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Crime

Police Search for Fast Fuels Robbers

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Prince William police are investigating a robbery that occurred at a gas station at the intersection of Old Bridge Road and Route 123 near Occoquan.

Here is more in a press release from Prince William poilce:

Armed Robbery – On November 23rd at 6:16PM, officers responded to the Fast Fuel Service Station located at 1320 Old Bridge Rd in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a robbery. An employee reported to police that three unknown men entered the business and approached the counter. Two of the men display handguns while the third took money from the register and a purse belonging to an employee. Following the encounter, all three men fled the store on foot. No injuries were reported.

Suspect Descriptions:

Black male, between 25 & 29 years of age, 5’10” with a thin build

Last seen wearing a black HH winter coat with a hood, tan brown pants and black & white shoes

Black male, between 25 & 29 years of age, 6’0” with a thin build and short dreadlocks

Last seen wearing a black hooded jacket over a green hooded shirt and blue jeans

Black male, between 25 & 29 years of age, 5’8” with a medium build

Last seen wearing a black long coat, red shirt, black mask and tan work boots

Planning Asst. Chief Faces Obscene Sexual Display Charges

2 women reported driver exposed himself

 

Raymond Utz, head of Prince William County’s planning office, is charged with two counts of indecent exposure.

Here’s the full police report:

Indecent Exposure | Obscene Sexual Display – On November 17th at 11:58AM, officers responded to investigate an indecent exposure which was reported to have occurred in the area of Gideon Dr and Smoketown Rd in Woodbridge (22193). The victim, a 38 year old woman of Triangle, reported to police that she was stopped at the above intersection when an unknown vehicle pulled beside her. The victim then observed the driver, and only occupant of the vehicle, lower the passenger side window. At that point, the victim noticed that the driver was exposing himself and making an obscene sexual display. The victim was able to provide police with a description and license plate information of the vehicle. Officers were able to determine that the vehicle, a black Honda CRV, was registered to the accused and that the same vehicle was reported to have been involved in a similar encounter reported earlier in the day. In that incident, the victim, a 39 year old woman of Woodbridge, reported to officers that a black Honda CRV with a similar looking driver pull next to her while stopped in the area of Old Bridge Rd and Mohican Dr in Woodbridge (22192). As with the later incident, the driver lowered the passenger side window to get the attention of the victim. As the victim looked over towards the suspect vehicle, she observed the driver expose himself while making an obscene display. The victim pulled away from the other vehicle and immediately contacted police. Following the investigation, the accused was connected to both incidents and was subsequently charged.

                Arrested on November 19th: [No photo available]

                Raymond Ernst UTZ, 49, of 44 Bexley Ln in Fredericksburg

                Charged with 2 counts of indecent exposure and 2 counts of obscene sexual display

                Court date: pending | Bond: released on court summons

Utz worked for Prince William County since 2003. He was fired on Nov. 20, 2014, said Prince William County spokesman Jason Grant.

 

Hudson: Recent Prince William Murders Not a Trend

Chief praises police officers for hard work following murders

 

Two murders back to back, less than a week apart, has some Prince William County residents talking about safety.

On Nov. 10, a Woodbridge Senior High School student was shot and killed on a walking path just outside the school. Police said the victim was killed in a drug-related robbery. Five people, including a 16-year-old girl, were arrested and charged in connection to Williams’ death.

In the early hours of Nov. 16, Christopher Nathaniel Weaver, 19, and a 15-year-old boy were shot in Dale City. Both were taken to a hospital where Weaver died, and a 15-year-old suffered injuries that did not appear to be life threatening.

One shooting suspect was arrested the following day in Arlington, and the second was taken into custody last night in Manassas.

The two shootings were not related.

In an interview with Potomac Local, Prince William Police Department Chief Stephan Hudson says the county has seen some troubling incidents in recent days, but says crime in the community continues to be at historically low levels.

“Even with two recent murders that have occurred within five or six days of each other, we still are at a total of six murders for the entire year. Historically, over the past 30 plus years, [the number of] our murders vary every single year. They’ve gone from lows of one and two to a high of 16. So, I am not overly concerned that this represents some kind of a trend that we need to be concerned about,” said Hudson.

Statistically, Prince William is on par with having the same number of murders this year as last. A total of 16 people were murdered in Prince William in 2006, and 12 people were murder in the county in 2008. Those two years, out of the past 10, saw the most murders in the county.

