A 78-year-old woman came face to face with a man trying to break into her home in the 12100 block of Cloverdale Road in Dale City on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., said Detective Dennis Mangan, Prince William police spokesman, Thursday.
Mangan said the woman heard a noise outside and went to her window to investigate.
When she got there, she saw a man had put a ladder to the second-story window. He climbed up and saw her looking out and they talked to each other.
Mangan said the man told the woman he was there to clean the chimney.
He then climbed back down and tied the ladder to the roof of his car, which was “sporty,” Mangan said. The woman told police the car was a two-door black vehicle that was “very clean.” There was a tarp over the top of it.
The suspect is described as black or possibly dark Hispanic, and between the ages of 20 and 30. He was wearing a yellow and gray striped shirt and had a shaved head with some stubble.
He spoke with an accent, the woman told police.
’88 Toyota Corolla stolen in Manassas
A 1988 Toyota Corolla was stolen in the 8400 block of Saddle Court in Manassas, said Officer Scott Stallard, city police spokesman, on Thursday.
Stallard said the victim parked the car near her home Sept. 19 at 11:30 p.m, and that it was noticed missing at noon on Sept. 20.
The car was left unlocked.
Manassas police are offering up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. The 24-hour confidential tip line is (703) 330-0330.
Dale City man charged with marijuana possession
The joint Prince William/ Manassas/Manassas Park Nar-cotics Task Force charged a Dale City man with three counts of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute Tuesday at 4:45 a.m. at his home at 14353 Westway Lane, said Detective Dennis Mangan, Prince William police spokesman, Thursday.
Anthony Gerome Bland, 31, is being held on a $1,500 bond. No court information was available Thursday.
Keys stolen from home on Woodway Place
Three keys were stolen from a home in the 4300 block of Woodway Place in Dale City on Wednesday between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m., said Detective Dennis Mangan, Prince William police spokesman, Thursday.
Mangan said there was no sign of forced entry. The keys are valued at $6.
Furniture, furnishings taken from model home
Furniture and furnishings were stolen from a construction company’s model home in the 15300 block of Marsh Overlook Drive in Woodbridge on Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. and Wednesday at 11 a.m., said Detective Dennis Mangan, Prince William police spokesman, Thursday.
Mangan said a walnut sofa table, a cherry wood sofa table, a box spring, a mattress, a small refrigerator, a white pillow, 12 cans of Coca-Cola and a cordless phone were stolen.
The total value of the items is $1,135.
Door frame damaged at Woodbridge home
Someone attempted to break into a home in the 14900 block of Enterprise Lane in Cambridge Square in Woodbridge at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, said Detective Dennis Mangan, Prince William police spokesman, Thursday.
Mangan said the front door frame was split, but the home was not entered.
— Daniel Drew