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Crime Report: Would-Be Robbers See the Light

by ARLnow.com | June 6, 2012 at 2:50 pm | 3,145 views | 35 Comments

A beating and robbery attempt in Douglas Park last week was stopped after someone drove up and shined their headlights on the attackers.

The incident happened around 11:50 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30. According to police, a man had just gotten off the bus, on his way back home from work in Georgetown, and was walking up S. Monroe Street when he saw two suspects hanging out in front of abandoned house.

The victim then noticed the suspects following him. He started to run but the suspects caught up with him and demanded money and his backpack. When the victim refused, the suspects started punching him and then kicking him after he was knocked to the ground, according to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.

A car then pulled up to the scene and shined its headlights on the scuffle, which scared off the suspects. Police were called and the victim was taken to the hospital for numerous minor injuries, including lacerations to his forehead.

From this week’s Arlington County crime report:

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY BY FORCE/MALICIOUS WOUNDING BY MOB, 05/31/12, 1800 block of S. Monroe Street. At 11:51 pm on May 30, two subjects ran down a victim in an attempted robbery and beat him until fleeing the scene after witnesses came to his assistance. The victim sustained multiple injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Suspect #1 is described as a black male, approximately 25 years old, 6’0” tall, thin build with a goatee. He was wearing a skull cap with shoulder length cornrows, with a white t-shirt and dark colored pants. Suspect #2 is described as a black male, approximately 5’5” tall, with a medium and stocky build. He was also wearing a skull cap and a black shirt at the time of the incident.

The rest of the crime report, after the jump.

BANK ROBBERY, 05/30/12, 4400 block of Wilson Boulevard. On May 30 at 9:46 am, a suspect robbed a PNC Bank and was followed by a witness to an alley where the suspect was attempting to change his appearance. The suspect fled the scene, leaving the money behind, and was apprehended by police in the 900 block of N. Stuart Street. Nathaniel Rush, 26, of College Park, was arrested and charged with bank robbery.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING (STABBING), 06/01/12, 800 block of N. Irving Street. On June 1 at 1:58 am, three subjects were walking south on N. Irving Street vandalizing homes when a homeowner confronted them in the street. A physical altercation ensued and one of the subjects was stabbed by a large kitchen knife. The victim sustained non-life threatening lacerations to his chin, forearm and hand, all which required stitches. The resident, Mauricio Canales, 27, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding. He is being held without bond.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING/ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 06/02/12, 3200 block of S. 24th Street. On June 2 at 11:30 am, a male subject threatened a victim with a kitchen knife and assaulted her. A friend of the victim was also assaulted during the altercation. Leroy Edouarzin, 22, of Charlotte, NC, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding and two counts of assault and battery. He is being held without bond.

ROBBERY, 06/01/12, 2400 block of S. 24th Street At 1 pm on June 1, an unknown subject grabbed a victims purse off her arm as she was carrying groceries. The suspect fled the scene on foot and the victim chased him but lost sight of him at the intersection of S. 22nd Street and Shirlington Road. The suspect is described as a black male, in his early twenties, approximately 5’9”, and 180 lbs. The suspect was wearing a dark gray jacket, dark colored shorts and had shoulder length dreadlocks at the time of the incident.

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 06/02/12, 2700 block of S. Lang Street. On June 2 at 3:50 pm, a male subject exposed himself to a female victim and her teenage daughter. The subject was making inappropriate sexual comments to the victim prior to urinating in public and exposing himself. Saul Aparicio, 45, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with indecent exposure and drunk in public.

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 06/01/12, 3200 block of Wilson Boulevard. On May 30 at 6 pm, a male subject was exposing himself to a female victim in the outdoor patio area of a restaurant. The subject was exposing himself under a table while staring at the victim. When the victim alerted her friends, the subject left the scene. The suspect is described as a white male, in his mid-sixties, with shoulder length white hair. He was wearing black shorts, a green polo shirt and sandals at the time of the incident.

RECKLESS HANDLING OF A FIREARM, 05/31/12, 1500 block of N. Key Boulevard. At 10:30 pm on May 31, a subject was cleaning his firearm when he accidently pulled the trigger causing the weapon to discharge. The bullet went through the subjects television, through a window and across the street towards an office building. Police were unable to locate the round. Keith Perry, 33, of Arlington, VA was charged with reckless handling of a firearm and released on a summons.

