Crime Report: Man Breaks into Clarendon Home, Refuses to Leave

A 20-year-old man from Oakton broke into a home in the Clarendon area last Thursday night and refused to leave, police say.

The man, who had been drinking, entered through a locked door and “did not comply” with a resident’s request that he leave, according to this week’s Arlington County Police Department crime report.

More from ACPD:

UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 2017-12280219, 1000 block of N. Edgewood Street. At approximately 10:51 p.m. on December 28, police were dispatched to the report of a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim heard a loud noise in their residence and encountered an unknown suspect, who had entered their residence through an unlocked door. The victim asked the suspect to leave the residence, which he did not comply with. Patrick Minkler, 20, of Oakton, VA, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Entry and Underage Consumption of Alcohol.

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

ASSAULT ON LAW ENFORCEMENT, 2017-12310002, 2500 block of S. Kenwood St. At approximately 11:55 p.m. on December 30, police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by a wanted suspect known to police. During the stop, the suspect turned the vehicle into the officer, knocking him to the ground. The suspect then fled the scene in the vehicle. Units in the area attempted to locate the suspect unsuccessfully. Warrants were obtained for the suspect for Assault & Battery on Law Enforcement, Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle and Driving with a Suspended/Revoked License.

ROBBERY, 2017-12300240, 3100 block of Lee Highway. At approximately 10:23 p.m. on December 30, police were dispatched to the report of a robbery just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that two males entered a business, one of whom carried a firearm, and stole money and items of value. The suspects fled on foot prior to police arrival. Suspect One is described as a black male, approximately 30 years old, between 5’10 and 6’0, approximately 210 lbs., wearing dark clothing, gloves and a mask. Suspect Two is described as a black male, 30-40 years old, between 5’6 and 5’7, approximately 180 lbs., wearing a blue jacket, jeans, gloves and a mask. The investigation is ongoing.

MALICIOUS INJURY BY CAUSTIC AGENT, 2017-12300212, 1400 block of Lee Highway. At approximately 9:20 p.m. on December 30, police were dispatched to the report of a pepper spraying just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that following a verbal dispute over money, a female suspect assaulted the male victim. The suspect fled prior to police arrival. The suspect is described as a black female. The victim was transported to Virginia Hospital Center with non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing.

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