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Crime Report: Restaurant Rumbles Edition

by Katie Pyzyk July 28, 2011 at 9:37 am 3,938 42 Comments

This week’s crime report features several incidents in restaurants.

ATTEMPT MALICIOUS WOUNDING-ARREST, 07/20/11, 900 block of N. Stafford Street. On July 20 at 7 am, two men walked out of a restaurant without paying for their bill. When confronted by the manager, one suspect brandished a knife and attempted to wound the manager. Police located that suspect. Dwight Wright Jr., 32, of Washington D.C., was charged with Attempted Malicious Wounding and Petit Larceny. He was held without bond.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 07/20/11, 2600 block of S. Jefferson Davis Highway. On July 20 at 2:10 pm, a man and women argued at a fast food restaurant. She threw a drink at him and brandished a small knife before leaving the area in a tan Nissan. The suspect is an African American woman in her 30’s, 5’5″, 180 lbs. She was wearing a white uniform shirt, blue uniform pants and a hat that displayed a badge.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 07/21/11, 5000 block of Columbia Pike. On July 21 at 10:45 pm, an unknown woman assaulted another female at a fast food restaurant. The suspect is described as a white female with brown hair and a large build wearing a blue shirt, light blue low cut pants and white and blue shoes.

Here’s a reminder that minors should be accounted for at all times.

EXPOSURE-ARREST, 07/20/11, 1200 block of N. Fillmore Street. On July 20 at 3 pm, a teenage male approached a woman he did not know and kissed her. When she pulled away, he exposed himself. A short time later, the same subject approached another woman and grabbed her shoulder. Police located the 13-year old suspect and he was released into his parents’ custody.

EXPOSURE, 07/20/11, 2700 block of Wilson Boulevard. On July 20 at 2:30 am, a woman was walking when an unknown male ran past her, exposing himself. The suspect is described as white male in his late teens with brown hair and dark rimmed glasses. He was wearing a dark colored t-shirt, jeans, and black Converse style shoes.

The rest of the report is after the jump.

ASSAULT ON POLICE-ARREST, 07/21/11, 3900 block of N. Pershing Drive. On July 21 at 3:15 pm, police responded to a noise complaint. One of three suspects was uncooperative and disorderly. He assaulted two police officers and a tazer was deployed. Rigoberto Santos Alvarez, 40, of Washington D.C., was charged with two counts of Assault and Battery on Law Enforcement. He was held without bond.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST, 07/20/11, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street. On July 20 at 1:45 pm, three subjects were involved in stealing items from a store at the mall. When stopped by security, a female suspect assaulted a security guard. Raheen Simmons, 30, and Shawntaya Eley, 25, both of Brooklyn, NY, were charged with grand Larceny. Lanequa Bostic, 26, of Brooklyn, NY, was charged with Grand Larceny and Assault and Battery. All three were held without bond.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST, 07/21/11, 500 block of S. 23rd Street. On July 21 at 2 am, a man assaulted another man in a bar. Jared St. Clair, 28, of Arlington, was charged with Assault and Battery. He was held on a $3,500 bond.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 07/22/11, 1200 block of Wilson Boulevard. On July 22 at 7 pm, a man was riding his bicycle when a car drove up beside him. The car ran him off the road and a passenger in the backseat reached out and pushed the victim over. The vehicle was a black sedan.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 07/24/11, 800 block of S. Fredericks Street. On July 24 at 12:15 am, a woman was walking when two unknown men approached her. One man slapped her and the other pushed her to the ground. Both suspects were white Hispanic males in their 30’s. One suspect was 6′, and wore a green or gray shirt and jean shorts. The other suspect was 5’8″, and wore a blue shirt and jean shorts.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 07/26/11, 2400 block of Crystal Drive. On July 26 at noon, a known male suspect assaulted another man.

BURGLARY, 07/20/11, 800 block of S. Quincy Street. On July 20 between 7:30 am and 7 pm, an unknown subject broke into an apartment and stole jewelry. There are no known suspects.

BURGLARY (SERIES), 07/21/11, 1400 block of S. Eads Street. On July 21 between 8:30 am and 5:15 pm, an unknown subject broke into two apartments in the same building and stole various items. There are no known suspects.

