From Prince William police:
Aggravated Malicious Wounding – On April 21 at 9:53PM, officers responded to a residence located in the 11100 block of Privates Ct in Manassas (20109) to investigate a shooting. When officers arrived at the home, they located the victim, a 27-year-old man of Manassas, suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body.
First responding officers provided aid to the victim who was flown to an area hospital for treatment. Initially, officers believed the suspect was still inside the residence which prompted the response of the Department’s tactical team. Officers later determined that the suspect had actually left the area in a vehicle.
Detectives from the Violent Crimes Bureau were able to determine both parties were family members and that the incident was domestic in nature. The suspect, identified as Ronald Aaron AUSBERRY II, eventually turned himself into police without incident earlier this morning.
Arrested on April 22:
Ronald Aaron AUSBERRY II, 24, of the 8700 block of Farnham Way in Manassas
Charged with aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in commission of a felony
Court Date: June 28, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond
Corey Stewart last month told us that seeking endorsements from sitting politicians is “old-style politics.”
The only sitting politician in Prince William County who endorsed Stewart rescinded today rescinded his praise for the county Board of Supervisors Chairman At-large turned Virginia Gubernatorial candidate.
“Today, I am pulling my endorsement of Corey Stewart for Governor. He is a friend, but his campaign has become more focused on division, rather than the unifying values and the history of the Republican Party. I now support Ed Gillespie to be our next Governor,” stated Prince William County Sheriff Glenn Hill in a statement released by the Gillespie campaign.
Hill’s move follows Stewart’s appearance at the Old South Ball in Danville earlier this month, where the Washington Post quoted him as saying”
“I’m proud to be next to the Confederate flag…That flag is not about racism, folks. It’s not about hatred. It’s not about slavery. It’s about our heritage…It’s time that we stop running away from our heritage. It’s time that we embrace it.”
Stewart in February also held rallies in Charlottesville after that city’s Council moved to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
At the same time Hill rescinded his endorsement, Marty Nohe, and Jeanine Lawson, Ruth Anderson, and Peter Candland who sit with Stewart on the Board of Supervisors also endorsed Gillespie.
““Throughout his campaign, Ed has clearly demonstrated that he understands what Virginia needs to get moving again,” stated Lawson in a press release. “I appreciate his commitment to running a unifying campaign based on a policy agenda that will grow our economy, bring jobs back to the Commonwealth, and make government more transparent and accountable. I have known Ed for a long time, and I believe that he will be an effective governor that all Virginians can be proud of.”
Gillespie won a straw poll at the Prince William County Lincoln-Reagan Dinner by 62%, with Stewart coming in second with 24% of the vote. Afterward, Stewart tweeted the was rigged.
Republican Maureen Caddigan who also sits on the Board of Supervisors has yet to endorse a gubernatorial candidate. A majority of GOP members in the county have thrown their support behind Gillespie.
“…Senator Dick Black, Delegate Richard Anderson, Delegate Tim Hugo, Delegate Scott Lingamfelter, Delegate Jackson Miller, Prince William County School Board Member Willie Deutsch, and former Prince William County School Board Chairman Milton John, announced their support of Gillespie for Governor,” the Gillespie press release stated.
Voters will head to the polls June 13 for a Primary Election to choose a Republican governor candidate. Virginia State Senator Frank Wagner, in addition to Gillespie and Stewart, is also seeking the GOP nomination for Virginia Governor.
From Prince William police:
Sexual Assault Investigation – On April 17, detectives from the Special Victim’s Unit responded to investigate a sexual assault that was reported to have occurred at a residence in Manassas (20112). The investigation revealed that the victim, a 13-year-old female juvenile, was sexually assaulted by the accused, an acquaintance, on more than one occasion in November of 2016. The victim recently disclosed the incidents and the police were contacted. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested on April 19 without incident.
Arrested on April 19:
Caleb Inez-Lynn ROUCKA, 20, of 1406 Bayside Ave, Apt 11, in Woodbridge
Charged with 2 counts of aggravated sexual battery and 1 count of indecent liberties with a minor
Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond
From Prince William police:
Commercial Burglary- On April 20 at 4:46AM, officers responded to the Tobacco Hut located at 14654 Lee Highway in Gainesville (20155) to investigate a burglary in progress. An employee reported to police that two unknown suspects were observed on video surveillance inside the business.
