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Bank robbery suspects arrested, connection to additional robberies under investigation

From Prince William County Police:

Attempted Bank Robbery ARREST – Upon further investigation into the reported attempted bank robbery which occurred at the BB&T Bank located at 13920 Noblewood Plz in Woodbridge on March 22, detectives have charged the driver of the suspect vehicle involved, identified as James Robert MOTON.

The passenger in the same vehicle, identified as William Howard ROBINSON, was also arrested on an unrelated charge. The investigation continues into this incident and possible connections to other additional robberies in Prince William County. Additional charges are pending. (more…)

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Man previously sought for aggravated sexual battery arrested

From Prince William Police Department:

Aggravated Sexual Battery *ARREST – On March 21, Eduyn Misael BELTRAN-ROMERO turned himself into police without incident at the Adult Detention Center in Manassas. The accused was wanted for a sexual assault which occurred at a residence in Dumfries in July of 2016.

Arrested on March 21:
Eduyn Misael BELTRAN-ROMERO, 43, of no fixed address
Charged with aggravated sexual battery and production of child pornography
Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond (more…)

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Drug Store employee arrested for embezzlement

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

On March 21, 2017, at 7:09 p.m., Deputy C.N. Mireles responded to a larceny at the Rite Aid located at 1095 International Parkway. When he arrived he met the loss prevention officer who advised a store employee, Tyra Powell, had been making suspicious returns of store merchandise. The loss prevention officer stated Ms. Powell would ring up a cash sale and if the customer failed to take the receipt, would use it to fictitiously return the item and pocket the cash. These returns had occurred as many as nine times on eight different days in March. (more…)

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Attempted robbery at Woodbridge bank, police detain two suspects

From Prince William County Police:

Attempted Bank Robbery – On March 22 at 9:41 a.m., officers responded to the BB&T Bank located at 13920 Noblewood Plz in Woodbridge to investigate a robbery. An employee reported to police that an unknown man approached the bank area then passed a note demanding money. When the teller refused, the suspect fled the bank possibly in a vehicle. No injuries were reported.

A short time later, a responding officer observed the suspect vehicle driving on Opitz Blvd near Potomac Center Blvd. Officers initiated a traffic stop and detained the driver and a passenger believed to be involved in the attempted bank robbery. The investigation continues and further information will be released when available.

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Man arrested for attempted malicious wounding of two Stafford Deputies

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

On March 20, 2017, at 11:54 p.m., Deputy W.C. Betush was stopped in the parking lot of 1739 Jefferson Davis Highway when a Honda CRV pulled into the lot and parked approximately 10 feet away from his marked cruiser. Deputy Betush felt that the subject was possibly in need of assistance and he exited his cruiser in order to speak with the driver. (more…)

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Traffic accident leads to muliple charges

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

On March 19, 2017, at 1:24 a.m. Deputy M. R. Flick responded to a reported hit and run in the area of 2862 Jefferson Davis Highway behind McDonald’s.

Upon arrival, Deputy Flick observed a silver Nissan situated on top of a median. He also observed uprooted shrubs and a broken McDonald’s entrance sign. There were two male subjects standing near the Nissan’s driver’s door. As he approached, one of the males walked away. (more…)

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Manassas City police seeking information on BB gun vandal

From Manassas City Police Department:

Vandalism to Auto
On March 16, 2017, Manassas City Police met with two different residents for two separate reports of vandalisms to auto. In each incident, the reporting party told officers that sometime during the overnight hours of March 15, a window on his vehicle had been shattered by something that appeared consistent with a BB pellet.
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Mental health counselor charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor

From Prince William County Police Department:

Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor – On March 6, detectives from the Special Victims Unit began an investigation involving a juvenile and a counselor at the Psychological and Life Skills Associates located at 13885 Hedgewood Dr, Suite 245, in Woodbridge .

The investigation revealed that between January and March of 2017, the accused, identified as Matthew Stuart BROUDY, had an inappropriate relationship with a client, identified as a 17-year-old female juvenile. During the course of their relationship, the accused engaged in inappropriate contact with the victim on more than one occasion while at his above office in Woodbridge.

Detectives further learned that the accused continued to send the victim sexually explicit messages. On March 16, detectives executed a search warrant at BROUDY’s office and seized electronic items. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested.

