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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 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


Date of Release: 032414

Type of Offense:  Grand Larceny

Date of Occurrence:  031814 2200 thru 031914 1108

Location:  Holden Drive

Vehicle Involved:  2002 Ford Pickup

Suspect:

Arrest:

Blue Bosch hammer drill and case were stolen from the truck bed.   Value:  $350


Date of Release: 032414

Type of Offense:  Recovered Stolen Auto

Date of Occurrence:  031714 1247

Location:  8498 Centreville Road (Guapos Restaurant)

Vehicle Involved: 1997 Ford F-350

Suspect:

Arrest:

Wanted check of a vehicle, parked in the business lot, revealed it was reported stolen to Falls Church Police Department in January.  A detective from FCPD notified the owner who responded to the location and retrieved the vehicle. 


Date of Release: 031214

Type of Offense:  Grand Larceny Auto

Dates of Occurrence:  031114 1857

Location:  Madera Court

Vehicles Involved:  2003 Subaru

Suspects:  

Arrests:  17 year old male of Manassas Park

Complainant left the keys inside the vehicle and went  back into the home.  The vehicle was stolen.  A witness provided a description and the teen was later identified.  At 2230, officers located the vehicle on Sunset Court, Manassas Park.  Petitions to be obtained for Grand Larceny of a Vehicle.   Value stolen and recovered:  $2,500


Date of Release:  030714

Type of Offense:  Grand Larceny

Dates of Occurrence:  030614 0001 thru 0823

Location:  Walden Street

Vehicles Involved:  1997 GMC Truck

Suspects: 

Arrests: 

Nine chainsaws and a hand held blower were stolen from parked, locked vehicle.  Access was gained by removing the lock cylinders.   Stolen value:  $6,038


Date of Release: 030514

Type of Offense:   Destruction of Property

Dates of Occurrence: 022814 1400 thru 030114 0910

Location:  White Pine Drive

Vehicles Involved: 2006 Infiniti

Suspects:  

Arrests: 

Vehicle's driver and passenger sides plus hood were scratched.  Damage:  $300


CODE ENFORCEMENT RELEASE:

Per Manassas Park City Code, residents are reminded to clear the sidewalks in front of their homes of snow and ice.

Sec. 20-12. Removal of snow and ice from sidewalks.

The tenant or occupant and, in case there shall be no tenant or occupant, the owner or any person having the care of any building or lot of land abutting on any curbed or paved sidewalk shall, during the first eight (8) hours of daylight following the time when snow or ice ceases to fall or form, cause the same to be removed from such curbed or paved sidewalk.


Date of Release: 021914

Type of Offense:   Possession of Schedule 1 or 2 Narcotic

Dates of Occurrence: 021814 2303

Location: Hardees Drive/Mathis Avenue

Vehicles Involved: 2011 Mercury

Suspects:  

Arrests: Elgin Roberto Morales Bermudez, 37, of Manassas Park

Vehicle was stopped for defective equipment.  Strong odor of marijuana was detected by officer.  Mr. Morales Bermudez was arrested, taken to the ADC, and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of Schedule I or II narcotics, possession of  a weapon by a convicted felon, and driving while license is suspended.  He was held without bond with a court date of 051514.


Date of Release: 021214

Type of Offense:   Burglary

Dates of Occurrence:  020714 1630 thru 020814 0700

Location:  Phita Lane

Vehicles Involved:

Suspects:  

Arrests: 

Doors to two construction office trailers were forced open.  Seven water meters and a box of rubber door flashing was stolen.  Surveillance video to be reviewed.  Case active.  Stolen:  $2,075


Date of Release: 021214

Type of Offense:   Breaking and Entering

Dates of Occurrence:  020714 1600 thru 020814 1030

Location:  Industry Drive (Woody's Sudden Service, Inc.)

