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Two men, women, teen charged in January murder

Murder Investigation *MULTIPLE ARRESTS – On February 22, detectives from the Prince William County Homicide Unit, with the assistance from multiple federal and local law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania, located and apprehended three suspects wanted in connection to the murder of Christian Alexander SOSA RIVAS.

The victim’s body was located along the shoreline of the Potomac River on January 13. After determining that the suspects were directly involved in the victim’s murder, information was received which indicated they were in the Newtown Township area of Pennsylvania. Prince William County police detectives with local assistance from the Newtown Township Police Department, Upper Merion Township Police Department, Haverford Township Police Department and the Marple Township Police Department, and with federal assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force successfully located and arrested the three suspects, one of which was identified as a juvenile. (more…)

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Additional suspect still sought for Manassas area home invasion

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From Prince William County Police:

“Malicious Wounding *ARRESTS & ADDITIONAL SUSPECT IDENTIFIED – On February 18, detectives from the Robbery Unit obtained warrants for a sixth suspect, identified as Devaun Andrew JENKINS, involved in a home invasion which occurred at a residence located in the 7900 block of Deward Ct in Manassas on January 22. On February 21, Tyreek VINING and Deangelo ROBERTSON turned themselves into police without incident. Attempts to located Rashad THOMPSON have still been unsuccessful.

 

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Mattei Makayla, 15, missing from Dumfries home

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From Prince William police: 

*MISSING ENDANGERED JUVENILE: The Prince William County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing and endangered juvenile, Mattei Makayla. The investigation revealed that Mattei walked away from her residence located in the 2800 block of Banks Ct in Dumfries (22026) at approximately 6:45AM on February 17th 2017. Mattei left her residence voluntarily and may be in need of assistance which qualifies her as being endangered. Anyone with information on Mattei’s whereabouts is asked to call police at 703-792-6500.

Mattei Makayla is described as a black female, 15 years of age, 5’04”, 180lbs with black hair and brown eyes.
Mattei was last seen wearing dark colored leggings, pink zip-up Georgia State hoodie and a black Georgia State backpack.

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Updated: Khushbu Amanullah, 16, missing, no longer endandered

From Prince William police: 

*MISSING ENDANGERED JUVENILE: The Prince William County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing and endangered juvenile, Khushbu Amanullah. The investigation revealed that Khushbu walked away from her residence located in the 13700 block of Greenbriar Drive in [Dale City] (22193).

On February 12th 2017, Khushbu left her residence voluntarily.  On February 19th, additional information was received that she may be in need of assistance which qualifies her as being endangered. Anyone with information on Khushbu’s whereabouts is asked to call the police at 703-792-6500.

Khushbu Amanullah is described as a white female, 16 years of age, 5’06”, 142lbs with black hair and brown eyes.
It’s unknown what she was last seen wearing.

Update 10:11 a.m. 

From Prince William police:

“Upon receiving additional information and further investigation Khushbu Amanullah, who was reported as a missing and endangered juvenile on Sunday, February 19, is no longer considered endangered.” 

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Martinez, Mercer face charges after traffic stop

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From the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office: 

“On February 17, 2017, at approximately 2:25 AM Deputy J.A. Mangan responded to a vehicle crash on Courthouse Road. Upon arrival, he observed a dark colored Toyota 4Runner that had collided with a parked plow truck.

A male and female subject were at the scene, both were evaluated for injuries and identified. The male, Nicholas Martinez, did not possess a valid operator’s license but explained that he was driving the Toyota because his girlfriend was too intoxicated to be behind the wheel.

Mr. Martinez advised that he was forced to swerve to avoid something that had run across the road and subsequently hit the parked plow truck. During Deputy Mangan’s assessment of the scene, he observed a glass container and a glass smoking device hidden behind the rear tire of the vehicle that had been struck. (more…)

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Wheels stolen from backyard neighborhood kid bike repair

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Submitted: 

“[Saturday] at around [4 p.m.] this bike was stolen from my back yard [near the intersection of Lindendale Road and Lombard Lane in Dale City]. My daughter watched the child walk back, in broad daylight and ride away on my son [Ethan’s] bike.

