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Update:                                  March 18, 2015 

On March 17, 2015, one juvenile was charged with Disorderly Conduct and is being held at the Juvenile Detention Home, pending a court hearing. A rifle style pellet gun with a scope and several other replica firearms were seized when this juvenile was taken into custody.  Detectives are in the process of obtaining a petition for felony brandishing on school property for the same juvenile. No charges were placed against the second juvenile.

 

MANASSAS PARK POLICE

   PRESS RELEASE

March 17, 2015 

On March 17, 2015, at approximately 3:06 pm, the Manassas Park Police responded to Cougar Elementary School to investigate a report of Two Armed Suspicious Persons. 

Witnesses reported seeing (2) two male subjects, near the rear of the school, in possession of what appeared to be a rifle with a scope attached. A bus driver noticed the individuals approaching the rear of the school just prior to dismissal of classes.

As a precaution, Manassas Park Elementary and Cougar Elementary Schools were placed on lockdown. Responding units, from Manassas Park, Manassas City, Prince William County Police and Sheriff’s Department, secured the schools and conducted searches of the surrounding area for the suspects.

At approximately 4:00 pm the two 17 year old juvenile male suspects had been located and taken into custody. 

All schools were searched and secured during the event and later released from lockdown status at approximately 5:01 pm. No students or school personnel were injured as a result of the incident.  


March 17 Incident at Manassas Park Elementary School

9298 Cougar Court 

At 1506, a call was received of individuals in the area of the schools, possibly carrying firearms.   Cougar and Manassas Park Elementary Schools were placed in lockdown while responding officers investigated.  At this time both schools are secure and the students are being released.   

Assistance was provided by Prince William County PD, Manassas City PD, Prince William County SO. 

Investigation is ongoing and more information will be released as soon as it is received.


Date of Release: 012315

Type of Offense:   Petit Larceny

Date of Occurrence:  011815

Location:  Vassau Court

Vehicle Involved:  Two GMC Savanna Cargo Vans

Suspect:

Arrest: James Charles Jones, 25 of Curtis Bay, MD and Aaron Thomas, 21, of Baltimore, MD

Officer observed both men with their vehicles connected to the fire hydrant and neither had permits or meters from Manassas Park Department of Public Works.  Both men were charged with petit larceny, court date 021915.



December 27, 2014

 

 

On December 27, 2013, at approximately 9:28 a.m., the City of Manassas Park Police Department received a 911 call about a male subject laying, on the street, in the 9400 block of Robin Lee Court.  When police officers arrived on the scene, they discovered Michael Cole deceased near his residence.  It was determined his death was a homicide.  Neighbors, in the area, advised they heard gunshots in the early morning hours.  City of Manassas Park Police Department Detectives continue working on leads with the assistance of federal and state law enforcement agencies.  During the investigation, several pieces of evidence have been recovered and countless interviews of family members, friends of Michael Cole, and possible witnesses have been conducted.  Detectives believe the suspect or suspects, involved in the death of Michael Cole, live in Virginia or have family in the area.  Manassas Park Police Department received multiple tips and investigated each one.  Some of the tips provided information that furthered the investigation while others were determined unreliable. 

Although the Investigation continues, Michael Cole's homicide remains unsolved.  The City of Manassas Park Police Department is asking for the communities help. The smallest piece of information whether you think it is relevant or not, may help investigators solve this case and bring closure to the Cole family.  Anyone who may have seen or heard anything or witnessed any suspicious activity in the area is asked to contact Detective Loving or Detective Winston at 703-361-1136.   Citizens of the surrounding counties are, also, asked to remember back to December 27, 2013.  Something unusual, that might have occurred in your neighborhood, may now come to mind, as investigators believe the suspect or suspects possibly live in a surrounding county.      

The Manassas City/City of Manassas Park Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.  In addition to Crime Solvers, the family of Michael Cole is offering a cash reward of up to $15,000 for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case.  Michael Cole leaves behind 2 small children, his parents, and sister.


Date of Release:  121014

Type of Offense:  Grand Larceny

Date of Occurrence:  112314 1606 thru 120114 2000

Location: Euclid:  Centreville Road (Speedy Green Car Wash)

Vehicle Involved: 

Suspect:

Arrest: 

Manager noticed a drop in the vending machine earnings.  Employees have access into the machine.  Surveillance videos to be provided for further investigation.


Date of Release:  120814

Type of Offense:  Petit Larceny

Date of Occurrence:  120414 1433

Location:  Owens Court

Vehicle Involved:

Suspect:

Arrest:

Echo back pack leaf blower stolen from company vehicle.  Value:  $160


Date of Release:  120814

Type of Offense:  Petit Larceny

Dates of Occurrence:  120414 1216

Location:  Venture Court (National Pro Auto Body)

Vehicles Involved:  2012 Volkswagen

Suspects:  

Arrests: 

While vehicle was at the business for repairs, both license plates were stolen, VA WPC-1493. 


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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 media’s 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. 


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! 

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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.   

It’s the right thing to do and it pays to do it! 

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