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Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2013 2:45 pm

A man was found dead Friday morning in Manassas Park and police are asking the public's help in solving the case.

City police were called to the 9400 block of Robin Lee Court in the Belmont Station subdivision at 9:28 a.m. Officers arrived to find a “deceased male” in the parking lot, police said in a news release. Police have not released the victim’s identity or how he was killed. They said he was a 38-year-old resident of the street.

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2 comments:

  • United84 posted at 9:12 am on Tue, Dec 31, 2013.

    United84 Posts: 8

    I could not agree with you more. It was also said that a call did come in for a disturbance shortly after the gunshots went off and still no one showed up? I lived in MP for years and I can tell you that the PD has a lot to learn. I am not saying that every police officer is at fault but when you live in a small town you kinda have to get it together well enough to work efficiently. The MPPD needs to take advantage of the small community feel and get out there.

     
  • citizen_12345 posted at 10:37 am on Mon, Dec 30, 2013.

    citizen_12345 Posts: 1

    This is the problem with our local "police" force...they only respond. The only "crimes" they ever actively patrol for are vehicle..because they are sitting in a car. They care more about you texting and driving than if someone gets murdered.

    If these Officers were pulling actual patrols through our communities, instead of sitting driving around in cruisers, they would be in a better position to serve the community.

    By removing our police officers from sitting in cruisers all day, and having them walk a beat, the community benefits by:
    -Officers are in a position to HEAR if someone needs help, or a gun shot.
    -Most crimes do not happen in the middle of the roadway. Walking gives them access to alley ways, courtyards, shopping centers, and other places that "crimes of opportunity" occur
    -Officers are seen in their community, and become part of the community. Children can approach a police officer, instead of only seeing or dealing with them when they respond to something bad happening. The trust built this way can lead to further witnesses coming forward, and a better overall community feeling. This puts the "Protect and Serve" back into the policeman's job. Instead of "Respond and report"
    -Fuel cost to the tax payers is greatly reduced. Almost every police officer on patrol sits in a running vehicle.
    -Standard Procedure dictates that more than one officer respond to a call. Assigning two officers to an area to patrol on foot, with one cruiser, saves additional cost of fuel and vehicles

    Remember, the police work for us! Lets get them out of the cars, and back into the community where they can be in a position to proactively stop crimes, and not just drive up after someone calls them to take a report!

     

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