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Crime Report: Man Drunkenly Breaks into Clarendon Home, Assaults Occupants and Neighbors

A Falls Church man is now facing a series of charges after police say he drunkenly forced his way into an apartment and assaulted its occupants.

Police received a call around 3 a.m. after a woman living along the 1200 block of N. Fillmore Street in Clarendon was woken up by a visibly intoxicated man “speaking incoherently” at her front door. He was subsequently identified as 25-year-old Daniel Fay.

The woman told police that she “closed the door and [Fay] left momentarily, but returned, and forced his way past the victim into her residence.”

“A neighbor arriving on scene to assist, as well as the victim and an additional occupant of the residence, were allegedly assaulted while attempting to control the suspect until police arrival,” police said.

Fay was then arrested and charged with drunk in public, unlawful entry, and three counts of assault and battery. He’s being held without bond at the county jail, and is set for a hearing on those charges on Friday (Oct. 19).

Full details from a county crime report:

UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 2018-10140059, 1200 block of N. Fillmore Street. At approximately 2:51 a.m. on October 14, police were dispatched to a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim was awoken to noise and upon investigating, located an intoxicated unknown male subject at her door speaking incoherently. She closed the door and the subject left momentarily, but returned, and forced his way past the victim into her residence. A neighbor arriving on scene to assist, as well as the victim and an additional occupant of the residence, were allegedly assaulted while attempting to control the suspect until police arrival. Daniel Fay, 25, of Falls Church, Va., was arrested and charged with Drunk in Public, Assault & Battery (x3) and Unlawful Entry. 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, 2018-10160087, 900 block of S. Orme Street. At approximately 9:24 a.m. on October 16, police were dispatched to the report of a breaking and entering just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim heard noise inside her residence. When she went to investigate, she observed that an unknown suspect had gained entry to the residence and stolen items of value. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY (late), 2018-10130073, 3200 block of Lee Highway. At approximately 6:43 a.m. on October 13, police were dispatched to the late report of breaking and entering. Upon arrival, it was determined that at approximately 2:18 a.m. on October 13, three unknown suspects forced entry to a business and stole the keys to multiple vehicles. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that two vehicles were stolen from the property. Suspect One is described as a young black male, possible in his early 20’s, wearing a black sweatshirt, a black hat, ripped jeans and blue shoes. Suspect Two is described as a young black male, possibly in his early 20’s, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and white shoes. Suspect Three is described as a young black male, possibly in his early 20’s, wearing a black shirt with a hood, grey jeans and white shoes. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY (late), 2018-10120109, 5500 block of  Columbia Pike. At approximately 10:37 a.m. on October 12, police were dispatched to the late report of breaking and entering. Upon arrival, it was determined that an unknown suspect(s) forced entry to a business and stole an undisclosed amount of cash and items of value. There is no suspect(s) description. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 2018-10100050, 6700 block of 19TH Road N. At approximately 5:35 a.m. on October 10, police were dispatched to the report of suspicious circumstances. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim heard noise originating from the backyard and upon investigating, located damaged property. As officers canvased the neighborhood, they began receiving reports of a naked man observed in the area. Officers located the suspect in the 2100 block of N. Westmoreland Street and commanded him to stop. The suspect fled on foot into a residence where he locked himself inside a bathroom with a male victim. The male victim was unharmed and able to unlock the door at which time officers took the suspect into custody without further incident. As the investigation continued, officers located additional victims and determined the suspect had allegedly attempted or successfully gained entry into residences as well as locations where property was damaged. The suspect was transported to Virginia Hospital Center for medical evaluation. With the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the suspect was identified as Kahlil Martin, 25, of No Fixed Address. He was charged with Burglary (x2), Attempted Burglary, Abduction and Destruction of Property (x2).

BURGLARY, 2018-10110180, 700 block of N. Daniel Street. At approximately 4:27 p.m. on October 11, police were dispatched to the report of breaking and entering. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., an unknown suspect(s) forced entry to a residence, causing damage, and stole an undisclosed amount of cash and items of value. There is no suspect(s) description. The investigation is ongoing.

