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Three arrested for Stafford bank robbery, following long K-9, helicopter search

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Update

The identities of the three individuals arrested by the Stafford sheriff’s office – following a bank robbery yesterday – have been released.

The three individuals are 35-year old Richmond man Jerome Anderson, 28-year old Richmond man Anthony Washington and 21-year old Richmond man Tyrone Jones.

Anderson, Washington and Jones have all been charged with one count of robbery, one count of conspiracy to commit a robbery, one count of possession of stolen property and one count of grand larceny.

The men are being held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail with no bond.

More from a Stafford sheriff’s office release:

The charge of 1 Count of Possession of Stolen Property is the result of the fact that the three suspects were driving a car reported stolen out of Henrico County, Virginia.  The preliminary investigation indicates that the suspects were in the vehicle after leaving the bank but abandoned it on Truslow Road shortly after the robbery.

“The hard work of the Stafford Sheriff’s Office Deputies and the assistance of additional personnel from several other law enforcement agencies played a key role in locating these dangerous criminals,” states Sheriff Charles Jett.  “The other key factor in these arrests was the numerous citizens who took the time to call the Sheriff’s Office throughout the search and provide the possible location of the two suspects who were trying to evade capture.  The partnership between the citizens and the law enforcement community brought these suspects to justice.”

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Yesterday afternoon there was a bank robbery at the Union 1st Market Bank on Warrenton Road in Stafford County.

According to the Stafford sheriff’s office, employees at the bank stated than an individual entered the bank and handed the employee a note to demand money.

The individual fled the scene and was last seen running through a field behind the bank, said the Stafford sheriff’s office.

Deputies set up a perimeter around the bank and searched for the individual with K-9 units. According to the Stafford sheriff’s office, witnesses to the robbery stated there may be two additional individuals involved.

Shortly after the robbery, the individual matching the description by a witness was seen walking down Truslow Road, said the Stafford sheriff’s office. The individual was taken into custody.

Additional deputies, detectives and K-9 units, along with a helicopter provided by the Maryland State Police, searched the area where the individual was arrested to look for the two other potential suspects. Following a 4-hour search, the two individuals were spotted running into the wooded area of Abel Lake, said the Stafford sheriff’s office.

A K-9 unit was able to locate the two individuals, who have been taken into custody, stated the Stafford sheriff’s office.

According to the Stafford sheriff’s office, units from the Fredericksburg Police Department, the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police all participated in locating and apprehending the individuals.

Information about the suspects and their charges will be provided today, said the Stafford sheriff’s office.

PNC bank robber in Lake Ridge still not caught

RobberPrince William police are still searching for an individual that robbed a PNC Bank branch on Hedges Run Drive in Lake Ridge last week.

According to Prince William police, on July 2 at 12:08 p.m., officers responded to a call from the bank to investigate a robbery.

A bank employee said that an unknown individual approached the bank area, showed a handgun and demanded money, said Prince William police.

The individual took an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot.

No one was injured.

According to Prince William police, a police K-9 unit was used to search for the individual.

Potomac Local witnessed a helicopter searching for the individual in the area as well.

He is described as a male, between 20 and 30, 5’3” to 5’4” with a slender build. He was last seen wearing a gray and black North Face hooded jacket, dark sunglasses, blue jeans and a black scarf covering his face.

Strangulation, burglaries and shooting this weekend in Woodbridge

The police were very busy this past holiday weekend, with several calls in Woodbridge.

July 3

Early in the morning on July 3, Prince William police responded to a call for shots fired at a home on Port Hope Point in Triangle.

According to Prince William police, the homeowner stated that shots were fired into the dining room in the home.

No one was injured, and no other homes were hit.

Officers and a K-9 unit checked the area, and several shell casings were found, said Prince William police.

 

Prince William police were called to one incident in the evening of July 3 for a robbery call at a home on Touchstone Circle in Woodbridge.

According to Prince William police, the victim – a 42-year old Woodbridge man – told police he had plans to meet with a stranger from Craigslist in the area to sell him a cell phone.

During the incident, the individual took the phone from the victim and fled on foot. The victim attempted to chase the individual, who then pointed an unknown object toward him, said Prince William police.

No one was injured.

The individual is described as a black male, between 17 and 20, 5’3” and 140 pounds with a thin build, dark complexion and short black hair, stated Prince William police.

