On August 19 at 5:49 PM, officers responded to the Woodbridge Station Apartments located in the 1500 block of Ranger Lp. in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a brandishing. The investigation revealed a group of children were playing at the community park, when an unknown man, later identified as the accused, began talking to them through an apartment window. At one point, the accused left the window before reappearing wearing a face mask and brandishing an object that resembled a firearm. The children immediately left the park and reported the encounter to an adult who then contacted the police. Officers located the accused at his apartment and detained him without incident. While investigating the incident, officers located the object and determined it was a pellet gun. At no point during the incident were shots fired at the children and no injuries were reported. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Edwin Boanerges GUEVARA-MENDEZ, was arrested.
Arrested on August 19: Edwin Boanerges GUEVARA-MENDEZ, 21, of 1506 Ranger Lp. in Woodbridge Charged with 4 counts of brandishing Court Date: Pending | Bond: Unavailable