Natatia Bledsoe is the public information officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department.
Daily Crime Report 9/7/2012
Recent police reports and arrests in Fredericksburg:
Walmart, 1800 Carl D Silver Pkwy, 9/7 1:20 am. Officers responded to reports of a large group of young adults and teenagers fighting in the parking lot. When police arrived, a number of individuals who were reportedly involved in the fight had already fled the scene. Officers found one male subject, a 25-year-old Spotsylvania resident, who stated that he and friends were hanging out in the parking lot when a fight broke out between his group and another group who were armed with baseball bats and a crowbar. This subject’s car had been damaged during the altercation and a crowbar was found still impaled through the windshield. One of this subject’s friends reported that he had been struck in the torso with the crowbar but he denied the need for medical treatment.
Another involved vehicle was discovered in the parking lot with all of its windows broken, but the owner of this vehicle left the area at some point during the fight.
Officers also received several reports from witnesses and those involved in the fight that one male victim had been struck repeatedly in the head with a baseball bat. This male, a 20-year-old Stafford resident, was later discovered at the Mary Washington Hospital emergency department with significant injuries to his head and arms and cuts and bruising all over his body. Interviewed at the hospital, this victim reported that he was at the Walmart with his girlfriend and two other friends and they were attacked in the parking lot by three male subjects, one of whom was armed with the bat.
At least a dozen potential suspects and/or involved parties have been identified, but officers and detectives are still gathering information and the investigation is ongoing.
1200 block Townsend Blvd, 9/6 4:20 pm. Officers responded for reports of a male subject shooting a BB gun in the wooded area near the playground. A 17-year-old male was found shooting at bottles and he was taken into custody without incident. The male was positively identified as the person who was shooting a BB gun behind the Fredericksburg Christian School on September 4. The BB gun was seized as evidence and the juvenile was turned over to a family member with a referral to juvenile intake authorities.
1200 block Rowe St, 9/6 10:40 am – 12:45 pm. A resident reported that an unknown person broke her kitchen window and entered the home. Nothing was reported stolen. The investigation is ongoing.
Susana Martinez, 28, of Fredericksburg was arrested for DUI in the 100 block of Princess Anne Street.
Evan Pugh, 19, of Stafford was arrested on a warrant from Stafford charging him with larceny.
Sharod Rodgers, 19, of Stafford was arrested for possession of marijuana and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Thurston Thornton, 37, of no fixed address was arrested for trespassing and preventing another person from summoning law enforcement.