News of crime and punishment across Arlington this week:
ROBBERY/ASSAULT ON LAW ENFORCEMENT:
* On June 5 at 1 p.m. a victim reported that he had been assaulted by juveniles at a park in the 1300 block of North Vermont Street.
During the investigation, police located two suspects. One was taken into custody without incident, while the other disobeyed officer commands and resisted, striking the office, police said. A third suspect was apprehended later.
The first and third suspects were charged with robbery by force and assault by mob. The second suspect was charged with robbery by force, assault by mob, assault-and-battery on law enforcement and possession of marijuana.
Police said the initial victim was treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries, while the officer suffered injuries that required medical treatment.
* Several juveniles were walking in the 2800 block of 4th Street North on June 5 at 7:01 a.m. when a man pulled alongside them in a vehicle and exposed his genitals, police said.
The victims ran from the area and sought assistance.
The suspect is described as white male; the vehicle is described as black.
GRAND LARCENY AUTO:
* On June 6 at 4 p.m., an officer was conducting traffic enforcement on Interstate 66 at North Sycamore Street when a license-plate-reader “hit” alerted to a stolen vehicle.
Upon locating the vehicle, a traffic stop was conducted with the assistance of Virginia State Police. According to police, the driver initially refused to comply with demands and said he would not exit the vehicle, but eventually did so.
The suspect – 24-year-old Michael Webb of Landover – was arrested and charged with grand larceny auto and obstruction of justice and was held without bond.
Webb also was served with an outstanding warrant out of Fairfax County.
* On June 3 at 1:32 a.m., police were dispatched to a report of a burglary in progress in the 1300 block of South Taylor St.
Upon investigation, police determined that residents of the home were awakened by a loud crash, and determined that the suspect had used an object to shatter multiple window panes in an effort to gain entry while also verbally threatening the residents.
A physical confrontation ensued between the suspect and one resident, which caused the suspect to flee, police said.
A search in the area was unable to find the suspect, but a warrant for burglary with intent to commit assault was issued.
* On June 3 between 7:43 and 9:50 p.m., a business in the 1700 block of North Lynn Street was burglarized.
Items were tampered with and cash was taken.
Police investigation revealed that the business had been entered several time in the preceding month.
* On June 4 between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., a home in the 100 block of North Thomas Street was burglarized. Cash and items of value were taken.