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Carmello’s Presents Wines of Spain Wine Dinner, Nov.6 in Historic Manassas

Carmello’s Presents Wines of Spain Wine Dinner, Nov.6 in Historic Manassas

Carmello’s Presents Wines of Spain Wine Dinner, November 6th, 2015 @  6:30pm

Menu includes: Greeter Wine, Basa Lore Txakoli 2014; 1st CourseAcon Ribera Del Duero 2013, Beef Wellingtons, Fluffy Pastry, Filet Mignon Tips, Mushrooms; Ventoso Vines Bobal 2012, Paela Valenciana, Pork Loin, Chicken, Chourico, Saffron Rice Casserole, Chicken Broth, Peas, Roasted Red Bell Peppers; Priorat Lo Mon 2011, Lamb Stew, Carrots, Potatoes, Mushrooms, Celery, Red Wine; Bodegas Riojanas Vina Albina Gran Reserva Rioja 2001, Spanish Flan, Egg Custard, Vanilla, Sugar

Police say man discovered living in church attic arrested

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - A man has been arrested after police say he was discovered living in the attic of a church for three years.

Police say 42-year-old William Barker was arrested Monday and charged with unlawful entry. Authorities say he was living in a makeshift bed inside the attic at the Saint Ann Roman Catholic Church in Arlington.

Police say Barker told officers that he would use a ladder to sneak up to the attic. Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck says Barker's room was discovered after someone working in maintenance repair heard noises from above in the kitchen area.

Authorities say they also found food, water, a guitar and clothing in the room.

Police say Barker was taken into custody. It isn't immediately clear if he has an attorney.

Suspects wanted in armed Arlington spa robbery

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two men are wanted for an armed robbery that happened at an Arlington spa on Saturday night, Fairfax County police said.

The robbery happened at the Blossom Spa located at 6051 Arlington Boulevard around 8 p.m., authorities said.

Two men went into the spa, threatened the two women working with knives and then stole money and personal property. Nobody was injured in the robbery.

Police said the suspects are being described as black men in their early to mid-40s. They are between 5 feet 6 and 5 feet 7 inches tall. One man has a skinny build and black hair. He was wearing a dark colored jacket and a black baseball cap at the time of the incident.

The second man has a medium build and black hair. He was clean shaven and wearing a red shirt at the time of the robbery.

Arlington police continue investigating death of inmate


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Arlington County Police Department is launching an investigation, following the mysterious death of an inmate in a detention facility.

For the second time in less than two months, a detainee has died inside the Arlington County Detention Facility. Police said Edward Straughn,53, was found unconscious in a medical cell Saturday morning. Before he was transported to the Virginia Hospital Center, deputies and nurses tried to resuscitate him.

He later died at the hospital. Straughn was sent to jail on October 9 for a trespassing conviction.

23-year-old woman sexually assaulted in Arlington

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A 23-year-old woman was sexually assaulted Saturday in Arlington, Va., according to police.

The incident happened in the 1800 block of N. Scott Street. at approximately 2:33 a.m. Police say the victim was followed home and pushed into the bushes by an unknown man.

The suspect inappropriately touched the victim and implied that he had a knife, police said.

The suspect is described by police as a a black male in his 20's, approximately 5'10"-5'11" tall and was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.

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Tree falls on UPS truck in Arlington


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Heavy rains and strong winds caused a tree to fall on top of a UPS truck in Arlington.

The tree fell on the truck near the intersection of North Stuart Street and Washington Boulevard in Arlington.

Man tries to pull woman into bushes in Arlington

Arlington Police are calling this crime an attempted abduction. They say a man approached a woman from behind, grabbed her and pulled her into the bushes. It happened at about 10:30 on Tuesday night in the 1200 block of N. Quincy Street. 

The victim says her attacker was a Hispanic man about 20- to 30-years-old, 5'7" tall and weighing around 150 lbs.

Police say the woman screamed after being attacked, there was a brief struggle and the man ran off. A neighbor heard the noise and came out to help, even chased the man before he got away.

The crime is unsettling news for those in this neighborhood, which is right in front of Washington Lee High School, near a park and several bus stops. 

"I think it's safe, although the attacks make me a little nervous," says one woman who lives nearby. "I get off at the bus stop right here."