Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The Crossing Guard Bureau is part of the Police Department.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
On May 1, the Board of County Supervisors proclaimed May 2 to be Crossing Guard Appreciation Day in Prince William County. "During the school year, student pedestrian safety is the primary mission for the nearly 90 adult School Crossing Guards in Prince William County," police spokesperson Jonathan Perok said. "Every school day, these highly dedicated men and women are in the street protecting our children and training them in pedestrian safety." The Crossing Guard Bureau falls under the Police Department. “As the Crossing Guard program observes its 47th anniversary this year,” Chief of Police Charlie Deane said, “Prince William County is fortunate to have professional school crossing guards who, by temperament and training, are fully …
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Prince William County Police identified couple after violent incident this morning.
Editor's Note: Although Montclair is a neighborhood section of Prince William County, not far removed from Woodbridge, Woodbridge Patch published this piece due to extreme interest among its readership. Prince William County Police have identified the deceased couple from this morning's alleged murder-suicide incident in Montclair as Jennifer A. Bates, 38, of 8151 Erika Dr., Nokesville -- who was killed by her husband -- and Robert W. Bates, 42, of the same address. The couple were in the 15700 block of Widewater Drive in the Montclair area when they apparently got into a verbal argument. Bates' husband, Robert, pulled out a handgun after the incident escalated and shot Bates in the upper body. The husband then turned the gun on himself …
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Police update for Sept. 15.
Yesterday, at 12:20 p.m. a homeowner at the 14900 block of Alaska Road told Prince William County Police that he came home and reportedly heard noises from the back of his house. Apparently the screen from the kitchen window was off the track and a rear window was broken. Police said items in the homeowner's basement were out of place. The victim's neighbor said that an unknown man was seen knocking on the house earlier in the day. Despite the broken window and strewn items no entry appeared to be made and no items were reported as missing. Police are looking for a man described as being between 18-25, five feet, ten inches tall, 150 pounds with a thin build. The suspect is reportedly African-American with black hair and was last seen …
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Police are looking for two suspects in regards to a sexual assault case from Sept. 4.
Prince William County Police are asking for help locating two suspects wanted in regards to a sexual assault incident that occurred at the 13700 block of Jefferson Davis Highway on Sept. 4. The victim in this case, a 20-year-old Woodbridge woman, told police that she was standing near the back of the La Luna Restaurant when a silver Chrysler 300 pulled up to her. Out of three men in the vehicle, the victim recognized two men from earlier in the evening. She then got into the car with the men and went to the back of Jefferson Plaza. Two of the men allegedly prevented the victim from leaving the car, reportedly sexually assaulted her, hit her with a wooden board and stole her purse. Reportedly, one man pulled out a handgun and then two of …
Monday, September 6, 2010
Police updates for Sept. 3 - 6.
Prince William County police reported a few incidents of note in Woodbridge over the past few days. Notably, several serious crashes occurred in Manassas, Dumfries and Triangle. Police will be out in force today to make sure everyone is safe this Labor Day holiday. Police responded to the 7 Eleven located at 13304 Occoquan Rd. on Sept. 5 for a robbery. The victim told the police he was outside the store when a silver SUV pulled up, someone got out and punched him in the chest. Three other passengers in the car reportedly chased the victim across the street and took personal property before running from the scene. No descriptions of the attackers are available at this time. A homeowner at the 1900 block of Warren Drive reported to police …
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Incident Report for Aug. 31.
Prince William County Police responded to a sexual assault call at the 6100 block of Oust Drive in Woodbridge yesterday. A 31-year-old Woodbridge woman was allegedly held against her will and raped by a known acquaintance. After she escaped, she was able to call police and identify her attacker. Jimmy Arturo Galan Sotello, 31, of 6105 Oust Ln. in Woodbridge, the accused, was arrested in conjunction with this case and has been charged with rape and abduction. Another unlawful video taping incident has occurred in Woodbridge, this time at the Potomac Mills Mall. The accused, Mark Jeffrey Lebel, 36, of 5825 Ruxton Dr. in Woodbridge, is charged with three counts of unlawful taping. Allegedly, Lebel was using an electronic pen camera to take …