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Crime Report: Lots of Larcenies from Auto

by ARLnow.com January 12, 2011 at 3:18 pm 2,352 21 Comments

It was an especially busy week for thieves in Arlington County. At least 32 cars were broken into in the past seven days, according to the latest Arlington County crime report.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 01/06/11, 3200 block of Wilson Boulevard. On January 6 between 8 pm an 9 pm, an unknown subject broke into at least four vehicles in the same area. Various items were stolen. There are no known suspects.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 01/08/11, 1000 block of Arlington Boulevard. Between 8 pm on January 7, and 6 am on January 8, an unknown subject broke into at least seven vehicles in the same area. Various items were stolen. There are no known suspects.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 01/08/11, 800 block of N. McKinley Street. Between 11 pm on January 7, and noon on January 8, an unknown subject broke into at least three vehicles on the block. Various tools were stolen. There is no suspect description.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 01/08/11, 200 block of N. Granada Street and the 300 block of N. Edison Street. Between 10:30 pm on January 7, and 10 am on January 8, an unknown subject entered at least four unlocked vehicles in the same area. Various items were stolen. There are no known suspects.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 01/10/11, 5200 blocks of S. 10th Place and S. 11th Street, and the 1000 block of S. Edison Street. On January 10 between midnight and 7 am, an unknown subject broke into at least ten vehicles in the same area. Various items were stolen. There are no known suspects.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 01/11/11, 4900 block of Chesterfield Road. On January 11 between 3 pm and 5:30 pm, an unknown subject broke into at least two vehicles in the same parking lot. Various items were stolen. There are no known suspects.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 01/11/11, 1400 block of N. Quincy Street. On January 11 between 8 pm and 10 pm, an unknown subject broke into at least two vehicles in the same area. Various items were stolen. There is no suspect description.

The rest of the report, including a man who’s accused of pulling a gun on a tow truck driver because he “thought” his car was being towed, after the jump.

BRANDISHING-ARREST 01/09/11, 4800 block of Washington Boulevard. On January 9 at 5 am, a man brandished a gun at a tow truck driver because he thought his car was being towed. Philip Rickey, 76, of Arlington, was charged with Brandishing and released on a summons.

ROBBERY 01/08/11, 1400 block of Key Boulevard. On January 8 at 8 pm, three unknown men approached a man walking out of his apartment building. They assaulted him and stole his keys a wallet. The suspects were all African American males wearing dark clothing and masks.

ROBBERY 01/08/11, 2800 block of Clarendon Boulevard. On January 8 at 8:10 pm, three unknown men approached a woman walking in a parking garage. They threatened the victim and took items from her purse before fleeing. The suspects were all African American males wearing dark clothing and stockings over their faces.

ATTEMPT ROBBERY-ARREST 01/06/11, 3200 block of Washington Boulevard. On January 6 at 11:50 am, a juvenile male and female entered a business and the male displayed a knife to the clerk. The clerk yelled and the suspects fled. The clerk chased them. Police located both suspects and they were taken into custody for Attempted Robbery.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING 01/11/11, 1600 block of N. George Mason Drive. On January 11 at 9 pm, a patient became disorderly and bit a hospital worker on the hand.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY 01/11/11, 3000 block of Wilson Boulevard. On January 8 at 2 am, a man was assaulted outside a bar by an unknown subject. The suspect was a white male, 6’2”, 230 lbs wearing a brown sweater and jeans.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY 01/11/11, 4200 block of Wilson Boulevard. On January 11 at 10:30 am, a subject attempted to shoplift and item at a pharmacy. The suspect assaulted the store employee when confronted. The suspect was an African American male with a dark complexion, 5’9” and 160 lbs. He was wearing a brown hat, black jacket and jeans.

EXPOSURE 01/08/11, 5800 block of N. 9th Street. On January 8 at 2 pm, a woman witnessed an unknown male standing at the edge of the bike trail in Bon Air Park, exposing himself. The suspect had covered his face with a red bandana.

BURGLARY 01/07/11, 2700 block of S. Quincy Street. Between 10:30 pm on January 6, and 5:30 am on January 7, an unknown person stole electronics from an apartment. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY 01/07/11, 400 block of S. George Mason Drive. On January 7 between 2:30 pm and 8:30 pm, a suspect stole tools from a garage.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY-ARREST 01/09/11, 1300 block of N. Troy Street. On January 9 at 4:20 am, an intoxicated male walked into an apartment and started disrobing. He fled when confronted by the resident. Spencer Joynt, 18, of Washington D.C., was charged with Unlawful Entry. He was held on $1,000 bond.

LATE BURGLARY 01/05/11, 5900 block of Wilson Boulevard. Between November 26 and January 3, an unknown subject took jewelry from an apartment. There are no known suspects.