July 5

Early in the morning on July 5, Prince William police responded to a call at a home on Esquarre Court in Woodbridge for an assault.

According to Prince William police, the victim – a 32-year old Woodbridge woman – was asleep in her bedroom when 42-year old Clayton Holly, a known acquaintance, began to choke her.

The victim was able to activate a home alarm, which caused Holly to leave temporarily, before he returned and attempted to choke the victim again, said Prince William police.

Holly took the victim’s cell phone and fled before police arrived.

Minor injuries were reported.

Holly – described as a black male, 5’8” and 185 pounds with black hair and brown eyes – is wanted for strangulation, grand larceny and preventing the summoning of law enforcement.

 

Around 10 a.m. on July 5, Prince William police were called to a home on Cronin Drive in Woodbridge for a burglary.

The homeowner reported that the robbery took place between 11 p.m. July 4 and 10 a.m. July 5, said Prince William police.

Officers determined that entry into the home was made through a bedroom window, by pushing out an air conditioning unit, according to Prince William police.

No property was reported missing.

 

Later in the evening on July 5, Prince William police received another burglary call for a home on Dunleigh Court in Woodbridge.

The homeowner said that the burglary took place between 8 a.m. on July 3 and 6 p.m. on July 5, said Prince William police.

According to Prince William police, officers found that entry was made using a rear sliding glass door that was shattered.

Two gaming consoles and several TVs were reported missing.

 

Woodbridge man shot, killed in Alexandria

A Woodbridge man was killed during a shooting in Alexandria last night.

Alexandria police were called to N. Fayette Street in Alexandria to investigate.

According to Alexandria police, the victim – 22-year old Shakkan Elliot-Tibbs – was found by officers, suffering from a gunshot.

Elliot-Tibbs was transported to a hospital where he later died of his injuries, said Alexandria police.

The investigation is still ongoing.

This is the first homicide in Alexandria this year, said Alexandria police.

Helicopters search for man wanted in PNC bank robbery in Lake Ridge

A PNC bank in Giant Foods was robbed today.
The suspect fled from the scene on foot.
The store is currently open for customers, but the bank is not.
A helicopter is being used to track down the suspect

 

A PNC bank location inside of a Giant Foods on Hedges Run Drive in Lake Ridge was robbed.

According to Prince William police, the individual entered the bank area, showed a handgun and demanded money.

The individual fled the scene with money and was last seen running towards the rear of the Giant.

No one was injured.

The suspect is described as a male with a light complexion, between 20 and 30 and under 5’7”. He was last seen wearing a gray jacket with gray sleeves, black on the shoulders and a black hood, with blue jeans and gray sneakers.

Prince William police are still currently on the scene investigating.

A helicopter is being used to search the area, and police vehicles are posted around the neighborhood to watch for the suspect.

PNC bank employees that witnessed the robbery declined to comment on the incident.

The store is currently open for customers.

 

 

Woodbridge woman charged with child neglect, reckless driving

On the morning of June 29, Prince William police responded to a call for child neglect that took place at the A.J. Ferlazzo building in Woodbridge.

According to Prince William police, the caller stated that they met with 29-year old Woodbridge woman Shaquann Wilson in front of the building for a child custody exchange.

When the caller attempted to secure the 6-year old child in the backseat of Wilson’s car, Wilson drove away, said Prince William police.

Both the caller and a witness stated that the child was not secured in the seat and Wilson’s vehicle door was open when she pulled away, stated Prince William police.

Wilson turned herself into the police after officers made contact with her.

No one was injured.

Wilson is being charged with felony child neglect and reckless driving and is being held on a $2,000 bond.

BB gun, mace, used in Woodbridge robbery

On the morning of June 29, Prince William police responded to a call for a robbery on Prince William Parkway in Woodbridge.

According to Prince William police, the victim – a 35-year old Woodbridge man – was robbed by two known acquaintances.

During the incident, the male suspect – 18-year old Ethan Brommer – showed a handgun and the female suspect – 26-year old Felisha Tucker – threatened the victim with mace, said Prince William police.

The individuals took an electronic tablet from the victim, before the victim fled and called Prince William police.

Prince William police located the individuals in a wooded area near the scene of the incident. Officers determined the handgun was actually a BB gun.

No one was injured.

Brommer and Tucker have both been charged with robbery.

