Police Seek Attempted Rape Suspect
<bt>Detectives with the Arlington County Police Department's Special Victims Unit are asking for the public's help identifying a suspect in a burglary and attempted rape that they say occurred on Tuesday, July 26, in the Arlington Ridge neighborhood. The suspect is described as an Hispanic male, approximately 20-25 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds, with a dark complexion. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a dark blue T-shirt, dark jeans, sneakers and a black T-shirt tied over his face.
According to police, at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, two women inside a residence in the 1400 block of S. 28th St. heard a knock on the door. They refused to open the door because they did not recognize the man knocking. A short time later, police say, the man broke through a window and forced the victims into a bedroom at knifepoint. The man fondled both victims and unsuccessfully attempted to remove the clothing from one victim. When a security guard knocked on the door, the man fled the apartment through a bathroom window.
Arlington County detectives ask that anyone with information about this incident or the suspect call Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS. Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. Callers do not have to give their names and do not need to testify in court.
<sh>Sponsors, Memorabilia Sought for Gala
<bt>The Ballston-Virginia Square Partnership will celebrate its 20th anniversary during the week of Oct. 23-29. Residents are urged to explore these two urban villages.
The partnership was founded in 1985 as a public-private coalition to provide cooperation between the business and residential communities of Ballston and Virginia Square while promoting these areas as desirable places to live, learn, work, shop and play. The partnership also sponsors neighborhood events such as The Art Market, Arlington Real Estate Showcase & Bus Tour, farmers markets, Summer Concerts and Taste of Arlington.
On Oct. 26, there will be a gala at the Arlington Hilton Hotel, 950 North Stafford St., from 6-8 p.m. The partnership is looking for any memorabilia from its early days, historical photographs, items for a silent auction and corporate sponsors. Sponsors will receive special recognition in partnership publicity both before and after the event. To provide any of these or for further information, call 703-528-3527 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn about the partnership and the event visit www.ballstonvasquare.org.
<bt>On July 20, 2005, a three-judge panel of the Arlington County Circuit Court issued a public reprimand with terms to John O. Iweanoge. The judges found that he had violated rules governing competence, fairness to opposing counsel, supervision of nonlawyer assistants and unauthorized practice of law when he instructed a paralegal employed by his office to sign his name to pleadings and to file them in the court. The judges dismissed a second disciplinary case. John O. Iweanoge's address of record is The Iweanoge's Firm, Federal District Building on the 1000 block on Vermont Ave. , N.W., Washingon D.C.
<sh>Green Home Grants
<bt>Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE), a community nonprofit organization, is requesting grant proposals from apartments and condominiums to incorporate watershed-friendly landscaping techniques. Grant recipients can use the $750 to purchase plants and supplies to implement techniques that will help improve the water quality in local watersheds by reducing stormwater runoff. Projects could include construction of a bioretention area or rain garden, installation of a rain cistern, or building a green roof. The deadline for applications is Aug. 15, and details are available at www.arlingtonenvironment.org/minigrant.htm.