Crime Report: Woman Raped in Tara-Leeway Heights

by May 2, 2012 at 4:10 pm 3,571 31 Comments

A woman was raped while visiting her sister in the Tara-Leeway Heights neighborhood last Thursday, according to this week’s Arlington County crime report.

The crime happened while the victim was visiting her sister’s apartment, in the basement of a home shared by several tenants, according to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck. A man who lives in one of the rooms forced himself upon her while in one of the basement’s common areas, according to Sternbeck.

RAPE, 04/26/12, 2100 block of N. Patrick Henry Drive. At 3:30 pm on April 26, a victim was raped by a known subject at a multi-family residence. Carlos Montalban Pineda, 45, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with animate object sexual penetration.

On Saturday a man was arrested after police say he brandished a BB gun during a parking dispute at Gunston Middle School.

BRANDISHING A FIREARM, 04/28/12, 2700 block of S. Lang Street. On April 28 at 9:37 pm, a subject displayed a black handgun after arguing with the victim over a parking space. Officers located the suspect a short time later at a soccer field and learned the firearm was a BB gun. Mohamed Sesay, 30, of Alexandria, VA, was arrested and charged with brandishing a firearm on school property. He was held on no bond.

On Sunday, police responded to the Comfort Inn in Ballston for a report of two women who were advertising prostitution services on while using the hotel’s lobby computer. No arrests were made.

PROSTITUTION, 04/29/12, 1200 block of N. Glebe Road. At 8 pm on April 29, officers were alerted of two subjects engaged in prostitution at an area hotel. Upon arrival, it was learned that the subjects were placing online solicitations ads from the hotel lobby computer.

The rest of the crime report, after the jump.

EXPOSURE, 04/26/12, 1500 block of N. Rhodes Street. On April 26 at 9 am, a victim observed a unknown subject exposing himself outside her window. The suspect fled the scene on foot after the two made eye contact. The suspect is described as a white male, early to mid 20’s, approximately 5’7″ tall with a light-brown mustache and was wearing dark pants, a long sleeve red sweatshirt and baseball hat at the time of the incident.

ROBBERY, 04/25/12, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street. On April 25 at 10:40 am, an unknown subject stole two Rolex watches out of a store in the mall. The subject fled the scene on foot and was seen driving off in a car that had been parked in the bus area. The suspect is described as a black male.

ROBBERY, 04/30/12, 5100 block of N. Wilson Boulevard. At 6 am on April 30, an unknown subject entered the back office of a convenience store and placed 14 cartons of cigarettes in a backpack. A store employee walked into the office and confronted the subject, who then fled the scene. The store employee gave chase and was able to grab the backpack, resulting in a physical altercation in the parking lot. The suspect dropped the bag and left the area in his vehicle. The subject is described as a white male, approximately 35-40 years of age and was wearing black pants, a red shirt and a black jacket at the time of the incident.

BURGLARY, 04/27/12, 1000 block of S. Quinn Street. Between 10:30 am on April 26, and 12:20 am on April 27, an unknown subject entered a basement bedroom through a window and stole a laptop and $10,000 cash. The incident is under investigation.

BURGLARY, 04/30/12, 2900 block of N. Key Boulevard. On April 30 at 8:42 am, officers were alerted to a breaking and entering in progress at a residence. ACPD and a Alexandria K9 surrounded the house, making entry only after the subjects refused to exit. The two male subjects were taken into custody after a brief search inside the house. Rocael Estrada, 27, of Arlington, VA and Jamie Martinez-Fuentes, of unknown age and location, were arrested and charged with burglary.

BURGLARY, 05/01/12, 2000 block of S. Crystal Drive. Between 9:05 pm on April 30 and 10:54 am on May 1, an unknown subject(s) entered an office suite and stole two laptops and money. There is no suspect description.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY/LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES), 04/28/12, 4200-4500 block of 31st Street. Between 4 am and 830 am on April 28, an unknown subject(s) smashed windows out of numerous vehicles in addition to stealing a car stereo. There is no suspect description.


