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Crime Report: Colonial Village Grabbings

by ARLnow.com February 2, 2011 at 3:28 pm 2,338 27 Comments

A man grabbed two women inappropriately at an apartment complex in the Colonial Village area early Saturday morning.

SEXUAL BATTERY 01/29/11, 1800 block of N. Scott Street. On January 29 at 1 am, a woman exited an elevator and an unknown man grabbed her buttocks. When she rebuked him, he pushed her. She screamed and the suspect fled. He is described as an African American male in his 20’s, 6’ and 180 lbs with a goatee. He was wearing dark clothing. This call is similar to the below.

SEXUAL BATTERY 01/29/11, 1800 block of N. Scott Street. On January 29 at 1:30 am, a woman was walking while talking on her cell phone. When she paused to look for her keys, an unknown man grabbed her chest. The victim told the friend on the phone to call the police and the suspect fled. He is described as an African American male in his 20’s wearing dark clothing.

The rest of this week’s Arlington County crime report, after the jump.

BANK ROBBERY 01/26/11, 1900 block of N. Fort Myer Drive. On January 26 at 1:45 pm, two unknown men entered a bank. One suspect demanded money, while the other suspect displayed a handgun. Once the suspects received currency, they fled from the bank. Both suspects were African American men of average height and weight, wearing all dark clothing. They also wore items covering their faces. Shortly after the robbery, a portion of money was recovered, and the red dye pack had apparently been set off.

ROBBERY-ARREST 01/28/11, 3100 block of Lee Highway. On January 28 at 2:15 pm, a man stole groceries from a store. When he was confronted by a store employee some distance away, the suspect displayed a box cutter in a threatening manner. Michael Green, 48, of Washington D.C., was charged with Robbery. He was held without bond.

ROBBERY 02/02/11, 2700 block of Washington Boulevard. On February 2 at 2 am, a man stole cigarettes from a store. When he was confronted, he implied that he had a weapon. The suspect is described as an African American male in his 30’s, 6’ and 200 lbs. He was wearing dark colored clothing.

ATTEMPT ROBBERY 01/31/11, 4700 block of Columbia Pike. On January 31 at 2:30 am, a group of unknown men assaulted two other men in an attempt to rob them. The suspects fled without any valuables. The only suspect description was of white Hispanic males wearing dark clothing.

ASSAULT ON POLICE-ARREST 01/29/11, 1900 block of Columbia Pike. On January 28 at 11:50 pm, an intoxicated woman was knocking on apartment doors. She was quite disorderly with officers and assaulted one. Omolabake Orotope, 22, of Arlington, was charged with Assault on Law Enforcement.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY 01/29/11, 4000 block of Fairfax Drive. On January 29 at 1 am, three men assaulted a man they did not know at a bar. John O’Connor, 22, of Woodbridge, Andre Dodson, 25, of Fairfax Station, and Nicholas Carallaro, 22, were all charged with Assault and battery. O’Connor was held on a $3,000 bond. Dodson was held on a $4,000 bond and Carvallaro was held on a $1,000 bond.

PEEPING TOM 01/27/11, 4100 block of N. 3rd Road. On January 26 at 11:30 pm, an unknown male was seen looking into apartment windows. The suspect is described as a white Hispanic male in his late 20’s, 5’7” and 220 lbs. He was wearing a blue coat, jeans and sneakers.

BURGLARY 01/26/11, 3500 block of Washington Boulevard. On January 26 between 8:45 am and 5:45 pm, an unknown subject forcibly entered an apartment. Various items were stolen. There is no known suspect.

BURGLARY 01/29/11, 2100 block of Arlington Boulevard. On January 28 between 6 pm and 10:30 pm, an unknown subject entered a hotel room and stole a laptop computer. There are no known suspects.

BURGLARY 01/31/11, 700 block of S. 20th Street. On January 31 between 9 am and 6:30 pm, an unknown subject broke into a house and stole various items. There are no known suspects.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY 01/31/11, 2700 block of S. Jefferson Davis Highway. Between 8 pm on January 26, and 10 am on January 27, an unknown person entered an office suite and stole computers. There is no suspect description.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY 02/01/11, 2600 block of Columbia Pike. Between 9 pm on January 31, and 10 am on February 1, an unknown subject broke into business and stole hair products. There are no known suspects.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 01/30/11, 900 block of S. Walter Reed Drive. On January 30 at 7 pm, two vehicles were found broken in. Items were stolen from each. There is no suspect description.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 02/01/11, The Unit block of N. Fillmore Street. On February 1 between 7:30 pm and 9 pm, an unknown subject broke into at least two cars in the same parking lot. Various items were stolen. There is no suspect description.

