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by Natatia Bledsoe posted Aug 8 2014 12:17PM
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014 
 
PURSE SNATCHING: 
800 block Sophia St, 8/7 11:40 p.m. Four females, ages 29-38 and all from Locust Grove, were 
walking back to their cars in the parking lot after spending time together at a downtown 
restaurant. The four had split up into pairs as they returned to their vehicles when one of the 
women noticed a man running in the direction of her and her friend. When the man got close, he 
grabbed the woman’s purse and pushed her to the ground with enough force that she hit her head 
on the pavement. The woman and her friend began screaming, and the suspect also grabbed the 
second woman’s purse and took off. 
When the second pair of females heard the other women yelling and saw their friend on the 
ground and a man running away, they started chasing after the suspect. The two women caught 
up with the suspect and knocked him to the ground, punching and kicking him as they tried to 
hold him down. The suspect was able to free himself and got up and ran away, but the women 
chased him down a second time. One of the women was punched in the face twice during the 
ensuing struggle. The suspect dropped one of the purses he had stolen and one of the women 
wrestled the second purse away from him before the offender once again fled. 
When officers arrived on the scene, an ambulance was called to check on the first victim, but she 
did not require transport to the hospital. Officers also summoned assistance from the 
Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office. Officers searched the area and two K-9 teams from 
Spotsylvania County attempted to track the suspect, but he was not located. 
The suspect is described as a white male in his early to mid 20s, 5’7” – 5’10” and approximately 
180 pounds, and with straight hair that almost reached his shoulders. He was wearing a black 
tank top, khaki shorts, and a black ball cap turned backwards. The investigation is ongoing. 
LARCENY: 
Walmart, 1800 Carl D Silver Pkwy, 8/7 8:00 a.m. A loss prevention employee reported that an 
unknown person stole a large number of used batteries from an outside secured locker. The 
investigation is ongoing. 
VANDALISM: 
Virginia War Memorial, 500 George St, 7/1 – 8/1 9:00 p.m. A board member of the 
Fredericksburg Memorial Area Council reported that an unknown person threw a large glass 
candle into one of the walls containing engraved names, causing approximately $5000 in 
damage. The investigation is ongoing. 
ARRESTS: 
Joshua Garrett, 26, of Montross was arrested for possession of marijuana. 
Myleka Murphy, 24, of Spotsylvania was arrested for public intoxication, resisting arrest, 
indecent exposure, and assault on law enforcement. 
Joseph Watson, 42, of Stafford was arrested for public intoxication. 
Quentin Bryant, 20, of Spotsylvania was arrested for possession of marijuana.
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Topics : Law_Crime
Location : Spotsylvania County
08/08/2014 12:18PM
Fredericksburg Police Department Incident Reports
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