When the employee responded to the business and challenged the suspects, they fled the area on foot. Further investigation revealed that entry was made into the business through the front door which was found damaged. A police K-9 was used to search for the suspects who were not located. No property was reported missing. There are no suspect descriptions available at this time. The investigation continues.
In a recent online list, Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge was ranked as one of the most “lesser known” parks in Virginia.
The park is located along the Potomac River in Woodbridge. It’s the site of the home of Major-Gen. Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee who served in the Revolutionary War and as the ninth governor of the state. He was also the father of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
Aside from its history, the park serves as a public gateway to the Potomac and is popular with fishers, and picnicking families.
“Leesylvania State Park (LSP) is well used and loved by many many people. I would guess the location makes a big difference. It’s located in a densely populated area of the County and is well suited to family picnics and gatherings,” said Kim Hosen, with Prince William Conservation Alliance. “LSP is easy to access, inexpensive and has a large open area with picnic tables and a nature center nearby. The only other site in this area suitable for this type of family gathering is the County-owned Vet’s Park, which also attracts large numbers of picnic-type family gatherings.” (more…)
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From Prince William police:
Attempted Bank Robbery – On April 19 at 4:44PM, officers responded to the Wells Fargo Bank located at 13891 Jefferson Davis Hwy in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate an attempted robbery. An employee reported to police that an unknown woman approached the bank area then passed a note demanding money.
When the teller refused, the suspect fled the bank. No injuries were reported. During the investigation, detectives with the Robbery Unit identified the suspect as Amanda Renee SEGURA. The accused was located and detained without incident a short time later at a hotel in Dumfries. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested.
Arrested on April 19:
Amanda Renee SEGURA, 32, of 306 Richelieu Ln in Wilmington, NC
Charged with attempted robbery
Court Date: June 28, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond
From Prince William County Fire and Rescue Department:
On Thursday, April 20th at 6:31 a.m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to an apartment fire located in the 16800 block of Flotilla Way in Woodbridge.
Upon entry, fire and rescue crews observed fire damage to a bedroom’s carpet and television from a fire extinguished by the occupant. No injuries reported.
According to the Fire Marshal’s Office, the apartment sustained minimal damage estimated at $1,000.
The fire originated in the bedroom; the cause was an unattended candle and has been determined as accidental.
Sponsored Post Live Well Festival to feature health and wellness activities, farm to table brunch, and paint class
It’s time for the year’s first outdoor festival in historic Downtown Manassas.
The 11th Annual Live Well Festival, will be held on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Harris Pavilion and along West Street. Health and wellness information, exercise classes, a farm-to-table brunch, paint class and more will be available.
This year, bedrock YOGA will be teaching two free yoga classes at a.m. and 11 a.m. If you’ve never taken yoga and are interested it’s the perfect opportunity for your first class! Novant Health will be bringing out the Mammography Mobile, teaching Hands-Only CPR, and host information from their Wound Care Center, all great options to staying informed on your health. Several artists from the Banner Art Project will be displaying and selling work under the Pavilion, moon bounces will be out for the kids, and at 1 p.m. enjoy a performance by Lou Rosgen, or better known to some as Woodbridge Willie. A new paint class hosted by Emily Thomson of Manassas Olive Oil Company will also add to the entertainment schedule. All supplies will be provided and a gorgeous field of tulips will be your final product. Get your tickets here for the class which will begin at noon.
Another community favorite back this year is the Shred-It Truck. Last year’s new location in the Train Depot Lot was a huge success and it will return there again this year. Attendees planning to use the Shred-It Truck should follow the posted route signs along Prince William Street – cars will be able to turn into the parking lot via West Street and exit via Battle Street to then park in the garage and enjoy the rest of the festival. Bring a small box of papers or fill your trunk with all your old documents ready to be shredded – it’s free!
Back by popular demand, the Live Well Festival will feature a farm-to-table brunch prepared by Chef Will Landay, of C.J. Finz and BadWolf Public House. The 3-course brunch will be set up atop the flat railcar behind the iconic LOVE sign at 10:30 a.m. with the main course featuring roasted chicken with jalapeño cheddar grits. Tickets for the brunch can be purchased here.
For more information on the Live Well Festival along with other events in the City, please go to www.visitmanassas.org
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A photo of the Lake Jackson Dam near Manassas taken today at 11:11 a.m. Rain showers were moving through the area at the time the photo was taken.
In 2014, the county worked to fill the 89-year-0ld dam on the Occoquan River with concrete after two toe drains at the bottom were seen spilling an unusually high amount of water into the river from the bottom of the structure.
