How did a slightly overweight 18-year-old manage to steal an elderly woman’s purse in or around the Rosslyn Metro station during the evening rush hour on a Wednesday — and apparently get away with it? The brazen crime was reported in this week’s Arlington County crime report.
ROBBERY 03/09/11, 1700 block of N. Moore Street. On March 9 at 5:30 pm, an unknown man stole a purse from an elderly woman with a walker. The suspect is described as an African American male around 18 years old, 6’ and 200 lbs. with a round face. He was wearing a red and black flannel shirt and dark pants. A teenage African American female was also seen with the suspect.
The rest of the crime report, after the jump.
ROBBERY-ARREST 03/09/11, 300 block of N. Glebe Road. On March 9 at 10 pm, two men approached a man standing outside his building. The suspect assaulted him and stole several items. One suspect was apprehended by police. Ricardo Brown, 45, of Waldorf, MD, was charged with Robbery. He was held without bond.
ROBBERY 03/13/11, 800 block of Army Navy Drive. On March 13 at 7:15 pm, a woman was walking through the mall parking garage when an unknown subject grabbed her cell phone from her hand. The suspect was an African American male.
ROBBERY 03/15/11, 1800 block of N. Quinn Street. On March 15 at 8 pm, a woman was walking when three teenage males approached her. One suspect grabbed her purse from her shoulder and then fled the area. The suspects were African American males between 14 and 16 years of age.
ASSAULT AND BATTERY WITH A VEHICLE 03/11/11, 2200 block of Arlington Boulevard. On March 11 at 10 am, two subjects inside a vehicle argued. When the male exited the car, the female driver struck him with it. The suspect is known and warrants are pending.
ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON POLICE-ARREST 03/14/11, 1300 block of N. Danville Street. On March 14 at 10:45 pm, officers arrested a shoplifter wanted out of another jurisdiction. The suspect assaulted an officer while being placed under arrest. Tamela Kenney, 43, of no fixed address, was charged with Assault and Battery on Law Enforcement and Resisting Arrest. She was held without bond.
SEXUAL BATTERY-ARREST 03/09/11, 2400 block of Jefferson Davis Highway. On March 9 at 5:40 pm, a 17 year-old male touched a store clerk on her buttocks and a stole alcohol from the store. The juvenile was located by police and charged.
SEXUAL BATTERY 03/10/11, 1500 block of Key Boulevard. On March 10 at 7:40 am, a woman was walking on a sidewalk when an unknown man approached her from behind and grabbed her buttocks. The suspect is described as a white male, 25-30 years old, 6’3” and 180 lbs. He was wearing a black jacket, gray pants, and black shoes with a red stripe.
LARCENY FROM A PERSON-ARREST 03/14/11, 2500 block of Shirlington Road. On March 14 at 8 pm, a young man allowed man and woman he did not know to use his cell phone. They walked away with it, and assaulted the victim when he tried to retrieve it. Police located the male suspect. Reginald Jacobs, 25, of Arlington, was charged with Larceny from a Person and Assault and Battery. He was held on a $5,000 bond.
GRAND LARCENY AUTO-ARREST 03/14/11, 1000 block of Walter Reed Drive. On March 14 at 1:30 pm, police located an occupied stolen vehicle. Stacy Willard, 18, of Arlington, was charged with Grand Larceny of an Automobile and Driving on a Revoked License. He was held without bond.
ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST 03/13/11, 4200 block of N. 2nd Street. On March 13 at 8 am, a group of men were drinking and two of them engaged in a verbal argument. One subject hit the other in the head with a bottle. Francisco, Sis Toj, 32, of Arlington, was charged with Assault and Battery. He was held on a $1,250 bond.
LEWD BEHAVIOR 03/10/11, 3000 block of N. Harrison Street. On March 10 at 3 pm, a 14 year-old girl was walking from school when an unknown man made inappropriate statements to her. The suspect is a male with a dark complexion in his 20’s. He was 5’6” and wearing jeans and a navy blue hooded sweatshirt.
UNLAWFUL ENTRY-ARREST 03/11/11, 3700 block of S. 2nd Street. On March 11 at 6 pm, police located a prostitute and a realtor inside a residence without permission. Dennis Mahafkey, 55, of Springfield, was charged with Unlawful Entry and Solicitation of Prostitution. He was held on a $5,000 bond.
COMMERCIAL BURGLARY 03/14/11, 1500 block of Wilson Boulevard. Between 6:30 pm on March 11, and 8:40 am on March 14, an unknown subject entered an office suite and stole computers. There are no known suspects.
ATTEMPT BURGLARY 03/13/11, 2000 block of Columbia Pike. On March 12 at 11 pm, an unknown subject attempted to enter an apartment by prying at the window. There is no suspect description.
ATTEMPT BURGLARY 03/15/11, 200 block of N. Piedmont Street. Between 7 am on March 14, and 7 am on March 15, an unknown subject attempted to enter an apartment by prying at a window. There are no known suspects.
LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 03/10/11, 2400 block of Wilson Boulevard. On March 10 between 8 pm and 9 pm, an unknown person broke into at least two cars in a gym parking lot. Several items were stolen. There are no known suspects.
LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 03/10/11, 1400 block of N. Quincy Street. On March 10 between 8 pm and 9 pm, an unknown person broke into at least two cars in a parking lot. Several items were stolen. There are no known suspects.
LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 03/14/11, 3900 block of Wilson Boulevard. On March 14 between 9 pm and 10 pm, an unknown person broke into at least two cars in a gym parking lot. Several items were stolen. There are no known suspects.
LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 03/15/11, 3500 block of S. Ball Street. Between 8 pm on March 14, and 6:30 am on March 15, an unknown person stole vehicle parts from at least two vehicles in the same garage. There is no suspect description.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (SERIES) 03/14/11, 500 block of N. Norwood Street. On March 14 at 3:40 pm, two vehicles in the same block were found with scratch marks along the passenger side. There is no suspect information.