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Crime Report: Grand Theft Auto Edition

by ARLnow.com | October 28, 2010 at 8:22 am | 1,430 views | 9 Comments

This week’s Arlington County crime report has an item that sounds like it could have happened in the video game Grand Theft Auto. Police say two men in a stolen car led them on a chase and then crashed.

GRAND LARCENY AUTO-ARREST 10/25/10, 4500 block of Fairfax Drive. On October 25 at 11:30 pm, two men were seen in a stolen vehicle. When police attempted to stop the vehicle, it fled and crashed. Both suspects were apprehended. Gustavo Lopez, 18, of Annandale, was charged with Eluding, Possession of Burglarious Tools, and Grand Larceny of an Automobile. Jesse Rodriguez, 21, of Arlington, was charged with Eluding and Grand Larceny of an Automobile. They were both held without bond.

Elsewhere, a dispute over a parking spot escalated to the point where police say one man drew a weapon.

BRANDISHING-ARREST 10/21/10, 5200 block of Lee Highway. On October 21 at 8:30 am, a man brandished a handgun at another man after an argument regarding parking. James Garvie, Sr., 72, of Arlington, was charged with brandishing a Weapon. He was released on a summons to appear in court.

The rest of the crime report, after the jump.

ATTEMPT MALICIOUS WOUNDING-ARREST 10/25/10, 1100 block of S. Eads Street. On October 25 at 8:50 am, two occupants of a vehicle argued. When the passenger attempted to take a picture of the vehicle, the driver struck him with the car. Gene McKinney, 59, of Manassas, was charged with Attempted Malicious Wounding. He was held without bond.

BURGLARY 10/23/10, 1900 block of S. Eads Street. Between 8:30 pm on October 22, and 1:30 am on October 23, an unknown person entered an apartment and stole electronics.

BURGLARY 10/23/10, 2500 block of N. 11th Street. Between 9 pm on October 22, and 8 am on October 23, an unknown person entered a residence through a basement door. No items were stolen. There are no known suspects.

BURGLARY 10/24/10, 900 block of S. Buchanan Street. On October 24 between 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm, an unknown person entered an apartment through a window and stole jewelry. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY 10/25/10, 2300 block of N. 11th Street. On October 25 between 10:30 am and 2:30 pm, an unknown person entered an apartment and stole electronics. There is no suspect description.

ATTEMPT BURGLARY 10/22/10, 3900 block of N. 4th Street. Between 8 am on September 22, and 12:30 am on October 22, an unknown person cut the screens to several apartment windows.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 10/23/10, 3400 block of N. Randolph Street and 3600 block of N. Piedmont Street. Between 6 pm on October 22, and 8 am on October 23, an unknown subject broke into at least three vehicles in the same neighborhood and stole various items. There is no suspect description.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 10/26/10, 800 blocks of S. Oakland and S. Quincy Streets. On October 25 between midnight and 7:45 am, an unknown subject broke into at least three vehicles in the same neighborhood and stole various items. There is no suspect description.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (SERIES) 10/20/10, 1800-1900 blocks of N. Dinwiddie Street and 1800 block of Culpeper Street. On October 20 between midnight and 6 am, an unknown person vandalized at least 22 cars in the same neighborhood by slashing tires. There is no suspect description.

STOLEN AUTO 10/20/10 DC CS3233 2001 Toyota Celica, black 3900 block of Wilson Boulevard

STOLEN AUTO 10/21/10 VA ZK5537 1997 Toyota Tacoma, red 2100 block of S. Columbus Street

STOLEN AUTO 10/21/10 Untagged 2009 Sunnysport scooter, red 2100 block of S. Buchanan Street

STOLEN AUTO 10/21/10 Untagged 2009 Kymco moped, red 2300 block of N. 11th Street

STOLEN AUTO 10/21/10 VA KHV7539 2004 Honda Civic, beige 400 block of N. Piedmont Street

STOLEN AUTO 10/22/10 VA CP0A55 2001 Honda motorcycle, black 3000 block of Spout Run Parkway

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  • Darwin

    WTF?! “Possession of Burglarious Tools”?!
    � 18.2-94. Possession of burglarious tools, etc.

    If any person have in his possession any tools, implements or outfit, with intent to commit burglary, robbery or larceny, upon conviction thereof he shall be guilty of a Class 5 felony. The possession of such burglarious tools, implements or outfit by any person other than a licensed dealer, shall be prima facie evidence of an intent to commit burglary, robbery or larceny.

    (Code 1950, � 18.1-87; 1960, c. 358; 1970, c. 587; 1975, cc. 14, 15.)

    I guess every man is technically walking around with the required “tools” to commit rape. This sounds like a BS law typical of the destruction of American freedom.

    • John Gustufson

      Nice use of “prima facie” by the code….

      Regarding your comment: Move. Quickly. They. Are. Coming. After. You.

      With your inflammatory comments, I am certain they are coming after you. Watch out for the new world order!! Be careful because the Metro cops really work for the new world order and they are tracking your every movement through the smart trip card.

      Moreover….you know the “red light” cameras? Same thing as the smart trip cards – the new world order wants to track your every move, not to stop morons from running red lights. I’ve actually seen the typical report from these tracking stations: they read like this: SUBJECT: SEE3PEEO – 815pm ingested food from Chili’s. 9pm Drove home to watch “Dancing with the Stars”. 10pm fell asleep on couch. Analysis: Too many subversive activities in one night; consider installing tracking device on SEE3PEEO’s car in case subject flees to Maryland.

    • Zoning Victim

      Yeah, it’s a wierd law especially because it doesn’t define what burglarious tools are; since almost 70% of burglaries involve forcible entry and many of those are kick-ins, we should probably all be arrested.

    • Let’s Be Free

      Quick everybody hide your drug paraphernalia, I mean the roa.., er ID clip at the end of your lanyard.

    • LockThemUp

      And when someone is sneaking around my property in the middle of the night with what a policeman would reasonably consider a “Burglarious Tool” – I’d love the cops to arrest him for simple trespassing, rather than the true intent – which would be to break in and rob me or break into my car. Just because they catch him before the event – or may not know of his past event – they should just let him walk? If cops get abusive in their definition, that is what a jury is for! $%#^$%$ bleeding liberals.

      • Zoning Victim

        I’m not a liberal; far from it, and my father was a police officer who never seemed to need a law about possessing burglarious tools, for which there was no definition, to put bad people in jail. There is something called conspiracy to commit burglary, which is what you would charge someone one with if you had enough evidence, which you would in the scenario you stated.

        If the police and prosecutor get abusive with the law, going before a jury costs a heck of a lot of money and puts you at great risk if you are convicted of spending a lot of time in jail. Therefore, people end up plea bargaining to avoid the chance of a longer sentence in a lot of cases. In some of those cases, the person was innocent of the original crime to begin with and simply had to plea down to the lesser crime because it offered enough risk mitigation to make it worth it. So how is asking for the law to be specific as to what the citizens are not supposed to possess a liberal standpoint?

  • Eponymous Coward

    I find the word “buglarious” to be highly suspect in general. It sounds like Dickens, and we know he was a fer’ner.

    • Dan

      ” It sounds like Dickens, and we know he was a fer’ner.”

      But I have it on good authority that he provided the inspiration for much of the Arlington County government with his description of the “Circumlocution Department” in one of his novels.

      • Eponymous Coward

        Is that how they do it? Then maybe DC needs a Circumlocution Department too, because they’re certainly doing something wrong on that side of the river. On second thought, perhaps they could just start with the locution, and get around to the circum- later.

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