The department’s policy of directing a massive amount of resources to the county’s most violent crimes immediately after they occur is what helped detectives to quickly track down suspects in the two most recent murders. Keep Reading…

Patterson in Custody, Charged with Murder

The final suspect in a shooting death last week was arrested in Manassas.

Bryan Lamonte Patterson, 25, of 4716 Kirkdale Drive in Dale City, was taken into custody without incident at a house in Manassas last night. Patterson is charged in the murder of 19-year-old Christopher Nathaniel Weaver, killed in the early morning hours of Nov. 16. A second victim, a 15-year-old boy, was also shot and taken to a hospital with injuries that did nto appear to be life threatening.

Police released a description of Patterson yesterday at the same time they announced the Nov. 17 arrest of 35-year-old Christopher Coward, also of Dale City, who is also charged with murder in Weaver’s death.

Both men are scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 14, 2015.

Meth Lab Raided at Manassas Area Motel

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Police busted three people suspected of making meth in an area motel.

Investigators made the bust Nov. 3 at Red Roof Inn just off Interstate 66 near Manassas

A search warrant indicates police suspected meth was being made inside room 237, and it was being sold to people staying at the motel. Detectives went to the door to speak with and spoke with two men staying in the room. While there, they and saw batteries, tin foil, butane, gas masks, tubing and a clear jar with a white powdery substance that

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indicate the manufacturing of methamphetamine, all lying in plain sight, according to the search warrant.

The two men told police that meth had recently been made inside the room and that the man who rented the room would return shortly, according to the search warrant.

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The renter of the room returned a short time later driving a Toyota Highlander, according to the search warrant. Needles, a spoon and a battery were all items listed on the search warrant as recovered.

James Kiger, 45, of no fixed address, is charged with manufacture of methamphetamine.

Lindsey Elizabeth Rengstorff, 24, of Bowling Green, is charged with possession.

Samuel Hoak, 21, of Pembridge Road in Manassas is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

The suspects are due in court Jan. 9, 2015.

Police Nab 1, Seek 2nd in Dale City Murder

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One man is in custody and another is sought in the shooting death of a Dale City man.

Christopher Weaver was shot and killed at a home on the 13400 block of Keating Drive in Dale City early Sunday. A 15-year-old boy was also wounded during the shooting.

Police then arrested their first suspect in the shooting, 35-year-old Christopher Coward, of Kirkdale Drive in Dale City, during a traffic stop in Arlington on Nov. 17. Coward is charged with murder and is suspected of

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fleeing the scene of the shooting with another suspect – Bryan Patterson, 35, of 914 Hillcrest Drive in Vienna.

Patterson is charged with murder and is sought by police. He is described as black, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 165 pounds, with short black hair and a beard.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Patterson is encouraged to call police at 703-792-6500.

Man Assaults Officer, Grabs K-9

MANASSAS, Va. – On Nov. 16, an off-duty police officer said that an unknown man was banging at the door of his home and tried to enter inside by pushing past him. When officers arrived to arrest him, the man struck an officer on the head many times and grabbed a K-9 by the neck and held it down.

Here’s the latest from Prince William police; 

Assault & Battery on Law Enforcement Officer [LEO] – On November 16th at 11:20PM, officers responded to a residence located in the 11600 block of Bradley Forest Dr in Manassas (20112) to investigate a disorderly call.

The homeowner, identified as an off-duty Prince William County police K-9 officer, reported that an unknown man, later identified as the accused, was banging on the front door to his residence. When the officer opened the door, the accused attempted to enter the home by pushing past him.

Police were immediately contacted and, upon hearing responding officers, the accused began to walk away from the area. A responding officer located and attempted to detain the accused which led to a struggle. During the struggle, the accused assaulted that officer, striking him to the head multiple times. As the accused was fighting with the officer, the homeowner (officer) and K-9 partner ran to assist.

At that point, the accused grabbed the K-9 around the neck and held him to the ground. The accused eventually complied and was taken into custody. The officer was transported to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The accused was treated at the scene, also for minor injuries. The police K-9 was not injured. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested.

                Arrested on November 16th:

                Raymond Joseph LESHYNSKI Jr., 30, of 9075 Forest View Dr in Manassas

Charged with assault & battery on a LEOassault & battery on a police K-9burglaryobstruction of justice and disorderly conduct

                Court date: January 23, 2015 | Bond: held WITHOUT bond

 

Teen Stabbed at Clubhouse Fight in Woodbridge

LAKE RIDGE, Va. – On Nov. 14, officers arrived at a community clubhouse to investigate a fight and discovered that a 13-year-old boy had been stabbed in the chest, and that gunshots were heard in the area.

