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ArlingtonPolice Beat, 6/30/22 edition

Police Beat, 6/30/22 edition

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•• On June 24 at 2:36 a.m., following an ongoing dispute in the 3700 block of South Four Mile Run Drive, the suspect entered the victim’s home, police said.

The victim confronted the suspect, and a verbal altercation then ensued outside the home, during which the suspect brandished a firearm and fired it, police said.

No injuries or property damage were reported.

Warrants were obtained for brandishing a firearm, discharge of a firearm in a public place, reckless handling of a firearm and threats, police said. The investigation continues.


•• On June 20 at 10:32 a.m., a verbal altercation in the 2900 block of South Glebe Road escalated when the suspect physically removed a woman’s purse from her possession, police said.

The suspect subsequently returned the purse, which was missing the victim’s passport, police said.

Responding officers located the suspect in the area and took him into custody without incident, police said.

The suspect – 62-year-old Richard Tyrone Davis of Arlington – was arrested and charged with robbery. He was held without bond.

•• On June 20 at 10:40 a.m., an individual entered a business in the 700 block of North Glebe Road, allegedly concealed merchandise in a bag and attempted to leave without paying, police said.

When an employee confronted the suspect, he attempted to strike the employee before fleeing on foot. The victim was not injured.

Responding officers took the suspect into custody. He refused to identify himself, police said, and attempts by officers to identify him were unsuccessful.

The suspect was arrested, charged with robbery and held without bond as a John Doe.


•• On June 21 at 10:57 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 5500 block of Columbia Pike for a report of a possible person with a gun.

According to police, investigation revealed that during a dispute between individuals inside a residence, the suspect allegedly displayed a firearm.
Responding officers separated the combatants and conducted a search of the residence, which did not produce a gun, police said.

During the course of the investigation, one of the parties involved was reported to have been wanted out of Fairfax County, police said. He was taken into custody and transferred to the Fairfax County Police Department.


•• On June 17 at 1:23 p.m., a woman reported that, on June 8, she had observed an unknown individual looking through a window into her residence.
The suspect is described as a black male, 25 to 30 years old, with a skinny build.


•• On June 22 at 3:19 a.m., an individual reported he had observed three men attempting door handles of various parked vehicles in the 5400 block of 23rd Street North before leaving the area in a vehicle.

A lookout was broadcast and officers observed the vehicle, traveling in the area of North Glebe Road and Military Road, police said.

When the officers were spotted, the driver quickly accelerated and fled the area, police said.

Officers located the vehicle, unoccupied, in the area of 41st Street North at North Glebe Road. A search of the area was conducted with the assistance of a police helicopter, but the suspects were not located.

During the course of the investigation, multiple catalytic converters and tools used in burglaries were recovered.


•• Sometime between June 16 at 10 p.m. and June 17 at 6:30 a.m., a home in the 3800 block of Chesterbrook Road was burglarized.

According to police, a set of keys was taken and used to steal a silver 2018 BMW X6 35i.

•• Sometime between June 17 at 5 p.m. and June 20 at 8:35 a.m., an unlocked, vacant apartment in the 2600 block of 8th Road South was burglarized. Construction equipment was taken.

•• On June 18 at 1:30 a.m., a home in the 3000 block of North Quinn Street was burglarized. Items had been moved but nothing of value was taken.

•• On June 18 at 8:47 p.m., a woman reported witnessing two juvenile male suspects make entry into a building in the 2300 block of 26th Court through a second-story window.

Responding officers established a perimeter and searched the building, but did not find the suspects.

The suspects are described as black males with light skin, one approximately 6’2”.

•• On June 20 between 2:45 and 4 a.m., a home in the 3300 block of North Dickerson was burglarized. Entry was gained through an unsecured door. Two sets of keys and personal items were taken.

•• On June 20 at 3:29 a.m., burglars entered a home in the 5000 block of 36th Street North, two a variety of personal items and also took keys that were used to steal a white 2019 Audi A6 and white 2021 Audi Q7.

•• On June 22 at 1:33 a.m., a resident returned home to the 3800 block of Columbia Pike to find an individual inside the residence.

The suspect left the scene, but was located by responding officers. There was no sign of forced entry, and no items were reported missing.
The victim declined prosecution, police said.

•• On June 23 at 5 a.m., officers on patrol in the 4500 block of North Glebe Road noticed a bicycle in the roadway and an open garage door with the light on.

Officers made contact with the homeowners, determining that a suspect entered the residence through an unsecured door and stole various items, including electronics and credit cards.

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