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Drug-Fueled Gunfight Kills Manassas Man, Wounds Centreville Killer, Cops Say Drug-Fueled Gunfight Kills Manassas Man, Wounds Centreville Killer, Cops Say
Drug-Fueled Gunfight Kills Manassas Man, Wounds Centreville Killer, Cops Say Police have identified the 18-year-old men involved in a Fairfax County gunfight that left one of them dead and the other wounded. Michael Alcantara, of Manassas, and Hassan Kanu, of Centreville, were in a vehicle on the 14600 block of Route 29 in Centreville when they got out and exchanged gunfire around 9:35 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, Fairfax County police said. Alcantara was found with gunshot wounds to the upper body and pronounced dead at the scene. Kanu was hospitalized in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the upper body, and charged with second-degree murder and use of a…
Alexandria Man Pulls Gun On Acquaintance During Fight In Manassas, Held Without Bond, Cops Say Alexandria Man Pulls Gun On Acquaintance During Fight In Manassas, Held Without Bond, Cops Say
Randall Tiemann II Arrest An Alexandria man has been arrested after pulling a gun on an acquaintance during an argument in Prince William County, police said. Randall Scott Tiemann II, 32, and a 33-year-old male acquaintance got into a physical fight as the result of an argument, bringing police to the 8100 block of Pointer Lane in Manassas around 9:50 p.m. Sunday, May 12, Prince William County police said. During the encounter, Tiemann pointed a firearm at the victim, according to police. The two men separated, and the police were contacted. No injuries were reported, and no shots were fired during the incident.&nb…
Man Who Made Bomb Threat From PWC Detention Center Bathroom Arrested, Police Say Man Who Made Bomb Threat From PWC Detention Center Bathroom Arrested, Police Say
Ray Darnell Smith Made Bomb Threat Targeting VA Facility An intoxicated 30-year-old man caused a stir at the Prince William-Manassas Adult Detention Center (ADC) after calling in a fake bomb threat from inside the building, police say. Haymarket native Ray Darnell Smith made a scene on Thursday afternoon at the facility after making phony threats that gave some a scare. Officers from the Prince William County Police Department were called shortly before 2 p.m. on May 9 to the ADC on Lee Avenue in Manassas to investigate a bomb threat. According to police, the caller - later identified as Smith - walked into the lobby with a bag, which he immedia…
Police Investigation Closes Manassas Street, School Shelters In Place (DEVELOPING) Police Investigation Closes Manassas Street, School Shelters In Place (DEVELOPING)
Police Investigation Closes Manassas Street, School Shelters In Place (Developing) An investigation along a Manassas street prompted a shelter-in-place for a nearby school on Thursday, May 9, authorities said. City police said only that Dean Elementary School was sheltering in place amid an investigation along Dean Park Lane around 2:30 p.m. as a precaution for a nearby investigation. "We have a police drone up and a heavy presence in the area as the investigation continues," police said. "The schools are safe and will resume regular activity with on time dismissal."
Major Mall-Based Chain With 15 VA Stores Closing 543 Locations After Filing For Bankruptcy Major Mall-Based Chain With 15 VA Stores Closing 543 Locations After Filing For Bankruptcy
Major Mall-Based Chain With 15 VA Stores Closing 543 Locations 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 …
DUI Driver Failed To Yield In Crash That Killed 32-Year-Old Passenger, Pug In Manassas: Cops DUI Driver Failed To Yield In Crash That Killed 32-Year-Old Passenger, Pug In Manassas: Cops
Jason Lambeth Arrested In Jessica Randall Crash Death An arrest has been made in an April crash that killed a dog and a 32-year-old woman in Prince William County, authorities said. Jason Carter Lambeth, 46, was operating a 1993 Buick Roadmaster while "under the influence," and failed to yield the right-of-way to a Dodge Ram pickup on Yates Ford Road in Manassas, causing the crash that killed Jessica Randall on April 15, county police said. Lambeth was arrested on Friday, May 3 and charged with aggravated involuntary manslaughter-DUI related, and fail to yield the right-of-way.  Randall was a passenger the roadster Roadmaster at the…
Deputy Struck Head-On By Repeat DUI Driver From Manassas In Stafford: Sheriff Deputy Struck Head-On By Repeat DUI Driver From Manassas In Stafford: Sheriff
