Friday, April 19, 2013
California man accused of forcing a 15-year-old to engage in sex for money at several Virginia hotels, Prince William County Police said.
A runaway teen from Maryland is home after police said a man helped her engage in prostitution at several Virginia hotels, according to Prince William County Police. Jamal Arris Thompson, 26, of 24th St. in Oakland, Calif., is charged with receiving money from prostitution, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, taking indecent liberties with a minor, procuring a person for prostitution and use of a communication device to solicit a minor. On Thursday, detectives with the county's special investigations bureau encountered a suspicious person near the Holiday Inn at 10424 Balls Ford Rd. in the Manassas-area, not far from Interstate 66. Officers later learned that the suspect was keeping a 15-year-old girl in a room at the hotel so she …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Photo of little girl from past Virginia race co-opted in viral fib.
Organizers of the annual Joe Cassella 5K in Great Falls are outraged a photo from their race was circulating as part of a hoax in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings Monday. "We would like to clarify that the picture circulating on the web and Twitter of a little girl wearing a Joe Cassella 5K bib claiming to have been killed at the Boston marathon is being used fraudulently," the Joe Cassella Foundation wrote on its Facebook page on Tuesday. The photo was used along with the claim that the girl in the picture, age 8, died while running in Boston in honor of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting victims. Prince William County Police dealt with a hoax of their own just after the Boston Marathon bombings. Read more here. The …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Man's claims of spotting an unattended backpack in Manassas came a day after Boston explosion killed three.
A day after a deadly bomb exploded at the height of the Boston Marathon, local police officers spent more than an hour investigating a report of a susciopus package at the Manassas Mall that turned out to be a hoax. Ian James Godbout, 32, of 12000 Coverstone Hill Cir No. 242 in Manassas is charged with falsely summoning the police and possession of a concealed weapon, Prince William County Police reports show. Officers were called at 11:33 p.m. Tuesday to Manassas Mall on Sudley Road after the suspect reported he found an unattended backpack near the mall entrance of Walmart. Godbout allegedly added that the package had been left unattended for more than an hour, police said. Numerous officers responded and searched the area but never …
Prince William County Police had to bust up a loud party in the Manassas area early Sunday morning.
Several Prince William County Police officers were apparently battered Sunday as they tried to arrest someone who ran from a party that got too loud. Javier Solano, 32, of 2921 Peyton Randolph Dr. No. 102 in Falls Church is charged with assault and battery on law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, escape without force and intoxication in public It happened at 1 a.m. on the 8200 block of Wycliffe Court in the Manassas area of Prince William County, reports show. Police were responding to complaints of a loud party when they spotted one of the party goers running from the crowd. Officers caught up with him and after a brief struggle, placed him under arrest, police said. Meanwhile, other party goers came outside and starting interfering …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Police said a Manassas man pulled out a machete after he crashed into someone's mailbox.
A man is accused of pulling out a machete and threatening two people who confronted him about a minor car crash Sunday, according to Prince William County Police spokesperson Jonathan Perok. Elmer Ernesto Espinoza Escobar, 39, of 8010 McLean St., is charged with attempted malicious wounding, brandishing a machete, hit and run and making threatening phone calls. Police were called regarding an assault at 5:31 p.m. Sunday near the 7400 block of Lake Drive in the Manassas area of Prince William County. There, two men a 32-year-old and a 48-year-old, told police that the suspect who they both knew, crashed into their mailbox with his car. When they confronted him about the incident, they told police he became angry, went and got a machete and …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Burglaries, assaults and other incidents that occurred in the Manassas area 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:
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The victim locked himself in a car to escape injury, according to Prince William County Police.
A Manassas man is wanted by area police after allegedly chasing an acquaintance with a large knife during an argument, Prince William County Police said. Hector Humberto Martinez, 36, is wanted for attempted malicious wounding and destruction of property. Two men were visiting a friend on the 8700 block of Linton Hall Road in Bristow on Sunday just before 9 p.m. when they got into a heated verbal dispute. During the dispute the suspect got a large knife and chased the victim, Prince William County Police Officer Jonathan Perok said. The victim locked himself inside a car to get away from Martinez, investigators said. The suspect caused $700 in damage to the car doors and driver side window while he was trying to get and get to the victim…
Police said a man dragged a woman off a main street and hit her with a blunt object.
Prince William County Police are searching for a suspect who attacked and abducted a woman who was walking along a Manassas-area street. It happened Sunday at 9:40 p.m. on the 10000 block of Portsmouth Road in Manassas. The 20-year-old victim told officers a man approached her from behind, covered her mouth and tried to drag her into a nearby alley, according to Prince William County Police spokesperson Jonathan Perok. The victim was hit on the head with a blunt object during the attack but managed to get away because her attacker fled and she started screaming. The woman suffered minor injuries. Police have a very vague description of the suspect who is described as a man with a medium complexion wearing a dark, long-sleeve shirt or …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The victims said the crimes took place over a course of nine months, according to Prince William County Police.
A Manassas-area man is accused of sexually abusing two young girls over a period of nine months, Prince William County Police reports show. Jose Felix Mayorga, 30, is charged with three counts of aggravated sexual battery and two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child, Prince William Police spokesman Jonathan Perok said. The Special Victims Unit of the department began an investigation into the crimes on Friday. According to police, the investigation revealed that the defendant abused both girls ages 15 and 13 between June 2012 and March. Mayorga's address is being withheld by Patch to protect the identity of the victims. Police said the the victims were acquainted with their attacker. Mayorga remains in custody at the adult …
Sunday, April 7, 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: