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Knives Come Out Following Parking Space Dispute

A dispute over a parking space led to a man and woman brandishing knives and making threats, according to police.

The incident happened Saturday night in the Aurora Highlands neighborhood. Police say the victim was waiting for a parking space to open up when the suspects “pulled around him and parked in the space.”

“Following a verbal dispute, the two suspects left the area and returned, each brandishing a knife,” Arlington County Police said in a crime report. “The suspects made threats but no one was injured.”

The full crime report item is below.

ATTEMPTED MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 2017-10210274, 2700 block of S. Fern Street. At approximately 10:08 p.m. on October 21, police were dispatched to the report of an Attempted Malicious Wounding. Upon arrival it was determined that the male victim was waiting for a parking space to become available when the suspects pulled around him and parked in the space. Following a verbal dispute, the two suspects left the area and returned, each brandishing a knife. The suspects made threats but no one was injured. The suspects then fled the scene on foot. Suspect 1 is described as a black female in her 20’s with curly hair. Suspect 2 is described as a black male in his 20’s wearing black sweatpants and a short-sleeved [t-shirt]. The investigation is ongoing.

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Police: Man Brandished Knife, Demanded Cigarette from Woman

A 24-year-old Arlington man is in jail after allegedly pulling a knife on a woman and demanding a cigarette.

The incident happened early Friday morning outside a bar in the Buckingham neighborhood, according to an Arlington County Police Department crime report.

The man was detained by a security guard and charged with attempted robbery and drunk in public.

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ATTEMPTED ROBBERY, 2017-09300030, 200 block of N. Glebe Road. At approximately 2:13 a.m. on September 30, police were dispatched to the report of a disorderly subject. Upon arrival, it was determined that the male suspect approached a female victim outside a restaurant, brandished a knife and demanded she give him a cigarette. A security guard at the restaurant intervened and detained the suspect until police arrived. Yordli Cabrera Lopez, 24, of Arlington, VA was arrested and charged with Attempted Robbery and Drunk in Public. He was held on no bond.

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Crime Report: Knife-Swinging Man Arrested on the Pike

A 25-year-old Arlington man is facing charges after police say he injured another man while swinging a knife at some companions.

The incident happened around 1 a.m. Saturday on the 3800 block of Columbia Pike, just down the street from the Burger King.

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

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 2017-05060025, 3800 block of Columbia Pike. At approximately 12:58 a.m. on May 6, officers responded to the report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival, it was determined that following a verbal argument between known individuals, a physical altercation ensued. During the altercation, the male suspect allegedly brandished a knife and began swinging it around at the victims. One male victim suffered non-life threatening injuries. Ismael Rodriguez Jr., 25, of Arlington VA, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding, and two counts of attempted malicious wounding. He is being held without bond.

The rest of the weekly crime report, including some that we’ve already covered, after the jump.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (Significant), 2017-05060047, 2800 block of Key Boulevard. At approximately 2:19 a.m. on May 6, police were dispatched for the report of two suspects walking in the area damaging vehicles. Arriving officers located individuals matching the descriptions provided by a witness. The investigation revealed that the two intoxicated suspects allegedly retrieved a shotgun from their vehicle, discharged multiple rounds and damaged several vehicles. Alex Ventura, 21, of Springfield, VA was arrested and charged with destruction of property (x4), drunk in public and reckless handling of a firearm. Gerson Arias, 22, of Falls Church, VA was arrested and charged with intentionally destroy property, discharge a firearm in a public place, possession of a controlled substance, and drunk in public.

LATE BURGLARY, 2017-05060103, 1200 block of Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 9:17 a.m. on May 6, officers responded to the report of a late burglary. Upon arrival, it was determined an unknown subject(s) forced entry into a building and stole items of value. The subject is described as a white male wearing a black mask, black baseball cap, black long-sleeve shirt, and black pants. The investigation is ongoing.

LATE BURGLARY, 2017-05070133, 800 block of S. 24th Street. At approximately 2:28 p.m. on May 7, officers responded to the report of a late burglary. Upon arrival, it was determined an unknown subject(s) forced entry into a residence and stole items of value. There is no subject(s) description.

