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Man robbed at gunpoint after agreeing to meet on Minnieville Road

A man was robbed at gunpoint of his purse along Minnieville Road, according to police. 

More from Prince William police: 

Armed Robbery – On June 13 at 9:09PM, officers responded to the 14600 block of Minnieville Rd in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a robbery. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 51-year-old man of Woodbridge, made arrangements to meet an acquaintance in the above area. During the encounter, the victim was approached by several men. 

At some point, one of the men brandished a firearm. The suspects took the victim’s purse and money before fleeing the area in a vehicle. No injuries were reported. Following the investigation, detectives with the Robbery Unit identified one of the suspects involved as Joseph Blane WILBURN and obtained warrants for his arrests. Attempted to locate WILBURN have been unsuccessful. The investigation continues.

Wanted: [Photo from September 2016]

Joseph Blane WILBURN, 25, of the 3100 Oakmont Dr in Triangle

Described as a white male, 5’05”, 150lbs with a thin build, brown hair and brown eyes

Wanted for robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, conspiracy to use a firearm in the commission of a felony, and conspiracy to violate the drug control act.”

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7-Eleven on Digges Road robbed at gunpoint

From Manassas police: 

Armed Robbery

“At 01:11 a.m. on June 14, 2017, the Manassas City Police responded to 8402 Digges Rd (7-Eleven) for a report of an armed robbery.  The store clerk told police a black male entered the store wearing a mask, displayed a handgun, and demanded money. 

The suspect fled the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.  A police k-9 searched the area for the suspect who was not located.  No injuries were reported by the victim.  See suspect photos below.  The investigation is ongoing.” (more…)

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Esperanza charged with assault & battery on cop, domestic assault

From Prince William County Police Department:

Assault & Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer – On June 11 at 9:10 p.m., officers responded to an apartment located in the 18100 block of Kilmer Ln in Triangle to investigate a domestic violence call. The victim, a 21-year-old man of Triangle, reported to police that he and the accused, a family member, were involved in a verbal argument which escalated. (more…)

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Police seek two suspects in armed burglary of Manassas home

From Prince William County police:

Burglary While Armed – On June 7 at 11:18 p.m., officers responded to the 7400 block of Pinehurst Ln in Manassas to investigate a home invasion. When officers arrived, they spoke with a victim, a 31-year-old man of Manassas, who reported that he was outside the residence when he was approached by two unknown men.

During the encounter, one of the men brandished a handgun and ordered the victim into the residence. Once inside the home, the men ordered the victim, and two other residents, a 29-year-old female and a 38-year-old man, both of Manassas, to the ground. The suspects took the victim’s cell phones, money, and clothing before exiting the home and fleeing on foot. (more…)

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Drones aid police in apprehending suspect after 10-hour manhunt

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

On June 6, 2016, at 1:38 a.m. Stafford County Sheriff’s Office responded to an armed robbery that had just occurred at Mr. B’s Exxon on Warrenton Road. The victim advised dispatch that the suspect was a black male and displayed a silver handgun that had black handgrips. He also stated the suspect had fled the area in an unknown vehicle.

Spotsylvania County had earlier in the night, broadcast a lookout for an armed suspect who had committed a robbery at the Sunoco Station in the Southpoint area of Spotsylvania. The description of that subject was a black male, armed with a handgun and who fled the scene in a silver vehicle that had damage to the passenger door.

Stafford County Patrol Deputies positioned themselves along Interstate 95 in hopes of observing a vehicle that fit the description of Spotsylvania’s lookout. At 1:41 a.m., Deputy A. I. Assur noticed a vehicle traveling northbound on Interstate 95 at the 140 mile marker that was silver in color and had damage to the passenger door. (more…)

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Updated: ‘Ms. Robinson left her residence on Lynn St in Woodbridge and headed towards her grandmother’s residence’

From Prince William police: 

“*MISSING ENDANGERED ADULT: The Prince William County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing, endangered adult, Brandi Robinson.  The investigation revealed that Ms. Robinson left her residence on Lynn St in Woodbridge and headed towards her grandmother’s residence on Princess St. in Alexandria around 2:00PM

Ms. Robinson is believed to have left the residence voluntarily and may be in need of assistance which qualifies her as being endangered. Anyone with information on this person’s whereabouts is asked to call police at 703-792-6500.

