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Crime Report: Crapper Attacker Edition

Someone broke into an Alcova Heights apartment last week, used the bathroom, and didn’t flush. From this week’s Arlington County crime report:

UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 02/17/12, 3600 block of S. 5th Street. Between 7:45 am, on February 14, and 6 pm, on February 15, an unknown subject entered the victim’s apartment and used the bathroom. There were no items reported missing. There is no suspect description.

According to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck, the bathroom bandit may not have flushed, but he or she did, at least, turn off the lights.

“An unknown subject defacated in the victims toilet and didn’t flush,” Sternbeck said in an email. “The suspect also turned off interior lights in the residence that were left on… there were no signs of forced entry.”

Sternbeck said he could not recall any similar incidents in Arlington in recent memory. The rest of this week’s crime report, after the jump.

SEXUAL BATTERY, 02/21/12, 3200 block of Wilson Boulevard. On February 21, at 6:15 pm, a victim was touched inappropriately during a body massage. The victim left the business immediately and reported the incident to police. The investigation continues at this time.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 02/15/12, 600 block of N Wakefield Street. On February 15 at 3:30 pm, a subject attempted to strangle his mother. The juvenile suspect of Arlington was charged with assault.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 02/16/12, 1900 block of N Culpepper Street. At 2:30 am on February 12, a subject pushed a victim down a flight of stairs. The suspect is described as a black male, 5’7″, and 190 lbs.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING BY MOB, 02/19/12, 1200 block of N. Herndon Street. Just prior to 2 am on February 19, multiple suspects assaulted a victim. The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle and the victim was transported to Fairfax Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. There are no suspect descriptions.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 02/17/12, 1500 block of Wilson Boulevard. A 9:30 pm on February 17, a known subject punched a male victim after a verbal exchange. The victim was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. A warrant was obtained for the known suspect.

ATTEMPTED MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 02/19/12, 500 block S. Army Navy Drive. On February 19, at 1:40 am, a suspect assaulted a known victim and attempted to stab her with a knife in their hotel room. The victim was able to exit the room and call 911 from the front desk. Vasean Gillis, 37, of District heights, MD, was arrested and charged with attempted malicious wounding. Gillis was held without bond.

BURGLARY, 02/17/12, 4300 block of N. Fairfax Street. Between 7 pm, on February 16, and 8 am, on February 17, an unknown subject broke into an office and stole a laptop. Entry was made through the front door. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 02/19/12, 1900 block of Columbia Pike. Between 3 pm, on February 18, and 11:20 am, on February 19, an unknown subject(s) entered a locked apartment and stole various items. Items reported stolen include jewelry, electronics, purses and alcohol. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY, 02/21/12, 6900 block of N. Fairfax Drive. Between 9 am and 5 pm, on February 21, an unknown subject entered a victim’s residence through a rear window and stole various items. Items stolen include a laptop, credit cards, cash and jewelry. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 02/21/12, 900 block of S. Wakefield Street. Shortly after 10 am on February 21, multiple subjects kicked in the front door of an apartment and stole various items. Items reported stolen include laptops, cash, jewelry and cell phones. The suspects fled the apartment after being confronted by a neighbor and left the scene in two vehicles. The suspects were described as adult males 18-26 years old, wearing black jackets and black ski masks.

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