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ArlingtonPolice Beat, 4/21/22 edition

Police Beat, 4/21/22 edition

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  • On April 13 at 9:47 p.m., police were dispatched to the 4500 block of North Carlin Springs Road after being alerted to multiple shots fired.

While on the scene, a resident reported that a bullet had entered a home through a window. No injuries were reported.

  • On April 15 at 2:37 a.m., an officer on patrol in the 3100 block of Clarendon Boulevard noticed a group of individuals fighting, activated his emergency equipment and exited the vehicle, at which point the group dispersed, police said.

A witness approached the officer and said that, a few minutes before arrival, someone discharged a firearm before fleeing the scene in a silver SUV. Evidence was recovered at the scene confirming a shot had been fired.
No property damage or injuries were reported.


The suspect is described as a black male with dark hair and a full beard.


  • On April 12 at 3:45 p.m., a man was working as a window-washer in the 1200 block of North Garfield Street when he lowered himself onto the balcony of a residence, removed his harness and prepared to clean the windows, police said.

According to police, the resident began yelling at the washer, then allegedly threw his safety equipment out of reach and pushed the victim.
A second window-washer intervened, and the two were able to safely remove themselves from the balcony, police said.

The suspect – 50-year-old David Bergendorf of Arlington – was arrested and charged with attempted malicious wounding and abduction. He was held without bond.

  • On April 14 at 2:24 a.m., three individuals were in a vehicle in the 700 block of South Glebe Road when a verbal dispute broke out, police said.
    During the incident, one of the combatants produced a knife, police said. The parties then exited the vehicle and the suspect struck one victim and placed the other in a chokehold, police said.

The suspect – 21-year-old Trevor Parker of Alexandria – was arrested and charged with strangulation, attempted malicious wounding, assault-and-battery, obstruction and drunk in public.

  • On April 15 at 2:52 a.m., police were dispatched to 23rd Street at South Eads Street for a report of a stabbing.

Based on the investigation, at approximately 2:32 a.m, an individual was walking in the area as part of a group when they were approached by a man. A verbal dispute ensued, during which time the suspect brandished a knife and struck the victim, police said.

A brief struggle ensued before the suspect fled the scene. The victim received injuries described as serious but non-life-threatening.
The suspect is described as a black male, 5’8”, 180 pounds.


  • On April 15 at 12:35 a.m., two women were walking toward their vehicle in the 3400 block of South Clark Street when a man approached them from behind and allegedly groped one of them.

The victims yelled and the suspect began to approach the second victim, who backed away, tripped and fell to the ground, police said. The suspect then got on top of the second victim and attempted to touch her inappropriately, police said.

Responding officers found the suspect at 27th Street South and Crystal Drive. The suspect – 26-year-old Aaron Moses of the District of Columbia – was arrested, charged with two counts of sexual battery and a count of public intoxication, and was held without bond.


  • On April 13 at 3:45 p.m., a woman in the 2900 block of South Glebe Road reported that she observed a vehicle traveling in the area while a passenger discharged a pellet gun at pedestrians.

Shortly thereafter, an individual contacted the Emergency Communications Center to report being struck by pellets.

Officers canvassed the area, located the suspect vehicle, conducted a traffic stop and identified the occupants. The victim, who declined medical attention, declined prosecution.


  • On April 12 at 4:39 p.m., a woman approached a security guard in the 1100 block of South Hayes Street, stating that she believed a man was taking pictures of children not known to him, police said.

The security guard made contact with the man, who was photographing his own children.

The woman then intervened, police said, deploying pepper spray on the man before fleeing on foot.

The suspect is described as a black female, in her late 20s to mid-30s, average build.

The victim sustained injuries that were treated on the scene by medics.


  • On April 10 at 12:50 a.m., an individual was inside his vehicle in the 800 block of North Glebe Road when three individuals approached, opened the vehicles doors, struck the victim and took his wallet, police said.

When the victim exited his vehicle, the suspects entered it and attempted to leave, but the vehicle had become immobilized, police said. The suspects then fled the scene on foot.

At 1:03 a.m., officers were dispatched to North Vermont Street at North Tazewell Street for a report that two individuals were inside their vehicle when three suspects approached, demanded they exit and stole the vehicle, police said.

At approximately 4 a.m., Arlington officers were notified that Virginia State Police had initiated a pursuit on Interstate 395 in Fairfax County, headed toward Arlington. Arlington officers joined the pursuit once it entered Arlington, but the suspect vehicle fled into the District of Columbia.

Later in the day, officers with the Metropolitan Police Department and Prince George’s County Police Department located the stolen vehicle and detained its occupants, police said.

Warrants for multiple counts of carjacking, robbery and trespassing were lodged against 21-year-old Laysohn Jones of Suitland, while petitions for two juveniles are pending.


  • On April 8 at 3:46 a.m., an individual was inside a residential building in the 1600 block of 18th Street South when he was approached by a woman who stole his phone, police said.

The victim attempted to get the phone back, at which time the suspect made threatening statements and revealed a firearm, police said.

The suspect returned the phone but took money from the victim, police said, before fleeing the scene. She is described as a black female.

  • On April 8 at 5:52 p.m., offices met with a security guard in the 4200 block of Wilson Boulevard, who reported that a juvenile allegedly stole a victim’s phone before fleeing.

Officers were unable to contact the victim, but during the course of the investigation, a second victim was located, police said.

That youth was inside a parking garage in the 4200 block of Wilson Boulevard when a suspect, accompanied by about seven other juveniles, approached, police said.

The suspect stole the victim’s backpack and phone.

  • On April 8 at 7 p.m., an individual was walking in the 400 block of South Buchanan Street when he was approached by three men, one of whom brandished a firearm and demanded money, police said.

The victim refused and the suspects fled the scene on foot, police said. No descriptions were available.


  • On April 13 at 5:40 p.m., an individual was in the 4400 block of Henderson Road when he observed four juveniles in a parking lot, one of whom lifted his shirt to reveal what the victim believed to be a firearm in his waistband.

The group then began passing the object around before fleeing on foot.

The suspects are described as Hispanic males, 14 to 17 years old.


  • Sometime between April 12 at 11:30 p.m. and April 13 at 7 a.m., an individual burglarized a home in the 2300 block of South Joyce Street, took keys to a 2017 Mazda 6 and stole the vehicle, police said.


  • Sometime between April 8 at 10:30 p.m. and April 9 at 7:45 a.m., a residence in the 700 block of South Adams Street was burglarized. No items were reported stolen, but damage was caused to the door.
  • On April 11 at 3:42 a.m., a woman forced entry to a secure residential building in the 900 block of North Stuart Street, then entered an office space, rummaged through items and stole two sets of keys before fleeing.
    The suspect is described as a black female, 20 to 30 years old, with long braids.
  • On April 13 at 3 a.m., a resident in the 1400 block of 28th Street South was awakened by a noise outside her window. She observed an individual below the window, who fled when confronted.

Later that day, the victim noticed two window screens had been tampered with and removed, but it is not believed entry to the home was gained.


  • On April 13 at 8:44 a.m., an individual approached a business in the 1100 block of North Glebe Road and threw rocks at the building, breaking two exterior windows before fleeing.

The suspect is described as a black male, 25 to 35 years old, 5’10” to 6’3”, 180 pounds.

  • Sometime between April 13 at 8 p.m. and April 14 at 8:40 a.m., three vehicles were entered in the area of 28th Street South and South Lang Street.

Entry was gained by breaking a passenger-side window on each vehicle. No items are believed to have been taken.

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