Crime

Man wanted for indecent exposure outside Woodbridge home

Prince William police are looking for a man, after he allegedly exposed himself in Woodbridge.

According to Prince William police, on the evening of September 2, officers were called to the area of Aurora Drive and Adams Street in Woodbridge to investigate an indecent exposure.

The victim – a 59-year old Woodbridge man – told officers that he saw a physical fight between an unknown man and woman outside of his home on Ashdale Avenue, according to Prince William police.

When the victim attempted to stop the fight, the unknown man became verbally aggressive, and exposed himself, making an obscene gesture towards the victim, stated Prince William police.

The man and woman left the area before police arrived.

Prince William police stated that the man is described as Hispanic, between 20 and 24 years old, 5’10” and 180 pounds. He was last seen driving a 2015 black BMW with unknown temporary tags, stated Prince William police.

Man attacked during Manassas armed robbery

Prince William police are looking for two suspects, following an armed robbery in Manassas.

According to Prince William police, officers were called to investigate the robbery at Halterpath Trail in Manassas on the morning of September 1.

The victim – a 33-year old Manassas man – told officers he was walking when he was hit in the back from behind by an unknown object, which knocked him to the ground, according to Prince William police.

When the victim was on the ground, two unknown individuals kicked the victim and took his wallet before fleeing in a black vehicle, stated Prince William police.

The victim had minor injuries, and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, stated Prince William police.

Prince William police are looking for the two suspects, described as male, between 18 and 20 years old, wearing black face masks. They were last seen wearing black clothing and construction type gloves, according to Prince William police.

Student flashed on way to school in Woodbridge

10:30 a.m. 

More information from police about a student who was flashed this morning on her way to school: 

*INCIDENT: Indecent Exposure;

On September 2nd at 7:30AM, officers responded to investigate an indecent exposure which was reported to have occurred at 7:00AM in the area of Savannah Dr and Woodway Pl in Woodbridge (22913). The victim, a 17 year old female juvenile of Woodbridge, reported to police that she was walking in the above area on her way to the school bus stop when she observed an unknown man standing in a nearby wood line exposing himself and making obscene gestures towards her. No physical contact was made and the man never approached the victim. Police were contacted and conducted a search of the area. The man was not located.The investigation continues.

Suspect Description:
Black male, approximately 20 years of age, 6’1”, 180lbs with a muscular build
Last seen wearing a black shirt, black shorts

9:20 a.m. 

There is extra police presence in a neighborhood just off Minnieville Road in Woodbridge after a Hylton High School student was flashed. 

 


The incident occurred in Woodbridge. This is all the information that has been released about this incident at this time.

Manassas man charged after fleeing moving vehicle

A Manassas man has been charged for fleeing for his vehicle while it was still in drive, and had a child inside.

According to Prince William police, an officer saw a suspicious vehicle near Lomond Drive and Lomond South Drive in Manassas on the evening of August 30.

After the officer pulled the car over, driver of the vehicle – 27-year old Manassas man Nicholas Mavrommatis – opened his door and fled the area on foot when the vehicle was still in drive, stated Prince William police.

The vehicle began to move on to a sidewalk before a 26-year old Manassas woman in the passenger’s seat was able to place it in park, stated Prince William police.

When the officer investigated further, he found that the car was also occupied by a one year old girl, stated Prince William police.

Mavrommatis was arrested and is charged with felony child neglect, driving under the influence, unreasonable refusal, reckless driving and obstruction of justice, according to Prince William police.

Manassas man federally charged for child pornography

A Manassas man, and former school volunteer, has been federally charged with possession of child pornography.

According to a U.S. Justice Department release, 23-year old Manassas man David Battle II, was a volunteer for music programs at Osbourn High School and Metz Middle School in Manassas, prior to the child pornography charges.

Battle was arrested and charged back in June, by Manassas City police.

The detective that originally looked into the case is a member of the Manassas City Police Department, assigned to the Northern Virginia-Washington, DC Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, according to Manassas City police spokeswoman Adrienne Helms.

After further investigation into his online activities, federal authorities became involved, and Battle was charged federally on August 6, stated a release.

More from a U.S. Justice Department release:

According to court documents and court proceedings, David Alexander Battle, II, 23, who worked for a private music company in Manassas, was arrested by the Manassas City Police Department on June 16, 2015, after law enforcement executed a search warrant at his residence and discovered evidence of child pornography, including two gigabytes of videos that appeared to be child pornography involving infants. Other evidence found at Battle’s residence included child pornography primarily of young boys and girls.

