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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]

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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.

Photo via ACPD

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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.

Photo courtesy Arlington County Police Department

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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).

More from Arlington County Police:

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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Morning Notes

DHS Official Charged With Beating Wife in Arlington — A “senior career official with the Department of Homeland Security who… handles a ‘high volume’ of classified information in his role as an intelligence briefer,” served jail time after a 2016 incident in Arlington in which he was charged with assaulting his wife, breaking two ribs and causing bruising around her neck. [Washington Post]

Anti-DUI Event at Shamrock Crawl Tomorrow — The Arlington County Police Department will hold a St. Patrick’s Day-themed anti-DUI event dubbed “Don’t Press Your Luck” in Clarendon tomorrow (Saturday). The event will coincide with the planned Shamrock Crawl bar crawl. [Arlington County]

More on Wakefield’s Championship Run — But for a great defensive play by Varina, the Wakefield High School boys basketball team might have emerged victorious from yesterday’s state championship game in Richmond. [Washington Post]

Arlington to Co-Star in Travel Video — Arlington County has received grant funding that will help pay for its share of a new Virginia tourism video that will also feature Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Loudoun County, Richmond and Staunton. [Arlington County]

Long Branch Creek Profiled — “A mostly residential section of south Arlington, Long Branch Creek is a diverse community where almost 75 percent of residents are renters. In addition, there are condominium buildings, townhouses, duplexes and one single-family home.” [Washington Post]

Fire Station History to Be Recognized — Last month Arlington County Manager Mark Schwartz established a “Fire Station No. 8 History and Legacy (FS8HL) Working Group,” to record and celebrate the history of the first Arlington fire station staffed by African Americans. [Arlington County]

Kanninen Gets Democratic School Board Nod — “An Arlington County Democratic Committee School Board caucus? Fuggedaboutit. Incumbent School Board Chairman Barbara Kanninen was the lone candidate to file to run in the caucus, which had been slated for several days in May. With no opposition bubbling up, the caucus was nixed.” [InsideNova]

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Crime Report: Rumble in the Bathroom

Two belligerents beat up a pair of bar-goers in a Buckingham bathroom Sunday, according to this week’s Arlington County Police Department crime report.

Two Arlington men in their 20s were arrested following the attacks, which allegedly stemmed from an “unprovoked verbal altercation” inside the bathroom.

The second victim was assaulted after trying to stop the initial fight, police say. The suspects were arrested later, at their home, and are being held without bond.

More from the crime report, below.

ASSAULT BY MOB, 2017-11190224, 200 block of N. Glebe Road. At approximately 7:15 p.m. on November 19, police were dispatched to the report of an assault that had just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the two suspects allegedly initiated an unprovoked verbal altercation with the victims inside of a restaurant. When one victim went to use the bathroom, the suspects followed and assaulted him. The second victim attempted to stop the fight and was struck by the suspects. The suspects fled the scene prior to police arrival. Police developed possible identifications of the suspects and located them at their residence. Axel Tojin Nimajuan, 25, of Arlington, VA and Edgar Tojin, 23, of Arlington, VA, were arrested and charged with Malicious Wounding by Mob. Both suspects were held on no bond.

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

DEATH INVESTIGATION, 2017-11210277, 3000 block of Clarendon Boulevard. At approximately 9:35 p.m. on November 21, Police were dispatched to the area for the report of trouble unknown. Upon arrival, officers located a male subject requiring medical assistance. Arlington County Fire Department Medics transported the 38-year-old subject to Virginia Hospital Center where he was pronounced deceased. The Arlington County Police Department is conducting an active death investigation and cause of death will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. This appears to be an isolated incident and the investigation has not revealed any ongoing threat to the community.

BURGLARY, 2017-11200051, 1600 block of Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 6:55 a.m. on November 20, police were dispatched to the report of a burglary just discovered. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 3:30 p.m. on November 17 and 6:00 a.m. on November 20, an unknown suspect forced entry to a construction site and stole items of value. During the course of the investigation, a second victim advised their property was also stolen. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY (late), 2017-1120325, 1100 block of S. Barton Street. At approximately 11:48 p.m. on November 20, police were dispatched to the late report of a burglary. Upon arrival, it was determined that on November 17 at 11:00 a.m. the victim noticed damage to the entry of her residence. There were no signs of forced entry and no items were reported missing from the residence. The investigation is ongoing.

