Tuesday, May 14, 2013
About half of the funds needed for Ozzy's surgery have been donated since Sunday and a Manassas veterinary practice has agreed to do the operation for half the cost.
Volunteers have raised about half of the funds needed to operate on Ozzy, a West Highland Terrier, who was found seriously injured after escaping from his abductor last month in Manassas. Original estimates for the surgery on the dog's leg were as high as $6,000, but then that amount was reduced to $3,000, said Melissa Korzuch, president of the Prince William Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or (PWSPCA). Thankfully, the Veterinary Surgical Referral Practice in Manassas agreed to operate on the dog for about half the cost, Korzuch said. Ozzy's owner is responsible for about $1,600 and about half of that has been donated since Sunday morning, when the PWSPCA used Facebook to send the word out about fundraiser. Ozzy isn't up …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Ozzy, a Westie, needs $6,000 to treat injuries suffered when his mouth and legs were taped during a burglary in Manassas.
About $6,000 is needed to treat a dog seriously injured by a suspect who allegedly taped he and another dog's legs and mouths before throwing them in the trunk of a car. Ozzy, a West Highland Terrier, and his female companion were abducted April 17 from a home on Quail Run Lane, in the Manassas area of Prince William County following an alleged dispute between the victim and the suspect, authorities said. Ozzy was able to escape from the car near Thoroughfare Drive where he was found by a passing motorist and taken to an animal hospital. The dog is expected to survive, but suffered a serious leg injury that requires surgery, according to the Prince William Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PWSPCA.) The PWSPCA is trying …
Early-morning incident in parking lot Saturday, according to Prince William County Police.
Employees of a Manassas-area Chipotle faced a gunman early in the morning Saturday, according to Officer Jonathan Perok, a Prince William County Police spokesperson. Officers responded to the Chipotle parking lot at 9511 Liberia Avenue at 12:52 a.m. Saturday. No injuries were reported and no shots were fired. Employees told police they were leaving the business after closing and encountered an unknown man in the parking lot, Perok said. The man pulled out a handgun and pointed it towards the employees, but no threats were made. The employees ran to a nearby business and the man was last seen fleeing the area in a truck. The suspect is described as a white male, between 20 and 30 years old. He's approximately 6'3" and 180 lbs. The vehicle …
Friday, May 10, 2013
U.S. Marshals and Prince William County Police Street Crimes Unit locate accused in Washington, D.C.
Prince William County police have made an arrest in the investigation of a rape May 7 on Community Drive near Manassas. Lucas Balmoris Orellana Chicas, 34, of no fixed address, was charged with rape. A court date is unavailable and he is currently held in Washington, D.C., awaiting extradition. Chicas was arrested Thursday in D.C. through the cooperation of U.S. Marshals and the Prince William County Police Street Crimes Unit, according to PWCPD spokesperson Officer Jonathan Perok. The victim, 19, told police that she was in a residence with Chicas when he raped her. Following the assault, Chicas was confronted by a friend of the victim and an altercation ensued, Perok said. Chicas eventually fled on foot and a search by police was …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Manassas Park, Manassas City and Prince William County Police conducted the investigation this week.
Seven were arrested Thursday in a joint investigation conducted by officers from four law enforcement agencies. Manassas Park Police, the Manassas Police Special Problems Unit, the Prince William County Police Special Investigations Unit and the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted routine enforcement in all three jurisdictions this week. During the course of checking hotels and vehicles in the area, several arrests were made, according to a press release issued by Prince William County Police. The suspects are:
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Incident likely overnight Sunday or early Monday morning, according to Prince William County Police.
A Manassas area business reported a break-in Monday, according to Prince William County Police. At 8:58 a.m. on Monday, Prince William County Police responded to YMS Solutions at 10535 Crestwood Drive regarding a burglary. The door to the business had been forced open, according to police, but no property appeared to have been missing. The owner told police the burglary like occured between 4 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m Monday.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Prince William County Police say no injuries, no property damage reported.
Prince William County Police responded to reports of shots fired in the Manassas area on Monday night, according to police spokesperson Jonathan Perok. At 7:44 p.m. Monday, officers were called to the 11900 block of Coverstone Hill Circle. The caller reported to police that a large group was seen fighting in the area, according to Perok. It appears that someone in the group fired multiple shots during the fight. The group dispersed before police arrived, according to Perok. No injuries or property damage was reported. No suspects were located.
One animal dead; suspect charged with felony counts of animal cruelty and grand larceny.
Two dogs were restrained with duct tape in a burglary that police say began due to a relationship dispute, according to Prince William County Police spokesperson Jonathan Perok. One of the dogs was found dead and the other was injured, but has been returned to the owner. Arrested Monday, Khanh Hoang Hong, 44, of 7567 Quail Run Lane, is charged with burglary, two counts of felony animal cruelty and two counts of grand larceny (animal). He is being held without bond and will appear in court June 13. According to police, Hong is accused of breaking into another home in the 7500 block of Quail Run on Wednesday, April 17. Police say Hong used duct tape to restrain the dogs' mouths and legs and put them in the trunk of his car. The homeowner …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Front door forced open, according to Prince William County Police.
The Prince William County Police is investigating an unusual burglary call over the weekend, according to police spokesperson Jonathan Perok. Officers were called at 10:26 p.m. Sunday for a burglary call in the 7500 block of Belle Grae Drive in the Manassas area. Entry appeared to have been made through the front door, which had been forced open, according to Perok. No property was reported missing, but the homeowner noted that items had been moved within the home. The homeowner told police that the burglary like occurred between 5:20 p.m. and 9:42 p.m.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Burglaries, assaults and other incidents that occurred in the Manassas area and Prince William County this week.
Incidents on this map are represented by block number, not exact addresses. For more information about the incidents referenced in this article, see: At Manassas Patch and Manassas Park Patch: At Woodbridge Patch: