Sunday, May 19, 2013
A visual representation of recent crime in the Prince William County Police jurisdiction.
Most incidents on this map are represented by block number, not exact addresses. For more information about the incidents referenced in this article, see: Fugitive of the Week: Suspect Escapes After Wild Police Chase Police: Gun Pointed at Chipotle Employees Man Stabbed During Argument in Woodbridge Electronics Stolen From Manassas Area Home Police Dispatch K9 Unit After Bank Robbery Surveillance Photos Show Suspects in Armed Robberies Police: Woman Fled in Car as Officers Tried to Arrest Her Mob Assault Reported Near Veterans Park 74-Year-Old Woman Accused of Attacking Firefighter, Police Officer Dale City Man Charged With Brandishing Firearm During Domestic Dispute Burglar Cut Hole in Bathroom Ceiling to Enter Closed Mobil Station Police…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Prince William County Police are on the lookout for the suspect.
Prince William County Police dispatched a K-9 unit Saturday, after a holdup by an armed gunman at a Manassas area bank. The man entered the Carter Bank & Trust on Sudley Road around noon, showed a weapon, and demanded money, police said. The suspect is described as a black male, about 6', dark skinned, last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, washed out jeans, and a baseball cap. No one was injured. The investigation continues. Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Solvers at 703-670-3700 or 1-866-411-TIPS. Story updated at 7 p.m. with surveillance footage from the robbery.
The latest police headlines on Patch.
Every day, Patch covers crime and fire in the Manassas and Manassas Park area. Below is a collection of today's headlines. See more coverage and share your comments at each post. Blotter: Teenagers Busted for Shoplifting Candy and Donuts. An employee at the Sheetz on Centreville Road reported on Thursday, just before 7 p.m., that two teenagers shoplifted $15 worth of candy and donuts. Police: Scammers Pose as Workers for Electric Company. A scammer tried to convince a victim at the El Quetzal Grill that he needed to immediately pay an enormous "overdue power bill," Manassas Park Police said. Pedestrian Struck on Manassas Drive. A pedestrian was flown to a hospital with unknown injuries after a vehicle accident Thursday, Manassas Park …
The scammer told a local business that their electricity would be turned off in two hours if they didn't pay $1,400.
A scammer tried to convince a victim at the El Quetzal Grill that he needed to immediately pay an enormous "overdue power bill," Manassas Park Police said. The scammer demanded $1,400 payment and told the worker that his electric company would turn off electricity in two hours on Tuesday afternoon—which would be right in the middle of the dinner hour. When the victim questioned the scammer, he named the wrong electric company for the business. The victim checked on his electric account at NOVEC, and found that it was a scam. NOVEC told the victim to report it to the police.
Some of the latest incidents reported in the Manassas Park Police jurisdiction.
Shoplifting: An employee at the Sheetz on Centreville Road reported on Thursday, just before 7 p.m., that two teenagers shoplifted $15 worth of candy and donuts. Officers were able to find the two 13-year-old Manassas Park boys, who admitted to shoplifting and were taken to the station. Police released the teenagers into the custody of their parents. Petitions are pending for petit larceny. Petit larceny: A rusty Purple Trail Works mountain bike, valued at $20, was stolen from back porch on Madera Court sometime between 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Grand larceny: An Apple iPad was stolen from an unlocked 2003 Ford parked at the Community Center sometime between 6:15 p.m. Tuesday night and Wednesday. Possession of false …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Prince William County Police said that Christopher Blakeney, of Triangle, nearly ran over two officers who tried to arrest him, and hit an occupied car.
The suspect in a February assault case led police on a wild car chase Friday morning, nearly hitting two police officers and crashing into an occupied vehicle, Prince William County Police said. Christopher Blakeney, 29, of Bellau Woods Drive in Triangle, is now wanted on multiple charges, including attempted malicious wounding of a law enforcement officer, according to police. Prince William County officers and members of the U.S. Marshals’ Fugitive Task Force were trying to serve warrants on Blakeney at 8:35 a.m., when they saw him getting into a car. At that point, Blakeney had to stop behind other cars which were waiting to exit an apartment complex onto Fuller Heights Road. As officers approached his car and ordered him to surrender…
A collection of the most recently published mugshots on Prince William County Patch websites.
The mugshots and information in this article were provided by the Prince William County and the Manassas City police departments. Where arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. For more on the stories referenced in the photo gallery, see: Fugitive of the Week: Manassas Contractor Sought Police: Woman Grabs Shotgun in Argument Dale City Man Charged With Brandishing Firearm During Domestic Dispute Drug Investigation Ends With Richmond Man's Arrest Police: Burglary Call Leads to Charge of Manufacturing Marijuana Two Men Injured in Dale City Stabbing Man Charged With Rape at Homeless Camp
BadWolf Brewery had a bad experience with a con man, but still plans to open this summer on Center Street in Manassas.
Jeremy Meyers keeps fondly glancing over at the large piece of stainless steel suspended from the ceiling behind the custom bar inside his business, BadWolf Brewery in Manassas. Giving it a quick pat, he tells his wife, Sarah, and an employee that he feels the installation of the ventilation system is a major step toward the slated mid-June opening of Bad Wolf, which he co-founded with Sarah. The young couple was running full speed toward the opening of what will be the city's first nano-brewery when they were tripped up by a scam artist. The couple and Manassas Police say Jeff Robinson posed as a contractor and took them for $3,200 after saying he would order and install the BadWolf ventilation system. Instead he skipped town leaving the …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
$4,300 worth of property reported missing.
A Manassas area homeowner recently reported stolen $4,300 worth of electronics. Prince William County Police responded at 12:30 p.m. Monday to the 10600 block of Provincial Drive. The homeowner reported to police that the burglary occurred between 8:50 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. that day. The homeowner reported that a TV, two laptops, two gaming consoles, two cameras, and other property were missing.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Training is open to all faith-based organizations.
The Prince William County Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit will host a security seminar for faith-based organizations on May 30. Police will provide information on how to create a safer house of worship at the free seminar, which will take place from 9 a.m.-noon at the Western District Station, 8900 Freedom Center Blvd., Manassas. Topics will include crime prevention, how to plan for critical incidents, the Department’s “Worship Watch” program, and an overview of a successful security plan, according to police. Training is open to all faith-based organizations, but the department requests that anyone interested RSVP. Click here for information on how to register.