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Crime Report: Thankless Job Edition

Getting your car towed is not fun. But that doesn’t mean you have to take it out on the tow truck driver. From this week’s Arlington County crime report:

ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST 09/15/10, 600 block of S. Carlin Springs Road. On September 15 at 2:20 pm, a man assaulted a tow truck driver. Jose Merida, 44, of Arlington, was charged with Assault and Battery. He was held on a $4,000 bond.

The rest of the report, after the jump.

ROBBERY 09/21/10, 300 block of N. Glebe Road. On September 21 at 4:30 pm, an unknown man entered an office suite and demanded money while brandishing a sharp object. The clerk surrendered a moneybag and the suspect fled. The suspect is described as a man, 5’7″ with a husky build. He was wearing dark pantyhose or stockings over his face.

LATE ROBBERY 09/19/10, 5500 block of Columbia Pike. On September 19 at 3 am, three unknown men assaulted another man and stole his wallet. The victim reported the crime at a later time. The suspects were all African American males in their mid-20’s.

ASSAULT ON POLICE-ARREST 09/17/10, 2900 block of Columbia Pike. On September 17 at 11:45 pm, an officer was assaulted while arresting a disorderly man. Stanley Terry, 47, of no fixed address, was charged with Assault on Law Enforcement, Resisting Arrest, and Disorderly Conduct.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY 09/18/10, 1500 block of S. Fern Street. On September 18 at 9 pm, a clerk was assaulted by an unknown man after an argument over lottery tickets. The suspect is described as an African American male in his late 20’s, 5’8″ and 170 lbs. He was wearing jeans, a white t-shirt and a black baseball hat.

EXPOSURE 09/19/10, 1600 block of S. Eads Street. On September 19 at 9 am, a man standing in a stairwell exposed himself to a couple that walked by. The suspect is unknown.

BURGLARY 09/20/10, 4900 block of N. 29th Street. On September 20 at 10:45 am, a man walked into his house and found a stranger inside. When confronted the suspect fled carrying several items. The suspect was not located. He was described as an African American male in his 30’s and 6’2″ tall. He was wearing shorts, a light colored shirt, a dark jacket and a baseball cap.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY 09/18/10, 1700 block of N. Glebe Road. Between 10:20 pm on September 17, and 9 am on September 18, an unknown subject broke into a school and stole a laptop computer. There are no known suspects.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY-ARREST 09/16/10, 5000 block of S. 7th Road. On September 16 at 5:50 pm, two teenage males entered a vacant apartment. When police located them, one was found in possession of marijuana. They were both detained and charges are pending.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY-ARREST 09/21/10, 1700 block of Clarendon Boulevard. On September 21 at 2 am, officers located a man living inside a vacant property. Lashonn Daniel, 37, of no fixed address, was charged with Unlawful Entry. He was held on a $1,250 bond.

ATTEMPT BURGLARY 09/20/10, 1500 block of N. Rhodes Street. Between midnight on September 17, and 2 pm on September 19, an unknown subject attempted to enter an apartment by lifting the screens on four windows. There are no known suspects.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 09/21/10, 1700 block of N. Moore Street. On September 21 between 9:30 am and 5 pm, an unknown subject broke into at least two vehicles, stealing items from each. There are no known suspects.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (SERIES) 09/18/10, 500 block of N. Pollard Street. On September 18 at 9:30 am, seven vehicles were found spray painted in the same neighborhood. There are no known suspects.

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