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Police Arrest Three Teens for Shooting Car Windows with BB Guns

by Katie Pyzyk — January 3, 2013 at 2:55 pm 5,517 113 Comments

Alexander Chase Ricardo Reynoso Jr William Romero

Police have arrested three Arlington teens in connection with a rash of car windows being shot out with BB guns.

The suspects allegedly shot out the windows on more than 250 cars in Northern Virginia over the past several months, including two marked police vehicles. Nothing was taken from the cop cars, but at least one of the other incidents involved items being stolen from a vehicle.

19-year-old Alexander Chase and 18-year-old Ricardo Reynoso Jr., both of Arlington, were arrested and charged with felony destruction of property. Chase is currently being held without bond, and Reynoso is being held on a $1,000 bond. 18-year-old William Romero of Arlington was charged with grand larceny and grand larceny with intent to distribute. Romero is currently being held without bond.

The Arlington County Police Department says the suspects were caught based on an extensive investigation that has been going on for months. They were assisted by the Fairfax County Police Department.

The crimes are still being examined, and some may span all the way to West Virginia.

  • Louise

    Sad. I hope these boys get the help they need (rehab, therapy, job training, etc) to make better choices. They don’t look particularly healthy in these photos.

    • john

      No they don’t. But it’s also a mugshot. Even the best looking celebrities don’t look good in them.

      • Lindsay Lohan

        My mugshots prove otherwise, sir.

      • Retanya

        Beg to differ…..sir! These here mo fo’s look YARDS BETTER than any contemporary celeb!

    • CourthouseChris

      Meth – Not Even Once

    • Taxpayer

      Yeah, I can’t wait to pay for rehab, therapy, and job training for these morons. Bad enough I have to pay to lock ‘em up and feed them.

    • CW

      “Job training” in the form of a couple years on a prison farm in southern virginia would be fine in my book…

    • Ricardo

      I’m sorry, Louise, because this really is a human tragedy… but the chances of these guys “reforming” is pretty low. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me 250+ times, shame on me.

      • Josh S

        I’d be willing to bet that the chance they reform goes down from “pretty low” to “virtually nil” if they spend much time in a Virginia state prison as a result of these crimes.

    • http://resident nicolas

      rehab, therapy, job training, etc. – why? whatever happened to an eye for an eye

      • MC 703

        Wrong year. Go back 3000 years, or to Saudi Arabia.

        • Josh S

          Yeah – whatever happened to an eye for an eye?
          Jesus our school system sucks.
          What happened? It was called the Enlightenment, the Reformation, the American and French revolutions, the Magna Carta, etc, etc, etc.
          Sure, humanity remains capable of great evil and injustice, but we don’t have to all sit around with fingers up our noses and accept it as simply the way things are…..

          • toothforatooth

            you are absolutely right. we should instead give them hugs and kisses. maybe full-ride scholarships to an ivy league university – since even after 200 times THEY DID IT ANOTHER 50 TIMES.

            long term incarceration benefits nobody except the prison employees – think outside the box. maybe picking up trash on 250 miles of highway would make more sense. maybe digging graves for 250 service members. maybe living with you for 250 days.

          • Josh S

            Gosh, that’s a lot of pent up rage you got there. I think some insense and a nice herbal tea should help you realign your chakras. Or at least allow to think clearly.

        • Rob

          I believe nicolas means punish them and not remove any eyes. He’s right actually, jail is what’s coming to them, yahooooo!!! :) :) :) If this offends you, just think of them as treats to the other poor sweet convicts you care so much for.

          • Josh S

            Dang, l would think it would be hard to go through life always having to mete out punishment for every transgression you encounter. Like, how do you make it to and from work? And celebrating someone else going to jail? That’s just sad.
            In any case, receiving punishment, even jail time, is not mutually exclusive to getting job training, rehab, etc. In fact, if you really want to prevent repeat criminals, it seems to me you’ve got to get them on a different path somehow. And no one is going to argue that kicking someone in the seat over and over is going to get them on a different path, are they?

