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‘the accused grabbed the victim by the throat and threw her against a wall’

From Prince William police: 

Strangulation | Domestic Assault & Battery – On January 15 at 10:43AM, officers responded to an apartment located in the 1700 block of Shady River Ct in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a domestic assault. The victim, a 24-year-old woman of Woodbridge, reported to police that she and the accused, an acquaintance, were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, the accused grabbed the victim by the throat and threw her against a wall. The parties eventually separated and the victim contacted police. The accused fled the area prior to officers arriving. Minor injuries were reported. Following the investigation, the accused was located and arrested a short time later without incident.

Arrested on January 15:

Juvar Ramone FLEMMING, 24, of the 1700 block of Shady River Ct in Woodbridge

Charged with strangulation

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Armed robber hits Manassas area cell phone store

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From police: 

Armed Robbery – On January 13 at 5:55PM, officers responded to the Boost Mobile store located at 7581 Centreville Rd in Manassas (20111) to investigate a robbery. Employees reported to police that an unknown, masked man entered the business and demanded money. The suspect brandished a handgun and took an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing the business on foot. No injuries were reported. A police K-9 was used to search for the suspect who was not located.

Suspect Description:

Black male, unknown age, light complexion with hazel eyes

Last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, gloves, ski mask, and black shoes with a white sole lining

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‘Two occupants bailed out of the vehicle…before striking a police cruiser’

From Prince William police: 

Armed Robbery | Felony Hit & Run – On January 15 at 4:06PM, officers responded to the area of Lindendale Rd and Leesburg Ct in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a robbery. The victim, a 15-year-old male juvenile of Woodbridge, reported to police that he and another male juvenile were walking in the above area when they were approached by four males in a white Mercedes sedan.

During the encounter, one of the males implied he had a weapon and demanded the victim’s property. The suspects took the victim’s shoes and a cell phone before fleeing in the vehicle. No injuries were reported. A responding officer observed a vehicle matching the description provided by the victim and attempted a traffic stop.

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Body of Sosa Rivas, 21, of Fairfax, found in Cherry Hill

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From Prince William police:

Homicide Investigation *VICTIM IDENTIFIED – The body of an adult male which was discovered along the Potomac River in the 1500 block of Cherry Hill Rd in Dumfries on January 12 has been positively identified as Christian Alexander SOSA RIVAS, 21, of Fairfax. The investigation into his death is still ongoing. Anyone with information about this death is asked to contact Prince William County police or Crime Solvers via the information provided below.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Prince William County Crime Solvers. Tipsters can call 1-866-411-TIPS, text “PWC” plus your information to 274637, or submit a webtip by visiting the Crime Solvers Facebook Page. Tipsters remain anonymous & could earn up to a $1,000 reward.

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‘This is Prince William County’s first homicide of 2017’

From Prince William police: 

Homicide Investigation *UPDATE – On January 13, the body discovered along the Potomac River in the 1500 block of Cherry Hill Rd in Dumfries underwent an autopsy at the Medical Examiner’s Office in Manassas. Based upon further examination of the victim’s body and the police investigation, detectives from the Homicide Unit are now classifying this death as a homicide. The victim was found on January 12 and appeared to have suffered trauma to his body. Preliminarily, the victim has been identified as an adult male. The victim’s identification will be released once a next of kin has been notified. The investigation continues. This is Prince William County’s first homicide of 2017.

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‘Residents…confirmed having witnessed several gunshots on the 8600 block of Bruton Parish Ct’

From Manassas police: 

Shots Fired At approximately 10 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2017, Manassas City Police responded to the area of Bruton Parish Ct. for a report of shots fired. Officers and Detectives from the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force located and secured the scene and interviewed residents, who confirmed having witnessed several gunshots on the 8600 block of Bruton Parish Ct moments prior. Several vehicles and the maintenance portion of one apartment building sustained minor damages. No victims or injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

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‘An unknown male caller reported that there was a bomb in the courthouse’

A barrier was erected Tuesday at the Prince William County Courthouse following bombings at the Boston Marathon the day before that killed three and injured nearly 200 people. [Photo: Uriah Kiser / Potomac Local News]

From Prince William police: 

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Threat to Bomb  The investigation revealed that an unknown male caller reported that there was a bomb in the courthouse. After a search of the property and surrounding area with the assistance of two police K-9 units, officers determined that the threat was not credible. During the investigation, detectives from the Intel Unit identified the caller as the accused and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Wanted: [Photo from April 2016]

Randy Leo JESSEE, 36, of No Fixed Address

Described as a white male, 6’00”, 270lbs with brown eyes and brown hair

Wanted for of threat to bomb

Update from police on Jan 16, 2017: 

Threat to Bomb *ARREST – On January 14, the accused, identified as Randy Leo JESSEE, who was wanted in connection to the bomb threat which was reported to have occurred at the Prince William County Courthouse located at 9311 Lee Ave in Manassas on January 12 turned himself into police without incident.

