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PWC Police Beat 8/11/11

Felony Child Neglect

On Aug. 9 at 10:45 a.m., police were flagged down in the area of Ashgrove and Dolphin drives in Montclair in reference to two small children, girls, found unattended in the area. The investigation revealed that a passerby located the children, 1 and 3, wandering the area without any supervision. Fire and rescue personnel were called to check on the welfare of the children and both were determined to be in good health. Police canvassed the area where the girls were found and located the accused in a residence in the 16000 block of Fairway Dr. The accused runs a daycare from her residence and was not aware the children had wandered away. It was determined the children had been unaccounted for for about an hour. Family members responded and took custody of the children. The accused was arrested and charged. Child protective services has been notified of the incident. Arrested: Maleighia Grace Shockey, 23, of 16037 Fairway Dr. in Montclair. Charged with two counts of felony child neglect. Court date unavailable, released on a $2,500 unsecured bond.

Grand Larceny

On Aug. 10 at 4:55 p.m. police responded to the Prince William County Senior Center at 13850 Church Hill Dr. in Woodbridge for a larceny. Staff reported to police that between 5 p.m. on Aug. 5 and noon on Aug. 10, an unknown person(s) stole an exterior air condition unit valued around $3,200. No entry was made into the building and no other items were reported missing.

Vandalism to a School
On Aug. 10 at 9:24 p.m., police responded to Springwoods Elementary School at 3815 Marquis Pl. in Woodbridge for destruction of property. School security reported to police sometime between 8 p.m. on Aug. 9 and noon on Aug. 10, an unknown person(s) used a flare to burn an inappropriate picture into a plastic slide on the playground area, as well as burn the bottom portion of the slide. Damage to the playground was estimated around $1,000. The fire marshal’s office took over the investigation.  Anyone with information relating to these cases is urged to call Crime Solvers at 703-670-3700 or 1-866-411-TIPS. You don’t have to give your name, just the information. You could earn up to a $1,000 cash reward.

—from the Prince William County Police Department report

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