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Police Reports; 01-31-14

**ARRESTS** Bank Robbery – On January 27th at 4:50PM, police responded to the BB&T Bank located at 13414 Dumfries Rd in Manassas (20112) to investigate a robbery. Employees reported to police that an unknown man entered the bank, approached the counter, presented a bag and demanded money.

Ice recreation: Area waters are unsafe

Although an attractive place to play, frozen ponds, lakes, rivers, and streams present unusual risks to everyone, including rescuers. The climatology in this area of the country rarely produces ice of the quality and thickness necessary for safe outdoor recreation. There are other unseen factors that make recreation on local ice more risky than in northern climates: Ice that is formed during a continuous, hard freeze, typical of northern climates, is much stronger than ice formed during temperatures that fluctuate above and below the freezing mark repeatedly.

Fatal crash update

The state police have issued an update after a fatal crash shut down I-95 southbound at Dumfries during the afternoon rush hour:

Transportation, defense on minds of PW members

On Jan. 15, state Dels. Michael Futrell (D-2nd), Scott Lingamfelter (R-31st) and Tim Hugo (R-40th) all took time out of their day to discuss their legislative agendas for Prince William County while fielding questions at their Richmond offices. State Del. Luke Torian (D-52nd) followed up the next day with a phone interview.

Police Reports; 01-24-14

**UPDATES** Homicide Investigation | Murder *ARREST – On January 23rd, detectives from the Homicide Unit were able to identify and arrest the suspect involved in the murder investigation of X which occurred at his home in Woodbridge on November 12th. Detectives were able to identify the accused after forensic evidence collected at the scene was analyzed.

Police reports: 1-23

**UPDATES** ​ Residential Burglary Series *ARREST – On January 17th, detectives from the Property Crimes Unit were able to connect ​A 47-year-old man of Woodbridge to a series of burglaries which occurred on Horizon Ct and Lost Canyon Ct in Woodbridge since October of 2013. In total, the accused has been charged in connection to seven burglaries in that area. The accused was recently arrested on January 15th (incident and arrest previously released) after a burglary in progress was reported at a residence on Horizon Ct.

Haymarket council rescinds fine against Tobias

The Haymarket Town Council voted to rescind the $250 fine it set against vice mayor Jay Tobias following his arrest for public intoxication on Haymarket Day after a local judge dismissed the Class 4 misdemeanor charge against him Jan. 2.

PWCS closed Thursday, Jan. 23

On Thursday, January 23 all Prince William County Public Schools will be closed--code green for employees--due to weather-related conditions in certain areas. SACC will not open. All scheduled activities are cancelled. Closing dates for grades and reports cards will be adjusted for recent closings and delays. Details to come.

Police reports: 1-21

**INCIDENTS** Strangulation | Domestic Assault & Battery – On January 17th at 7:28PM, officers responded to a residence on Graham Ct in Triangle to investigate a domestic. The victim, a 22-year-old woman of Triangle, reported to police that she and the accused, a known acquaintance, were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, the accused assaulted the victim and strangled her. Another resident of the home was able to intervene and separate the accused from the victim. The victim was able to leave the residence and contact police. Following the investigation, officers obtained warrants against the accused. Attempts to locate the accused have been unsuccessful. Wanted:

VDOT crews out in force across Culpeper District

Motorists urged to use 511 to check road, weather conditions before travel.

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