Here’s the latest from Prince William police:

Malicious Wounding | Impersonating a Police Officer – On November 14th at 9:07PM, officers responded to a community clubhouse located in the 16300 block of Kramer Estates Dr in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a large fight.

As officers were responding to the location additional information informed police that a person had been stabbed and that gun shots were heard in the area. Officers arrived at the clubhouse and located a victim, identified as a 13 year male juvenile, suffering from a stab wound to his chest.

The investigation revealed the accused was working as a security guard at a birthday party being held at the clubhouse. At one point, the accused identified himself as a police officer and began turning attendees away due to capacity. As a result, a fight subsequently broke out at the location.

During the encounter, the accused pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the chest and slashed him across the face. Injuries were later determined to be non-life threatening. Gunshots were also reported by attendees. No one was reportedly struck by gun fire and no shooter was located. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested.

                Arrested on November 14th:

                Joseph Dionte DERAMUS, 19, of 3345 Canton Ct in Dumfries

                Charged with malicious wounding and impersonating a police officer

                Court date: December 17, 2014 | Bond: held WITHOUT bond

 

Woman Uses Cable, Extension Cord to Strike Teen

DALE CITY, Va. – On Nov. 13, officers arrested a woman they said used a “coaxial cable and an electrical extension cord” to strike a 14-year-old female victim after an argument.

Here’s the latest from Prince William police; 

Malicious Wounding | Felony Child Abuse – On November 13th, detectives from the Physical Abuse Unit began an investigation into an assault which was reported to have occurred at a residence located in the 15100 block of Concord Dr in Woodbridge (22193) on November 12th. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 14 year old female juvenile, was involved in a verbal altercation with the accused, a family member, which escalated. During the encounter, the accused used a coaxial cable and an electrical extension cord to repeatedly strike the victim. As a result, the victim sustained significant injuries to her back, legs and lower body to include deep bruising, lacerations and swelling. The victim reported the incident to school officials who in turn informed Child Protective Services and police. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested on November 13th.

                Arrested on November 13th:

                Belky Maria BONILLA-PALACIOS, 33, of the 15100 block of Concord Dr in Woodbridge

                Charged with malicious wounding and felony child abuse

                Court date: pending | Bond: held WITHOUT bond

6 Homicides in Prince William, Matches 2013 Number

Six people have been killed this year in Prince William County, the same number of people who were murdered last year in the county.

The early Sunday morning shooting death of 19-year-old Christopher Nathaniel Weaver was the sixth this year in Prince William. It came less than a week after the shooting death of 16-year-old Brenden Wilson who was shot and killed outside Woodbridge Senior High School.

The first murder in Prince William County, the shooting death of 42-year-old Glenda Marisol Coca-Romero, shot and killed while working behind the counter of a Woodbridge grocery store, remains unsolved.

The number of violent crimes was down in 2013 to 438, a total of 42 fewer violent crimes than in 2012, according to crime statistics. Prince William police consider murder, rape, aggravated assaults, and robberies all to be violent crimes.

Earlier this year, the Prince William County Board of Supervisors passed a $990 million budget to fund, among other things, 25 new police officers. The police department in recent weeks has held job fairs to recruit new officers.

Police Catch Burglar in Haymarket

HAYMARKET, Va. – On Nov. 11, a homeowner told police that they discovered that several crossbows and a firearm were missing from a detached shed and a parked car.

Here’s the latest from Prince William police:  

Residential Burglary – On November 11th at 8:31AM, officers responded to the 3700 block of Mountain Rd in Haymarket (20169) to investigate a burglary. The homeowner reported to police that the burglary occurred between 6:30PM on November 10th and 5:30AM on November 11th.

The investigation revealed that entry was made into a detached shed, as well as, the homeowner’s vehicles parked on the property. Multiple crossbows and a firearm were reported missing. Around the same time, officers responded to investigate a suspicious vehicle in the 3800 block of Delashmutt Dr. Officers arrived and located the vehicle unoccupied. A crossbow was observed in the vehicle similar to one reported in the burglary.