ROBBERY, 2018-10110209, 100 block of N. Thomas Street. At approximately 7:07 p.m. on October 11, police were dispatched to the report of a robbery by force. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim was allegedly assaulted and threatened before being forcibly robbed of his cell phone, backpack and other belongings by three male suspects he had previously agreed to meet with. During the incident, the victim suffered minor injuries that did not require medical treatment.  Arriving officers established a perimeter and canvased the area with negative results. Investigative efforts by officers on scene identified two suspects and information regarding the third suspect. Later in the evening, an officer on routine patrol located individuals matching the descriptions of the suspects in the 4300 block of Wilson Boulevard. Two of the individuals were positively identified and taken into custody without incident. The third suspect remains outstanding and is described as a black male. Petitions for Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Felony, and Assault or Battery By Mob were obtained for the two juvenile suspects. The investigation is ongoing.

RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE, 2018-10120007, 1900 block of Jefferson Davis Highway. At approximately 2:30 a.m. on October 12, an officer on routine patrol located a parked vehicle matching the description of a lookout for a vehicle that had been reported stolen from the area approximately 90 minutes prior. The officer attempted a traffic stop by activating his emergency equipment but the driver failed to stop. The officer disengaged and relayed the driver’s direction of travel to units in the area. The driver crashed the vehicle in the 2800 block of Potomac Avenue and attempt to flee on foot. An officer commanded the suspect to stop, which he complied with, and took the suspect into custody without incident. Alex Fenner, 20, of No Fixed Address, was arrested and charged with Grand Larceny: Motor Vehicle Theft and Eluding. He was held on no bond.

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Police: Bluemont Traffic Stop Leads to Brief Scuffle Between Officer, Driver

An Arlington man is now facing a series of charges after he allegedly got into a scuffle with police following a heated argument during a traffic stop.

County police say officers pulled over 20-year-old Charles Contreras along the 900 block of N. Burlington Street in Bluemont around 2 p.m. Friday (Oct. 12).

They say they noticed him driving with a cracked windshield, then he committed a “traffic offense” of some kind.

Once police pulled him over, Contreras and other occupant of the car, 19-year-old Lamar Contreras, “quickly exited the vehicle and allegedly advanced toward the officer, while yelling expletives,” police said. The officer ordered both men to return to the car, and they eventually agreed.

When more police arrived at the scene of the incident, officers noticed a child in the back seat of the car “in an improperly secured car seat,” and both men “continued to yell and exhibit disorderly behavior inside the vehicle” as police evaluated what happened.

Officers eventually asked Charles Contreras to leave the car, and he “became physically combative and pushed an officer.” Police were eventually able to arrest him after the brief scuffle.

He’s now facing charges of assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, traffic lane violation, defective equipment, and child restraint violation. Contreras is set for a Wednesday (Oct. 17) hearing on those charges in Arlington General District.

Full details from a county crime report:

ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON POLICE, 2018-10120161, 900 block of N. Burlington Street. At approximately 1:55 p.m. on October 12, an officer on routine patrol observed a vehicle with a cracked windshield commit a traffic offense. The officer initiated a traffic stop, and upon the vehicle stopping, two occupants quickly exited the vehicle and allegedly advanced toward the officer, while yelling expletives. The officer issued lawful commands for the occupants to return to the vehicle, which they obeyed. The officer then observed a child in the backseat of the vehicle in an improperly secured car seat. The suspects continued to yell and exhibit disorderly behavior inside the vehicle. After additional officers arrived on scene, the driver was asked to exit the vehicle, however, upon exiting, became physically combative and pushed an officer. With the assistance of additional officers on scene, the driver was taken into custody. The child was not harmed during the incident. Charles Contreras, 20, of Arlington Va., was arrested and charged with Assault & Battery on Law Enforcement, Traffic Lane Violation, Defective Equipment, and Child Restraint Violation. The passenger, Lamar Contreras, 19, of Arlington, Va., was issued a summons for Obstruction of Justice.

