Crime Report: Bad Owner Edition

by ARLnow.com October 6, 2011 at 9:45 am 3,216 26 Comments

In this week’s Arlington County crime report, a man is accused of assaulting a property manager after the manager told the man to clean up after his dog.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 10/03/11, 5000 S. 8th Road. On October 3 at 5:15 pm, a property manager confronted a subject about picking up after his dog, and the suspect assaulted the property manager. The suspect is described as an African American male, 6’2″, 190 lbs, wearing all black clothing. He was walking a brown pit-bull.

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

SEXUAL ASSAULT, 09/29/11, 2000 block of Army Navy Drive. On September 29 at 6:35 am, an adult female was jogging when an unknown male knocked her to the ground. He kicked her several times to immobilize her and touched her in a sexual manner against her will. The suspect is described as an African American male approximately 30-40 years old, 5’10” to 6′ tall with a medium build. He had several inches of hair growth on his head and was wearing a button-down light blue shirt, dark pants and dark shoes.

SEXUAL BATTERY, 09/29/11, 2500 block of N. Florida Street. On September 29 at 3:45 pm, a 15 year-old female was walking when an unknown man walked up to her and grabbed her chest. She fled to her house and police were notified. The suspect is described as a white male in his late 20’s or early 30’s, 5’8″ and 180 lbs with black hair. He was wearing black gym shorts, a black t-shirt and black sunglasses with blue or green reflective lenses.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 09/30/11, 5100 block of S. 7th Road. On September 30 at 9:30 am, an unknown male sat down on a step beside an adult female. He put his arm around her and squeezed her thigh without her permission. She yelled and the suspect fled. He is described as a white Hispanic male, 5’5″ and 170 lbs wearing a black shirt and black pants.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST, 10/01/11, 900 block of S. Wakefield Street. On October 1 at 11 pm, a man threatened two men with knives in the lobby of an apartment building. Police located the suspect. Ronal Martinez, 32, of Arlington, was charged with two counts of Assault and Battery. He was held without bond.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 10/02/11, 1900 block of S. Eads Street. On October 2 at 1:40 am, two unknown men assaulted an intoxicated male over a noise violation. The suspects were white males in their 20’s.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST, 10/04/11, 2400 block of S. Glebe Road. On October 3 at 11:30 pm, a man assaulted his wife’s co-worker. Adeel Zahid, 27, of Alexandria, was charged with Assault and Battery. He was released on his own recognizance.

EXPOSURE, 09/30/11, 4400 block of Lorcom Lane. On September 30 at 9 am, a woman was walking when an unknown male drove him in a vehicle and exposed himself. The suspect is described as a white male in his 30’s with blonde hair. He was wearing a light blue t-shirt and drove a gray four-door sedan.

BURGLARY, 09/30/11, 2200 block of N. Wakefield Street. On September 30 between 1:30 pm and 3:50 pm, an unknown person broke into a house and stole jewelry. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 10/04/11, 2900 block of S. Glebe Road. Between 5 pm on September 29, and 9 am on October 3, an unknown person broke into a maintenance room in an apartment building and damaged property. There are no known suspects.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY, 09/30/11, 1900 block of S. Eads Street. Between 8:45 pm on September 29, and 11 am on September 30, an unknown person entered a salon and stole cash. There are no known suspects.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY, 10/05/11, 2600 block of Wilson Boulevard. On October 5 at 12:15 am, two unknown men were seen inside a commercial office building. They fled when confronted by employees. The suspects were both African American men wearing dark clothing.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY, 10/03/11, 1500 block of Wilson Boulevard. Between 5 pm on September 30, and 9 am on October 3, an unknown person stole a laptop computer from an office. There are no known suspects

UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 09/30/11, 3600 block of S. 2nd Street. On September 30 at 1:50 pm, a woman found a homeless man inside her resident that is under renovation. He fled when confronted. The suspect is a white Hispanic male, in his 40’s, 5’3″ and 200 lbs. He was wearing a blue t-shirt and khaki pants.

ATTEMPT BURGLARY, 10/04/11, 1800 block of N. Tuckahoe Street. On October 4 at 9 pm, an unknown subject forced several doors of an occupied house open. When the homeowner yelled out, the suspect fled. There is no suspect description.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES)-ARREST, 10/04/11, 1800 block of N. Quinn Street. On October 3 at 11:50 pm, officers located a suspect that had broken into several vehicles and stolen items from within. Kendric Smith, 22, of Washington D.C., was charged with two counts of Felony Grand Larceny and one count of Felony Attempted Grand Larceny. He was held on a $4,500 bond.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (SERIES), 10/02/11, 2200 block of S. Garfield Street. On October 2 between 12:30 am and 10 am, an unknown subject broke windows on at least three vehicles in the same parking garage. There are no known suspects.


