Two Arlington men in their 20s were arrested following the attacks, which allegedly stemmed from an “unprovoked verbal altercation” inside the bathroom.
The second victim was assaulted after trying to stop the initial fight, police say. The suspects were arrested later, at their home, and are being held without bond.
More from the crime report, below.
ASSAULT BY MOB, 2017-11190224, 200 block of N. Glebe Road. At approximately 7:15 p.m. on November 19, police were dispatched to the report of an assault that had just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the two suspects allegedly initiated an unprovoked verbal altercation with the victims inside of a restaurant. When one victim went to use the bathroom, the suspects followed and assaulted him. The second victim attempted to stop the fight and was struck by the suspects. The suspects fled the scene prior to police arrival. Police developed possible identifications of the suspects and located them at their residence. Axel Tojin Nimajuan, 25, of Arlington, VA and Edgar Tojin, 23, of Arlington, VA, were arrested and charged with Malicious Wounding by Mob. Both suspects were held on no bond.
The rest of this past week’s crime report highlights, including some that we’ve already reported, after the jump.
DEATH INVESTIGATION, 2017-11210277, 3000 block of Clarendon Boulevard. At approximately 9:35 p.m. on November 21, Police were dispatched to the area for the report of trouble unknown. Upon arrival, officers located a male subject requiring medical assistance. Arlington County Fire Department Medics transported the 38-year-old subject to Virginia Hospital Center where he was pronounced deceased. The Arlington County Police Department is conducting an active death investigation and cause of death will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. This appears to be an isolated incident and the investigation has not revealed any ongoing threat to the community.
BURGLARY, 2017-11200051, 1600 block of Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 6:55 a.m. on November 20, police were dispatched to the report of a burglary just discovered. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 3:30 p.m. on November 17 and 6:00 a.m. on November 20, an unknown suspect forced entry to a construction site and stole items of value. During the course of the investigation, a second victim advised their property was also stolen. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.
ATTEMPTED BURGLARY (late), 2017-1120325, 1100 block of S. Barton Street. At approximately 11:48 p.m. on November 20, police were dispatched to the late report of a burglary. Upon arrival, it was determined that on November 17 at 11:00 a.m. the victim noticed damage to the entry of her residence. There were no signs of forced entry and no items were reported missing from the residence. The investigation is ongoing.
ROBBERY, 2017-11200251, 5500 block of Lee Highway. At approximately 6:07 p.m. on November 20, police were dispatched to the report of a robbery just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim was walking from her car to her residence when she was approached from behind by an unknown suspect wearing a mask. The suspect demanded the victim’s possessions. The suspect then grabbed the victim’s arm, stole her purse and fled on foot. A K-9 track yielded negative results. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall, medium build, in his 20’s or 30’s, with long black dreadlocks and a black backpack. The investigation is ongoing.
MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 2017-11180016, 1200 block of N. Herndon Street. At approximately 12:33 a.m. on November 18, police were dispatched to the report of a fight in progress. Upon arrival, it was determined that the suspect was removed from a restaurant for being disorderly. When the female victim attempted to calm the suspect down, he allegedly became combative and assaulted her. Two witnesses came to her aide and a physical altercation ensued where the suspect struck both witnesses. The female victim was transported to Virginia Hospital Center with non-life threatening injuries. Brandon Jordan, 22, of Woodbridge, VA, was arrested and charged with Malicious Wounding and Drunk in Public. He was held on no bond.
BURGLARY, 2017-11190266, 4300 block of N. Pershing Drive. At approximately 10:30 p.m. on November 19, police were dispatched to the report of suspicious circumstances. Upon arrival, it was determined that when returning to their residence, the victim noticed a window with signs of forced entry. Responding officers conducted a sweep of the residence with negative results of a suspect inside. Items of value were reported stolen. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.
ARMED ROBBERY, 2017-11160030, 1800 block of Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 4:36 a.m. on November 16, police were dispatched to the report of an armed robbery just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that a male suspect entered a business, brandished a firearm and demanded money. The suspect stole cash and fled the scene. The suspect is described as a slim, black male, approximately 30-35 years old, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, light colored cargo pants, a black mask and gloves. The investigation is ongoing.
ROBBERY, 2017-11160200, 5800 block of Washington Boulevard. At approximately 4:11 p.m. on November 16, police were dispatched to the report of an attempted robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined the victim exited a business and discovered his bike had been stolen. Upon locating the bike nearby, the victim was approached from behind by a juvenile male suspect while several other juveniles stood nearby. The suspect brandished a knife and took the bike from the victim. A witness confronted the suspect, who dropped the bike and fled. A perimeter was established and several juveniles were located in the area. Police developed a suspect description and located the suspect at his residence where he was taken into custody. Petitions were sought for the juvenile suspect.
MISSILE INTO OCCUPIED DWELLING, 2017-11140030, 800 block of N. Barton Street. At approximately 3:50 p.m. on November 14, police were dispatched to the report of an object being thrown through the window of a residence. Upon arrival, it was determined that the resident was awoken by loud noise and upon investigation located a broken window and an ashtray on the floor. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.
ATTEMPTED ROBBERY, 2017-11150256, 2700 block of N. Wyoming Street. At approximately 10:02 p.m. on November 15, police were dispatched to the report of a possible attempted robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined that while the victim was riding home on his bike, he was approached by a known male suspect in a vehicle requesting money. The victim refused and kept traveling in the direction of his residence. When the victim arrived home, the suspect approached the victim on foot, continued to demand money and attempted to remove the victim’s jacket. The suspect then brandished a knife and allegedly slashed the victim’s jacket before fleeing the scene in his vehicle. The victim was uninjured and nothing was reported stolen. Police developed a suspect description and located the suspect at his residence where he was taken into custody. Joseph Atkin, 20, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with Attempted Robbery and Attempted Malicious Wounding. He was held on no bond.
ASSAULT ON POLICE, 2017-11150145, 2100 block of Clarendon Boulevard. At approximately 2:35 p.m. on November 15, police were dispatched to a disorderly subject inside a Government office. Upon arrival, it was determined that the subject was in a dispute about his employment status and was refusing to leave the building. The subject refused to comply with the lawful commands of the arriving officer. As the officer was attempting to secure the subject in handcuffs, he allegedly became combative, and struck the officer. Vincent Moody, 52, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with Assault & Battery on Police, Trespassing and Obstruction of Justice.
OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE (Significant), 2017-11150064, N. Lynn Street at Lee Highway. At approximately 9:19 a.m. on November 15, an officer on routine patrol observed a subject believed to be involved in an attempted robbery on October 31. When the officer attempted to identify the subject, he refused to comply and fled the area on foot. A foot pursuit was initiated and a Taser was unsuccessfully deployed. A perimeter was established and officers canvased the area with negative results. The suspect is described as a white male in his late 20s to early 30s, 5’7 to 5’10 tall and weighing approximately 150 to 160 pounds. The investigation is ongoing.