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Fraudulent call to Sheriff’s office depicting murder and hostage situation

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

On July 18, 2017 at 1:19 a.m., the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center received a call from a subject who stated he had just shot and killed his father, shot his mother in the arm and was holding a cousin hostage.  

The caller who identified himself only as Jamie also stated he was going to blow everything up with a pressure bomb at the front door unless he received $30,000.00.  The address of the reported event was in the Lake Arrowhead neighborhood of Stafford County.   (more…)

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Police arrest strong arm robbery suspect previously at large

From Prince William County police:

Strong Arm Robbery – On July 18, Akmed MANSARAY, who was wanted for a robbery which occurred in the 1400 block of Bayside Ave in Woodbridge on July 16, was located and arrested without incident.
Arrested on July 18:
Akmed MANSARAY, 34, of 6428 Edsall Rd Apt T2 in Alexandria
Charged with robbery
Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond (more…)

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Verbal altercation results in two counts of malicious wounding

From Prince William County police:

Malicious Wounding – On July 18 at 12:38 a.m., officers responded to the 13800 block of Jefferson Davis Highway in Woodbridge to investigate a fight. The victim, a 29-year-old man of Fayetteville NC, reported to police that he and the accused were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated physically.

During the encounter, the accused struck the victim multiple times in the face. A second victim, a 59-year-old man of Fayetteville NC, attempted to separate the two parties. At that point, the accused pulled out a knife and began swinging the weapon towards the second victim. (more…)

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Suspect in felony child neglect eludes police

A woman, previously arrested for attempting to burn a mattress, is wanted by police for suspected felony child neglect.

From Prince William County police:

Felony Child Neglect – On July 15 at 12:24 p.m., officers responded to the 3500 block of Briarwood Drive in Dumfries to investigate a child neglect. When officers arrived, they located a 2-year-old boy and an 11-month old girl unattended outside of their apartment. Upon further investigation, officers located the children’s residence where the babysitter, later identified as the accused, was found asleep inside. (more…)

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Message to the Prince William Chief of Police: Help us in Williamstown

WOODBRIDGE — A small but vocal minority brought the headlining issue to a public meeting with Prince William County’s police chief.

The message: There are problems in Williamstown, a neighborhood in Dumfries.

“No one has got hurt yet, but I’m afraid somebody will,” one resident told Potomac Local on the condition of anonymity in fear of retaliation.

In all, at least six Dumfries residents came to “A Conversation with the Chief” held Monday at the Ferlazzo government building in Woodbridge to voice their concerns about Williamstown. They say a gang of men ranging in ages between their 20s and 30s regularly walk up and down the streets, discharge firearms, loiter in the culdesacs, and intimidate others.

“They see you walking, they pick you out, and they know you’re not with them, not part of that lifestyle,” another resident told Potomac Local on the condition of anonymity,

Some of the men regularly walk up and down Old Triangle Road, loiter at bus stops, harass passersby, and lean on cars.

“I yelled at one of them to get off the car and and said ‘did you make the payment on [the car] this month?” one resident told a Prince William police officer. (more…)

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Police seek Mays in suspected abduction case

From Prince William County police:

Abduction | Domestic Related – On July 17 at 12:37 a.m., officers responded to a residence located in the 2900 block of Wetherburn Court in Woodbridge to investigate an assault. The investigation revealed that the accused was involved in a verbal argument with an acquaintance, identified as a 31-year-old woman of Woodbridge, which escalated.

During the encounter, the accused assaulted the victim and prevented her from leaving the residence. When the victim locked herself in the bathroom and contacted police, the accused kicked open the door and put the victim in a headlock. A struggle ensued and the victim was eventually able to break free. When the officer arrived, the accused fled the area on foot. Minor injuries were reported. (more…)

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Horseback riding instructor indicted for sexual battery

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

The Stafford Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of Boris Gokovski, age 64 of Stafford County. Gokovski was indicted by a Stafford County Grand Jury on July 5, 2017 on four counts of Sexual Battery. He was arrested on those indictments on July 12, 2017 and incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $5,000 secure bond. Gokovski has since bonded out. He is scheduled for arraignment on July 20, 2017.

The indictments against Gokovski stem from a complaint the Sheriff’s Office received in May of 2017 from a female victim who reported that Gokovski sexually assaulted her at the B&R Ranch located in Stafford County. Gokovski is one of the owners of the B&R Ranch as well as a horseback riding instructor. (more…)

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Triangle man, 46, charged with aggravated sexual battery

From Prince William County police:

Aggravated Sexual Battery – On July 13 at 11:15 p.m., detectives from the Special Victim’s Unit responded to investigate a sexual assault which reportedly occurred at a residence located in the 3600 block of Wharf Lane in Triangle earlier that morning. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 15-year-old female juvenile, was inappropriately touched by the accused, an acquaintance, earlier that morning around 8:00 a.m. Following the investigation, the accused, was arrested without incident.

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Two stabbing victims found in restaurant

MANASSAS — Two people were found inside a Manassas restaurant suffering stab wounds. 

From Manassas police: 

On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at approximately 5:50 PM, Manassas City Police officers and detectives responded to Don Julio Restaurant (9007 Centreville Rd) for reports of a stabbing. Officers located two victims with serious injuries; a 41 year old male of Centreville suffered a significant head injury and a 25 year old male of Manassas suffered injuries to his arm and neck.

Through further investigation, it was learned that the suspect struck one victim on the head with a beer bottle and cut the second victim on the arm with the broken bottle.

Both victims were transported to a local hospital where they were treated and released for non-life threatening injuries. The case is still under investigation.

Photo: Lindsay Conty/Facebook

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Warrenton man charged with attempted murder, says men sexually assaulted friend

While police are charged the suspect with attempted murder, they’re still looking into the alleged sexual assualt. 

From a press release: 

Attempted Murder – On July 10 at 10:26PM, officers received information that the accused, identified as Alec Michael SHRAUDER, was possibly driving to a residence located in the 15600 block of Crestview Ln in Haymarket (20169) with a firearm to confront two men who allegedly sexually assaulted a female acquaintance sometime between July 7 and July 9.

Officers responded to the residence while a police K-9 and helicopter searched the area for the suspect. Following an extensive search of the surrounding area, the accused was eventually taken into custody without incident on July 11 around 1:30AM and subsequently charged. A firearm was also recovered nearby. The investigation into the alleged sexual assault is still on going.

Arrested on July 11:
Alec Michael SHRAUDER, 21, of 5834 Chittenden Dr in Warrenton
Charged with 2 counts of attempted murder and 1 count of use of a firearm in commission of a felony
Court Date: September 25, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Two shot in Occoquan today

Two people were shot this morning on Occoquan Road in Occoquan early this morning. 

From Prince William police: 

**INCIDENT: Shooting | Occoquan: 
Officers are currently investigating a shooting which occurred in the area of Occoquan Rd and Colonial Dr. One victim sustained a gunshot wound to the upper body and the other victim to the lower body. Both victims have been transported to an area hospital with non life threatening injuries. At this time, the incident does not appear to be random. There is no suspect information at the moment. Residents can expect a heavy police presence in the area as the investigation continues.

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Two face charges in BB gun shootings

Rice, Devaughn
Marshall, Robert

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY — Prince William police say they arrested two men suspected in two BB gun shootings on Tuesday in the county. 

One occurred in Dale City, and the second at a Taco Bell at the corner of Sudley Road and Sudley Manor Drive near Manassas. 

More from a police press release: 

Malicious Wounding | BB Gun Shooting Investigations – On July 11 at 12:45PM, officers responded to the area of Darbydale Ave and Danville Rd in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a shooting involving a BB gun. The investigation revealed that three adult males were struck by BB pellets as they were working in the above area. One victim was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The two other victims received minor injuries.

