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Woman Finds Marks on Door

MANASSAS, Va. – On Nov. 1, an apartment resident told police that in the early morning, she heard a noise coming from the back of her home. According to the report, she didn’t see anyone but later on discovered forced marks on a back sliding glass door. No entry was made and nothing was stolen. 

Here’s the latest from Prince William police:

Attempted Residential Burglary – On November 1st at 10:34AM, officers responded to an apartment located in the 12000 block of Coverstone Hill Cir in Manassas (20109) to investigate an attempted burglary. The resident of the apartment reported to police that at around 3:00AM, she woke to a noise coming from the rear of the home. No suspect was seen. Later in the day, the resident discovered pry marks on a rear sliding glass door. No entry was made into the residence and no property was reported missing.

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Girl, 6, Sexually Assualted

DALE CITY, Va. – On October 31, police arrested a 12-year-old boy for aggravated sexual battery upon a 6-year-old girl, whom he knew. Police say that the incident happened on October 29 and the boy is currently being held at a juvenile detention center. 

Here’s the latest from Prince William police:

Aggravated Sexual Battery – On October 30th, detectives from the Special Victims Unit began an investigation into a sexual assault which was reported to have occurred at a residence located in the 3900 block of Deer Ct in Woodbridge (22193) the day prior on October 29th. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 6 year old girl of Woodbridge, was sexually assaulted by the accused, a known acquaintance. Following the investigation, detectives obtained a petition against the accused, a juvenile.

Arrested on October 31st: [Juvenile]

12 year old boy of Woodbridge

Charged with aggravated sexual battery

Court date: pending | Status: held at a juvenile detention facility

 

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Woman Stabs Victim in the Shoulder

DALE CITY, Va. – On October 30, a woman was arrested for assaulting and stabbing a 23-year-old female victim in the shoulder.  The victim was taken to a hospital for injuries that appeared to be non-life threatening. 

Here’s the latest from Prince William police:

Malicious Wounding | Domestic Assault & Battery – On October 30th at 1:32AM, officers responded to a residence located in the 3400 block of Belfry Ln in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a domestic related stabbing. The victim, a 23 year old woman of no fixed address, reported to police that she and the accused, a known acquaintance, were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, the accused assaulted the victim and a struggle ensued. At one point, the accused retrieved a knife and stabbed the victim in the shoulder. Police were eventually contacted and officers located both parties still at the home. The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested.

Arrested on October 30th:

Lisa DE-BOROUS, 42, of 210 Onville Rd in Stafford

Charged with malicious wounding and domestic assault & battery

Court date: pending | Bond: held WITHOUT bond

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Shots Fired From Mysterious Red SUV in Dale City

DALE CITY, Va. – On October 28, a 33-year-old man told police that he saw a red SUV approach the front of his home and fire shots at him and his friend twice. According to the report, there were no injuries, damage, or description of the driver or passengers.

Here’s the latest from Prince William police: 

Discharging a Firearm from a Vehicle | Attempted Malicious Wounding  On October 28th at 0:11PM, officers responded to the 4100 block of Hoffman Dr in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a shots fired call. The victim, a 33 year old man of Woodbridge, reported to police that he and a known acquaintance were standing in his yard when an unknown, red SUV pulled in front of the residence. Once stopped, an occupant of the SUV reportedly shot towards the victim and his acquaintance. The vehicle then continued down Hoffman Dr before making a U-turn and approaching the residence where the occupant fired towards the victim and the acquaintance a second time. No injuries or property damage were reported. Following the incident, the vehicle fled the area at a high rate of speed. No description of the driver or its occupants was provided to police. The incident does not appear to be random.

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Manassas Police Seek 7-Eleven Robber

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Cash taken during 7-Eleven robbery in Manassas

 

On October 28, a robbery occurred at a 7-Eleven store located on 10438 Dumfries Road. Police were told that at around 9:30 pm the suspect entered the store and with a handgun, demanded money from an employee at the register, said Manassas police spokeswoman Adrienne Helms.

Once the suspect got the money, he fled and was last seen between Nikki Place and Barrington Park Circle, said Helms. The suspect is described as tall black male, slim, wearing dark clothing, sunglasses, a beanie on his head, and a white shirt or cloth around his face, said Helms. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Manassas City Police Department. 

