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MCPD Releases 2017 Annual Report

Provided by Manassas City Police Department On Feb. 26, 2018 the Manassas City Police Department released the 2017 Annual Report during Chief Douglas W. Keen’s presentation to City Council. The Annual Report is an opportunity for the Manassas City Police Department to help citizens stay informed about crime in their community as well as highlight the department’s work. Information contained …

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Conversation with the Chief

Provided by Prince William County Police Chief Barry Barnard of the Prince William County Police Department will host a “Conversation with the Chief” on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Potomac View Elementary School, 14601 Lamar Road, 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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Tax Season Scams

Provided by Prince William County Police It’s tax season, which means it’s also time for criminals to dream up new ways to scam you out of your money. Below are some recent scams we’ve noticed that claim to involve the IRS. INACCURATE REFUNDS One quickly growing scam involves erroneous tax refunds deposited into bank accounts. The criminal steals your data from tax …

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Protect Yourself from the Grandparent Scam

Provided by Prince William County Police You’re a grandparent and you get a phone call or an email from someone who identifies themselves as your grandchild. “I’ve been arrested in another country,” they say, “and need money wired quickly to pay my bail. And oh, by the way, don’t tell my mom or dad because they’ll only get upset!” This is an …

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Residential Burglaries

Provided by Prince William County Police There has been an increase in residential burglaries in the Dale City, Woodbridge and Dumfries areas since the beginning of January. Although investigations are still ongoing, there are important measures that can be taken to reduce and deter criminal activity. Please review these reminders and make your home a difficult target for thieves. Remember: Keep all doors and …

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Larcenies from Auto – Lake Ridge area

Provided by Prince William County Police The Lake Ridge area has experienced an increase in Larceny from Autos since the beginning of December 2017. Some vehicles were unlocked with items found missing. In one incident, a window was smashed to gain entry. If you notice any unusual activity (people, vehicles out of place, strange or loud noises, etc.) report it to the police immediately. …

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Community Awareness: Fraudulent Vehicle Sales

Provided by Prince William County Police If you looking into buying a vehicle online beware, it could be a scam. One fraud includes the advertisement of a vehicle for sale with a seemingly logical explanation for the item’s low price and the time-sensitive nature of the transaction. Common explanations given by the perpetrators include (but are not limited to): Seller is moving …

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Community Awareness: Auto Thefts

Provided by Prince William County Police The Central District Area – Lake Ridge – and the northern end of Woodbridge – Occoquan Road / Marumsco Village area – has seen an increase in auto thefts. Since December 2017, vehicles were left unlocked and running when they were stolen. Remember: • Always lock your vehicle, even if you are expecting to be away …

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Practice T.L.C. to Help Prevent Auto Larceny

Provided by Prince William County Police Department In 2017, over 80% of the larcenies from automobiles were from unsecured vehicles, and over 60 weapons were stolen from these vehicles. Most thefts from motor vehicles are preventable. There are just a few things you need to do to prevent them. Once you realize the steps you need to take, we are counting on you …

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2017 Holiday Sober Driving Campaign

Provided by Manassas City Police Department This holiday season, the Manassas City Police Department will be actively searching for drunk drivers around the clock. From Dec. 13-31, 2017, in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Manassas City Police Department, along with other local law enforcement agencies, will be participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled …

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