five suspects, two of whom were known by the victims, exited the vehicle, brandished firearms and assaulted the male victim, police said. The female victims were struck by the suspects when they attempted to intervene.

The male suspect sustained injuries described as minor, and declined treatment by medics.

The suspects are described as males – one black, two Hispanic and one whose race/ethnicity was not reported – in their 20s.

** On Feb. 5 at 8:15 p.m., two juveniles entered a business in the 4900 block of Columbia Pike and began to conceal merchandise, police said.

An employee confronted the suspects, who left the scene with merchandise.

One of the suspects attempted to strike the employee while departing.
The suspects are described as black males, 14 to 16 years old, 5’5” to 5’7”, with average builds. One was wearing a black ski mask.


** On Feb. 8 at 11:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to an apartment building in the 3200 block of 24th Street South for a report of suspicious circumstances.

Officers determined that a maintenance crew, while responding to a service request, had observed an apparent bullet hole inside the apartment.
No injuries were reported.


** On Feb. 8 at 12:42 a.m., an employee of a business in the 4700 block of South King Street called police after an individual had exposed himself and masturbated inside the establishment.

The employee did not wish to prosecute, but asked officers to issue a banning notice to the employee.

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