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MEDIA RELEASE: 

 

Date of Release: 070314

Type of Offense:  Grand Larceny

Date of Occurrence:  070114 2210 thru 2230

Location:  99 Adams Street (Costello Park)

Vehicle Involved:

Suspect:

Arrest:

Victim was playing basketball when the Apple iPhone was stolen.  $400


Date of Release: 070314

Type of Offense:  Vandalism

Date of Occurrence:  070114 2106

Location:  Denver Drive

Vehicle Involved:  2001 Jeep

Suspect:

Arrest:

Victim reported unknown person put salt or sugar in gas tank.  Vehicle was parked for a week and a half so wasn't certain when it occurred.


Date of Release:  063014

Type of Offense:   Destruction of Property

Dates of Occurrence:  062614 1904

Location:  Andrew Drive 7-Eleven

Vehicles Involved:

Suspects: 

Arrests: 

Officer observed gang graffiti spray painted on the rear of the building.  Damage:  $100


Date of Release:  063014

Type of Offense:   Destruction of Property

Dates of Occurrence:  062614 0750

Location:  Kristy Drive

Vehicles Involved: 2011 Toyota

Suspects: 

Arrests: 

Broken rear window appeared to be caused by BB or pellet gun.  Damage:  $350


Date of Release: 062714

Type of Offense:   Identity Theft

Dates of Occurrence: 062514

Location:  Inyo Place

Vehicles Involved:

Suspects:  

Arrests: 

Victim's credit report reflected three unauthorized accounts totaling $12,160.   He has no suspects at this time.


Date of Release: 062714

Type of Offense:  Destruction of Property

Dates of Occurrence: 062414 1251 thru1345

Location: Baker Street Park

Vehicles Involved:

Suspects:  

Arrests: 

Three fences and a storage shed were spray painted with graffiti.   Spray paint can being sent to lab for processing.


Date of Release: 062014

Type of Offense:   Grand Larceny

Dates of Occurrence:  061814 2100-2200

Location:  99 Adams Street (Costello Park)

Vehicles Involved:

Suspects:  

Arrests: 

White, Apple I-phone was left on the bleachers while victim played basketball.   It was stolen.  Value:  $400


Date of Release:  061914

Type of Offense:   Petit Larceny

Dates of Occurrence:  061814 1855

Location:  8498 Euclid Avenue (7-Eleven)

Vehicles Involved:  Ford Van

Suspects:  Hispanic male, no t-shirt, black jeans, black shoes and black bandana on head

Arrests: 

Suspect entered store, went to refrigerated section, drank a Heineken beer and Mountain Dew then exited the store without paying.  Complainant saw him enter a white Ford van.  Value:  $3.60


Date of Release:  061914

Type of Offense:  Credit Card Fraud

Dates of Occurrence:  061414 0130 thru 061514 0630

Location: 

Vehicles Involved: 

Suspects:  

Arrests: 

Credit card company notified the victim that the card was being used in North Carolina.  The first charge went through but two subsequent charges were denied and not processed.  Case remains active while attempts are made to get surveillance footage of the transactions.


Date of Release:  061914

Type of Offense:  Grand Larceny

Date of Occurrence:  061514 1715 thru 1835

Location:  99 Adams Street (Costello Park)

Vehicle Involved: 

Suspect:

Arrest:

Victim's cell phone was, on the benches, inside the gym when it was stolen.  Value:  $400


Date of Release: 060514

Type of Offense:  Robbery

Dates of Occurrence:  060214 2301

Location:  Moseby Court

Vehicles Involved: 2011 Dodge

Suspects:  

Arrests: David Eugene Latson, Jr., 22, and Loni Rae O'Leary, 20, both of Manassas Park

Tow truck driver repossessed vehicle.  Mr. Latson ran out of the home brandishing a firearm and demanding the driver drop the vehicle.   Upon seeing the gun, the driver asked his partner to drop the vehicle.   While arguing with the driver, Ms. O'Leary entered the vehicle and sat in the driver seat to keep it from being towed.  Officers arrived and released  Ms. O'Leary on a summons for disorderly conduct.   Mr. Latson was charged with robbery and brandishing a firearm, and is being held at the ADC without bond.  Court date: 071714. 


Update 1827

Army EOD Units determined the device is a military training aid, not active, and removed it.

The surrounding area is safe, all roadways are open, and residents returned home.

Update 1650:

Manassas Park City Schools posted this announcement:

MPCS BUS ANNOUNCEMENT (UPDATE 4:45 PM) - As a result of Manassas Drive being closed due to police action the following buses have now left the elementary campus. Buses # 3, 20, 23, 24, 29.

Manassas Park Police Officers are standing by to assist the bus drivers and children with getting through the area and home.


On May 19, 2014, at 1442, Manassas Park Police and Fire and Rescue Departments responded to a report of an unidentified package, in the rear yard of a home, in the 200 block of Manassas Drive.  Contractors removing a shed located the package.   

