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An 18-year-old man is in custody after David Madison Fowler, III was found shot to death in Dale City.

On July 6, Prince William County detectives arrested a suspect concerning the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man, which occurred at the Cheshire Station Plaza located in the 4400 block of Cheshire Station Plaza in Dale City on June 14.

During the investigation, detectives identified one of the men at the shooting and obtained warrants for his arrest. On July 6, the accused turned himself into police without incident.

Detectives continue asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the police. The investigation continues as detectives seek to identify the other suspects involved in the shooting.

Angel Alfonso Morales Flores, 18, of 4342 Granby Road in Woodbridge, is charged with felony homicide, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and conspiracy to violate the drug control act. His court Date is pending, and he was held without bond.

Prince William County landfill

Many ubiquitous products used in homes, yards, and garages contain hazardous ingredients. When disposed of improperly, these items can pose harm to humans, animals, or the environment. 

Proper identification, safe handling, appropriate use, and safe disposal are all important considerations for household hazardous waste items, a Prince William County landfill spokeswoman states.

The Prince William County Landfill has a twice-weekly household hazardous waste collection program for County residents. The program accepts a myriad of items every Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., free of charge.

Household chemicals when used, stored, and then disposed of properly are harmless. However, when the guidelines on labels are not followed, they can be dangerous.   Many potentially harmful products have less dangerous, less toxic alternatives that are worth a try.  

These environmentally friendlier products don’t require special disposal and the empty container can be placed in the household trash or recycling bin depending on the material of the container.  

Improper disposal of hazardous materials, such as disposal in the household trash, or pouring them in storm drains, sewer, or septic systems, is dangerous and can: 

  • Injure garbage collectors and landfill workers by exploding aerosol cans, splashing chemicals, or poisonous fumes created by mixed chemicals 
  • Cause fires and/or explosions from chemical reactions in garbage collection trucks 
  • Pollute the ground and groundwater from leachate leaks in a landfill
  • Endanger your health, the health of others, and the environment

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[Photo: Prince William Fire and Rescue Department]
[Updated 10 a.m.] This morning at 3:24 a.m., units were dispatched to the 4000 block of Tuscany Court in Lake Ridge for a resident reporting his neighbor’s house on fire.

Lightning from a passing storm caused the blaze, said Prince William County fire marshal Matt Smolksy.

Crews arrived with heavy fire and smoke conditions throughout the structure. The home sustained extensive damage. The occupants were not at home at the time of the incident.

No injuries were reported.

The structure was declared unsafe to occupy by the Building Official. The Fire Marshal’s Office is on the scene determining the cause of the blaze.


By Eric Batch
Fredericksburg Nationals

The FredNats’ season-long winning streak of eight games ended on Wednesday night at Virginia Credit Union Stadium by a final of 5-1 at the hands of the Lynchburg Hillcats.

Steven Williams hit a solo home run for the FredNats’ only run, but Fredericksburg was only able to muster three hits in the loss.

Lynchburg got the first run of the game in the 3rd on an RBI double by Junior Sanquintin, and then scored three unearned runs in the 4th inning after a throwing error by FredNat starting pitcher Bryan Caceres.

Bryan Peña did well out of the bullpen for the FredNats, pitching 2.1 scoreless innings. Tyler Schoff also had a scoreless outing out of the pen.

Williams’ home run came in the 5th inning, but the FredNats left seven on base and went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position in the loss.

The two teams will be back at it today for Thirsty Thursday at 7:05 p.m. with Mason Denaburg on the mound for the FredNats.


A change in a fireworks show prompted by last weekend’s stormy weather forecast has brought some additional last-minute changes at the Workhouse Arts Center.

Blues musician Bobby BlackHat and his band will replace Mark G. Meadows, a Stevie Wonder tribute band, who had been scheduled to perform during the show slated for Saturday, July 2. The fireworks show is rescheduled for Sunday, July 10. Meadows was unable to make the rain-date performance.

Tickets to the event start at $20 per car. Those who walk to the event, or take a taxi may attend free.

