Police briefs for Thursday, March 28

Mother charged after witnesses say she shoved stroller into glass wall

WOODBRIDGE — Police charged a mother with child abuse, Tuesday, after she shoved her baby’s stroller across a hallway at Potomac Mills mall, where it crashed into a glass wall, said Sgt. Kim Chinn, Prince William Police spokeswoman.

When the baby’s stroller hit the glass in front of a store, witnesses told police, the 11-month-old baby boy was thrown from his carriage into the wall where he bumped his head.

Rescue workers treated the baby, but his mother refused transportation to the hospital, Chinn said

Police arrested Lisa Jene Shavatt, 22, of 9723 Beech Place, Manassas, and charged her with child abuse. She was being held in lieu of bond, Chinn said.

Woodbridge man charged in strong-arm robbery

WOODBRIDGE — Police arrested a Woodbridge man after they say he robbed another man in a restaurant in the 13600 block of Jefferson Davis Highway on Monday between 11:30 and 11:50 p.m. said Sgt. Kim Chinn, Prince William Police spokeswoman.

The robber persuaded the 53-year-old victim to follow him to the lobby of the restaurant, where he assaulted him and took his wallet, Chinn said.

The robber took the man’s money from his wallet then threw the empty wallet back at him, Chinn said.

Later, police arrested James Washington, 42, also known as “Popeye,” of 13571 Jefferson Davis Highway, Apt. 59, and charged him with strong-armed robbery and being intoxicated in public, Chinn said.

Dale City teen charged with possession of drugs

DALE CITY –Police arrested an 18-year-old at his parents’ house at 4702 Kemper Drive, where they found 13 ounces of cocaine and a .32-caliber pistol and marijuana in his room, said Sgt. Kim Chinn, Prince William Police spokeswoman.

Police obtained a search warrant to search the teen-ager’s room, Chinn said.

Police charged Lee Dickerson with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm while in possession of a Schedule 2 substance and possession of marijuana, Chinn said.

Thieves break into three cars in Manassas

MANASSAS — Manassas police reported that three cars were broken into between Saturday night and Tuesday morning, said Sgt. Marc Woolverton, Manassas Police spokesman.

l Thieves entered a 1999 Isuzu Amigo parked in the 8400 block of Bracksted Lane between Saturday night and Sunday morning and stole two cellular phones, a wallet and 15 compact discs, Woolverton said.

l Thieves entered an unlocked 1986 Honda Prelude parked in the 8700 block of Devonshire Court sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning and stole a Sony AM/FM/CD player and 23 music CDs in a black case.

l Thieves entered a 1990 Ford Escort sometime between Monday and Tuesday morning and stole a Panasonic CD player, a book bag, an accountant’s book and the car’s hubcaps, Woolverton said.

The victim told police that the car was locked when he left it parked in the 8300 block of Stonewall Road, Woolverton said.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call Crime Solvers at (703) 330-0330. Callers do not have to leave their names or testify in court and may receive up to $1,000 reward for information that results in arrest.

— Keith Walker

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