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Police searching for man who robbed 2 stores on Route 1

From police: 

“Armed Robberies – On June 21 at 12:39AM, officers responded to the 7-Eleven located at 13940 Jefferson Davis Hwy in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a robbery. An employee reported to police that an unknown man entered the business and approached the counter. During the encounter, the suspect implied he had a weapon then demanded money from the employee and a customer. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing the area on foot. No weapons were displayed and no injuries were reported. A police K-9 searched the area for the suspect who was not located. Later that morning around 7:25AM, the same suspect entered the Shell service station located across the street at 13801 Jefferson Davis Hwy in Woodbridge (22191) and approached the counter. During this encounter, the suspect again implied he had a weapon and demanded money. When the employee refused to give him money, the suspect took the employee’s cell phone before fleeing the area on foot. No weapons were displayed and no injuries were reported. A police K-9 searched the area for the suspect who was not located. The investigation continues.

Suspect Description:

Black male, approximately 20 years of age, 5’08”, 150lbs, with a light complexion

Last seen wearing a blue bandana covering his face, black hat, black hoodie jacket with grey sleeves, white shirt, grey pants, and black shoes”

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Hit and run leads to robbery charges for Washington, D.C. woman

From police: 

“Strong Arm Robbery | Hit & Run *ARREST – On June 20, Brittany I’Esha BENNETT turned herself into police without incident at the Gar-Field Station in Woodbridge. The accused was wanted for robbery which occurred in the area of Jefferson Davis Hwy and Dale Blvd in Woodbridge on June 10.

Arrested on June 20:

Brittany I’Esha BENNETT, 18, of 415 Longfellow NW St in Washington, DC

Charged with robbery and hit & run

Court Date: July 18, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

Strong Arm Robbery | Hit & Run [Previously Released] – On June 10 at 3:30PM, officers responded to the area of Jefferson Davis Hwy and Dale Blvd in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a robbery. The investigation revealed that the victim, an 18-year-old woman of Woodbridge, was traveling southbound on Jefferson Davis Hwy in the area of Featherstone Rd when she was involved in a vehicle accident with a 2003 black Honda sedan. When the driver of the Honda attempted to flee the area, the victim followed the vehicle to the area of Jefferson Davis Hwy and Dale Blvd where it stopped at the intersection. The accused then got out of her vehicle and was involved in a verbal altercation with the victim. During the encounter, the accused assaulted the victim and took a cell phone before fleeing the area. No injuries were reported. Following the investigation, detectives with the Robbery Unit obtained a warrant for the arrest of the accused, identified as Brittany I’Esha BENNETT. The investigation continues.”

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Man robbed at gunpoint after agreeing to meet on Minnieville Road

A man was robbed at gunpoint of his purse along Minnieville Road, according to police. 

More from Prince William police: 

Armed Robbery – On June 13 at 9:09PM, officers responded to the 14600 block of Minnieville Rd in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a robbery. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 51-year-old man of Woodbridge, made arrangements to meet an acquaintance in the above area. During the encounter, the victim was approached by several men. 

At some point, one of the men brandished a firearm. The suspects took the victim’s purse and money before fleeing the area in a vehicle. No injuries were reported. Following the investigation, detectives with the Robbery Unit identified one of the suspects involved as Joseph Blane WILBURN and obtained warrants for his arrests. Attempted to locate WILBURN have been unsuccessful. The investigation continues.

Wanted: [Photo from September 2016]

Joseph Blane WILBURN, 25, of the 3100 Oakmont Dr in Triangle

Described as a white male, 5’05”, 150lbs with a thin build, brown hair and brown eyes

Wanted for robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, conspiracy to use a firearm in the commission of a felony, and conspiracy to violate the drug control act.”

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Esperanza charged with assault & battery on cop, domestic assault

From Prince William County Police Department:

Assault & Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer – On June 11 at 9:10 p.m., officers responded to an apartment located in the 18100 block of Kilmer Ln in Triangle to investigate a domestic violence call. The victim, a 21-year-old man of Triangle, reported to police that he and the accused, a family member, were involved in a verbal argument which escalated. (more…)

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Drones aid police in apprehending suspect after 10-hour manhunt

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

On June 6, 2016, at 1:38 a.m. Stafford County Sheriff’s Office responded to an armed robbery that had just occurred at Mr. B’s Exxon on Warrenton Road. The victim advised dispatch that the suspect was a black male and displayed a silver handgun that had black handgrips. He also stated the suspect had fled the area in an unknown vehicle.