          • WeiQiang

            not judging, but it’s “you’re”.

        • Taxpayer

          Not that Saudi Arabia is exactly a model for the U.S. criminal justice system, but they appear to have significantly less crime than we do: http://www.nationmaster.com/compare/Saudi-Arabia/United-States/Crime

          Of course, we have a constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment. But I tend to think that harsher penalties actually deter criminal behavior. Most thugs seem A-OK with a life in “they system,” where they get a warm bed and 3 square meals. Oh, and TV, recreation time, etc.

      • Rob

        No silly, I don’t think we should shoot out their windows. Maybe a nice looooooong jail sentence.

      • TMP

        There’s an idea…maybe they should each be shot over 250 times with a BB gun?

    • Buddy

      Oh Louise, you are so good & kind….
      Please excuse me while I go puke!

    • Rob

      “Sad. I hope these boys get the help they need” is simply a pathetic statement. These *men* need to go to jail for a long time. This was not a little kid having fun in his back yard, this was a crime that cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars that could have been spent so much more wisely.

    • MYOD

      STOP JUDGING OTHERS AND KEEP UR RUDE COMMENTS TO YOURSELF THANK U!!!

      • Sheriff Gonna Getcha

        ^^did meth-head suspect A have his Mom write this?

  • Major Pup McPuppo Jr.

    shooting out windows and nabbing a felony. nice thinking.

  • ArLater

    #Arlingtonlean

  • WeiQiang

    jeebus on toast. 250+ cars. hope the system involves reparations and garnishment.

  • JamesE

    Brofile tilt camera hat trick

    • WeiQiang

      … and they all got the “no teeth” memo.

  • VaGurl

    these are adults not teens yall. 18 is adult. i know it says “teen” at the end of the number, but teen implies a young person who doesnt know better. these fools are just stupid.

    • Sam

      “but teen implies a young person who doesnt know better.”

      No it doesn’t. “Adolescent” or “minor” implies a young person who doesn’t know better. “Teen” explicitly describes someone between the ages of 13 and 19.

    • drax

      1. Read headline that says “teens.”

      2. Read article that lists their ages as above 18.

      Choose one:

      3a. Say to yourself “oh, yeah, that’s true, they are teens even though they are also legally adults.” Move on.

      3b. Post a comment displaying your inability to handle even minor cognitive dissonance.

      • Ricardo

        I agree, but some blame surely falls on the headline writer. The headline could have been “Police Arrest Three For Shooting Car Windows”… but the headline writer added “Teens” to get more hits. So yes, cognitive dissonance on the part of the reader, but deliberately induced by the headline writer.

        • Josh S

          +1
          An educated poster.

        • VaGurl

          +1 – Exactly my point thanks – the title implied that it was a “bunch of kids” shooting at things, they are adults. Sloppy writing.

          sheesh arlington commenters are snarky.

  • Tom Lang

    Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest

  • internet tourettes

    It’s sad to see such an epic fnckup by people so young.

  • @gogogaryo

    We need more BB gun control!

    • NRA

      No we don’t. If ‘good’ citizens were armed with bb guns it would’ve deters the bad actions of those ‘bad’ citizens, or teens, with bb guns.

  • Dr Seuss

    If only they had better ways to spend their time! Maybe if that ~$50m pool/recreation center was open already, they wouldn’t have turned to crime!

    • bemused bystander

      And maybe others would be too busy exercising to post silly comments!

  • Curious George

    Sounds like terrorists to me. I hope they do federal time. I bet they will be popular.

    • b0rk

      You joke, but with the new NDAA act signed into law, the U.S. government no longer has to give citizens “due process” and can hold them indefinitely without charges or a trial. Pretty scary stuff.

      • Josh S

        Yes, I hope someone figures out how to bring suit against this law and get it thrown out.

        • drax

          Unfortunately, such a suit would probably require someone being held, and then waiting for many years while the suit proceeded.

      • Quoth the Raven

        To be clear, it’s not “citizens”, it’s “suspected terrorists”. There is a difference. I don’t disagree with your point, though – just trying to clarify.

