Crime Report: Boss Beats Employee With Bat

by ARLnow.com September 26, 2012 at 11:55 am 6,442 68 Comments

In this week’s Arlington County crime report, a man was allegedly beaten with a baseball bat after smashing his boss’ car window.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 09/20/12, 2000 block of S. Langley Street. At 11:11 pm on September 19, two intoxicated coworkers, one was a supervisor, were engaged in a conversation about work productivity at the supervisors girlfriends residence. The conversation became contentious and the employee walked outside and smashed the car window of the supervisor. In return, the supervisor struck the employee in the head with a baseball bat. The victim was transported to GW Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Carlos Guadalupe Lopez Lopez, 26, of Hyattsville, MD, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding. He is being held without bond.

The rest of the crime report, after the jump.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 09/19/12, 4200 block of N. Fairfax Drive. At 6:12 am on September 19, a victim was approached by a mentally disturbed suspect who stated “I will kill you,” while pulling a pen out of his pocket and attempted to stab the victim repeatedly. The victim and suspect began fighting and both sustained minor injuries. Zachary Thomas, 23, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding. He is being held without bond.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 09/23/12, 1600 block of N. George Mason Drive. At 8:30 am on September 23, a victim went to Virginia Hospital Center after being stabbed at a large party at the Doubletree Hotel. A suspect has been identified and the investigation continues.

ATTEMPTED MALICIOUS WOUNDING 09/23/12, 800 block of S. Frederick Street. At 2:21 pm on September 23, the suspect attempted to stab the victim with a knife. Martir Alvarez-Yanez, 48, of Riverdale, MD, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding. He is being held without bond.

ROBBERY, 09/25/12, 4100 block of Four Mile Run Drive. At 2:54 pm on September 25, a known suspect to a victim came to his place of employment to fight. The victim was pushed to the ground, kicked in the chest and was robbed of his cell phone. The suspect fled the scene on foot and was apprehended by police a short time later. Sorrell Tyree Carter, 33, of Alexandria, VA, was arrested and charged with robbery. He was held without bond.

BURGLARY, 09/23/12, 2900 block of S. Woodstock Street. Between 2:30 pm on September 22 and 7:49 pm on September 23, the victim’s home was broken into and prescription drugs were taken. There is no suspect information.

BURGLARY, 09/23/12, 400 block of S. 12 Street. Between 5:00 pm on September 22 and 2:57 pm on September 23, the victim’s home was broken into and jewelry was taken. There is no suspect information.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY 09/22/12, 1500 block of Key Boulevard. At 5:30 am on September 22, an unknown suspect(s) attempted to open the victim’s sliding glass door. There is no suspect(s) information.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY, 09/24/12, 1200 block of S. Bell Street. Between 5 pm on September 21 and 6 am on September 24, an unknown suspect(s) attempted to break into a 12th floor office. The drywall and lock were damaged during the attempted break-in. There is no suspect(s) description.


09/23/12, TX 4AJ236, 2012 Honda CBR, Black, 2800 block of N. Clarendon Boulevar
09/23/12, VA 70776, 2008 Honda CBR, Red, 2800 block of N. Clarendon Boulevard
09/24/12, MD 3AS6139, 2012 Honda Accord, Silver, 2800 block of Clarendon Boulevard

  • Chris B

    Wow, three cars stolen from the same block.

    • JamesE

      Note to self, do not park a Honda near 2800 Clarendon Blvd.

      • creative

        I wonder if these cars were parked in the Market Commons garage, which has seen a lot of break-ins lately (as mentioned in recent forum posts).

        • gmfbcc

          That’s exactly where Market Commons is, so that’s a good guess. I can tell you that stolen cars usually end up out of jurisdiction, so there’s only so much Arlington County will do about it.

          • Tre

            Don’t you need a ticket to leave the parking garage?

          • Tre

            I suppose you could easily get a ticket by walking up to the machine and pressing the button and then leaving within 15 minutes. That said, would still look a bit suspicious.

          • Tabby_TwoTone

            You can’t get a ticket by just walking up. Otherwise, everyone would do that and pay the minimum.

            They obv said “I lost my ticket” and paid the max.

          • mathsman

            If they paid the max parking that wouldn’t that be more than an 08 CBR would be worth?

          • Tre

            I lost a ticket at the Ballston Mall a few years ago and had to fill out personal details, car tags etc. before I could pay the max… not sure that policy is in place everywhere.

      • Worried Acura owner

        What about Acura’s? Does that count as a Honda? Because I park mine all the time around there.

    • Buckwheat

      2 of the Honda’s are motorcycles. A Honda CBR is a sport bike.

    • SoW

      The 2 CBRs are motorcycles. Sucks cause I think I know the owner of one of them and rides as well. This time last year someone tried to steal mine in Rosslyn.

  • Joey

    I heard the employee was a brat.

    • kj

      NIce JR.

    • FrenchyB

      What can you do?

      • Ben


    • Dred pirate lopez lopez

      The beatings will continue until productivity improves..

    • kj

      Much to my dismay Joey, no one got your Ramones reference. And, for that, I am ashamed.

      • FrenchyB

        Except for three of the people who posted before you…

        • Joey

          I am surprised as many people go it. You people are old. The rest of you are pinheads.

          • FrenchyB

            But, I don’t wanna be a pinhead no more!

          • Quoth the Raven

            Sorry, Joey, but really, it’s the “old” people who are going to get the reference!

  • KLB

    Lopez Lopez – doubled-up name? I like it.

    • nunya

      is that like John Smith Smith?

  • Mike Hunt

    Smart guy, that one. robbing from someone that knows him.

  • dang!

    yeah its market commons and
    all three hondas were stolen on the same day !!