The dam was filled with concrete and the unusual flow of water stopped.
When contractors went to fix the dam, there was no blueprints leftover from the time the dam was built for them to work with.
DUMFRIES, Va. — The culdesacs in the Knolls of Dumfries have a fresh layer of black pavement.
Tebbs Lane — the main thoroughfare from Route 1 that connects drivers to the courts — does not.
And that makes neighborhood resident Francesca Rusk-Wallace piping mad.
Here’s a portion of an email she sent us:
“In the past year, the entrance to The Knolls of Dumfries (Tebbs Lane) has been repaved twice – this past week, the side roads (Wilmer Porter Ct., Tompkins, Ct, etc.,) were repaved for the first time since I have lived here (12 years).”
“In the process, the main road (Tebbs Lane) now has orange spray paint on all of the manholes and various other parts of the road. the previously twice paved road now has been trashed and there is a huge tar spill at the entrance to Route 1. The street itself is cracked and in poor shape and now it is stained black from this work. The stains go all the way onto Route 1 and through the Triangle Shopping Center parking lot.”
“This is not the first time I have inquired about paving of Tebbs Lane, only to be told that it will not be done. This is now the second time I am also advising you that the road is now in WORSE shape after work has been done.”
Dumfries Mayor Jerry Foreman addressed Rusk-Wallace’s email at Tuesday night’s Town Council meeting.
“The lady in Knolls of Dumfries is pretty fired up about paving the culdesacs, and she’s right. We need to find the money to pave the main drag,” said Foreman.
That money could come in the form of $100,000 in the town’s proposed budget for the fiscal year 2018. The new funds didn’t exist in last year’s budget and would be used for street paving and maintenance.
“The annual paving priorities are identified by the Public Works director, who evaluates the streets annually. A list of priorities is usually approved by the Town Manager in the Fall for milling and paving in the Spring,” stated Dumfries Acting Town Manager Larry Hughes in an email.
The Virginia Department of Transportation maintains Route 1 and Route 234, while the town public works department maintains the streets in the town.
Another resident says the paving work would be welcomed.
“We don’t have too many potholes on the street, there is some cracking,” Heather Vivian, a Knolls of Dumfries resident. “I think it could go for another few years before paving, but I’m glad to see my tax dollars at work.”
The Dumfries Town Council is expected to adopt its 2018 budget by June 30.
From Novant UVA Health System:
Safe disposal of expired and unused prescription drugs can be a challenge. If residents have these, then they are encouraged to attend Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 29, at two locations, one in Haymarket and the other in Manassas.
In collaboration with local law enforcement agencies, the Prince William Crime Prevention Council and the Drug Enforcement Administration, Novant Health UVA Health System will host a Prescription Drug Take Back Day event on April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center and Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center.
At Prince William Medical Center, officers will assist with the collection at a tented area in the parking lot outside of the Novant Health UVA Health System Hylton Family Women’s and Children’s Center or at the front parking lot tented area at Haymarket Medical Center.
MANASSAS, Va. — The second time is the charm.
Jacqueline C. Smith will be the next Prince William County Clerk of the Circuit Court and will serve an 8-year term.
She will replace the Michele McQuigg who died while in office in late February. Smith, a Democrat who ran on a platform of “getting politics out of the courthouse” beat challenger Delegate Jackson Miller (R-Manassas).
Smith, a Prince William County attorney, first ran for the job in 2015 but lost to McQuigg who, at that time, was elected to her second eight-year term.
Today Special Election was held in Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. Smith won the county by 11 points and Manassas Park by 12 points.
Miller, a Real Estate agent by trade won his home district of Manassas by 15 points. After the loss, Miller is expected to keep his job in the General Assembly in Richmond.
In Prince William County, Miller did well in the traditionally red precincts in the western end of the county. But it was in the east where Smith cleaned up, winning more than 70% of the vote in Dale City precincts like Saunders and Rosa Parks, and 80% of the vote in the Swans Creek precinct near Dumfries.
Voter turnout was higher than expected as just over 8% of the county’s 270,000 registered voters turned out for today’s Special Election.
In Manassas, more than 15% of the city’s electorate turned out to vote. In Manassas Park, 6% percent went to the polls.
