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ArlingtonPolice Beat, 3/17/22 edition

Police Beat, 3/17/22 edition

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** A woman on March 6 at 2:45 a.m. reported to police that she had been in an establishment in the 500 block of 23rd Street South with another individual when they became involved in a verbal dispute with a third individual.

When the first victim attempted to leave with a second victim and witness, the suspect approached the first victim and began physically assaulting her before being separated by additional witnesses, police said.


The victims then went to retrieve a vehicle from a garage in the 500 block of 12th Road South when the suspect approached them, brandished a firearm and made threatening statements, police said.

The first victim attempted to speak with the suspect, during which time the second victim was able to contact police.

A struggle ensued, during which the suspect attempted to prevent the first victim from leaving, but the victim was able to enter her vehicle and depart, police said.

Warrants were obtained and officers located the suspect inside his residence, detaining him without incident, police said.

The suspect – 46-year-old Richardo Harvey of Arlington – was arrested and charged with abduction and two counts of brandishing a firearm. He was held without bond.


** On March 6 at 5:54 p.m., the security guard at a business in the 1200 block of South Clark Street was attempting to remove an individual from a business when the suspect brandished a knife and attempted to strike him, police said.

The guard fell to the ground during the incident, and the suspect struck him in the head with his hand before fleeing on foot. The employee suffered what was described as a minor laceration and declined medical treatment.

The suspect is described as a black male with a skinny build.

** On March 8 at 6:28 p.m., officers were dispatched to North Piedmont Street at Wilson Boulevard for a report of a fight among a group of juveniles, who were no longer on the scene when police arrived.

Approximately 45 minutes later, a juvenile male arrived at Virginia Hospital Center for treatment of stab wounds received in connection with the incident. The injuries were described as serious but non-life-threatening.

** On March 10 at 3:34 p.m., police responded to the 2100 block of Washington Boulevard for a report of a fight that had started as a verbal dispute on a bus and escalated into a physical altercation.

During the incident, the suspect brandished a knife and struck the victim, who then deployed pepper spray in an attempt to stop the attack, police said.

The victim sustained what were described as serious but non-life-threatening injuries, and was transported to a local hospital. The suspect sustained injuries described as minor, and was treated by medics on the scene, police said.

The suspect – 46-year-old Marvin Mullins of Arlington – was arrested and charged with malicious wounding.


** On March 7 at 3 a.m., an individual was standing outside a business in the 900 block of North Jackson Street when he was approached by a man.
A verbal dispute ensued, during which the suspect made threatening comments, police said.

The suspect then walked toward a parked vehicle occupied by two other individuals before he again approached the victim, brandished a firearm and removed jewelry before fleeing in a dark-colored, four-door sedan.

The suspect is described as a black male, in his mid to late 20s, with a thin build and short black-and-blond hair, wearing glasses.


** On March 10 at 12:40 a.m., a witness observed three individuals rummaging through a vehicle in the 800 block of Patrick Henry Drive. After the witness yelled, the suspects fled on foot.

** The suspects then entered another car, located the keys inside and drove away. The vehicle is described as a 2015 Honda CRV with Virginia license plates.

During the course of the investigation, officers discovered an additional vehicle that had been rummaged through.


** On March 9 at 2:23 a.m., officers responded to a report of an individual allegedly kicking the front door of an business in the 3100 block of Washington Boulevard, causing damage.

The suspect – 30-year-old Michael Thomas of Hyattsville – was arrested and charged with felony destruction of property and drunk-in-public.


** On March 7 at 4:02 p.m., officers were dispatched to assist the Arlington County Fire Department with an injury from a fall in the 800 block of Army Navy Drive.

Investigation determined that the suspect had entered a business, concealed merchandise under his coat and left without paying.

A security guard began to follow the suspect, who then ran to the parking garage and attempted to jump over a railing before falling to the ground.
The suspect, who was not identified by police, was transported to an area hospital with injuries described as serious, and was served with a summons for petty larceny.


** On March 3 between 8 a.m. and noon, an unoccupied home in the 2000 block of North Calvert Street was entered. Items were rummaged through; cash and electronics were taken.

** On March 6 at 8:35 p.m., an individual was inside her home in the 3700 block of 7th Street North when she heard noise and observed an individual touching her blinds.

The victim yelled and the suspect fled on foot. No items were reported damaged or stolen.

** On March 10 at 1 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 600 block of North Glebe Road for a report of a burglary in progress after a resident observed an unknown male attempting to open her window.

The suspect fled before police arrival.

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