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Unbuckled Motorists Beware: Youíre Gonna Pay 

Are you traveling this Thanksgiving? Millions of Americans are. In fact nationwide the Thanksgiving holiday weekend (6 p.m. Wednesday evening to 5:59 a.m. Monday morning) is one of the busiest travel times of the year. People hit the roads to travel near and far, planning to spend the holidays with family and friends. But thereís one simple thing that too many travelers are failing to do: buckle up. Wearing your seat belt is the single most effective thing to save your life in the event of a crash, yet more than half (52%) of all passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes are unrestrained. 

Thatís why Manassas Park Police is participating in the Click It or Ticket campaign this Thanksgiving. Across the United States, state and local law enforcement will be cracking down on anyone who violates the seat belt law.  So consider yourselves warned. 

According to First Lieutenant Prinz of  Manassas Park Police Department, Thanksgiving travelers will not be getting any warnings, and law enforcement will be out day and night, patrolling for unbuckled motorists. The idea behind the Click It or Ticket campaign, which is a partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is to make all motorists aware of the benefits of wearing a seat belt, and the grave risks of not wearing one. Stepped-up enforcement is effective at getting peopleís attention in this serious matter. For some people, a ticket speaks louder than crash statistics. For others, they donít realize just how dangerous a crash is for an unrestrained driver or passenger.  

Why are we doing this mobilization right now? Because during last yearís five-day Thanksgiving holiday period, there were 11 fatalities, and EIGHT of them were unrestrained! Plus, alcohol was a factor in at least four of the fatal crashes. This mobilization is designed to make sure motorists and passengers know that you will be diligently enforcing all traffic laws. 

This Thanksgiving, give thanks for the life-saving capabilities of your seat beltóand wear it. You never know when youíll get in a crash, and you certainly donít want to see  Manassas Park Police Departmentís flashing lights in your rear-view mirror. If they see you unbuckled, you will get a ticket. No excuses, no second chances. Remember: Click It or Ticket. 


UPDATE 111414

Armed Robbery Arrest Press Release: 

On November 14, 2014, Manassas Park Detectives identified and arrested the suspect  responsible  for the November 12th, Armed Robbery of the 7-11 store located on Andrew Drive.  A 16 year old male of Manassas Park has been arrested and charged with the following offenses: 

1.       Armed Robbery

2.       Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony

3.       Grand Larceny

4.       Possession of a Firearm by a person under 18 years of age. 

The Juvenile is currently being held at the Juvenile Detention Center on a detention order.  A court date for the charges is pending.  

 

11122014 

Investigative Services Division Release 

On November 11, 2014, at approximately 1130 p.m., the City of Manassas Park Police Department responded to an armed robbery incident that occurred at 9101 Andrew Drive, the 7-Eleven convenience store.  During the robbery, the suspect displayed a firearm and demanded money from the store clerk.  The suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.  Anyone, with information or who may be able to identify the person in the photo, please contact City of Manassas Park Police Department (703) 361-1136.


11052014

Investigative Services Division Release: 

On November 4, 2014, the City of Manassas Park Police Department was investigating a possible abduction and assault.  The investigation revealed the  adult male victim was abducted, assaulted,  and transported over state lines during the abduction.  Two individuals have been arrested on this case.  Bedri Raci, 36,  of Manassas was charged and arrested for abduction, conspiracy to commit abduction , and assault & battery.  Fitim Simnica, 26, of Manassas Park was charged with conspiracy to commit abduction and arrested in Savanna , Georgia, after he fled the area.  On November 5, 2014, two search warrants were obtained and executed.  One search warrant was executed on Morton Court in Manassas Park and the other one on Janet Rose Court in Prince William County.  This case is still under investigation.


Date of Release:  103014

In June 2014, Lieutenant H.M. Perry of the Manassas Park Police Department began searching for grant opportunities to purchase two Automated External Defibrillators (AED).   

In September 2014, Lt. Perry applied for a grant through the Fire House Subs Public Safety Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to improving the life-saving capabilities, of first responders and public safety organizations, in communities served by Firehouse Subs through funding, resources, and support.  

