CRIME & SAFETY
Weekly Safety Report: Robbery, Murder, Reckless Firearm Use, and Assault Shake Prince William County
This week in Prince William County, Virginia, several incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. These incidents included a robbery and carjacking during a shoe transaction, a reward offered for the arrest of a murder suspect, a man charged with reckless handling of a firearm after a game of Ding-Dong Ditch, and an assault and abduction case where the victim managed to escape. These incidents highlight the importance of remaining vigilant and taking necessary precautions to ensure personal safety.
Manassas Police searching for 2 suspects in connection with Dominion Square Shopping Center burglaries
MANASSAS, Va. — Police in Manassas are searching for two suspects in connection with a string of burglaries that occurred at Dominion Square Shopping Center early Tuesday. According to police, two people in black clothing forced entry into the rear of businesses in the shopping complex. Multiple burglaries occurred between 1 a.m. and 2:15 a.m.
Weekly Safety Report: Gunshots and Scooter Crash in Reston, Virginia
There were two incidents reported in Reston, Virginia this week. The first incident involved multiple gunshots fired near Snakden Branch Trail in the Glade area of Reston. Police responded to the scene after receiving several calls reporting the gunshots. One caller confirmed seeing a person firing the gun. The second incident involved a man who suffered life-threatening injuries in a scooter crash at Town Center Drive and Bowman Towne Drive. The man fell while riding the scooter and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Teen arrested for firing shots at Woodbridge homes
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — A 15-year-old boy was arrested Thursday in connection to shooting at two homes in Woodbridge. On Monday evening, officers were called to investigate shots fired at a residence on Kentmore Drive. The home was struck by gunfire and a black four-door sedan was seen fleeing the area, according to a press release. Officers also located shell casings on the road near the home. No injuries or additional property damage were reported.
Weekly Safety Report: Rising Crime and Tragic Car Accident Impact McLean, Virginia
Crime is on the rise in McLean, Virginia, prompting the Fairfax County Police Department's McLean District Station to take action. At a recent forum, station leaders discussed the increase in crime and the measures being taken to address it. Lt. William Arnest highlighted a rise in assaults in recent years, although he noted that crime averages had been affected by the pandemic.
'Wild Go-Getter:' 25-Year-Old Killed In Fauquier County Crash
Virginia State Police have identified the victim of a Fauquier County crash this week as a 25-year-old man.Chandler P. Povlsen, of Bealeton, was was heading south on Balls Mill Road near Rockdale Lane in Midland, in a 1994 Ford Ranger, when he crossed over the double solid yellow centerli…
35-Year-Old Speeding Driver Killed In PWC Crash: Cops
A 35-year-old man died at an area hospital days after crashing into a tree in Prince William County, authorities announced.Speed and possible impairment are believed to be a factor in a fatal crash that led to the death of Nokesville native Edward Wayne Mudd, Jr., who died from his injuries on Thur…
Arrest made for shooting in Sterling, police investigating others
One arrest has been made for the shooting in the parking lot behind the Milk & Honey Café at Dulles Retail Plaza in Sterling. Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office reported that a man was shot and seriously injured Monday around 6:30 p.m.
Victim Removed, Man Barricaded Inside Fairfax County Home After Domestic Incident (DEVELOPING)
Some residents have been advised to shelter in place in Fairfax County as police work to resolve a barricade situation on Friday afternoon.At around 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, officers from the Fairfax County Police Department responded to the 8100 block of McCauley Way in Lorton, where a man wa…
Police seek victims in massage parlor robberies
Detectives with the Fairfax County Police Department believe a man arrested for robbing a massage parlor in Seven Corners might be responsible for a similar case in Springfield two years ago and are seeking more victims. Tahir was taken into custody the same night and charged with robbery, strangulation, and...
Nokesville man dies following single-vehicle crash
A 35-year-old Nokesville man died Thursday, five days after he was injured in a single-vehicle crash on Davis Ford Road. The wreck happened Nov. 25 at 7:50 p.m. in the 5300 block of Davis Ford Road in mid-Prince William County. The victim, Edward Wayne Mudd Jr., was was traveling westbound...
Weekly Safety Report: Stolen Car and Dog Theft in Springfield, Virginia
Two incidents occurred in Springfield, Virginia this week. In the first incident, a stolen car led to the arrest of two individuals who resisted arrest. The altercation resulted in minor injuries to an officer. In the second incident, a French Bulldog named "Queen" was stolen from a home. The intruder attempted to take all three dogs but was unsuccessful, taking only Queen.
Public Safety - Week of December 1, 2023
Detectives from Tyson’s Urban Team thwarted another retail theft crew from Maryland. At approximately 4:45 p.m. on Nov. 27, detectives received a call from loss prevention at Sak’s Fifth Avenue for suspects actively involved in credit card fraud. Detectives quickly arrived and took the three men into custody. Detectives uncovered, through investigation, that the suspects successfully made purchases at Neiman Marcus for over $8,000 before attempting to use stolen credit cards at Sak’s Fifth Avenue without success.
Weekly Safety Report: Vehicle Rummaging, Vaping Incident, and Mail Thefts in Vienna, Virginia
The Vienna Police Department in Vienna, Virginia, has reported several incidents this week. These include a witness observing a vehicle occupant rummaging through another employee's vehicle at Westwood Country Club, a customer being banned from Panera Bread for vaping and becoming verbally aggressive, and multiple thefts from mailboxes in different blocks.
Man sentenced to 1.5 years for 2020 hit-and-run, reckless driving on I-495 in Fairfax County
FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (7News) — A man was sentenced Friday after being convicted by a jury for reckless driving on the Beltway in Fairfax County. 7News On Your Side has been covering how the Fairfax County Commonwealth’s attorney has been handling this case. This year, Fairfax County Commonwealth’s...
Police investigating stabbing in Woodbridge
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (DC News Now) — Prince William County Police Department (PWCPD) was investigating a stabbing that happened in Woodbridge Thursday afternoon. The incident took place in the 14300 block of Westminister Lane. A man was stabbed, but his injuries were non-life-threatening. PWCPD said the people knew each other. The situation was still being investigated […]