Manassas man charged with sexual battery of female minor

On June 27, Prince William police from the Special Victims Unit responded to a call for a sexual assault on Lady Jane Loop in Manassas.

According to Prince William police, the victim – a 9-year old girl – was sexually assaulted by 46-year old Manassas man Charles Forsyth, who is a known family member.

The assault took place on more than one occasion between January 2014 and June 2015, according to Prince William police, following an investigation.

Forsyth has been charged with four counts of aggravated sexual battery, six counts of indecent liberties with children, two counts of forcible sodomy and one count of display of grooming or obscene material to children, said Prince William police.

He is being held without bond.

Haymarket woman charged with entering stranger’s home

In the afternoon on June 22, Haymarket police were called to a home on Gap Way for a call for unlawful entry of a residence.

According to Haymarket police, the homeowner stated that he saw a female open the rear door of his home and partially enter. When the homeowner confronted the woman, she asked to use the telephone.

Haymarket police stated that the female had no connections to the home.

After an investigation, Haymarket police identified the female as 22-year old Chelsey Davis.

Davis was located at her residence on Washington Street and has been charged with unlawful entry.

Man arrested following shooting in Triangle home

On June 25, the U.S. Marshals’ Fugitive Task Force arrested 23-year old Triangle man Terrance Henderson for a shooting incident on Old Triangle Road on June 23.

Prince William police responded to a call at 2:27 a.m. that morning to investigate the shooting.

Their investigation revealed that the victim – a 21-year old Triangle man – was inside the residence when Henderson, who knew the victim, showed him a rifle which discharged, striking the victim in the leg, stated Prince William police.

After the incident, Henderson carried the victim outside and fled the area, said Prince William police.

When officers arrived on the scene, they located the victim outside near the home. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to Prince William police.

Henderson was located in Fredericksburg, and was arrested without incident.

Prince William police stated that Henderson is being charged with unlawful wounding, shooting within an occupied dwelling and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is being held without bond.

Endangered Woodbridge man goes missing from his home

Update

According to Prince William police, Bechtold was located in New York and is safe.

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Prince William police are looking for 23-year old Woodbridge man Albert Bradley Bechtold.

According to Prince William police, an investigation showed that Bechtold left his home on Bayside Avenue around 12:45 a.m. on June 29.

Bechtold was believed to have left his home voluntarily, and may need assistance. Prince William police have classified him as endangered.

He may be driving a black 2009 Toyota Matrix hatchback with Virginia license plate tag VGF-3326, according to Prince William police. Additionally, he may have ties to the New York area.

Bechtold is described as a white male, 6’0” and 180 pounds with brown hair, blue eyes and tattoos on his neck, left hand, and right wrist, said Prince William police.

Stafford doctor receives 4-year sentence for distribution, fraud

Nibedita Mohanty, a 56-year old Stafford doctor, was sentenced to 4-years in prison and 3-years of supervised release, for distribution of controlled substances and aiding and abetting health care fraud.

Mohanty was formerly the Chief of Medicine at Stafford Hospital, according to a U.S. Department of Justice release.

In addition to her jail time, Mohanty has been fined $15,000 and has been ordered to forfeit $43,120.

More from U.S. Department of Justice court documents:

Mohanty admitted to issuing prescriptions for oxycodone which were not for a legitimate medical purpose and beyond the bounds of medical practice. In one such instance, on May 2, 2011, Dr. Mohanty issued a prescription for oxycodone to patient who experienced a nonfatal narcotics overdose. Dr. Mohanty subsequently treated the patient at the hospital. On May 31, 2011, Dr. Mohanty issued another oxycodone prescription to same patient. The next day, the patient was found deceased in the bathroom of a friend’s home. The cause of death was determined to be accidental acute combined oxycodone and imipramine toxicity.

In another instance, on Oct. 3, 2011, Dr. Mohanty issued a prescription for oxycodone to a patient. Nine days later the patient was found unresponsive in her home. Hospital records and testimony would have shown that the nonfatal overdose was oxycodone related.

In addition, Dr. Mohanty admitted that she aided and abetted a patient in the commission of health care fraud. Dr. Mohanty acknowledged that she did not possess a “X” DEA number, nor was she authorized for office-based narcotic buprenorphine treatment. Despite this Dr. Mohanty prescribed Subutex, which contains buprenorphine, to a patient who she was treating for drug addiction and dependence, which was billed to and paid for by the patient’s health insurance.