Arrested on January 14:

Randy Leo JESSEE, 36, of no fixed address

Charged with threat to bomb

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Unavailable

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Body found in Cherry Hill along banks of Potomac River

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From Prince William police: 

Suspicious Death – On January 12 at 12:40PM, officers responded to the 1500 block of Cherry Hill Rd in Dumfries (22026) to investigate a death. The caller reported to police that while walking in the above area, a man’s body was observed along the shoreline of the Potomac River. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives from the Homicide Unit are investigating the death as suspicious. The body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office for further examination and autopsy. The victim’s identification will be released once confirmed and a next of kin has been notified. The investigation continues.

Detectives from the Homicide Unit are investigating the death as suspicious. The body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office for further examination and autopsy. The victim’s identification will be released once confirmed and a next of kin has been notified. The investigation continues.

Update

Body of Sosa Rivas, 21, of Fairfax, found in Cherry Hill

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‘A female driver drove onto campus, took multiple, unattended book bags from a table in front of the school’

From Manassas City Police: 

Larceny – Arrest

At approximately 12:20 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2017, Manassas City Police responded to Seton School, located at 9314 Maple St, for a report of a larceny that had just occurred. The reporting party told officers that a female driver drove onto campus, took multiple, unattended book bags from a table in front of the school, and drove away. With the assistance of the Manassas City Police Traffic Services Unit, officers quickly identified and located the suspect, Casey A. MHIRE, 31. MHIRE was arrested without incident and charged with Grand Larceny. Items that were stolen along with the book bags were valued altogether at approximately $1,500 and included personal items, wallets, school supplies, and electronics.

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‘A bullet was found lodged in an interior wall of a vacant apartment’

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From police: 

Shooting into an Unoccupied Dwelling– On January 6 at 2:00PM, officers responded to an apartment located in the 1200 Potomac Vista Dr in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a destruction of property.

The property manager reported to police that a bullet was found lodged in an interior wall of a vacant apartment. Further investigation revealed that gunshots were heard in the area around 9:00PM on

December 29. Officers checked the area at the time but nothing was found. No injuries or other property damage were reported.

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‘Prince William County returned multiple indictments against…Noe Antonio Nolasco Amaya, in connection to the murders of Willian Alexander Molina-Rivas, 36, and Jose Javier Avalos, 17’

From police: 

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Double Murder Investigation *ARREST – On January 3, 2017, the Grand Jury for Prince William County returned multiple indictments against a suspect, identified as Noe Antonio NOLASCO AMAYA, in connection to the murders of Willian Alexander Molina-Rivas, 36, and Jose Javier Avalos, 17, which occurred at a residence in the 10300 block of Lomond Dr in Manassas on July 31, 2016. Investigators from the Prince William County Fire Marshal’s Office previously charged the same man with arson in August of 2016 for allegedly causing the fire inside the home resulting in the deaths of both victims and four dogs. The suspect was served the additional charges on January 4, 2017 and remains incarcerated at the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center. This incident was jointly investigated by the Prince William County Police Homicide Unit and Fire Marshal’s Office with the assistance of the B.A.T.F. Arson and Explosives Unit.

Indicted on January 3: [No Photo Available]
Noe Antonio NOLASCO AMAYA, 36, of no fixed address 
Charged with 2 counts of 1st degree murder and 2 counts of felony murder
Court Date: May 1, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Updated: Police searching for bailout suspect at I-95, Route 234 near Dumfries

Photo: Mary Davidson

Virginia State Police are searching for a suspect who bailed out of a car in the area of Interstate 95 and Route 234, near Dumfries. 

We’re told there is a heavy police presence in the area, and that police helicopters were called into the assist in the search. 

More info as we have it.

Update

One person is in custody, according to Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller. 

