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Teen's Sexual Abuser Beaten By Family Member With Metal Tool, Both Arrested In VA, Cops Say Teen's Sexual Abuser Beaten By Family Member With Metal Tool, Both Arrested In VA, Cops Say
Teen's Sexual Abuser Beaten By Family Member With Metal Tool, Both Arrested In VA, Cops Say A 57-year-old man has been charged with assault for beating a 53-year-old man who sexually assaulted his family member last week, police in Prince William County said. Police were called to Paisano's Pizza on Dillingham Square in Woodbridge around 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 on reports of an assault, county police said. The investigation revealed that an employee, identified as Ghulam Haidar Maher, inappropriately touched his 19- year-old female co-worker earlier that day, police said. The victim reported the incident to a Sylvester Bacchus, a family member.  A short time late…
Woodbridge Motorcyclist, 32, Killed In Fairfax County Crash Woodbridge Motorcyclist, 32, Killed In Fairfax County Crash
Woodbridge Motorcyclist, 32, Killed In Fairfax County Crash A 32-year-old motorcycle was killed in a Fairfax County crash over the weekend, police said. Cornell Parish III, of Woodbridge, crashed on Rolling Road near Delong Drive in Newington while riding his 2003 Honda 1300 just before 5:20 a.m. Sunday, May 12, county police said. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Detectives believe that a BMW sedan may have been involved in the crash based on evidence found at the scene. Detectives are actively investigating the crash’s circumstances and if speed or alcohol were factors. Detectives would like to speak to anyone who may ha…
Gunman, Drug Dealers Arrested In I-395 Rush Hour Traffic Stop In Arlington: Police (VIDEO) Gunman, Drug Dealers Arrested In I-395 Rush Hour Traffic Stop In Arlington: Police (VIDEO)
Gunman, Drug Dealers Arrested In I-395 Rush Hour Traffic Stop In Arlington: Police (Video) Four people were arrested following a motor vehicle stop in rush hour traffic on I-395 in Arlington following a dispute, police said. Trouble unfolded just before 5:40 p.m. on May 2, when police were called to 24th Street S. at S. Kenmore Street on reports of a person with a gun, county police said. There, police learned a female victim and male suspect, later identified as Alphonso Page III, 34, of Alexandria, police said. Page and the female, who knew each other, were outside a residential building when they began arguing. Page lifted his shirt exposing what appeared t…
Decomposed Body Found Near Wildlife Refuge In Northern VA: Police Decomposed Body Found Near Wildlife Refuge In Northern VA: Police
Decomposed Body Found Near Wildlife Refuge In Northern VA: Police Prince William County have launched a death investigation after a decomposed body was found in Woodbridge, they said. The harrowing discovery was made just before 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5 on Dawson Beach Road near Highams Court, police said. The Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge is located along Dawson Beach Road near Highams Court. A Good Samaritan saw the body in a wooded area and called police.  "The body was in a decomposed state and transported to the Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy to confirm the identity and determine the cause of death," county police said.&nb…
Major Mall-Based Chain To Close 543 Stores After Filing For Bankruptcy Major Mall-Based Chain To Close 543 Stores After Filing For Bankruptcy
Rue21 To Close 543 Stores After Filing For Bankruptcy A major retailer primarily located in malls and headquartered in Pennsylvania is set to close all 543 of its stores following its third Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Closures for all rue21 locations are expected to be completed within the next two months with going-out-of-business sales coming soon. The company, headquartered in Pennsylvania outside Pittsburgh, had first filed for bankruptcy in 2003, and then for a second time in 2017, when it closed around 400 stores. Founded in 1970, rue21 specializes in women's & men's casual apparel and accessories. rue21 has locations in …
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…
Student Brings BB Gun On Another School's Bus In Prince William: Police Student Brings BB Gun On Another School's Bus In Prince William: Police
Student Brings BB Gun On Another School's Bus In Prince William: Police A 15-year-old boy is accused of getting on another school's bus and flashing a gun in his waistband, police in Prince William County said. The boy got onto a bus on its way to Forest Park High School in Woodbridge, around 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, when he lifted up his shirt to reveal the gun tucked in his waistband, police said. The boy and a group of students got off the bus and went toward a wooded area off school grounds, just after the bus pulled up at the school, authorities said. Other students on the bus who saw the weapon immediately told school personnel, who then contacted…