Ethan repairs bikes for all of the neighborhood kids. He has a workshop in our yard and this kid went into his workshop and just walked away.

I went to the child’s house to try to deal with the situation parent to parent but to no avail. The police went to the child’s house and still no results.

We just want the bike back. We believe it was dumped somewhere around Beville Middle or in the Lindendale area.

It’s very distinctive looking- narrow front tire, wide back tire, black with some blue showing through on the underneath.” 

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Two adults, 6 children displaced by Montclair fire

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From the Prince William County Fire and Rescue Department: 

“On Friday, February 17th at 6:53 p.m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a townhouse fire located in the 14400 block of Whisperwood Court in Montclair.

Upon arrival, fire and rescue crews observed fire on two levels of the mid-row two story townhome with basement. As firefighters initiated attack and extinguishment of the fire, they were informed the residents were not home.

No injuries reported.

According to the Fire Marshal’s Office, preliminary damages are estimated at $200,000; a total loss.

A Building Official has posted the home unsafe.

Red Cross was on scene to assist the family, 2 adults and 6 children, displaced by the fire.

The fire started in the kitchen; the cause is undetermined. The fire is currently under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s Office.”

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What is Mug Shot Monday?

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All of most recent mug shots included in crime stories posted to PotomacLocal.com will be shared weekly in Monday Mug Shots.

Today marked the first day for the weekly Monday Mug Shots email to be sent every Monday at 8 a.m. The email will feature a round-up of arrests from Prince William and Stafford counties, as well as the Greater Manassas area.

Monday Mug Shots is free, and you can get it by signing up on PotomacLocal.com.

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Motorcyclist killed on Mapledale Avenue in Dale City

From Prince William police: 

Fatal Crash Investigation – On February 18 at 1:38AM, investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit responded to the area of Mapledale Ave and Meadowbrook Rd in [Dale City] (22193) to investigate a crash involving two motorcycles.

The investigation revealed that both motorcycles were traveling southbound on Mapledale Ave approaching Meadowbrook Dr when one of the operators, an adult male, applied a hard brake in an attempt to turn onto Meadowbrook Dr. The second motorcycle, operated by an adult female, was following behind the first motorcycle and unable to stop causing a collision. (more…)

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Update: Silvia Patricia Ramos Guillen stabbed to death

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From Prince William police:

Stabbing Investigation- On February 17 at 6:22PM, officers responded to the 7300 block of Forrester Ln in Manassas (20109) to investigate a stabbing.

When officers arrived on scene, they located two victims, both adults, suffering from injuries to the body.

All involved parties are accounted for and the incident does not appear random. More information will be released when it is available.

Update 9:56 p.m.

*UPDATE* Stabbing Investigation – One victim, identified as an adult female, has been pronounced dead due to her injuries. The second victim, identified as an adult male, has been transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.

The incident appears to be domestic in nature and all involved parties are accounted for. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when it is available.

1:20 p.m. Saturday, Feb, 18, 2017: 

Homicide Investigation – On February 17 at 6:22PM, officers responded to a residence located in the 7300 block of Forrester Ln in Manassas (20109) to investigate a stabbing. When officers arrived on scene, they located an adult male and an adult female suffering from stab wounds to the body. The investigation revealed that both parties were involved in an altercation inside the residence. During the encounter, the female victim was stabbed, allegedly by the male party.

After the stabbing, the male suspect proceeded to another area of the home where he reportedly stabbed himself. Other residents of the home attempted to intervene and contacted police. First responding officers attempted first aid on both parties before Fire & Rescue arrived on scene at the residence.

The female victim was pronounced dead on scene. The male suspect, identified as 40-year-old man of Manassas, was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. This incident appears to be domestic related. Charges are pending.

The investigation continues. This is Prince William County’s second homicide of 2017.

