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Windshield shattered, suspect hides behind couch

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

On January 17, 2017 at approximately 2:26 p.m. Deputy J.A. Mangan responded to a reported vandalism that had occurred at the 7-Eleven on Garrisonville Road. The victim explained she was pumping gas and a male subject approached her car and stated that she had stolen his cell phone.

When she declared she didn’t know what he was talking about, the male subject hit the windshield with his hand and shattered it. He got in the passenger side of a white vehicle and was driven away. The victim followed the male to Garrison Woods where she observed him exit the vehicle. She then contacted the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Mangan interviewed the victim and witnesses. He soon learned that the suspect was Prentice Juggins. Deputy Mangan obtained a warrant for Mr. Juggins’ arrest.

On February 1, 2017 at approximately 3:28 p.m. Deputy Mangan and other patrol deputies responded to a shots fired call in the area of Garrison Woods. A neighbor reported hearing a single shot from a nearby apartment and further stated that a male and female were heard screaming inside. Deputies attempted contact with those inside the apartment.

After approximately 20 minutes a female answered the door and was identified. She was known to associate with Mr. Juggins. When asked if Mr. Juggins was in the residence she advised that he was not. Patrol deputies requested permission to search the apartment. The female agreed to the search and Mr. Juggins was found hiding behind a couch. As Mr. Juggins was being taken into custody, he resisted but was subdued without injury.

Prentice Kasaun Juggins, age 25 of Hope Road in Stafford VA, was charged with Escape by Force, Obstruction of Justice and Destruction of Property. He was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail and is held on no bond.

Lowe’s security video ‘clearly showed Mr. Cook arriving in a black Ford Escape’


Photo by Flickr user Mike Mozart

From the Stafford sheriff’s office: 



On January 31, 2017 at approximately 9:45 a.m. Deputy C.D. Brown responded to a larceny at the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store located at 299 Banks Ford Parkway.  Upon arrival, Deputy Brown was advised that loss prevention personnel had witnessed a male remove multiple security tags from merchandise and place the items in his coat pocket.  Store employees observed the male pass all points of sale with the concealed items. The suspect was detained until patrol units arrived.

Deputy Brown interviewed the male and identified him as Daniel Cook.  Mr. Cook admitted to the incident and offered to pay for the merchandise.  Deputy Brown then asked Mr. Cook how he arrived at the store.  Mr. Cook stated that a friend had provided transportation and that his wife was to pick him up.  Deputy Brown doubted that statement and asked to view available store video to confirm his suspicion.   (more…)

Mohammad Sherdil, suspect in Dale City murder, nabbed in New York City

From Prince William police: 

Malicious Wounding *ARREST – On January 31, detectives with the Violent Crimes Bureau received a tip from Crime Solvers which lead to the arrest of Mohammad Ekram SHERDIL by members of the US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force and NYPD detectives in New York [City].  The accused was wanted for a shooting which occurred in the 3500 block of Forestdale Ave in Woodbridge on December 9. The accused remains in custody in New York pending extradition back to Virginia.

Arrested on February 1: [No Photo Available]

Mohammad Ekram SHERDIL, 22, of 3507 Forestdale Ave in Woodbridge

Charged with 2 counts of aggravated malicious wounding

Court Date: Pending | Status: Pending Extradition

Two wanted in string of armed robberies



From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

The Stafford Sheriff’s Office is investigating two armed commercial robberies which occurred this weekend and appear to involve the same suspects. On January 27, 2017 at approximately 9:48 p.m. (more…)

Two fights at 2 Downtown Manassas bars


Photos by Manassas police: Davillia Mejia, Dueker

From police: 

Assault and Battery – Arrest

At approximately 1:10 a.m. on Jan. 29, 2017, Manassas City Police responded to Old Towne Sport Pub, located at 8971 Center St, for a report of an assault. Police met with the victim, an adult female of Manassas, who told officers a disorderly subject in the business had struck her in the head, causing minor injuries. Officers identified the offender as Jennifer V. DAVILLA MEJIA, 22, of 9581 Covington Pl, Manassas, Va. 20110. DAVILLA MEJIA was charged with assault & battery and held on a $5,000 bond. She has a pending court date of March 15, 2017.

Assault and Battery – Arrest

At approximately 11:50 p.m. on Jan. 28, 2017, Manassas City Police responded to Malone’s Restaurant, located at 9329 Main St, in reference to a fight. Upon arrival, officers observed two men involved in a physical altercation outside the business. Once all parties were separated, officers learned from the 55-year-old male victim that a disorderly subject had struck him in the face, causing minor injuries, following a verbal confrontation that escalated. The suspect, Fred J. DUEKER, 56, of 4151 Quincy St, St Louis, was charged with assault and battery and disorderly conduct. DUEKER has a pending court date in General District Court.

