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Homicide Indictments Handed Up To Ex-Warren County Deputies In Deadly Traffic Stop Homicide Indictments Handed Up To Ex-Warren County Deputies In Deadly Traffic Stop
Homicide Indictments Handed Up To Ex-Warren County Deputies In Deadly Traffic Stop A pair of former Warren County Sheriff's Office employees have been served with new indictments in connection with a deadly traffic stop in April 2022, Virginia State Police announced. On Monday, April 8, 2024, a Warren County grand jury handed up one felony count of homicide against Zachary A. Fadely, 31, of Shenandoah County, and one felony count of homicide against Tyler S. Poe, 27, of Warren County, police said. Both Fadely and Poe were deputies when they stopped a 77-year-old Gainesville driver for going 63 mph in a 55 mph zone on April 2, 2022 around 1:20 a.m., and assaulted him, acco…
Man Fired Shot At Cops, Family Following Domestic Dispute In Gainesville, PWC Police Say Man Fired Shot At Cops, Family Following Domestic Dispute In Gainesville, PWC Police Say
Man Fired Shot At Cops, Family Following Domestic Dispute In Gainesville, PWC Police Say A man fired a gunshot toward officers and his family who were being evacuated during a domestic disturbance that was reported in Prince William County over the weekend, investigators say. Jessy William Szypulski, 34, is facing multiple charges following an incident that played out near his Gainesville home in the 7800 block of Carrick Drive on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 17, authorities announced. According to a spokesperson from the Prince William County Police Department, officers were called to the home to investigate a report of a domestic dispute with weapons involved, and when they …
More Metal Scrappers Arrested Stealing County Property In Fauquier, Sheriff Says More Metal Scrappers Arrested Stealing County Property In Fauquier, Sheriff Says
More Metal Scrappers Arrested Stealing County Property In Fauquier, Sheriff Says Several people have been arrested at what has become a hot spot for metal scrappers in Fauquier County and will now face charges, authorities announced. Gainesville resident Paul Leonard, 46, and 48-year-old Josh Smith, of Broad Run are the latest to be apprehended for targeting scrap metal in the 7000 block of Kennedy Road in the early hours of Monday morning. A spokesperson for the Fauquier County Sheriff's Office said that at around 4:20 a.m. on Jan. 29, the agency received reports of multiple flashlights by the scrap metal on county property that belonged to the Water and Sanitation Dep…
Bristow Robber Beats Teen In Gainesville Christmas Eve Jacket Sale: Police Bristow Robber Beats Teen In Gainesville Christmas Eve Jacket Sale: Police
Bristow Robber Beats Teen In Gainesville Christmas Eve Jacket Sale: Police A grown man has been charged with assaulting a teenager during Christmas Eve jacket sale in Virginia, police said. Robert Cole Thompson and the 17-year-old were conducting a transaction over the jacket on the 13900 block of Promenade Commons Street in Gainesville around 1:10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, when Thompson forcibly grabbed the jacket from the teen, Prince William County police said. Thompson began to walk away and when he was confronted by the victim, a physical struggle ensued, police said. That's when Thompson struck the teen in the face, police said. The parties separated …
New Details Released In Haymarket Death Investigation New Details Released In Haymarket Death Investigation
New Details Released In Haymarket Death Investigation New details have been released after a 68-year-old man died at the hospital days after running a red light while suffering a medical emergency in Prince William County. Haymarket resident Michael Earl Blaylock died on Monday nearly two weeks after he was involved in a crash at the intersection of Lee Highway and Webb Drive in Gainesville, officials announced on Wednesday, though the crash was not to blame or his death. Police say that shortly before 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, officers from the Prince William County Police Department were called to the intersection, where Blaylock suffered …
Man Gave Minor Marijuana Before Sexually Assaulting Her Multiple Times In PWC: Police Man Gave Minor Marijuana Before Sexually Assaulting Her Multiple Times In PWC: Police
Man Gave Minor Marijuana Before Sexually Assaulting Her Multiple Times In PWC: Police The grown man who provided a young girl with marijuana before sexually assaulting her in Prince William County has been apprehended, authorities announced. Woodbridge resident Justin Garcia, 23, is behind bars following the investigation into a sexual assault that was reported to have happened in the Gainesville area between July 2021 and June this year, according to a Prince William County Police Department spokesperson on Monday. It is alleged that after meeting the underage girl on social media, Garcia sparked up a relationship with the girl, who was under the age of 18 at the time the t…
