Crime Report: Really Bad Day Edition

by ARLnow.com April 18, 2012 at 11:40 am 6,243 55 Comments

A woman had a double whammy of a bad day this past Friday night/early Saturday morning. Not only was her bike stolen from outside the Ballston Metro station, but a man tried to rob her at knifepoint while she was walking home after finding out that her bike was stolen.

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY, 04/14/12, 1400 block of N. Glebe Road. On April 14 at 12:20 am, after returning to Arlington from DC to find her bike stolen from the Ballston Metro stop, a female walking home alone was approached by an unknown subject with a knife. The suspect demanded the victims purse, causing the victim to begin screaming for help. The suspect fled the scene on foot without the purse and is described as a white male, early-mid thirties in age, approximately 5’6″ to 5’8″ tall, with a semi-muscular build and a chipped or missing front tooth. He was wearing a Phillies jersey and jeans at the time of the attempted robbery.

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

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 04/17/12, 3000 block of S. Randolph Street. On April 17 at 6:25 pm, a male subject standing in a doorway exposed himself to a victim as she was pulling out of a apartment parking garage. Billy Lollar, 28, of Arlington, VA was arrested and charged with indecent exposure. He was held on a secured bond.

PEEPING TOM, 04/13/12, 2000 block of N. Daniel Street. At 11:30 pm on April 12, a female returned home to find a neighbor looking through her apartment window at her roommate. The neighbor fled the scene and police were unable to locate the individual.

BURGLARY, 04/15/12, 1000 block of N. Stafford Street. On April 15 at 1:30 am, a victim arrived home to find an unknown subject male subject standing in her living room. The suspect fled the scene immediately and the victim ran to a friend’s house. There were no items reported missing from the residence. The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Asian male, approximately 5’8″ tall, with a heavy build. He was wearing a black t-shirt and dark pants at the time of the incident.

BURGLARY, 04/13/12, 3900 block of N. 5thStreet. At 3:50 am on April 13, an unknown subject(s) entered a victim’s apartment and stole various items. The victim was at home during the burglary, but had locked himself in the bedroom. The victim looked out his window to see a Hispanic male, wearing an orange t-shirt running away from the apartment while carrying two bags. Items reported stolen include a laptop, iPod, Xbox video game console and the victim’s wallet.

BURGLARY, 04/13/12, 2100 block of N. Troy Street. Between 6 pm on April 12, and 11:45 am on April 13, an unknown subject(s) entered a residence through a back door and stole tools. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 04/12/12, 1500 block of S. 28thStreet. Between 6 am and 5:50 pm on April 12, a victim returned home from work to find that his residence had been burglarized by an unknown subject(s). Items stolen included a laptop, watch, camera and clothing. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 04/12/12, 1000 block of N. Glebe Road. Between 6:30 am and 9:10 am on April 12, an unknown subject(s) pried open several doors to office rooms and a laptop was stolen. There is no suspect description.


04/14/12, VA CUBSW1N, 1996 Toyota Camry, Red, 600 block of N. Glebe Road
04/17/12, VA XEY9348, 1994 Mercedes Benz E320, Blue, 2300 block of S. 24th Road
04/11/12, VA JYS3872, 1998 Toyota Camry, Gold, 1200 block of S. George Mason Drive

  • BBGYs

    I think it was Tupac!!!

  • novasteve

    People from Philadelphia are the nastiest people I’ve ever met.

  • DarkHeart

    Philly fans of any stripe are the worst.

  • JamesE

    “Phillies jersey” figures.

  • Mike

    Phillies jersey. Figures.

  • ARLrez

    Phillies players… you just can’t trust them.

  • G Clifford Prout

    If the peeper was ID’d as a neighbor you’d think they’d be able to find him.

    • Brick


      • nom de guerre

        Snoopy, Come Home!

  • nunya

    at least on this i agree with novasteve.

    philly. pfft!

  • DSS10


    • WeiQiang

      That’s means that he works out at Gold’s Ballston. Big biceps & chest; skinny legs and big belly.

      • JamesE

        Please don’t bother me when I am doing bicep curls in the squat rack.

        • brodies

          Hurry up, brah. I gotta do some shrugs in there.

          • WeiQiang

            *grunts extremely loudly on the last rep and lets the dumbbells crash to the floor*

          • Woofer

            So, how much ya bench???


  • Tug McGraw

    But wait, Lenny Dystra’s already in jail.

  • Tug McGraw

    Dykstra. Thought he used the “k” as collateral for a Porsche.

  • Greg

    “BURGLARY, 04/13/12, 3900 block of N. 5thStreet. At 3:50 am on April 13, an unknown subject(s) entered a victim’s apartment and stole various items. The victim was at home during the burglary, but had locked himself in the bedroom.”

    I know this was probably very scary, but if you read this as two unrelated events it’s pretty funny.

    • GoodOmens

      True – did the victim lock himself in the bathroom because he was being robbed or did he lock himself in the bathroom and then get robbed?

      The latter is funny – the former not so much.

