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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

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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:

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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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Police identify brother as second robbery suspect

Suspect also charged in fatal Christmas Eve crash

From Prince William County police:

Strong Armed Robbery *ADDITIONAL SUSPECT IDENTIFIED – On February 3, detectives from the Robbery Unit identified a second suspect involved in the robbery which occurred in the area of Hoadly Road and Apollo Drive in Woodbridge on February 1.

Following the investigation, detectives obtained warrants for the arrest of the accused, identified as Jesse James WYRICK. Attempt to locate the accused have been unsuccessful. The investigation continues.

Wanted: [Photo from August 2016]
Jesse James WYRICK, 31, of the 9700 block of Henderson Pl in Manassas
Described as a white male, 6’00”, 190lbs with blue eyes and brown hair
Wanted for robbery and malicious wounding (more…)

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Stafford man faces abduction charge

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

On February 7, 2017 at approximately 9:30 p.m. Deputy N.C. Potter was dispatched to a report of a domestic assault that had past occurred between a male and female on Charter Gate Drive in Stafford. Upon arrival he spoke with the female subject who reported that earlier that day she had driven to her ex-boyfriends residence to retrieve some personal belongings.

She had her one-year-old child in the car with her at the time. While at the residence, the ex-boyfriend identified as Chase Rook, became so irate that he attempted to rip the car window out of its frame. When she exited her vehicle in an attempt to calm the situation, he grabbed her by the neck and slammed her against the vehicle. (more…)

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Difficulty parking leads to drug arrest

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

Arrest Made at Stafford Market Place

On February 6, 2017, at approximately 10:22 a.m. Deputy B.U. Demirci responded to a suspected drunk driver in the parking lot of Shopper’s Food Warehouse located at 1505 Stafford Market Place. A witness reported a white male in a silver Ford Explorer drive back and forth into the same parking space approximately fifteen times. (more…)

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Girl, 6, victim in sex assault

From Prince William police: 

Sexual Assault Investigation – On February 2 at 8:40PM, detectives from the Special Victim’s Unit responded to investigate a sexual assault which occurred at a home in Woodbridge (22193) earlier that evening. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 6-year-old girl, was inappropriately touched by the accused, identified as a family member. The victim disclosed the incident to another family member who immediately notified police. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested.

Arrested on February 3:

Frank Anthony ARRE, 57, of Woodbridge

Charged with aggravated sexual battery

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Multiple police agencies dive in after wallets stolen at 2 Panera Bread locations

From Stafford sheriff’s office: 

On November 29, 2016, Deputy J.J. Kreider and Sergeant E.D. Chinault responded to larceny calls at Panera Bread locations at 24 South Gateway Drive and 1005 Stafford Marketplace, respectively. In both instances, the victims advised their wallets were stolen and a credit card was used at nearby Target stores.

Still photos of a female who was using the credit card were obtained and a video also revealed a male and female leaving the Target parking lot in a beige-colored sedan. Detective A.R. Spotts began investigating the case and soon learned the same suspects had engaged in similar acts throughout Northern Virginia. Utilizing registration information provided by the Fairfax County Police Department, Detective Spotts determined the perpetrator used a vehicle rented from a company based in Washington D.C.

Detective Spotts visited the rental establishment and located the automobile used in the automobile used in the Fairfax incident. Several unused Visa gift cards were recovered from the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the female suspect rented the sedan, using an identity not of her own. The female then traveled to Stafford to commit the crime. (more…)

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Authorities chase bar-hopping suspect on Super Bowl Sunday

From Stafford sheriff’s office: 

On February 5, 2017, at approximately 4:20 p.m. Deputy D.C. Reed responded to a disturbance at Fatty’s Crab House located at 225 Garrisonville Road. An employee advised that a male subject had entered the business carrying an alcoholic beverage, and was asked to leave.

The subject and he began creating a disturbance outside the business by cursing and yelling at employees. The subject then attempted to jump over the guardrail leading to an approximate twenty foot drop onto the Walmart parking lot below.

Employees prevented this act and held the subject until Deputy Reed’s arrival. Deputy Reed identified and interviewed the subject and the witnesses. The male was found to be heavily intoxicated as well as wanted on an outstanding Stafford warrant.

Brian Joshua Deane, age 26 of Melrose Avenue in Triangle, VA, was charged with Public Intoxication in addition to a Capias for Failure to Appear for charges stemming from a 2016 Grand Larceny, Conspiracy and Concealment incident. He was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail and is held on no bond.

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Woman bitten, hotel room ransacked

From Prince William County Police:

Assault & Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer [LEO] – On February 1 at 4:11AM, officers responded to a hotel located in the 10600 block of Automotive Dr in Manassas (20109) to investigate a disorderly person.

When officers arrived, officers made contact with a 29-year-old woman of Manassas who stated that an acquaintance bit her on the head then ransacked one of the hotel rooms. A short time later, officers located the accused and determined he was intoxicated. (more…)

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