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Crime Report: Burglaries Galore

by ARLnow.com — November 29, 2012 at 10:15 am 5,652 36 Comments

There were numerous burglaries, robberies and stolen vehicles in this week’s Arlington County crime report. Among them were two separate reports of golf clubs stolen from storage units in Courthouse.

BURGLARY, 11/15/12, 1400 block of N. Taft Street. Between October 15 and November 15 at 7:30 pm, an unknown subject(s) broke into a storage unit. The victim reported her golf clubs were missing. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY, 11/19/12, 1400 block of N. Taft Street. Between August 15 and November 19 at 6:30 pm, an unknown subject(s) cut the Master lock of a storage unit and stole golf clubs. There is no suspect(s) description.

On Monday, a man dressed in a Spandex bicycle suit stole cartons of Newport cigarettes from the CVS Pharmacy in Rosslyn.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY, 11/27/12, 1100 block of N. Wilson Boulevard. At 3:50 am on November 26, a suspect broke the glass of the front entrance door of the CVS pharmacy. Once inside, he stole numerous cartons of Newport cigarettes. The suspect is a black male, approximately in his mid 20’s to mid 30’s in age, 6’0” tall and 180 lbs. He was wearing a spandex bicycle suit, yellow safety vest, brown beanie and white sneakers at the time of the incident.

Last week, someone ruined Christmas by stealing presents from an apartment closet in Ballston.

BURGLARY, 11/26/12, 900 block of N. Stafford Street. Between 5 pm on November 19 and 11 am on November 26, an unknown suspect(s) entered an apartment and stole two shopping bags of assorted Christmas gifts from a closet. There is no suspect(s) description.

The rest of this week’s crime report, after the jump.

ROBBERY, 11/17/12, 4000 block of N. 9th Street. At 1:30 am on November 17, while a female victim was walking home from the Ballston Metro, a male subject riding a bicycle took her purse and rode away. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, approximately 30 years of age with short dark hair. He was wearing blue jeans and a khaki jacket at the time of the incident.

ARMED ROBBERY, 11/21/12, 1900 block of N. Daniel Street. At 11:22 pm on November 20, a victim was robbed at gunpoint during an attempt to buy 8 iPhones from a subject. The subject fled the scene with $4,400 cash and the victim’s cell phone. The suspect is described as a black male in his mid 20’s, approximately 5’7” tall and 210 lbs. He was wearing all dark clothing with a black hat.

ROBBERY, 11/21/12, 4300 block of N. Wilson Boulevard. On November 21 at 6:10 pm, a victim was allegedly robbed of his wallet by an unknown subject in the breezeway area behind the listed address. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 35 years old, 5’9” tall and 150 lbs. The subject was wearing all dark clothing with a scarf over his face during the incident.

ROBBERY, 11/25/12, 3100 block of N. Lee Highway. On November 25 at 1:46 am, an unknown subject entered a pharmacy store, placed several boxes of soap into a bag and attempted to leave the store without paying. When confronted by an employee, the subject stated he had a gun and fled the scene on foot. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 50 years old, 5’7” tall and 150 lbs. He was wearing a grey coat, blue shirt and black pants at the time of the incident.

ATTEMPTED RAPE, 11/22/12, 4300 block of N. Henderson Road. At 7:54 pm on November 22, a suspect kicked in the front door of his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and began punching her in the face. The suspect then pinned her against a wall and attempted to rape her. The victim’s boyfriend came out of the bathroom and confronted the suspect, calling 911 as the suspect fled the scene on foot. Police located the suspect at a nearby apartment. Mario Antonio Aroche Perez, 36, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with attempted rape, burglary and providing a false ID to police. He was held without bond.

SEXUAL BATTERY, 11/24/12, 3100 block of N. Wilson Boulevard. On November 24 at 8:48 pm, a drunk subject entered the lobby of an office building and began touching a female victim. Police located the subject in the lobby. Lelis Reyes, 34, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with sexual battery, drunk in public and failure to ID to law enforcement.