Police: 6-month-old left girl alone

Kamara, Massa
Kalokoh, Mohamed

Photos by Prince William police: Kamara, Kalohoh

From police: 

Felony Child Neglect – On January 29 at 9:45PM, officers responded to investigate a child neglect which occurred at a residence located in the 5000 block of Lambsgate Ln in Woodbridge (22191). The investigation revealed that the child’s mother and an acquaintance left a 6-month-old girl alone inside the residence without proper supervision. At some point, the child fell to the floor causing a minor injury. Following the investigation, both of the accused were arrested. The victim was released into the custody of another family member.

Arrested on January 30:

Massa KAMARA, 26, of 5715 Crenshaw Rd in Richmond

Mohamed Haroun KALOKOH, 27, of the 5000 block of Lambsgate Ln in Woodbridge

Charged with felony child neglect

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Both were held on a $10,000 secured bond

More reports from today’s police blotter

One block from Stafford murder scene, sign solicits tips in case

An electronic variable message board sign, normally used for warning drivers of impending traffic changes or road closures, was used Friday afternoon to solicit tips in a murder case. 

The Stafford sheriff’s office continues to investigate the shooting death of 26-year-old Jorge Melo, who was shot and killed Sunday, January 22, 2017, in the 300 block of Madison Court. 

The sign, sitting about a block away near the intersection of Garrisonville Road and Travis Lane, asked anyone with information to call Stafford County Crime Solvers. 

The sign is one of the multiple pleas for information the sheriff’s office has made this week seeking help from the public in the murder case.

Cabbie robbed, pistol whipped

From Prince William police: 

Armed Robbery – On January 25 at 8:33PM, officers responded to the 8200 block of Sudley Rd in Manassas (20109) to investigate a robbery. The victim, a 60-year-old man of Alexandria, reported to police that he picked up two unknown men in Alexandria in his taxi then transported them to the above area. While the victim was driving, one of the men brandished a handgun and demanded money. At some point, the victim was hit on the head with the handgun. The suspects then fled the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.  The victim was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. A police K-9 was used to search for the suspects who were not located. The investigation continues.

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Manassas mobile vet tech not guilty in animal cruelty case

Kimberly Skinner, a mobile vet tech charged last fall by a Manassas police with cruelty to animals, was found not guilty. 

Skinner had her day in Prince William General District Court Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2017.

Here’s a statement from the company police said Skinner was working for at the time she was charged, NOVA Mobile Vet:

“NoVa Mobile Vet is pleased with the expected outcome reached in court yesterday.

While everyone at the practice is saddened by the loss of any pet, false, libelous, and defamatory statements against a practice with thousands of appreciative pet owners will not go unchallenged. It has been a frustrating few months listening to these false statements and actions in the press attributed to Ms. Kimberly Skinner and Dr. Eric Cryan after they have spent decades tirelessly working for the care and well being of animals.

Anyone interested in the full story is encouraged to read the entire court transcript.

With true crime and other serious problems to deal with, we are appalled that the Prince William County Commonwealth Attorney’s office would choose to proceed with this case and waste such a tremendous amount of valuable resources on this matter…

NoVa Mobile Vet would like to thank their loyal, intelligent, clients who stuck with them through these false allegations. We would also like to thank the Woolley Stout and Protorae Law firms for their tireless work in the defense of our practice and its reputation.”

Man armed with handgun tries to rob Manassas check cashing office

From Manassas police: 

Attempted Robbery

On Jan. 21, 2017, Manassas City Police responded to Cash for Gold, located at 9013 Centreville Rd, for a report of an attempted robbery. The store clerk stated a subject wearing a ski mask and gloves entered the business and displayed a handgun. The store clerk advised he was able to lock himself and in a back room when the offender arrived, and was unharmed during the incident. The offender eventually fled the scene. No items were reported stolen.

Stafford needs leads in Melo murder


The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the January 22, 2017 shooting death of Jorge Melo on Madison Court. Two photos of Mr. Melo appear here. We are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying any persons who may have had affiliations with Mr. Melo or who may be responsible for his death.

Anyone with ANY information is asked to contact the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-658-4400. Stafford Crime Solvers is sharing resources with this investigation. Crime doesn’t pay – but Crime Solvers does. Contact Crime Solvers (where callers may remain anonymous) at 540-659-2020 or TEXT “Stafford” + your tip to CRIMES (274637).

