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Dumfries robbery suspect identified

From Prince William police: 

Armed Robbery *SUSPECT IDENTIFIED – On August 23, detectives from the Gang Unit identified one of the suspects involved in the robbery which occurred in the 18000 block of Fraley Blvd in the Town of Dumfries on August 18. Detectives obtained a warrant for the arrest of this suspect, identified as Darius Lamont DAVIS. Attempts to locate DAVIS have been unsuccessful.

Wanted: [Photo from September 2013]

Darius Lamont DAVIS, 21, of the 18300 block of Chestnut Point in Triangle

Described as a black male, 5’10”, 160lbs with brown eyes and black hair
Wanted for robbery, abduction, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

Armed Robbery [Previously Released] – On August 18 at 10:38PM, officers responded to the 18000 block of Fraley Blvd in the Town of Dumfries (22026) to investigate a robbery. The victim, a 42-year-old man of Dumfries, reported to police that he was walking in the area of White Haven Dr and Main St when he was approached by two acquaintances. During the encounter, the victim was punched in the face knocking him to the ground. The suspects then took the victim’s cell phone and demanded money. When the victim refused, one of the men brandished a handgun and forced the victim to walk to a nearby business in order to retrieve money from an ATM machine. While in the business, a Town of Dumfries police officer on routine patrol entered the business and the suspects fled the area. The victim then made contact with the officer. Minor injuries were reported. This incident does not appear to be random. The investigation continues.

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Woman in burning car pursues arson suspect

From Prince William police: 

Attempted Malicious Wounding | Arson – On August 25 at 1:02AM, officers responded to investigate a domestic altercation which reportedly began in the area of Dale Blvd and Filarete St in Woodbridge (22193).

The victim, a 37-year-old woman of Wilkesboro NC, reported to police that she was asleep inside her parked vehicle in the above area when she woke to the accused, an acquaintance, standing next to her window. The accused made threats towards the victim before igniting the victim’s vehicle on fire and fleeing the area.

The victim drove her vehicle, while it was on fire, in an attempt to follow the accused. The vehicle became heavily involved in fire in the 3800 block of Cordell Ave where police and the Fire Department initially responded. The victim was not injured.

Following the investigation, detectives from the Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for the accused who was not immediately located.

The accused, identified as Shirley Lorenzo CARTER, was eventually arrested following a vehicle stop on Jefferson Davis Hwy in the Triangle area of the County. This incident was jointly investigated by detectives from the Violent Crimes Bureau and investigators from the Fire Marshals’ Office.

Arrested on August 25:
Shirley Lorenzo CARTER, 41, of 65 Clarks Ln in Stafford

Charged by the Police Department with attempted malicious wounding
Charged by the Fire Marshals’ Office with arson
Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Dog stops shovel-carrying burglar in Dale City

From Prince William police: 

Residential Burglary – On August 22 at 10:52AM, officers responded to a residence located in the 5200 block of Meckon Ct in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate an alarm activation. As officers were enroute, a witness reported to police that an unknown man was attempting to break into the residence through a rear door with a shovel.

The suspect was able to open the door but did not make entry due to being confronted by a large dog. The suspect then fled the area prior to officers arriving. A responding officer located and detained the accused a short time later without incident. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested.

Arrested on August 23:

Eric Christian COLEMAN, 21, of 5008 Lambsgate Ln in Woodbridge

Charged with burglary and destruction of property

Court Date: October 3, 2016 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Youth pastor charged with indecent liberties by a custodian

From Prince William police: 

Indecent Liberties by a Custodian – On July 7, detectives from the Special Victims Unit responded to investigate inappropriate contact which was reported to have occurred at the Life Church located at 11234 Balls Ford Rd in Manassas (20109) in 2015. The investigation revealed that the accused, a youth pastor at the church, sent inappropriate text messages and inappropriate touched the victim, a 16-year-old female juvenile, on more than one occasion between January and September of 2015. The contact allegedly took place at the church in Manassas. Following the investigation, detectives obtained a warrant on August 17 for the arrest of the accused, identified as Jordan David BAIRD. The accused was located and arrested without incident at a residence in Fauquier County later that evening. A search warrant was subsequently executed at his residence. The investigation continues.