Fatal Crash Investigation – On April 18 at 12:04PM, investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit responded to the intersection of Old Bridge Rd and Antietam Rd in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a two vehicle crash. The investigation revealed that the driver of a 2004 Isuzu NPR truck was attempting to make a left turn onto northbound Antietam Rd from eastbound Old Bridge Rd when the vehicle collided with the driver of a 2007 Toyota Prius who was traveling in the westbound lanes of Old Bridge Rd. The driver of the Toyota Prius was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later. The driver and a passenger of the Isuzu NPR were not injured. Speed, alcohol, and drugs are not factors in this crash. The investigation continues.
Arrested on April 18: [No Photo Available]
Duane Patrick BAUGHER, Jr., 21, of 8749 Christopher Ln in Warrenton
Charged with failure to yield the right of way on a left turn
Court date: Pending | Bond: Released on a Court Summons
The driver of the 2007 Toyota Prius was identified as Christine Duncan ROSEN, 87, of Woodbridge
From Prince William police:
Malicious Wounding *ARREST– On April 15, Dashawn Lamar MOORE-TAYLOR, wanted for an assault which occurred in the area of Neabsco Rd and Jefferson Davis Hwy in Woodbridge (22191) on March 29, 2016, was located and arrested in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Arrested on April 15: [No Photo Available]
Dashawn Lamar MOORE-TAYLOR, 23, of the 19127 Wayne Dr in Triangle
Charged with attempted malicious wounding
Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond
Malicious Wounding – On March 29 at 4:20PM, officers responded to the area of Neabsco Rd and Jefferson Davis Hwy in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a domestic assault. The victim, a 21-year-old woman of Fredericksburg, reported to police that she and the accused, an acquaintance, were involved in a verbal alteration which escalated. During the encounter, the accused grabbed the victim by the hair then gouged her eye with one of his fingers. The parties eventually separated and police were contacted. The victim was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The accused fled prior to police arriving in the area. Following the investigation, officers obtained a warrant for the arrest of the accused.
From Prince William police:
Abduction | Assault & Battery – On April 17 at 8:17AM, officers responded to investigate an assault which occurred at a residence located in the 13400 block of Orchard Dr in Woodbridge (22191) earlier that morning. The victim, a 25-year-old woman of Woodbridge, reported to police that she was in the kitchen when the accused, an acquaintance, grabbed her from behind and attempted to take her towards his bedroom. The victim was eventually able to break free and go to her bedroom. The accused then left the residence and the victim later contacted police. Minor injuries were reported. Following the investigation, officers obtained warrants for the arrest of the accused, identified as Miguel Angel GRANADOS. Attempts to locate the accused have been unsuccessful.
Wanted: [Photo from January 2015]
Miguel Angel GRANADOS, 35, of the 13400 block of Orchard Dr in Woodbridge
Described as a Hispanic male, 5’10”, 170lbs with black hair and brown eyes
Effective Tuesday, April 18 at 6 a.m., people who need access to emergency services at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center (SNVMC) will have to use the main entrance of the hospital. The existing entrance will be under renovation from April 18 to the end of June. The campus will have signs to help direct patients and visitors to the main entrance. Sentara will offer free valet parking services, 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. This service is intended to give patients ease of mind and to take
The campus will have signs to help direct patients and visitors to the main entrance. Sentara will offer free valet parking services, 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. This service is intended to give patients ease of mind and to take stress out of the process.
As a fully integrated health system, Sentara Healthcare is committed to introducing new services and technology to Northern Virginia. Sentara Healthcare is pleased to further its investment in patient care and optimize the healthcare environment within Prince William County. The ED redesign and renovation project will take place from April 2017 to the end of the year. During the renovation, the Emergency department will remain open and there will be no interruption in services.
From a Novant Health press release:
As of Tuesday, April 18 at 7a.m., all Novant Health facilities have lifted the visitor restrictions that were put in place on February 24. During the height of this flu season, Novant Health asked the community to keep visitors age 12 and under out of all its hospital facilities. As a result of the declining number of flu cases seen over the past few weeks, these restrictions have been lifted.
The decision has been made in collaboration with other regional hospitals including Novant Health, Carolinas HealthCare System, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Cone Health, High Point Regional Health System and Randolph Health.
Individuals exhibiting flu symptoms still should not visit patients. Those symptoms include fever, cough and/or sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headaches and/or body aches, chills, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. However, people who are seeking treatment at hospitals are not subject to the restriction.
“We appreciate the continued support and flexibility of our patients, their families and the community,” said Dr. David Priest, medical director for infection prevention at Novant Health. “The visitor restrictions were necessary to protect our most vulnerable hospitalized patients, but now as we see the number of influenza cases continue to decline we are happy to welcome back visitors of all ages into our facilities.”