From this week’s Arlington County Police Department crime report:
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY/EXPOSURE-ARREST 05/13/10, 3800 block of Wilson Boulevard. On May 13 at 6 pm, a man attempted to flag over a transit bus. When the bus did not stop, the suspect punched a window on the bus, breaking it. The suspect then exposed himself to the driver. Brian Lavoie, Jr, 28, of Arlington, was charged with Destruction of Property, Indecent Exposure and Drunk in Public. He was held on a $3,500 bond.
If your only goal is to get a bus to stop, then punching out one of its windows and exposing yourself to the driver is actually probably a good strategy. We’re guessing the bus stopped at that point.
However, if your strategy is to get the bus to stop and not go to jail, then it’s probably a bad idea. Plus, last time we checked bus windows are pretty thick, which could be painful if you punch one with enough force to break it.
The rest of the report, including the arrest of some guys accused of doing creepy things, after the jump.
STALKING/PEEPING TOM-ARREST 05/13/10, 1200 block of N. Wayne Street. On May 13 at 9:45 pm, a man was seen peeping into an apartment window. The same suspect was seen committing the crime several times previously. Police apprehended him. Mariano Payo, 28, of Arlington, was charged with Stalking and Peeping into an Occupied Dwelling. He was held on a $3,000 bond.
EXPOSURE 05/17/10, 2100 block of Jefferson Davis Highway. On May 17 at 12:30 am, an unknown man followed a woman into a secure building. She saw him exposed himself in a stairwell. When she yelled at him, he fled. The suspect is described as an African American male in his mid-20s or 30s, 6′ and 200 lbs. He was wearing a blue long sleeve shirt and black shorts.
ROBBERY 05/13/10, 1600 block of N. Veitch Street. On May 13 at 5:45 pm, a woman was walking while talking on her cell phone. A male suspect tackled her and stole her phone. The suspect was apprehended by police. Samuel Taylor, 18, of Arlington, was charged with Robbery. He was held without bond.
ATTEMPT ROBBERY 05/13/10, 1700 block of N. Lynn Street. On May 13 at 1:30 am, two unknown men assaulted a delivery driver and attempted to rob him. One suspect was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, jeans and a black face mask. The second suspect was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt with jeans and a black face mask.
ATTEMPT ROBBERY 05/18/10, 1700 block of Jefferson Davis Highway. On May 18 at 2 am, an unknown male brandish a weapon at a hotel desk clerk and demanded money. The clerk fled, and the suspect left. The suspect is an African American male dressed in dark clothing.
GRAND LARCENY/BRANDISHING 05/15/10, 5500 block of Lee Highway. On May 15 at 1 pm, a man was seen breaking in to a vehicle and stealing items. When confronted, the suspect brandished a firearm. The suspect is described as an African American male in his late 40’s, 5’9″ and 190 lbs. He was wearing a white button down shirt and jeans.
BURGLARY 05/14/10, 1200 block of S. Eads Street. On May 14 between 9:45 am and 5 pm, an unknown subject entered an apartment and stole several laptop computers. There are no known suspects.
COMMERCIAL BURGLARY 05/13/10, 2300 block of Clarendon Boulevard. Between 5:45 pm on May 12, and 9 am on May 13, an unknown subject forcibly entered a business and stole several laptop computers. There are no known suspects.
LARCENY FROM AUTO-ARREST 05/18/10, 1300 block of S. George Mason Drive. On May 18 at 8:45 pm, several males were seen entering a vehicle and removing items. Police apprehended the suspects. Christian Hood, 18, of Dumfries, was charged with Larceny from Auto and Destruction of Property. He was held on a $1,500 bond. A juvenile male was also detained on the same charges.
LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 05/17/10, 4900 block of Chesterfield Road. On May 17 between 9 pm and 10 pm, an unknown subject broke into at least four vehicles in a parking lot. Various items were stolen. There is no suspect description.
STOLEN AUTO 5/12/10 VA YTC3813 2002 Toyota 4Runner, gold 800 block of N. Lexington Street
STOLEN AUTO 5/13/10 Untagged 2004 Kymco scooter, blue 4300 block of S. Four Mile Run Drive
STOLEN AUTO 5/14/10 MD 79T276 2007 GMC van, white 2700 block of S. Randolph Street
STOLEN AUTO 5/14/10 Untagged 2008 Taizhou moped, red 500 block of S. Courthouse Road