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ArlingtonPolice Beat, 2/24/22 edition

Police Beat, 2/24/22 edition

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** On Feb. 12 at 12:26 p.m., an individual was standing outside a business in the 400 block of South Eads Street when a suspect allegedly approached with a knife in his hands and made threatening comments, police said.

The suspect then lunged at the victim and attempted to strike him before fleeing on a bicycle. The victim was not injured.


Responding officers located the suspect in the area of the Crystal City Metro station and took him into custody without incident, police said.

The suspect – 20-year-old Gabriel Gomes Da Silva of Arlington – was arrested, charged with attempted malicious wounding and was held without bond.

** On Feb. 13 at 1:04 a.m., officers were dispatched for a report of a fight in the 3100 block of Wilson Boulevard, and determined that one of the combatants had suffered a laceration following a verbal dispute that had begun inside the establishment.

The suspect and victim were forced outside by security when the physical struggle ensued, police said. The suspect brandished a knife and struck the victim before employees of the establishment were able to detain him, police said.

The suspect – 23-year-old William Lee of Southampton, Pa. – was arrested, charged with malicious wounding and was held without bond.


** On Feb. 13 at 8:20 p.m., an individual entered the checkout line of a business in the 1500 block of Wilson Boulevard and became involved in a verbal dispute with an employee, police said.

A brief struggle ensued, then the suspect pushed the employee and fled the scene with merchandise.

Responding officers canvassed the scene but did not find the suspect. No description was provided.

** On Feb. 16 at 9:25 a.m., an individual was inside the home of another person in the 1500 block of Clarendon Boulevard when they became involved in a verbal dispute, police said.

The incident escalated when the suspect physically assaulted the victim, brandished a firearm and stole a phone, personal items, credit card and cash from the victim’s purse. The suspect then damaged the victim’s phone before fleeing.

The victim was provided with information regarding the process of obtaining warrants.


** On Feb. 13 at 2:03 p.m., two individuals were driving in the area of Washington Boulevard at Patrick Henry Drive when the suspect pulled up to them in his vehicle and a verbal dispute ensued, police said.

The suspect brandished a firearm and threatened the others, police said, then left when a victim said she was calling police.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his 20s, with longish dirty-blond hair.


** On Feb. 12 at 1:40 a.m., an individual was inside his home in the 2000 block of North Calvert Street when he heard noises coming from the kitchen, then observed an individual looking through his kitchen drawers.

The resident confronted the suspect; the suspect pushed the victim several times before entering a bedroom and closing the door, police said.
Responding officers located the suspect in the house and took him into custody without incident, police said.

The suspect – 29-year-old Satyajeet Marar of Arlington – was arrested and charged with assault-and-battery and unlawful entry.


** On Feb. 16 at 6:13 p.m., an individual entered a business in the 3000 block of Wilson Boulevard and began grabbing eyeglasses, then shortly later was joined by two additional suspects, police said.

The suspects fled the store and departed in a dark sedan.

The suspects are described as black males, 5’8” to 5’10”. The first suspect was wearing a black ski mask.


** On Feb. 13 at 2:50 a.m., an individual gained entry into an individual’s apartment in the 900 block of North Stafford Street, and was located by responding officers.

The victim did not want to prosecute, but the suspect was served with a notice banning him from the property.

** On Feb. 15 between 1 and 7 a.m., an occupied home in the 2800 block of South Abingdon Street was burglarized. Personal items, a wallet and car keys were taken.

The victim later determined that the credit cards had been used to make fraudulent charges.

** Sometime between Feb. 15 at 11 p.m. and Feb. 16 at 6:45 a.m., an occupied home in the 1500 block of 28th Street South was burglarized. Electronics and personal items were taken.

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