The caller further reported seeing the driver of the vehicle carry a large bag to a residence in the 4100 block of Crescent Hill Dr. Officers and detectives made contact at the home and identified the driver as the accused. Following the investigation, the accused was connected to the reported burglary and was subsequently arrested.

Arrested on November 11th:

Zachary Ryan ALLUE, 18, of 1509 Summit Dr in Haymarket

Charged with burglary, grand larceny and grand larceny of a firearm

Court date: December 10, 2014 | Bond: $7,500 secured

1 Dead, Another Seriously Injured in Dale City Shooting

Updated

The shooting victim has been identified as 19-year-old Christopher Nathaniel Weaver, of Woodbridge.

The second victim is a 15-year-old boy from Woodbridge.

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One person is dead and another seriously injured following a shooting.

Police were called at 12:09 a.m. Sunday to the 13400 block of Keating Drive off Kingsman Road in Dale City. There they found two men suffering gunshot wounds, said Prince William police.

The two men were taken to a hospital where one of the men died, said police. The victims have not been identified.

Those who live in the area where shooting took place will see an increased police presence today as detectives investigate the incident. Police did not provide a description of a suspect in this shooting.

This is the second gun death in Prince William County in less than a week. On Monday, 16-year-old Brenden Wilson was shot and killed outside Woodbridge Senior High School. Four males were arrested in what police said is a drug-related crime.

Updated: New Arrests Made in Murder of Woodbridge High School Student

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Two teenagers wanted in connection to the shooting death of Brenden Wilson have been arrested. 

More from Prince Wiliam police: 

Murder Investigation *ARRESTS – On November 14th, the remaining juvenile suspect sought in connection to the November 10th murder of Brenden Wilson turned himself into police without incident. Detectives from the Homicide Unit have further connected a 5th suspect, identified as a 16 year old juvenile female, to this incident. All arrested suspects were determined to have been present during the shooting of Wilson and knowingly setup the incident as a robbery under the guise of a drug transaction. During the encounter, the victim was fatally shot and killed.

Arrested on November 14th: [Juvenile]

A 17 year old male juvenile of Woodbridge

A 16 year old female juvenile of Woodbridge

 

Both were charged with conspiracy to commit a felony

Court date: pending | Status: held at a juvenile detention facility

First arrests made

New arrests have been made in the murder of a 16-year-old Woodbridge Senior High School student.

After taking Kawain Tyrell Smalls, 20, of Woodbridge into custody on Tuesday – the day after the murder of Brendan Wilson, of Lake Ridge, police made another arrest and released this information:

On November 12th, detectives from the Homicide Unit identified four suspects in connection to this case. The investigation revealed that the shooting was drug related and that all parties were known to one another. Police have located and arrested three of the suspects in this case. The fourth, identified as a juvenile, is still being actively sought. This is Prince William County’s 5th murder of 2014. The investigation continues.

Arrested on November 11th:

 

Kymothy-Tyriq Desean WILSON, 18, of 13816 Breeze Ridge Way in Woodbridge

Charged with conspiracy to commit a felony

Court date: January 25, 2015 | Bond: held WITHOUT bond

 

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Arrested on November 11th: [Juvenile]

A 17 year old male juvenile of Woodbridge

Charged with conspiracy to commit a felony

Court date: pending | Status: held at a juvenile detention facility

 

The fourth juvenile’s, a 16-year-old boy, saw his name released to the public yesterday. In the statement below, Prince William police say he remains wanted:

 

Pursuant to a court order issued today, the Prince William County Police have been authorized to publicly release the below information on the juvenile suspect sought in connection to the November 10th murder of Brenden Wilson. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police. This suspect may be armed and dangerous.

Wanted: [Photo from November 2013]

Deion Nathaniel MOSES, 17, of Woodbridge

Described as a black male, 5’8”, 175lbs with a medium build, dark complexion, short black hair, brown eyes and may have earrings in both ears

Wanted for conspiracy to commit a felony

Police said the kiling was drug-related. 

Child Victim in Domestic Assault

WOODBRIDGE, Va. – On Nov. 11, police called to investigate a domestic assault incident involving an 8-year-old boy. The child told police that the woman, whom he knew, threw items at him inside of the home.

Here’s the latest from Prince William police:

Unlawful Wounding – On November 11th at 1:38PM, officers responded to a residence located in the 2000 block of Hanson Ln in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a domestic assault. The victim, an 8 year old boy of Woodbridge, reported to police that the accused, a known acquaintance, threw objects at him inside the home. During the altercation, one of those objects, described as a kitchen utensil, struck the victim in the head causing a laceration. Another family member arrived at the home and contacted police. Officers detained the accused without further incident. Minor injuries were reported. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested.

