The following information comes from the Arlington Police Department. When arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Magnolia Street Man Allegedly Threatens Dog Walker
A Magnolia Street man doing yard work at about noon Monday allegedly used grass shears to threaten a man walking his dog with a friend, after the man didn’t pick up his dog’s waste from the sidewalk in front of his residence.
The dog walker told police that he had forgotten to bring something to pick up his dog’s waste. He said the man doing yard work immediately approached him with the grass shears in hand and “made threatening remarks.” At that point, the dog walker said that he tried to clean up after his dog with a cigarette pack.
The man was eventually five feet away from him, the dog walker said, and he was pointing the grass shears at him while yelling and cursing. The dog walker said that’s when he began to back away, as he feared that the man intended to use the shears to harm him.
The dog walker’s friend confirmed this account. However, the man told police that he argued with the dog walker but never threatened him. He also said that he wasn’t carrying grass shears during the incident.
The man, through police, offered an apology to the dog walker. He said that he has recently been under a lot of stress.
However, the dog walker refused the man’s apology because he had denied holding the grass shears, and instead, he decided to pursue a criminal complaint against the man for “assault by means of a dangerous weapon.”
Notable Incidents on Monday, May 7
6:29 p.m., Piedmont Street, Breaking and entering (motor vehicle) for misdemeanor
3:20 p.m., , Massachusetts Avenue, Larceny over $250
11:57 a.m., Magnolia Street, Assault with a dangerous weapon (see above)
10:12 a.m., Ernest Road, Breaking and entering (motor vehicle) at night for felony
7:36 a.m., Dartmouth Street, Breaking and entering (motor vehicle) at night for felony