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Crime Report: Unlocked Vehicles Edition

by ARLnow.com March 24, 2011 at 8:31 am 2,050 29 Comments

Apparently there are quite a few people who leave their cars unlocked at night. Otherwise the next two crime report items would not be possible.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 03/18/11, 3500 block of N. 3rd Road and the 200 block of N. Irving Street. Between 9 pm on March 17 and 6:30 am on March 18, an unknown subject entered at least nine unlocked vehicles and rifled through each. There are no known suspects.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 03/18/11, 4400 blocks of N. 16th and N. 17th Streets. Between 6:30 pm on March 17, and 9 am on March 18, an unknown person entered at least four unlocked vehicles in the same area. There is no suspect description.

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

ROBBERY 03/23/11, 2300 block of N. 11th Street. On March 23 at 3 am, a cab driver drove three unknown men into Arlington from Washington D.C. When he attempted to make change for the fare, one suspect took all of the cab driver’s money. The suspects then fled. They are described as white Hispanic males in their 20’s.

ATTEMPT MALICIOUS WOUNDING-ARREST 03/16/11, the Unit block of N. Thomas Street. On March 16 at 1:50 pm, a woman threatened the father of her child with a knife. She then damaged his vehicle with the knife. Jessica Owens, 24, of Arlington, was charged with Attempted Malicious Wounding. She was held without bond.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST 03/16/11, 4400 block of Wilson Boulevard. On March 16 at 10:30 pm, an intoxicated woman assaulted another female. Sonya Raftari, 20, of Springfield, was charged with Assault and Battery and Possession of Alcohol by a Minor. She was held on a $2,000 bond.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST 03/17/11, 2100 block of Lee Highway. On March 17 at 7:45 pm, one man assaulted another after a road rage incident. Jamal Redman, 21, of Waldorf, MD, was charged with Assault and Battery. He was released on a summons.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST 03/18/11, 1200 block of N. Veitch Street. On March 18 at 12:30 am, two residents of an apartment building assaulted the building security guard. Erik Robertson, 21, and Arthur Goundar, 23, both of Arlington, were charged with Assault and Battery. They were each held on a $1,250 bond.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST 03/19/11, 3200 block of Lee Highway. On March 19 at 3:40 pm, a manager of a car lot stated that he was assaulted by a repossession agent. Charles George, 27, of Laurel, MD, was charged with Assault and Battery and released on a summons.

BURGLARY 03/17/11, 100 block of S. Garfield Street. On March 17 at 11 am, a homeowner was in the backyard when an unknown man walked in his house and stole his wallet. The suspect fled when confronted. He was an African American male wearing a long sleeve gray shirt.

BURGLARY 03/18/11, 1500 block of N. Utah Street. On March 18 between 9 am and 4 pm, an unknown person broke into a residence and searched rooms without stealing anything noticeable. There are no known suspects.

BURGLARY 03/21/11, 5000 block of S. 23rd Street. Between 5 pm on March 17, and 8:30 am on March 18, an unknown person broke into a residence under construction and stole tools. There are no known suspects.

BURGLARY 03/22/11, 2100 block of Jefferson Davis Highway. Between 11:30 am on March 18, and 7:30 pm on March 21, an unknown person broke into an apartment and stole various items. There are no known suspects.

ATTEMPT BURGLARY 03/19/11, 1200 block of S. Columbus Street. Between midnight on March 5, and 4 pm on March 18, an unknown subject attempted to forcibly gain entry to a residence without success. There is no suspect description.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY 03/19/11, 4000 block of S. Four Mile Run Drive. Between 5:30 pm on March 18, and 10 am on March 19, an unknown subject broke into an automotive shop and stole numerous items. There is no suspect description.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 03/16/11, 1300 block of N. Stafford Street. On March 16 between 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm, an unknown person broke into two vehicles in the same parking garage. Though the cars were rifled through, no items were stolen. There is no suspect description.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 03/17/11, 4700 block of Chesterfield Road. On March 17 between 7:45 pm and 8:10 pm, an unknown person broke into two vehicles in the same parking lot and stole various items. There is no suspect description.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES) 03/20/11, 1700 block of N. Glebe Road. On March 20 between 3:30 am and 4:30 am, an unknown person broke into at least two vehicles in the same parking lot. Various items were stolen. There are no known suspects.

STOLEN AUTO 3/18/11 VA KHV1816 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe, silver 4400 block of N. 17th Street

STOLEN AUTO 3/21/11 DC DF2504 2000 Toyota Camry, black 4900 block of Yorktown Boulevard

STOLEN AUTO 3/22/11 VA 641576 2007 Honda motorcycle, blue 2300 block of S. 24th Road

STOLEN AUTO 3/22/11 NY 84FV64 2007 Yamaha motorcycle, blue 1400 block of S. Joyce Street

STOLEN AUTO 3/23/11 AL 38C17H8 1998 Jeep Cherokee, white 2000 block of S. Eads Street

  • Deb

    It is better to leave nothing of value in the car and the car unlocked … than to lock it and have vandals break windows to get into the car. Our experience any how.

    • S

      Completely agree. Those back windows are expensive.

    • Ben

      Agree – my friends window was smashed the other night. The thief ended up only stealing darts.

