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Man wanted in series of Prince William Co. hotel robberies


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police are searching for a suspect in connection with a series of hotel robberies in Prince William County.

Officers responded to four hotels on November 8 and 9 for the report of armed robberies, police said. A man of similar description went into the lobby and approached the staff at the front desk, authorities said. The man then pulled out a handgun, takes the money and runs away. Nobody was hurt in any of the incidents.

Suspect wanted in Manassas 7-Eleven robbery


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- A suspect is wanted in connection with a 7-Eleven robbery that happened in Manassas, Va. Tuesday night, according to the Manassas City Police Department.

The robbery happened around 9:30 p.m. at the 7-Eleven located at 10438 on Dumfries Rd., police said.

The suspect went into the store, pointed a handgun at the store clerk and demanded money. The employee gave the suspect the money and the suspect then fled in the direction of the wood line between Nikki Pl and Barrington Park Cir.

Police are still investigating this incident, authorities said.

The suspect is described as a black man with a slim build. He was wearing all dark clothing, sunglasses, a beanie on his head and a white cloth around his face at the time of the robbery.


Va. man arrested for distribution of child porn


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Manassas City Police Department arrested a 34-year-old man in connection with child porn distribution and possession of child porn, police said.

Jose Gaspar Guevara Sanchez, 34, of Manassas, Va. was arrested after a five-month-long investigation into the exploitation of children over the internet, authorities said.

Police found several items at his home from a search that happened on August 5, 2014, authorities said. Guevara Sanchez is being charged with distribution of child pornography, possession of child pornography first offense, and six counts of possession of child pornography, second or subsequent offense.

He was held without bond and has a court date pending, police said.

Va. man strikes victim in head with beer bottle


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Manassas City Police Department arrested a man who assaulted and struck a victim in the head with a beer bottle in Manassas early Monday morning, authorities said.

The assault happened at Tommy's Place Bar and Grill located at 8910 Mathis Ave, police said. Authorities learned that a fight took place in the parking lot around 1:55 a.m.

Officers found the victim, a 26-year-old man in the area who had non-life-threatening injuries to the face and head, police said.

The suspect, Carlos Ramirez Vanegas, 24, hit the victim several times in the head with a beer bottle and also kicked the man in the head before he left the scene, police said.

Police found Ramirez Vanegas shortly after the incident at his home in Manassas.

Cowboy protest trots down Constitution Ave.


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Virginia State Police escorted The Grass March and Cowboy Express, a group which includes horses, a mule wagon, and vehicles, as it made its way to Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

The wagon train started on the Route 234 and Route 29 corridors from Prince William County to the District, before making its way down Constitution Avenue.

2 arrested, 2 wanted for assault by mob in VA


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two suspects are in custody and two more are wanted for an armed robbery and assault by mob that took place on October 6th.

The assault occurred near 11800 Medway Church Loop in Manassas at about 3:23 p.m., police said. The victim, an 18-year-old man, told police that he made plans to meet up with a female acquaintance at that location.

The victim was encountered by a group of men who assaulted him with blunt objects, police said. The men then took the victim's cell phone and money before fleeing, police said.

The victim was treated at the hospital. Detectives were able to identify four suspects involved in the incident.

Two of those suspects, Kyu Hwa Hong, and Joseph Lamborn have been arrested and charged with robbery and assault by mob.

DEVIL’s BACKBONE FALL BEER DINNER at MONZA, Th.,Nov. 6

DEVIL’s BACKBONE FALL BEER DINNER at MONZA, Th.,Nov. 6

Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. is hosting a four-course Devil’s Backbone Brewery fall beer dinner, featuring beers like Vienna Lager, Kilt Flasher, Gold Leaf Lager and 4-point Pale Ale on Thurs., Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. for $65 inclusive. For reservations, go to www.eatmonza.com.

The four-course menu includes: Vienna Lager with Meat and Cheese Platter; Kilt Flasher with Kilt Flasher Beer Cheddar Soup with potatoes, bacon, chives; Gold Leaf Lager served with Pan-Roasted Wild Rockfish and artichoke, tomato fennell ragout, herb fingerling potatoes, grapefruit buerre blanc; 4-Point Pale Ale with All-Natural Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs, maple vanilla, sweet potato puree, caramelized bacon brussels sprouts, and crispy onions; and Danzig Porter Bittersweet Chocolate Cake Morello with cherry mousse, caramel popcorn and mint.