Crime Report: Bus Driver Assaults Women

by ARLnow.com July 21, 2011 at 9:00 am 4,479 49 Comments

Last Wednesday, according to the latest Arlington County crime report, a bus driver assaulted two women after one of the women tossed a drink at him.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST, 07/13/10, 800 block of N. Randolph Street. On July 13 at 1:15 pm, a bus driver assaulted two women after one of the women threw a soda at him. Joseph Milliner, 40, of Temple Hills, MD, was charged with two counts of Assault and Battery. He was released on his own recognizance.

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

CARJACKING, 07/13/10, 1100 block of S. 18th Street. On July 13 at 10:30 pm, a woman driving with a female passenger pulled into a residential garage. When they exited the vehicle, two unknown men approached displaying handguns. The suspects stole their purses and drove off in the vehicle. The suspects are described as African American men in their late teens to early 20’s. They were wearing dark clothing and masks covering their faces. The vehicle was later recovered in Washington D.C.

BRANDISHING-ARREST, 07/15/11, 4800 block of S. 28th Street. On July 15 at 12:10 am, two male roommates argued and one brandished a loaded weapon at the other. Jared Broach, 26, of Arlington, was charged with Brandishing a Weapon. He was released on his own recognizance.

ROBBERY, 07/14/10, 800 block of S. Florida Street. On July 13 at 11 pm, a man was sitting in a park playing a game on his cell phone when two suspects assaulted him and stole his phone. The suspects are both African American males.

ROBBERY, 07/17/11, 4200 block of N. Pershing Drive. On July 17 at 6 am, an intoxicated man was taken to the hospital with injuries he stated occurred during a robbery. The victim said that two unknown men assaulted him and stole his phone and cash. There is no suspect description.

ROBBERY, 07/18/11, 4300 block of Wilson Boulevard. On July 17 at 11:30 pm, a restaurant manager was closing up the office and two unknown men gained access to the office. One displayed a handgun and demanded money. Once the suspects received cash, they fled. The only description of the suspects is that they were men wearing all dark clothing with ski masks covering their faces.

ROBBERY, 07/19/11, 1700 block of Wilson Boulevard. On July 19 at 4:30 pm, a woman was walking when an unknown man rode past her on a bicycle. He pulled her purse from her shoulder and continued. The suspect is described as an African American male with long dreadlocks wearing a purple v-neck shirt and jeans.

ABDUCTION WITH INTENT TO DEFILE-ARREST, 07/16/11, 4600 block of S. Four Mile Run Drive. On July 16 at 3 am, a woman was walking home when an intoxicated man knocked her to the ground and pulled at her clothing. The victim struggled and yelled for help and two witnesses assisted her. The suspect was located by police. Ervin Nimatus-Vasquez, 29, of no fixed address, was charged with Abduction with the Intent to Defile. He was held without bond.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 07/17/11, 3100 block of Wilson Boulevard. On July 17 at 2 am, an intoxicated man was punched at a bar by an unknown subject and transported to the hospital.

ASSAULT ON POLICE-ARREST, 07/19/11, 2800 block of S. Randolph Street. On July 19 at 12:20 am, an intoxicated and disorderly man assaulted two police officers who were removing him from a bar at the manager’s request. Glen Hochkeppel, 43, of Ashburn, was charged with two counts of Assault and battery on Law Enforcement, Drunk in Public, Trespassing and Resisting Arrest. He was held without bond.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST, 07/14/11, 1100 block of Arlington Boulevard. On July 14 at 2 pm, an intoxicated man spit on another man. David Mulford, 25, of Arlington, was charged with Assault and Battery. He was held until sober.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 07/19/11, 1100 block of Wilson Boulevard. On July 19 at 2:30 am, an intoxicated man stated that a homeless man assaulted him. The victim described the suspect as an African American male in his 40’s, wearing a white shirt, white pants and a black tie.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST, 07/19/11, 3700 block of Columbia Pike. On July 19 at 11:30 pm, a man assaulted another man. Carlos Enrique, 26, of Arlington was charged with Assault and battery. He was held on a $2,500 bond.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 07/19/11, 4200 block of Wilson Boulevard. On July 19 at 3:30 pm, a man threw liquid at two female bank employees while they were assisting a customer with the ATM. The women were not seriously injured. The suspect is described as a white Hispanic male in his 20’s with long curly hair in a ponytail, 5’5″. He was wearing a blue and white striped shirt, black pants and carried a red backpack.

