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Stafford County crime report May 20-24

by | May 28, 2024 | ALLFFP, Police and Fire, Stafford

The following crimes were reported to the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office from May 20-24:

  • ALCOHOL OFFENSE Brooke Point High School, 1700 Courthouse Road, 5/23, 9:00 a.m. Deputy D.J. Taylor was conducting his SRO duties when he was informed of found property. A student located a backpack in the women’s bathroom that contained alcohol and vapes. The owner of the backpack was discovered and criminal complaints for underage possession of alcohol, possession of alcohol on school grounds and underage possession of tobacco were submitted. Brooke Point High School, 1700 Courthouse Road, 5/23, 9:30 a.m. Deputy D.J. Taylor was finishing the last alcohol offense when he was informed of yet another. A student was discovered in the women’s bathroom again with alcohol and vapes. She also received criminal complaints for underage possession of alcohol, possession of alcohol on school grounds and underage possession of tobacco.
  • ASSAULT Target, 1090 Stafford Market Place, 5/19, 12:38 p.m. First Sergeant J.D. Floirendo responded to a fight. Three females were in a vehicle in the parking lot when a known male suspect approached them. He attempted to take one of the females’ purses, but didn’t count on her fighting back. During the struggle over the bag, the suspect assaulted the victim. He was charged with assault and battery and was released on personal recognizance by the magistrate. Brooke Point High School, 1700 Courthouse Road, 5/20, 1:15 p.m. Deputy A.L. Chaves was conducting his SRO duties when he was informed of a bathroom brawl. Three female students were engaged in a physical altercation and needed to be physically separated. One of the juveniles was also discovered to be in possession of alcohol and three vapes. All three received criminal complaints for assault and battery while the one with the unlawfully obtained items also received criminal complaints for underage possession of alcohol and tobacco. North Stafford High School, 839 Garrisonville Road, 5/22, 12:42 p.m. Deputy T.K. Phillips was conducting her SRO duties when she observed a large crowd forming around two students. The students were engaged in a fight and were separated by staff. The predominant aggressor was identified and a criminal complaint for assault and battery was submitted.
  • DISTURBANCE North Stafford High School, 839 Garrisonville Road, 5/21, 8:28 a.m. Deputy J.M. Smihal was getting his work day started when he was informed a fight had already occurred. Two female students engaged in a fight in the bathroom and were separated by staff. During the altercations three vapes were located, two of which had THC. Criminal complaints are pending. 
  • DUI Area of Kings Highway and Cleek Lane, 5/17, 9:00 p.m. DUI drivers somehow migrate towards Deputy D.S. Jett. Jett was traveling on Kings Highway when he observed a vehicle drifting between lanes, straddling the white dotted line, and nearly strike a grass median. Jett conducted a traffic stop and made contact with not only the driver, but a juvenile in the back seat. The driver had signs of intoxication and admitted to consuming two “large” Modelo beers in Arlington. The driver was charged with driving under the influence with a minor present and failure to maintain the lane of travel. He was held until sober at Rappahannock Regional Jail. Brooke Road, 5/19, 5:02 p.m. Sergeant B.U. Demirci and Deputy C.D. Quebedeaux responded to a drunk driver complaint. The caller advised a known male was intoxicated and currently on his way to the ABC store to continue his intoxicated spree. Demirci located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The driver advised he only had “one shot,” but based on the noticeable signs of intoxication it appeared he miscounted. Within the vehicle were multiple open and partially consumed bottles of Sailor Jerry rum. The sailor fan boarded Quebedeaux’s cruiser and set sail to Rappahannock Regional Jail. He was charged with driving under the influence second offense within five to 10 years with a blood alcohol content between .15 and .2, drinking while driving, and driving with a suspended license. He was held on a $2,500 secured bond. Intersection of Garrisonville Road and Onville Road, 5/19, 11:16 p.m. Deputy B.E. Vaughn was stopped at the intersection when he observed the vehicle in front of him straddling two lanes of traffic. When the light turned green, the suspect vehicle marched straight towards a median, only to barely avoid it at the last second. Vaughn conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver. The driver had signs of intoxication, but denied consuming alcohol. Considering it wasn’t Vaughn’s first day as a deputy, he knew this was a lie and conducted failed sobriety tests. The driver was charged with driving under the influence and held at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.
  • FRAUD United Bank, 289 Garrisonville Road, 5/17, 12:42 p.m. Deputy S.M. Eastman responded to a fraud. A business advised they were “hacked” and during the attack the suspect would email United Bank in an attempt to authorize a wire transfer. When that failed, the suspect would attempt a new method. They would drive to the bank in a silver Volkswagen Jetta to drop off fraudulent documents for the wire transfer. Again, this would be a failed attempt. Shadymist Terrace, 5/17, 4:50 p.m. Deputy I.E. Baldi responded to a fraud. The victim reported her wallet stolen months ago. Now, the victim had unauthorized withdrawals from one of her debit cards in Maryland. 
