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Police arrest man, 22, in connection with stabbing investigation

From Prince William County police:

Stabbing Investigation – On October 17 at 12:33a.m., officers responded to a hotel located in the 17100 block of Dumfries Rd in Dumfries (22025) to investigate a stabbing. The investigation revealed that the victims, a 21-year-old man and a 24-year-old man both of Midland, and two other male acquaintances were involved in a verbal altercation at the hotel, which escalated.

During the encounter, the accused stabbed both of the victims in the upper body with a knife. The parties eventually separated and police were contacted. When officers arrived, they detained the accused without incident. The victims were transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested without incident.

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Heroin overdose leads to arrest of Stafford man, 40

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

Stafford, VA. A man who lost consciousness after overdosing on heroin was arrested on Sunday by deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office. On October 15, 2017 at approximately 1:04 p.m., Stafford deputies responded to a call in the area of Ivywood Drive and Glenwood Avenue. They discovered an unresponsive man in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with its hazard lights on positioned to the side of the road at the intersection.

Deputies suspected an opiate overdose and were able to revive the man using nasal Narcan. They discovered a substance consistent with heroin and needles in the vehicle. Eric Scott Ashby, 40, was treated at Stafford Hospital and subsequently arrested for possession of a controlled substance. He was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $2500 secured bond.

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Suspect arrested in connection with shooting in Garfield Station

From Prince William County Police:

Shooting Investigation *ARREST – On October 16, Randy Lamont JACKSON, turned himself into police without incident at the Gar-Field Station in Woodbridge. The accused was wanted for shooting which occurred in the area of Dale Blvd and Kerrydale Rd in Woodbridge on October 14.

Arrested on October 16:
Randy Lamont JACKSON, 35, of 504 Kings Crest Dr in Stafford
Charged with attempted malicious wounding and reckless handling of a firearm
Court Date: December 13, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond (more…)

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Manassas man, 18, arrested on four counts of malicious wounding

From Prince William County police:

Malicious Wounding – On October 14 at 12:12 a.m, officers responded to a residence located in the 13000 block of Dane Valley Ct in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a fight. The investigation revealed that the victim, 19-year-old man of Woodbridge, was involved in a verbal altercation with the accused, an acquaintance, which escalated. During the encounter, the accused pushed the victim to the ground and kicked him in the mouth damaging several of the victim’s teeth.

The accused fled the area prior to officers arriving. On October 15 around 1:44 a.m., officers responded to investigate another fight which occurred at a residence located in the 13800 block of Holly Forest Dr in Manassas (20112). The investigation revealed that the accused arrived at another party where he was involved in a verbal altercation with a 19-year-old male and 17-year-old male. A fight broke out and the accused assaulted the victims with a crow bar and brass knuckles. (more…)

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‘One of the checks was cashed at the BB&T on Warrenton Road and the other was cashed at the BB&T on Jefferson Davis Highway’

Easter

From an email: 

Deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office have apprehended two suspects in connection with a counterfeit check ring targeting local banks.

On October 2, 2017, a detective with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call regarding two checks that appeared to be fraudulent. One check was written to Shakia Manning in the amount of $2,056.66. The other was written to Christina Easter in the amount of $1,863.22.

One of the checks was cashed at the BB&T on Warrenton Road and the other was cashed at the BB&T on Jefferson Davis Highway.

The Stafford detective discovered that Manning had been arrested by the Fredericksburg Police Department on September 28, 2017 for passing a forged check to the Bank of America in Fredericksburg.

Detectives with the Fredericksburg Police Department advised that Manning, Easter and a third suspect attempted to cash counterfeit checks at several United Bank locations in Fredericksburg and Stafford. The Fredericksburg Police Department is investigating the involvement of the third suspect in the case.  

Manning

Stafford deputies arrested Easter on October 5, 2017 and Manning on October 7, 2017 on charges of conspiracy, obtaining money by false pretenses, and forgery and uttering. Easter was also charged with conspiring to commit larceny. They were incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail and later released on bond.

Anyone with information on the incident or who believes they are a victim should contact the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-658-4400.