Unlicensed Driver Arrested In Deadly Motorcycle Hit-Run Crash In Prince William County: Cops Unlicensed Driver Arrested In Deadly Motorcycle Hit-Run Crash In Prince William County: Cops
Unlicensed Driver Arrested In Deadly Motorcycle Hit-Run Crash In Prince William County: Cops An unlicensed driver wanted in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 20-year-old motorcyclist last week has surrendered, police in Prince William County said. Michael Eugene Dyer Jr., 34, of Woodbridge, was heading north near Pine Bluff Drive in a Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck when he struck Joseph Word on a 2023 Kawasaki Ninja 400R, who was heading south on Richmond Highway late Wednesday night, April 24, Prince William County police said. Word, who had been operating the bike at high speeds, was ejected and killed, police said. Dyer fled the scene and his truck was later found uno…
Mall Robbery: Homeless Trio Arrested In Northern Virginia, Police Say Mall Robbery: Homeless Trio Arrested In Northern Virginia, Police Say
Mall Robbery: Homeless Trio Arrested In Northern Virginia, Police Say Police have arrested three people in a robbery at a mall in Northern Virginia, they said. William Carl English, 19, Diego Alberto Munoz-Villeda, 24, and Dominique Khalil Tomlin, 29, have all been charged with robbery for the April 24 incident at Potomac Mills in Woodbridge, Prince William County police announced. Around 2:50 p.m., a man said he was approached by a complete stranger, later identified as Tomlin, who struck him in the face and took his wallet, then fled with two others in a Ford Windstar with a gold hood, police said. The victim was treated at an area hospital for minor …
Driver, 33, Killed In High-Speed Woodbridge Crash: Cops Driver, 33, Killed In High-Speed Woodbridge Crash: Cops
Driver, 33, Killed In High-Speed Woodbridge Crash: Cops A 33-year-old driver was killed in an overnight crash in Woodbridge, police said. Donnell Tyquan Epps was heading north at a high rate of speed on Redwing Drive in a 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo when he lost control of the car and left the roadway around 2:30 a.m. near Shallow Court, county police said. The vehicle went into a ravine, causing the vehicle to roll over. Fire and rescue personnel responded to the scene where Epps, the sole occupant of the car, was pronounced dead. Speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash, police said. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Inv…
Fight Leads To Child Neglect Charge For Prince William County Woman: Cops Fight Leads To Child Neglect Charge For Prince William County Woman: Cops
Fight Leads To Child Neglect Charge For Prince William County Woman: Cops A 37-year-old Prince William County woman has been charged with felony child neglect stemming from an argument this week, police said. Ange Nizigiyimana Swinton prevented a family member under the age of 18 from entering the house on the 1300 block of Rail Stop Drive in Woodbridge for an extended period of time during a fight, Prince William County police said. Swinton also failed to provide the victim with necessary care, and was treated at a local hospital, police said. Police did not provide further details and said only that they responded to the call just before 8:50 a.m. on Wednesday…
Cruel Woman Dumps Pup With Broken Leg Along Virginia Roadway, Police Say Cruel Woman Dumps Pup With Broken Leg Along Virginia Roadway, Police Say
Cruel Woman Dumps Pup With Broken Leg Along Virginia Roadway, Police Say Police in Prince William County have opened an animal cruelty investigation following the discovery of an injured chihuahua. A woman in a black Nissan left the dog along Oakwood Drive and Armada Place in Woodbridge around 4:39 p.m. Sunday, April 21, county police said. A good Samaritan found the dog with a broken leg near a guardrail in the area and called authorities. The dog, described as a 1 or 2-year-old brown chihuahua mix, was taken to the Animal Services Center for medical treatment. Animal Control. Now, police are seeking help from the public to identify the dog and obtain inf…
Son Gives Virginia Mom $1 Powerball Ticket Son Gives Virginia Mom $1 Powerball Ticket
Son Gives Virginia Mom $1 Powerball Ticket A Fairfax County woman won a $1 million Powerball ticket, thanks to her son. Maria Roldan’s son had a Powerball ticket, but he was about to go on vacation and would miss the drawing. So he gave his Vienna mother the ticket. That turned out to be a $1 million gift. The ticket matched the first five winning numbers in the March 11 drawing. In fact, it was the only ticket in the nation to win the $1 million prize in that drawing. Roldan didn’t realize how much she had won until she and her son took the ticket to the Virginia Lottery’s Northern Virginia customer service center in Woodbridge. …
