Arlington, VA

This week’s Arlington County crime report features a Rosslyn Holiday Inn guest who’s accused of firing a gun at what he “thought” was an intruder in his room. As police dryly noted, “there was no intruder.”

RECKLESS HANDLING OF A FIREARM-ARREST 03/01/11, 1900 block of Ft. Myer Drive. On March 1 at 12:45 am, a man in a hotel though there was an intruder in his room and fired a round from a handgun. There was no intruder, and no hotel patrons were injured. Russell Wooten, 60, of Vienna, West Virginia, was charged with Reckless Handling of a Firearm and Released on a summons to appear in court.

Last weekend two men were arguing on Washington Boulevard, two blocks from the Clarendon Metro, when police say one hit the other in the face with a beer bottle. The perp was wearing an orange Syracuse basketball jersey, cops say. Also of note: the Syracuse men’s basketball team defeated Georgetown earlier in the day in a game played in D.C.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING 02/27/11, 3200 block of Washington Boulevard. On February 27 at midnight, two men argued. One struck the other in the face with a beer bottle. The suspect is described as white male in late 20’s, 5’8″ with an average build. He was wearing an orange Syracuse University basketball jersey.

The rest of the crime report, after the jump.

ROBBERY 02/27/11, 3500 block of S. Stafford Street. On February 27 at 1:30 am, two unknown men forced a male victim to withdrawal money from an ATM. The victim was also assaulted. The suspects were both African American men in their late 20’s wearing dark clothing. One suspect was 6′ to 6’5″ and 240 lbs with a goatee. The other suspect was 6′ tall and wore a ski mask.

ROBBERY 03/01/11, 100 block of N. Wayne Street. On March 1 at 10:15 pm, a woman was walking on a bike trail when an unknown man ran up from behind her and took her purse from her hands. The suspect was a white Hispanic male, 5’2″ and 120 lbs. He was wearing dark clothing.

ARSON 02/26/11, 4400 block of Four Mile Run Drive. On February 26 at 10 pm, an unknown man was seen set a vehicle on fire and flee the scene. The fire department responded to the fire and is investigating. The suspect is described as a white Hispanic male, 5’5″ and 165 lbs, wearing all dark clothing.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY 02/27/11, 6800 block of Little Falls Road. On February 27 at 4:45 pm, a woman observed a woman park a vehicle and throw trash onto the street. The witness confronted the suspect, and the suspect assaulted her before driving away. The suspect is described as a white female in her 20’s with blond hair, 5’10” and 150 lbs. She was wearing a white t-shirt and gray sweatpants.

PEEPING TOM 02/24/11, 1500 block of N. Rhodes Street. On February 24 at 10:45 pm, an unknown man was seen looking into an apartment window. The suspect fled when a person inside the apartment screamed. The suspect was a man approximately 5’11” tall with a skinny build. He was wearing a hat.

BURGLARY 02/23/11, 700 block of N. Jackson Street. On February 23 at 11:45 am, a window was found broken on the basement level of a house. No items were stolen. There are no known suspects.

BURGLARY 03/01/11, 5900 block of Wilson Boulevard. On February 25 between 1 pm and 2:30 pm, an unknown person stole jewelry from a room at an assisted living facility.

ATTEMPT BURGLARY 02/23/11, 5100 block of N. 37th Road. Between 3 pm on February 18, and 10:30 am on February 19, an unknown subject attempted to break into a residence through a basement window. There is no suspect description.

ATTEMPT BURGLARY 02/26/11, 2700 block of S. Arlington Ridge Road. On February 26 at 8 am, an unknown person attempted to enter a residence by breaking a piece of plexi-glass off a window. Entry was not gained and not items were stolen. There is no suspect description.

GRAND LARCENY AUTO-ARREST 02/26/11, Rt. 110 Southbound at the Pentagon. On February 26 at 2 am, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle reported stolen out of Georgia. The driver was also wanted on multiple charges from another jurisdiction. Jose Antonio Rodriguez, 40, of no fixed address, was charged with Grand Larceny of an Automobile, No Operator’s License, False ID to Avoid Prosecution and Fugitive from Justice. He was held without bond.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 02/23/11, 800 block of Army Navy Drive. On February 23 between 7:45 pm and 9 pm, a suspect broke into at least two vehicles in a mall parking garage. Various items were stolen. There are no known suspects.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 03/01/11, 500 block of S. 15th Street. On March 1 between 3 am and 6:30 am, an unknown suspect broke into at least eight vehicles in the same parking garage. An additional vehicle was stolen from the garage in the same time period. There is no suspect description.

STOLEN AUTO 2/24/11 VA XJS2481 2006 Audi sedan, blue 1000 block of N. Daniel Street

STOLEN AUTO 2/27/11 PA PZ505M 2003 Volkswagen Jetta, red 1000 block of N. Quincy Street

STOLEN AUTO 2/28/11 FL Y27680 2009 Suzuki motorcycle, blue 4500 block of Four Mile Run Drive

STOLEN AUTO 3/01/11 VA XNV7485 2008 Mazda 3 sedan, blue 500 block of S. 15th Street


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