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Man Using Social Media To Solicit Child In Virginia Intercepted By Officers, Police Say Man Using Social Media To Solicit Child In Virginia Intercepted By Officers, Police Say
Man Using Social Media To Solicit Child In Virginia Intercepted By Officers, Police Say A 22-year-old Philadelphia man who allegedly used social media to prey on underage victims has been apprehended in Prince William County, authorities announced on Thursday. Shafan Naeem was arrested over the weekend in Woodbridge following an investigation into the solicitation of a minor, officials say. An investigation determined that Naeem used the social media app to communicate with a child sending inappropriate images and involving the solicitation of sexual acts by the 22-year-old man, according to the Prince William County Police Department. During those communications, N…
Man Exposed Himself, Made Crude Gestures Toward Woman In Virginia, Police Say Man Exposed Himself, Made Crude Gestures Toward Woman In Virginia, Police Say
Man Exposed Himself, Made Crude Gestures Toward Woman In Virginia, Police Say A 27-year-old woman got an eyeful on Wednesday morning when she was walking in Prince William County and found a man exposing himself and making inappropriate gestures in a parking lot, police say. Officers were called shortly before 8:45 a.m. on July 17 to the 4100 block of Dale Boulevard in Woodbridge, where a woman reported the alleged indecent exposure. According to the Prince William County Police Department, the woman left the area and contacted the police, though there was no contact between she and the suspect, who was gone by the time officers arrived to investigate the incident.&n…
Man Struck 4-Year-Old Daughter, Choked Woman During Domestic Dispute In Virginia: Police Man Struck 4-Year-Old Daughter, Choked Woman During Domestic Dispute In Virginia: Police
Man Struck 4-Year-Old Daughter, Choked Woman During Domestic Dispute In Virginia: Police A man who allegedly strangled a woman and struck their 4-year-old daughter during different disputes over several days in Prince William County is in custody, police say. Alexandria resident Jose Olegario Lopez, 34, is facing charges following the investigation into two alleged domestic assaults that were reported over three days in Woodbridge. According to a spokesperson from the Prince William County Police Department, on Wednesday night, officers were called to a home in the 13700 block of Gilbert Road when a 35-year-old woman and Lopez got into an argument that ended when he allegedly g…
Manassas Mall Shootout: 3 Gunmen Arrested, Police Say (UPDATE) Manassas Mall Shootout: 3 Gunmen Arrested, Police Say (UPDATE)
Manassas Mall Shootout: 3 Gunmen Arrested, Police Say (Update) Three people have been arrested in a shooting that broke out in the Manassas Mall food court on Tuesday, July 9, police said. Daevon Russell and Joshuah Minas Hernandez, both of Manassas, along with a 23-year-old man who remains hospitalized, are facing charges in the incident that also left a 51-year-old bystander wounded at the Sudley Road mall, county police announced. Skyler Agley, 23, remains hospitalized but is in police custody. He is also facing charges, police said. The investigation revealed two groups met at the mall near the food court where a fight ensued. During the encounter…
Apartment Stabbing Suspect Arrested In Prince William County: Police Apartment Stabbing Suspect Arrested In Prince William County: Police
Apartment Stabbing Suspect Arrested In Prince William County: Police What started as a verbal altercation between two men on the Fourth of July landed one of them behind bars and another in a hospital bed following a stabbing in Virginia, authorities said. Darius Lamont Chisley, 49, of Warrenton, was arrested late on Thursday night following an incident with a 45-year-old man who was repeatedly stabbed, according to police. Officers were called at around 9:15 p.m. on July 4 to the Rosemary Ridge Apartments in the 10900 block of Morning Glory Court in Manassass, where there was a reported assault. Police say that Chisley and his victim got into an argument, …
Man Accused Of Raping Woman He Recently Met: Prince William County Police Man Accused Of Raping Woman He Recently Met: Prince William County Police
Man Accused Of Raping Woman He Recently Met: Prince William County Police A 33-year-old man is in custody after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman he recently met in Prince William County, police say. Officers were called in the afternoon of Friday, June 28 to investigate a reported incident involving Woodbridge resident Abdul Kanu, who has been accused of raping his 30-year-old victim. According to police, the incident happened the previous night in the 6100 block of Trident Lane in Woodbridge. Investigators say that the woman was assaulted by Kanu, who she recently met, while they were at his Woodbridge home. The victim was able to get free the following mo…
