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Caring for All Animals

Caring for All Animals

Protecting animals and working with our community to prevent cruelty is what our dedicated field services team does day in and day out, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We believe that every animal matters—regardless of breed, size, age, or any other factor. Recently, one case surrounding one small reptile proved just that.  

In December, our Animal Care & Control Officers were assisting Metropolitan Police Department Officers with a search warrant at the home of Darnell Jones, 34, in Washington, DC, when they came across a snake. The snake was extremely underweight and appeared to be having difficulty shedding her skin which is indicative of significant husbandry and care issues. The subsequent investigation by Humane Law Enforcement Officer Michael Triebwasser revealed that the snake had been underweight for seven months and had never at any point during that time been taken to a veterinarian for proper care.

Two Men Charged For Illegal Iron Possession

Two Men Charged For Illegal Iron Possession

The following information was sent to us by the Stafford County Sherrif's Office:


The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of William Williams III, age 24, of 141 MacGregor Ridge Road, Stafford and Timothy Hackett, age 37, of 72 Red Oak Lane, Hague, Virginia.  Both men have been charged with 1 Count of Possession of Pig Iron, while acting as agents of Northern Virginia Metal Recyclers.  The possession, sale or purchase of pig iron is a Class 6 Felony. 

Soroptimists Improve Lives of Women, Girls

Soroptimists Improve Lives of Women, Girls

Recently Soroptimist International of Manassas sponsored a public awareness program to shine a light on a serious issue affecting women and girls in the Prince William area, and around the world:  human and sex trafficking. 

The event, held in the Verizon Auditorium on George Mason University’s Prince William Campus, featured the documentary “Call + Response,” followed by a panel of experts.

Kathleen Darabond, FBI Special Agent, Washington Field office, described how the agency works closely with local law enforcement to stop sex trafficking and curb gang activity in our area.

Captain Hans Mumm, US Army Retired, an expert in the area of modern day slave labor, related a story of a perpetrator who used Facebook like a shopping catalogue to find, “friend” and groom minors. He also proposed asking banks to donate foreclosed properties to be safe houses for women, turning their dead assets into tax deductions.

Assault on Law Enforcement in Manassas

Assault on Law Enforcement in Manassas

From Manassas City Police Department:

On November 15, 2011, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Manassas City Police Officers responded to the 10200 block of Chervil Court regarding a burglary in progress.

Upon the officers’ arrival, they encountered a subject, later identified as Sampson Joseph Din, in the backyard of the residence. During questioning, Din swung an unknown object at one of the officers then attempted to run away.

Crime Solvers Seeks Suspects in Overnight Vehicle Tamperings

From Fairfax County Crime Solvers:


Fairfax County Crime Solvers is seeking the public’s help in identifying the person(s) responsible for at least 54 vehicle tamperings that occurred in several neighborhoods throughout the Franconia Police District. During the overnight hours of Sunday, September 4 through Monday, September 5 the suspect(s) used a BB or pellet gun to shoot the parked vehicles. Damage is estimated to be about $15,000. 

            These vehicle tamperings occurred in the following locations:

·         5900 block of Ridgeview Drive

·         5400 block of Broadmoor Street

·         7600 and 7700 block of Hayfield Road

·         5800 block of Helmsdale Lane

·         6100 block of Charles Arrington Drive