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Crime Report: New Year’s Day Stabbing

A New Years Day dispute between a girlfriend and a boyfriend ended with the boyfriend being taken to the hospital for stab wounds, according to this week’s Arlington County crime report.

The incident took place in the Columbia Heights West neighborhood. The girlfriend, 32-year-old Griselda Saravia, was arrested and charged with stabbing her boyfriend in the arm with a kitchen knife.

UNLAWFUL WOUNDING, 01/01/13, 800 block of S. Frederick Street. At 4:40pm on January 1, a victim and his girlfriend got into a verbal altercation. The argument quickly escalated and the suspect stabbed her boyfriend in the arm with a kitchen knife. The victim was able to break free and call the police. He was later transported to Virginia Hospital Center for medical treatment of the stab wound. Griselda Y. Saravia, 32, of Arlington, VA was arrested and charged with unlawful wounding. She was released on recognizance with a $7,500 unsecured bond.

Early Sunday morning, according to police, a Herndon man “repeatedly punched” someone inside a Rosslyn store “for no apparent reason.” The victim suffered significant head and facial injuries, police said.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 12/30/12, 1600 block of N. Wilson Boulevard. On December 30 at 3:45 am, an intoxicated subject attacked another subject inside of a store for no apparent reason. The subject repeatedly punched the victim in the head, then proceeded to drag the victim to the back of the store and continued to punch him. Following the altercation, the victim was found unconscious with facial swelling and was transported to GW hospital. [Redacted due to charges being dropped], 30, of Herndon, VA, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding. He was held without bond.

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

ARMED ROBBERY, 12/29/12, 1900 block of N. Nash Street. At 1:40 am on December 29, two unknown suspects allegedly robbed a male victim at gunpoint. The subjects stole all of the victim’s personal items before fleeing the scene on foot. The first subject is described as a black male, approximately 5’11” and 160 lbs. He had shoulder length dread locks with a ski hat on and was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and jeans. The weapon that he was allegedly carrying is described as a black handgun. The second subject is described as a black female, approximately 5’3″ and 130 lbs. She had shoulder length brown hair.

ROBBERY, 12/30/12, 700 block of N. Glebe Road. Between 4:53 and 5:15 pm on December 30, a juvenile male was allegedly robbed of his iPhone 4 by four males while walking with his friend. The victim reported that one of the subjects displayed a handgun during the robbery. Surveillance footage from nearby restaurants and stores show the subjects following the victims. The suspects were described as being black males in their late teens and wearing dark clothing.

ROBBERY, 2/29/12, 1100 block of S. Hayes Street. At 8:07 pm on December 29, three male subjects surrounded a family in a threatening manner as they were exiting a store. One subject then stole a hat from one of the victims and all three subjects fled the scene. A family member was able to recover the stolen hat after chasing after the subjects. Police were able to apprehend the suspects in a different store nearby. Michael Lawrence Burge, 22, of Suitland, MD and Miles Jay Minson, 20, of Temple Hills, MD were arrested and charged with robbery and conspiracy. Munson was also issued a warrant for failure to give identification to a law enforcement officer, and Burge was issued a warrant for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The third subject is a minor. Charges against him for robbery and conspiracy are pending.

ROBBERY, 12/28/12, 2400 block of S. Lowell Street. Between 9:44 pm and 9:48 pm on December 28, three subjects allegedly robbed a victim and took his Droid HTC EVO 3D cell phone. The victim claims that two of the suspects were males and one was a female. He also alleged that the subjects had assault rifles and were wearing black ski masks.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 01/01/13, 3000 block of N. Wilson Boulevard. At 12:30 am on December 31, a fight between two males broke out on the sidewalk. The suspect punched the victim in the face causing the victim to fall into a parked car. In the process of falling, the victim ended up hitting his head on the passenger side mirror. Contact with the mirror caused a deep laceration to the victim’s head. The victim was transported to Virginia Hospital Center for medical treatment. The suspect fled the scene, but is described as a 20-25 year old white male, approximately 5’10”, brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a dark suit with a blue shirt and dark tie at the time of the incident.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 12/30/12, 2800 block of N. Wilson Boulevard. At 12:05 am on December 30, a subject and victim were involved in a dispute inside of a bar. The suspect smashed a drinking glass against the right side of the victim’s face. The victim received several facial lacerations and was transported to Virginia Hospital Center for medical treatment. Joseph A. Mayberry, 29, of Arlington, VA was arrested and charged with malicious wounding. He was held without bond.

BURGLARY, 12/31/12, 800 block of S. 22nd Street. Between December 21 at 3 am and December 29 at 10 pm, an unknown subject(s) entered a residence and stole property. That same subject(s) is believed to have broken into the same residence between 5 am and 9:30 am on December 31. During the second burglary, the subject(s) used the shower and ate food within the residence. There is no suspect(s) description.


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