BURGLARY, 07/14/11, 4300 block of N. Carlin Springs Road. On July 14 between 8 am and 6 pm, an unknown subject entered an apartment and stole laptop computers. There are no known suspects.

BURGLARY, 07/15/11, 1700 block of N. Quinn Street. On July 15 between 8:45 am and 6:30 pm, an unknown subject entered an apartment and stole various items. There are no known suspects.

BURGLARY, 07/18/11, 1200 block of S. Eads Street. On July 18 between noon and 3 pm, an unknown subject entered an apartment and stole various items. There are no known suspects.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 07/14/11, 4300 block of Columbia Pike. On July 14 between 8:45 am and 10:30 am, an unknown subject entered an apartment and let the resident’s dog out. No items were taken and there is no suspect description.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES), 07/17/11, 800 block of Army Navy Drive. On July 17 between 3:30 pm and 4 pm, an unknown subject broke into at least two vehicles in a mall parking garage. Clothing was stolen from both vehicles. There are no known suspects.


7/14/11, VA TX77716, 2010 Ford truck, white, 800 block of S. Arlington Mill Drive
7/15/11, CA 7P75362, 2005 Dodge truck, silver, 1900 block of S. Eads Street
7/15/11, NJ UHR41N, 2003 Jeep Liberty, silver, 1600 block of S. Eads Street
7/15/11, VA JLZ2055, 2003 Chevy Impala, beige, 800 block of Army Navy Drive
7/17/11, VA CI1264, 2002 Lexus convertible, red, 2100 block of Westmoreland Street
7/19/11, VA XFY3260, 2001 Dodge Durango, white, 2000 block of S. Eads Street

  • Steve

    Why weren’t the women charged for assault him?

  • Lou

    Woman throws soda at bus driver, not assault.

    Man throws liquid at bank employees, assault and battery.


    • Henry

      Yeah, it would stand to reason that it’s “self defense” or something. They should at least have gotten some penalty, too…

    • imissTX

      Or how about guy spits on another guy – assault and battery

      Woman throws drink on bus driver – nothing?…

      Doesn’t make sense…

  • JamesE

    Threw a soda at him and the police charged him? That is a free pass for a beat down or at the very least one slap.

  • Rebecca

    I’m concerned about the growing amount of carjackings in the past few weeks. Any leads?

  • BoredHouseWife

    yeah what steve and lou said

  • bob

    1700 block of N. Quinn Street?

    Rosslyn Heights again?

    • Nope, this time it was “The Le Mar” building (or The The Sea, for those playing along at home). It’s the small apartment building next to the Rays Hell Burger shopping center.

      You know, I’d always hoped the first story about me on ARLNow would be something along the lines of “local resident makes good, single-handedly defeats invading space alien army” not playing the role of “victim of random crime.” Oh well.

  • Tracey

    I thought the same thing, why not charge the woman with assault by todays standards. Then I remembered that two weeks ago some men slowed their car by my 13 yr old daughter walking home form 7-11 and began making kissy noises at her…she promptly threw her Slurpee in one mans face. I think he deserved it and I would hope she wouldn’t be charge with anything if she were an adult because of it.

    • Mr. Tracey

      I told you not to let her go out in that outfit.

    • Maria

      Not to say they aren’t scummy and she shouldn’t have told them to shut it, but kissy noises warrant icy beverages thrown in faces?

      • YTK

        They were lucky she wasn’t a hot coffee drinker.

      • doodly

        To a 13-year-old? Yeah, they deserve a beverage to the face.

    • YTK

      Good for her.

    • Don Ager

      Good for your daughter, scarry. Hope she ran fast or made a ton of noise as well.

