Stafford man receives threat from an unknown caller that family member is being held hostage

Cases of drugs, fraud, a hit and run, larceny, and threats occurred in Stafford County all on Thursday, August 6, according to a Sheriff’s Office Incident Report.

The details of the events are as follows:

DRUGS
Sleep Inn, 595 Warrenton Road, 8/6, 7:05 a.m. While patrolling the hotel parking lot, Deputy
Gildea discovered a subject on the ground sleeping between two vehicles. The subject was
identified as Jonathan Morris, 30, of Woodford. Morris had a suspected controlled substance and
paraphernalia in his pockets. Morris was charged with possession of a controlled substance and
possession of controlled paraphernalia and turned over to staff of the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

FRAUD
200 Block of Garrisonville Road, 8/6, 4:15 p.m. Resident reported receiving a phone call from
Virginia Power demanding payment or the utility would be turned off in 45 minutes. The resident
determined it was a scam and contacted the Stafford Sheriff’s Office. The incident is under
investigation.

HIT AND RUN
Hickory Lane, 8/6, 6:40 p.m. Resident reported her mailbox was struck by a vehicle earlier in the
day. Camera footage revealed an older model, silver Honda Odyssey struck the mailbox and left
the scene. The Odyssey suffered a broken tail light during the incident. Anyone with information
is asked to contact Deputy Vaughn at 540-658-4400.

LARCENY
Antietam Loop, 8/6, 9:47 a.m. Resident reported sometime the previous night the driver’s side
mirror of his vehicle was removed. The vehicle had been parked in front of a home along the
street. The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Deputy D.J.
Taylor at 540-658-4400.

Olympic Drive, 8/6, 12:07 p.m. Resident observed a strange vehicle pull up to the mailbox and
take the outgoing mail. The post office confirmed the vehicle did not belong to the mail carrier.
The incident is under investigation.

THREATS
Coal Landing Road, 8/6, 1:33 p.m. Resident reported receiving a phone call from an out-of-state
number, and the caller claimed to be holding her family member hostage. The caller demanded
money or he would harm the family member. The resident recognized the call as a scam and
notified the Stafford Sheriff’s Office. The incident is under investigation.”

Anyone with information on any of the above events is asked to contact the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-658-4400.

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