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Allen Touring Woodbridge Wednesday

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Senate hopeful George Allen will join Virginia Lt. Governor hopeful and Prince William At-large Board Chairman Corey Stewart on a tour of Woodbridge Wednesday.

Allen will appear at 8 a.m. for a breakfast at Appliance Connection in Woodbridge, a kitchen electrics store owned by Prince William Coles District Supervisor Marty Nohe.

At 9:30 a.m., Allen will tour the Prince William Realty office on Prince William Parkway. Just before 11 a.m., the tour will stop at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, home of Wegmans in Woodbridge.

Allen will wrap up his tour in eastern Prince William with lunch at the Woodbridge Senior Center.

The tour has also scheduled a stop at the Loft Data Center in Manassas later in the day.

According to a press release, the event is part of Allen’s “Send a Message” tour.


Prince William Slush Funds Banned

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Elected officials in Prince William County today voted to do away with discretionary funds.

In a letter from At-large Board Chairman Corey Stewart, the county’s top official announced the Board banned the monies known as slush funds from their budgets. The funds were not in the best interest of the county government or taxpayers, stated Stewart.

The Board also put in place tighter restrictions on how staff members who work at offices of Prince William Supervisors enter into contracts. The latter move was to fend off additional criticism of the Board, whose eight members have come under fire for the use of discretionary funds to pay for pet projects.

As part of the new rules, each Supervisors office will receive $20,000 less per year to bring funding in line with that of the At-large Chairman. In a press release, officials outlined how Supervisors may spend monies going forward.

• Funds may not be appropriated in cash or through in-kind donations to any non-governmental organization or any governmental entity that is the recipient of appropriated funds in the Prince William County budget:

• Funds may not be used to sponsor events or advertise in any publication associated with events;

• If a Supervisor is to attend an event in furtherance of the official duties of the District Supervisor, funds may be used to purchase a single ticket for admission to the event for the individual District Supervisor and/or designated staff member;

• Fund balances currently existing in District Office expense accounts for the current fiscal year or carried over from prior years may be transferred to a currently approved Capital Improvement Project fund or approved future Capital Improvement Projects;

• Fund balances remaining in District Office expense accounts at the end of each future fiscal year shall be automatically transferred to the County Revenue Stabilization Fund or to an approved Capital Improvement Project at the request of the District Supervisor;

• Board members will not pay nor incur a legal obligation to pay overtime or allow incurred comp time to Board office employees;

• No Board member will employ or retain any full-time or part-time employee on the County payroll who owns, is employed by, or is a contractor to any company which offers services for hire to any political campaign of that Board member;

• No Board member will engage or retain any vendor services using County funds where the vendor has been retained or is currently retained by the political campaign of that Board member;

• Every Board member will follow County Personnel Manual policies regarding nepotism in hiring employees and managing Board offices;

• Board members may retain up to 10% of salary and benefits cost on an annual basis to cover any unintended staff costs year-to-year.


New Bus Stop Serves Woodbridge Job Center


WOODBRIDGE, Va. — OmniLink buses in Woodbridge will now serve the Virginia SkillSource Center on Minnieiville Road, making it easier for job seekers to find employment.

After requests from elected officials and community residents, the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission slightly re-routed its Woodbridge OmniLink route to serve the employment office. The modification is part of PRTC’s semi-annual service change. Buses did serve the center previously, but it was considered an on-demand stop, and riders would have to pay an extra $1 urcharge to stop there, in addition to the regular $1.20 one-way fare.

A ribbon cutting was held for the new stop Monday outside the SkillSource Center, and after an unexpected ambulance arrival for someone who apparently had injured himself inside the building, Congressman Gerry Connolly, D-Fairfax, Prince William, took to the podium.

“What we’re doing is linking jobs with transportation. We want everybody who wants a job to be matched with an opportunity,” said Connolly.

Prince William Neabsco District Supervisor and PRTC Commissioner John Jenkins also worked to request changes to the bus route.

