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Suspect lured 14-year-old away from home for sex, authorities charge

From the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office: 

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Fielding Smith Daniel, age 52, of 1123 South Blue Ridge Ave, Culpeper, VA. Daniel has been charged with two counts of Carnal Knowledge, two counts of Use of an Electronic Device to Solicit a Minor and two counts of Soliciting a Minor for Prostitution.

On August 24, 2016 the Stafford Sheriff’s Office received a report that a 14 year old female had run away from her grandmother’s residence located in Stafford County. Detective Joe Massine initiated an investigation into the missing juvenile. Detective Massine’s investigation revealed the juvenile had been communicating online with older men. Detective Massine was ultimately able to track the juvenile down on August 31, 2016 at the home of a friend. During the follow up investigation Detective Massine learned the juvenile had previously met up with an adult male that she had met online. That man was later determined to be Fielding Smith Daniel.

Through the course of Detective Massine’s investigation he learned that Daniel had picked the juvenile up near her home and drove her to a nearby motel. Daniel engaged in sexual activity with the juvenile and paid her for the encounter. Daniel met up with the juvenile again approximately a week later and again engaged in sexual activity.

Detective Massine obtained warrants for Fielding Smith Daniel as well as a search warrant for Daniel’s home and vehicle located at the South Blue Ridge Ave address in Culpeper. Both the arrest warrants as well as the search warrants were executed on Friday, September 9, 2016. Stafford County authorities were assisted by the Culpeper Town Police and the Virginia State Police.

Fielding Smith Daniel is currently incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.

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Guns, stolen car used in Stafford bank heist

From the Stafford Sheriff’ Office: 

unionrobbery2The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a bank robbery that occurred this morning, Monday, September 12, 2016 at the Union 1st Market Bank located at 1044 Warrenton Rd in Stafford.

At approximately 10:30am this morning, multiple units from the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Union 1st Market Bank located at 1044 Warrenton Rd for a report of a bank robbery. Bank employees reported that two suspects entered the bank, walked up to the teller windows and demanded cash. Both suspects displayed a firearm during the robbery. The suspects fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

unionrobbery1The suspects fled the scene in a small two door vehicle which was later located approximately 2 miles away from the bank. The vehicle was unoccupied down a wooded trail off of Peacock Station Dr. Deputies discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen from Richmond City. Witnesses reported seeing a silver two door late model Mercedes Benz in the area at the same time the suspect vehicle pulled into the neighborhood. It’s believed that the suspects dumped the original getaway car and escaped in the silver Mercedes.

The first suspect is described as a black male, medium build, between 5’8” and 5’10” tall. The suspect was wearing blue jeans, a camouflage jacket with a yellow construction vest, a brown and white “truckers” hat, sunglasses and dark colored gloves. The suspect also had a camouflage bandana covering his face.

The second suspect is described as a black male, thin build, between 5’10” and 6’01” tall. The suspect was wearing blue jeans, a dark colored long sleeve shirt, a yellow construction vest, a brown and white “truckers” hat, sunglasses and dark colored gloves. The suspect was also wearing a dark colored bandana covering his face.

Anyone who has information as to the identity of the suspects is asked to contact the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-658-4400, Stafford Crime Solvers at 540-659-2020 (where callers may remain anonymous) or TEXT “Stafford” + your tip to CRIMES (274637).

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Villatoro charged with indecent exposure at Dale City restaurant

A server inside restaurant in Dale City said a man walked into the eatery and exposed himself to her. 

More from Prince William police: 

Indecent Exposure – On September 9 at 1:41AM, officers responded to a business located in the 2800 block of Dale Blvd in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate an indecent exposure. The victim, a 33-year-old woman of Woodbridge, reported to police that she was working as a server at the business when the accused, a customer, exposed himself to her. The suspect then left the business on foot and the victim contacted police. Responding officers located the accused a short time later. Upon further investigation, the accused was determined to be intoxicated. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested.