BRANDISHING A FIREARM, 11/16/12, 200 block of S. 23rd Street. At 8:31 pm on November 16, an unknown subject was engaged in a verbal altercation with a victim in a parking garage and pulled out a handgun. The suspect made threatening remarks and fled the scene on foot. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’6” tall with a skinny build and blonde hair. He was wearing a black t-shirt with white lettering and black jeans at the time of the incident.

BRANDISHING A FIREARM, 11/21/12, 3000 block of S. Randolph Street. On November 21 at 10:34 pm, a subject was irritated with loud noise from a party and began filming them from the apartment courtyard. Several individuals from the party approached the subject in the courtyard, causing the subject to brandish his firearm and fire a single shot into the air. There were no reported injuries. Patrick John Kelley, 32, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with brandishing a firearm and reckless handling of a firearm. He was held on a secured bond.

BURGLARY, 11/14/12, 1700 block of N. Culpeper Street. Between November 7 and November 8, an unknown subject(s) broke into a home construction site. The subject(s) stole a kitchen island counter and a bathroom cabinet. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY, 11/14/12, 5500 block of N. 19th Street. On November 14 between 1:00 pm and 3:20 pm, two unknown subjects broke into a home through a side door. The subjects stole several items from inside the home including electronics. Two white males in their late teens and both wearing dark clothing were observed fleeing the scene. The first subject was described as stocky and wearing a black helmet in addition to dark clothing, and left the scene on a black moped. The second subject fled the scene by foot.

BURGLARY, 11/15/12, 6000 block of N. 28th Street. Between November 14 at 9:30 pm and November 15 at 8:45 am, an unknown subject(s) entered a residence that is under construction and stole a washing machine. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY, 11/19/12, 3800 block of N. 36th Road. Between 9:30 and 11 am on November 19, an unknown subject(s) entered a residence and stole items to include televisions, cash, jewelry and other electronics. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY, 11/20/12, 900 block of N. Stafford Street. Between 7:20 am and 4:30 pm on November 20, an unknown subject(s) entered a residence and stole a DVD player. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY, 11/24/12, 1500 block of N. Wakefield Street. Between 1:30 and 3 pm on November 24, an unknown subject(s) entered a residence and stole an iPad and cell phone. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY, 11/24/12, 5000 block of N. 19th Street. Between November 22 and 4:42 pm on November 24, an unknown subject(s) entered a residence and stole various electronics. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY, 11/26/12, 3000 block of N. 4th Street. Between midnight and 6:45 am on November 26, an unknown suspect(s) entered a residence through a rear door and stole numerous items to include electronics, laptops and credit cards. There is no suspect(s) description.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES), 11/16/12, 800 block of S. Army Navy Drive. Between 2:20 and 2:45 pm on November 16, an unknown subject(s) broke into numerous vehicles that were parked in the garage of the Pentagon City Mall and stole numerous items. Reported stolen items included electronic devices, money and clothing. There is no suspect(s) description.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES), 11/26/12, 800 block of S. Army Navy Drive. Between 12:30 and 1:30 pm on November 26, a suspect entered 15 vehicles by punching door locks in the Pentagon City mall parking garage and stole numerous items. The suspect is described as a young black male and was wearing a white hoodie sweatshirt during the incident.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (SERIES), 11/19/12, 3000 block of S. Glebe Road. Between 8:30 and 9 pm on November 19, an unknown subject(s) keyed the passenger side of twelve vehicles that were parked on the shoulder of the road. There is no suspect(s) description.

ARSON, 11/24/12, 4600 block of S. 34th Street. At 2:35 pm on November 24, a juvenile subject piled leaves up on the steps and entrance of a residence and set them on fire. The subject was located by police a short distance away. The juvenile subject was released to his father and a petition is pending.