“These changes signify a large improvement for area residents. It is a change worth celebrating,” said Jenkins.

PRTC Executive Director Alfred Harf, spoke of the multiple benefits that come from this bus stop and route changing.

“We’re really delighted that we were able to reconfigure the route to provide access to the [Virginia Employment Commission]. Other aspects of the rerouting are that it will provide much better access to the dialysis center up the road, as well as the DMV, so this a great day for a lot of reasons – the VEC being among them,” said Harf.

Harf also spoke about a new travel training program being hosted by the PRTC that will provide riders with personalized training on how to properly utilize PRTC bus services.

OmniLink operates four local bus lines in eastern Prince William, including the Woodbridge which serves U.S. 1 and Old Bridge Road in Lake Ridge. There are also OmniLink buses that serve Manassas and Manassas Park. OmniRide commuter buses ferry riders to and from destinations in Arlington and Washington.

Toddler Found Alone in Woodbridge

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Police found a child alone in a Woodbridge apartment and now a woman faces charges.

Officers were called to the 1400 block of Bayside Drive at 1:50 p.m. Friday after a maintenance worker found a 1-year-old boy alone inside a home. While police were there, the woman who was supposed to be watching the child – a family member of the child’s — returned to the apartment, according to police reports.

After questioning her, officers learned the child had been left by himself for at least 50 minutes, police reports state. The child wasn’t injured and is now in the care of other family members.

Alba Xiomara Palacios Guzman, 23, of Woodbridge, is charged with child neglect. She was held on $1,500 secured bond.


Prince William ‘Slush’ Funds at Center of Debate



WOODBRIDGE, Va. — The debate over discretionary funds in Prince William County has reached a crescendo, prompting one official to call for banning them altogether.

Discretionary funds, also dubbed “slush funds,” are monies left over to Prince William County Supervisors after the costs of operating their offices have been paid. Each supervisor has an office to serve their respective magisterial districts, each with staff to field questions and concerns from constituents.

On Saturday, Delegate Scott Lingamfelter, R-Woodbridge, Fauquier, said he would introduce legislation next year that would bar local governing boards from having discretionary funds.

“If the Supervisors feel that they have a special project they want to do, put it in front of the people at the time the budget passes when folks are focused on the process,” said Lingamfelter. “I don’t think its right to provide politicians with money that they can hand out or expend on just about anything they want. While I know they have to put each item before the board for a vote, most times this is just a formality. A more disciplined approach is required.”

The Prince William Board is expected to address the matter at Tuesday’s meeting. Neabsco District Supervisor John Jenkins since the beginning of the year has donated at least $7,350 of his funds to local schools, a library, to the Prince William / Greater Manassas Boys and Girls Clubs, and other local organizations — more than any other Supervisor in Prince William’s Potomac Communities. He said the “discretionary” term doesn’t paint the entire picture.

“The term is misused; there really aren’t any discretionary funds. The funds we do have are used to run offices and are moved around occasionally to fund certain things,” Jenkins said Sunday afternoon.

Other supervisors in the Potomac Communities have also donated to certain causes like public schools, charity walks, events, the arts, and environmental organizations, according to public meeting agendas.

Supervisor Maureen Caddigan has donated $4,150, Marty Nohe $3,400, Frank Principi $1,625, and Mike May $375 since beginning of 2012.

According to documents produced by the Prince William County Budget office, public school funding is the largest portion of the funding pie, accounting for 48 percent of the county’s $912 million budget.

The debate is also turning heads in neighboring Stafford County where Lingamfelter’s proposed legislation got the attention of Board of Supervisors Chairman Susan Stimpson. After Lingamfelter announced his pending legislation,  Stimpson took to her Facebook page to share her thoughts. 

