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Sheriff: ‘Two women had been seen shoplifting in the store on numerous occasions’

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Pictured: Tellis, Johns

From the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office: 

On February 1, 2017, Deputy B. U. Demirci responded to a shoplifting complaint at the Target store located at 1090 Stafford Market Place.  When he arrived, loss prevention officers had two adult females in custody for concealing merchandise.  The suspects had been observed placing various cosmetics in their purses and attempting to leave the store without paying.  Loss prevention detained them and called the Sheriff’s Office.  The stolen property recovered from each of the females was valued at over two hundred dollars.  

Loss prevention officers advised Deputy Demirci that the two women had been seen shoplifting in the store on numerous occasions in the past but had escaped each time.  The thefts had been recorded by security cameras and saved on disc.  Deputy Demirci spoke with both women who confessed to the theft they were detained on.  They also admitted they had shoplifted at Target in the past.  Deputy Demirci arrested the two for the thefts committed that day and asked loss prevention to gather the security videos of the other thefts for him to review. 

On February 26, 2017, Deputy Demirci obtained concealment warrants on both female suspects for five other shoplifting cases that were recorded by loss prevention.  One case was from November of 2016, one from December of 2016 and three were from thefts that occurred during January of 2017.   

Arrested were Pandora Johns, 65 years old and Andrea Tellis, 61 years old.  Each resides in Stafford County.  Both suspects were charged with Grand Larceny and five counts of Concealing Merchandise.

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Bristow fight spurs assault charge for Alexandria man

From Prince William police: 

Malicious Wounding – On February 21 at 3:12AM, officers responded to the 12800 block of Rannoch Cir in Bristow (20136) to investigate a fight. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 38-year-old man of Bristow, and the accused were involved in a physical altercation which escalated.  During the encounter, the accused struck the victim on the head with a blunt object causing a laceration. The parties eventually separated and police were contacted. The victim and the accused were transported to a local area hospital for further treatment. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested without incident.

Arrested on February 21:

Matthew Joseph TILGHMAN, 25, of 6910 Victoria Drive in Alexandria

Charged with malicious wounding

Court Date: March 22, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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FBI identifies 3 suspects in a series of armed robberies at 7-Eleven stores

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Soto, Christopher

Photos: Billingsley, Soto

From Prince William police: 

Armed Robberies *ARREST – On February 21, detectives with the Robbery Unit along with assistance from the FBI identified three suspects involved in a series of armed robberies which occurred at 7-Eleven stores located in the eastern part of Prince William County on August 7. Following the investigation, detectives obtained warrants for the arrest of two of the suspects, identified as Rachel Cornelia BILLINGSLEY and Christopher Lorenzo SOTO. BILLINGSLEY was subsequently located and arrested at her residence without incident later that evening. Attempts to locate SOTO have been unsuccessful. A third suspect, identified as 21-year-old man of Arlington, is already in custody in Arlington for unrelated charges. Charges are pending for the third suspect. The investigation continues.

Arrested on February 21:

Rachel Cornelia BILLINGSLEY, 21, of 2783 Myrtlewood Dr in Dumfries

Charged with 3 counts of robbery and 3 counts of conspiracy to commit robbery

Court Date: April 10, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

Wanted: [Photo from October 2016]

Christopher Lorenzo SOTO, 19, of no fixed address

Described as a white male, 5’07”, 200lbs with brown eyes and black hair

Wanted for 3 counts of robbery, 3 counts of burglary while armed, 3 counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony,  and 3 counts of wearing a mask in public

 

Armed Robberies [Previously Released] – 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.

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Girl, 11, told family she was inappropriately touched

From Prince William police: 

Sexual Assault Investigation – On February 22, detectives from the Special Victim’s Unit responded to investigate a sexual assault which was reported to have occurred at a home [near] Manassas. The investigation revealed that the victim, an 11-year-old girl, was inappropriately touched on more than one occasion by the accused, an acquaintance, since November 2016. The victim disclosed the incidents to a family member who notified police. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested without incident.

