String of vandalism plagues city vehicles

The Manassas and Manassas Park police departments are investigating a series of weekend car vandalisms with remarkably similar characteristics.

Manassas police believe the vandals who broke the driver’s side mirror off 11 cars and smashed some windows are the people who did the same in Manassas Park, Sgt. Marc Woolverton, Manassas police spokesman said Tuesday.

All of the vandalisms in both jurisdictions involved driver’s side mirrors being broken off; some windows were also smashed in Manassas.

The Manassas vandalism occurred between Sunday and Monday during the middle of the night in different neighborhoods throughout the city.

The crimes occurred in the 8800 block of Olde Mill Run, the 9500 block of Park Street, the 10500 block of Manor View Place, the 10200 block of Battlefield Drive, the 9400 block of Beauregard Street, the 8700 block of Barnett Street and the 8700 block of Peabody Street, according to Woolverton.

Police do not know what the vandals used to break the mirrors.

Only one incident in Manassas Park occurred Saturday, Sgt. Karen Barton, Manassas Park police spokeswoman said Tuesday. All of the others occurred between the same hours between Sunday and Monday as the Manassas sabotage.

The driver’s side mirror of a 1997 Geo Metro was broken off between Sunday at 9 p.m., and Monday at 6 a.m., on Meeker Court, Manassas Park police said Tuesday in a press release. The damage is estimated at $200.

Additionally, a 1997 Dodge Caravan driver’s side mirror was broken off while the vehicle was parked on the same road between Sunday at 9 p.m., and Monday at 6 a.m., Barton said. Damage is estimated at $200.

On Lambert Drive, adjacent to Meeker Court, the driver’s side mirror was broken off on a 1999 Saturn between Sunday at 9:32 a.m., and Monday at 9:30 a.m. Damage to the Saturn is estimated at $150.

The driver’s side window of a 1999 Ford Escort was broken out in the 100 block of Cabbel Drive on Saturday between 3 and 8:25 a.m. Damage is estimated at $500.

“There were no witnesses. None of the complainants heard anything,” Barton said. “There was nothing disturbing in the neighborhood that would make anyone look out the window.”

Police feel fairly confident that the Manassas Park incidents are connected, Barton said. Barton said the Manassas incidents are likely connected as well. “I wouldn’t be surprised if they were linked,” she said.

Collective damages in Manassas are estimated to be $2,210; total damages in Manassas Park are estimated at $950.

Manassas Crime Solvers will pay up to $1,000 cash for information that leads to the arrest of the vandals. The 24-hour confidential tip line is (703) 330-0330. Anonymous tips may also be left at

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