“I love it when politicians grandstand. One delegate (not from Stafford!) just sent out an email update that he is going to introduce legislation to prevent local governments from having “slush” funds. I wrote him an email telling him that not all local governments are corrupt and perhaps we should meet to discuss this legislation. He said he’d have his staffer call my office. Um, yeah. I don’t have an office. And I don’t have an assistant,” Stimpson posted.

Stimpson never mentioned Lingamfelter by name, and told that Stafford Supervisors do not have discretionary funds or individual offices or aides. Stafford does employ one Citizens Action Officer who handles questions or complaints from county residents.

Woodbridge Chick-fil-A Closing for June

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — The busiest fast Chick-fil-A restaurant in the nation is closing its doors – at least for a little while.

Luis Hevia, owner-operator of the Chick-fil-A restaurant on Prince William Parkway in Woodbridge stood in his dining room Saturday telling customers the eatery would close at eight o’clock that evening and would remain closed for the rest of the month. He’s renovating his kitchen to better accommodate the volume of sales there.

The restaurant should be back in full operation by the beginning of July.

While Hevia doesn’t want his annual sales to be a thing of public record, he did say the restaurant is on par to do 250 percent more sales than the store was designed for.

“Closing is not something I want to do, but we need more room to keep serving our customers,” said Hevia.

The restaurant is consistently one of the busiest fast food destinations in the area, with a drive through queue of vehicles that circles the building. Employees must often stand outside to take orders and pass out signature sauces that pair with the chicken sandwiches served here.

Following the opening of a new Chick-fil-A in Springfield, there has been talk about opening new locations in the Potomac Communities – one in Lake Ridge and one near Dumfries – but those restaurants are at least two years behind schedule, said Hevia.

The Woodbridge restaurant was recognized earlier this year for being number one performing store in the chain.


Leesylvania State Park to go on Bird Watch

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — It’s estimated that one in five Americans watches birds. Now, a professional bird watcher is coming to Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge to help those just starting out in the hobby as well as experienced watchers.

Joe LaFleur from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 5, will guide a bird walk along Carriage Road in the park and along swamp trails, featuring hands-on identification of birds in habitats like woodland and marshy areas. Afterward, LaFleur will host an audiovisual program at the park’s visitor center that will help visitors identify birds by sights and sounds.

The tours and program are free but Leesylvania’s $5 parking fee still applies, according to park officials.

LaFleur, an author, holds degrees in wildlife biology and communications and has just released a DVD video called “Better Birdwatching in Virginia and West Virginia.” He has spent more than 20 years recording video and sound of birds, studying the abundance, seasonal status, and distribution of birds in Virginia, according to a press release.


Woodbridge/ Lake Ridge Bus Gets New Route

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — New routing for the Woodbridge / Lake Ridge OmniLink local bus service will take effect on June 4, helping area residents to more easily reach destinations including the SkillSource Center, which is a partner of the Virginia Employment Commission. The new routing along Minnieville, Caton Hill and Telegraph roads also will ease access for those who need to reach the Woodbridge Department of Motor Vehicles, Strayer University, an area dialysis center and shopping destinations including Target.

The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission, PRTC, updates its schedules twice annually – in the spring and fall – to reflect current running times and make other changes such as updating routing and relocating bus stops as necessary. This year’s Spring Service Change is scheduled for June 4.

On that date, PRTC also will make changes to the:

• Cross County Connector routing and timetables (connecting eastern Prince William County with the Manassas area);

• OmniLink local bus stops and timetables serving eastern Prince William County;

• OmniRide commuter bus stops and timetables; and

• Prince William Metro Direct timetable in the late evening (linking eastern Prince William County with the Franconia-Springfield Metro station.)

The new routing for the Woodbridge / Lake Ridge OmniLink local bus is designed to make the service more convenient by bringing people closer to the places where they need to go.

Before June 4th, the nearest bus stop to the SkillSource Center and Strayer University, both of which are on Minnieville Road, was at Smoketown Plaza. The DMV and the dialysis center, both located on Caton Hill Road, did not have nearby bus stops.

