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Prince William County, VA

Road Rage Driver Pulls Gun On Car Carrying 5-Year-Old On Richmond Highway, Cops Say Road Rage Driver Pulls Gun On Car Carrying 5-Year-Old On Richmond Highway, Cops Say
Edwin Sims Road Rage Arrest A 73-year-old man has been arrested in a road rage incident involving a mother and her young child in Prince William County. Edwin Dale Sims, of Woodbridge, was identified as the Richmond highway driver who pulled a gun on the 32-year-old mom and her 5-year-old child around 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 on Richmond Highway, PWC police said. Sims "brandished" a firearm at the victim’s vehicle before the vehicles separated. No shots were fired, police said.  Sims was later arrested and charged with two counts of brandishing a firearm and held on a $1,000 bond.
Ammo, Long Gun Found On Drunken Manassas Man Who Dropped Gun On Wawa Floor, Sheriff Says Ammo, Long Gun Found On Drunken Manassas Man Who Dropped Gun On Wawa Floor, Sheriff Says
Ammo, Long Gun Found On Drunken Manassas Man Who Dropped Gun On Wawa Floor, Sheriff Says A drunken Wawa customer's own clumsiness landed him behind bars over the weekend in Stafford, authorities said. Xavien Washington caught the attention of people inside the Wawa store on Butler Road in Fredericksburg around 4:35 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, after dropping his firearm on the floor while stumbling around in the business, Stafford County Sheriff David Decatur said. The 19-year-old Manassas man then tried buying tobacco without an ID, police said. When staff refused to sell him the product, he asked to buy drugs from them, Decatur said. Deputies quickly found Washington and, wh…
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…
Teen's Sexual Abuser Beaten By Family Member With Metal Tool, Both Arrested In Woodbridge: Cops Teen's Sexual Abuser Beaten By Family Member With Metal Tool, Both Arrested In Woodbridge: Cops
Paisano's Pizza Arrests 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…
I-95 Crash: 5-Mile Delays Reported In Prince William County I-95 Crash: 5-Mile Delays Reported In Prince William County
I-95 Dumfries Crash A crash closed the northbound lanes of I-95 in Prince William County on Monday, May 13. The crash happened in Dumfries, near the cemetery, causing five miles of delays as of 1:20 p.m., MATOC reports.  The north left shoulder and left lane were closed.
Underwear Thieves Stole $24K Worth Of Merchandise During Virginia Crime Spree, Police Say Underwear Thieves Stole $24K Worth Of Merchandise During Virginia Crime Spree, Police Say
Underwear Thieves Stole $24K Worth Of Merchandise During Virginia Crime Spree, Police Say Women's underwear was the main target of a retail theft crew in Fairfax County that was broken up this week, police say. New Jersey natives Feliz Perez, 57, Amauri Roman Sanabia Balbuena, 44, and Jonathan Peralta Cabrera, 38, of New York, are all facing multiple charges for a string of reported robberies, according to officials.  On Wednesday, detectives from the Fairfax County Police Department's Tysons Urban Team were alerted to a reported theft incident in the 1900 block of Chain Bridge Road in Tysons, where they located three men who were wanted for alleged larcenies in neighboring…
Triangle Driver Cited For Unsafe Turn In I-95 Crash With Tractor Trailer: State Police Triangle Driver Cited For Unsafe Turn In I-95 Crash With Tractor Trailer: State Police
Triangle Driver Cited For Unsafe Turn In I-95 Crash With Tractor Trailer: State Police A driver was ticketed after police say she made an unsafe turn that caused a tractor trailer crash on I-95 in Virginia. Maria E. Martin, of Triangle, was heading north in a Ford F-150 when she drifted from the center lane to the right lane around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, Virginia State Police said. Martin, who was at the 150-mile marker in Prince William County, struck a tractor trailer, police said. She remained at the scene while the tractor trailer continued north. The Triangle woman was cited for making an unsafe lane change. Martin was not injured in the crash.
Multiple Children Watched As Man Made Inappropriate Gestures From Inside Triangle Home: Cops Multiple Children Watched As Man Made Inappropriate Gestures From Inside Triangle Home: Cops
David John Redmond Mauer Triangle Arrest A 59-year-old man was arrested and charged with two counts of indecent exposure for an incident involving young children in Prince William County, police said. David John Redmond Mauer was inside of a home on the 18500 block of Corby Street in Triangle, making inappropriate gestures, county police said. Mauer was seen by multiple children under the age of 13 who were playing in the area around 9:40 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, police said. No physical or verbal interaction occurred between the accused and the children. Following an investigation, Mauer was arrested and charged with t…
Decomposed Body Found Near Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge: Police Decomposed Body Found Near Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge: Police
Decomposed Body Found Near Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge: 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…
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…
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…
Threat Called Into Freedom High School: Police Threat Called Into Freedom High School: Police
Freedom High School Threat A Prince William County high school was sheltering in place due to a threat called in on Thursday, May 2, police said. Freedom High School in Woodbridge was in "secure the building" status as of 12:40 p.m., police said. Police also said there was no active violence and that no weapon had been found. No injuries were reported.
