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Crime Report: Man Tries to Steal Motorcycle, Claims to Be Firefighter

Arlington police carA Maryland man was arrested Monday after he allegedly tried to steal a motorcycle in the Pentagon City area.

The incident happened just after noon, a block from the Fashion Centre mall.

Police say the suspect, 34-year-old Michael Black, inexplicably claimed to be a volunteer firefighter after being stopped by officers, even going so far as to flash a fake badge.

From an Arlington County Police Department crime report:

GRAND LARCENY OF AUTO (Significant), 160829019, 1700 block of S. Hayes Street. At approximately 12:15 p.m. on August 29, officers responded to the report of a suspicious person moving a motorcycle. The subject fled the scene prior to police arrival. A lookout was broadcast and a subject matching the victim’s description was located in the immediate area. Michael Delonte Black, 34, of Oxon Hill MD, was arrested and charged with grand larceny of auto, possession of burglarious tools, impersonating a firefighter, and destruction of property.

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

LATE BURGLARY, 160829043, 2800 block of S. Fort Scott Drive. At approximately 8:20 p.m. on August 29, officers responded to the report of a late burglary. Upon arrival it was determined that at approximately 5:00 p.m. on August 29, a neighbor witnessed an unknown male subject entering a residence through a window. The subject then fled the area shortly after on a bicycle. The victim determined that the subject stole numerous items of value from the residence. The suspect is described as a black male in his twenties. He was wearing a white tank top, a backpack, and black pants.

ASSAULT ON POLICE OFFICER, 160826007, 2800 block of N. Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 1:48 a.m. on August 26, officers responded to the area to assist with crowd control during restaurant closing time. An intoxicated male suspect approached the officers and attempted to start a confrontation. The male suspect became disorderly and when officers attempted to arrest him for Drunk In Public, he attempted to strike an officer and pull the officer to the ground. Francisco Xavier Andrade, 25, of Arlington VA was arrested and charged with Assault on Police (x2), Failure to ID, and Drunk in Public. He was held on no bond.

CARJACKING, 160824044, 900 block of S. Dinwiddie Street. At approximately 11:09 p.m. on August 24, officers responded to the report of a fight in progress. The investigation revealed that the victim was transporting two individuals in his vehicle and stopped in the area to pick up an acquaintance, Mikas Halie Geberezgiabhier. When the vehicle came to a stop Mr. Geberezgiabhier allegedly began striking the victim and attempting to forcibly remove him from the vehicle. Once outside the vehicle, the victim was assaulted by two additional suspects. Mr. Geberezgiabhier then smashed the windshield and threatened the victim before getting into the drivers’ seat and attempting to drive away. Mikas Halie Geberezgiabhier, 18, of, Washington D.C, was arrested and charged with carjacking, strangulation, assault by mob, and destruction of property. Micale Bekete Kebede, 27, of Alexandria VA, and Raeye Tedros, 19, of Falls Church VA, were arrested and charged with assault by mob.

BRANDISHING A FIREARM, 160825026, 2700 block of N. Westmoreland Street. At approximately 4:03 p.m. on August 25, officers responded to the report of a man with a gun. The investigation revealed that a verbal altercation between known individuals escalated into a physical altercation. Following the altercation, the male suspect allegedly brandished a firearm and threatened the male victim. The suspect then fled the area in his vehicle prior to police arrival. Dominique Giney Baker, 24, of Alexandria, VA was arrested and charged with brandishing a firearm and assault and battery.

BURGLARY, 160825016, 2600 block of S. Grant Street. Between 1:00 p.m. and 3:10 p.m. on August 25, an unknown subject entered a residence and stole several items of value. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’0″ tall and weighed 160 lbs. He was wearing a black shirt and black pants at the time of the incident.

ATTEMPTED BREAKING & ENTERING, 160825031, 300 block of N. Glebe Road. At approximately 5:30 p.m. on August 25, a known subject attempted to force entry into a residence through a window. The victim was home at the time of the incident and threatened to call the police causing the suspect to flee. The investigation is ongoing.

THREATS (Significant), 160824024, 900 Block of N. Pollard Street. At approximately 2:28 p.m., the Emergency Communication Center received a 911 call for a man inside a residence armed with a weapon making threats. Prior to police arrival, the man exited the residence and was located on foot at the intersection of 9th Street N. and N. Nelson Street. Officers established communication with the individual and after a brief conversation he surrendered to police. There were no injuries and the individual was referred to Arlington County services.

PETIT LARCENY (significant), 160824008, 5500 block of S. Columbia Pike. Between 4:00 p.m. on August 23 and 7:00 a.m. on August 24, an unknown subject(s) forced entry into a maintenance room and stole several items of value. There is no suspect(s) description.

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