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ArlingtonPolice Beat, 7/7/22 edition

Police Beat, 7/7/22 edition

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•• On June 27 at 2:35 p.m., an individual was detained by security personnel at a store in the 1100 block of South Hayes Street for suspicion of shoplifting.

During the course of police investigation, the suspect provided false information to officers, who ultimately were able to properly identify her, police said.

While being secured inside the cruise for transport, the suspect pushed past the officer and ran from the vehicle. After being re-apprehended, the suspect continued to resist and bit the officer, police said.

Petitions for the suspect, a juvenile, were obtained for petty larceny/shoplifting, identity theft, forging public records, escape from custody and malicious wounding on a law-enforcement officer.

The officer was transported to a local hospital for injuries described as minor.


•• On June 29 at 2:12 p.m., an individual entered a residential building in the 1200 block of South Eads Street and became engaged in a verbal dispute with an employee, police said.

According to police, the suspect allegedly threatened the victim and made gestures to imply he had a firearm before fleeing on foot.

The suspect was located by responding officers. While being taken into custody, the suspect allegedly struck a police cruiser, resulting in damage.

The suspect – 27-year-old Farouq Sadiq Abdullahi – was arrested and charged with assault-and-battery, destruction of property, drunk in public and intent to distribute Schedule II controlled substances. He was held without bond.


•• On June 25 at 11:04 p.m. in the 1300 block of South Eads Street, a fight broke out among what police described as a large group of juveniles, who scattered upon the arrival of officers.

One individual was struck with an unknown object during the melée, sustaining a laceration, police said, and was transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries described as non-life-threatening.


•• On June 26 at 5:56 p.m., an individual in the 1200 block of North Garfield Street was cleaning his firearm when it discharged and struck the ceiling of his apartment, causing damage, police said.

No injuries were reported.


•• On June 25 at 1:17 a.m., two juveniles were engaged in a dispute in the 4400 block of Cherry Hill Road when one of them, accompanied by five to eight other people, assaulted the victim, stole his phone and personal items.

The suspects then fled the scene in a white vehicle, police said.

•• On June 30 at 7:52 p.m., two individuals entered a business in the 3500 block of Wilson Boulevard and stole merchandise, and one brandished a knife before fleeing on foot, police said.

As the suspects fled the area, several other juveniles dispersed from outside the business, police said.

Officers canvassed the area and located the involved juveniles, police said. Petitions were obtained for robbery and conspiracy to commit a felony for one of them.


•• On June 30 at 2:51 a.m., an individual allegedly entered a business with his genitals exposed before leaving, police said.

Another officer located the suspect nearby, and he was taken into custody without incident, police said.

The suspect – 36-year-old Jovanny Suarez of the District of Columbia – was arrested and charged with indecent exposure and drunk in public.


•• On June 24 at 12:18 a.m., police were alerted to an incident that had occurred earlier in the evening in the 500 block of 23rd Street South.

According to the reporting party, an individual had been inside the building earlier in the evening, then returned to pick up property that he allegedly had forgotten.

When employees said they could not locate the property, the suspect left, but returned a short time later and again demanded his property, breaking a sliding-glass door to enter the business.

When employees said they were going to call police, the suspect fled. A canvass of the area by officers proved unsuccessful.

The suspect is described as an Hispanic male, in his 30s, tall.

•• On June 24 at 3:25 a.m., a business in the 3600 block of Columbia Pike was burglarized. The male suspect stole cash and destroyed electronics, police said.

•• On June 24 at 4:51 a.m., four individuals entered a vehicle in the 3600 block of 24th Road South and stole personal items. They then used keys found in the vehicle to enter the home, rummage through items and take a box containing an appliance before fleeing.

•• On June 25 at 9:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of North Pierce Street for a report of a burglary in process.

Responding officers observed four males attempting to gain entry to a vacant building. The suspects fled when they observed police.

A perimeter was established but the suspects were not located. They are described as males, 16 to 19 years old.

•• On June 27 at 4:38, an employee of a residential building in the 1500 block of Clarendon Boulevard reported finding personal items and other belongings inside what was supposed to be a vacant apartment.

The suspect is described as a black male with short, curly black hair and a thin beard.

•• Sometime on June 27 or 28, an individual forced entry into two hotel rooms that at the time were unoccupied in the 2700 block of Richmond Highway, rummaged through items and stole personal items.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’8” to 5’10”, with a thin build.
•• On June 29 at 2:54 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of South Hayes Street, where it was reported that an individual had entered a business and stolen a knife.

The suspect – 28-year-old Tyrone Damon Lee of no fixed address – was arrested and charged with unlawful entry and petty larceny. He was held without bond.

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