STOLEN VEHICLES

11/17/12, VA WZJ7279, 2005 Volkswagen Golf, Silver, 2800 block of S. 1st Place
11/17/12, MD 3AX6397, 2002 Chevy Impala 4S, Green, 3800 block of N. 13th Street
11/17/12, VA XKJ7233, 1995 Ford Windstar, Blue, 2800 block of S. Arlington Mill Drive
11/18/12, VA ZGN9821 (tags only), 800 block of N. Quincy Street
11/19/12, VA 387599, 1999 Dodge Caravan, Green, 3700 block of S. 24th Road
11/23/12, VA WYR6255, 2012 Volkswagen Passat, Black, 900 block of N. Glebe Road

  • Captain_Obvious

    stealing cigarettes ? jeez, Lance Armstrong really has hit rock bottom.

  • Quoth the Raven

    Amazing that something bad happened while trying to buy 8 iphones from someone on the street….

    • CourthouseChris

      Furthermore, at $4400 for 8 iphones, he’s playing close to (if not in excess of depending on model) full retail price.

      • DCBuff

        Nobody pays retail anymore! Sounds like a bogus cover-up thing.

    • MC 703

      Wow North Arlington is really getting dangerous. I meet people in at my house in South Arlington for iPhone / cash exchanges at 11PM all the time without concern.

  • puke
    • Ben

      Ha! He’s wearing what looks like a ATR work shirt. Fine establishment that place.

      • B22201

        I like the dried vomit stain on this shirt. . . that’s extra classy.

  • drax

    Time for a guy-in-spandex-bike-suit roundup!

    • KalashniKEV

      Indeed.

  • John

    that 1400 North Taft golf club stealing isn’t the first at the Prime. There’s been numerous break ins (bikes stolen on multiple occasions, cars broken into, storage units broken into) there in last year. The management for whatever reason won’t do anything.

  • 1RLI

    It would be nice if ARLnow had an interactive map showing where the crimes occured. Maybe they could use different icons for different crimes, and when the cursor passed over the icon you could read a synopsis of the event. Just saying…

  • 13375AV53

    Poor people just want to get by and the rich folk of Arlington need to share more.

    • Arlington rich folks

      That’s simply not true. we are most generous with our time and resources – as can be seen by the vast number of people who have expressed an interest in the “Volunteers Wanted for Holiday Events” article

  • MrMeow

    Doesn’t describing someone as a “drunk” shame and offend and might hurt their feelings? Perhaps he should be described as someone with an addiction problem?

  • Hank

    We need to start profiling males 5′ 9″ and under. There is enough evidence to suggest that the short are a blight on our community.

    • Well, technically

      I don’t think that’s the most common denominator…

  • mrmeow

    Why would you steal a DVD player? Those things can be bought for $10.

    • drax

      So you should steal $10 instead.

  • Deadite

    Honestly, who steals a ’95 Ford Windstar? Good job weighing the risk/reward factor there, thief.

    • drax

      The thief was a soccer mom in her mid-40s.

    • internet tourettes

      They are stolen for parts, an airbag or a fender is enough motivation for some one to steal a car.

  • Ashton Heights

    Too many burglaries, even at night (when I assume people were are home). Time to buy that shotgun.

    • JMB

      I try to keep a pot of boiling water handy.

    • mrmeow

      Get a Taurus Judge.

      • KalashniKEV

        LOL… for what, rattlesnakes and small rodents???

  • internet tourettes

    A lot of day light robberies in residential areas….. I wonder where the police are?

    • MrMeow

      Tax sticker enforcement obviously.

  • Arlington cat

    Another fire in Fairlington. Ponderous man ponderous.

  • CC

    The Ballston bicyclist grabbed the booty and ran. Normally, he grabs the other booty.

  • AA

    All of the break ins at pentagon city mall are strange. There are constantly supposed security cars rolling around all times of day when I am there. Are they involved? Are they watching or sleeping?? The cost to park there is over $14 per day now, slightly cheaper with a monthly pass. There are no less than 3 reports of breaking and entering the cars at PC mall by lock punching every month. It seems they could use all that moulah they are collecting for parking on some more protection for their parons since security is not doing a thing apparently. –peeved parker

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