        • drax

          No, it’s citizens, who may also be suspected terrorists. Doesn’t change the fact that it is blatantly unconstitutional.

        • Josh S

          Yeah, you can call them “suspected carjackers from Mars”, it doesn’t change the Constitution. Terrorism and other heinous crimes were certainly things the country’s founders were well aware of, yet they didn’t carve out those exceptions to the basic guarantees of speedy trail, etc.
          It wouldn’t work out too well – “the government cannot hold you indefinitely, unless they accuse you of terrorism.” Gee, I wonder how long before accusations of terrorism become commonplace? And – so much for the presumption of innocence. All that “freedom isn’t free” crap pretty much goes up in smoke, cause there ain’t no freedom no more.

          • Quoth the Raven

            Well, I get all that, but there have already been hearings on this to discuss its constitutionality, and it’s not as clear cut as saying it’s “blatantly unconstitutional”. To be clear, I don’t agree with it either. But be careful when using the “founding fathers” basis – they didn’t carve out high-capactiy magazines from the 2nd amendment b/c there weren’t any. And I would argue that while heinous crimes obviously existed, terrorism as we think of it did not.

            Also, you’re making a slippery slope argument (how long…become commonplace). I think that’s a huge stretch. Let’s remember that the vast majority of police take their jobs very seriously – and with that comes the requirement (and oath in many cases) to uphold the constitution. They aren’t mindless crazies hell-bent on holding people for no reason whatsoever.

          • Quoth the Raven

            One more point – the text of the law makes clear that the detention thing applies only to folks outside the US (big distinction) and who are fighting with Al Queda or similar orgs. It doesn’t apply to anyone inside the US.

          • Josh S

            OK, your last point is a good one. Nonetheless, I don’t care what the accused crime is, it’s still a scary proposition to give the armed forces / CIA / whoever the ability to identify US citizens abroad, accuse them of crimes, and then indefinitely detain them for those crimes, all of which would undoubtedly occur in secrecy because of “national security” issues. Where is the oversight? Where are the checks and balances?

          • Quoth the Raven

            It’s funny – the irony here is that Bush got crushed for detaining (for years and years) suspected terrorists. Obama, who slammed Gitmo and promised to close it, has avoided that problem by using drones to kill them. Which is worse?

          • Josh S

            I don’t know if it is ironic. Disappointing as hell, to be sure. Aside from disavowing the use of torture (itself a big deal, no doubt), Obama has not really altered course in the prosecution of the “war” against terrorism. Aren’t there still plenty of people rotting away in “detention facilities” that have not yet been charged with any crime? So it’s not really much of an either / or, just a “meet the new boss, same as the old boss” on this particular issue.

  • Rick

    “””I hope these boys get the help they need (rehab, therapy, job training, etc)…””

    What “FREE” benefits — wait, I forgot the U.S. has all kinds of money!

  • CW

    How in the world did they link them to all 250? Can you do ballistics on a bb? Or maybe they found the kids bragging about it to someone..

    • Dezlboy

      All 250 incidents had the same MO.

      • Josh S

        And there must not be much in the way of random shooting out car windows with bbs crime to noise up the data…..

    • Katie

      They haven’t gotten all of the evidence yet! They CANT tie them to 250 cars and that is just an estimate! and i agree they need to start searching CHASE’s house all of the guns and pellets are in his house YET the police are lazy AF and have yet to do so..

      • muscle

        stop snitching.

  • MF

    Was it still fun after 150?

    I remember when teens spent most of their energy time trying to get laid!

    More internet porn control!

  • fedworker

    If this was CA their attorney would use the froyo defense and get them off scott free.

  • Lenny Briscoe

    Nice detective work. Maybe one of these dummies got pulled over or stopped for suspicious behavior, the cops found a BB gun on him, and was then released so as keep tabs on him and his buddies to see if he was their dude?