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Morning Notes

Man Punched Outside Ballston Subway — A man was punched in the face outside the Subway on Fairfax Drive in Ballston yesterday. The assault occurred just before lunchtime and those flocking to the restaurant for footlongs had to step over splatters of blood on the sidewalk. No word yet on what prompted the fight nor whether the suspect, who reportedly fled into the Metro station, was later apprehended. [Twitter]

Tonight: Committee of 100 County Board Debate — The Arlington Committee of 100 will be holding a County Board debate tonight at Marymount University. The program, moderated by ARLnow’s Scott Brodbeck, will start at 8 p.m. after a meet and greet and dinner. [Committee of 100]

History of the W&OD Railroad — Before it was a bike and pedestrian trail, the W&OD was a regional railroad that transported goods and people across Northern Virginia. How would the area and our transportation problems be different if it had stayed a transit corridor, asks a GGW contributor. [Greater Greater Washington]

Local Social Media Influencer Profiled — Clarendon resident and mother of two Angelica Talan “has made a career out of building a loyal following on social media.” She blogs at Clarendon Moms and Angelica in the City and also has done some modeling and acting. [Arlington Magazine]

Tree Group Wants More Trees — The Arlington Tree Action Group replied on Twitter to a posting of the photo above: “Beautiful sky! It would look even better with more trees! #ArlingtonVA #trees.” [Twitter]

Nearby: Alexandrians Worry About Takeout Window — A proposed takeout window for a new Mexican restaurant on King Street prompted a protracted debate among members of the Alexandria city council. Said one opponent on the council, who ultimately lost out on a 4-3 vote: “I think this is maybe one small step in the direction of what we don’t want Old Town to become.” [Washington Business Journal]

Photo courtesy Dennis Dimick

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Police: Man Assaults Officer Following Crystal City Traffic Stop

A Maryland man is now facing a slew of charges after police say he tried to lock himself in his car, then threw an officer to the ground during a traffic stop.

Arlington County Police say that 32-year-old Michael Terrance McClanahan of Clinton, Maryland first attracted the attention of officers when he made an illegal U-turn while driving near the intersection of Crystal Drive and 20th Street S. around 2 a.m. Monday (Oct. 8).

Police pulled McClanahan over and discovered he was driving on a suspended license. When officers told him to leave his car, McClanahan “refused to exit the vehicle, attempted to lock himself inside and did not comply with the lawful commands of the officers,” police said.

Once officers were able to get him out of his car, they found he was carrying a concealed weapon and decided to arrest him. As they tried to take him in to custody, McClanahan managed to lock legs with one officer, “causing both to fall,” according to police.

He’s now charged with assault and battery on a police officer, carrying a concealed weapon, obstruction of justice and driving without a license, with a hearing set for Nov. 5 in Arlington General District Court.

McClanahan is currently being held without bond in the county jail.

Full details from a county crime report:

ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON POLICE, 2018-10080019, Crystal Drive at 20th Street S. At approximately 2:14 a.m. on October 8, officers on routine patrol observed a vehicle make an illegal U-turn and attempted a traffic stop. One of the officers had previously cited the driver for operating without a valid license and his license remained suspended at the time of this incident. During the investigation, the suspect allegedly refused to exit the vehicle, attempted to lock himself inside and did not comply with the lawful commands of the officers. Officers removed the suspect from the vehicle and placed him under arrest. A search incident to arrest located a concealed weapon on the suspect’s person. While being transported to booking, the suspect affected a leg lock on an officer causing both to fall. Michael McClanahan, 32, of Clinton, Md., was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery on Police, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Obstruction of Justice and No Operator’s License. He was held without bond.

Photo courtesy of Arlington County Police Department

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Police: Man Picks Up Four Passengers, Assaults One After Attempted Abduction

A Maryland man is now behind bars after he allegedly picked up four passengers in D.C., refused to let one out of his car and then assaulted that person while he or she tried to escape.

County police say 34-year-old Rick Ramey of Bryans Road, Maryland wasn’t working as a rideshare or taxi driver when he managed to convince four people to get into his car around 3 a.m. Friday night (Sept. 28).

Police spokeswoman Ashley Savage says it’s unclear how Ramey met his passengers, or if he was posing as a rideshare driver, but she said “they appear unknown to each other prior to the incident.”

Ramey drove three of his passengers to their intended destination, but refused to let the final one out at their home, police say. From there, the pair started arguing, and the confrontation “escalated and become physical.”

“The victim and suspect exited the vehicle and the suspect struck the victim in the head, causing a laceration,” police said.

Ramey is now facing charges of both abduction and malicious wounding, with a hearing in Arlington General District Court set for Dec. 3. He’s currently being held in the county jail without bond.

Savage says the whole incident underscores the need for people to “take advantage of safeguards in place to keep them safe and never accept rides from drivers who are not operating in an official for-hire capacity.”