Arrested on February 23:

Julio Antonio CACERES, 35, of Manassas

Charged with aggravated sexual battery, abduction, and indecent liberties with a minor

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Suspect sought by Manassas City Police for rape

Manassas City police are seeking information regarding a suspect in a rape that occurred in Manassas City last year.

From Manassas City Police:

On Monday, Aug. 8 2016, Manassas City Police met with a reporting party regarding a sex offense that allegedly occurred in Manassas City in July 2016. The reporting party is an acquaintance of the accused. Upon further investigation, Detectives identified the suspect as Jose Rafael SANCHEZ. SANCHEZ is wanted for Rape.

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Snoozing driver arrested on heroin charges

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

“Stafford, VA. On February 19, 2017 Deputy Vernon Galyen responded to a report of a suspicious person at the Valero located at 620 Cambridge Street. When he arrived at the location, he observed a male subject sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle that was parked at the pumps. He also observed the subject was slouched over onto the passenger seat. There was a white powdery substance on his face and his eyes were closed. (more…)

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Additional suspect still sought for Manassas area home invasion

From Prince William County Police:

“Malicious Wounding *ARRESTS & ADDITIONAL SUSPECT IDENTIFIED – On February 18, detectives from the Robbery Unit obtained warrants for a sixth suspect, identified as Devaun Andrew JENKINS, involved in a home invasion which occurred at a residence located in the 7900 block of Deward Ct in Manassas on January 22. On February 21, Tyreek VINING and Deangelo ROBERTSON turned themselves into police without incident. Attempts to located Rashad THOMPSON have still been unsuccessful.

 

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Updated: Khushbu Amanullah, 16, missing, no longer endandered

From Prince William police: 

*MISSING ENDANGERED JUVENILE: The Prince William County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing and endangered juvenile, Khushbu Amanullah. The investigation revealed that Khushbu walked away from her residence located in the 13700 block of Greenbriar Drive in [Dale City] (22193).

On February 12th 2017, Khushbu left her residence voluntarily.  On February 19th, additional information was received that she may be in need of assistance which qualifies her as being endangered. Anyone with information on Khushbu’s whereabouts is asked to call the police at 703-792-6500.

Khushbu Amanullah is described as a white female, 16 years of age, 5’06”, 142lbs with black hair and brown eyes.
It’s unknown what she was last seen wearing.

Update 10:11 a.m. 

From Prince William police:

“Upon receiving additional information and further investigation Khushbu Amanullah, who was reported as a missing and endangered juvenile on Sunday, February 19, is no longer considered endangered.” 

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Martinez, Mercer face charges after traffic stop

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Photos Martinez, Mercer

From the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office: 

“On February 17, 2017, at approximately 2:25 AM Deputy J.A. Mangan responded to a vehicle crash on Courthouse Road. Upon arrival, he observed a dark colored Toyota 4Runner that had collided with a parked plow truck.

A male and female subject were at the scene, both were evaluated for injuries and identified. The male, Nicholas Martinez, did not possess a valid operator’s license but explained that he was driving the Toyota because his girlfriend was too intoxicated to be behind the wheel.

Mr. Martinez advised that he was forced to swerve to avoid something that had run across the road and subsequently hit the parked plow truck. During Deputy Mangan’s assessment of the scene, he observed a glass container and a glass smoking device hidden behind the rear tire of the vehicle that had been struck. (more…)

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What is Mug Shot Monday?

All of most recent mug shots included in crime stories posted to PotomacLocal.com will be shared weekly in Monday Mug Shots.

Today marked the first day for the weekly Monday Mug Shots email to be sent every Monday at 8 a.m. The email will feature a round-up of arrests from Prince William and Stafford counties, as well as the Greater Manassas area.

Monday Mug Shots is free, and you can get it by signing up on PotomacLocal.com.

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Motorcyclist killed on Mapledale Avenue in Dale City

From Prince William police: 

Fatal Crash Investigation – On February 18 at 1:38AM, investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit responded to the area of Mapledale Ave and Meadowbrook Rd in [Dale City] (22193) to investigate a crash involving two motorcycles.

