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ArlingtonPolice Beat, 5/19/22 edition

Police Beat, 5/19/22 edition

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** An individual entered a bank in the 900 block of North Stuart Street on May 9 at 2:21 p.m. The suspect approached a teller, implied he had a weapon and demanded cash, police said.

The suspect fled after receiving an unreported amount of cash, police said. No weapon was seen or displayed, and no injuries were reported.


The suspect is described as a light-skinned black male in his 40s or 50s, wearing a gray suit jacked, white button-down shirt, dark dress pants, gray baseball hat and black face mask.

An attempted bank robbery in the same area and with a suspect matching the same general description was reported about 10 minutes prior to this one. A similar bank robbery was reported May 2 in the 900 block of North Taylor Street.

Anyone with information on the cases is asked to call the county police department’s homicide/robbery unit at (703) 228-4180.


** A malfunctioning drawer foiled a would-be bank robber, Arlington police said.

On May 9 at 2:10 p.m., an individual entered a bank in the 4000 block of Wilson Boulevard, approached a teller and demanded money, Arlington police said.

According to police, the teller was unable to open the cash drawer, so the suspect went behind the counter, but also was unsuccessful in opening it. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.

The incident occurred approximately 10 minutes before another bank robbery – this one successful – in the 900 block of North Stuart Street. In each case, the suspect is described as a black male in his 40s or 50s.


** On May 7 at 8:56 a.m., a verbal dispute in the 4500 block of 28th Road South escalated to a physical altercation, during which time the suspect allegedly struck the victim with a baseball bat, Arlington police said.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries described as non-life-threatening.

The suspect – 27-year-old Diana Fuentes of Arlington – was arrested and charged with malicious wounding. She was held without bond.


** On May 12 at 5:43 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of North Stafford Street for a report of a suspicious vehicle inside a parking garage, Arlington police said.

Officers located the occupied vehicle and observed the suspect asleep behind the wheel with alleged drug paraphernalia in plain view.
According to police, a search of the vehicle turned up a firearm, ammunition and controlled substances.

The suspect – 53-year-old James Drosihn of St. Augustine, Fla. – was arrested and held without bond on a series of charges.


** On May 10 at 5 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 5500 block of 3rd Street South for a report of vehicle tampering.

Investigation revealed that a victim observed two male suspects attempt to enter her vehicle. They fled the scene after she yelled.

Investigation determined that the suspects entered into and rummaged through four vehicles and stole personal items from one of them.

Further investigation revealed that two vehicles – a 2017 Honda CRV and a 2015 Acura RDX – were stolen from the 5600 block of 8th Street North and the 2900 block of 24th Street North.


** On May 6 at 12:16 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of 28th Street South for a report of an attempted burglary.

Upon arrival, officers discovered evidence of possible tampering with a window, but no entry was made and nothing was reported stolen.

** On May 7 at 1:09 a.m., a man was asleep in a home in the 600 block of North Glebe Road when he heard a suspect enter through a window, police said.

The suspect stole personal property before fleeing.

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