Nearby Officer, Neighbor Save Virginia Family From Flames: Report Nearby Officer, Neighbor Save Virginia Family From Flames: Report
Nearby Officer, Neighbor Save Virginia Family From Flames: Report A Virginia family escaped a Monday, April 22 house fire unscathed, authorities said. Flames were shooting from the home on the 15000 block of Merrily Way in Woodbridge, when firefighters arrived before dawn, according to the Prince William County Fire Department. According to NBC Washington, a nearby, on-duty officer noticed the fire and began pounding on the door. A neighbor was wailing on her horn in an apparent effort to wake the family up, the outlet said. Moments later, two adults, their son, and the family dogs left the home. No injuries were reported and the fire is under investiga…
Abduction Charge For Maryland Driver In Massive Virginia 'Street Takeover,' Cops Say Abduction Charge For Maryland Driver In Massive Virginia 'Street Takeover,' Cops Say
Abduction Charge For Maryland Driver In Massive Virginia 'Street Takeover,' Cops Say Police have announced the arrest of a Baltimore County driver in connection with a massive illegal car meetup where drivers antagonized officers in Fairfax County. Brandon Extecoc Santos, 20, of Parkville, was arrested on Friday, April 19, in connection with the "street takeover" Easter Sunday, Fairfax County police announced. Santos was charged with abduction, assault on a law enforcement officer, wearing a mask in public, and obstruction of justice. He was held in Baltimore County, Maryland pending extradition back to Fairfax County. Police did not detail his involvement in…
Smirking Ex-Con Arrested In Armed Robbery Of Money Transfer Company In Prince William: Police Smirking Ex-Con Arrested In Armed Robbery Of Money Transfer Company In Prince William: Police
Smirking Ex-Con Arrested In Armed Robbery Of Money Transfer Company In Prince William: Police Man who robbed a Woodbridge business at gunpoint is in custody. Dwayne Selman-Nevelle, 37, of Dumfries, walked into RIA Money Transfers on Richmond Highway around 11:50 a.m. March 27, pulled out a handgun, and demanded money from employees, Prince William County police said. Selman-Nevelle took an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing in a silver or light- colored Ford Explorer, police said. No injuries were reported. On April 15, detectives arrested Selman-Nevelle, charging him with robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted f…
Dad Left 2-Month-Old Alone In Vehicle To Shop At Walmart In Northern Virginia, Police Say Dad Left 2-Month-Old Alone In Vehicle To Shop At Walmart In Northern Virginia, Police Say
Dad Left 2-Month-Old Alone In Vehicle To Shop At Walmart In Northern Virginia, Police Say A 45-year-old man has been arrested for leaving his infant in the vehicle alone while he shopped at Walmart, police said. Good Samaritans called police to report an unattended infant in the car at the Walmart on Worth Avenue in Woodbridge around 8:15 p.m. Saturday, April 13, Prince William County police said. Arriving officers found Mirwais Alizada with the two-month-old baby when they arrived, however, an investigatoin found that Alizada and other family members left the child in the car so they could shop, police said. The baby was not harmed. Alizada, of Woodbridge, was charged wit…
Woman Accused Of Strangling 4-Year-Old Girl At Virginia Home: Police Woman Accused Of Strangling 4-Year-Old Girl At Virginia Home: Police
Woman Accused Of Strangling 4-Year-Old Girl At Virginia Home: Police The woman wanted for choking a 4-year-old girl during a domestic disturbance in Prince William County several weeks ago has been tracked down and arrested, according to police. Woodbridge resident Shanna Deniece Freeman, 44, was arrested on Monday and charged with strangulation following an incident that was reported in a home on Getty Lane in late March. Officers from the Prince William County Police Department were called shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27 to the 13500 block of Getty Lane in Woodbridge to investigate an assault that was reported inside an area home involving F…
MD Man, 47, Sent Sexually Explicit Texts To Child In VA: Cops MD Man, 47, Sent Sexually Explicit Texts To Child In VA: Cops
MD Man, 47, Sent Sexually Explicit Texts To Child In VA: Cops A 47-year-old Maryland man is accused of sending sexually-explicit messages to a minor earlier this year in Prince William County, authorities said. Lamar Bobby Hopkins, of Oxon Hill, MD, was an acquaintance of the victim who received the disturbing texts in February 2023, in Woodbridge, Prince William County police said. A family member found the messages and contacted police. Following the investigation, detectives obtained arrest warrants for Hopkins.  On March 25, Hopkins was served while incarcerated in Prince George’s County on an unrelated matter. He was extradit…