Arrested on August 18:

Jordan David BAIRD, 25, of 6646 Kelly Rd in Warrenton

Charged with 2 counts of indecent liberties by a custodian

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held on a $10,000 secured bond

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Victim dragged to car in abduction effort, police said

From Prince William police: 

Abduction – On August 15 at 3:30PM, officers responded to the 12700 block of Marblestone Dr in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a 911 call for service.

Several callers reported seeing a woman attempting to run away from a vehicle but eventually being dragged back to the vehicle by an unknown man. When officers arrived, they made contact with the accused and detained him without incident.

The investigation revealed that the victim, an 18-year-old woman of Woodbridge, and the accused, an acquaintance, were involved in a verbal alteration while driving in the above area. During the encounter, the victim stopped the vehicle and got out then attempted to walk away from the accused. The accused then grabbed the victim and dragged her back to the vehicle. The victim attempted several more times to run away from the accused but was dragged back to the vehicle each time before officers arrived and made contact with the parties.

Minor injuries were reported. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested.

Arrested on August 15:

Terrance Anthony BROWN Jr., 20, of 16615 Telescope Ln in Dumfries

Charged with abduction and assault & battery

Court Date: September 14, 2016 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Police make separate drug busts in Prince William County

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From Prince William police: 

Narcotics Investigation – On June 30, detectives from the Street Crimes Unit concluded an investigation into the distribution of cocaine in the Woodbridge area (22193). Following the investigation, the accused was located and actively resisted arrest but was quickly detained without further incident. A search warrant was subsequently executed at the residence of the accused. Cocaine, money, and drug paraphernalia were recovered. The arrest was previously held for investigative purposes.

Arrested on June 30:

Venturus Horatio FULLER, 35, of 13798 Gresham Ct in Woodbridge

Charged with distribution of a schedule I or II narcotic, possession with intent to distribute a schedule I or II narcotic, and resisting arrest

Court Date: August 26, 2016 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

**MORE**

 

Narcotics Investigation – On February 24, the accused was arrested by detectives from the Prince William County-Manassas City-Manassas Park Narcotics Task Force as part of Operation “Save a Life” which was an aggressive campaign that sought to combat heroin use and distribution in our area. This arrest was previously held for investigative purposes.

Arrested on February 24:

Kaleigh Elizabeth REAGAN, 22, of 14334 Northbrook Ln in Gainesville

Charged with 2 counts of prescription fraud

Court Date: September 2, 2016 | Status: Released on a $7,500 unsecured bond

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Third suspect arrested in Najee murder

From Prince William police: 

Murder Investigation *ADDITIONAL ARREST – On August 9, detectives from the Homicide Unit charged a third man in connection to the murder of Najee Mason which occurred in the 14900 block of Potomac Heights Pl in Woodbridge on June 4.

This suspect, identified as Antonio Jones GADSON, was located and arrested that afternoon without incident in Alexandria by members of the U.S. Marshals’ Fugitive Task Force. Two other suspects were also previously arrested in New York by members of the U.S. Marshals’ Fugitive Task Force on June 7 and June 8. The investigation continues.

Arrested on August 9:

Antonio Jones GADSON, 27, of 64 N Street SW in Washington, D.C.

Charged with 2nd degree murder

Court Date: October 3, 2016 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

Gadson is the third suspect arrested in this case. A second suspect was arrested on June 8

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Lake Ridge neighbors outraged at murders of two counselors

Ronald Dorsey, Jr. was not a suspect following the disappearance and murder of Lizeth Lopez, 36, in April.

Lopez, an employee of Intercept Youth Services, Inc. — a private firm that provided housing and counseling for at-risk teens and adults inside Dominion Middle Ridge Apartments just off Smoketown Road in Lake Ridge, disappeared April 19. Her body was found 10 days later in a nearby sewer.

Until August 5 police had no suspect in her murder and were considering three possible motives: 1. A domestic situation turned bad. 2. Her death was a random crime of opportunity for her killer. 3. Her death was possibly work related.

Authorities went with the latter motive when the body of Erica Hickson, 37, also a counselor at Intercept Youth Services, Inc.– was found in the woods behind the apartment complex. She was reported missing to police that same day.

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Dorsey was quickly charged with murdering both women. Investigators said he killed both counselors on the apartment complex property and then hid their bodies.

Both victims were strangled to death. It’s still unclear if the women were sexually assaulted.

Police and elected officials Tuesday night stood in front of hundreds of Lake Ridge residents who were shocked and outraged at the murders of two innocent women. They demanded answers, though police were limited on the amount of information due to the nature of the ongoing criminal investigation.

