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‘Suspect demanded money then attempted to rummage through the victim’s pockets’

A man was nearly robbed at gunpoint in Woodbridge. 

Police tell us the man wearing white in the photo is the suspect. 

From a police press release: 

Attempted Armed Robbery – On July 20 at 10:05AM, officers responded to the 14400 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate an attempted robbery. The victim, an adult male, reported to police that he had just parked his vehicle in the above area when he was approached by an unknown man brandishing a firearm. During the encounter, the suspect demanded money then attempted to rummage through the victim’s pockets. The suspect eventually fled the area on foot without taking any property.  No injuries were reported. Officers searched the surrounding area for the suspect who was not located. The investigation continues.

Suspect Description:

Black male, in his 20s, 6’00”, 200lbs with a muscular build

Last seen wearing a white sleeveless hoodie, dark jeans, and white shoes

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McCroskey charged with production of child pornography

From Prince William police: 

Production of Child Pornography – On July 19, detectives with the Special Victims Bureau concluded an investigation into the production of child pornography with the execution of a search warrant at a residence located at 13243 Kurtz Rd in Woodbridge (22913). During the search warrant, evidence supporting the charges was seized. Detectives began the investigation after information was received that the accused, identified as Jason Lee MCCROSKEY, had exchanged illicit photographs with a 14-year-old male juvenile of New York between June and October of 2016. Following the investigation, the accused was located and arrested without incident. The investigation continues.

Arrested on July 19:

Jason Lee MCCROSKEY, 33, of 13243 Kurtz Rd in Woodbridge

Charged with production of child pornography [1st offense], production of child pornography [2nd or subsequent offense], and use of communication systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Twisted Cork in Bristow closed for business

BRISTOW — The neighborhood restaurant Twisted Cork Grille is closed after five months in business. 

“I loved opening my restaurant. I loved seeing the people and my regulars. It was the best thing that I’ve ever done. It was my dream,” owner Nancy Skipper told Bristow Beat, which reported the closure. “It was the best while it lasted.”

The restaurant located off Linton Hall Road offered a mix comfort food, and full bar 33 different kind of wine. 

Potomac Local spoke with Skipper at a ribbon cutting for the restaurant in February. At the time, she was excited about replacing an old farm-to-table restaurant that had been located in the same space that closed prior to opening Twisted Cork, as well as the potential of becoming a neighborhood gathering place for those who live in the surrounding neighborhoods.

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Foy wins HD 2 recount in Prince William, Stafford

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY — Jennifer Carroll Foy is the winner in a recount in the 2nd House of Delegates District. 

The Democrat will move onto the General Election where she’ll face Republican Laquan Austion for the seat. 

The district encompasses eastern Prince William County and a portion of northern Stafford County. 

From a press release: 

Jennifer Carroll Foy captured the Democratic nomination today for House of Delegates District 2 (HD-2) by 14 votes, after election officials recounted every ballot cast in the June 13 Democratic primary. 
“I am humbled and grateful to have this opportunity to serve the residents of the Second District, and want to thank Josh King for running a terrific campaign. We won the primary election by running an inclusive, people-centered campaign that engaged thousands of voters in face-to-face conversations,” said Jennifer Carroll Foy, Democratic Nominee for House of Delegates District 2. “I am excited to continue earning the votes of Stafford and Prince William County residents by sharing our vision of a Virginia that works for all of usPeople in the Second District deserve top-quality public education with fairly paid teachers, access to affordable health care, and solutions to our broken transportation system. I have devoted my entire life to public service — fighting for those who need a voice as a public defender and foster mother — and hope to serve you as Delegate.”
District 2 is one of the top targeted red-to-blue House of Delegate districts this year. Republican Delegate L. Mark Dudenhefer (HD-2) announced he was not going to run for re-election and Hillary Clinton won the district by 56%. Democrats came within 125 votes of defeating Del. Dudenhefer in 2015, and Democratic turnout is expected to be even higher this year with the gubernatorial race and record turnout in the Democratic primary this June. (more…)
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Dumfries immigrant faces deportation

DUMFRIES — A Dumfries man now faces deportation from the U.S. after a visit to a federal immigration and customs office. 

From a press release: 

Fifty-seven-year old Juan Gutierrez Palomino will be deported to Peru after being detained during a routine ICE check-in in June. Juan is currently being held at the Farmville detention center.

A cherished member of his family, Juan has no criminal history. His wife and children are all U.S. citizens. His a 21-year old son is now serving in the Air Force and 13-year old daughter is an excellent student attending middle school. 

Juan was doing exactly as ordered when he reported to his ICE check-in. Now, he’s being treated as a criminal and will be forced to leave his family behind. Community members are preparing a fast and a vigil in Dumfries, where he lived with his family, on Saturday. Congregations throughout the state will be recognizing Pastor Juan and his family in their worship services to raise awareness.

We’re told, Gutierrez Palomino has lived in the U.S. for 21 years, and has not been a U.S. citizen during that time. Since 2011, Gutierrez Palomino has sought an “adjustment of status” from the Federal Government that would have permitted him temporary status to live with his wife, who has citizenship.

The fact that Gutierrez Palomino’s wife is a U.S. citizen does not mean he would have been granted automatic citizenship, according to a spokeswoman from the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, which sent us the press release.

At the June 18 visit to the ICE office in Northern Virginia, Gutierrez Palomino was detained and taken to Farmville.

We’ve asked Central Virginia Sanctuary Network for more information about where and when the vigil will be held. We’ll post that information when/if we receive it. 

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Kirk Edward Parsons

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Kirk Edward Parsons, 54, of Franconia, VA died Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in Alexandria, VA.

He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and boating. He was a loyal friend with a great sense of humor.

He is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Kathleen Parsons, his brother, Ken Parsons, his sister Karen Phillips and his niece and nephew Grayson Scott Phillips and Virginia Quinn Phillips.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM in Pierce Funeral Home 9609 Center Street, Manassas, VA. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

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Grand opening held for ‘Shakin Crab’


Hushpuppies were in order today at noon for the grand opening of Shakin Crab in Manassas. 

The Prince Willam Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new restaurant in Davis Ford Crossing shopping center, at the intersection of Liberia Avenue and Prince William Parkway in Manassas.

The event drew multiple business owners and Manassas city officials. 

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Licensed stylist or barber needed

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9755 Liberia Ave., Ste. 105
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