Brandi Robinson is described as a black female, 23 years of age, 5’4″, 200lbs with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white tank top, black leggings and black flats with a blue wristlet and black duffle bate

Update from Prince William police: 

“Brandi ROBINSON, who was reported missing and endangered, has been located and is safe.”

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Woman awakes to pantless man standing over her in Woodbridge motel

From Prince William police: 

“Burglary with Intent to Defile – On June 4 at 4:10AM, officers responded to the Potomac Inn located at 13964 Jefferson Davis Hwy in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a burglary. The victim, a 62-year-old woman of Woodbridge, reported to police that she was sleeping in her bed when she woke to an unknown man standing over her. At the time, the man, later identified as the accused, was not wearing pants. The victim screamed which woke her husband sleeping next to her. The accused attempted to leave and was detained by parties on site. Officers arrived and determined the suspect was intoxicated and had broken into the room through a kitchen window. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested without further incident.

Arrested on June 4: [No photo available]

Jonathan Josue CHOCOJ-RODRIGUEZ, 27, of 14028 Roanoke St in Woodbridge

Charged with burglary with intent to defile

Court Date: July 13, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond”

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Yu gets 10 years in guilty plea deal in Gainesville shooting death of mother of his child, 6

Brian Yu plead guilty Monday to shooting and killing the mother of his 6-year-old daughter the night before he was due in court for child support hearing.

Brian Yu plead guilty Monday to shooting and killing the mother of his 6-year-old daughter the night before he was due in court for child support hearing.

Yu was sentenced to 10-years in prison after a plea agreement between prosecuting and defense attorneys. Three years of the 10-year sentence will be suspended. Yu will also undergo three years probation as part of the deal once released from prison.

“It’s a terrible crime, but this was the best outcome under the circumstances,” said Prince William County Commonwealth Attorney Paul Ebert.

Much of the evidence in the case, including journal entries kept by the victim, 26-year-old Linh Thi Pham, was inadmissible and could not be brought forward for a jury trial, added Ebert. (more…)

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Woman robbed, bitten, pepper sprayed in Woodbridge

From Prince William police: 

“Armed Robbery | Abduction | Malicious Wounding – On June 1 at 5:07AM, officers responded to the 1300 block of East Longview Dr in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a robbery. The victim, a 39-year-old woman of Woodbridge, reported to police that she was walking in the above area when she was approached from behind by an unknown male.

During the encounter, the suspect grabbed the victim and took her to a nearby area where he demanded money. At some point, the suspect bit the victim several times on the back then sprayed her in the face with pepper spray. The suspect eventually fled the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of money and the police were contacted.

A police K-9 responded to search for the suspect who was not located. Minor injuries were reported. The investigation continues.

Suspect Description:

Black male, approximately 20 years of age, 6’03” with a thin build and black braided hair

Last seen wearing grey pants – no further description is available at this time”

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Cinto in custody following Manassas shooting

Abraham Cinto, Jr., 22, of 9273 Byrd Drive was arrested in Manassas on Wednesday afternoon.

The details of his arrest cannot be released at this time, said Manassas police spokesman Charles Sharp.

Manassas police detailed the shooting incident Cinto is charged in connection to via this statement:

“Previously Released:

Shooting:

On Friday, May 26, 2017, at approximately 3:15 p.m., Manassas City Police responded to the 9700 block of Pickett Ln for a report of a shooting. Officers located an adult male victim who appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was seriously injured and flown to a local area hospital. The victim’s injuries do not appear to be life-threatening at this time.”

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Updated: Drone finds suspect after partial school lockdown

Details are few, but this is what we know about a partial lockdown affecting two schools in Stafford County. 

 

From Stafford County Schools spokeswoman Sherrie Johnson: 

Margaret Brent Elementary School and Mountain View High School are under a partial lockdown due to police activity in the area. 
 
A statement posted to the schools’ websites: 
 
“Mountain View High School and Margaret Brent Elementary School are on a partial lockdown due to police activity in the area. Students will resume normal activity inside the building; however, there are no outside activities at this time.  A partial lockdown allows for instruction to continue while increasing the safety and security of students and staff in the building. We will keep you informed of the situation. Please be assured student and staff safety is a top priority for Stafford County Public Schools.”
 

Update 

 
Two partial lockdowns at Stafford County Public Schools have been lifted, and a road closed due to police activity has reopened. 
 
Still no new information about the police incident. 
 