Shooting in the 14800 block of Cloverdale Road

From Prince William police’s Facebook page, posted Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017: 

*INCIDENT: Shooting | Woodbridge;
Officers are currently investigating a shooting in the 14800 block of Cloverdale Rd. An adult male was shot in the upper body. Unknown suspect. Residents can expect a heavy police presence in the area as the investigation continues.

Triangle gunman apprehended without incident

Suspect in Triangle gunfight turned himself in to police.

From Prince William County police:

Malicious Wounding | Shooting Investigation

*ADDITIONAL ARREST – On January 19, JaShaun Ervin MCQUEEN, the second suspect involved in a shooting which occurred in the 3600 block of Wharf Ln in Triangle on January 18, turned himself into police without incident at the Gar-Field Station in Woodbridge.

Arrested on January 19:
JaShaun Ervin MCQUEEN, 19, of the 18100 block of Kilmer Ln in Triangle
Charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in commission of a felony

Court Date: March 8, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

Stafford police chase ends in apprehension of Prince William fugitive

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

On January 23, 2017 the U.S. Marshals Service requested the assistance of the Stafford Sheriff’s Office in apprehending a fugitive wanted out of Prince William County. At approximately 12:15p.m. patrol units were advised the subject, Jamaunta McQueen, was observed in a stolen vehicle which was parked in a driveway on Maple Leaf Court.

Traffic Safety Units approached the scene and began to establish a perimeter. Mr. McQueen then drove away from the residence and a felony traffic stop was attempted. The suspect did not stop for Law Enforcement and sped away as Sergeant J.J. Forman pursued.

While en route to the scene Deputy R.T. Kulbeth was alerted that Mr. McQueen was driving toward him on Greenridge Drive. He immediately set up ‘Stop Sticks’ along the roadway. This tactic successfully deflated the driver’s side front and rear tires.

The suspect continued driving along Coal Landing Road reaching speeds of approximately 70 MPH and then headed northbound on U.S. Route 1. The pursuit continued through the intersection at Garrisonville Road as the tread was breaking away from the tires.

As traffic became less congested, north of Garrisonville Road, Sergeant Forman and Deputy B.U. Demirci initiated a rolling roadblock in order to stop the vehicle. During the rolling roadblock Mr. McQueen made several attempts to ram Sheriff’s Office vehicles. Once the vehicle was stopped in the area of 3357 Jefferson Davis Highway, Deputy Demirci deployed his K-9 partner “Steele” and Mr. McQueen was then taken into custody.

Jamaunta Deshawn McQueen, age 21 of Windsor Road in Triangle, VA, was charged with Felony Eluding, Attempted Capital Murder against Law Enforcement, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Driving Revoked, two counts of Running a Red Light and two counts of Running a Stop Sign.

He was served warrants from Prince William County for two counts of Felony Malicious Wounding and two counts of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony. He was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail and is being held on no bond.

Man, 26, shot and killed in Stafford

STAFFORD, Va. — Twenty-six-year-old Stafford resident Jorge Leonardo Melo was shot and killed Sunday in North Stafford. 

From the Stafford sheriff’s office: 

The Stafford Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that occurred January 22, 2017 at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Madison Court in Stafford, VA.

Patrol units arrived on the scene and observed a wounded man lying on the ground. C.P.R. was administered to the victim until Emergency Medical Services arrived and transported him to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injury.

Witnesses reported hearing multiple gun shots and observed two males, wearing all black, fleeing the scene on foot. A black SUV also left the scene after the incident. A perimeter was established and K-9 tracks were attempted. There are no suspects identified at this time.

The victim is identified as Jorge Leonardo Melo, age 26 of Vista Woods Road in Stafford, VA.

The investigation is ongoing.

Overdose ends in arrest at convenience store on Garrisonville Road

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

On January 19, 2017 at approximately 3:16 p.m. Deputy S.P. Whitt and Deputy D.C. Reed responded to an unknown medical emergency at the 7-Eleven located at 201 Garrisonville Road. Upon arrival deputies observed a female who appeared to be passed out inside her vehicle. After tapping on the window the subject awoke and seemed confused and disoriented.

She was identified as Britney Grant. Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and the female was taken into the ambulance for medical evaluation. As the subject was being evaluated, deputies were advised that Ms. Grant was wanted out of Spotsylvania and she was subsequently arrested.

A K-9 unit responded to the scene and performed a scan of the vehicle. The K-9 indicated the presence of narcotics. Deputy Whitt then searched the vehicle and recovered a plastic baggy containing a white powdery substance, foil wrappers containing brown powder, as well as drug paraphernalia.

Medical personnel transported Ms. Grant to the hospital where she was medically cleared.

