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Found human remains spark murder investigation

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Prince William police are investigating a murder after human remains were found last month. 

Here’s more in a press release issued today: 

Murder Investigation – On January 13 at 1:56PM, officers located what appeared to be human remains and bones in a wooded area in the 8000 block of Barrett Dr in Manassas (20110). The remains were collected by the Medical Examiner’s Office and further analysis was completed which confirmed the remains were human. Based upon the Medical Examiner’s preliminary analysis, detectives from the Homicide Unit are investigating this death as a murder. The exact cause of death is still pending.

Detectives are still awaiting positive confirmation on the victim’s identity. At this point, the victim is described as an adult male. Detectives are continuing their investigation into this incident. No suspects have been identified or arrested in connection with this investigation. This is Prince William County’s 1st homicide of 2016.*

Mother and son held at gunpoint during home invasion

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Stafford Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating a home invasion robbery that occurred sometime after 4 a.m. Wednesday.

A mother and her young son were held at gunpoint while two white men rummaged throughout the home. According to police, the suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash and property a little less than 15 minutes after entering the home. 

Here is more in a press release:  Keep Reading…

Taxi driver carjacked near Dumfries

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A man is charged with carjacking, hit and run, eluding police, driving under the influence, preventing the summoning of law enforcement, and driving on a suspending license. 

Redmon forced a taxi driver from his vehicle and drove away with it. When officers attempted to stop Redmon, he fled. Redmon struck another vehicle at a redlight at the intersection of Prince William Parkway, according to police.

No injuries were reported except minor injuries of the accused. Keep Reading…

33-year-old man shot and killed in North Stafford

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Updated 7 p.m.

Tolliver turned himself into police, according to the Stafford sheriff’s office. 

Chancellor Tolliver was taken into custody this evening without incident after turning himself into authorities in Stafford County.  Tolliver is currently being held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.   

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A 33-year-old man was shot and killed in Stafford County.

The victim was involved in an argument that took place in the area of 202 Garrison Woods Drive, just off Onville Road in North Stafford. The argument escalated, and the victim was at 4:48 a.m. Sunday, February 7.

Deputies called to the scene found the victim unresponsive. The man was taken to a local hospital but died while in route to the medical center, according to Stafford sheriff’s spokesman 1st. Sgt. Eric Quinn.

The victim was identified by the sheriff’s office as Maurice Williams Scott, of Stafford County.

Following the shooting, Stafford detectives obtained murder arrest warrants for the arrest of Chancellor Tolliver, 20, of Stafford, said Quinn.
Tolliver is said to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on Tolliver’s whereabouts is encouraged to call Stafford County Crime Solvers.

Pedestrian struck in downtown crosswalk

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Vandalism to Auto

At approximately 1:05 a.m. on Feb. 2, 2016, Manassas City Police met with a resident on the 9600 block of Ellicott Ln for a report of a vandalism. The reporting party told officers that she was inside her residence when she heard loud noises coming from outside. When she looked outside, she discovered that her vehicle’s front passenger window had been shattered, resulting in $500 worth of damage.

Stolen Auto

On Jan. 30, 2016, Manassas City Police met with a resident on Police Headquarters for a report of a stolen auto. The reporting party told officers that sometime during the overnight hours after 9 p.m. on Jan. 29, his locked vehicle was stolen from where he parked it at the Manassas Train Depot (9431 West St).

Description of stolen vehicle: 2009 silver Nissan Altima, valued at $8,000 Keep Reading…

Woman charged with malicious wounding in Woodbridge

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A 48-year-old man was stabbed in the upper body after an argument in Woodbridge.

According to police, the victim was transported to a local hospital for serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Here is more in press release:

Malicious Wounding – On February 1 at 12:32AM, officers responded to the 14700 block of Potomac Mills Rd in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a stabbing. The victim, a 48 year old man of Woodbridge, reported to police that he and the accused, an acquaintance, were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, the accused stabbed the victim in the upper body. The parties were eventually separated and police were contacted. The accused was located and detained without incident by responded officers. The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested.

Arrested on February 1: Deborah Elaine OWENS, 40, of No Fixed Address

Charged with malicious wounding

Court Date: March 9, 2016 | Status: Held WITHOUT Bond

Driver identified in earlier fiery Joplin Road crash

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Prince William police said the name of the man killed in a fiery crash on Joplin Road earlier this month is Tyrone Anthony Mayo, 31, of Triangle. 

Mayo was driving a 2009 Pontiac Vibe on January 8 and crashed in the 18100 block of Joplin Road. 

The car burst into flames, and Mayo was pronounced dead on the scene. His was the only car involved in the crash. 

Joplin Road is a two-lane road that bridges the gap between Route 1 at Quantico with Route 234 at Independent Hill, near Manassas. 

Woman punched in head, man charged

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A man is charged with aggravated malicious wounding after punching the victim in the head. 

According to report, the 28-year-old victim was transported to a hospital for serious, life threatening injuries.

Aggravated Malicious Wounding – On January 24 at 1:38AM, officers responded to a residence located in the 8400 block of Sunset Dr in Manassas (20109) to investigate a domestic assault. The victim, a 28 year old woman of Manassas, reported to police that she and the accused, an acquaintance, were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, the accused punched her in the head. The parties eventually separated and police were contacted. The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious, life threatening injuries. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested without incident.

Arrested on January 24: Roberto Enrique Arma MONTOYA DE LEON, 27, of 8400 block of Sunset Dr in Manassas

Charged with aggravated malicious wounding

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT bond

Prince William police to wear body cameras by fall

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Prince William County police officers plan to be wearing body cameras by fall.

Chief Stephan Hudson told the Board of Supervisors his department was working through a series of procedural and legal hurdles to preparing his department for the deployment of body-worn cameras.

The past two years, the cameras have been at the center of discussions involving transparency among police officers and their interactions with the public, as they are meant to record every interaction and officer has for later review by department heads, courts, and eventually county residents.

The department is still fine-tuning what its procedures when residents ask to view police body camera footage Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

“FOIA presents challenge for all of us,” said Hudson. Keep Reading…

30 shots fired outside Stafford apartment complex

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Investigators said more that 30 shots were fired outside a North Stafford apartment complex Sunday.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 1000 block of Providence Street, off Greenspring Drive at 12:27 a.m. for several 911 calls reporting shots fired. Two cars were damaged from the gunfire, as well as an apartment building and nearby townhouse.

Investigators said they were searching for at least two people the say who fled the scene after the shooting in the dark blue 4-door car with New Jersey license plates. The car is possibly a Ford Focus and also, may have sustained damage from gunfire, according to a press release.

No further details about the two individuals was provided.

No injuries were reported.

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