From Stafford schools: 
 
“The partial lockdown at Mountain View High and Margaret Brent Elementary Schools due to police activity in the area is lifted.  Students will resume normal activities. Please be assured student and staff safety is a top priority for Stafford County Public Schools.”
 
From Stafford sheriff:
 
 

Update

A drone helped investigators find the man caused a partial lockdown at two Stafford County schools today.

Police used the drone to identify the suspect they say fired shots at a home on Tacketts Mill Road about 10:05 a.m. A woman called 911 to report that a man became angry and then firing shots into a car parked on the property.

The woman and her young son were at home at the time shots fired. Stafford authorities went to the scene where witnesses told them they saw a man fire shots into the vehicle and walk back inside the home, according to a Stafford sheriff’s spokeswoman.

The woman and her son were able to escape the house without injury. Deputies then had to determine if the shooter was still inside the home and later learned that he was not.

Stafford deputies erected a perimeter that covered a section of western Stafford County from Rockhill Church Road & Dunbar Drive to the Fauquier County Line.

The sheriff’s office used SWAT teams, K9 units, and a drone to search for a man known as “Patrova.” Police later learned that name was an alias.

Later, police used the drone to spot a suspect along Barrington Woods Boulevard. A SWAT team moved in and arrested the suspect without incident.

Jeffrey Owens is charged with Felony Possession of a Firearm and Reckless Handling of a Firearm and is incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail on no bond.

Owens was also wanted in connection to weapons and a probation violation, according to the Stafford sheriff’s office.

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‘It appears the dog may have been there for several days’

From Prince William police: 

“Felony Animal Cruelty – On May 28 at 4:39PM, Animal Control officers responded to a wooded area located in the 1600 block of Prince William Pkwy in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate an animal cruelty after a dog was discovered deceased in the area.

The investigation revealed that the callers discovered a small dog deceased which had been hung from a tree then partially burnt. It appears the dog may have been there for several days. Animal Control officers transported the dog to a state lab for a necropsy and further examination.

The dog may be a terrier, white and black in color. Anyone with information is asked to contact Animal Control Officer Lambert or Sgt Newsome at 703-792-5769. The investigation continues.”

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More charges filed in Christmas Eve crash

From Prince William police:

“Fatal Crash Investigation *ADDITIONAL CHARGES – On May 12, investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit determined that alcohol and drugs were factors in a single vehicle fatal crash which occurred in the area of Token Valley Rd near Gandall Ct in Manassas on December 24. Following the investigation, investigators obtained additional charges for the driver of the vehicle involved, identified as Jesse James WYRICK. The accused was served the additional charges on May 13, and remains incarcerated at the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center where he was being held on unrelated charges.

Arrested on May 13:

Jesse James WYRICK, 31, of 9711 Henderson St in Manassas Park

Charged with involuntary manslaughter, driving under the influence, and driving on a revoked license

Court date: July 11, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond”

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Manassas Park announces ‘click-it-or-ticket’ campaign

 From Manassas Park police: 

“As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacations, Manassas Park Police Department is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep you and your family safe, the national seat belt campaign will take place May 22 through June 4, concurrent with one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year.

“Our law enforcement personnel see firsthand the loss of life when people refuse to buckle up,” said Lieutenant James Roberts. “It’s such a simple thing, and it should be an automatic next step after sitting down in a vehicle.” As the Memorial Day weekend approaches and the summer vacation season ramps up, “We want to keep our community members safe, and make sure people are doing the one thing that can save them in a crash: buckling up. If the enforcement crackdown wakes people up to the dangers of unrestrained driving and gets them to buckle up, we’ll consider it a success.” (more…)

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Alarm company names Manassas Park Named 6th safest in Virginia

A home security company says two cities in Prince William County, and one town are some of the safest in Virginia. 

Nearest the top of the list at number 6 is Manassas Park.

From Alarms.org: 

“An independent city in Prince William County, Manassas Park is home to 15,625 residents.  Located approximately 30 miles southwest of Washington D.C., the community has a small town feel with all the amenities of a big city.  It is primarily residential and known for its rich history and well-performing schools.  Manassas Park receives high marks for keeping safety a top priority and has been recognized as one of the Safest Cities in Virginia.”

Also on the list at number 9 is Dumfries and the city of Manassas at 16.

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Shootout in Stafford: 3 arrested, investigation continues

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From the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office: 

“On May 26, 2017, at approximately 7:31 PM, patrol units responded to North Stafford as multiple witnesses reported that two vehicles were exchanging gunfire while traveling westbound on Garrisonville Road.  