    I’m not parking there – good grief !
    isnt this the same place where a bunch of car break ins occurred ?

    what’s going on down there

  • one of those “wtf arlington” weeks, dang…

    • MC 703

      Do you shift with your dewclaw?

      • proudly on arlington’s car-free diet, i get everywhere using just 4 paws buddy!!!!!! but my dewclaws are strictly for aesthetics, can’t really do much with em (the ladys love em tho).

  • B22201

    So, if cars are broken into in the Market Commons garage. . . do the people stealing them pay the parking fee to get them out?

  • Thes

    Looking at the baseball bat item, I think we can see where some of the extra apostrophes improperly used in plurals these days have come from.

    Also, I notice that the police don’t appear to have charged the victim with malicious destruction of property. Perhaps they figure he’s already been punished enough?

    • SomeGuy

      Careful, Thes. When making comments like yours in last week’s crime report post, I learned it’s not appropriate to question an officer’s motivations.

      • drax

        No you didn’t.

        • SomeGuy

          What I learned is not open to your interpretation.

          • WeiQiang

            Where did you learn THAT??

  • DarkHeart

    I misread that as Crime Boss beats employee with bat. Someone get Eliot Ness.

  • Drunk_IrishChick

    Where oh where were the Doormen?

  • YTK

    Ah yes, once I had to call the cops on a mentally disturbed and very large female individual who threatened to “stab” someone with her “knife” (the poor guy was scared witless) and then she walked over to me and started badmouthing me. I got on my cell, called 911 and made it very clear what I was doing. She said “Huuh?” and walked off while I was giving her description to the operator. I saw her later with a 6 pack, coming out of 7-11 — she gave me a worried look and walked away.

    • doug drabek

      where did that happen:?

      • YTK

        If that question was meant for me– it was Col Pike and Monroe Street, about 5 yrs ago. She was a huuge woman with sandy blonde, short hair.

  • Zelora

    In the Fishrap (Sun-Gazette) the baseball-bat incident is described thus: “The supervisor then struck the employee in the head with a small wooden bat.”
    A SMALL wooden bat? Was it a Little League bat or what? I am sure someone could crack your skull very efficiently even if the bat is small….
    I find this *amusant*, though I hope nobody hits me with even a small wooden bat.

    • DarkHeart

      Maybe one of those toddler size bats (about as long as your forearm) you can buy at Nats park?

    • nom de guerre

      I believe that the only bats that are currently allowed in Little League play are metal. I’m guessing what was described is referred to as a “souvenir bat.”

  • KalashniKEV

    When are we going to fix all these addresses?

    • SomeGuy

      Nice, KEV.

  • Nate

    The homeless around Ballston metro are a real problem.

    • KalashniKEV

      That’s VIBRANT.

    • solution

      invite them into your home then

    • JamesE

      I blame the church

      • Mike Hunt


      • SomeGuy

        Fairfax Blvd, huh? JamesE, should we raise some awareness about this, bro?

        • JamesE

          need police escort to seal off the road

      • b-money

        Why? Just curious.

    • YTK

      Yes they are Nate– and no one seems to be doing anything about it– other than the onlookers who laugh at them when they start to rant.

    • Ricardo

      It seems to be getting worse, too. I like the convenience of the 7-11 but frankly it does seem to be a magnet for homeless people.

  • Meg

    Hey, what about this event from Patrick Henry school:
    The Arlington County Police Department is currently investigating an attempted enticement of a 10 year-old boy as he was walking home from Patrick Henry Elementary School yesterday afternoon. The incident occurred in the 2800 block of S. 8th Street around 3:45 p.m., when a light-colored sedan driven by a Hispanic male approximately 40-45 years of age with short dark hair approached the child and attempted to lure the boy into the vehicle. The boy was able to run away and reported the incident to his father.
    Given the continuing uproar over the reduction in bus services, it appears to me that this event has received less attention than previously given to similar events last year.

    • Buckingham Bandit

      Based off of the implied logic in your post, the taxpayers should pay for door-to-door shuttle/bus service for every child, lest the child have to walk on the sidewalk any distance at all.

      • Meg

        Ummm …. no. You are assuming an awful lot. I never said that the incident itself had anything to do with the reduced bus service, and in fact it could not, as it was in very close proximity to the school, an area that has always been a “walk zone”. All I was saying is that it seems like this particular incident got a lot less press compared to the wide press given to similar (in many cases less serious) incidents last year. It seems that the school district is intentionally keeping it very quiet, lest it fan the flames.

  • South Awwlington

    Was beating dude with a bat worth deportation? That’s the question. 😉

    • the answer

      to Hyattsville MD – yup probably. A bit cruel though

      • South Awwlington

        I’m sure we’ll know soon enough.

  • Mitt

    Boss Beats Employee With Bat — so what? Takers need to take it once in a while from makers.

  • Vincent Vega

    All Mr. Lopez Lopez did was be fortunately enough to know exactly who f**ked with his vehicle. What’s more chickensh*t than f***ing with a man’s automobile? I mean, don’t f**k with another man’s vehicle. As my buddy Lance says, they should be f***ing killed. No trial, no jury, straight to execution. I mean, it’s just against the rules. He got off easy with just a beating to the head.

  • bobbytiger

    That’s enough. In the interest of public safety, it’s time to ban all bats in Arlington.

    • Dan

      “it’s time to ban all bats in Arlington”……yeah but who will eat all of the mosquitoes then ????

  • Dr_Klahn

    So, you’re friends enough with your boss to go out drinkin’ with him, but by the end of the night you’re fightin’ with him. Arrests ensue. And…(you have a job tomorrow or..)

  • GodFila

    Musing over his next annual review:

    Great employee – responds well to criticism,
    and even better to bludgeoning.

    Recommend a bump in pay.

  • Hank

    So does that mean I won’t be getting that raise?


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