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ArlingtonPolice Beat, 9/30/21 edition

Police Beat, 9/30/21 edition

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** On Sept. 19 at 9:37 p.m., an individual was reported to be suffering from stab wounds at North Pershing Drive at North Thomas Street. Responding officers rendered aid until medics arrived and transported him to a hospital for what were described as non-life-threatening injuries.

The victim refused to provide information to police pertaining to the incident, but investigators made contact with a witness who reported noticing three men arguing and pushing each other, with one of the men stabbing the other before fleeing.

The suspects are described as Hispanic males, each described as of short stature.

** Sept. 21 at 1:15 a.m., an individual was walking in the 900 block of South Glebe Road when he was pushed from behind by an unknown suspect, who then brandished a knife and demanded money from the victim before stabbing him and stealing his wallet.

The suspect then fled the scene on foot, and the victim returned to his home before determining he was in need of medical services and going to the hospital.

The suspect is described as a black male with a “fit” build and short, curly black hair.


** On Sept. 19 at noon, an individual entered a business in the 300 block of 23rd Street South and began placing merchandise into a bag, then attempted to leave the establishment, police said.

The suspect was confronted by a store employee and a brief struggle ensued in which the suspect struck the victim before fleeing with the merchandise.
The incident was reported to police on Sept. 22.

The suspect is described as a black male.

** On Sept. 21 at about midnight, an individual was in the 3100 block of Wilson Boulevard when he was approached by a man known to him, who demanded property, police said.

When the victim refused, the suspect stole alcohol from him, then struck the victim multiple times before fleeing on foot.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of what were described as minor injuries.

The suspect is described as a black Hispanic male, 19 or 20 years old, 6’2”, with a skinny build.


** On Sept. 17 at 9:14 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of Columbia Pike to provide assistance to personnel from the county’s Department of Human Services.

While on scene, officers observed an individual discard a handgun – later determined to be loaded – into a trash receptacle, police said.

The firearm was recovered and the suspect was taken into custody without incident, police said, but the suspect later spit twice on an officer during transport, they said.

The suspect – 56-year-old Roy Simmons of Arlington – was arrested and charged with felon in possession of a firearm and assault-and-battery on police.


** On Sept. 17 at 1:30 a.m., a witness in the 1300 block of North Pierce Street observed an individual looking into his window with a cellphone in his hands.

Arrest warrants were obtained, and the suspect – 36-year-old Darrin Roberson of Arlington – was taken into custody later in the day. He was charged with peeping and unlawful creation of image of another.


** On Sept. 18 at 5 a.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of South Joyce Street for a report of a burglar alarm.

Approximately an hour earlier, an individual forced entry to the building and stole merchandise before fleeing the scene on foot.
The suspect is described as a white male, 6 feet tall with a skinny build.


** On Sept. 18 at 12:49 a.m., a home in the 500 block of North Piedmont Street was burglarized. Nothing appeared to be taken, but a window was damaged.

The suspect is described as a male with medium complexion.

** On Sept. 18 at 3:57 a.m., an individual forced entry to a business in the 1500 block of South Fern Street and stole merchandise before fleeing on foot.

The suspect is described as a black male.

** On Sept. 18 at 10 p.m., individuals returned home to the 4600 block of 40th Street North and observed that a glass window to the residence was shattered.

No property was taken, and there were no signs of entry to the home.

** On Sept. 22 at 7:34 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 600 block of North Glebe Road for a report of a burglary in progress.

A store employee observed two males in the business, then left the building and notified her manager, who called police.

Arriving officers searched the business and surrounding area, but the suspect had fled upon seeing the store employee. Jewelry was taken.

The suspects are described as black males, 35 to 40 years old.

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