Police briefs for Sunday, July 28, 2002

Man steps into vehicle

just before it is struck

A 37-year-old Manassas man told police he had just gotten into his car when a construction truck pulling a white trailer struck the driver’s side door and front fender of his 1998 Subaru, according to David Lane, Manassas police spokesman, on Saturday.

The accident occurred Friday at about 2:15 p.m. in the 9100 block of Center Street in Manassas. The truck did not stop, continuing westbound on Center Street.

The Subaru’s damage is estimated at $850, Lane said.

Manassas resident hears

a crash, sees car take off

A resident of the 9800 block of Aspen Place in Manassas told police he was sitting in his home Saturday morning when he heard a loud crash and saw that his parked van had been struck, according to David Lane, Manassas police spokesman.

By the time the resident got outside, he was only able to catch a glimpse of a small white car leaving the neighborhood. The 1999 Ford Windstar received an estimated $500 in damage.

Cash stolen from van

parked at Mexican eatery

A 29-year-old Manassas man told police that cash was stolen from his white Ford van while it was parked in at Mexico Lindo Restaurant at 8630 Mathis Ave. between 9:40 p.m. and about 10:30 p.m. Friday, said David Lane, Manassas police spokesman, on Saturday.

The man, who owns a construction company, told police his wife noticed the rear door of the van was open when they left the restaurant and returned to the van, Lane said.

The cash was hidden under the driver’s seat, Lane said.

Car windows smashed;

stereo equipment stolen

A Manassas man told police that someone smashed the passenger side front and rear windows of his 1993 Mazda between 8 p.m. Thursday and 5 a.m. Friday, said David Lane, Manassas police spokesman, on Saturday.

The man told police that a Sony compact disc player, amplifier and subwoofer was stolen from the car parked in the 9900 block of Caitlin Court.

The car’s exterior paint was scratched.

The man estimated the damage to the car was $1,000 and the stolen stereo equipment was worth $900, Lane said.

Police ask that anyone with information on any of these crimes 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.

— Keith Walker

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