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Crime Report: Strike Three Edition

In the latest Arlington County crime report, a routine traffic stop turned into something more serious when the driver reportedly claimed to be a police officer. According to police, the man was in fact not an officer, and the “bullet proof vest” he was wearing was anything but.

IMPERSONATING A POLICE OFFICER, 07/06/12, 1700 block of S. Arlington Boulevard. At 2:15 am on July 6, a subject was stopped for a traffic infraction and indicated he was a police officer and was wearing a bullet proof vest. Upon investigation, it was learned he was not an officer and was wearing a baseball catchers vest under his clothing. Stephen Clark Robinson, 37, of Washington, DC, was arrested and charged with impersonating a police officer, possession of a altered driver’s license, no operator’s license, and failure to ID.

Also from this week’s crime report — which includes items from the past two week, due to the July 4 holiday — a woman was robbed at gunpoint, on the Fourth of July, in the normally safe Pentagon City area.

ARMED ROBBERY, 07/04/12, 1300 block of S. Eads Street. At 5:25 am on July 4, a female victim was robbed at gunpoint for the tote bag she was carrying that had cash, credit cards and a phone. The suspect fled the scene in a beige minivan. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’0″ tall and 150 lbs. He was wearing dark clothing and had a black bandana around his face at the time of the incident.

Finally, police are looking for a man who stood on a toilet in the ladies’ room of the Ballston-area Harris Teeter, watching the ladies do their business.

PEEPING TOM, 07/07/12, 600 block of N. Glebe Road. Between 5:35 and 6:32 pm on July 7, an unknown male subject entered the female restroom in a grocery store and was seen standing on the toilet watching females use the restroom. The suspect fled the scene after being confronted by the store manager. The suspect is described as a white male, 30s, 5’7″-8″ tall and 200 lbs. He had long curly brown hair and was wearing a long sleeve green t-shirt and jeans at the time of the incident.

The rest of this week’s crime report, after the jump.

SEXUAL BATTERY, 07/05/12, 3100 block of Wilson Boulevard. On July 5 at 8:10 am, a suspect approached a female victim and put his hand up her dress, grabbing her butt. Leroy Alexander Hamilton, 59, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with sexual battery. He was held without bond.

ARMED ROBBERY, 07/06/12, 5500 block of Columbia Pike. On July 6 at 3:45 pm, an unknown subject brandished a firearm and stole numerous pieces of jewelry from the victim. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 6’0″ tall and 170 lbs. He was wearing all black clothing and a gray baseball hat at the time of the incident.

RAPE, 07/03/12, Orange Marker 44 on Four Mile Run Trail. Between 7:30 and 8 pm on July 3, a female victim was jogging on the bike trail when she was confronted by a subject with a knife and sexually assaulted off the trail. The subject fled the scene and is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 30 years of age, 5’5″-6″ tall, 140 lbs. with a small head and high pitched voice. He was wearing a green t-shirt with “George” written across the front, possibly a George Mason University shirt.

SEXUAL ASSAULT, 07/04/12, 4200 block of N. Wilson Boulevard. On July 4 at 2:30 pm, an unknown subject approached a female victim from behind and sexually assaulted her with his hands. The subject fled the scene when the victim screamed. The suspect is described as a black male, 17-25 years old, approximately 6’0″ tall and 150 lbs. He was wearing baggy dark pants, a light colored shirt and a black knit hat.

INDECENT EXPOSURE, 06/28/12, 10 block of S. Glebe Road. On June 28 at 12:45 pm, an unknown subject exposed himself to a female victim inside the dressing room of a clothing store. The subject fled the scene prior to police arrival. He is described as a black male, 30’s, approximately 6’0″ tall and 130 lbs. He was wearing blue jeans and a dark green t-shirt at the time of the incident.

FAILURE TO REREGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER, 07/07/12, 3200 block of N. Washington Boulevard. At 6:05 pm on July 7, a vehicle was stopped for a traffic infraction and the driver was a convicted sex offender who did not update the sex offender registry with his new address. A 16 month old child was in the car with him and she was released to the custody of her mother. Timothy Dale Britt, 40, of Ruther Glen, VA, was arrested and charged with failure to reregister as a sex offender. He was held without bond.

BURGLARY, 06/28/12, 900 block of S. Scott Street. Between 11:28 am on June 27 and 6:45 am on June 28, an unknown subject(s) entered a residence and stole numerous items. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 06/29/12, 2100 block of N. Scott Street. Between 9 am on June 26 and 3 pm on June 29, an unknown subject(s) entered a residence through a partially open window and stole various items. Stolen items include a flat screen television, stereo system and a Rolex watch. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 07/05/12, 2500 block of S. Columbia Pike. Between 7 pm on July 3 and 5 am on July 5, an unknown subject(s) gained entry to a dry cleaners through an unlocked window and stole an unknown amount of change. The subject also stole a company vehicle. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 07/06/12, 1100 block of N. Utah Street. Between July 1 at 2 pm and July 6 at 12:10 pm, an unknown subject(s) entered a locked residence and stole a 60″ television, a computer and approximately 1,500 comic books. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 07/05/12, 1700 block of S. Jefferson Davis Highway. Between 6:30 am and 11 pm on July 4, an unknown subject(s) entered the victims hotel room and stole her prescription medicine. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY, 07/08/12, 1800 block of N. Dinwiddie Street. Between 8 pm on July 5 and 5:30 on July 8, an unknown subject(s) broke into the victim’s home and stole various handguns. There is no suspect description.


06/30/12, VA FZ3015, 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer, Black, 2000 block of S. Eads Street
07/04/12, VA XFD5843, 1999 Dodge Caravan, Green, 2400 block of Fern Street
07/05/12, 2008 Chevrolet Suburban, Black, 3200 block of N. 10th Street
07/06/12, MD 9AS9562, 2012 Chrysler 200, Black, 1500 block of Arlington Boulevard
07/06/12, VA 576979, 2006 Yamaha YZFR6 Motorcycle, Blue, 3500 block of S. Stafford Street
07/06/12, VA 701060, 2011 Suzuki DRZ400S, White, 1400 block of S. Joyce Street
07/07/12, 2009 BMW 650i, Black, 3100 block of S. Jefferson Davis Highway
07/08/12, VA WZE1437 (tags only), 1900 block of Fort Meyer Drive
07/09/12, VA XZM9800, 1997 BMW 328IS, Green, 2300 block of N. Van Buren Court
07/09/12, VA XAJ8632, 1992 Honda Civic, Blue, 3100 block of Columbia Pike

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