Later that afternoon around 3:10PM, officers responded to the area of Sudley Manor Rd and Sudley Rd in Manassas (20109) to investigate a second shooting involving a BB gun. The second investigation revealed that an adult male reported to police that he was walking in the above area when he was struck by a BB pellet in the upper body. The victim reported minor injuries.

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Prince William police investigating BB gun shootings

From Prince William County police:

BB Gun Shooting Investigations: Officers are currently working two separate shooting investigations involving a BB gun. The first occurred around 12:45 p.m. in the area of Darbydale Ave and Danville Rd in Woodbridge while the second occurred around 3:10 p.m. in the area of Sudley Manor Rd and Sudley Rd in Manassas.

In each incident, the victims were shot with a BB pellet by a suspect driving a red, 4-door sedan. Minor injuries were reported. At this point, there is no further suspect or vehicle description available. More information will be provided if it becomes available.

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Babysitter arrested after child, 1, found playing in street

From Prince William County police:

Felony Child Neglect – On July 10 at 8:18p.m., officers responded to the 2100 block of Gunsmith Terrace in Woodbridge to investigate a child neglect. A citizen reported to police that a 1-year-old boy was playing in the street unsupervised.

Officers conducted a canvass of the neighborhood and located the child’s babysitter, identified as the accused. Upon further investigation, officers determined that the child left the residence while the accused was playing video games. Following the investigation, the accused was subsequently arrested without incident. The child was released into the custody of a family member and was uninjured.

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Woman, 24, charged with malicious wounding in family argument

From Prince William County police:

Malicious Wounding – On July 9 at 10:34 a.m., officers responded to an apartment located in the 1300 block of Eisenhower Circle in Woodbridge to investigate a domestic violence call. The victim, a 24-year-old woman of Woodbridge, reported to police that she and the accused, a family member, were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated.

During the encounter, the accused punched the victim in the face and bit her. The parties eventually separated and the police were contacted. Minor injuries were reported. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested. (more…)

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Updated: Man charged after 911 callers say he threw himself in front of cars

If you were caught in traffic yesterday on Route 1 in Woodbridge about 3:30 p.m, here’s why. 

Police were called to Planet Fitness near the intersection of Village Drive for a report of a man hurling himself in front of cars.

It turns out the man was under the influence of drugs, according to police: 

The individual was under the influence of suspected narcotics and arrested. Any injury was self-inflicted. He was treated, released and transported to the [Adult Detention Center] in Manassas.

James A. Ellison Jr., 31, of 3113 Chesapeake Dr, #303 in Woodbridge is charged with DUI, according to police, who added it’s his second DUI in 10 years.

Ellison also faces charges of unreasonable refusal, suspended License, and subsequent offense, according to police.

Updated 2 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2017

Her’es a video of the man who jumped in front of cars. It’s from a reader who posted it to Facebook and contains cursing.

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Strangulation arrest also yields possession charge

From Prince William police: 

Strangulation | Domestic Related – On July 5 at 3:34 a.m., officers responded to a residence located in the 13500 block of Delaney Rd in Woodbridge to investigate an assault. The victim, a 48-year-old woman of Woodbridge, reported to police that she and the accused, an acquaintance, were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated physically.

At one point during the encounter, the accused grabbed the victim by the throat. The parties eventually separated and police were contacted. Minor injuries were reported. Following the investigation, officers arrested the accused, identified as Tony Wayne SAUNDRES. During a search post-arrest, marijuana was located on the accused.

Arrested on July 5:
Tony Wayne SAUNDRES, 58, of the 13500 block of Delaney Rd in Woodbridge
Charged with strangulation, domestic assault & battery-3rd offense and possession of marijuana
Court Date: Pending | Bond: Unavailable

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Prince William police to deploy body worn cameras

From Prince William County Police Department Chief Barry Barnard:

The staff of the Prince William County Police Department remain committed to our mission of enhancing the quality of life here in the County by providing effective police services to our community members. We accomplish our mission by building upon our existing relationships, pledge to make new connections and continue our focus of enhancing trust with those we serve.