Ticketholders for July 2, 2022, have automatically been moved to July 10, 2022. If you have questions or concerns, or your party is unable to attend the rain date, please send an email to [email protected]

Here’s the schedule:

  • 5 pm – VIP Access
  • 6 pm – General Admission Access
  • 7:30 pm – Bobby BlackHat
  • Dusk – FireWorks Show

Food Trucks:

  • Bites by Sam
  • Two Smooth Dudes
  • Roaming Coyote LLC
  • Himalayan Soul Foods
  • Talk of The Mountain Seafood
  • Anitas Frozen Cotton Candy
  • Paradise Ice Cream Inc.
  • Uncle Kebba’s Lemonade

Ticketholders for July 2, 2022, have automatically been moved to July 10, 2022. If you have questions or concerns, or your party is unable to attend the rain date, please send an email to [email protected]

The Workhouse Arts Center sits at 9601 Ox Road in Lorton.

A Stafford County Sheriff’s’ patrol car.

On July 4 at  9:01 p.m.,  deputies went to a call for gunshots on Kings Crest Drive in the Potomac Hills neighborhood in North Stafford. 

When they arrived, they too heard gunshots coming from the woods. Deputies told the suspects to put down the gun and the suspects fled the scene, states Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Ryan Wilbur.

Luis Marquina Alvarez, 22, Henrys Placios-Flores, 23, of Stafford, and Daniel Fuentes, 22, of Woodbridge are charged with reckless handling of a firearm as well as obstructing justice.


On July 2, officers concluded the investigation into the brandishing that was reported to have occurred near the intersection of Dumfries and Spriggs roads near Manassas on April 19.

On April 19, the victim, an 18- year-old man, told police that he was involved in a road rage incident with the driver of a red Chevy Impala while driving on Dumfries Road. The two vehicles were next to each other when the driver of the Impala brandished a firearm, police said.

The suspect quickly drove away, and the victim continued to his destination before contacting the police. At no time were shots fired during the incident.

On May 29, officers obtained an arrest warrant. The suspect was located and taken into custody on July 2 while officers were investigating an unrelated incident.

Isaiah Gershon McGriff, 26, of 1408 Bayside Avenue in Woodbridge charged with brandishing a firearm.


The largest Chick-fil-A in the Mid-Atlantic region will be built in Prince William County.

Prince William County residents like chicken sandwiches so much that the area will soon be home to the largest Chick-fil-A restaurant in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The Board of County Supervisors on June 28 unanimously approved a new 5,000-square-foot restaurant that will sit on about their acres of land at Route 1 and 3330 Pine Bluff Drive, across from a Walmart Supercenter just outside Dumfries. The eatery that has developed a following of fans across the U.S. will demolish the former building that housed an Applebee's restaurant, which closed more than ago.

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Blakey Jr.,

On Sunday, July 3, the final suspect sought in connection to a shooting 2700 block of Yosocomico Lane, just off Powells Creek Boulevard in Woodbridge on June 17, was arrested.

Jerell Joseph 22, of 12100 block of Colby Drive in Lake Ridge, was taken into custody without incident. Two other men were previously arrested in connection to the incident.

On June 17 at 6:15 p.m., officers were called to Riverwood Apartments, in the 2700 block of Yosocomico Lane to investigate an initial report of shots fired. Residents said they heard gunshots and saw multiple people flee the scene on foot and in cars.

The investigation revealed that a group of individuals were near a shed on nearby George Page Place when gunfire was exchanged with another group of individuals who were near the playground on Yosocomico Lane, said police. One bullet grazed a 9-year-old girl who suffered injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

On June 27, police found two other suspects wanted in connection to the shooting. Wilson Doswell IV and another man were observed by members of the U.S. Marshals Task Fugitive Force getting into a vehicle in the Dumfries area, police said.

The Task Force stopped the men and During the encounter, Doswell IV was taken into custody and found in possession of a firearm, police said. The other occupant of the vehicle, identified as, Sirr Morris-Helms was also found in possession of a concealed firearm and was taken into custody, police said.

The investigation continues as detectives seek to identify the other suspects involved in the initial incident.


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