Arrested on September 9:

Henry Osiris VILLATORO, 27, of 14711 Brook Dr in Woodbridge

Charged with indecent exposure and public intoxication

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Released on a $1,500 unsecured bond

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Dumfries robbery suspects surrenders to police

From Prince William police: 

Armed Robbery *ARREST – On September 11, Darius Lamont DAVIS turned himself into police without incident at the Gar-Field Station in Woodbridge. The accused was wanted for a robbery which occurred in the 18000 block of Fraley Blvd in the Town of Dumfries on August 18. The investigation continues.

Arrested on September 11:

Darius Lamont DAVIS, 21, of the 18317 Chestnut Point in Triangle

Charged with robbery, abduction, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

Court Date: October 25, 2016| Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Davis is charged with rape of Woodbridge girl

Henry Allen Davis is charged with rape in a case involving a 16-year-old girl, police said.

More from Prince William police, which provided this press release and photo in this post: 

Sexual Assault Investigation *ARREST – On September 8 at 1:45PM, Henry Allen DAVIS was located and arrested in Loudon County. The accused was then transported to an area facility for a mental health evaluation where he remains hospitalized. DAVIS was wanted for a sexual assault which was reported to have occurred at a residence in Woodbridge sometime between September 1 and September 3.

Arrested on September 8: [No Photo Available]

Henry Allen DAVIS, 39, of the 1900 block of Old Post Terrace in Woodbridge

Charged with rape, forcible sodomy, object sexual penetration, aggravated sexual battery and incest

Court Date: Pending | Status: Remains Hospitalized

Sexual Assault Investigation [Previously Released] – On September 7 at 8:25PM, detectives from the Special Victims Unit responded to investigate a sexual assault which was reported to have occurred at a residence located in Woodbridge (22191). The investigation revealed that the victim, a 16-year-old girl, was sexually assaulted by the accused, identified as a family member, sometime between September 1 and September 3. The victim recently disclosed the assaults to another family member who brought the victim to the Gar-Field Station on September 7. Following the investigation, detectives obtained warrants for the arrest of the accused, identified as Henry Allen DAVIS. Attempts to locate DAVIS have been unsuccessful. DAVIS may be driving a 2007 red Ford F-150 pickup with Virginia license plates: KFS-8067. The investigation continues.

 

 

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Suspects in mob assault flee police, captured

From Prince William police: 

Abduction | Assault by Mob On August 31 at 2:15PM, officers responded to the area of Ashton Ave and Rixlew Ln in Manassas (22109) to investigate a large group fighting in the area. Upon a search of the area, officers located the victim, a 14-year-old male juvenile of Manassas, at his residence a short distance away. The victim reported to police that he was walking in the above area when he was approached by three acquaintances. During the encounter, the victim was punched and kicked by the suspects. The parties eventually separated and the suspects fled the area prior to officers arriving. Minor injuries were reported. Upon further investigation, officers determined that this incident was gang related. On September 2, detectives with the Gang Unit identified one of the suspects involved as a 16-year-old male juvenile of Manassas. A search warrant was subsequently executed at the residence of the 16-yearold where he was taken into custody without incident. On September 5, the remaining two suspects involved were identified as a 14-year-old male juvenile and Hector ARIAS RAMIREZ. As a search warrant was being executed at an address on Manassas Dr, the 14-year-old male juvenile and ARIAS RAMIREZ attempted to run out the back door but were taken into custody a short time later without incident. Following the investigation, all of the accused were arrested. The investigation continues.

Arrested on September 2:

A 16-year-old male juvenile of Manassas [Juvenile]

Charged with 1 count of abduction, 2 counts of gang participation, and 1 count of assault by mob

Court Date: Pending | Status: Held at the Juvenile Detention Center

Arrested on September 5:

A 14-year-old male juvenile of Manassas Park [Juvenile]

Charged with 1 count of abduction, 2 counts of gang participation, 1 count of unauthorized use of a vehicle, and 1 count of assault by mob

Court Date: Pending | Status: Held at the Juvenile Detention Center

Hector ARIAS RAMIREZ, 18, of No Fixed Address

Charged with 1 count of abduction, 2 counts of gang participation, 1 count of possession of a concealed weapon, 1 count of assault by mob, and 1 count of possession of marijuana

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

 

**ARRESTS** (Continued)

   Assault & Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer [LEO] – On September 2 at 3:27PM, an officer conducted a vehicle stop in the area of the Armstead St and Horner Rd in Woodbridge (22191) for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation, the accused was determined to be intoxicated and was arrested. While at the Gar-Field Police Station, the accused struck one of the officers on the arm. The accused was eventually secured without further incident. No injuries were reported. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested.