The Parkway Crossing West Shopping Center, which features Target, and the Parkway Crossing East Shopping Center across Prince William Parkway near I-95 will also be more easily accessible because of the new Woodbridge / Lake Ridge OmniLink routing.

“PRTC has had numerous requests to bring the Woodbridge / Lake Ridge OmniLink route closer to the SkillSource Center,” said PRTC Executive Director Al Harf. “While there are sometimes deserving requests that PRTC cannot accommodate for one reason or another, we routinely try and, in this instance, we were able to do so without a need for additional funding or the imposition of unintended delays for other customers, issues that are frequent stumbling blocks.”

A ribbon cutting to inaugurate service at the new SkillSource Center bus stop, at 13370 Minnieville Road, is scheduled for 11 a.m. June 4. The public is invited to attend.

New PRTC schedules will be available online starting Tuesday, May 29. Passengers also may get a new schedule by asking their bus operator or coming to the PRTC Transit Center in Woodbridge. For more information about the Spring Service Change, visit or call PRTC’s Customer Service Office at 703-730-6664.

-Press release

Morse to Rehab with Potomac Nationals

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — The Washington Nationals have announced that OF/1B Michael Morse will join the Potomac Nationals tonight on a rehab assignment. The P-Nats face the Myrtle Beach Pelicans at 7:05 PM in Woodbridge tonight. Morse is currently on the Washington 15-Day DL with a torn right lat muscle. The length of the assignment with Potomac is unknown with the P-Nats home until Sunday.

Morse will be wearing #38 with Potomac.



Gar-Field Senior Gets $8,000 Scholarship

WOODBRIDGE, Va. – On behalf of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and its Commandant of Cadets, U.S. Air Force Major General Randal D. Fullhart, Delegate Richard L. Anderson recently presented an “Emerging Leader Scholarship” (ELS) to Gar-Field High School graduating senior Kacey M. Adams. The setting was at the annual Gar-Field High School Senior Awards Night in front of several hundred of her friends, family, and classmates.

Del. Anderson was a member of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets during his time at Virginia Tech and graduated in 1979. He entered the U.S. Air Force that same year and retired in 2009 as a full colonel after 30 years in uniform.

The ELS grant is valued at $8,000.00 and is presented to outstanding high school graduates who have a demonstrated aptitude for leadership and have been selected for entry to the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets (VTCC) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va.

The mission of Virginia Tech’s Cadet Corps is to graduate leaders of character who understand the concept of public service. Since 1872, the Corps of Cadets has produced outstanding leaders for the Commonwealth and the nation. Seven VTCC alumni have earned the Congressional Medal of Honor, and over 100 of its graduates have been promoted to General and Flag Officer rank. Countless alumni have achieved great success in the professions, business, industry, and public service.

Kacey earned her scholarship on the basis of her outstanding academic and extracurricular record of achievement. She is an International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate in Gar-Field’s IB program and has represented Gar-Field High School in statewide and national rowing competitions. She also is dedicated to community service by helping with animal rescue activities and caring for foster dogs and puppies.

Kacey desires to earn a degree in Veterinary Science and serve her country by serving as a commissioned officer in the United States Army.

In presenting the scholarship award, Del. Anderson stated that “Kacey has distinguished herself academically and in our community, and we know that she will serve her country with distinction when she takes the solemn and sacred oath as an officer in the United States Army. Her success is a testament to the quality of our students, faculty, parents, and Prince William County Schools.”

-Unedited press release


Crime Watch: Girl, 10, Sexually Assaulted


Aggravated Sexual Battery – On May 22nd at 4:56PM, detectives from the Special Victims Unit began an investigation into a sexual assault which was reported to have occurred in the 3500 block of Buffalo Ct in Woodbridge

(22193). The investigation revealed that the victim, a 10 year old girl of Woodbridge, was sexually assaulted by the accused, a known family member, the night prior. Following an investigation, the accused was subsequently arrested.