    • Richard Cranium

      Yeah – they called it “Operation Speedy and Very Angry”

    • FEDS SUCK

      OK LOOK TO ALL YOU JUDGE MENTAL PEOPLE!! You have no idea who WILLIAM ROMERO IS!! HE IS THE FATHER OF MY SON!! MY HUSBAND A GOOD FRIEND AND A GOOD PERSON!! HE IS A HUMAN JUST LIKE U SELF CENTERED PEOPLE!! WHAT IF IT WERE YOUR LOVED ONE AND A BUNCH OF PEOPLE WERE BAD MOUTHING THEM!! You do not know what happened, all you know are what the police THINK!!!!!!!!! happened!! They need to start looking at the cold hard facts and the evidence and then start pointing fingers! I know chase Alexander and he is a problem child he has a dancing clown in his head and a few screw loose in his head!! NONE OF YOU KNOW ANY OF THEM!! I know what really went on and I know these three guys and who the police need to be focusing on is CHASE ALEXANDER!! ANOTHER THING.. There are three more co-defendants missing from this equation!! Two are currently in jail where they belong! and the other being the god father to my son is expecting his own and has changed his life around! SOOO WITH ALL THAT BEING SAD..YOU ALL SHOULD BE ASHAMED of yourselves!! AND THINK BEFORE YOU JUDGE OTHERS!!

      • Quoth the Raven

        A few minutes ago your name was “Katie”. What happened?

      • Jerry Springer’s booking agent

        Call me!!!!

      • Sheriff Gonna Getcha

        to “Feds Suck” –

        thank you for making my weekend. Please stop having babies.

  • liberal granny

    They’re good boys. Just a little misunderstood. That’s all.

    • Buddy

      Bull s—, granny.
      Maybe you & Louise can talk about it over lunch

  • MomOfTeens

    College freshman and sophomores are “adults” but a visit to any frat party tells a different story. Drinking age is 21, so why are they legally adults at 18? Raise everything to 21.

    • CW

      If behavior at parties is your metric for determining adulthood, then you must not think people become adults until theyre about 40 in the clarendon area.

    • Buckingham Beauty

      Because the childish behavior of some 18-20 year-old adults doesn’t make all 18-20 year-olds children. Plenty of folks in that age range actually are responsible and hardworking adults — at least a large portion of my classmates and friends were when I was that age (and I’m only 32). Not all of us drank our way through college.

  • LadyofLaw

    No1 has the right to judge any of them. These articles arent always 100% accurate or final saying they can only go by whatever info they are able to dig up. Besides you dont know if they really meant to do this, were at the wrong place at the wrong time. Remember the saying about 1 bad apple spoiling the whole bunch. Not to blame this on just one individual but although the box says “comment” it doesnt say pass judgment. Anyone that does although entitled to opinion are just a bunch of hypocrites.

    • Richard Cranium

      Isn’t calling someone a hypocrite for passing judgment on someone else a bit, uh, hypocritical?

    • DB

      “Besides you dont know if they really meant to do this”. If the meant to do it!? They did it 250 times that were reported probably more.

      • fedworker

        ALLEGEDLY more than 250 cars. Wouldn’t want to deny these gentlemen of their due process now, would we?

  • johnny b

    If only they had signed up with the united social sports league….maybe a little cornhole would have kept them out of trouble……
    oh never mind, i hear they have that game in prison!

  • Zion

    The sad part is that the guy that is from Arlington went to Wakefield HS. Talk about reputation.

    • Rob

      There is nothing SAD here except for the tons of families who felt targetted. The fact that these LOSERS got caught is a “YAYYYY” moment!!!

    • KATIE

      WHY TF do you care.. This matter does not concern you! And by saying one of them went to Wakefield…. WHO GIVES A $#!T!! They are attending it now and ur still a child and are very immature for bringing it up i am sure they could care less right now what u or anyone else thinks and if ur referring to William I know for 100% he isnt worried about what little high school kids think of him!! KEEP YOUR COMMENTS TO YOURSELF!!!

      • drax

        “ur still a child and are very immature”

        Irony alert.

