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Vehicle owners report larcenies; four of five vehicles left unlocked, city police report

Manassas City Police Department
Crime Report
Dec. 18, 2015

Larceny/Breaking & Entering
On Dec. 16, 2015, Manassas City Police met with a resident on the 9000 block of Whispering Pine Ct for a report of a larceny. The reporting party told officers that sometime between 9 a.m. and 2:50 p.m., someone entered the residence and stole various video games and an iPod 3, valued together at $520. Entry is believed to have been made through a rear sliding door that was unlocked at the time of the theft.

Vandalism to Auto
On Dec. 15, 2015, Manassas City Police met with a resident on the 8600 block of Bruton Parish Ct for a report of a vandalism to auto. The reporting party told officers that sometime between 10 p.m. on Dec. 14 and 4 a.m. on Dec. 15, someone shattered the front windshield of her vehicle and after gaining access, rummaged through the center console. No items were reported missing from inside the vehicle.

Larcenies from Auto
On Dec. 12 and 13, 2015, Manassas City Police met with residents at the following five locations for separate reports of larcenies from vehicles. Four of the five vehicles were left unlocked in front of the victims’ residences at the times of the thefts.
·      9300 Waterford Dr between 6 p.m. on Dec. 11 and 8:40 a.m. on Dec. 12
Stolen: Two expired vehicle registration cards
·      9600 block of Park St between Dec. 7 and Dec. 13
Stolen: CDs valued at $30
·      10100 block of Candy Ct between Dec. 11 and Dec. 13
Stolen: Checkbook, radio face plate, and spare change
·      10300 block of Butternut Cir between approximately 3 p.m. on Dec. 11 and 10:50 a.m. on Dec. 13
Stolen: Diaper bag, miscellaneous baby items, and a money order valued together at $512
·      9600 block of Clover Hill Rd between 6:40 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Dec. 13
Stolen: Handgun, hunting knife, back pack, and computer equipment valued together at $550

Attempted Fraud
On Dec. 11, 2015, Manassas City Police responded to Morganna Animal Clinic (9050 Liberia Ave) for a report of attempted fraud. The reporting party told officers that an unknown male claiming to represent Dominion Power had called and advised the business was past due on its utility bill. The caller said if the company did not pay immediately using pre-paid cards, its electricity would be turned off. The employee ended the conversation and contacted City of Manassas Public Works Department, who confirmed that the call was a scam.
*Crime Prevention Tip
Don’t believe callers, emails or texts that say they are from a utility company and that your account is past due. The City of Manassas is the sole provider of utilities in the City of Manassas (20110), and will not call customers demanding money. When in doubt about the status of your account, please call Public Works Customer Service line directly at (703)257-8219. Payments to the Public Works Department are never accepted in the form of pre-paid cards, but may be made in person at 8500 Public Works Dr, by phone, and online. Click here to view all payment options available.

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Anyone with information about these events is encouraged to call the Manassas City Police Department Investigative Services Division at (703) 257-8092 or Crime Solvers.  The Manassas City/Manassas Park Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward up to $1000 for information that leads to an arrest in these cases.  The confidential 24-hour tip line is (703) 330-0330.

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