“For rideshares, this includes checking that the license plate, driver photo, and driver name all match what’s listed in the app,” she said. “For taxicabs, this includes checking that the driver’s hack license and identity of which company they are affiliated with are prominently displayed.”

Full details on the incident from a county crime report:

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 2018-09280030, 1200 block of S. Arlington Ridge Road. At approximately 2:58 a.m. on September 28, police were dispatched to the report of a fight in progress. Upon arrival, it was determined that the suspect, who was not working as a rideshare or taxi driver, picked up the victim and three friends in Washington, D.C. After stopping to drop off the victim’s friends, the suspect continued, but refused to stop at the victim’s address or let the victim exit the vehicle. A verbal altercation ensued, which escalated and became physical. The victim and suspect exited the vehicle and the suspect struck the victim in the head, causing a laceration. Rick Ramey, 34, of Bryans Road, Md., was arrested and charged with Abduction and Malicious Wounding. He was held on no bond.

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Morning Notes

Road Closed Due to Downed Tree — Williamsburg Blvd is closed at N. Westmoreland Street due to a tree that fell overnight and took down several utility lines with it. Arlington’s emergency management office says the closure “may last through evening rush hour.” [Twitter]

Reminder: DUI Checkpoint Tonight — The Arlington County Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in an undisclosed location tonight. “Officers will stop all vehicles passing through the checkpoint and ask to see the licenses of drivers. Any driver suspected of operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be directed to a safe area off the roadway for further observation.” [Arlington County]

Metro Could Become Larger Financial Burden — “Metro expects to turn to state and local governments across the region to cover the costs of pay raises for workers an arbitration panel ordered last week, but the Metro Board chairman is warning of a more significant fiscal ‘ticking time bomb’ just over the horizon.” [WTOP]

Annual CivFed Candidate Forum Scheduled — “The unofficial kickoff to Arlington’s fall election season begins on Tuesday, Sept. 4, when the Arlington County Civic Federation holds its annual candidate forum. Candidates for 8th District U.S. House of Representatives, County Board and School Board have been invited to participate.” [InsideNova]

Basketball Player Punched at Gym — A man who plays professional basketball for LaVar Ball’s Junior Basketball Association says he was sucker punched while playing a pickup game at a Crystal City gym. [Fox 5]

One Hurt in Lee Highway Apartment Fire — A resident of a Lee Highway apartment building suffered burn injuries after a fire broke out in an apartment kitchen Wednesday morning. The fire was out by the time firefighters arrived on the scene. [Patch]

Flickr pool photo by Arlington VA

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Man Leads Police on Wild Foot Chase Through Rosslyn

A 41-year-old man is facing a litany of charges after allegedly leading a police officer on a wild chase through part of Rosslyn.

The incident happened last Thursday around 6:30 p.m. Police say the man, Lamont Witherspoon, was spotted by an officer and identified as the suspect in a theft that had just occurred.

Witherspoon ran from the officer, dodged a taser, took off running again, and engaged in a physical struggle with the officer before finally being taken into custody, according to an Arlington County Police crime report.

The full crime report item is below.

ASSAULT ON LAW ENFORCEMENT, 2018-07050205, 1100 block of Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 6:32 p.m. on July 5, police were dispatched to the report of a larceny in progress. An arriving officer identified the suspect, who was allegedly in possession of stolen goods that were visible in his backpack, based upon a lookout and attempted to stop the suspect. The suspect ignored the officer’s commands and fled the area on foot. A brief foot pursuit ensued and the suspect eventually stopped running. The officer issued lawful commands to the suspect, to which he did not comply and continued to challenge the officer. The officer then attempted to deploy his taser unsuccessfully, however, the suspect complied and got on one knee on the ground. When the officer attempted to handcuff him, the suspect continued to struggle with the officer, knocked the handcuffs away and fled on foot again. A second foot pursuit ensued and the officer was able to take the suspect to the ground. The suspect resisted the officer’s attempts to control him and repeatedly pulled the officer’s hand away from his radio and interfered with his microphone, preventing him from communicating his location to dispatch. The suspect continued to be combative, attempting to strike the officer with a closed fist multiple times. Despite the suspect grabbing the officer’s hand as he attempted to use his O.C. spray, the officer was able to successfully deploy the spray, preventing the suspect from further resisting arrest. With the assistance of an additional arriving officer, the suspect was then taken into custody. The officer sustained minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital for evaluation. Lamont Witherspoon, 41, of No Fixed Address, was arrested and charged with Petit Larceny: 3+ Offense, Possession of Burglarous Tools, Assault on Law Enforcement, Attempting to Disarm a Law Enforcement Officer of a Chemical or Impact Weapon, Obstruction of Justice (x2), Preventing an Emergency Call, and served with an outstanding warrant for Grand Larceny. He was held on no bond.

