Crime Report: Four Charged With Cell Phone Robbery

by ARLnow.com June 30, 2011 at 8:58 am 4,615 38 Comments

How many people does it take to steal a cell phone and some cash in Ballston? Four, according to this week’s Arlington County crime report.

ROBBERY-ARREST, 06/23/11, 1100 block of N. Stafford Street. On June 22 at 11 pm, four men confronted and assaulted a man walking down the street. They stole his phone and some currency. Police located the suspects. Taha Bencherki, 20, of Washington D.C., Garland Mines, 25, of no fixed address, D’Lonte Fuller, 21, of Arlington, and Lamont Russ, 21 of Arlington, we all charged with Robbery. They were held without bond.

As always, suspects mentioned in the police department’s crime report are innocent until proven guilty. The rest of this week’s report, after the jump.

ATTEMPT ROBBERY, 06/26/11, 2300 block of N. 11th Street. On June 26 at 1 am, two women were walking when a man on a bicycle approached them from behind. The suspect rode up to one of the women and attempted to pull her purse off her shoulder. The victim struggled and the suspect rode off. The suspect was of an unknown race and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and long pants.ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 06/27/11, 2700 block of Clarendon Boulevard. On June 26 at 11 pm, a woman’s boyfriend assaulted her and physically removed her and her child from his apartment.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST, 06/2711, 1000 block of S. Frederick Street. On June 27 at 4 pm, a woman was assaulted by a man known to her. Warren Bouknight, 63, of Arlington, was charged with Assault and Battery and released on a summons to appear in court.

MISSILE INTO A DWELLING, 06/27/11, 1800 block of Columbia Pike. On June 27 at 11:20 am, an unknown subject threw a small type of smoke bomb into an occupied apartment. The victim was not injured and there are no known suspects.

BURGLARY, 06/22/11, 4300 block of Lee Highway. Between 11 pm on June 20 and 4 pm on June 22, an unknown subject entered an apartment and stole money. There are no known suspects.

BURGLARY, 06/22/11, 1000 block of N. Stafford Street. On June 22 between 4:40 pm and 7:40 pm, an unknown person broke into an apartment and stole numerous items. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY-ARREST, 06/22/11, 3200 block of S. 24th Road. On June 22 at 10:30 pm, a man broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and assaulted her. Officers located the suspect, who was also wanted out of another jurisdiction. Timothy Ross, 51, of Arlington, was charged with Burglary. He was held without bond.

BURGLARY, 06/23/11, 3000 block of Spout Run Parkway. On June 23 at 3:30, an unknown male walked into an unlocked apartment. He fled when the elderly resident screamed. The suspect was a man with a dark complexion wearing a tan coat and dark pants.

BURGLARY, 06/23/11, 500 block of S. 14th Road. On June 23 between 6:30 pm and 11 pm, an unknown person broke into an apartment and stole several items. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 06/24/11, 4500 block of N. 19th Road. On June 24 between 6 am and 2 pm, an unknown subject entered a house through a basement window. No items were stolen and there are no known suspects.

BURGLARY, 06/24/11, 1200 block of S. Eads Street. On June 24 at 9 pm, apartment residents discovered a burglary occurred. Various items were taken and there are no known suspects.

BURGLARY, 06/25/11, 1400 block of S. 21st Street. A resident stated that between 10 pm on June 24, and 6:30 am on June 25, an unknown subject stole some cash from his home office. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 06/25/11, 1400 block of S. 22nd Street. On June 25 between noon and 9 pm, an unknown person forcibly entered a house and stole electronics. There are no known suspects.

BURGLARY, 06/26/11, 900 block of S. 28th Street. Between 6 pm on June 24 and 11 am on June 26, an unknown person stole a safe from a residence. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 06/27/11, 2500 block of S. Hayes Street. On June 27 between 8:30 am and 7:30 pm, an unknown person broke into a residence and stole jewelry. There are no known suspects.


6/23/11, Untagged, 2006 Honda scooter, white, 2700 block of S. 8th Street
6/25/11, FL 907LNN, 2002 Dodge Ram, silver, 1800 block of N. Quinn Street
6/23/11, Untagged, 2005 KC Power Sports dirt bike, red, 2400 block of S. Glebe Road
6/28/11, VA XTR6601, 2002 Jeep Cherokee, white, 1300 block of S. Taylor Street

  • bob

    as usual, you are ignoring the Rosslyn Heights crime reports:

    Wheels were jacked off an Infiniti G37x and Chevy z71 pickup on Saturday night. Broken glass to, so something else was stolen.

    1800 block of N. Scott St.

    I’m sure ARLNOW thinks it is Colonial Village, but Colonial Village doesn’t have underground parking…

    • david

      How is he ignoring it when he’s simply copying the police report that’s released by the County?

    • JamesE

      one less G35/G37 that tries to race me at every stoplight, thank god for those wheel thieves.