Arrested on September 2: [No Photo Available]

Devin Lynette DEVILLE, 25, of 16893 Jed Forest Ln in Woodbridge

Charged with assault & battery on a LEO, driving under the influence, and unreasonable refusal

Court Date: October 19, 2016 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

**END**

Anyone with information regarding the incidents listed in this report is asked to contact Prince William Crime Solvers anonymously by calling 703-670-3700 or 1-866-411-TIPS, texting “PWC” plus your tip to 274637, submitting a WebTip, or by using the app for Android or iPhone.

You could earn up to a $1,000 cash reward if the information leads to an arrest

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Prince William man charged in Stafford Walmart larceny

From the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office: 

On August 29, 2016 at approximately 8:30pm Stafford County Deputies W.J. McWaters and C. L. Smith responded to a call of a shoplifting in progress at Walmart, located at 217 Garrisonville Road. Upon arrival at the scene the deputies spoke with Walmart’s Loss Prevention Officer. He had detained an adult male who was accused of stealing a coffee maker, radio and freon canisters.

The suspect was detained and questioned about the day’s events, as well as a larceny of a steam cleaner, which had occurred the previous day. He then provided law enforcement with a social security number that was later determined to be bogus. The suspect was ultimately identified as John Dellinger, Sr.

Once the Loss Prevention Officer reviewed the store’s video of both events Dellinger admitted to shoplifting the items. The footage clearly featured another suspect who entered the store alongside Dellinger and appeared to be fully complicit in the crime. Dellinger’s associate, later identified as Darrin Huffman, had departed the store and exited the parking lot in a blue Subaru Outback.

During the investigation, John Charles

Huffman

Huffman

, Sr., was discovered to have active warrants in two other jurisdictions. Dellinger, age 52, of [Token Valley Road near Dale City], was charged with Conspiring to Commit a Larceny, Concealment of Merchandise, Providing False Identity to Law Enforcement and Identity Theft to Avoid Arrest. He was taken to the Rappahannock Regional Jail and was incarcerated with no bond.

Darrin Eugene Huffman had an active warrant out of Fairfax. On August 30, 2016, Huffman’s vehicle was observed in the 3200 block of Aquia Drive in Aquia Harbour. Contact with the suspect was made and Huffman was taken into custody. Huffman, age 45, of Falls Church, was charged with Concealment of Merchandise and Conspiring to Commit Larceny. He was taken to the Rappahannock Regional Jail and was incarcerated on a $4000 secured bond.

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Updated: 17-year-old maleshot in the lower body shot just off Birchdale Avenue in Dale City

Updated

From Prince William police: 

Aggravated Malicious Wounding | Shooting Investigation – On August 30 at 7:07PM, officers responded to the 14700 block of Birchdale Ave in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a shooting. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 17-year-old male juvenile of Woodbridge, was shot in the lower body by an acquaintance near the basketball courts in the above area.

The encounter appears to have stemmed from an ongoing dispute. After the shooting, the suspect fled the area. Responding officers provided immediate first-aid to the victim before rescue crews arrived on scene. The victim was flown to an area hospital and is expected survive.

This incident was not random. The investigation continues.

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Prince William police were called to the scene of a shooting Tuesday night. 

A man was shot in the lower body about 8 p.m. 

Police were dispatched to the area of Birchdale Avenue in Dale City following the shooting, 

The victim suffered injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, according to police.