Photo courtesy ACPD

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Crime Report: Maryland Man Arrested for Car Theft, Assaulting Police

A man was arrested this past Friday morning and charged with assault and battery on police and a litany of other charges.

The incident happened in Arlington’s Nauck neighborhood. It reportedly started when officers located a vehicle that had been reported stolen out of Prince George’s County.

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

ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON POLICE, 2018-06080065, 2000 block of S. Langley Street. At approximately 7:07 a.m. on June 8, a lookout was broadcast for a vehicle stolen out of Prince George’s County. Officers located the vehicle and activated their emergency equipment to initiate a traffic stop. As the officers approached the vehicle on foot, the suspect fled the scene and struck an occupied police cruiser. The suspect turned onto a dead end roadway and attempted to flee the scene on foot. Following a brief foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody. Nehemais Mejia, 22, of Riverdale, MD was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery on Police, Felony Hit and Run, Felony Eluding, Felony Destruction of Property, Grand Larceny Auto, Driving Under the Influence and No Operator’s License. He was held on no bond.

The rest of this past week’s crime report highlights, after the jump.

BURGLARY (late), 2018-06080145, 2600 block of 11th Street S. At approximately 1:15 p.m. on June 8, police were dispatched to the report of a late breaking and entering. Upon arrival, it was determined that at approximately 7:30 a.m. on June 8, a witness arrived at the unoccupied home and discovered damage to the rear door. No other damage was reported and no items were reported stolen. The investigation is ongoing.

PEEPING, 2018-06060272, 2800 block of 8th Street S. At approximately 10:48 p.m. on June 6, police were dispatched to the report of a peeping incident. Upon arrival, it was determined that a witness observed an unknown male inside a courtyard looking into the window of a residence. When the suspect saw the witness in the courtyard, he attempted to hide in the bushes before fleeing on foot. The suspect is described as a male, approximately 6’0″, wearing a dark blue jacket and baseball hat pulled down covering his face. The investigation is ongoing.

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Crime Report: Patient Fights Medical Staff, Police

It was an especially light week for crime in Arlington, with ACPD only reporting one incident significant enough for a crime report write-up over the past 7 days.

The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night at a medical office on the 2100 block of Washington Blvd — the same block as Arlington County’s public health services office.

Police say a man became combative with medical staff and then later kicked and spit on a police officer who responded to the scene, while also spitting on a second officer.

More from the crime report:

ASSAULT & BATTERY ON POLICE, 2018-06050263, 2100 block of Washington Boulevard. At approximately 9:29 p.m. on June 5, medical staff at the hospital were evaluating a subject, when the subject became disorderly and combative. Officers already on scene intervened to assist hospital staff with the subject, who then allegedly kicked and spit on one officer and spit on another officer while being restrained. Once medically cleared, the subject was transported to booking. No officers required medical treatment. Gary Champagne, 54, of No Fixed Address, was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery on Police (x2). He was held on no bond.

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Morning Notes

New Weapon in Battle Against Opioid Addiction — “Arlington County has taken a proactive measure in the fight against prescription drug abuse by installing three permanent drug-take back boxes. The public can now safely and securely dispose of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 day a year. This disposal service is free and anonymous with no questions asked.” [Arlington County]

Lack of 5G Could Hurt Amazon Bid — Arlington’s lack of 5G wireless service could hurt it in the eyes of Amazon as the online giant considers the county for its second headquarters, says a letter to the editor writer. The county should have more actively adjusted policy and lobbied carriers for 5G, the writer suggests. [InsideNova]

Woman Arrested After Victoria’s Secret Assault — “A D.C. woman was arrested for attacking two employees at a Victoria’s Secret in Arlington after she says one of them followed her around the store, according to authorities.” [WJLA]

Average I-66 HOV Round Trip Cost — The average round trip cost for single occupant drivers on the I-66 Express Lanes, from their December opening to the end of April, was $12.72, according to new data. Some drivers have faced steeper tolls during “peak of the peak” times. [InsideNova]

Photo courtesy Jeremy Galliani

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Crime Report: Mob Attacks Victim Who Was Taking Out the Trash

A Dominion Hills resident was attacked by a group of seven men while he was taking out the garbage.

