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Crime Report: Fighting in Public Edition

by ARLnow.com December 23, 2010 at 9:14 am 2,354 17 Comments

Arlington’s malls, bars and restaurants could have been mistaken for the set of the Jerry Springer Show over the past week, with five separate cases of violence or attempted violence.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST 12/16/10, 1000 block of S. Hayes Street. On December 16 at 3:30 am, a male employee of a department store assaulted a female employee. Brian Austin, 18, of Washington D.C., was charged with Assault and Battery. He was held on a $2,500 bond.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST 12/19/10, 3100 block of Wilson Boulevard. On December 19 at 2 am, a man fought with others inside a bar. The suspect knocked a woman to the ground during the struggle. Sean McCliggott, 24, of McLean, was charged with Assault and Battery. He was held on a $5,000 bond.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY 12/19/10, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street. On December 19 at 4:25 pm, two women argued in a mall bathroom, and one slapped the other. The suspect is described as an African American female with a light complexion, 5’4″, and 115 lbs. She was wearing a pink sweater and jeans.

ASSAULT BY MOB 12/19/10, 2000 block of Wilson Boulevard. On December 19 at 1:30 am, several males assaulted another male outside a restaurant. The suspects were white males in their late 20’s to early 30’s.

ATTEMPTED MALICIOUS WOUNDING 12/18/10, 1100 block of N. Highland Street. On December 18 at 12:45 am, a man lunged at a bouncer with a knife when he would not the let the suspect in a restaurant for free. The suspect is described as a white male with blonde or red hair, 5’9″ and 200 lbs. He was wearing a brown plaid shirt and jeans.

The rest of the Arlington County crime report, after the jump.

ROBBERY 12/18/10, 200 block of S. 20th Street. On December 18 at 9 pm, two unknown males displayed a handgun and demanded money from a man walking down the sidewalk. The suspects were both African American males wearing dark clothing and ski masks.

LATE ROBBERY 12/17/10, 2000 block of Wilson Boulevard. On December 17 at 5 am, a delivery driver was assaulted by an unknown male. The victim handed over his cash and saw a second suspect displaying a handgun. The suspects fled. The driver did not call and report the robbery until his route was complete. The suspects were described as African American males in their 20’s. One suspect was 5’7″ with a thing build and wearing dark clothing including a hooded sweatshirt. The second suspect was 5’11” and also wearing dark clothing.

BURGLARY 12/15/10, 1400 block of S. 28th Street. On December 14 at 9 pm, a resident discovered items missing from his apartment. There are no known suspects.

BURGLARY 12/19/10, 4600 block of N. 13th Street. On December 9 between 6 am and 10 am, an unknown subject entered a residence and stole power tools.

BURGLARY 12/20/10, 2800 block of Arlington Boulevard. Between 3:30 pm on December 17, and 8:30 pm on December 19, an unknown subject entered an apartment. There is no suspect description.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY-ARREST 12/19/10, 3100 block of S. 13th Street. On December 19 at 7:20 am, an intoxicated man walked into an apartment without permission. The female homeowner pushed him out the door can called police. Ignacio Munzano, 23, of Oxen Hill, MD, was charged with Unlawful Entry and Drunk in Public. He was held until sober.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY 12/16/10, 200 block of N. Glebe Road. On December 16, between 7 am and 2:30 pm, a subject removed commercial equipment from a restaurant.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY 12/21/10, 2800 block of Potomac Avenue. On December 21 between 4 pm and 5:30 pm, an unknown subject broke into a locked office and stole construction tools. There is no suspect description.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 12/18/10, 800 block of S. Army Navy Drive. On December 18, between 7:30 pm and 8:40 pm, an unknown subject broke into at least three vehicles in the same parking garage and stole numerous items. There are no known suspects.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (SERIES) 12/15/10, 1800-1900 blocks of N. Dinwiddie Street and the 4700 block of N. 19th Street. On December 15, between 12:30 am and 5:30 am, an unknown subject vandalized at least thirty-five vehicles by slashing the tires. There are no known suspects.