For quite some time, our organization has made community policing and building trust a primary focus with the people of Prince William County. We will continue this effort to improve our organization through proactive means and creating dialogue with our stakeholders. Over many years, your Police Department has seen positive satisfaction ratings from Citizen Surveys. While we deeply appreciate this support, we understand there are always ways we can improve our delivery of police services to the community.

To assist us with this important task, and after significant discussion and research, the Police Department will begin deploying Body-Worn Cameras (BWC) within our community as early as September 2017. Policing in today’s society has seen a dramatic change in technological advancements in our profession. These opportunities have shown to help law enforcement agencies improve upon their dedication to providing the highest level of professionalism to our public. (more…)

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Three released from hospital after Stafford crash involving deputy, charges filed

More information on the car crash in Stafford involving three vehicles and a county sheriff’s deputy, from Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Eric Quinn:

The Stafford Sheriff’s Office has charged George Lee Murdock, age 57 of Stafford with Reckless Driving and Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle.  The charges stem from yesterday’s three vehicle accident on Rt. 1 involving a county sheriff’s cruiser.

At 10:46am yesterday, Thursday, July 6, 2017 Deputy R. T. Kulbeth was responding to an emergency call with his blue lights and siren activated.  Kulbeth was driving a marked Stafford Sheriff’s Office Ford Taurus. He was travelling south on Rt. 1 near Stafford Hospital when a Ford Van driven by Murdock made a u-turn directly in front of Kulbeth’ s cruiser.  

The two vehicles collided sending Kulbeth’s cruiser into a power pole and overturning.  The power pole broke in half causing the power lines to drop across Rt. 1.  Murdock’s van spun around and turned onto its side.  The impact caused the front axle and passenger side tire of Murdock’s van to dislodge from the vehicle, go airborne and crash through the windshield of a third vehicle.

The drivers of all three vehicles were transported to local hospitals where they were treated and released.  A passenger in the third vehicle was uninjured.

 

 

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‘Global Foodies’ fail at robbery attempt outside grocery store

Stiney, Taron
Eller, Kayla

From Prince Wiliam police: 

Attempted Armed Robbery | Attempted Malicious Wounding – On July 4 at 5:35PM, officers responded to the Global Foods located at 10320 Festival Ln in Manassas (20109) to investigate an armed robbery. An employee reported to police that he was outside behind the business when he was approached by an unknown man and woman. During the encounter, the man displayed a knife and demanded money. When the victim refused, the man lunged at the victim with the knife. The victim was able to dodge the knife then run away and contact police. No injuries were reported. Upon further investigation, officers were able to identify both the suspects as Taron Desean STINEY and Kayla ELLER. A short time later, STINEY and ELLER were located in the homeless camp behind 8025 Sudley Rd and arrested without incident.

Arrested on July 4:

Taron Desean STINEY, 24, of no fixed address

Charged with attempted robbery, attempted aggravated malicious wounding, and assault & battery

Kayla ELLER, 28, of no fixed address

Charged with attempted robbery

Court Date: August 24, 2017 | Bond: Both were held WITHOUT Bond

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Colato charged in child sex assault

From Prince William police: 

Sexual Assault Investigation – On June 15, detectives from the Special Victim’s Unit responded to investigate a sexual assault which was reported to have occurred on June 10 at a home in Woodbridge (22193). The investigation revealed that the victim, a 5-year-old boy, was inappropriately touched by the accused, identified as a family member. The victim disclosed the incident to a school teacher who contacted Child Protective Services. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested without incident.

Arrested on July 2:

Sara COLATO, 27, of 12770 Tadworth Pl in Woodbridge

Charged with object sexual penetration

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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