 

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Dumfries robbery suspect identified

From Prince William police: 

Armed Robbery *SUSPECT IDENTIFIED – On August 23, detectives from the Gang Unit identified one of the suspects involved in the robbery which occurred in the 18000 block of Fraley Blvd in the Town of Dumfries on August 18. Detectives obtained a warrant for the arrest of this suspect, identified as Darius Lamont DAVIS. Attempts to locate DAVIS have been unsuccessful.

Wanted: [Photo from September 2013]

Darius Lamont DAVIS, 21, of the 18300 block of Chestnut Point in Triangle

Described as a black male, 5’10”, 160lbs with brown eyes and black hair
Wanted for robbery, abduction, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

Armed Robbery [Previously Released] – On August 18 at 10:38PM, officers responded to the 18000 block of Fraley Blvd in the Town of Dumfries (22026) to investigate a robbery. The victim, a 42-year-old man of Dumfries, reported to police that he was walking in the area of White Haven Dr and Main St when he was approached by two acquaintances. During the encounter, the victim was punched in the face knocking him to the ground. The suspects then took the victim’s cell phone and demanded money. When the victim refused, one of the men brandished a handgun and forced the victim to walk to a nearby business in order to retrieve money from an ATM machine. While in the business, a Town of Dumfries police officer on routine patrol entered the business and the suspects fled the area. The victim then made contact with the officer. Minor injuries were reported. This incident does not appear to be random. The investigation continues.

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Woman in burning car pursues arson suspect

From Prince William police: 

Attempted Malicious Wounding | Arson – On August 25 at 1:02AM, officers responded to investigate a domestic altercation which reportedly began in the area of Dale Blvd and Filarete St in Woodbridge (22193).

The victim, a 37-year-old woman of Wilkesboro NC, reported to police that she was asleep inside her parked vehicle in the above area when she woke to the accused, an acquaintance, standing next to her window. The accused made threats towards the victim before igniting the victim’s vehicle on fire and fleeing the area.

The victim drove her vehicle, while it was on fire, in an attempt to follow the accused. The vehicle became heavily involved in fire in the 3800 block of Cordell Ave where police and the Fire Department initially responded. The victim was not injured.

Following the investigation, detectives from the Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for the accused who was not immediately located.

The accused, identified as Shirley Lorenzo CARTER, was eventually arrested following a vehicle stop on Jefferson Davis Hwy in the Triangle area of the County. This incident was jointly investigated by detectives from the Violent Crimes Bureau and investigators from the Fire Marshals’ Office.

Arrested on August 25:
Shirley Lorenzo CARTER, 41, of 65 Clarks Ln in Stafford

Charged by the Police Department with attempted malicious wounding
Charged by the Fire Marshals’ Office with arson
Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Dog stops shovel-carrying burglar in Dale City

From Prince William police: 

Residential Burglary – On August 22 at 10:52AM, officers responded to a residence located in the 5200 block of Meckon Ct in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate an alarm activation. As officers were enroute, a witness reported to police that an unknown man was attempting to break into the residence through a rear door with a shovel.

The suspect was able to open the door but did not make entry due to being confronted by a large dog. The suspect then fled the area prior to officers arriving. A responding officer located and detained the accused a short time later without incident. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested.

Arrested on August 23:

Eric Christian COLEMAN, 21, of 5008 Lambsgate Ln in Woodbridge

Charged with burglary and destruction of property

Court Date: October 3, 2016 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Youth pastor charged with indecent liberties by a custodian

From Prince William police: 

Indecent Liberties by a Custodian – On July 7, detectives from the Special Victims Unit responded to investigate inappropriate contact which was reported to have occurred at the Life Church located at 11234 Balls Ford Rd in Manassas (20109) in 2015. The investigation revealed that the accused, a youth pastor at the church, sent inappropriate text messages and inappropriate touched the victim, a 16-year-old female juvenile, on more than one occasion between January and September of 2015. The contact allegedly took place at the church in Manassas. Following the investigation, detectives obtained a warrant on August 17 for the arrest of the accused, identified as Jordan David BAIRD. The accused was located and arrested without incident at a residence in Fauquier County later that evening. A search warrant was subsequently executed at his residence. The investigation continues.

