News of crime and punishment across Arlington.
• On May 13 at 8:59 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 3900 block of 26th Street North for a report of a woman who had brandished a firearm at an individual inside a residence, and subsequently fired several shots into the front door of the home.
After officers established a perimeter, the suspect exited the home while brandishing a firearm, police said. She continued to approach officers despite commands to stop, police said.
Ultimately, police used a taster-like device to incapacitate her and recover the firearm.
The suspect, who was not identified by police, was taken to an area hospital for medical evaluation. The investigation is continuing.
There were no injuries inside the home, police said.
ASSAULT ON POLICE:
• On May 17 at 4:44 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of South Hayes Street for a report of a shoplifter in custody, police said.
Loss-prevention officers reported they observed the suspect concealing merchandise, then detained him after he exited without paying.
According to police, the suspect was non-compliant with responding officers and remained disorderly, kicking an officer while being searched.
The suspect – 27-year-old Antonio Thompson of no fixed address – was arrested and charged with assault on police and petty larceny. He was held without bond.
• On May 15 at 3:06 a.m. a woman was driving in the area of Wilson Boulevard and North Vermont Street when she observed the passenger door of a vehicle in front of her open and the female victim pushed onto the roadway, police said.
Medics transported the victim to a local hospital with injuries described as serious.
• On May 13 at 3:25 p.m., an individual in the 200 block of North Glebe Road had sustained multiple lacerations and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The victim provided no additional information related to the circumstances leading up to the injuries.
• On May 19 at 3:52 p.m., an individual’s vehicle was in the process of being towed in the 2400 block of South Lowell Street when the owner confronted a county-government public-service aide, police said.
During the confrontation, the suspect threatened the aide before physically pushing him, police said.
The suspect – 20-year-old Tyayre Reynolds of Arlington – was arrested and charged with assault-and-battery. He was released on his own recognizance, police said.
• On May 19, a late report of a May 4 robbery was made, police said.
On May 4 at 3:42 p.m., a male youth was within a common area of a residential building when he was approached by two juveniles known to him, who allegedly held knives to him and demanded money, police said.
The victim provided money and the suspects fled after again threatening him.
Investigation determined that the suspects had brandished knives and unsuccessfully attempted to rob the victim twice before on the same date.
FELON IN POSSESSION OF CONCEALED WEAPON:
• On May 14 at 12:55 p.m., an individual entered a business in the 1200 block of South Hayes Street and allegedly began concealing merchandise in his backpack, police said.
A loss-prevention officer detained the suspect as he attempted to exit the store, police said.
During a search of the suspect and his possessions, officers located a loaded firearm, ammunition and pair of brass knuckles, police said.
The suspect – 28-year-old Tony Curtis of no fixed address – was arrested and charged with three counts of possession of a concealed weapon by a convicted felon, as well as a trespassing charge.
• On May 14 at 5:54 p.m., an individual was stopped at a light in the area of Shirlington Road and South Four Mile Run Drive when the victim honked at him and drove around him, police said.
The recipient of the honking then followed the honker, began yelling at him and allegedly brandished a firearm, police said.
The suspect – Jahneil Mussington of the District of Columbia – was arrested, charged with brandishing and released on a summons.
• On May 18 at 4:45 p.m., an individual was walking in the 5100 block of North Edison Street when an unleashed dog ran toward him, barking, police said.
A verbal dispute ensued between the victim and the dog owner, during which time the suspect – known to the dog owner – joined the confrontation.
After the group separated, the suspect re-approached the first individual and allegedly brandished a firearm and threatened him.
The suspect – 50-year-old Eric Rickert of Arlington – was arrested and charged with brandishing, possession of a firearm by a felon and assault-and-battery, and was held without bond.
• Sometime between May 12 at 10:30 p.m. and May 13 at 9:30 a.m., a business in the 200 block of North Glebe Road was entered. Cash was taken and an ATM was tampered with.
• On May 13 at 2:10 a.m., officers responded to the 3400 block of Wilson Boulevard for a report of a burglary in progress.
According to police, responding officers located three male suspects in a vehicle outside the business and took them into custody. Stolen property was recovered, police said.
The suspects – 23-year-old Javier Carrasco of no fixed address, 29-year-old Ignacio Parra Otarola of no fixed address and 52-year-old Felix Gonzalez of Miami, Fla. – were arrested and charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit larceny, possession of burglarious tools, grand larceny and larceny with intent to sell. They were held without bond.
GRAND LARCENY AUTO:
• On May 15 at 4:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of North Oakland Street for a report of a vehicle tampering.
According to police, a resident was inside his home when he observed a suspect enter his unlocked vehicle in the driveway. The victim knocked on the window, then the suspect entered a waiting vehicle and fled, police said.
Investigation reveled that approximately 14 vehicles in the surrounding blocks had been entered and rummaged through, and that three vehicles with the keys inside were stolen from the 3000 block of North Quincy Street, 2900 block of North Stafford Street and 3700 block of 30th Road North.
Two of the vehicles were later recovered in the District of Columbia, police said.
LARCENY FROM AUTO (MULTIPLE):
• On May 18 at 1:28 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of Columbia Pike for a report of larcenies from vehicles.
Arriving officers located six vehicles that had windows smashed and airbags removed. All vehicles were Honda models.
At 6 a.m. the same day, police responded to the 2000 block of South Eads Street, where five vehicles had windows smashed and airbags removed. All vehicles involved were Hondas.
• Between May 18 at 11 p.m. and May 19 at 6 a.m., the windows to nine vehicles in the 800 block of North Lincoln Street were smashed, with items of value taken from several of them.
POLICE URGE VIGILANCE AFTER VEHICLE THEFTS SPIKE:
• Arlington police have recorded an uptick in vehicle thefts across the county, and said the victims in some cases could have done more to prevent them.
“In the first two weeks of May, police received 28 reports of stolen vehicles,” the county police department said. “In most cases, the vehicles were unlocked with the keys or key fobs inside.”
According to police, a number of cases appear to involve multiple suspects traveling together, scouring the area for unlocked vehicles, then rummaging through them. Most incidents occur in the overnight hours.
SCHOOL LOCKED DOWN BASED ON UNFOUNDED RUMOR:
• Kenmore Middle School was placed on a lockdown condition the afternoon of May 18 after police received a report of a juvenile possibly trespassing on the campus.
“The investigation determined that the known juvenile had not been on school property and no unauthorized person had made entry into the school,” police said.