WEAPON ON SCHOOL PROPERTY, 06/01/12, 4900 block of S. Chesterfield Road. On June 1 at 12:30 pm, a juvenile male subject was found in possession of an Airsoft G2 bb gun. Police confiscated the weapon and it was turned into property.

BURGLARY, 05/30/12, 1500 block of N. 16th Street. Between 8:30 am and 8:45 pm on May 30, an unknown subject(s) entered an apartment through a kitchen window and stole a laptop and Kindle tablet. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 05/30/12, 5100 block of N. 22nd Street. Between 7:30 pm on May 29 and 2 am on May 30, an unknown subject(s) entered a victim’s garage and stole five shotguns. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 06/04/12, 1300 block of N. Jackson Street. Between 9:30 am and 3 pm on June 4, an unknown subject(s) entered a basement window of a residence and stole two laptops and money. There is no suspect description.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES), 06/01/12, 800 block of Army Navy Drive. Between 2 and 3 pm on June 1, an unknown subject(s) broke into numerous vehicles in the mall parking garage and stole various items. Items reported stolen include a car stereo, laptops, cell phones, baseball tickets and money. There is no suspect description.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES), 06/05/12, 5000 block of N. 10th Street. Between 8 pm on June 4 and 7 am on June 5, an unknown subject(s) broke into Honda vehicles and stole the airbags. There is no suspect description.

STOLEN VEHICLES

05/30/12, VA XBC9401 (Tags Only)
06/01/12, DC H85683, 2003 Ford Crown Victoria, Maroon, 2700 block of S. Glebe Road
06/03/12, VA 641787, 2006 Honda CBR 1000RR Motorcycle, Silver, 1200 block of S. Eads Street

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  • YTK

    G-d bless whoever did that with her/his headlights.

    i once saw a woman being followed there in broad daylight- she was CLUELESS– the guy was 2 feet behind her– I stayed and pointedly stared at him. He got the message.

    • Bluemontsince1961

      Agree with your sentiments YTK – and also thank you for doing what you did to help that woman who was being followed and didn’t know it. We need more good citizens like you!

      • ShirliMan

        Ditto. And thanks to the bank robber witness.

        I’m not saying anyone should put themselves in danger, but glad to hear about fellow citizens helping out in these situations. A couple of punks were kept threatening to rob me and a friend in DC several years back. They appeared wasted, which was good in that their coordination was off, but bad because who knows what a wasted punk will do. No one else was around. No weapons were produced. We were just trying to walk away. Finally we saw a cab approach. It was full, but the driver slowed down, because we were in the street at this point. But when the cab driver realized what was happening, the jerk sped off. Finally another cab came by. We jumped in and told him GO!

        Next time I will either run instead of walking away, or punch the punk in the face.

        • Elmer

          Don’t you dare punch the punk in the face in Arlington. That’s called vigilantism. You’ll be arrested and the punk will go free.

          • KalashniKEV

            Always remain vigilant.

            Stay alert, Stay alive.

    • MC 703

      Shake harder, boy!

    • jan

      Thanks!

  • G Clifford Prout (now moderated for extra purity)

    An abandoned house? How much?

    • jigga

      move the hobos there!

  • Nunya

    There are some empty houses behind Bergmans. Wonder how many squatter hipsters are in those.

    I for one am waiting for Arlington’s first bath salt assault…..only a matter of time, apparently.

    • mr jinxy

      That’s why i always pack a wallet machete.

    • HighViewPunk

      I always keep five shotguns on hand to defend my home, in case one or two get stolen. It’s not like five shotguns could get stolen.

      • brian

        the owner had 10 in the garage

    • CourthouseChris

      “squatter hipsters”? “bath salt assault”? Is your reasoning just an amalgam of sensationalized new reports?

      Consider:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean_world_syndrome

      • jackson

        Wikipedia is a rabbit hole of articles. I jumped from your link to “Missing white woman syndrome.”

    • Southeast Ben

      Bergmans are pretty well boarded up and not too much pedestrian traffic (sans lance armstrong bikers).

      Was the victim sure they were skull caps and not doo-rags?

    • drax

      Hipsters don’t use bath salts. You mean a Pabst Blue Ribbon assault.