Virginia Man Convicted For Role In DMV Dog Fighting Ring Virginia Man Convicted For Role In DMV Dog Fighting Ring
Virginia Man Convicted For Role In DMV Dog Fighting Ring A 45-year-old Stafford man has been convicted for his role in an animal fighting ring in the DMV for five years, federal officials said. Mark Joseph Rodriguez, aka “Slow Poke,” and co-conspirators from the region used a messaging app that they called "The DMV Board" or "The Board" to discuss training fighting dogs, exchange videos about dogfighting, and arrange and coordinate dog fights, out of view of law enforcement, Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, said. Members of the DMV Board also used the app to compare methods of killing dogs that lost f…
Woman Neglected Vulnerable Adult For Extended Period Of Time: Prince William Police Woman Neglected Vulnerable Adult For Extended Period Of Time: Prince William Police
Woman Neglected Vulnerable Adult For Extended Period Of Time: Prince William Police A 68-year-old woman has been arrested for neglecting a 32-year-old family member who remains hospitalized in critical condition, police in Prince William County said. The 32-year-old male victim was taken to an area health care center on Tuesday, April 2 for a general illness, according to county police. Upon seeing the severity of the victim’s condition, hospital staff contacted the police. The investigation revealed the victim was in the care of a family member, identified as Katherine Thompson, 68, of Fisher Avenue in Woodbridge, who had been failing to provide adequate care for the vict…
Arlington Teen Charged With Abduction For Stopping Officer From Leaving Massive Car Meet: Cops Arlington Teen Charged With Abduction For Stopping Officer From Leaving Massive Car Meet: Cops
Arlington Teen Charged With Abduction For Stopping Officer From Leaving Massive Car Meet: Cops Police have announced additional arrests at a massive illegal car meetup where drivers antagonized officers in Fairfax County last weekend. Around 3 a.m. on Sunday, March 31, an officer saw several vehicles pull into a commercial parking lot in the 6600 block of Electronic Drive in Springfield where a large group of individuals were driving recklessly and in circles, police said. Another group of people surrounded the officer’s cruiser, and at least one attempted to remove the license plate from the vehicle as the others acted disorderly, police said.  The group prevented the off…
Drivers Circle Police Car, Ram Officer At Massive Meetup In Fairfax County: Cops Drivers Circle Police Car, Ram Officer At Massive Meetup In Fairfax County: Cops
Drivers Circle Police Car, Ram Officer At Massive Meetup In Fairfax County: Cops An 18-year-old Woodbridge driver has been charged in connection with a massive weekend car meetup in Fairfax County, authorities said. An officer saw several vehicles pull into a commercial parking lot in the 6600 block of Electronic Drive in Springfield around 3 a.m., county police said. ALSO SEE: More Arrests Made In Massive Fairfax County Car Meet Where Drivers Taunted Cops A large group of individuals surrounded the officer’s cruiser and at least one tried to remove the license plate from the vehicle as the others acted disorderly, police said. Multiple officers responded and…
Two Homeless Men Assault Police Officers In Prince William County Hours Apart, Cops Say Two Homeless Men Assault Police Officers In Prince William County Hours Apart, Cops Say
Two Homeless Men Assault Police Officers In Prince William County Hours Apart, Cops Say Two men in Prince William County were arrested hours apart for assaulting law enforcement officers, the department said. The first incident happened at 3:10 p.m. when officers were called to assist fire and rescue on Sudley Road in Manassas with a medical call. When officers arrived, Mark Edwards Davidson, 64, was in his car and drove off, striking a fire truck and utility pole at a nearby intersection, police said. He tried to strike an officer before more arrived and detained him, police said.  While being treated at an area hospital for intoxication, he kic…
Woman Who Stashed Wawa Business Phone In Pants Arrested For Drunken Tirade In Virginia: Sheriff Woman Who Stashed Wawa Business Phone In Pants Arrested For Drunken Tirade In Virginia: Sheriff
Woman Who Stashed Wawa Business Phone In Pants Arrested For Drunken Tirade In Virginia: Sheriff Four Loko got the better of a 34-year-old Woodbridge woman who took out her wrath on employees during a late night disturbance at Wawa in Stafford, the sheriff says. Hope Serebotseng is behind bars following a strange scene that played out when she badgered employees and refused to return a business phone amid a drunken tirade over the weekend, according to officials. The incident was reported at approximately 4:20 a.m. on Saturday, March 30 at Wawa on Garrisonville Road in Stafford. Wawa at 105 Garrisonville Road in Stafford Google Maps street view According to investigators, sta…
