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ArlingtonPolice Beat, 9/9/21 edition

Police Beat, 9/9/21 edition

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ABDUCTION:

  • On Aug. 31 at 12:24 p.m., an individual was inside a business when another person attempted to engage her in conversation before leaving the business.

When the victim left the business, the suspect followed her into a neighboring building and further attempted to engage her in conversation, then advanced toward her, grabbed her waist and touched her buttocks, police said.

The victim attempted to step away, but the suspect prevented her from exiting the elevator, police said.

Officers responded to the 3800 block of North Fairfax Drive, observed the suspect in the area and attempted to stop him, but the suspect fled, police said. He was taken into custody after a foot chase.

The suspect – 36-year-old Anthony Jeffers of the District of Columbia – was arrested and charged with abduction and sexual battery.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING:

  • On Aug. 31 at 6:23 a.m., an individual was inside her home in the 800 block of South Frederick Street when a man began kicking the door in an attempt to gain entry, police said.

The victim attempted to brace the door, and was injured when the suspect forcibly pushed his way in, police said.

Another individual inside the residence confronted the suspect, who fled the scene prior to police arrival.

Warrants were obtained for malicious wounding and unlawful entry for the suspect. The victim was treated for what police described as serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

ATTEMPTED RAPE:

  • On Aug. 30 at 4:08 a.m., a woman living in the 1900 block of Columbia Pike was awakened by a man known to her attempting to sexually assault her, police said.

According to police, the victim was able to exit the residence. Arriving officers entered the residence and took the suspect – 23-year-old Freddy Santiago Rivadeneira Silva of Falls Church – into custody.

The suspect was charged with attempted rate and burglary with intent to commit rape. He was held without bond.

ROBBERY:

  • On Aug. 28 at 2:47 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of Columbia Pike and found an individual suffering from multiple stab wounds.

Investigation revealed that, at about 2:30 a.m., the victim was walking to his vehicle when he was approached from behind by a suspect who began to assault him, produced a knife and stabbed him, police said.

The suspect then reached into the victim’s pocket and stole his wallet before fleeing.

The suspect is described as a black male, 20 to 30 years old, 5’11”, with a lean and muscular build and a short Afro haircut with a red hue.

The victim was transported to an area hospital with injuries described as serious but non-life-threatening.

  • On Sept. 1 at 3:23 p.m., an employee of a store in the 1200 block of South Fern Street observed a man enter the business and conceal merchandise in his bag, then attempt to leave without paying, police said.

The employee confronted the suspect outside the business. The suspect implied he had a firearm and threatened to shoot the employee before fleeing on foot.

The suspect is described as a black male, 6’1”, with a thin build and thin dreadlocks.

INDECENT EXPOSURE:

  • On Aug. 31 at 2:04 p.m., a woman was walking in the 200 block of North Thomas Street when a man walked toward her, fulled down his pants and exposed his genitals, police said.

The suspect fled prior to police arrival. He is described as a black male, 5’6” to 5’10”, with a medium build.

ATTEMPTED GRAND LARCENY AUTO:

  • Aug. 29 at 2:18 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 3200 block of 10th Street North for a report that individuals were attempting to remove motorized scooters from a business and load them onto a truck.

Arriving officers observed three suspects flee the business on foot, and established a perimeter. They were able to apprehend one of the suspects.
That suspect initially provided false identifying information to police, but later was determined to be wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service as well as being in possession of cocaine.

The suspect – 49-year-old Olufemi Williams of the District of Columbia – was arrested and charged with grand larceny, possession of a controlled substance and identity theft. He was held without bond.

No descriptions were available for the two other suspects.

MISSILE INTO OCCUPIED DWELLING:

  • On Aug. 31 at 5:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 3400 block of Columbia Pike, where it was determined that multiple windows on bus shelters and the window of an occupied business were struck by projectiles, causing them to shatter.

During the course of the investigation, an individual approached officers and reported that, around the same time, a car windshield also was shattered by a projectile.

FRAUD:

  • On Aug. 28 at 9:56 a.m., an officer on patrol in the 1100 block of South Hayes Street was approached by an individual who had found a wallet and wanted to turn it in.

The officer located to owner of the wallet, and learned that it had been stolen and that there had been fraudulent charges on the victim’s credit cards.

During a follow-up investigation, the officer developed a suspect description, and on Aug. 29 at 8:22 a.m., the officer was on patrol in the area of Wilson Boulevard and North Randolph Street when he observed the suspect on foot.

The suspect – 39-year-old Anthony Bryant of no fixed address – was arrested and charged with two counts of credit-card theft and two counts of credit-card fraud.

BURGLARY/UNLAWFUL ENTRY:

  • On Aug. 18 at 10:08 p.m., an unoccupied residence in the 1600 block of 28th Street South was burglarized. There was no sign of forced entry, and nothing was reported taken or damaged.
  • On Aug. 27 at 12:03 p.m., an individual returned home to the 200 block of North Trenton Street and determined that someone had entered her home, leaving behind muddy footprints.

Nothing was reported stolen or damaged.

  • On Aug. 27 at 9:10 p.m., an individual was at home in the 4700 block of 7th Road North when she heard a noise at the front door.

The resident called out but received no response, then observed that the door was open. Nothing was reported missing or damaged.

  • On Aug. 28 at 4:02 a.m., police were dispatched to the 2300 block of Richmond Highway for a report of a trespasser.

According to police, hotel staff observed a suspect enter two guest rooms using a stolen master key.

Officers made custody with the suspect – 34-year-old Warren Stevenson Jr. of Accokeek, Md. – and took him into custody.

Stevenson was charged with two counts of unlawful entry and petty larceny, and was held on a secured bond.

  • On Aug. 28 at 4:11 a.m., police were dispatched to the 1000 block of South Frederick Street for a report of a burglary in progress, and were able to detain the suspect on the scene.

According to police, a resident was awakened by the suspect allegedly yelling and attempting to gain entry. The suspect was able to partially open the front door and grab items nearby inside the residence.

The suspect – 35-year-old Ramiro Julajuj of Arlington – was arrested and charged with unlawful entry and drunk in public.

  • On Aug. 31 at 9:07 p.m., two men forced entry into a secure area of a hotel in the 1400 block of Crystal Drive and then into a vacant room, police said.

At approximately 7:50 a.m. the next morning, a building employee entered the room and observed the suspects, who fled on foot.

The suspects are described as an Asian male, in his late 20s or early 30s, 6 feet fall with a medium build, and a white male in his late 20s or early 30s, 5’4” with a medium build.

  • On Sept. 1 at 12:08 p.m., an individual was inside his residence in the 2100 block of North Westmoreland Street when he heard a noise coming from the back door, police said.

The resident went to investigate and observed a male suspect standing in the doorway. The suspect then fled.

The suspect is described as an Hispanic male, 5’5”, 140 pounds.

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