Spotsylvania County had earlier in the night, broadcast a lookout for an armed suspect who had committed a robbery at the Sunoco Station in the Southpoint area of Spotsylvania. The description of that subject was a black male, armed with a handgun and who fled the scene in a silver vehicle that had damage to the passenger door.

Stafford County Patrol Deputies positioned themselves along Interstate 95 in hopes of observing a vehicle that fit the description of Spotsylvania’s lookout. At 1:41 a.m., Deputy A. I. Assur noticed a vehicle traveling northbound on Interstate 95 at the 140 mile marker that was silver in color and had damage to the passenger door. (more…)

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Yu gets 10 years in guilty plea deal in Gainesville shooting death of mother of his child, 6

Brian Yu plead guilty Monday to shooting and killing the mother of his 6-year-old daughter the night before he was due in court for child support hearing.

Brian Yu plead guilty Monday to shooting and killing the mother of his 6-year-old daughter the night before he was due in court for child support hearing.

Yu was sentenced to 10-years in prison after a plea agreement between prosecuting and defense attorneys. Three years of the 10-year sentence will be suspended. Yu will also undergo three years probation as part of the deal once released from prison.

“It’s a terrible crime, but this was the best outcome under the circumstances,” said Prince William County Commonwealth Attorney Paul Ebert.

Much of the evidence in the case, including journal entries kept by the victim, 26-year-old Linh Thi Pham, was inadmissible and could not be brought forward for a jury trial, added Ebert. (more…)

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Cinto in custody following Manassas shooting

Abraham Cinto, Jr., 22, of 9273 Byrd Drive was arrested in Manassas on Wednesday afternoon.

The details of his arrest cannot be released at this time, said Manassas police spokesman Charles Sharp.

Manassas police detailed the shooting incident Cinto is charged in connection to via this statement:

“Previously Released:

Shooting:

On Friday, May 26, 2017, at approximately 3:15 p.m., Manassas City Police responded to the 9700 block of Pickett Ln for a report of a shooting. Officers located an adult male victim who appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was seriously injured and flown to a local area hospital. The victim’s injuries do not appear to be life-threatening at this time.”

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More charges filed in Christmas Eve crash

From Prince William police:

“Fatal Crash Investigation *ADDITIONAL CHARGES – On May 12, investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit determined that alcohol and drugs were factors in a single vehicle fatal crash which occurred in the area of Token Valley Rd near Gandall Ct in Manassas on December 24. Following the investigation, investigators obtained additional charges for the driver of the vehicle involved, identified as Jesse James WYRICK. The accused was served the additional charges on May 13, and remains incarcerated at the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center where he was being held on unrelated charges.

Arrested on May 13:

Jesse James WYRICK, 31, of 9711 Henderson St in Manassas Park

Charged with involuntary manslaughter, driving under the influence, and driving on a revoked license

Court date: July 11, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond”

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Shootout in Stafford: 3 arrested, investigation continues

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From the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office: 

“On May 26, 2017, at approximately 7:31 PM, patrol units responded to North Stafford as multiple witnesses reported that two vehicles were exchanging gunfire while traveling westbound on Garrisonville Road.  

Both vehicles were silver; one was a Mercedes, and the other was a Chrysler.  At 7:33 PM the Chrysler was involved in an accident with another vehicle near the intersection of Garrisonville Road and Shelton Shop Road.  The two male occupants of the suspect vehicle then fled the area on foot.

 The passenger of the Chrysler was immediately detained by an off-duty law enforcement officer.  He was identified as Quanze Lejaun Todd and was taken into custody. The other vehicle involved in the accident sustained damage, but no one was injured.

Responding officers were able to locate a handgun in close proximity to the Chrysler. A search of the vehicle recovered suspected narcotics in the form of pills.   

