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Crime Report: Fleeing to the Pentagon Is a Bad Idea for Robbery Suspect

by ARLnow.com November 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0

A robbery suspect took an ill-fated getaway route onto the grounds of the Pentagon last Thursday afternoon, according to this week’s Arlington County Police Department crime report.

The 26-year-old Maryland man had allegedly stolen items from a store in the Pentagon City mall and pushed away two security guards during his getaway. He then ran outside and tried to hail a taxicab but ended up continuing to flee on foot, according to the police report.

After jumping a fence into a Pentagon parking lot, he was taken into custody by Pentagon Force Protection Agency officers and handed over to ACPD. More from the crime report:

ROBBERY, 2017-11020174, 1000 block of S. Hayes Street. At approximately 2:57 p.m. on November 2, officers responded to the report of a larceny in progress. Upon arrival it was determined that a subject exited a business with merchandise concealed. A loss prevention officer attempted to stop the suspect, but was pushed away. The suspect dropped the bag of merchandise and fled, pushing away a second loss prevention officer attempting to stop him. While fleeing the mall, the suspect forced exit, causing damage to the door. The suspect unsuccessfully tried to flee in a stopped taxi and then headed on foot in the direction of the Pentagon. Officers canvased the area and were alerted by Officers with the Pentagon Force Protection Agency of a suspect, matching the description, who had jumped a fence into the parking lot. Trayvon Chappell, 26, of Suitland, MD, was arrested and charged with Robbery, Larceny with Intent to Sell, Possession of Burglarous Tools, and Destruction of Property.

Also in this week’s crime report was another incident in Pentagon City, which occurred last night (Tuesday) around 5:30 p.m. According to scanner traffic, a theft suspect near the Unleashed pet store on Pentagon Row became combative and tried to out-muscle a pair of officers. The officers struggled with the suspect before deploying a Taser to subdue him.

More from ACPD:

ASSAULT ON POLICE, 2017-11070236, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street. At approximately 5:32 p.m. on November 7, police were dispatched to the report of a larceny that just occurred. The arriving officer met with security guards who identified the suspect in the area of S. Hayes Street. As the officer attempted to stop the suspect to conduct the investigation, the suspect became combative, pushed the officers and resisted arrest. When the suspect failed to comply with officer’s commands, a Taser was deployed and the suspect was taken into custody. Denarmbi Marshall, 32, of Washington D.C. was arrested and charged with petit larceny, obstruction of justice and assault on police (x2). He was held on no bond.

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

BURGLARY, 2017-11070081, 800 block of S. Dickerson Street. At approximately 9:30 a.m. on November 7, police were dispatched to the report of a burglary just discovered. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 10:00 p.m. on November 6 and 8:00 a.m. on November 7, an unknown suspect entered a residence and stole items of value. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 2017-11070052, 700 block of N. Glebe Road. Between 3:00 p.m. on November 6 and 7:15 a.m. on November 7, an unknown suspect forced entry into a construction site and stole items of value. During the course of the investigation, a second victim at the same location advised their property was also stolen. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

ASSAULT ON POLICE, 2017-11060162, 3400 block of Washington Boulevard. At approximately 3:13 p.m. on November 6, police were dispatched to the report of a person drunk in public. Upon arrival, police made contact with medics who were transporting an intoxicated subject inside a business to the hospital. While at Virginia Hospital Center, the suspect allegedly became combative kicking and spitting on an officer. The subject then urinated on an officer’s foot while being transported to booking. Elena Bolonina, 42, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery on Law Enforcement, Identity Theft, Urinating in Public, Obstruction of Justice and Public Drunkenness.

BURGLARY, 2017-11070016, 4100 block of Campbell Avenue. At approximately 1:47 a.m. on November 7, police were dispatched to the report of a broken front door to a business. Responding officers conducted a sweep of the business with negative results of a suspect inside. Upon investigation, it was determined that an unknown suspect forced entry and stole and undisclosed amount of money. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 2017-11070004, 700 block of S. Dickerson Street. At approximately 12:34 a.m. on November 7, police were dispatched to the report of suspicious circumstances. Upon arrival, it was determined that when returning to their unsecured residence, the victim felt resistance and believed someone was holding the door shut from inside. Responding officers conducted a sweep of the residence with negative results of a suspect inside and located forced entry. Items of value were reported missing. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

ASSAULT ON POLICE, 2017-11010227, 800 block of S. Arlington Mill Drive. At approximately 7:32 p.m. on November 1, an officer was attempting to locate a suspect wanted on an outstanding warrant. The officer observed the suspect enter a residence and made contact with him inside. While the officer was attempting to take the suspect into custody, the suspect attempted to flee and assaulted the officer in the process. Jamil Coleman of Arlington, VA arrested and charged with Assault on Law Enforcement and the outstanding warrant. The suspect was held on no bond. The officer did not sustain significant injuries.

ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY, 2017-11020165, 5500 block of Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 2:19 p.m. on November 2, police were dispatched to the report of a robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that a male suspect entered a pharmacy, displayed a note demanding prescription drugs and implied he had a weapon. The suspect fled the scene on foot without any items. Officers canvased the area and a K-9 track was initiated with negative results. The suspect is described as a tall, thin, white male, clean shaven, approximately 5’10 to 6′ tall, in his 20’s, wearing a black baseball hat, black sunglasses, light colored sweatpants, a black sweatshirt and dark shoes. The investigation is ongoing.

ASSAULT ON POLICE, 2017-11020166, S. George Mason Drive at S. Buchanan Street. At approximately 2:30 p.m. on November 2, while canvasing the area, police attempted to stop a subject matching the description of a suspect wanted for attempted armed robbery. The suspect, who was traveling on bicycle, failed to stop, ignored the officer’s commands and continued riding away from the officer. Another officer in the area attempted to stop the suspect on foot but the suspect continued traveling in the direction of the officer. The officer was able to move out of the way and take control of the suspect. The suspect was non-compliant during the course of the arrest. Show-ups were conducted and the suspect was determined not to be related to the armed robbery, however, the suspect was determined to be wanted out of Fairfax County. Aaron Johnson, 28, of Oakton, VA, was arrested and charged with Assault on Law Enforcement, Resisting Arrest and the outstanding warrant.

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2017-11020080, 21st Street N. at N. Courthouse Road. At approximately 9:57 a.m. on November 2, police were dispatched to the report of Destruction of Property. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 10:30 p.m. on November 1 and 9:00 a.m. on November 2, an unknown subject forced entry to a vehicle and stole an airbag. No other property was stolen from the vehicle. A second vehicle with similar damage and a stolen airbag was located nearby. Officers canvased the area with negative results. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

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