STOLEN AUTO 12/17/10 VA XJX1358 2010 Chrysler Sebring, gold 1200 block of S. Clark Street

STOLEN AUTO 12/18/10 VA 2712FP 2004 Saab sedan, black Unit block of S. Old Glebe Road

STOLEN AUTO 12/18/10 VA KEK8962 2007 Toyota Tacoma, silver 4300 block of Fairfax Drive

STOLEN AUTO 12/19/10 VA TW41327 1992 GMC van, white 4300 block of Lee Highway

  • JamesE

    I hope Mr T gets his GMC van back.

    • Jones

      It’s funny, these jerks usually can tell by your body language not to mess with the conceal carry crew, that’s why you rarely hear of self defense cases in Arlington. When Biff and Todd from GMU Law get drunk and can’t handle their liquor they they get beer bravery and pick on the weak. Never under estimate the power of how you are perceived. If you don’t look like a threat you may perceived as an easier target. If you can’t change your perceived threat level make sure you can defend yourself. These crime reports should read “Attempted assault resulted in mortal wounding of assailant by victim”

  • CrystalMikey

    Well, that first robbery entry is a bit disheartening. I always felt safe here in CC…day and night.

  • Bluemont John

    Two things jump out at me: Sounds like the drunken douchey white males whom the bars attract en masse are becoming a real problem. (I say this as a white male who owns a pair of brown flip-flops. Shoot me. I also have Birkenstocks and Tevas. Nerd it up, I say.)

    Also, how bold is it that they’re doing robberies near the police HQ, on the 2000 block of Wilson?

    • Lou

      Might just be a spike with winter break from college.

    • mehoo

      At least brown flip flops make it harder to run from the cops.

      • Bluemont John

        Haha! That’s true. “You’ll never catch me, donut-eater! Thwack thwack thwack.”

    • NorthAdams

      One of Arlington’s great bar fights was in the 2000 Block of Wilson Blvd.
      being near the police station does not matter. And it isn’t about smarts.
      GO ask William Kennedy Smith about his visit to Bardo Rodeo.

      • OMG

        Totally showing my age, but I was there that night!!!!! We were pressed up against the window where the car was sticking out like kids in a candy store window watching it happen. He was suck a drunk. We used to see him there and at Strangeways and Blue&Gold all the time. Could never figure out why he was slumming in Clarendon back then b/c it was not necessarily the safest place in the area. Although I do miss Blue & Gold – what an awesome place so ahead of its time. I like to think of Dr. Kenedy-Smith as the Granddaddy of North Arlington D-Bags….

        • R.Griffon

          “…the window where the car was sticking out…”

          I assume this was the old place on Wilson that was built in an old converted car dealership. Had an old car parked half in/half out of the window in the front. Right next to Taco Bell (also gone). What the heck was the name of that place?

          Good times there. I miss it. And Taco Bell too. *sigh*

  • Darwin

    Apparently while I was on vacation last week a drunk white guy in his 20’s banged on the door to our small apartment building in Ballston at aroung 2am for 30 minutes until my neighbors called the police and they told him to leave. They didn’t arrest him so I guess it didn’t make this report. It’s probably best I wasn’t there because I tend to answer the door late at night with a shotgun.

  • Whhhaaahh?

    Who tries to knife a bouncer over a $5 cover charge?

    • LP


    • R.Griffon

      Indeed. But I’m also wondering how it is that such a person is still at large. How many witnesses had to be standing around? How long does it take police to respond? And most importantly, what did the staff do? It’s not a gun for cryin’ out loud.

      *puts on his old-timey voice* Back bounced, we’d never let somebody get away with that kind of crap. You pull a knife on someone, you’re going to jail hurt. Their staff must be soft.

  • Arlwhenever

    1100 block of North Highland, that would be Clarendon Grill. Red hair and plaid shirt? I think I’ve identified the perp,


    • Oh gross! Why did I click on that link?

  • Dan

    Must be the full moon……..


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