CRIME & SAFETY
Father keeps hope alive while searching for missing son
CHARLES COUNTY, Md. — Saturday will mark two weeks since anyone has reported seeing Jamell Leeheung II and two weeks of his family trying to make any sense of the mystery around his disappearance. "He was a good husband. A good guy," said his father Jamell Leeheung I. "Old...
Virginia Man Sentenced For Killing Mother After Breakfast Fight In Indian Head
Norfolk resident Bandon Kiah Slade, 29, was found guilty following a three-day trial of murder, assault and other offenses in connection to the death of his mother, Lenora Coates-Slade, whose body was found stabbed to death with a plastic bag wrapped around her head in the family's garage three years ago.
Weekly Safety Report: Robbery, Fatal Crash, Abduction, and Assault Raise Concerns in Woodbridge, Virginia
This week in Woodbridge, Virginia, several incidents occurred that raised concerns about safety in the area. These incidents include a robbery and carjacking during a shoe sale, a fatal crash on Interstate 95, a man losing control of his vehicle and striking a tree, an abduction and attempted assault of a woman, and a man exposing himself and attempting to disarm an arresting officer.
3 students charged after fight at Patriot High School
NOKESVILLE, Va. (DC News Now) — Three high school students were arrested for attacking another student earlier Wednesday morning. A school resource officer at Patriot High School on Kettle Run Road was made aware of a fight around 7:40 a.m. A 14-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy were in the school’s common area before the […]
School Resource Officer Assaulted At Thomas Stone High School
WALDORF, Md. – On December 8 at12:08 p.m., a school resource officer at Thomas Stone High School was assisting a school administrator with a student who was in the administrator’s office and acting disorderly relating to an argument they were having with another student. The SRO was in...
Patriot High School student injured, juvenile arrested in hit-and-run near school
BRISTOW, Va. (7News) — A Prince William County high school student was injured and a juvenile was arrested after a hit-and-run near a middle school on Monday, police said. In a letter to the community, Patriot High School Principal, Dr. Michael Bishop announced that a student was struck by a car near Marsteller Middle School in Bristow. Bishop explained that some students were witnesses to the incident.
Police file more charges against 15-year-old, including stealing a gun and a car from Potomac Mills
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — A teenager accused of shooting at homes in Prince William County is now facing even more charges after police say he stole a car and a gun just two days before the shooting. According to the Prince William County Police Department, the 15-year-old boy...
Two Arrested During Traffic Stop After Police Discover Loaded Firearm
Wagswoofs – In Waldorf, Maryland, on December 5th at 4:20 p.m., the Neighborhood Enforcement Team officers conducted a traffic stop in the 2200 block of Crain Highway. As they approached the vehicle, the officers immediately noticed a powerful smell of cannabis. During the investigation, it was discovered that the...
‘Enjoy That Little Nap?’: South Carolina Deputy Charged After Knocking Out Black Man In Arrest Caught on Camera
A South Carolina representative is calling for the US Department of Justice to launch a probe into the Charles County Sheriff’s Office after a deputy assaulted his client. Rep. Marvin Pendarvis, who is also an attorney, is representing Rashard Keithan Duncan, whom 39-year-old James Carter allegedly assaulted, WCIV reported.
Weekly Safety Report: Wanted Felon Receives Additional Felonies and Hit and Runner Found in Fredericksburg, Virginia
Two incidents occurred in Fredericksburg, Virginia this week. In the first incident, a 40-year-old felon was stopped by a deputy at a Wawa for an inactive vehicle registration. The driver, Johnny Martin Jr., admitted to having a suspended license and prior convictions for driving while suspended, but failed to mention that he was wanted in Stafford. In the second incident, a wanted man attempted to flee from an auto accident but was quickly located by a deputy. The suspect, Michael Louis, had a history of fleeing from crash scenes.
Spotsylvania woman charged with DUI after vehicle crash
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – A Spotsylvania woman found herself behind bars after a Thursday afternoon traffic crash. According to a media release on the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) Facebook page, the incident occurred on December 7th.
Fire breaks out at a townhouse in Lorton
A firefighter is being treated for injuries. No one inside the home was hurt.
Triangle man dies in apparent suicide on I-95 in Woodbridge
A 69-year-old Triangle man stepped into the path of a tractor-trailer Wednesday morning in an apparent suicide on Interstate 95 in Woodbridge. State police say a black Toyota Tundra pulled to the shoulder of I-95 at the 158 mile marker near Opitz Boulevard at 9:06 a.m. The driver, Lloyd R....
The BayNet Weekly News: Charles County Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For The First-Degree Murder Of His Mother (December 8, 2023)
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Fighting Crime in Prince William County VA
Woodbridge VA- Prince William County police have arrested a suspect connection to the robbery that was reported to have occurred in the area of Gunsmith Ter. and Old Landing Way in Woodbridge (22191) on November 29. While investigating the incident, detectives determined the shoe transaction was a ruse used to lure the victim to the area where the suspects then robbed him. Detectives identified a 16-year-old male juvenile as the suspect who made the arrangements to meet and rob the victim. On December 1, following the investigation, the 16-year-old male juvenile, was arrested. The investigation remains active as detectives attempt to identify the other individuals involved in the incident. Arrested on December 1: [Juvenile] A 16-year-old male juvenile of Woodbridge Charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit a felony, Court Date: Pending | Status: Held at the Juvenile Detention Center Suspect Description: A black male, about 20 years old, approximately 5’11”, and right handed Last seen wearing a black mask and a black jacket with fur on the hood Armed Robbery | Carjacking [Previously Released] – On November 29 at 2:47PM, officers responded to the area of Gunsmith Ter. and Old Landing Way in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a robbery. The investigation revealed two 16-year-old male juveniles were in the above area conducting a shoe transaction when they were approached by an unknown man. During the encounter, the suspect implied he had a weapon and demanded property from both juveniles. The suspect then took the vehicle belonging to one of the juveniles and drove out of the area. No weapon was brandished by the suspect, only implied. While driving the stolen vehicle, the suspect rearended a Prince William County Public Schools bus stopped at the intersection of Rippon Landing Way and Blackburn Rd. The suspect then fled on foot prior to police arriving in the area. The bus driver was the only occupant on the bus at the time of the collision. No injuries were reported. A police K-9 searched the area for the suspect who was not located. Shoes and an undisclosed amount of money were reported missing.
Local Juvenile Charged in Armed Robbery and Carjacking Case in Charles County
A 17-year-old male has been identified and charged by the Criminal Investigations Division detectives in connection to an armed robbery and carjacking incident last month. The suspect is alleged to have threatened a car occupant with a firearm on Grouse Place, demanding the car keys. He initially fled on foot, but later returned to steal the car. In a separate incident, he reportedly stole a vehicle at gunpoint on Eagle Court.
Drunk driver crashes into Fairfax County police cruiser
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Va. (DC News Now) — Officials said that a drunk driver crashed into a Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) cruiser on Thursday. FCPD said that an officer had stopped to talk to a bicyclist on the side of Old Keene Mill Road near Huntsman Boulevard in West Springfield. The officer had noticed that […]