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Sunday’s AMBER Alert case: ‘The accused used a sharp instrument to deflate three tires of a vehicle belonging to one of the witnesses ‘

Prince William police tell us the missing 16-year-old girl who was the subject of an AMBER Alert across the state on Sunday was found that afternoon on a park bench in Dale City, along with her suspected captor. 

When police questioned the couple about their identity, police said both provided a fake name. 

More from police: 

Abduction | Amber Alert – On October 15 at 1:43AM, officers responded to the 14800 block of Danville Rd in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a possible abduction. The investigation revealed the victim, a 16-year-old female, was attending a party at a home in the above area with the accused, an acquaintance.

According to witnesses, during the party, the victim and the accused got into a verbal altercation which escalated physically. Other attendees assisted the victim and the parties separated. At that point, the accused displayed a knife towards the witnesses and made claims to be a member of the criminal street gang MS-13.

The accused eventually left the area in a vehicle and returned a short time later with other associates. The accused used a sharp instrument to deflate three tires of a vehicle belonging to one of the witnesses who initially helped the victim. While at the residence, the victim and the accused came into contact and got into another argument. Witnesses then observed the victim being forcibly placed in the vehicle by the accused, seemingly against her will. Detectives listed the victim as missing and endangered and Virginia State Police issued an Amber Alert.

During the investigation, around 2:00PM, information was received indicating both parties were at an address on Barksdale St in Woodbridge. Officers arrived and located a female and male, both of whom provided a false identification to police. The individuals were eventually positively identified and questioned about the incident.

The victim was unharmed and reunited with her family. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Roberto Antoni MEDRANO-SEGOVIA, was arrested.

                Arrested on October 15:

                Roberto Antoni MEDRANO-SEGOVIA, 21, of No Fixed Address

Charged with abduction, gang participation, destruction of property and providing a false name to law enforcement

Court Date: November 7, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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‘Queen and Amri knew that Qamar had attempted to travel overseas to join ISIS in 2014, yet they lied to and misled the FBI…’

From an email from the Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia office: 

An owner of a Fairfax gaming center was sentenced to prison today for obstructing justice and making false statements involving international terrorism.

Michael Queen, 28, of Woodbridge, was sentenced to 2 years in prison. According to court documents, Queen and Soufian Amri, 32, of Falls Church, lied to FBI agents to prevent them from learning about and investigating their friend Haris Qamar’s attempt to travel to join the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Queen and Amri knew that Qamar had attempted to travel overseas to join ISIS in 2014, yet they lied to and misled the FBI by saying that the only person they knew who might travel to join ISIS was a “tall, thin, Indian” individual. Queen later told Qamar that Queen and Amri gave the FBI the name of a Hindu individual as someone who might support ISIS. Queen told Qamar, “I’m never going to throw a Muslim underneath the bus to try to do the right thing.”

Qamar was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison on February 17 for attempting to provide material support to ISIS. Amri is scheduled to be sentenced on October 27.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Andrew W. Vale, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Gordon D. Kromberg and Collen E. Garcia prosecuted the case.

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Updated: ‘Sinahi Aguilar-Cruz, both parties have been located in the Woodbridge area’

A 16-year-old girl was abutted from her Dale City home early this morning prompting an AMBER Alert. 

Here are the full details from Virginia State Police: 

CALL 7037926500 OR 911 IF SEEN|DARK HONDA CIVIC, POSSIBLY HATCHBACK|Last seen 14807 DANVILLE RD WOODBRIDGE|U/M,21YR,BROWN EYES,BLACK HAIR,ROBERTO MEDRANO SEGOVIA|U/F,16YR,5’02,125LB,BRO EYES,BRO HAIR,SINAHI AGUILAR CRUZ

THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE AND VIRGINIA MISSING CHILDREN CLEARINGHOUSE HAVE ISSUED AN AMBER ALERT FOR A CHILD ABDUCTION ON BEHALF OF THE PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY POLICE IN WOODBRIDGE ON 10/15/2017 AT 01:43 AM.

THE PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY POLICE IS LOOKING FOR SINAHI AGUILAR CRUZ, WHI, female, AGE 16 years old, HEIGHT 5 feet 02 inches, WEIGHT 125 lbs, WITH BRO EYES AND STRAIGHT, LONG BRO HAIR, WEARING WHITE WITH PURPLE STRIPE LONG SLEEVE shirt, DENIM JEANS pants, LIGHT COLOR JACKET.