“It’s important that we follow a process, and that process is progress. We charged a person, he is charged with a crime; we met with a prosecutor, and the court process will begin,” said Prince William police Chief Barry Barnard. “This will be a long criminal justice process, and in courts is where we will discuss evidence at that time.”

Dorsey, RonaldDorsey was interviewed following Lopez’s death in April, but detectives told the crowd gathered at Old Bridge United Methodist Church Tuesday that, at the time, they didn’t have enough evidence to charge him with the crime.

Despite an increased police presence outside Dominion Middle Ridge Apartments following Hickson’s death, police are adamant that they have their sole suspect in custody.

Residents said the murders shocked many in the neighborhood. Some stated that they now walk their dogs with a taser in hand for self-defense, while others wanted to know why Intercept Youth Services, Inc.was allowed to operate at the apartment complex without notifying the public.

Landlords are not required by law to provide such notification of these types of programs, said DJ Jordan, who serves on the Virginia State Social Services Board, He called the series of murders “extremely rare.”

“I’ve spoken with several officials at social services in Richmond today, and they cannot remember a case like this,” Jordan told the crowd.

Intercept Youth Services will now close following Dorsey’s arrest. The suspect lived in one of four apartments at Dominion Middle Ridge that the company used to house its at-risk clients. A fifth unit apartment was used a business office, police said. 

Dorsey lived with a roommate a the apartment complex, where he also received counseling. The rules stipulated those involved with the Intercept Youth Services, Inc.program and living in the apartments had to be going to school or be employed, police said. 

The Prince William County Department of Social Services contracted with Intercept Youth Services, Inc.for 16 years.

“We have used Intercept Youth Services with great success in the past,” explained social services director Courtney Tierney. “These services are provided to teens that reach adulthood without a family placement, or who are in need of more skills before the transition to adulthood.” 

The closure of the Intercept Youth Services facility will mean at least seven at-risk youth will be sent back to a social worker who will be charged with finding them a new temporary home. Others who spoke Tuesday night urged residents not to “let one bad apple ruin the whole bunch” when it comes to their impressions of at-risk children.

“This is your community. You have to step up and mentor these young people, or else they will end up on the streets panhandling,” said Derrick Riggins, who grew up in a foster home. “Go ask any kid in the system and ask them to name five people in their lives who aren’t paid to be in their lives. I’ll bet they can’t, but they will remember that mentor who volunteered to be with them for a few hours a week.” 

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Anderson to hold town hall after Lake Ridge murders

Ruth Anderson will hold a special town hall meeting tonight in the wake of two murders in her Occoquan Magisterial District.

Anderson said the deaths of 37-year-old Erica Hickson whose body was found Friday, and 36-year-old Lizeth Lopez whose body was found April 29, have been difficult for area residents to understand. 

The Occoquan District Supervisor released this statement Monday: 

I have been in touch with the police since the latest incident. Our PWC Police Department, under the direction of Chief Barnard, will have additional presence in the area as they continue to investigate these crimes. I am currently in discussions with the Police Department to see if there are any further measures that need to be taken to increase the safety in our community.

Because this is such an alarming issue, and I want to make certain your concerns are addressed, I am hosting a Community Meeting this coming Tuesday, August 9th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Old Bridge United Methodist Church, 3966 Old Bridge Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22192.  At a minimum, we will have our PWC Police and Social Services Departments involved in the meeting. We welcome all residents to attend this meeting to receive information about these incidents and to have an opportunity to ask questions.

Hickson and Lopez worked at the private Youth Quest Independent Living facility in Lake Ridge. Ronald Dorsey, 19, a resident of the program, is charged with both murders. 

Hickson’s death is the 16th reported homicide in Prince William County in 2015. Lopez’s death is the county’s 5th reported homicide of the year.

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Police investigate rash of robberies in eastern Prince William

7-Eleven Robberies

From Prince William police: 

Armed Robberies On August 7, officers and detectives with the Robbery Unit responded to investigate three separate robberies which occurred between 12:37AM and 2:06AM at 7-Eleven stores located at 14820 Cloverdale Dr, 15052 Cardinal Dr, and 1701 Featherstone Rd in the Woodbridge area. In each incident, employees reported to police that two unknown men entered the store brandishing a firearm and a silver bat. During the encounter, the suspects demanded money and cigarettes before fleeing the area possibly in a dark SUV or van. No injuries were reported. The investigation continues.

