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ArlingtonPolice Beat, 6/2/22 edition

Police Beat, 6/2/22 edition

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• On May 23 at 10:02 p.m., three individuals were walking in the 300 block of 23rd Street South when they were approached from behind, police said.

The first suspect brandished a firearm and demanded the victims’ property, including their clothing, police said.


During the incident, the suspect struck the victims with the firearm, causing injury, before fleeing into a parking garage with items that included cash, clothing and electronics.

The first suspect is described as a black male, in his 20s, 5’7”. The second suspect is described as a black male, heavyset.

The victims were treated on the scene by medics, with one transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries described as serious but non-life-threatening.


• On May 20 at noon, an individual reported to police that he had observed a man looking into vehicles in the 500 block of North Quincy Street, and confronted the individual about trespassing on private property.

The suspect then fled in a vehicle (which later was determined to have been stolen out of Fairfax County), drove off at a high rate of speed and narrowly missed the individual who had confronted him.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male, approximately 25 years old.

• On May 22 at 4:09 a.m., an individual was inside an establishment in the 4200 block of Wilson Boulevard when he was approached by three or four men and was sprayed with what was believed to be pepper spray.

The suspects fled when the victim called out for assistance. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

• On May 24 at 5:17 p.m., a man was walking in the 2000 block of Key Boulevard when he was approached by an individual who attempted to engage him in conversation, police said.

The victim continued to walk and the suspect chased and allegedly assaulted him, police said.

The suspect – 27-year-old Alexander Chew of Arlington – was arrested and charged with malicious wounding. He was held without bond.

The victim was treated on scene by medics.

• On May 27 at 2:45 a.m., a verbal dispute in the 3100 block of Clarendon Boulevard escalated when one of the combatants allegedly struck the other in the head with a hammer.

According to police, the suspect provided false identifying information to responding officers, but it was then determined that he was wanted on a warrant out of Spotsylvania County.

The suspect – 19-year-old Kevin Tyler Mays of no fixed address – was arrested and charged with malicious wounding and giving a false identity to a police officer. He was held without bond.

The victim was treated on scene by medics.


• On May 22 at 12:15 a.m., an individual was walking in the 300 block of Columbia Pike when he was pushed from behind by an individual, who then rummaged through his pockets and took his wallet.

The victim reported the incident later that day. There is no suspect description.


• On May 24 at 1:15 a.m., a man walked into a business in the 1100 block of South Hayes Street, smashed display cases with a hammer and stole jewelry.
The suspect is described as a black male.


• On May 20 at 1:36 p.m., a rock was thrown through the window of an occupied residence in the 700 block of South Florida Street, causing the window to shatter.


• On May 20 at 1:30 a.m., officers responded to the 1500 block of South George Mason Drive for a report of a burglary in progress.

According to police, a woman in the home was awakened by a sound, and when she went to investigate, she observed a man inside the home.

The suspect fled the scene on foot; not items were reported damaged or stolen.

• On May 21 between 10:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., a home in the 1700 block of Arlington Boulevard was burglarized. Electronics, credit cards and personal items were stolen.

• On May 22 at 12:38 a.m., an individual returned home to the 6100 block of Wilson Boulevard and found his door unlocked and ajar. Items of value, including electronics and clothing, were stolen.

• Sometime between May 23 at 9 p.m. and May 24 at 11 a.m., an individual entered a business in the 200 block of North Glebe Road and tampered with an ATM, but no cash was obtained, police said.

• On May 25 at 7:52 p.m., victims reported to police that, several hours before, they had returned home to the 3300 block of 20th Road North and discovered that the door to their home had been tampered with, a shed in the back yard had been entered and items had been moved around.

Nothing appeared to have been taken.

• On May 27 at 1 a.m., a business in the 1400 block of South Fern Street was burglarized. Entry was gained by breaking a glass door.

The suspects stole a safe and cash-register tills.

The first suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male. There is no description of the second suspect.

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