Crime Report: Carjacking Edition

by ARLnow.com July 14, 2011 at 9:09 am 3,927 28 Comments

This week’s Arlington County crime report contained an item seen only once or twice in the past year and a half. A couple was carjacked while parked in Pentagon City early Saturday morning.

CARJACKING, 07/09/11, 400 block of S. 12th Street. On July 9 at 1 am, a couple was sitting in a parked vehicle when two unknown men approached the car. The suspects opened the doors and demanded the victims exit. One suspect displayed a handgun and valuables were stolen from the victims. The suspects then drove off in the victim’s car. The car was later recovered in Maryland. The suspects were both African American men approximately 20 years old. One suspect was 5’9″, 140 lbs and wore a grey hooded sweatshirt. The second suspect was 5’5″, 140 lbs, and wore a grey hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.

On Friday, a man was arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer in front of his 11-year-old son.

ASSAULT ON POLICE-ARREST, 07/08/11, 4200 block of N. 2nd Road. On July 8 at 6 pm, a man was seen stealing a bicycle. During the investigation, the suspect assaulted a police officer in front of the suspect’s 11-year-old son. Manuel Antonio Alvarado, 28, of Washington D.C., was charged with Assault and Battery on Law Enforcement, Petit Larceny and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. He was held on a $2,500 bond.

Finally, early Sunday morning, a man allegedly cornered a woman at a bar in Ballston, then lifted her skirt and touched her underwear.

SEXUAL BATTERY, 07/10/11, 600 block of N. Glebe Road. On July 10 at 1:15 am, an unknown man cornered a woman at a bar and lifted her skirt, touching her underwear. The suspect is described as a white male with brown hair in his 20’s, 6′ and 180 lbs. He was wearing a blue polo shirt and jeans.

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

ROBBERY, 07/06/11, 900 block of S. George Mason Drive. On July 6 at 2:30 pm, an intoxicated man claimed that two unknown subjects stole money from him.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING-ARREST, 07/12/11, 1800 block of N. Lynn Street. On July 12 at 5 pm, a man assaulted another man regarding an argument over a woman. John Hogen, 33, of Arlington, was charged with Malicious Wounding. He was held without bond.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST, 07/09/11, 5500 block of S. 8th Road. On July 9 at 3:30 am, a woman tried to separate a couple fighting, and the male half broke her finger. Carlos Ernesto Cifuentes, 30, of Herndon, was charged with Assault and Battery. He was held on a $4,000 bond.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 07/10/11, 1800 block of N. Quinn Street. On July 10 at 11 am, a man assaulted a home health care worker.

PEEPING TOM-ARREST, 07/07/1, 200 block of N. Wayne Street. On July 6 at 11:30 pm, officers observed a man looking into occupied apartments. Selvin Perez-Lopez, 30, of Arlington, was charged with two counts of Peeping into an Occupied Dwelling.

GRAND LARCENY AUTO-ARREST, 07/07/11, 3800 block of S. Four Mile Run Drive. On July 7 at 2:50 pm, two men stole a dirt bike from a business. Police apprehended both suspects. Reginald Jacobs, 25, of Arlington, and Raymond Young, 21, of Arlington were both charged with Grand Larceny of an Automobile. Young was held on a $500 bond and Jacobs was held on a $1,500 bond.

BURGLARY, 07/06/11, 500 block of S. Courthouse Road. Between 8 am on July 4 and 8 pm on July 5, a subject entered an apartment and stole a computer and money.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY, 07/09/11, 1000 block of N. Fillmore Street. On July 9 at 1:20 am, an unknown subject entered a liquor store and stole alcohol. The alarm was set off and police responded but did not locate a suspect.

GRAND LARCENY, 07/12/11, 5000 block of Columbia Pike. On July 12 at 2:30 pm, several people created a distraction at a store while a third person snuck behind a counter and stole money from the business. The suspect that stole the money was a white Hispanic male in his 30’s, 5’8″ with a medium build wearing a zippered leather jacket, jeans and white shoes.

LARCENY (SERIES), 07/06/11, 2900 block of S. Glebe Road. On July 6 between 2 pm and 3 pm, an unknown subject stole items from at least two lockers at a gym. There is no suspect description.


