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Suspected MS13 gang members rounded up, charged in murder of Edwin Chicas

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — Police today announced the arrest of five people in the October 29 shooting death of Edwin Chicas, 22, who was killed outside a home near Manassas.

From Prince William police: 

Murder Investigation *MULTIPLE ARRESTS – On November 9, detectives from the Prince William County Police Homicide Unit and Special Investigations Bureau, with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the Manassas City Police Department and the City of Manassas Park Police Department, attempted to arrest several suspects involved in the murder of Edwin Ivan Chicas which occurred in the 7500 block of Quail Run Ln in Manassas on October 29.

The preliminary investigation into the murder revealed that the victim was fatally shot following an altercation in the above area. Two men, identified as Marlon Edenilson ARGUETA-FLORES and Gerson Aldair SORTO-RAMIREZ, are alleged to have caused the victim’s death. The investigation further revealed that several other individuals were also involved in the murder, either as accessories after the fact or as co-conspirators. Detectives determined this murder was gang related as several of the suspects arrested were identified as members of the criminal gang Mara Salvatrucha, commonly known as MS13.

Following the investigation, detectives obtained arrest warrants for eight adults and one juvenile. Seven of those suspects wanted by police were arrested without incident. Authorities also executed multiple search warrants at five residences in connection to this investigation.

                Arrested on November 9:

                Marlon Edenilson ARGUETA-FLORES, 23, of 8329 Shady Grove Cir in Manassas City

                Charged with murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony

 

                Gerson Aldair SORTO-RAMIREZ, 18, of 8828 Flatbush Ct in Manassas

                Charged with murder

 

                Omar Javier VILLEGAS-AYALA, 19, of 9450 Locust Terr, #1108, in Manassas Park

                Kevin PORTILLO QUINTANILLA, 18, of 10110 Sabin Dr in Manassas

                Both suspects above were charged with conspiracy to commit a felony

                Ana Luisa HERNANDEZ-RAMIREZ, 29, of 9450 Locust Terr, #1108, in Manassas Park

                Tania Manilo HENRIQUEZ-CARRONZA, 24, of 9450 Locust Terr, #1108, in Manassas Park

                Both suspects above were charged with accessory after the fact

 

Court Date: January 9, 2017

 

Arrested on November 9: [Juvenile]

A 17-year-old male juvenile of Manassas

Charged with conspiracy to commit a felony

 

                Wanted:

Kevin Vigil CRUZ, 22, of the 9400 block of Locust Terr in Manassas Park [No photo available]

Carlos Antoni CISNEROS-ESPINAL, 21, of the 10900 block of Coverstone Dr in Manassas [Photo from December 2015]

                Both suspects above are wanted for accessory after the fact

 

Search Warrant Locations:

  • 8329 Shady Grove Cir, City of Manassas

  • 8828 Flatbush Ct, Manassas-Prince William County

  • 9450 Locust Terr, #1108, City of Manassas Park

  • 10110 Sabin Dr, Manassas-Prince William County

  • 11052 Camfield Ct, #201, Manassas-Prince William County

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Reward increased in Stafford Halloween abduction, sex assault

STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. — The reward for information in a sexual assualt that occurred on Halloween is increased from $1,000 to $2,500.

A woman was driving east on Route 3 in Stafford County when her car was struck by another driver. Upon stopping to insepct the damage to and speak wih the second driver, the woman was pulled from her car, dragged into a wooded area, and sexaully assulated over the course of two hours. 

More from Stafford County Sheriff’s Office: 

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation of a sexual assault that occurred in the early morning hours of Monday, October 31, along State Route 3/Kings Highway in Stafford. To date, approximately 100 leads have been supplied by the public. Multiple detectives are actively investigating these leads. Other law enforcement agencies are also assisting with this investigation. Today the Crime Solvers reward was increased from $1000.00 to $2500.00.

