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Brothers charged in Manassas homicide

Two brothers are charged in the stabbing death of a 24-year-old man in Manassas. 

Erick Moises ROMERO, 27

Police tell us an argument led to the stabbing. 

More in a press release: 

At approximately 5:10 a.m. on November 11, 2017, the Manassas City Police responded to the 9700 block of Bragg Ln for a report of a male subject lying on the sidewalk.  Upon arrival, Officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent stab wound.  The victim succumbed to

Richard Gamaliel ROMERO SORTO, 23

his injury, and was pronounced dead on the scene.  The victim has been identified as Elvin Ulises REYES-REYES, a 24–year-old resident of Manassas. 

The investigation revealed the victim approached a group of individuals inside a residence on the 9700 block of Bragg Ln and a verbal altercation ensued.  The argument escalated and turned physical outside the residence.  During the encounter one of the individuals, later identified as Erick Moises ROMERO,   produced a knife and stabbed the victim. A second suspect involved in the encounter was identified as ROMERO’s brother, Richard Gamaliel ROMERO SORTO, a 23-year-old resident of Maryland.

Erick Moises ROMERO was arrested and charged with 2nd degree murder, possession of a knife in the commission of a felony, and is currently being held without bond.  A court date has been set for December 29, 2017.

Richard Gamaliel ROMERO SORTO was also arrested and charged with 2nd degree murder and is currently being held without bond.  A court date has been set for December 29, 2017.

Manassas police find man suffering fatal stab wound

Manassas police said they found an unidentified man lying on a sidewalk in the Georgetown South neighborhood early Saturday morning suffering from a stab wound. 

The man later died, and now police are questioning “multiple persons of interest” in the case. 

From a police press release: 

At approximately 5:10 a.m. on November 11, 2017, the Manassas City Police responded to the 9700 block of Bragg Ln for a report of a male subject lying on the sidewalk.  Upon arrival, Officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent stab wound. 

The adult male victim succumbed to his injury, and was pronounced dead on the scene.  The victim in this case appears to be in his mid-twenties.  Detectives have identified multiple persons of interest.  Detectives believe this to be an isolated incident, and the victim and the persons of interest knew each other.  The investigation is ongoing and more details will be forthcoming when available. 

Driver killed, another faces DUI charge in hit-and-run crash

A driver involved in a hit-and-run crash on Interstate 66 early Sunday near Manassas died. 

A second driver was taken to a nearby hospital, and a third faces DUI charges.

More in a Virginia State Police press release: 

At 4:02 a.m.Sunday (Nov. 12), Virginia State Police responded to a fatal hit-and-run crash in Prince William County. The three-vehicle crash occurred in the westbound lanes of Interstate 66 at the 48 mile marker. The crash resulted in one of the vehicles overturning. The driver of the overturned vehicle was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The driver of the second vehicle involved in the crash died at the scene; a passenger was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The third vehicle, a white SUV, fled the scene. 

Minutes later, a VDOT Safety Services Patrol spotted a white SUV with significant damage to the front end trying to take I-66 Exit 47. A trooper and Prince William County Police responded and initiated a traffic stop on the SUV. Its driver, Dustin Tran, 58, of Manassas, Va., was arrested and charged with DUI and one felony count of hit-and-run. He is being held at Prince William County Adult Detention Center. 

The Virginia State Police Crash Reconstruction Team is assisting with the ongoing crash investigation.

State police are still in the process of notifying next of kin.

Woman assaulted after man jumps from behind bushes

WOODBRIDGE — A woman walking along a sidewalk was assaulted early Wednesday.

The victim was in the area of Walnut and Sycamore streets when a man jumped out from bushes and grabbed her. The woman broke free and fled to a nearby business, according to a Prince William police spokesman.

At 6:56 a.m., police dispatched K9 units and a helicopter to search for the suspect but turned up nothing.

The woman was taken to a local hospital as a precaution.

Police said residents should expect to see a stepped-up police presence in the area as they continue to investigate the incident.