Battle is currently detained and awaiting trial.

Battle faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison and a maximum penalty of 30 years, if convicted. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Northern Virginia-Washington, DC Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, or the Manassas City Police Department Investigative Services Division at 703-257-8092.

Prince William police officer punched, impersonated

Two individuals were charged this week, in separate incidents, for assaulting and impersonating Prince William police.

Prince William police officer attacked at Dumfries Walmart

One incident took place in the afternoon of August 29 at an apartment on Harwood Oaks Court in Dumfries, when Prince William police were called for a burglary.

According to Prince William police, a resident told officers that the burglary took place between 3:30 p.m. on August 28 and 1 p.m. on August 29.

There was no sign of forced entry, and entry may have been made through a back patio door that was not secure. Money, jewelry, cell phones and other items were reported missing, stated Prince William police.

On the afternoon of August 30, Prince William police were called to the Walmart at 17041 Jefferson Davis Highway in Dumfries for a shoplifter.

When the individual – 28-year old Dumfries man Mario Williams II – was being taken into custody, he punched a police officer in the face, stated Prince William police. Following the incident, Williams was determined to be involved in the earlier burglary.

Williams was brought to an area hospital for minor injuries, and the officer reported minor injuries, stated Prince William police.

Prince William police stated that Williams has been charged with one count of burglary, two counts of grand larceny, one count of assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, one count of obstruction of justice, and one count of providing false identification to avoid prosecution.

Prince William police impersonated

At 12:30 a.m. on August 30, Prince William police were called to the area of Sudley Manor Drive and Bethlehem Road in Manassas, for a call about a suspicious vehicle.

The caller, who was an off-duty Prince William police officer, told officers that when he was driving on Sudley Manor Drive, he saw a blue Pontiac G6 following him, stated Prince William police.

When the Pontiac was behind the caller’s car, the Pontiac’s driver – 18-year old Manassas man Joshua Rosene – turned on blue flashing lights that were mounted inside the car, according to Prince William police.

Believing that the vehicle was suspicious, the caller did not stop, and called Prince William police, before Rosene turned off the blue lights and drove away, stated Prince William police.

The caller provided the tag number and followed the car, stated Prince William police.

Prince William police stated Rosene is being charged with impersonating a police officer.

Armed robbery inside PNC Bank Lake Ridge Giant Food

PNC Bank robbery suspect.
PNC Bank robbery suspect.
PNC Bank robbery suspect.
PNC Bank robbery suspect.

Update

A teller told police the suspected showed a gun and demanded cash.

The suspect fled the scene in a silver vehicle. Police did not give a make a model of the car. 

The robber is said to have worn a yellow construction hat with “ICN” on the side. The man also had a bandage on his right hand and a blue visor hanging around his neck.

5:10 p.m. 

A PNC Bank inside a Lake Ridge grocery store was reported to be robbed.

Police were dispatched to the bank at 12455 Hedges Run Drive in Lake Ridge Monday afternoon about 5 p.m., according to initial reports.

It’s not clear if the robber made off with cash. The robber did display a gun, according to initial reports.
Police are looking for a black male, wearing a white shirt, yellow construction hat, carrying a blue bag. The robber was said to have fled the scene on foot.

A police helicopter was to help search for the suspect.

This same bank was robbed on July 2. 
More as we have it.

More details released on Woodbridge domestic dispute

More information has been released on the incident where a Prince William police officer shot 25-year old Yonatan Marufe, during a domestic dispute on August 17.

Following the incident, Prince William police completed an investigation, and they have publicly released the details.

Prince William County Commonwealth Attorney Paul Ebert stated that the officer, Hector Figueroa, acted appropriately when shooting Marufe, stated Prince William police.

More from a Prince William police release:

On August 17th at 6:36PM, officers were dispatched to a home in the 13100 block of Tory Loop in Woodbridge to investigate a domestic disturbance between Yonatan Marufe, 25, and his 47 year old step-mother. Initial information indicated that both parties were involved in a verbal altercation and that Yonatan had broken an interior door in the home. The first officer made contact with the step-mother in front of the residence who relayed that Yonatan has a history of mental illness. The officer went to the front door of the home, announced himself and called for Yonatan. After receiving no response, and believing that Yonatan may be in the process of harming himself based on the step-mother’s description of his behavior, the officer entered the residence with the step-mother and went to an upper floor where he was last seen. Upon reaching the top of the steps, Yonatan appeared suddenly in front of the officer, armed with a knife which he then raised towards the officer and the step-mother. In an attempt to create distance, the officer stepped back and lost his footing, falling back into the step-mother and down the stairs. Yonatan continued aggressively advancing down the steps towards the officer with the knife. At that point, the officer pulled his service weapon and shot towards Yonatan striking him once in the shoulder area. Yonatan sustained a non-life threatening wound and was transported to an area hospital where he was treated and released later that night.