Arrested on November 11th:

Cindy Ann OATMAN, 47, of the 2000 block of Hanson Ln in Woodbridge

Charged with unlawful wounding

Court date: pending | Bond: unavailable

Woman Picked Up at Horner Commuter Lot Sexually Assaulted

WOODBRIDGE, Va. – On Nov. 11, a 42-year-old woman told police that after accepting a ride at an area commuter lot, a male driver of a white, older model 4-door Honda sedan exposed himself to her and sexually assaulted her in the car while driving northbound on Interstate 95.

The victim was then dropped off near exit 160 where she called a friend and later contacted police. Besides the victim, the driver was the only one in the car.

Here’s the latest from Prince William police:  

Sexual Assault | Indecent Exposure – On November 11th at 9:23AM, officers responded to investigate a sexual assault which was reported to have occurred after the victim was picked up at the Horner Road Commuter Lot located at 2250 Prince William Pkwy in Woodbridge (22192) around 5:30AM. The victim, a 42 year old woman of Alexandria, reported to police that she was waiting for a bus at the commuter lot when a white, older model 4-door Honda sedan approached her. The driver, and only occupant, asked the victim if she wanted a ride and she voluntarily got into the vehicle. As the two were driving on I-95 northbound, the driver proceeded to expose himself to the victim and sexually assault her. Following the encounter, the driver dropped the victim off in an area of exit 160 where she called a friend to pick her up. The victim subsequently reported the incident to police later in the morning. No injuries were reported. The investigation continues.

Suspect Description:

Hispanic male, between 28 & 32 years of age with a thin build, short dark hair and a mustache

Last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and beige pants

Police Investigate Series of Hotel Armed Robberies

PRINCE WILLIAM, Va. – On November 8 and 9, four separate hotels in the area reported armed robberies, all of which appeared to have been done by the same suspect. In all cases, the man enters the hotel, approaches an employee at the front desk, and demands money with a handgun before leaving the scene on foot. Police say that this same man is linked to the robbery of a Residence Inn on 7345 Williamson Blvd in Manassas from October 22.

Here’s the latest from Prince William police;  

Armed Robberies – On November 8th and 9th, officers have responded to four hotels in Prince William County to investigate armed robberies. In all cases, a man of similar description enters the lobby and approaches a clerk at the front desk counter. Once at the counter, the man displays a handgun and takes money before fleeing on foot. No injuries were reported in any of the robberies. The same suspect is also believed to be responsible for the October 22nd robbery of the Residence Inn on 7345 Williamson Blvd in Manassas. A timeline of the incidents are below.

Once at the counter, the man displays a handgun and takes money before fleeing on foot. No injuries were reported in any of the robberies. The same suspect is also believed to be responsible for the October 22nd robbery of the Residence Inn on 7345 Williamson Blvd in Manassas. A timeline of the incidents are below.

Suspect Description:

Black male, between 20 & 29 years of age, 5’10”-6’0”, 180-200lbs with a medium build

Last seen wearing a black skull cap, white cloth over his face, white work gloves with red grips and dark hooded sweatshirt or plaid shirt

 

• November 8th at 1:13PM – Wyndham Gardens Hotel, 10800 Vandor Ln in Manassas

• November 8th at 2:48PM – Days Inn, 7611 Centreville Rd in Manassas

 

• November 9th at 6:03PM – Sleep Inn, 14080 Shoppers Best Way in Woodbridge

• November 9th at 6:45PM – Wytestone Suites, 14525 Gideon Dr in Woodbridge

 

Armed Robbery [Previously Released] – On October 22nd at 10:40PM, officers responded to the Residence Inn located at 7345 Williamson Blvd in Manassas (20109) to investigate a robbery. An employee reported to police that an unknown man entered the lobby and approached the front desk counter. Once there, the man pulled out a handgun and demanded money from the employee. The man took an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing on foot. No injuries were reported. A police K-9 was used to search for the suspect.

 

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Orehowsky Charged with Abduction

TRIANGLE, Va. – On November 8, a 32-year-old woman told police that after an argument.

Abduction | Domestic Assault & Battery – On November 8th at 3:52PM, officers responded to investigate a domestic assault which was reported to have occurred at a residence located in the 3600 block of Stonewall Manor Dr in Woodbridge (22191) on September 29th.