On September 30th, 2014, the Manassas Park Police Department received a grant award to purchase two AEDís.  Once the equipment arrives, the on-duty supervisors and patrol officers will carry them in their vehicles, making them readily available, in the event of a cardiac emergency, when every minute counts. Only about 5 percent of people struck down by sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) survive. But if they receive CPR and the lifesaving AED shock within 3 minutes of collapse, the survival rate  increases to 74 percent. Reducing response time to the patient by even 1 or 2 minutes, from collapse to shock, can mean the difference between death and survival.   

The Manassas Park Police Department thanks the Firehouse Sub Public Safety Foundation for proactively enhancing public safety, in our community, through this generous contribution.   


Date of Release:  103014

Type of Offense:   Petit Larceny

Dates of Occurrence:  102914 0021

Location:  8504 Centreville Road (Sheetz)

Vehicles Involved:

Suspects: 

Arrests: 

Male wearing a green shirt, stole a carton of cigarettes and fled on foot behind store.  Canvas of the area proved unsuccessful.  Video surveillance and warrants to be obtained.  Value:  $56.06


Date of Release:  103014

Type of Offense:   Credit Card Fraud

Dates of Occurrence:  102714 0001 thru 102814 1500

Location:  Handerson Place

Vehicles Involved:

Suspects: 

Arrests: 

Upon checking account, victim discovered an unauthorized transaction for $559.65.  Bank was contacted and card cancelled.  Investigation continues...  


Date of Release: 102814

Type of Offense:   Motor Vehicle Theft

Dates of Occurrence: 102314 1530 thru 102413 1000

Location:  JW Motors 8511 Manassas Drive

Vehicles Involved: 2003 Ford pickup

Suspects:  

Arrests: 

Victim inadvertently left keys in vehicle.  It was at the business for windshield replacement.   Prince William County PD located the vehicle, on Coverstone Drive, undamaged, with the keys in the ignition.  Victim responded to the scene and recovered the truck.  Case active pending review of security videos.  Stolen/Recovered:  $7,000


Date of Release: 102814

Type of Offense:  Destruction of Property

Dates of Occurrence:  102514 0849

Location: Generals Ridge Golf Course

Vehicles Involved:

Suspects:  

Arrests: 

Several signs were knocked down or bent.   Damage:  $300


Date of Release: 102814

Type of Offense:   Scam

Dates of Occurrence:  102414 1200

Location:  Travis Street

Vehicles Involved:

Suspects:  

Arrests: 

Victim was contacted by someone claiming to be a Verizon representative.  She was instructed to get a MoneyPak card for $1,999.70 and share the PIN so the household phone bill would be cut in half.  Victim complied before realizing it was a scam.  A check revealed the number had been flagged by varioous consumer advocacy groups as a scam.   Victim was given Federal Trade Commission brochures on protecting onesself from scams and confidence games.


Date of Release:  102814

Type of Offense:   Petit Larceny

Dates of Occurrence:  102114 1500 thru 102214 1800

Location:  Sunset Court

Vehicles Involved: 

Suspects:  

Arrests: 

Blue men's bicycle, six speed, stolen from balcony of  home.   Value:  $180


MPPD Press Release: 

On October 22nd at 1130 a.m., a 2000 Honda, operated by Mr. Eshaka Kargbo, 25,  of Manassas, was traveling on Euclid Avenue and struck the rear of a 1994 Mercedes. 

The operator of the Mercedes exited his vehicle, at which time, the 2000 Honda fled the scene, striking and dragging the victim several feet. The 64 year old male victim was transported to Prince William Hospital with unknown injuries. 

One witness contacted the police department while following the suspect vehicle, providing law enforcement information on the location and direction of travel of the fleeing vehicle.  The suspect vehicle was located and later stopped by the Prince William County Police at Prince William Parkway and Hoadly Road. 

The accused, Mr. Kargbo, was arrested by Manassas Park Police and charged with Malicious Wounding and Hit & Run. He is, currently, being held at the Prince William Adult Detention Center with No Bond. Court date is set for December 5, 2014. 