ROBBERY, 2017-11200251, 5500 block of Lee Highway. At approximately 6:07 p.m. on November 20, police were dispatched to the report of a robbery just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim was walking from her car to her residence when she was approached from behind by an unknown suspect wearing a mask. The suspect demanded the victim’s possessions. The suspect then grabbed the victim’s arm, stole her purse and fled on foot. A K-9 track yielded negative results. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall, medium build, in his 20’s or 30’s, with long black dreadlocks and a black backpack. The investigation is ongoing.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 2017-11180016, 1200 block of N. Herndon Street. At approximately 12:33 a.m. on November 18, police were dispatched to the report of a fight in progress. Upon arrival, it was determined that the suspect was removed from a restaurant for being disorderly. When the female victim attempted to calm the suspect down, he allegedly became combative and assaulted her. Two witnesses came to her aide and a physical altercation ensued where the suspect struck both witnesses. The female victim was transported to Virginia Hospital Center with non-life threatening injuries. Brandon Jordan, 22, of Woodbridge, VA, was arrested and charged with Malicious Wounding and Drunk in Public. He was held on no bond.

BURGLARY, 2017-11190266, 4300 block of N. Pershing Drive. At approximately 10:30 p.m. on November 19, police were dispatched to the report of suspicious circumstances. Upon arrival, it was determined that when returning to their residence, the victim noticed a window with signs of forced entry. Responding officers conducted a sweep of the residence with negative results of a suspect inside. Items of value were reported stolen. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

ARMED ROBBERY, 2017-11160030, 1800 block of Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 4:36 a.m. on November 16, police were dispatched to the report of an armed robbery just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that a male suspect entered a business, brandished a firearm and demanded money. The suspect stole cash and fled the scene. The suspect is described as a slim, black male, approximately 30-35 years old, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, light colored cargo pants, a black mask and gloves. The investigation is ongoing.

ROBBERY, 2017-11160200, 5800 block of Washington Boulevard. At approximately 4:11 p.m. on November 16, police were dispatched to the report of an attempted robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined the victim exited a business and discovered his bike had been stolen. Upon locating the bike nearby, the victim was approached from behind by a juvenile male suspect while several other juveniles stood nearby. The suspect brandished a knife and took the bike from the victim. A witness confronted the suspect, who dropped the bike and fled. A perimeter was established and several juveniles were located in the area. Police developed a suspect description and located the suspect at his residence where he was taken into custody. Petitions were sought for the juvenile suspect.

MISSILE INTO OCCUPIED DWELLING, 2017-11140030, 800 block of N. Barton Street. At approximately 3:50 p.m. on November 14, police were dispatched to the report of an object being thrown through the window of a residence. Upon arrival, it was determined that the resident was awoken by loud noise and upon investigation located a broken window and an ashtray on the floor. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY, 2017-11150256, 2700 block of N. Wyoming Street. At approximately 10:02 p.m. on November 15, police were dispatched to the report of a possible attempted robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined that while the victim was riding home on his bike, he was approached by a known male suspect in a vehicle requesting money. The victim refused and kept traveling in the direction of his residence. When the victim arrived home, the suspect approached the victim on foot, continued to demand money and attempted to remove the victim’s jacket. The suspect then brandished a knife and allegedly slashed the victim’s jacket before fleeing the scene in his vehicle. The victim was uninjured and nothing was reported stolen. Police developed a suspect description and located the suspect at his residence where he was taken into custody. Joseph Atkin, 20, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with Attempted Robbery and Attempted Malicious Wounding. He was held on no bond.

ASSAULT ON POLICE, 2017-11150145, 2100 block of Clarendon Boulevard. At approximately 2:35 p.m. on November 15, police were dispatched to a disorderly subject inside a Government office. Upon arrival, it was determined that the subject was in a dispute about his employment status and was refusing to leave the building. The subject refused to comply with the lawful commands of the arriving officer. As the officer was attempting to secure the subject in handcuffs, he allegedly became combative, and struck the officer. Vincent Moody, 52, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with Assault & Battery on Police, Trespassing and Obstruction of Justice.

OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE (Significant), 2017-11150064, N. Lynn Street at Lee Highway. At approximately 9:19 a.m. on November 15, an officer on routine patrol observed a subject believed to be involved in an attempted robbery on October 31. When the officer attempted to identify the subject, he refused to comply and fled the area on foot. A foot pursuit was initiated and a Taser was unsuccessfully deployed. A perimeter was established and officers canvased the area with negative results. The suspect is described as a white male in his late 20s to early 30s, 5’7 to 5’10 tall and weighing approximately 150 to 160 pounds. The investigation is ongoing.