The mob assault happened around 1 a.m. this past Sunday and resulted in the victim going to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The motive for the attack is unclear. A police spokeswoman said the department “doesn’t speculate on motive.”

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

ASSAULT BY MOB (late), 2018-05200018, 6100 block of Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 12:59 a.m. on May 20, police were dispatched to Virginia Hospital Center for the late report of an assault. Upon arrival, it was determined that earlier in the evening, the victim exited his residence to take the trash out and was approached by 7 unknown male suspects outside. The victim was assaulted, resulting in non-life threatening injuries that required medical treatment. There are no suspect descriptions. The investigation is ongoing.

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

BURGLARY, 2018-05210225, 5700 block of Washington Boulevard. At approximately 3:54 p.m. on May 21, police were dispatched to the report of a burglary. Upon arrival, it was determined that the suspect(s) forced entry to the residence, items were tampered with and numerous items of value were stolen. The investigation is ongoing.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (VEHICLE) (series), 2018-05180055/05180064/05180086, 1500 block of N. Colonial Terrace/ 1500 block of N. Colonial Court/ 1400 block of Clarendon Boulevard. At approximately 7:55 a.m. on May 19, police were dispatched to the report of a destruction of property to several vehicles. Upon arrival, it was determined that between approximately 5:45 p.m. on May 17 and approximately 5:03 a.m. on May 18, numerous parked vehicles in the area had their tires slashed and some of the vehicles were keyed. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

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Crime Report: Police Searching for Three Men in Connection with Alleged Mob Assault

Arlington County Police are looking for three men who they believe teamed up to assault a man near a Clarendon dog park early Sunday morning.

Police say a man was walking along N. Herndon Street at its intersection with 13th Street N. early Sunday morning (May 6) near the James Hunter Dog Park, when “three slim, light-skinned South Asian” men accosted him because they believed he was attempting to break into their car, according to a crime report.

One of the three men “grabbed an object the victim was carrying and threw it at him, causing a laceration,” police say. Spokeswoman Ashley Savage told ARLnow that the police department’s homicide/robbery unit is investigating the incident as a “malicious wounding by mob,” and is still searching for the suspects.

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

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 2018-05060043, N. Herndon Street at 13th Street N. At approximately 2:13 a.m. on May 6, police were dispatched to the report of an unknown situation. Upon arrival, it was determined that the male victim was walking in the area attempting to locate his vehicle, when three unknown male suspects approached the victim and accused him of attempting to break into their vehicle, which the victim was standing near. The victim walked away from the vehicle and the suspects continued yelling profanities at him. One suspect then grabbed an object the victim was carrying and threw it at him, causing a laceration. The three suspects then fled the scene in a vehicle prior to police arrival. The suspects are described as three slim, light-skinned South Asian, possibly Indian males, all in their mid 20’s with black hair. One suspect was wearing a black tank top. The vehicle is described as a dark gray or black Toyota Prius, possibly with Maryland license plates. Arriving officers canvassed the area with negative results. The investigation is ongoing.

The incident was one of three “malicious woundings” reported on May 6.

More on those incidents, and other highlights from the ACPD weekly crime report — including some that we’ve already reported — after the jump.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING (late), 2018-05060067, 3600 block of Columbia Pike. At approximately 4:20 a.m. on May 6, police were dispatched to Alexandria Hospital for the late report of a possible stabbing. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim and his friends were outside their vehicle in a parking lot when another vehicle slowed down beside them and one, possibly known, occupant threw an object at the victim, causing lacerations. The suspect vehicle then fled the area. The investigation is ongoing.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING (late), 2018-05060146, 5500 block of Columbia Pike. At approximately 2:58 p.m. on May 6, police were dispatched to Virginia Hospital Center for the late report of a malicious wounding. Upon arrival it was determined that a verbal altercation between known individuals escalated to physical violence, resulting in the victim suffering a laceration to the shoulder. A warrant for unlawful wounding was obtained for the suspect.

