Crime Report: Middle School Car Thieves Edition

by ARLnow.com May 26, 2011 at 8:30 am 4,823 16 Comments

In this week’s Arlington County crime report, a 13-year-old and two 14-year-olds allegedly try to steal cars — during the day — on a busy residential street near Columbia Pike.

ATTEMPT GRAND LARCENY AUTO (SERIES)-ARREST, 05/21/11, the 1200 and 1300 block of S. Courthouse Road. On May 21 at 4:20 pm, three juvenile males were located attempted to steal several vehicles. One 13 year-old and two 14 year-olds were apprehended and taken to juvenile detention. Charges are pending.

Also in this week’s report, two drunk women in Ballston get in a fight over smoking.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 05/22/11, 4100 block of Fairfax Drive. On May 22 at 8 pm, two intoxicated woman argued over one of them smoking close to the building and one assaulted the other.

The rest of the crime report, after the jump.

ABDUCTION-ARREST, 05/20/11, 400 block of S. 15th Street. On May 19 at 11:30 pm, a couple had a disagreement, and the male assaulted the female and refused to let her leave his apartment. She eventually fled and contacted police. Edwin Lard, 35, of Arlington, was charged with Abduction. He was held on a $25,000 bond.

ROBBERY, 05/23/11, 1800 block of Lee Highway. On May 23 at 11:45 pm, a man called police and stated that he had been robbed. He stated that an unknown subject hit him with a fake handgun on his head and he ran. The victim’s belongings were recovered. The suspect is described as a teenage African American male, 5’8″ and 150 lbs. He was wearing all dark clothing and a knit mask.

ASSAULT ON POLICE-ARREST, 05/24/11, 1900 block of Columbia Pike. On May 24 at 12:30 am, a woman assaulted her live-in boyfriend. She also assaulted a police officer while being arrested. Michal Hancoff, 35, of Arlington, was charged with Assault and Battery on Law Enforcement and Domestic Assault and Battery. She was released on her own recognizance.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST,05/19/11, 4200 block of Wilson Boulevard. On May 19 at 8:20 pm, a security guard stopped two women for shoplifting. They returned the items but spit on him as they were leaving. Nicole Candice Jones, 18, of Landover, MD, was charged with Assault and Battery. Charges are also pending for the 17 year-old female that was involved.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST, 05/21/11, 4300 block of N. Carlin Springs Road. On May 21 at 2 am, a group of men followed a man from a bar to his parked car. One suspect assaulted the victim while another vehicle drove up. A man got out of the suspect vehicle and drove off in the victim’s car. Two men were located by police, and one was charged. The victim’s vehicle is still missing. Paulos Araya, 20, of Annandale, was charged with Assault and Battery. He was released on his own recognizance.

SEXUAL BATTERY, 05/20/11, 1200 block of S. Highland Street. On May 20 at 6:45 pm, a woman was walking her dog when an unknown man rode up behind her on a bicycle and grabbed her buttocks. The suspect is described as a white Hispanic male wearing a white t-shirt, light blue shorts with white trim and white sneakers.

BURGLARY, 05/20/11, 400 block of N. Thomas Street. On May 20 between 11:20 am and 3:30 pm, an unknown person entered an apartment and stole various items. There are no known suspects.

BURGLARY, 05/21/11, 2300 block of S. Columbus Street. On May 20 between 2 pm and 3 pm, an unknown person stole cash and checks from a residence. A white Hispanic male in his 40’s asked the elderly victim to look at something in her backyard, and she left her front door unlocked. The victim believes another person entered her house at that time.

BURGLARY, 05/23/11, 2100 block of N. Monroe Street. Between noon on May 22, and 9 am on May 23, an unknown person entered an apartment and stole jewelry. There are no known suspects.

BURGLARY, 05/23/11, 4100 block of N. Thomas Street. On May 23 between 3:30 pm and 5 pm, an unknown person entered an apartment and stole video games. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 05/23/11, 1100 block of N. Taylor Street. Between May 17, and 7:45 pm on May 23, a person broke into a secure room and stole various items.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 05/23/11, 4300 block of N. Henderson Road. Between 5 pm on May 20, and 9 am on May 23, an unknown subject entered a vacant apartment through a window and stole tools. There are no known suspects.

UTTERING-ARREST,05/19/11, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street. On May 19 at 4 pm, two men used counterfeit bills to purchase items at the mall. The suspects were apprehended by police. Denvan Landon-McNeill, 20, of Laurel, MD, and DaLonte Washington, 20, of Washington D.C., were both charged with Uttering False Bank Notes. They were each held on a $2,500 bond.


5/18/11, VA 560793, 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle, black, 1600 block of S. Eads Street

5/19/11, FL NCP7D, 2007 Mercedes Benz SUV, black, 600 block of S. 15th Street

5/21/11, MD 30837M4, 2000 Ford Expedition, silver, 1400 block of N. Buchanan Street

5/21/11, MD 2AD4712, 1997 Jaguar XJ6, green, 4300 block of Carlin Springs Road

5/22/11, VA KBY5642, 2003 Ford E250 van, white, 1000 block of S. Frederick Street

5/22/11, Untagged, 1999 Tonas scooter, black, 1300 block of N. Troy Street

  • bob

    Really, if we could stop everyone from PG county from coming here, crime would drop about 75%

    • Arlington Native

      How do you figure that? More of the apprehended criminals in this report were from Northern VA.

      “Edwin Lard, 35, of Arlington, was charged with Abduction.”

      “Michal Hancoff, 35, of Arlington, was charged with Assault and Battery on Law Enforcement and Domestic Assault and Battery.”

      “Paulos Araya, 20, of Annandale, was charged with Assault and Battery.”

      • dynaroo

        Smoking leads to crime.

  • JamesE

    I am surprised at how many stolen cars there are each week, I am glad my vehicle has the anti-theft device known as a manual transmission.

    • BCR


    • R. Griffon

      Mine has an anti-theft device known as being a P.o.S.

    • Steve

      I think people with the knowledge of how to strip a car for its parts can manage to drive a manual transmission. I would love for automatics to be banned if we’re going tobe banning things, because it would keep the most incompetent people off of the road.

  • Rosslynite

    Yea! Catfight!

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      • Rosslynite

        That is not quite how I imagined it. LOL.

  • Steve

    If you didn’t have smoking bans, people could just smoke indoors, and those who don’t want to be around it, don’t have to be around it. When you make bans, people will smoke outdoors. If you dont’ like that, get rid of the bans and act like adults and avoid places where they allow smoking, like people (like me) have to avoid places with loud music, to protect their hearing.

    • dynaroo

      Hey Steve, nice try, but most people are fine with the ban and people smoking outdoor.

      • Steve

        Most people who don’t mind nanny states and need to be told how to live their lives, like they are children.

        I really hope any form of loud music gets banned, because it’s bad for hearing.

        Should you have to be an adult and avoid it? I guess not, if the government needs to treat people like children, and people are sheep and have no problem with being told what to do by the government.

        Enjoy being a sheep.

        • Z

          Hey look, a red herring!

  • imissTX

    How many weeks running do we have the drive-by (well, bike-by) buttocks grabbing now? It seems like I see it every week.

    • 2 girls 1 cup

      Its the season for butt squeezin’


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