RECOVERED STOLEN AUTO (Significant), 2017-05080041, 2300 block of Arlington Ridge Road. At approximately 4:08 a.m. on May 8, officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling without its lights on. The vehicle initially stopped, then allegedly accelerated at a high rate of speed and fled the scene by traveling the wrong way on the ramp to I-395. The vehicle continued on and eventually sustained damage that disabled its tires, causing the suspects to flee by foot. A perimeter was established with the assistance of the United States Park Police helicopter. An officer observed the two suspects nearby and they were taken into custody without further incident. Upon further investigation, it was determined the suspects had previously stolen a vehicle and were being investigated by Virginia State Police.  Gabriel Neris, 18, of Hyattsville, MD was arrested and charged with GLA x2, 2 Credit Card thefts, Conspiracy, Felony Eluding, Reckless Driving, No Operator’s License and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Charges were also filed on one juvenile suspect.

ROBBERY, 2017-05080101, 1200 block of S. Hayes Street. At approximately 10:49 a.m. on May 8, officers responded to the report of a fight in progress. Upon arrival, it was determined an employee observed a male subject conceal merchandise and attempt to leave the store. The employee confronted the subject, causing the subject to become agitated and assault the employee. Officers arrived on scene and took the subject into custody without incident. Nevalon Short, 30, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with attempted robbery. He is being held on no bond.

BURGLARY, 2017-05030236, 6200 block of Lee Highway. At approximately 6:21 p.m. on May 3, officers responded to the report of a late larceny. Upon arrival, it was determined an unknown subject(s) entered a homeowner’s garage and stole items of value. There is no subject(s) description.

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Morning Notes

Minor flooding along Pimmit Run in Arlington after a steady rain

Abingdon Closed Due to Asbestos Issue — Abingdon Elementary, which is undergoing an expansion and renovation project, is closed today due to an asbestos incident on Tuesday. “This afternoon an error was made by one of the subcontractors working on the Abingdon Elementary School project who did not appropriately handle the removal of asbestos,” parents were told in an email yesterday. “As a result, since it was close to dismissal time APS Facilities staff immediately contacted the school to have all students and staff shelter in place in their classrooms to limit movement throughout the school for the remainder of the day.” APS will conduct testing to determine whether the school can reopen Thursday.

Graffiti PSA From ACPD — Arlington County Police is reminding the public that graffiti on either public or private property should be reported to the police non-emergency line, at 703-558-2222. “Graffiti is not a new problem in Arlington but something ACPD needs your help with,” the department said. ACPD’s Gang Unit reviews all graffiti reports. [Arlington County]

Man Charged With Secretly Filming Sexual Encounter — A former Oregon congressional candidate has been charged in Arlington with secretly recording a video of himself having sex with a 22-year-old woman in his apartment. Jim Feldkamp, 53, most recently worked as an adjunct professor at George Mason University, and the woman was a student there, according to news reports. [Register-Guard, KVAL]

Metro Workers Meet at Arlington Church — A group of Metro workers met last night in an Arlington church to discuss planned budget cuts and service reductions. Said one former bus operator: “Virginia should be outraged. This is going to cause of catastrophe. All of these cuts in Virginia, it’s already gridlock.” [WJLA]

Favola Gets in Knife Fight in Richmond — State Sen. Barbara Favola (D) is speaking out against a bill that would make it legal for family members to give several types of knives — a switchblade, Bowie knife and a dirk — to children. Currently, family members can give kids guns but not those types of knives. “This is just bad public policy,” Favola said of the bill, which narrowly passed. “Why would you want to put our children at risk?” [Washington Post]

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Police: Man Pulls Machete on Dog Bite Victim

A Chihuahua (photo by Paul Komarek)Arlington County police are looking for a man who allegedly pulled a machete on someone who was just bitten by his Chihuahua.

The incident happened around 9:00 Friday night at Doctor’s Run Park, in the Douglas Park neighborhood. The male victim had hopped a fence at the park to retrieve a ball when he was bitten by a Chihuahua, according to Arlington County Police Department spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.

The victim confronted the dog’s owner, who was at the park with a large group of people. The owner of the dog became agitated and tried to punch and kick the victim, Sternbeck said. Then the man allegedly went to his car, retrieved a machete, and threatened the victim with it.

