Police release name of accident victim
Prince William police on Friday released the name of the man who was killed in an accident Wednesday night on Dumfries Road.
Charles Ray Gamble Jr., 39, of 12164 Penderview Lane in Fairfax, died when his Jeep rolled over as he ran from police who were attempting to make a traffic stop, said Detective Dennis Mangan, Prince William police spokesman. Alcohol was a factor in the accident, Mangan said Friday.
The delay in releasing Gamble’s name was due to delays in locating his relatives, who live in Nashville, Tenn.
Man injured after driving vehicle into tree
A Manassas Park man was hurt at 11:49 a.m. Monday in a one-car accident on Sudley Road near Gypsum Hill Estates, Detective Dennis Mangan, Prince William police spokesman, said Friday.
Darryl Pennington, of 200 Old Centreville Road, drove his 1994 Dodge Caravan down an embankment and into a tree approximately 120 feet east of Shelter Lane, Mangan said.
Pennington was taken by helicopter to a hospital, but police did not say which one. He is “doing better,” Mangan said.
Alcohol and speed were not factors in the accident, police reported.
Man struck, robbed outside Bob Evans restaurant
A man was robbed of his address book and check book as he was leaving the Bob Evans restaurant at 10440 Smoketown Road in Woodbridge on Friday at 1 a.m., said Detective Dennis Mangan, Prince William police spokesman.
The robber apparently struck the man several times and ran off, Mangan said.
Man hit with crow bar at Wal-Mart
A 19-year-old man was struck across the back of the head with a crow bar in the parking lot of the Worth Avenue Wal-Mart in Woodbridge on Thursday at 10 p.m., Detective Dennis Mangan, Prince William police spokesman said Friday.
The assailants fled in a four-door sedan.
After being struck, the victim ran to the AMC movie theater in the Potomac Mills mall and called police.
Multimedia equipment taken from Woodbridge home
Multimedia equipment was stolen from a home in the 3200 block of Gina Place in Woodbridge between 7:30 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Detective Dennis Mangan, Prince William police spokesman, said Friday.
The basement door in the rear of the home was pried open. The total value of items stolen or broken, including damage done to the door, equal $500.
Sales trailer burglarized in Manassas
A Beezer Homes sales trailer at a development in the 10400 block of Godwin Drive in Manassas was burglarized between Nov. 16 at 6 p.m., and Nov. 17 at 10:50 a.m., Detective Dennis Mangan, Prince William police spokesman, said Friday.
The burglars, who entered through the back door, took trash cans, cordless phones, a fax machine, a file drawer, cookies and a camera. The items were valued at $375.