Arlington, VA

Police car lightsSomeone phoned in a bomb threat to the county’s Emergency Communications Center in Courthouse yesterday afternoon.

The threat prompted a sweep of the building, which houses Arlington County Police headquarters and local courts. No explosives were found.

From an ACPD crime report:

BOMB THREAT, 160920028, 1400 block of N. Courthouse Road. At approximately 1:19 p.m. on September 20, an anonymous subject called in and stated there was a bomb in the building. Multiple units responded to the scene and conducted a search for a device with negative results.

Also in this week’s crime report is a case where a language barrier foiled a robbery.

The incident happened on the 4700 block of Columbia Pike on Friday afternoon. Police say the victim couldn’t understand what the suspect was saying, although he did apparently imply that he had a weapon.

ATTEMPTED STRONG ARM ROBBERY… At approximately 3:15 p.m. on September 16, an unknown male approached a male victim and made threats implying that he had a weapon. There was a language barrier between the suspect and the victim. The suspect fled on foot. While on scene an additional victim came forward alleging a similar described suspect attempted to rob him of his personal belongings. The suspect is described as a light skinned male, possibly Middle-Eastern or Hispanic, approximately 5’8″ tall with a large build. He had a bald head and was wearing an orange shirt and black shorts. The investigation is ongoing.

The rest of the past week’s crime report highlights, including a few that we’ve already reported, after the jump.

BURGLARY (LATE), 160919014, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street. At approximately 9:45 a.m. on September 19, officers responded to the report of a late burglary. The investigation revealed that an unknown subject forced entry into the business and stole several items of value. The suspect is described as a black male dressed in a gray suit, white shirt, dark tie, grey hat and brown shoes.

BREAKING & ENTERING, 160919013, 700 block of S. Dickerson Street. Between September 17 and September 19, an unknown subject(s) forced entry into several storage units. No property was reported stolen at this time. There is no suspect description.

ROBBERY, 060917060, unit block of N. Glebe Road. At approximately 3:35 p.m. on September 17, a male subject entered the victim’s vehicle through the passenger side door and took her wallet from inside her purse. When the victim confronted the suspect, he brandished a knife. The suspect fled the area in a white four door sedan occupied by three additional suspects. Over the weekend, detectives identified and charged  two suspects involved in the robbery. Lakeia Ward, 34, of Washington DC and Tykia Thomas, 27, of Washington DC were arrested and charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, larceny with intent to sell and destruction of property. The investigation into the identity of the additional suspects is ongoing.

COMMERCIAL BURLARY, 160919006, 2300 block of N. Pershing Drive. At approximately 5:05 a.m. on September 19, police were dispatched to an activated burglary alarm. Two unknown suspects forced entry into the business and fled prior to police arrival. No weapons were taken during the burglary. The investigation is ongoing.

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY, 160916028, 1400 block of S. Rolfe Street. Between 2:00 p.m. on September 14 and 11:16 a.m. on September 16, an unknown subject(s) forced entry into a residence and stole numerous items of value. There is no suspect(s) description.

RECOVERED STOLEN AUTO, 160915034, 1000 block of  N. Glebe Road. At approximately 4:45 p.m. on September 15, an officer conducted a traffic stop. It was determined that the vehicle was reported stolen and the suspect had a suspended license. Jamal Dominique Hassan, 23, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with grand larceny auto and driving suspended/revoked third offense. He is being held without bond.

ASSAULT ON POLICE, 160915045, 1100 block of N. 19th Street. At approximately 8:33 p.m. on September 15, officers responded to the report of a disorderly subject. Upon arrival, officers determined that following a verbal altercation the male subject slapped the victim in the face several times. When officers attempted to place the subject into custody, the subject resisted and spit on an officer.  Mohammed Alotaibi, 28, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with assault & battery and assault on police.

ATTEMPTED BREAKING & ENTERING, 160915011, 1200 block of S. Clark Street. Between 4:00 p.m. on September 14 and 6:00 a.m. on September 15, an unknown subject(s) attempted to gain entry into a locked business but was unsuccessful. There is no suspect(s) description.


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