Thursday, August 16, 2012
When officer's found the suspect's vehicle, the front bumper was in the back seat.
A Manassas Park man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and hit-and-run after police found the front bumper in the back seat of his car, Manassas Park Police reports show. Witnesses told police they saw a 2011 Ford speeding down Cougar Court just after 8 p.m. Sunday. Police said the driver lost control of the vehicle while making a U-turn, nearly striking a sedan before hitting a 2005 Toyota. The vehicle leftthe scene with the front bumper hanging off, but police later located the car on Lambert Drive where it was parked with the front bumper in the back seat, reports show. The 21-year-old told police he'd been drinking before he got behind the wheel. The suspect was taken before a magistrate court judge. He is …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
A Manassas Park man is accused of having nude photos of a 15-year-old girl.
Investigators arrested a 29-year-old Manassas Park man after they say he had nude pictures of a 15-year-old girl, Prince William County Police reports show. Michael Lee Talsma of Silver Meteor Court is charged with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, four counts of possession of child pornography and one count of using a communications system to facilitate certain offenses with a minor, according to police reports. The suspect and the 15-year-old were discovered Monday night at 10 p.m. in a car parked at the Lake Ridge Marina on Cotton Mill Drive in Woodbridge. An investigation revealed the two had met through a social media phone app and were involved in a relationship, police said. Detectives from the Prince …
Friday, August 3, 2012
The victim rode the bike to get a haircut; when he came out it was gone, police said.
A man getting his haircut in a Manassas Park shopping plaza had his bicycle stolen, Manassas Park Police reports show. It happened Tuesday just after 9 p.m. in the Andrew Drive Shopping Plaza when the victim rode up on his bicycle to get a haircut. When he came out of the business, the bicycle had disappeared, police said. The victim told police the bike was purchased at a garage sale for $20. No arrests have been made in the case. Want Manassas Park news and information in your inbox? Learn more about free newsletters here.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Three murder-suicides cases were reported in Fairfax, Arlington, Falls Church last week. Experts say such incidents are hard to predict
Three Northern Virginia murder-suicides in the last two weeks have left police and residents with many unanswered questions. Over the last two years, the number of murder-suicides in Virginia overall has dropped by 12 incidents: In 2010 there were 33 events that yielded 35 murders and 33 suicides, according to the Virginia Violent Death Reporting System. In 2011, there were 21 murder-suicides with 25 people murdered in the incidents. Marc Leslie, coordinator for the statewide reporting system, run under the Department of Health Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, said there is not enough data to say whether the number of murder suicides will decrease from 2011 totals; countywide numbers were also not available. But following the latest …
Police said the vehicle linked to the crime had a "smiley face" on the rear.
A Manassas Park man who police said struck the back of a car on July 21 and then left the scene was located and arrested later the same day. It happened at 8:30 a.m. on Swann Court when the driver of a white Honda with a "smiley face" on the back, struck the side bumper of another car and sped off without stopping, Manassas Park Police reports show. The investigating officer spotted the suspect vehicle later that day and questioned the suspect, who eventually admitted to being involved in the crash. He is charged with hit and run and property damage. He is expected to appear in court on Sept. 20. No injuries were reported in the crash.
Monday, July 23, 2012
The man's keys were also stolen, according to police reports.
A man who shed his shorts and went for a dip at Signal Bay Waterpark returned to his poolside chair to find his shorts and other belongings missing, Manassas Park Police said. It happened July 11 between 6:30 and 8:43 p.m. The victim told police he'd left the shorts containing his Verizon iPhone, wallet and keys on a lounge chair while he went for a swim. When he came back, everything was gone, police reports show. The area was searched but nothing was found. The missing items are worth about $470, police said. Officers gave the man advice on contacting the credit card companies and changing the locks on his doors. No arrests have been made. Want Manassas Park news and information in your inbox? Learn more about free newsletters here.
The gun turned out to be a BB gun, Manassas Park Police said.
A Manassas Park man faces gun charges after police said he pulled out a BB gun and cocked it at three people during a heated argument. Christopher Andrew Mentzer, 28, of Manassas Drive is charged with three counts of brandishing a firearm, Manassas Park Police reports show. It happened Wednesday around 11 p.m on Manassas Drive, during a dispute on among the suspect and three other people. At some point, the suspect pulled out a black handgun, cocked it, and pointed it at all three people, police said. The handgun was later determined to be a BB gun, investigators said. Mentzer faces charges in connection with two felony warrants from Prince William County: possession of a Schedule II narcotic and grand larceny. He remains in custody at …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Columbia Gas hasn't received any reports of its customers falling to the scam, but still wants to make them aware.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
From Columbia Gas Communications and Community Relations: Columbia Gas of Virginia wants to alert its customers, and the general public, to a nationwide scam designed to elicit personal information and account numbers through a bogus offer of an “Energy Credit offered by the Obama administration.” Utilizing personal calls, computer generated calls, emails and texts, social media and even door-to-door visits, scammers are offering gas and electric utility customers an “energy credit” to be applied to their utility bills and furnishing false bank routing and account numbers for customers to make a utility payment by computer or phone. Customers have to register for the credit by furnishing information including social security numbers and …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Police said someone put a glue-like substance in the locks at Yappie Cuttery.
An unidentified substance was found in a door lock at Yappie Cuttery on Manassas Drive Sunday, Manassas Park Police reports show. The substance was discovered shortly after 11 a.m. at the pet salon, which shares a building with a veterinarian practice and a grooming school. The "glue-type substance" placed in the lock rendered it inoperable and cost about $100 in damage, police said. No arrests have been made in connection with the vandalism.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
A Manassas Park man is one of 11 people arrested during an investigation at a Woodbridge motel on July 6.
Prince William County Police arrested a Manassas Park man and 11 others in connection with drug activity in Woodbridge. Brent Allen Davis, 26, of 148 Holden Dr. in Manassas Park is charged with possession of a schedule I or II narcotic [oxycodone],Prince William County Police reports show. Some of the 10 other suspects are from Woodbridge, Dumfries, Manassas, Washington, D.C., Springfield and Philadelphia, according to police. Other suspects didn't provide home addresses to police. The investigation took place at Quality Inn in Woodbridge. Police seized money, 1.5 pounds of marijuana and other various drugs during the investigation. Bond and court date information wasn't available on any of the suspects, police said. Editor's Note: The …