  • HIT AND RUN Intersection of Warrenton Road and South Gateway Drive, 5/21, 1:30 p.m. Deputy K.R. Sprinkles responded to an auto accident. Three vehicles were involved in a small fender-bender when the third vehicle took off.
  • LARCENY Courthouse Road Commuter Lot, 5/17, 9:35 p.m. Deputy C.R. Newman responded to a larceny. The victim advised he exited a company vehicle only to watch that vehicle be driven away by an unknown suspect seconds later. The vehicle was entered as stolen into a law enforcement database, which would prove to be helpful. On May 18 at approximately 10:49 a.m. an officer with the Albemarle County Police Department would locate the stolen vehicle and the suspect in it. A warrant for grand larceny was obtained while the suspect remains in Albemarle County’s custody. Courthouse Road Commuter Lot, 5/17, 10:40 p.m. Deputy J.J. Suh was assisting Deputy C.R. Newman with the previous report when they observed a school bus parked catawampus. While the poor parking job first grabbed their attention, the fact it was discovered to be stolen out of New Castle County Delaware kept their attention. The suspect description provided by a New Castle County officer matched the description of the suspect found in Albemarle County. The investigation is ongoing. Publix, 1640 Public Way, 5/18, 11:48 a.m. Deputy S.M. Eastman responded to a larceny. The victim went into the business only to exit and discover his $200 bicycle was stolen. Camera footage captured the larceny. Panera Bread, 5/18, 4:40 p.m. Deputy C.D. Quebedeaux responded to a larceny. The victim advised while celebrating a friend’s 80th birthday, her wallet was stolen. Multiple of the victim’s credit cards were used at multiple stores in Stafford and Fredericksburg. Target, 1090 Stafford Market Place, 5/18, 5:00 p.m. Deputy K.W. Suter responded to a larceny. Staff advised two females were altering barcodes and skip scanning items. The pair was caught red-handed and it was discovered to be a mother and juvenile daughter duo. The $143 worth of items was recovered, but that’s not all. It was also discovered the family team had stolen from the store six other times, making the grand total nearly $500. The adult suspect received summonses for larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny, altering price tags, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Walmart, 217 Garrisonville Road, 5/19, 11:09 a.m. Deputy S.M. Eastman responded to a larceny. Staff advised they had video of a female suspect skip scanning over $200 worth of items. Before the suspect could make her dramatic get away, staff wrote down her license plate. Deputy J.L. Jones responded to the registered owner’s house to locate the suspect vehicle, a female matching the suspect, and the stolen items in plain view. The suspect was charged with shoplifting. Giant, 317 Worth Avenue, 5/19, 11:47 a.m. Deputy B.W. Gildea responded to a larceny. An employee observed a male suspect stealing and confronted him. The suspect assaulted the employee and fled in a white Nissan SUV. The same employee would also notice another male suspect shoplifting and confronted him as well. This suspect would drop his items and flee on foot. Target, 1090 Stafford Market Place, 5/19, 3:24 p.m. Deputy R.W. Stamm responded to a larceny. Staff advised they observed a male suspect attempting to steal multiple items, including a conspicuously big TV. His not-so-subtle attempt was stopped and it was discovered he was a juvenile. The juvenile received a criminal complaint for shoplifting and even worse, his guardian was very displeased and advised he was in “deep trouble.” Eustace Road, 5/20, 7:46 a.m. Deputy A.M. Pitts responded to a larceny. Two vehicles were unlawfully entered overnight and multiple items were stolen, including a purse and cash. Dollar General, 411 Chatham Heights Road, 5/20, 1:34 p.m. Deputy C.D. Sullivan responded to a larceny. Staff advised a male wearing all orange stole multiple items before walking to another nearby business. Sullivan located the brightly dressed suspect going through his stolen riches and detained him. He was charged with shoplifting and was released by the magistrate. Target, 1090 Stafford Market Place, 5/20, 12:35 p.m. Deputy R.A. Peterson responded to a larceny. Staff advised a female suspect they knew from a previous larceny, was back stealing again. This time she was stopped and identified. The suspect received two summonses for shoplifting. Ulta, 1150 Stafford Market Place, 5/21, 3:18 p.m. Deputy F.C. O’Neill responded to Ulta once again for a larceny. Staff advised two female suspects stole a heavy amount of makeup products. The two then fled the scene in a gray Chevy. Walmart, 11 Village Parkway, 5/21, 4:30 p.m. Deputy S.T. Myers responded for the first Walmart larceny of the day. Staff advised two love birds entered the store, stole items, brought the stolen items to their vehicle, and went back into the store to steal additional items. During their double dipping attempt, staff confronted them. The suspects would flee in a white Camry. Staff were able to identify the male suspect due to it not being his first theft from Walmart and Myers was able to identify the female suspect due to prior interactions with her. Warrants for shoplifting were obtained for both. Walmart, 125 Washington Square Plaza, 5/21, 5:32 p.m. Deputy I.E. Baldi responded to the second Walmart larceny of the day. Staff advised, once again, two love birds were observed stealing over $170 worth of items. They would then flee in a green sedan. Walmart, 11 Village Parkway, 5/21, 6:26 p.m. Deputy R.L. Hubbard responded to the third and final Walmart larceny of the day. Staff advised, for the third time, two love birds were observed skip scanning nearly $130 worth of items. The pair would flee in a blue Nissan. Weis Market, 282 Deacon Road, 5/22, 5:09 p.m. Deputy C.D. Quebedeaux responded to a previously occurred larceny. Staff advised they had video of a female suspect stealing earlier this month. Spring Lake Drive, 5/22, 11:00 p.m. Deputy T.G. Croson responded to a larceny. A cab driver advised he dropped someone off in the area. The passenger told the cab driver he would run inside, grab some money, and promptly return to pay the fee. The passenger would leave and never return. Target, 1090 Stafford Market Place, 5/23, 11:24 a.m. Deputy B.W. Gildea responded to a larceny. Staff advised a female suspect they had previous incidents with was currently skip scanning items. The suspect was stopped and issued a summons for shoplifting. Fireberry Boulevard, 5/23, 2:54 p.m. Deputy B.E. Vaughn responded to a larceny. The victim advised she had an iPhone dropped off at her house. Moments later, an unknown male switched the box with an empty box and took off with the cellphone. The incident was captured on camera.
