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Girl, 11, told family she was inappropriately touched

From Prince William police: 

Sexual Assault Investigation – On February 22, detectives from the Special Victim’s Unit responded to investigate a sexual assault which was reported to have occurred at a home [near] Manassas. The investigation revealed that the victim, an 11-year-old girl, was inappropriately touched on more than one occasion by the accused, an acquaintance, since November 2016. The victim disclosed the incidents to a family member who notified police. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested without incident.

Arrested on February 23:

Julio Antonio CACERES, 35, of Manassas

Charged with aggravated sexual battery, abduction, and indecent liberties with a minor

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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    Suspect sought by Manassas City Police for rape

    Manassas City police are seeking information regarding a suspect in a rape that occurred in Manassas City last year.

    From Manassas City Police:

    On Monday, Aug. 8 2016, Manassas City Police met with a reporting party regarding a sex offense that allegedly occurred in Manassas City in July 2016. The reporting party is an acquaintance of the accused. Upon further investigation, Detectives identified the suspect as Jose Rafael SANCHEZ. SANCHEZ is wanted for Rape.

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    Check out Mad Mondays in March at Chick-fil-A Bristow

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    Each Monday in March, there’s something special going on at Chick-fil-A Bristow!

    Mad Hatter Monday — Monday, March 3, 2017

    Wear your craziest hat and get a FREE chocolate chip cookie!

    Luck O’ the Irish Monday — Monday, March 13, 2017

    Wear green from head to toe and get a FREE soft drink!

    B-Ball Jersey Monday — Monday, March 20, 2017

    Wear your favorite team’s B-Ball Jersey and get a FREE Chick-fil-A Sandwich!

    Crazy Bunny Ears Monday — Monday, March 27, 2017

    Wear your craziest Bunny Ears and get a FREE IceDream!

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    Update: Mattei Makayla, 15, missing from Dumfries home

    15-year-old Makayla Mattei from Dumfries, reported missing February 17th, has been found.

    From Prince William County Police:

    *UPDATE*: Makayla Mattei, 15, who was reported to Prince William County police as missing and endangered on February 20, was located safe and unharmed in the Harrisonburg, VA area a short time ago.

    Makayla was found in the company of Meiti Metsla, 21, who has since been arrested for a Prince William County police felony charge of using a communication device to solicit certain offenses involving children. During the investigation into Makayla’s disappearance, detectives learned of inappropriate online conversations involving Meiti Metsla.

    Arrangements are currently being made to reunite Makayla with her family in Dumfries. The Prince William County Police Department would like to thank the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Virginia State Police for their assistance in this investigation.

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    Kirk Cox to succeed Bill Howell as House speaker



    Republican delegates on Wednesday are expected to designate Majority Leader Kirk Cox as the next speaker of the House, following William Howell’s decision to retire. Republican House members will caucus to select Cox, a retired government teacher from Colonial Heights, as the speaker-in-waiting, according to reports published by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post and other news outlets.

    Cox, 59, will succeed Howell, a Republican from Stafford, who announced that he will not seek re-election this fall to the 28th House District seat that he has held since 1988. Next January, Howell will conclude his term as the 54th speaker of the House of Delegates. Cox has served in the House of Delegates since 1989 and has run unopposed in the past eight House elections. He is a resident of the 66th House District, which includes the city of Colonial Heights and part of Chesterfield County. (more…)

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    Service Authority to Begin Lining Sewer Mains in Dumfries

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    From Prince William County Service Authority:

    Feb. 21, 2017
    The Prince William County Service Authority will begin performing important rehabilitation work on the sanitary sewer system in the Tripoli Boulevard neighborhood of Dumfries this week.

    Expected to take approximately four weeks to finish, the project entails lining sewer mains on Tripoli Boulevard, Dumfries Road, Wilson Street, Maple Street, Diamond Point Mews, Pine Street and Pine Court with Cured-In-Place-Pipe. The lining process is done in lieu of replacing the pipe itself, which is often a much more costly and disruptive measure for both customers and the utility.

    Once completed, the resin-like substance used in the CIPP process hardens and essentially becomes a new pipe inside the existing sewer main. This protects the main from tree root intrusion and corrosion that can occur over long periods of time. CIPP also prevents groundwater infiltration into the sanitary sewer system during rain events, which helps reduce the amount of flow to the wastewater treatment plant.

    The average sewer pipe lasts about 40 years, while CIPP can extend that lifespan to 90 years.
    Each year, the Service Authority inspects more than a hundred miles of sewer line to determine where CIPP would be most effective. The Service Authority has lined more than five miles worth of sewer main in the last six months.

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    Snoozing driver arrested on heroin charges

    From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

    “Stafford, VA. On February 19, 2017 Deputy Vernon Galyen responded to a report of a suspicious person at the Valero located at 620 Cambridge Street. When he arrived at the location, he observed a male subject sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle that was parked at the pumps. He also observed the subject was slouched over onto the passenger seat. There was a white powdery substance on his face and his eyes were closed. (more…)

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    Novant banning children from hospitals to combat flu outbreak



    Out of concern for the health and well-being of our patients, Novant Health is asking the community to keep visitors age 12 and under out of all of its hospital facilities due to the widespread outbreak of the flu virus throughout the community. This restriction is effective on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7 a.m. until further notice.

    Those individuals age 13 and over who are experiencing runny nose, sore throat, fever or cough are also encouraged not to visit patients being treated at Novant Health facilities. However, people who are seeking treatment at hospitals are not subject to the restriction.

    “The flu virus can be extremely dangerous to people who have compromised immune systems, cancer, kidney disease and other chronic conditions,” advises Dr. David Priest, medical director for infection prevention at Novant Health. “In order to protect our patients, we are asking members of the public who are 12 years and under or who may be sick with the influenza virus to not visit these facilities at this time.”

    The restrictions apply to all hospitals throughout the Novant Health system, including:

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    Fire crews react quickly to two-alarm fire in Bristow

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    From Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue:

    On Wednesday, February 22nd, at 9:03 a.m., fire and rescue units were dispacted to a structure fire in a two-story single family home located in the 13500 block of Dodsworth Drive in Bristow.

    Upon arrival, fire and rescue crews observed fire on the first floor, in the rear of the home, that had extended to the second floor. A second alarm was sounded. Firefighters initiated an attack and quickly extinguished the fire. (more…)

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