Suspect Descriptions:

Light skinned black or Hispanic males, between 24 & 27 years of age, 5’06’’-6’00” with thin builds

Suspect 1 was last seen wearing a grey mask, white gloves, blue/grey long sleeve shirt, grey sweatpants, and grey shoes

Suspect 2 was last seen wearing red or burgundy backpack, a black mask, black long sleeve shirt, green camo pants, and black/yellow shoes

  

Armed Robbery On August 7 at 12:09AM, officers responded to the 2700 block of Potomac Mills Cir in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a robbery. The victim, a 35-year-old man of Woodbridge, reported to police that he was walking to his vehicle located in a parking lot in the above area when he was approached from behind by an unknown man. During the encounter, the suspect placed a metal object against the victim’s head and demanded a bag containing a bank deposit from a nearby business. The suspect took the bag then fled the area on foot. No injuries were reported. A police K-9 was used to search for the suspect who was not located. The investigation continues.

Suspect Description:

A black male last seen wearing all black clothing No further description available

 

Armed Robbery On August 6 at 8:40PM, officers responded to the Harbor Freight Store located at 14250 Smoketown Rd in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a robbery. Several employees reported to police that an unknown man and woman entered the store brandishing handguns and demanding money. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing the area on foot. No injuries were reported. A police K-9 was used to search for the suspects who were not located. The investigation continues.

Suspect Descriptions:

Black male, 6’01” with a thin build No further description available

Last seen wearing a black mask, black jacket, and jeans

Black female with a thin build No further description available

Last seen wearing a black mask, beige jacket, and jeans

 

Armed Robbery On August 5 at 11:35PM, officers responded to the 7-Eleven located at 14517 Jefferson Davis Hwy in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a robbery. Store employees reported to police that two unknown men entered the store then grabbed some beer. When they approached the counter, one of the men displayed a handgun and demanded money. The suspects fled the area in a small pick-up truck without taking any money when additional customers entered the store. No injuries were reported. The investigation continues.

Suspect Descriptions:

Black male, between 25 & 40 years of age, 5’11”, 240- 250lbs, with a medium complexion, and full beard

Last seen wearing a dark hat, dark jacket, faded black jeans, and black/white shoes

White male, between 25 & 35 years of age, with a medium complexion, and goatee

Last seen wearing a multi-colored backpack, black hat, white rimmed glasses, black jacket, black pants, and black/white New Balance shoes

 

Strong Armed Robbery On August 8 at 12:44AM, officers responded to the area of Occoquan Rd and Hylton Ave in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a robbery. The victim, a 37-year-old man of Woodbridge, reported to police that he was walking in the above area when he was approached by two unknown men. During the encounter, the men punched the victim in the face then took his wallet before fleeing the area on foot. A police K-9 was used to search for the suspects who were not located. The victim was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The investigation continues.

Suspect Description:

Two black males, between 18 & 20 years of age, 5’10”-6’00” No further description available

 

 

Strong Armed Robbery | Domestic Assault and Battery On August 6 at 11:55PM, officers responded to the 2600 block of Neabsco Common Pl in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a domestic assault. The victim, a 35-year-old woman of Woodbridge, reported to police that she and the accused, an acquaintance, were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, the accused punched the victim in the face then grabbed her cell phone before fleeing the area. Minor injuries were reported. Following the investigation, officers obtained warrants for the arrest of the accused. Attempts to locate the accused have been unsuccessful.

Wanted: [No Photo Available]

Devon GORDON, 35, of 110 Vassar Dr in Newark, New Jersey

Described as a black male, 6’02”, 300lbs with black hair and brown eyes

Wanted for robbery and domestic assault & battery

 
 

 

 

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Dorsey charged in Lake Ridge murders of Hickson, Lopez

Updated, from Prince William police: 

**CORRECTION**

The name of the program involved in this investigation is ‘Youth Quest Independent Living’. This is a private program operated under ‘Intercept Youth Services’ based in Richmond, VA. The press release issued previously identified this program as a non-profit which has not been confirmed as accurate. We apologize for the confusion.

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The body of Erica Janelle Hickson was found Friday afternoon in Lake Ridge. 

Police reported her missing just hours earlier. Her suspected killer is now in custody and is thought to be have killed another woman earlier this year whom Hickson worked.