A small area surrounding the home has been secured until Explosive Ordinance Personnel respond to declare it safe.  At this time, two homes have been evacuated.  

Manassas Drive is closed between Moseby and Denver Drives

There no immediate threat to the community. 

More updates will be provided as information becomes available.


Date of Release:  050614

Type of Offense:  Grand Larceny

Dates of Occurrence:  050114 2254 thru 050214 1402

Location:   Enterprise Court ( Two vehicle repair facilities)

Vehicles Involved:  2008 Honda; 2004 Mazda

Suspects:  

Arrests:

Each business reported 18" aluminum rims and tires stolen, from the vehicles, which were left sitting on blocks.   Value:  $2,000


Date of Release: 050614

Type of Offense:  Destruction of Property

Dates of Occurrence:  050114 2200 thru 050214 0700

Location:  Kirby Street

Vehicles Involved:  2001 Honda; 2006 Mazda

Suspects:  

Arrests: 

Tires punctured on both vehicles.  Damage:  $260


Date of Release: 050114

Type of Offense: Petit Larceny

Date of Occurrence:  042814 2100 thru 042914 0600

Location:  Walden Street

Vehicle Involved: 2002 Honda

Suspects:

Arrests:

While vehicle was parked on the street, in front of the home, the driver side rear wheel and tire with lug nuts were stolen.  Stolen:  $70


Date of Release: 050114

Type of Offense: Destruction of Property

Date of Occurrence:  042714 during night to 042814 at 0856

Location:  Old Centreville Road

Vehicle Involved:

Suspects:

Arrests:

Vehicle skid marks were observed leading from Old Centreville Road east bound into victim's front yard breaking PVC pipe sticking out of ground.  Damage:    $100


Date of Release: 050114

Type of Offense:  Destruction of Property

Dates of Occurrence:  042714 0901

Location:  Manassas Drive

Vehicles Involved: 

Suspects:  

Arrests:  Thomas Jeffrey Lerchenfeld, 24, of Manassas Park

The bedroom window, to the home, was broken out.  Victim identified Mr. Lerchenfeld.  Warrants were obtained for destruction of property and trespassing; Mr. Lerchenfeld was arrested and held at the ADC without bond. 


Date of Release: 050114

Type of Offense: Grand Larceny

Dates of Occurrence:  042414 1000 thru 042614 1500

Location:  Manassas Drive

Vehicles Involved: 1993 Chevrolet pickup; 1986 Ford Pickup; 1999 Cadillac

Suspects:  

Arrests: Thomas Jeffrey Lerchenfeld, 24, of Manassas Park

Victim reported 3 vehicle batteries stolen.  Mr. Lerchenfeld was developed as a suspect.  A warrant was obtained for Grand Larceny.  Mr Lerchenfleld was served and held at the ADC without bail.  Court date 061314


Date of Release: 050114

Type of Offense: Grand Larceny

Dates of Occurrence:  042614 0940 thru 1030

Location:  Signal View Drive (Signal Hill Park)

Vehicles Involved: 

Suspects:  

Arrests:

Door to storage shed kicked open and two chainsaws, two Stihl backpack leaf blowers, and two five gallon metal gas cans were stolen.   One gas can was later located along the wood line.  Value Stolen:  $720  Value Recovered:  $20


Date of Release:  042514

Type of Offense:  Petit Larceny

Date of Occurrence:  042314 2000 thru 042414 0430

Location:  Martin Drive

Vehicle Involved:  2005 Chevrolet

Suspect:

Arrest: 

Vehicle was unlocked when a mobile jump box was stolen.  Value:  $150


Date of Release:  042514

Type of Offense:  Grand Larceny

Date of Occurrence:  042314 2300 thru 042414 0830

Location:  Martin Drive

Vehicle Involved:  2003 Chrysler; 2006 Toyota

Suspect:

Arrest: 

Vehicles were unlocked when a small amount of change, Winchester folding knife, Garmin GPS, Leatherman tool,  and bingo lottery tickets were stolen.  Value:  $285


Date of Release:   042514

Type of Offense: Destruction of Property

Dates of Occurrence:  041814 1830 thru 042114 1505

Location: Enterprise Court (Dimitrious & Company)

Vehicles Involved:

Suspects: 

Arrests: 

Pry marks found on front door of business but entry was not gained.  Minor damage to door molding and frame.


This flyer from Manassas Park Police Department in reference to the Homicide that occurred on Robin Lee Court, in Manassas Park, VA on December 27, 2013.  Manassas Park Police Department is asking for the mediaís assistance to broadcasting/publishing this story requesting for help from the public.  At this time there is no further information to release since the investigation is ongoing. 