THE CHILD IS BELIEVED TO BE IN EXTREME DANGER AND WAS LAST SEEN AT 14807 DANVILLE RD, WOODBRIDGE, VA.

THE CHILD IS LIKELY ABDUCTED BY ROBERTO MEDRANO SEGOVIA, HISP, male, AGE 21 years old, WITH BROWN EYES AND SHORT BLACK HAIR wearing BLACK V-NECK TSHIRT shirt, BLUE DENIM BAGGY JEANS pants, WHITE NIKE JORDANS shoes.

THEY MAY BE TRAVELING IN A DARK HONDA CIVIC, POSSIBLY HATCHBACK

PLEASE CONTACT THE PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY POLICE AT (703)792-6500 OR THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE AT 1-800-822-4453 (1-800-VACHILD).

YOU MAY FIND COMPLETE INFORMATION AT www.vaamberalert.com

P.S. VICTIM TAKEN AGAINST HER WILL, BELIEVED TO BE IN THE COMPANY OF MR MEDRANO SEGOVIA.

10:25 a.m. 

From Prince William police: 

Missing Endangered Juvenile | Possible Abduction – On October 15 at 1:43AM, officers responded to the 14800 block of Danville Rd in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a possible abduction. The investigation revealed a female juvenile, identified as Sinahi Aguilar-Cruz, was attending a party at a home in the above area with a male acquaintance. During the gathering, the two parties got into a verbal altercation and separated. At one point, the female exited the home where witnesses observed her being forcibly placed in a vehicle by the male acquaintance. The vehicle was described as a dark color Honda Civic, possible a hatchback. Detectives believe the female is with the acquaintance against her will. Virginia State Police have issued an Amber Alert in this investigation and the female juvenile is currently listed as missing and endangered. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call Prince William County police at 703-792-6500 or Virginia State Police at 1-800-VACHILD.

Sinahi Aguilar-Cruz is described as a Hispanic female, age 16, 5’2”, 125lbs with long brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a purples tripe long sleeve shirt denim jeans and a light color jacket.

The male acquaintance was identified as Roberto Medrano Segovia, age 21, with short black hair and brown eyes. Last seen wearing a black V-neck style shirt, blue baggy denim jeans and white Nike Jordan shoes.

Update 3:15 p.m.

The AMBER Alert is canceled.

From Prince William police:

Reference the Amber Alert issued for Sinahi Aguilar-Cruz, both parties have been located in the Woodbridge area. The female juvenile is safe. Detectives are currently conducting interviews to ascertain what occurred. The investigation continues. 

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Shots fired call prompts heavy police presence in Downtown Manassas

MANASSAS — Police swarmed Downtown Manassas about 4 p.m. after a report of shots fired.

A neighbor who lives on Main Street just south of the railroad tracks near the Manassas Museum called 911 to report hearing gunfire. Police were unable to find a gun. However, they were able to locate juveniles whom they believed were involved in the incident.

Police believe a pellet gun was used in the incident, according to city spokeswoman Patty Prince.

No one was injured.

Officers were posted near the intersection of Center and Main streets, and Liberty and West streets for the shots fired investigation.

About a block away on Liberty Street, police and fire and rescue crews were called to a separate incident at a water tower for a report of trespassing. It appeared police had one juvenile in custody.

 

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Three suspects arrested in attempted armed robbery

From Prince William County police:

Attempted Armed Robbery – On October 11 at 3:14 p.m., officers responded to the area of Forestdale Ave and Beaumont Rd in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a fight. The victim, a 33-year-old man of Woodbridge, reported to police that an acquaintance displayed a handgun and demanded the keys to his vehicle.

The victim attempted to get back into his vehicle when two additional males approached him and assaulted him. Officers arrived and were able to detain the suspects. Minor injuries were reported. Following the investigation, the suspects were arrested. A handgun was recovered. (more…)

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Stafford deputies nab motor vehicle theft suspect after pursuit

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

Deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office apprehended a man on Tuesday in connection with the theft of a motor vehicle from a residence in southern Stafford. On October 10, 2017 at approximately 12:22 a.m., a deputy responded to a call regarding the theft of a motor vehicle.

