Join Club

Crime Report: Surprise Guest Edition

In this week’s Arlington County crime report, a real estate agent got a bit of a surprise upon entering a for-sale property and discovering someone sleeping there.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY-ARREST, 12/23/11, 500 block of S. 25th Street. On December 23 at 9:30 am, a realtor found that a subject had broken into a property and was sleeping there. Lorenzo Brown, 19, of Landover, MD, was charged with Unlawful Entry and Destruction of Property. He was held on a $5,000 bond.

This week’s crime report also includes several items we’ve already told you about: the arrest of a bank robbery suspect, the robbery of a gas station, several arrests on Christmas Day. See the rest of the report after the jump.

ROBBERY, 12/21/11, 1800 block Wilson Boulevard. On December 21 at 2:50 am, two unknown men robbed a gas station while displaying a handgun. The suspects were both African American men in their 30’s, around 5’10”. One subject was wearing a ski mask; the other had a medium complexion and a small mustache.

ROBBERY-ARREST, 12/25/11, 4100 block of Four Mile Run Drive. On December 25 at 12:15 pm, a man entered a gas station and robbed the cashier of money and cigarettes while brandishing a handgun. The suspect then fled in a vehicle that a second person was driving. Both suspects were apprehended by police. Liban Jama, 23, of Arlington, was charged with Armed Robbery and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony. Earl Brown, 27, of Arlington, was charged with Armed Robbery. They were both held without bond.

BANK ROBBERY-ARREST, 12/22/11, 2600 block of Clarendon Boulevard. On December 22 at 9:50 am, an unknown man entered a bank, implied that he had a weapon and demanded money. After receiving cash, the suspect fled on foot. He was apprehended later in the evening. Rafi Khan, 23, of Arlington, was charged with two counts of Bank Robbery. He was held without bond.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST, 12/25/11, 5600 block of S. 7th Road. On December 25 at 1 am, a man assaulted his wife. He was extremely disorderly during arrest and kicked out the window of a police cruiser. Carlos Villatoro, 30, of Arlington, was charged with Felony Destruction of Property, Domestic Assault and Battery, Possession of Marijuana and Curse and Abuse. He was held without bond.

SEXUAL BATTERY, 12/24/11, 2200 block of Wilson Boulevard. On December 24 at 4 pm, a known subject grabbed a woman’s buttocks as she was leaving a bus.

BURGLARY, 12/25/11, 4000 block of S. 9th Street. Between 10 pm on December 24, and 9 am on December 25, an unknown subject broke into a house and stole various items. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY-ARREST, 12/25/11, 2300 block of Wilson Boulevard. On December 25 at 7 am, two men were seen breaking into a business. They were apprehended at the scene by police. Mohamed Alim, 19, of Alexandria, and Adil Gour, 19, of Fairfax, were both charged with Burglary. They were held without bond.

BURGLARY, 12/27/11, 1300 block of Columbia Pike. At 7:00 am on December 26, an unknown subject broke into an apartment complex and stole a computer monitor. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY-ARREST, 12/28/11, 2700 block of Jefferson Davis Highway. On December 28 at 4:45 am, two men broke a glass door and entered the business center of a hotel. Police found them a short distance away from the hotel. Kareen Taylor, 18, of Alexandria, was charged with Burglary and Destruction of Property. Gabral Sammy, 19, of Alexandria, was charged with Burglary, Destruction of Property and Possession of Marijuana. They were both held on a $1,000 bond.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY, 12/22/11, 3200 block of Wilson Boulevard. Between 11:30 pm on December 15, and 7:30 am on December 16, an unknown person entered a business and stole audiovisual equipment. There are no known suspects.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY, 12/23/11, 1700 block of N. Moore Street. Between 2:45 pm on December 22, and 6 pm on December 23, an unknown subject broke into an office suite and stole laptop computers. There are no known suspects.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY, 12/26/11, 3800 block of Four Mile Run Drive. Between 3 pm on December 24, and 7:30 am on December 26, an unknown subject broke into a business and stole various items. There is no suspect description.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY, 12/27/11, 4200 block of Four Mile Run Drive. Between 11:30 am on December 23, and 7:00 pm on December 27, an unknown subject broke into a storage facility and stole construction equipment. There are no known suspects.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 12/23/11, 200 block of N. George Mason Drive. On December 23 at 10:30 pm, four people were found inside of an apartment without permission. Two were juveniles and released to parents. Bryon Ramirez, 18, of Arlington, and Jonathan Chireno, 18, of Arlington, were both charged with Unlawful Entry. They were released on their own recognizance.