Deputy Struck Head-On By Repeat DUI Driver From Manassas In Stafford: Sheriff A 66-year-old woman was drunk when she struck a sheriff's deputy head-on in northern Virginia this week, police said. Patricia Wilson, of Manassas, was heading west in the eastbound lanes coming directly at a Stafford County Sheriff's deputy on the Jessica Chaney Bridge just before 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, the sheriff's office said. The deputy activated his emergency equipment to get Wilson to stop, however, she instead collided with his vehicle head-on, authorities said.  While no injuries were reported, Wilson said she couldn’t remember what happened or how she ended up…
Pug Killed, Passenger Dies Days After Alcohol-Fueled Crash In Manassas: Cops Pug Killed, Passenger Dies Days After Alcohol-Fueled Crash In Manassas: Cops
Jessica Lynn Randall Dies After Prince William County Crash A woman has died at an area hospital nearly two weeks after a crash in Prince William County caused by a driver believed to have been drinking, police said. Manassas resident Jessica Lynn Randall, 32, died on Friday, April 26 in connection with a crash on Monday, April 15 at 2:30 p.m., county police said. Randall was a passenger in a 1993 Buick Roadmaster driven by a 46-year-old Manassas man heading east on Yates Ford Road, police said. The driver entered the intersection of Evans Ford Road, into the path of a 2012 Dodge Ram 2500, police said. Yates Ford Road near Evans Ford Ro…
Man Intentionally Rams Victim During Manassas Red Roof Inn Fight: Police Man Intentionally Rams Victim During Manassas Red Roof Inn Fight: Police
Man Intentionally Rams Victim During Manassas Red Roof Inn Fight: Police A 53-year-old man has been arrested for intentionally hitting another man with his car during an argument at a Prince William County hotel then leaving the scene, police said. Michael Lee Beach was in a physical fight with a 51-year-old acquaintance at the Red Roof Inn on Automotive Drive in Manassas around 10:10 p.m. Sunday, April 21, county police said. Beach drove toward the victim and struck him with the car intentionally before fleeing the area, police said. The victim was treated at an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  Following the investigation, Beach was …
Manassas Boy, 10, Dies After Cancer Battle Manassas Boy, 10, Dies After Cancer Battle
Alejandro Abarca Pena Obituary Support is on the rise for the family of a 10-year-old Northern Virginia boy who died after a cancer battle. Alejandro Jose Abarca Pena died on Tuesday, April 9, after a battle with cancer, according to a campaign launched for his family.  More than $9,400 had been raised on a GoFundMe for Alejandro's family as of Tuesday, April 23. According to his obituary, Alejandro grew up in Manassas and Front Royal and was a third grader at E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School. "Alejandro was a wonderful child, as many children, he had a fascination for monster trucks early in life. He…
Woman Forced Into Woods By Stranger Who Sexually Assaulted Her In Prince William County: Cops Woman Forced Into Woods By Stranger Who Sexually Assaulted Her In Prince William County: Cops
Woman Forced Into Woods By Stranger Who Sexually Assaulted Her In Prince William County: Cops Police are searching for the man who a 35-year-old woman said grabbed her and sexually assaulted her in Manassas over the weekend. The victim was walking near Fairmount Avenue and Anvil Drive between 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 19 and 12:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20, when she was grabbed by a complete stranger, Prince William County police said. The man forced the victim into a nearby wooded area where she was sexually assaulted. The two eventually separated, and the victim called the police. Detectives are asking anyone who may have information regarding this incident to contact police.  …
Woman Grabbed, Sexually Assaulted In Prince William County Woods: Police Woman Grabbed, Sexually Assaulted In Prince William County Woods: Police
Woman Grabbed, Sexually Assaulted In Prince William County Woods: Police The Prince William County Police Department is seeking the public's assistance as they attempt to identify and locate a suspect wanted for a sexual assault in Manassas over the weekend. Police say that between 11:30 p.m. on Friday night and 12:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, a 35-year-old woman was walking in the area of Fairmont Avenue and Anvil Drive when she was grabbed by an unknown man. During the encounter, he forced her into a nearby wooded area, where she was sexually assaulted. She was eventually able to get free and notified police at around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday.  The man was …
Manassas Creep Seeking Sex With Minor Makes 6th Arrest In Undercover Fairfax County Sting: Cops Manassas Creep Seeking Sex With Minor Makes 6th Arrest In Undercover Fairfax County Sting: Cops