Police ID Gainesville Harley-Davidson Rider Killed In Weekend Crash Police ID Gainesville Harley-Davidson Rider Killed In Weekend Crash
Police ID Gainesville Harley-Davidson Rider Killed In Weekend Crash A 64-year-old Virginia man died at an area hospital after losing control of his motorcycle and crashing, state police say. Gainesville resident Ronald D. Musselman has been identified by Virginia State Police as the Harley-Davidson motorcyclist who was killed on Saturday, Sept. 30 on Route 621 south of Clevengers Utility Road in Culpepper County. Route 621 (Jeffersonton Rd) just south of Clevengers Utility RoadGoogle Maps street view According to state police, at around 7:10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, Musselman was traveling north on Route 621 when he failed to maneuver a curve, ran of…
The New 8-Mile: Bogus Food Deliveryman Leads Wrong-Way Pursuit On Flat Tire In PWC, Cops Say The New 8-Mile: Bogus Food Deliveryman Leads Wrong-Way Pursuit On Flat Tire In PWC, Cops Say
The New 8-Mile: Bogus Food Deliveryman Leads Wrong-Way Pursuit On Flat Tire In PWC, Cops Say A man posing as a food delivery driver led authorities on an eight-mile pursuit on a flat tire across a northern Virginia town, authorities said. Aion Navor Wilson, 39, of Baltimore, was drunk when he approached the front door of a home in the 8100 block of Arrowleaf Turn in Gainesville and claimed to be a food delivery driver, Prince William County police said. The residents of the home had not ordered food, and contacted police. Wilson then went to the side of the home and began yelling, before getting into a car and trying to drive away, as responding officers be…
Alleged Rapist Busted After Targeting Minor Repeatedly In Gainesville, Police Say Alleged Rapist Busted After Targeting Minor Repeatedly In Gainesville, Police Say
Alleged Rapist Busted After Targeting Minor Repeatedly In Gainesville, Police Say A rape investigation has been launched in Prince William County after a man allegedly preyed on a minor, possibly for years, police say. Over the weekend, Gainesville resident Christopher David Daugherty, 46, was arrested for an alleged sexual assault that was recently reported by his underage victim. Police say that the abuse happened in Prince William County between August 2017 and last month on more than one occasion while the minor was under the age of 18. The victim came forward recently to a school counselor, who contacted the police and launched an investigation with an assist from …
Unlicensed Driver, 16, Charged In Fatal Gainesville Crash: Police Unlicensed Driver, 16, Charged In Fatal Gainesville Crash: Police
Unlicensed Driver, 16, Charged In Fatal Gainesville Crash: Police A 16-year-old driver has been charged in a three-car crash that left a 19-year-old passenger in another car dead over the weekend in Prince William County, police said. The teen boy, of Haymarket, was going above the speed limit in the 40 mph zone on Catharpin Road and Fallen Oaks Place in Gainesville on Saturday, Aug. 26, county police said. The boy was operating a 2015 Toyota Corolla south on Catharpin Road when he tried passing a Hyundai Elantra, crossing over the double yellow line, authorities said. The driver of the Elantra then attempted to overtake the Corolla in a "No Passing…
Murder Of Arlington's Scott Ratigan Piques Interests On Reddit Murder Of Arlington's Scott Ratigan Piques Interests On Reddit
Murder Of Arlington's Scott Ratigan Piques Interests On Reddit Redditors are hoping to crack a 2020 Arlington murder mystery. Scott Ratigan, 24, was killed in his Ballston apartment on Jan. 17, 2020. Police later released footage of a possible suspect, but the case remains open. A request for information on the case was posted to Reddit on Tuesday, Aug. 22. "Scott lived in an amenity, high rise building but the murderer somehow was able to get up to his apartment and it appears let in (not sure if it was under duress or if Scott knew them)," the post reads.  "Apparently the apartment had been cleaned and reeked of bleach when his body was found. No …
Man, 85, Sexually Assaulted Girls For 7 Years In Gainesville: Police Man, 85, Sexually Assaulted Girls For 7 Years In Gainesville: Police
Man, 85, Sexually Assaulted Girls For 7 Years In Gainesville: Police An 85-year-old Virginia man has been charged with sexually assaulting two girls between 2015 and 2022, authorities said. John Pasquale DeMarco, of Gainesville, was being held on $5,000 unsecured bond on accusations he sexually assaulted the victims, who were under the ages 13 and 15, between January 2015 and November 2022, Prince William County police said. The assaults occurred at a home in Gainesville, police said. The victims reported the incidents in November 2022 prompting the police investigation. Following the investigation, DeMarco was arrested and charged with two counts of aggrav…
