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Crime Report: Unusual Assaults Edition

In this week’s Arlington County crime report, an argument in Alcova Heights turned violent when one man threw his cell phone at another man’s face.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 06/29/11, 3700 block of S. 5th Street. On June 29 at 5 pm, a man threw a cell phone at another man during an argument, striking him on the face.

That same day, a suspect on a motorcycle struck a parking aide with the bike’s wheel as she was trying to write a ticket.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY WITH A VEHICLE, 06/29/11, 1300 block of S. Joyce Street. On June 29 at 9 am, a parking aide was writing a ticket when the owner of a motorcycle confronted him. The suspect left the scene on the motorcycle, striking the parking aide with the motorcycle wheel. The suspect is known.

Then, on the Fourth of July, a man wounded a movie theater employee in Ballston after he was not allowed to bring food into the theater.

UNLAWFUL WOUNDING-ARREST, 07/04/11, 4200 block of Wilson Boulevard. On July 4 at 4 pm, a man assaulted a movie theater employee when the employee would not allow him to bring food into a movie. Police located the suspect. Franklin Parker, 55, of no fixed address, was charged with Unlawful Wounding. He was held without bond.

After the jump, a more serious assault: a woman is hit in the head with a hammer after she tried to stop a vehicle break-in.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 07/04/11, 2700 block of S. Nelson Street. On July 4 at 10 pm, a woman interrupted a man breaking into a U-Haul truck. He struck her in the head with a hammer and fled. The suspect is described as an African American male in his 40’s. He was wearing a black t-shirt and jeans.

SEXUAL BATTERY, 07/02/11, 1300 block of N. Veitch Street. On July 2 at 12:30 am, a woman was walking while talking on her cell phone. An unknown male approached her from behind and put his hand up her skirt. The man then ran down the street. He is described as a white Hispanic male in his mid-30’s, 5’2″ and 150 lbs. He was wearing a white dress shirt and black pants.

SEXUAL BATTERY, 07/05/11, 2800 block of S. Columbus Street. On July 5 at 10 am, a woman was walking when an unknown man walked up to her and grabbed her breast. The suspect then ran from the area. He is described as a white male in his mid-20’s, 5’6″ and 165 lbs with brown hair and green eyes. He was wearing a white shirt, navy shorts, white shoes and a white baseball cap.

ROBBERY, 07/03/11, 900 block of Army Navy Drive. On July 3 at 4 pm, a woman was walking down an alley when a dark colored sedan pulled up beside her. A man exited the car and stole cash from the victim while assaulting her. The suspect then fled in the car, which was being drive by a second subject. The suspect is described as an African American male in his 20’s, 5’9″ and 160 lbs. He was wearing a white t-shirt and jeans.

ROBBERY, 07/04/11, 900 block of N. Taylor Street. On July 4 at 4 pm, three teenage African American males walked into a phone repair store. One subject implied he had a weapon and then subjects stole a phone. They then fled the store.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY-ARREST, 07/02/11, 3200 block of N. 10th Street. On July 2 at 3 am, police responded to an alarm at a car dealership. Two suspects were seen on the property and police apprehended one. The 16 year-old male was taken to juvenile detention and charges are pending.

GRAND LARCENY-ARREST, 07/04/11, 1600 block of N. Queen Street. On July 4 at 5 am, a witness saw two men tampering with a moped suspected of being stolen. Police located both suspects. John Sanders, 49, of Washington D.C., was charged with Grand Larceny, Larceny with Intent to Sell and Possession of Burglarious Tools. He was held on a $4,000 bond. Aleksander Jovcic, 21, of Washington D.C., was charged with Grand Larceny and released on his own recognizance.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES), 07/01/11, 800 block of Army Navy Drive. On July 1 between 7 pm and 7:45 pm, an unknown subject broke into at least two vehicles in a mall parking garage. Several items were stolen. There are no known suspects.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES)-ARREST, 06/28/11, 3000 block of Columbia Pike. On June 28 at 6 pm, a man was found going through unlocked vehicles and stealing items from within. Oscar Ortega Ortega, 21, of Alexandria, was charged with two counts of Grand Larceny, two counts of Grand Larceny with the Intent to Sell, and two counts of Trespassing in a Motor Vehicle. He was held without bond.


6/29/11, VA JHJ8794, 2003 Toyota Tacoma, red, 4800 block of S. 1st Street

7/02/11, VA XET1527, 1996 Saturn SLR, green, 1000 block of S. Frederick Street

7/02/11, CT 917SF0, 1999 Chrysler Concorde, blue, 800 block of Army Navy Drive

7/04/11, VA JXK1507, 2001 Toyota Camry, silver, 4500 block of S. Four Mile Run Drive

7/05/11, Untagged, 2011 Ford Explorer, silver, 1900 block of S. Bell Street

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