Monday, November 26, 2012
Man remained in custody Monday.
A 34-year-old Arlington man sexually assaulted a woman Saturday night while heavily intoxicated, according to information police released today. At 8:48 p.m. Saturday, Lelis Reyes entered the lobby of an office building in the 3100 block of Wilson Boulevard, according to police. That's in the immediate vicinity of the Clarendon Metro Station. Reyes had been drinking at a bar/restaurant that was attached to the office building's lobby, police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said. Sternbeck would not identify the specific building. Reyes saw a woman sitting on a bench in the lobby, talking on her cell phone. After "stumbling" in, he sat next to her, slid up close, and began fondling her back and buttocks, Sternbeck said. The woman was upset. She …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Renovation plans call for the eventual installation of two bike shelters.
The Arlington County Board on Tuesday authorized spending up to $765,000 for renovations to the Clarendon Metro plaza. The upgrades will include additional paving to the park area in between Clarendon and Wilson boulevards adjacent to the Metro entrance, along with landscaping, irrigation, seating and lighting. Some residents expressed concern Tuesday about the loss of green space — a net loss of about 2,700 square feet of turf is anticipated. County board members listed their own pros and cons with the design that's being pursued. The differences among board members reflect differences of opinion in the community about how to best handle the park, Board member Chris Zimmerman said. "It's certainly an improvement over what we have," …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Clarendon, Virginia Square and Arlington Cemetery had zero reported crimes in 2011.
Three of the top five safest Metro stations in the greater Washington area are in Arlington County, according to a new report from the transit authority. Five of the 86 stations operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority had no reported crimes in 2011. They are: The most dangerous Metro stations in Virginia in 2011 were Franconia-Springfield (with 32 crimes reported) and Vienna (with 25 crimes reported). Still, those are relatively low numbers. When ranking every station by the number of reported crimes, Franconia-Springfield places 18th; Vienna, 27th. Nine crimes were reported at the Rosslyn Metro last year; five at the Ballston Metro. Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said nothing in particular was responsible for the …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Clements: Phrase designed to capture 'magnitude of anger' at health care reform.
Independent filmmaker Logan Darrow Clements said Wednesday that his decision to use "Go to hell Barack" in a Metro advertisement was borne out of his anger at the state of America's healthcare system -- and where he feels it's headed. "It was designed to express the magnitude of anger over our move toward socialized medicine," Clements told Patch in a phone interview. "I'm extremely upset the government is going to take over health care. I'm not mildly upset. I'm extremely upset." An advertisement for Clements' movie "Sick & Sicker" in the Clarendon Metro station states, "Barack Obama wants politicians and bureaucrats to control America's entire medical system." It adds: "Go to hell Barack." The language has drawn the ire of U.S. Rep. Jim …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Attack allegedly occurred at about 2 a.m. Sunday.
Arlington County police are investigating a report of a mob attacking a man early Sunday morning about a block from the Clarendon Metro station. Shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday, a man was assaulted by multiple suspects in the 1200 block of North Herndon Street, according to police. Witnesses told investigators the man was attacked by four to six men, police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said. Officers reported no indication that the group knew the man in advance, Sternbeck said. There was nothing to indicate this was gang-related, Sternbeck said. The man was taken to a Fairfax hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He sustained injuries that required staples, Sternbeck said.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Bus service will replace trains between Rosslyn and Virginia Square.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Free shuttle buses will replace train service on the Metro’s Orange Line starting at 10 p.m. Friday between Rosslyn and Virginia Square stations. The stations are closing to replace track switches near Clarendon station on the recommendation of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Here is some more information about travel on the Orange Line over the weekend: The last train from Vienna will depart 20 minutes earlier than normal -- at 2:07 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, and at 11:07 p.m. on Sunday and Monday nights. Last train times from New Carrollton will not change.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Move will preserve two buildings deemed 'important' on the county Historic Resources Inventory, and the frontage of a third.
The Arlington County Board late Tuesday approved a redevelopment plan that will help preserve some of “Old Clarendon” as “New Clarendon” builds upward. After three hours of testimony and deliberation, the board unanimously approved a site plan that will add more than 284,000 square feet of office space and more than 22,000 square feet of ground-level retail space in the heart of Arlington's original downtown. The space will be divided into one 10-story building and one eight-story building on the 1.13-acre block bound by 11th Street North and Washington Boulevard on the north and south, and by North Highland Street and North Garfield Street on the east and west. It's about a block from the Clarendon Metro station. The board's move also …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Metro believes incident was intentional.
The 39-year-old McLean man who was struck by a train at the Clarendon Metro station last week died this morning. Originally listed in serious condition, the man suffered head injuries and multiple broken bones. Metro officials believe the incident was intentional. "He walked a short distance into the tunnel and then placed himself into the path of the train," Metro spokesman Dan Stessel stated in an email. Stessel has said Metro does not identify individuals in cases they believe to be intentional. The incident happened during rush hour, clogging the Orange Line for hours. Passengers were eventually directed toward a series of shuttle buses to try to get home.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Metro: Incident appears to have been intentional.
Update 11:38 p.m. Metro has identified the man struck as a 39-year-old resident of McLean. He is in serious condition and suffered head injuries and multiple broken bones, according to an email from Metro spokesman Dan Stessel. The injuries are considered potentially life threatening, Stessel said. Update 7:46 p.m. The Clarendon Metro station has reopened and Orange Line trains are running again. Update 7:01 p.m. Metro spokesman Dan Stessel confirmed that the person struck was male, but said his office does not identify people when incidents such as this appear to be intentional. Stessel said the man who was struck was conscious and talking while he was being rescued. Update 6:50 p.m. Passengers began filing out of the Clarendon Metro …
Sunday, September 25, 2011
A day filled with fun, food and music
Volunteers, civic groups, businesses, political candidates, artists, activists: It seemed like everyone who has a stake in the future of Clarendon came out for the 14th annual Clarendon Day celebration -- and that includes the estimated 10,000 festival-goers who crowded the streets around the Clarendon Metro with their families, friends and neighbors. Here's a sampling of our photos from the day. Click the link above to upload your own! Also, don't forget to check out our story on the festivities and a short video where we hear from a few of the organizers and vendors.