Crime Report: Woman Escapes Boyfriend’s Zip Tie

by ARLnow.com June 21, 2012 at 9:55 am 6,489 33 Comments

An Arlington man has been charged with abduction and domestic assault and battery after police say he tried to tie his girlfriend’s hands behind her back during a fight.

From this week’s Arlington County crime report:

ABDUCTION, 06/15/12, 300 block of S. Adams Street. At 2 pm on June 15, a female victim and her boyfriend got into a physical altercation. During the fight, the suspect held the victim down on the bed and attempted to tie her hands behind her back with zip ties. The victim was able to bite the suspect on the arm and he left the room. Jeffrey Teagno, 24, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with abduction and domestic assault and battery. He was held without bond.

The suspect, Jeffrey Teagno, is listed by Virginia State Police as a registered sex offender for possession of child pornography in 2009.

The rest of this week’s crime report, after the jump. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

ROBBERY, 06/17/12, 1000 block of N. Patrick Henry Drive. On June 17 at 1 am, a adult male victim was assaulted by a group of unknown subjects along a bike path. His phone and a small amount of cash were taken. There is no suspect description.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 06/16/12, 1200 block of S. Edgewood Street. At 5 pm on June 16, a subject was arrested after assaulting his girlfriend and hitting her friend with a 2×4. Marvin Alberto Portillo-Barillas, 45, of Falls Church, VA, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding and domestic assault and battery. He was held without bond.

BURGLARY, 06/15/12, 300 block of S. Pershing Drive. On June 15 at 4:15 am, a victim was alerted of a burglary when her automatic garage door was activated. Police arrived on scene and arrested a subject that was in possession of numerous stolen items. Daniel Cruz, 27, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with burglary, petit larceny and petit larceny from a vehicle. He was held without bond.

BURGLARY, 06/13/12, 4900 block of S. Chesterfield Road. At 2:26 am on June 13, an unknown subject(s) forced entry into Wakefield HS and vandalized the school. There is no suspect description.

BRANDISHING A FIREARM, 06/15/12, 4200 block of N. Glebe Road. On June 15 at 9 am, a firearm was brandished after the victim gave the subject the finger. The subject stopped his vehicle and approached the victim with the firearm. The subject left the scene without further incident. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 30-40 years old, 5’9″-6′ tall with a slim build. He was wearing aviator sunglasses, a white shirt with slim black tie and dark slacks at the time. The victim described the vehicle as a older model green Jeep Cherokee with unknown West Virginia tags.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES), 06/16/12, 800 block of Army Navy Drive. Between 2:39 and 3:57 pm on June 16, an unknown subject(s) broke into several vehicles at the mall parking garage and stole numerous items to include cash, jewelry and a parking pass. There is no suspect description.


06/13/12, WVA 186366, 2012 Suzuki Motorcycle, Black, 900 block of S. 15th Street
06/15/12, VA ID-166, 2009 Mazda 3, Black, 3200 block of N. 10th Street
06/19/12, VA JVS 6808, 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix, White, 4400 block of S. 31st Street

  • HayDiosMio

    Here we go…….

    as soon as i read the headline I thought, Trev, what ya do now?

  • JamesE

    Somebody is trying to one up Trevor

    • drax

      Someone who also conveniently has a photo on the web for us to make fun of.

    • BangBrahs

      Not cool brah. Zipties hurt like what. Use nylon rope with foam pads.

      • brian

        that’s a clown question broh

  • John Fontain
    • Jerry

      poss of child porn!!!!!

  • KalashniKEV

    Wasn’t me!

    • SomeGuy

      So you weren’t at the 4200 block of N. Glebe Road “wearing aviator sunglasses, a white shirt with slim black tie and dark slacks” last week, KEV?

      I believe you.

      • KalashniKEV

        That one or the flex cuffs!

  • SteamboatWillie
    • KalashniKEV

      Oh, wow!

      • drax

        He’s not homeless either. Weird.

  • Talk about road rage. Response to a middle finger? Whip out your firearm!

    • Jason B

      He was just standing his ground.

    • KalashniKEV

      They keep it real in WV.

    • BrownClown

      Yeah, I wait until they stop at the next light then get out and take a dump on the hood of their car.

  • CrystalMikey

    Wow…a WV hipster.

  • KalashniKEV

    Could it have been the “Dancin’ Outlaw” Jesco White himself, I wonder???

    • Mary-Austin

      Possibly…They travel around the region from time to time. I’m subscribed to them on facebook.

  • CW

    Zip ties and 2x4s? These guys make Trev sound like a saint.

    • HayDiosMio

      Yet trev got slammed here. I expect him to file a lawsuit against us soon.

  • Hank

    Good to see a measured response from yet another responsible gun owner/carrier.

    • DeadwoodDick

      Just them good old days in the wild west *adjusts chaw and spits*

    • SomeGuy

      Agreed, Hank. By taking witness statements and writing up a description of the suspect, the officer’s response was measured and appropriate. It’s just too bad he/she wasn’t able to catch the illegal brandisher in the act.

      • Sparky

        I bet the brandisher is amongst those asking their lobby and legislators for a VA stand-your-ground law that would allow them to take action against perceived threats and not be subject to criminal or civil prosecution. What good is a permit to carry a concealed gun if you can’t use it? They aren’t for shooting rabbits.

        • KalashniKEV

          I’m sure too. All street criminals are typically very active politically, and can be quite prolific letter writers.

          • Sparky

            Street criminal? The white shirt and tie doesn’t sound like a description of your typical car or hubcap thief. And he hasn’t been convicted for this incident. He’s more likely to be one of the millions who have permits to carry concealed guns. Along with their lobby, these gunslingers and the industry that arms them are arguably one of the most politically active groups in the US.

          • KalashniKEV

            “Along with THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, these CITIZENS and the industry that arms them are arguably one of the most politically active groups in the US.”

            Fixed it for you!

          • Sparky

            The founding fathers knew it was important to the security of a free state for individuals to pack heat to defend against finger-givers and chase down kids wearing hoodies.

    • KalashniKEV

      That’s a clown comment, brah.

  • bigdaddyva

    I love it, “all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.”

    The word “until” conveys inevitability, eh?

    Should be “unless” proven guilty.

  • Elmer

    Kinda’ like the tv show Cops.
    Catch ’em in the act and on film then comes the disclaimer: “all suspects, etc….”.
    Funniest one I saw was policeman asks suspect who is staggering around in front in him if he has been smoking MJ or is in possession of same?
    Suspect says h**ll no.
    Cop reaches behind suspect’s ear and lifts off MJ joint. Asks suspect what’s this? “Quick thinking” suspect replies: “How did that get there?”


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