ATTEMPT BURGLARY 01/08/11, 3600 block of N. Harrison Street. On January 7 at 6:30 pm, an unknown male attempted to enter a house through a rear door.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (SERIES) 01/06/11, Third District. On January 6 between 9:30 pm and midnight, a group of unknown subjects vandalized at least twenty-two cars in the Third District. There is no suspect description.

STOLEN AUTO 1/06/11 WV 5JU613 1993 Ford Ranger, brown 500 block of N. Highland Street

STOLEN AUTO 1/07/11 Untagged 1984 Toyota Corolla, yellow 3700 block of Four Mile Run Drive

STOLEN AUTO 1/08/11 VA JHH7205 1999 Plymouth Voyager, brown 800 block of Army Navy Drive

STOLEN AUTO 1/10/11 VA XJV6382 2010 Toyota Prius, silver 4000 block of Lee Highway

STOLEN AUTO 1/10/11 VA YW50YL 2009 Yamaha scooter, blue 1700 block of N. Troy Street

STOLEN AUTO 1/11/11 VA XJX2901 2010 Chrysler van, black 2000 block of Jefferson Davis Highway

  • ClarendonKing

    A lot of robberies between Rosslyn and Clarendon. Let’s hope its not going to become a trend. I’m going to buy my wife pepper spray or a gun.

    • R.Griffon

      Disturbing indeed. I’m SHOCKED that someone got mugged in the parking garage of Market Common at 8pm on a Saturday night. Seems like such a safe area, and you’d think there would be no shortage of people around at that time. Also seems pretty obvious that it’s the same 3 from the robbery above that one (on Key in Rosslyn just prior).

      Also, WTH is going on at the 3200 block of Washington (near Northside Social)? Car break-ins and an attempted robbery? Same night … maybe same perps? And didn’t a pair of teens (also male and female) also try to rob someone around there at knifepoint recently? And weren’t they arrested too?

  • Mittendorf

    Yes, I noticed that too. I used to live in the area and never heard of that happening but then again, Arlnow.com wasn’t on-line at the time and I didn’t spend a lot of time reading the WPost for this kind of news. Is this a sign of things to come with all the redevelopment being done to the area? Kind of sad that this “affluence” is attracting such “opportunists”.

  • jar6

    “…a man brandished a gun at a tow truck driver because he thought his car was being towed”

    you’re not even going to finish the story? that’s messed up.

  • kt

    Also disturbed by the robberies in clarendon. On a lighter note, who exposes his junk in this weather?

    • Rick

      Officer Foster.

  • RJ

    Crank up the patrols please

    • CW

      Nah, ACPD is WAYYYY too busy down at DARPA HQ to allow for any of its precious fixed resources to be reallocated to fighting real crime in the main revenue-generating portion of the county. Despite that fact that DARPA has a basement full of mech-warrior suits and sharks with laser beams, and probably has 15 death ray satellites trained on the building at any given time, the real line of defense is Arlington’s finest, idling away happily while browsing on their laptops, 24/7/365.

      • mehoo

        😆 Yeah, the guys at DARPA with lasers and a $10 trillion budget should do their own security. But the cops are shivering in the cold, not happily enjoying surfing the web between naps. Give them a little credit.

        • CW

          I doubt they’re shivering in the cold, unless they don’t know how to turn the heat knobs on their cruisers that are constantly running in idle. But if I were them, I’d rather be roughing up punks trying to rob girls at Market Common than sitting there to begin with.

          • Arlington, Northside

            The costs for the officers and patrol vehicle outside of DARPA is covered by DARPA, not local taxes. Relax everyone.

          • CW

            I don’t care about costs. I care about why my county police force is not out policing my county. Make sense?

      • JamesE

        cloaked mech warriors

  • Toyota 4 Runner

    My friend’s Toyota 4 Runner was stolen on New Year’s Eve Eve. Cops found his car around the corner. Police suspected because it was low on gas, they didn’t travel far. My friend thinks he must have left the door unlock and the theives were “checking handles.” They didn’t take anything but his spare key that he kept in the center console for the valets. Being NYE and New Year’s Day, no where was open for his car locks to be changed, so they stole it for good on New Year’s Day when he had it parked in the parking lot at Barton Place in Courthouse/Clarendon. This time it had a full tank of gas. It was located in Southeast DC with the windows smashed.

    • KT

      Your friend sounds too stupid to drive.

      • CW

        Agreed; felony stupidity in the first degree.

  • Black Flag

    Man, you think you need to buy a gun to live in North Arlington? The hard streets of Wilson Blvd! Just lock yourself inside, everything will be OK! haha

  • Resident

    It’s looks like it’s getting pretty routine for North Arlington to dominate the crime report.

    • CW

      Selective response bias…you think the south arlington crowd really wants to draw much police attention? Who knows what the cops might find when they’re down there…

  • Answer to MrStevens

    You too can hire ACPD for offduty, just like DARPA does. DARPA pays for the officer, and a fee for the car. It takes nothing away from general patrol, and actually adds to it since they respond to higher priority calls nearby.

  • Teddy

    The thefts from cars started almost a month ago!!

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