News of crime and punishment across Arlington.
** On April 18 at 3:22 p.m., a man entered a business in the 2900 block of Clarendon Boulevard and was approached by an employee. During their conversation, the suspect grabbed a tablet out of the employee’s hands and fled on foot, police said.
The suspect is described as a black male, 20 to 30 years old, 5’8”, 150 pounds.
GRAND LARCENY AUTO:
** 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 19 at 7 p.m. and April 20 at 5:45 a.m., a vehicle was stolen in the 1400 block of South Walter Reed Drive.
According to police, the vehicle later was recovered in the 1600 block of South Edgewood Street, with a broken front-passenger window and a stolen catalytic converter.
Investigation found two additional vehicles in he vicinity with front windows broken and catalytic converters stolen.
** 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 14 at 3:10 a.m., a residential building in the 3100 block of 10th Street North was burglarized. A set of keys was taken, allowing the suspect to enter other parts of the building and steal electronics and packages before fleeing.
The suspect is described as a black male with a muscular build.
** On April 19 between 9:15 a.m. and 4 p.m., an individual forced entry to the rear yard of a home in the 700 block of 20th Street South, damaged the gate and entered the unoccupied residence, police said.
No items were reported stolen.
** On April 20 at 9 p.m., a woman was in her home in the 4200 block of 31st Street South she heard voices outside her window, and later discovered that the door handle of her residence was loose.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY:
** 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.
DRUG-DISPOSAL EVENT ON HORIZON:
** The Arlington County Police Department, in conjunction with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, will host a drug-takeback event on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at two locations.
“It’s important to take advantage of this potentially life-saving program” police officials said, noting the dangers of unused or expired prescription medications falling into the wrong hands.
Items will be accepted with no questions asked at the Arlington police headquarters, 1425 North Courthouse Road, and Fire Station #5, 1750 South Hayes St.
In addition, the county government provides 24-hour-a-day prescription-medication-collection boxes at Fire Stations 2, 5 and 9 and at police headquarters. Since implementing the program in 2018, more than 8,000 pounds of medication has been safely disposed of, officials said.