Man arrested after running away on subway tracks in Pentagon City
(Update at 9:15 a.m.) A Pentagon City theft suspect rushed to the tracks on Sunday afternoon, causing significant delays for runners.
The theft was reported at around 2 p.m. at a store in the 1200 block of S. Hayes Street, a block that includes the Pentagon City Mall and the Pentagon Center Mall.
The man was spotted by officers at the Pentagon City subway station and fled on the tracks. Officers were unable to locate him during their initial search, but he was seen at the subway station at around 4:45 p.m. Arlington County Police as well as Metro Transit Police and Pentagon Police have then was able to establish a perimeter and stop it.
Trains were stopped in the area and a shuttle service was put in place before the suspect, a 27-year-old man from Maryland, was finally taken into custody.
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LARCENY (important), 2021-07180152, block 1200 of rue S. Hayes. At approximately 2:08 p.m. on July 18, police were dispatched with a report of a theft. Upon arrival, it was determined that the suspect walked into a business, allegedly selected goods and left without paying. The suspect fled from response officers on the Pentagon City subway and entered the tracks. The leads were searched with negative results. At approximately 4:42 p.m., the suspect was observed inside the Pentagon City subway. A perimeter has been established and with the help of the Metro Transit Police and the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, the suspect has been taken into custody and taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. in danger. While in detention, he provided false information to officers about his identity. Deallen Price, 27, of District Heights, Md., Was arrested and charged with robbery, false identification to avoid arrest, obstruction of justice and trespassing.
Blue / Yellow Line Delay: Expect delays both ways due to unauthorized person on Pentagon City lanes.
– Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) July 18, 2021
The Pentagon city metro and Pentagon metro stations have closed, and trains on the blue and yellow lines have been delayed. pic.twitter.com/Xyc39x8WF8
– ZaidBenjamin بنيامين (@ ZaidBenjamin5) July 18, 2021
UPDATE: Blue / Yellow Line Delay: Svc suspended between Nat’l Airport and L’Enfant Plaza / Arl Cem due to someone on the tracks outside of Pentagon City. Shuttles set up.
– Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) July 18, 2021
All stranded @wmata passengers got off the train in Pentagon City without anyone needing help from @ArlingtonVaFD. But the person in the tunnel was arrested at the Pentagon station and is apparently injured. @MetroTransitPD, @ArlingtonVaPD & Pentagon PD all on site. @ARLnowDOTcom pic.twitter.com/JRuIkIG6D4
– Dave Statter (@ STATter911) July 18, 2021
Monday’s Arlington Crime Report included a number of other notable incidents, including:
- A woman was arrested on Friday afternoon after she robbed a store in the Pentagon City mall and handed over the stolen items to a teenager as he fled to the Pentagon City subway station.
- A man rolled onto the sidewalk and ran into a man he had recently argued with at a Buckingham area restaurant early Sunday morning.
- A man in his 50s or 60s exposed himself to a man along Wilson Boulevard in Ballston on Friday afternoon and then began to masturbate and follow the victim while continuing to masturbate.
- A man inappropriately grabbed a woman and pulled her towards him, as she sat outside a business in the Clarendon area early Saturday morning.
More from the Arlington County Police Department, below.
FLIGHT, 2021-07160106, block 1100 of S. Hayes Street. At approximately 2:20 p.m. on July 16, police were dispatched on the report of a forcible robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined that the suspect had entered a business and allegedly began to conceal goods in her backpack. An employee confronted the suspect outside the store and physically pushed him several times before running away to the parking lot. The intervention officers located the suspect in the subway and attempted to detain her. After a brief scuffle, the suspect was taken into custody, along with an unknown male suspect. The investigation revealed that upon entering the metro, the suspect attempted to give the suspect man, who was considered a minor, the backpack containing the goods and urged him to flee the area. The male juvenile was also accompanied by a female juvenile. Monica Barnes, 47, with no fixed address, was arrested and charged with robbery, resisting arrest and contributing to juvenile delinquency (x2). Petitions are pending for the minor suspect. The young male suspect and the young woman were turned over to a guardian.
MALICIOUS INJURIES, 2021-07180059, block 200 of chemin N. Glebe. At approximately 2:31 a.m. on July 18, police were dispatched on the report of an unknown disorder. Upon arrival, officers encountered the male victim who was being treated on site by medics. The investigation determined that between 1:00 a.m. and 1:30 a.m., the suspect began to be aggressively active towards other customers inside a restaurant. A verbal argument ensued which escalated into a physical altercation outside the facility. The suspect allegedly pulled out a knife and when a bystander known to the suspect attempted to intervene, she was injured. The suspect and a passerby left the scene. Shortly after, the suspect returned to retrieve his vehicle and drove onto the sidewalk, hitting the male victim with whom he had had the previous altercation. The suspect is described as a slender Hispanic male, aged about 19-24, 5’7 “tall with short black hair. The suspect vehicle is described as an older model of a black Honda Civic. The investigation is ongoing.
INDECENT EXPOSURE, 2021-07160105, block 4200, boulevard Wilson. At approximately 2:04 p.m. on July 16, police were dispatched to report an exposure. The investigation determined that the unknown male suspect had exposed himself to the male victim and allegedly began to masturbate. The victim then left the scene and the suspect followed, exposing himself and masturbating a second time before fleeing the scene. The arriving officers scoured the area with negative results. The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 50 to 60 years old, 5’4 “tall with a slim build and gray hair. He was wearing all-black clothing, a blue and white hat, and a black and orange face mask at the time of the incident. The investigation is ongoing.
SEXUAL BATTERY (end), 2021-07170045, Wilson Boulevard at N. Herndon Street. At approximately 2:32 a.m. on July 17, police were dispatched on the late report of a sexual battery. Upon arrival, it was determined that at approximately 1:50 a.m. the victim was sitting outside a business when approached by the unknown male suspect who had sat next to her. it. The suspect started to strike up a conversation with her and inappropriately grabbed her and attempted to pull her towards him with his other hand. The victim then stood up and ran towards a witness. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, weighing approximately 200 pounds, 5’7 “to 5’9” tall with dark colored hair and a round face, wearing a red t-shirt and pushing a dark colored bicycle. The investigation is ongoing.