APD logoFor the second time in two days, two noninjury vehicle incidents were reported within a few hours of each other in Arlington, local police say, 

On Thurday, Oct. 19, at about 1:46 p.m., officers responded to the Watermill Place parking garage to investigate a vehicle that had been damaged. The reporting party stated that on the previous day she had noticed that her BMW had been "keyed." The officer observed an approximately 5-inch-long and 1-inch-wide scratch just above the driver's side door handle -- an example of malicious damage/malicious destruction. The reporting party told the responding officer that she did not want to accuse anybody but had suspicions about who could have done it. 

Also on Thursday, Oct. 19, this time at about 7:22 p.m., officers responded to Park Avenue about a reported hit-and-run.  A resident said that at about 7 p.m. she had been eating dinner inside the house with her family when she suddenly heard a loud bang from out front; she swiftly checked and observed that the entire driver's side of her Chevrolet Bolt had been scraped and that the front left side mirror was on the ground.

She stated that the driver of the suspect vehicle did not stop to exchange information..No one in the surrounding area appeared to have witnessed the event. However, the responding officer observed a different vehicle parked on the side of the road directly outside the reporting party's residence -- and also that this vehicle was damaged in a way consistent with the damage to the Bolt.

The officer searched the area for any cameras that might have captured the incident, but with negative results. The victim was advised to notify her insurance company and told that a report would be filed for her to have on the next business day, with an incident number to be provided.

This follows two other noninjury crashes occurring within nine hours of each other on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Oct. 18, 2023: Local police respond to 2 car crashes in town

This news summary was published Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023, based on information from Arlington Police Department daily logs and emailed explanations from Capt. Richard Flynn of the APD.