Serial Bank Robber Arrested In String Of Stafford, PWC Incidents: Cops Serial Bank Robber Arrested In String Of Stafford, PWC Incidents: Cops
Serial Bank Robber Arrested In String Of Stafford, PWC Incidents: Cops Police have announced the arrest of a bank robber wanted in incidents in both Stafford and Prince William County. Bobby Winstead III, 34, of Lorton, has been charged with robbery, attempted robbery, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and using a mask with the intent to conceal his identity in connection with the series of incidents dating back to early February, authorities announced. According to police, Winstead was involved in the following incidents: Feb. 6, 10:45 a.m. at Carter Bank and Trust on Worth Avenue in Stafford: The suspect involved demanded cash and i…
Unlicensed Driver Arrested In Deadly Motorcycle Hit-Run Crash In Woodbridge: Cops Unlicensed Driver Arrested In Deadly Motorcycle Hit-Run Crash In Woodbridge: Cops
Unlicensed Driver Arrested In Deadly Motorcycle Hit-Run Crash In Woodbridge: 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…
Police ID Pedestrian, 55, Killed By Car In Woodbridge Police ID Pedestrian, 55, Killed By Car In Woodbridge
Police ID Pedestrian, 55, Killed By Car In Woodbridge A 55-year-old man was struck and killed by a car on Sunday night, April 28 in Prince William County, police said. Francisco Rafael Campos Henriquez was in dark clothing trying to cross Richmond Highway outside of a crosswalk near Rosedale Court around 10:10 p.m., county police said. He was struck by a 2016 Honda CRV heading south driven by a 59-year-old man. Henriquez was pronounced deceased on scene. The driver of the striking vehicle remained at the scene and was not injured. Investigators determined that speed, alcohol, and drugs are not factors for the driver. The investigation continue…
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…
Fight Leads To Child Neglect Charge For Woodbridge Woman: Cops Fight Leads To Child Neglect Charge For Woodbridge Woman: Cops
Ange Swinton Arrest 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…
20-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed In High-Speed Dumfries Hit-Run: Police 20-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed In High-Speed Dumfries Hit-Run: Police
20-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed In High-Speed Dumfries Hit-Run: Police A 20-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash late Wednesday, April 24 in Prince William County, police said. Joseph Emmanuel Word was operating a 2023 Kawasaki Ninja 400R at high speeds southbound on Richmond Highway when he was struck by a 2020 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck heading north near the Pine Bluff Drive intersection around 10:20 p.m., county police said. The pickup had entered the intersection in front of the motorcycle’s path of travel, causing the collision that separated Word from his bike, police said. The driver of the pickup truck fled the scene. The…
Bomb Threat Clears Prince William County School (DEVELOPING) Bomb Threat Clears Prince William County School (DEVELOPING)
T Clay Wood Bomb Threat A bomb threat was called into a Prince William County elementary school Thursday morning, April 25, police said. Authorities were on scene at T Clay Wood Elementary School in Nokesville as of 10:15 a.m. a report of a bomb threat to the school.  No devices were located and the school was evacuated temporarily.  Patrons will be allowed back inside following a search of the school.
Cruel Woman Dumps Pup With Broken Leg Along Woodbridge Roadway, Police Say Cruel Woman Dumps Pup With Broken Leg Along Woodbridge Roadway, Police Say
Cruel Woman Dumps Pup With Broken Leg Along Woodbridge 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…
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 …
Woman Accused Of Grabbing 4-Year-Old Girl By Throat, Lifting Her Into Air In Woodbridge Home Woman Accused Of Grabbing 4-Year-Old Girl By Throat, Lifting Her Into Air In Woodbridge Home
Shanna Deniece Freeman Arrested For Strangling Child In PWC 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…
Driver Leads 100 MPH Pursuit On I-66 In Prince William With Pregnant Woman In Car: Cops Driver Leads 100 MPH Pursuit On I-66 In Prince William With Pregnant Woman In Car: Cops
Driver Leads 100 MPH Pursuit On I-66 In Prince William With Pregnant Woman In Car: Cops A 27-year-old Baltimore man was arrested in Virginia after police said he led a high-speed crash with a pregnant passenger along I-66 that ended in a crash with a troop car. Junate E. Williams was was heading east on I-66 in a Toyota Sienna when police spotted him for no state inspection and non brake lights around 1 p.m. Sunday, April 14, state police said. A trooper tried pulling him over at the 17-mile marker in Fauquier County but Williams refused, initiating a pursuit. The Toyota continued east on Interstate 66 into Prince William County, reaching speeds of up to 100 mph. The Toyota c…
Speeding DUI Driver, 34, Dies In Violent Woodbridge Crash: Cops Speeding DUI Driver, 34, Dies In Violent Woodbridge Crash: Cops