BURGLARY, 2018-05060072, 400 block of Army Navy Drive. At approximately 5:19 a.m. on May 6, police were dispatched to the report of a larceny in progress. Upon arrival, it was determined that a white van was observed on the property of a construction site and two suspects were seen exiting the building with construction materials and placing them into the van. Arriving officers recognized one suspect as possibly being related to other recent commercial burglaries and established a perimeter. After brief foot pursuits, both suspects were taken into custody without incident. Calvin Smith, 33, of Washington, D.C., was arrested and charged with Burglary, Possession of Burglarous Tools, Grand Larceny and Felony Destruction of Property. He was held on no bond. Parnell Hawkins, 33, of Washington, D.C.,  was arrested and charged with Burglary, Possession of Burglarous Tools, Grand Larceny and Felony Destruction of Property. He was held on no bond.

ROBBERY, 2018-05060147, 1201 S. Hayes Street. At approximately 3:00 p.m. on May 6, police were dispatched to the report of a robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined that an employee confronted three suspects allegedly known to steal merchandise from the business. Upon approaching the suspects, they became verbally combative towards the employee and made threats while displaying a canister consistent with pepper spray. The suspects then fled the scene with the concealed merchandise. No injuries were reported. Suspect One is described as a black female, approximately 17-25 years old with long black hair. She was described as wearing light colored blue jeans and a white long-sleeved shirt. Suspect Two is described as a black male, approximately 17-25 years old with short black hair. He was described as wearing a multicolor hoodie with blue jeans, sneakers and wearing a backpack. Suspect Three is described as a black male, approximately 17-25 years old. He was wearing a dark hoodie, blue jeans, a dark baseball hat and a backpack. The investigation is ongoing.

ASSAULT & BATTERY (Significant), 2018-05060044, 3100 block of Clarendon Boulevard. At approximately 2:21 a.m. on May 6, officers assigned to the Clarendon Detail observed a large crowd and loud noise inside a business. Upon investigation, it was determined that a customer became irate over the quality of service provided by the business and went behind the service counter. After being escorted back to the customer area, the suspect returned to the area behind the counter and struck one employee in the head. Additional employees came to the aid of the victim, resulting in a physical altercation and a second suspect then struck an aiding employee in the neck. Warrants for Assault and Battery and Disorderly Conduct were issued for the two suspects.

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2018-05060211, 1900 block of Clarendon Boulevard. At approximately 10:25 p.m. on May 6, police were dispatched to the report of a possible exposure. The witness described the individual as a possible black male wearing a dark hoodie. No additional information was provided by the witness regarding the incident. Upon arrival, officers established a perimeter and canvased the area with negative results. The investigation is ongoing.

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2018-05060226, 1200 block of N. Meade Street. At approximately 11:20 p.m. on May 6, police were dispatched to the report of a possible exposure. Upon arrival, it was determined that the female victim was inside her parked vehicle when she observed an unknown male suspect approach her vehicle. Once in front of her vehicle, the suspect exposed himself and began masturbating. The victim then drove away. The suspect is described as a male, approximately 6’0″ tall and weighing 165 pounds. He was wearing a hoodie with the hood pulled tight around his face at the time of the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

SEXUAL BATTERY, 2018-05060092, 1700 block of N. George Mason Drive. At approximately 9:57 a.m. on May 6, police were dispatched to the report of an assault that had just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that while inside a care center, the male suspect approached the female victim from behind, grabbed her waist and began to thrust against her. The victim demanded the suspect to stop and when he refused, she dropped to the floor. Security then arrived on scene and detained the suspect until police arrived. Tebebe Tessema Makonnen, 26, of No Fixed Address was arrested and charged with Sexual Battery. He was held on no bond.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 2018-05050076, 1400 block of S. Eads Street. At approximately 8:21 a.m. on May 5, police were dispatched to the late report of a burglary. Upon arrival, it was determined that at approximately 3:56 a.m., an unknown suspect entered a business. Nothing was reported or damaged. The suspect is described as a white female, between 20 and 30 years old. The investigation is ongoing.