Manassas Creep Seeking Sex With Minor Makes 6th Arrest In Undercover Fairfax County Sting: Cops A 26-year-old northern Virginia man has been arrested for trying to arrange sexual acts with a person whom he believed was a minor, authorities announced. Sattar Ahmed Khan was arrested at his Manassas home on Wednesday, April 17, by members of the Fairfax County Police Department's Child Exploitation Unit following their ongoing investigation in last month's traveler operation, police said. On April 3, police announced the arrests of five other men who came to Fairfax County looking for sex with a child they'd met online, but were instead greeted by police who swiftly took them into c…
Manassas Driver In Road Rage Shooting Captured Moments Later On I-66: Police Manassas Driver In Road Rage Shooting Captured Moments Later On I-66: Police
Manassas Driver In Road Rage Shooting Captured Moments Later On I-66: Police Police in Fairfax County have announced an arrest in a road rage shooting on I-66. Brian Fuentes Ruiz, 22, of Manassas, began closely following the victim's vehicle after they passed him on Compton Road near Centreville Road in Centreville, him around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, county police said. Fuentes Ruiz fired multiple shots at the victim and then fled onto I-66 east, authorities said. Officers found Ruiz moments later and recovered a firearm from his vehicle, police said. No one else was inside the vehicle, and the victim and Fuentes Ruiz are complete stranger…
Double Manassas Murder Victim Was Young Artist Visiting Friends, Loved Ones Say Double Manassas Murder Victim Was Young Artist Visiting Friends, Loved Ones Say
Edward Bland Arrested For Killing Leann Harris, Asia Payne A GoFundMe has been launched for one of two people killed in a Manassas home earlier this week. Asia Payne, 22, and Leann Harris, 34, were believed to have been shot by Edward James Jackson Bland, 36, who then stole a vehicle at gunpoint and drove the car until it broke down on Tuesday, April 2, as previously reported by Daily Voice. "Asia was highly intelligent, an artist, and a kind young woman," reads the campaign launched by Angela Payne. "She was a social butterfly that loved everyone and was loved by all. To lose her at such a young age is one of the most devastating acts a mothe…
Manassas Man Wins $100K Playing VA Lottery Manassas Man Wins $100K Playing VA Lottery
Manassas Man Wins $100K Playing VA Lottery A Manassas man is nearly $100,000 richer after playing the Virginia Lottery. “It feels outstanding! I couldn’t be happier!” That was Albert Stewart’s reaction as he redeemed his winning Powerball ticket for $100,000. The Manassas man matched five numbers in the February 28 drawing - four numbers plus the Powerball number. That would normally win $50,000. However, he spent an extra dollar for Power Play® when he bought the ticket, which doubled the prize to $100,000. He bought his ticket at the 7-Eleven at 13639 Dumfries Road in Manassas. The winning numbers were 16-26-29-38-50, and the P…
VA Double Murder Suspect Drove Carjacked Vehicle Until It Broke Down, Victims ID'd: Cops VA Double Murder Suspect Drove Carjacked Vehicle Until It Broke Down, Victims ID'd: Cops
Edward Bland Arrested For Killing Leann Harris, Asia Payne More details have been released in a double murder Tuesday morning, April 2 in Manassas. Edward James Jackson Bland, 36, stole a vehicle from a man at gunpoint around 12:45 a.m. on the 8100 block of Portwood Turn in Manassas, county police said. Sometime before then, Bland is believed to have shot and killed Leann Harris, 34, and Asia Payne, 22, whose bodies were found in a nearby home hours later, when the stolen vehicle broke down near I-66 and I-81, authorities said. Bland walked to a nearby convenience store where authorities were notified, and the vehicle he was driving was confi…
2 Women Found Dead In Manassas Homicide (DEVELOPING) 2 Women Found Dead In Manassas Homicide (DEVELOPING)
Westgate Apartments Manassas Murders Two women were found dead in what police are calling a double homicide in Manassas Tuesday, April 2, police said. A person of interest was detained in Shenandoah County following the double shooting at 5:12 a.m. on Porters Ridge Lane at the the Westgate Apartments, Prince William County police said. UPDATE: A man named Edward Bland has been arrested in the double homicide. Police have also identified the victims. "The parties involved are believed to be known to one another, and the incident does not appear to be random," police said.  "No charges have been obtained at this time. Det…
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…
Tractor Trailer Driver Struck, Killed On I-81, Police Seeking Info Tractor Trailer Driver Struck, Killed On I-81, Police Seeking Info
