Thursday, September 6, 2012
A grand jury indicted Dennis Reed Dyer Tuesday on two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.
A grand jury indicted a Manassas Park man this week on allegations he abused two children who played on his tee ball team in the 1970s, Prince William County court documents show. Dennis Reed Dyer, 58, of Laurie Court, was indicted Tuesday in a Manassas courtroom on two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child. Dyer was arrested in April by Prince William County Police who say the suspect assaulted the victim sometime in 1978 when the victim was 6 or 7 years old. During their investigation, police discovered a second victim who said the former coach sexually assaulted him when he was 6 or 7 years old. Dyer is set to appear in court on Oct. 18 to enter a plea.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Investigators said $1,600 in firearms were taken from a home in Yorkshire, just outside of Manassas Park.
Police investigators said someone stole three firearms worth $1,600 from a home in the Yorkshire area of Prince William County Sunday. Prince William County Police responded at 12:38 p.m. on the 7800 block of McLean Street off Old Centreville Road in Manassas, not far from Manassas Park. Investigators said the suspect probably entered the home through a rear door, which had been forced open, sometime between 7 p.m Aug. 24 and 7 a.m Aug. 25, Prince William County Police reports show. Anyone with information is asked to call Prince William County Police.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The 1994 Honda Accord is the most stolen vehicle in 17 states.
Lock your car and keep valuables out of sight: It’s good advice for owners of all vehicles, but it’s particularly pertinent advice for Virginia owners of 1994 Honda Accords. The 1994 Honda Accord was the most stolen vehicle in the Commonwealth and across the country, according to “Hot Wheels,” an annual crime data report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau. It's more than a 10-year difference, but a 2005 Honda Accord that was parked in front of a home on Woodhue Drive, disappeared on Aug. 20, Manassas Park Police investigators said. The 10 most-stolen vehicles in Virginia are: The Honda Accord from various years also is the most-stolen car in 16 other states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Police said someone stole a 2005 Honda Accord sedan even though the doors were locked and the victim has the keys.
Manassas Park Police are trying to determine who is responsible for the disappearance of a silver 2005 Honda Accord sedan. The car was legally parked on Woodhue Drive, but disappeared between midnight and 9 a.m. on Aug. 20, Manassas Park Police reports show. The doors were locked and the victim has the keys. The car has Virginia plates JUR-5574 and is valued at $8,000. The National Insurance Crime Bureau released a list of the most stolen cars in 2011 last week. For last year, the most stolen car was a 1994 Honda Accord. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call police.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty for Tasheik Ashanti Champean.
A man accused of orchestrating a home invasion that ended in the murder of a heroic handyman from Manassas Park will stand trial in federal court this December. On Aug. 9, District Judge Anthony Trenga ordered that the trial for Tasheik Ashanti Champean, of Maryland, begin on Dec. 10. Champean is charged with conspiracy to violate the Hobbs Act, two counts of use of a firearm during a violent crime and three counts of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. Trenga further ordered that any motions in the case be filed by Oct. 12, and any hearing on the motions be held on Nov. 9. On Aug. 3, the Attorney General directed prosecutors not to seek the death penalty against Champean, according to a document filed by federal prosecutors …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Douglas Story faces up to 10 years in federal prison.
A Manassas man who federal prosecutors say is a white supremacist pleaded guilty Friday to possessing an illegal machine gun. Douglas Howard Story, 28, appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Claude M. Hilton and pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a machine gun, according to federal court documents. Story’s charges are in violation of the National Firearms Act and carry a penalty of up to 10 years in prison. There is no parole in the federal system. That sentence will be handed down on Nov. 2. Story was arrested in a Manassas shopping center off Sudley Road on May 30, 2012, where he met an undercover agent to pick up a semi-automatic AK-47 he’d previous paid the agent to modify into an illegal weapon. Story originally attracted the …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Virginia State Trooper Johnny Rush Bowman was fatally stabbed at his Manassas home nearly 30 years ago but police are now offering a reward for information, saying recent advancements in forensic testing could help solve the case.
Nearly 30 years after Virginia State Trooper Johnny Rush Bowman was fatally stabbed at his Manassas home, local law enforcement is offering a $50,000 award for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case. The Manassas City Police announced the reward Wednesday, saying advancements in forensic testing have identified new information regarding DNA found at the scene. The suspect left behind eyeglasses, a wig and a construction hard hat, according to information provided by Virginia State Police. Forensic evidence was originally submitted to the FBI Laboratory for testing in 1984. Additional tests were conducted in the late 1990s and again in 2010. “While this brutal attack occurred more than 25 years ago, we believe that …
Police said someone threw a landscaping brick and a rock at the house.
Manassas Park Police are trying to determine who threw stones at a house on Courtney Drive late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. Someone threw a landscaping brick through a ground floor bedroom window and threw a large rock at the front door, police said. The suspects didn't enter the home, but caused about $600 in damage, police said. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Manassas Park Police at 703-361-1136. Keep up with Manasass Park crime and other news by receiving the Patch email newsletter. Learn more here!
Monday, August 13, 2012
Someone stole a $300 dirt bike from a home just outside of Manassas Park.
A Yorkshire homeowner told police someone burglarized his home, taking a $300 dirt bike, Prince William County Police reports show. The victim said the bike disappeared from the Pinehurst Lane home just outside of Manassas Park sometime between 5 p.m. Aug. 7 and 1 p.m. Sunday. There are no signs of forced entry at the home, but it appears the thieves entered an unlocked attached shed, police said. No arrests have been made in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call Prince William County Police.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
A 16-year-old Manassas Park girl has been missing since July 22, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Authorities are searching for a Manassas Park teenaged girl, who has been missing from the city since July 22—about two weeks, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Jordan Ashley Cox, 16, is described as a white female, 5-foot-8 and 175 pounds. Her hair is blond and her eyes are blue. NCMEC lists her as an endangered runaway who may still be in the area, according to its website. The notice about Jordan can be viewed here on the NCMEC website. Anyone with any information is asked to call the center's tip line at 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE LOST)