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Woodbridge Man Charged with Assaulting Woman in Clarendon

A 22-year-old Woodbridge man has been charged with malicious wounding after sending a woman who tried to help him to the hospital.

The incident happened early Saturday morning in Clarendon. Police say the man was kicked out of a local bar for “being disorderly,” and a woman was trying to calm him down when he “became combative and assaulted her.” He then struck two witnesses who tried to come to the woman’s aid, according to police, before officers arrived and he was arrested.

More from an Arlington County Police Department crime report:

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 2017-11180016, 1200 block of N. Herndon Street. At approximately 12:33 a.m. on November 18, police were dispatched to the report of a fight in progress. Upon arrival, it was determined that the suspect was removed from a restaurant for being disorderly. When the female victim attempted to calm the suspect down, he allegedly became combative and assaulted her. Two witnesses came to her aide and a physical altercation ensued where the suspect struck both witnesses. The female victim was transported to Virginia Hospital Center with non-life threatening injuries. Brandon Jordan, 22, of Woodbridge, VA, was arrested and charged with Malicious Wounding and Drunk in Public. He was held on no bond.

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Man Charged With Assaulting Police Officer in County Government HQ

A man allegedly assaulted a police officer in Arlington County’s government offices after a dispute over his employment, police said.

Officers from the Arlington County Police Department responded to 2100 Clarendon Blvd on Wednesday, November 15 at around 2:35 p.m.

Department spokesman Ashley Savage said they responded to the County Manager’s office after the suspect, Vincent Moody, 52, became upset about his employment status and refused to leave. Someone by that name on LinkedIn is listed as having worked in “facilities” for Arlington County.

When police arrived he refused to comply, and as he was handcuffed he hit an officer, according to Savage.

More from an ACPD crime report:

ASSAULT ON POLICE, 2017-11150145, 2100 block of Clarendon Boulevard. At approximately 2:35 p.m. on November 15, police were dispatched to a disorderly subject inside a Government office. Upon arrival, it was determined that the subject was upset about his employment status and was refusing to leave the building. The subject refused to comply with the lawful commands of the arriving officer. As the officer was attempting to secure the subject in handcuffs, he allegedly became combative, and struck the officer. Vincent Moody, 52, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with Assault & Battery on Police, Trespassing and Obstruction of Justice.

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Crime Report: Fleeing to the Pentagon Is a Bad Idea for Robbery Suspect

A robbery suspect took an ill-fated getaway route onto the grounds of the Pentagon last Thursday afternoon, according to this week’s Arlington County Police Department crime report.

The 26-year-old Maryland man had allegedly stolen items from a store in the Pentagon City mall and pushed away two security guards during his getaway. He then ran outside and tried to hail a taxicab but ended up continuing to flee on foot, according to the police report.

After jumping a fence into a Pentagon parking lot, he was taken into custody by Pentagon Force Protection Agency officers and handed over to ACPD. More from the crime report:

ROBBERY, 2017-11020174, 1000 block of S. Hayes Street. At approximately 2:57 p.m. on November 2, officers responded to the report of a larceny in progress. Upon arrival it was determined that a subject exited a business with merchandise concealed. A loss prevention officer attempted to stop the suspect, but was pushed away. The suspect dropped the bag of merchandise and fled, pushing away a second loss prevention officer attempting to stop him. While fleeing the mall, the suspect forced exit, causing damage to the door. The suspect unsuccessfully tried to flee in a stopped taxi and then headed on foot in the direction of the Pentagon. Officers canvased the area and were alerted by Officers with the Pentagon Force Protection Agency of a suspect, matching the description, who had jumped a fence into the parking lot. Trayvon Chappell, 26, of Suitland, MD, was arrested and charged with Robbery, Larceny with Intent to Sell, Possession of Burglarous Tools, and Destruction of Property.

Also in this week’s crime report was another incident in Pentagon City, which occurred last night (Tuesday) around 5:30 p.m. According to scanner traffic, a theft suspect near the Unleashed pet store on Pentagon Row became combative and tried to out-muscle a pair of officers. The officers struggled with the suspect before deploying a Taser to subdue him.

More from ACPD:

ASSAULT ON POLICE, 2017-11070236, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street. At approximately 5:32 p.m. on November 7, police were dispatched to the report of a larceny that just occurred. The arriving officer met with security guards who identified the suspect in the area of S. Hayes Street. As the officer attempted to stop the suspect to conduct the investigation, the suspect became combative, pushed the officers and resisted arrest. When the suspect failed to comply with officer’s commands, a Taser was deployed and the suspect was taken into custody. Denarmbi Marshall, 32, of Washington D.C. was arrested and charged with petit larceny, obstruction of justice and assault on police (x2). He was held on no bond.