      • Tabs

        Bedroom, not bathroom.

        And yes, you can assume he was protecting his life and sacrificing his stuff, which is the smart thing to do.

        • Scott

          Actually, the smart thing to do is exercise your 2nd Amendment rights and protect yourself, rather than hiding and hoping you don’t get killed.

  • philly sux.

  • novasteve

    The Only good thing to have ever came from Philly is Wawa.

    • ArlingTony

      Sheetz is better.

      • brendan


    • Dan

      Ever eat at Pat’s ??

  • Rebecca

    Everyone hating on Philly should totally make those comments in Philly. Really, you should. You should also practice your jerk off parking practices there, too, such as boxing someone in when they are backing into a spot. I encourage everyone to take the trip there and say everything out loud about how much Philly sucks.

    • SoMuchForSubtlety

      Haha! LOL

    • novasteve

      It’s not my fault people from philly are such amoral scumbags.

      • Tabs

        I commented on the lack of relative morality in DC, which I thought would be pretty obvious to all…and joked that people from Philly don’t like smokers. It was deleted.

        I guess Steve whines and stomps his feet every time someone comments on his smoking.

        • Tabs

          For the record, I find the anti-Philly rants obnoxious and misguided. Maybe I should fire off several complaint emails until you delete Steve’s attack, ArlNow?

          Wah wah wah wah!

    • JamesE

      Yeah because then someone in a Phillies jersey would attack you and prove you right

    • Transplant

      The only thing worse than Philly is Penn State.

      • BallstonNOTBoston

        whoa whoa easy Transplant.

        Don’t Hate the Penn State.

    • drax

      Why, when they conveniently come here and roam our streets with knives?

    • nom de guerre

      Why travel all the way to Philly to get robbed and/or abused when you can have that same experience right here in Arlington or at a sporting event featuring the Phillies, Eagles, Sixers, or Flyers in DC or MD?

    • 2 girls 1 cup

      Philly sucks.

    • Mike

      I would but Philly is an s-hole so why would i want to go there?

      Also, once again, Phillies fans suck.

      That is all.

    • The Market Will Bare All

      Ooooooooh Scary! You gonna throw a battery at us?

      • Quoth the Raven

        Not unless you’re dressed up as Santa Claus.

    • FC resident

      LOL – good call. I’ve lived in Philly and this area. No doubt that Philly has some of the nastiest people around. But at least they can drive!

  • 2nd Amendment Fan

    BURGLARY, 04/13/12, 3900 block of N. 5thStreet. At 3:50 am

    Try that at my house and the report would have identified the subject as the deceased Hispanic male, wearing an orange t-shirt. Only question would have been which caliber I chose to exercise my rights under Virginia law with. Would have been a costly lesson about breaking into people’s houses and attempting to take what is not your’s for the one less scumbag in our area. Boooyaaaa.

    • JamesE

      Use a samurai sword like that Maryland student

    • WeiQiang


    • Question Man

      What do you suppose the burglar would do with the scumbag’s stuff?

      • 2nd Amendment Fan

        Oh OK, so I am a scumbag for wanting to protect the safety of my family and security of my property? Please you oh so enlightened one, explain how that makes me a scumbag, but as I described the person breaking into my house, stealing my property and potentially harming my family is not?

        Additionally, I assure you that unlike some people, I am extremely well trained in using firearms, and several tours in Iraq & Afghanistan make me quite comfortable with using them to defend myself, family and property if I had to.

        • Betting Man

          10 to 1 says this guy’s a POG. Or better yet a contractor.

          • JBalls

            Oh sic burn dog! Since you’re a betting man, I guess that means you’re comfortable gambling that you’re gonna cakewalk through life and never have to worry about whether you need to exercise control over your own situation. Let the gov’t worry about that! That’s what taxes are for!

            Comments like yours contribute to the idea that anyone in favor of self defense, defense of their property, or anything else *remotely* confrontational (other than not tipping when your drinks take too long) is going severely against the grain of progressive society. Even for someone like myself who is not mil, leo or gov’t affiliated, you and people who say things like your comment are starting to sound irrational.

          • Betting Man

            Wow, what an incredible leap in logic. And totally incorrect as I’m actually on the pro-gun/pro-defense side of the arguement. But you wouldn’t know that, because my comment didn’t say anything about which side I’m on.

            I hope you shoot better than you read. I award you zero Internet Tough Guy points.

  • JimPB

    Both hands clapping for the woman who screamed when accosted.
    Good to practice screaming for help so that one is prepared to scream at full volume.

    Suggestion: Carry a small can of spray paint, and have it ready to squirt when at risk. The spray can deter, especially if aimed at the face, and the paint will facilitate IDing the perp.

  • Mongo

    No public masturbation this week. BOOORRRIIINNGGG

    • nom de guerre

      People are getting used to seeing it and are no longer reporting it as it has become the norm.

    • brian

      that one at the apartment complex didn’t count?

  • ProfessionalObserver

    Where was Roy Halladay when this crime took place???


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