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ArlingtonPolice Beat, 5/12/22 edition

Police Beat, 5/12/22 edition

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** On May 5 at 1:09 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of 28th Street South for multiple reports of gunshots.

Police canvassed the area and recovered evidence confirming that a shot had been fired. Preliminary investigation revealed that a verbal altercation may have preceded the discharge of a firearm.


No injuries were reported and no property damage was located.


** On May 2 at 1:58 p.m., an individual entered a bank in the 900 block of North Taylor Street, passed a note to the teller implying he had a weapon and demanded cash.

The suspect then fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.
No weapon was seen or displayed, and no injuries were reported, police said.

The suspect is described as a black male, 6’2” and heavyset.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the county police department’s homicide/robbery unit at (703) 228-4180 or Arlington County Crime Solvers at (866) 411-TIPS.


** On April 29 at 2:41 p.m., officers responded to the 800 block of South Florida Street for a report of an assault in progress.

Responding officers located a victim suffering from a laceration and rendered aid prior to the arrival of rescue personnel.

The investigation revealed that the victim and suspect became involved in a verbal confrontation which escalated when the suspect produced a box-cutter and slashed the victim, police said.

The suspect fled prior to police arrival. The victim was transported to a local hospital for injuries described as non-life-threatening.


** On May 5 at 5:16 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of South Lowell Street for a report of a robbery.

According to police, two suspects approached a juvenile, assaulted him and took several items of value from his backpack.

A lookout for the suspect was broadcast, and officers observed them in the area, police said. The suspects attempted to flee but were taken into custody following a foot pursuit, police said.

The first suspect – 19-year-old Adrian Herrera of Arlington – was arrested and charged with robbery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The juvenile suspect was released to a guardian with petitions pending.


** On April 29 at 11:40 p.m., a man entered the elevator of a secure residential building in the 500 block of 12th Road South when a man followed him.

The victim exited the elevator at his destination floor and walked down the hallway, at which point the suspect grabbed his buttocks before fleeing the scene.

The incident was reported to police on May 3.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’9”, chubby.


** On April 29 at 4:52 p.m., an individual attempted to gain entry to a business in the 1900 block of Fort Myer Drive before fleeing on foot, police said.

Responding officers who were canvassing the area then received a report of a larceny in progress in the 1500 block of Wilson Boulevard with an individual matching the description of the suspect, police said. Officers located the suspect and took him into custody without incident.

The suspect – 36-year-old Garland Mines of no fixed address – was charged with grand larceny, burglary, two counts of unlawful entry, attempted unlawful entry, possession of burglarious tools and petty larceny.

** On May 5 at 4:45 a.m., an individual forced entry into a business in the 5100 block of Langston Boulevard and tampered with a safe. No items were reported taken.

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