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Police arrest strong arm robbery suspect previously at large

From Prince William County police:

Strong Arm Robbery – On July 18, Akmed MANSARAY, who was wanted for a robbery which occurred in the 1400 block of Bayside Ave in Woodbridge on July 16, was located and arrested without incident.
Arrested on July 18:
Akmed MANSARAY, 34, of 6428 Edsall Rd Apt T2 in Alexandria
Charged with robbery
Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond (more…)

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Verbal altercation results in two counts of malicious wounding

From Prince William County police:

Malicious Wounding – On July 18 at 12:38 a.m., officers responded to the 13800 block of Jefferson Davis Highway in Woodbridge to investigate a fight. The victim, a 29-year-old man of Fayetteville NC, reported to police that he and the accused were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated physically.

During the encounter, the accused struck the victim multiple times in the face. A second victim, a 59-year-old man of Fayetteville NC, attempted to separate the two parties. At that point, the accused pulled out a knife and began swinging the weapon towards the second victim. (more…)

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Suspect in felony child neglect eludes police

A woman, previously arrested for attempting to burn a mattress, is wanted by police for suspected felony child neglect.

From Prince William County police:

Felony Child Neglect – On July 15 at 12:24 p.m., officers responded to the 3500 block of Briarwood Drive in Dumfries to investigate a child neglect. When officers arrived, they located a 2-year-old boy and an 11-month old girl unattended outside of their apartment. Upon further investigation, officers located the children’s residence where the babysitter, later identified as the accused, was found asleep inside. (more…)

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Police seek Mays in suspected abduction case

From Prince William County police:

Abduction | Domestic Related – On July 17 at 12:37 a.m., officers responded to a residence located in the 2900 block of Wetherburn Court in Woodbridge to investigate an assault. The investigation revealed that the accused was involved in a verbal argument with an acquaintance, identified as a 31-year-old woman of Woodbridge, which escalated.

During the encounter, the accused assaulted the victim and prevented her from leaving the residence. When the victim locked herself in the bathroom and contacted police, the accused kicked open the door and put the victim in a headlock. A struggle ensued and the victim was eventually able to break free. When the officer arrived, the accused fled the area on foot. Minor injuries were reported. (more…)

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Horseback riding instructor indicted for sexual battery

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

The Stafford Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of Boris Gokovski, age 64 of Stafford County. Gokovski was indicted by a Stafford County Grand Jury on July 5, 2017 on four counts of Sexual Battery. He was arrested on those indictments on July 12, 2017 and incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $5,000 secure bond. Gokovski has since bonded out. He is scheduled for arraignment on July 20, 2017.

The indictments against Gokovski stem from a complaint the Sheriff’s Office received in May of 2017 from a female victim who reported that Gokovski sexually assaulted her at the B&R Ranch located in Stafford County. Gokovski is one of the owners of the B&R Ranch as well as a horseback riding instructor. (more…)

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Triangle man, 46, charged with aggravated sexual battery

From Prince William County police:

Aggravated Sexual Battery – On July 13 at 11:15 p.m., detectives from the Special Victim’s Unit responded to investigate a sexual assault which reportedly occurred at a residence located in the 3600 block of Wharf Lane in Triangle earlier that morning. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 15-year-old female juvenile, was inappropriately touched by the accused, an acquaintance, earlier that morning around 8:00 a.m. Following the investigation, the accused, was arrested without incident.

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Warrenton man charged with attempted murder, says men sexually assaulted friend

While police are charged the suspect with attempted murder, they’re still looking into the alleged sexual assualt. 

From a press release: 

Attempted Murder – On July 10 at 10:26PM, officers received information that the accused, identified as Alec Michael SHRAUDER, was possibly driving to a residence located in the 15600 block of Crestview Ln in Haymarket (20169) with a firearm to confront two men who allegedly sexually assaulted a female acquaintance sometime between July 7 and July 9.

Officers responded to the residence while a police K-9 and helicopter searched the area for the suspect. Following an extensive search of the surrounding area, the accused was eventually taken into custody without incident on July 11 around 1:30AM and subsequently charged. A firearm was also recovered nearby. The investigation into the alleged sexual assault is still on going.

