News of crime and punishment across Arlington.
•• On July 18 at 12:07 a.m., a man was exiting his vehicle in the 2700 block of South Fern Street when he was approached two individuals who pushed him against the vehicle and demanded his belongings, Arlington police said.
When the victim refused, the first suspect assaulted him and the second suspect reached into his pockets and stole his car keys, wallet and phone, police said.
The suspects then pushed the victim out of the way and entered his vehicle, accompanied by two additional suspects, and fled the area at a high rate of speed.
Officers canvassed the area for the suspects, but were unsuccessful.
The suspects are described as black males, three between 18 and 25 years old and approximately 5’5” to 5’7” tall and the fourth a black male, 24 to 28 years old and 6 feet tall.
•• On July 14 at 11:27 a.m., an individual entered a business in the 600 block of North Glebe Road, selected merchandise and exited without paying, Arlington police said.
When two employees confronted him, the suspect allegedly assaulted the employees and threw a glass bottle that struck one of the victims, causing a laceration, police said.
Responding officers took the suspect – 31-year-old Brett Glasco of Lothian, Md. – into custody without incident. He was charged with malicious wounding and shoplifting and was held without bond.
•• On July 19 at 6:50 p.m., a juvenile male was riding his bicycle in the 4100 block of 4th Street North when an individual attempted to make contact with him from inside a parked vehicle, Arlington police said.
The victim initially approached the vehicle because he believed he knew the man, at which time the suspect reached out toward the victim’s arm, police said.
The victim confronted the suspect, who fled the scene in the vehicle.
The suspect is described as a white male, 50 to 60 years old, with short white hair, wearing a short-sleeved, collared shirt and dark sunglasses. There is no description of the vehicle.
•• On July 19 at 4:21 p.m., two individuals met in the 1900 block of South Glebe Road for a prearranged sale of electronics, Arlington police said.
During the interaction, one of the individuals brandished a firearm, threatened the victim and fled the scene with the stolen laptop, police said.
The suspect is described as a black male, 20 to 27 years old, 5’8”, 170 pounds.
•• On July 20 at 3 p.m., a woman approached a man in the 4700 block of Columbia Pike and engaged him in conversation, Arlington police said.
During the conversation, the suspect reached into the man’s pocket and stole an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.
The suspect is described as a heavyset female with shoulder-length hair.
•• On July 21 at 8:17 p.m., four male juveniles met in the 100 block of South Old Glebe Road for a prearranged sale, Arlington police said.
The three suspects assaulted the victim and stole his backpack, which contained a laptop, police said.
A lookout was broadcast and responding officers located one of the suspects, who was carrying stolen property, and attempted to stop him. He was taken into custody following a foot chase. Petitions are pending.
The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries described as non-life-threatening.
•• On July 15 at 2:14 a.m., a fight occurred in the 900 block of North Jackson Street, during which witnesses reported to individuals brandishing firearms, Arlington police said.
The first suspect was located at the scene and was taken into custody without incident, police said. The second suspect had fled in a vehicle, but was located in the area by responding officers. During a search of the vehicle, officers recovered suspected narcotics, police said.
The first suspect – 30-year-old Edwin Garcia-Ventura of Woodbridge – was arrested and charged with brandishing and carrying a concealed weapon.
The second suspect – 29-year-old Alhammasi Majid of Stafford – was charged with brandishing, two counts of felon in possession of a firearm, two counts of felon in possession of ammunition, possession with the intent to distribute Schedule I/II drugs, possession with intent to distribute while armed and carrying a loaded firearm with a high-capacity magazine. He was held without bond.
•• On July 20 at 8:50 p.m., a man and a woman became involved in a verbal altercation in the 900 block of South Orme Street, was which time the woman’s husband became involved, allegedly brandishing a firearm in the process, Arlington police said.
The husband and wife left the area before police arrival, but later were located by officers.
The suspect – 77-year-old Frederick McCorkle of Gray, Tenn. – was arrested and charged with brandishing.
•• On July 3 between 2:28 p.m. and 2:51 p.m., an individual forced entry into a building in the 2700 block of Langston Boulevard, stole a package and entered the parking garage, where he was able to make entry into one vehicle but did not take anything, police said.
The suspect is described as a black male, 17 to 30 years old, 140 to 180 pounds.
•• On July 13 between 1:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m., an individual entered a home in the 4600 block of 13th Street North through an unsecured door and stole shoes, credit cards, electronics and cash.
Subsequently, the victim found fraudulent charges placed on his credit card.
•• On July 13 at 11:30 a.m., a man was inside his residence in the 4400 block of Washington Boulevard when he observed a man inside the main living area, rummaging through items.
The victim and a witness confronted the suspect and told him to leave, which he did.
During the course of the investigation, it was revealed that alcohol had been stolen and that items not belonging to the victims had been left behind.
The suspect is described as a white male, 40 to 50 years old, 5’8”, 170 pounds, with a shaved head.
•• On July 18 at 4:56 p.m., an individual was inside his home in the 2000 block of North Culpepper Street when he observed an unknown individual inside the home, police said.
The victim confronted the suspect, who fled the scene on foot with stolen electronics.
The suspect is described as a black male, 5’9”.
BATHROOM FIREWORKS SPARK HIGH-SCHOOL LOCKDOWN:
•• Arlington County police on July 19 locked down Washington-Liberty High School are a report of possible gunfire coming from a bathroom inside the school.
Police were dispatched to the school at 7:50 a.m., entered the school, began a search and discovered evidence of discharged fireworks.
The lockdown remained in place until the building was fully searched. Two juveniles were developed as suspects; police said petitions for misdemeanor violations of the state fire-prevention code are pending.