'Armed, Dangerous' Murder Suspect Wanted In West Virginia Could Be Hiding Out In DMV: Sheriff 'Armed, Dangerous' Murder Suspect Wanted In West Virginia Could Be Hiding Out In DMV: Sheriff
'Armed, Dangerous' Murder Suspect Wanted In West Virginia Could Be Hiding Out In DMV: Sheriff A Montgomery County man wanted for murder in West Virginia could be hiding out in the DMV region, authorities are cautioning. Montgomery Village resident Arnold Johnson III, 19, is wanted in connection to the death of 21-year-old Morgantown native Rashad Malik Alton in West Virginia earlier this month. According to the Monongalia County Sheriff's Office, shortly before 1:45 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, deputies were called to a shooting reported on Mountain Valley Drive, where they found Alton suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to an area hospital, where he later died, and Johnson…
Carjacker Struck Vehicle, Lexus Owner Killed During Virginia Altercation: Police (UPDATED) Carjacker Struck Vehicle, Lexus Owner Killed During Virginia Altercation: Police (UPDATED)
Carjacker Struck Vehicle, Lexus Owner Killed During Virginia Altercation: Police (Updated) A man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries over the weekend after being run over by his own vehicle while attempting to prevent a carjacking in Prince William County, police say. Officers were called to the Oasis at Montclair Apartment Complex on Stedham Circle in Dumfries shortly before 7 p.m. on Saturday to investigate a reported hit-and-run. According to a spokesperson from the Prince George's County Police Department, 37-year-old Vasquez Galvan was approached by an unknown suspect while he was outside of his gold Lexus SUV. During that encounter, the wanted man got into the …
Dancing BMW Driver Hanging Out Of Sunroof Busted For Second DUI In North Stafford, Sheriff Says Dancing BMW Driver Hanging Out Of Sunroof Busted For Second DUI In North Stafford, Sheriff Says
Dancing BMW Driver Hanging Out Of Sunroof Busted For Second DUI In North Stafford, Sheriff Says A 26-year-old man having a dance party in a BMW made it easy for deputies from the Stafford County Sheriff's Office to realize he was under the influence on Thursday afternoon, officials say. Stafford resident Nelson Sanchez Hernandez is facing his second DUI offense in five years after he was spotted dancing through an open sunroof of a BMW SUV on Courthouse Road near Dent Road in North Stafford. The incident began shortly before 2:15 p.m. on July 18, when the deputy saw Sanchez Hernandez and his passenger dancing in the streets. During the subsequent traffic stop, deputies say that&…
Would-Be Gun Store Robbers Wanted Following Failed Fairfax County Burglaries: Police Would-Be Gun Store Robbers Wanted Following Failed Fairfax County Burglaries: Police
Would-Be Gun Store Robbers Wanted Following Failed Fairfax County Burglaries: Police A group targeting gun stores in Fairfax County is wanted following a multiple incidents at separate locations earlier this month. An alert was issued by police on Friday as they attempt to identify and locate those responsible for attempting - and failing - to get into the stores. According to the Fairfax County Police Department, their spree began on Thursday, July 4, when officers were called to Dominion Defense on Fullerton Road in Springfield.  Upon arrival, they found shattered glass from the store window, though three suspects were unable to get in and fled before officers arriv…
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…
Virginia Teen Charged As Adults For Fatal Shooting Of 19-Year-Old In Maryland, Police Say Virginia Teen Charged As Adults For Fatal Shooting Of 19-Year-Old In Maryland, Police Say
Virginia Teen Charged As Adults For Fatal Shooting Of 19-Year-Old In Maryland, Police Say Two teens have been charged in connection to the fatal midday shooting of a 19-year-old Chillum man in Prince George's County earlier this year, authorities announced. Shortly after noon on April 10, officers were called to the 500 block of Chillum Road, where they found Carlos Hernandez-Ortiz suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was rushed to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead from his injuries. According to a GoFundMe campaign set up by his brother following Hernandez-Ortiz's death, "he was innocently shot from bullets that were intended for someone else."&nb…
Swim Instructor Accused Of Sexually Abusing Teen Multiple Times In Virginia: Police Swim Instructor Accused Of Sexually Abusing Teen Multiple Times In Virginia: Police