      • marie antoinette

        +1

      • Prefontaine

        Hipter’s don’t fight. They will just be all passive aggressive.

    • Mary-Austin

      There are hardly any hipsters in Arlington and the ones that are here wouldn’t be caught dead squatting an abandoned building.

      And I think the crazy people have already discovered bath salts here. Remember the guy that attacked the homeless man in his car and tried to run him over a few months back??
      Once again idiots who don’t know how to handle themselves have to ruin it for everyone else.

    • KalashniKEV

      “Squatter Hipsters?”

      That’s not what “Housing 4 Hipsters” is about! Throw these young slackers some of MY money!!!

  • marie antoinette

    Good Grief. What is the matter with people?

    • Nunya

      Cake eating peasants! Pffft!

      • marie antoinette

        +100

  • bringmetheyuppies

    musta been on their way to Nauck.

  • Washingtony

    Visitors from Philly

  • Aaron

    The suspect in the Indecent Exposure/3200 block of Wilson Blvd almost matches that of the suspect in the Lewd Act While Watching Children from two weeks ago:

    http://www.arlnow.com/2012/05/22/man-commits-lewd-act-while-watching-children/

    White male, in his mid-sixties, with shoulder length white hair.
    vs
    white man, around 60 years old, with medium length gray hair.

    Moreover, the two incidents occurred a couple blocks from each other.

  • drax

    I hope the moderators understand that suggesting outrageous, racist things can be satirical criticism of racism and other bigotry, and is not to be taken literally.

    To suggest that we round up the homeless to prevent crime, as has been said on this forum frequently, is just as offensive as someone suggesting that we round up people based on race after reading this crime report.

    Boring, but explicit.

    • KalashniKEV

      IT’S TIME FOR A MULTI-CLASS ROUNDUP!!!!1!

      • drax

        How about just rounding up people who commit crimes?

        • brian

          rounding up people on this msg board might be a start

  • brian

    the victim sounds like a slow runner or out of shape.

    maybe the perps can search for this and come on here and tell us about how easy this guy target…and that they are sorry.

  • Zelora

    Sooo…I heard or read that on Irving Street, the thugs were taking lawn furniture off the porches and throwing it around…and then we call the resident who tried to stop them, a malicious wounding perp and the thug, we call the “victim”? I feel botheration from this……

    • TypicalArlingtonian

      “MALICIOUS WOUNDING (STABBING), 06/01/12, 800 block of N. Irving Street. On June 1 at 1:58 am, three subjects were walking south on N. Irving Street vandalizing homes when a homeowner confronted them in the street. A physical altercation ensued and one of the subjects was stabbed by a large kitchen knife. The victim sustained non-life threatening lacerations to his chin, forearm and hand, all which required stitches. The resident, Mauricio Canales, 27, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding. He is being held without bond.”

      You’re bothered?

      Why?

      … Bothered that, like George Zimmerman (of apparent Hispanic heritage), an Arlingtonian of seeming Hispanic heritage brutally attacked youngsters — who perhaps look like they could be sons of the President — that were participating in what in all likelihood was simply a high-school, extra-credit art project?

      … Bothered that a resident — armed with a kitchen knife after having been roused from his peaceable slumber at two o’clock in the morning– saw fit to try ‘protect’ his and his neighbors’ property from being artfully re-arranged?

      … Bothered that the resident confronted three carefree, fun-loving youths on the street after they ran from his yard (having loudly and boisterously re-arranged the materials previously present on the resident’s front porch)?

      … Bothered that the three youths were set upon by the knife-wielding maniac while the youths were softly singing Kumbayah and earnestly imploring the resident to accept their apologies for disturbing him as well as for conducting the art project unannounced?

      Bothered?

      You can’t be a true Arlingtonian and be bothered.

      Like zebras and gazelles, the goal of an Arlingtonian should be to ensure that all manners of predation can succeed. Safe in the center of their herd or flock, true Arlingtonians just shrug at the difficulties faced by the outliers.

      Next thing ya’ know, you’re going to start wondering whether these art students will be charged with vandalism … or whether the people responsible for these chill’uns can shed any light on why this art project had to take place in the middle of the night.

      LEAVE ARLINGTON.

      TRUE ARLINGTONIANS DON’T WANT YOUR TYPE HERE!!

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