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A bird mystery: VA officials working to discover why birds are dying in numbers

The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, DWR (formerly the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, DGIF) is coordinating testing on a selection of deceased birds after the Northern Region area of Virginia began receiving an increase in the number of calls starting May 18 about sick/injured young birds, specifically Grackles and Blue Jays.

OmniRide’s Spring bus service changes begin June 7

OmniRide’s Spring Service Changes will take effect on Monday, June 7, and will include changes to most routes. All schedules have been reprinted with new effective dates. New schedule brochures are available from operators upon request and are posted on the OmniRide website,

Va. State Police warn of phone scams aimed at registered sex offenders

Virginia State Police report they have been alerted to an alarming increase in phone scams targeting convicted sex offenders. The consistent theme among these scams has been phone fraudsters portraying themselves as a Virginia State Police sergeant and threatening the individuals into paying hundreds of dollars in gift cards to the caller, Va. State Police said.

The high cost of not wearing a seatbelt while driving or riding

Prince William County Police are running the annual safety "Click It or (get a) Ticket Seatbelt Campaign" through Sunday, June 6. It is the driver’s responsibility to make sure all children, age 15 and under, are secured properly. Virginia law allows police to cite anyone driving a car in which an occupant under age 16 is not wearing a safety belt or is not in a child safety seat. It also provides that drivers may be cited if they are not properly restrained if stopped for other violations.

Suspect in May 29 burglary held without bond; additional officers arrive

On May 29 at 3:09PM, Prince William County Police officers responded to a residence located in the 1900 block of Winslow Ct. in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a burglary. The homeowner reported to police that he was inside his residence when he observed an acquaintance, identified as the accused, take rocks, and begin to force entry into his home through the sliding glass door.

Victims report machete brandished twice in US 1 road rage incident May 29

On May 29 at 3:39PM, Prince William County Police officers responded to the intersection of US 1 and Squire Ln. in Triangle (22172) to investigate a brandishing.

Police report good neighbor struck and bitten in fire alarm incident

On Saturday, May 29 at 11:37PM, Prince William County Police officers responded to the Summerland Heights Apartments located in the 1800 block of Gableridge Turn in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a fight with weapons. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 40-year-old man, went to his neighbors' apartment upon hearing the fire alarm.

Woodbridge man, 21, charged with abduction and burglary

The police investigation revealed that the victim, a 21-year-old woman, and a 22-year-old male acquaintance were inside the home when they observed a second acquaintance, identified as the accused, drive into the driveway. The victim locked the doors however, the accused entered her home without permission.

Maryland man, charged with abduction and burglary, turns self into police May 29

On Saurday, May 29 at 10 AM, Prince William County Police officers responded to the Stone Pointe Apartments located in the 14900 block of Potomac Heights Pl. in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a burglary. The victim, a 27-year-old woman, reported to police that an acquaintance, identified as the accused, kicked in the locked front door when she would not open the door for him.

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