Swim Instructor Accused Of Sexually Abusing Teen Multiple Times In Virginia: Police The investigation into a swim instructor who allegedly sexually abused a teen on multiple occasions in 2022 has been arrested in Prince William County, according to authorities. Woodbridge resident Daniel Smith, 72, who was a former instructor at the Chinn Park Recreation Center, was arrested this week and charged with two counts of aggravated sexual battery following a probe into claims of abuse by a then-13-year-old. According to the Prince William County Police Department, in June, the investigation was launched when a teen came forward to report multiple incidents of sexual battery that…
Man Who Sodomized Boy Eight Years Ago In Virginia Captured In El Salvador: Police Man Who Sodomized Boy Eight Years Ago In Virginia Captured In El Salvador: Police
Man Who Sodomized Boy Eight Years Ago In Virginia Captured In El Salvador: Police A Virginia man who fled the country after allegedly sexually assaulting an 8-year-old boy over the course of nearly two years has been extradited back to the country to face charges, police say. Nelson Romero-Quijada, 54, made it nearly six years before being apprehended in El Salvador and extradited to Prince William County in connection to an August 2018 sexual assault investigation.  Detectives began to investigate a sexual assault in 2018 when the boy came forward to report that he had been abused in the 7900 block of Community Drive in Manassas between October 2014 and July 2016 b…
Ice Cold: Driver Gets Second DUI Years Crashing Into Machine Outside Stafford Business: Sheriff Ice Cold: Driver Gets Second DUI Years Crashing Into Machine Outside Stafford Business: Sheriff
Ice Cold: Driver Gets Second DUI Years Crashing Into Machine Outside Stafford Business: Sheriff Mischief managed. A 36-year-old man is facing his second DUI offense in 10 years after crash landing into an ice machine outside a Stafford County business, officials say. Eric McDonald had to be extracted from his vehicle after allegedly drinking and getting behind the wheel before a dangerous crash at the Valero at 620 Cambridge Street. According to a spokesperson from the Stafford County Sheriff's Office, shortly before 3 a.m. on Sunday, July 14, deputies were called to the gas station, where McDonald hopped the curb and "caused significant damage to the ice machine" on the side of the …
Man Wanted In Fredericksburg, Spotsy, Busted With Meth During Stafford Stop, Sheriff Says Man Wanted In Fredericksburg, Spotsy, Busted With Meth During Stafford Stop, Sheriff Says
Thomas Chaffin Charged For Possession Of Drugs In Virginia A Virginia man already wanted in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania counties tried to break bad and was busted with methamphetamine during a traffic stop in Stafford over the weekend, officials say. Locust Grove resident Thomas Chaffin, 30, who is no stranger to police, is back behind bars after drugs were discovered following the stop late on Saturday afternoon.  According to the Stafford County Sheriff's Office, shortly after 7:20 p.m. on July 13, a sergeant spotted Chaffin and conducted a traffic stop at McDonald's on Ferry Road, which were the beginning of the wanted man's concerns. …
'Definitely On Something:' Tipster Leads Deputies To Unruly Suspect At Stafford Wawa: Sheriff 'Definitely On Something:' Tipster Leads Deputies To Unruly Suspect At Stafford Wawa: Sheriff
Ryheem Perrin Arrested For Public Intoxication, Assault A man known to members of the Stafford County Sheriff's Office is back behind bars after picking a fight with a woman, pole, and one of the agency's deputies, officials say. Ryheem Perrin, 29, was "definitely on something," according to a witness, who tracked him from one business to another after he threatened a woman before being apprehended late on Wednesday afternoon following an incident at Wawa on South Gateway Drive in Fredericksburg. According to a spokesperson from the sheriff's office, the call came in shortly before 6:30 p.m.on July 10, when the tipster advised that there was a d…
Firefighters Injured Battling Blaze On Loudoun County Porch Firefighters Injured Battling Blaze On Loudoun County Porch
Firefighters Injured Battling Blaze On Loudoun County Porch Two firefighters suffered minor injuries battling a house fire on Thursday morning in Virginia, officials say. Loudoun County Fire and Rescue crews were called to a reported structure fire in the 200 block of Edwards Ferry Road NE in Leesburg at approximately 11 a.m. on July 11. Upon arrival, firefighters were met with smoke showing and fire on the porch, which was quickly extinguished by first responders. According to a spokesperson for the agency, two firefighters sustained minor injuries during the incident. No other injuries were reported. The incident is now being investigated by the…
Virginia Man Busted On Child Porn Charges, Police Say Virginia Man Busted On Child Porn Charges, Police Say