 

 

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Macy’s Security Guard Nearly Bitten

MANASSAS, Va. – On October 16, police went to a Macy’s department store at Manassas Mall to investigate a case of shoplifting. Macy’s security told police that when the male shoplifter tried to leave, he tried to bite one of the security guard’s hands. When officers arrived, police say that he resisted arrested and gave a false identity while in custody. 

Here’s the latest from Prince William police:

Attempted Malicious Wounding – On October 16th at 11:44AM, officers responded to the Macy’s in Manassas Mall located at 8270 Sudley Rd in Manassas (20109) to investigate a shoplifter. Officers arrived at the business and were informed by store security that the accused took clothing items and left the business without paying. As security went to detain the accused, he attempted to bite one of them on the hand. No contact was made. As officers attempted to arrest the accused, he actively resisted. Following a brief struggle, the accused was detained without further incident. During questioning, the accused provided officers with a false identity.

Arrested on October 16th: [No photo available]

Roger GONZALEZ, 21, of no fixed address

Charged with attempted malicious woundingresisting arrestgrand larceny and providing false ID to police

Court date: November 17, 2014 | Bond: $7,500 secured

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Police: Intoxicated Driver Pushes, Strikes Officer

WOODBRIDGE, Va. – On October 22, police were in the area to investigate a crash. Police determined that one of the drivers had been driving while intoxicated. When officers tried to arrest the driver, the driver pushed then struck an officer in the face with his elbow but the officer was not injured. 

Here’s the latest from Prince William police:

Assault & Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer [LEO] – On October 22nd at 5:58PM, officers responded to the area of Jefferson Davis Hwy and East Longview Dr in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a crash. As a result of the investigation, one of the driver’s, identified as the accused, was arrested for driving under the influence. During the arrest, the accused pushed the arresting officer and then struck him in the face with his elbow. The accused was eventually detained without further incident. The officer was not injured.   

Arrested on October 22nd:

Alvaro ARBOLEDA SOLIS, 49, of 12892 Grays Pointe Rd, apt. 92C in Fairfax

Charged with assault & battery on a LEOresisting arrest and driving under the influence

Court date: November 24, 2014 | Bond: $7,500 secured

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Stafford Sheriff: Take Precautions on Halloween

STAFFORD, Va. – On October 27, Stafford County sheriff spokesman William Kennedy issued a press release about the additional steps deputies will be taking this Halloween and what residents and their children can do to stay safe this Friday.

Kennedy wrote that there will be more deputies out on duty Halloween evening and at the Sheriff’s Office, located in the Public Safety Center at 1225 Courthouse Road, they will be x-raying candy to detect metal-like objects from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Kennedy also included helpful tips both residents and children can take to have a fun and safe Halloween. 

Below is the official press release from Stafford County Sheriff; 

 

 

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Vanegas Charged in Restaurant Brawl

MANASSAS, Va. – Police were called to Tommy’s Place Bar & Grill in the early morning hours of Oct. 27 to investigate an assault. Upon arriving to the scene, officers saw a fight-in-progress in the parking lot and were able to identify the victim as a 26-year-old male who had to be treated for non-life threatening injuries to his face and head, said Manassas police spokeswoman Adrienne Helms.

Witnesses at the scene told police that a man struck the victim’s head with a beer bottle multiple times and kicked him the head before leaving the area with another man, said Helms.

Officers were able to find the suspect a short time later at his home and charged the suspect, Ramirez Vanegas, 24, with malicious wounding and public intoxication, said Helms.

He was held without bond with a pending court date of Nov. 25.  

 

 

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How to Prevent Drunken Driving This Halloween

MANASSAS, Va. – On October 24, Adrienne Helms of the Manassas City police department issued a press release about drunk driving prevention this Halloween. Around the area, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program will also be offering alternative options to get riders home safe, said Helms. 

Here’s the latest from Manassas City police;

Please see the attached drunk driving prevention press release, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over this Halloween” as well as information on the Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s Sober Ride Program, available in both English and Spanish.  Don’t let this Halloween turn into a nightmare – designate a sober driver.  You might just save a life.

 

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Stafford Woman Gets 143 Months in Prison

Robin Anne Krohn, 31, of Stafford, Virginia, was sentenced today to 143 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. 

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Adam S. Lee, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office; Andrew G. McCabe, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office; and Charles E. Jett, Stafford County Sheriff, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge James C. Cacheris.

Krohn pleaded guilty on July 22, 2014.  According to court documents, Krohn is a former patient of Dr. Nibedita Mohanty, who was indicted on charges of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, distribution of controlled substances, aiding and abetting health care fraud, and aiding and abetting money laundering on July 24, 2014. 

Krohn was a patient of Dr. Mohanty from approximately February 2010 through December 2011.  During that time, Dr. Mohanty prescribed excessive dosages of controlled substances to Krohn.  Krohn both abused the medication she was prescribed, snorting up to 150 pills per day, and distributed a large portion of the controlled substances prescribed by Dr. Mohanty for a profit, earning between $3,000 – $5,000 per week throughout the course of the conspiracy.

Knowing that Dr. Mohanty freely prescribed excessive dosages of controlled substances, Krohn was also responsible for recruiting a number of individuals to see Dr. Mohanty in order to obtain unnecessary prescriptions, which Krohn and her conspirators would later abuse and distribute for profit. 

This case was initiated and investigated by the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office and assisted by the FBI’s Richmond and Washington Field Offices. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gene Rossi and Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jennifer Ballantyne and Nicole Grosnoff prosecuted the case.

Editor’s note: This story was written by the office of the United States Attorney’s Eastern District of Virginia.

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Mecedes Driver Struck, Dragged in Manassas Park

Victim hit while outside car

 

A man was struck by a car and dragged on Wednesday.

Police said the driver of a 2000 Honda hit the rear of a 1994 Mercedes while traveling on Euclid Avenue in Manassas Park.

The driver of the Mercedes got out of the car, but the driver of the Honda sped off and struck the victim dragging him “several feet,” said Manassas Park police spokesman Karen Barton.

The victim was taken to Prince William Medical Center. The extent of his injuries was unknown, said Barton.

Police then fanned out searching for the Honda. A witness told police they spotted the car headed away from Manassas Park.

The driver of he Honda was later stopped by a Prince William police officer at the intersection of Prince William Parkway and Hoadly Road near Woodbridge, said Barton.

Eshaka Kargbo, is charged with malicious hit and run and is being held at the Prince William County Adult Detention Center under no bond, said Barton.

Kargbo’s age and the name of his hometown was not released.

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Officer Injured in Near Fatal Car Crash

WOODBRIDGE, Va. – On October 21, a man, identified as the driver, was arrested for driving under the influence and for making contact with a police officer who was directing traffic after a fatal car crash. The officer was hospitalized for his injuries and then released. 

Here’s the latest from Prince William police:

Driving under the Influence | Injured Officer – On October 21st at 9:51PM, a Prince William County police officer was directing traffic in the area of Horner Rd and Occoquan Rd in Woodbridge (22191) related to the fatal crash on Jefferson Davis Hwy. As the officer was controlling the intersection, a driver of a vehicle, identified as the accused, proceeded through the intersection and clipped the officer. The accused remained at the scene and was determined to be under the influence of alcohol. Following the investigation, the accused was subsequently arrested. The officer was transported to an area hospital where he was treated and released.

Arrested on October 21st:

Jose Osmin LIZAMA, 45, of 8160 Gilroy Rd in Lorton

Charged with driving under the influence and unreasonable refusal

Court date: November 24, 2014 | Bond: unavailable

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Police: Drunken Man Tries to Bite Hand

GAINESVILLE, Va. – On October 19, police say an intoxicated man was arrested after he refused to leave a 911 caller’s home as well as resisting arrest and trying to bite an officer’s hand. According to the report, there were no injuries after the incident.

Here’s the latest from Prince William police:  

Attempted Assault & Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer [LEO] – On October 19th at 10:50AM, officers responded to a residence located in the 12800 block of Thornton Dr in Catharpin (20143) to investigate a disorderly call. The caller reported to police that the accused, a known acquaintance, was intoxicated and refusing to leave the residence. Officers arrived and made contacted with the accused outside of the home. The accused was placed under arrested and refused to cooperate with police. At one point, the accused attempted to bite one of the officers on the hand. No contact was made and no injuries were reported. The accused was eventually detained without further incident.

