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Police: Mom drove drunk with 3-year-old in car

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A Virginia mother was pulled over for drunk driving while her three-year-old daughter was in the car, Prince William County police said.

Police noticed a car with extensive damage on Prince William Pkwy and Elm Farm Way around 8:30 Saturday night. At one point, the car left the travel lane and hit a construction barrel, police said.

The driver, identified as Rachel Diane Brand, 26, of Woodbridge, was under the influence, according to police. Her three-year-old daughter was inside the car and the airbags had been deployed, police said.

The child was not injured. She was released to a family friend, police said.

Brand was later connected to a hit and run crash on I-95. She's charged with felony child neglect and driving under the influence. Brand is due on court on Nov. 25.

Mom and dad charged after infant's death

NOKESVILLE, Va. (WUSA9) -- The parents of a 9-month-old baby have been charged with child neglect after the baby was found dead in their home in Nokesville, Va.

Prince William County Police say officers were called to a home on Aqua View Court at 1 p.m. on October 5th to investigate a call for an unresponsive infant. Police and rescue personnel went to the home and found the baby girl unresponsive and not breathing. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.


Va. man arrested for raping 12-year-old girl

DUMFRIES, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a man who they say sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl multiple times.

Ezequiel Salazar Rangel, 35, of Dumfries was arrested after a family member reported the assault.

Rangel sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl that he knew on more than one occasion since August 2014, police said.

He's charged with three counts of forcible sodomy, three counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count of rape. Rangel is being held without bond.


FOUND: 2 teens from Prince William County

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two teens who were reported missing from Prince William County have been located and are safe, report police on Friday.

Sixteen-year-old Royce Ratcliff of Dumfries, Va. and 16-year-old Angelina Occhiuzzo of Woodbridge, Va. were believed to have been together and possibly be in Angelina's car. Ratcliff hadn't been seen since Tuesday.

No other details about their location were given on Friday morning.

FOUND: Max Lyreman, 14, Prince William County

OCCOQUAN, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County Police Department have found a 14-year-old boy who was last seen Monday afternoon in the town of Occoquan, police said.

Tuesday, police said Max Lyreman was located and is safe.

Police: Va. man sexually assaulted 12-year-old since 2012

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A Virginia man sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl multiple times since 2012, Prince William County police said.

Santos Joel Iraheta Zometa, 45, of Woodbridge, has been charged with three counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of peeping.

Officers responded to a home in the 1300 block of Bayside Ave in Woodbridge on Saturday, Sept 27 to investigate the sexual assault.

"The investigation revealed that the victim, a 12 year old girl, was sexually assaulted by the accused, a known acquaintance, on more than one occasion since 2012," according to police.

Iraheta Zometa was arrested and is being held without bond.



Carmellos and Monza are supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month, from Th., Oct. 2 to Oct. 31. Carmello’s will offer their ‘Go Pink’ dish of Lamb Meatballs with Fettuccine with 10 percent of the dish being donated to the American Cancer Society, while Monza is giving away 10 percent of all their pizza sales throughout October. For more information, go to www.carmellos.com or www.eatmonza.com.

“Breast cancer affects so many, whether it be a friend, mother, sister, daughter, and we’re committed to support any efforts to help eradicate and support breast cancer research,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s and Monza in Old Town Manassas, Va. “Enjoy some delicious lamb or pizza and help support breast cancer awareness,” said Pires.