A female acquaintance of the suspect convinced him to put the knife away and leave the scene, Sternbeck said. The victim escaped the confrontation with only minor scratches from the dog bite.

The suspect is described by police as “a Hispanic male, 5’5″, with black hair and brown eyes, and approximately 150 pounds and 40 years old.” Anybody with information about the man or the incident is asked to call Arlington County police at 703-558-2222.

File photo via Paul Komarek/Wikipedia

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Students Accused of Bringing Knives to School

Arlington County Police Department badgeTwo students have been suspended from Thomas Jefferson Middle School after knives were allegedly found in their possession at school.

Police say last Thursday (December 13), a school administrator noticed two boys outside engaging in what appeared to be suspicious behavior. The administrator thought the boys might be smoking cigarettes. She then checked the boys’ schedules and noticed they were both late to class.

According to police, the administrator found that the boys had returned to the building shortly after the incident, and she pulled one boy out of class to confront him about his behavior outside. A search was performed on the boy’s backpack, in anticipation of finding cigarettes, and a butterfly knife was discovered. Upon searching the second boy’s locker, a similar butterfly knife was also found.

Both boys were charged with Possession of a Weapon in School and released to the custody of their parents. Both have also been suspended.

Nobody at the school was injured. Arlington Public Schools will not comment on the incident to protect the students’ privacy.

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Crime Report: Man Threatens Mall Security With Knife

In this week’s Arlington County crime report, a man allegedly stole items from a store in the Pentagon City mall, then threatened a security officer with a knife when confronted.

ROBBERY, 06/09/12, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street. On June 9 at 7:45 pm, a subject stole merchandise from a store at the mall and when approached by the loss prevention officer, he fled the scene on foot. After being followed by the loss prevention officer, he threatened him with a knife. Police apprehended the subject a short time later in the mall parking garage. Lonnell Andre Buford, 40, of Washington, DC, was arrested and charged with robbery and possession of burglarious tools. He was held without bond.

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

ROBBERY BY FORCE, 06/09/12, 900 block of N. Jackson Street. Between 1:30 and 2:30 am on June 9, a male victim waiting for a taxi was assaulted by four suspects, robbed of $130 cash and his car was stolen. The suspects were described as Hispanic males, approximately 25-30 years old, between 5’8″-6′ tall, with muscular builds.

BRANDISHING A FIREARM, 06/07/12, 2600 block of S. Glebe Road. At 7:30 pm on June 7, a suspect brandished what was believed to be a firearm during a verbal altercation while driving southbound on Glebe Road. The victim reported the license plate number to police immediately and the suspect was taken into custody a short time later. A bb gun was in the suspects possession. Juan Smith Oronao, 20, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with brandishing a firearm. He was held on a secured bond.

BURGLARY, 06/10/12, 1600 block of N. Glebe Road. Between 10:30 pm on June 9 and 8 am on June 10, an unknown subject(s) forced entry through a rear door of a residence and stole a laptop. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 06/10/12, 1100 block of N. Wilson Boulevard. On June 10 at 4:44 am, an unknown subject broke the glass of the front door to a store and stole 20 cartons of Newport cigarettes. Surveillance video captured a black male, approximately 5’11” tall, 180 lbs breaking the glass with a U-lock bicycle lock. He was wearing a blue long sleeve shirt, black shorts, black tennis shoes, a bicycle helmet and dark sunglasses at the time of the incident.

BURGLARY, 06/08/12, 2000 block of S. Glebe Road. Between 8:30 am and 1 pm on June 8, an unknown subject(s) entered a residence through a window and stole a Nikon camera lens. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 06/07/12, 6900 block of N. Fairfax Drive. Between 12 and 1:30 pm, an unknown subject(s) forced entry a residence through a window and stole various items to include jewelry and a laptop. There is no suspect description.