We ask the public to look closely, again, at the composite drawing of the suspect and the photo of the shirt he left behind at the scene. Someone may have seen him on Sunday evening, October 30 or early Monday morning wearing the shirt

The Sheriff’s Office is encouraging the public to exercise caution and be aware of surroundings while traveling or stopped on dimly lit or lesser-traveled roadways. If you have to stop or become stranded, call the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number and report your location. The phone number is 540-658-4400 and is answered 24 hours a day. A deputy could then be dispatched, at your request.

The sheriff’s office tells us advertising company Lamar donated an electronic billboard located on Route 610, where information about the sex assault is being displayed and tips from the public are being solicited. 

From Stafford sheriff’s spokeswoman MC Moncure: 

“We have not used billboards as a direct appeal for suspect information before.  We have, however, used them on public service/community crime prevention campaigns.  Lamar allows us to use their board in the past, when they have space available. We have never paid for this – as it is a public service provided by Lamar.  The board went up Monday and will stay up as long as Lamar has the space available, or until we contact them.”

 

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Victim shared child with her accused killer

GAINESVILLE, Va. — The suspect now in custody and charged in the death of 26-year-old Lihn Thi Pham had a prior relationship with the man, and both shared a child. 

Prince William police today announced the arrest of Bryan Christopher Yu, 33, and charged him with Pham’s death. The news comes one day after the department named Yu as as suspect in the crime.

She was shot and killed Sunday night in the Virginia Gateway shopping center in Gainesville. 

More from police: 

Murder Investigation *ARREST– On November 7, detectives from the Homicide Unit identified the suspect involved in the murder of Linh Thi Pham which occurred in the 7300 block of Atlas Walk Way in Gainesville on November 6. The preliminary investigation into the incident alleged that the accused, identified as Bryan Christopher YU, fatally shot the victim, an acquaintance, as she was sitting in her vehicle after leaving her place of employment. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested without incident.

Arrested on November 7:

Bryan Christopher YU, 33, of 22555 Windsor Locks Square in Ashburn

Charged with 1st degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Police find children alone, locked outside of home

A Woodbridge woman faces child neglect charges after police found three children home alone.

From police: 

Felony Child Neglect – On November 4 at 4:43PM, officers responded to a residence located in the 1400 block of Eisenhower Cir in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a child neglect call. Officers received information that three young children were possibly left unattended. When officers arrived, they made contact with three children, ages 11, 10 and 6, who were not under adult supervision and locked outside of their residence for several hours. Officers eventually made contact with the mother of the children who responded back to the residence later that evening. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested. The children were not injured and released to the custody of a family member.

Arrested on November 4:

Katy Lynn SMITH, 31, of the 1300 block of Eisenhower Cir in Woodbridge
Charged with 3 counts of felony child neglect and 3 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor
Court Date: Pending | Bond: $6,000 secured

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Suspect in fatal Virginia Gateway shooting identified

GAINESVILLE, Va — Police identified the suspect in the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old woman at Virginia Gateway shopping center on Sunday night.

Police today identified the victim as 26-year-old Linh Thi Pham.

Police just released this statement and associated photo: 

Murder Investigation *ARREST– On November 7, detectives from the Homicide Unit identified the suspect involved in the murder of Linh Thi Pham which occurred in the 7300 block of Atlas Walk Way in Gainesville on November 6. The preliminary investigation into the incident alleged that the accused, identified as Bryan ChristopherYU, fatally shot the victim, an acquaintance, as she was sitting in her vehicle after leaving her place of employment. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested without incident.

No arrests have been made in the case.

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Update: Woman, 26, shot on Atlas Walk Way in Gainesville, dies

GAINESVILLE, Va. —  A woman was shot in the Virginia Gateway shopping center tonight. 

The shooting happened at 5:35 p.m. in a parking lot between a Hampton Inn hotel and a Five Guys restaurant in the 7300 block of Atlas Walk Way. 