BURGLARY, 07/22/11, 3500 block of S. Ball Street. Between 2 pm on July 21, and 7 pm on July 22, an unknown subject broke into an apartment and stole cash. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 07/22/11, 5100 block of S. 8thRoad. On July 22 between 2 pm and 6:30 pm, an unknown person entered an apartment and stole electronic. There are no known suspects.

BURGLARY, 07/23/11, 6000 block of Wilson Boulevard. On July 23 at 2:45 am, numerous subjects entered a neighborhood pool and ate food belonging to the company.

BURGLARY, 07/23/11, 3900 block of S. 7thStreet. Between 1 pm on July 17 and 2:30 pm on July 23, an unknown person entered a house through a window, but did not steal any items. There are no known suspects.

BURGLARY, 07/25/11, 1100 block of N. Stuart Street. On July 25 between 8:40 am and 5 pm, an unknown subject broke into an apartment and stole various items. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 07/26/11, 1100 block of Arlington Boulevard. On July 26 between 9:15 am and 5:30 pm, an unknown subject broke into an apartment and stole various items. There is no suspect description.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY, 07/20/11, 700 block of N. Glebe Road. On July 20 between 5 am and 6:30 am, an unknown subject hid inside a department store and stole money from several cash registers. The suspect was wearing dark clothing.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES), 07/25/11, 2000 Block of Crystal Drive. On July 25 between 9:45 am and 1:45 pm, an unknown person stole the tires off two vehicles in the same underground parking garage. There are no known suspects.


7/21/11, VA XJA4905, 2003 Jeep Liberty, silver
800 block of S. 18th Street

7/21/11, Untagged, 2008 Chaunl scooter, red
4200 block of N. 4th Street

7/22/11, VA DELONG2, 2004 Dodge Ram, silver
800 block of S. 24th Street

7/23/11, VA JWD7187, 2004 Dodge Durango, blue
1000 block of S. 23rd Street

7/24/11, MD 1AD3363, 2001 Dodge Durango, blue
1600 block of S. Joyce Street

7/25/11, VA KFE595, 2000 Infiniti SUV, beige
5800 block of Arlington Boulevard

  • Aaron

    I love how the first one just has to be IHOP.

    • JamesE

      IHOP is guilty of assault and battery on my stomach every morning after I eat a Colorado omelet, totally worth it though.

      • CW

        Please tell me you don’t eat a Colorado omelet every morning.

        • JamesE

          only about once every 3-4 months, around 2 am

          • CW


  • Hank Hill

    What ever happened to the fight at Whitlows last month?

    • CW

      I would like to know that the guy was OK.

      On the legal front, I’d imagine they’re either staying mum gearing up for a big suit/settlement, or the owner already made the case go away, although, if the event was as egregious as it was made to sound, he’d probably have to have pretty deep pockets to do the latter.

  • Arlington

    If you ain’t Dwight, you ain’t Wright.

  • John Fontain

    That 13 year old will probably be a future serial rapist. And nothing will be done until it is too late.

    • V Dizzle

      And so you know more about the case than we do? Released to his parents doesn’t mean he isn’t going through the juvenile justice system. Plenty of time to indoctrinate him within the justice system.

    • Novanglus

      Women shouldn’t be allowed to walk alone near “alternative” schools at release time.

      …for their own protection, of course…

  • G::TheNativeArlingtonian

    Its sad that my hometown is turning into a focus for crime. Each week its more assaults and weird behavior. Progress and change are good… but this is plain sad.

    • V Dizzle

      I wouldn’t draw trends from these reports. As has been pointed out before, they are/were not comprehensive.

      • Jackflops

        They may not be comprehensive, but they’re a pretty good sample. Seems to me that there’s an obvious, regular pattern: More crime near Metro and on Columbia Pike.

        • V Dizzle

          However you want to look at it. You could also note that more late night establishments are near the Metro, and therefore more alcohol related crimes are near such places. More sexual type crimes might be in less densely populated areas… makes sense if someone isn’t trying to get caught or isn’t deranged. It’s a sample, and there isn’t any reason to believe the number of any such crime being reported is related to the quantity of that crime being charged in a time period. It may be that they person putting the report together used to put in the first 20 crimes in a list..and now they do 25. Luckily alleged criminals don’t use quotas. Further, if their is an increase in some category of crime, if you don’t normalize by population, you aren’t comparing meaningful numbers. Just sayin.

