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Crime Report: Man Busted for Throwing Stuff From Apartment Balcony in Pentagon City

by ARLnow.com — March 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0

Police car (file photo)A man has been arrested and accused of damaging two cars by throwing stuff off his apartment balcony in Pentagon City.

Police responded to the 1200 block of S. Eads Street around 6:20 a.m. this past Saturday morning after getting a call about items being thrown from a balcony.

Among the objects found damaged on the street were two fire extinguishers belonging to the apartment building and a clay statue, according to police.

Officers arrested a 26-year-old man and charged him with reckless endangerment and other crimes.

“The suspect advised he had been consuming alcohol prior to the incident and did not provide an explanation for his alleged actions,” said Arlington County Police Department spokeswoman Ashley Savage.

More from an ACPD crime report:

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY(Significant), 2017-03180081, 1200 block of S. Eads Street. At approximately 6:20 a.m. on March 18, officers responded to the report of a subject throwing items from a balcony. Upon arrival, officers located several items in the roadway and on the sidewalk which appeared to have come from one of the residences. During the investigation, officers located two vehicles damaged by the items thrown. Gregory Matthew Pencosky, 26, of Arlington VA, was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, petit larceny, and destruction of property. He was held on a $3000 secured bond.

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

RECOVERED STOLEN AUTO, 2017-03210013, 3600 block of Columbia Pike. At approximately 12:43 a.m. on March 21, an officer on routine patrol conducted a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle. Derrick Raymond Ross, 32, of Vienna VA, was arrested and charged with felony possession of stolen property, misdemeanor possession of stolen property, and possession of marijuana. He is being held without bond.

LARCENY FROM AUTO(series), 2017-03210046, 3500 block of S. Stafford Street. At approximately 8:01 a.m. on March 21, officers responded to the report of a tampering with auto. Upon arrival, it was determined at least four vehicles were entered by an unknown subject(s) and items of value were stolen. There is no subject(s) description.

LATE UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 2017-03210218, 2200 block of Clarendon Boulevard. At approximately 7:19 p.m. on March 21, officers responded to the report of an unlawful entry. Upon arrival, it was determined an unknown subject(s) opened a residence’s door but quickly fled when a resident asked who was there. There is no subject(s) description.

RECOVERED STOLEN AUTO, 2017-0320011, I-66 East at N. Glebe Road. At approximately 1:55 a.m. on March 20, an officer on routine patrol conducted a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle. Two juvenile male subjects that were located inside the vehicle were released to the custody of their parents. Charges are pending and the investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 2017-03200158, 900 block of N. Stafford Street. At approximately 2:42 p.m. on March 20, officers responded to the report of a burglary. Upon arrival, it was determined an unknown subject entered a hotel room and stole numerous items of value. Earlier in the day, an employee of the hotel witnessed an unknown male subject enter the room and it was later determined that this was not the hotel guest. The subject is described as a black male in his twenties, approximately 5’08”-6’0″ tall and was wearing a black crew cut and heavy black jacket. The investigation is ongoing.

ROBBERY, 2017-03190011, 4000 block of S. Four Mile Run Drive. At approximately 12:35 a.m. on March 19, officers responded to the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. Three masked male suspects entered a store and confronted the employee and a customer inside. One suspect brandished a firearm and demanded money from the register, while another suspect demanded money from the customer. The suspects then fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. The first suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’10”-6’00” tall and weighed 140-170 lbs. He was wearing a black winter coat, dark jeans, dark colored shoes, black gloves, and a black mask. The second suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’03”-5’06” tall and was wearing a black coat, black pants, black shoes, black gloves, and a black mask. The third suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’03”-5’06” tall and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, dark shoes, black gloves, and a mask. The investigation is ongoing.

ROBBERY, 2017-03180175, 4200 block of Fairfax Drive. At approximately 5:16 p.m. on March 18, officers responded to the report of a larceny that had just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined a male suspect entered a store and stole several items of value. As he was leaving the store with the merchandise, he assaulted an employee who tried to stop him. Several witnesses restrained the suspect until officers arrived to take him into custody. Lenard Earl Green, 53, of Washington D.C., was arrested and charged with robbery by force, possession of burglarious tools, larceny with intent to sell, and drug paraphernalia. He is being held without bond.

BURGLARY, 2017-03180168, 4300 block of S. 8th Street. At approximately 4:18 p.m. on March 18, officers responded to the report of a breaking and entering. Upon arrival, it was determined an unknown subject(s) forced entry into a residence and rummaged through items. No items appeared to be missing. There is no suspect(s) description.

ASSAULT & BATTERY ON POLICE, 2017-03140059, 2000 block of N. Sycamore Street. At approximately 2:16 p.m. on March 14, an officer on routine patrol observed a male subject allegedly tampering with bicycle locks. As the officer approached the subject to initiate the investigation, the subject attempted to flee the area. The officer was able to briefly stop the subject but he became combative and struck the officer. The officer deployed his taser, but it was ineffective due to the heavy clothing the subject was wearing. The subject attempted to flee the area again and after a brief foot pursuit was taken into custody. Larry Fortune, 36, of No Fixed Address was arrested and charged with assault and battery on police, resisting arrest and possession or distribution of controlled paraphernalia. He was also wanted on outstanding warrants in Fairfax County and Prince George’s County. He was held without bond.

BRANDISHING A FIREARM, 2017-03150073, 4300 block of Old Dominion Drive. At approximately 10:30 a.m. on March 15, officers responded to the report of a brandishing. Upon arrival, it was determined that a building’s management notified residents that routine maintenance would be conducted in the building. When two maintenance workers knocked on a male subject’s door, the subject answered while brandishing a firearm and threatening the victims. The victims then left the scene and contacted police. Gin Chan, 71, of Arlington Va, was arrested and charged with brandishing a firearm.

ROBBERY, 2017-03150262, 1000 block of S. Frederick Street. At approximately 10:56 p.m. on March 15, officers responded to the report of a late armed robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined a male victim was delivering food when an unknown male subject approached the victim from behind, brandished a knife, and demanded the items. The suspect then fled the area in an unknown direction. The suspect is described as a black male in his twenties, approximately 5’7″-5’8″ tall and weighed 140-160 lbs. He was wearing all dark clothing and a black mask. The investigation is ongoing.

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