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

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Daily Crime Report 3/20/2014

Recent police reports and arrests in Fredericksburg:


800 block Monument Ave, 3/19 10:30 p.m.  Officers responded for a report of a single gunshot from an unspecified location and once in the area, the officers heard a male and female yelling inside an apartment.  While officers entered the residence to identify and check the two occupants, another officer stationed outside detained a male who was seen running out the rear door of the unit.

The investigation determined that the man inside the apartment, Jesus Cepeda Rivera, 34, of Stafford had fired a handgun outside the door of the apartment during a disturbance.  In the search incident to the arrest of Rivera, a gun and a quantity of marijuana were found concealed in his clothing.  Rivera was arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, reckless handling of a firearm, discharging a firearm in the city, and possession of marijuana. Rivera was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.

The female inside the apartment was found to have been the victim of a domestic assault prior to police arrival. Her injuries did not require medical treatment.  She was also discovered to have outstanding warrants against her in Stafford County, and she was turned over to the custody of Stafford County Sheriff’s Office.

The male who was detained after running out the back door was identified as Jose Antonio Colon, 27, of Fredericksburg.  Colon was arrested for domestic assault and battery against the female, and he was also served with a warrant from Stafford County charging him with grand larceny.  Colon was incarcerated under no bond.       


7-Eleven, 1240 Jefferson Davis Hwy, 3/20 3:25 a.m.  The overnight clerk at the 7-11 reported that he was outside sweeping the sidewalk when he was approached from behind by an unknown black male who demanded money.  When the clerk denied having any cash, the offender stabbed him in the lower torso and ran from the scene.  The clerk went back inside the store and locked the door, then called 911. 

The 31-year-old victim was transported by ambulance to Mary Washington Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.  He has since been released from the hospital.

The suspect is described as a black male, 25-30 years old, under 5’9″ in height and less than 220 pounds.  He was wearing a black hoodie and jeans.  He was last seen running on Augustine Avenue away from the store. 

A police K9 ran a track from the crime scene and officers from the Fredericksburg Police and UMW Police searched the area extensively, but the suspect was not located.

The investigation is ongoing.


Rainey Fisher, 18, of Spotsylvania was arrested for shoplifting from Kohls.

Dorothy Duff, 53, of Locust Grove was arrested for shoplifting from Walmart.

Damien Stevens, 32, of no fixed address was arrested for malicious wounding for this case at the Relax Inn and obstruction of justice.

Jayson Heflin, 37, of Ruther Glen was arrested for domestic assault and battery and carjacking.