Arrested on March 16:
Matthew Stuart BROUDY, 46, of 5711 4th St N. in Arlington
Charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and using a communication system to facilitate certain offenses involving children
Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Manassas City Police is seeking information that leads to an arrest of the following individual:

UMANZOR CRUZ, Julio

RACE: White (Hispanic)

SEX: Male

H / W: 5’7 170

DOB: April 6, 1987 (age 29)

EYES: Brown

HAIR: Black

LAST KNOWN LOCATION:

Manassas, VA

Case # 16005167– Det. Brooks

Julio UMANZOR-CRUZ is wanted for sex offenses stemming from a Manassas City Police investigation that began on Sept. 2, 2016. UMANZOR-CRUZ’s last known residence is Manassas however, he might have left the area.

The Manassas City Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward up to $1000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case. The confidential 24-hour tip line is (703) 330-0330.

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Mother charged with felony child neglect

From Prince William County Police:

Felony Child Neglect – On March 13 at 6:18 p.m., officers responded to the 12100 block of Cinnamon St in Woodbridge in reference to a found child. The caller reported to police that she located a young child walking around a parking lot unattended in the above area. Officers attempted to obtain information from the child regarding her residence and other identifiable information without success. (more…)

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9-1-1 Call hang up results in concealed weapon arrest

Stafford, VA. On March 10, 2017, at 8:29 p.m., Deputy K.J. Simpson and Deputy S.P. Whitt responded to a 9-1-1 call from a residence on Poplar Road. The call had disconnected before deputies arrived on the scene. As is the routine practice, the deputies were outside interviewing the husband and wife about the circumstances that led to the call.

A short time later, an uninvolved male subject exited the residence and approached Deputy Simpson. As the male approached, he began using very explicit and abusive language toward law enforcement. (more…)

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Robbery suspect argued with women, kicked cat, police said

From Prince William police: 

Strong Armed Robbery | Cruelty to Animal | Domestic Related – On March 10 at 9:35PM, officers responded to investigate an assault which occurred earlier that evening at a residence located in the 4000 block of Bradys Hill Dr in Triangle (22172).

The investigation revealed that the accused was involved in physical altercation with three victims, a 42-year-old woman, 19-year-old woman, and a 17-year-old female juvenile. During the encounter, the victims were assaulted by the accused.

At some point during the altercation, the accused kicked an 8-month-old cat across the room. As the victims attempted to leave, the accused held down the 42-year-old woman and took money from her. The accused then destroyed the victims’ cell phones as they attempted to contact police.

The parties eventually separated and the victim’s drove back to their residence in Woodbridge where they contacted police. Minor injuries were reported. The cat was not injured. Following the investigation, officers obtained warrants for the arrest of the accused.
Wanted: [Photo from August 2008]

Glenn Russell HALL, Jr., 51, of the 4000 block of Bradys Hill Rd in Triangle

Described as a white male, 5’08”, 190lbs with hazel eyes and brown hair

Wanted for 1 count of robbery, 3 counts of assault & battery, 1 count of cruelty to animals, and 1 count of destruction of property

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Another Wells Fargo Bank branch robbed

From Prince William police: Wells Fargo Suspect 1

 

Bank Robbery – On March 13 at 11:08AM, officers responded to the Wells Fargo Bank located at 13716 Smoketown Rd in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a robbery. An employee reported to police that an unknown man approached the bank area then passed a note demanding money. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of Wells Fargo Suspect 2money before fleeing the area in a silver Dodge or Chrysler van. No injuries were reported. The investigation continues.

Suspect Description:

Black male, 5’08” with a thin build

Last seen wearing black jacket with purple stripes, sunglasses, and a Dallas Cowboys hatWells Fargo Suspect Vehicle

A Wells Fargo Bank branch on Dale Boulevard in Dale City was robbed in a similar fashion on March 3.

 

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Text messages lead Stafford investigators to ‘Uncle’

From the Stafford sheriff’s office: 

On March 7, 2017, at approximately 2:42 PM, Deputy G.P. Gabrielli made contact with a concerned citizen near Motel 6 on Warrenton Road. Deputy Gabrielli was advised that a female had been approached by an unknown male while walking to a nearby convenience store. 

The male asked her if she wanted pills or dust.  She responded that she was not interested, yet he persisted and would not leave her alone.  He was so insistent that she finally stated, “OK.”  The male subject then responded by handing her his phone number. The female provided a description of the subject, the phone number, and advised that he referred to himself as “Uncle.”