Vehicles Involved:  Ford Work Vans

Suspects:  

Arrests: 

Access to business was gained by cutting the rear fence.  Several company vehicles were forced open and copper and tools stolen.  Side office window was forced open setting off the alarm--no entry made. Surveillance video from neighboring businesses to be obtained and turned over to ISD for further investigation.  Stolen:  $4,000   Damage:  $3,500


Investigative Services Division Release:
 

***UPDATE***

On February 6, 2014, the Manassas Park Police Department with assistance from the Northern Virginia Gang Task Force concluded a joint Investigation involving several reported burglaries that occurred in September of 2013, within the City of Manassas Park.  During the investigation, it was revealed, by physical evidence and interviews with multiple individuals, that five male suspects were linked to the burglaries.  The Manassas Park Police Department and members of the Northern Virginia Gang Task Force arrested five suspects, all having alleged connections as members of the MS-13 street gang. One adult and four juveniles range from 19 to 16 years of age were involved.

This investigation was solved with the regional cooperation of several agencies and the Northern Virginia Gang Task Force. 

 

On February 6, 2014, the Manassas Park Police Department with assistance from the Northern Virginia Gang Task Force concluded a joint Investigation involving several reported burglaries that occurred within the City of Manassas Park. The Manassas Park Police Department and members of the Northern Virginia Gang Task Force have arrested five suspects, all having alleged connections as members of the  MS-13 street gang. All five male suspects, one adult and four juveniles range from 19 to 16 years of age. 


 

 

Michael Gray, 19, of Manassas Park, has been arrested and charged with the following offenses: 

     Illegal Gang Participation. ( 4 counts)

     Attempted Grand Larceny of an Automobile

     Reckless Handling of a BB gun

     Tampering with an Automobile 

     Unlawful Entry

     Destruction of Property

In addition to the arrest of Mr. Gray, two 17 year old males, from Manassas Park, one16 year old male, from Manassas City, and one16 year old male from Prince William County, have each been charged with the following offenses: 

     Illegal Gang Participation

     Attempted Grand Larceny of an Automobile

     Tampering with an Automobile

     Destruction of Property

     Discharge Missile at an Occupied Dwelling

     Unlawful Entry

     Providing False Identification to a Law Enforcement Officer

Two of the juvenile male suspects are also being investigated in connection with a stabbing that occurred at the Manassas Mall on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. 

Michael Gray is currently being held at the Prince William County Adult Detention Center. 

Court dates, and bond for all five suspects  is not available at this time. 


Date of Release:   020614

Type of Offense:  Grand Larceny

Dates of Occurrence:  010114 thru 020114

Location:  Polk Drive

Vehicles Involved: 

Suspects:  

Arrests: 

Owner reported two silver Mercury rims were stolen.  They were stored next to the home.  Value:  $1,400


Date of Release:  020514

Type of Offense:  Petit Larceny

Date of Occurrence:  020214 1900 020314 1400

Location:  Holden Drive

Vehicle Involved:  1972 Ford Van

Suspect:

Arrest:

While vehicle was parked to the rear of the home, cash, candy, and 3 cases of soda were stolen.  Victim believes the vehicle may have been left unlocked.  Stolen:  $118


Date of Release: 013014

Type of Offense:  Destruction of Property

Dates of Occurrence:  012614 1150 thru 012714 0947

Location:  Manassas Drive

Vehicles Involved: 2014 Toyota

Suspects:  

Arrests:

Persons unknown threw eggs  and wrote, with black marker, on the vehicle.  The bumper was also damaged.  Total Damage:  $150 


Date of Release:  012914

Type of Offense:  Grand Larceny

Dates of Occurrence:  012614 0100 thru 1030

Location:   Sumter court

Vehicles Involved: 

Suspects:  

Arrests:

Sunial 125cc 4-wheeler stolen from outside home.  Value:  $700


Date of Release: 012814

Type of Offense:  Destruction of Property

Dates of Occurrence:  012614 0930--1000

Location:  Mathis Avenue/Hardees Drive

Vehicles Involved: 

