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Vandalism to Vehicle in Manassas

From Manassas City Police Department:

 

Manassas City Police Officers are investigating a vandalism that occurred between 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on August 23, 2011, in the 9300 block of Hood Road.

The victim told officers that she stepped outside to discover that someone had vandalized her vehicle’s head lights with spray paint. The offender(s) also spray painted letters on the sidewalk. The cost of the vandalism was estimated at over $200.00.

The Manassas City Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward up to $1000 for information that leads to an arrest in these cases.  The confidential 24-hour tip line is (703) 330-0330.

Cab Ride Leads to Arrest

Cab Ride Leads to Arrest

From Manassas City Police:

 

On August 12, 2011, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Manassas City Police officers were summoned to the 9900 block of Cockrell Road regarding a subject that refused to pay for her cab ride.

Virginia Railway Express "Seat Slasher" On The Loose

Virginia Railway Express "Seat Slasher" On The Loose

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- Virginia Railway Express has a new passenger on board dubbed “The Seat Slasher.”

VRE Spokesman Mark Roeber says 21 commuter train seats have been slashed open in the past six weeks, costing over $3,600 in damage.

“It’s tax payers who have paid for this and we put a lot of pride in our service,” Roeber told 9NewsNow. “We want it to stop.”

Crews noticed the vandalism taking place during the evening, in the exact same seat on the Manassas line. Each deep gash reaches up to 15 inches long, forcing crews to replace entire seats.

On Wednesday, the VRE sent out a “Train Talk” message to 16,000 riders, asking them to keep their eyes open for any suspicious behavior.  

“We figure the best way to have an extra set of eyes and ears is to ask the passengers to pay attention to people and what they’re doing on the ride,” Roeber said.

For avid traveler Michelle Slavain, she says the vandalism has commuters worried.

Chase Leads to Arrest

From Manassas City Police Department:

 

On July 17, 2011, at approximately 11:30 p.m. a Manassas City Police Officer was on patrol in the area of Buckner Road when he attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle with an improper exhaust. After a brief pursuit, the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. During the search for the offender, a neighborhood resident flagged down a police officer and informed her that a subject had just broken into her residence through a basement door and had offered her money in exchange for her not calling the police.

Vehicle Vandalisms Over Weekend

Manassas City Police Department:

The Manassas City Police are investigating two separate vandalism incidents that occurred throughout the weekend.

The first incident occurred between 1:00 a.m. and 11:15 p.m. on July 17, 2011, in the 8800 block of Portner Avenue. The victim had her vehicle parked on Portner Avenue when someone broke the driver’s side rear window.

The second incident occurred between 11:00 p.m. on July 16, 2011 and 4:30 p.m. on July 17, 2011. The victim stated that he returned home and discovered that someone had broken his driver’s side window.

Larceny from Vehicle

From Manassas City Police:

 

 

The Manassas City Police are investigating a larceny from a vehicle that occurred between 11:00 p.m. on July 12, 2011 and 3:00 p.m. on July 13, 2011, in the 9300 block of Maple Street. Taken from the vehicle was a Sony Compact disc player valued at over $100.00.

 

Larcenies from Vehicles

From Manassas City Police Department:

 

Manassas City Police are investigating three separate incidents of larcenies from vehicles that occurred earlier in the week.