MISSILE INTO OCCUPIED VEHICLE, 2018-05060141, 12th Street S. at S. Hayes Street. At approximately 2:30 p.m. on May 6, police were dispatched to the report of an assault. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim was waiting in a line of traffic to make a left turn when the driver of a vehicle behind him began honking their horn. After making a left turn, the victim then slowed down to allow a pedestrian to cross in a marked crosswalk. The suspect vehicle then pulled up next to the victim’s vehicle and the suspect threw a bottle at the victim’s vehicle, causing liquid to splash on the victim and the exterior of the vehicle. The victim was uninjured. The suspect vehicle fled the scene prior to police arrival. The driver of the suspect vehicle is described as a black female, approximately 20-30 years old. The passenger of the vehicle is described as a black male, approximately 20-30 years old. The suspect vehicle is described as a black sedan with Virginia license plates. The investigation is ongoing.

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ACPD Seeking Two Suspects Following Late Night Rumble at Clarendon Restaurant

Two people are wanted by Arlington County Police after a fracas at a Clarendon restaurant early Sunday morning.

Police say the incident started after 2 a.m. when a customer “became irate over the quality of service provided by the business,” then went behind a service counter and struck an employee in the head. A second suspect struck an employee who came to the aid of the first, according to police.

Officers on the Clarendon bar detail responded on foot to the scene after observing “a large crowd and loud noise inside a business.”

The police department generally does not release the name of the business in which a crime takes place, and a police spokeswoman would only describe the business as a restaurant located on the 3100 block of Clarendon Blvd. Restaurants on that block include Mister Days, Bronx Pizza, Bar Bao and Pamplona.

More from an ACPD crime report:

ASSAULT & BATTERY (Significant), 2018-05060044, 3100 block of Clarendon Boulevard. At approximately 2:21 a.m. on May 6, officers assigned to the Clarendon Detail observed a large crowd and loud noise inside a business. Upon investigation, it was determined that a customer became irate over the quality of service provided by the business and went behind the service counter. After being escorted back to the customer area, the suspect returned to the area behind the counter and struck one employee in the head. Additional employees came to the aid of the victim, resulting in a physical altercation and a second suspect then struck an aiding employee in the neck. Warrants for Assault and Battery and Disorderly Conduct were issued for the two suspects.

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Man Charged With Hitting Parked Cars, Assaulting Police Officer

A Falls Church man was arrested overnight after police say he assaulted an Arlington officer following a hit and run in Clarendon.

Rene Lopez, 30, was arrested and charged with assault on police, driving under the influence, and hit and run.

The incident started around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 1100 block of N. Irving Street, which is close to several popular Clarendon bars.

Lopez is alleged to have struck two cars before abandoning his vehicle and leaving the scene on foot.

After officers contacted Lopez and requested that he return to the scene, he returned by taxi but wouldn’t get out of the vehicle, according to a crime report.

From the police report:

At approximately 11:28 p.m. on March 27, police were dispatched to a hit and run that had just occurred. Upon arrival at the scene, officers located the striking vehicle and two parked vehicles with damage. The driver of the striking vehicle fled the scene on foot prior to police arrival. Officers developed a suspect description, contacted the driver and requested he return to the scene. When the suspect arrived by taxi, he refused to exit the vehicle and would not comply with the lawful commands of the officers. As the officers were attempting to secure the suspect, he allegedly became combative and struck an officer. Rene Lopez, 30, of Falls Church was arrested and charged with Assault on Police, Driving Under the Influence and Hit and Run. He was held on no bond.

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Police: Drunken Man With Knife Charges at Security Guard

A Delaware resident is facing a series of charges after police say he got drunk, damaged property inside a Crystal City hotel and then charged at security guards with a knife.

The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. early Friday morning, on the 1700 block of Jefferson Davis Highway (Route 1).

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WEAPONS VIOLATION, 2018-03230014, 1700 block of Jefferson Davis Highway. At approximately 12:39 a.m. on March 23, police were dispatched to the report of a disorderly subject brandishing a knife. Upon arrival, it was determined that a male subject was being disorderly inside a hotel and had damaged property. When security officers attempted to intervene, the subject allegedly charged at them and made threatening statements while brandishing a knife. Arriving officers took the subject into custody. Ralph Powers, 43, of Newark, Delaware was arrested and charged with Assault & Battery, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Destruction of Property and Drunk in Public.

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