Jason Edward BOXLEY, 37, of the 3500 block of Buffalo Ct in Woodbridge, Charged with aggravated sexual battery, forcible sodomy, object sexual penetration and indecent liberties

Court date unavailable, held WITHOUT bond


Assault and Battery – On May 18th, detectives from the Physical Abuse Unit began an investigation into an assault which was reported to have occurred at Kerrydale Elementary School located at 13199 Kerrydale Rd in Woodbridge (22193) on May 17th. The investigation revealed that on that date the victim, a 10 year old male student, was assaulted by the accused, a teacher at the

school. The victim sustained minor injuries as a result of the assault. Following

an investigation, the accused was subsequently arrested on May 22nd.


Cynthia Farris HALL, 35, of 11809 Golden Eagle Ct in Woodbridge

Charged with assault & battery

Court date unavailable, released on a $2,000 unsecured bond


Narcotics Investigation – On May 22nd, detectives from the Prince William County Police Street Crimes Unit and the ATF Task Force, concluded a narcotics investigation into the selling of marijuana and cocaine with the following arrest which was made in the 2700 block of Potomac Mills Cl in Woodbridge (22192). As a result of the search, ecstasy and marijuana were recovered.


David Hakeem JOHNSON, 22, of 1502 Monroe Ct in Fort Washington, MD. Charged with 2 counts of distribution of a schedule I or II narcotic [cocaine & ecstasy], distribution of marijuana and possession of a firearm with narcotics Court date set for August 17, 2012, held WITHOUT bond

Narcotics Investigation– On May 22nd, detectives from the Street Crimes Unit conducted a vehicle stop in the 13900 block of


Jefferson Davis Hwy in Woodbridge (22191). As a result of the encounter, two of the vehicles occupants, the below listed accused individuals, were arrested on drug charges. A search of the vehicle resulted in marijuana, heroin, cocaine and an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency being recovered.


Calvin Lawrence NOEL, 32, of 14782 Candlewood Ct in Woodbridge

Charged with possession with intent to distribute a schedule I or II narcotic [cocaine] andpossession of marijuana Court date set for July 20, 2012, bond information unavailable Delvon Martez MCCORMICK, 33, of 13917 Mount Peasant Dr in Woodbridge. Charged with possession of schedule I or II narcotic. Court date set for July 20, 2012, bond information unavailable


Abduction / Domestic Assault & Battery – On May 23rd at 9:49PM, police responded to the 3300 block of Mystic Ct in Dumfries (22026) for a domestic. The victim, a 44 year old woman of Dumfries, reported to police that she and the accused, a known acquaintance, were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, the accused allegedly assaulted the victim and prevented her from leaving the residence or calling police. Police were eventually contacted and responded to the residence. No injuries were reported. The accused was arrested without incident.


Daniel KWATCHEY, 40, of the 3300 block of Mystic Ct in Dumfries

Charged with abduction and domestic assault & battery

Court date and bond information unavailable

‘Potomac Shores’ Replaces ‘Harbor Station’

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — A long talked about development along the Potomac River in Woodbridge has apparently changed its name.

Harbor Station, a planned mix-use development of homes, shopping, commercial office buildings, and a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, has changed its name to Potomac Shores.

Southbridge Community Association President Jim Riley writes about change today on his website.

The Harbor Station development has changed has over the years and had become a victim of a staggering economy. Earlier this year, the developers of the project, Sun Cal, were scheduled to speak with members of the Woodbridge Potomac Communities Civic Association about how the project was progressing.


Portion of PW Parkway Closed After Crash

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — One person appears to have been pulled from a sedan following a serious crash on Prince William Parkway in Woodbridge.

The crash is reportedly a head-on collision that happened on Prince William Parkway east near Ridgewood Center Drive, just east of Ridgefield Road.

A reporter on the scene reports the crash to involve at least two vehicles – a red sedan and what appeared to be a white truck with a Prince William County seal on its side.