Arrested on August 18:

Jordan David BAIRD, 25, of 6646 Kelly Rd in Warrenton

Charged with 2 counts of indecent liberties by a custodian

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held on a $10,000 secured bond

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Victim dragged to car in abduction effort, police said

From Prince William police: 

Abduction – On August 15 at 3:30PM, officers responded to the 12700 block of Marblestone Dr in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a 911 call for service.

Several callers reported seeing a woman attempting to run away from a vehicle but eventually being dragged back to the vehicle by an unknown man. When officers arrived, they made contact with the accused and detained him without incident.

The investigation revealed that the victim, an 18-year-old woman of Woodbridge, and the accused, an acquaintance, were involved in a verbal alteration while driving in the above area. During the encounter, the victim stopped the vehicle and got out then attempted to walk away from the accused. The accused then grabbed the victim and dragged her back to the vehicle. The victim attempted several more times to run away from the accused but was dragged back to the vehicle each time before officers arrived and made contact with the parties.

Minor injuries were reported. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested.

Arrested on August 15:

Terrance Anthony BROWN Jr., 20, of 16615 Telescope Ln in Dumfries

Charged with abduction and assault & battery

Court Date: September 14, 2016 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Police make separate drug busts in Prince William County

From Prince William police: 

Narcotics Investigation – On June 30, detectives from the Street Crimes Unit concluded an investigation into the distribution of cocaine in the Woodbridge area (22193). Following the investigation, the accused was located and actively resisted arrest but was quickly detained without further incident. A search warrant was subsequently executed at the residence of the accused. Cocaine, money, and drug paraphernalia were recovered. The arrest was previously held for investigative purposes.

Arrested on June 30:

Venturus Horatio FULLER, 35, of 13798 Gresham Ct in Woodbridge

Charged with distribution of a schedule I or II narcotic, possession with intent to distribute a schedule I or II narcotic, and resisting arrest

Court Date: August 26, 2016 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

**MORE**

 

Narcotics Investigation – On February 24, the accused was arrested by detectives from the Prince William County-Manassas City-Manassas Park Narcotics Task Force as part of Operation “Save a Life” which was an aggressive campaign that sought to combat heroin use and distribution in our area. This arrest was previously held for investigative purposes.

Arrested on February 24:

Kaleigh Elizabeth REAGAN, 22, of 14334 Northbrook Ln in Gainesville

Charged with 2 counts of prescription fraud

Court Date: September 2, 2016 | Status: Released on a $7,500 unsecured bond

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Third suspect arrested in Najee murder

From Prince William police: 

Murder Investigation *ADDITIONAL ARREST – On August 9, detectives from the Homicide Unit charged a third man in connection to the murder of Najee Mason which occurred in the 14900 block of Potomac Heights Pl in Woodbridge on June 4.

This suspect, identified as Antonio Jones GADSON, was located and arrested that afternoon without incident in Alexandria by members of the U.S. Marshals’ Fugitive Task Force. Two other suspects were also previously arrested in New York by members of the U.S. Marshals’ Fugitive Task Force on June 7 and June 8. The investigation continues.

Arrested on August 9:

Antonio Jones GADSON, 27, of 64 N Street SW in Washington, D.C.

Charged with 2nd degree murder

Court Date: October 3, 2016 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

Gadson is the third suspect arrested in this case. A second suspect was arrested on June 8

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Lake Ridge neighbors outraged at murders of two counselors

Ronald Dorsey, Jr. was not a suspect following the disappearance and murder of Lizeth Lopez, 36, in April.

Lopez, an employee of Intercept Youth Services, Inc. — a private firm that provided housing and counseling for at-risk teens and adults inside Dominion Middle Ridge Apartments just off Smoketown Road in Lake Ridge, disappeared April 19. Her body was found 10 days later in a nearby sewer.

Until August 5 police had no suspect in her murder and were considering three possible motives: 1. A domestic situation turned bad. 2. Her death was a random crime of opportunity for her killer. 3. Her death was possibly work related.