From Prince William police: 

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Hickson

Murder Investigation – On August 5 at 12:41AM, officers responded to the 12300 block of Pond Run Dr in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a missing person. When officers arrived they spoke to a staff member of a non-profit program who reported that the victim, identified as Erica Janelle HICKSON, went missing at some point during her shift.

The victim was a counselor of the program tasked with supervising young adults housed in the complex. The investigation revealed that the victim was last heard from around 8:30PM on August 4.

A helicopter from Fairfax County Police, a bloodhound from Virginia State Police, and patrol officers conducted an extensive search of the immediate area and were unable to locate the victim around the time of her disappearance.

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Lopez

Later that morning, members of the Prince William County Search & Rescue Team, in conjunction with federal investigators from the ATF and FBI, conducted a second thorough ground search of the area.

Around 1:00PM on August 5, the victim’s body was located in a wooded area near Golf Side Cir. During the investigation, detectives from the Homicide Unit developed a person of interest, later identified as the accused.

The accused resides in an apartment on Golf Side Cir near where the victim was found deceased. Homicide detectives were also able to link the accused to the death of Lizeth Yadira LOPEZ, who was also a counselor for the same program and was found dead on April 29.

The accused is a resident of the non-profit program and was known to both victims. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Ronald Francis DORSEY Jr., was charged in connection to both deaths. The murder of Erica Janelle HICKSON is Prince William County’s 16th homicide for 2016.*

                Arrested on August 5:

                Ronald Francis DORSEY Jr., 19, of 3670 Golf Side Cir, Apt #402, in Woodbridge

                Charged with 2 counts of murder

                Court Date: October 3, 2016 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

                Identified:

                The victim was identified as Erica Janelle HICKSON, 37, of Woodbridge

 

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Manassas man killed in Sudley Road crash

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From Prince William police:

Fatal Crash Investigation – On August 5 at 6:30AM, investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit responded to the area of Sudley Rd and Coverstone Dr in Manassas (20109) to investigate a two vehicle crash. The investigation revealed that the driver of a 2012 Toyota RAV4 was attempting to make a right turn onto southbound Sudley Rd from Coverstone Dr. 

At the same time, the driver of a 2015 Freightliner tractor trailer was traveling southbound on Sudley Rd approaching the same intersection. The tractor trailer driver disregarded a red traffic signal at the intersection and collided with the RAV4.

A passenger seated in the rear middle seat of the RAV4, identified as adult woman, was ejected from the vehicle and transported to an area hospital where she died as a result of his injuries from the crash. There were four other occupants in the RAV4, including 2 small children, at the time of the collision. The children were properly secured and uninjured.

A front seat passenger in the RAV4 sustained minor injuries and was flown to an area hospital. The driver of the RAV4 sustained minor injuries as well and was treated at the scene. The driver of the tractor trailer was uninjured.

At this time, speed and substance use do not appear to be factors in this investigation. The deceased passenger in the RAV4 was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of collision.

Charges are pending. The investigation continues.    

Identified:
The passenger in the Toyota RAV4 killed in the crash was identified as Fresia Danny MELO, 33, of Manassas

The other occupants of the Toyota RAV4 were identified as a 43 year old man, a 41 year old woman, a 3 year old boy, and a 2 year old boy, all of Manassas


The driver of the 2015 Freightliner tractor trailer was identified as a 53 year old man of Mt. Airy, Maryland

 

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2 men, 4 dogs found inside burning home

Updated 

From Prince William police:

Lomond Dr in Manassas, detectives from the Homicide Unit and investigators from the Fire Marshals’ Office are investigating this incident as an arson-related double homicide. One of the victims has been positively identified as a 17 year old male juvenile of Manassas.

Due to extensive injuries, the identity of the second deceased male victim is pending confirmation through the Medical Examiner’s Office. The third man located by officers near Manassas Mall has been identified as a 35 year old man of Manassas and is still hospitalized.

No arrests have been made at this point in connection to this incident. The deaths related to this investigation are Prince William County’s 14th and 15thhomicide for 2016*. The investigation continues. 

Identified:

One of the victims has been identified as Jose Javier AVALOS, 17, of Manassas

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From Prince William police: 

Death Investigation – On July 31 at 12:24AM, officers responded to a residence located in the 10300 block of Lomond Dr in Manassas (20109) to assist the Department of Fire and Rescue with a house fire. During their checks of the residence, fire crews located two men inside the home.

