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Crime Report: Assault With Food Edition

by ARLnow.com January 5, 2012 at 9:30 am 3,786 20 Comments

Early Monday morning, a convenience store clerk on Columbia Pike was assaulted with “various packaged food items” by a man who wanted to use the store’s phone. From this week’s Arlington County crime report:

ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 01/02/12, 4900 block of Columbia Pike. On January 2 at 3 am, an unknown man assaulted a convenience store clerk with various packaged food items when the clerk refused to let the suspect use the store phone. The suspect is described as a black Ethiopian male, in his 30’s, 5’8″ and 180 lbs. He was wearing a black jacket, jeans and a white knit hat.

Also on Monday, a small store on S. Glebe Road was robbed at gunpoint by two masked men.

ROBBERY, 01/02/12, 1600 block of S. Glebe Road. On January 2 at 5 pm, two men entered a small store. They brandished a handgun and stole money from the cash register before fleeing. The first suspect wore a gray hood over his head, a dark cloth covering his face, jeans, and black shoes with white shoelaces. The second suspect was wearing a gray or green jacket, jeans, a cloth covering his face, and a hood over his head.

Early Tuesday morning, a man attempted to carjack a taxicab in Lyon Village.

ATTEMPTED CARJACKING, 01/03/11, 1700 block of N. Barton Street. On January 3 at 2:20 am, an unknown man assaulted a taxi cab driver. The suspect choked him and attempted to drive off in the cab. The suspect hit another car, and then fled the area on foot. The suspect is described as a black male, late twenties to early thirties and approximately 185 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black jacket with a black snow cap.

The rest of the weekly crime report, after the jump.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING-ARREST, 12/30/11, 1600 block of S. Walter Reed Dr. On December 30 at 9:30 pm, a group of subjects assaulted several people. One of the victims was also assaulted with a shovel, causing a serious leg injury. Carlos Diaz, 35, of Woodbridge, charged with Malicious Wounding. Ricardo Palacios, 28, of Fairfax, Jose Machuca, 38, of Woodbridge, and Juan Machuca, 40, of Woodbridge, were all charged with Assault by Mob. All suspects were held without bond.

ROBBERY, 12/31/11, 2000 block of Clarendon Boulevard. On December 31 at 2 am, a suspect on a bicycle rode by one woman, stealing her purse out of her hand. He attempted it again with a second female, and was unsuccessful.

ROBBERY, 01/01/12, 2200 block of Fairfax Drive. On January 1 at 1 am, a group of four unknown men brandished a knife and stole a cell phone from two male victims. The suspects were all African American men wearing dark clothing.

LARCENY FROM A PERSON-ARREST, 01/01/12, 4800 block of Lee Highway. On January 1 at 10:30 pm, a man reached into a woman’s pocket and stole money and cigarettes. Police apprehended him directly. Kareem Jenkins, 19, of San Diego, CA, was charged with Larceny From a Person. He was held without bond.

MISSILE INTO AN OCCUPIED DWELLING-ARREST, 12/31/11, 2300 block of Columbia Pike. On December 31 at 3:30 am, one man assaulted another inside a restaurant. The victim became disorderly, broke the restaurant door, and threw a glass sugar container at a plate glass window, shattering it. Jamel Toms, 26. Of Alexandria, was charged with Releasing a Missile into an Occupied Dwelling, and two counts of felony Destruction of Property. He was held on a $10,000 bond. Zachary Szabo, 23, of Woodbridge, was charged with Assault and Battery. He was held without bond.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY-ARREST, 01/04/11, 4200 block of S. 12th Road. On January 3 at 9 pm, a female assaulted a former girlfriend of her husband’s. Christina Story, 26, of Arlington, was charged with Assault and Battery. She was released on a summons.

BURGLARY, 12/29/11, 2600 block of S. Arlington Mill Drive. Between 9:45 am on December 27, and 8:30 am on December 29, an unknown person broke into a storage area at an apartment complex. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 01/02/12, 2700 block of S. Veitch Street. Between 9:30 pm on January 1, and 9:45 am on January 2, an unknown subject broke into an apartment. Various items were stolen. There are no known suspects.

BURGLARY, 01/03/11, 200 block of N. Thomas Street. Between 4:45 pm on December 30, 2011, and 8:30 am on January 3, an unknown subject broke into a building’s maintenance shed. Various copper fitting supplies were stolen. There is no suspect description.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 12/30/11, 1500 block of S. Columbus Street. Sometime between September 29, and December 29, an unknown person broke into a vacant residence and started living there. There is no suspect description.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY, 01/03/11, 4900 block of Chesterfield Road. Between 3:30 pm on December 30, 2011, and 6 am on January 3, an unknown person entered a construction site and stole several tools from a locked toolbox. There are no known suspects.

  • KS

    Found this gem in the FCNP a few weeks back..

    “Assault and Battery, 404 S. Washington St. (La Migueleña) On Nov. 30, an unknown suspect threw a bag of corn flour at the victim. The suspect was described as a Hispanic female, approximately 5`4″ tall, weighing 230 lbs, with long brown hair, and wearing a hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.”

    5’4″/230?!? Wouldnt want to be on the receiving end of that flour..

    • CrystalMikey

      That’s a big girl. Evidently you don’t piss her off!

      • Tabs

        I was in the market for a new bed, and called a few companies (one of which advertises here). To assess what firmness you’d need, they ask the sizes of people who’ll be sleeping on the mattress.

        I said “5’2′, 120” but he misheard me and thought I’d said “250.” Oh, how we laughed.

        • JamesE

          5’2″ and 250 is my dream woman.

  • Let me use the phone or I’m going to hit you on the head with this bag of potato chips!

  • OX4

    I wonder if each bag of chips counts as an individual missile.

    • If I wanted a missile, I’ve have dropped a tube of Mentos into a 2 liter bottle of Diet Coke and pointed it at the clerk.

    • Richard Cranium

      It’s a MIRV – each individual chip in the bag is an independent missile.

  • CW

    How do they know he wasn’t Eritrean?

    • charlie

      i was curious about the specificity.
      however my Ethiopian friends say “you can tell”…

      • bobco85

        That is very true! I’ve had Ethiopian friends and Eritrean friends, and they always made it quite clear who was who.

        Of course, the easiest way to tell if someone is Eritrean is to say they look Ethiopian. They will correct you IMMEDIATELY.

        This technique works for telling the difference between most groups of people from nearby areas (if you call a Scotsman “British,” call a Puerto Rican a “Cuban,” call a Korean “Japanese,” call a Brazilian “Hispanic,” call an Eastern European a “Russian,” call an Arlingtonian a “Southerner,” the list goes on and on).

        • CW

          Right, I understand this 100% in a social setting, though as a matter of manners I don’t think I’d ever find myself saying “Oh, you look _____”.

          I was asking, however, about in the context of a robbery…maybe they did stop to ask…

        • Ricardo

          Scots are British… but call them “English” and you’re right…

          • Cyrus

            Get In My Bellah

    • Maria

      Maybe the clerk was Ethiopian too?

  • TGEoA

    Maybe she wanted to have someone roll her in the flour so they could find the wet spot.

    • drax

      Were you in a playground at Tuckahoe Park with a can of spraypaint recently?

      • TGEoA

        Talking bout p!#$y juice?

  • drax

    American Tap Room commits assault with food daily.

  • Always Right

    How did they know the suspects were African -American(AA)? Were there parents or grandparents African? Those are the only two generations that are classified as AA.


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