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Rash of auto break-ins continues in Manassas

Date of Report (all 2017 unless noted otherwise) Date and Time of Incident Location Type of Crime
of Incident
Type of Crime Value of Item(s) Stolen or Damaged Description of Stolen Item(s) or Damage Description of Suspect(s)
Jan. 2 Between Dec. 31 and Jan. 2 8400 block of Braxted Ln Larceny from Auto $100 Mp3 player None available
Jan. 1 Between 12 a.m. on Dec. 30 and 1:20 p.m. on Jan. 1

10100 block of Trinity Ln

 
Larceny from Auto $320 Cash, miscellaneous items

None available

Dec. 31, 2016 Between 5 p.m. on Dec. 30 and 8 a.m. on Dec. 31 9200 block of Taney Rd Larceny from Auto $5 Cash and coins

None available

Dec. 31, 2016 Between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Dec. 31 *two vehicles* on the 9100 block of Verbena Ct Larceny from Auto $25 Tools

None available

Dec. 31, 2016 Overnight hours of Dec. 30 *four vehicles* on the 9100 block of Verbena Ct

Tampering with Vehicle

Nothing  Rummaged through

None available

 Dec. 30, 2016  Between 5 p.m. on Dec. 29 and 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 30  *two vehicles* on the 9500 block of Harvest Pl  Larceny from Auto  $5  

Loose change

 

None available

Crime Prevention Tip:
Larcenies from vehicle, theft of motor vehicle parts, and vandalisms to auto are the most commonly reported property offenses in the City of Manassas. Valuables left in plain sight inside a vehicle offer a tempting reward for criminals, especially if gaining access could be as simple as opening an unlocked door. To avoid becoming a victim of larceny, residents are strongly urged to consider the following tips:
1. Lock all vehicle doors and windows. (It doesn’t hurt to double-check. Many victims thought they had left their vehicles locked before the theft took place. “Before you sleep, make sure it beeped!”)
2. Park your vehicle in a well-lit and/or in a populous location
3. Conceal all valuables before arriving at your destination. Never underestimate the value of something to someone else. Even spare change can entice a thief to break in and steal other items once inside.
4. Report all suspicious activity by calling 703-257-8000. It never hurts to have a pen and paper ready by the phone in the event you are able to provide a description of what you saw.

Also from Manassas police: 

Stolen Auto

On Dec. 31, 2016, Manassas City Police met with a resident on the 9200 block of Massie St for a report of a stolen auto. The reporting party told officers that sometime between the evening of Dec. 30 and the morning of Dec. 31, someone stole his 1998 Toyota Camry from the parking area in front of his residence.

Description of stolen vehicle: 1998 Toyota Camry, green, dented driver’s door, driver’s window removed, valued at $1,500

 

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‘Schafer was arrested without incident at his residence’

From Manassas City Police: 

Armed Robbery – Arrest

On Jan. 4, 2017, Manassas City Police identified John J. SCHAFER, 47, as the suspect in an armed robbery that occurred at 7-Eleven (9056 Liberia Ave) and in an attempted robbery that occurred at Family Dollar (9112 Mathis Ave). Both incidents took place between 7:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. on Jan. 3, 3017. SCHAFER was arrested without incident at his residence, located at 8887 Grant Ave.

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‘Detectives from the Gang Unit…able to determine that the suspects were connected to the criminal street gang “South Side”’

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Pictured in the slider: Aviles, Roldan, Martinez

From police: 

Aggravated Malicious Wounding – On January 4 at 3:41PM, officers responded to the area of Rixlew Ln and Ashton Ave in Manassas (20109) to investigate a shooting. When officers arrived on scene, they located two victims, a 17-year-old male juvenile of Manassas and a 16-year-old male juvenile of Woodbridge, by a wooded area near the above location.

One of the victims sustained a gunshot wound to the upper body while the other victim sustained a minor, non-gunshot related injury to his head. Both victims were transported to area hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation revealed that the victims were walking through a wooded path in the above area when they were approached by two men, later identified as Jonathan Leonel AVILES and a 17-year-old male juvenile of Manassas. During the encounter, the AVILES suspect brandished a handgun and struck both victims. At one point, the 16-year-old victim was shot in the upper body.

After the incident, the suspects fled in the vehicle occupied by two other men, identified as Steven Joseph ROLDAN and Diego MARTINEZ. Detectives from the Gang Unit were able to determine that the suspects were connected to the criminal street gang “South Side”. The vehicle involved in the shooting was located by officers in the 7900 block of Community Dr later that evening where the suspects were also detained without incident. The suspects and victims were known to one another and the incident was not random. Following the investigation, the below individuals were arrested.