Prince William police report all eastbound traffic on Prince William Parkway is being diverted onto Ridgefield Road. Westbound drivers headed toward Manassas will find the far left lane blocked, but traffic is getting by to the center and right lanes, police said.

We’ll have more as this develops.


Arrests Made in Woodbridge Stabbing

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — A speed trap helped to nab a woman who authorities said was involved in the stabbing of a man in Woodbridge.

Police about 3:30 p.m. Sunday were called to the 13900 block of U.S. 1 in Woodbridge, where a man was stabbed in the arm outside of a convenience store. Police said the victim was apparently stabbed by an acquaintance, and was later flown to a hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life threatening.

On May 22, the victim was able to provide police with the description of his attackers. Detectives then obtained warrants for two suspects.

Emanuel Lorenzo Myers, 30, of 13721 Jefferson Davis Hwy #99 in Woodbridge, turned himself into police, and is charged with malicious wounding, according to police documents. A second suspect, 24-year-old Stephanie Jessica Taplin, of the same address, was arrested in Washington, according to police documents.

Those same documents state a Prince William police officer at 11:37 p.m. Tuesday was running radar to catch speeders in the area of Prince William Parkway and Minnieville Road in Woodbridge. The driver of the car, determined later to be Stephanie Taplin, ignored the officer’s emergency lights as he attempted to stop the car, according to police documents.

She will be held until she is extradited to Prince William County, where she faces malicious wounding, felony eluding and reckless driving charges.



Prince William, Stafford Pools Open Saturday

Public swimming pools across the Potomac Communities will reopen Saturday.

In Prince William, all of the county’s waterparks and community pools open Saturday and will continue operating on weekends only through June 16. The summer schedule begins June 16 and runs through Sept. 3, according to Prince William County Park Authority spokeswoman Diane Cabot.

Admission fees at community pools during peak hours are set at no more than $4.25 for children ages 2 – 17-years-old, and $3.75 to $4.50 for adults. Evenings are discounted at the pools at rates of $1.50 to $3.25 after 4 p.m., and seniors 60 years and older are also given discounts.

North Stafford’s Woodlands Pool will open also open Saturday, and often fills to capacity early.

Children two and under are free, while Stafford residents 3 – 15-years-old, and 55 years and older pay $4 each, $5.50 each for non-residents. Adults ages 16-54-years-old pay $5 each for Stafford residents, $7 for non-Stafford residents.

Most pools owned or operated by home owners’ associations, as well as other non-public swimming pools, normally operate under their own sets of rules.


Woodbridge’s AMC Theatres Sold

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — What’s described as China’s largest investor in cultural entertainment will now own Woodbridge’s largest movie theater.

AMC Theaters, which has 18 screens at Potomac Mills mall in Woodbridge, will be acquired by Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd. The acquisition is part of a move that will give the Chinese firm control of all 346 multiplexes operated by AMC.

The $2.6 billion transaction will also give the Kansas City-based theater chain an additional $500 million to fund AMC’s operating initiatives, according to a press release.

The move comes less than a week after officials at Potomac Mills mall announced it will expand its retail offering, and will build an outdoor retail and restaurant complex that will span between the movie theatres and Costco. The expansion will include new restaurants like Cheesecake Factory, will connect to the mall, and should be complete this fall.

AMC also operates theaters in Alexandria and Washington.


Sex Crimes Investigated


Rape / Aggravated Sexual Battery – On April 23rd, police began an investigation into two sexual assaults which were reported to have occurred in the 14200 block of Lindendale Rd in Woodbridge (22193) between 2004 and 2006. The investigation revealed that the victims, a 5-8 year old girl and a 7-10 year old girl at the time of the offenses, were both sexually assaulted by the accused, a known family member, on several occasions during the time frame above. Following an investigation, warrants were obtained against the accused who was located and arrested in Fredericksburg on May 17th. The accused is currently awaiting transport back to Prince William County.