Two Dead After Shooting At Gym In Virginia, Police Say (UPDATED) Two Dead After Shooting At Gym In Virginia, Police Say (UPDATED)
Two Dead After Shooting At Gym In Virginia, Police Say (Updated) Two people are dead after a shooting at a busy gym in Alexandria, according to police. Officers were called at around 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 29 to Onelife Fitness on Hooff's Run Drive, where there was a reported shooting with two victims.  Onelife Fitness Google Maps street view Investigators say that two victims were found at the scene by first responders, both of whom did at area hospitals. Their bodies have been taken to the Office of the Medical Examiner to determine the causes of death. There were reportedly dozens of people at the gym at the time of the shooting. …
One Dead, One Injured In Early Morning Fairfax County Shooting, Police Say (DEVELOPING) One Dead, One Injured In Early Morning Fairfax County Shooting, Police Say (DEVELOPING)
One Dead, One Injured In Early Morning Fairfax County Shooting, Police Say (Developing) One person was killed and a second injured following a double shooting in Fairfax County on Saturday morning. Shortly after midnight on June 29, officers were called to the 4100 block of Wadsworth Court in Annandale, where there was a reported shooting in the area. Upon arrival, police say that officers found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were rushed to an area hospital, where one died and the other was treated and evaluated for what were described as non-life-threatening injuries. No details about a shooting suspect or possible motive has been released by the Fairfax County…
Driver, 82, Failed To Yield In Deadly Father's Day Virginia Crash: Police Driver, 82, Failed To Yield In Deadly Father's Day Virginia Crash: Police
Driver, 82, Failed To Yield In Deadly Father's Day Virginia Crash: Police An 88-year-old man has died more than a week after a Father's Day crash at a busy Prince William County intersection that injured three others, police say. Woodbridge resident John Richard Gerald Grosskopf was pronounced dead on Thursday, June 27 following a crash caused by Doris Ann Grosskopf, 82, who was cited by police for failing to follow a traffic signal. According to a spokesperson from the Prince William County Police Department, at around 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 16 officers were called to the intersection of Old Bridge Road and Harbor Drive in Woodbridge to investigate a repor…
Speed Racer Going 117 MPH Nabbed By Police In Virginia (VIDEO) Speed Racer Going 117 MPH Nabbed By Police In Virginia (VIDEO)
Speed Racer Going 117 MPH Nabbed By Police In Virginia (Video) A speeding driver caught on camera darting past traffic in a sports car found himself on the fast track to a jail cell after being busted by members of the Fairfax County Police Department. This week, a driver going 117 mph in a 55 mph zone on a Virginia highway  🚫117+ MPH in a 55 MPH zone and fictitious license plates? Believe it or not, straight to jail, right away. pic.twitter.com/ahzhD9dlTi — Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) June 27, 2024 Officers were eventually catch up to the white sports car, which pulled over without further incident. "He's going to jail," one of…
Suspect Steals Police Car, Smashes Second Cruiser In Virginia (DEVELOPING) Suspect Steals Police Car, Smashes Second Cruiser In Virginia (DEVELOPING)
Suspect Steals Police Car, Smashes Second Cruiser In Virginia (Developing) What started as an investigation into a reported stolen vehicle at the Fair Oaks Shopping Center ended when a suspect took over a police cruiser and quickly crashed in Fairfax County. Officers were called to the shopping center on Friday, June 21 to probe reports of a stolen vehicle; however, one of the suspects took off in the cruiser, only to into another police vehicle nearby. The suspect was then taken into custody. Police say that two officers and the suspect were all hurt, though they are considered non-life-threatening injuries. The incident led to a closure in the westbound lanes o…
Boy, 17, Shot Dead In Prince William County Boy, 17, Shot Dead In Prince William County
Boy, 17, Shot Dead In Prince William County A 17-year-old was shot and killed overnight in Prince William County, police said. Officers responded to the Misty Ridge Apartments located in the 15000 block of Lost Canyon Ct in Woodbridge around 12:45 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18. Responding officers found the 17-year-old boy in an outdoor stairwell suffering from gunshot wounds, police said.  Officers provided aid to the juvenile who was transported to an area hospital where he later died.  The investigation revealed the suspect had fled on foot after the shooting. A police K-9 and Fairfax County police helicopter searched …