      • Douglas Parker

        Apparently these punks don’t give a S@#% what anyone think. Isn’t that the problem?

        I guess no one shot out your window?

  • Observed

    I doubt that this what was envisioned with “I have a dream” but racial harmony is showing.

    Arlington Schools must be proud of their fine work product.

  • geebee

    Teens? They look to be 30-40 yrs old. Once the legal thing is worked out, I’d recommend doing time at a day spa.

    • JohnB2

      Haha, yeah they look 35. Meth hurts!

  • Rob

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE it when guys like these do something like this to remove themselves from the streets before they get a chance to rob or hurt my family! CAN I GET A WHOOHOOO!! :)

    • KalashniKEV

      Removed from the streets?

      Let’s see what the sentence is before we WOOOHOOO!

      • drax

        So you want criminals to be housed by the government so they aren’t on the street any more. Hmmm.

        • KalashniKEV

          Absolutely. I have some good ideas on how to do this very inexpensively while accomplishing real good and inflicting maximum Punishment.

          • drax

            Of course you do.

            So the only real difference between a homeless shelter and prison is that punishment is inflicted, and that gets you off, doesn’t it?

            FYI:

            Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. Those with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they’re superior to others and have little regard for other people’s feelings. But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest criticism.

            Narcissistic personality disorder symptoms may include:

            Believing that you’re better than others
            Fantasizing about power, success and attractiveness
            Exaggerating your achievements or talents
            Expecting constant praise and admiration
            Believing that you’re special and acting accordingly
            Failing to recognize other people’s emotions and feelings
            Expecting others to go along with your ideas and plans
            Taking advantage of others
            Expressing disdain for those you feel are inferior
            Being jealous of others
            Believing that others are jealous of you
            Trouble keeping healthy relationships
            Setting unrealistic goals
            Being easily hurt and rejected
            Having a fragile self-esteem
            Appearing as tough-minded or unemotional

    • CW

      Except for the part where they get relatively short sentences, just long enough to harden them up in jail, then get out and have no qualms about hurting your family.

      • KalashniKEV

        This.

        These are the up and coming Pollo Rico Slashers and worse…

        • drax

          Thanks, Dr. Criminology.

          • KalashniKEV

            De nada, amigo.

    • KATIE

      OK LOOK TO ALL YOU JUDGE MENTAL PEOPLE!! You have no idea who WILLIAM ROMERO IS!! HE IS THE FATHER OF MY SON!! MY HUSBAND A GOOD FRIEND AND A GOOD PERSON!! HE IS A HUMAN JUST LIKE U SELF CENTERED PEOPLE!! WHAT IF IT WERE YOUR LOVED ONE AND A BUNCH OF PEOPLE WERE BAD MOUTHING THEM!! You do not know what happened, all you know are what the police THINK!!!!!!!!! happened!! They need to start looking at the cold hard facts and the evidence and then start pointing fingers! I know chase Alexander and he is a problem child he has a dancing clown in his head and a few screw loose in his head!! NONE OF YOU KNOW ANY OF THEM!! I know what really went on and I know these three guys and who the police need to be focusing on is CHASE ALEXANDER!! ANOTHER THING.. There are three more co-defendants missing from this equation!! Two are currently in jail where they belong! and the other being the god father to my son is expecting his own and has changed his life around! SOOO WITH ALL THAT BEING SAD..YOU ALL SHOULD BE ASHAMED of yourselves!! AND THINK BEFORE YOU JUDGE OTHERS!!

      • Quoth the Raven

        Wait – if you’re accusing other commenters of judging before knowing all the facts, aren’t you doing the very same thing by assuming he must be innocent? Or, if you think he’s guilty (like the police do, apparently), why are you defending him?

        • MYOB

          Were you there?? NO right.. So you don’t know anymore then the police do.. Do you know William Romero have you been by his side for the past few months NO YOU HAVEN’T so please keep your un needed rude comments to yourself you never EVER thought that maybe what ur pointless comments are saying is hurting his loved ones!!

