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5 arrested on drug charges in Prince William Co.


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested five people after a narcotics investigation involving the distribution of marijuana.

Police say a search warrant was served on February 26 at 1903 Stevens Rd., Apt. 1703 in Woodbridge where marijuana and evidence of distribution were recovered.

The following suspects have been charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of marijuana:

  • Jorge Daniel De La Fuente, 22, of 1903 Stevens Rd, Apt. 1703 in Woodbridge
  • Andy Ariel Salguero, 19, of 1903 Stevens Rd, Apt. 1703 in Woodbridge
  • Ambar Crespo Echeverri, 19, of 1903 Stevens Rd, Apt. 1703 in Woodbridge
  • Eduardo Isaias Contreras, 23, o f1903 Stevens Rd, Apt. 1703 in Woodbridge
  • Jason Edward Johnson, 26, of 1903 Stevens Rd, Apt. 1703 in Woodbridge


Police: Teens posted inappropriate photos to Instagram


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested three teenagers who they say posted inappropriate photos of other juveniles on Instagram.

On February 17, detectives from the Special Victim's Bureau began an investigation into computer harassment allegations. Investigation revealed that three teenagers exploited other female juveniles from multiple schools in Prince William County by posting inappropriate photos of them on Instagram.

A 15-year-old female of Woodbridge, a 14-year-old male of Woodbridge and a 13-year-old male of Manassas are each charged with one count of computer harassment.

Once the Instagram accounts were discovered, police say they were immediately shut down and the owners were identified. None of the photos were taken within the school or on school property, according to officials.


Man arrested for assaulting woman with bottle in Va.


TRIANGLE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police say they have arrested a man for hitting a woman in the head with a glass bottle during an altercation in Triangle.

According to Prince William County Police, at 7:15 p.m. Saturday officers responded to the 19300 block of Belleau Woods Dr in Triangle to investigate an assault.

A woman told police that she and 31-year-old Jahad Omar Carter had a verbal fight that escalated. When she tried to get away from him, he knocked her to the ground and began assaulting her, say police.

Carter demanded the woman's phone, striking her multiple times in the head with a glass bottle, according to police. He was able to get the phone and flee in a car.

Police say the woman was transported to an area hospital with significant but non-life threatening injuries.

Carter was later found at a home on Purvis Drive.

5 displaced after Prince William County house fire


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two adults and three children were taken to a hospital following a fire at 4 a.m. Tuesday in Woodbridge, according to Prince William County fire officials.

The five family members were at a single family home in the 3200 block of Bradford Street. Officials say the homeowner called 911 and told the rest of the family members to evacuate. They were evaluated for smoke inhalation at the hospital.

Pets of the family were also rescued by firefighters, say officials.

The family has been displaced from the home and the Red Cross is assisting the family.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Police: Woman passed out on PCP with children


TRIANGLE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a woman who they say passed out on PCP while she was with two children.

Twenty-five-year-old Tanesha Shawnte Kinard has been charged with two counts of felony child neglect and two counts of child endangerment.

Police say a caller reported an unconscious person in the area of Anchorage Cove and Olde Port Lane in Triangle on February 22 at 10:31 p.m. When police arrived, they found Kinard lying on the ground unresponsive, according to officials.

At the time, police say the woman was walking to a nearby store with two three-year-old boys who were family members. Police took custody of the children while Kinard was transported to a local hospital.

Police say Kinard passed out because she was under the influence of PCP. She was treated for non-life threatening injuries and arrested.


Police: Va. man hit child with electrical cord


DUMFRIES, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a man who they say hit a child with an electrical cord.

Thirty-five-year-old Jerry Anthony Crockett has been charged with malicious wounding and felony child abuse for the February 24 incident.

Police say a neighbor reported that a child was screaming from a nearby house. When police arrived at the home, they found a four-year-old girl who had been hit multiple times with an electrical cord by a known acquaintance, according to officials.

Crockett was taken into custody without incident. Police say the girl suffered non-life threatening injuries.


Three men sought in Prince William Co. robbery


LAKE RIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police are looking for three males they say robbed a Check into Cash located at 12367 Dillingham Sq. on Monday afternoon.

Three males entered the business armed with handguns and took cash, say police. Then, the suspects fled.

No one was injured during the robbery, say police.

Schools in the area have taken safety precautions, according to police.