    • Thes

      @TheNativeArlingtonian: I believe crime rates in Arlington (per capita, and perhaps even in absolute terms) have actually dropped over the last 5, 10, 15 and 20 year periods.

      • Thes

        And… yes. Crime in Arlington peaked in 1991 at 6689 crimes per 100,000 people. The rate in 2010 was only 2,236 per 100,000 people, only a third the 1991 rate. In the last 20 years we have become a much, much safer community.

        • Plunkitt of Clarendon Blvd

          Who did you say pays your salary ??

          • Thes

            I did not say. However, I’m not paid by Arlington County, if that’s what you’re asking. Not that it would make the crime statistics any different if I was…

          • Plunkitt of Clarendon Blvd

            How about ACDC
            Get any money from them ??

          • Maria

            “You Shook Me All Night Long” is a great song, but I’m not sure what they have to do with any of this!

          • Thes

            @Plunkitt: Um… Also no. And I still don’t understand why providing facts about Arlington’s plummeting crime rate merits such a inquisition. You are against weblinks? Facts? Low crime?

            But, sure, let’s try this fun game. Who paid you to ask these questions?

          • Plunkitt of Clarendon Blvd

            It was the Arlington County Democratic Party Cheerleader’s outfit that you always seem to be wearing when you post that had me fooled……..

          • Thes

            No, I’m a cheerleader for Arlington. Arlington is a great place with, among other things, low and falling crime. Who are you are you cheering for? Why do you hate Arlington?

        • Lou

          Index crimes only, I see.

  • CrystalMikey

    Busy in my neighborhood. 😛

  • Aaron

    Wow, we’re importing our criminal element all the way from Brooklyn now. That’s a step up from PG and Woodbridge!

    • JamesE

      Next up, Manhattan !

    • John Fontain

      Shoplifting rings from the NYC area frequently come down to northern Virginia to do their work. They rent small UHaul trucks, park them in the parking lots of Pentagon City and (especially) Tysons Corner Center, and send in several groups of shoplifters. They walk in and not-too-selectively start filling up their aluminum foiled lined shopping bags. They make repeated trips back to the UHaul, fill it up, and then drive back to the NYC area.

      If you ever see someone walking through the mall with one or more stuffed bags from a store that isn’t at that mall (e.g., someone carrying a full Macy’s bag when there isn’t a Macy’s at that mall), there’s a decent chance you are watching a shoplifter in action. Same goes if you ever see a UHaul parked in the parking lot.

      It’s a pretty big problem run by well organized crooks, but each major mall has – in addition to store and mall security officers – a certain number of plain clothed officers who know exactly how the game is played and what to watch out for.

  • Southeast Ben

    S Joyce Street seems to be a frequent location for stolen automobiles.

    • CW

      Maryland plates? Good riddance!!

    • Danville Mayor

      According to a Police officer I talked with who was arresting three people in Pentagon City for auo theft, the thieves take the metro over from DC and steal cars at Pentagon Row.

      Rude awakening when caught. We put auto thieves in Prison. DC is more lenient.

  • Erick

    When stupid attacks….

  • Rick

    It’s nice to see Harry Potter (and little harry) making an appearance in Clarendon

    • Harry

      Let show you my wand! It’s Elderberry, and Dumbledore says he really likes it!

      • Harry

        Isn’t the alternative school there called “New Directions”?

        Said fast it can misinterpreted, and these offender(s) seem to have taken that literally.

  • Rebecca

    There have been a string of high-rise community break-ins. Last week it was the Bennington and another place (1200 block), this week it is the 1400 block. Proving that the “concierge” at these buildings is BULLSHT

    • SamsontheCat

      Here’s my suggestion for these concierges. Make the people hand over an ID if they are going into the building unaccompanied or wait quietly until the person they are meeting comes to the lobby.

  • Lou

    One of three suspects was uncooperative and disorderly. He assaulted two police officers and a tazer was deployed. Rigoberto Santos Alvarez, 40, of Washington D.C., was charged with two counts of Assault and Battery on Law Enforcement.

    He was also charged with High Amperage, Resistance, and Grounding.

    • Novanglus


  • ClarendonGUY

    “30’s, 5’5”, 180 lbs.” —- LMAO Yuck!

  • nota gain

    I can hardly wait to name my girl child Lanequa.


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