      $100 window > cheap darts

  • NPGMBR

    Wow, people really leave their vehicles unlocked? I assume its done by mistake but it kinda hard to belive its unintentional when so many were unlocked at the same location.

    • Burger

      I typically never lock my doors unless I leave something of value in my car. It is a 15 year old jeep wrangler so it wouldn’t be that hard to get in if it was lock so why bother letting them damage my soft top when they can get in to the car by opening the door and rifling through my various grocery receipts.

      • NPGMBR

        I totally understand. I owned an Geo Tracker a very long time ago and did the same. But I doubt that all the folks in that area have Wranglers.

  • Aaron

    Wow, only a single alcohol-related incident from the evening of March 17th? Hooray Arlington!

    • TryTheTacos

      Yeah – that’s my same thought. Maybe having the fire marshall out enforcing the max occupancy helped?

  • charlie

    the crime report is only “highlights” chosen by their PIO.

  • NOVApologist

    Thefts from unlocked cars have been a problem in my neighborhood for the past year. It hasn’t been a one-time spree like those in the reports. More like someone who checks all the cars in the neighborhood on a regular basis to see who has forgotten to lock their’s for the night. We can’t decide if it is local teens, homeless, or that skateboarding dude with the long red hair.

    • Crabhands

      “We can’t decide if it is local teens, homeless, or that skateboarding dude with the long red hair.”

      That is hilarious. What other crazy thoughts are in that head of yours? I’d like to subscribe to your newsletter.

      • Burger

        Why would you say that. Same thing happens in my neighborhood about once a year in the spring and I would think it is highly likely teens with nothing to do or homeless person wandering through the neighborhood.

        • South Arlington

          I’d think it’s far more likely its organized criminal teams doing it.

        • Crabhands

          “…I would think it is highly likely teens with nothing to do or homeless person wandering through the neighborhood.”

          Based on nothing more than an active imagination? Maybe it was YOU in the cellar with the candlestick?

          • NOVApologist

            I and my neighbors have based our assumptions on the fact that local teens, homeless, and the long red haired dude with the skateboard are the people who have been regularly seen on our block at weird hours. Also on the fact that spare change is the only thing being lifted, and that none of the residents of our tony 22207 neighborhood appear desperate enough to need spare change. But if you have some better ideas, Matlock, I would love to hear them.

          • Crabhands

            Matlock reporting for duty.
            “… local teens, homeless, and the long red haired dude with the skateboard are the people who have been regularly seen on our block at weird hours.”

            And who is seeing them? Who is witnessing this suspicious activity? Others who are awake and active AT WEIRD HOURS!

            I think we have established that you live in a neighborhood full of folks who take delight in sneaking around at weird hours taking the change out of each others cars and blaming it on gingers.

          • Thes

            It is well known that ginger kids have no souls and can only be about at odd, darkened hours.

          • Burger

            So my 60 year old neighbor that works for BOA and lives in a 850k house is breaking into unlocked coars and taking pocket change? Well, Watson sounds like an interesting theory but let’s look at it in a more practical suspects.

          • South Arlington

            Considering 5 of the crimes listed here happened in your “tony” 22207 zip code, including 2 violent crimes, I wouldn’t continue thinking criminals aren’t targeting your apparently crime ridden neighborhood. In fact, it could be said that 22207 dominated the crime report this week. The better idea, Columbo, is that organized criminal teams that normally boost cars (of which 22207 had 2 this week) and break into cars did it.

          • NOVApologist

            Thanks for the insight, Jessica Fletcher, but I don’t imagine that organized criminal teams would be leaving behind GPS units and iPods (or the cars themselves). Much more likely a crime of opportunity by somebody that can use a pile of nickels, dimes, pennies, and quarters but doesn’t have the ability to fence hot electronics.

          • Burger

            This post makes me laugh. What serios crime are you talking about the repo man assaulting some guy that didn’t pay his car bill or the one where someone stole a 2000 campy. I doubt someone from South Arlington wants to play tit for tat on crimes with North Arlington.

          • CW

            I’m just going to make my usual requisite comment which is that North Arlington crimes show up on these reports because people in North Arlington actually report crimes.

          • winner

            HAHAHAHAH “Tony” in 22207? Please stop, my abs hurt from laughing. How about “bland” and “old housing stock”. Tony? Really. Someone needs to get out more. wow.

          • South Arlington

            Re: Burger, don’t forget the malicious wounding/assault, a string of car break-ins, and 2 car thefts. 22207 really isn’t all that nice, just look at the tiny, freeway straddling homes in Westover next to the low income housing along Patrick Henry. Certainly wouldn’t call it “tony”.

          • NOVApologist

            “the tiny, freeway straddling homes in Westover next to the low income housing along Patrick Henry”

            That sounds like 22205 to me.

  • AbeFroman

    Good lord, we have put way too much thought into this. Its prolly some homeless guy. Don’t be careless and leave your car open. End of story.

  • Elizabeth

    Why are you trolling so hard on NOVApologist? When they caught the guy who stole my car from 22201 he left behind items from many cars he rifled through along the way. He was “of no fixed address” and I will assure you he was not part of a criminal team. In fact, dear Darryl Jones has hit my, and surrounding, neighborhood several times in between jail stints.

    So yes, homeless people indeed do rifle through cars and occasionally steal them. I don’t know about gingers though…

  • Umm

    Could it be a homeless ginger??

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