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Crime Report: Armed Threats

by ARLnow.com December 15, 2010 at 4:18 pm 2,624 21 Comments

In this week’s Arlington County crime report, a female escort is robbed by a man with a gun, and a man who threatened to get his gun is Tasered by police.

ROBBERY 12/08/10, 1200 block of N. Glebe Road. On December 8 at 12:15 pm, a man brandished a handgun and robbed a female escort in a hotel room. The suspect is described as an African American male, 5’9’ with a medium build. He was wearing a white shirt, black pants and black shoes.

ASSAULT ON POLICE-ARREST 12/14/10, 1200 block of S. Nash Street. On December 14 at 11:30 pm, a police officer towed a vehicle. The vehicle owner threatened to get a firearm from his residence, left the scene, and returned. When he did not comply with police commands, a tazer was deployed. John Pistolas, 47, of Arlington, was charged with Assault on Law Enforcement. He was held on a $1,000 bond.

The rest of the crime report, after the jump.

BANK ROBBERY 12/14/10, 2900 block of S. Glebe Road. On December 14 at 2:10 pm, an unknown man implied a weapon at a bank to obtain cash. He then fled the scene. The suspect was an African American male wearing glasses, 6’2” and 180 lbs. He was wearing a bright blue, puffy coat, multi-colored scarf, black knit cap, and dark pants.

ROBBERY 12/10/10, 900 block of S. Courthouse Road. On December 10 at 10:30 pm, a man was walking when he was struck from behind by an unknown subject. When he got off the ground, his cell phone and wallet had been stolen. There are no known suspects.

ROBBERY 12/12/10, 1000 block of S. Jefferson Street. On December 12 at 7 pm, a woman was walking and talking on her cell phone. When she walked by a group of three teenage Hispanic males, one of them stole her purse off her arm and fled the area. The suspect is described as 15 years old, 5’8”, wearing a white jacket.

ROBBERY 12/13/10, 1200 block of S. Fern Street. On December 13 at 8 pm, a man was approached from behind by two unknown men. The suspects assaulted the victim and stole his iPad. They were both tall, African American males around 18 years old. One suspect was wearing a puffy jacket with brown and red vertical stripes, and the other was wearing a black hat with a white band.

ROBBERY 12/14/10, 1900 block of S. Eads Street. On December 14 at 1 am, a woman was walking to her apartment when two unknown men confronted her. One suspect pointed a long gun at her while the other took her belongings. Both suspects were tall, African American males approximately 20 years old. One suspect was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY 12/09/10, 5100 block of Lee Highway. On December 9 at 2:45 pm, a man was assaulted by two subjects known to him. One of the suspects owed the victim money.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY 12/11/10, 4200 block of Wilson Boulevard. On December 11 at 2 am, an unknown male assaulted a mall security guard. The suspect was a white mail, 6’ and 180 lbs with brown hair. He was wearing a green jacket, gray shirt and jeans.

BURGLARY 12/11/10, 1300 block of N. Pierce Street. On December 11 between 6 pm and 9:45 pm, an unknown subject forcibly entered an apartment and stole a computer. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY 12/13/10, 1400 block of S. 28th Street. On December 13 between 7 am and 6:45 pm, an unknown subject entered an apartment and stole various items. There are no known suspects.

BURGLARY 12/14/10, 1400 block of S. 28th Street. Between 9:30 am on December 13, and 12:30 am on December 14, an unknown subject entered an apartment and stole various items. Another unit in the same building was the victim of a similar burglary. There is no suspect description.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY 12/13/10, 4200 block of Wilson Boulevard. Between 4 pm on December 10 and 10 am on December 13, an unknown subject forcibly entered a business and stole a computer. There is no suspect description.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY 12/14/10, 500 block of N. Randolph Street. On December 14 between 2:40 am and 3:15 am, two unknown subjects entered a restaurant and stole money. Both suspect were African American men wearing dark clothing.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY 12/14/10, 4000 block of Fairfax Drive. On December 14 between 12:30 am and 10:30 am, an unknown subject entered a restaurant and stole money. There is no suspect description.

ATTEMPT BURGLARY 12/12/10, 2500 block of Fairfax Drive. On December 12 between 6:20 pm and 6:45 pm, an unknown subject attempted to enter an apartment by breaking a window. Entry was not gained. There are no known suspects.

