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Crime Report: Cops Nab Would-Be Burglar

Police car (file photo)Thanks to an alert citizen and some quick action, Arlington County Police were able to apprehend a would-be burglar near Shirlington early Monday morning.

Police say a 20-year-old man was arrested after smashing a window at a store on the 4000 block of S. Four Mile Run Drive, then fleeing when a witness spotted him in the act.

From an ACPD crime report:

BREAKING & ENTERING, 160808005, 4000 block of S. Four Mile Run Drive. At approximately 4:00 a.m. on August 8, officers were dispatched to the report of a suspicious person. A witness observed a suspect smash a window to a store and then flee when he saw the witness. Responding officers located and apprehended the suspect in the area. Duwan Marquise Terry, 20, of Arlington VA, was arrested and charged with breaking & entering and burglary. He is being held on no bond.

The crime report highlights from the past week, after the jump.

ROBBERY, 160806021, 1200 block of S. Joyce Street. At approximately 9:50 a.m. on August 6, police responded to the report of a female who was just assaulted by a known subject. Upon investigation, it was learned that the subject assaulted the victim and then stole her cellphone. Officers apprehended the subject shortly after. Antoine Darnell Nicholson, 26, of Arlington VA, was arrested and charged with assault and battery and robbery. He is being held without bond.

UNLAWFUL WOUNDING, 160805008, 3100 block of Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 2:00 a.m. on August 5, officers were dispatched to the report of a fight in a restaurant. Following a verbal altercation, a male victim was struck in the face by the suspect. Abdul-Lawal Desina Azeez, 34, of Alexandria VA, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding and assault. He is being held without bond.

BURGLARY, 160806026, 500 block of S. 24th Street. Between 9:00 a.m. on August 4 and 9:00 a.m. on August 6, an unknown subject(s) entered a residence and stole several items of value. There is no suspect(s) description.

GRAND LARCENY AUTO (significant), 160804038, 2400 block of S. Shirlington Road. At approximately 4:30 p.m. on August 4, police were dispatched to the report of a fight. The investigation revealed that the victim and suspect got into an argument that escalated into a physical fight. During the fight, the male suspect took off his belt and began hitting the female victim with it. The victim broke a beer bottle and slashed the victim’s hand. The suspect then stole the victim’s moped that was parked and fled. The suspect struck a vehicle during his escape, and continued to flee on foot. The suspect was later apprehended in the area and taken into custody. Gregory Donnell Graham, 46, of Arlington VA, was arrested and charged with assault and battery, grand larceny (Auto), and hit and run.

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY, 160803021, 2700 block of S. Arlington Mill Drive. At approximately 12:36 p.m. on August 3, a male subject asked a male victim for money and then assaulted him. The subject threw the victims phone to the ground causing it to shatter. Aikeem Turner, 26, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with attempted robbery, assault and battery, and destruction of property. He is being held without bond.

SEXUAL BATTERY, 160802053, 500 block of N. Piedmont Street. At approximately 10:43 p.m. on August 2, an unknown male subject approached a female victim and grabbed her buttocks. The suspect fled the scene prior to officers arrival. The suspect is described as a black male in his twenties, approximately 5’10” tall and weighed 160 lbs. He was wearing black slacks, black shoes, a black shirt, and a black hat with a yellow patch.

POSSESSION OF BURGLARIOUS TOOLS, 160803002, 1800 block of S. Jefferson Davis Highway. At approximately 12:30 a.m. on August 3, officers responded to the report of a subject trespassing in a vehicle. Upon arrival, officers located the suspect who was in possession of several credit cards and burglarious tools. Isaiah Jeremiah Bishop, 19, of no fixed address was arrested and charged with Credit Card Theft, Credit Card, Fraud, Grand Larceny, Possession of Burglarious, Petit Larceny, and Vehicle Trespassing. He is being held without bond.

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 160703006, 1400 block of N. Mckinley Road. At approximately 2:00 a.m. officers were dispatched to the report of a larceny from auto. Witnesses observed a male subject removing items from three vehicles. The subject fled the scene prior to officers arrival. The subject is described as a white male, wearing a white shirt, shorts, white sneakers, and a backpack.

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