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Shots Fired

Manassas City Police

Provided by Manassas City Police On Nov. 29 at approximately 1:51 p. m., officers of the Manassas City Police Department responded to the area of Signal Hill Road and Fairview Avenue for a report of shots fired. A witness reported to police they observed a subject discharging a firearm from a moving vehicle. There have been no reported injuries or …

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Everbridge Alert System

Prince William County Police

Provided by Occoquan District Supervisor Ruth Anderson’s Office The Police Department and the County have moved forward with implementing alerts via a system called Everbridge. By clicking here, you can sign up directly to receive information on police incidents. Not every police incident will require an alert; however, the Department will, in the near future, use this system to alert …

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Police Alerts on Auto Thefts and Commercial Burglaries

Prince William County Police

Provided by Prince William County Police The Prince William County Police has issued alerts on auto thefts and commercial burglaries, particularly in the eastern part of the county. Auto Thefts There has been an increase in auto thefts in the Central and Eastern Districts: Lake Ridge, Dale City, Woodbridge and Dumfries areas. Some of the stolen vehicles were left unlocked with the …

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Threat of Arrest Crime Alert

Prince William County Police

Provided by Prince William County Police There is a growing trend nationwide of citizens receiving fraudulent phone calls from people claiming to be affiliated with law enforcement. Similar to the IRS scam, callers threaten that you will be arrested if you do not comply with their demands. This can be very stressful. These scams are designed to make people panic and …

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Residential Burglaries and Larcenies from Auto

Prince William County Police

Provided by Prince William County Police There have been recent reports of Larcenies from Autos and Residential Burglaries in the Dale City, Lake Ridge and Manassas areas. Suspects are entering vehicles, taking valuables from the vehicles and removing the garage door openers to enter the home and take valuables. Remember: Keep all doors and windows locked, even if at home. …

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Conversation with the Chief

Conversation with the Chief, Prince William County Police, Chief Barry Barnard

Provided by Prince William County Police Chief Barry Barnard of the Prince William County Police Department will host a “Conversation with the Chief.” The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11 at Minnieville Elementary School, 13639 Greenwood Drive, Woodbridge, beginning at 7:00 p. m.. We would like to extend an invitation to those who live in the community and the surrounding area to come out, meet the …

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Police Looking for Facilities for SWAT Training

Prince William County Police

Provided by Prince William County Police The Prince William County Police SWAT Team is looking for facilities to conduct Active Violence scenarios.  This allows the team to train in a variety of different buildings. It also helps familiarize the team with the layout in the event we need to respond to a real-world incident at that facility. Scenarios may last …

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Beware of the “Momo Challenge”

Prince William County Police

Provided by Prince William County Police The Momo Challenge starts as a game on WhatsApp. It also has ties to YouTube and Facebook. The challenge begins by asking the user to add Momo as a contact. The Momo contact then encourages the user, generally youth or young adults, to harm themselves and possibly commit suicide. The Momo contact uses bullying techniques by threatening …

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Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Scams

Prince William County Police

Provided by Prince William County Police You may receive appeals to donate money for disaster relief after Hurricane Florence. Be sure to do your due diligence before responding to such requests. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) offers these tips on how to donate or volunteer right, and what not to do. TO DONATE TO RELIEF EFFORTS The most effective …

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First Responders Team Up to Support Good Cause

The Redskins versus the Cowboys. The Giants versus the Dodgers. Every sports team has a rival, and that is no different for the teams that played in the second-annual Guns and Hoses hockey game this past weekend. Prince William County’s Police and Fire and Rescue Departments challenged each other on the ice in order to support a good cause. A …

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