The officer and the step-mother sustained injuries from the fall and were also treated at an area hospital; both are expected to make a full recovery. Following the investigation Yonatan was charged with attempted aggravated malicious wounding of a law enforcement officer and attempted aggravated malicious wounding. Yonatan remains in custody at the Adult Detention Center with a preliminary court date set for October 14, 2015.

According to Prince William County Commonwealth Attorney Paul Ebert, “The officer was justified given the circumstances and acted appropriately.”

Prince William County Police Chief Steve Hudson commented, “I fully support the officer’s actions in this case and feel they were justified with the situation he faced. We hope everyone involved in this incident makes a speedy recovery and that Yonatan receives the proper treatment he needs.”

The Police Department’s administrative investigation is continuing, but has preliminarily found this officer involved shooting to be justified and objectively reasonable. The final review will be conducted by the Department’s Police Deadly Force Shooting Review Board which will examine the details of the incident.

The officer involved in the shooting was identified as Officer Hector Figueroa, a 30 plus year law enforcement veteran with 8 years of service with the Prince William County Police Department.

Gun goes off during Woodbridge struggle

A Woodbridge man has been charged after a fight with a gun.

According to Prince William police, officers were called to a home on Cavalier Drive in Woodbridge on the morning of August 27.

Prince William police stated the victim – a 27-year old Woodbridge man – told officers that he and 36-year old David Haggard were in a verbal argument that escalated.

During the incident, Haggard displayed a gun and pointed it at the victim and the victim went to deflect the gun, which then went off, according to Prince William police.

The victim was not hit, and no one was injured.

Following an investigation, Haggard is being charged with attempted malicious wounding, brandishing a firearm, and reckless handling of a firearm, stated Prince William police.

Manassas teen aids ISIS, jailed

A Manassas teen was sentenced to 11 years in jail today, after assisting the Islamic State in Iraq (ISIS).

Ali Shukri Amin, the 17-year old Manassas boy, was sentenced after being convicted of conspiring to provide support and resources to ISIS, according to a U.S. Justice Department release.

“Today’s sentencing demonstrates that those who use social media as a tool to provide support and resources to ISIL will be identified and prosecuted with no less vigilance than those who travel to take up arms with ISIL. The Department of Justice will continue to pursue those that travel to fight against the United States and our allies, as well as those individuals that recruit others on behalf of ISIL in the homeland,” said U.S. Eastern District of Virginia Attorney Dana Boente, according to a release.

Boente stated that ISIS has been using social media to recruit individuals and spread their message.

Amin was a student at Osborne Park High School in Manassas.

According to Prince William County Police Department Chief Steve Hudson, school staff had said Amin had exhibited some warning signs with suspicious behavior.

“Observations made by school staff and subsequent follow-up by the School Resource Officer were some of the earlier indicators of suspicious behavior regarding this individual,” stated Hudson in a release.

Amin pled guilty to all charges on June 11, according to a release.

More from a U.S. Justice Department release:

According to court documents, Amin admitted to using Twitter to provide advice and encouragement to ISIL and its supporters.  Amin, who used the Twitter handle @Amreekiwitness, provided instruction on how to use Bitcoin, a virtual currency, to mask the provision of funds to ISIL, as well as facilitation to ISIL supporters seeking to travel to Syria to fight with ISIL.  Additionally, Amin admitted that he facilitated travel for Reza Niknejad, an 18-year-old Prince William County resident who traveled to Syria to join ISIL in January 2015.  Niknejad was charged on June 10, 2015, in the Eastern District of Virginia with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists, conspiring to provide material support to ISIL, and conspiring to kill and injure people abroad.

U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton presided over the case and delivered the sentence. This case was investigated by the Joint Terrorism Task Force of the FBI’s Washington Field Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael P. Ben’Ary and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Caroline H. Friedman prosecuted the case. Substantial assistance was provided by Trial Attorney Stephen Sewell of the National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section.

Girl, 12, sexually assaulted at Manassas Walmart

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Prince William police are searching for a man, following a sexual assault of a minor at a Manassas Walmart.

According to Prince William police, officers were called to the Walmart on 8386 Sudley Road in Manassas on the morning of August 22.