Authorities went with the latter motive when the body of Erica Hickson, 37, also a counselor at Intercept Youth Services, Inc.– was found in the woods behind the apartment complex. She was reported missing to police that same day.

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Hickson

Dorsey was quickly charged with murdering both women. Investigators said he killed both counselors on the apartment complex property and then hid their bodies.

Both victims were strangled to death. It’s still unclear if the women were sexually assaulted.

Police and elected officials Tuesday night stood in front of hundreds of Lake Ridge residents who were shocked and outraged at the murders of two innocent women. They demanded answers, though police were limited on the amount of information due to the nature of the ongoing criminal investigation.

“It’s important that we follow a process, and that process is progress. We charged a person, he is charged with a crime; we met with a prosecutor, and the court process will begin,” said Prince William police Chief Barry Barnard. “This will be a long criminal justice process, and in courts is where we will discuss evidence at that time.”

Dorsey, RonaldDorsey was interviewed following Lopez’s death in April, but detectives told the crowd gathered at Old Bridge United Methodist Church Tuesday that, at the time, they didn’t have enough evidence to charge him with the crime.

Despite an increased police presence outside Dominion Middle Ridge Apartments following Hickson’s death, police are adamant that they have their sole suspect in custody.

Residents said the murders shocked many in the neighborhood. Some stated that they now walk their dogs with a taser in hand for self-defense, while others wanted to know why Intercept Youth Services, Inc.was allowed to operate at the apartment complex without notifying the public.

Landlords are not required by law to provide such notification of these types of programs, said DJ Jordan, who serves on the Virginia State Social Services Board, He called the series of murders “extremely rare.”

“I’ve spoken with several officials at social services in Richmond today, and they cannot remember a case like this,” Jordan told the crowd.

Intercept Youth Services will now close following Dorsey’s arrest. The suspect lived in one of four apartments at Dominion Middle Ridge that the company used to house its at-risk clients. A fifth unit apartment was used a business office, police said. 

Dorsey lived with a roommate a the apartment complex, where he also received counseling. The rules stipulated those involved with the Intercept Youth Services, Inc.program and living in the apartments had to be going to school or be employed, police said. 

The Prince William County Department of Social Services contracted with Intercept Youth Services, Inc.for 16 years.

“We have used Intercept Youth Services with great success in the past,” explained social services director Courtney Tierney. “These services are provided to teens that reach adulthood without a family placement, or who are in need of more skills before the transition to adulthood.” 

The closure of the Intercept Youth Services facility will mean at least seven at-risk youth will be sent back to a social worker who will be charged with finding them a new temporary home. Others who spoke Tuesday night urged residents not to “let one bad apple ruin the whole bunch” when it comes to their impressions of at-risk children.

“This is your community. You have to step up and mentor these young people, or else they will end up on the streets panhandling,” said Derrick Riggins, who grew up in a foster home. “Go ask any kid in the system and ask them to name five people in their lives who aren’t paid to be in their lives. I’ll bet they can’t, but they will remember that mentor who volunteered to be with them for a few hours a week.” 

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Anderson to hold town hall after Lake Ridge murders

Ruth Anderson will hold a special town hall meeting tonight in the wake of two murders in her Occoquan Magisterial District.

Anderson said the deaths of 37-year-old Erica Hickson whose body was found Friday, and 36-year-old Lizeth Lopez whose body was found April 29, have been difficult for area residents to understand. 

The Occoquan District Supervisor released this statement Monday: 

I have been in touch with the police since the latest incident. Our PWC Police Department, under the direction of Chief Barnard, will have additional presence in the area as they continue to investigate these crimes. I am currently in discussions with the Police Department to see if there are any further measures that need to be taken to increase the safety in our community.

Because this is such an alarming issue, and I want to make certain your concerns are addressed, I am hosting a Community Meeting this coming Tuesday, August 9th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Old Bridge United Methodist Church, 3966 Old Bridge Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22192.  At a minimum, we will have our PWC Police and Social Services Departments involved in the meeting. We welcome all residents to attend this meeting to receive information about these incidents and to have an opportunity to ask questions.