Four Businesses Displaced By Early-Morning Prince William County Fire Four Businesses Displaced By Early-Morning Prince William County Fire
Four Businesses Displaced By Early-Morning Prince William County Fire Four Woodbridge businesses have been displaced by a fire that swept through a building early Wednesday, March 27. Firefighters responded to the office building on the 2000 block of Old Bridge Road around 5:30 a.m. after a passerby called in the blaze, rescue officials said. Crews arrived with heavy fire showing from the 2-story building. Large master streams were utilized to extinguish the blaze. There were no injuries reported.   Crews remained on the scene until late morning extinguishing hot spots and conducting overhaul. The Fire Marshal’s Office is conducting the fire cause …
Patron Robs Bartender For 'A Beer' At Gunpoint In Virginia: Police Patron Robs Bartender For 'A Beer' At Gunpoint In Virginia: Police
Patron Robs Bartender For 'A Beer' At Gunpoint In Virginia: Police A 22-year-old homeless man is facing charges for robbing a Virginia bartender at gunpoint for a beer, police said. Dennis Anebar Salas Flores was a patron at Kleber's Restaurant in Woodbridge, when he pulled out a gun and demanded a beer from the bartender around 10:45 p.m. Monday, March 25, Prince William County police said. Police were called and Flores was detained on scene without incident where he was found to be drunk, police said. No injuries were reported.  Flores was charged with robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, concealed carry, and public intoxic…
Woodbridge Mom's Body Found In Trash Truck, Ex-BF Arrested In Newport News For Murder: Cops Woodbridge Mom's Body Found In Trash Truck, Ex-BF Arrested In Newport News For Murder: Cops
Woodbridge Mom's Body Found In Trash Truck, Ex-BF Arrested In Newport News For Murder: Cops A 28-year-old man is being sought in the murder of a 30-year-old woman in Prince William County, police said. The body of Taty’ana Zakiyyah Cooks was found in a trash collection truck while searching for her on Friday, March 22, Prince William County police said. Brendon Devon White, 30, was arrested in connection with the crime by Newport News police, according to county police. Police say White and Cooks were previously in a relationship and had been living together. The investigation began as a missing person's case on Thursday, March 21 just before 9 p.m., when family members rep…
Shooting Over Car Parts At Virginia Detailing Shop Ends In Local Gunman's Arrest: Cops Shooting Over Car Parts At Virginia Detailing Shop Ends In Local Gunman's Arrest: Cops
Shooting Over Car Parts At Virginia Detailing Shop Ends In Local Gunman's Arrest: Cops A 44-year-old man was arrested in connection with a shooting that began as a fight over car parts at a Virginia auto detailing business, police said. Sang Kyun Oh, of Woodbridge, and a 43-year-old acquaintance were arguing over vehicle parts at Aggressive Customs on Highams Court, the evening of Monday, March 4, Prince William County police said. At one point during the encounter, Oh retrieved a firearm and fired a round, hitting the victim. The parties separated and the police were contacted. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body, and Oh was found inside the business, autho…
Woman Beats Girl, 11, With Metal Broom In Prince William County: Cops Woman Beats Girl, 11, With Metal Broom In Prince William County: Cops
Woman Beats Girl, 11, With Metal Broom In Prince William County: Cops A 42-year-old Prince William County woman has been arrested for child abuse, police said. Marta Villanueva Benitez, of Woodbridge, had gotten into an argument with an 11-year-old girl, a family member, Friday afternoon, March 15 when she struck the girl with a metal broom multiple times, county police said. The girl reported the injuries the following day to school personnel who contacted the police. Minor injuries were reported.  Villanueva Benitez was charged with felony child abuse.
DUI Driver Kills Guardsman Changing Tire, GF Seriously Injured On I-495: State Police DUI Driver Kills Guardsman Changing Tire, GF Seriously Injured On I-495: State Police
DUI Driver Kills Guardsman Changing Tire, GF Seriously Injured On I-495: State Police A 30-year-old National Guardsman changing his tire on the shoulder of the Capital Beltway was struck and killed by a DUI driver and his girlfriend seriously injured over the weekend in Virginia, according to police and loved ones. Gregory B. Bruington, Jr., of Newport News, was in the shoulder of the westbound lanes at mile marker 175 in Fairfax, when he was struck by Carlos L. Nunez Morales, 26, of Woodbridge, just before 3:40 a.m. Sunday, March 30, Virginia State Police said. Bruington died at the scene and the passenger in his VW Golf, Hailey Frazier, 24, was seriously injured, poli…