  • South Arlington

    What a shock, another North Arlington dominated crime report.

    I did get a laugh about the Columbia Pike girl that drunkenly knocked on doors.

    • Northerner

      Yes, I couldn’t believe it either! Crime in N Arl, nah 😉

      • South Arlington

        I wasn’t joking. North Arlington has dominated the crime reports for months now. And not petty crime – car thefts, peeping toms, property crime, assaults.

        • local

          In South Arlington, crime is so routine that they don’t even bother to call the police. 😉

          • DouroDouro

            Yeah, it’s to the point we have our own vigilante civilian group 😉

  • Ballston

    isnt 1800 N. Scott street Rosslyn Heights???

    I know 1851 N. Scott is… that is the building next to Rosslyn Vue.

    • bob

      Yep. Rosslyn Heights: Not Colonial Village.

      Sadly, Rosslyn Heights is even more ghetto. Did the police even bother to show up? Or the management warn other tenants?

  • Brandon C

    What a surprise – a peeping tom incident in Buckingham. Exactly the reason my wife and I didn’t move there. It’s such a shame that such a crappy area is sandwiched in between such nice ones.

    • South Arlington

      I thought the majority of the previous peeping tom incidents were in Ballston proper, Courthouse and Lyon Village?

    • G

      You can thank affordable housing for that.

      • Northerner

        +1

      • South Arlington

        Good, North Arlington can keep taking on their share affordable housing burden that they have for so long forced on Columbia Pike (and continue to do so). Or we can get rid of the ridiculous notion that there is an inherent need for the Government to provide sub-market rate housing.

      • DouroDouro

        I’m sure helps your weak ego to think you’re better than the less fortunate.

    • local

      It’s so hard living among the riffraff. We should make Arlington one giant gated community.

  • BallstonDude

    Did you ever post last weeks?

    • Last week’s crime report was apparently lost in the digital ether as the snow storm struck. Here it is:

      ROBBERY 01/24/11, 2900 block of S. Randolph Street. On January 24 at 9 pm, an unknown subject stole a purse from an elderly female. The suspect was an African American male in his 30’s, 6’ with a thin build. He was wearing a black hat, a grey hooded sweatshirt, and pants.

      ASSAULT ON POLICE-ARREST 01/22/11, 1200 block of S. Hayes Street. On January 22 at 1:15 pm, a woman attempted to steal numerous copies of computer software. She assaulted a police officer while being arrested. Evelyn Butler, 46, of Washington D.C., was charged with Assault on Law Enforcement and Larceny with the Intent to Distribute. She was held on a $10,000 bond.

      ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST 01/20/11, 300 block of N. Glebe Road. On January 20 at 11 am, an intoxicated woman assaulted another woman and broke her cell phone. Donna Jachyra, 55, of Arlington, was charged with Assault and Battery, Destruction of Property, Trespassing, and Drunk in Public. She was held without bond.

      GRAND LARCENY-ARREST 01/23/11, 1400 block of S. Hayes Street. On January 23 at 4 pm, five African American males attempted to steal sunglasses from a department store. When they were stopped by store security, a suspect sprayed the security with a caustic substance. One suspect was apprehended. Lance Randall, 40, of Washington D.C., was charged with Grand Larceny and Possession of Burglarious Tools. He was held on a $1,000 bond.

      EXPOSURE 01/23/11, 400 block of N. Park Drive. On January 23 at 8 pm, a woman was in a laundry room when an unknown subject exposed himself through a window. The suspect was a white male wearing a brown knit cap.

      BURGLARY 01/19/11, 4500 block of N. Carlin Springs Road. Between 7:30 pm on January 17, and 2:15 am on January 19, an unknown subject entered and apartment and stole electronics. There is no suspect description.

      BURGLARY/GRAND LARCENY-ARREST 01/20/11, 2300 block of S. 9th Street. On January 19 at 11:30 pm, two men were observed by officers removing items from a large construction site. Steven Florence, 43, of Arlington, was charged with Grand Larceny, Possession of Burglarious Tools, Unlawful Entry, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Dennis Wheaton, 41, of Annandale, was charged with Grand Larceny, Unlawful Entry, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. They were both held on a $6,000 bond.