GRAND LARCENY 12/08/10, 2600 block of Jefferson Davis Highway. On December 8 at 5:20 pm, while a parking attendant was distracted, an unknown male stole the drawer from a cash register. The drawer was recovered intact a short time later. The suspect is described as an African American male in his 20’s, 5’7” and 150 lbs. He was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (SERIES)-ARREST 12/11/10, 5900 block of Washington Boulevard. On December 11 at 10 pm, a man took a brick and damaged several cars, including a marked police cruiser. The suspect refused to drop the brick when challenged by police, and a tazer was deployed. Jose Villatoro, 20, of Alexandria, was charged with one felony county of Destruction of Property and two misdemeanor counts of Destruction of Property. He was held without bond.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 12/08/10, 1300 block of N. Stafford Street. On December 8 between 7 pm and 8 pm, an unknown subject forcibly entered at least four vehicles in a parking garage and stole various items. There are no known suspects.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 12/14/10, 800 block of N. Arlington Mill Drive, 800 block of N. Larimore Street, and 5700 block of N. 8th Street. Between 10 pm on December 13, and 6 am on December 14, an unknown subject broke into at least five vehicles in the same area and stole numerous items. There are no known suspects.

STOLEN AUTO 12/08/10 VA KHA3126 1991 Honda Accord, white Unit block N. Thomas Street

STOLEN AUTO 12/09/10 VA XKH8364 2003 Chevy Malibu, green 300 block of N. Thomas Street

STOLEN AUTO 12/10/10 MD 3FDV86 2007 Toyota Camry, white 2600 block of Jefferson Davis Highway

STOLEN AUTO 12/11/10 DC DD9782 2000 Ford Windstar, green 2400 block of S. Kenmore Street

STOLEN AUTO 12/11/10 VA 613208 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle, black 2400 block of S. Shirlington Road

STOLEN AUTO 12/11/10 DC DK5599 2003 BMW 325i, gray 700 block of S. 23rd Street

STOLEN AUTO 12/13/10 VA XMK6354 1999 Mitsubishi Galant, white 4100 block of Columbia Pike

STOLEN AUTO 12/13/10 VA KLA1747 2004 Chrysler Sebring, white 1900 block of S. Eads Street

STOLEN AUTO 12/14/10 MD 73W780 2002 Ford van, white 2200 block of S. Kenmore Street

  • KalashniKEV

    hahaha… John Pistolas, 47

    Did he bring only one… or “Los Dos?”

  • MrStevens

    “When he did not comply with police commands, a tazer was deployed. John Pistolas, 47, of Arlington, was charged with Assault on Law Enforcement. He was held on a $1,000 bond.”

    Is something left out of this description? I don’t see (based on the description) where the assault took place.

    • KalashniKEV

      Stop making excuses for the scumbag. If we didn’t have mad-crazy funds for every ridiculous thing under the sun like tazers and dog waterfalls, he would have been tried and convicted on the spot with “Capital Assclownery.” Everyone gets charged with assaulting an officer if you so much as look at one funny.

      • BoredHouseWife

        Don’t forget if you take their picture in public.

    • mehoo

      He painted a mural that was just too close to being an advertisement.

    • imissTX

      An assault is carried out by a threat of bodily harm coupled with an apparent, present ability to cause the harm. So the individual in question doesn’t actually have to use the gun, but the fact that he threatened to go get it, and then most likely came back with it, is still assault.

      If I threaten to break your legs with a bat I’m holding but don’t actually do it, it’s still assault because I threatened to and had the means to.

  • jar

    I’m glad someone else thought it was funny that Mr. Pistolas threatened to use a firearm…good thing his last name wasn’t Wang.

    For the bank robber wearing a “puffy coat”, have police looked into the whereabouts of George Costanza?

    • JackFan

      awesome…

  • TGEoA

    A 1,000 bond for assulting an officer? I guess the Magistrate thinks its a bullshit charge too.

  • david

    The suspect was a white mail, 6’ and 180 lbs with brown hair.

    Nice spelling.

    • mehoo

      No, that’s accurate – the suspect was a very large envelope.

  • DaveinSA

    Let me guess. Off-duty police officer driving for Advanced Towing. Pretty sure the ACPD does not operate tow vehicles. Could be wrong.

    • Yes, parking enforcement is part of the police department.

    • arlwhenever

      PD has a towing contract, if you ever need a tow and you can get an officer to call up one of their contracted trucks (such as they will if your stalled vehicle is blocking an intersection) it’s the best towing deal in town.

  • CrystalMikey

    Wow…pretty active on the robbery/burglary tip this week. :p

  • thenortherner

    So are these all of the crimes per weekend? I dont see DUIs, Public intoxes, hit and runs…this county is getting dull!

    • It’s a sampling of crimes deemed significant by the police public information office. DUIs and hit and runs are quite common, so they usually don’t show up unless the driver was charged with some other crime.

      • thenortherner

        Is there a way to find out all the crimes that have been reported?

  • Answer to MrStevens

    Assault is the threat or fear of bodily harm, with the means to fulfill. Battery is the actual harm. So this incident involved a legitimate threat, thus assault is the charge. No contact was made, thus no battery.

    • mehoo

      And when you beat someone really bad, it’s double-A battery.

      Thanks, I’ll be here all week, be sure to tip your wait staff.

  • Miho

    Very!

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