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Sedan left on blocks at Horner Road commuter lot in Woodbridge

This car had wheels on it when the driver parked it in a Woodbridge commuter lot.

Commuter David Snead returned to the Horner Road commuter lot Friday evening to find silver sedan missing all four tires and rims. A cinderblock appeared to have been placed underneath the car for support while the thieves did their dirty work.

Snead parked his car nearby and said he didn’t know the owner of the car now missing its wheels and rims.

“I came back from work on the PRTC commuter bus about 5:40 p.m. Most of the cars were gone, and this car was near mine. I don’t know how long it was … there…too many cars in the morning to see it. A few people were dispersed across the lot, but none near the car. Police were not in the vicinity,” Snead told Potomac Local in an email. (more…)

Infant shaken, family member charged

A four-month-old girl was violently shook by the accused, according to police.

She was taken to a local hospital for serious, non-life threatening injuries. 

The accused is charged with felony child abuse.

Here is more in a press release: 

Felony Child Abuse – On February 17 at 5:45PM, detectives from the Physical Abuse Unit responded to investigate an assault which was reported to have occurred at a residence located in the 4300 block of Ensbrook Ln in Woodbridge (22193) earlier that day. The investigation revealed that the accused, identified as a family member, was watching the victim, a 4 month old girl, when at some point he violently shook her. A short time later, another family member responded to a local hospital with the victim where she was treated for serious, non-life threatening injuries and police were contacted. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested without incident.

Arrested on February 17:

Sebastian Emanuel DIAZ, 18, of 4300 block of Ensbrook Ln in Woodbridge

Charged with felony child abuse

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

Woodbridge man charged with distribution of cocaine

A local Woodbridge man has been arrested and charged with distribution of cocaine.

He is charged with two counts of distribution of a schedule I or II narcotic, according to police.

Here is more in a press release:

Narcotics Investigation – On December 2, 2015, detectives from the Northern Virginia Gang Task Force concluded an investigation into the distribution of cocaine in the area of Featherstone Rd in Woodbridge (22191). Following the investigation, the accused was located and arrested without incident. The arrest was previously held for investigative purposes.

Arrested on December 2:

Kevin Rene TORRES-PALMA, 18, of 1535 Maurice Dr in Woodbridge

Charged with 2 count of distribution of a schedule I or II narcotic

Court Date: April 12, 2016 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

Woman charged with three counts of felony child neglect

A woman is charged with three counts of felony child neglect after leaving three children home alone with no adult present. 
According to police, the children were not injured. 
Here is more in a press release:
Felony Child Neglect – On February 12 at 5:58AM, officers responded to an apartment located in the 15000 block of Sunny Ridge Cir in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a child neglect call. When officers arrived at the home, they observed and made contact with a child, later identified as a 6 year old boy, through a closed bedroom window. The investigation revealed that two other children, identified as a 5 year old girl and a 2 year old girl, were also inside the residence and that no adult was present. While officers were still at the residence, the accused, the children’s mother, returned to the home around 7:10AM. The children were no injured. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested. The children were released to the custody of a family friend.               

Arrested on February 12:
Lucia Gonzalez ALFARO, 32, of the 15000 block of Sunny Ridge Cir in Woodbridge
Charged with 3 counts of felony child neglect
Court Date: Pending | Bond: $5,000 secured

Found human remains spark murder investigation


Suspects arrested in this case.

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Prince William police are investigating a murder after human remains were found last month. 

Here’s more in a press release issued today: 

Murder Investigation – On January 13 at 1:56PM, officers located what appeared to be human remains and bones in a wooded area in the 8000 block of Barrett Dr in Manassas (20110). The remains were collected by the Medical Examiner’s Office and further analysis was completed which confirmed the remains were human. Based upon the Medical Examiner’s preliminary analysis, detectives from the Homicide Unit are investigating this death as a murder. The exact cause of death is still pending.

Detectives are still awaiting positive confirmation on the victim’s identity. At this point, the victim is described as an adult male. Detectives are continuing their investigation into this incident. No suspects have been identified or arrested in connection with this investigation. This is Prince William County’s 1st homicide of 2016.*

Mother and son held at gunpoint during home invasion

Stafford Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating a home invasion robbery that occurred sometime after 4 a.m. Wednesday.

A mother and her young son were held at gunpoint while two white men rummaged throughout the home. According to police, the suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash and property a little less than 15 minutes after entering the home. 

Here is more in a press release:  (more…)

Taxi driver carjacked near Dumfries

A man is charged with carjacking, hit and run, eluding police, driving under the influence, preventing the summoning of law enforcement, and driving on a suspending license. 

Redmon forced a taxi driver from his vehicle and drove away with it. When officers attempted to stop Redmon, he fled. Redmon struck another vehicle at a redlight at the intersection of Prince William Parkway, according to police.

No injuries were reported except minor injuries of the accused. (more…)

33-year-old man shot and killed in North Stafford

Updated 7 p.m.

Tolliver turned himself into police, according to the Stafford sheriff’s office. 

Chancellor Tolliver was taken into custody this evening without incident after turning himself into authorities in Stafford County.  Tolliver is currently being held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.   

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A 33-year-old man was shot and killed in Stafford County.

The victim was involved in an argument that took place in the area of 202 Garrison Woods Drive, just off Onville Road in North Stafford. The argument escalated, and the victim was at 4:48 a.m. Sunday, February 7.

Deputies called to the scene found the victim unresponsive. The man was taken to a local hospital but died while in route to the medical center, according to Stafford sheriff’s spokesman 1st. Sgt. Eric Quinn.

The victim was identified by the sheriff’s office as Maurice Williams Scott, of Stafford County.

Following the shooting, Stafford detectives obtained murder arrest warrants for the arrest of Chancellor Tolliver, 20, of Stafford, said Quinn.
Tolliver is said to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on Tolliver’s whereabouts is encouraged to call Stafford County Crime Solvers.

Pedestrian struck in downtown crosswalk

Vandalism to Auto

At approximately 1:05 a.m. on Feb. 2, 2016, Manassas City Police met with a resident on the 9600 block of Ellicott Ln for a report of a vandalism. The reporting party told officers that she was inside her residence when she heard loud noises coming from outside. When she looked outside, she discovered that her vehicle’s front passenger window had been shattered, resulting in $500 worth of damage.

Stolen Auto

On Jan. 30, 2016, Manassas City Police met with a resident on Police Headquarters for a report of a stolen auto. The reporting party told officers that sometime during the overnight hours after 9 p.m. on Jan. 29, his locked vehicle was stolen from where he parked it at the Manassas Train Depot (9431 West St).

Description of stolen vehicle: 2009 silver Nissan Altima, valued at $8,000 (more…)

Woman charged with malicious wounding in Woodbridge

A 48-year-old man was stabbed in the upper body after an argument in Woodbridge.

According to police, the victim was transported to a local hospital for serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Here is more in press release:

Malicious Wounding – On February 1 at 12:32AM, officers responded to the 14700 block of Potomac Mills Rd in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a stabbing. The victim, a 48 year old man of Woodbridge, reported to police that he and the accused, an acquaintance, were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, the accused stabbed the victim in the upper body. The parties were eventually separated and police were contacted. The accused was located and detained without incident by responded officers. The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested.

Arrested on February 1: Deborah Elaine OWENS, 40, of No Fixed Address

Charged with malicious wounding

Court Date: March 9, 2016 | Status: Held WITHOUT Bond

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