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Crime Watch: Man Found Unconscious at Door, Woman Dies in Crash

LAKE RIDGE, Va. — Police have a mystery on their hands in Lake Ridge after a man was found unconscious on his doorstep.

Officers were called at 3:13 a.m. Sunday to the 12800 block of Tumbling Brook Lane in Lake Ridge, inside the Rolling Brook apartment complex, after a 29-year-old man came home and began knocking loudly at his front door. Police did not say if the man had become locked out of his home. But another occupant then opened the door and found the man lying unconscious, and then called 911, according to police.

The victim suffered severe head injuries and was flown to a local hospital, according to police.

Detectives from the Violent Crimes Bureau are working the case, and the assault appears to be completely random, police stated.


Police officer assaulted

On June 10 at 9:45 p.m., police responded to the 16000 block of Hayes Ln in Woodbridge (22191) for an initial call of a domestic. The victim, a 56 year old woman of Woodbridge, reported to police that she and the accused, a known family member, were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated.

During the encounter, the accused allegedly struck the victim several times in the face. As officers were attempting to arrest the accused, she became combative and attempted to pull away from officers. At one point, the accused kneed an officer in the leg area. Minor injuries were reported by the victim of the domestic assault. No injuries were reported by the officer.


Shelby Barnett WATKINS, 32, of the 16000 block of Hayes Ln in Woodbridge

Charged with assault & battery on LEO, domestic assault & battery and resisting arrest

Court date unavailable, held on a $3,500 secured bond


Crash kills woman, dog

On June 9 at 10:27 p.m., police responded to the area of Dumfries Rd and Brentsville Rd [the Prince William Pkwy South and East also intersect at this location] in Manassas (20112) for a crash. The investigation revealed that the driver, and only occupant, of a 1999 Lexus RX300 was traveling northbound on Dumfries Rd in the area above when she disregarded a red light and struck a 2008 Ford Focus occupied by a driver and front passenger which had the green light and was attempting to make a left turn from the Prince William Pkwy East to Dumfries Rd.

A third vehicle, a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta, occupied by a sole driver, was struck by the Ford Focus after the initial collision as the driver of that vehicle was stopped at a red light and waiting to make a left turn from the Prince William Pkwy South to the Prince William Pkwy West. The driver of the Lexus RX300 and the Volkswagen Jetta were uninjured. The driver of the Ford Focus was flown to an area hospital with life threatening injuries. The passenger in the Ford Focus was ground transported to an area hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

A family dog in the Ford Focus was located with severe injuries. Animal Control responded, however, the dog died from injuries sustained from the crash while in transport to the animal hospital. During the investigation it was determined that the driver of the Lexus RX300 had been driving under the influence of alcohol and was arrested. Speed is not believed to be a factor at this time.

Investigation continues.


Lori Love SHIPE, AKA Lori Lynn LOVE, 52, of 7476 Stewart Cir in Warrenton

Charged with driving under the influence, aggravated involuntary manslaughter – DUI

related and maiming by DUI

Court date and bond information unavailable


The passenger, the deceased, of the 2008 Ford Focus was identified as Judith Ann

MEYER, 57, of Powhatan, VA

The driver of the 2008 Ford Focus was identified as a 58 year old man of Powhatan, VA

The driver of the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta was identified as a 33 year old female of Manassas Park


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