Arrested: (No Photo Available)

Dennis Rene ASTURIAS, 37, of 3006 Village Ln in Fredericksburg

Charged with rape and aggravated sexual battery [in reference to the case involving the 7-10 year old victim] and aggravated sexual battery and attempted forcible sodomy [in reference to the case involving the 5-8 year old victim] Court date unavailable, held WITHOUT bond

Rape / Indecent Liberties – In April of 2012, detectives from the Special Victims Bureau received information about a sexual assault which was reported to have occurred in the 15000 block of Cardin Pl in Woodbridge (22193) between February 1st and 29th of 2012. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 14 year old girl of Washington D.C., was living at a residence in the above area during that time frame and was sexually assaulted by the accused, a known acquaintance. Following an investigation, warrants were obtained against the accused who was located and arrested in Washington D.C. by the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force on May 16th. The accused is currently awaiting extradition back to Virginia.

Arrested: (No Photo Available)

Reginald Alfred SCHOOLS, 46 – no fixed address, charged with rape and taking indecent liberties with a child. Court date unavailable, held WITHOUT bond.


Aggravated Sexual Battery / Indecent Liberties – On May 14th, detectives from the Special Victims Bureau began an investigation into a sexual assault which was reported to have occurred in the 17800 block of Lounsbery Dr in Dumfries (22026) on April 21st. The investigation revealed that on that date, the victim, a 12 year old girl of Alexandria, was sexually assaulted by the accused, a known acquaintance, while the victim was staying at the residence of the accused in the above area. Following an investigation, warrants were obtained against the accused who was located and arrested on May 17th.


Francisco BLANCO-CERNA, 28, of 17878 Lounsbery Dr in Dumfries

Charged with aggravated sexual battery and taking indecent liberties by a custodian

Court date unavailable, held WITHOUT bond

Jose Odil Diaz

Indecent Liberties – On May 17th, detectives from the Special Victim’s Bureau began an investigation into a sexual assault which was reported to have occurred in the 15000 block of Catalba Ct in Woodbridge (22191) between September of 2010 and June 2011. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 13 year old female at the time of the offenses, was sexually assaulted and propositioned several times during the time frame above. Following an investigation, a warrant was obtained against the accused who was located and arrested on May 17th.


Jose Odil DIAZ, 44, of the 15000 block of Catalba Ct in Woodbridge

Charged with indecent liberties with a child

Court date unavailable, held WITHOUT bond

3-Run 1st Enough in P-Nats 4-2 Win

WOODBRIDGE, Va. – The Potomac Nationals scored three runs in the first inning in a 4-2 victory over the Carolina Mudcats Sunday afternoon at Pfitzner Stadium. In a spot start, Ryan Demmin tossed four scoreless innings for the P-Nats.

Potomac started their scoring in the first against Carolina for the second straight day. Francisco Soriano walked against Mudcats starter LHP Mike Rayl with one out. Soriano stole second then third and scored on a throwing error by Carolina catcher Dwight Childs when advancing to third to give the P-Nats a 1-0 lead. Justin Bloxom knocked a solo homer over the left field fence to increase the Nats lead to 2-0. It was his fifth blast of the season. Michael Taylor doubled to right-center field and scored on a two-out single by Randolph Oduber to increase the Nationals lead to 3-0.

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Mudcats Rock P-Nats in First Ever Game at Pfitz

WOODBRIDGE, Va. – In their first ever game at Pfitzner Stadium, the Carolina Mudcats pounded out a season-high 18 hits as they knocked off the Potomac Nationals 12-5. The loss ends the P-Nats win streak at three games.

Both offenses were on display early in the contest. The Mudcats behind four straight hits in the second inning took a 2-0 lead against Potomac starter Matt Grace. With one out, Jeremie Tice, Jake Lowery, and Ronny

Rodriguez each singled to load the bases. Anthony Gallas then drove home Tice and Lowery with the fourth consecutive single of the inning to put the Mudcats up 2-0.

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