A stolen car, a police pursuit, tire spikes and multi-vehicle accidents recently led to the arrest of a 17-year-old Alexandria boy. The alleged juvenile crime took place on a Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 1 in Prince William County.
Auto theft, burglary and larceny are among the charges waiting to be filed against a 22-year-old man believed to be the so-called "Bentley Bandit." The suspect was hunted, arrested and jailed in Louisiana in dramatic fashion after two police pursuits. The "Bentley Bandit," so titled for his spree of stealing cars of the Bentley brand, is wanted by police in at least seven states including Maryland and Virginia.
A Campbell County Circuit Court judge sentenced a 36-year-old former police officer to a two-year suspended jail term and probation for six years. The court's grand larceny sentencing for the Nathalie man comes four months after the wallet was turned into the police station.
The OnStar system on a stolen car helped Prince William County police track down three out of four teenagers believed to be involved in an auto theft ring based in the Manassas area. One 18-year-old, a 17-year-old and two 16-year-old males were picked up by police and formally charged with the thefts of cars and guns.