Hickson and Lopez worked at the private Youth Quest Independent Living facility in Lake Ridge. Ronald Dorsey, 19, a resident of the program, is charged with both murders. 

Hickson’s death is the 16th reported homicide in Prince William County in 2015. Lopez’s death is the county’s 5th reported homicide of the year.

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Police investigate rash of robberies in eastern Prince William

From Prince William police: 

Armed Robberies 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.

Suspect Descriptions:

Light skinned black or Hispanic males, between 24 & 27 years of age, 5’06’’-6’00” with thin builds

Suspect 1 was last seen wearing a grey mask, white gloves, blue/grey long sleeve shirt, grey sweatpants, and grey shoes

Suspect 2 was last seen wearing red or burgundy backpack, a black mask, black long sleeve shirt, green camo pants, and black/yellow shoes

  

Armed Robbery On August 7 at 12:09AM, officers responded to the 2700 block of Potomac Mills Cir in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a robbery. The victim, a 35-year-old man of Woodbridge, reported to police that he was walking to his vehicle located in a parking lot in the above area when he was approached from behind by an unknown man. During the encounter, the suspect placed a metal object against the victim’s head and demanded a bag containing a bank deposit from a nearby business. The suspect took the bag then fled the area on foot. No injuries were reported. A police K-9 was used to search for the suspect who was not located. The investigation continues.

Suspect Description:

A black male last seen wearing all black clothing No further description available

 

Armed Robbery On August 6 at 8:40PM, officers responded to the Harbor Freight Store located at 14250 Smoketown Rd in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a robbery. Several employees reported to police that an unknown man and woman entered the store brandishing handguns and demanding money. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing the area on foot. No injuries were reported. A police K-9 was used to search for the suspects who were not located. The investigation continues.

Suspect Descriptions:

Black male, 6’01” with a thin build No further description available

Last seen wearing a black mask, black jacket, and jeans

Black female with a thin build No further description available

Last seen wearing a black mask, beige jacket, and jeans

 

Armed Robbery On August 5 at 11:35PM, officers responded to the 7-Eleven located at 14517 Jefferson Davis Hwy in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a robbery. Store employees reported to police that two unknown men entered the store then grabbed some beer. When they approached the counter, one of the men displayed a handgun and demanded money. The suspects fled the area in a small pick-up truck without taking any money when additional customers entered the store. No injuries were reported. The investigation continues.

Suspect Descriptions:

Black male, between 25 & 40 years of age, 5’11”, 240- 250lbs, with a medium complexion, and full beard

Last seen wearing a dark hat, dark jacket, faded black jeans, and black/white shoes

White male, between 25 & 35 years of age, with a medium complexion, and goatee

Last seen wearing a multi-colored backpack, black hat, white rimmed glasses, black jacket, black pants, and black/white New Balance shoes

 

Strong Armed Robbery On August 8 at 12:44AM, officers responded to the area of Occoquan Rd and Hylton Ave in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a robbery. The victim, a 37-year-old man of Woodbridge, reported to police that he was walking in the above area when he was approached by two unknown men. During the encounter, the men punched the victim in the face then took his wallet before fleeing the area on foot. A police K-9 was used to search for the suspects who were not located. The victim was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The investigation continues.

Suspect Description:

Two black males, between 18 & 20 years of age, 5’10”-6’00” No further description available

 

 

Strong Armed Robbery | Domestic Assault and Battery On August 6 at 11:55PM, officers responded to the 2600 block of Neabsco Common Pl in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a domestic assault. The victim, a 35-year-old woman of Woodbridge, reported to police that she and the accused, an acquaintance, were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, the accused punched the victim in the face then grabbed her cell phone before fleeing the area. Minor injuries were reported. Following the investigation, officers obtained warrants for the arrest of the accused. Attempts to locate the accused have been unsuccessful.

