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Natatia Bledsoe is the public information officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department.

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Daily Crime Report 8/30/2012

Recent police reports and arrests in Fredericksburg:


Mary Washington Hospital, 8/26 8:15 am.  A 19-year-old Fredericksburg resident reported that she was sitting in her vehicle outside the emergency room entrance when a female approached the driver’s side window of her car and asked her for a ride.  When the victim refused, the female made statements and gestures alleging that she had a weapon.  The victim did not believe her and she got out of her car to walk inside the hospital.  While walking toward the ER doors, the suspect assaulted the victim, grabbed her by the hair, and tried to steal her car keys.  The two struggled and the victim was able to break free by striking the suspect in the face.  The victim then alerted a security guard inside.  The suspect was subsequently identified as Rishelle Newman, 22, of King George, and a warrant has been obtained against Newman charging her with attempted carjacking.  Newman had not been arrested by the time of this report.


Radio Shack, 1287 Carl D Silver Pkwy, 8/29 9:40 pm.  Officers responded to an alarm activation at the business and found that the lock on the front had been damaged and the door was unsecured.  It did not appear that anything was stolen from the business.  The investigation is ongoing.


Walmart, 1800 Carl D Silver Pkwy, 8/29 4:00 pm – 4:40 pm.  A loss prevention employee reported that three female subjects stole a cart full of merchandise and fled from the scene in a red Dodge Stratus.  The suspects have been identified and the investigation is ongoing.


1400 Washington Ave, 8/22 – 8/29 11:50 am.  A contractor reported that a gravestone was damaged in the Gordon cemetery.  No suspects or witnesses at this time.

Visitor’s Center lot, 200 Charlotte St, 8/30 12:30 am.  A police lieutenant reported that an unknown person used a brick to shatter the windshield on his patrol car while he was in the area on foot.  No suspects or witnesses at this time.


Jessica Whetzel, 22, of Fredericksburg was arrested for misdemeanor shoplifting from Wegmans.

Orenthal Frenzey, 35, of King George was arrested for misdemeanor destruction of property.

Antonio Steward, 20, of Spotsylvania was arrested for possession of marijuana.

Alexander Telford, 18, of Spotsylvania was arrested for possession of marijuana.