Police briefs for Sunday, May 26, 2002

Female driver dragged from car,

beaten by another woman in Woodbridge

A 19-year-old woman was beaten Friday around 3:15 p.m. at 1969 Daniel Stuart Square in Woodbridge after she accidentally cut off another woman in traffic, said Detective Dennis Mangan, Prince William Police spokesman.

After the incident, the victim pulled into the parking lot at Daniel Stuart Square. The female attacker, in a 1977 gray Honda sedan, followed, Mangan said

The Honda driver went to the victim, pulled her from her car, hit and punched her, Mangan said.

The victim was injured on the face, arm, left foot and right knee, Mangan said.

Witnesses told police the attacker was a 17- to 21-year-old black woman dressed in blue jeans and a T-shirt. She was about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighed 180 to 200 pounds, Mangan said.

Witness told police they could easily identify the suspect, Mangan said.

Forgiving construction workers shot by teen with pellet rifle

Two construction workers decided not to press felony malicious wounding charges against two teen-agers after the boys shot them with a pellet rifle at a construction site at 9626 Center St. in Manassas on Thursday afternoon, said Dave Lane, Manassas Police spokesman.

The boys shot the men from behind, Lane said.

One of the pellets raised a welt on a the upper back of a 44-year-old Manassas man while the pellet that hit his 37-year-old co-worker, a Washington, D.C., resident, broke the skin, Lane said.

Police caught the 14-year-old boy at the scene who owned the gun. The boy told police that another 14-year-old shot the men, Lane said.

After officers talked to the parents, the father of the boy who owned the rifle destroyed the gun and the victims asked that the boys be reprimanded rather than charged with a felony, Lane said.

Speakers, CDs stolen from Bronco in Manassas

A 35-year-old Manassas woman told police that two Alpine speakers and 10 compact discs were taken from her 1990 Ford Bronco sometime late Wednesday or early Thursday, said Dave Lane, Manassas Police spokesman.

The woman told police the Bronco, which was parked in the 8400 block of Signal Hill Road in Manassas, was unlocked, Lane said.

Police ask that anyone with information call Crime Solvers at (703) 330-0330. Callers do not have to give their names or testify in court and may receive a reward of up to $1,000 for information that results in arrest.

Neighbors say beer-swilling burglars likely were teens

Burglars broke two windows of an unoccupied house in the 1500 block of Carter Lane in Marumsco Village and drank some beer from the refrigerator between Tuesday or Wednesday, said Detective Dennis Mangan, Prince William Police spokesman.

Neighbors noticed two boys hanging around in the back yard of the house which was under renovation, Mangan said.

Neighbors told police one of the boys was white and the other was black. Both were between 15 and 18 years old, the neighbors told police, Mangan said.

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