The victim, a 32-year-old woman of Woodbridge, reported to police that on this date she and the accused, a known acquaintance, were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. After the altercation, the victim left the home on foot and was followed by the accused.

At one point, the accused grabbed the victim’s arm and dragged her back into the home to an upstairs bedroom. The accused prevented her from leaving the bedroom multiple times. The two parties eventually separated. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested.

Arrested on November 8th:

Michael Francis OREHOWSKY, 32, of the 3600 block of Stonewall Manor Dr in Woodbridge

Charged with abduction and domestic assault & battery

Court date: pending | Bond: held WITHOUT bond

Woodbridge Senior High School Student Shot, Killed

Police work a crime scene outside Woodbridge Senior High School where a 16-year-old student was shot and killed. [Uriah Kiser / Potomac Local]

Police work a crime scene outside Woodbridge Senior High School where a 16-year-old student was shot and killed. [Uriah Kiser / Potomac Local]

8 p.m.

Several shots were fired outside Woodbridge Senior High School this afternoon.

When the gunfire stopped, the body of a 16-year-old Brenden Wilson, a student, lie lifeless, facedown, on a walking path behind the school.

“They must have emptied a whole magazine into him,” said Jerry King, who lives on Oakwood Drive at the scene of the shooting.

He was watching TV when shots rang out about 4:30 p.m. He ran to his sliding glass door to look out onto his backyard, and that’s when he saw one person running toward the street where pickup truck was waiting. King said the person jumped in, and the truck sped off to the top a hill and then drove out of sight.

“There was at least seven or eight shots,” added King.

Detectives at the scene were still examining the victim’s body at 7:30 p.m. It lies on the ground in what neighbors said is an area where teenagers go to use drugs.

“In just the last year, I’ve witnessed drug acts…I’ve witnessed three sex acts down here, there are kids that urinate here, and they don’t care,” said King.

King said his house had recently been broken into, and $3,000 in electronics were stolen. Police later captured the suspect who did it, he added. The burglar shoved snow for King prior to the theft.

“This place is getting pretty bad,” he resident of 40 years said.

King moved into his home just before Woodbridge Senior High School opened in its current location in 1974.

7:05 p.m.

The shooting victim is a student at Woodbridge Senior High School, said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok. The victim’s family has been notified and police are expected to release the name of the victim shortly.

6:54 p.m.

Crime scene tape surrounds a portion of the parking lot at Woodbridge Senior High School.

Nearby the parking lot about 4:30 p.m. a 16-year-old male was shot to death on a walking path that bridges the gap between the school and Oakwood Drive in Lake Ridge.

We don’t yet know if the victim was a student at the school, as police have not released the teenager’s identity.

The suspects in this case were said to have fled the scene in a pickup truck. Two of them are black and a third is white, according to Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok. A search continues for the suspects.

The shooting victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

“We know the age of the victim so we’re obviously concerned it could be a student,” said Prince William Public Schools spokesman Phil Kavits.

Nearby, Old Bridge Elementary School still had children inside the building at the time of the shooting. The school was placed into “secure the building” mode and the children inside, part of a school-aged daycare program, were not allowed to picked up by their parents until police have an all clear.

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Final 2 Tied to Oct. 6 Armed Robbery Nabbed

MANASSAS, Va. – On November 5, the two remaining suspects connected to an armed robbery on October 6 were found and arrested at a hotel in Rockville, Maryland. The suspects were originally a group of four, two of whom had already been arrested by police. 

Here’s the latest from Prince William police:

Armed Robbery | Assault by Mob *ADDITIONAL ARRESTS – On November 5th, members of the U.S. Marshals’ Fugitive Task Force located and arrested the two remaining suspects involved in the assault which was reported to have occurred in the 11800 Medway Church Lp in Manassas on October 6th. Both suspects were arrested without incident at a hotel in Rockville, MD.