9/28/11, VA XSE6867, 2003 Saturn Ion, burgundy, 1000 block of N. Utah Street
10/04/11, VA XKT9658, 1996 Plymouth van, red, 1200 block of S. Courthouse Road

  • bob

    Yep, somebody went through my car on the 4th in the Rosslyn Heights garage.

  • CW

    Change the description to a 25-year-old bleach-blonde tanning bed abuser with a pomeranian and you’ve got typical Clarendon dog owner behavior.

    • Steve

      Not exactly. While in Courthouse, there is dog poop everywhere, I don’t think the latte sipping, prius driving jerks that don’t clean up their dogs will assault people confronting them over it.

    • You have to wonder what the property manager did to get close enough to the suspect for the assault to occur. Was there a verbal altercation first? No excuse for the assault, but I’d likely just begin to video the dogs crapping and the owners walking away, call the police, and have a fine imposed to the dog owner. You may not get all of them, but word will get out that your property won’t tolerate it once some fines are issued. Getting the police to help might be the bottleneck….

      • Ted32

        The problem with that idea is that the ACPD won’t respond. They’ll say it’s the bailiwick of AWLA and that unless the cop sees it with his/her own eyes, it’s one person’s word against another’s.

        • Ted32

          Oops–you said videotape it. Right. Forgot that part. Still–something tells me ACPD would find a way to avoid involvement.

          • Yeah. If the cops won’t help enforce the law, no matter what the violation, then people will continue to break it at will and think they are entitled to do so. Sounds like illegal immigration a bit.

      • CW

        Yeah, I’m a big fan of active property managers myself. ACPD doesn’t seem to be of much help with respect to these “disturbance” type situations. Or bank robberies, for that matter.

        • Rebecca

          My dog was viciously attacked by two dogs who were off the leash. While my little guy was bleeding and I waited for a cab to take him to the vet (my car was in the shop at the time hence why I was working from home), I called the police frantic for assistance. I stayed on the line with 911 until I arrived in Alexandria (where the emergency vet is) and was on hold with Arlington Welfare the entire ride while being hysterical over all of the blood from my dog. The police came, I later found out, over an hour after the incident. The attack occured at 2pm during the day so I’m not sure how busy they were. The police and property manager knew the person whose dogs attacked mine and they did nothing. No fine for dog off the leash, no fine for vicious dog, nothing. Just a f’n handout on dog safety.

          So the answer is NO… ACPD doesn’t give a sh*t about dogs and animal well being or the irresponsible people who own them. My dog stayes on a leash, I pick up his poop, he’s licensed… and all I’m stuck with is $2000 in vet bills and a dog with one eye.

  • JamesE

    Why would anyone steal a Saturn?

    • Tre

      Maybe the recycling truck picked it up

    • The scrap steel may be worth about $300.

    • CW

      Any car is worth more parted out than it is as a whole. You’ve got the catalytic converter, wheels and tires, radiator, electronics, etc. $20 or $50 here and there adds up.

      • This is true. Except you have to have other cars on the road of the same model to use those parts. Not sure how many saturns are out there floating around. It isn’t as if it is a Honda Accord or F150.

        • CW

          Depends on how good you are with a welder, duct tape, and/or bondo. 🙂

    • hmmm

      The 15 year old Plymouth has me wondering. Are the available options really bad enough that these are enticing prospects?

      • Loocy

        There is a lot of demand for parts for older cars (since those are the ones that may be wearing out). The third-most stolen vehicle last year was a 1991 Toyota Camry (behind the 1994 Honda Accord and the 1995 Civic).

  • Don Ager

    Assume you mean Bad Dog Owner Edition, rather than Bad Property Owner Edition.

  • Don Ager

    Is it me or does tjhere seem to be more flasher and/or grab-and-run sexual assaults lately?

    • Greg

      It’s getting ridiculous. Arlington should start throwing the book at these people (if caught) to try to stop it.

  • Johnny

    Good luck calling Arlington police on a dog poop scofflaw. What are they gonna do, take you seriously and watch your video? This is Arlington, remember.

  • Quoth the Raven

    I just don’t understand why dog owners feel it’s their right to have their dog poop wherever they like. Whether or not they “clean it up” they should stay off other’s property.

    • Aaron

      It’s because dog poop is “natural,” unlike that evil asphalt that covers all Arlington County and kills all the trees. Dog poop actually nourishes the environment.

      • Quoth the Raven

        It does not nourish my yard (where my kids play). If I wanted to fertilize, I’d do it myself, thank you.

        • Sarcasm Detector Repairman

          Thank you for your appointment, your window for service is between 3pm and 6pm.

        • LMB

          Put up a fence then.


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