Crime Report: Man Awakes to Would-Be Burglar Inside Northwest Arlington Home

Arlington police are still investigating after a man awoke to find a would-be burglar inside his Northwest Arlington home last week.

Police say the incident happened around 11 p.m. last Wednesday (Aug. 29), when the resident of a home along the 3400 block of N. Dickerson Street was startled awake by noise inside the house.

The man turned on several lights and found items tampered with, when he then saw a man dash out of the house.

Officers arrived soon afterward with a police dog in tow to try and track down the man, but they were unsuccessful.

Full details on the incident from a county crime report:

BURGLARY, 2018-08290263, 3400 block of N. Dickerson Street. At approximately 11:14 p.m. on August 29, police responded to the report of a breaking and entering just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim awoke to noise inside his residence. When the victim went to investigate, he located multiple lights turned on, items tampered with and then encountered an unknown male suspect inside the residence. Following the encounter, the suspect fled on foot prior to police arrival. Arriving officers canvased the area and a K9 track was initiated with negative results. No items were reported missing. The suspect is described as a short, Hispanic male with an accent, wearing a ski mask and dark clothing. The investigation is ongoing.

And here are more highlights from crime reports for the past week, including some we’ve already reported:

BURGLARY (late), 2018-09030127, 2400 block of S. Walter Reed Drive. At approximately 4:34 p.m. on September 3, police were dispatched to the late report of breaking and entering. Upon arrival, it was determined that between July 17 and August 30, an unknown suspect(s) gained entry to the victim’s residence and stole items of value. There is no suspect(s) description. The investigation is ongoing

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2018-08290258, 1800 block of N. Oak Street. At approximately 11:10 p.m. on August 29, police responded to the report of an indecent exposure. Upon arrival, it was determined that an unknown male suspect entered a business and engaged a female employee in conversation. The suspect then began touching himself inappropriately and exposed himself, before fleeing prior to police arrival. The suspect is described as a dark-skinned black male in his early 30’s, with dreadlocks, wearing a white tank top, black shorts and carrying a black backpack. The investigation is ongoing.

ROBBERY, 2018-08290016, 220 20th Street S. At approximately 1:10 a.m. on August 29, police were dispatched to the report of a robbery just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim was inside his residence with four known subjects, whom he had invited over, when he became suspicious of their behavior. The victim then observed the suspects stealing his personal belongings. The victim chased them out of his residence and became engaged in a struggle in which one suspect assaulted him. The suspects then fled with the victim’s belongings, prior to police arrival. The victim was uninjured. Suspect One is described as a black male, 20-22 years old, 6’0″, heavy set, with short black hair, wearing a gray shirt with dark gray horizontal stripes, dark colored shorts and black shoes. Suspect Two is described as a black male, 20-22 years old, 6’0″, thin build, with short black hair, wearing a blue t-shirt, dark shorts and sneakers. Suspect Three is described as a black male, 20-22 years old, 6’0″, average build, bald or closely cropped hair, wearing a black t-shirt, black shorts and black sneakers. Suspect Four is described as a black male, 20-22 years old, 6’0″, average build, wearing a light colored hat, red t-shirt, white shorts, light colored sneakers and a watch. The investigation is ongoing.

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