The victim – a 12 year old Manassas girl – told police that on the evening of August 21, she was shopping at the Walmart, when she was approached by an unknown individual, stated Prince William police.

During the incident, the individual inappropriately touched the victim over her clothing, according to Prince William police.

No one was injured.

The Prince William police are looking for the individual that is described as a Hispanic male, between 30 and 40 years old with a thin build, short black hair, and a goatee. He was last seen in surveillance footage wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and black and white Nike sneakers, stated Prince William police.

Updated: Police pursuit leads to manhunt in Lorton

Update

It appears police know the identify of the person who led them on a pursuit, and then on a manhunt late Wednesday night. 

Charges have not been filed in the case and no arrests have been made.

“The subject in question was actually known to the officer and he will seek warrants for his arrest. If/when he is charged we would then be able to release a name,” stated Fairfax County police spokesman Don Gotthardt. 

Police cleared the scene about 11 p.m. No one was injured. 

Original post 

Police are searching for a suspect who bailed out of his car during a pursuit shortly before 10 p.m.

Fairfax County police were searching the area of Southern Oaks and Linden Oaks courts for the unidentified man. A police helicopter was used during the search. The helicopter had been called off by 11 p.m.

No arrests have been reported. We don’t know where the police pursuit originated.

A Potomac Local reader tells us police cars were set up along Silverbrook Road and on South Run Road about 10:30 p.m. 

More on this as we have it.

Manassas man charged with abduction, following sexual assault

Prince William police were called to a Manassas apartment for a reported sexual assault.

According to Prince William police, officers were called to an apartment on Lariat Lane in Manassas on the morning of August 25.

The victim – a 34-year old Warrenton woman – told officers that the incident took place on the evening of August 22, stated Prince William police.

Prince William police stated that the victim went to visit 36-year old Manassas man Brian Knox, a known acquaintance, at his apartment.

During the visit, Knox first attempted to sexually assault the victim, stated Prince William police. Then when the victim tried to leave the apartment, Knox restrained her and prevented her from leaving, before sexually assaulting her, according to Prince William police.

The victim was able to break away and lock herself in the bathroom, until Knox allowed her to leave the apartment, according to Prince William police.

Following the victim’s report, Knox was arrested and charged with abduction with intent to defile and object sexual penetration, stated Prince William police.

Police: Woman stalked, stabbed victim in Manassas

A woman has been charged with stalking a man in Manassas.

According to Prince William police, on the morning of August 17, officers were called to Portwood Turn in Manassas to investigate a stalking incident.

The victim – a 33-year old Woodbridge man – told officers that he was in his vehicle on Portwood Turn that morning when an acquaintance – 19-year old Centerville woman Breanna Pendleton – opened his driver’s side door and hit him in the face, according to Prince William police.

During the incident, Pendleton pulled out a knife and struggled with the victim before she dropped the knife and fled the scene, stated Prince William police.

The victim had minor cuts to his hand, and went to an area medical facility for treatment.

Prince William police stated that the victim showed officers record that Pendleton had been communicating with him via texts and phone calls.

Pendleton has been charged with malicious wounding and stalking, according to Prince William police.

14 individuals indicted in cocaine conspiracy, several from Woodbridge, Manassas

A law enforcement task force, including Prince William police, has indicted 14 people in a cocaine conspiracy case.

Following a year long investigation, the task force was able to make the indictments in federal court for the 14 individuals – several of whom are from Prince William County.

Included in the indictment was 26-year old Dale City man Roberto Esparza Suarez, 41-year old Triangle man Juan Delao, 24-year old Dale City woman Lisette Cordova and 34-year old Woodbridge man Jose Hernandez Lopez, according to a U.S. Justice Department release.

According to a release, the individuals are being indicted for their involvement in a criminal enterprise that was importing large quantities of cocaine from Mexico into the United States, before being distributed in the Washington D.C. area.

A U.S. Justice Department release stated that officers involved in the task force’s investigation found firearms, distribution amounts of cocaine and more than $45,000.

There were also several individuals from the area that pled guilty as co-conspirators, including 35-year old Dumfries man Jose Sanchez, 27-year old Woodbridge man Guillermo Castellon, 27-year old Manassas man Oscar Marroquin and 24-year old Manassas man Sifredo Barrientos, according to a release.

A release stated that many of the individuals indicted could face a minimum penalty of ten years to a maximum penalty of life in prison, if they are convicted.

Man struck during attempted robbery in Woodbridge

Prince William police have charged a man following an attempted armed robbery in Woodbridge.

