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CRIME & JUSTICE

Saturday, January 8, 2005; Page B02

VIRGINIA

Arrest in 1983 rape: A Manassas man was arrested yesterday and charged in Fairfax County with a rape that occurred nearly 22 years ago, after his DNA allegedly matched the genetic material left at the crime scene in February 1983.

Police said the attack occurred in the 3400 block of Ramsgate Terrace in the Alexandria area. The 27-year-old victim was in her bedroom at 11:30 p.m. when a man broke into her home and raped and robbed her. Detectives collected DNA evidence in the case.

The DNA sample recently was resubmitted to the state's DNA database. Police said a match was found with the DNA of Renaldo H. White, 47, of the 8700 block of Richmond Avenue in Manassas. White was being held without bond last night in the Fairfax jail.

Real traffic stop: Prince William County police said yesterday that a traffic stop of a female driver on Wednesday was not performed by a police impersonator but by a legitimate Manassas City police officer.

The day after the incident, Prince William police announced that the woman was stopped by a police impersonator and released a description of the man. But police learned yesterday that a Manassas City police officer stopped the woman in an unmarked car on Hoadly Road near Coles Elementary School for a legitimate reason, said Detective Dennis Mangan, a police spokesman.

Dogs sickened: Arlington County police are investigating whether dogs are being poisoned at the Towers Park Community Canine Area in the 800 block of Scott Street, police spokesman Matt Martin said.

Since the end of December, residents have told police that their dogs have fallen ill after playing in the park, Martin said. Police are examining the contents of one dog's stomach that included bits of partially digested hot dog that could have been tainted with a poisonous substance, Martin said.

A meeting is set for 7 p.m. Monday at the dog park to address concerns, Martin said.

HOMICIDES

• A man was found fatally shot last night on a sidewalk behind a supermarket in Manassas, Prince William county police said.

Police received calls about gunshots about 6:45 and responded to Lomond Drive, said 1st Sgt. Kim Chinn, a police spokeswoman. Officers found the victim dead on a sidewalk in a large easement area between a Giant food store and a nearby neighborhood, she said.

MARYLAND

Slain men identified: Authorities yesterday identified two men slain in separate attacks in Prince George's County as Tyrone Jackson, killed late Thursday in Oxon Hill, and Wootnie Jackson, killed early yesterday in Brentwood. Police said the men are not related.


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