Speeding DUI Driver, 34, Dies In Violent Woodbridge Crash: Cops A 34-year-old man was under the influence and speeding when he was killed in a violent Prince William County crash Sunday evening, April 14, police said. Lavone Rasheed Richardson-Crosby was behind the wheel of a 2018 Chevrolet Cruze heading west on Dale Boulevard when he crossed over the median into the eastbound lanes and struck a guardrail approaching Cherrydale Drive, around 8 p.m., county police said. The vehicle continued through the intersection before driving down into an embankment on Cranmer Mews and struck a tree, authorities said. The Chevy overturned and came to rest upsid…
Man Who Knocked Victim Cold With Baseball Bat Found Month After Mob Attack In Haymarket: Cops Man Who Knocked Victim Cold With Baseball Bat Found Month After Mob Attack In Haymarket: Cops
Man Who Knocked Victim Cold With Baseball Bat Found Month After Mob Attack In Haymarket: Cops A 28-year-old Prince William County man has been arrested for his role in a mob assault that left a 46-year-old man unconscious, authorities said. The victim was dropped at an area hospital on March 8 around 4:30 p.m. after he was assaulted at a property on the 4200 block of James Madison Highway in Haymarket, county police said. During the investigation, detectives learned the victim had been assaulted by multiple male acquaintances, including Juan Manuel Mata Benavides, police said. At one point during the encounter, Benavideas struck the victim in the head with a baseball bat, …
MD Man, 47, Sent Sexually Explicit Texts To Child In Woodbridge: Cops MD Man, 47, Sent Sexually Explicit Texts To Child In Woodbridge: Cops
MD Man, 47, Sent Sexually Explicit Texts To Child In Woodbridge: 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…
Elderly Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Young Girl In Dumfries Hotel Elevator: Police Elderly Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Young Girl In Dumfries Hotel Elevator: Police
Dennis Schettino Arrested For Sexual Abuse Of Child An 80-year-old man has been charged for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl in the elevator of a Prince William County hotel, police say. Dennis James Schettino, of Calabash, North Carolina, was arrested and charged with aggravated sexual battery for an alleged incident that was reported early on Easter Sunday at the Hampton Inn on Old Stage Road in Dumfries. According to police, at around 9:30 a.m. on March 31, officers from the Prince William County Police Department were called to investigate when a girl under the age of 15 said that she was accosted in the elevator by an unknown …
Charges Pending Against Pickup Driver In Deadly I-95 Prince William Crash: State Police Charges Pending Against Pickup Driver In Deadly I-95 Prince William Crash: State Police
I-95 Crash Dumfries Triangle Police have released details and identified the victim killed in an I-95 in crash Prince William County early Monday, April 8. Kenneth L. Combo, Jr., 59, of Leesburg, was heading north in a 1986 GMC pickup when he ran off the road left, struck the guardrail, overcorrected and then struck a northbound 2023 Kia Telluride around 3:30 a.m. near milepost 151 in Dumfries/Triangle, Virginia State Police said. The GMC then rolled over twice, ejecting its passenger, 48-year-old Nora Butler, of Franklin, who was not wearing a seatbelt, police said. Charges are pending against Combo for failing …
Deadly Pre-Dawn Crash Closes I-95 In Prince William County (UPDATE) Deadly Pre-Dawn Crash Closes I-95 In Prince William County (UPDATE)
I-95 Crash Dumfries Triangle A fatal crash closed I-95 in Prince William County early Monday, April 8. It happened near milepost 151.1 on the northbound side between Dumfries and Triangle around 3:30 a.m., when a GMC pickup truck and Kia SUV collided, police said. The GMC overturned as a result of the crash, and a passenger was ejected. The passenger died at the scene. As of 5:50 a.m., the north left shoulder, left lane, center lane, and right lane were closed. Traffic backups were approximately 4 miles.  Virginia State Police were investigating.
School Employee From PWC Took 'Indecent Liberties' With Child He Was Caring For: Police School Employee From PWC Took 'Indecent Liberties' With Child He Was Caring For: Police
School Employee From PWC Took 'Indecent Liberties' With Child He Was Caring For: Police A 32-year-old Virginia man has been arrested for a crime involving a child he'd been caring for in 2017, police said. Joel A. Shapiro, of Prince William County, was charged on Thursday, April 4 with taking indecent liberties with a child by a custodian (click here for more on what that means), according to Virginia State Police. The allegation stems from an incident in 2017 while Shapiro was a Clarke County Public Schools employee, police said. The alleged crime happened in Leesburg, according to police. Shapiro was released on bond from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center. An…
Woodbridge Woman Neglected Vulnerable Adult For Extended Period Of Time: Police Woodbridge Woman Neglected Vulnerable Adult For Extended Period Of Time: Police
Woodbridge Woman Neglected Vulnerable Adult For Extended Period Of Time: 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…