               Identified:

               The victim was identified as Silvia Patricia RAMOS GUILLEN, 40, of Manassas

Their exact relationship is unknown at this point and it is still being investigated further. The male has not been charged but is still hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

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Sheriff’s office: Hit and run suspect told cops to get off his property

From the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office: 

On February 14, 2017 at approximately 8:50 PM Deputy A.J. Layug responded to a hit and run at the intersection of Brent Point Road and Arkendale Road.  Upon arrival, Deputy Layug interviewed a male subject who advised that an oncoming blue Ford SUV had crossed over into his lane and collided with his vehicle.  

Deputy Layug observed considerable damage to the driver’s side of the victim’s vehicle.  The victim advised that after the accident the other driver exited the Ford and identified himself only as Paul.  Paul then stated that he did not want to get law enforcement or insurance involved.  He returned to his vehicle and drove away.  When doing so he almost struck the victim again. (more…)

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Argument escalates, woman choked

From Prince William police:

Strangulation | Domestic Assault & Battery – On February 15 at 12:00p.m., officers responded to a residence located in the 8100 block of Halsey Ct in Manassas (20110) to investigate a domestic assault. The victim, a 25-year-old woman of Manassas, reported to police that she and the accused, an acquaintance, were involved in a verbal argument which escalated.

During the encounter, the accused pushed the victim and, at one point, placed his hands around her neck preventing her from breathing. A struggle ensued and both parties eventually separated. Minor injuries were reported.

Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Jorge Antonio GONZALEZ AMAYA, was arrested.

Arrested on February 15:
Jorge Antonio GONZALEZ AMAYA, 23, of the 8100 block of Halsey Ct in Manassas
Charged with strangulation and domestic assault & battery
Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Stafford deputy charges driver after pursuit on Route 1

From the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office: 

On February 13, 2017 at approximately 2:50PM Deputy R.T. Kulbeth was traveling northbound on U.S. Route 1 when he observed a black, four-door Toyota, traveling southbound [ near the intersection of Austin Park Drive], displaying an expired state inspection sticker. Deputy Kulbeth activated his emergency lights and initiated a U-Turn. As he followed the vehicle, it began to accelerate through the Stafford Wayside [the area between north and south Route 1 that stretches between the Courthouse and the Stafford Post Office.  The road is divided, and it has all the green area] at speeds exceeding 80 MPH. The Toyota lost traction on the roadway and came to rest in a ditch near the Carnaby Street intersection.

The driver exited the vehicle and was ordered to show his hands. He followed commands and was taken into custody without further incident. The subject was identified as Douglas Howard. Mr. Howard had a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his person. He was subsequently given field sobriety tests.

Douglas Edward Howard, age 59 of Tobelt Court in Stafford, VA, was charged with Felony Eluding, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving with an Expired Inspection Sticker. He was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail and was held on a $2000 secured bond.

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Updated: Manassas 7-Eleven robbed Wednesday at gunpoint

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From Manassas City police: 

Armed Robbery

At approximately 1:50 a.m. on Feb. 15, 2017, Manassas City Police responded to the [7-Eleven] located at 10299 Dumfries Rd, for a report of an armed robbery.  According to the store clerks, two male subjects entered the store wearing masks, and displayed a handgun demanding money.  The suspects fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, last seen headed toward Winterset Dr. 

Description of Suspect #1 (more…)

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Police said suspect tried to use a box cutter during an argument

From Prince William police: 

Attempted Malicious Wounding – On February 14 at 5:15PM, officers responded to the 2800 block of Dale Blvd in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate an assault. 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 attempted to cut the victim with a box cutter. The parties eventually separated and the police were contacted. No injuries were reported. The accused was located a short time later and arrested without incident.

Arrested on February 14:

Lawrence WILLIAMS, 58, of no fixed address

Charged with attempted malicious wounding and destruction of property

Court Date: May 3, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Two D.C. men, 2 teens charged in trespassing; wall into neighbor’s home destroyed

From Prince William police: 

Residential Burglary – On February 13 at 12:39AM, officers responded to a vacant residence located in the 15100 block of Wentwood Ln in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate multiple trespassers. As officers arrived, they observed several subjects inside. When officers challenged the subjects, they refused to exit the residence. As officers were investigating, noises were heard coming from a neighboring residence.

