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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.

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run

Crash – Fatality – Hit & Run – On December 22nd at 7:11PM, investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit responded to the area of Occoquan Rd and Vineyard Way in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a crash involving a pedestrian. The investigation revealed that a pedestrian was crossing Occoquan Rd near the intersection of Vineyard Way at the same time the driver of an unknown vehicle was traveling north bound on Occoquan Rd. The driver of the vehicle struck the pedestrian and left the scene prior to police arrival. The pedestrian, an adult male, died at the scene as a result the injuries sustained during the collision. Investigation continues.

Keep your pets safe during the holidays

Pets are a part of the family and when they become ill or injured it is upsetting and traumatic for pet owners. To keep your pets safe during the holiday season and to avoid a trip to the veterinarian or worse, follow these simple tips: • Many holiday plants can lead to health problems in pets. Among the plants to keep out of reach are holly, mistletoe, poinsettias and lilies.

Safety tips for the holidays

Christmas trees and decorations add to the holiday spirit, yet, pose the risk of fire and injury to many, especially children. Holiday plants such as mistletoe, holly, lilies and daffodils may enliven a room but they are poisonous to humans and pets. When displaying these types of plants, place them in locations that can be admired from a distance by all, yet, unattainable to children and pets.

Court of Appeals upholds Harmon-Wright conviction

Daniel Harmon-Wright
Daniel Harmon-Wright remains in prison for the shooting death of Patricia A. Cook on Feb. 9, 2012.

Speed limit increase set for I-64 in Albemarle County

Heading to Albemarle? 12-mile section between Crozet and U.S. 29 will see 70 mph limit this week

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