The victim explained that she left her keys in her blue Jeep Cherokee and the doors unsecured after returning from the store. When her roommate later arrived at the residence, she notified the victim that she heard the vehicle driving away.

As the deputy en route turned on to Leeland Road, he observed a blue Jeep matching the stolen vehicle’s description pulling out of the 7-Eleven parking lot. The deputy pulled a U-turn and followed the vehicle, prompting the driver to accelerate and turn down Dawson Drive. Seconds after the deputy activated his emergency equipment, the Jeep careened off the road into a fire hydrant and the vehicle flipped onto its roof. A man climbed out of the passenger side window and began running away from the scene. (more…)

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Verbal altercation while driving leads to abduction charge for man, 32

From Prince William County police:

Abduction | Domestic Related – On October 10 at 2:00 a.m., officers responded to the 3800 block of Koval Ln in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a possible abduction. The caller reported to police that she was on the phone with a family member, identified as a 44-year-old woman, who stated that the accused, an acquaintance, would not let her get out of a vehicle they were traveling in.

Officers were eventually able to locate the vehicle a short time later in the area of Hillendale Dr and Prince William Pkwy and detained the accused. The investigation revealed that the victim and the accused were involved in a verbal altercation while driving in the Woodbridge area. (more…)

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‘one of the worst rape cases in recent memory in Stafford County’

From a press release: 

A man who was charged in connection with a roadside rape in southern Stafford County last year entered an Alford plea in court on Tuesday.

Roberto Carlos Flores Sibrian, 27, was arrested in North Carolina in November 2016 on charges of rape and aggravated sexual battery. He allegedly sexually assaulted a young woman on the side of the road after their vehicles collided on State Route 3 early on October, 31, 2016.

The victim was dragged from her car and repeatedly assaulted in an attack that lasted at least 90 minutes. The attacker eventually drove away and left his shirt behind, which Flores Sibrian later admitted was his.

Stafford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Eric Olsen described the incident as “one of the worst rape cases in recent memory in Stafford County.”

Flores Sibrian entered an Alford plea in Stafford Circuit Court to two counts of sodomy and one count each of rape, abduction with intent to defile and aggravated sexual battery.

He is scheduled for sentencing on January 5 and faces a maximum penalty of four life sentences plus 20 years in prison.

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‘At some point during the encounter, the suspect pulled up the victim’s shirt and attempted to unbutton her pants’

From police: 

Attempted Aggravated Sexual Battery – On October 8 at 5:49PM, officers responded to the Todos Supermarket located at 13950 Jefferson Davis Hwy in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a sexual assault. The investigation revealed that the victim, an 8-year-old girl of Woodbridge, was sitting in a chair in the store while a parent was completing a transaction nearby when an unknown male sat down next to her. At some point during the encounter, the suspect pulled up the victim’s shirt and attempted to unbutton her pants. The victim screamed and ran to the parent as the suspect fled the store on foot. Upon further investigation, officers identified the suspect as Ricardo RODRIGUEZ and located him a short time later. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested without incident. No injuries were reported.

Arrested on October 9:

Ricardo RODRIGUEZ, 32, of no fixed address

Charged with attempted aggravated sexual battery

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Stafford traffic stop leads to arrest of wanted man

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

Stafford, VA. A traffic stop initiated on Friday by deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of a man wanted in Spotsylvania County on felony larceny charges.

On October 6, 2017 at approximately 7:11 p.m., a Stafford deputy observed a vehicle traveling southbound on Route 1 with no operating tail lights. The deputy activated his emergency lights and then “chirped” the siren several times after the vehicle failed to pull over.

The vehicle pulled over on State Shop Road and the driver, a male, opened his door. The deputy instructed him to remain inside, turn off his vehicle and put both hands on the steering wheel. The driver put his hands on the steering wheel but did not turn off the car and abruptly sped off. (more…)

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Charges filed in fatal crash that claimed the life of a Woodbridge man

From police: 

Fatal Crash Investigation *ARREST – On October 6, investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit obtained a warrant for the arrest of the driver of the 1997 Ford F350 which was involved in the fatal crash that occurred in the 9300 block of Brentsville Rd in Manassas on September 29. The accused, identified as Robert Lee EASTON III, was arrested without incident that evening. The investigation continues.
Arrested on October 6:

Robert Lee EASTON III, 35, of 12615 Izaak Walton Dr in Bristow
Charged with involuntary manslaughter
Court date: December 20, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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‘The search uncovered approximately 40 pounds of marijuana, 19 firearms and $7500 in cash.’

