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ArlingtonPolice Beat, 3/24/22 edition

Police Beat, 3/24/22 edition

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** On March 14 at 6:24 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of South Frederick Street for multiple reports of shots being fired.

Arriving officers confirmed the incident and determined that there was damage to an occupied apartment and a parked, unoccupied vehicle.


Witnesses reported seeing a black sedan and red sedan fleeing the scene.

** On March 17 at 3:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 500 block of North Piedmont Street for multiple reports of shots being fired.

Officers recovered evidence of shots fired, and subsequently located a vehicle with a shattered window.

No injuries were reported. Investigation is continuing.


** On March 15 at 5:10 p.m., officers responded to the magistrate’s office in the 2000 block of 15th Street North for warrant service, police said.

Upon arrival, an officer met with the suspect and attempted to take her into custody on an outstanding warrant. According to police, the suspect became disorderly, threatened the officer and resisted arrest, attempting to strike the officer.

With the assistance of additional officers, the suspect was taken into custody. The first officer sustained injuries described as minor and did not require treatment.

The suspect – 21-year-old Johniece Marquez of the District of Columbia was charged with assault-and-battery on police and obstruction of justice, and was served with the outstanding warrant for eluding.


** On March 11 at 5:30 p.m., an individual was in the stairwell of a residential building in the 2200 block of Shirlington Road when a known individual approached him from behind and began assaulting him, police said.

A brief struggle ensued, during which time the suspect struck the victims before fleeing the scene.

The victim was treated on the scene by medics for injuries described as non-life-threatening. A warrant for malicious wounding was obtained for the suspect.


** On March 15 at 11:33 a.m., a man entered a business in the 2100 block of 15th Street North, went behind the counter and attempted to open the cash register before being confronted by an employee, police said.

The suspect then walked through the store and stole a beverage and food items before leaving, police said.

The suspect then re-entered and exited the business two more times, stealing more beverages and food items in the process, police said.

The third time, the suspect was confronted by an employee and attempted to throw a beverage at a witness who approached him.

The suspect then fled the scene on foot, but returned again, at which point he was taken into custody by responding officers.

The suspect – 41-year-old Darryl Forest of Arlington – was arrested and charged with two counts of robbery plus petty larceny and trespassing. He was held without bail.

** On March 17 at 11:20 p.m., an individual was walking in the 1200 block of South Frederick Street when he was approached by two individuals who stole his wallet, police said.

During the incident, the victim sustained a minor laceration. He was treated on scene by medics.

The suspects are described as two black males.


** On March 11 at 6 p.m., an individual was driving in the area of Wilson Boulevard at 10th Street North when another driver attempted to merge into his lane, police said.

A verbal dispute ensued before the suspect allegedly brandished a firearm before driving away.

Responding officers located the suspect vehicle in the 800 block of North Pollard Street and observed the suspect return to it. Officers initiated a traffic stop and took the suspect into custody.

The suspect – 30-year-old Darren Dolan of the District of Columbia – was arrested and charged with brandishing a firearm. He was released on a summons, police said.


** On March 10 at 8:45 p.m., an individual forced entry into a business in the 1000 block of South Hayes Street. Although the suspect walked throughout the store, nothing appears to have been taken.

** On March 14 at 1:11 a.m., an individual entered a store in the 1700 block of North Lynn Street, gaining entry by shattering a glass door.
A safe was taken.

The suspect is described as a black male, 6 feet tall to 6’5”, 160 to 200 pounds.

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