Tractor Trailer Driver Struck, Killed On I-81, Police Seeking Info Police in Virginia are seeking the public's help with the investigation of a hit-and-run crash that killed a tractor trailer driver in the roadway of I-81. James W. Carr, Jr., 64, of Alton, NH, was struck by a northbound vehicle sometime between 5 a.m. and 8:12 a.m. on Saturday, March 23 on the highway stretch in Shenandoah County, Virginia State Police said. The hit-and-run vehicle did not stop, and could possibly have front end-damage from the crash near the 296-mile marker, police said. Carr's remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Manassas for an examin…
DUI Driver Was Unlicensed In 2 Hit-Run Manassas Crashes: Police DUI Driver Was Unlicensed In 2 Hit-Run Manassas Crashes: Police
DUI Driver Was Unlicensed In 2 Hit-Run Manassas Crashes: Police A 23-year-old man was driving under the influence and without a license when he hit an elderly man crossing the street and another vehicle in an attempt to flee last week in Prince William County, police said. Miguel Angel Urquilla Cordova was turning left from Coverstone Drive onto Aaron Lane in Manassas when he struck the elderly pedestrian just before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, county police said. The pedestrian, who was trying to cross the street, was taken to an area hospital with serious nut non-life threatening injuries, and Urquilla Cordova fled from the initial scene be…
Assault By Mob: Second Suspect Arrested For Violent Attack At Haymarket Home, Police Say Assault By Mob: Second Suspect Arrested For Violent Attack At Haymarket Home, Police Say
Assault By Mob: Second Suspect Arrested For Violent Attack At Haymarket Home, Police Say A woman implicated in a violent assault inside a Prince William County home last month has been apprehended, authorities say. Manassas resident Jasmine Denisha Garcia, 36, has become the second person arrested for an incident inside a Haymarket home that saw a man threatened with a knife to his neck and then a gun to his head. At approximately 12:45 a.m. on Feb. 12, officers from the Prince William County Police Department were called to the 4300 block of Sudley Road, where there were reports of a group that wound up involved in an altercation that rapidly escalated.  Police say that …
Players Mourn Loss Of Manassas Soccer Legend Ken Krieger, 69: 'More Than A Coach' Players Mourn Loss Of Manassas Soccer Legend Ken Krieger, 69: 'More Than A Coach'
Ken Krieger Obituary The death of one of the region's most successful soccer coaches has left Northern Virginia grieving. Ken Krieger, of Manassas, died Monday, March 4. He was 69 years old. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ali Krieger (@alikrieger) Krieger's brother, Scott, said he died of Alzheimer's, "a dreaded disease that first robbed him of his mind, then proceeded to shut down his body. "He will missed not only by his family, but by the many students, players, coaches, teachers, colleagues and friends whose lives he touched," Scott said. …
Young Manassas Widow Seeks Support After New Husband Killed By Accused DUI Driver Young Manassas Widow Seeks Support After New Husband Killed By Accused DUI Driver
Young Manassas Widow Seeks Support After New Husband Killed By Accused DUI Driver Afrah Ahmed says Sohail Iqbal was the love of her life. The Manassas couple married in August 2022, anticipating nothing but a full and happy life together. Months after celebrating their first year of marriage together, Iqbal, 30, was killed by a DUI driver going more than 110 miles per hour in Fairfax County, police previously said. Gabriel Rincon this week was charged with DUI-Related Manslaughter and Reckless Driving, but Ahmed still struggles. Gabriel Rincon and Sohail Iqbal. Fairfax County PD/Facebook Sohail Iqbal "Sohail was not just a husband; he was my companion, my par…
Search Ongoing For Missing Man Known To Travel From Virginia To Maryland For Drugs: PWC Police Search Ongoing For Missing Man Known To Travel From Virginia To Maryland For Drugs: PWC Police
Search Ongoing For Missing Man Known To Travel From Virginia To Maryland For Drugs: PWC Police Seen him?  A recovering substance abuser last seen in Prince William County before seemingly heading toward Baltimore has been reported missing for years, and now police are renewing their efforts to find him.  An alert was issued by the Prince William County Police Department on Tuesday as they seek the public's assistance in locating 33-year-old Robert Sterling McCarthy, who has been missing for more than four years after last being seen on Feb. 20, 2020. According to police, McCarthy was last seen by his girlfriend at her home on Prince Cole Court in Manassas after the tw…
Transgender Virginia Senator Misgendered By Lt. Governor (VIDEO) Transgender Virginia Senator Misgendered By Lt. Governor (VIDEO)
