Police briefs for Tuesday, Dec. 4

Police arrest Lake Ridge man they say threw rocks, chair through window

DALE CITY — Police arrested a 31-year-old Lake Ridge man after he threw rocks and a lawn chair at a Dale City man’s house, said Detective Dennis Mangan, Prince William Police spokesman said.

The men were having an argument on the front lawn of a 32-year-old man’s house in the 4600 block of Dale Boulevard between 12:45 and 1:07 a.m. Monday, Mangan said.

When the Dale City man went in his house and locked the door, the Lake Ridge man kicked the door, threw rocks into the windows and threw a lawn chair at the door, Mangan said.

Police arrested Rigoberto Barahona Nolasco, of 3495 Belfry Lane, and charged him with breaking and entering to assault and throwing missiles at an occupied dwelling, Mangan said.

Estimated damage to the door and windows was $800, Mangan said.

Burglars find time to dine while committing crime

LAKE RIDGE — Burglars broke into a Ryan Homes business trailer in the 12900 block of Troupe Street between 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, said Detective Dennis Mangan, Prince William Police spokesman.

The burglars used a rock to break a window and enter the trailer where they lit a candle, ate a frozen dinner and drank a soda, Mangan said.

Damages were estimated at $220, Mangan said.

Men use beer bottle in assault at seafood eatery

WOODBRIDGE — Two men were arrested after they assaulted another man in the parking lot of a seafood restaurant in the 14500 block of U.S. 1 at 2:05 a.m. Sunday, said Dennis Mangan, Prince William police spokesman.

The two men approached the 26-year-old victim and hit him on the head with a beer bottle, Mangan said.

Police arrested Francisco Medrano, 21, of 12805 Rolling Brook Drive, Woodbridge, and Henry Moreno-Vrferrufino, cq 19, of Meadowland Road, Chantilly, Mangan said.

Medrano was charged with malicious wounding and Moreno-Vrferrufino was charged with assault, Mangan said.

County schools vandalized early Monday morning

WOODBRIDGE — Vandals broke nine windows at Elizabeth Vaughan Elementary School and six windows at Woodbridge Middle School between 12:45 and 7 a.m. Monday and vandalized the inside of the schools on York Avenue, said Detective Dennis Mangan, Prince William Police spokesman.

Damage to both schools is estimated at $4,200, Mangan said.

Anyone with information about this crime should leave an anonymous tip on the Prince William Crime Solvers tip line at (703) 670-3700, Mangan said.

Jewelry stolen from Triangle Street residence

TRIANGLE — Burglars entered a house in the 18600 block of Triangle Street and stole a safe with two bracelets, two necklaces and six rings, said Detective Dennis Mangan, Prince William Police spokesman.

The victims estimated the value of the stolen items at $782, Mangan said.

Acquaintance’s tip leads to arrest of Manassas battlefield rape suspect

SUDLEY — Police arrested a man they say raped a 39-year-old woman on Nov. 14 at a picnic area in Manassas Battlefield Park, said Detective Dennis Mangan, Prince William Police spokesman.

Police received an anonymous tip that the man’s car was parked in the 9700 block of Damascus Drive.

“Somebody who knew him turned him in,” Mangan said.

Police officers staked out the car and eventually arrested Jose Rene Lopez, 40, in a house on Damascus Drive, Mangan said.

The woman who Lopez is accused of assaulting told police that she met him at Fair Oaks Mall.

Lopez told the woman that he had some business to attend to in Manassas and she went with him in his 1989 Toyota sedan to a picnic area at the battlefield, Mangan said.

The woman told police Lopez raped her at the picnic area, Mangan said.

Lopez is being held in the Prince William-Manassas regional jail, Mangan said.

Manassas man attacked after giving two men a lift

MANASSAS — Police arrested two men Saturday at 6:45 p.m. after they choked a 28-year-old Manassas man and stole his car, said Sgt. Marc Woolverton Manassas Police spokesman.

The man told police he had given two men a ride to Manassas from his workplace in Fairfax. The victim was a casual acquaintance with one his riders and did not know the other, Woolverton said.

Lamont Jordan, the man’s acquaintance, asked repeatedly to borrow the victim’s car, but he refused, Woolverton said.

The three arrived at the man’s home in the 9000 block of Centreville Road and went inside, where Jordan attacked and choked the man, Woolverton said.

David S. Ferguson, the second rider and stranger to the Manassas man, intervened when he saw that the victim was about to pass out, Woolverton said.

The victim escaped, ran from his house and hid in his yard. The man told police he watched from his hiding place as his attackers took a pair of boots, a leather jacket, a pager, 200 compact discs and a component stereo system, Woolverton said.

The men left at 6:15 p.m. and the man went back inside and called police.

Police found Jordan inside the man’s stolen 1987 Honda Prelude parked at the Olde Town Inn at 9403 Main St. and found Ferguson in the City Tavern restaurant, Woolverton said.

Ferguson surrendered to police, but Jordan fought and police subdued him with pepper spray, Woolverton said.

Jordan, of 4425 Ringwood Road, Nokesville was charged with carjacking, malicious wounding, grand larceny and resisting arrest, Woolverton said.

Ferguson, 35, of no fixed address, was charged with grand larceny, he said.

Both are being held without bond, Woolverton said.

Three bicycles stolen from Village Skis and Bikes

LAKE RIDGE — Burglars smashed the glass door of Village Skis and Bikes at 12383 Dillingham Square and stole three bicycles sometime Nov. 26-27, said Detective Dennis Mangan, Prince William Police spokesman.

The estimated value of the GT Max, GT Power Surge and Banshee BMX bikes was $1,285, Mangan said.

Speakers, VCR, ring stolen from Birchdale Avenue home

DALE CITY — Burglars entered an unlocked house in the 14400 block of Birchdale Avenue and stole two Sony stereo speakers, a Sanyo VCR and a diamond ring, said Detective Dennis Mangan, prince William Police spokesman.

— Keith Walker

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