Virginia Man Busted On Child Porn Charges, Police Say A 27-year-old man is facing child porn charges in Loudoun County following what police described as "an extensive investigation" in Leesburg. Henri Benitez Ramirez was hit with seven counts of possession of child porn following his arrest in Virginia on Tuesday, authorities announced. On July 9, detectives from the Leesburg Police Department arrested Benitez Ramirez and executed a search warrant at a home in the 100 block of Halifax Place SE after receiving a cyber tip about possible child porn being accessed. Benitez Ramirez was arrested without incident and taken to the Loudoun…
Man Exposed Himself, Made Inappropriate Gestures To Shoppers At Virginia Store, Police Say Man Exposed Himself, Made Inappropriate Gestures To Shoppers At Virginia Store, Police Say
Man Exposed Himself, Made Inappropriate Gestures To Shoppers At Virginia Store, Police Say Some shoppers at TJ Maxx in the Potomac Mills shopping center in Woodbridge were treated to an eyeful when a man allegedly exposed himself and made crude gestures, according to the Prince William County Police Department. Officers were called to the store shortly before 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 6 to investigate reports of indecent exposure involving 28-year-old Douglas Edward Boomer, who put on a show for customers. According to investigators, Boomer was spotted by security exposing himself and making the inappropriate gestures. He was found in the store and detained without further incide…
Man Accused Of Threatening To Shoot Woman Hiding In Target Parking Lot: Stafford Sheriff Man Accused Of Threatening To Shoot Woman Hiding In Target Parking Lot: Stafford Sheriff
Troy Lovett Accused Of Threatening Woman Hiding Under Truck An allegedly intoxicated man who put the fear of God into a woman found hiding under a truck in a Target parking lot in Stafford County was apprehended over the weekend, officials say. Troy Lovett, 37, is facing multiple charges following a strange scene that played out over the weekend that began at Waffle House and ended with a woman assaulted and crouched under a truck in the Target lot.  According to the Stafford County Sheriff's Office, at around 4:40 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, first responders were called to the department store on South Gateway Drive, when a woman made an emergen…
Adult, Three Minors Charged In Connection To Series Of Thefts At Virginia ABC Stores: Police Adult, Three Minors Charged In Connection To Series Of Thefts At Virginia ABC Stores: Police
Adult, Three Minors Charged In Connection To Series Of Thefts At Virginia ABC Stores: Police An adult and three minors have been arrested in Fairfax County after a series of thefts at Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) stores across the region, police say. Since March, investigators from the Fairfax County of the Police Department have been probing a crew who have been targeting more than a dozen stores, stealing more than $72,000 in merchandise during their crime spree. On Monday, July 8, the agency announced that District resident Jomarice Evans, 27 was arrested following the investigation after he was linked to the thefts.  The thefts were reported between…
Carjacker Seriously Injured In Officer-Involved Arlington Shooting Facing Charges, Police Say Carjacker Seriously Injured In Officer-Involved Arlington Shooting Facing Charges, Police Say
Carjacker Seriously Injured In Officer-Involved Arlington Shooting Facing Charges, Police Say The man hospitalized in an officer-involved shooting in Arlington on Friday is now facing criminal charges, according to police. Mark Anthony Johnson-Crestwell, 30, who was hospitalized after being shot on July 5 is now being charged in connection to a series of vehicle-related offenses in the Roslyn neighborhood, authorities announced. His alleged series of crimes began at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Friday, when Johnson-Crestwell approached an occupied vehicle in the area of 19th Street North and Fort Myer Drive, when he unsuccessfully attempted to open the door by pulling on th…
Teens Connected To Stolen Jeep, Carjacking In Fairfax County Before Crashing In VA: Police Teens Connected To Stolen Jeep, Carjacking In Fairfax County Before Crashing In VA: Police
Teens Connected To Stolen Jeep, Carjacking In Fairfax County Before Crashing In VA: Police Two teens who went on a short-lived crime spree that started in Fairfax County and ended in Albermarle County when they crashed a carjacked car after their stolen vehicle became disabled, according to authorities. Shortly before 6 a.m. on Friday, July 5, officers from the Fairfax County Police Department responded to the Vienna Metro Station in the 9500 block of Salisbury Drive in Fairlee to investigate reports that a pair had stolen a Jeep Compass that was left unoccupied and running. Minutes later, there was a reported carjacking in the 8100 block of Porter Road in Merrifield, when the sa…
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, …
Suspicious Suspect Assaulted Arresting Officer In Virginia Parking Lot, Police Say Suspicious Suspect Assaulted Arresting Officer In Virginia Parking Lot, Police Say
