Na’Qwan Arnold. Image Courtesy of the Atlanta Police Department.
The Atlanta Police Department has arrested Na’Qwan Arnold for allegedly breaking into multiple cars and threatening a victim in Midtown. On Dec. 31, around 6 p.m., officers responded to a robbery call near 10th and Juniper. The victim told officers he tried to stop multiple people who were breaking into his and another vehicle, according to police materials. He said that in the fray, one of the suspects pointed a handgun at him before fleeing in a Dodge Challenger.
Shortly after, officers located the vehicle near North Ave. and Northside Dr. Officers tried to make a stop, but the vehicle sped off. Officers gave chase, and the vehicle eventually crashed on Holly St., police materials indicate. The three occupants fled on foot, but officers were able to apprehend the driver, who was later identified as Arnold. The two others have not yet been located.
The officers recovered property from at least two vehicles including two handguns, one of which was reported stolen in another jurisdiction, police reports indicate. Arnold was charged with multiple crimes including aggravated assault, theft by receiving, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, fleeing and attempting to elude and reckless driving among others.
Atlanta police say theft from vehicles continues to be an ongoing challenge, and they remind the public to always make sure no valuable items are left visible in parked cars to tempt thieves like wallets, purses, electronics or firearms.