Crime Report: Elderly Landlord Beaten

by ARLnow.com October 25, 2012 at 11:00 am 4,810 24 Comments

An elderly landlord was found beaten and incoherent in his apartment in the Woodmont neighborhood on Monday, according to this week’s Arlington County crime report.

The man was in his 80’s and police believe the assailant was a prior tenant who owed the landlord money, said Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 10/22/12, 3300 block of N. Lorcom Lane. On October 22 at 8:35 am, a resident of a multi-unit dwelling found his elderly landlord in his bedroom incoherent, with a orbital fracture of the right eye. The victim had been assaulted but struggled to recall the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

Last Thursday a woman was dragged about 25 feet by a vehicle in the Douglas Park neighborhood. Police say the vehicle was being driven by the woman’s boyfriend following an argument..

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 10/18/12, 3700 block of S. 16th Street. On October 18 at 10:00 am, a female victim was dragged by a vehicle driven by her boyfriend after an argument. The victim sustained a large cut to the back of her head and other minor injuries, requiring transport to Virginia Hospital Center. Warrants were executed against the suspect, Giancarlo Perez, 23, of Arlington, for malicious wounding and destruction of property. He remains at-large.

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

DOMESTIC TERRORISM, 10/18/12, 4200 block of N. Wilson Boulevard. On October 18 at 11:45 am, a subject entered Ballston Mall with bottles filled with an unknown substance. He lit one and threw it into the food court. Leon Traille, 29, of Duluth, GA was arrested and faces federal charges of arson.

ROBBERY BY FORCE, 10/19/12, 3400 block of S. 23rd Street. At 11:07 pm on October 19, a male victim was robbed of his cell phone and $60 while walking home from a bus stop. One of the suspects was described as a black male, between 25-30 years of age, approximately 5’9″ tall and 160 lbs. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants. The second suspect was described as a black male, between 25-30 years of age, approximately 5’5″ tall and 160 lbs. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and khaki pants.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 10/18/12, 5000 block of S. 7th Street. On October 18 at 6:08 pm, a victim was stabbed in the left hand with a knife by his intoxicated brother after an argument. The victim was treated and released on scene by medics Efrain Gallo-Amaya, 62, of Arlington, VA was arrested and charged with malicious wounding. He was held without bond.

PROSTITUTION, 10/20/12, 2800 block of S. 24th Road. Between 10 and 11:39 pm on October 19, a officer observed two females and three males engaging in prostitution. All parties involved admitted to paying/receiving $20 for sexual intercourse. Theresa Howard, 40, of Arlington, VA and Smayan Cromatie, 28, of Landover, MD were charged with prostitution. Masadonia Gonzalez, 51, of Arlington, VA, Nicolas Reyes Castro, 49, of Arlington, VA and Pablo Castro Calat, 45, of Arlington, VA were charged with solicitation of prostitution.

BURGLARY, 10/21/12, 1300 block of S. Scott Street. At 3:30 am on October 21, a victim awoke to a suspect inside his apartment taking items. The victim chased the suspect out of the apartment and down a hallway, but the suspect was able to flee the scene with numerous items. Stolen items include a iPad, laptop, cell phone, cash and credit cards. The suspect was described as a 6’0″ tall male of unknown race, with a medium build and short hair.

BURGLARY, 10/21/12, 1200 block of S. Thomas Street. Between 11:30 am on October 20 and 3:25 am on October 21, an unknown suspect(s) entered a residence through a window and stole a safe. Inside the safe was cash and jewelry. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY, 10/19/12, 3000 block of S. Glebe Road. Between 7:30 am and 6:30 pm on October 19, an unknown suspect(s) entered a residence through a window and stole numerous items to include laptops and electronic devices. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY, 10/18/12, 5600 block of N. Williamsburg Boulevard. On October 18 between 12:30 pm and 2:38 pm, an unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole jewelry. There is no suspect(s) description.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY, 10/23/12, 1600 block of N. Kent Street. Between 7:15 pm on October 22 and 8:05 am on October 23, an unknown suspect(s) forced open an office suite door and stole three laptops and six cell phones. There is no suspect(s) description.


10/22/12, VA 727205, 2001 KTM 250cc Motorcycle, Orange, 2000 block of N. Adams Street
10/19/12, VA WWG 5746, 2006 Toyota Corolla, Black, 5000 block of S. 10th Street

  • novasteve

    Wow, is Giancarlo the new Trev?

  • Buckingham Bandit

    “…an unknown suspect(s) entered a residence through a window and stole a safe. Inside the safe was cash and jewelry.”

    Might as well put a post-it note on the door telling the robbers where you keep your valuables.

  • Right of Center

    > Leon Traille, 29, of Duluth, GA…..I thought he lived at the Woodbury Park Apartments, on the 2200 block of 11th Street N. near Clarendon?? Or is that ‘Leon Traille’ a potential dem vote on ACORN O’Keefe’s list?

    • Keyboard Warrior, Arlington Lodge

      I’d love it if you would step away from your macbook air and approach a non-white citizen with this comment.

      Time to get some perspective, Keyboard Warrior.

      • Quoth the Raven

        “non white citizen”?? What does the guy’s race have to do with anything?

        • Right of Center

          Keyboard missed the scarcasm…whiff

  • novasteve

    Wow, what’s with the hooded sweatshirts? It’s almost like people have a legit concern over those.

    • Right of Center

      damn that Zuckerberg

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  • Razbo Oscar

    Hope this wasn’t my landlord. The guy I rent from is elderly and owns a building in Cherrydale.

  • Tabby_TwoTone

    $20. Wow, how bad must things be to sell your body for $20. I know the answer of course–drug addiction. But how f. sad.

    • SomeGuy

      Maybe. Maybe not. You have a good guess at “the answer of course.”

      • cause

        $20 in an alley isn’t exactly “Pretty Woman.” Definitely drugs.

        • SomeGuy

          The word “definitely” means you know with absolute certainty. I suspect you mean “probably.”

          • cause

            My real name is Theresa Howard, chump!

          • Former John

            A new bust in Arlington I see. When they caught me I confessed to paying 140 dollars. I guess I looked stupid to them.

    • KalashniKEV

      I think they just rented it.

      • notsoprettywoman

        you would know!

  • nunya

    Masadonia ?

    • Ha

      Because Macedonia is such a lovely, peaceful place that new parents want to name their babies after it.

  • P.D.

    Egad. I have a friend whose parents live on that exact block of Williamsburg Blvd. I’ll have to e-mail him and find out. Sure hope it wasn’t their house!

  • SHLady

    It’s weird to see “Domestic Terrorism” in a weekly police report.

    • drax

      Obama STILL hasn’t called this incident “terrorism” though.

  • DeportEmAll

    South Arlington rocks! (crime-wise)


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