Suspects:  

Arrests: 

Victim noticed the wooden privacy and chain link fence was damaged.  It appeared a vehicle destroyed the fence after running off the roadway.   Damage:  $1,000


Date of Release: 012814

Type of Offense:  Destruction of Property

Dates of Occurrence:  012614 0112

Location:  8444 Centreville Road (El Espino Restaurant)

Vehicles Involved:  white 4-door sedan

Suspects:  Unknown Hispanic Male

Arrests: 

Suspect began fighting with another patron.  When he went outside, he punched the door glass and broke it.  Then left in the white sedan.  Damage:  $500


Date of Release:  011414

Type of Offense:  Destruction of Property

Date of Occurrence:  011214 1033 thru 011314 1033

Location:  99 Adams Street (Costello Park)

Vehicles Involved: 

Suspects:

Arrests:

Stone House south side, double pane window broken possibly by a landscape timber.  No access gained to the building.  Damage:  $200


Date of Release:  011414

Type of Offense:  Destruction of Property

Date of Occurrence:  011114 1800 thru 011214 0113

Location:  Alpine Street

Vehicles Involved:  2006 Ford

Suspects:

Arrests:

While vehicle was parked in front of home, windshield appeared to be struck by an unknown blunt object causing $700 damage.


Date of Release: 011414

Type of Offense: Shoplifting

Dates of Occurrence:  011014 1441

Location:  8498 Euclid Avenue (7-Eleven)

Vehicles Involved: 

Suspects:  

Arrests: 17 year old male from Manassas

Surveillance video captured teen concealing alcohol and leaving store without paying.  A lookout was broadcast and teen was located.  Petitions obtained for possession of marijuana and possession of alcohol under 21.  He was released to a parent at the scene.    Value Stolen:  $12  Value Recovered: $12


Date of Release: 010814

Type of Offense:  Contributing

Dates of Occurrence:  010514 0306

Location:  Manassas Drive/Centreville Road

Vehicles Involved:  2003 Toyota Celica

Suspects:  

Arrests:  Justin Weiss Sheard, 18, and a 17 year old male, both of Manassas Park

Driver of Toyota was stopped for traffic violation.  Officer smelled the distinct odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.  Marijuana was located.  Mr. Sheard was released on summonses for possession of marijuana and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.   Teen was released to his mother with a summons for possession of marijuana.  Court dates are 021414 and 021114


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.


Date of Release: 120513

Type of Offense: Shoplifting

Date of Occurrence:  120113 0044

Location:  8498 Euclid Avenue (7-Eleven)

Vehicle Involved: Blue or Grey Ford Crown Vic

Suspect: (1) heavy set, wearing a "North Face" jacket, red beanie cap, blue jeans, grey shoes, and had long brown curly hair;  (2) wearing a blue and black jacket, black beanie cap, black shoes and had a small amount of facial hair on chin;                          (3) wearing a grey and black jacket with the hood up, black pants, and white shoes.

Three white or Hispanic males entered the store, grabbed cases of beer, and left without paying.  Stolen value:  $53.97


Date of Release:  120513

Type of Offense:  Grand Larceny

Date of Occurrence:  112913 1815

Location:  99 Adams Street (Recreation Center)

Vehicle Involved: 

Suspect: black male, blue shorts and white shirt

Arrest: 

While victim was playing basketball, Apple I-phone was stolen from a nearby table.  Video surveillance to be obtained--case active.  Value:  $400


Date of Release:   120513

Type of Offense: Burglary

Dates of Occurrence:  112813 1649 thru 112913 1000

Location: Mathis Avenue (Szechuan Gourmet and Velasquez Real Estate)

Vehicles Involved:

Suspects: 

Arrests: 

Rear doors of both businesses were forced open.  Apple Macbook and IPad were stolen from Velasquez Real Estate and cash was stolen from register in restaurant.  Total Stolen:  $2,220



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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