Wanted: [No Photo Available]

Devon GORDON, 35, of 110 Vassar Dr in Newark, New Jersey

Described as a black male, 6’02”, 300lbs with black hair and brown eyes

Wanted for robbery and domestic assault & battery

 
 

 

 

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Dorsey charged in Lake Ridge murders of Hickson, Lopez

Updated, from Prince William police: 

**CORRECTION**

The name of the program involved in this investigation is ‘Youth Quest Independent Living’. This is a private program operated under ‘Intercept Youth Services’ based in Richmond, VA. The press release issued previously identified this program as a non-profit which has not been confirmed as accurate. We apologize for the confusion.

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The body of Erica Janelle Hickson was found Friday afternoon in Lake Ridge. 

Police reported her missing just hours earlier. Her suspected killer is now in custody and is thought to be have killed another woman earlier this year whom Hickson worked.

From Prince William police: 

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Hickson

Murder Investigation – On August 5 at 12:41AM, officers responded to the 12300 block of Pond Run Dr in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a missing person. When officers arrived they spoke to a staff member of a non-profit program who reported that the victim, identified as Erica Janelle HICKSON, went missing at some point during her shift.

The victim was a counselor of the program tasked with supervising young adults housed in the complex. The investigation revealed that the victim was last heard from around 8:30PM on August 4.

A helicopter from Fairfax County Police, a bloodhound from Virginia State Police, and patrol officers conducted an extensive search of the immediate area and were unable to locate the victim around the time of her disappearance.

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Later that morning, members of the Prince William County Search & Rescue Team, in conjunction with federal investigators from the ATF and FBI, conducted a second thorough ground search of the area.

Around 1:00PM on August 5, the victim’s body was located in a wooded area near Golf Side Cir. During the investigation, detectives from the Homicide Unit developed a person of interest, later identified as the accused.

The accused resides in an apartment on Golf Side Cir near where the victim was found deceased. Homicide detectives were also able to link the accused to the death of Lizeth Yadira LOPEZ, who was also a counselor for the same program and was found dead on April 29.

The accused is a resident of the non-profit program and was known to both victims. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Ronald Francis DORSEY Jr., was charged in connection to both deaths. The murder of Erica Janelle HICKSON is Prince William County’s 16th homicide for 2016.*

                Arrested on August 5:

                Ronald Francis DORSEY Jr., 19, of 3670 Golf Side Cir, Apt #402, in Woodbridge

                Charged with 2 counts of murder

                Court Date: October 3, 2016 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

                Identified:

                The victim was identified as Erica Janelle HICKSON, 37, of Woodbridge

 

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Manassas man killed in Sudley Road crash

From Prince William police:

Fatal Crash Investigation – On August 5 at 6:30AM, investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit responded to the area of Sudley Rd and Coverstone Dr in Manassas (20109) to investigate a two vehicle crash. The investigation revealed that the driver of a 2012 Toyota RAV4 was attempting to make a right turn onto southbound Sudley Rd from Coverstone Dr. 

At the same time, the driver of a 2015 Freightliner tractor trailer was traveling southbound on Sudley Rd approaching the same intersection. The tractor trailer driver disregarded a red traffic signal at the intersection and collided with the RAV4.

A passenger seated in the rear middle seat of the RAV4, identified as adult woman, was ejected from the vehicle and transported to an area hospital where she died as a result of his injuries from the crash. There were four other occupants in the RAV4, including 2 small children, at the time of the collision. The children were properly secured and uninjured.

A front seat passenger in the RAV4 sustained minor injuries and was flown to an area hospital. The driver of the RAV4 sustained minor injuries as well and was treated at the scene. The driver of the tractor trailer was uninjured.

At this time, speed and substance use do not appear to be factors in this investigation. The deceased passenger in the RAV4 was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of collision.

Charges are pending. The investigation continues.    

Identified:
The passenger in the Toyota RAV4 killed in the crash was identified as Fresia Danny MELO, 33, of Manassas

The other occupants of the Toyota RAV4 were identified as a 43 year old man, a 41 year old woman, a 3 year old boy, and a 2 year old boy, all of Manassas


The driver of the 2015 Freightliner tractor trailer was identified as a 53 year old man of Mt. Airy, Maryland

 

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