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Shooting victim hospitalized, man charged

Springfield, Va. –– A Washington man was shot a party Saturday night and now a Lorton man faces charges.

Police were called at 8:30 p.m. to the Courtyard Marriot hotel, at 6710 Commerce Street in Springfield, after shots had been fired.

When they arrived, they found a 21-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. (more…)

D.C. man charged in burglaries

Antonio Mosley, 47, has been charged in a series of burglaries in Fairfax County.

Fairfax County, Va. –– Police say they tracked down the man responsible for burglarized a series of businesses in the Alexandria area and arrested him.

The suspect on Oct. 3 broke into several businesses along Shawnee Road, off Edsall Road in Fairfax County, and took six laptop computers, said Fairfax County police spokesman Richard Henry.

Investigators went to work and arrested 47-year-old Antonio Mosley, of 1317 K Street, #19 in SE Washington, D.C., with two counts of burglary and grand larceny, said Henry.

He was arrested by Alexandria police Oct. 23

Mosley has three previous charges of petit larceny in Fairfax County dating back to 2002, according to court records.

Woman twice defrauds Medicaid

Woodbridge, Va. –– A woman who pleaded guilty earlier this year for defrauding Medicaid for second time was sentenced today.

Annette Fleming – McClatchey, 49, was ordered today to pay nearly $775,000 in restitution to Medicaid, and was sentenced to 60 months in prison.

The sentence is in addition to the first time she plead guilty in 2008, when she was ordered to repay $3.7 million to Virginia’s Medicaid fund. (more…)

Sheriff gets money back for illegal residents

Fairfax County, Va. –– Fairfax County will be reimbursed some of the costs it incurred jailing documented aliens.

The U.S. Department of Justice said Friday it would give the county $603,472 for some of the salary costs that come with incarcerating the known illegal residents, according to a county press release.

Fairfax County’s sheriff’s department, which processes the immigration status of those who have been arrested, was one of 865 departments in the U.S. that received funds from the Justice Department.

The funds come from the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, which was set up to promote public safety, according to the press release.

Woman attacked in home

Stafford County, Va. –– A woman was treated at a local hospital after she was attacked inside her Stafford County home, authorities said.

Stafford sheriff’s deputies were called to a home on Muscleman Road just before 3 p.m. Tuesday, off U.S. 17 in the southern portion of the county, after a woman said she was attacked by a man who was standing in her living room.

The woman was in her attic when she heard what sounded like “cats playing and knocking things over” in her living room, said Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy. (more…)

Alleged robber tied to NYC street gang

Roberto Roque, 24, is charged in connection to a robbery at a North Stafford gas station on Sept. 25, 2010. (Submitted)

North Stafford, Va. –– The man charged in connection to a robbery at a North Stafford gas station was looking to rob again, and is connected to a New York City street gang, authorities said.

Roberto Roque, 24, was arrested Oct. 12 in connection to the robbery at the Sunoco station on Va. 610 on Sept. 25, Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said Tuesday.

After the robbery, investigators set up a surveillance operation on Roque and followed him on the night of his arrest to the WaWa gas station at Salisbury Drive and Va. 610.

They stopped him, searched his car and found a firearm, mask, clothing and other accessories that authorities say tie him to the Sunoco robbery.

If sheriff’s deputies had not stopped him, investigators suspect he would have robbed the WaWa gas station, said Kennedy. (more…)

Bullets damage Marine Corps museum

National Museum of the Marine Corps (Mary Davidson)

Triangle, Va. –– Bullets flew and glass shattered Sunday at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

No artifacts were damaged in the shooting and no one was inside when the shooting occurred, but $20,000  damage was caused to the four-year-old building that sits in Triangle, near Quantico Marine Corps Base, according to Insidenova.com.

Police said five holes could be seen in the roof of the structure, and that they do not know what type of gun was used to shoot at the museum.

The damage side faces Interstate 95, Insidenova.com reported.

The museum welcomed its 20 millionth visitor in August and plans another expansion, which will soon take up an additional 80,000 square feet of space at the existing museum site.

Sheriff’s office investigates car break-ins

Stafford County, Va. –– A string of cars was broken into in the St. Georges Estates neighborhood of Stafford County, investigators said.

The larcenies from autos occurred between the late Thursday evening and early Friday morning in the neighborhood that sits off Joshua Drive behind Va. 610.

Five cars that were parked in the neighborhood were broken into and items such as a video camera, backpack, calculators, a radio and a number of DVDs were taken from the vehicles, said Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy. (more…)

Sex offender charged with touching girl, 15

Woodbridge, Va. –– A 15-year-old girl told police she was inappropriately touched Thursday by a man who offered her a ride to school.

The victim was walking to Freedom High School, at 15201 Neabsco Mills Road in Woodbridge, when a man approached her and said he would give her a ride, said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

When the female got into the car, the man inappropriately touched her. (more…)

Death investigated as homicide

Update Saturday Noon

Investigators now say the death of 18-year-old Wyatt Campbell is now being investigated as a homicide.

Campbell walked into a Springfield area health clinic about 10:30 p.m. Thursday and then died from apparent bodily trauma about a half hour later.

The victim lived in the 6100 block of Rose Hill Drive in Alexandria.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Fairfax County Crime Solvers at 703-691-3131, or visit fairfaxcrimesolvers.org. (more…)

Man charged with assaulting police, drug possession

Tyrone Chisolm is charged with assaulting a police officer, Prince William police say.

Lake Ridge, Va. –– Police said one man resisted arrest Tuesday, got into a scuffle with police  and was later found to have narcotics on him.