Arrested on October 19th: [No photo available]

Brian Edward LISI, 38, of 4389 Canterbury Ln in Gainesville

Charged with attempted assault & battery on a LEOresisting arrest and intoxication in public

Court date: December 2, 2014 | Bond: held WITHOUT bond

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No Charges in Deadly Pedestrian Crash

WOODBRIDGE, Va. – On October 21, officers investigated a fatal car crash involving a female pedestrian. The driver of a 2003 Toyota Highlander was traveling south on Jefferson Davis Highway when a pedestrian got hit while crossing the street. The pedestrian was identified and taken to a hospital where she died from her injuries. The driver stayed at the crash scene and was not charged due to numerous identified factors. 

Here’s the latest from Prince William police; 

Crash – Fatality – On October 21st at 6:58PM, investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit responded to the 13400 block of Jefferson Davis Hwy in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a crash involving a pedestrian. The investigation revealed that the driver of a 2003 Toyota Highlander was traveling southbound on Jefferson Davis Hwy in the area above. At the same time, a pedestrian, identified as an adult woman, was crossing the street and was subsequently struck by the vehicle. The driver remained at the scene and was unharmed. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital where she died as a result of her injuries. Investigators determined that at the time of the crash, the pedestrian was not in a designated crosswalk and was wearing dark clothing. Weather may have also made it difficult to see the pedestrian as she attempted to cross the road. The driver of the vehicle was not charged. No other contributing factors were determined.

Identified:

The pedestrian was identified as Amelu G. FELIX, 51, of Woodbridge

 

The driver of the 2003 Toyota Highlander was identified as a 61 year old woman of Springfield

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Child Pornography Tip Leads Officers to Bristow Home

BRISTOW, Va. – On October 8, officers and members of the Special Victims Unit and Internet Crimes against Children Task Force arrested the residents of a Bristow home after following a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Police say that a Tumblr account contained sexual content of underage boys and when officers identified and located the owner of that account and the home, they found and removed several pieces of evidence of child pornography. 

Here’s the latest from Prince William police:

Child Pornography Investigation – On August 8th, detectives from the Special Victims Unit and members of the Internet Crimes against Children Task Force began an investigation into child pornography after a tip was received through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The tip provided detectives with information about nude and sexual images of underage boys being uploaded to a specific account via the social media site called “Tumblr”. The investigation into the owner of that account led investigators to a residence located at 13580 Dodsworth Dr in Bristow (20136). Detectives subsequently obtained and executed a search warrant at the home. As a result of the search, multiple electronic and storage devices which contained illicit images were located and seized. The identity of the victims in the images is unknown; however, detectives were able to determine that the children were minors. Following the investigation, the adult residents of the home were arrested.

Arrested on October 8th:

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Billy Scott MCGHEE, 47, of 13580 Dodsworth Dr in Bristow

Charged with 9 counts of possession of child pornography and 1 count of distribution of child pornography

Court date: pending | Bond: held WITHOUT bond

 

Arrested on October 13th: [No photo available]

Aaron N. LANDERS, 36, of 13580 Dodsworth Dr in Bristow

Charged with 5 counts of possession of child pornography

Court date: pending | Bond: held WITHOUT bond

 

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Violent Altercation at Manassas 7-Eleven

MANASSAS, Va. – On October 16, police found and arrested a man for striking a 23-year-old male victim in the face and then using a crowbar to strike a second male victim, 42, on the head outside of a 7-Eleven store. Police were told by the victims that the three men were involved in an argument inside of the store before the incident happened. 

Here’s the latest from Prince William police; 

Malicious Wounding | Assault & Battery – On October 15th at 2:02PM, officers responded to the 7-11 located at 7420 Old Centreville Rd in Manassas (20111) to investigate a fight. The victims, a 23 year old man and a 42 year old man – both of Manassas, reported to police that they were involved in a verbal altercation with another customer inside the store. The altercation continued outside and escalated physically. During the encounter, the other customer, later identified as the accused, struck the younger victim in the face before retrieving a crowbar from his vehicle. The accused then used the crowbar to strike the older victim in the head. The accused left the area prior to police arriving at the business. Minor injuries were reported. The victims were able to provide police with the suspect vehicle’s license plate which identified the suspect. The accused was later arrested on October 16th.