      BURGLARY 01/23/11, 4200 block of N. 2nd Road. On January 23 at 2:30 am, a woman heard a noise and saw an unknown subject push an arm through her open kitchen window. The suspect fled when the victim yelled. The suspect was wearing a dark long-sleeved shirt.

      BURGLARY 01/23/11, 1500 block of N. 16th Street. On January 23 between 1 am and 7 am, an unknown subject entered an apartment through a bathroom window and stole various items. There is no suspect description.

      BURGLARY 01/23/11, 600 block of N. Piedmont Street. On January 23 between 10:50 am and 7 pm, an unknown subject entered an apartment and stole electronics. There are no known suspects.

      COMMERCIAL BURGLARY 01/22/11, 4700 block of Columbia Pike. Between 9:30 pm on January 21 and 22:45 pm on January 22, an unknown subject broke into a business and stole currency. There are no known suspects.

      ATTEMPT BURGLARY 01/22/11, Unit block of N. Bedford Street. On January 22 between 2:30 pm and 3:15 pm, an unknown subject attempted to enter an apartment and damaged the door. There is no suspect description.

      LARCENY (SERIES) 01/21/11, 2900 block of S. Glebe Road. On January 21 between 7 pm and 8 pm, an unknown subject broke into at least three lockers at a gym and stole various items. There is no suspect description.

      LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 01/18/11, 4000 block of Wilson Boulevard. On January 18 between noon and 4 pm, an unknown subject broke into at least five vehicles in the same area. Various items were stolen. There is no suspect description.

      LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 01/25/11, 2400 block of Army Navy Drive. Between 10:30 pm on January 24, and 9:30 am on January 25, an unknown subject broke into at least two vehicles and stole various items. There is no suspect description.

      STOLEN AUTO 01/22/11 IL 4994506 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse, gray 3000 block of Washington Boulevard

      STOLEN AUTO 01/24/11 VA XFZ-3153 2011 Honda CR-V, blue 1900 block of N. Culpeper Street

      STOLEN AUTO 01/24/11 VA 294397 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis, white 2900 block of N. 1st Road

      STOLEN AUTO 01/24/11 VA ZE3085 2005 Acura MDX, gold 3000 block of N. 2nd Street

  • Stew Magnuson

    This headline is inaccurate. These incidents did not happen at Colonial Village. “In the area” as reported in the story is vague. Not that people in the Colonial Village neighborhood shouldn’t be vigilant, but the headline is inaccurate nevertheless.

  • Stew Magnuson

    ARLnow
    Please stop by Colonial Village and show me the buildings with elevators.
    Either that, or add the word “nearby” to the headline.

    • bob

      And given that ARLNOW seems to want to pretend this is about safety, it might be nice to let people know that the groping is at Rosslyn Heights.

    • You obviously didn’t look at the map. It’s part of the Colonial Village Civic Association.

      • bob

        And you might want to get your lazy ass off your couch and walk around. The gropings were in Rosslyn Heights, not Colonial Village.

        And you can report them for not shovelling their sidewalks as well, while you’re at it.

        Elevators in Colonial Village. My eye.

        • South Arlington

          Sounds like it’s actually Colonial Village, per that map. Kick them out of your civic association if you’re so embarassed of your own neighborhood.

          • bob

            COLONIAL VILLAGE DOESN’T HAVE ELEVATORS

  • SoCo Resident

    What is clear is the escalating crime in N. Arlington! More liquor licenses = more crime.

  • bob

    Dear Residents,

    Last weekend we had an unfortunate situation in regard to an intruder on the property who is piggybacking behind residents as they enter the courtyard gates. Be very cautious of your surroundings and if you notice anything out of the ordinary do not hesitate to call the Arlington County Police Non-Emergency number at 703-558-2222. If it is an Emergency, Dial 911. Arlington County Police has started foot patrol around our community in an attempt of catching the culprit.

    In addition, there was a property theft in the 1870 garage. Please make sure to remove all personal belongings from your car to avoid being targeted. To minimize future occurrences, Rosslyn Heights will be installing cameras in the coming months throughout the community to deter criminal activity.

    If you have any questions, please contact the office at 703-522-0700

    Regards,

    Christian Rawlings, Property Manager

    1804 N. Quinn Street 1820 N. Quinn Street
    Arlington, VA 22209
    703-522-0700 Tel
    703-525-5830 Fax

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