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Police Charge Three in Vehicle Vandalisms

Last month, police from the Sully District Station began investigating a number of property destructions and larcenies that happened Jan. 10, between 1-5 a.m. The culprits smashed passenger-side windows of 44 vehicles parked in Centreville, rummaged through the glove boxes and stole items including: GPS units, iPods, sunglasses and loose change. Areas targeted were: Bent Tree Circle, Little Rocky Run, Summer Tree Road, Glade Spring Drive and Cider Barrel Circle.

Since then, police received an anonymous tip from the Crime Solvers line and officers and detectives followed it up. As a result, they’ve now charged three men in connection with these crimes. They are David L. Stribling, 24, and Glen D. Edwards Jr. 23, both of Centreville, and Tracy A. Carmichael, 21, of Manassas.

So far, the trio has been charged with 19 offenses, including both felony and misdemeanor property destruction and larcenies. Following their arrests, they were held in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. Detectives continue to investigate and say additional arrests may be pending.

Capt. Ed O’Carroll, commander of the Sully District Station, praised all involved with the investigation. “Many times these sorts of cases go unsolved, unfortunately,” he said. “But thanks to the help from the public and media, our detectives received valuable information and were able to put pieces of information together linking these suspects to the crimes; they did an outstanding job.”