Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Some of the latest incidents reported in the Manassas City Police Department jurisdiction.
Manassas City Police are investigating the following recent crimes. Aggravated Assault A juvenile victim was assaulted on the 8600 block of Bruton Parish Court on May 16, around 3:30 p.m. The victim, assailant and witnesses had all just gotten off of a school bus and were all juveniles, police said. A juvenile female victim may have been kicked or stomped upon by a juvenile female assailant. She suffered cuts and bruises and went to the hospital on Saturday with a parent, and the incident was reported to police that day. Vandalism Four parked cars on the 8700 block of Jackson Avenue were keyed sometime between Saturday and Sunday during the overnight hours. Burglary Copper pipes and wires were stolen from a house on the 9900 block of …
The fire broke out just before 10 p.m. on Monday
A fire in a Manassas home Monday evening caused about $40,000 in damages and displaced three people, Manassas officials said on Tuesday. It happened at 9:45 p.m. at a home on the 9000 block of Sandalwood Drive when firefighters said the battery of a laptop left on the bed overheated and ignited the bedding in a second story bedroom. Firefighters arrived and stamped out the blaze within 10 minutes, but remained on the scene, to investigate, salvage belongings and extinguish hot spots. Everyone in the home made it out safely, but three firefighters—two from Lake Jackson Volunteer Fire Department and one from the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue—were transported to Prince William Hospital for treatment and were later released, Manassas …
Manassas Police: Witnesses have spotted the man walking around in the buff at least four times.
One man is really enjoying the warmer weather. Witnesses have spotted a man strolling through a Manassas neighborhood, in nothing but his birthday suit, at least four times over the last few weeks. On April 30 between 9:05 and 9:15 a.m., the naked suspect walked around on Grist Mill Court and in Kinsley Mill Park. Then on May 9 and May 14 at 5:30 a.m., the man stood in the street on Cather Avenue. Witnesses spoke to the man from a safe distance on Cather Avenue on both days, but he ran toward Willa Lane and disappeared between the houses, said Sgt. Lowell of the Manssas City Police Department. Yet again, on May 17, witnesses spotted the suspect in a driveway on Cather Avenue at 6:15 a.m. The suspect is described by witnesses as a black…
Police charge Manassas man with peeping/spying into home.
Officers caught a Manassas man as he was climbing down a tree outside a neighbor's home, apparently spying on her, Manassas City Police said. Milton Omar Garcia Sorto, of Calypso Drive, is now charged with peeping/spying into an occupied dwelling. Police responded to a report of a prowler at 11:14 p.m. Friday on Calypso Drive and saw Garcia Sorto climbing down a tree to the rear of a residence. A resident inside the home told police that she saw a person sitting in a tree and looking in her bedroom window. Garcia Sorto is held on bond at the Prince William County jail pending a June 18 court appearance. The information in this article was provided by the Manassas City Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate…
Monday, May 20, 2013
The latest crime 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. Naked Man Walking Around in Manassas. Witnesses have spotted a man strolling through a Manassas neighborhood, in nothing but his birthday suit, at least four times over the last few weeks. Peeping Tom Caught in Tree Outside Women's Bedroom. Officers caught a Manassas man as he was climbing down a tree outside a neighbor's home, apparently spying on her, Manassas City Police said. More recent crime news:
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 …