Man Wanted For Punching, Kicking Woman During Violent Assault In Virginia: Police Man Wanted For Punching, Kicking Woman During Violent Assault In Virginia: Police
Man Wanted For Punching, Kicking Woman During Violent Assault In Virginia: Police A man who violently assaulted a woman and stole her phone over the weekend is now wanted in Prince William County, police say. What started as a verbal altercation rapidly escalated, leading to Octavious Hodges allegedly attacking a 31-year-old acquaintance, who had to be treated by paramedics following an incident on Saturday morning. It was reportedly shortly before 3 a.m. on June 15. Hodges, 44, is wanted on a host of charges after allegedly grabbing the woman's neck, throwing her to the ground, where he struck and kicked her multiple times before stealing her phone out of a purse and c…
Missing Woman Found Dead Near Wooded Area In Virginia, Police Say Missing Woman Found Dead Near Wooded Area In Virginia, Police Say
Missing Woman Found Dead Near Wooded Area In Virginia, Police Say A 26-year-old woman reported missing for nearly a week in Fairfax County was found dead near a wooded area, police say. Springfield resident Fayra Desiree Bonilla-Rubi was reported missing to the Fairfax County Police Department by family members on Monday, June 10, only to be found dead in the 7600 block of Highland Street late on Friday afternoon, according to officials, who say they were alerted to the body by a member of the community. The investigation into her death is ongoing, and an autopsy is being conducted to confirm the cause and manner of death. No additional details were…
Thief Captured After Arlington Bicycle, Foot Chase: Cops Thief Captured After Arlington Bicycle, Foot Chase: Cops
Thief Captured After Arlington Bicycle, Foot Chase: Cops A 34-year-old man was arrested after assaulting an employee trying to stop him during a robbery in Arlington, police said. A man later identified as Deonte Driver went into a business on the 700 block of N. Glebe Road around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, county police said. Driver allegedly took and hid items in a basket, and began to leave without paying. When confronted by two employees, Driver pushed one to the ground before fleeing the scene on a bike, authorities said. The employee sustained minor injuries and declined medical treatment.  A lookout was broadcast for Driver, and off…
Arlington DUI Driver Among 2 Charged In Crash That Injured State Trooper On I-495 Arlington DUI Driver Among 2 Charged In Crash That Injured State Trooper On I-495
Arlington DUI Driver Among 2 Charged In Crash That Injured State Trooper On I-495 Virginia State Police have identified the two DUI drivers involved in a crash on I-495 that hospitalized a trooper. The trooper was dispatched to a sedan in a northbound lane around 3 a.m. to help a sedan that had stopped near Exit 52 in Fairfax County, a spokesperson for the VSP said. The sedan's driver, Erica D. Bernard, 43, of Albright, WV, was still in the vehicle and was refusing to cooperate with the trooper to exit the vehicle or move the vehicle to a safer location on the shoulder, police said.  While the trooper was working to engage the individual, a Jeep Cherokee …
Driver Blaring Music Rams Officer With Vehicle In Arlington, Police Say Driver Blaring Music Rams Officer With Vehicle In Arlington, Police Say
Driver Blaring Music Rams Officer With Vehicle In Arlington, Police Say A 23-year-old man was arrested for ramming an officer with his car in Arlington over the weekend, police said. Officers were called to the 800 block of N. Wakefield Street around 5 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, for a vehicle blasting music, where they found Taron Butler in a car matching the description, police said in a release. As the officer approached the vehicle on foot, the suspect began to drive away, striking an officer with the car, police said. The officer did not report any injuries. Butler then struck a parked, unoccupied vehicle as he fled the scene.  A perimeter was est…
Police Probe 'Non-Suspicious' Death In Arlington Police Probe 'Non-Suspicious' Death In Arlington
Police Probe 'Non-Suspicious' Death In Arlington Police in Arlington were investigating a "non-suspicious" death on Sunday, June 9. A man was found dead outside on the 700 block of 12th Street South around 11:20 a.m., police tell Daily Voice. Based on the preliminary investigation, the death does not appear suspicious and there is no ongoing threat to the community, police said. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death. 