Officers stopped a car in the area of Plymouth Court and Mayflower Drive, off Old Bridge Road in Lake Ridge, about 7:52 p.m.

When officers went to arrest the driver, he “actively resisted and a struggle ensued,” said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

Police were able to arrest him and then slapped him with a number of charges.

Tyrone Demond Chisolm, 34, of 2079 Mayflower Drive, is charged with assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, with obstruction of justice, possession of a schedule II narcotic and with possession of marijuana, said Perok.

He was held on a $5,000 bond, and his court date was not released.

Police did not say why they initially stopped the man.

Gov’t employee charged with assault

Kim Annette Young, 50, of Prince William County faces charges of assault and battery. (Submitted)

Prince William County, Va. –– A Prince William County Government employee was arrested Monday on charges of assault and battery, police said.

Police say the 47-year-old male victim from Manassas said he and the female suspect were involved in an argument which escalated at 6:27 p.m. Monday, in the 8100 block of Porter Ridge Lane in the Prince William County section of Manassas.

During the dispute, the victim told police the suspect pulled out a knife and threatened the victim, said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok. (more…)

Man found at Metro station shot himself

Fairfax County, Va. –– Police in Fairfax County say a man who was found in the parking lot of a Metro station earlier this month suffering a gunshot wound shot himself.

The 32-year-old victim was found by police in Alexandria at 10:24 p.m. Oct. 4, at the Huntington Station on Metro’s Yellow line, suffering a gunshot wound to his lower body, police said. (more…)

Charges filed in ankle shooting

Lavon Poynter, 31, is charged in a Dale City shooting that left one man injured. (Submitted)

Dale City, Va. –– One man faces charges after another man was shot in the foot Friday, police say.

Lavon Poynter, 31, is charged with malicious wounding, maliciously shooting into an occupied dwelling and with use of a firearm in commission of a felony, said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

The arrest was made Friday following the shooting, on the same street where the shooting was reported, in the 4700 block of Hersand Street in Dale City. (more…)

Shots fired in apparent domestic dispute

Alexander Edleman, 26, of 52 Bristol Court in Stafford, is charged with second degree attempted murder in Stafford County. (Submitted)

North Stafford, Va. –– One man is behind bars today after an early-morning shooting at a North Stafford commuter lot.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to the lot off Staffordboro Boulevard and Va. 610 just before 1 a.m. Friday, after a man told a 911 dispatcher that the husband of the woman he was seeing shot at him.

When deputies arrived, they found the victim had fled the scene, and the alleged shooter and his wife had also left, said Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy.

Before the shooting, the victim and a female were sitting in their respective cars in the commuter lot, talking with each other. (more…)

Man shot in foot

Dale City, Va. –– A man was shot in the foot this morning in Dale City.

Two men had been arguing when the shooting occurred, and then one of them pulled out a gun and shot the other in the foot, according to News & Messenger.

The shooting happened about 7:30 a.m., and police have the alleged shooter in custody.

Doughnut shop burglar, shooting keep police busy

Lake Ridge, Va. –– A man with a baseball bat who police say climbed through the drive through window of a Dunkin Donuts, a shooting into a home and a home break in kept officers in Woodbridge busy this week.

At 1:55 a.m. Thursday, an employee at the doughnut restaurant on Old Bridge Road in Lake Ridge told police he saw a man with a walk up to the window.

That employee ran from the window to the parking lot, and the man then climbed in, took an undisclosed amount of cash, and then fled the scene with two other men who were waiting outside in a car, said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

Police said two of the men were wearing ski masks, black jackets and blue latex gloves. A witness could not provide a description for the third man, police said. (more…)

Stafford mounts gang crackdown

Stafford County, Va. –– Officials in Stafford County spent the summer cracking down on illegal gang activity, netting more than 51 felony, and 15 misdemeanor arrest warrants and petitions.

The county’s sheriff’s department so far has arrested 13 juveniles, ranging in age from 14 to 17-years-old, and six adults, on charges stemming from robberies, assaults by mob, brandishing firearms and gang participation, said Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy.

The crackdown comes as sheriff’s deputies have noted an increase in gang activity over the past year. In response to the increase, a special sheriff’s office unit was created to deal with the problem. (more…)

Woman died from knife attack

Update 3:30 p.m. – Murder victim identified

Police now say it was a domestic dispute the led to the death of a Falls Church woman Wednesday night in a Springfield restaurant.

Tieu L. Nguyet, 37, of 3235 Kenny Drive was killed in a knife attack, said Fairfax County police.

She died after she suffered trauma to her upper body.

Police have charged 40-year-old Lam Dang, of 6801 Floyd Avenue in Springfield, with murder in connection to her death. (more…)

Shots fired at shopping center

Dumfries, Va. –– One man fired a gun at a Dumfries shopping center on Tuesday, police said.

Witnesses called police to report someone had opened fire at Fortuna Center Plaza, in front of the Shoppers Food Warehouse at 4:33 p.m., said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

No one was injured, but a preliminary investigation found that two men had been driving around the parking lot of the shopping plaza when one jumped out of the car, and then fired the gun. (more…)

Woman e-mailed, then sexually assaulted

Woodbridge, Va. –– Police have investigated a possible connection between a series of sexually explicit e-mails and a sexual assault.

ABC 7 News reports a 21-year-old woman had just walked inside of her home in the 3000 block of Fox Lair Drive in Woodbridge, about 3:10 a.m. Sept. 22, when a man forced his way in behind her and sexually assaulted her.

That man got away, and is said to have been 6 feet 2 inches tall with a heavy build.

After the assault, the victim told police about the sexually explicit e-mails she had received, which propositioned her for sexual photos. (more…)

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