The tag of the silver Mercedes was provided by another witness and that vehicle was registered to an address on Coventry Court in southern Stafford.  Patrol units responded to that area to be on the lookout for the Mercedes.   (more…)

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‘…the accused locked the vehicle doors and would not let the victims out until their mother arrived’

From Prince William police: 

“Abduction – On May 24 at 7:05PM, officers responded to investigate a possible past abduction which occurred at Patriot High School located at 10504 Kettle Run Rd in Nokesville (20181) on May 4 around 4:30PM. The investigation revealed that on May 4, the victims, a 16-year-old female juvenile and 14-year-old female juvenile, were waiting to be picked up from the school by their mother when they were approached by a vehicle being driven by the accused, an acquaintance. During the encounter, the accused told the victims that she had been requested by their mother to pick them up so the victims got into the vehicle. At some point, the accused locked the vehicle doors and would not let the victims out until their mother arrived. When their mother arrived approximately an hour later, the accused let the victims go and the parties eventually separated. The victims and their mother responded to the Western District station on May 24 to report the incident. Further investigation determined that the mother and the accused were involved in an ongoing verbal dispute. No injuries were reported. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested without incident.

Arrested on May 24:

Aleasha Rashea MILLER, 41, of 13601 Chapeltown Mews in Bristow

Charged with 2 counts of abduction

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT bond”

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Dogs owner accused of dumping bodies on walking path

From Prince William police: 

Felony Animal Cruelty *ARREST – On the morning of May 25, Animal Control officers received a tip regarding the ongoing possible animal cruelty investigation in the area of Cherry Hill Rd in Dumfries after two American pit bull terriers were discovered deceased along a walking path in the area on May 21. Further investigation by Animal Control officers and detectives revealed that the owner of the dogs, later identified as the accused, left the two pit bulls inside of a storage unit on the porch of his apartment without water, climate control or proper ventilation on May 19 around 10:00AM. When another resident of the apartment returned home approximately seven hours later, the dogs were located deceased. The accused then disposed of the remains in a wooded area near the 1500 block of Cherry Hill Rd. Following the investigation, the accused responded to the Gar-Field Station in Woodbridge where he was arrested without incident later that evening.

Arrested on May 25:

Kevin Matthew BLEDSOE, 27, of 2951 Fox Lair Dr, Apt 304, in Woodbridge (more…)

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Updated: Suspect identified in Pickett Lane shooting

From Manassas police: 

Shooting:

“On Friday, May 26, 2017, at approximately 3:15 p.m., Manassas City Police responded to the 9700 block of Pickett Ln for a report of a shooting.  Officers located an adult male victim who appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound. 

The victim was seriously injured and flown to a local area hospital.  The victim’s injuries do not appear to be life-threatening at this time.  This is an active ongoing investigation. 

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the Manassas City Police Investigative Services Division at 703-257-8092 or the Crime Solvers tip line at 703-330-0330.”

Updated

Manassas police are searching for a suspect they say shot a man in the city Friday afternoon. 

Abraham Cinto, Jr., 22, of 9273 Byrd Drive is wanted in connection to the shooting.

Police said Cinto may be armed and dangerous. 

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call Manassas police at 703-257-8057,

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Manassas police officer-involved shooting ‘justified,’ BB gun found

The investigation into the shooting of an 18-year-old man by a Manassas police officer is over. 

From a Prince William County police press release: 

“Upon reviewing the details of the shooting investigation involving the two Manassas City police officers, Prince William County Commonwealth’s Attorney, Paul Ebert, ruled the shooting was justified. Commonwealth Attorney Paul Ebert stated, “In my opinion, the officers involved were in reasonable fear of death or serious harm when they used lethal force and therefore their actions were justified.”

A Manassas City police officer pursued a car driven by 18-year-old Luis Daniel Torres Molina, of Woodbridge, from the city to George Helwig Memorial Park just off Route 234 and shot him early Friday. A 911 caller told Manassas police they heard shots fired, and then described seeing a black Ford Explorer with tinted windows.  (more…)

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Suspect on Stafford’s ‘Most Wanted’ list apprehended

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

On May 10, 2017, at 7:30 a.m., Deputy J.J. Kreider was westbound on South Gateway Drive when he observed a subject he recognized driving a green SAAB traveling east. Deputy Kreider knew the subject’s driving privilege was currently suspended due to multiple prior driving convictions.

