Natatia Bledsoe is the public information officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department.
Daily Crime Report 11/21/2012
Recent police reports and arrests in Fredericksburg:
200 block Goldenleaf Ct, 11/20 9:00 p.m. Police responded to Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center for a 20-year-old male who had severe injuries from an assault. The victim reported that he was home at Crestview Apartments with his 66-year-old father when he answered a knock at the door. As soon as he opened the door, three or four male subjects pushed their way into the residence. One of the subjects ordered the father to the floor and held him there at gunpoint; the two or three remaining offenders pushed the son into his bedroom and struck him repeatedly on the head while demanding money and drugs. The younger victim was also held on the floor at gunpoint.
After an unknown period of time, the assailants left the apartment and the father drove his son to the hospital. The victim required staples to close the lacerations on his head, sutures to repair a wound on his finger, and also has a broken nose. The father was not injured.
When officers arrived at the crime scene, they found the apartment ransacked and a large amount of blood throughout the residence.
The suspects were described as black males, late teens to early 20s; one was reportedly dark-skinned with short hair and wearing a stocking cap and another was reportedly light-skinned with shoulder length dreadlocks.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this case should contact Detective Doug Perkins at 540-654-5758. Callers are not required to give their names.
800 block Railroad Ave, 11/20 11:00 p.m. A resident reported that he was inside his home and heard multiple gunshots coming from somewhere outside. Responding officers recovered a number of shell casings in the roadway and received information that two vehicles were parked in the area just prior to the shooting. The investigation is ongoing.
Mill Park Terrace, 2216 Caroline St, 11/20 11:45 a.m. Two employees of Julian Bly Company reported that their truck was stolen while they were inside the building completing a delivery. Shortly after the theft was discovered and while he was responding to pick up his employees, the company owner located the stolen truck in the parking lot of Olde Town Steak and Seafood at 1612 Caroline Street. The truck was unoccupied. The safe located inside the vehicle had been damaged and the cash contents were missing. The investigation is ongoing.
East Coast Distributors, 300 Central Rd, 10/28 – 11/20 10:00 a.m. A contractor reported that a license plate was stolen from his work van. No suspects or witnesses at this time.
Michael Johnson, 26, of Fredericksburg was arrested on a warrant from Stafford charging him with failure to appear in court.