Masked men rob Coverstone 7-Eleven

From Prince William police: 

Armed Robbery – On November 3 at 2:11AM, officers responded to the 7-11 located at 10740 Coverstone Dr in Manassas (20109) to investigate an alarm activation. The investigation revealed two masked men entered the business and approached the counter. One of the men jumped over the counter and grabbed multiple packs of cigarettes while the other suspect located an employee in one of the isles. During the encounter, the second suspect brandished a handgun toward the employee and forced him back to the register to obtain money. The suspects took cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing on foot. No injuries were reported. A police K-9 searched for the men who were not located.  

Suspect Descriptions:

Black male, between 20 & 25 years of age, 5’5”, 140lbs with brown eyes

Last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black jeans, black Jordan shoes with silver trim, white socks and a black mask

Black male, between 20 & 25 years of age, 5’10”, 170lbs

Last seen wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants, white Converse shoes and a clown mask

Traffic stop in Stafford yields drugs and wanted suspect

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

Stafford, VA. A traffic stop conducted by deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office early on Thursday morning resulted in the arrest of a wanted suspect on drug charges.

On November 2, 2017 at approximately 12:01 a.m., a Stafford deputy observed a vehicle exit the Motel 6 parking lot on Warrenton Road. The deputy ran the license plate number on the vehicle and learned that the owner’s driver’s license was revoked.

He initiated a traffic stop and identified the driver of the vehicle as John Edward Coleman, 47, who advised that his license was revoked. The passenger in the vehicle, James Wilson Jackson, 43, told the deputy there was a warrant out for his arrest for failure to appear on a misdemeanor charge out of Stafford County. (more…)

Woman, 37, arrested for attempted malicious wounding with a vehicle

From Prince William County police:

Attempted Malicious Wounding – On October 31 at 8:54 p.m., officers responded to the Willowbrook community pool located at 1375 Walnut St in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate an assault.

The investigation revealed the victim, a 26-year-old man, and the accused, an acquaintance, were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, the accused slapped the victim in the face then got into her vehicle and attempted to run the victim over. The parties eventually separated and the police were contacted. Minor injuries were reported by the victim.

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Police seek information on two suspects in attempted robbery

From Prince William County police:

Attempted Strong-Armed Robbery – On October 30 at 8:35 p.m., officers responded to the 15700 block of Silent Tree Pl in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a robbery. The investigation revealed the victim, a 43-year-old man, was delivering a pizza to a home in the above area.

The residents of the home informed the victim they did not place the order. When the victim returned to his vehicle, he was approached by two unknown men who then attempted to rob him. During the encounter, the men implied they were armed and demanded the victim’s property. No weapon was seen. When the victim refused to comply, the suspects fled on foot. No injuries were reported. A police K-9 searched for the two suspects who were not located. (more…)

Suspect in Haymarket armed robbery arrested

From Prince William County police:

Armed Robbery *ARREST – On November 1, the suspect, identified as Kenneth Lewis HARRIS, who was wanted in connection to an armed robbery incident which occurred in the area of Mountain Rd and Loudoun Dr in Haymarket on October 30, turned himself into authorities at the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center without incident.

Arrested on November 1:

Kenneth Lewis HARRIS, 48, of the 100 block of Clubhouse Dr in Leesburg (more…)

Three suspects arrested after use of fake credit cards in Stafford

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

Stafford, VA. The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office arrested three suspects on Saturday morning in connection with an incident involving the use of fake credit cards at a convenience store in North Stafford.

On October 28, 2017 at approximately 6:08 a.m., a Stafford deputy responded to a call at Kangaroo Express near Garrisonville Road. The caller advised that a man had attempted to make a $68 purchase using a fake credit card and driver’s license. The man left the store in a white vehicle after the caller confronted him about the fake cards. The deputy ran the license number and discovered it belonged to a deceased individual. (more…)

Gainesville man arrested in connection with stabbing of three vicitims

From Prince William County police:

Aggravated Malicious Wounding – On October 29 at 1:11 a.m., officers responded to investigate a stabbing which was reported to have occurred in the 3500 block of Finish Line Dr in Gainesville (20155) earlier that evening. The investigation revealed
three male victims, two 18-year- olds and a 17-year- old, were stabbed in the above area by the accused following a drug transaction.