Mohanty pled guilty to all charges in February.

Armed robbery at Dunkin, burglary at church in Woodbridge

On June 24, Prince William police were called on scene for an attempted armed robbery at a Dunkin’ Donuts location and a burglary of a church in Woodbridge.

Attempted armed robbery at Dunkin’

Late in the evening on June 24, Prince William police responded to a call at a Dunkin’ Donuts location on Jefferson Davis Highway to investigate an attempted robbery.

According to Prince William police, employees stated that two unknown individuals entered the business and pulled out a handgun, demanding money. The men left the location eventually, without taking anything, said Prince William police.

No one was injured. A K-9 unit was used to look for the two individuals.

One suspect was described as a black male, 5’6” and 160 pounds with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a white tank top, black pants and dark shoes with black gloves.

The second suspect is described as a black male wearing a gray sweatshirt, dark pants and black shoes with a dark colored backpack.

Burglary at Woodbridge church

On June 24, Prince William police also responded to a call at the St. Francis of Assisi church on Fuller Heights Road in Triangle to investigate a burglary.

According to Prince William police, church staff stated that the burglary had taken place overnight, between 6 p.m. on June 23 and 5:55 a.m. on June 24.

After an investigation, officers found there were no signs of forced entry and money was reported missing.

Man identified, wanted, for assaulting 73-year old woman at CVS

Prince William police detectives have identified the suspect – 31-year old Manassas man Clarence Olowu – whom they believe to be involved in an assault and battery.

The assault of a 73-year old woman took place in the parking lot of a CVS location on Jefferson Davis Highway in Woodbridge on June 17, stated Prince William police.

According to Prince William police, Olowu spoke with the victim and inappropriately touched her and then fled the scene.

Prince William police were able to identify Olowu following an investifation and a tip.

Olowu is currently wanted for two counts of assault and battery.

He is described as a black male, 5’8” and 190 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

String of armed robberies, carjacking of pizza deliverymen in Woodbridge, Manassas

There have been multiple instances of armed robberies and a carjacking of pizza deliverymen in Woodbridge and Manassas this week.

Armed robbery, carjacking in Manassas

On June 24, Prince William police responded to Saint Croix Lane in Manassas to investigate a robbery.

According to Prince William police, the victim – a 29-year old man – reported to police that he was delivering a pizza when he was flagged down by an individual. The victim stated that the individual said they were the ones that had called for the pizza and they were waiting on a friend to bring the money.

During the incident, another individual approached the victim, displaying a weapon and ordering the victim to the ground, according to Prince William police.

When the victim was on the ground, the two individuals took money, the pizza, a cell phone and car keys, before getting into the victim’s car and fleeing the area, stated Prince William police. Another suspect fled on foot.

No one was injured.

Prince William police found the victim’s car in a nearby parking lot. When an officer approached the vehicle, one of the individuals jumped from the driver’s seat and fled on foot. A K-9 unit and helicopter were used to search for the individual and he was located and arrested. Keep Reading…

Man wanted for armed robbery at Dumfries hotel

Early in the morning on June 23rd, Prince William police responded to a call at a hotel on Dumfries Road in Dumfries for a robbery.

According to Prince William police, the victim – a 25-year old woman – was visiting the hotel. The victim stated that she met an unknown individual in the area, and he followed her back to the hotel.

When the two were in the victim’s hotel room, the individual displayed a handgun and took an undisclosed sum of money and other items from the victim’s purse, stated Prince William police.

The individual then fled the hotel. No one was injured.

Prince William police are currently looking for the individual. He is described as a black male, between 25 and 35 years old, 6’3” and 200 pounds with brown eyes, black hair and a nose ring. He was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt with dark jeans and a gray hat with red lettering.

Prince William police officer attacked with pipe at Home Depot in Woodbridge

On the evening of June 19, Prince William police responded to the Home Depot location at Foulgers Square in Woodbridge to investigate a fight.

According to Prince William police, the victim – a 54-year old man – stated that the individual – 32-year old Woodbridge man Shazad Haq – began running towards the loading dock at the Home Depot in an aggressive way.

When Haq got closer to the victim’s location, he picked up a metal pipe and begin hitting doors, stated Prince William police. The victim yelled at Haq to stop, at which time Haq began to chase him.

Haq was able to catch the victim and began to strike him in the arm with the pipe, according to Prince William police. The victim has minor injuries from the assault.