Date of Release:  040914

Type of Offense:  Throw/Shoot Missile at Occupied Dwelling

Dates of Occurrence:  040714 1724

Location:  Eagle Court

Vehicles Involved:

Suspects:  

Arrests:  

Complainant heard glass break, found a golf ball on the floor of the residence, and immediately looked outside and saw two males departing the area in a golf cart.  Victim confronted the men.  They refused to talk and departed in their vehicles.  Investigation continues...  Damage:  $400


Date of Release: 040914

Type of Offense: Destruction of Property/Petit Larceny

Dates of Occurrence:  040714 0235 thru 0250

Location:  Holden Drive

Vehicles Involved: 2001 Chevrolet Pickup

Suspects:  

Arrests: 

Within 15 minutes of parking the truck, the victim noticed the passenger window was broken and the tool and glove boxes were open.  A small amount of cash was missing.  Damage:  $300.


Date of Release:  040914

Type of Offense:  DUI with Child Passenger

Date of Occurrence:  040614 0104

Location:  Centreville Road/Old Centreville Road

Vehicle Involved: 2002 Mazda

Suspect:

Arrests:  Johnny Fausto Salmeron, 24, of Centreville

Vehicle stopped for traffic violations.  Officer detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverages coming from Mr. Salmeron.  A three year old child was asleep in the back seat.  Mr. Salmeron was  arrested, charged with driving under the influence with a child passenger and refusal, and held at the ADC on a $2,000 secured bond.  The child was turned over to a family member.  Court date is 050814


Date of Release:  032414

Type of Offense:   Destruction of Property

Date of Occurrence:  032114 1700 thru 2100

Location: Euclid:  Corbett Circle

Vehicle Involved: 

Suspect:

Arrest: 

While victim was away from home, the front door glass was shattered.  Several rocks were near the door which may have been thrown by neighborhood children seen playing in the area.  Damage:  $150


123013 Update:

There is no known threat to the community and Manassas Park Police Department has stepped up our police presence, in the neighborhood, to diminish any worries.

122913 Update:

The victim of the homicide has been identified as Michael Harmon Cole, 38 years of age.

Mr. Cole leaves behind two young children.

If anyone has information concerning his case, please call Manassas Park Police Department at 703-361-1136 or if you wish to remain anonymous please contact Crime Solvers at 703-330-0330.

 

122813 Update:

 

122713

Update 5:34 pm:   

Death is now being investigated as a suspected homicide.  Anyone with information is being asked to contact Detective Winston or Detective Loving at 703-361-1136.

Update:

At 0928 this morning, MPPD Emergency Communications Center received a call from PWCPD of a possible unattended death in the 9400 block of Robin Lee Court.  Officers and Detectives are currently on the scene.   

A deceased, male victim was located by responding patrol officers.  The age and identity of the victim is not yet available. 

Investigation is ongoing and in the early stages.  Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Investigation:

At 0928 this morning, MPPD Emergency Communications Center received a call from PWCPD of a possible unattended death in the 9400 block of Robin Lee Court.  Officers and Detectives are currently on the scene.  Investigation is ongoing and in the early stages.  Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.




MANASSAS PARK POLICE

CRIME SOLVERS

703-330-0330

CRIME DOES NOT PAY - BUT CRIME SOLVERS DOES! 

"Check out Manassas City/Manassas Park Crime Solvers on Facebook"

WHAT IS CRIME SOLVERS?

Crime Solvers is a community-oriented program involving citizens, the business community, news media, and the Manassas Park Police Department working together in the fight against crime.  Crime Solvers will pay cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of any person or persons who commit crimes in the City of Manassas Park or to the capture of a wanted person. 

Crime Solvers is not operated by the Manassas Park Police Department.  

HOW DOES CRIME SOLVERS WORK?

Anyone with knowledge of a crime can call the tip line. Callers do not give their names or phone numbers, ("NO CALLER ID") and they never have to make a court appearance.  When a call is received, a fact sheet is filled out which includes a brief summary of the information provided by the caller. The call taker then assigns a "caller number" to that person. That number is the only form of identification the caller will need for any further phone calls to Crime Solvers, and if and when a reward is paid to the caller. If the information provided results in an arrest and indictment, apprehension of a fugitive or the recovery of stolen property or illegal narcotics, a cash reward ranging between $50 to $1000 is paid to the caller.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY COME FROM?

Crime Solvers is a non-profit organization which relies solely on donations from local businesses and private citizens. No tax dollars are used for rewards. In short, Crime Solvers depends on you for the funds to pay those who provide the information that helps Crime Solvers fight crime!

DOES CRIME SOLVERS WORK?

Yes! Crime Solvers has led to the arrest of over 100 criminals and fugitives, and the closure of several crimes, which include murders, rapes, robberies and burglaries. Over $33,000 has been given out for information on credible criminal activity

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Call Crime Solvers at  703-330-0330 if you have information on:

  •   A crime that has occurred in the City of Manassas Park 

  •   The whereabouts of a wanted person

  •   Stolen property or illegal narcotics

If your information leads to an arrest and indictment or the recovery of stolen property or illegal narcotics, Crime Solvers will pay you cash for that information.   

Itís the right thing to do and it pays to do it! 

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