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Crime Report: Stolen iPhone Tracked Via GPS

by ARLnow.com October 12, 2012 at 3:25 pm 5,493 23 Comments

A iPhone’s remote GPS tracking feature saved the day for a burglary victim last weekend.

The incident started when a resident of a house invited a woman inside for a drink early Sunday morning, according to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck. After the woman left, one or more of the home’s residents noticed items missing, including an iPhone. The victim called police and used a GPS tracking feature to point police to the whereabouts of the stolen iPhone.

Police went to the address provided by the victim and found the stolen items, according to Sternbeck. The suspect confessed on the scene, he said.

From this week’s Arlington County crime report:

BURGLARY, 10/07/12, 1300 block of S. Queen Street. Between 3:30 and 8 am on October 7, a subject entered a victim’s residence and stole numerous items, including credit cards, laptop, playstation 3, cash and an iPhone. The suspect was located through the stolen iPhone GPS tracker. Carole Jean Jamison, 40, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with burglary, grand larceny and larceny of credit cards.

Also on this week’s crime report, police say a man tried to rob the 7-Eleven store on the 200 block of S. Glebe Road, only to have his efforts to grab crash from the register foiled by the store’s clerk. Frustrated by his failed robbery attempt, the man proceeded to “trash” the store, destroying merchandise and throwing things to the ground, according to Sternbeck.

“He was knocking over everything,” Sternbeck said.

The man was arrested thanks in part to the fact that the clerk locked the exits from the store, trapping the suspect inside.

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY, 10/06/12, 200 block of S. Glebe Road. On October 6 at 2:49 am, a subject entered a 7-11 convenience store and attempted to get inside the cash register. A physical altercation ensues with the store clerk and the subject proceeds to destroy the merchandise and items throughout the store while trapped inside. Police arrive on scene and take Darryl Dwight Forrest, 31, of no fixed address into custody. He is charged with attempted robbery, destruction of property, assault and battery and providing false identification to police. He was held without bond.

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

ROBBERY, 10/04/12, 400 block of N. Glebe Road. At 2:30 pm on October 4, a victim was approached by two suspects while passing a bus stop. The suspects displayed a handgun and robbed the victim of his wallet and money. The suspects are described as two black males approximately 6’0″ tall wearing black clothing.

ROBBERY, 10/04/12, 2000 block of S. Langley Street. Between 1:00 am and 1:20 pm on October 4, the victim was assaulted by her boyfriend and had her cell phone forcibly stolen. Warrants were obtained and the investigation continues.

ROBBERY, 10/05/12, 2700 block of S. Nelson Street. At 1:35 am on October 5, two subjects attempted to rob the victim of her possessions. Suspects are described as a white Hispanic male, 24-25, approximately 5’4 and 140 lbs and a white Hispanic female, 21-22, approximately 5’3 130 lbs. Both subjects were wearing dark clothing.

ROBBERY, 10/09/12, 2100 block of N. Lee Highway. At 12:15 am on October 9, while on his way home from work a victim was approached by two unknown subjects wearing ski masks. The subjects assaulted the victim and stole his bicycle, helmet and keys. The subjects fled the scene in a dark-colored truck. The victims items were located in the woods a short distance away. Suspect #1 is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’11” and 150 lbs. Suspect #2 is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’9″ and 150 lbs.

SEXUAL ASSAULT, 10/08/12, 1000 block of S. Frederick Street. On October 4 at 8:30 am, an unknown subject grabbed a female victim’s butt as she was walking to the bus stop. The suspect is described as a black male, in his early to mid 20’s, approximately 5’9″ tall with a thin build. He was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt at the time of the incident.

BURGLARY, 10/06/12, 600 block of N. Quincy Street. Between 2:10 pm on October 5 and 8:40 am on October 6, an unknown subject(s) entered a construction site and stole numerous items. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY, 10/05/12, 2800 block of N. Glebe Road. Between 5:30 pm on October 4 and 11 am on October 5, an unknown subject(s) entered a victim’s dorm room and stole cash from a desk drawer. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY, 10/04/12, 1500 block of N. Wilson Boulevard. Between 7:00 pm on October 3 and 8:34 am on October 4, an unknown suspect(s) entered a business and stole multiple laptops. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY, 10/09/12, 1000 block of N. Fort Myer Drive. On October 4 at 11 am, an unknown suspect(s) stole a laptop and wallet from a classroom teacher. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY, 10/09/12, 800 block of N. Edgewood Street. Between 9 am and 5:45 pm on October 9, an unknown suspect(s) entered an apartment and stole a laptop. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY (ATTEMPT), 10/04/12, 1900 block of S. Columbia Pike. At 12:51 am on October 4, an unknown suspect attempted to enter the victim’s apartment through a window. The suspect fled when a victim alerted other family members. There is no suspect description.

BURGLARY (ATTEMPT), 10/04/12, 3300 block of S. Wakefield Street. At 9:57 am on October 4, an unknown suspect attempted to enter the victim’s house through a window. The suspect fled when victim confronted him. The suspect is described as a black male, 30-35 years of age, approximately 5’11” tall, 180 lbs and was wearing a blue jacket and carrying a gym bag.

LARCENY (SERIES), 10/04/12, 2200 block of N. Fairfax Drive. Between September 27 at 10:30 pm and October 4 at 12:06 pm, multiple items were stolen from a business. There is no suspect(s) description.

LARCENY FROM AUTO (SERIES), 10/04/12, 1200 block of N. Garfield Street. Between 6:15 pm on October 3 and 11:17 am on October 4, multiple vehicles were broken into and numerous items stolen. There is no suspect(s) description.

  • Arlington Cat

    3300 Block of Wakefield? No Argument, that’s Fairlington, the Commons. Good thing the homeowner was home at around 10:00 AM.

    • b0rk

      No argument? What argument?

  • sunflower

    “grabbed a female victim’s butt” …….there has to be a better word …..

    • JimPB

      The medical term is “buttock.” Not much of an improvement over “butt.”

    • English Major

      II thought exactly the same thing…are teenagers now writing the crime report?

      • sunflower

        “busted” is also annoying

        • SomeGuy

          “Busted?” I didn’t see where they described the victim or used that word anywhere else.

          • sunflower

            has appeared in past crime reports

          • SomeGuy

            The girl who got her ass grabbed must be semi-attractive then, and thus, not busted.

    • 7-11-bum

      Fondled mademoiselle victim’s derrière?

      • wockney canker

        grabbed her arse

      • drax

        Manipulated subject’s gluteal region.

    • Mary-Austin


    • b0rk

      Luscious cheeks?

  • JimPB

    Fortunately the robber who was locked into a 7-11 whose attempt to steal from the cash register didn’t extend his “trashing” of store items to an assault on the store worker.

  • 7-11-bum

    I would love to see the video of the 7-11 robber having his melt down, especially after realizing he’s locked in. Kudos to the clerk for his ingenuity in outsmarting the idiot – luckily no guns were involved

    • James B.

      It does sound YouTube worthy.

  • nom de guerre

    Since 7-11 is open 24/7/365 why do they have locks on the door? Department of Redundancy Department regulations?

    • James B.

      I believe the story illustrates why quite clearly. :’P

  • GF

    Not to be contrary, but sexual assault for a butt grab?
    My lord, how are people ever going to have sex anymore?

    Not the best come on, but maybe it should be a disorderly conduct or something.

    As a male, I have been subjected to such in the past, and actually was not that offended.

    Punishment should fit the crime. Note that it still is a crime.
    But not worthy of sex offender registry.

    • SomeGuy

      I concur.

  • Farmer John

    No more solicitation of prostitution charges?

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