      • charlie

        OMG, I thought I was the only one. They’ve raced me in my late 90’s European econobox.
        I think the G35/G37 is the equivalant of the big SUV — making up for something.
        just sayin…

        • Maybe Future G37 Owner

          Maybe they just took off fast…not necessarily racing you.

          I like the G37. It’s a nice looking car. And sure, it is not the winner in either the sport or luxery/comfort class, but it is a good combination of both. I could take or leave the exhaust sound. I don’t find it obnoxious, and it doesn’t sound like a vacuum cleaner (at least none that I’ve heard).

      • CW

        I can’t help but laugh every time I hear a VQ-powered car go by…sounds like a vacuum cleaner…whaaaaaaaaaa

        • JamesE

          yeah I really dislike the exhaust note

          • CW

            I would rather have whistle tips than the VQ exhaust…they go WOOOO WOOOO BUT DATS ONLY IN DA MO’NIN!!

          • JamesE

            Bubb Rubb is my hero. The irony of me talking about annoying exhausts is I just got an aftermarket one and it was a lot louder than the youtube videos made it seem, but at least it is an aggressive v8 and not vacuum sound.

          • CW

            Judging from your past posts, I’m going to guess you have a new ss camaro, probably yellow, and you just put magnaflows on it. Am I right, or am I right?

          • JamesE

            negative, think other chevy with v8

          • CW


          • JamesE

            I do like the look of the new Camaros though, they just need a slight diet.

          • CW

            And windows.

      • R.Griffon

        What kind of idiot tries to race in a densely populated area like this, with all of the traffic, buses, bikes, pedestrians, etc?

        Oh right. The same kind of idiot that thinks a G35/7 is anything special. GT-R or GTFO.

        • charlie

          i routinely take my car over 100 on I-395. the road is built to handle those speeds and so is my car. and i’m not that old my reflexes are fine. i do relegate these efforts to the express lanes, though.

          • doodly

            I expect – and hope – we see you in one of these police reports. But for reckless driving, not manslaughter.

            Grow up before you kill someone.

          • CW

            Pretty funny that, here in “the land of the free”, us beer-drinking and hell-raising freedom-loving red-blooded Americans aren’t allowed to drive over 70, but those wimpy pansy socialists across the pond and their nanny states are allowed to go as fast as they see fit.

            That said, of course, driving fast when someone isn’t expecting it (as opposed to where everyone is going that fast) is dangerous because people are obviously caught off guard.

  • StealMYCAR

    Anyone want a free 2004 audi A6?? you inherit some small problems, but basically get a free car (minus the $3k you’re going to have to sink into it)…I get insurance settlement and get to go get a new car with zero problems.

    • BerryBerryCold

      Plus whatever Arlington determines the car to be “worth’ then charges the car tax.

      Nothing is free in life.

    • CrystalMikey

      Nah…I’d prefer an A4 for our smaller Arl streets.

      • BerryBerryCold

        B6 A4 – manual is fun to drive. Even the turbo 4 cylinder.

        • JamesE

          manual is the only way to go, I will drive manual until the day I die unless the next generation of my car comes with a dual clutch paddle shift.

          • CrystalMikey

            Exactly. My current car (VW GTI) has that type of transmission.

          • ShirliMan

            My prior car was a manual. I loved it, except when sitting in stop and go traffice on 395 to 14th St bridge every morning. As long as I have that commute, I stick to automatics.

          • charlie

            join the car and driver blog here:

            and on facebook.

          • BerryBerryCold

            It’s still not the same. I just don’t like paddle shifters, I’ve tried some clutch-less manuals, and I like being able to rest my hand on the shifter and know exactly what gear I’m in.

            Maybe someone will make a clutch-less manual with a shifter?

          • CW

            I’m surprised no one has done that. Just as you can have drive-by-wire where the wheel is really just an artifact and it is not necessary for it to be wheel-shaped in control terms, you could easily have a shifter follow the traditional pattern with some resistance built in for feel, but which actuates the clutchless manual as it is moved into the different positions.

    • p-li

      i want your car! 😉

  • bob

    I’d agree – both the G37 and z71 are serious douche-bag cars. So maybe it was anti-car vigilantes that stole 8 wheels and left the cars on blocks.

    Or perhaps Arlington PD doesn’t consider them theft. Given that they don’t report bicycle thefts on the crime report either…..

  • Southeast Jerome

    Arlington be the hood yo!!! hah

  • BerryBerryCold

    1100 block of N Stafford is a safe neighborhood – 1 block from W-L HS.

  • ThereISaidIt

    Not when you’ve got people like D’Lonte and Lamont walking around it.

    • D’Lonte Baby Mama

      I know dats right.

    • Midge S

      Remember,innocent until proven guilty!

  • Roquer

    I don’t think this is too bad….11 burglaries w/1 arrest in 5 days. Heck, DC, right across the river had more killings than that in the same time frame!!

  • Midge S

    Remember, innocent until PROVEN guilty.


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