Date of Release:  100914

Type of Offense:  Grand Larceny

Dates of Occurrence:  100714 2037

Location:  Kent Village Square 7-Eleven

Vehicles Involved:  2005 Chevrolet

Suspects:  

Arrests: 

While victim was in store for five minutes, a black wallet and Samsung cell phone were stolen from vehicle.  Case active pending release of surveillance video.   Stolen Value:  $210


Date of Release:  100914

Type of Offense:  Destruction of Property

Date of Occurrence:  1007 2000 thru 100814 1000

Location:  Stephanie Street

Vehicle Involved:  2000 Mitsubishi

Suspect:

Arrest:

Unknown person scratched vehicle from rear quarter panel to front fender.    Damage Estimate:  $200


Date of Release:  092414

Type of Offense:  Petit Larceny

Dates of Occurrence:  091514 1400 thru 091614 0545

Location:  8202 Euclid Avenue (MPMS)

Vehicles Involved: 

Suspects:  

Arrests: 

Two collectable Nascar race cars were stolen from shelf in office.  Value:  $65


Date of Release:  092414

Type of Offense:  Identity Theft

Dates of Occurrence:  091514

Location:   Old Centreville Road

Vehicles Involved:  2005 Toyota

Suspects:  

Arrests:

Victim received a vehicle registration renewal form from DMV, by mail.  This vehicle was  never owned or registered by the victim.  DMV was contacted to provide the victim  with a copy of the bill of sale.  An internet search for the auto dealership did not return any results.  The registration was cancelled by DMV.  Case active pending further investigation.


Date of Release: 091814

Type of Offense: Grand Larceny

Date of Occurrence:  091114 thru 091214

Location:  Moseby Court

Vehicle Involved:

Suspects:

Arrests:

Waffen Werks firearm stolen from residence.  A malfunctioning sliding door allowed  access to the home.  Stolen value:  $700


Date of Release: 090414

Type of Offense: Breaking & Entering

Date of Occurrence:  090314 0820 thru 1945

Location:  Meeker Court

Vehicle Involved:

Suspects:

Arrests:

Entry gained through unlocked back bedroom window.  Complainant noticed three steak knives missing from a kitchen drawer and a pair of sneakers from the bedroom where entry was gained.   Stolen value:  $2


Date of Release: 090314

Type of Offense:  Petit Larceny

Dates of Occurrence:  082914 2000 thru 083014 1000

Location:  Euclid Avenue (Rio Auto Group)

Vehicles Involved: 

Suspects:  

Arrests: 

Two license plates were stolen from vehicles in their lot.  Virginia Dealer License Plates:   ID32-295 and ID32-298.  Additionally, ID31-761 has been lost.  Total Value:  $120


 

Date of Release: 082814

Type of Offense: Identity Theft

Dates of Occurrence:  0082514 1047

Location:  Gaithersburg, MD

Vehicles Involved: 

Suspects:  

Arrests:

Person(s) unknown opened a T-Mobile account using the victim's information.  $383 was charged on the fraudulent account.


Date of Release: 082814

Type of Offense: Destruction of Property

Dates of Occurrence:  082614 2000 thru 2100

Location:  Martin Drive

Vehicles Involved: 

Suspects:  

Arrests:

While parked in front of home vehicle tire slashed .  Damage:  $100


Date of Release:  082814

Type of Offense:  Grand Larceny

Date of Occurrence:  081914 evening hours thru 082014 0935

Location:  Elm Court

Vehicle Involved: 

Suspect:

Arrest: 

Gray Hancock mountain bicycle and lock stolen, from railing, in front of residence.  Value:  $500


Date of Release:   081514

Type of Offense: Destruction of Property

Dates of Occurrence:  081214 1905 thru 1931

Location:  Overhill Drive

Vehicles Involved: 2010 Toyota

Suspects: 

Arrests: 

Trunk of vehicle was spray painted yellow.  


Date of Release:  072414

Type of Offense:  Vandalism

Date of Occurrence:  072214

Location:  Baker Street

Vehicle Involved:

Suspect:

Arrests: 

Gang graffiti spray painted on wooden fence.  Pictures taken and gang task force notified.  Damage:  $100


Date of Release:  072414

Type of Offense:  Grand Larceny

Date of Occurrence:  072014 1900 thru 072114 1747

Location: Euclid:  Martin Drive

Vehicle Involved: 

Suspect:

Arrest: 

Plastic container of loose copper pipes stolen from backyard.  Value:  $400


Date of Release:  072414

Type of Offense: Destruction of Property

Dates of Occurrence:  072014 0847

Location:  Scott Drive

Vehicles Involved:  1997 Pontiac; 2005 Nissan

Suspects:  

Arrests: 

Glass in screen door of home broken by unknown person throwing a rock.  The vehicles' side mirrors were broken off.  Damage:   $425


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.




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. 


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.   

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

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