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

BURGLARY, 2017-11070081, 800 block of S. Dickerson Street. At approximately 9:30 a.m. on November 7, police were dispatched to the report of a burglary just discovered. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 10:00 p.m. on November 6 and 8:00 a.m. on November 7, an unknown suspect entered a residence and stole items of value. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 2017-11070052, 700 block of N. Glebe Road. Between 3:00 p.m. on November 6 and 7:15 a.m. on November 7, an unknown suspect forced entry into a construction site and stole items of value. During the course of the investigation, a second victim at the same location advised their property was also stolen. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

ASSAULT ON POLICE, 2017-11060162, 3400 block of Washington Boulevard. At approximately 3:13 p.m. on November 6, police were dispatched to the report of a person drunk in public. Upon arrival, police made contact with medics who were transporting an intoxicated subject inside a business to the hospital. While at Virginia Hospital Center, the suspect allegedly became combative kicking and spitting on an officer. The subject then urinated on an officer’s foot while being transported to booking. Elena Bolonina, 42, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery on Law Enforcement, Identity Theft, Urinating in Public, Obstruction of Justice and Public Drunkenness.

BURGLARY, 2017-11070016, 4100 block of Campbell Avenue. At approximately 1:47 a.m. on November 7, police were dispatched to the report of a broken front door to a business. Responding officers conducted a sweep of the business with negative results of a suspect inside. Upon investigation, it was determined that an unknown suspect forced entry and stole and undisclosed amount of money. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY, 2017-11070004, 700 block of S. Dickerson Street. At approximately 12:34 a.m. on November 7, police were dispatched to the report of suspicious circumstances. Upon arrival, it was determined that when returning to their unsecured residence, the victim felt resistance and believed someone was holding the door shut from inside. Responding officers conducted a sweep of the residence with negative results of a suspect inside and located forced entry. Items of value were reported missing. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

ASSAULT ON POLICE, 2017-11010227, 800 block of S. Arlington Mill Drive. At approximately 7:32 p.m. on November 1, an officer was attempting to locate a suspect wanted on an outstanding warrant. The officer observed the suspect enter a residence and made contact with him inside. While the officer was attempting to take the suspect into custody, the suspect attempted to flee and assaulted the officer in the process. Jamil Coleman of Arlington, VA arrested and charged with Assault on Law Enforcement and the outstanding warrant. The suspect was held on no bond. The officer did not sustain significant injuries.

ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY, 2017-11020165, 5500 block of Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 2:19 p.m. on November 2, police were dispatched to the report of a robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that a male suspect entered a pharmacy, displayed a note demanding prescription drugs and implied he had a weapon. The suspect fled the scene on foot without any items. Officers canvased the area and a K-9 track was initiated with negative results. The suspect is described as a tall, thin, white male, clean shaven, approximately 5’10 to 6′ tall, in his 20’s, wearing a black baseball hat, black sunglasses, light colored sweatpants, a black sweatshirt and dark shoes. The investigation is ongoing.

ASSAULT ON POLICE, 2017-11020166, S. George Mason Drive at S. Buchanan Street. At approximately 2:30 p.m. on November 2, while canvasing the area, police attempted to stop a subject matching the description of a suspect wanted for attempted armed robbery. The suspect, who was traveling on bicycle, failed to stop, ignored the officer’s commands and continued riding away from the officer. Another officer in the area attempted to stop the suspect on foot but the suspect continued traveling in the direction of the officer. The officer was able to move out of the way and take control of the suspect. The suspect was non-compliant during the course of the arrest. Show-ups were conducted and the suspect was determined not to be related to the armed robbery, however, the suspect was determined to be wanted out of Fairfax County. Aaron Johnson, 28, of Oakton, VA, was arrested and charged with Assault on Law Enforcement, Resisting Arrest and the outstanding warrant.

LARCENY FROM AUTO, 2017-11020080, 21st Street N. at N. Courthouse Road. At approximately 9:57 a.m. on November 2, police were dispatched to the report of Destruction of Property. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 10:30 p.m. on November 1 and 9:00 a.m. on November 2, an unknown subject forced entry to a vehicle and stole an airbag. No other property was stolen from the vehicle. A second vehicle with similar damage and a stolen airbag was located nearby. Officers canvased the area with negative results. There is no suspect description. The investigation is ongoing.

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