After the encounter, the victims drove to an area hospital where police were contacted. The injuries sustained by all three victims were non-life threatening. The accused was located at his residence near the offense location in Gainesville where he was detained without further incident.

Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Sang Vo Phuoc NGUYEN, was arrested.

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Criminal justice presentation yields arrest for sexual assault

From Prince William County police:

Sexual Assault Investigation – On October 25, a detective with the Special Victim’s Unit gave a criminal justice presentation to a group of students in a local high school about the Special Victim’s Bureau. Following the presentation, a female student approached the detective and disclosed ongoing sexual abuse by a family member.

The investigation revealed that the victim was sexually assaulted by the accused on more than one occasion since August 2016. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Ubaldo SANCHEZ, was arrested without incident. (more…)

Police seek information regarding residential shooting

From Prince William County police:

Shooting into a Residential Dwelling – On October 24 at 8:37 a.m, officers responded to an apartment located in the 19000 block of Fuller Heights Rd in Triangle (22172) to investigate a destruction of property. A resident of the apartment reported to police that a loud noise was heard around 3:30 a.m. Later that morning, the resident discovered that a bullet entered the apartment through a window and was found lodged in an interior wall. Officers searched the surrounding area and did not locate any shell casings. No injuries or other property damage were reported. (more…)

New York man charged in Manassas homicide

A 27-year-old man was stabbed inside a Manassas motel and later died from his injuries. 

Police say they have one man in custody in connection with the stabbing.

From Manassas police: 

Homicide/**ARREST**

This morning, at approximately 3:13 a.m., the Manassas City Police responded to 9913 Cockrell Rd, the Home-Style Inn, for a report of a stabbing.  Upon arrival, Officers located an adult male suffering from an apparent stab wound.  The victim, a 27-year-old resident of Texas, was transported to a local area hospital and later died as a result of his injuries.  The identity of the victim is not being released until next of kin is notified.  Manassas City Police Detectives were able to identify a suspect in the case.   The suspect was identified as Alenny ENCARNACION-COLLADO, a 23-year-old resident of New York.  The investigation revealed the victim and the suspect were involved in an altercation which resulted in the victim being stabbed. 

ENCARNACION-COLLADO was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Murder and Malicious Wounding.  ENCARNACION-COLLADO is being held without bond at the Prince William County Adult Detention Center.  A court date has not been set in the case.

Daycare centers cancels 32nd annual fall festival after swastika found

The fall festival that has taken place for the past 32 years at Early Years Academy is canceled.

Daycare academy founder Samia Harris told us she moved the outdoor festival inside after a swastika was found painted on the sign outside of her business on Spriggs Road near Dale City.

“Everybody is jittery. I’m jittery. The kids didn’t go out today. We have a fall festival on Friday we are bringing it in. Instead of just enjoying the beautiful field with the pumpkins and everything that we planned, it’s now canceled.

Here’s why in a statement from Prince William police:

“Vandalism – On October 21 at 6:05PM, officers responded to the Prince William Academy located at 13817 Spriggs Rd in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a destruction of property. The investigation revealed that sometime between 6:00PM on October 20 and 6:00PM on October 21, an unknown person spray painted a swastika symbol on the sign to the school that faces the roadway.

Additional vandalisms were located on a neighboring sign and on property in the surrounding neighborhood including two stop signs, a fire hydrant, a mailbox and a vehicle. Some of the vandalism appeared random and illegible.

During a canvass, a witness reported seeing a group of possible juveniles in the area at the time of the vandalisms on the evening of October 20. No further information was provided.” 

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Authorities seize ‘substantial amount of heroin’ in Aquia Harbour

From the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office: 

A heroin overdose at a residence in the Aquia Harbour neighborhood on Monday led to multiple arrests and the seizure of a substantial amount of heroin by detectives with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office.