When officers arrived at the scene, they were able to locate Haq in the parking lot of the Home Depot. According to Prince William police, when an officer exited his vehicle, Haq picked up two metal pipes and began swinging them in the air while yelling at the officer.

Prince William police said that the officer issued commands for Haq to drop the pipes and lay on the ground. Haq began to resist and became agitated when the officer attempted to put him in handcuffs.

During the altercation, Haq grabbed one of the pipes and struck and officer in the leg, stated Prince William police. After being detained by other officers, Haq became agitated again when being escorted to the police cruiser and grabbed an officer’s gun, said Prince William police.

Another struggle took place, and officers were finally able to place Haq in the vehicle. A supervisor for the officers arrived on scene to speak with Haq, and he spat towards him, said Prince William police.

Haq is being charged with one count of attempted malicious wounding, two counts of assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, one count of attempting to disarm a law enforcement officer, one count of disorderly conduct and one count of obstruction of justice. He is being held without bond.

Woodbridge couple charged with malicious wounding, strangulation

On the morning of June 18, Prince William police responded to a home on Cavalier Drive in Woodbridge to investigate a stabbing.

According to Prince William police, a caller stated to police that an individual was running down the street, and had an apparent stab wound.

Officers were able to identify the man – 27-year old Christopher Levelle at the home. He had a stab wound on his left shoulder, said Prince William police.

Another occupant in the home – 30-year old Julia Essman, was also suffering from minor injuries to her neck, Prince William police stated.

An investigation into the incident found that Levelle assaulted Essman and began to choke her. Neither individual would provide information on how Levelle was stabbed.

Both were transported to a local medical facility for treatment.

Levelle is being charged with strangulation, domestic assault and battery and providing false identity to law enforcement. Essman is being charged with malicious wounding. Both are being held without bond, according to Prince William police.

Woodbridge man, gang member sentenced to 7 years in prison

Twenty-three year old Woodbridge man Johnathan Coleman – known as “Swag” – was sentenced to seven years in prison and five years of supervised release for an armed robbery.

On March 18, Coleman pled guilty to using, carrying and displaying a firearm during a violent crime.

Court documents stated that Coleman and another Bloods gang member robbed an escort at gunpoint at a Dumfries hotel on June 26.

More from a U.S. Department of Justice release:

Coleman set up the escort for the robbery by pretending to be a client. He pushed his way into her hotel room, shoved the victim into a mirror, and ultimately robbed her while brandishing a firearm. Court records also reveal that Coleman took part in a Nov. 10, 2014, assault on a residence that involved attacking an individual who answered the door, throwing bricks through the windows of the residence, and discharging a firearm into the residence.

String of residential burglaries in Woodbridge, Manassas

On June 17, there were three residential burglaries in homes in Woodbridge and Manassas.

In the morning on June 17, Prince William police responded to a residence on Hogan Place in Manassas to investigate one burglary at a vacant home.

According to Prince William police, the property owner stated that the burglary took place between the end of May and June 17. There was no sign of forced entry, and Prince William police stated that entry was likely made through an unsecured window.

A neighbored reported seeing two white males in their 20’s at the residence on June 4, said Prince William police. Various pieces of property were reported missing.

In the afternoon of June 17, Prince William police responded to a house on Forest Lane in Woodbridge to investigate an alarm activation.

When arriving on scene, Prince William police stated the rear door of the residence had been forced open. A door in the garage area of the home was also forced open, said Prince William police. No property was reported missing.

And on the evening of June 17, Prince William police responded to an apartment on Wild Ginger Circle in Manassas for a burglary call.

Prince William police said that the resident stated the burglary happened between 6:10 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.

There were no signs of forced entry, and entry appears to have been made through the unlocked front door. An interior locked bedroom door was found damaged in the apartment, said Prince William police. No property was reported missing.

Crack cocaine, firearm found at Days Inn in Manassas

In the early morning on June 16, Prince William police were conducting a routine check at a Days Inn location on New Market Court in Manassas when they noticed the smell of marijuana coming from one of the rooms.

Prince William police entered the room and found a handgun and a substance they suspected to be crack cocaine.

Officers arrested the room occupant – 34-year old Kevin Thomas – in the room without incident.

Thomas is being charged with possession of a Schedule I or II narcotic, possession of a firearm with Scheduled narcotics, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to Prince William police.

He is being held without bond.

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