From the Stafford sheriff’s office: 

After a month-long investigation led by the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, an Orange County man was taken into custody this week, and 40 pounds of marijuana and 19 firearms were seized during a search of his residence.

On October 4, 2017 at approximately 6:05pm, James Adam Cooper, 38, of Locust Grove, was pulled over on Route 17 by Stafford deputies. A canine search of his vehicle revealed two pounds of marijuana and a small sum of money. The traffic stop led to the subsequent investigation of Cooper’s residence.

Stafford investigators and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office conducted a joint investigation of Cooper’s residence in the Wilderness Shores area of Orange County. The search uncovered approximately 40 pounds of marijuana, 19 firearms and $7500 in cash.

Stafford investigators believe the marijuana was trafficked from Oregon.

This is a perfect example of the importance of working together and strengthening bonds with our law enforcement partners to keep the community safe,” Stafford Sheriff David P. Decatur said.The outstanding work of our narcotics unit coupled with the assistance of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office led to the success of this investigation.”

Cooper was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail on charges unrelated to the search of his residence. He was released on October 5, and will be formally charged in Orange County at a later date.

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‘During the encounter, the accused brandished a handgun and fired one round into the air’

From police: 

Reckless Handling of a Firearm – On October 5 at 11:03PM, officers responded to the Liberty service station located at 3511 James Madison Hwy in Haymarket (20169) to investigate a shooting. The investigation revealed that the victims, a 55-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman both of Berrymill, reported to police that they were retrieving property from their vehicle which they had towed to the service station earlier that week. At some point, the business owner, later identified as the accused, arrived in his vehicle and became involved in a verbal altercation with the victims. During the encounter, the accused brandished a handgun and fired one round into the air. The victims fled the area and contacted police. When officers arrived and made contact with the accused, officers observed drugs and drug paraphernalia in plain view in his vehicle. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested without incident. No injuries or property damage were reported. A shell casing and two handguns were recovered.

Arrested on October 6:

Omar Ali AWAD, 52, of 4580 Lawnvale Dr in Gainesville

Charged with and reckless handling of a firearm, possession of a firearm while in possession a controlled substance, and possession of a scheduled I or II narcotic

Court Date: December 5, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Suspect apprehended in stabbing incident on White Oak Road

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office has apprehended a suspect involved in a stabbing incident that occurred on Wednesday night at the 7-Eleven located at 324 White Oak Road.

On October 4, 2017 at approximately 10:15 p.m., deputies responded to a call in reference to a fight between two males at the convenience store. When deputies arrived, they observed a male, later identified as Keshon Brown, 20, standing next to a Volvo sedan. Brown told the deputies he had stabbed a male, Jarred Bennett, 18. (more…)

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At Manassas Museum, ‘a witness who stated a male subject pointed a firearm at him’

From police: 

Hit and Run

At approximately 12:20 a.m. on October 4, 2017, Manassas City Police responded to the intersection of Liberia Ave and Centreville Road for a report of a hit and run. The victim told police the suspect vehicle struck her vehicle in the rear, and then fled the scene. The suspect vehicle was reported to be dark in color, possibly a Chevrolet.

Pedestrian Struck

At approximately 6:26 p.m. on October 3, 2017, Manassas City Police responded to the intersection of Godwin Drive at Nokesville Road for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Through investigation it was determined the victim was walking in the roadway and was struck by a vehicle. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was flown to a local area hospital. There were no charges filed against the driver.

Possession of a Firearm -**Arrest**

At approximately 12:59 p.m. on September 29, 2017, the Manassas City Police Department responded to 9101 Prince William Street, the Manassas Museum, for a report of a group of individuals loitering in the area. On scene, police spoke with a witness who stated a male subject pointed a firearm at him. Officers identified a 15-year-old resident of Manassas as the suspect. A firearm was recovered at the scene. The juvenile was charged with possession of a firearm and other unrelated charges.

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