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Crime Report: ‘I See What You Did There’ Edition

by ARLnow.com August 16, 2012 at 10:30 am 5,631 20 Comments

A burglar broke into a store in the Courthouse area this past weekend and made off with a pair of laptops. But it’s the other item that he or she took that seems to suggest a level of trickiness beyond the capabilities of your run-of-the-mill criminal.

BURGLARY (COMMERCIAL), 08/12/12, 2400 block of Wilson Boulevard. Between 2 and 9:30 am on August 12, an unknown subject(s) kicked in the front door of a business and stole two laptops and the store surveillance equipment. There is no suspect(s) description.

Elsewhere, someone broke into a medical office and swiped several items, including blank prescription pads. The office is located on the same block as Virginia Hospital Center.

BURGLARY, 08/09/12, 1600 block of N. George Mason Drive. Between 7:15 pm on August 8 and 7:51 am on August 9, an unknown subject(s) entered a locked office and stole various items to include cash, laptops, blank prescription pads and sample prescription packs. There is no suspect(s) description.

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

MALICIOUS WOUNDING (STABBING), 08/09/12, 3300 block of N. Wilson Boulevard. At 1:38 pm on August 9, an adult male confronts a subject attempting to break into his vehicle and a physical altercation ensues. The victim is stabbed multiple times in the upper body with a knife and the subject flees the scene. The subject is described as a Hispanic male, between 28-32 years of age, approximately 5’9″ tall and 150 lbs. He has medium length dark hair and was wearing a white tshirt with dark jeans.

ROBBERY BY FORCE, 08/11/12, 1200 block of S. Hayes Street. On August 11 at 4:25 pm, the loss prevention manager of a mall store witnessed an unknown subject stealing several watches from an accessories stand. Upon approaching the man, the subject brandished a knife and threatened the store employee. The subject fled the scene on foot. He is described as a black male and was wearing a grey polo shirt, blue jeans and a white baseball hat at the time of the incident.

SEXUAL ASSAULT, 08/12/12, 2700 block of Wilson Boulevard. At 1:50 pm on August 12, a female shopper bent down to retrieve a bottle of wine in a grocery store when a male placed his hand between her legs and on her genitalia. The subject laughed and walked away from the scene. Police located the subject approximately 4 hours later sleeping on a public bench, with a number of pornography magazines in his possession. Once in the police interview room, the subject repeatedly masturbated. Frank Alex Bouknight, 24, of Washington, DC, was arrested and charged with sexual battery.

STRANGULATION, 08/11/12, 2800 block of N. 24th Street. Between 11:15 and 11:45 pm on August 6, a male subject strangled and repeatedly assaulted his pregnant ex-girlfriend when she attempted to retrieve her belongings from his residence. The victim sustained numerous bodily injuries from the assault. A man, 24, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with strangulation and domestic assault and battery. Update on 3/19/13: Suspect’s name removed due to no record of prosecution.

BURGLARY, 08/10/12, 1700 block of S. Taylor Street. On August 10 at 12:18 pm, an Arlington resident reported that her residence was broken into on August 4 by an unknown subject(s). Cash and a laptop were reported missing. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY, 08/11/12, 2400 block of N. Florida Street. Between 6 pm on August 10 and 10 am on August 11, an unknown subject(s) broke into a residence through a backdoor and stole a safe. The safe contained jewelry and other items of value. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY (COMMERCIAL), 08/13/12, 5000 block of Wilson Boulevard. Between 12:30 and 9:55 am on August 13, an unknown subject(s) smashed a rear glass door of a restaurant to gain entry and stole the cash register drawer with approximately $3,000. There is no suspect(s) description.


08/09/12, VA XRK 6785, 2003 Ford E250, White, 700 block of N. Monroe Street
08/12/12, DC MR1998, 2007 Kawasaki Ninja Motorcycle, Black, 5000 block of S. 7th Road
08/13/12, MD 87316CA (tags only), 5100 block of S. 8th Road
08/13/12, VA RUTH99, 2002 Isuzu Rodeo, Gold, 2500 block of S. Adams Street
08/14/12, MD 4AG7714, 2010 Mercury Grand Marquise, Silver, 2600 block of S. Jefferson Davis Highway
08/14/12, VA XJS2326, 1994 Chevy Geo, Blue, 5500 block of Columbia Pike

  • Was the commercial burglary in the 5000 block of Wilson Blvd at the Super Pollo? There were multiple police cars outside the store late morning on Monday.

    • Smitty

      Cash register drawer with $3,000 in it??? Still in the register overnight? That is just asking for trouble.

      • Sherriff Gonna Getcha

        that is WAYYYY more cash than a business normally should have. I think most restaurants take the cash daily to the bank…

        • Smitty

          It’s not necessarily more than they should have, but it’s more than you should keep in a drawer. I guess they don’t have a safe

        • bman

          cash only business. leaves no trace. no credit card allowed.

          pay employees cash only.

      • JohnB2

        Probably over-inflated for insurance purposes.

      • bred

        I know that this is different but I work part-time at a large department store, which on a slow day may take in about $140K. The regesters overnight don’t have more that $300 in them.

  • C

    Who steals a Chevy Geo? I mean… really?

    • JamesE

      I am more shocked that Mercury still made cars in 2010.

    • Andy

      Someone who can’t afford the payments anymore?

    • internet tourettes

      They have great gas mileage, about the same as a Prius, but I bet it was stolen for parts….

  • Lee-n-Glebe

    Was the white truck stolen on N. Monroe street the one reportedly stolen by the stabber-would be thief of another vehicle?

  • Tom


    Again, just going to leave this here for those with the illusion that their double or triple rent in N. Arlington exposes them to less crime than those of us along the Pike (excluding the Pentagon City/Crystal City area, which most don’t consider part of the Pike anyway).

    • Noonan

      My neighborhood in north Arlington is crime free according to that map. Enjoy all your crime on Columbia Pike!

      • 1

        My neighborhood in the south is also crime free, but with a much smaller mortgage payment than I’d find in the north.

        • Ashton Heights

          Suck on my Northern prestigggge. 😉

    • It’s not accurate. According to the map, 8th Street South is in Bluemont, but that is wrong.

  • Josh S

    At what point did it become OK to use the phrase “to include?” I am reminded of the old In Living Color spoofs of the NAACP commercials. A mind is a terrible thing.

    • bman

      About 259,000,000 results (0.34 seconds) in google say so.

    • PL25rd

      I’m with you. The word is “including,” not “to include.”


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