The investigation revealed that both motorcycles were traveling southbound on Mapledale Ave approaching Meadowbrook Dr when one of the operators, an adult male, applied a hard brake in an attempt to turn onto Meadowbrook Dr. The second motorcycle, operated by an adult female, was following behind the first motorcycle and unable to stop causing a collision. (more…)

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Sheriff’s office: Hit and run suspect told cops to get off his property

From the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office: 

On February 14, 2017 at approximately 8:50 PM Deputy A.J. Layug responded to a hit and run at the intersection of Brent Point Road and Arkendale Road.  Upon arrival, Deputy Layug interviewed a male subject who advised that an oncoming blue Ford SUV had crossed over into his lane and collided with his vehicle.  

Deputy Layug observed considerable damage to the driver’s side of the victim’s vehicle.  The victim advised that after the accident the other driver exited the Ford and identified himself only as Paul.  Paul then stated that he did not want to get law enforcement or insurance involved.  He returned to his vehicle and drove away.  When doing so he almost struck the victim again. (more…)

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Argument escalates, woman choked

From Prince William police:

Strangulation | Domestic Assault & Battery – On February 15 at 12:00p.m., officers responded to a residence located in the 8100 block of Halsey Ct in Manassas (20110) to investigate a domestic assault. The victim, a 25-year-old woman of Manassas, reported to police that she and the accused, an acquaintance, were involved in a verbal argument which escalated.

During the encounter, the accused pushed the victim and, at one point, placed his hands around her neck preventing her from breathing. A struggle ensued and both parties eventually separated. Minor injuries were reported.

Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Jorge Antonio GONZALEZ AMAYA, was arrested.

Arrested on February 15:
Jorge Antonio GONZALEZ AMAYA, 23, of the 8100 block of Halsey Ct in Manassas
Charged with strangulation and domestic assault & battery
Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Stafford deputy charges driver after pursuit on Route 1

From the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office: 

On February 13, 2017 at approximately 2:50PM Deputy R.T. Kulbeth was traveling northbound on U.S. Route 1 when he observed a black, four-door Toyota, traveling southbound [ near the intersection of Austin Park Drive], displaying an expired state inspection sticker. Deputy Kulbeth activated his emergency lights and initiated a U-Turn. As he followed the vehicle, it began to accelerate through the Stafford Wayside [the area between north and south Route 1 that stretches between the Courthouse and the Stafford Post Office.  The road is divided, and it has all the green area] at speeds exceeding 80 MPH. The Toyota lost traction on the roadway and came to rest in a ditch near the Carnaby Street intersection.

The driver exited the vehicle and was ordered to show his hands. He followed commands and was taken into custody without further incident. The subject was identified as Douglas Howard. Mr. Howard had a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his person. He was subsequently given field sobriety tests.

Douglas Edward Howard, age 59 of Tobelt Court in Stafford, VA, was charged with Felony Eluding, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving with an Expired Inspection Sticker. He was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail and was held on a $2000 secured bond.

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Two D.C. men, 2 teens charged in trespassing; wall into neighbor’s home destroyed

From Prince William police: 

Residential Burglary – On February 13 at 12:39AM, officers responded to a vacant residence located in the 15100 block of Wentwood Ln in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate multiple trespassers. As officers arrived, they observed several subjects inside. When officers challenged the subjects, they refused to exit the residence. As officers were investigating, noises were heard coming from a neighboring residence.

Upon checking the home, officers discovered that the suspects had broken through a wall into the neighboring residence. When officers challenged one of the suspects, they went back into the original residence. A short time later, officers with the assistance of a police K-9 made entry into the residence and detained all of the suspects without further incident. No injuries were reported. Following the investigation, all of the suspects were arrested. (more…)

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Cortez charged in connection to stolen phone case, credit cards

From Prince William police: 

Strong Armed Robbery *ARREST – On February 13, Cristian Alexander PLEITEZ CORTEZ, wanted for a robbery which occurred in the 4800 block of Dale Blvd in Woodbridge earlier that morning, turned himself into police without incident at the Gar-Field Station in Woodbridge.