Arrested on November 5th: [No photos available]

Richard Jong Chan PAK, 23, of the 13400 block of Wood Lilly Ln in Centreville

Charged with robbery and assault by mob

Court date: pending | Status: awaiting extradition

 

Kelly Dawn SAUNDERS, 20, of the 9000 block of Quarry St in Manassas

Charged with robbery and assault by mob

Court date: pending | Status: awaiting extradition

 

Armed Robbery | Assault by Mob [Previously Released] – On October 6th at 3:23PM, officers responded to investigate an assault which was reported to have occurred in the 11800 Medway Church Lp in Manassas (20109). The victim, an 18 year old man of Manassas, reported to police that he had made arrangements to meet up with a female acquaintance in the area above. During the encounter, a group of unknown men approached and assaulted the victim using blunt objects. The men took the victim’s cell phone and money before fleeing the area. The victim went to an area hospital for treatment where police were contacted. Detectives from the Robbery Unit were able to identify four of the suspects involved in the incident. Two of the four suspects were arrested between October 8th and October 9th. The remaining two suspects are currently being sought on active warrants.

Woodbridge Walmart Jewelry Counters Smashed, Man Shot

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Update

The name of the man police said smashed a jewelry counter at a Walmart store in Woodbridge has been released. Here’s in a statement from Prince William police: 

Update | Shooting Investigation:  On November 6th, Prince William County Police charged the accused in the shooting incident at the Wal-Mart located on Worth Avenue.

 Arrested on November 6th:  [No photo available]

 Mohamed Sankoh, 21, of 420 Bernstein Dr in Fayetteville, NC

 Charged with Destruction of Property in excess of $1000

 Court date: 12/01/2014 | Status: Mr. Sankoh remains in the hospital in stable condition.

 The law enforcement agency involved in the shooting has been identified as United States Secret Service Uniformed Division.

 The investigation continues.

Witness hid inside Walmart store

Witnesses at a Walmart store in Woodbridge said they heard what sounded like five crashing sounds on Thursday afternoon.

Then everyone started running out of the store.

Gunshots rang out in the parking lot on Worth Avenue next to Potomac Mills mall at 4:33 p.m. 

Police said the man walked into the store, went to a jewelry counter, then took out a hammer and began smashing the glass jewelry case. The man fled the store afterward, and it’s not yet clear if he made off with any merchandise. 

Outside, an off-duty police officer confronted the man, told him to stop and then shot him.

“The man ignored those commands and was subsequently shot. Officers arrived at the scene and detained the man without further incident,” Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok stated. 

The man was flown to a hospital from the parking lot of nearby Gar-Field Senior High School. It’s unclear how injured the man is.

Police are working a crime scene in the parking lot of the store. Yellow police tape is strung across two areas of the parking lot – one in front of the store and another in the portion of the lot closest to Worth Avenue.

Investigators are focused on two cars and are looking for shell casings that might have landed on the pavement. Prince William police said they were preparing a statement with full details on what happened here.

Hoda Helmy of Woodbridge was shopping when gunshots rang out. When a stampede went for the front door, she ran into a back room.

“I stayed in the room for 15 minutes before someone came back and told us it was OK to go outside,” said Helmy.

Helmy said police kept her and others inside the store during a police search for the shooter. Police eventually told those inside an arrest had been made and that it was OK to come out, she added.

The Walmart sits next to a Sam’s Club. Both are busy shopping destinations in Woodbridge.

Tonight, many onlookers stand in the parking lot taking photos with cell phones and asking each other if they knew what happened. It’s a similar scene at nearby Gar-Field Senior High School where a helicopter landed to fly the victim to a hospital. A football game was in progress on the field when the helicopter landed.

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Shoplifter Threatens Macy’s Employee with Knife

MANASSAS, Va. – On Nov. 2, a Macy’s employee at Manassas Mall told police that an unknown man tried to steal clothes from the store.

When the employee tried to stop him, the man pulled out a knife and swung it at the employee, leaving the scene on foot. No one was injured.

Here’s the latest from Prince William police: 

Attempted Malicious Wounding – On November 2nd at 12:33PM, officers responded to the Macy’s in Manassas Mall located at 8270 Sudley Rd in Manassas (20109) to investigate a shoplifter. Officers arrived at the business and were informed by store loss prevention that an unknown man entered the store, took clothing items and attempted to leave the business without paying. As an employee went to detain the man, he actively resisted and a struggle ensued. During the encounter, the suspect pulled out a knife and swung it towards the employee. No contact was made and the suspect fled on foot. No injuries were reported. Officers searched the area and did not locate the suspect.

Suspect Description:

White male, between 30 & 40 years of age, 5’8”, 220lbs with a heavy build, beard and bald

Last seen wearing a tan hooded jacket with a black liner, black polo shirt with red & white stripes and blue jeans

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