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Crime Report: Hammer-Swinging Man Arrested in Va. Square

An Arlington man has been arrested and charged with three counts of Attempted Malicious Wounding after police say he tried to hit several people with a hammer.

Police say they were dispatched to an apartment on the 3800 block of Washington Blvd, in the Virginia Square neighborhood, around 3:45 p.m. this past Saturday after a man became irate over a missing item. The encounter then escalated to attempted physical violence, according to police.

More from this week’s Arlington County Police Department crime report:

ATTEMPTED MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 2019-05110181, 3800 block of Washington Boulevard. At approximately 3:45 p.m. on May 11, police were dispatched to the report of trouble unknown. Upon arrival, it was determined that at approximately 3:30 p.m., the known suspect approached the victims inside of a residence and became verbally irate over a missing item. The encounter escalated and the suspect and one of the victims became involved in a physical altercation. The suspect then produced a hammer and began swinging it at the victims. The suspect fled prior to police arrival. None of the victims were injured during the incident. Arriving officers located the suspect walking in the area. Kemoh Sesay, 27, of Arlington, Va., was arrested and charged with Attempted Malicious Wounding (x3). He was held on no bond.

Below are the rest of the highlights from this week’s crime report, including some we’ve already reported.

BURGLARY (late), 2019-05140049, 6400 block of Williamsburg Boulevard, At approximately 5:55 a.m. on May 14, police were dispatched to the report of a burglary. Upon arrival, it was determined that between approximately May 11 at 7:00 a.m. and May 14 at 1:00 a.m., an unknown suspect(s) gained entry to a residence and stole items of value. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY (late), 2019-05130202, 100 block of N. Thomas Street. At approximately 7:14 p.m. on May 13, police were dispatched to the report of a burglary. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 4:30 p.m. on May 12 and 2:10 a.m. on May 13, an unknown suspect(s) forced entry to a residence and stole items of value. There is no suspect(s) description. The investigation is ongoing.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY – VEHICLE (series), 2019-05110081/05110088/05110096, 4600 block of S. Four Mile Run Drive/4500 block of S. Four Mile Run Drive/1100 block of S. Thomas Street. At approximately 7:28 a.m. on May 11, police were dispatched to the report of destruction of property. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 8:30 p.m. on May 10 and 6:30 a.m. on May 11, the tires of approximately 22 vehicles parked in the area were slashed. There is no suspect(s) description. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 2019-05100277, 5000 block of 24th Street S. At approximately 7:34 p.m. on May 10, police were dispatched to the report of a burglary just discovered. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 11:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., an unknown suspect forced entry to a residence, causing damage, and stole items of value. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that during the same time frame, an unknown suspect(s) tampered with the lock on a door to another residence in the area, causing damage, but did not gain entry. There is no suspect(s) description. The investigation is ongoing.

ROBBERY, 2019-05100159, 2300 block of 2nd Street S. At approximately 2:23 p.m. on May 10, police were dispatched to the report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival, it was determined that the female suspect entered a store and allegedly began concealing merchandise. A store employee confronted the suspect as she approached the store exit and a physical struggle ensued, in which the suspect struck the employee, resulting in minor injuries. The suspect fled prior to police arrival. Arriving officers located the suspect in the area, still in possession of stolen merchandise. Michelle Hawkins, 42, of Arlington, Va., was arrested and charged with Robbery.

ROBBERY, 2019-05110132, 1000 block of S. Hayes Street. At approximately 11:06 a.m. on May 11, police were dispatched to the report of a shoplifter in custody with loss prevention. Upon arrival, it was determined that the suspect was allegedly exiting a store in possession of merchandise he had not paid for when he was confronted by loss prevention. A physical altercation ensued, in which the suspect attempted to push past the loss prevention employee and struck the employee multiple times before being detained. Daquon Williams, 25, of Arlington, Va., was arrested and charged with Robbery.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING (late), 2019-05080127, 300 block of N. Glebe Road. At approximately 11:35 a.m. on May 8, police were dispatched to Virginia Hospital Center for the late report of an assault. Upon arrival, it was determined that at approximately 2:00 p.m. on May 7, the victim became engaged in conversation with a known suspect. The encounter escalated and a physical altercation ensued, in which the suspect struck the victim with a closed fist multiple times. The victim later sought medical treatment for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’9″, 160-170 lbs., with a stocky build and wearing black pants. The investigation is ongoing.

ROBBERY, 2019-05070012, 500 block of N. Thomas Street. At approximately 2:30 a.m. on May 7, police were dispatched to the report of a dispute. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim and known suspect became engaged in a dispute and the suspect forcefully stole the victim’s possessions from his pockets. The suspect fled prior to police arrival. While on scene, officers located some of the victim’s possessions. The suspect is described as a black male. The investigation is ongoing.

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