On October 16, 2017, at approximately 2:40 p.m., Stafford deputies responded to a call regarding a heroin overdose in North Stafford. The caller advised that a 21-year-old female identified as Kayla Bailey was unconscious and turning purple, but still breathing.

When the deputies arrived on the scene, members of the Aquia Harbour Police Department and Stafford County Fire and Rescue were providing emergency aid to Bailey. She was revived using Narcan and transported to Stafford Hospital for treatment.

Two other individuals—Jessica Corley, 24, and Brandon Ostrem, 38—were found at the scene and detained.  

Detectives conducted a search of the residence and uncovered evidence of drug use including six grams of methamphetamine, 20 methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) pills, and heroin residue. During the investigation, they learned that a third subject had left with a small safe prior to their arrival.

On the following day, detectives located the subject that had fled the residence and they recovered more than 10 grams of heroin. They also discovered that an individual in Spotsylvania County had overdosed on that same batch of heroin earlier in the day.

Corley received two charges of Possession of Controlled Substances. She was incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $3500 secured bond and later released. Ostrem received three charges of Possession with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances and was incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail.

Additional charges are pending following the investigation.  

Police arrest man, 22, in connection with stabbing investigation

From Prince William County police:

Stabbing Investigation – On October 17 at 12:33a.m., officers responded to a hotel located in the 17100 block of Dumfries Rd in Dumfries (22025) to investigate a stabbing. The investigation revealed that the victims, a 21-year-old man and a 24-year-old man both of Midland, and two other male acquaintances were involved in a verbal altercation at the hotel, which escalated.

During the encounter, the accused stabbed both of the victims in the upper body with a knife. The parties eventually separated and police were contacted. When officers arrived, they detained the accused without incident. The victims were transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested without incident.

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Heroin overdose leads to arrest of Stafford man, 40

From Stafford County Sheriff’s Office:

Stafford, VA. A man who lost consciousness after overdosing on heroin was arrested on Sunday by deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office. On October 15, 2017 at approximately 1:04 p.m., Stafford deputies responded to a call in the area of Ivywood Drive and Glenwood Avenue. They discovered an unresponsive man in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with its hazard lights on positioned to the side of the road at the intersection.

Deputies suspected an opiate overdose and were able to revive the man using nasal Narcan. They discovered a substance consistent with heroin and needles in the vehicle. Eric Scott Ashby, 40, was treated at Stafford Hospital and subsequently arrested for possession of a controlled substance. He was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $2500 secured bond.

Suspect arrested in connection with shooting in Garfield Station

From Prince William County Police:

Shooting Investigation *ARREST – On October 16, Randy Lamont JACKSON, turned himself into police without incident at the Gar-Field Station in Woodbridge. The accused was wanted for shooting which occurred in the area of Dale Blvd and Kerrydale Rd in Woodbridge on October 14.

Arrested on October 16:
Randy Lamont JACKSON, 35, of 504 Kings Crest Dr in Stafford
Charged with attempted malicious wounding and reckless handling of a firearm
Court Date: December 13, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond (more…)

Manassas man, 18, arrested on four counts of malicious wounding

From Prince William County police:

Malicious Wounding – On October 14 at 12:12 a.m, officers responded to a residence located in the 13000 block of Dane Valley Ct in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a fight. The investigation revealed that the victim, 19-year-old man of Woodbridge, was involved in a verbal altercation with the accused, an acquaintance, which escalated. During the encounter, the accused pushed the victim to the ground and kicked him in the mouth damaging several of the victim’s teeth.

The accused fled the area prior to officers arriving. On October 15 around 1:44 a.m., officers responded to investigate another fight which occurred at a residence located in the 13800 block of Holly Forest Dr in Manassas (20112). The investigation revealed that the accused arrived at another party where he was involved in a verbal altercation with a 19-year-old male and 17-year-old male. A fight broke out and the accused assaulted the victims with a crow bar and brass knuckles. (more…)

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