From Prince William police:
Armed Robbery – On July 8 at 11:11AM, officers responded to the 7-Eleven located at 7301 Sudley Rd in Manassas (20109) to investigate a robbery. The employee reported to police that a male wearing a mask entered the store and brandished a handgun toward the employee. The suspect then forced the employee to open the cash register to obtain money before fleeing the business on foot. No injuries were reported.A Prince William County police K-9 and helicopter from Fairfax County Police searched for the suspect who was not located. The investigation continues.Suspect Description:
A light skinned male, between 19 & 25 years of age, 5’06”, 150lbs, with a thin build
Last seen wearing a facemask, black long sleeve sweater, khaki pants, and black tennis shoes. The suspect was also carrying a red, soft ice cooler
WOODBRIDGE – At a recent meeting of the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors, Donna Flory was named as the Prince William County Volunteer of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2018. Donna was nominated by Desiree Wolfe with the Office of Executive Management and the award was presented by Gail Macdonald, the county’s Senior Human Resources Manager, for Donna’s service as Prince William County’s official Bugle and Trumpet Player.
The award reads:
“Over the last two decades, Donna has played in various ceremonies and dedications in honor of Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day and 9/11. Her rendition of ‘Taps’ continues to bring dignity and meaning to these very important events. When asked to perform Donna has always answered ‘yes’ no matter the day. Donna has always said it was her honor and privilege to play for Prince William County employees and citizens as we honor those who died for our freedom. Donna’s time and talent has helped make each ceremony memorable, especially for those who have lost a loved one. For her ability to bring grace and reverence during the most solemn occasions we award Donna Flory the Prince William County Volunteer of the Quarter Award.”
Donna began volunteering as the Prince William County official Bugler in 1992. Her first event was the original dedication ceremony of Prince William County’s War Memorial.
Following the presentation, Donna thanked Desiree Wolfe for this very special nomination. Donna then acknowledged her longtime friend, Jane Beyer, and thanked her for getting her regularly involved in Prince William County events that honor those that have served our country and those that made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
From the Virginia Department of Transportation:
Overnight lane closures on eastbound I-66 between Sudley Road (Route 234 Business) and Route 29 in Centreville are scheduled to begin the night of Friday, July 6 and continue into the next week. Following this work, all lanes between Compton Road and Route 29 in Centreville will be shifted toward the inside median to create long-term work zones for construction on the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway project.Work is scheduled for Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7 between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m., and Tuesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 12 between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Details include:
- Nightly lane closures of three left lanes of eastbound I-66 between Sudley Road and Route 29 in Centreville
- Occasional 15-minute stoppages and slowdowns along eastbound I-66
- Removal of HOV diamonds and left-side yellow edge line between Compton Road and Route 29 in Centreville
- Work will not impact the Route 29 Centreville interchangeAll work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled if inclement weather occurs.
From Prince William police:
Armed Robbery | Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony *ARREST – On July 3, Aaron Deon Marshall BURKE was taken into custody by detectives with the Street Crimes Unit. The accused was wanted for a robbery that occurred in the 8000 block of Ashton Ave in Manassas on March 24.Arrested on July 3:
Aaron Deon Marshall BURKE, 19, of 9337 King George Dr in Manassas
Charged with robbery and use of a firearm in commission of a felony
Court Date: Pending | Bond: Unavailable
- Armed Robbery | Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony [Previously Released] – On March 24 at 6:00PM, officers responded to the 8000 block of Ashton Ave in Manassas (20109) to investigate a robbery. The victim, a 16-year-old male, reported to police that he arranged to meet a male through the social media app “SnapChat” in the above area to conduct a narcotics transaction. During the transaction, the suspect brandished a handgun and took the victim’s money before fleeing the area on foot. A police K-9 searched the area for the suspect who was not located. No injuries were reported. Detectives from the Robbery Unit were able to identify the suspect as Aaron Deon Marshall BURKE. Following the investigation, detectives obtained warrants for the arrest of the suspect. Attempts to locate the accused have been unsuccessful. The investigation continues.
Dale City, Va. 22193
Fredericksburg, Va. 22405
Manassas, Va. 20110
Strong Armed Robbery – On July 2 at 5:51PM, officers responded to investigate a robbery that occurred in the 10600 block of Blendia Ln in Manassas (20109) earlier that afternoon. The investigation revealed that two unknown males approached the victim, a 62-year-old man, as he was getting out of his vehicle, which he had just parked. During the encounter, the suspects demanded money from the victim then punched him several times. The suspects rummaged through the victim’s pockets and took his wallet and cell phone before fleeing the area on foot. Minor injuries were reported. A police K-9 searched for the suspects who were not located. The investigation continues.Suspect Descriptions:
A black male of unknown age, approximately 6’0″, 165lbs with a thin build
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Two of the Commonwealths leading industries are major economic generators in the City of Manassas.
According to a recent report from the Virginia Employment Commission, Manassas-based companies in the professional and technical services offer the 4th highest wages in the state.
Healthcare and social assistance wages in Manassas rank in the top 10.
Companies like Micron, Lockheed Martin, and Novant Health UVA Health system drive local economic growth and employ thousands in Manassas; thanks in part to the availability of skilled labor and the City’s pro-business climate.
These fields account for nearly 25% of total employment and $77 billion in total wages state-wide. As innovation and technological advancement continue to be made employment and wages are expected to rise.
The City of Manassas works closely with its major employers, Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University to ensure current and future workforce needs are met and the companies continue to grow and thrive.
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