05/01/12, VA 590103, 2007 Honda 600RR Motorcycle, White, 3000 block of S. Randolph Street

  • JohnB2

    Who keeps 10k in cash in their bedroom? If I were the investigator, I would be consider the possibility of the perpetrator being an aquaintance of the victim or it being a potentially fraudulent report.

    • JohnB2

      err, would consider

    • KalashniKEV

      It’s in South Arlington too. Sounds like somebody was stacking their brown paper bag money and the word got out. I’ll bet they didn’t think he would file a report.

      • PikerShorts

        My awesome South Arlington neighborhood is overrun with drug dealers and vagrants and children who play flashlight tag at night.

        • KalashniKEV

          Hookers too.

          • jackson

            And the 1200 block of NORTH Glebe Road has hookers without their own internet access. Sad.

          • KalashniKEV

            Once we pour a whole lot more money into the area, Hookers will have their own internet access. And dealers will have not just weed and khat, but the finest white. And we can all get there by trolley car and enjoy the QUAINT CHARM.

    • yurpsquad

      drug dealers keep that kinda cash on hand… i live near there and see some things that look to be “transactions” taking place…. hopefully ACPD is already on it.

      • Answer Guy

        lol right. Some of the readers on this board are so naive.

    • Mitt Romney

      I usually keep that amount on hand for small wagers and the like.

      • KalashniKEV

        I’ll bet you can’t hit that small varmint over there…

    • Zoning Victim

      In addition to what’s already been mentioned:

      -People with no identification
      -People who don’t trust the banks with their money (there are more of them than you may think)
      -Retailers who bleed off their cash transactions so they don’t have to pay sales or income tax

  • Ashton Heights

    We need to put a stop to group housing. I hope the Civic Federation will take this one up.

    • Agreed

      Agreed, some group should have to approve all groups of individuals who live in a house together. You do realize how moronic that idea is, right?

      • Big Perm

        More than 4 un-related people cant live in the same home in Arlington…..not that its enforced

        • OverReacting

          Group housing encourages prostitution and immigration! Save my WASP neighborhood!!

          • JustReacting

            But in all seriousness, if someone sexually violates another person and your first thought is that there is a problem with our Group Housing laws, then maybe you need some help.

            It’s unfortunate that there still is a stigma about reporting rape, and I hope that her other neighbors are more understanding and supportive of her than you.

          • KalashniKEV

            We could clean this up if we just constructed some type of government furnished labor barracks and assigned them all two to a room… maybe right in the heart of Clarendon…

          • WeiQiang

            The private sector took care of this. I think it’s called ‘The Reserve At Clarendon Centre’.

          • Juan

            Wait until the Board after jacking our property taxes again this year, spends more to build a year round homeless shelter creating random issues roaming Arlington. It will make Group Housing look like child’s play.

  • D

    A “black male” stole 2 rolex watches…that narrows it down a bit

    • KalashniKEV

      I wonder if one of them was the vintage Sub on a black NATO at Torneau…

      It was priced way to high (of course) but the lady was nice enough to take it out for me just so I could look at it.

      *myyyy preciousssss*

  • Answer Guy

    deport him.

  • Henry Spencer

    Animate object?

    • A finger is an example of an animate object.

      • Lee-n-Glebe

        Thank you – I had the same question.

        • R0bespierre

          I thought it meant some kind of chipmunk or wind up toy

    • Joehoya

      Sounds like the work of a necromancer.

  • Woof

    Alexandria K-9 unit?

    And some thought that funding our extensive dog parks would bring no side benefits!

  • How would Doc Holliday react to some amateur brandishing a BB gun?

  • Cyrus

    The suspect is described as a white male, early to mid 20’s, approximately 5’7” tall with a light-brown mustache and was wearing dark pants, a long sleeve red sweatshirt and baseball hat at the time of the incident.

    Apparently Derek Holland is in town….


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