35-Gallon Stockpile Of Gasoline Used In Igniting Deadly Arlington Home Explosion, Probe Finds 35-Gallon Stockpile Of Gasoline Used In Igniting Deadly Arlington Home Explosion, Probe Finds
35-Gallon Stockpile Of Gasoline Used In Igniting Deadly Arlington Home Explosion, Probe Finds Police have released their findings into the Dec. 3, 2023 home explosion set by a 56-year-old suspect in Arlington. Officers were called to James Yoo's home, a duplex on N. Burlington Street, after Yoo fired multiple rounds from a flare gun out of his window, police said. Yoo barricaded himself inside, prompting a 3-hour and 40-minute standoff that ended in a home explosion, that authorities are now saying was caused by Yoo. Investigators determined that Yoo had stockpiled more than 35 gallons of gasoline at his home, federal and local police said on Friday, June 7, 2024. While offic…
Wrong-Way Driver Nearly 2X Legal Limit Hits 2 Cars In Virginia, Police Say Wrong-Way Driver Nearly 2X Legal Limit Hits 2 Cars In Virginia, Police Say
Wrong-Way Driver Nearly 2X Legal Limit Hits 2 Cars In Virginia, Police Say A 26-year-old woman was nearly twice the legal limit when she struck a car and was caught driving the wrong way in Virginia, police said. Raechel Chittum was spotted going the wrong way down the 900 block of Princess Anne Street, a one-way street, by a Fredericksburg police officer on Saturday, June 1, the department said in a release. After stopping her Ford Explorer, the officer was approached by a witness who said the vehicle had just struck an occupied car on George Street and failed to stop.  After an investigation, the officer arrested Chittum. While at the magistrate, anot…
Quadruple Shooting Kills 15-Year-Old Killed Prince William County, Police Say Quadruple Shooting Kills 15-Year-Old Killed Prince William County, Police Say
Quadruple Shooting Kills 15-Year-Old Killed Prince William County, Police Say A 15-year-old died and three other people were wounded in a quadruple shooting late Monday, June 3 in Prince William County, police said. A group of people had been gathered on the 3700 block of Masthead Trail in Triangle around 10:30 p.m., behind homes in the area, when gunfire rang out, count police said. The parties dispersed as officers arrived on scene. Police found the first two victims, a 15-year-old boy and a man, and rendered aid. The boy ultimately died of his injuries, police said. While checking the area, a second boy was found nearby suffering from a graze wound and was t…
Man Found Dead On Apartment Floor In Fairfax County Still Not ID'd, Police Say Man Found Dead On Apartment Floor In Fairfax County Still Not ID'd, Police Say
Man Found Dead On Apartment Floor In Fairfax County Still Not ID'd, Police Say Police in Fairfax County are seeking the public's help identifying a man who was found dead in the area last month. The man's body was discovered on the floor of an apartment building on the 6000 block of Argyle Drive in Bailey’s Crossroads around 12:35 p.m. April 6, the county police department said. He was pronounced dead at the scene and no foul play was suspected. "Despite extensive efforts, detectives have been unable to identify the man," police said.  He is described as a Hispanic male, believed to be in his 30s, approximately 5’ to 5’5 feet tall, and weighing around 168 …
Three Hospitalized In Leesburg Shooting (DEVELOPING) Three Hospitalized In Leesburg Shooting (DEVELOPING)
Three Hospitalized In Leesburg Shooting (Developing) Three people were hospitalized in a Leesburg shooting Thursday evening, May 30, local police said. Police said only that the three people had been shot on the 800 block of Edwards Ferry Road NE and were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries around 9:45 p.m. UPDATE: Arrest Made In Triple Leesburg Shooting Witnesses are asked to call 703-771-4500. Additional information was expected to be released.
Cleaning Crew Carjacked, K9 Helps Capture Suspects In Fredericksburg, Police Say Cleaning Crew Carjacked, K9 Helps Capture Suspects In Fredericksburg, Police Say
Cleaning Crew Carjacked, K9 Helps Capture Suspects In Fredericksburg, Police Say A 21-year-old man and a juvenile have been arrested in a Fredericksburg carjacking, police said. Officers were called to Carl D. Silver Parkway for the carjacking where a cleaning crew had been forced from their car at knifepoint on May 24, police said. Joseph Wells, 21, of Stafford, and a juvenile both fled the area, authorities said. K9 Officer DeCilles initiated a successful track, leading to both suspects hiding in a nearby field with difficult terrain. They were arrested without incident. During the search, officers found that one had ditched a book bag in a large field with heavy gr…
Culpeper Woman Exposes Herself In Arlington Parking Garage Culpeper Woman Exposes Herself In Arlington Parking Garage
Culpeper Woman Exposes Herself In Arlington Parking Garage A 51-year-old woman was arrested for exposing herself in an Arlington parking garage, police said. Police were called to the 1700 block of Wilson Boulevard for a report of disorderly conduct where June Lee, of Culpeper, had apparently exposed herself, police said. She was arrested and charged with indecent exposure and held without bond.
