Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Police Notes for Buckingham, Feb. 27, 2008

A quick update on the Saturday morning car accident at the corner of N. Pershing Drive at N. Thomas Street. According to police, a west-bound silver Toyota Corolla on N. Pershing, moving about 25 mph, struck a blue Chrysler PT Cruiser that failed to give the right of way as it pulled out of N. Thomas Street. The PT Cruiser was traveling about 5 mph, Arlington County Police said.

The driver of the PT Cruiser said she looked both ways but did not see the other car coming. She was given a warning by the officer on the scene, said John Lisle, a spokesperson for ACPD. He said that officers have to make judgment calls at these scenes, and the lack of a citation could have been because the most serious injury occurred to the passenger of the driver who caused the accident.

According to the police report, the passenger in the PT Cruiser had some sort of eye injury and was taken to an area hospital. As well, the driver of the Toyota, the only person in that car, complained of neck and back pain and was evacuated.

Emergency crews evacuate an injured person from the accident scene on Saturday, Feb. 23. (Click to enlarge the image.)

“It is an intersection where we’ve had a number of accidents,” Mr. Lisle said, adding that officers said drivers on N. Pershing heading in one direction will often stop to allow someone on N. Thomas to enter the street, but drivers on Pershing coming from the other direction do not see what is happening. That did not appear to be the case in this accident.

For the original story and more photos, click here.

Feb. 24: Attempted Murder/Abduction, 3700 block of S. 1st St. At approximately 4:30 a.m., a 21-year-old man attacked his wife in their home, stabbing her multiple times before a family member intervened. The suspect then fled in the relative’s vehicle.

The victim suffered serious injuries but is expected to survive.

The suspect, Kevin Enrique Itzep, was apprehended later that day by law enforcement officers in Wilson County, N.C. He is charged with attempted murder and abduction.

Feb. 19: Burglary, 4200 block N. 4th St. Between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., someone entered an apartment and took several items. There were no signs of forced entry.

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