          • Buckingham Beauty

            Was Katie there, either? If she wasn’t, then she can’t know any more than the rest of us, and if she was and actually does know what went on, then A) she could be an accomplice or otherwise involved, or at least B) shouldn’t be discussing matters pertaining to an ongoing criminal case in the comments section of ARLnow.

      • Jerry Springer’s booking agent

        Seriously, I’m sure we can get Judge Mental on the program with you. You can scream at him and you and all yo peeps can beat him up. It’ll be awesome. How’s $500?

      • Concerned Citizen

        Hey Katie

        Please tell us all what happened. BTW, why are you having kids so young? Shouldn’t your husband be helping you with the son instead of driving around with some hooligans?

        Are on you on a government assistance of any sort?

        -A concerned citizen

        • Sheriff Gonna Getcha

          and Katie- PLEASE stop having babies.

          • muscle

            ^^^^underrated reply^^^^

  • http://www.onlinelan.eu/smslaan smslån

    are they really teens?? seriously they look like in mid-twentys..

  • MissKittenCat

    Can someone explain why 1 got $1000 bail and the other two are being held without bond?

    Do the crime pay the time. Sorry that they are adolescents but they know better than that. they are just learning the hard way that once you’re 18 you are not a kid anymore to the law and you’re not going to get a slap on the wrist and say “I’m sorry”

    • Katie

      The police haven’t gotten all of the evidence on everything there going by what co defendants are saying not the cold hard facts and they haven’t even finished the investigation!!

  • FEDSSUCK

    OK LOOK TO ALL YOU JUDGE MENTAL PEOPLE!! You have no idea who WILLIAM ROMERO IS!! HE IS THE FATHER OF MY SON!! MY HUSBAND A GOOD FRIEND AND A GOOD PERSON!! HE IS A HUMAN JUST LIKE U SELF CENTERED PEOPLE!! WHAT IF IT WERE YOUR LOVED ONE AND A BUNCH OF PEOPLE WERE BAD MOUTHING THEM!! You do not know what happened, all you know are what the police THINK!!!!!!!!! happened!! They need to start looking at the cold hard facts and the evidence and then start pointing fingers! I know chase Alexander and he is a problem child he has a dancing clown in his head and a few screw loose in his head!! NONE OF YOU KNOW ANY OF THEM!! I know what really went on and I know these three guys and who the police need to be focusing on is CHASE ALEXANDER!! ANOTHER THING.. There are three more co-defendants missing from this equation!! Two are currently in jail where they belong! and the other being the god father to my son is expecting his own and has changed his life around! SOOO WITH ALL THAT BEING SAD..YOU ALL SHOULD BE ASHAMED of yourselves!! AND THINK BEFORE YOU JUDGE OTHERS!!

    • WeiQiang

      Lighten up, Francis.

  • KATIE

    Everything I have said is for a reason you all are not hurting only me being his wife but his family and close friends! Please keep all your hateful and rude comments to yourselves! It makes it so much harder on the families having to not only see them on the new but to then also listen to thoughtfulness people bashing a loved one! Just keep it to yourself because it all so unneeded!!

    • Josh S

      Here’s a far simpler, and quicker solution: don’t read them.

    • dk (not DK)

      I’m curious to know why this person is bothering to change his/her user name.

      KATIE
      Katie
      FEDSSUCK
      FEDS SUCK
      MYOB
      MYOD (~snicker~)

      Any I’ve missed?

    • CW

      Gosh, I would think that it would be more “thoughtfulness” and unneeded to shoot the windows out of 250 random cars and steal the contents. You certainly have a unique way of seeing things.

  • Debs

    Hmmm… I wonder if these young men started shooting out windows at a younger age. I lived in the Wakefield HS neighborhood years ago. The windows in our minivan were shot out by a person using a BB gun 14 years ago when it was parked in front of our house on Forest Drive…..Hmmm?

    • Sheriff Gonna Getcha

      Possibly. It says they are 18 and 19, but i’d believe it if they were 32 and still in high school at Wakefield. Hill billy heroin strikes again!

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