ATTEMPT COMMERCIAL BURGLARY, 12/27/11, 3500 block of S. 19th Street. Between 8 pm on December 23, and 6 am on December 27, an unknown subject attempted to break into a construction trailer. There are no known suspects.


12/24/11, MD 17W564, 2004 Ford F350, white, 1800 block of N. Lynn Street
12/24/11, MD 6AB6955, 2001 Toyota Avalon, silver, 1400 block of S. Joyce Street
12/24/11, VA XET2159, 1998 Plymouth Voyager, green, 1300 block of S. Courthouse Road
12/25/11, VA JPT2099, 1999 Plymouth sedan, gray, 2000 block of N. Adams Street
12/27/11, VA ICAAI, 2010 Ford Fusion, gray, 1200 block of S. Hayes Street

Recent Stories

This past week saw 57 homes sold in Arlington. The least expensive condo, single-family home or townhouse sale over the past seven days was $169,000 while the most expensive was…

Arlington County has filed a response to the Missing Middle lawsuit against it. Ten residents are suing the county, arguing that the recently-passed zoning changes known as Missing Middle were approved illegally…

The westbound lanes of Columbia Pike are closed near Penrose Square due to a gas leak. It appears that a construction crew working in the roadway struck a gas line….

2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee Finalists, photo via Scripps National Spelling Bee Twitter

Arlington eighth-grader Charlotte Walsh will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee final after taking the semis by storm yesterday afternoon. Fifty-six spellers from across the country — ages 9…

Please join us on Saturday, June 3, from 2 to 4 pm for the Glencarlyn Home Tour in Arlington’s historic Glencarlyn neighborhood.  Among the featured homes will be a sparkling new home by A&N Builders at 5604-4th St. South. The inviting front porch opens to a light-filled space featuring high ceiling, wood floors, gas fireplace,  Pella windows, Shrock cabinets, Quartz countertop, and JennAir appliances.  Doors from the family room open to a large covered porch with a few steps to the level, landscaped rear yard.  Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, three bathrooms, laundry room, and linen storage.  The big lower level has a rec room, gym space, and a fifth bedroom and bathroom plus even more storage.  After leaving the home, stroll to the Ball-Sellers home, the oldest residence in Arlington, the community gardens at the library, Carlin Hall, and the 94 acre Glencarlyn Park. A lovely way to while away a late spring afternoon.

Submit your own Announcement here.

Is home ownership a goal of yours in 2023? Now is the time to make it happen! Grab a (virtual) drink with the area’s top Real Estate experts, learn all about the home buying process and on how you can get $1,500 towards your closing costs immediately!

Did you know the average Arlington renter will spend $150K in 5 years of renting? Stop paying down someone else’s mortgage! Join us for a Rent vs. Buy Happy Hour on Wednesday, June 7th at 6 p.m. via Zoom. If this time doesn’t work, we also are offering times convenient for your schedule!

A lot has happened in the local market since the beginning of the pandemic. Sip on your drink of choice and learn from Northern Virginia, Arlington and Washingtonian Magazines top producing agents! We will discuss the latest market updates, the home buying process and rent vs. buy cost savings. Please RSVP by clicking here.

Call/text Manavi at 703-869-6698 with any questions!

Submit your own Announcement here.

Homebuying 101: Steps to Getting Pre-Approved

Are you ready to jump into homeownership or started considering it but don’t know where to start? Financial preparation is key when thinking about purchasing your first home and the first step to getting pre-approved.

Join ACFCU’s mortgage loan officers

4th of July Celebration & Fireworks

Treat yourself this Independence Day with a world-class, private 4th of July extravaganza at the Military Women’s Memorial – a premier National Capital Region site.

Great food, fun, and the best views of Washington DC’s spectacular fireworks display. Relax, enjoy,


Subscribe to our mailing list