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Crime Report: Woman Raped in Tara-Leeway Heights

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

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