One of the men was pronounced dead at the scene while the other was flown to an area hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries. Four dogs were also located deceased inside the residence and were turned over to Animal Control.

A short time later, around 1:45AM, police received a call about a third man walking in the area of Manassas Mall appearing to be injured. Officers arrived and located the man suffering from extensive burns to his body. This man was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The remains of the two deceased men will be transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office for further analysis and identification. The identity of the deceased men will be released once confirmed and their next of kin has been notified.

This incident is being jointly investigated by the Prince William County Police Homicide Unit and the Department of Fire and Rescue’s Fire Marshals’ Office. More information will be released when available. The investigation continues.

 

 

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Stabbing kills man, injures woman near Manassas

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From Prince William police: 

Homicide Investigation – On July 30 at 8:35AM, officers responded to the 7400 block of Willoughby Ln in Manassas to investigate a double stabbing.

When officers arrived, they located two victims, an adult man and an adult woman, in the parking lot suffering from stab wounds. The male victim has since died as a result of his injuries. The female victim is currently being treated an area hospital with serious injuries.

The suspect, an acquaintance to the female victim, was eventually located in the area and was found to also be injured from the encounter. This suspect is in custody and also receiving treatment for his injuries.

This incident was isolated to the parties involved and there is no threat to the public. The identities of the parties involved will be released once a next of kin is notified for the victims and formal charges obtained against the suspect.

The investigation continues. This is Prince William County’s 13th homicide for 2016.

 

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Uber driver beaten in Stafford County

From the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office: 

On July 20, 2016 at approximately 7:30 p.m. deputies were dispatched to an Assault and Battery call in the England Run neighborhood.  The victim was an Uber driver who had struck several residential mailboxes with his vehicle in an attempt to flee from his assailant.

The victim, a 65-year-old man had started driving for Uber only two days prior, when he responded to pick up a passenger near the Beth Sholom Temple on Lyons Blvd.  The driver was advised by Uber that the passenger was to be taken to the nearby McDonalds on Warrenton Road.  Once inside the vehicle, the passenger redirected the driver from his original destination, stating that he needed to retrieve something from his residence.  Once they arrived in a more secluded area, a cul-da-sac on June Court, the suspect began to strike the driver in the head with an in-ground solar light fixture and then began to choke him.  During the assault the car kept slowly moving striking several mailboxes along the street.  The victim sustained injuries to his neck and lower left leg that required medical care.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office developed leads with the cooperation of Uber and identified a 16-year-old juvenile suspect in this case.   Detective B. L. Surles obtained juvenile petitions on July 21, 2016 and later that day the suspect was apprehended on Shasta Place in England Run.  He was charged with Malicious Wounding, Strangulation, Abduction and Attempted Robbery.  He is being held at the Juvenile Detention Facility.  

 

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Antwi charged in Dale City stabbing

From Prince William police: 

Malicious Wounding | Stabbing Investigation – On July 25 at 11:03PM, officers responded to the area of Emberdale Dr and Eileen Ct in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a stabbing. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 25-year-old man of Alexandria, and the accused, an acquaintance, were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, the accused picked up a knife and threw it at the victim striking him in the upper body. The parties eventually separated and the victim contacted police. A responding officer located and detained the accused a short distance away without incident. The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested without incident.

Arrested on July 25:

Vincent Yaw ANTWI, 25, of 7654 Audubon Meadow Way in Alexandria

Charged with malicious wounding

Court Date: October 19, 2016 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

 

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Man robbed at gunpoint near Marumsco Plaza

From Prince William police: 

Armed Robbery | Malicious Wounding – On July 25 at 3:38AM, officers responded to the 13900 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a robbery. The victim, a 23-year-old man of Woodbridge, reported to police that he was walking in the above area when he was approached by two unknown men. During the encounter, one of the men brandished a handgun and demanded the victim walk to the rear of a nearby business. Once there, a third unknown man brandishing a handgun appeared and demanded money. At some point, one of the suspects struck the victim multiple times in the head causing him to lose consciousness. The victim eventually woke up when one of the suspects attempted to take off his shoes. The suspects took the victim’s cell phone, wallet, shoes, and money before fleeing on foot. The victim was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. A police K-9 was used to search for the suspects who were not located. The investigation continues.