7/06/11, VA XGJ6989, 1996 Dodge Caravan, green, 2600 block of S. Veitch Street
7/06/11, VA 632674, 2008 Honda motorcycle, black, 1400 block of S. 28th Street
7/07/11, VA YDC9258, 2002 Toyota Tacoma, black, 3800 block of S. 22nd Street
7/11/11, VA 20153Y, 2003 Toyota Corolla, silver, 1200 block of S. Scott Street
7/11/11, NY 68GJ99, 2006 Yamaha motorcycle, red, 1200 block of S. Eads Street
7/12/11, VA ZWY2672, 2000 Lexus sedan, black, 1800 block of N. 28th Street
7/12/11, MI BVW7758, 2008 Mercury SUV, light blue, 1600 block of S. Joyce Street

  • bob

    Hmm. Rosslyn Heights residents are now assaulting home health care workers? That is a change. Usually it is the low income thugs in the area who are mugging residents there, but I guess if you stay in the hood long enough you turn trashy too.

    • samsonite

      It’s always someone else’s fault.

    • Jennifer

      Not everyone who is low-income is a thug. What an ignorant thing to say.

      • bob

        which is why I used the term “low-income thugs” instead of “low-income” or “affordable housing residents”

        • steve85

          Describe “low income thugs” than

          • b0rk

            Multiple offender?

      • GoodGuy

        That is true. That’s dumb people for u

  • SomeGuy

    “…the suspect assaulted a police officer in front of the suspect’s 11-year-old son.”

    Is the 11 y/o son relevant here in the context of the crime? Doesn’t sound like the kid was involved, so it it reads like an extraneous detail thrown in by the county (not ArlNow) to paint the guy in a more negative light.

    • SomeGuy

      Correction: I see they charged him with “Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor,” so I guess the kid is relevant to the charge.

      • samsonite

        I’d say it’s relevant anyway.

        • SomeGuy

          Cool. Thanks for the info.

      • CW

        I did not realize until just now in light of this article (when I went and looked it up) that this constituted contributing to the delinquency of a minor. I thought that it always required facilitating the kid doing something illegal, e.g. buying booze for high school kids. This application of the charge seems to violate common sense, but is apparently par for the legal course.

        If you steal something in a park full of kids, do you get charged with dozens of counts of this?

  • NomNom

    I wonder what was stolen from that gym. All gyms have signs up saying lock your belongings. I have been guilty of forgetting my lock but making sure that nothing valuable was in my pockets, etc. It is a shame, and also kind of strange that a police report was filed.

    • Aaron

      Putting up a sign claiming to waive the establishment’s liability shouldn’t be an invitation to the criminal population to come loot the lockerroom. If a theft occurs, it ought to be reported.

      Not to get all slippery-slope on you, but if you recall, the LuluLemon murderess was suspected of lockerroom thefts in college and no one ever did anything about her.

      • NomNom

        No I do not recall, but I would say that is a very slippery slope. However, I suppose you are right about the report. Normally when I go to the gym, I want to get in and out, so waiting for the police to show would only work against my effort. What is even more of a shame is that I belong to that Gold’s Gym. They do have a sweet cardio theater.

  • FUNdamental

    Drunk preppy gets flirty late at night at a bar?


    • dude

      Cornering a woman at a bar and reaching up her skirt is being flirty? Maybe if you were in Tombstone, AZ around the 1880’s…

      • KalashniKEV

        I’m sure he thought he was past the flirting stage and was moving on to foreplay… that’s always a tricky transition!!

        • samsonite

          Usually, it’s easy to know that you’re not moving on to foreplay because you are, you know, still in a public place.

          • FUNdamental

            It was after 1:00 AM. He was probably drunk, and therefore stupid.

          • Tabby

            Most men, drunk or not, don’t think they can corner a woman, lift her skirt, and assault her.

          • FUNdamental

            So, you are saying there is a percentage of 20 something men, after drinking for several hours at a bar, will lift a skirt? I agree with you.

            Have you ever been to a bar in a college town after 1:00 AM on a weekend?

          • dude

            I’ve been drunk at a bar in numerous college town on numerous occasions in my college days and even in that state, lifting a womans skirt is not something that ever occurred to me as something that would be a good idea or an ok thing to do. If those are the kinds of “stupid” things you do when you drink, then you shouldn’t drink.

          • KalashniKEV

            I’m just nasty like that, gurl.

      • Smilla

        +1, dude.

  • CarsSuck

    the car was found in MARYLAND? wow, that’s a shocker!

  • JBross

    what happened in clarendon by the apple store on sunday?! There were TONS of cops in vest around mid-day.

    • There were two people suspected of using fake IDs, from what I heard. Nothing major, but I think they were having trouble locating the second suspect.


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