Britney Belle Grant, age 25 of Fall Hill Avenue in Fredericksburg, VA, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession with Intent to Distribute Controlled Paraphernalia. She was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail and is held on no bond.

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One dead after fight in Stafford County

From the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:  

The Stafford Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident that occurred at approximately 7:00 p.m. last evening in the 1900 block of Green Tree Road.

An altercation between two parties resulted in the death of a male subject.

The case is in the very early stages of investigation and there is nothing further to report at this time.


Here’s new information on the murder of Clint Hill in Stafford County. The county sheriff’s office has not said how Hill died: 

From the sheriff’s office: 

The Stafford Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate an incident that occurred on January 21, 2017 at approximately 7:03 p.m. in the 1900 block of Green Tree Road.

The investigation indicates that Bryan Hinckley and Clint Hill were involved in a physical altercation outside the apartment building. When patrol units arrived on the scene Mr. Hinckley was unconscious. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Bryan George Hinckley, age 35 lived on Lake View Drive, in Stafford, VA. Clint Alan Hill, age 41, was arrested at his residence in the 2000 block of Green Tree Road on January 23, 2017 at approximately 12:50 a.m. Mr. Hill was charged with murder, was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail and is being held on no bond.

The investigation is ongoing.


Police find kids, drugs, “deplorable” conditions inside Manassas area home

Abdi, Mahad
Clark, Makiya

From Prince William County Police Department:

On January 14, detectives from the Special Victims Unit began an investigation into alleged child neglect which was reported to have occurred at a home located on Alleghany Rd in Manassas. During the execution of a search warrant at the residence, evidence of narcotics use was located, in addition to, deplorable living conditions. Child Protective Services responded and removed three children, a 4-year-old boy, a 2-year-old boy, and 3-month-old girl, from the home. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Mahad Farah ABDI and Makiya Shaneeya Brenda CLARK, were arrested.
Arrested on January 14:
Mahad Farah ABDI, 37, of the 7500 block of Alleghany Rd in Manassas
Charged with 4 counts of cruelty and injury to children and 1 count felony child neglect & abuse

Makiya Shaneeya Bre CLARK, 26, of the 7500 block of Alleghany Rd in Manassas
Charged with 3 counts of cruelty and injury to children and 1 count felony child neglect & abuse

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Both Held WITHOUT Bond

Bystander wounded in gun fight

Gates, Roy
McQueen, JaShaun


From Prince William County Police Department:

Malicious Wounding | Shooting Investigation – On January 18 at 6:13PM, officers responded to the 3600 block of Wharf Ln in Triangle (22172) to investigate a shooting in progress. A short time later, a 20-year-old woman of Triangle was located suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower body. Responding officers provided immediate first-aid to the victim before rescue crews arrived on scene. The victim was flown to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries and is expected survive.

Further investigation revealed that there was a fight in the above area. During the encounter, two men brandished handguns and began shooting at each other then fled the area. Officers later learned that a nearby residence was struck by a bullet resulting from the incident.

Following the investigation, detectives with the Robbery and Gang Units identified the parties involved and obtained warrants for their arrests. One of suspects, identified as Roy Reginald GATES, was arrested without incident. Attempts to locate the second suspect, JaShaun Ervin MCQUEEN, have been unsuccessful.

The investigation continues.
Wanted: [Photo from September 2016]
JaShaun Ervin MCQUEEN, 19, of the 18100 block of Kilmer Ln in Triangle
Described as a black male, 5’08”, 170lbs with black hair and brown eyes
Wanted for malicious wounding and use of a firearm in commission of a felony

Arrested on January 18:
Roy Reginald GATES, 29, of the 18100 block of Kilmer Ln in Triangle
Charged with reckless handling of a firearm and brandishing a firearm
Court Date: March 7, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

Pictured in order above:  Gates, and Mcqueen

Sex assault victim found in Walmart dressing room

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

On January 14, 2017 at approximately 6:30 p.m. Sergeant D.R. Colona responded to a disturbance in the area of the Walmart at 217 Garrisonville Road. The reporting party stated a female friend was hiding in the woman’s dressing room in an attempt to elude a man who was “stalking” her. The caller contacted the Sheriff’s Office after receiving a Facebook message from her friend and further advised the man was driving a gold van.

As Sergeant Colona arrived in the parking lot, he observed a gold Dodge Caravan and ran the vehicle tags which returned to a 2000 green Honda. A white male was sitting in the van. Sergeant Colona made contact and identified him as Patrick Stambler. Mr. Stambler advised that he was looking for a co-worker who he was giving a ride home. (more…)

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