Police briefs for Thursday, July 25, 2002

Wreck claims man’s lifein crash; alcohol a factor

A 1999 Jeep Cherokee crashed into a field behind Yorkshire Elementary School in Manassas on Saturday, killing its driver.

Hugh Donald Kilby, 30, of Manassas was pronounced dead after his vehicle careened off the road, taking down three medium-size trees, according to Prince William County police. The car lost control when it hit a curb heading east on Yorkshire Lane.

Earlier, at approximately 2:07 a.m., an officer attempted to stop a 1999 Jeep Cherokee traveling at a slow rate of speed along Baker Street and Appomattox Avenue in Manassas. According to police, the vehicle sped away after the officer turned on his emergency lights. After a short while, the officer discontinued the pursuit. Investigators said both speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.

Lorton boyfriend charged

with assault, abduction

A 25 year-old female was assaulted Tuesday at 12:30 a.m. by her boyfriend, Christian Andre Green, according to Prince William police.

An emergency dispatcher received a 911 call with an open line to a home on the 2900 block of Seminole Road in Lake Ridge. The dispatcher told police that a heated argument could be heard in the background.

Upon arrival, officers attempted to make contact with the victim, but were unsuccessful. After speaking with neighbors, they learned that people were in the house. Officers heard a scream from inside and forced their way in.

Officers say that Green, 27, of Lorton was holding the victim against her will. He was charged with domestic assault, battery and abduction.

Cache of weapons stolen

from Dale City garage

A detached garage on the 13800 block of Spriggs Road in Dale City was broken into sometime between July 12 and Sunday, according to Prince William police Wednesday.

The lock on the garage was found broken. Several weapons were taken, including a .22 caliber revolver, a .22 Derringer, a World War II pistol, a snub nose chrome pistol, several rifles and a machete. The weapons were valued at $4,500. Three storm windows on the house were also broken into.

Shots fired near Home Depot, workers tell police

Employees of Home Depot on the 7400 block of Streamwalk Lane told Prince William police they heard shots fired into the garden center Sunday.

Officers found what appeared to be a bullet hole, but no bullet or fragment was found, according to Sgt. Kim Chinn, police spokeswoman, on Tuesday. Nobody was injured.

Power tools stolen from sewage plant trailer

Power tools were stolen from a construction trailer at the Mooney sewage plant on the 1800 block of Rippon Boulevard in Woodbridge sometime between Friday at 2:30 p.m. and 5:50 a.m. Monday. The tools are worth $6,000.

Young teens robbed while walking in Woodbridge

Two 14-year-old boys were robbed Monday between 12:30 and 1 a.m. in the area of Walnut and Pratt streets in Woodbridge, according to Prince William police.

The victims, both of Woodbridge, were walking when confronted by four suspects. One of the suspects asked for money and then reached into the pocket of one of the boys, taking a phone. The boys fought with the man until they got the phone back, according to police. At this point, two older men approached and instructed the suspect to leave, which he did.

The victims described the suspect as black, about 17 years old, with a thin build. He was wearing gray sweatpants, a dark T-shirt and a black ball cap.

Cash, jewelry stolenfrom Woodbridge home

A house on the 15300 block of Dunsmith Terrace in Woodbridge was broken into between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Monday, according to Prince William police on Tuesday.

The suspect gained entry through a sliding glass door. An unknown amount of cash and jewelry were reported missing. The value of these items is estimated at $3,000.

Microwave stolen from home under construction

A home under construction on the 5800 block of Rhode Island Drive in Dale City was broken into between Saturday and Monday.

A General Electric microwave valued at $450 was stolen.There was no sign of forced entry.

Man pinned by car at Dumfries store

A 31-year-old Manassas man was pinned between a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse and a 7-Eleven store at 10299 Dumfries Road on Sunday evening after being struck while using a pay phone

Police said that while the man was on the phone, the car drove over the sidewalk and struck him. The driver fled the scene in the vehicle.

Two rescue workers from Lake Jackson Volunteer Company witnessed the accident and gave police a description of the vehicle.

Police later arrested Alejandro Ruiz-Ortiz, 28, of Manassas. He was charged with felony hit-and-run and misdemeanor drunken driving.

Wheels, tires stolen from Battlefield Ford

Sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning, 16-inch wheels and tires were stolen from a 2001 Ford Mustang at the Battlefield Ford Dealership at 8980 Mathis Ave. in Manassas. The value of the missing items is estimated at $4,000.

The Manassas City Crime Solvers is offering up to a $1,000 cash reward for recovery of the items, or the arrest of the thief.

Manassas man charged with cocaine possession

A Manassas man was charged Saturday with felony possession of cocaine.

Jiminez Valentine Moralea, 35, of Manassas was arrested Saturday at 12:10 a.m. at Maxwell’s Pupuseria, 9043 Liberia Ave.

A security officer notified police after suspecting that Moralea was trying to use cocaine in the bathroom. The security officer took Moralea into custody and turned a plastic bag containing a white powder over to police. Moralea was held on a $1,500 bond pending a Sept. 19 trial.

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