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Crime Report: Attempted Rape Near Police Station

by ARLnow.com December 20, 2012 at 9:50 am 5,867 31 Comments

A man has been arrested and accused of attempting to rape an unconscious woman who was passed out on a sidewalk near Courthouse.

The alleged incident took place in the early morning hours of Monday, Dec. 17, about two blocks away from Arlington County Police headquarters. From this week’s Arlington County crime report:

ATTEMPTED RAPE, 12/17/12, 1200 block of N. Troy Street. At 2 am on December 17, officers responded to a report of a woman passed out on the sidewalk and a man trying to pull her pants down. Upon arrival, officers observed a male subject standing over an unconscious female. Leonardo A. Martinez Lopez, 26, of Arlington, VA was arrested at the scene and charged with attempted rape.

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

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 12/14/14, 2800 block of N. Glebe Road. At 9:45 pm on December 14, two Marymount University students got into an altercation. The incident escalated and the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim. Francis Joseph Maguire, 20, of Burke, VA, was charged with malicious wounding and remains in custody at the Arlington County Detention Facility. Additional charges related to alcohol and narcotics are pending.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 12/18/12, 2400 block of S. Kenwood Street. At 7:00 am on December 18, two males got into a verbal altercation in a residence. The altercation escalated and the suspect repeatedly hit the victim in the head with his fists. As the subject left the scene, he threw an object at the victim’s head and then proceeded to take the victim’s vehicle. No arrests have been made at this time, but the subject has been identified.

ROBBERY BY FORCE, 12/15/12, 3600 block of S. Stafford Street. At 9:55 pm on December 15, three male suspects were observed forcefully shoving a juvenile to the ground and stealing his jacket. A passerby witnessed the robbery by force and assisted the minor in calling the police. No suspects have been found at this time. Suspect one is described as a black male, 5’6 tall and 150 pounds. At the time of the incident he was wearing a bright blue jacket. Suspect two is described as a black male, 5’11 and 160 pounds. He was described as wearing a black ski mask. Suspect three was said to have been the one that physically stole the jacket, but there is no description.

PROSTITUTION, 12/12/12, 3000 block of S. Columbia Pike. At 10 pm on December 12, two individuals were observed engaging in sexual activity in exchange for money inside a vehicle. Angelia Kennedy, 48, of Alexandria, VA, was charged with prostitution and released on a summons. Osman Javier Mejia, 33, of Arlington, VA, was charged with soliciting a prostitute and released on a summons. Richard Arden Leonard, 69, of Arlington, VA, was charged with promoting prostitution with a vehicle and released on a summons.

BURGLARY, 12/11/12, 6200 block of N. 27th Street. Between 8:40 am and 4:30 pm on December 11, an unknown subject(s) entered a residence and stole various items to include a safe, money and jewelry. There is no suspect(s) description.

POSSESSION OF WEAPON IN SCHOOL, 12/13/12, 100 block of S. Glebe Road. At 11:30 am on December 13, two students were found in possession of knives at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Both juveniles were charged and suspended from school.


12/12/12, VA ZAM 4666, 1989 Chrysler New Yorker, White, 1600 block of S. Joyce Street
12/13/12, IL 657 8264, 2002 Dodge Durango, Blue, 1900 block of S. Eads Street
12/13/12, VA 2632NE, 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee, White, 1400 block of S. Joyce Street
12/18/12, VA XCY7773, 1998 Toyota Camry, Grey, 2400 block of S. Kenwood Street

  • Chris

    Trev needed the matching shot

  • novasteve

    A woman passed out on the sidewalk? Is Arlington trying to become Little London?

  • Captain_Obvious

    Serious question: Is that really attempted rape ? Maybe the police report is longer than what is posted here.

    I’m not trying to give that piece of s h ! t a pass and he probably was gonna try to rape the girl (2 blocks from a police station on a sidewalk, no less), but I wonder if the charge is a bit much.

    • drax

      Crime reports don’t give us all the details.

    • toplawyer

      He will plead it down to attempted pants theft

    • SMDC

      Sex with a person who is unable to give consent (i.e., unconscious on a sidewalk) is rape. Therefore, an attempt to have sex with such a person would qualify as attempted rape.

      • drax

        Maybe it was just attempted pants larceny.

      • Captain_Obvious

        Yea I got it…I’m just saying, it seems like a good lawyer could argue a lesser charge, that’s all.

    • Jack Tors

      Who cares? He should be in jail for 30 years, minimum. Until people realize the penatlies for committing crime, it will continue.

  • D I P

    Was she unconscious from drinking? If so, was she cited for drunk in public?

    • Arlingtonian

      Maybe he knocked her out.

  • CW

    1989 Chrysler New Yorker stolen? More like insurance fraud…

    • Novanglus

      Valuable for parts, like the other three.

  • themayor

    Good one Steve

  • Major Pup McPuppo Jr.

    south arlington sounds so charming

    • Captain_Obvious

      yea, why would the guy leave home and come to Courthouse at 2AM ?

      • Major Pup McPuppo Jr.

        because there is nothing to do down there

  • Parkington

    North Arlington, surprise surprise.

  • KalashniKEV

    That’s VIBRANT.

  • ChuckSteake
    • KalashniKEV


    • Large Prison Cell Mate

      I like his eyes too. So pretty.

  • ol’ perv

    She probably had on those really tight jeans and he was just trying to help her in case she had become asphyxiated by them.

  • John Fontain

    With regard to the guy who attempted to rape the passed out woman, he should be taught to be a responsible and capable user of his private parts, instead of just playing with them and feeling shame for no reason. Teach him how to carve, how to whittle, anything. But don’t marginalize him, don’t ostracize him, don’t shame him.

    I’m simply suggesting that he be treated respectfully and not as a pariah for possessing a penis. Some suggest he be incarcerated. To be very honest, I think that this kind of “zero tolerance” approach is exactly the kind of approach that leads to greater alienation, greater resentment, and greater distrust among people.

    Young men of his age were once given opportunities to grow into men. Not so much in 21st century America.

    I’d say the real culprit in this story is the one who gave this idea to the guy. He most likely attempted to rape her on a lark, or to appear tough, or on a dare, etc. But if rape is banned, then only the source of the idea is illegal. That’s your real thug.

    • drax

      Needs work.

      • John Fontain

        The words are josh’s from yesterday’s post on the knives at school. All i did was use a substitute for the word knife.

    • South Awwlington

      @John – Thanks for the laugh, I needed it.

    • Arlingtonian

      You could say the same thing about the guy who slaughtered the kids in Newtown, Connecticut. Except that you can’t teach him anything because he is dead.

  • novasteve

    Promoting prostitution with a vehicle??

    Did he have a billboard advertising it?

  • 14 years in the Arbor and counting

    3600 Block of South Stafford is just down the street in Fairlington. There was an attempted break in last month in the same area. Why was a juvinile outside at almost 10 PM in December? Just up the street a juvinile set leaves on fire on someone’s front porch recently.

    • fairgirl

      FYI – the “Fairlington” Community Center on South Stafford Street is now a de facto regional rec center.


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