One woman suffered serious injuries to her upper body and was flown to a local hospital for the treatment of injuries that appeared to be life-threatening, according to Prince William police spokesman Nathan Probus.

Police took photos of the area that has been roped off for the shooting investigation. The photos show a now vacant store that was home to a Gym Source.

We’ll have more on this story as we get it. 

Updated 10 p.m. 

From police: 

Homicide Investigation – On November 6 at 5:35PM, officers responded to a parking lot located in the 7300 block of Atlas Walk Way in Gainesville (20155) to investigate a shooting. Once on scene, officers located a victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. The victim, identified as a 26-year-old female of Gainesville, was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead. Detectives from the Homicide Unit are continuing to investigate this case. Currently, no arrests have been made. At this time, this shooting does not appear to be random.  More information will be released as it becomes available. This is Prince William County’s 20th homicide for 2016. *

Updated Monday, Nov. 7, 2016

Police identified the victim as 26-year-old Linh Thi Pham, of Bristow.

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Would-be phone customer robbed at gunpoint outside Sams Club

From Prince William police: 

Armed Robbery On November 2 at 9:13PM, officers responded to the Sam’s Club located at 14050 Worth Ave in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a robbery. The victim, 36-year-old man of Woodbridge, reported to police that he made arrangements to meet an unknown man in the parking lot of the above store to purchase a phone. When the man arrived, an argument ensued and the man displayed a handgun before taking the victim’s wallet containing an undisclosed amount of money. After the encounter, the man got into a vehicle and fled the area. No were injuries reported.

Suspect Description:

Black male, between 25 & 35 years of age, 6’0’’, 220lbs with a muscular build and black hair

Last seen wearing a gray shirt and unknown colored jeans

Vehicle Description:

Described as a silver four door sedan, possibly a Mercedes, with Maryland tags

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Charges filed in fatal Minnieville Road crash

DALE CITY, Va. — Policed filed charges in the fatal crash of a motorcycle rider killed last week on Minneville Road in Dale City. 

From police: 

Fatal Crash Investigation *CHARGES FILED – On November 2, investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit filed charges in connection to the fatal crash which occurred in the area of Minnieville Rd and Cheshire Station Plz in Woodbridge on October 25. The investigation revealed that the driver of a 2015 Honda Accord failed to yield the right-of-way upon making a left hand turn which caused the collision with a passing motorcycle. The motorcycle operator was transported to an area hospital where he died as a result of this injuries. Following the investigation, the driver of the Honda Accord, identified as Charles James ALLEN, was served a summons related to the crash on November 3.

                Charged on November 3: [No photo available]

                Charles James ALLEN, 69, of 14196 Regent Ct in Woodbridge

                [The driver of the 2015 Honda Accord]

Charged with failure to yield the right-of-way on a left turn

                Court Date: December 14, 2016 | Status: Issued a Court Summons

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Police pursue stolen car, search for suspect in felony hit and run

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Police are searching for one man after an automated license plate reader found a stolen car and the suspects inside the car fled police and collided with another driver on Dale Boulevard.

From police: 

Vehicle Pursuit | Felony Hit and Run– On November 1 at 11:37PM, an officer was in the area of Bel Air Rd and Saxophone Way in Woodbridge (22191) investigating an unrelated call when the cruiser’s Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) alerted to a stolen vehicle that was being driven past the officer.

The officer gave a lookout for the stolen vehicle to surrounding officers and was quickly located by another officer traveling southbound on Jefferson Davis Hwy. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle near Opitz Blvd. The driver failed to stop and accelerated away from the officers.

While attempting to negotiate a turn onto Dale Blvd, the driver lost control and struck another vehicle that was driven by a 34-year-old man of Woodbridge. After the collision, the driver of the stolen vehicle, later identified as Dwayne Hakeem WESTFIELD, fled on foot. The passenger, later identified as Adrien D’Lante JACKSON, was taken into custody without incident.