Suspicious Suspect Assaulted Arresting Officer In Virginia Parking Lot, Police Say Chevron Romarierz Harris set off a special kind of fireworks on the Fourth of July when he assaulted an officer attempting to arrest him in Prince William County, police say. Harris, 36, is facing multiple charges following an explosive incident on Thursday afternoon in the 7400 block of Moss Lane in Manassas when officers spotted a suspicious vehicle. According to the Prince William County Police Department, at around 12:30 p.m. on July 4, officers saw Harris park a vehicle in a parking space, where they suspected he was in possession of drugs. Police say that when they attempted to detai…
Carjacker Suffers 'Serious Injuries' In Officer-Involved Virginia Shooting, Police Say Carjacker Suffers 'Serious Injuries' In Officer-Involved Virginia Shooting, Police Say
Carjacker Suffers 'Serious Injuries' In Officer-Involved Virginia Shooting, Police Say A carjacking suspect in Arlington suffered serious injuries after being struck during an officer-involved shooting on Friday, police say. The Arlington County Police Department says that a Metro Transit officer was involved in a shooting following a series of carjackings in the Roslyn area. Following the shooting, the carjacking suspect was treated and rushed to an area hospital with what were described as serious injuries. According to police, as of 12:15 p.m. on July 5, there were no suspects at large related to the incident, which remains under investigation. This is a developing story…
Fourth Of July Shooting Under Investigation In Stafford County, Sheriff Says Fourth Of July Shooting Under Investigation In Stafford County, Sheriff Says
Fourth Of July Shooting Under Investigation In Stafford County, Sheriff Says A Fourth of July shooting is under investigation in Stafford County after a man and several vehicles were struck by gunfire, according to the sheriff's office. Shortly after 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, deputies were called to a reported shooting on Anvil Road in Olde Forge to investigate reports of shots fired. Officials say that upon arrival, they found multiple shell casings and several vehicles damaged by bullets. A man also suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment and evaluation of what were described as non-life-threatening injuries. The…
Concrete-Wielding Woman Assaulted Arresting Officers In Virginia, Police Say Concrete-Wielding Woman Assaulted Arresting Officers In Virginia, Police Say
Concrete-Wielding Woman Assaulted Arresting Officers In Virginia, Police Say A woman caught red-handed holding a section of concrete she was reportedly throwing at vehicles is facing a host of charges following her arrest overnight, according to the Prince William County Police Department. Before midnight on Wednesday, July 3, officers were called to Pointer Lane near Portsmouth Road in Manassas, where there were reports of a woman throwing items at vehicles. Google Maps street view Police say that upon arrival, officers found Kimberly Sierra-Ovando, 20, in the intersection holding the piece of concrete, and she was not prepared to go down quietly. According…
Police K9, Helicopter Used To Search For Attempted Abduction Suspect In Virginia (DEVELOPING) Police K9, Helicopter Used To Search For Attempted Abduction Suspect In Virginia (DEVELOPING)
Police K9, Helicopter Used To Search For Attempted Abduction Suspect In Virginia (Developing) A police helicopter and K9 unit in Fairfax County were called in late on Wednesday afternoon as the department probed a possible attempted abduction, authorities say. There was a heavy police presence in the area of 10200 Main Street after 5 p.m. on July 3, as investigators looked into reports of an attempted abduction of an adult in the middle of the day. According to the Fairfax City Police Department, the suspect was described as a Black or Hispanic man wearing a white striped shirt.  It is believed that the suspect and victim do not know each other. Shortly before 6 p.m. on Wedne…
Police ID One Victim Killed In Fiery Double Fatal Crash Following Pursuit From MD To DC Police ID One Victim Killed In Fiery Double Fatal Crash Following Pursuit From MD To DC
Police ID One Victim Killed In Fiery Double Fatal Crash Following Pursuit From MD To DC The Metropolitan Police Department has identified one of the two men killed in a fiery crash during a police pursuit that spanned from Anne Arundel County and ended in Southeast DC on Tuesday, officials say. At approximately 12:15 p.m. on July 2, officers in Anne Arundel County working a specific detail targeting suspected "bank juggers" known for targeting their victims as they deposited or withdrew cash from area banks. Crash with entrapment and fire Southern Ave & 41st St SE. 2 vehicles on fire being extinguished jointly by @dcfireems & @PGFDNews. Sadly, there are 2 confi…
