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Crime Report: Man Crashes into Boulders, Assaults Cops

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Thursday - 4/24/2014, 4:30pm  ET

An 18-year-old Arlington resident was arrested early Tuesday morning after police say he drunkenly ran his car into two small “boulders” at Henry Clay Park, then assaulted two police officers as he was being taken him into custody.

The man faces a long list of charges, including DUI, possession of PCP and assault on a police officer. From this week’s Arlington County crime report:

ASSAULT ON POLICE OFFICER, 140422003, 500 block of Garfield Street. On April 22 at 1:29am, police noticed a vehicle driving erratically and honking its horn. Police followed the vehicle and witnessed it strike two boulders at Henry Clay Park and coming to a stop. The suspect assaulted officers as they took him into custody. John Taylor Herrling, 18, of Arlington, VA was arrested for two counts of assault on a police officer, possession of PCP, DUI, eluding, resisting arrest, obstruction of justice, and hit and run. His bond status will be determined once he is sober. 

Also in this week’s crime report, a man is accused of trying to rape a woman he met on an online dating site.

ATTEMPTED RAPE, 140420017, 1700 block of N. Troy Street. On April 20 at 6:50am, a victim reported being sexually assaulted by a subject she met through an online dating site. Following police investigation, Joseph Lamae Coles, 24, of Washington, D.C. was charged with attempted rape, abduction with the intent to defile, choking, and malicious wounding. He was held without bond.

The rest of the crime report, after the jump. All named suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.

ARMED ROBBERY, 140420034, 6000 block of N. Wilson Boulevard. On April 20 at 6:16pm, a victim reported that he was held at gunpoint and robbed of his wallet and cell phone in Upton Hill Park. Suspect one is described as a Hispanic male with a light complexion, tall in height, and approximately 18 to 20 years old. Suspect two is described as Hispanic male with a light complexion, shorter than suspect one, and approximately 18 to 20 years old.

ROBBERY, 140417025, 3000 block of S. Abingdon Street. Between 2 an 2:20 am on April 17, an unknown subject assaulted a 62 year-old victim and attempted to rob him. The victim was able to fight off the lone suspect and reported no stolen items. The victim suffered minor injuries and could not provide a suspect description.

ROBBERY, 140419067, 3800 block of N. 5th Street. On April 19 at 10:47pm, an unknown subject refused to pay for his taxi fare and assaulted the driver when confronted. The taxi driver sustained numerous minor injuries and had his glasses stolen while he was on the ground. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’2″, 250 pounds and in his thirties. At the time of the incident he was wearing a black jacket and had a black bookbag.

ROBBERY, 140420002, 600 block of S. 21st Street. On April 19 at 11:59pm, police responded to a report of robbery and found the victim laying in the middle of the road. He had no injuries but stated that has he was assaulted by two men that had gotten out of a white truck. One of the suspects allegedly took out a knife and held it to the victim’s throat while the suspects went through the victim’s pockets. The victim’s cell phone and wallet were reported stolen. Both suspects were wearing masks and gloves at the time of the incident. There is no further suspect information.

ASSAULT ON POLICE OFFICER, 140422055, 3000 block of S. Columbia Pike. On April 22 at 5:13pm, a subject was asked repeatedly to leave a restaurant. He refused and became extremely combative and assaulted police. Alfred Brown, 51, of no fixed address was arrested for assault on police. He was held without bond.

MALICIOUS BODILY INJURY TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, 140419011, 1100 block of N. Highland Street. On April 19 at approximately 1:59am, officers witnessed a SUV stop in front of Mr. Days bar and forcefully throw a water bottle out of the vehicle at other patrons. The vehicle took off at a high rate of speed, struck a median and was driving recklessly before stopping at a traffic light. Foot patrol officers attempted to get the driver out of the vehicle when he accelerated forward and knocked an officer to the ground. The officer sustained minor injuries. Evan James Rowland, 27, of Alexandria, VA was arrested at his home several hours later and charged with malicious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer. He was held without bail.

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