THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012
Mary Washington Hospital, 8/26 8:15 am. A 19-year-old Fredericksburg resident reported that
she was sitting in her vehicle outside the emergency room entrance when a female approached
the driver’s side window of her car and asked her for a ride. When the victim refused, the female
made statements and gestures alleging that she had a weapon. The victim did not believe her and
she got out of her car to walk inside the hospital. While walking toward the ER doors, the
suspect assaulted the victim, grabbed her by the hair, and tried to steal her car keys. The two
struggled and the victim was able to break free by striking the suspect in the face. The victim
then alerted a security guard inside. The suspect was subsequently identified as Rishelle
Newman, 22, of King George, and a warrant has been obtained against Newman charging her
with attempted carjacking. Newman had not been arrested by the time of this report.
Radio Shack, 1287 Carl D Silver Pkwy, 8/29 9:40 pm. Officers responded to an alarm activation
at the business and found that the lock on the front had been damaged and the door was
unsecured. It did not appear that anything was stolen from the business. The investigation is
Walmart, 1800 Carl D Silver Pkwy, 8/29 4:00 pm – 4:40 pm. A loss prevention employee
reported that three female subjects stole a cart full of merchandise and fled from the scene in a
red Dodge Stratus. The suspects have been identified and the investigation is ongoing.
1400 Washington Ave, 8/22 – 8/29 11:50 am. A contractor reported that a gravestone was
damaged in the Gordon cemetery. No suspects or witnesses at this time.
Visitor’s Center lot, 200 Charlotte St, 8/30 12:30 am. A police lieutenant reported that an
unknown person used a brick to shatter the windshield on his patrol car while he was in the area
on foot. No suspects or witnesses at this time.
Jessica Whetzel, 22, of Fredericksburg was arrested for misdemeanor shoplifting from
Orenthal Frenzey, 35, of King George was arrested for misdemeanor destruction of property.
Antonio Steward, 20, of Spotsylvania was arrested for possession of marijuana.
Alexander Telford, 18, of Spotsylvania was arrested for possession of marijuana.