Deputy Gabrielle exchanged texted messages with Uncle.  A meeting was arranged for 7 PM in the parking lot of the convenience store where Uncle had been encountered earlier. Deputy Gabrielli and other member of the Special Problems Unit monitored the parking lot.  A male, matching the description provided, arrived and was immediately detained by Deputy Gabrielli, Sergeant B.W. Morris and Deputy J.R. Scott.  

Deputy Gabrielli then called the cell number provided and Uncle’s phone began to ring.

Barry Lee Saunders, age 58 of Anvil Road in Stafford, VA was charged with Solicitation of Prostitution, Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, and Public Intoxication.  He was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $3,500 secured bond.

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Snow Emergency Routes – Parking Restrictions- 3/13-3/14

SNOW EMERGENCY

The City Manager has determined based on the current weather forecast that a snow emergency will be in effect for the City of Manassas Park from 6 pm, Monday March 13, 2017 until 6 pm, Tuesday March 14, 2017.

The City Manager has put in place parking prohibitions on all City of Manassas Park Streets designated as snow emergency routes from 6 pm, Monday March 13, 2017 until 6 pm, Tuesday March 14, 2017.

The following streets have been designated as snow emergency routes:

(1)   Manassas Drive from Baker Street to Golf Court;

(2)   Denver Drive from Manassas Drive to Rugby Road;

(3)   Digital Drive from Manassas Drive to West Carondelet Drive.

(4)   Matthew Drive

(5)   West Carondelet Drive

(6)   Polk Drive from Manassas Drive to Old Centreville Road.

The parking of any vehicles during this snow emergency on the above mentioned streets shall be prohibited. Vehicles in violation during this incident will be ticketed and subject to towing at owners expense.

 

SNOW EMERGENCY

El Gerente Municipal ha determinado, basado en el actual pronóstico del tiempo, que se pondrá en efecto un estado de emergencia por el temporal de nieve en la ciudad de Manassas Park desde las 6:00 p.m. del día lunes 13 de Marzo hasta las 6:00 p.m. del martes 14 de Marzo del 2017.

El Gerente Municipal ha prohibido el estacionamiento de vehículos en cualquiera de las calles de la ciudad de Manassas Park que han sido designadas como rutas de emergencia por la nieve desde las 6:00 p.m. del día lunes 13 de Marzo hasta las 6:00 p.m. del martes 14 de Marzo del 2017.

Las siguientes calles han sido designadas como rutas de emergencia por la nieve:

(1)   Manassas Drive desde la Baker Street hasta Golf Court

(2)   Denver Drive desde la Manassas Drive hasta Rugby Road

(3)   Digital Drive desde la Manassas Drive hasta West Carondelet Drive

(4)   Matthew Drive

(5)   West Carondelet  Drive

(6)   Polk Drive desde la Manassas Drive hasta la Old Centreville Road

Se prohíbe el estacionamiento de cualquier vehículo durante este estado de emergencia en las calles arriba mencionadas.  Los vehículos que violen esta orden durante este incidente serán multados y estarán sujetos a ser remolcados a costa del dueño.

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Press Release – Ongoing Investigation

 Destruction of Property

Caller reported, sometime during the night of March 8, 2017, while parked in the driveway of a Scott Drive address, persons unknown scratched a 2017 Kia Sportage, causing $200 damage.  Investigation remains ongoing.

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Retired Stafford Sheriff Charlie Jett still on the lookout

STAFFORD, Va. — It’s been said that you can take the dog out of the fight, but you can’t take the fight out of the dog.

That may be true for retired Stafford County Sheriff Charlie Jett, who was spotted on Monday at the scene of a traffic stop.

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office said Jett called 911 to report what he thought was a drunken driver traveling along Route 610.

About 10:30 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy with lights and siren activated sped east down Garrisonville Road and pulled over a tow truck driver with a car in tow near the intersection of Eustace Road. Another sheriff’s deputy arrived on the scene.

Jett was spotted with the deputies who were questioning the driver of the two truck. He eventually got back into a silver SUV and left the scene.

The driver of the tow truck identified as Mark Stevenson Brensinger is charged with reckless driving, according to a Stafford sheriff’s spokeswoman. His age and place of residence were not released.

Jett spent 37 years working for the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office before retiring in 2015. He spent the last 15 years as its top elected leader.

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