Deputy Kreider reversed his direction of travel and followed the SAAB onto Falls Run Drive. He made contact with the driver, who was the single occupant of the vehicle, in the parking lot of 125 Falls Run.

The driver was also wanted for felony larceny and a failure to appear through Stafford County, as well as a capias from another jurisdiction. (more…)

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Police arrest two additional suspects in January home invasion

From Prince William County police:

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Thompson, Rashad (2)

Pictured: Jenkins, Thompson

Malicious Wounding *ADDITIONAL ARRESTS – On May 10, members of the US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force and the Fauquier County Sheriffs Office arrested Rashad Newton THOMPSON at an address in Bealeton, VA. THOMPSON was involved in a home invasion which occurred at a residence located in the 7900 block of Deward Ct in Manassas on January 22. (more…)

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Stafford woman, 52, charged with multiple traffic offenses

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

On May 5, 2017, at 4:23 p.m., a citizen called to report a blue Ford pickup truck in the area of the Blue and Gray Parkway and Kings Highway that was swerving and drove into a ditch. Deputy D.W. Fetterolf responded and observed a vehicle, matching the description provided, stopped at a red light on Cool Springs Road waiting to make a left turn onto Butler Road.

The vehicle had no brake lights illuminated, and once on Butler Road, it swerved across the lane markings several times. Deputy Fetterolf activated his emergency lights and initiated a traffic stop, but the truck kept moving and continued west on Butler Road, stopping near the intersection of Castle Rock Drive. (more…)

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Family argument escalates, results in malicious wounding

From Prince William County Police:

Malicious Wounding | Stabbing Investigation– On May 1 at 2:30 a.m., officers responded to an apartment located in the 8100 block of Peakwood Ct in Manassas to investigate a stabbing.

The investigation revealed that the victim, a 34-year-old man of Manassas, was involved in a verbal altercation with the accused, identified as a family member, which escalated. During the encounter, the accused stabbed the victim multiple times with a knife. The parties eventually separated and the police were contacted. (more…)

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Suspect wanted in connection to abduction, burglary, arrested in Arlington

From Prince William County Police:

Abduction | Burglary | Domestic Related *ARREST– On May 1, Joshua BARRETT, wanted for multiple incidents which occurred at a residence located in the 3100 block of Talon Eagle St in Woodbridge  on April 27 and 28, was located and arrested in Arlington.

Arrested on May 1:
Joshua BARRETT, 27, of the 14800 block of Emberdale Dr in Woodbridge
Charged with 3 counts of burglary, 1 count of abduction, 1 count of grand larceny, 2 count of preventing the summoning of law enforcement, 2 counts of domestic assault & battery, and 1 count of destruction of property (more…)

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Driving under the influence charge for Stafford man

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

On April 27, 2017, at  11:50 p.m, Deputy E.M. Lawrence was on proactive patrol near the intersection of Stafford Lakes Parkway and Warrenton Road when she observed a Ford F-350 truck located perpendicular to the northbound travel lanes. Deputy Lawrence initiated a U-Turn to respond to the vehicle.

When she returned to the intersection the truck was parked in the southbound lanes of travel, again facing perpendicular to oncoming traffic. Deputy Lawrence activated her emergency equipment and made contact with the driver, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Deputy Lawrence observed the driver’s glassy eyes, slurred speech and detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his person. Deputy Lawrence also observed an open can of beer and a small bottle of whiskey inside the vehicle. (more…)

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Woman, 31, charged with attempting to burn mattress

From Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue:

On, Sunday, April 30th , fire and rescue units were dispatched to a structure fire in the 3200 block of Burbank Lane in Dale City. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered the fire had been extinguished by a resident.

The Prince William County Fire Marshal’s Office initiated an investigation. Through witness’ statements it was determined that Ms. Amanda Allen lit her mattress on fire while it was located inside a shed. The rest of the investigation led to the following charges being placed. (more…)

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