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Crime Report: Neighborhood Watch Edition

by ARLnow.com September 22, 2011 at 9:00 am 3,397 17 Comments

In this week’s Arlington County crime report, a suspected burglar was caught after a handyman working on a neighbor’s house saw the crime in progress and called police.

BURGLARY-ARREST, 09/15/11, 3500 block of N. 13th Street. On September 15 at 12:44 pm, a man was seen breaking into a residence. He was located by police and in possession of items from the house. Michael Porter, 53, of no fixed address, was charged with Burglary and Grand Larceny. He was held on a $1,500 bond.

The rest of this week’s crime report, including a man charged with assaulting a police officer during a DWI arrest, after the jump.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON POLICE-ARREST, 09/17/11, 1200 block of S. Glebe Road. On September 17 at 10:45 pm, a man assaulted a police officer as he was being arrested for DWI. Jose Moreno, 38, of Arlington, was charged with Assault and Battery on Law Enforcement, Driving While Intoxicated and Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test. He was held without bond.

ROBBERY, 09/18/11, 2400 block of Shirlington Road. On September 18 at 9:30 pm, a man was assaulted from behind and robbed of cash. The robbery was reported the next day. The suspect is a 25 year-old African American male, 140 lbs, who was wearing a small cap on his head at the time of the assault.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 09/17/11, 5900 block of Arlington Boulevard. On September 17 at 3 am, an intoxicated woman claimed that a cab driver punched her after exposing himself to her when he drove her home.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 09/18/11, 3100 block of Wilson Boulevard. On September 18 at 12:40 am, a man punched a bouncer. The suspect is known.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 09/18/11, 2000 block of N. Cameron Street. On September 18 at 4 am, several unknown men assaulted a man walking home. He was unsure if they were trying to rob him. There are no descriptions of the suspects.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 09/21/11, 900 block of S. Buchanan Street. On September 21 at 1:30 am, a man assaulted his sister-in-law’s boyfriend.

EXPOSURE, 09/19/11, 1700 block of Arlington Boulevard. On September 18 at 11 pm, a man stood outside a woman’s apartment and exposed himself while shining a flashlight. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 09/15/11, 2800 block of Wilson Boulevard. Between 8 pm on September 14, and 7 am on September 15, an unknown subject entered an office through a window and stole various items. There is no known suspect description.

BURGLARY, 09/16/11, 5200 block of N. Carlin Springs Road. On September 15 at noon, a man walked into an elderly woman’s house without permission asking for money and food. The suspect is an African American male in his 40’s and approximately 5’9″.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY, 09/14/11, 2000 block of Wilson Boulevard. Between 10 pm on September 13, and 9 am on September 14, an unknown person broke into a restaurant and stole money. There is no suspect description.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY, 09/17/11, 3500 block of S. 9th Street. On September 17 at 10 pm, two men attempted to enter a house through the front door. They fled in a green Toyota 4runner when confronted by the homeowner. One suspect was a white male and the second was an African American male.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY, 110919063/37, 3623 S. Four Mile Run Drive. On September 19 at 9 pm, an unknown person broke a window in an attempt to enter a house. The suspect left when a homeowner called out. There is no suspect description.

PEEPING TOM, 09/16/11, 700 block of N. Nelson Street. On September 16 at 12:45 am, a woman awoke to see a man looking in her bedroom window. The suspect then fled. He was an unknown race male, 5’9″ with a thin build. The suspect was also wearing a dark colored t-shirt and dark cargo shorts.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES), 09/15/11, 4900 block of N. 18th Street. Between 9:30 pm on September 14, and 7 am on September 15, an unknown person broke into at least two cars on the same block and stole various items. There is no suspect description.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES), 09/17/11, 1700-1900 blocks of N. Cameron Street. Between 2 am on September 17, and 8 am on September 18, an unknown person broke into at least three cars in the same area and stole various items. There is no suspect description.


9/18/11, VA XTF4203, 2004 Pontiac Grand Am, white, 800 block of Army Navy Drive
9/18/11, Unknown tag, 2000 Chevy Impala, silver, 2100 block of N. Edison Street
9/19/11, CO 068RKH, 2007 Suzuki motorcycle, white, 2200 block of N. 12th Court

  • No fixed address = homeless. I wonder if the possessions he had were food and alcohol?

    • Skeptical

      If the charge was Grand Larceny the alcohol would have had to be 50 year old Talisker.

      • I Love Drinking Peat Moss

        mmmmmm . . . . Talisker . . . .

        • Scotch

          Peat and Peat Moss are different things. Not sure I’d like peat moss.

          • Rick

            What about Stephen Peat?

    • ballston chick

      My friends own this house. No food. He stole small electronics including old iPhones, an iPad, Kindle, and video camera. Also took a stack of gift cards. My friends got everything back thanks to some good samaritans that called in the burglary as it was happening.

      • GreaterClarendon

        I look forward to reading the crime report, mainly because the incidents are usually domestic situations, on the South side, or Clarendon drunken stupidity. This burglary is a little too close to home on a relatively safe street.

        • SouthArlJD

          What? You seriously think the domestic situations are dominated by Southside? Got news for you. There’s plenty of domestic nonsense taking place on the Northside, too. Don’t be so hoity-toity.

  • jack

    I wonder what “a small cap on his head” means. Like, an adult was wearing a child’s cap? Or the suspect had a freakishly large head that made the cap appear small? It’s all in the details.

  • drax

    Skullcap? Beanie? Yarmulke?

    • Richard Cranium

      Multicolored, embossed with pictures of the Backyardigans, and a propeller on top. Headwear of choice for your modern robbers.

    • Aaron

      I think they call it a kufi. If you go into DC you’ll see a decent number of folks in the suspect’s demographic wearing one.

  • CW

    140 pounds? Swat that fool away and tell him to get lost.

  • Tabby

    The cab driver incident is scary. Not sure why the woman reporting the crime needed to be deemed “intoxicated.” I mean, it was 3 am and she was taking a cab home, responsibly.

    Would like to know whether it was one of our local cab companies, or the more rogue DC cabs.

    • Michelle

      I think they are saying she’s intoxicated because she was probably lying or it’s been exaggerated.

      • Carmen

        My thoughts exactly.

    • SouthArlJD

      Sounds scary, but doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. If she was really toasted she could be just mixing it up with another bad incident which happened earlier in the evening and confused it with her cab ride, or maybe she’s a little bit delusional, too.


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