Arlington, VA

A man is now facing a slew of charges after he allegedly drunkenly exposed himself in Clarendon, then scuffled with police as they tried to arrest him.

Arlington Police say they received a call around 4 a.m. on Monday (Nov. 26) after someone saw a man “with his pants down exposing himself while walking” in the vicinity of the 3000 block of Washington Blvd. The area is home to several apartment buildings, a 7-Eleven convenience store and other shops and restaurants.

Officers then spotted a man “appearing disheveled and intoxicated” and arrested him. They subsequently identified him as 54-year-old Michael Tomlin, of no fixed address.

“The suspect actively resisted officers while they placed him in handcuffs,” police said. “Once in custody and while in booking, the suspect continued to resist, attempting to remove his hands from the handcuffs, and ignored the instructions of officers.”

Tomlin was subsequently charged with obstruction of justice, indecent exposure and public drunkenness.

More details from a county crime report:

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2018-11260035, 3000 block of Washington Boulevard. At approximately 3:55 a.m. on November 26, police were dispatched to the report of a male exposing himself. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim observed the male suspect allegedly with his pants down exposing himself while walking in the area. A lookout was broadcast and arriving officers located an individual matching the suspect description in the lookout still in the area, appearing disheveled and intoxicated. The suspect actively resisted officers while they placed him in handcuffs. Once in custody and while in booking, the suspect continued to resist, attempting to remove his hands from the handcuffs, and ignored the instructions of officers. Michael Tomlin, 54, of No Fixed Address, was arrested and charged with Obstruction of Justice, Indecent Exposure and Drunk in Public.

And here are other highlights from the past week of crime reports:

BURGLARY, 2018-11270233, 1000 block of N. Quincy Street. At approximately 9:26 p.m. on November 27, police were dispatched to the report of a possible burglary. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 8:30 a.m. on November 18 and 8:20 p.m. on November 26, an unknown suspect(s) gained entry to the victim’s residence and stole items of value from the residence. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE, 2018-11240168, Army Navy Drive at S. Hayes Street. At approximately 7:13 p.m. on November 24, a lookout was broadcast for a potentially stolen vehicle, driven by subject wanted out of Prince William County. At approximately 7:20 p.m. an officer on routine patrol observed a vehicle driven by a subject matching the descriptions in the lookout travelling Northbound on I-395 and effected a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle was confirmed to be wanted and taken into custody without incident. Brandon Williams, 25, of Spotsylvania, Va., was arrested, served with outstanding warrants out of Prince William County and held on no bond.

RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE, 2018-11210043, I-66 W.B. at N. Sycamore Street. At approximately 4:33 a.m. on November 21, officers on routine patrol were alerted to a License Plate Reader hit on a stolen vehicle. With the assistance of additional arriving officers, a traffic stop was conducted and the driver was taken into custody without incident. Terry Degeus, 33, of Fredericksburg, Va., was arrested and charged with Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License, and served with outstanding warrants out of Stafford County, Va.

BURGLARY, 2018-11250003, 2100 block of N. Quantico Street. At approximately 12:06 a.m. on November 25, police were dispatched to the report of a burglary just discovered. Upon arrival, it was determined that between November 23 at 9:30 a.m. and November 24 at 11:50 p.m., an unknown suspect(s) forced entry to a residence, causing damage, and stole items of value. There is no suspect(s) description. The investigation is ongoing.

ROBBERY, 2018-11200269, 700 block of S. Ode Street. At approximately 9:10 p.m. on November 20, police were dispatched to the report of a robbery just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim met the known suspect to purchase goods for sale. The victim paid the suspect in cash for the goods, however, when the victim reached for the goods, the suspect pulled them away forcefully and fled in his vehicle with the goods and cash. The victim attempted to stop the vehicle, but was dragged a short distance,  causing the victim to suffer minor injuries, which did not require medical treatment. The victim then returned to his vehicle, where he was approached by three individuals, allegedly known to the suspect, who attempted to climb on his car, before hearing a loud noise and fleeing on foot. The suspects are described as black males. The investigation is ongoing.

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