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Manassas Park man charged with unlawful wounding leading to death of Chantilly man

On Dec. 4, William Santiago, 29, of Manassas Park was charged with unlawful wounding in the alleged killing of 42-year-old Amadeo Guerra-Giron of Chantilly in April.

County police said that on April 29, around 8:30 p.m., police were summoned to the 3000 block of Virginia Dare Court for a report of an assault. Officers located an injured Guerra-Giron in nearby woods, and transported him to a local hospital still alive. An initial police investigation identified Santiago as an acquaintance of Guerra-Giron.

Sometime in May, Guerra-Giron was transferred under medical care to his home country of Guatemala. On July 23, he died from his injuries.

Police said a follow-up investigation with officials in Guatemala and consultation with the Fairfax County Commonwealth Attorneyís Office led to Santiago now being charged in the unlawful wounding which allegedly led to Guerra-Gironís death.

Police investigate reported abduction in Falls Church

Fairfax County police are investigating a reported abduction that occurred in the parking lot of a Falls Church shopping center around 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7.

Police said the victim, a 56-year-old Woodbridge woman, reported the incident to police the following day.

Police said that on Dec. 7, the woman was standing next to her car, which was parked in the 7200 block of Arlington Boulevard, when two men approached her. One suspect reportedly displayed a handgun and ordered her into her own vehicle. She then drove both suspects to her home in Woodbridge.

Once at her residence, police said one of the men entered the home with the woman while the other suspect stayed in her vehicle. Inside the residence, the suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash from the woman before she was forced back into her vehicle and driven to the Cheshire Station Plaza shopping center in Dale City.

Once there, police said the men told the victim to exit the vehicle and to walk toward one of the businesses. The victim returned to her vehicle a short time later and the men were gone.

No injuries were reported. Prince William County detectives are working jointly with Fairfax County police as the investigation continues. The victim was not injured.

Police said the suspects are described as two Hispanic males; the first is light skinned, between 50 and 55 years of age, 5 feet, 7 inches tall, thin build with a clean shaven face and some gray hair. He was last seen wearing a brown leather jacket, hat, brown pants and brown dress shoes.

The second is described as light skinned, between 40 and 45 years of age, 5 feet, 5 inches tall, heavy build with a clean shaven face and broad nose. He was last seen wearing a black baseball hat and khaki pants.

Robbery in Huntley Meadows Park

Fairfax County police are investigating a strong-arm robbery and assault that occurred Dec. 6. Police said that around 11:15 a.m. an 18-year-old woman was jogging inside Huntley Meadows Park, near the South Kings Highway/Telegraph Road entrance, when she was assaulted by two women. The suspects allegedly knocked the victim to the ground, assaulted her and stole clothing and a cell phone from her. Police said the 18-year-old was able to escape and flee from her attackers but sustained minor injuries.

The first suspect was described as Hispanic, 15 to 25, 5 feet tall, heavy set and wearing all black. The second suspect was described as Hispanic or black, 15 to 25, 5 feet, 6 inches tall, medium build and wearing all black.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Fairfax County police at 703-691-2131.

Pohick house fire displaces five, cause to be determined

A house fire has displaced five people and caused $150,000 worth of damage.

Fairfax County firefighters said they responded to a house fire at about 7:45 p.m. Dec. 5, in the Pohick area of Fairfax County. The single-family home is located in the 7600 block of Davisfield Lane.

Firefighters said they encountered smoke and fire coming from the left and rear sides of the two-story home upon arrival. They conducted an aggressive fire attack and brought the fire under control in about 20 minutes. Firefighters also conducted extensive salvage and overhaul operations after the fire was extinguished. The occupants were not at home when the fire broke out. Two adults and three children have been displaced. There were no injuries. The cause of fire remains under investigation.

Candle causes Centreville townhouse fire

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue officials said a candle is responsible for $100,000 worth of damage to a Centreville home.

Firefighters said they responded to the fire about 2 p.m. Dec. 2.

The single-family home is located in the 5600 block of Chapel Run Court.

Firefighters said they encountered smoke and fire coming from the front of the two-story middle townhouse unit upon their arrival. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire in the kitchen area. The occupants were away when the fire broke out. Two adults, one teenager, and a dog have been displaced. There were no injuries. The Red Cross is supporting the family. According to fire investigators, an unattended candle in the kitchen caused the fire.