Suspect Descriptions:

Black male, between 16 & 20 years of age, 5’10”, 180lbs with a medium build, dark complexion, and black dreadlocks No clothing description was provided

Black male, between 16 & 25 years of age, 5’10”, 180lbs with a medium build, dark complexion, and black dreadlocks No clothing description was provided

Black male, between 16 & 20 years of age, 5’10”, 180lbs with a medium build, dark complexion, and short black hair No clothing description was provided

 

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Exxon station at Sudley and Balls Ford roads robbed

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Prince William police report a gas station on Sudley Road near Interstate 66 was robbed this morning.

From Prince William police: 

*INCIDENT: Armed Robbery | Manassas;
Officers are investigating an armed robbery at the Exxon on Sudley Rd near Balls Ford Rd. Masked man entered the store, brandished a firearm, and took money. Fled on foot. No injuries reported. Suspect described as a black male wearing black pants, black shirt, and face mask.

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Updated: Bodies of driver, dog found after crash causes house fire in Gainesville

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Police identify the man found dead inside a house fire in Gainesville. 

From Prince William police: 

Death Investigation – On July 22 at 3:42PM, officers responded to a residence located in the 13200 block of Catharpin Valley Dr in Gainesville (20155) to investigate a single vehicle crash into a garage. When fire crews from the Department of Fire and Rescue arrived, the vehicle, a 2007 Hyundai Veracruz, and the residence were found to be fully engulfed in flames.  The driver was located inside the Veracruz in the garage and pronounced dead at the scene. A dog was also located deceased inside the residence. Other occupants of the home were able to evacuate the residence without injury. The remains of the driver were transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office for further analysis. This incident is being jointly investigated by the Prince William County Police Homicide Unit, Crash Unit, and the Department of Fire and Rescue’s Fire Marshals’ Office. The investigation continues.

Identified:

The victim has been identified as Eduardo TREMOLS, 52, of Gainesville

From Prince William police: 

Death Investigation – On July 22 at 3:42PM, officers responded to a residence located in the 13200 block of Catharpin Valley Dr in Gainesville (20155) to investigate a single vehicle crash into a garage. When fire crews from the Department of Fire and Rescue arrived, the vehicle and residence were found to be fully engulfed in flames.  

The driver was located inside the vehicle in the garage and pronounced dead at the scene. A dog was also located deceased inside the residence. Other occupants of the home were able to evacuate the residence without injury.

The remains of the driver will be transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office for further analysis and identification. The identity of the deceased will be released once confirmed and next of kin has been notified. This incident is being jointly investigated by the Prince William County Police Homicide Unit and the Department of Fire and Rescue’s Fire Marshals’ Office. More information will be released when available.

The investigation continues.

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Dale City Papa Johns robbery suspect turns himself in

From Prince William police:

Armed Robberies *ARREST – On July 20, Joseph Tyler KELLEY turned himself into police without incident at the Gar-Field in Woodbridge. The accused was wanted for two commercial robberies at an Exxon service station on June 8 and a Papa Johns on July 11.
Arrested on July 20:
Joseph Tyler KELLEY, 20, of 4708 Kenny Ct in Woodbridge
Charged with 2 counts of robbery
Court Date: September 30, 2016 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

Armed Robberies *SUSPECT IDENTIFIED [Previously Released]– On July 15, detectives from the Robbery Unit identified the suspect involved in two commercial robberies in the Woodbridge area of the county. The suspect, identified as Joseph Tyler KELLEY of Woodbridge, has been connected to the July 11 robbery of the Papa Johns on Dale Blvd and the June 8 robbery of the Exxon service station on Quate Ln. In both cases, an undisclosed amount of money was taken. Detectives have since obtained arrest warrants for this suspect who has not been located.

Armed Robbery [Previously Released] – On July 11 at 11:00PM, officers responded to the Papa Johns located at 4814 Dale Blvd in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a robbery. Employees reported to police that an unknown man entered the store displaying a knife and demanding money. The man took an undisclosed amount of money then fled the area on foot. No injuries were reported. A police K-9 was used to search for the suspects who were not located. The investigation continues.

Armed Robbery [Previously Released] – On June 8 at 7:40PM, officers responded to the Exxon service station located at 13549 Quate Ln in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a robbery. Employees reported to police that an unknown man entered the store then brandished a handgun and demanded money. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing on foot. A police K-9 was used to search for the suspect who was not located. No injuries were reported. The investigation continues.

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