STOLEN VEHICLES

06/06/12, NJ IVRH5, 2009 Yamaha R6 Motorcycle, Blue, 1200 block of S. Eads Street
06/07/12, VA XAR1714, 2007 Toyota Camry, Beige, 1200 block of N. Glebe Road
06/10/12, VA AEK8771, 2008 Honda Civic, Gray, 1600 block of N. Wilson Boulevard
06/09/12, VA XNN8198, 2000 Toyota MR2, Red, 1400 block of N. Courthouse Road
06/10/12, VA XEZ8486 (Tags Only), 600 block of S. Carlin Springs Road

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Crime Report: Knife-Wielding Robbers Edition

Whether you’re out delivering a pizza or walking a dog, sometimes you can never be too careful after dark. In this week’s Arlington County crime report, there were two instances of people being robbed by knife-wielding individuals on the street at night.

ROBBERY, 12/07/11, 1000 block of Randolph Street. On December 7 at 8:40 pm, a man delivering pizza was robbed by an unknown male brandishing a knife. The suspect is described as an African American male, 5’8″ and 150 lbs. wearing all black clothing including a black ski mask.

ROBBERY, 12/10/11, 800 block of S. Harrison Street. On December 10 at 8 pm, a man was walking a small dog when an unknown man confronted him. The suspect brandished a knife and demanded money. The victim gave him a small amount of money, and the suspect fled. The suspect is described as an African American male in his 20’s, 6″ tall and 190 lbs. He was wearing a red and blacked checked button-down shirt and a red knit hat with ear flaps.

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

ROBBERY, 12/08/11, 1700 block of Wilson Boulevard. On December 8 at 9:30 pm, three unknown men entered a restaurant and demanded money while brandishing a handgun. They fled through a rear door after receiving cash. The suspects were men of average height and weight, wearing all black clothing, black ski masks and sunglasses.

BANK ROBBERY, 12/09/11, 1700 block of N. Moore Street. On December 9 at 1:50 pm, an unknown man demanded money from a bank teller, and left the bank after receiving cash. The suspect is described as a white Hispanic male in his early 20’s, 5’6″ and 150 lbs. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with red lettering on it, tan pants, white shoes and glasses.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST, 12/11/11, 900 block of S. Columbus Street. On December 11 at 12:20 am, a man assaulted a security guard at an apartment complex. Josejusel Guevara, 29, of Fairfax, was charged with Assault and Battery and Drunk in Public. He was held until sober.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST, 12/14/11, 1000 block of Arlington Boulevard. On December 14 at 1:40 am, a man assaulted another man. Joseph Parker, 50, of Arlington, was charged with Assault and Battery. He was held on a $1,000 bond.

BURGLARY, 12/06/11, 600 block of S. 18th Street. On December 6 between 4:30 pm and 9 pm, an unknown person broke into a house and stole money. There are no known suspects.

BURGLARY, 12/09/11, 5100 block of Columbia Pike. On December 9 at 12:30 pm, a man woke up to find two unknown men in his apartment. They fled when confronted. The suspects were African American men in their 20’s wearing dark blue clothing.

BURGLARY, 12/13/11, 400 block of N. Wakefield Street. Between 6 pm on December 12, and 10 am on December 13, an unknown subject broke into a residence through a window. Electronics were stolen. There is no suspect description.

ATTEMPT BURGLARY, 12/10/11, 1100 block of S. Edison Street. On December 10 at 1:15 am, the resident of a house heard an unknown subject attempt to enter the front door twice. There is no suspect description.

GRAND LARCENY, 12/12/11, 900 block of N. Glebe Road. Between 9 pm on December 11, and 4 am on December 12, an unknown subject stole a significant amount of copper piping from a construction site. There are no known suspects.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES), 12/13/11, 800 block of Army Navy Drive. On December 13 between 5:30 pm and 7 pm, an unknown subject broke into at least two cars in the same parking garage. Various items were stolen. There are no known suspects.

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Two Arrested After Attempted Robbery in Clarendon

Two juveniles are in police custody after a daylight attempted robbery just blocks from the Clarendon Metro, according to police radio traffic.

A call came in around noon for an attempted robbery involving a suspect who displayed a knife. Police responded to the intersection of Washington Boulevard and North Johnson Street, about two blocks away from the Clarendon Metro.

Initial reports suggest two teenage suspects, a boy and a girl, have been taken into custody.

The robbery victim was not hurt.

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