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Crime Report: Fighting Back Edition

by ARLnow.com May 16, 2012 at 3:45 pm 5,131 19 Comments

A woman was sexually assaulted last night as she walked into her apartment building in the Columbia Heights neighborhood. The victim managed to fight back, however, and the suspect left some incriminating evidence at the scene as he fled.

From this week’s Arlington County crime report:

SEXUAL BATTERY, 05/15/12, 2900 block of S. 13th Street. At 9:33 pm on May 15, a victim was walking into her apartment building when a subject ran up from behind and sexually assaulted her. The victim began throwing punches and was able to take the subject to the ground. As the suspect fled the scene, he dropped his cell phone and car keys. Police have knowledge of the suspect’s identity, but have been unable to locate him at this time.

Police say the incident was not related to a series of sexual assaults Friday night.

The rest of the crime report, after the jump.

ROBBERY, 05/09/12, 900 block of N. Stafford Street. On May 9 at 2:21 pm, a known suspect to the victim took cash out of the victim’s coat pocket, pushed her to the ground and kicked her in the head. The suspect fled the scene and was located a short time later by police in bushes behind a restaurant. Johan Middelthon, 46, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with robbery and malicious wounding. He was held on no bond.

ROBBERY, 05/12/12, 2600 block of S. Eads Street. On May 11 at 11:15 pm, a male subject attempted to grab money out of the hand of a female victim. The victim punched the subject in the face and fled the scene on foot. John Dingle, 39, of Stafford, VA, was arrested and charged with attempted robbery. He was held on a secured bond.

ROBBERY, 05/15/12, 100 block of S. Utah Street. On May 15 at 3:30 pm, a subject grabbed landscaping equipment from a previous employer and tried to flee the scene. The owner ran after the subject to recover the equipment and a physical altercation ensued. The suspect fled the scene in his vehicle and was located by police in Fairfax County. Kris Curtis, 26, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with robbery, attempted malicious wounding and assault and battery. He is being held without bond.

BURGLARY, 05/11/12, 1500 block of N. 19th Street. Between 7:30 am on May 10, and 6:45 pm on May 11, an unknown subject(s) entered an apartment and stole various items. Property reported stolen include a bike, iPad, camera and laptop. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 05/12/12, 800 block of S. 18th Street. Between 8:30 pm on May 11, and 8:50 pm on May 12, an unknown subject(s) entered into an apartment and stole two laptops. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 05/12/12, 200 block of N. Piedmont Street. Between 11:45 am and 1 pm on May 12, a resident returned home to find her living room window open and laptop missing. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 05/12/12, 2100 block of S. Nelson Street. Between 4:30 am and 5 pm on May 10, an unknown subject(s) entered a residence and stole various items. Property reported stolen include $10,000 in cash, jewelry, and a kitchen blender. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY/STALKING/UNLAWFUL FILMING, 05/13/12, 800 block of N. Quincy Street. On May 13 at 12:05 am, an ex-boyfriend entered the victim’s apartment unknowingly after sending her a topless photo of herself while she slept. The subject made over 50 attempts to contact the victim by phone and was reported yelling inappropriate comments outside of her apartment. Trevor Frye, 27, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with burglary, stalking and unlawful filming. He was held without bond.

SEXUAL ASSAULT, 05/12/12, 2100 block of N. Lee Highway. On May 12 at 12:19 am, a male subject approached a female victim walking home alone and grabbed her. The subject was attempting to take the victim to the ground while sexually assaulting her and covering her mouth. The victim punched the subject, then she was thrown into the bushes. The suspect fled the scene. The suspect is described as a black male, wearing khaki pants, a red and white checkered long sleeve shirt and black gloves.

SEXUAL ASSAULT, 05/13/12, 300 block of N. Oxford Street. On May 13 at 2 am, a female victim reported she was sexually assaulted by a male [suspect]. The victim and her boyfriend attended a cookout with the subject, where they consumed alcohol. The victim reported the sexual assault after waking up in the middle of the night to find the subject on top of her in the boyfriend’s apartment. Federico Alfonso Umana Barrera, 35, of Arlington, VA was arrested and charged with sexual assault and forgery of a public document.

PEEPING, 05/12/12, 900 block of N. Barton Street. At 12:19 am on May 12, a female victim was alerted to a noise outside her living room window and when she looked a male subject was standing in the window watching her. Police located the suspect a short time later behind an adjacent apartment complex. Erdenbulag Khosbagana, 31, of Arlington, VA was arrested and charged with peeping.


05/09/12, Vespa LX50 Scooter, Brown, 3200 block of N. 10th Street

  • WantonTaco

    Ohhh trevor.. any updates?

  • JamesE

    “The victim punched the subject in the face” I love it.

  • jigga


    • Swag
    • Swag

      [insert Enemy of the State reference]

  • KalashniKEV

    LOL @ German soccerbum.

  • j

    Right on sister!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • craig

    cell phone and keys? #fail but, this time it’s good.

  • CW

    I’m sorry, but I’ve got to ask. I’m no lawyer or LEO – does “sexual assault” these days mean grabbing? In my mind, it means a lot more but the context of these stories makes it seem like that is (thankfully) the extent of what happened.

    • CW

      Wait, no, the cookout one is labeled with that charge too, and we all know what happened there. I’m really confused now.

    • Joan Fountain

      I was thinking the same thing. If I run up to you and grab you, does it become *sexual* assault as opposed to just assault
      a) depending on where my hands land on you
      b) our respective genders
      c) our respective sexual orientations ?

    • Compassionate Connor

      There are different degrees of sexual assault, from grabbing [email protected] over the shirt or grabbing the butt, to penetrationn with an object/finger, etc.

      • drax

        You forgot forced ultrasounds.

        • Tabs


  • Compassionate Connor

    How many peeping toms are there?


  • Dude Where’s My Car

    This woman is today’s Arlington Hero. [salutes]

    “Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.” — Mike Tyson

    • KalashniKEV

      It’s “face” not mouth…

      I <3 MIKE TYSON!

  • YTK

    “Police have knowledge of the suspect’s identity, but have been unable to locate him at this time.” Just call the bum on his cell phone.

  • kz

    Oh snap! I remember this! I was staying at the Holiday Inn on Eads. The girl and the guy was arguing..she punched the crapp outta him. She takes off…he calls cops as the victim he gets arrested..haha. Punched in the face and he got No justice. He was Black…She was White..hmmmmm


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