Westfield

Westfield

Attempts to locate WESTFIELD with a police K-9 and helicopter were unsuccessful. Following the investigation, officers obtained warrants for the arrest of WESTFIELD. 

Wanted: [Photo from February 2015]
Dwayne Hakeem WESTFIELD,24, of the 2500 block of Sedgewick Pl in Dumfries
Described as a black male, 5’8’’, 135lbs with black hair and brown eyes
Wanted for felony eluding, possession of stolen property, felony hit & run and driving with no operator’s license

Arrested on November 2: [Identified as the passenger]
Adrien D’Lante JACKSON,24, of 1055 Gardenview Loop #204 in Woodbridge
Charged with possession of stolen property
Court Date: Pending | Bond: $3000 Secured

 

No injuries were reported in the collision.

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No charges in staged Walmart abduction

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Police tell us no charges will be filed in a staged abduction attempt outside a Woodbridge Walmart store. 

From police: 

Possible Abduction – On November 2, police were able to identify the alleged victim involved in the possible abduction at the Wal-Mart on Worth Ave in Woodbridge which occurred on October 28. The victim was positively identified as an 18-year-old man of Woodbridge. Investigators have since determined the alleged abduction was a prank after confirming the details with this individual. The parties involved appeared to have filmed the incident to later post on YouTube. After determining no criminal activity occurred, no charges will be placed in the incident.

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Prince William police investigate separate child pornography cases

From Prince William police: 

EMANN,Andrew

Emann

Possession of Child PornographyIn October of 2016, information was received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that the suspect, later identified as the accused, was uploading child pornography to the internet. On November 1, detectives from the Prince William County Police Special Victim’s Unit and the Northern Virginia/Metropolitan D.C. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executed a search warrant at a residence in the 3000 block of Forestdale Ave in Woodbridge (22193) regarding the investigation. Evidence supporting the possession of child pornography was seized. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Andrew EMANN, was arrested.

Arrested on November 1:

Andrew Earl EMANN, 31, of 3900 Forestdale Ave in Woodbridge

Charged with 1 count of possession of child pornography and 9 counts of possession of child pornography [2nd or subsequent offense]

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

 

Rivera-Pineda, Juan

Rivera-Pineda

Unlawful Filming | Possess Child PornographyOn October 30 at 1:43PM, an officer was in the area of Potomac Mills Mall located at 2700 Potomac Mills Circle in Woodbridge (22193) when he was flagged down by security about a disturbance in the area.  The officer met with a 50yearold man of Dumfries who reported that an unknown person, later identified as the accused, was observed filming two family members, identified as a 13-year-old juvenile female and a 48-year-old woman of Dumfries, in the food court area of the mall. After being confronted, the accused attempted to leave the mall but was stopped. It was determined that the accused used a cell phone to film the juvenile’s legs and genital area, which were covered by a dress, without her consent. The accused had also filmed the adult victim without her consent. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Juan Rolando RIVERA-PINEDA, was arrested.

Arrested on October 30:

Juan Rolando RIVERA-PINEDA, 69, of 1520 Constellation Place in Woodbridge

Charged with felony unlawful filming, misdemeanor unlawful filming and possession of child pornography

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Stafford County sex assault suspect left behind shirt

From the Stafford sheriff’s office 

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident where a young adult female was sexually assaulted along Kings Highway in Stafford. Below is a photo of the shirt that was left by the suspect at the scene as well as the composite drawing of the suspect that was distributed last evening. Higher quality images are separately attached to this email.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male approximately 30 years old, 5’8” to 5’9”, weighing approximately 170 to 180 lbs. He has black hair and a short black beard. He was wearing light colored blue jeans and a sleeveless white tank top under an orange, blue and white plaid long sleeved shirt. He spoke Spanish and broken English. The suspect vehicle was described as a dark colored SUV

Investigators did not release the age of the victim.

