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A Woodbridge man was arrested Wednesday, March 5, in connection with a fight involving juveniles during which a 16-year-old girl was struck in the upper body with a baseball bat and a vehicle hit with a baseball bat and a machete, according to police.

Officers responded to the 2400 block of Sylvan Moor Lane in Woodbridge on Tuesday, March 5 to investigate the fight, which took place at the same location on Saturday, March 2.  

The investigation revealed that several juveniles were involved in a fight in that area. During the altercation, the father of one of the juveniles grabbed a bat and a machete to break up the fight, according to Officer Renee Carr, spokeswoman for the Prince William County Police Department.

One of the juveniles, identified as a 16-year-old girl, was struck in the upper body with the bat. The suspect then struck a vehicle occupied by other juveniles multiple times with both the bat and the machete, