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ArlingtonPolice Beat, 9/29/22 edition

Police Beat, 9/29/22 edition

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•• On Sept. 16 at 3:20 p.m., a man entered a bank in the 2500 block of Wilson Boulevard, approached a teller, implied he had a weapon and demanded money, Arlington police said.

The suspect then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.


The suspect is described as a black male, 40 to 60 years old, 5’4”, 180 pounds, with light skin.


•• On Sept. 19 at 12:18 a.m., Arlington police were dispatched to a report of an attempted carjacking that occurred as the female victim was driving on the ramp for northbound Interstate 395 from Boundary Channel Drive.

According to police, a man approached on foot from the median and began banging on the victim’s windshield. While holding an unknown object, the suspect demanded that the victim exit the vehicle.

The victim complied and ran down the ramp to escape. The suspect attempted to start the vehicle, but was unable to operate it.

While officers were on the scene, another victim contacted the Arlington government’s Emergency Communications Center to report a carjacking incident.

According to police, the suspect said he had been traveling in the same area slightly earlier when a suspect matching the description in the other case jumped in front of his vehicle, banged on the hood and demanded he exit the vehicle.

Instead, the suspect accelerated his vehicle, made contact with the suspect and left the area prior to contacting police.

The suspect was last seen running across I-395 toward the exit for George Washington Memorial Parkway. A search effort, including helicopter assistance, did not turn him up.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 30 years old, 6 feet tall, slim build, with dark buzz-cut hair. He was wearing a black facemask and carrying a small grocery bag.


•• On Sept. 19 at 2:23 p.m., the Arlington government’s Emergency Communications Center received a call reporting a shooting had occurred at Washington-Liberty High School.

Responding officers conducted a building search but located no evidence of a shooting or act of violence. The investigation into the false report is continuing.


•• On Sept. 6 at around 1 p.m., a woman entered the secure area of a business in the 6700 block of Washington Boulevard and stole a woman’s wallet, containing cash and credit cards, Arlington police said.

The victim later discovered fraudulent charges on her credit card, and notified police on Sept. 13.

The suspect is described as a black female.

•• On Sept. 10 at 8:30 a.m., an individual observed signs of forced entry into a vacant home in the 1500 block of 19th Street North, and located an item not belonging to the property owners inside.

•• On Sept. 10 at 4:13 p.m., an individual returned to a home under construction in the 1700 block of North Wayne Street and observed signs that someone had attempted to force entry, apparently without success.

•• On Sept. 11 at 2:30 p.m., a man entered a business in the 2900 block of South Quincy Street and stole a computer tablet before fleeing on foot. The incident was reported to police on Sept. 12.

The suspect is described as a black male with a skinny build.

•• Sometime between Sept. 13 at 11 p.m. and Sept. 14 at 8:30 a.m., a home in the 4000 block of 40th Street North was entered through an unsecured door. A wallet and personal items were taken.

The suspect also entered and rummaged through a vehicle, but nothing was reported stolen, police said.

•• On Sept. 18 at 12:43 p.m., a closed business in the 2200 block of North Westmoreland Street was entered through an unsecured door and cash was taken, police said.

A lookout was broadcast, and responding officers arrested 48-year-old Derrick Fields of no fixed address. He was charged with burglary and public intoxication and was held without bond.

•• Sometime between Sept. 18 at 5 p.m. and Sept. 19 at 3:05 a.m., someone attempted to force entry into an apartment in the 2500 block of 20th Road North. No items were reported taken.

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