Incidents and arrests released on: Thursday, August 7, 2014
Attempted Bank Robbery –
On August 6th
at 10:10AM, officers responded to the Bank of America located at 1708 Old Bridge Rd in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate an attempted robbery. Employees reported to police that an unknown man on a black or dark colored BMX or mountain style bicycle approached one of the drive-up teller speakers and demanded money. The suspect indicated to one of the employees that he had a bomb in his backpack. No money was taken and the suspect fled prior to police arriving in the area. No injuries were reported.
White or light skinned male, early to mid-20’s, 5’10”-6’, 150lbs with a thin build
Last seen wearing all black or dark colored clothing included a hat, aviator style glasses, and bandana
Armed Robbery | Malicious Wounding –
On August 6th
at 9:16PM, officers responded to the 3900 block of Penshurst Ln in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a robbery. The victim, a 22 year old man of Dumfries, reported to police that two known male acquaintances confronted him in the above area over a previous encounter. A verbal altercation ensued which escalated between the three men. During the struggle, one of the suspects struck the victim with a handgun causing the firearm to discharge. The suspects fled prior to officers arriving in the area. Before fleeing, the suspects took a firearm belonging to the victim. No injuries or property damage were reported as a result of the gunshot. The victim did sustained non-life threatening injuries from the physical altercation. This incident was not random.
Malicious Wounding | Abduction –
On August 6th
at 8:18PM, officers responded to a residence located in the 14700 block of Endsley Turn in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate an assault. The victim, a 21 year old woman of Woodbridge, reported to police that she and the accused, a known acquaintance, were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, the accused repeatedly assaulted the victim, striking her to the face and torso. The accused also took the victim’s phone and prevented her from contacting police or physically leaving the residence. The victim was eventually able to contact police and the accused fled the residence prior to officers arriving in the area. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Following the investigation, officers obtained warrants against the accused.
[Photo from August 2013]
Branden Alfonso WILLIAMS
, 23, of 14716 Endsley Turn in Woodbridge
Described as a black male, 6’0”, 230lbs with a heavy build, medium complexion, long braided hair and a goatee
Wanted for abduction
and malicious wounding
Residential Burglary –
On August 6th
at 5:30PM, officers responded to a residence located in the 6400 block of Ashby Grove Lp in Haymarket (20169) to investigate a burglary. The homeowner reported to police that the burglary occurred between 11:45PM on August 4th
and 5:30AM on August 5th
. The investigation revealed that there were no signs of forced entry into the home. Entry is believed to have been made into the residence through an unsecured basement door. A gaming console and related equipment, total value around $670, were reported missing. The homeowner further reported to police that the same residence was entered on July 31st
between 7:30AM and 2:15PM. There were no signs of forced entry into the home. Multiple watches, total value around $2,300, were reported missing during that incident.
Commercial Burglary –
On August 5th
at 10:29AM, officers responded to the Sheffield Manor Community Pool located at 12354 Penzance Ln in Bristow (20136) to investigate a burglary. Staff reported to police that the burglary occurred between 8:00PM on August 4th
and 10:00AM on August 5th
. The investigation revealed that during that time, an unknown suspect(s) entered the pool area on the property and threw various items into the deep end of the pool. The suspect(s) then entered the community building, possibly through an unsecured door. Once inside, the suspect(s) damaged a television which was mounted on the wall. No property was reported missing. Damage is estimated around $845.