  • PUBLIC INTOXICATION 7-Eleven, 378 Garrisonville Road, 5/17, 5:45 p.m. Deputy B.E. Vaughn responded to a disturbance. Staff advised there was a male who appeared “on something” making people uncomfortable. Vaughn arrived on scene and located the suspect sleeping while standing up against the business. The slumbering suspect was known to Vaughn due to previous incidents. After his beauty sleep, the suspect was detained due to his signs of intoxication. He was charged with public intoxication and held at Rappahannock Regional Jail until sober. Elkton Drive, 5/18, 9:36 p.m. Deputy S.A. Edwards responded to a disturbance. The caller advised a female within a large group was threatening to have her friends stab and shoot someone. Edwards arrived on scene of the party and located the suspect. The suspect was in an intoxicated state, using her romantic partner to keep her upright. She would refuse to identify herself and attempted to walk towards her vehicle. In order to prevent a DUI, deputies detained her, despite her protest. She was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. She was held at Rappahannock Regional Jail until sober.
  • STOLEN PROPERTY Clarion Inn, 564 Warrenton Road, 5/20, 1:25 a.m. Deputy S.A. Fulford was in the area when he observed a vehicle that was stolen out of Maryland. After investigating a bit further, Fulford discovered not only was the vehicle stolen, but the license plate currently displayed on it was stolen off a different vehicle. Using business cameras, deputies discovered the driver parked the stolen vehicle in the parking lot before entering a hotel room. The driver was found and detained with the stolen key still in his possession. During their interaction, the suspect inquired if he was going to jail. In case there’s any confusion, being in possession of a known stolen vehicle is, in fact, a crime. The driver was charged with two counts of possession of stolen property and driving without a driver’s license. He was held at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond. 
  • SWATTING Longview Road, 5/17, 1:13 p.m. Deputies responded to a domestic with a weapon call. The caller made statements regarding his father shooting his mother and threatening to shoot him next. A detective listening to the report did what he does best and investigated the report. He would recognize the number as one related to previous swatting incidents. Deputies responded to the residence and made contact with the occupants who had no idea of the incident. After ensuring everyone was in fact safe, it was determined to be a swatting incident.  
  • THREATS Colonial Forge High School, 550 Courthouse Road, 5/21, 11:10 a.m. Deputy G.M. Lum was conducting his SRO duties when he was informed of a serious allegation. It was reported a student made threats to “shoot up” the school and bomb a graduation ceremony. Lum investigated the threats and discovered additional students heard the suspect make these threats. A criminal complaint for threats to bomb a school was submitted. Ford T. Humphrey Public Safety Building, 1225 Courthouse Road, 5/22, 3:01 p.m. Deputy R.J. Kemp responded to a Text-A-Tip. The tip advised in a Discord server someone made threats of a mass shooting in both Stafford and Spotsylvania County. With the assistance of the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office, this tip was determined to be yet another swatting incident. 
  • VANDALISM Edwards Drive, 5/18, 12:06 p.m. Deputy C.A. Osborne responded to a disturbance. The victim advised they heard someone attempting to enter their residence. When the suspects failed, due to a simple device called a lock, the suspects ignited a firework on the victim’s front porch. The incident was captured on camera. While investigating, deputies also discovered the victim’s vehicle had a poorly designed sexual organ spray painted on it.
  • WEAPON OFFENSE Area of Kings Highway and Cool Springs Road, 5/17, 5:39 p.m. Deputy D.S. Jett responded to a road rage incident. While driving on Kings Highway, the victim passed the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect, in response to this, would brandish a firearm. The victim remained calm enough to obtain the suspect’s license plate, which Deputy B.M. Stanfill used to locate the suspect vehicle at Giant, located a 35 Town and Country Drive. After his shopping trip, deputies made contact with the suspect and recovered the firearm. The suspect was charged with brandishing a firearm and was released by the magistrate on personal recognizance. 

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