Officers were dispatched shortly before 1:30 a.m. on Friday, July 25 for a report of a hoodie-wearing man staring in at the female resident. When she closed the door, he fled.
More from this week’s Arlington County Police Department crime report:
PEEPING, 2018-07250019, 2900 block of 16th Road S. At approximately 1:23 a.m. on July 25, police were dispatched to the report of a peeping just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim awoke to an unknown male suspect looking into her residence through a slightly ajar door. When the victim noticed the suspect and shut the door fully, the suspect fled. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6’3″, with a slim build, with brown eyebrows, wearing dark framed glasses and a dark gray hoodie with the hood up. The investigation is ongoing.
More highlights from this week’s crime report, including some that we’ve already reported, are below.
BURGLARY (late), 2018-07310181, 1000 block of N. Monroe Street. At approximately 2:50 p.m. on July 31, police were dispatched to the late report of a burglary. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 12:42 p.m. and 2:50 p.m., an unknown suspect gained entry to a residence and stole numerous items of value. The suspect is described as a black male with dreadlocks, wearing a gray sweatsuit. The investigation is ongoing.
ASSAULT ON POLICE, 2018-07300080, 3000 block of Washington Boulevard. At approximately 9:47 a.m. on July 30, police were dispatched to the report of a suspect making verbal threats to customers inside a restaurant. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the suspect and he was subsequently banned from the property. At approximately 10:28 a.m., police were again dispatched to the location for the report of trespassing as the suspect had returned to the restaurant and was causing a disruption. As officers attempted to place the suspect into custody, the suspect became combative and a struggle ensued. The suspect did not obey the lawful commands of the officers and a Taser was deployed. The suspect was then taken into custody successfully. Masakela Blackmon, 42, of No Fixed Address, was arrested and charged with Assault & Battery of Police (x2), Trespassing and Obstruction of Justice.
MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 2018-07290070, 2200 block of S. Eads Street. At approximately 6:42 a.m., police were dispatched to Inova Alexandria Hospital for the report of an assault that occurred in Arlington County. Upon arrival, it was determined that at approximately 12:15 a.m., the victim was on foot when an unknown male suspect yelled at him. The victim was then approached by four suspects who struck him in the back of the head and assaulted him, causing him to lose consciousness. The suspects are described as two black males, a mixed race female, and a third male of unknown race. All four of the suspects were wearing plaid shirts and had unkempt appearances. The investigation is ongoing.
BURGLARY (late), 2018-07300046, 800 block of S. Adams Street. At approximately 7:24 a.m. on July 30, police were dispatched to the late report of breaking and entering. Upon arrival, I twas determined that between 8:00 a.m. on July 29 and 7:00 a.m. on July 30, two unknown suspects gained entry to the fenced yard of a residence and stole items of value. There are no suspect descriptions. The investigation is ongoing.
ATTEMPTED BURGLARY (late), 2018-07270244, 900 block of 23rd Street S. At approximately 4:36 p.m. on July 27, police were dispatched to the late report of breaking and entering. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 8:00 p.m. on July 26 and 4:35 p.m. on July 27, an unknown suspect(s) attempted to force entry to a building, causing damage. There is no suspect(s) description. The investigation is ongoing.
The Arlington County Fire Department is sharing a few tips for those planning to using fireworks privately over the upcoming Independence Day weekend. Only fireworks that emit flames or sparks…
Boring Title discusses the cost of title insurance and why it is needed.
Arlington’s newest Pet of the Week is 16-year-old Hambone who loves to sniff out treats.
A tow truck driver helped to defuse a tense situation in Crystal City yesterday (Wednesday) morning.
(This Community Post was written by Embracing Arlington Arts.)
Yes, live performances at theaters have begun again. Good news for patrons, good news for actors and crews, and good news for the industry overall, right? Well, yes and no as COVID is proving to be a powerful enemy. “The show must go on” is still the mantra — unless a cast or crew member tests positive. Then the curtain must fall for about a week — incurring huge financial losses for theaters, including paying the contracted professionals and refunding ticketholders. Production costs also now include purchasing testing equipment which can run into tens of thousands of dollars each month for larger theaters.
How can we help them continue to keep their doors open?
Go see a show and urge others to do the same! Word of mouth is the best means of filling theater seats!
Do you have personal documents that you need shredded? Join the Arlington Arts Center on Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for our very own Community Shred Day with Paper Artist Demonstrations!
Bring a box or two of your unwanted papers and sensitive documents to dispose of on the TrueShred truck in the parking lot and watch paper artists from Pyramid Atlantic demonstrate paper-making.
$10 suggested donation for shredding (credit cards accepted). Donations will support the Arlington Arts Center’s mission to connect the community with contemporary art and artists.
Also, Saturday is the LAST DAY of our spring exhibitions! Make sure to visit inside and check out the galleries!
During the Civil War, paperwork could kill, literally! Local Civil War historian Michael Schaffner will regale us with horror stories from the rarely scene annals of Civil War history: the ledgers! He’ll shine light on what it took to actually
National Landing’s favorite concert series is back and better than ever, bringing live music, food trucks and fun in the summer sun to Long Bridge Park. NaLa Fridays at the Park is a weekly Friday night concert series featuring local