Prince William County Police Department Incident Report
by Jonathan Perok,posted Feb 7 2014 1:26PM
Incidents and arrests released on: Friday, February 7, 2014
Attempted Murder | Attempted Armed Robbery *ADDITIONAL CHARGES | ARRESTS – On February 6th, detectives from the Robbery Unit continued the investigation into the shots fired call which was reported in the 1800 block of Gableridge Turn in Woodbridge on January 23rd. Detectives learned that AGOSTO and two other suspects, identified as SEGARRA and SETTLES, had made arrangements to meet with the victim, a 19 year old man of Woodbridge, in the above area to conduct a transaction. Detectives further learned that the group intended to rob the victim during the encounter. This lead to a physical altercation and further resulted in the suspect, AGOSTO, firing a gun shot. Following the investigation, all three suspects were arrested. Arrested on February 6th:
Casildo AGOSTO, 22, of 5228 Springbranch Blvd in Dumfries
Charged additionally with attempted murder, attempted robbery, and the use of a firearm in commission of a felony Previously charged with assault & battery on LEO and reckless handling of firearm
*See next page for further information relating to this incident.
Assault & Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer [LEO] | Reckless Handling of Firearm [Previously Released] – On January 23rd at 11:30PM, officers responded to the 1800 block of Gableridge Turn in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a shots fired call. A caller reported to police that a large group was arguing just outside of the apartment complex. During the encounter, one of the parties involved fired a gun into the air and fled on foot. The rest of the group dispersed prior to officers arriving in the area. The witness was able to provide a description of the shooter to police. An officer located the suspect who was armed with the handgun and pointed it towards the officer. The officer challenged the suspect and was able to take him into custody without further incident. No injuries or property damage were reported and the initial call was for a verbal argument only, no physical altercation took place.
Wanted Fugitive – On February 6th at 1:30PM, a Manassas City police officer observed a vehicle, bearing Pennsylvania license plates, in the area of Dumfries Rd and Winterset Dr in the City of Manassas (20110). After running the license plate, the officer discovered that the vehicle was connected to a homicide investigation in Johnstown, PA. The officer activated his emergency equipment and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver did not stop and a pursuit was initiated which continued into Prince William County where the driver lost control of the vehicle and run up on a sidewalk in the area of the Prince William Pkwy near Tattersall Dr. A passenger in the vehicle remained at the scene and was detained without incident. The driver, identified as Earl Patrick MITCHELL, immediately fled on foot into a nearby residential and wooded area. Officers determined that MITCHELL was the suspect sought on an active warrant by Pennsylvania authorities in connection to the homicide. This information prompted a massive police response and extensive search of the area. After Prince William County Police and Manassas City Police activated a Unified Command Post, officers and K-9’s from Prince William County Police, Manassas City Police, and Virginia State Police, aided by the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force and aerial support from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter, conducted a seven hour manhunt for MITCHELL. Area schools were notified of the incident and took necessary precautions while officers limited access to certain residential areas where MITCHELL was believed to be in hiding. Shortly after 8:00PM, during a methodical search of a surrounding neighborhood, officers received information that MITCHELL was possibly in the basement area of a home on Mineral Springs Dr. The suspect was believed to have entered the residence through an unsecured rear door. Two Prince William County police officers, a Manassas City police officer, and a police K-9 searched the residence and located MITCHELL hiding in a storage area in the basement of the home. The suspect was apprehended without incident and was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun. Two residents of the home encountered the armed suspect and attempted to calm him down for several hours. At one point, MITCHELL became distracted and the men were able to flee the residence. Notification was made to nearby officers who searched the home, ultimately finding MITCHELL. No injuries were reported. The suspect is currently being held in the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center in Manassas. The passenger is the vehicle was not charged. *For further information on the homicide investigation in Pennsylvania, please contact Johnstown Police. Arrested on February 6th:
Earl Patrick MITCHELL, 20, of 1438 N 56th St in Philadelphia, PA
Charged with [Prince William County]burglary while armed, 2 counts of abduction, and 2 counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony
Charged with [Manassas City]fugitive from justice [ref PA homicide], possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a concealed weapon, reckless driving, and felony eluding
Court dates: March 25, 2014 & April 1, 2014 | Bond: held WITHOUT bond
Armed Robbery | Abduction – On February 6th at 7:35PM, officers responded to a residence located in the 12800 block of Hunterbrook Dr in Woodbridge (22192) for a burglary in progress. The victim, a 61 year old man of Woodbridge, reported to police that three suspects forcibly entered his home and assaulted him with an aluminum bat before restraining him with duct tape. Once restrained, the suspects took an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency and other items before fleeing the area. Minor injuries were reported. A police K-9 was used to search for the suspects. *This incident is not random. The investigation continues.
Residential Burglary – On February 6th at 10:06PM, officers responded to a residence located in the 12300 block of Darton Woods Lp in Bristow (20136) to investigate a burglary. The homeowner reported to police that the burglary occurred between 2:30PM and 3:15PM. There were no signs of forced entry into the home. Entry into the home is believed to have been made by someone known to the homeowner. A safe containing miscellaneous property was reported missing.
Residential Burglary – On February 6th at 9:04PM, officers responded to a residence located in the 13600 block of Kingsman Rd in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a burglary. The homeowner reported to police that the burglary occurred between 9:00AM and 6:30PM. There were no signs of forced entry into the home. Entry is believed to have been made through an unsecured rear door. An undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency was reported missing.