Both vehicles were silver; one was a Mercedes, and the other was a Chrysler.  At 7:33 PM the Chrysler was involved in an accident with another vehicle near the intersection of Garrisonville Road and Shelton Shop Road.  The two male occupants of the suspect vehicle then fled the area on foot.

 The passenger of the Chrysler was immediately detained by an off-duty law enforcement officer.  He was identified as Quanze Lejaun Todd and was taken into custody. The other vehicle involved in the accident sustained damage, but no one was injured.

Responding officers were able to locate a handgun in close proximity to the Chrysler. A search of the vehicle recovered suspected narcotics in the form of pills.   

The tag of the silver Mercedes was provided by another witness and that vehicle was registered to an address on Coventry Court in southern Stafford.  Patrol units responded to that area to be on the lookout for the Mercedes.   (more…)

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‘…the accused locked the vehicle doors and would not let the victims out until their mother arrived’

From Prince William police: 

“Abduction – On May 24 at 7:05PM, officers responded to investigate a possible past abduction which occurred at Patriot High School located at 10504 Kettle Run Rd in Nokesville (20181) on May 4 around 4:30PM. The investigation revealed that on May 4, the victims, a 16-year-old female juvenile and 14-year-old female juvenile, were waiting to be picked up from the school by their mother when they were approached by a vehicle being driven by the accused, an acquaintance. During the encounter, the accused told the victims that she had been requested by their mother to pick them up so the victims got into the vehicle. At some point, the accused locked the vehicle doors and would not let the victims out until their mother arrived. When their mother arrived approximately an hour later, the accused let the victims go and the parties eventually separated. The victims and their mother responded to the Western District station on May 24 to report the incident. Further investigation determined that the mother and the accused were involved in an ongoing verbal dispute. No injuries were reported. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested without incident.

Arrested on May 24:

Aleasha Rashea MILLER, 41, of 13601 Chapeltown Mews in Bristow

Charged with 2 counts of abduction

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT bond”

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Dogs owner accused of dumping bodies on walking path

From Prince William police: 

Felony Animal Cruelty *ARREST – On the morning of May 25, Animal Control officers received a tip regarding the ongoing possible animal cruelty investigation in the area of Cherry Hill Rd in Dumfries after two American pit bull terriers were discovered deceased along a walking path in the area on May 21. Further investigation by Animal Control officers and detectives revealed that the owner of the dogs, later identified as the accused, left the two pit bulls inside of a storage unit on the porch of his apartment without water, climate control or proper ventilation on May 19 around 10:00AM. When another resident of the apartment returned home approximately seven hours later, the dogs were located deceased. The accused then disposed of the remains in a wooded area near the 1500 block of Cherry Hill Rd. Following the investigation, the accused responded to the Gar-Field Station in Woodbridge where he was arrested without incident later that evening.

Arrested on May 25:

Kevin Matthew BLEDSOE, 27, of 2951 Fox Lair Dr, Apt 304, in Woodbridge (more…)

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Updated: Suspect identified in Pickett Lane shooting

From Manassas police: 

Shooting:

“On Friday, May 26, 2017, at approximately 3:15 p.m., Manassas City Police responded to the 9700 block of Pickett Ln for a report of a shooting.  Officers located an adult male victim who appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound. 

The victim was seriously injured and flown to a local area hospital.  The victim’s injuries do not appear to be life-threatening at this time.  This is an active ongoing investigation. 

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the Manassas City Police Investigative Services Division at 703-257-8092 or the Crime Solvers tip line at 703-330-0330.”

Updated

Manassas police are searching for a suspect they say shot a man in the city Friday afternoon. 

Abraham Cinto, Jr., 22, of 9273 Byrd Drive is wanted in connection to the shooting.

Police said Cinto may be armed and dangerous. 

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call Manassas police at 703-257-8057,

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Investigation continues for robbery of Gainesville bank

From Prince William County police:

Bank Robbery – On May 23 around 3:45PM, officers responded to the Wells Fargo Bank located at 7591 Somerset Crossing Dr in Gainesville to investigate a robbery. An employee reported to police that an unknown man approached the bank area then passed a note demanding money. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing the area on foot. No weapon was displayed and no injuries were reported. A police K-9 and helicopter were used to search for the suspect who was not located. The investigation continues.
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