Arrested on February 13:

Cristian Alexander PLEITEZ CORTEZ, 25, of the 13600 block of Charles Ct in Woodbridge (more…)

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Two caught, 3 still wanted in Manassas-area home invasion

From Prince William police: 

Malicious Wounding *ARRESTS & ADDITIONAL SUSPECTS IDENTIFIED – On February 11, detectives from the Robbery Unit identified five suspects involved in a home invasion which occurred at a residence located in the 7900 block of Deward Ct in Manassas on January 22. Following the investigation, detectives obtained warrants for their arrests. On February 13, detectives located and arrested two of the suspects, identified as Elliot JOHNSON and Devon KING. Attempts to locate the remaining three suspects have been unsuccessful.

Arrested on February 13:

Devin Ezekial KING, 28, of 10151 Irongate Way in Manassas

Johnson

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Charged with attempted robbery, burglary while armed, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, wearing a mask in public, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor

Elliot Terrell JOHNSON, 22, of 7962 Community Dr in Manassas

Charged with conspiracy to commit burglary and contributing to the delinquency of a minor

Court Date: March 13, 2017 | Bond: Both were held WITHOUT bond

Wanted: (more…)

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Updated: Fairfax man sought for rape, arrested in Prince William County

A Fairfax man sought for rape and previously at large, has been arrested in Prince William County. Fairfax County police were not able to comment on the exact location of the arrest, and are no longer the primary investigating agency. 

From Fairfax County Police Department:

“Detectives Need Help Finding a Man Wanted for Rape

McLean Police District – Detectives from the Major Crimes Division, Sex Crimes Squad are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 18-year-old, Ronald Fabricio Herrera Contreras. He is wanted for rape, abduction with the intent to defile, gang participation and assault and battery that occurred in July, 2016. (more…)

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Failed escape attempt results in attempted murder charge

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

“Attempted Capital Murder Charges Result from Incident on Interstate

Stafford, VA. On February 10, 2017 at 9:22 PM Deputy Joshua Scott of the Stafford Sheriff’s Office Special Problems Unit was on proactive patrol in the area of 386 Warrenton Road. He observed a white four-door Mazda Protégé with a minor equipment violation traveling northbound on U.S. Route 17. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle pulled off the roadway along the entrance ramp to southbound Interstate 95. (more…)

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Boy, 14, charged with robbery, arrested

From Prince William police:

Update

Armed Robbery | Felony Hit & Run *ARREST – On February 12, detectives with the Robbery Unit received information on the whereabouts of Naseem Isaiah ROULACK, a juvenile sought in connection to an armed robbery which occurred in the area of Lindendale Rd and Leesburg Ct in Woodbridge on January 15. The accused was located and arrested without incident later that evening at a residence in the 14300 block of Fontaine Ct in Woodbridge.

“Armed Robbery | Felony Hit & Run *JUVENILE SUSPECT IDENTIFIED – Pursuant to a court order issued today, February 10, 2017, by the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of Prince William County, the Prince William County Police Department has received authorization to publicly release the below information identifying a juvenile sought in connection to an armed robbery which occurred in the area of Lindendale Rd and Leesburg Ct in Woodbridge on January 15. (more…)

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Girl, 9, victim of sex assault

From Prince William police: 

Sexual Assault Investigation – On July 28, detectives from the Special Victim’s Unit responded to investigate a sexual assault which occurred in Woodbridge (22191) between September 2015 and July 28, 2016. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 9-year- old girl, was inappropriately touched on more than one occasion by the accused, identified as a family member. The victim disclosed the incident to another family member who notified police. Following the investigation, detectives obtained warrants for the arrest of the accused on February 3. The accused was located and arrested without incident at his residence later that evening.

Arrested on February 3:

Luis Felicito VASQUEZ, 65, of 14308 Louisa St in Woodbridge

Charged with 3 counts of aggravated sexual battery

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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