Fugitive With Ties To Northern Virginia At Large After Skipping Court Date In Maryland: Sheriff Fugitive With Ties To Northern Virginia At Large After Skipping Court Date In Maryland: Sheriff
Fugitive With Ties To Northern Virginia At Large After Skipping Court Date In Maryland: Sheriff A 24-year-old fugitive is at large after violating the condition of his monitoring after being released in connection to multiple offenses in Charles County. Anthony Kavon Brown, 24, who is no stranger to law enforcement with active felony warrants for armed robbery and illegal possession of a firearm, is wanted after failing to appear in court last month.  Following Brown's arrest for the robbery, a judge released him from the Charles County Detention Center on electronic monitoring; however, he ditched his court appearance on June 18 and has not been seen since. Brown has a lengthy …
Driver Who Sped Away From Sergeant's Stop At Stafford Wawa Wanted, Sheriff Says Driver Who Sped Away From Sergeant's Stop At Stafford Wawa Wanted, Sheriff Says
William Briggs Wanted For Eluding Arrest In Stafford County Recognize him?  The Stafford County Sheriff's Office has issued an alert as they attempt to track down a wanted Woodbridge man who was able to recklessly avoid his arrest. William Briggs, 36, is wanted for felony eluding, driving while revoked, improper display of a license plate, and driving an unregistered vehicle following an incident that played out over the weekend. According to a spokesperson from the sheriff's office, on Sunday afternoon, an officer on patrol at Wawa on Richmond Highway spotted an Acura with no front license plate head into the parking lot, leading to an a…
'Bank Juggers' Killed In Fiery Crash Following Police Pursuit From Maryland Into DC: Police 'Bank Juggers' Killed In Fiery Crash Following Police Pursuit From Maryland Into DC: Police
'Bank Juggers' Killed In Fiery Crash Following Police Pursuit From Maryland Into DC: Police Two were killed in a fiery crash during a police pursuit that spanned from Anne Arundel County and ended in Southeast DC on Tuesday, officials say. At approximately 12:15 p.m. on July 2, officers in Anne Arundel County working a specific detail targeting suspected "bank juggers" known for targeting their victims as they deposited or withdrew cash from area banks. Crash with entrapment and fire Southern Ave & 41st St SE. 2 vehicles on fire being extinguished jointly by @dcfireems & @PGFDNews. Sadly, there are 2 confirmed fatalities. A 3rd patient being transported by PG. #DCsBrave…
Men, Teens Arrested For Armed Robbery Involving Three Victims In Virginia, Police Say Men, Teens Arrested For Armed Robbery Involving Three Victims In Virginia, Police Say
Men, Teens Arrested For Armed Robbery Involving Three Victims In Virginia, Police Say Two men and three teens are all facing charges following a violent assault of three people, including a 19-year-old woman, over the weekend in Prince William County, police say. Shortly after 12:40 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, officers were called to a home in the 14600 block of Ponderosa Court in Woodbridge to investigate a robbery that had three victims, two 19 year olds and a 17-year-old boy.  According to the Prince William County Police Department, the three were inside the house with their five future assailants when three of them took out guns and assaulted the minor. Police say …
Man Accused Of Abducting, Assaulting Family Member During Domestic Dispute In Virginia: Police Man Accused Of Abducting, Assaulting Family Member During Domestic Dispute In Virginia: Police
Man Accused Of Abducting, Assaulting Family Member During Domestic Dispute In Virginia: Police A domestic dispute that turned physical in Prince William County landed a 43-year-old man behind bars after he allegedly assaulted a family member, police say. Christian Arce Manalansan was arrested on July 1 following a pair of arguments that got out of hand in a Bristow home on July 1, according to officials. Officers were called at around 5:45 p.m on Monday afternoon to the 10200 block of Spring Iris Drive, where there was a reported incident involving Manalansan and a 43-year-old woman. During the encounter, police say that Manalansan refused to let the woman leave the room b…
Teens Arrested For Fatal Double Drive-By Shooting In Virginia: Police (UPDATED) Teens Arrested For Fatal Double Drive-By Shooting In Virginia: Police (UPDATED)
Teens Arrested For Fatal Double Drive-By Shooting In Virginia: Police (Updated) Two teens have been arrested following a double shooting in Fairfax County on Saturday morning that left one minor dead and a second hospitalized. 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 teens suffering from gunshot wounds. Investigators say that the two teens were walking together in the area when a vehicle pulled up, approached them, and suspects began firing at them. A 16-year-old was struck in the lower body, and a 14…