                Arrested on January 4:

                Jonathan Joseph AVILES, 20, of 7994 Community Dr in Manassas

Charged with 1 count of aggravated malicious wounding, 1 count of malicious wounding, 2 counts of gang participation, and 1 count of use of a firearm in commission of a felony

 

                Steven Joseph ROLDAN, 18, of 8659 Burton Parrish Ct in Manassas

Charged with 1 count of conspiracy to commit malicious wounding and 1 count of conspiracy to commit gang participation

 

                Diego MARTINEZ, 18, of 9374 Hidden Spring Dr in Manassas

Charged with 1 count of conspiracy to commit malicious wounding and 1 count of conspiracy to commit gang participation Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

 

                A 17-year-old male juvenile of Manassas

Charged with 1 count of aggravated malicious wounding, 1 count of malicious wounding and 2 counts of gang participation

Court Date: Pending | Status: Held at the Juvenile Detention Center

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‘Suspect drove away…with a luggage rack on top and a patriotic sticker on the passenger side window (possibly “God Bless America” with American flag)’

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From Manassas City Police Department: 

At approximately 7:45 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2017, a male subject entered 7-Eleven, located at 9112 Mathis Ave, and demanded money from the clerk while pointing a knife at her. The clerk complied and the suspect exited the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. The ). The suspect is described as a white male, mid- 40s-50s, and approximately 6’ tall with a thin build.

**The same suspect attempted to rob Family Dollar, located at 9112 Mathis Ave) at approximately 7:30 p.m. on the same night.**

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‘One victim is suffering from a gunshot wound and is being flown to a medical facility’

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From police: 

*INCIDENT: Shooting | Manassas;
Officers are investigating a shooting which occurred in the 8800 block of Rixlew Lane. One victim is suffering from a gunshot wound and is being flown to a medical facility. Nearby schools have been advised as a precaution. The investigation is continuing. More information will be released when available.

 

Update

 


Update 

Shooting Investigation – On January 4 at 3:41PM, officers responded to the area of Rixlew Ln and Ashton Ave in Manassas (20109) to investigate a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and located two male victims by a wooded area near the above location. One of the victims sustained a gunshot wound while the other victim sustained a minor, non-gunshot related injury. Both victims were transported to area hospitals for treatment. Police have secured the area and nearby schools were notified as a precaution only. At this time, this incident does not appear to be random and there’s no public threat. The investigation continues.

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Shooting, stabbing investigated over New Year’s holiday weekend

From police: 

Badie, RaquanMalicious Wounding | Shooting InvestigationOn January 1 at 1:50AM, officers responded to investigate a shooting which occurred in the 15400 block of Wheatfield Dr in Dumfries (22025) earlier that evening. The investigation revealed that the accused was in the above area when he was involved in a verbal altercation with several subjects in a vehicle. During the encounter, the accused brandished a handgun and shot into the vehicle striking one of the occupants, a 19-year-old man of Woodbridge, in the upper body. The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries. Following the investigation, detectives with the Violent Crimes Bureau obtained warrants for the arrest of the accused. The accused was located and arrested without incident at his residence later that day.

Arrested on January 1:

Raquan Jamar BADIE, 21, of 13848 Delaney Rd in Woodbridge

Charged with 1 count of malicious wounding, 4 counts of attempted malicious wounding, 1 count of use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and 1 count of reckless handling of a firearm

Court Date: February 13, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

 

Sanchez, JoseMalicious Wounding | Stabbing Investigation On December 29 at 9:26PM, officers responded to the 3600 block of Elm Farm Rd in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a stabbing. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 24-year-old man of Woodbridge, and the accused were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, the accused cut the victim in the upper body with a pocket knife. The parties eventually separated and police were contacted. The victim was transported to a local area hospital for further treatment. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested without incident.

Arrested on December 29:

Jose Maria SANCHEZ, 46, of 13721 Jefferson Davis Hwy in Woodbridge

Charged with malicious wounding

Court Date: February 9, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Christmas Eve pizza thief hits Manassas delivery driver

From Manassas police 

Robbery

At approximately 8:25 p.m. on Dec. 24, 2016, Manassas City Police was dispatched to Domino’s Pizza, located at 10175 Hastings Dr, for a report of a robbery that had just occurred. The reporting party told officers that she was delivering a pizza to an address on the 10300 block of Flowerree Ln when the resident who answered the door informed her no one at the residence had called in an order. When the victim returned to her vehicle, an unknown male approached, displayed a black and silver handgun, and demanded pizzas and money. When the victim refused to comply, the suspect reached across her into the passenger seat and stole a pizza before fleeing on foot north on Flowerree Ln past Winterset Dr.

Description of Suspect: Black male, early 20s, medium build, approximately 6’1”, wearing a ski mask, jeans, black hoodie, and black jacket

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