Strong-armed Robbery | Domestic Related – On June 11 at 1:18AM, officers responded to an apartment located in the 3100 block of Chesapeake Dr in Dumfries (22026) to investigate a domestic. The victim reported to police that she was involved in a verbal altercation with the accused, an acquaintance, which escalated. During the encounter, the accused grabbed the victim's cell phone as she attempted to contact police. The accused then assaulted the victim before he left the apartment with the victim's phone. Minor injuries were reported. Following the investigation, officers obtained warrants for the arrest of the accused, identified as Aaron Frederick BANKS. Attempts to locate the accused have been unsuccessful.
Wanted: [Photo from July of 2016]Aaron Frederick BANKS, 27, of the 3100 block of Chesapeake Dr in Dumfries
Described as a black male, 5'10", 160lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes
Wanted for robbery, preventing the summoning of a law enforcement officer, and domestic assault & battery
Commercial Burglaries – During the early morning hours of June 9, officers responded to investigate five commercial burglaries that occurred throughout the Woodbridge area of Prince William County. Officers determined that sometime between 2:45AM and 5:23AM, two unknown suspects wearing all dark clothing forced entry into the B-Thrifty located at 13412 Jefferson Davis Hwy, the Food Lion located at 13414 Jefferson Davis Hwy, the Wendy's located at 14113 Jefferson Davis Hwy, the Shell service station located at 12522 Gordon Blvd, and the Exxon service station located at 13505 Minnieville Rd. The suspects attempted to take money from cash registers and an ATM machine. Several cartons of cigarettes and money were reported missing. It is believed that the suspects used a dark colored SUV to flee the area. The investigation continues.
Residential Burglary – On June 9 at 2:08AM, officers responded to the 15000 block of Danehurst Cir in Gainesville (20155) to investigate a burglary in progress. A homeowner reported to police that an unknown man was attempting to kick open the front door. An adjacent neighbor heard the commotion and activated the panic button for his alarm, which attracted the attention of the suspect. The suspect then forced open the door of the neighbor's residence then fled the area when the neighbor told the suspect he had contacted police. A responding Town of Haymarket Police officer located the suspect a short time later and detained him until Prince William Police officers arrived. Further investigation by officers determined that the accused was intoxicated. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested.
Arrested on June 9:Sean Anthony CEPHUS, 21, of 7060 Mongoose Trl in Gainesville
Charged with unlawful entry, destruction or property, intoxicated in public, and obstruction of justice
Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held on a $10,000 secured bond
Assault & Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) – On June 8 at 10:10PM, an officer working an off-duty detail was parked in front of the Ashland Conservancy HOA clubhouse located at 5550 Fincastle Dr in Manassas (20112) when he was approached by a vehicle. When the officer approached the vehicle, the driver placed the vehicle in reverse and struck the officer with the driver's side mirror and front fender before fleeing the parking lot. The driver ignored the officer's emergency equipment, including lights and siren, and continued until he pulled into a residential driveway a short distance away. When the officer attempted to take the accused into custody, he resisted. The officer deployed pepper spray and eventually took the accused into custody without further incident. Minor injuries were reported by the accused.
Arrested on June 8:Shawn Lyle PRICHARD, 44, of 15535 Boar Run Ct in Manassas
Charged with assault & battery on LEO, hit & run, eluding police, and obstruction of justice
Court Date: July 25, 2018 | 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.