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ArlingtonPolice Beat, 9/1/22 edition

Police Beat, 9/1/22 edition

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•• On Aug. 20 at 3:54 a.m., a patrol officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and attempted a traffic stop in the 2400 block of South Eads Street, Arlington police said.

The driver disregarded instructions and fled, police said.

At approximately 8 a.m., officers observed the vehicle traveling in the area of 20th Street South and Richmond Highway and attempted a traffic stop, police said. A vehicle pursuit was initiated and continued into the District of Columbia until it was ended due to the driver’s erratic behavior, police said.

Shortly thereafter, the driver re-entered the county and re-initiated the pursuit before abandoning the vehicle in the 800 block of Army Navy Drive and attempting to flee on foot. The suspect was arrested after a brief foot pursuit, police said.

The suspect – 19-year-old Adrian Molina of Springfield – was arrested and charged with attempted malicious wounding of a law-enforcement officer, felony hit-and-run, three counts of eluding, possession of a Schedule I/II narcotic, obstruction of justice and driving without a license.

•• On Aug. 22 at 1:35 p.m., officers responded to the 3100 block of Clarendon Blvd. for a report of an individual who appeared intoxicated, Arlington police said.

Arriving officers found the individual to be disorderly and uncooperative, police said. The suspect actively resisted arrest while being taken into custody, resulting in a physical struggle, police said.

With the assistance of additional officers, the suspect was detained, but while being walked to a transport vehicle, the suspect assaulted the arresting officer, police said.

The suspect – 27-year-old Malike Brittain of the District of Columbia – was arrested and charged with assault-and-battery of a law-enforcement officer, public intoxication and obstruction of justice. He was held without bond.


•• On Aug. 24 at 8:32 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 4600 block of Washington Boulevard for a report of a man allegedly exposing himself in the courtyard of a residential property, Arlington police said.

A responding officer located the suspect and attempted to detain him while investigating the incident, but the suspect refused to follow commands, pushed the officer and fled into a residence, police said.

With the assistance of additional units, the suspect was taken into custody, and during the course of the investigation, the suspect supplied false identifying information, police said.
The suspect – 25-year-old Nicholas Johns of Arlington – was arrested, charged with assault-and-battery on law enforcement, indecent exposure and identity theft, and was held without bond.


•• On Aug. 26 at 1:47 p.m., two individuals known to each other became involved in a verbal dispute outside Central Library, during which one allegedly struck the other with a stick, Arlington police said.

The victim ran into the library for assistance; the suspect followed him inside and physically assaulted him, police said.

Responding officers located the suspect at the intersection of North Pollard Street and Fairfax Drive and took him into custody without incident, police said.

The suspect – 35-year-old Brian Harris of no fixed address – was arrested, charged with malicious wounding and was held without bond.


•• On Aug. 19 at 1:19 p.m., a man approached a cashier at an establishment in the 1800 block of Wilson Boulevard, requested cigarettes and, after the sale was rung up, refused to pay and took the cigarettes from the clerk’s hands, Arlington police said.

The suspect then fled the scene on foot, traveling eastbound on Clarendon Boulevard.

The suspect is described as a black male, 40 to 45 years old, 6’4”, with a muscular build.

•• On Aug. 20 at noon, a juvenile male was walking on the trail adjacent to the Shirlington dog park in the 2600 block of South Arlington Mill Drive when he was approached by four individuals, one of whom pressed a metal object against his back, Arlington police said.

The suspects stole the victim’s wallet, which contained cash.

There were no injuries and no suspect descriptions, police said.

•• On Aug. 21 at 10:56 a.m., a man and a woman known to each other became involved in a verbal dispute, during which time the man stole the woman’s purse, containing her cell phone, keys, wallet, cash and personal items, Arlington police said.

Responding officers conducted a search of the area, but did not find the suspect. Warrants for robbery and grand larceny were obtained for the suspect.


•• On Aug. 23 at 3:09 p.m., two individuals became embroiled in a verbal dispute in the hallway of a residential building in the 3200 block of 24th Street South, during which the suspect allegedly prevented the victim from leaving, Arlington police said.

After a witness entered the area, the suspect fled, police said.
Officers later observed the suspect in a vehicle. After a traffic stop, he was taken into custody without incident.

The suspect – 27-year-old Khalil Lane of Fredericksburg – was charged with abduction and was held without bond.


•• On Aug. 22 at 8:30 a.m., an individual in the 2500 block of 9th Road South reported witnessing two men having a verbal dispute, which led to one of the combatants brandishing a firearm.

No injuries were reported during the event, Arlington police said.
The suspect is described as a black male, 50 to 60 years old, 5’10”, wearing a gray tank top.

•• On Aug. 24 at 6:11 p.m., an individual was illegally parked at Clarendon Boulevard and North Troy Street when another individual confronted him, Arlington police said.

According to police, the suspect then exited his vehicle and allegedly retrieved a weapon, later determined to be an airsoft gun, from his trunk.
The victim left the area, and no injuries were reported.

Responding officers arrested the suspect – 28-year-old Fernando Yu Shan of Fairfax – and charged him with brandishing, driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license. He was held on bond.


•• On Aug. 21 at 3:23 p.m., an individual was existing her parked vehicle in the 800 block of Army Navy Drive when she observed a man exposing himself in the car next to hers, Arlington police said.

The suspect was located on the scene and taken into custody without incident, police said.

The suspect – 40-year-old Berrino McClary of Kingstree, S.C. – was charged with indecent exposure and was held without bond.


•• On Aug. 25 at 11:56 p.m., an off-duty police officer observed an individual attempting to enter parked vehicles in the 2500 block of 9th Road South, Arlington police said.

The officer made contact with the suspect and detained him pending arrival of additional units.

According to police, the suspect entered into and tempered with seven vehicles and stole personal items from two of them.

The suspect – 54-year-old Andre Brooks of Alexandria – was arrested and charged with four counts of vehicle tampering, two counts of petty larceny from a vehicle, grand larceny from a vehicle, credit-card theft and possession of controlled paraphernalia. He was held without bond.


•• On Aug. 19 at 10:51 p.m., a man forced entry into a closed business in the 500 block of 23rd Street South and stole merchandise before fleeing on foot.

Police were dispatched to the site after a report of a burglar alarm, but the suspect had left.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male with dark hair.
•• On Aug. 19 at 11:20 p.m., a resident of the 1900 block of North Quantico Street heard someone attempt to push open the front door.

The victim turned on the lights and the suspect fled.

The suspect is described as a male, 5’8”, with medium build.

•• On Aug. 20 at 4 p.m., a man entered a secured office space in the 1800 block of Richmond Highway and stole two master keys.

The suspect is described as a black male, 30 to 35 years old, 5’11 to 6’1” tall, 180 to 200 pounds.

•• On Aug. 21 at 5:44 p.m., the residents of a home in the 200 block of North Abingdon Street returned home and located a broken glass pane on the door to the home.

No items were reported taken.

•• On Aug. 22 at 9:41 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 900 block of South George Mason Drive for a report of a man attempting to make entry into multiple apartments.

The suspect – 44-year-old Paul Ruiz of no fixed address – was arrested and charged with unlawful entry. He was held without bond.

•• On Aug. 23 at 6 p.m., an individual entered an unlocked, unoccupied residence in the 2300 block of 11th Street North, stole property and caused damage, Arlington police said.

Warrants for burglary, destruction of property and petty larceny were obtained, and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

•• On Aug. 23 at 9:45 p.m., an individual knocked on a woman’s door in the 1000 block of South Frederick Street and, when she opened it, allegedly attempted to force entry while making verbal threats toward the occupants, police said.

The suspect – 26-year-old Kevin Carter of Woodbridge – was charged with attempted burglary and intent to commit assault-and-battery. He was held without bond.

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