Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Police Notes for Buckingham

Sept. 9: Malicious Wounding, 4200 block of N. 2nd Rd. At approximately 11:50 a.m., a man got into an argument with a woman known to him. When the man tried to leave the apartment, the woman brandished a knife then stabbed the man once in the upper body. The victim was treated by medics at the scene for his injury. Leasha Childs, 25, of Arlington, was arrested and charged with Malicious Wounding. After being treated at a local hospital for a laceration to the hand, Childs was taken to the Arlington County Detention Facility and held without bond.

Sept. 9: Malicious Wounding, 4300 block of N. Henderson Rd. At approximately 4:20 p.m., a woman walking down the street was attacked by a man known to her who was wielding a sharp instrument. The victim fled and was later transported to a local hospital with severe lacerations to the upper body. Officers located the suspect at Ballston Commons Mall and took him into custody without incident. The suspect was suffering from apparently self-inflicted lacerations to the upper body when he was found and he was also transported to a local hospital for treatment. A warrant is on file charging German Vidal Mercado-Pineda, 33, of Arlington, with Malicious Wounding and will be served upon his release from the hospital.

Police closed N. Henderson Road between N. George Mason Drive and N. 4th Road, investigating the scene of Sunday's crime. (Click the photo to enlarge it.)

Sept. 6: Sexual Battery, Henderson Road at N. Thomas Street. At about 5:10 p.m., a 17-year-old female was standing on the street at the intersection of N. Thomas Street and N. Henderson Road when a man approached her and grabbed her in a sexual manner. The suspect fled the scene on foot, and was located by the victim a short time later by the Glebe Market. Arturo Castro, 28, of Arlington, was charged with sexual assault and battery and was held on a $3500 secured bond.

Sept. 6: Felony Hit and Run, 600 block N. Glebe Rd. At about 7:55 p.m. a Nissan Maxima, a Mazda 626 and a Mercury Grand Marquis were northbound in the 600 block of N. Glebe Rd. The vehicles were stopped at a red light in the left lane. A second Mercury Grand Marquis was northbound in the same lane. It struck the rear of the Nissan, causing a chain reaction accident, wherein the Nissan struck the other two stopped vehicles. The driver of the suspect Mercury fled on foot northbound on Glebe Road. Two drivers of the victim vehicles sustained minor injuries.

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