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Are Your Kids Safe in Your Car?

​Last year, the Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue checked 1,452 car seats and found that about 80 percent of them were installed incorrectly. “Out of 1,452 only 300 and change were right,” said Bob Wall, a public education coordinator for the Department of Fire and Rescue. While it’s clear that people are not using their child safety seats correctly, Wall said it’s easy for them to learn how to do better. “A lot of people don’t even realize that their child safety seats are wrong.”

Police reports: 01-06

**INCIDENTS** Crash – Fatality – On December 25th at 10:15PM, investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit responded to the 10300 block of Burwell Rd in Nokesville to investigate a single vehicle crash. The investigation revealed that the driver, and only occupant, of a 2013 Hyundai Elantra was traveling southbound on Burwell Rd when the vehicle left the roadway, struck a tree, and then an embankment before striking a second tree. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was partially ejected. The driver was flown to an area hospital where he died on January 3rd. Alcohol, drug use, and speed are not factors in this crash.

In Culpeper,freezing rain may make driving hazardous overnight

Motorists should monitor weather, road conditions before traveling during storm.

Culpeper teen faces robbery and use of a firearm in committing a felony charges

Culpeper teen faces felony robbery charges, caught in Yowell Meadow Park.

Police Reports: 01-03

**INCIDENTS** Armed Robbery – On January 1st at 11:08PM, officers responded to Bronson Ct in Woodbridge to investigate a robbery. The victim, a 20-year-old man of Woodbridge, reported to police that he was delivering pizza to a residence in the above area when he was approached by three unknown men. One of the men displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s property.

Weatherwise in Culpeper :Icy road conditions tonight, early Friday

Be mindful of messy street conditions. VDOT crews will respond to snow, wind, low temperatures in Central Va.

Police reports: 01-02

**INCIDENTS** Aggravated Malicious Wounding | Shooting – On January 1st at 2:14AM, officers responded to Shiloh Ct in Manassas to investigate a shooting. Officers arrived in the area and located the victim, a 31-year-old man of Manassas, on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The investigation revealed that the victim and a known male acquaintance were involved in a verbal altercation inside a home in the above area. The argument proceeded outside of the residence and escalated. During the encounter, the accused retrieved a shotgun and shot the victim in the leg.

Cat in Woodbridge found to have rabies

A cat found December 20, near Powells Landing Circle in Woodbridge, has tested positive for rabies. The young adult cat had gray fur and appeared to have an injured leg. Prince William Health District asks anyone who may have come in contact with a cat acting strangely to contact the Health District at 703-792-5363, or the Prince William Animal Control Division, at 703-792-6500.

Police reports: 12-31

**INCIDENTS** Commercial Burglary – On December 30th at 11:11AM, officers responded to the Voz Profetica to the Nations located at 4349 Ridgewood Center Drive in Woodbridge to investigate a burglary. An employee reported to police that the burglary occurred between 7:30PM on December 29th and 9:45AM on December 30th. There were no signs of forced entry to the business. Entry is believed to have been made through an unsecure door. Several computers, valued around $1700, were reported missing.

Police reports: 12-30

**INCIDENTS** Crash – Fatality – On December 11th at 4:22PM, investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit responded to the area of Jefferson Davis Hwy and Neabsco Rd in Woodbridge to investigate a pedestrian involved crash. The investigation revealed that a pedestrian was crossing Neabsco Rd just down from the intersection with Jefferson Davis Hwy when, for an unknown reason, he changed directions in the middle of the roadway and began walking towards the intersection. At the same time, the driver of a 2010 Ford F-150 was traveling eastbound on Cardinal Dr approaching the same intersection. The driver had a green light to proceed across the intersection from Cardinal Dr onto Neabsco Rd. As the vehicle crossed over the intersection, the driver struck the pedestrian in the roadway.

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