Police briefs for Tuesday, Jan. 29

County police charge Woodbridge man with burglary of Batteries Plus

WOODBRIDGE — Police arrested a 31-year-old man who they say is responsible for breaking into Batteries Plus on the 14200 block of Jefferson Davis Highway on Sunday night, Prince William police said Monday.

Jerry Tyrone Smith, 31, of 2812 Powell Drive in Woodbridge, was charged with burglary, grand larceny and destruction of private property in the burglary of Batteries Plus. Police said he smashed the glass out of the front door and took $184.30 in cash.

As Smith was leaving the store’s parking lot in his white Lincoln Towncar, two trucks were pulling in and later identified the car and its Virginia license plate to police. Police then identified Smith as the subject and arrested him.

While investigating the area around Batteries Plus, police discovered that Executive Beauty Academy of 14341 Jefferson Davis Highway also was burglarized. Two computer modems were taken by an intruder who smashed the glass front door, police said.

The bond amount and court date for Smith, who has not been named as a suspect of the Executive Beauty Academy break-in, were not provided by police.

Police charge Bristow man with assault on teen

WOODBRIDGE — A Bristow man has been charged with the assault and battery of a juvenile after punching a 14-year-old in the face at Potomac Mills on Saturday night, Prince William police said Monday.

Joshua Lee Chaffin, 18, of 13028 Bristow Road, approached three teen-age boys around 10 p.m. Saturday, tried to rip a necklace off the victim’s neck and then punched him in the face, police said.

Chaffin was later arrested and held in lieu of a $1,000 bond, police said.

Belmont man charged with destroying school property

BELMONT — Prince William police arrested a man they suspect drove in circles on a field at Belmont Elementary School on Saturday, police said Monday.

James M. Brandani, 18, of 907 Aldrich Place, was charged with destruction of private property and reckless driving on school property after he “did doughnuts” on the school’s field, causing more than $600 damage, said Detective Dennis Mangan, a police spokesman.

Police followed the tracks left by Brandani’s 1990 Dodge pickup to his home, two blocks from the school, police said. He faces a March 12 court date.

Police charge Triangle man with resisting arrest

TRIANGLE — A man suspected of pointing a gun at two 7-year-olds struggled with and ran away from police when they tried to arrest him Sunday afternoon but was ultimately detained, Prince William police said.

Floyd D. Bolding, 52, was arrested at his home at 19015 Queen Drive and charged with resisting arrest, assault and battery on a police officer and brandishing a firearm after jumping a railing and running from police, said Detective Dennis Mangan, Prince William police spokesman.

When the police tried to question Bolding about pointing a gun at two children, Bolding said that he was waving a BB gun. When police interrogated him further, he fled to the back of his house before police detained him, Mangan said.

Two men charged in wounding of Dale City man

DALE CITY — Prince William County police arrested two men they say punched a Dale City man in the head with either pointed brass knuckles or a set of keys early Sunday morning, police said Monday.

Police charged Tyler Poore of 5103 Leesburg Court with malicious wounding and Christopher W. Crum, 34, of 5826 Riverside Drive with brandishing a firearm. Police say they beat up a 25-year-old man at his Plainville Lane home.

The men were having an argument on the telephone before Poore and Crum attacked the victim shortly before 2 a.m., police said. Poore has been held in lieu of a $5,000 bond and Crum was released over the weekend. They face a March 11 court date, police said.

The victim received medical treatment at a local hospital and was released, police said.

Police charge Dale City man with grand larceny

DALE CITY — A man in possession of two stolen vehicles was arrested at his home at 14755 Dyer Drive, police said Monday.

Jason R. W. Smith was driving a stolen 1998 Honda all-terrain vehicle, taken from the 6700 block of Bodensee Lane on Jan. 20, on Darbydale Avenue when police identified the vehicle.

They followed Smith and an unnamed man, who was driving a 2000 Honda motorcycle taken from the 4900 block of Kirk Court last Wednesday, to his home, where they arrested him and charged him with two counts of grand larceny, police said. Smith was held in lieu of a $2,000 bond, but his court date was not released by Prince William County police.

— Adam H. Beasley

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