Arrested on July 11:
Alec Michael SHRAUDER, 21, of 5834 Chittenden Dr in Warrenton
Charged with 2 counts of attempted murder and 1 count of use of a firearm in commission of a felony
Court Date: September 25, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Two face charges in BB gun shootings

Rice, Devaughn
Marshall, Robert

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY — Prince William police say they arrested two men suspected in two BB gun shootings on Tuesday in the county. 

One occurred in Dale City, and the second at a Taco Bell at the corner of Sudley Road and Sudley Manor Drive near Manassas. 

More from a police press release: 

Malicious Wounding | BB Gun Shooting Investigations – On July 11 at 12:45PM, officers responded to the area of Darbydale Ave and Danville Rd in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a shooting involving a BB gun. The investigation revealed that three adult males were struck by BB pellets as they were working in the above area. One victim was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The two other victims received minor injuries.

Later that afternoon around 3:10PM, officers responded to the area of Sudley Manor Rd and Sudley Rd in Manassas (20109) to investigate a second shooting involving a BB gun. The second investigation revealed that an adult male reported to police that he was walking in the above area when he was struck by a BB pellet in the upper body. The victim reported minor injuries.

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Babysitter arrested after child, 1, found playing in street

From Prince William County police:

Felony Child Neglect – On July 10 at 8:18p.m., officers responded to the 2100 block of Gunsmith Terrace in Woodbridge to investigate a child neglect. A citizen reported to police that a 1-year-old boy was playing in the street unsupervised.

Officers conducted a canvass of the neighborhood and located the child’s babysitter, identified as the accused. Upon further investigation, officers determined that the child left the residence while the accused was playing video games. Following the investigation, the accused was subsequently arrested without incident. The child was released into the custody of a family member and was uninjured.

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Woman, 24, charged with malicious wounding in family argument

From Prince William County police:

Malicious Wounding – On July 9 at 10:34 a.m., officers responded to an apartment located in the 1300 block of Eisenhower Circle in Woodbridge to investigate a domestic violence call. The victim, a 24-year-old woman of Woodbridge, reported to police that she and the accused, a family member, were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated.

During the encounter, the accused punched the victim in the face and bit her. The parties eventually separated and the police were contacted. Minor injuries were reported. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested. (more…)

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Strangulation arrest also yields possession charge

From Prince William police: 

Strangulation | Domestic Related – On July 5 at 3:34 a.m., officers responded to a residence located in the 13500 block of Delaney Rd in Woodbridge to investigate an assault. The victim, a 48-year-old woman of Woodbridge, reported to police that she and the accused, an acquaintance, were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated physically.

At one point during the encounter, the accused grabbed the victim by the throat. The parties eventually separated and police were contacted. Minor injuries were reported. Following the investigation, officers arrested the accused, identified as Tony Wayne SAUNDRES. During a search post-arrest, marijuana was located on the accused.

Arrested on July 5:
Tony Wayne SAUNDRES, 58, of the 13500 block of Delaney Rd in Woodbridge
Charged with strangulation, domestic assault & battery-3rd offense and possession of marijuana
Court Date: Pending | Bond: Unavailable

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‘Global Foodies’ fail at robbery attempt outside grocery store

Stiney, Taron
Eller, Kayla

From Prince Wiliam police: 

Attempted Armed Robbery | Attempted Malicious Wounding – On July 4 at 5:35PM, officers responded to the Global Foods located at 10320 Festival Ln in Manassas (20109) to investigate an armed robbery. An employee reported to police that he was outside behind the business when he was approached by an unknown man and woman. During the encounter, the man displayed a knife and demanded money. When the victim refused, the man lunged at the victim with the knife. The victim was able to dodge the knife then run away and contact police. No injuries were reported. Upon further investigation, officers were able to identify both the suspects as Taron Desean STINEY and Kayla ELLER. A short time later, STINEY and ELLER were located in the homeless camp behind 8025 Sudley Rd and arrested without incident.

Arrested on July 4:

Taron Desean STINEY, 24, of no fixed address

Charged with attempted robbery, attempted aggravated malicious wounding, and assault & battery

Kayla ELLER, 28, of no fixed address

Charged with attempted robbery

Court Date: August 24, 2017 | Bond: Both were held WITHOUT Bond

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Colato charged in child sex assault

From Prince William police: 

Sexual Assault Investigation – On June 15, detectives from the Special Victim’s Unit responded to investigate a sexual assault which was reported to have occurred on June 10 at a home in Woodbridge (22193). The investigation revealed that the victim, a 5-year-old boy, was inappropriately touched by the accused, identified as a family member. The victim disclosed the incident to a school teacher who contacted Child Protective Services. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested without incident.

Arrested on July 2:

Sara COLATO, 27, of 12770 Tadworth Pl in Woodbridge

Charged with object sexual penetration

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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‘The accused poured a glass of wine on the victim then threw her to ground and choked her’

From Prince William police: 

Strangulation | Abduction | Burglary | Domestic Related – On July 2 at 1:26AM, officers responded to a residence located in the 16000 block of Pitner St in Haymarket (20169) to investigate a domestic assault. 

The investigation revealed that the accused, an acquaintance, broke into the residence of the victim, a 45-year-old woman of Haymarket, while she was out walking her dog. When the victim returned home and found the accused inside, a verbal altercation ensued.

During the encounter, the accused poured a glass of wine on the victim then threw her to ground and choked her. The accused eventually took the victim to an upstairs bedroom where he prevented her from leaving for several hours. The accused also took the victim’s cell phone preventing her from contacting police.

At some point, the victim was able to use another phone to contact police and the accused fled the residence prior to officers arriving. A short time later, an officer with the Haymarket Police Department located the suspect’s vehicle in the area of the Walmart located at 6500 Trading Sq.

A police K-9 responded to search the area for the suspect. An officer located the accused a short time later and took him into custody without incident. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested.

Arrested on July 2:

Kenneth Clayton GRIFFIN II, 44, of 12813 Wishing Well Way in Bristow

Charged with strangulation, abduction, burglary with intent to commit assault, grand larceny, assault & battery, and preventing the summoning of law enforcement

Court Date: August 9, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Heroin overdose leads to 2 arrests at Stafford motel

From the Stafford sheriff’s office: 

Sussman

On Sunday, June 25, 2017 at approximately 5:30pm, deputies from the Stafford Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Motel 6 located at 401 Warrenton Rd in reference to a drug overdose. Deputies arrived on scene to find a female subject unresponsive.

It was soon discovered that the female was suffering from a heroin overdose. Nasal Narcan was administered at the scene and the female regained consciousness. Evidence of heroin

Godwin

usage was found at the scene. The female was later identified as Tara Michelle Sussman, age 31 of Fredericksburg.

While deputies were dealing with Sussman they were alerted by a motel patron about a male subject in another part of the motel complex who appeared to be under the influence of drugs. Deputies A.I. Assur and S.T. Myers tended to the male subject who was later identified as Cody Andrew Godwin, age 23 of Stafford County.

Godwin displayed slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet to the point that he couldn’t stand without the assistance of deputies. It was later learned that he too was suffering the effects of Heroin usage. Deputies attempted to take Godwin into custody and were immediately met with active resistance.

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Fairfax police nab man suspected of stealing truck, impersonating cop

From Prince William police: 

Impersonating a Police Officer | Stolen Vehicle *ARREST – On June 23, detectives with the Intel Unit were notified by detectives from the Fairfax County Police Department that they had identified and arrested the suspect who had impersonated a police officer in the area of Prince William Pkwy and Reids Prospect Dr in Woodbridge on June 18 while driving a stolen white 2016 Chevrolet Silverado. The accused, identified as Tyson RASCHER, was charged by Fairfax for charges related to the stolen vehicle. Detectives with the Prince William Police Intel Unit subsequently obtained additional charges for impersonating a police officer and eluding police.

Arrested on June 23:

Tyson RASCHER, 19, of 6020 Martins Landing Ln in Burke

Charged with impersonating a police officer: 3rd offense and eluding police

Court Date: July 20, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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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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