Danica Roem Misgendered By Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sears Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sears issued a public statement after misgendering a transgender senator from Prince William County. The exchange between Earle-Sears and Danica Roem, of Manassas, happened on the Senate floor Monday, Feb. 26. Daily Voice Roem, a Democrat who worked in local news for the better part of a decade, asked a question about a piece of legislation, and was addressed by Earle-Sears as "sir" in her response, footage shows. Roem then left the chamber. After a recess requested by Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax), Earle-Sears addressed the exchange, saying: "Let…
Terrorizing Teen Girl Bit Officer During Dispute In Manassas: Police Terrorizing Teen Girl Bit Officer During Dispute In Manassas: Police
Terrorizing Teen Girl Bit Officer During Dispute In Manassas: Police A 15-year-old girl put on a show in Prince William County, refusing to go down quietly as she was being apprehended during a domestic dispute, police say. Over the weekend, officers were called to a residence in Manassas, where there was a reported incident involving the teen after she allegedly assaulted a family member. Members of the Prince William County Police Department were called at around 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24 to a home in the 7700 block of Quail Run Court in Manassas when a fight broke out and the girl prevented police contact before leaving the area. Police say that fir…
Manassas Ambulance Thief Apprehended Near Manassas Hotel, Police Say Manassas Ambulance Thief Apprehended Near Manassas Hotel, Police Say
Manassas Ambulance Thief Apprehended Near Manassas Hotel, Police Say The Manassas man wanted for stealing an ambulance in Fairfax County has been tracked down and taken into custody, police say. Rickey Lowe was a passenger in a stolen Toyota Corolla on Valentine's Day that was driven by 29-year-old Xxaevius Romoance Marlow, who crashed in the area of Route 50 and I-66, sending five people to the hospital. Police say that officers saw the Corolla leaving a mall parking lot headed eastbound on Route 50, and when the driver spotted the officers, Marlow sped away, changing direction, heading toward the westbound I-66 ramp. Marlow lost control, entered an e…
Intoxicated DC Man Shooting At U-Haul Truck In Manassas Apprehended Following Search: Police Intoxicated DC Man Shooting At U-Haul Truck In Manassas Apprehended Following Search: Police
Intoxicated DC Man Shooting At U-Haul Truck In Manassas Apprehended Following Search: Police A man no stranger to law enforcement is back behind bars following a strange scene that played out on Tuesday night in Prince William County. District resident Vinzel Pierce Brown, 30, put on a show for police before being apprehended after firing shots at an unoccupied U-Haul vehicle that was parked in the 8000 block of Sudley Road in Manassas, officials say. At approximately 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 20, officers from the Prince William County Police Department responded to the report of shots fired, where they found Brown firing at the truck, at which point he attempted to flee - allegedly while…
I-66 Manassas Crash Victim Steals Ambulance From Fairfax Hospital: Report, Police I-66 Manassas Crash Victim Steals Ambulance From Fairfax Hospital: Report, Police
I-66 Manassas Crash Victim Steals Ambulance From Fairfax Hospital: Report, Police A search has been launched in Fairfax County for a man who police say stole an ambulance from outside of the hospital Monday night, Feb. 19. Prince William County's Ricky Lowe, 32, was a passenger in the crash of a stolen car on I-66 and was being treated at Fairfax Hospital when he walked out with an IV in arm, jumped in a private transport ambulance and stole it, Fairfax County police said. While the vehicle was recovered, officers were on the 4200 block of Annandale Road in Annandale looking for Lowe, who is wanted for grand larceny, police said. At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Mond…
Man Posing As Police During Home Invasion Apprehended In Prince William County: Officials Man Posing As Police During Home Invasion Apprehended In Prince William County: Officials
Man Posing As Police During Home Invasion Apprehended In Prince William County: Officials A second suspect has been apprehended by police in Prince William County following an investigation into the home invasion and abduction of a 19-year-old woman in Manassas last month, authorities announced. Manassas Park resident Kevin Vincent Brown, 25, has joined cohort Orlin Jasel Carcamo behind bars following his weekend arrest for an armed burglary in the 7400 block of Peppertree Lane in Manassas on Monday, Jan. 29. Shortly before 2 a.m. on the morning of the home invasion, officials say that officers from the Prince William County Police Department responded to the home, where three m…