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Brazen Walmart Thief Busted In Stafford: Police

STAFFORD, VA—A man was arrested Wednesday after brazenly stealing an air compressor from the Walmart at 217 Garrisonville Road, according to the Stafford County Sheriff's Office. Brandon Essex, 27, of Catlett, was charged with petit larceny and driving suspended.


Stafford County Sheriff's Office daily incident report (02/22/19)

Target, 1090 Stafford Market Place, 02/21, 6:58 p.m. Loss prevention reported a male subject who stole over $200 worth of video games from the store. The subject exited the store and took off on foot in the direction of Chili’s. The incident remains under investigation.


Murder for hire plot exposed in Stafford court hearing

A former police officer accused of trying to hire a hit man to eliminate witnesses against her in connection with numerous charges in Stafford County had already paid $5,800 by the time she realized she’d been set up, according to evidence presented Thursday.


Patriots' owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution

JUPITER, Florida — The New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will be charged with two counts in a human trafficking bust. According to WPEC police say Kraft visited Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter in January 2019.


Ex-Prince George’s Co. officer accused of trying to have hit man kill witnesses

STAFFORD, Va. (AP) — A former police officer is accused of trying to hire a hit man to take out witnesses against her. The Free Lance-Star reports 38-year-old Cassie Crisano was already charged with 21 counts before she had four more charges certified Thursday.


Drunk Driver Flips Truck, Injures Passenger In Stafford: Police

STAFFORD, VA—A drunk Triangle man was arrested Wednesday after flipping his pickup, injuring one of his passengers and destroying a sign in the 3900 block of Jefferson Davis Highway, according to the Stafford County Sheriff's Office. Gerson Alexis Aguilar Matozo, 20, of Triangle, was charged with DU


Gift Card Scam Dupes Woman In Stafford: Police

STAFFORD, VA—A woman in the area of Shasta Place was conned out of more than $800 in a gift card scam after being promised $1 million, a new car and a new house, the Stafford County Sheriff's Office said Friday.


Road rage arrest after weapon used to threaten driver in Stafford

A Stafford man is in jail after he admitted pointing a pellet gun at another driver during a road rage incident Tuesday, Feb. 19, in North Stafford, according to Stafford County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Amanda Vicinanzo.


11 MS-13 Members Indicted in Killings of 2 Virginia Teens, Prosecutors Say

Eleven alleged MS-13 gang members, including a leader, were indicted Thursday on charges that could carry the death penalty in the kidnapping and murder of two Virginia teens whose bodies were found in a Fairfax County park, prosecutors say.


Fredericksburg-Area Restaurants: 38-Plus Violations At Two Places

FREDERICKSBURG, VA—Rappahannock Area Health District officials recently inspected food preparation and storage in the Fredericksburg area. Full reports can be accessed on the health department's website. "In our experience, it is unrealistic to expect that a complex, full-service food operation can


Police locate suspect after cameras found in Virginia Tech restrooms

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) — Police have arrested a person accused of installing secret cameras in public restrooms on the Virginia Tech campus. According to the Virginia Tech Police Department, two separate video recording devices were found in restrooms this week.


Judge sends Virginia dog fighter to jail, bans him from having pets

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. — A Diniwiddie man was sentenced to 10 years in jail and received a lifetime ban on having pets after he was convicted of 37 counts of animal cruelty and dogfighting. Eldridge Freeman, Jr., 44, fought dogs on Wilson Road in Dinwiddie.


Man accusing of flashing a gun during traffic altercation in Stafford

A young Stafford man was arrested Tuesday after he brandished what turned out to be a pellet gun during a traffic altercation, police said. Stafford Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Amanda Vicinanzo said a deputy went to the area of Stafford Marketplace at 5:41 p.m. after a man reported that a gun h


Man Sexually Assaults 10-Year-Old Girl In Woodbridge: Police

WOODBRIDGE, VA—A man was arrested Feb. 15 for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl sometime between August 2012 and August 2013 at a home in Woodbridge, according to Prince William County Police. Manuel Bonilla, 34, of the 13900 block of Longwood Manor Court, was charged with aggravated sexual bat


Virginia elementary school draws outrage for ‘runaway slave’ gym lesson

A Virginia elementary school apologized after criticism over a Black History Month lesson that instructed children to pose as runaway slaves. The principal at Madison’s Trust Elementary School acknowledged the mistake after parents complained when teachers modeled a gym exercise after the Undergroun


Stafford board approves additional $1.9 million for renovation of Ferry Farm Elementary basement

Ferry Farm Elementary will get a renovated basement as well as updates to its original 1955 wing under a resolution approved Tuesday by the Stafford County Board of Supervisors.


Virginia man uses a dating app to meet a woman, but ends up shot in the buttocks

PETERSBURG, Va. - Police in Petersburg, Virginia, are investigating an attempted robbery and shooting linked to a dating app. Sources told WTVR that the victim thought he was meeting a woman. However, when he arrived to a dark, narrow Petersburg street Wednesday morning, someone was waiting to rob h


Virginia School Apologizes After Having Students Play Slavery 'Game' for Black History Month

The principal at a Virginia elementary school has apologized after officials had students act as slaves in the Underground Railroad as part of a Black History Month lesson. Madison’s Trust Elementary School Principal David Stewart sent an apology letter to parents earlier this month after drawing cr


Woman files lawsuit after being secretly filmed in the nude at Spotsylvania massage parlor

A Fredericksburg woman is seeking $500,000 in damages from a local massage spa whose representatives allegedly filmed her in the nude without her consent. Jason Pelt, the attorney for Caress Holloway, filed the lawsuit Friday in Spotsylvania Circuit Court. The suit seeks $250,000 in compensatory dam


Single drug sale justifies seizure of truck, Virginia Supreme Court rules

The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against a Christiansburg man who sought to stop authorities from taking the pickup truck from which he’d sold oxycodone to a police informant.