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Manassas police investigate rash of thefts from vehicles

From Manassas City police: 

Thefts from Motor Vehicles

On Oct. 28, 2016, Manassas City Police met with a resident for a report of a larceny from vehicle. The reporting party told officers that sometimes between 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 and 2 p.m. on Oct. 28, someone stole a box of network cables out of the back of his van where it was parked in the rear of 8680 Hospital Way (Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center). The cables were valued at $10,000.

On Oct. 28, 2016, Manassas City Police met with a resident on the 8500 block of Willowbrook Way for a report of a larceny from vehicle. The reporting party told officers that sometime between 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 and 7 a.m. on Oct. 27, someone entered her unlocked vehicle and stole a bag containing jewelry. The jewelry was valued at approximately $1,750.

At approximately 11:55 p.m. on Oct. 30, 2016, Manassas City Police responded to the 9100 block of Landgreen St for a larceny from vehicle. The reporting party told officers that moments prior, she was inside her residence looking out when she observed an unknown subject inside her unlocked vehicle in front of the residence. Upon further inspection, the victim discovered a cell phone case was stolen. A second victim at the same residence reported that her vehicle, which was also parked in the front of the residence, had been rummaged through but no items were had been stolen.

On Oct. 26, 2016, Manassas City Police met with a resident on the 9200 block of Landgreen St for a report of a larceny from vehicle. The reporting party told officers that sometime between the evening of Oct. 24 and 8:15 a.m. on Oct. 26, someone entered his vehicle and stole two bottles of medication. The passenger side of the vehicle also sustained minor damage.

At approximately 10:10 a.m. on Oct. 26, 2016, Manassas City Police met with a citizen in the area of Liberia Ave and Kirby St for a report of a larceny from vehicle. The reporting party told officers that sometime during the overnight hours, someone shattered the front passenger side window of his work vehicle and stole several items valued together at approximately $550. Among the stolen items were a nail gun, a socket set, several saws, and a bank card.

On Oct. 26, 2016, Manassas City Police met with a resident on the 9400 block of Prince William St for a report of a larceny from vehicle. The reporting party told officers that sometime between 7 p.m. on Oct. 25 and 7 a.m. on Oct. 26, someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.

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Woman pulled from car, sexually assaulted in Stafford County

STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. — Investigators say a woman was pulled from her car while traveling on Route 3 in Stafford County and sexually assaulted. 

From the Stafford sheriff’s office: 

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident where a young adult female was sexually assaulted after her vehicle was struck by another in the area of Kings Highway and Sherwood Forest Farm Road. The apparent accident occurred sometime around 2:45 AM to 3:15 AM while both vehicles were traveling eastbound. After the accident, the unknown male suspect forcibly removed the victim from her vehicle and dragged her into a ditch off the roadway where he sexually assaulted her over a two hour period.

Once the suspect left the area, the victim walked back to her vehicle and called 911 from her cell phone. Just as she was doing that, a Stafford County Deputy arrived at the scene.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male approximately 30 years old, 5’8” to 5’9”, weighing approximately 170 to 180 lbs. He has black hair and a short black beard. He was wearing light colored blue jeans and a sleeveless white tank top under an orange, blue and white plaid long sleeved shirt. He spoke Spanish and broken English. The suspect vehicle was described as a dark colored SUV. The suspect left the scene in his vehicle and traveled eastbound on Kings Highway (Route 3). There may be orange paint transfer and damage to the passenger side front quarter panel and/or front end of the suspect’s vehicle.

While the investigation is ongoing limited details will be available. The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in this sexual assault. If the public saw anything suspicious between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. along State Route 3, Kings Highway between Forest Lane Road and Michael Scott Lane, (the entrance road to the water treatment plant) please contact the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office immediately.

