Fatal Crash Investigation – On February 12 at 2:42AM, investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit responded to the area of James Madison Hwy and Thoroughfare Rd in Gainesville (20155) to investigate a single vehicle crash. The investigation revealed a 2001 Toyota 4-Runner was traveling northbound on James Madison Hwy in the above area when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle left the roadway and struck an embankment causing the vehicle to roll multiple times. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene prior to officers arriving in the area. A backseat adult male passenger was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of injuries sustained from the crash. A front seat adult male passenger was wearing a seatbelt and sustained minor injuries. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment and has since been released. A Prince William County police K-9 and helicopter assistance from Fairfax County Police responded to search for the driver who was not immediately located. The suspected driver of the vehicle was located at approximately 1:00PM on February 12 by deputies from the Fauquier County Sheriff's Office. The driver will be interviewed by Prince William County police investigators regarding the crash. The investigation is continuing.
Victims Identified:The passenger killed is identified as Jose Nelvin ROMERO MALDONADO, 38, of Warrenton
The front passenger is identified as a 30-year-old man of Warrenton
Residential Burglary – On February 12 at 3:00AM, officers responded to an apartment located in the 14300 block of Bellona Rd in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a suspicious person call. The caller, a 30-year-old woman, reported to police that she was sleeping in her bedroom when she was awoken by a voice coming from the window. When the caller turned toward the window, an unknown male was halfway through the window trying to get her attention. When the caller told the man to leave, he apologized then left the window. No other contact was made between the two parties. It does not appear that any further entry was made into the residence.
Suspect Description:A Hispanic male with a dark complexion, 5'07", last seen wearing a blue hat and dark jacket.
Aggravated Sexual Battery – On January 24, detectives from the Special Victims Bureau began an investigation into a sexual assault that was reported to have occurred at a residence located in Woodbridge (22193). The investigation revealed that the victim, then a 14-year-old juvenile girl, was inappropriately touched by the accused, an acquaintance, sometime between June and August of 2014. The victim recently disclosed the incident to a family member who then contacted police. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Michael Angelo VILLALBA-MENDEZ, was arrested without incident.
Arrested on January 30:Michael Angelo VILLALBA-MENDEZ, 23, of 3011 Arkendale St in Woodbridge
Charged with aggravated sexual battery
Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond
Anyone with information regarding the incidents listed in this report is asked to contact the
Prince William County Police Department tipline at 703-792-7000 or submit a webtip to: www.pwcgov.org/policetip.