Leesburg Police Department Vows To Earn Back Accreditation Leesburg Police Department Vows To Earn Back Accreditation
Leesburg Police Department Vows To Earn Back Accreditation The Leesburg Police Department has been stripped of its accreditation.  But, it's determined to gain it back. In a statement posted to its website, the department said that the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC) in December 2022 voted not to reaffirm its accreditation status, which it's held since Aug. 24, 2006. In early 2022, while in a period of transition between accreditation managers, the Leesburg Police Department discovered administrative errors that had been made during previous accreditation terms (one-year time periods), the statement sa…
8-Hour Standoff Ends With Man Threatening Arson, Exposing Himself In Custody: Arlington PD 8-Hour Standoff Ends With Man Threatening Arson, Exposing Himself In Custody: Arlington PD
8-Hour Standoff Ends With Man Threatening Arson, Exposing Himself In Custody: Arlington PD A 37-year-old Arlington man has been arrested for exposing himself and threatening to burn down his apartment building, police said. Officers were called to the 4300 block of Lorcom Lane where Isaac Meals had been on a balcony throwing items off of it around 2:45 p.m., police said. Meals was inside of the home but officers said they saw him threaten to burn it down and expose himself, they said. Additional police resources from the Emergency Response Team, including negotiators, responded to assist with the investigation.  At approximately 11 p.m., officers took Meals into custo…
Drunk Driver With 2-Year-Old In Car Pulls Machete On Teen Motorist In PWC, Cops Say Drunk Driver With 2-Year-Old In Car Pulls Machete On Teen Motorist In PWC, Cops Say
Drunk Driver With 2-Year-Old In Car Pulls Machete On Teen Motorist In PWC, Cops Say A 43-year-old drunk driver had a toddler in the back seat of his car when he pulled a machete on another driver in what police say was a road rage incident in Woodbridge this week. Douglas Benavides approached the 19-year-old motorist while both vehicles had stopped on Old Delaney Roda just before 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 19 in Woodbridge, Prince William County police said. Benavides pulled out a machete-style knife before driving out of the area, police said. Officers found him at a nearby home where he was determined to be intoxicated, according to police.  Further …
Robber Shot Dead, 2 Charged In Fairfax County, Cops Say Robber Shot Dead, 2 Charged In Fairfax County, Cops Say
Robber Shot Dead, 2 Charged In Fairfax County, Cops Say Police have announced the arrests of two men in a deadly Fairfax County shooting. Alder Perez Argueta, 21, was trying to rob two people with Angel Romero Perez, 20, and Candido Perez Argueta, 25, when he was shot on the the 6000 block of Argyle Drive in Bailey’s Crossroads around 2 a.m. Friday, May 17, police said. He was taken to a nearby hospital and was pronounced deceased. Angel Romero Perez, 20, of Bailey’s Crossroads, was charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He was being held at the Fairfax County Adult Det…
Electric Scooter Thief Busted In Arlington, Police Say Electric Scooter Thief Busted In Arlington, Police Say
Electric Scooter Thief Busted In Arlington, Police Say A 50-year-old man from Washington DC was arrested for stealing two electric scooters in Arlington, police said. Police were called to the 1700 block of N. Pierce Street around 3:20 a.m. Tuesday, May 7 on reports of a man, later identified as Ahmad Bilal, breaking into a bike storage room, county police said. There, Bilal stole two electric scooters and chargers and fled the scene, police said. A lookout was broadcast and an officer located an individual matching the description of the suspect in the area.  Bilal ran from the officer and, with the assistance of additiona…
Landlord Charged With Abduction After Tenant Dispute In Northern VA: Police Landlord Charged With Abduction After Tenant Dispute In Northern VA: Police
Landlord Charged With Abduction After Tenant Dispute In Northern VA: Police A 43-year-old man was charged with abduction after a dispute with a much younger, female tenant in Woodbridge, police said. Elith Samuel Parada was arguing with the 23-year-old tenant at a home on the 2700 block of Burrough Hill Lane in Woodbridge around 10:30 p.m. april 21, when he physically prevented her from leaving the home, county police said. After an "extended period of time," the victim was able to leave the home and called police. No injuries were reported. Following the investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for Parada, county police said. Parada was taken into custody…