Upon checking the home, officers discovered that the suspects had broken through a wall into the neighboring residence. When officers challenged one of the suspects, they went back into the original residence. A short time later, officers with the assistance of a police K-9 made entry into the residence and detained all of the suspects without further incident. No injuries were reported. Following the investigation, all of the suspects were arrested. (more…)

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Cortez charged in connection to stolen phone case, credit cards

From Prince William police: 

Strong Armed Robbery *ARREST – On February 13, Cristian Alexander PLEITEZ CORTEZ, wanted for a robbery which occurred in the 4800 block of Dale Blvd in Woodbridge earlier that morning, turned himself into police without incident at the Gar-Field Station in Woodbridge.

Arrested on February 13:

Cristian Alexander PLEITEZ CORTEZ, 25, of the 13600 block of Charles Ct in Woodbridge (more…)

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Two caught, 3 still wanted in Manassas-area home invasion

From Prince William police: 

Malicious Wounding *ARRESTS & ADDITIONAL SUSPECTS IDENTIFIED – On February 11, detectives from the Robbery Unit identified five suspects involved in a home invasion which occurred at a residence located in the 7900 block of Deward Ct in Manassas on January 22. Following the investigation, detectives obtained warrants for their arrests. On February 13, detectives located and arrested two of the suspects, identified as Elliot JOHNSON and Devon KING. Attempts to locate the remaining three suspects have been unsuccessful.

Arrested on February 13:

Devin Ezekial KING, 28, of 10151 Irongate Way in Manassas

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Charged with attempted robbery, burglary while armed, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, wearing a mask in public, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor

Elliot Terrell JOHNSON, 22, of 7962 Community Dr in Manassas

Charged with conspiracy to commit burglary and contributing to the delinquency of a minor

Court Date: March 13, 2017 | Bond: Both were held WITHOUT bond

Wanted: (more…)

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Updated: Fairfax man sought for rape, arrested in Prince William County

A Fairfax man sought for rape and previously at large, has been arrested in Prince William County. Fairfax County police were not able to comment on the exact location of the arrest, and are no longer the primary investigating agency. 

From Fairfax County Police Department:

“Detectives Need Help Finding a Man Wanted for Rape

McLean Police District – Detectives from the Major Crimes Division, Sex Crimes Squad are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 18-year-old, Ronald Fabricio Herrera Contreras. He is wanted for rape, abduction with the intent to defile, gang participation and assault and battery that occurred in July, 2016. (more…)

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Failed escape attempt results in attempted murder charge

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

“Attempted Capital Murder Charges Result from Incident on Interstate

Stafford, VA. On February 10, 2017 at 9:22 PM Deputy Joshua Scott of the Stafford Sheriff’s Office Special Problems Unit was on proactive patrol in the area of 386 Warrenton Road. He observed a white four-door Mazda Protégé with a minor equipment violation traveling northbound on U.S. Route 17. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle pulled off the roadway along the entrance ramp to southbound Interstate 95. (more…)

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Boy, 14, charged with robbery, arrested

From Prince William police:

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Armed Robbery | Felony Hit & Run *ARREST – On February 12, detectives with the Robbery Unit received information on the whereabouts of Naseem Isaiah ROULACK, a juvenile sought in connection to an armed robbery which occurred in the area of Lindendale Rd and Leesburg Ct in Woodbridge on January 15. The accused was located and arrested without incident later that evening at a residence in the 14300 block of Fontaine Ct in Woodbridge.

“Armed Robbery | Felony Hit & Run *JUVENILE SUSPECT IDENTIFIED – Pursuant to a court order issued today, February 10, 2017, by the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of Prince William County, the Prince William County Police Department has received authorization to publicly release the below information identifying a juvenile sought in connection to an armed robbery which occurred in the area of Lindendale Rd and Leesburg Ct in Woodbridge on January 15. (more…)

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