A beating and robbery attempt in Douglas Park last week was stopped after someone drove up and shined their headlights on the attackers.
The incident happened around 11:50 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30. According to police, a man had just gotten off the bus, on his way back home from work in Georgetown, and was walking up S. Monroe Street when he saw two suspects hanging out in front of abandoned house.
The victim then noticed the suspects following him. He started to run but the suspects caught up with him and demanded money and his backpack. When the victim refused, the suspects started punching him and then kicking him after he was knocked to the ground, according to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.
A car then pulled up to the scene and shined its headlights on the scuffle, which scared off the suspects. Police were called and the victim was taken to the hospital for numerous minor injuries, including lacerations to his forehead.
From this week’s Arlington County crime report:
ATTEMPTED ROBBERY BY FORCE/MALICIOUS WOUNDING BY MOB, 05/31/12, 1800 block of S. Monroe Street. At 11:51 pm on May 30, two subjects ran down a victim in an attempted robbery and beat him until fleeing the scene after witnesses came to his assistance. The victim sustained multiple injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Suspect #1 is described as a black male, approximately 25 years old, 6’0” tall, thin build with a goatee. He was wearing a skull cap with shoulder length cornrows, with a white t-shirt and dark colored pants. Suspect #2 is described as a black male, approximately 5’5” tall, with a medium and stocky build. He was also wearing a skull cap and a black shirt at the time of the incident.
The rest of the crime report, after the jump.
BANK ROBBERY, 05/30/12, 4400 block of Wilson Boulevard. On May 30 at 9:46 am, a suspect robbed a PNC Bank and was followed by a witness to an alley where the suspect was attempting to change his appearance. The suspect fled the scene, leaving the money behind, and was apprehended by police in the 900 block of N. Stuart Street. Nathaniel Rush, 26, of College Park, was arrested and charged with bank robbery.
MALICIOUS WOUNDING (STABBING), 06/01/12, 800 block of N. Irving Street. On June 1 at 1:58 am, three subjects were walking south on N. Irving Street vandalizing homes when a homeowner confronted them in the street. A physical altercation ensued and one of the subjects was stabbed by a large kitchen knife. The victim sustained non-life threatening lacerations to his chin, forearm and hand, all which required stitches. The resident, Mauricio Canales, 27, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding. He is being held without bond.
MALICIOUS WOUNDING/ASSAULT AND BATTERY, 06/02/12, 3200 block of S. 24th Street. On June 2 at 11:30 am, a male subject threatened a victim with a kitchen knife and assaulted her. A friend of the victim was also assaulted during the altercation. Leroy Edouarzin, 22, of Charlotte, NC, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding and two counts of assault and battery. He is being held without bond.
ROBBERY, 06/01/12, 2400 block of S. 24th Street At 1 pm on June 1, an unknown subject grabbed a victims purse off her arm as she was carrying groceries. The suspect fled the scene on foot and the victim chased him but lost sight of him at the intersection of S. 22nd Street and Shirlington Road. The suspect is described as a black male, in his early twenties, approximately 5’9”, and 180 lbs. The suspect was wearing a dark gray jacket, dark colored shorts and had shoulder length dreadlocks at the time of the incident.
INDECENT EXPOSURE, 06/02/12, 2700 block of S. Lang Street. On June 2 at 3:50 pm, a male subject exposed himself to a female victim and her teenage daughter. The subject was making inappropriate sexual comments to the victim prior to urinating in public and exposing himself. Saul Aparicio, 45, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with indecent exposure and drunk in public.
INDECENT EXPOSURE, 06/01/12, 3200 block of Wilson Boulevard. On May 30 at 6 pm, a male subject was exposing himself to a female victim in the outdoor patio area of a restaurant. The subject was exposing himself under a table while staring at the victim. When the victim alerted her friends, the subject left the scene. The suspect is described as a white male, in his mid-sixties, with shoulder length white hair. He was wearing black shorts, a green polo shirt and sandals at the time of the incident.
RECKLESS HANDLING OF A FIREARM, 05/31/12, 1500 block of N. Key Boulevard. At 10:30 pm on May 31, a subject was cleaning his firearm when he accidently pulled the trigger causing the weapon to discharge. The bullet went through the subjects television, through a window and across the street towards an office building. Police were unable to locate the round. Keith Perry, 33, of Arlington, VA was charged with reckless handling of a firearm and released on a summons.
WEAPON ON SCHOOL PROPERTY, 06/01/12, 4900 block of S. Chesterfield Road. On June 1 at 12:30 pm, a juvenile male subject was found in possession of an Airsoft G2 bb gun. Police confiscated the weapon and it was turned into property.
BURGLARY, 05/30/12, 1500 block of N. 16th Street. Between 8:30 am and 8:45 pm on May 30, an unknown subject(s) entered an apartment through a kitchen window and stole a laptop and Kindle tablet. There is no suspect description.
BURGLARY, 05/30/12, 5100 block of N. 22nd Street. Between 7:30 pm on May 29 and 2 am on May 30, an unknown subject(s) entered a victim’s garage and stole five shotguns. There is no suspect description.
BURGLARY, 06/04/12, 1300 block of N. Jackson Street. Between 9:30 am and 3 pm on June 4, an unknown subject(s) entered a basement window of a residence and stole two laptops and money. There is no suspect description.
LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES), 06/01/12, 800 block of Army Navy Drive. Between 2 and 3 pm on June 1, an unknown subject(s) broke into numerous vehicles in the mall parking garage and stole various items. Items reported stolen include a car stereo, laptops, cell phones, baseball tickets and money. There is no suspect description.
LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES), 06/05/12, 5000 block of N. 10th Street. Between 8 pm on June 4 and 7 am on June 5, an unknown subject(s) broke into Honda vehicles and stole the airbags. There is no suspect description.
05/30/12, VA XBC9401 (Tags Only)
06/01/12, DC H85683, 2003 Ford Crown Victoria, Maroon, 2700 block of S. Glebe Road
06/03/12, VA 641787, 2006 Honda CBR 1000RR Motorcycle, Silver, 1200 block of S. Eads Street