Police blotter: Robbers arrested after using bus to leave crime scene

Police made arrests in a pair of area robberies yesterday, including one where the suspects boarded a bus to leave the crime scene, according to today’s police blotter.

Cortez D. Williams, 29, and Wesley Dozier, 38, face robbery charges after an incident that began on Huntington Avenue and ended on Burgundy Road.

Police say the men asked a 27-year-old man for money at a bus stop near the Huntington Metro station. The man gave over some money, police said, and then the pair allegedly asked the victim for his bag.  When the victim refused, Williams and Dozier allegedly implied they had a gun and took the bag.

Williams and Dozier, both Springfield residents, then boarded a bus and left the scene, according to police. Officers were able to track down the bus on Burgundy Road and arrested the pair. 

No injuries were reported in the incident. 

Another robbery suspect was arrested earlier in the day in the Fairhaven area.

Police say that Scott C. Johnston, 30, pulled a knife on a 27-year-old woman in the 2800 block of Fairhaven Avenue. Johnston had allegedly asked he woman for money and then diplayed he knife when she refused.

The victim ran away and was uninjured in the incident, police say. Johnston was located at his nearby apartment and taken into custody. He was also served with an outstanding assault warrant.

Other incidents reported in the Mount Vernon police district yesterday:

Unlicensed Dog: Mario B. Mejia, 18, was issued a summons for not having a dog license after Animal Protection Police officers responded to a call in the 7900 block of Audubon Avenue around 12:25 p.m. for a welfare check on a 6-month-old pit bull mix. APP officers spoke to Mejia about properly caring for dogs, laws pertaining to owning pets and provided him a brochure, “Your Pets and the Law,” police said. 

Larceny: 7800 block of Richmond Highway, beer from business