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Crime Report: Man Arrested for Impersonating Police After Maintenance Dispute

by ARLnow.com March 29, 2017 at 10:15 am 0

For the second time this month, a man has been arrested after a dispute about letting maintenance workers inside his apartment.

The latest incident happened around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 900 block of S. Dinwiddie Street, near the Arlington Mill Community Center along Columbia Pike.

Police say a resident refused to let a worker performing emergency maintenance work into his apartment Tuesday morning, then confronted management that afternoon while wearing a ballistic vest and claiming to be a law enforcement officer, prompting a call to police.

“During the investigation, the suspect allegedly made statements falsely identifying himself as a federal law enforcement officer,” said an Arlington County Police Department crime report. “Gary Murray, Jr., 29, of Arlington, VA was arrested and charged with two counts of falsely identifying himself as law enforcement.”

An Arlington resident by the same name is identified as an armed security guard on LinkedIn.

More from this week’s ACPD crime report:

IMPERSONATE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, 2017-03280173, 900 block of S. Dinwiddie Street. At approximately 8:06 a.m. on March 28, police were dispatched to the report of a maintenance worker attempting to conduct emergency work inside a residence and the resident refusing entry. The officers cleared the scene after the investigation determined no crime had occurred. At approximately 3:37 p.m., police were dispatched to the same location for the report of a dispute between a building maintenance worker and a resident wearing a firearm. Building management advised that after officers cleared the initial call for service, the resident confronted management while wearing a ballistic vest and alleged he was the sergeant of the responding officers. As officers were investigating the second call for service, they observed the suspect in a vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. During the investigation, the suspect allegedly made statements falsely identifying himself as a federal law enforcement officer. Gary Murray, Jr., 29, of Arlington, VA was arrested and charged with two counts of falsely identifying himself as law enforcement. He was held on $3,000.00 bond.

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

FORGED VEHICLE REGISTRATION OR TITLE, 2017-03280302, Jefferson Davis Highway at 23rd Street S. At approximately 11:00 p.m. on March 28, an officer on routine patrol conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the vehicle displayed a fraudulent license plate and the driver was in possession of a fraudulent registration. Angel Villalba, 26, of Fort Washington, MD was arrested and charged with Possessing Forged Registration, Possessing Forged License Plates, and Driving with No Operators License. She was released on bond.

BURGLARY, 2017-03270043, 2200 block of Columbia Pike. Between 5:00 p.m. on March 24 and 8:36 a.m. on March 27, an unknown subject(s) forced entry into an establishment. No items appeared to be rummaged through or stolen. There is no subject(s) description.

BURGLARY, 2017-03240122, 500 block of S. 14th Road. At approximately 9:57 a.m. on March 24, officers responded to the report of a late larceny. Upon arrival, it was determined an unknown subject(s) entered a residence and stole items of value. There is no subject(s) description.

BURGLARY, 2017-03250197, 4400 block of S. 6th Street. At approximately 4:42 p.m. on March 25, officers responded to the report of a breaking and entering. Upon arrival, it was determined that an unknown subject(s) forced entry into a residence and stole items of value. There is no suspect(s) description.

STOLEN VEHICLE(Significant), 2017-03230128, 900 block of S. George Mason Drive. At approximately 2:24 p.m. on March 23, officers responded to the report of a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival, it was determined that a male victim briefly stepped away from his running vehicle. During that time, an unknown male subject entered the vehicle and drove away. The subject is described as a black male, approximately 5’9″-6’1″ tall and was wearing a hat and all black clothing. The investigation is ongoing.

Victim Vehicle: 03/23/17, VA VLR4282, 2003 Honda Civic, Blue

BURGLARY, 2017-03230136, 2500 block of N. 20th Road. At approximately 3:00 p.m. on March 23, officers responded to the report of a late larceny. Upon arrival, it was determined that an unknown subject(s) entered a residence and stole items of value. There is no subject(s) description.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING ON LAW ENFORCEMENT, 2017-03220058, 800 block of N. Irving Street. At approximately 6:57 a.m. on March 22, officers were dispatched to the area to serve an emergency custody order on a subject. As the Crisis Intervention Trained officers made contact with the subject inside the residence, he advanced towards them, reached behind his back and produced a knife. The officers were able to block the initial strike and take the subject to the ground where he continued to be combative and repeatedly attempted to disarm the officers. A taser was deployed and the subject was taken into custody. One officer suffered a non-life threatening wound to the neck and numerous strikes to the body were obstructed by his ballistic vest. John Fitzgerald, 28, of Arlington, VA was arrested and charged with malicious wounding on law enforcement, assault and battery on police and attempt to disarm an officer.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 2017-03220090, 1300 block of S. Taylor Street. At approximately 9:50 a.m. on March 22, police were dispatched to the report of a stabbing that had just occurred. The victim was transported to Fairfax Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. During the course of the investigation, the suspect contacted the emergency communication center and advised he was involved in the incident. The investigation revealed this was related to an ongoing domestic dispute. Alvaro Amurrio, 30, of Arlington VA was arrested and charged with malicious wounding. He was held on no bond.

ROBBERY, 2017-03220254, 2800 block of S. Wakefield Street. At approximately 10:49 p.m. on March 22, officers were dispatched to the report of an armed robbery. Three unknown suspects approached a store, however one remained outside while the other two suspects entered. Once inside, one suspect displayed a firearm and demanded money from the register. All three suspects then fled the area with an undisclosed amount of cash and items of value. The first suspect is described as a white male, possibly Hispanic, approximately 5’05”-5’11” tall, weighing approximately 150-180 lbs, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, khaki pants and white shoes. The second suspect is described as a white male, possibly Hispanic, approximately 5’05”-5’11” tall, weighing approximately 150-180 lbs, wearing a tan jacket, blue jeans and white shoes. There is no physical description for the third suspect.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON POLICE, 2017-03220164, 1500 block of Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 3:32 p.m. on March 22, officers were dispatched to the report of two subjects allegedly engaged in sexual activity in public view. As officers were conducting the investigation, the female subject charged at the officer and struck him repeatedly. Nicole Faircloth, 42, of No Fixed Address was arrested and charged with assault and battery on police and performing a sexual act in a public place. Petko Ubiparipovic, 42, of No Fixed Address, was arrested and charged with performing a sexual act in a public place. Both were held on bond.

LATE UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 2017-03220191, 500 block of 18th Street S. At approximately 5:45 p.m. on March 22, police responded to a report of an unlawful entry. The victim advised that at approximately 3:30 p.m., an unknown subject entered her residence, approached her before advising he was in the wrong location and left the scene. The subject is described as a white male, approximately 6’3″-6,4″ tall with brown hair and wearing a light blue coat.

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