If you have any information regarding the suspect in this case, please contact the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office at (540) 658-4400. Anonymous tipsters can receive up to $1,000.00 in cash reward. Text “Stafford” + tip to (Crimes) 274637, or online at www.StaffordCrimeSolvers.com

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Bathroom brawl breaks out at Food Lion: Cops injured, man charged

From police: 

Assault & Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer [LEO] – On October 21 at 7:14PM, officers responded to the Food Lion located at 12420 Dillingham Square in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a suspicious person. When officers arrived, an employee of the store reported that a man was inside the bathroom and appeared to be acting strangely. Officers located the man inside the bathroom and identified him as the accused who appeared intoxicated. While officers were conducting the investigation, suspected narcotics were located in the pocket of the accused. As officers went to detain the accused, he pulled away and attempted to run. The accused continued to resist and, at one point, attempted to push both officers. The accused was eventually taken into custody and transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Both officers also sustained injuries as a result of the incident and one officer was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Joseph Christopher KRANZ, was arrested.
Arrested on October 21:
Joseph Christopher KRANZ, 27, of no fixed address
Charged with 2 counts of assault & battery on a LEO, 1 count of resisting arrest, 1 count of possession of a schedule I/II and 1 count of public intoxication
Court Date: November 22,2016 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

Traffic
Jeep slams into CVS on Route 610 in Stafford

STAFFORD, Va. — The driver of a 2004 Jeep Cherokee slammed into the front of a CVS Pharmacy. 

The crash occurred at 12:32 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 26 when the driver entered the parking lot of the store at the intersection of Route 610 and Shelton Shop Road in Stafford.

The driver told a sheriff’s deputy that he tried to stop vehicle and park in in parking space in front of the CVS. But his foot slipped off the gas pedal, and the Jeep collided with the front of the store.

No serious injuries were reported. The driver had been drinking and was not distracted at the time of the crash, according to the police report obtained from the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash caused an estimated $5,000 in damage. 

The driver, identified in the report as Peter Zaremba, failed to maintain control of his vehicle.

 

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South Carolina man killed while crossing Old Bridge Road

LAKE RIDGE, Va. — A South Carolina man was killed Saturday night while crossing Old Bridge Road near Springwoods Drive in Lake Ridge. 

From police: 

Fatal Crash Investigation – On October 29 at 7:00PM, investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit responded to the area of Old Bridge Rd and Springwoods Dr in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a crash involving a pedestrian. The investigation revealed that the driver of a 2002 Mazda Protege was traveling eastbound on Old Bridge Rd just passed Springwoods Dr when the vehicle collided with a pedestrian attempting to cross Old Bridge Rd. The pedestrian was crossing the roadway outside of the intersection and a designated crosswalk. The pedestrian was flown to an area hospital where he died as a result of his injuries on October 30. The other driver remained on scene and was not injured. Speed, alcohol use and drug use do not appear factors for the driver involved in the crash. The pedestrian will be transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to contact police at 703-792-5123.

                Identified:

                The pedestrian was identified as John Harry SHANNON, 70, of Ridgeway, SC

                The driver of the 2002 Mazda Protege was identified as a 42-year-old woman of Woodbridge

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Updated: 22-year-old shot, killed outside Manassas; Is Prince William’s 19th homicide of 2016

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — One man was shot multiple times at a house in the 7500 block of Quail Run Lane. 

Police were called to the scene just before 10 p.m. Saturday for a report of a shooting. 

Police posted this information: 

 

Shooting Investigation – On October 29 at 9:51PM, officers responded to the 7500 block of Quail Run Ln in Manassas (20109) to investigate a shooting. Once on scene, officers located an adult male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the body. The victim transported to an area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. The suspect is believed to have fled the scene in an unknown vehicle. No description of the shooter was provided to police. Residents can expect a heavy police presence in the area as the investigation continues. More information will be released when available.

One person was taken to a Novant Prince William Hospital following the incident. 

Authorities had planned to use nearby Sinclair Elementary School as a site for a medical helicopter to land to take the victim to a local hospital for treatment. It’s not clear if anyone was flown to a hospital following the shooting. 

