Police: Suspects Burglarized Home, Stole Guns

Dunemis Zane Schell, 18, and Joshua David McDermott, 21, face multiple charges, including three counts of grand larceny of a firearm and two counts of credit card fraud.

Prince William County police have charged two men who they believe stole a car and burglarized a Manassas home. 

On Tuesday, officers arrested Dunemis Zane Schell, 18, of Gainesville, and Joshua David McDermott, 21, of no fixed address. 

The two face the same charges: three counts of grand larceny of a firearm, two counts of grand larceny, two counts of credit card theft, one count of possession of burglarious tools, one count of credit card fraud and one count of burglary. 

Police said that $3,700 worth of items, including two handguns and two iPods, were stolen from a home earlier this week. They responded on Tuesday at 3:10 p.m. to a call from a homeowner on the 11900 block of Falling Creek Dr. They said that the illegal entry was made by breaking a front window. 

Later that day, Manassas City police officers stopped Schell and McDermott as they were driving in two separate vehicles. A resident of Spyglass Loop had reported one of the vehicles stolen earlier that day. Police officers found the firearms from Falling Creek Drive inside one of the vehicles. 

Additionally, police found that the suspects had purchased gas with the stolen credit cards. Officers said that the men had also stolen an undetermined amount of money. 

Both men were held without bond. 

Editor's Note: The above information came from the Prince William County Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned it does not indicate a conviction. 

Concerned Citizen November 13, 2012 at 04:27 PM
I guess Mr. McDermott didn't learn his lesson a few years back when he broke in to 5 different homes on Bull Run Mountain. He was caught with loaded handguns, credit cards and a lot more stolen property then. It seems he can't behave like a good citizen so I believe it is tme to take him off the streets and treat him like the criminal that he is!!!!!!!
Resident December 06, 2012 at 04:13 AM
Although Mr.McDermott had a past that doesn't reflect well on his current situation doesnt mean he is completely at fault, there is another suspect in this crime. People get caught up with the wrong people at the wrong time and make irrational decisions. Wrong choices shouldn't represent who Joshua McDermott really is.


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