Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Dale City resident charged with possession with intent to distribute synthetic cannabinoids.
Officers on a foot patrol charged a local man after witnessing a drug transaction at a Dale City home, Prince William County Police said. Isiah Gemale Washington, 23, of Meadowbrook Drive in Dale City, is charged with possession with intent to distribute synthetic cannabinoids. Police spokesman Officer Jonathan Perok said that officers were on a "proactive foot patrol" at 2:11 a.m. April 18, when they saw the transaction. "Officers made contact and identified the accused," Perok said in a press release. "During the course of the investigation, synthetic marijuana was recovered." Perok said that police did not immediately release information about the arrest for investigative purposes. The information in this article was provided by the…
Prince William County Police said the driver was driving while under the influence of drugs.
Officers had to take extreme measures to stop a driver allegedly high on drugs who ignored police emergency equipment, Prince William County Police said. Wayne Edward Byrne, 51, of Joplin Road in Triangle, is charged with driving under the influence of drugs, eluding, possession of a schedule I or II narcotic and distribution of marijuana. Police spokesman Officer Jonathan Perok said that the officer signaled Byrne to stop Friday at 10:13 p.m., while they were near Oak Farm Drive and Maple Ridge Drive. "The driver, later identified as the accused, ignored the officer’s emergency equipment and continued to the area of Jacks Dr and Rush Dr," Perok said in a press release." The officer deployed stop sticks and flattened one of the tires on …
Monster storm flattened Oklahoma City suburb of Moore Monday afternoon, where at least 51 are reported dead.
Dozens of people—including schoolchildren—were killed when a massive tornado Monday afternoon ripped through the town of Moore, Okla., a suburb of Oklahoma City, according to news reports. The tornado, initially classified as an EF-4, means wind speeds up to 200 miles per hour whipped through the town of about 56,000, flattening much in its path. The mile-wide tornado was on the ground for 40 minutes, according to ABC News. How you can help tornado victims: How are you helping the victims of the tornado season? Tell us in the comments section below!
Submit your swarm shots as the Cicada brood begin D.C. invasion.
At first, there were one or two husks on a tree. Then there were several squashed bugs in the school parking lot. Now, it's a swarm of Cicadas in parts of Northern Virginia. Share your cicada photos with us by clicking on the 'upload' button above! The cicada hum can be heard loudly in Dale City and parts farther south, including Fredericksburg. Some areas of Northern Virginia have yet to experience the “Cicadapocalypse," but the bugs are out in large numbers in Prince William County. Tell us where you're seeing the cicadas this year in the comments section! Known as the East Coast II brood, these cicadas are emerging between April and June, across North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and several other states up through Connecticut. The …
The latest crime headlines on Patch.
Every day, Patch covers crime and fire in the Woodbridge area. Below is a collection of today's headlines. See more coverage and share your comments at each post. Police: Dumfries Man Charged With Rape. A Dumfries woman woke up to find an acquaintance raping her, Prince William County Police said. Carjacking Victim Escapes From Gunman in Woodbridge. A Woodbridge man fled to a local business after a gunman tried to carjack his vehicle, according to Prince William County Police. Potomac View Elementary School Vandalized. School security reported that someone may have entered the school through an unlocked door between 7:42 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Marijuana Distribution Charges in Dumfries. Prince William County Police charged a …
Kathleen Pietrewicz, the founder of Haunted Occoquan, was recently featured in a My Ghost Story episode on the Biography Channel.
Local paranormal investigator and ghost tour leader Kathleen "Kay" Pietrewicz was recently featured in a My Ghost Story episode on the Biography Channel. Pietrewicz shares several ghostly encounters at the nearby Weems-Botts Museum in Dumfries. "Where the museum is located is basically a mass grave," Pietrewicz said in the interview. "The whole area has paranormal activity going on." Investigators reportedly captured the voices of spirits at the site. Watch the entire episode here. Recent Haunted Occoquan stories:
The celebrity chef will be there in person when the restaurant opens.
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay will open Bobby's Burger Palace at Potomac Mills Mall today, according to Bobby's Burger Palace spokesperson Marcus Braham. Flay will stay for the public opening at noon today, Braham added. “Bobby’s Burger Palace offers 10 signature burgers, made with Certified Angus Beef, ground turkey or chicken breast, and a wide variety of sides including beer battered onion rings, milkshakes and more,” mall management wrote in a press release. Bobby's Burger Palace was originally set to open at Potomac Mills Mall in late 2012. It is the third restaurant to open in the Potomac Mills Mall parking lot. The Cheesecake Factory opened late last year and Bahama Breeze opened in January. Other recent business stories:
Recent inspection reports from local restaurants and food vendors.
You may want to know how area restaurants performed in their last Virginia Department of Health inspection. Restaurants in the Commonwealth are inspected between one and four times a year. There are two types of violations: Critical and non-critical. What's the difference? Critical violations, unless corrected, can contribute to "food contamination, illness or environmental degradation," according to the state health department. "In our experience, it is unrealistic to expect that a complex, full-service food operation can routinely avoid any violations," according to Virginia Department of Health's website. The site continues: "Keep in mind that any inspection report is a 'snapshot' of the day and time of the inspection. On any given …
The vandal spray-painted the outside of the school, police said.
A vandal spray-painted the outside of Potomac View Elementary School Sunday, Prince William County Police said. School security reported that someone may have entered the school through an unlocked door between 7:42 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Police responded to the incident at 8:45 p.m. The inside of the school was not damaged.
Prince William County Police say hash oil and marijuana found in search.
Prince William County Police charged a Dumfries man after they found drugs at his home. Thomas Lee Clark, 23, of Prince William Circle in Dumfries, is charged with distribution of marijuana. Detectives from the Street Crimes Unit executed a search warrant on April 4 at Clark's home, where they found hash oil and marijuana, police spokesman Officer Jonathan Perok said. Officers arrested Clark without incident. Clark's court date is set for July 7. Perok said police withheld information about the arrest for investigative purposes. The information in this article was provided by the Prince William County Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.