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ArlingtonPolice Beat, 2/3/22 edition

Police Beat, 2/3/22 edition

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  • On Jan. 24 at 11 p.m., following a reported dispute at a business, officers attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of North Glebe Road and Wilson Boulevard.

According to police, the driver accelerated and proceeded through two red lights before coming to a stop.

The driver remained in the car and was taken into custody by police. A passenger attempted to flee on foot but also was taken into custody.


According to police, investigation revealed that the two individuals had become engaged in a verbal dispute with an employee after receiving an incorrect order through the drive-through window of a restaurant.

According to police, one suspect threw a water bottle through the window before parking and entering the business. Both suspects began physically assaulting the employee, police said.

The first suspect – 26-year-old Justice Bridges of the District of Columbia – was arrested and charged with malicious wounding and eluding police. The second suspect – 24-year-old Michael Ritch of Capital Heights – was arrested and charged with assault-and-battery and felon in possession of a firearm.


  • On Jan. 21 at 1:41 p.m., after being alerted to a possibly stolen vehicle in the 800 block of Army Navy Drive, officers located the vehicle with two occupants in it, police said.

Officers deployed “stop sticks” to deflate the tires, but the driver continued at a low rate of speed, being followed by Arlington officers until they crossed into the District of Columbia.

The suspects threw narcotics and two firearms from the vehicle, which were retrieved by officers.

The suspects are described as black males, in their 20s or 30s, one heavyset.

  • On Jan. 22 at 1:18 p.m., a verbal dispute in a home in the 5100 block of Columbia Pike escalated when one participant allegedly assaulted the other, threatened her and took her cellphone.

The victim was able to leave the residence and contact police.

The suspect – 22-year-old Darrious Sadler of the District of Columbia – was charged with assault-and-battery, brandishing and preventing a 911 call.


  • On Jan. 20 at 9:05 p.m., an individual was sitting on a bench in the area of Columbia Pike at South George Mason Drive when a suspect took his wallet and attempted to leave the area, police said.

The victim confronted the suspect and a physical altercation ensued, during which the suspect struck the victim in the head. The victim was able to retrieve the wallet before the suspect fled.

The suspect was located near the intersection of Columbia Pike and South Taylor Street. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the suspect had entered an open garage and stolen a bicycle after the assault incident, police said.

The suspect – 46-year-old Jimmy Almendarez-Galeas of no fixed address – was charged with assault-and-battery, grand larceny, petty larceny and burglary.


  • Sometime between Jan. 24 at 12:30 p.m. and Jan. 25 at 5:30 p.m., a home in the 2900 block of South Woodstock Street was burglarized. Items were rummaged through and ammunition was stolen.
  • On Jan. 24 at 2:57 p.m., police were alerted to a residential burglary in the 5900 block of 2nd Street South.

Two sets of doors had been tampered with and opened, but nothing appeared to have been taken.

  • On Jan. 26 at 11:45 a.m., a woman was inside her apartment in the 5700 block of Washington Boulevard when a man knocked on her door, police said.

When the resident opened the door, the suspect forced his way inside and grabbed the victim by the arm. The resident fled the apartment and the suspect locked himself inside.

Responding officers took the suspect – 39-year-old Nathaniel Warren – into custody without incident. He was arrested and charged with burglary.


  • Sometime between Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. and Jan. 23 at 1:23 p.m., tires and rims were stolen from four vehicles in the 2100 block of Richmond Highway.
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