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March 24, 2020

Unidentified man allegedly enters Warrenton home

Photo/Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff’s deputies stopped this Chrysler Pacifica on Rogues Road after its male driver and female passenger left a home in the Cedar Knolls subdivision northeast of Warrenton.
Fauquier sheriff’s deputies Tuesday afternoon continued to investigate a bizarre incident, during which an unidentified man walked into a home near Warrenton.

The sheriff’s office issued this press release at 2:40 p.m.:

Sheriff’s deputies and detectives are investigating a West Virginia man and woman after receiving a 9-1-1 call about a man walking into an occupied residence.At noon today, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, a woman on Myriah Court in the Cedar Knolls subdivision off of Dumfries Road called 9-1-1 and reported a man in his twenties had walked into her home.She stated the man did not knock and walked in the door, when questioned he stated he was there to change an oil filter in her car. 
 
The caller reported the man left on foot toward Dumfries Road.A neighbor reported seeing the man wearing a white or gray sweatshirt with black markings and saggy blue jeans get in a silver/gray mini-van driven by a female. 
 
A deputy on Dumfries Road located the van driving east toward Route 28. The van stopped and the female exited the passenger side and the van continued driving east. The deputy attempted a traffic stop and the van continued without stopping. 
 
At Greenwich Road the van drove through the parking lot of Dumfries Market, through the grass and back onto Dumfries Road heading west.The van encountered a road block near Rogues Road and came to a stop.The male driver, matching the earlier description, was taken into custody and detained. The female was located near Rogues Road and was also taken in custody and detained.
 
This incident is currently on-going. The van is believed to be stolen from West Virginia. The male and female are believed to have traveled to Fauquier County from the Berkeley Springs, West Virginia area.It is believed there is stolen property in the van and it is further believed these individuals went to other residences and businesses in the area and removed property. 
 
The man and woman have not been positively identified at this point.Anyone who encountered a silver/gray Chrysler Pacifica van occupied by a white male wearing a sweat shirt and jeans and a white female on crutches with dark hair, wearing a black sweat shirt and black sweat pants is encouraged to contact: Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office, 540-347-3300. 
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Mark House · March 24, 2020 at 8:24 pm
Where was someone with a gun when you need them? Do people really feel that safe here that they don't lock their doors?
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