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ArlingtonPolice Beat, 8/26/21 edition

Police Beat, 8/26/21 edition

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MALICIOUS WOUNDING:

  • On Aug. 14 at 7:33 p.m., officers were dispatched to a restaurant in the 3100 block of Wilson Boulevard for a report of a stabbing.

According to police, the victim was sitting at the bar when a man approached him from behind and began striking him with a sharp object. The victim was transported to a local hospital with what were described as serious injuries.

The suspect – 34-year-old Patrick Casey of no fixed address – was arrested, charged with aggravated malicious wounding and was held without bond.

  • On Aug. 17, two individuals were engaged in a verbal dispute in the 4200 block of Henderson Road that escalated into a physical confrontation, police said.

One of the combatants struck the other multiple times, and when the victim attempted to call 911, the suspect took the phone and broke it, police said.

The incident was reported to police on Aug. 19. Warrants for malicious wounding, preventing a 911 call and destruction of property were obtained.

ROBBERY:

  • On Aug. 14 at 3:44 p.m., a woman in the 2800 block of Clarendon Boulevard reported to police that, two nights before, her wallet, phone and personal items had been stolen. The victim later observed fraudulent charges on her credit cards.

Police were unable to determine the exact location of the incident.

  • On Aug. 15 at 12:35 p.m., a man entered a business in the 300 block of 23rd Street South and began concealing merchandise in a bag, police said.
    As the suspect began to leave without paying, he pushed an employee to the ground before fleeing on foot.

The suspect is described as a black male, 25 to 35 years old, 5’8” to 6 feet tall, 160 to 180 pounds.

  • On Aug. 17 at 3:43 p.m., several individuals agreed to meet in the 100 block of South Barton Street to complete the sale of a cellphone.

According to police, the victim approached the two other individuals and asked if he could see the phone before purchasing it. One of the suspects brandished a firearm, the other a knife, and demanded the victim turn over his money. The suspects then fled on bicycles.

The first suspect is described as an Asian male, in his mid-20s. The second is described as an Asian male, 15 to 18 years old.

  • On Aug. 17 at 3:58 p.m., a woman entered a store in the 700 block of North Glebe Road, took merchandise and attempted to leave without paying, police said.

A store employee attempted to prevent the suspect from leaving, at which point she brandished a knife before fleeing.

The suspect is described as a black female, in her mid-30s, 5’3”, 135 pounds.

  • On Aug. 18 at 1:08 a.m., three individuals were sitting at a bus stop in the 700 block of North Randolph Street when three individuals approached.
    One of the suspects grabbed a phone out of a victim’s hands, produced a knife and demanded money in return for the cellphone. The suspects then threatened the victims with physical harm, police said.

The victims provided cash to retrieve the phone, which was returned before the suspects fled, police said.

Responding officers canvassed the area, located the suspects and detained them without incident, police said.

The suspects – 41-year-old Belinda Pettus of Arlington, 28-year-old Tyja Reynolds of Alexandria and 47-year-old Daniel King of Falls Church – each were charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery. They were held without bond.

  • On Aug. 18 at 9:16 a.m., two individuals entered a pharmacy in the 5100 block of Lee Highway, brandished firearms, directed employees to get on the ground, assaulted two individuals and deployed pepper spray before stealing cash and medication, as well as a walled dropped by a victim.

Medics transported one victim to a local hospital for treatment of what were described as non-life-threatening injuries, while additional victims were treated on the scene.

The suspects are described as black males. They were driving a white SUV.

  • On Aug. 19 at 4:16 p.m., a man entered a business in the 900 block of North Nelson Street and attempted to purchase merchandise, but did not have enough money, police said.

The suspect then left the business and returned a short time later, took merchandise off the shelf and attempted to leave without paying, police said. A store employee attempted to prevent him from leaving, but the suspect hit the employee during a brief struggle, police said.

The suspect – 60-year-old Roderick Bryant of the District of Columbia – was located on scene, arrested and charged with assault-and-battery, public intoxication and petty larceny. He was held without bond.

  • On Aug. 20 at 4:19 p.m., four individuals had traveled to the 3100 block of 13th Road South in two vehicles when they were approached by an individual from a third vehicle, who brandished a firearm, approached the first vehicle and demanded a bag containing various electronics and personal items.

The suspect then approached the second vehicle, but the victims were able to drive away. The suspect then fled in an older-model gray Nissan Maxima.
The suspect is described as a black male, short.

PEEPING:

  • On Aug. 19 at 7:40 a.m., a woman in the 4100 block of 3rd Road North was awakened to a noise outside her window and observed a silhouette of a person, police said.

When the victim opened the blinds, there was a person outside.
No description was available.

BURGLARY/UNLAWFUL ENTRY:

  • On Aug. 14 at 1:11 a.m., individuals in the 500 block of North Piedmont Street were awakened to the sound of a man who had gained entry to the residence. He fled before police arrival.

The suspect is described as an Hispanic male, 5’6” to 5’9” tall, 130 to 140 pounds.

  • On Aug. 14, individuals arrived at a vacant residence in the 600 block of 15th Street South and noticed that the deadbolt had been engaged when they attempted to enter the front door, police said.

The victims walked to the rear of the residence, observing a man near the back door. The individual fled the scene on a bicycle.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’8” to 6’2” tall, 175 pounds with a lean build.

  • On Aug. 18 between 5 and 6 p.m., a witness observed two individuals attempting to gain entry to a property in the 4900 block of 10th Street South through a black door.

The suspects fled the scene on foot. There are no descriptions.

LARCENY FROM AUTO:

  • On Aug. 13 at 5:54 a.m., police were dispatched to what were determined to be seven vehicles that were forcibly opened and their airbags stolen in the 4400 block of Pershing Drive, the 5700 block of 11th Street North, the 700 block of North Kensington Street and the 5600 block of 5th Street North.

Additionally, tools were stolen from one of the vehicles.

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