    • Jackflops

      You let your 13-year-old daughter go to 7-11 alone? Have you seen who hangs out at 7-11? Bad mom!

      • Tracey

        Dear Jackflops,

        Not a bad mom, just one that teaches independence. She has to walk home from the school bus.

        • KalashniKEV

          I hope she never has to “independently” learn from your mistake.

          • Maria

            Okay, I don’t agree that throwing a beverage in someone’s face because of “kissy noises” is appropriate, but the girl is 13… at what age is it okay for her to walk around her neighborhood alone? People at 7-11 aren’t always model citizens, but this isn’t South Central, for goodness sake.

          • Cate

            oh, I beg to differ, I find it an extremely appropriate response.

          • Maria

            Okay, cool.

    • Tracey

      She didn’t throw the cup, just the drink…they is how close they pulled up to her on the corner. Additionally, others were standing on the corner to cross, she didn’t run away. Everyone around stopped to laugh, including cars behind them. She was fairly safe at the corner of Washington and Pershing.

      • Sam

        I’m appalled that you think it is acceptable behavior from your daughter. Whatever happened to just walking away?

        • KalashniKEV


          Outside of potential charges or whatever is being discussed above, throwing something is a dangerous escalation.

      • YoBimbo

        Once again, attention and scorn is turned on the victim rather than the perpetrators. I can’t say I agree with what she did (I’d have worried about angering them), but we aren’t in a position to judge.

        Lay off.

        • Maria

          You just said you don’t agree with what she did… what’s the difference between that and what anyone else said (the comments that were not in jest, of course)?

    • Kissy Driver

      I swear she looked 21!

  • Rosslynite

    Who let the dog out!? (woof, woof, woof, woof)

  • YoBimbo


    Do a simple search for “throws soda arrested,” and you’ll find this is indeed assault. In fact, I remember a couple of years ago, a local woman was arrested and charged with assault for throwing her soda at someone’s *car*. (I believe they were stuck in traffic on 95.) It’s incredible how common this is.

    I’d like to know more, please. I simply cannot believe the woman wasn’t charged with assault as well.

    • ZoningVictim

      Actually, she was charged with throwing a “missile” at someone, which is a felony and akin to shooting at them. She was sentenced to two years in prison and a $1,000 fine by the jury. It’s one of the most ridiculous cases I’ve ever heard of; she could have walked up to the car and beat the woman in the face with her fists and only been guilty of misdemeanor assault. She probably wouldn’t have served any time at all and most likely would have been able to have her record expunged within a few years.


      • YoBimbo

        Yep, that’s the one. Thanks for finding it. Utterly ridiculous.

  • Southeast Ben

    Looks like the car jackers have taken their talents to South Beach…i mean…South Arlington. Odds the S Eads St car jackings are related?

    • SamsontheCat

      Or the carjacking a few blocks away on S. 18th…or the apartment break in on the 12000 block of Eads.

  • Steve

    Honestly, if the woman isn’t charged as well, this is showing how equality is only sought after in name only.. Throwing something at someone is a civil tort, it can also be a criminal act.

  • Aaron

    Does it specify if it was Metro, ART, or one of the many other shuttles that stay on Randolph

  • 2 girls 1 cup

    The suspect is described as a white Hispanic male in his 20’s with long curly hair in a ponytail, 5’5”.

    i laughed

  • YTK

    Wasn’t the woman charged too????

  • Chad

    Do these carjackers only take working cars? I have a car they could steal but they might need a flatbed.

  • CW

    Ron Artest must have found a new job due to the lockout.

  • Arlresident

    I blame Glee.

    • Louise


  • JamesE

    Speaking of carjackings, my brother sent me this article, my theory is correct !


    • CW

      As I guessed, it was German. They were probably like “HOW THE HELL DO I GET IT INTO FIRST??!”

  • NomNom

    The Porsche Cayenne stolen from Arlington in last week’s DC bank robbery wasnt included in the STOLEN VEHICLES section. What gives ArlNow?


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