News Manassas Crime Report: Restaurant Tables, Chairs Set Aside for Fight
Here’s the latest unedited crime reports released by Manassas police:
Hit & Run – Arrest
On April 11, 2014 Manassas City Police was dispatched to the 9000 block of Centreville Rd in reference to a hit and run involving a motorcycle. Upon arrival, officers learned that the accused, Felix Alexander GAINES, was under the influence of alcohol when he test-drove a 2012 Kawasaki motorcycle from Manassas Honda Kawasaki Suzuki, causing $1,000.00 in damage to the motorcycle and $100.00 to a street sign. GAINES, 49, of 13065 Sterling Point Dr, Gainesville, VA 20155 was charged with reckless driving and hit and run. He has a pending court date of May 7, 2014.
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On April 13, 2014 Manassas City Police responded to the intersection of Center St and Main St for a fight in progress. Upon arrival, officers encountered the accused actively fighting among a large group of individuals. In the process of fighting, Luis Alonzo ESCOBAR punched the victim, a 30-year-old female, as she walked past on the sidewalk, causing non-life-threatening injuries to her face. ESCOBAR, 22, of 8109 Cobden Ct #102, Manassas (20109) was charged with assault and resisting arrest and held on a $1,500.00 bond. His court date is unavailable.
Disorderly Conduct – Arrest
On April 13, 2014 Manassas City Police was dispatched to El Rincon Salvadoreno located at 9015 Centreville Rd for a report of an assault and battery. In the process of obtaining information, officers were notified by a patron that a physical fight was taking place inside the business. Upon entering the restaurant, officers discovered a group of individuals preparing to fight with tables and chairs being pushed out of the way. When officers attempted to detain the main offender, Alberto NAVARETE, he resisted arrest until officers could gain control of him. NAVARRETE, 43, of 9636 Remington Rd, Manassas (20109) was charged with disorderly conduct, intoxicated in public, and resisting arrest. He was held on a $1,000.00 bond and has a pending court date of May 13, 2014.
On April 10, 2014 Manassas City Police was dispatched to the 8600 block of Point of Woods Dr for two reports of vandalism. The first reporting party told officers that between 3:15PM and 4:45PM on April 10th the hood of their vehicle had been severely scratched by what appeared to be a key. The vehicle was parked in front of the victims’ residence at the time of the vandalism. The second reporting party told officers that his vehicle was also parked in front of his residence when the hood was severely scratched between 3:30PM and 6:30PM on April 10th.
Motor Vehicle Theft
On April 11, 2014 Manassas City Police responded to Northside Auto Sales located at 9000 Centreville Rd for a report of a stolen motor vehicle. The reporting party from the dealership told officers that someone(s) had stolen a red 2001 Toyota Highlander off the lot between April 1st and April 11th.
Attempted Phone Scam
On April 10, 2014 Manassas City Police met with a resident on the 10200 block of Calypso Dr for a report of an attempted fraud. The reporting party told officers that she received a phone call from a male who claimed to be an officer working for the “Warrants Division” of a local police department. The caller told the resident that there were warrants out for her arrest, and to have the charges dropped she could provide him with a sum of money using prepaid money cards. The caller told the resident that if she did not meet him with the payment at a specific time and place, she would be arrested. The resident did not comply.
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On April 9, 2014 Manassas City Police met with a resident for a report of a larceny. The reporting party told officers that between 3:00PM and 5:00PM on April 8th, the victim accidentally left her bag containing an Apple MacBook Pro valued at $1,500.00, her wallet, and her notebook on a bench in front of Seton School located at 9314 Maple St. The victim was able to retrieve the bag however, the laptop and an undisclosed amount of cash were missing.
Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts
On April 9, 2014 Manassas City Police met with a resident on the 10200 block of Cleary St for a report of stolen vehicle parts. The victim told officers that sometime overnight someone(s) stole the front two tires, wheels, and lug nuts off of his vehicle. The missing parts had been replaced with cement blocks.
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