Police are searching for a suspect that fled the area following the shooting.

Update

Homicide Investigation – On October 29, the victim from the earlier shooting on Quail Run Ln in Manassas died as a result of his injuries sustained during the incident. During the shooting, homes and vehicles in the area were also struck by gunfire. No other injuries were reported. Detectives from the Homicide Unit are currently following up on leads in the investigation. At this time, this shooting does not appear to be random.  More information will be released as it becomes available. This is Prince William County’s 19th homicide for 2016.*

                Identified:

                The victim in the shooting was identified as Edwin Ivan CHICAS, 22, of Manassas

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Tossed in the trunk: Police seek info on possible abduction outside Woodbridge Walmart

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Prince William police seek information on what appears to be an abduction of a person outside a Walmart in Woodbridge.

The victim appears to have been placed in the trunk of a car. 

Press release: 

Possible Abduction – On October 28 at 10:06PM, officers responded to the Wal-Mart located at 14000 Worth Ave in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a possible abduction. Multiple witnesses reported to police that an unknown individual was seen being put into the trunk area of a dark-colored sedan by two men. The incident occurred directly in front of the store around 10:02PM and was captured on the store’s surveillance cameras. The video shows the sedan pull up in front of the store and two men exit, one from the driver’s seat and the other from the rear passenger seat. The two men walk out of a camera view for a few seconds before one of the men returns to the car and appears to open the vehicle’s trunk from the driver’s compartment. That man then walks back out of camera view once again. A few seconds later, both men reappear within camera view holding the victim from both sides walking towards the trunk area of the vehicle. At one point, the victim appears to try and get away from the men and was unsuccessful. Once in the trunk, the suspects get back into the vehicle and quickly drive away. Additional surveillance footage reviewed by detectives showed the suspect vehicle driving next to the victim for a short distance before the incident and that the victim appears to be engaged in a conversation with the vehicle’s driver. Witnesses to the incident also reported to detectives that during the encounter, the victim and the suspects appeared to be possibly “play fighting” before the victim is placed in the trunk. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to please call police at 703-792-6500. The investigation continues.

Victim Description:

The victim appears to be a younger aged African American, possibly a male

 

Suspect Descriptions:

The suspects both appear to be men, either Hispanic or light-skinned African American wearing all dark clothing

 

Vehicle Description:

The vehicle was a dark colored, 4-door sedan, possibly a Toyota Camry

Update Monday, Oct. 31, 2016

Police tell us this there now appears to be no abduction victim in this case: 

Possible Abduction – Upon reviewing additional surveillance cameras at the Wal-Mart, footage shows that the individuals involved in the incident, to include the alleged victim, appear to reenter the store approximately 5 minutes after the alleged initial encounter. The victim does not appear to be in distress or make any attempt to get away from the other individuals. All parties eventually exit the store after an estimated 40 minutes. Detectives are seeking additional information from the public to help identify the parties involved so police can make contact with the individuals to confirm the nature of the incident and to also check on the welfare of the alleged victim.

 

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Perez charged with aggravated sexual battery, indecent liberties

From Prince William police: 

Sexual Assault Investigation – On October 25, detectives from the Special Victim’s Unit began an investigation into a sexual assault which was reported to have occurred at a home in Manassas (20111). The investigation revealed that the victim, a 9-year-old girl, was sexually assaulted on more than one occasion over the last two years by a family member. The incidents were recently disclosed and police were contacted. Following the investigation, detectives obtained warrants for the arrest of the accused, identified as Luis Antonio PEREZ. Attempted to locate the accused have been unsuccessful.

Wanted: [Photo from May 2008]

Luis Antonio PEREZ, 44, of Manassas

Described as a Hispanic male, 5’5”, 212lbs with a heavy build, black hair and brown eyes

Wanted for aggravated sexual battery and indecent liberties

 

 
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