Police ID Pedestrian Killed In Prince William County Crash Police ID Pedestrian Killed In Prince William County Crash
Police ID Pedestrian Killed In Prince William County Crash A 72-year-old man was fatally struck by a car early Friday morning, July 14 in Prince William County, authorities said. Chyi Mao, of Gainesville, was in the crosswalk at Forkland Way and Somerset Crossing Drive in Gainesville, when he was struck by a 2011 Honda Odyssey, heading east on SCW around 7:15 a.m., police in Prince William County said. Fire and rescue personnel responded to the scene where Mao was pronounced dead. The driver of the striking vehicle remained at the scene. Speed, alcohol, and drug use were not factors in the crash. The vehicle was driven by a 77-year-old Gaines…
Drunken Manassas Wawa Trespasser Assaults Cop: Police Drunken Manassas Wawa Trespasser Assaults Cop: Police
Drunken Manassas Wawa Trespasser Assaults Cop: Police A 26-year-old Virginia man was being held without bond for assaulting a police officer and drug possession, authorities said. Police responding to the Wawa at 10691 Davidson Pl. in Manassas on reports of a trespasser found Hisham Anthony Chidiac, of Gainesville, around 11:20 a.m. on Monday, June 26, Prince William County police said. Chidiac was was intoxicated, and when officers tried to detain him, he actively resisted and refused to follow the officer’s commands, PWC county police said.  During the encounter, Chidiac pushed an officer before trying to flee …
Bomb Threat At Glenkirk Elementary School Deemed Unfounded Bomb Threat At Glenkirk Elementary School Deemed Unfounded
Bomb Threat At Glenkirk Elementary School Deemed Unfounded Reports of a bomb threat that evacuated a Prince William County elementary school on Wednesday morning, June 14, were deemed unfounded. The report at Gainesville's Glenkirk Elementary School came in around 10 a.m. They were deemed unfounded around 11:30 a.m.
Glenkirk Elementary School Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat In Prince William County Glenkirk Elementary School Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat In Prince William County
Glenkirk Elementary School Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat In Prince William County A Virginia elementary school was evacuated on Wednesday morning when there was an alleged bomb threat. The Prince William County Police Department was called to Glenkirk Elementary School at approximately 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14 on Wren Drive to investigate a threat at the school. Incident: Reports of Bomb Threat | Gainesville; #PWCPD is on scene at Glenkirk Elementary School located on Sedge Wren Dr for the REPORT of an Alleged bomb threat at the school. No device is suspected at the school & the building is being evacuated. Please follow police direction pic.twitter.com/nB…
Cloud Cake To Croissants: Popular French-Asian Bakery Expands To Sterling Cloud Cake To Croissants: Popular French-Asian Bakery Expands To Sterling
Cloud Cake To Croissants: Popular French-Asian Bakery Expands To Sterling A fast-growing French-Asian bakery has opened its fourth Virginia location in Loudoun County. TOUS les JOURS, which offers more than 300 artisan pastries, gourmet cakes and desserts baked in-store daily, has landed in Sterling, with three others in Annandale, Gainesville and Chantilly.  Located in the Lotte Plaza Market at the Countryside Marketplace, TOUS les JOURS is serving its wide array of baked goods, both sweet and savory, and unique coffee and beverage options to the Sterling community.  The new TOUS les JOURS is owned and operated by TOUS les JOURS alumni franchisee Jung…
Massive Athletic Country Club, Workspace To Elevate Arlington (PHOTOS, VIDEO) Massive Athletic Country Club, Workspace To Elevate Arlington (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Massive Athletic Country Club, Workspace To Elevate Arlington (Photos, Video) A sprawling "athletic country club" and workspace dubbed Life Time is readying its Arlington opening. Located at 1440 North Edgewood St., the 113-square-foot, four-story destination features an 85,000-square-foot athletic county club and 28,000-square-foot premium coworking space. A preview space is now open for prospective members. Life Time at The Crossing ClarendonLife Time Life Time at The Crossing ClarendonLife Time The one-of-a-kind athletic country club and its premier coworking destination will be a main anchor for Regency Center’s The Crossing Clarendon, to be comprised of s…