According to Prince William police, officers responded to G Street in Woodbridge on the evening of August 15 for the attempted robbery.

The victim – a 45-year old Woodbridge man – told officers that he was walking on G Street when he was approached by 25-year old John Banks, according to Prince William police.

Prince William police stated that during the incident, Banks struck the victim with a blunt object and demanded money. Banks fled the scene before taking any money, according to Prince William police.

The victim had minor injuries and went to an area medical facility for treatment, stated Prince William police.

On August 19, the victim saw Banks walking on Occoquan Road and alerted Prince William police.

Banks is being charged with attempted armed robbery and malicious wounding, according to Prince William police.

Lake Ridge pool house vandalized during burglary

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Prince William police are looking for three young men involved in a pool house burglary.

According to Prince William police, officers were called to the Lake Ridge Association Pool House on McIntire Drive in Woodbridge on the morning of August 6 for the burglary.

A facility manager told officers that the burglary happened between 1:50 a.m. and 2:10 a.m. that morning, stated Prince William police.

Release video surveillance footage shows three young men forcing entry into the pool house. When inside, the individuals vandalized the inside of the building, causing $3,500 worth of structural damage, according to Prince William police.

A television and camera, worth about $250, were reported missing, stated Prince William police.

The individuals are described as white males between 17 and 20 years old, according to Prince William police.

Another 7-Eleven robbed by two masked men in Woodbridge

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There are reports from Prince William police that a Woodbridge 7-Eleven location was robbed on the same evening as the Dale City 7-Eleven robbery.

According to Prince William police early in the morning on August 18, officers responded to a 7-Eleven on 13131 Hillendale Drive in Woodbridge.

Employees told officers that two individuals entered the store and approached the counter to demand money, while displaying a shotgun and a knife, stated Prince William police.

The individuals took an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing on foot, according to Prince William police.

No one was injured.

Police K-9 units were used to search for the individuals, who have not yet been found.

One individual was described as a man wearing black clothing, New Balance sneakers and a white cloth over his face. The other individual is described as a man wearing black clothing and a brown cloth over his face, according to Prince William police.

Woman charged with hitting police officer outside of Prince William County Fair

A woman was charged with assaulting a police officer outside of the Prince William County Fair.

According to Prince William police, late in the evening on August 18, an officer that was directing traffic outside of the fair grounds on Dumfries Road in Manassas saw a vehicle improperly exiting the property.

Before the vehicle reached the roadway, it stopped and several individuals inside the car confronted another group that was leaving the fair grounds on foot, stated Prince William police.

The officer saw 20-year old Jazmine Jackson, who was one of the individuals in the vehicle, assault another female from the group on foot, stated Prince William police.

When the officer tried to detain Jackson, she resisted – pushing and hitting the officer, according to Prince William police. The officer was not injured.

Prince William police stated that the victim who was assaulted by Jackson left the scene before being questioned.

Jackson is being charged with assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, stated Prince William police.

Police searching for suspect who set fire to Woodbridge home

Prince William police are looking for an individual that set fire to a Woodbridge home.

According to Prince William police, officers responded to the home on Kingsman Road on the morning of August 18, to help Prince William fire and rescue.

Prince William police stated that an individual entered the home after breaking a back window.

The home was being renovated and no one was inside at the time of the fire, stated Prince William police.

A witness that was at the home to make a delivery saw the individual inside, and was told to wait outside, according to Prince William police. When the witness went inside the home, and the individual fled, they saw smoke and called for help, stated Prince William police.

Nothing was reported missing. The Fire Marshal’s Office is currently investigating the arson.

A police K-9 unit was called to search for the individual, who has not yet been found, according to Prince William police.

The individual is described as a white male, adult aged, 5’8” and 200 pounds with black hair and a long goatee. He was last seen wearing a light blue shirt and shorts, and may be driving a gray Toyota Sienna van with temporary license plates, according to Prince William police.

Dale City 7-Eleven robbed by masked men

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Two masked men robbed a 7-Eleven on Cloverdale Road in Dale City.

Early yesterday morning, Prince William police responded to the 7-Eleven to investigate the incident.

According to store employees, two individuals entered the store and approached the counter before displaying firearms and demanding money, according to Prince William police.

The individuals took money before fleeing the store on foot, stated Prince William police.

No one was injured. The suspects have not yet been found.

According to Prince William police, one suspect is described as a white male wearing a black beanie cap, black t-shirt, gray pants, gray shoes, black gloves and a white glove covering his face.

The second suspect is described as a white male, wearing a white face mask, a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and white shoes, according to Prince William police.

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