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Crime Report: Witness Punched, Drug Suspect Tased

This week’s Arlington County crime report contained a number of notable items. Among them:

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, a suspect tried to flee after police found 32 grams of crack cocaine during a traffic stop on S. Glebe Road. Police used a Taser to help stop the suspect, identified by police as 41-year-old Deron Brown of Washington, D.C. Brown was charged with possession with the intent to distribute.

POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE (COCAINE), 02/07/12, 1200 block of S. Glebe Road. During a traffic stop at 2:30 pm on February 7, officers located approximately 32 grams of crack cocaine, a scale, six cell phones, numerous baggies and cash on a subject. When the subject resisted commands from officers and attempted to flee the scene on foot, he was tased. The subject was arrested and charged with transporting in excess of 28 grams of crack cocaine into the commonwealth, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and obstruction of justice. The subject has a past criminal history to include murder and armed robbery.

On Monday, Feb. 6, three juvenile suspects snatched the cell phone of a man at Pentagon City mall and tried to flee to the nearby Metro station. A witness, however, was able to apprehend one of the suspects — and was punched in the face during the apprehension.

ROBBERY, 02/06/12, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street. On February 6 at 1:50 pm, two juvenile males distracted a man in the food court of Pentagon City Mall, while a third juvenile subject grabbed the victims iPhone. All three suspects ran towards the Metro escalator. A witness was able to apprehend one of the suspects and was punched in the face as a result. Mall security held the suspect in custody until police arrived. The apprehended suspect provided police information on his two accomplices.

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, a “known gang affiliate” was stabbed in the abdomen after leaving a soccer game at Gunston Middle School.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 02/01/12, 1400 block of S. 28th Street. Arlington County officers were dispatched to INOVA Alexandria Hospital in reference to a victim that was stabbed in the abdomen. Shortly before 4 pm on February 1, the male victim and known gang affiliate, had left a soccer game at Gunston Middle School and was stabbed by an unknown subject. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’3″ tall with a skinny build. At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing a black Northface jacket, black fleece pants, black Nike boots and a black baseball hat.

The rest of this week’s crime report, after the jump.

SEXUAL BATTERY, 02/01/12 1200 block of N. Glebe Road. On February 1, around 11:30 am, a female escort was sexually assaulted after failing to comply with sexual demands from the suspect. The female escort used a cell phone whiling struggling with the suspect and contacted a bodyguard for help. Within a few moments, the bodyguard arrived at the hotel room and was involved in an altercation with the suspect. The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle and is described as a black male, approximately 5’8″ tall, bald and heavyset.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 02/02/12, 3600 block of S. Columbia Pike. Shortly after 6 pm on February 2, a subject entered a local restaurant and became upset after a female worker refused to provide him with personal information. The subject left the restaurant and returned 10 minutes later with a knife and repeatedly tried to attack the manager. The manager sustained minor injuries, and with the help of a co-worker was able to wrestle the knife away. The suspect fled the scene on foot and was later apprehended in his apartment. The suspect is being held without bond.

ARMED ROBBERY, 02/03/12, 2200 block of N. Clarendon Boulevard. Shortly after 9 pm on February 3, a subject wearing a grey ski mask pulled a knife on a convenience store employee and demanded cash from the register. The subject grabbed $222 from the register and fled the scene on foot. The suspect was apprehended shortly thereafter by police at a Metro stop and is being held without bail.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 02/06/12, 4700 block of N. Lee Highway. Just after 2:30 pm on February 6, a man was twice struck in the head with a rock in a store parking lot, sustaining minor injuries. The incident began when an intoxicated man started yelling at the victim while he was stopped at a red light. The suspect approached the man as he exited his vehicle in the CVS parking lot, picked up a rock and used it to attack the victim. The suspect fled the scene on foot and jumped on a metro bus. The suspect is described as a white Hispanic male, approximately 5’4″ tall and 160 lbs.

BURGLARY, 02/01/12, 600 block of N. Jackson Street. Between 9 am and 7 pm on February 1, an unknown subject threw a rock through a main floor window and entered the home. The resident did not believe anything was missing though various rooms had been rummaged through. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 02/01/12, 600 block of N. Nelson Street. On February 1, between 7:45 am and 9:20 pm, an unknown suspect(s) damaged a back door and entered the residence. Various items of jewelry were stolen. There is no suspect description.

BREAKING AND ENTERING, 02/03/12, 2600 block of S. Columbia Pike. When the laundromat manager arrived to work on the morning of February 3, he noticed approximately $1000 cash and the DVD security recorder were missing. The rear door of the business had been pried open. There is no suspect description.

FELON IN POSSESSION OF FIREARM, 02/05/12, 1100 block of S. Thomas Street. On February 2 at 9:30am, officers responded to a domestic dispute and located a convicted felon in possession of several shotguns and a rifle. Upon consent of a search, officers located canning jars and approximately 21 gallons of moonshine. Additionally, various unidentified pills were located and seized. The suspect was taken to the magistrate’s office and was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES), 02/03/12, 850 S. Army Navy Drive. Between 8am and 8:30pm on February 3, an unknown subject broke into several locked vehicles located in the parking garage of Pentagon City Mall. Various items were stolen, including jewelry; laptops; video game consoles; and clothing. There is no suspect description.


02/03/12, VA KAM7631, 2000 Chevy Silverado, Silver, 2600 block of S. 1st Street
02/03/12, VA JSC4953, 2005 Toyota Corolla, Red, 4600 block of S. Columbia Pike
02/05/12, VA JKF9447, 2004 Lincoln Navigator, Black, 1900 block of S. Arlington Ridge Road

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