87-Year-Old Driver At Fault For Fatal Gainesville Crash, Police Say 87-Year-Old Driver At Fault For Fatal Gainesville Crash, Police Say
87-Year-Old Driver At Fault For Fatal Gainesville Crash, Police Say An 87-year-old has been identified as the cause of a fatal Prince William County crash that took the life of a Gainesville man early on Monday morning, according to police. Catharpin resident Williams Ely Monge Rodriguez, 31, has been identified by investigators from the Prince William County Police Department as the driver killed at a busy intersection in Gainesville on Monday, Feb. 13. Officers from the agency were called shortly before 6:15 a.m. on Monday morning to the intersection of Sudley Road and Stepney Drive to investigate a reported crash in the area. The investigation found th…
Social Media Meet-Up Leads To Rape Charge For Gainesville Man, Police Say Social Media Meet-Up Leads To Rape Charge For Gainesville Man, Police Say
Social Media Meet-Up Leads To Rape Charge For Gainesville Man, Police Say Police in Prince William County say that a man who met a minor on social media sexually assaulted her in Gainesville overnight. Deonti James Solano, 22, was arrested early on Friday, Jan. 6 by detectives of the Prince William County Police Department’s Special Victims Bureau and charged with rape and preventing the summoning of law enforcement following an incident with a juvenile under the age of 18. It is alleged that the minor was at Solano's Gainesville home after striking up a relationship with him through a social media platform. While she was there, investigators say that an alterc…
Teen Video Game-Stealing Home Invader Busted For Violent Gainesville Burglary, Police Say Teen Video Game-Stealing Home Invader Busted For Violent Gainesville Burglary, Police Say
Teen Video Game-Stealing Home Invader Busted For Violent Gainesville Burglary, Police Say The final suspect involved in a violent December home invasion in Prince William County has been apprehended following a nearly month-long search. Gainesville resident Jahmarion Deshawn Owens, 19, is facing multiple charges for his alleged role in an incident that broke out near a home in the 14400 block of Sedona Drive last month in his hometown, according to the Prince William County Police Department on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Specifically, Owens was arrested and charged with: Two counts of robbery; Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony; Burglary. Officers from the department were c…
Man Wanted For Exposing Himself To Worker At Prince William County Dollar Store: Police Man Wanted For Exposing Himself To Worker At Prince William County Dollar Store: Police
Man Wanted For Exposing Himself To Worker At Prince William County Dollar Store: Police Authorities in Virginia are looking for a man who allegedly exposed himself to a worker at a Dollar Tree store. The unidentified suspect is wanted in the indecent exposure incident that happened at the store on Lee Highway in Gainesville around 3:15 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, according to the Prince William County Police Department. He's accused of approaching a female employee and exposing himself to her.  The worker yelled at the man, who then left the store and got into a dark-colored Toyota vehicle, police said. No injuries or physical contact occurred between the employee and…
Beware Of The Candy Man: Brave Gainesville Child Flees Bribing Stranger Beware Of The Candy Man: Brave Gainesville Child Flees Bribing Stranger
Beware Of The Candy Man: Brave Gainesville Child Flees Bribing Stranger A 10-year-old from Gainesville had a scary encounter with a suspicious man at her bus stop, police said. On August 22, at around 4 p.m. the young girl was approached by a strange man in the area of Red House Road and Rogue Forest Lane, according to the Prince William County Police Department. The man asked the child to get into his white, four-door sedan so he could take her to get candy, officials said. After the suspect made his offer, the young girl declined and went home to inform her family of the incident, authorities reported. There was no physical contact between the suspect and t…
Gainesville Man Arrested For Strangling, Tackling Victim: Police Gainesville Man Arrested For Strangling, Tackling Victim: Police
Gainesville Man Arrested For Strangling, Tackling Victim: Police A Gainesville man was arrested after he violently attacked a woman in his home earlier this week, police said. Officers responded to a home in the 10500 block of Neale Sound Court at 2:38 a.m. Tuesday, July 13 to investigate a fight that involved a 20-year-old woman who was strangled, Prince William County Police Said. Aiden Thompson, 25, allegedly grabbed the victim’s neck during the fight and once the victim got away from Thompson with his phone, he tackled her outside the home before she could call police, officials said. Thompson and the victim, who suffered minor injuries, were sepa…