Arrested on October 16th:

Vaughn Anthony WADE, 47, of 3220 Old Lee Hwy in Fairfax

Charged with malicious wounding and assault & battery

Court date: November 17, 2014 | Bond: unavailable 

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Woman Strikes Man With Lamp, then Runs Him Over

MANASSAS, Va. – On October 12, a woman was arrested for striking a 37-year-old man, whom she knew, with a lamp and then running him over with a car once the victim tried to approach her. The woman initially fled before police could find her and the victim was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. 

Here’s the latest from Prince William police:

Malicious Wounding – On October 12th at 2:50PM, officers responded to a residence located in the 10900 block of Tower Pl in Manassas (20109) to investigate a domestic assault. The victim, a 37 year old man of Manassas, reported to police that he and the accused, a known acquaintance, were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, the accused stuck the victim with a lamp before exiting the residence and getting into a shared vehicle. The victim approached the accused, at which point, she accelerated forward and struck the victim, knocking him onto the hood of the vehicle. The accused fled the area prior to police arriving at the home. The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Following the investigation, officers obtained warrants for the accused who was located and arrested without further incident.

Arrested on October 12th:

Kahina BENIDIR, 27, 13949 Preacher Chapman Pl in Centreville

Charged with malicious wounding and hit & run

Court date: pending | Bond: unavailable

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Man Exposes Himself to Four Children in Woodbridge

DALE CITY, Va. – On October 16, police say a man exposed himself to four children between the ages of 6 and 10 years old as they were walking home. Investigation is on-going. 

Here’s the latest from Prince William police:

Indecent Exposure – On October 17th at 10:16AM, police responded to the 4500 block of Knoll Dr in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate an indecent exposure incident which was reported to have occurred on October 16th at 4:00PM. The investigation revealed that four children, between 6 and 10 years of age, were walking home in the above area when they were approached by an unknown man. During the encounter the man lowered his pants and exposed himself to the children prior to departing from the area on foot. No injuries were reported. A man similar in description to this incident was also reportedly seen jogging in the same area last week. No exposure or contact was reported in that incident. The investigation continues.

Suspect Description:

White male, between 30 & 40 years of age, 5’11”, 200lbs with a heavy build, light complexion, receding brown hair and a beard

Last seen wearing a black sweat suit

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Maryland Woman Assaulted in Woodbridge

WOODBRIDGE, Va. – On October 15, a man was arrested for trying to assault a woman, and at one point he grabbed a knife and held it to her neck. Police say that the man initially prevented her from contacting police until she was able to get away from him.

Here’s the latest from Prince William police: 

Attempted Malicious Wounding – On October 15th at 3:04AM, officers responded to the Roadway Inn located at 13964 Jefferson Davis Hwy in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate an assault. The victim, an adult woman of Maryland, reported to police that she and the accused, a known acquaintance, were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, the accused assaulted the victim and, at one point, retrieved a knife and held it to the victim’s neck. The victim was able to separate from the accused and contact police. Minor injuries were reported. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested.

Arrested on October 15th:

Everent Vonzell WALKER, 52, of 100 Richmond Rd in Front Royal

Charged with attempted malicious wounding

Court date: December 4, 2014 | Bond: held WITHOUT bond

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Man Attempts to Sexually Assault Woman, 37, in Lake Ridge

 LAKE RIDGE, Va. – On October 15, police arrested a man for forcing a 37-year-old woman into a bedroom and attempting to sexually assault her. According to the report, the two were arguing before the incident and minor injuries were caused. 

Here’s the latest from Prince William police:

Attempted Rape | Abduction – On October 15th at 6:27PM, officers responded to a residence located in the 12100 block of Greatbridge Rd in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate an attempted sexual assault. The victim, a 37 year old woman of Woodbridge, reported to police that she and the accused, a known acquaintance, were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, the accused forced the victim into a bedroom where he attempted to sexually assault her. At one point, the victim tried to callpolice but the accused took the phone from her and left the room. The victim was eventually able to contact police. Minor injuries were reported. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested.

Arrested on October 15th:

Evert Emmanuel VENTURA-MEJIA, 25, of the 12100 block of Greatbridge Rd in Woodbridge

Charged with attempted rape and abduction

Court date: December 23, 2014 | Bond: held WITHOUT bond

 

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