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Prince William County Police Department Incident Report

by - posted Oct 11 2013 1:52PM
Incidents and arrests released on:                                                                          Friday, October 11, 2013
Joint Death Investigation | Fire Related *VICTIM IDENTIFIED – On October 10th, detectives from the Homicide Unit were notified of a positive identification of one of the victim’s involved in the trailer fire which was reported in the 18700 block of Fuller Heights Rd in Triangle on October 8th. The identities of the two remaining victims will be released once they are positively identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office. At this point in the investigation, police and fire officials do not suspect foul play regarding the deaths of the victims. The investigation continues.
                One of the victims has been identified as Melvin Ruben SMITSON, 61, of Triangle
Joint Death Investigation | Fire related [Previously Released] - On October 8th at 3:22AM, police responded to the 18700 block of Fuller Heights Rd in Triangle (22172) to assist the Department of Fire and Rescue with a trailer fire. Once the fire was extinguished, fire and rescue crews discovered three victims inside the trailer. All three victims were pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of their deaths is still under investigation. At this point, the victims are believed to be adults. Further information about the victims, including their genders and ages, is currently unknown. A positive identification will need to be made before the victims’ identities are released. No other injuries were reported. The bodies of the victims will be transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. This is currently a joint investigation with the Fire Marshal’s Office looking into the cause of the fire and the police department investigating the deaths. The investigation continues. Fire Marshal’s Office news release

Armed Robbery – On October 11th at 12:47AM, police responded to the 14600 block of Lamar Rd in Woodbridge (22191) for a robbery. The victim, a 48 year old man of Woodbridge, reported to police that he was walking in the area above when he encountered three unknown men. During the encounter, one of the men displayed a handgun while another assaulted the victim. The men took an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency from the victim before fleeing on foot. Minor injuries were reported. A police K-9 was used to search for the suspects.
                Suspect Descriptions:
                3 black males, all reported to be between 18 & 20 years of age with medium builds
                1st male [armed suspect] was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue sweatpants
2nd male [the assailant] was last seen wearing a blue shirt with horizontal stripes and blue jeans
                No clothing description was provided to police for the 3rd suspect
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People : Melvin Ruben
10/11/2013 1:52PM
Prince William County Police Department Incident Report
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