Amazon Buys Land In Northern Virginia For $87.8 Million Amazon Buys Land In Northern Virginia For $87.8 Million
Amazon Buys Land In Northern Virginia For $87.8 Million Google and Microsoft have a new neighbor in Prince William County. Reports said Amazon recently purchased nearly 60 acres of land to in Gainesville for nearly $90 million.  BizJournal announced earlier this week that Amazon Web Services had purchased the land at 5845 Wellington Road for $87.8 million. The report said AWS purchased the same-sized lot next door for $52.4 million last year.  Amazon has not commented on its plans for that location, but it adds to the company's holdings in northern Virginia.  The land is in the county's Data Center Opportunity Overlay District. T…
Prince William Shoplifter Punches, Spits On Worker For Laundry Detergent: Police Prince William Shoplifter Punches, Spits On Worker For Laundry Detergent: Police
Prince William Shoplifter Punches, Spits On Worker For Laundry Detergent: Police A shoplifter in Prince William County spat on an employee earlier this week after they tried to get back the stolen items, authorities said.  Employees of Giant Foods in Gainesville said a man and woman packed their shopping cart full of items and walked out of the Linton Hall Road store without paying for them on Wednesday, June 15, an incident report said.  But before they could get out of the door, an employee grabbed their cart to stop them. The man punched that worker several times and left, police said. A second employee confronted the couple in the parking lot. The man…
Suspects In Fatal Prince William Condo Complex Shooting Apprehended (UPDATE) Suspects In Fatal Prince William Condo Complex Shooting Apprehended (UPDATE)
Suspects In Fatal Prince William Condo Complex Shooting Apprehended (Update) Both suspects wanted in connection with a recent shooting that killed an 18-year-old male are in police custody, authorities said.  Malachi Coleman, 20, and Keyontae Newman, 16, were wanted for their involved in a shooting at the Somerset Pointe Apartments in Gainesville on Sunday, May 8, Prince William County police said.  The victim of the shooting was Michael Arthur of Dumfries, who died just days before his high school graduation. Arthur's family has since set up a GoFundMe to cover the cost of his funeral.  Newman, while a juvenile, is being tried as an a…
Virginia 18-Year-Old Was Shot Dead 'Days Before High School Graduation' (TRIBUTE) Virginia 18-Year-Old Was Shot Dead 'Days Before High School Graduation' (TRIBUTE)
Virginia 18-Year-Old Was Shot Dead 'Days Before High School Graduation' (Tribute) Michael Arthur was a son, brother and friend who tragically lost his life only days before his high school graduation.  The 18-year-old from Dumfries was shot and killed during an argument in the parking lot of the Somerset Pointe Apartments in Gainesville on Sunday, May 8, according to Prince William County Police.  Preliminarily information suggested the incident did not appear to be random and there was no active threat to the community. The investigation is ongoing. Meanwhile, Michael's family organized a GoFundMe to honor the young man's life and give him a pr…
Police ID 18-Year-Old Shot Dead In Prince William Condo Complex Shooting Police ID 18-Year-Old Shot Dead In Prince William Condo Complex Shooting
Police ID 18-Year-Old Shot Dead In Prince William Condo Complex Shooting An 18-year-old man was shot and killed during an argument in a Prince William County apartment complex parking lot early Sunday, May 8, authorities said. Michael Arthur, of Dumfries, was hospitalized with gunshot wounds suffered at during an argument in the parking lot of Somerset Pointe Apartments in Gainesville around 1 a.m., county police said. Hospital staff notified police who responded to the scene, and Arthur was pronounced dead. No other injuries were reported, however, two parked and uncoupled vehicles sustained damage from being struck by gunfire.  Preliminarily information…
Virginia Deputies Under Investigation In Connection With 77-Year-Old's Death Virginia Deputies Under Investigation In Connection With 77-Year-Old's Death
Virginia Deputies Under Investigation In Connection With 77-Year-Old's Death Authorities are investigating whether police properly handled a situation after a Virginia man died from his injuries sustained during an arrest last month.  Virginia State Police are investigating the death of 77-year-old Ralph Ennis, of Gainesville, and the response of deputies from the Warren County Sheriff's Office, WTOP reports.  Ennis was arrested in Front Royal after officers chased him down for speeding, driving erratically and refusing to stop on Saturday, April 2, according to Warren County Sheriff's Office.  Ennis also refused to comply with officers dur…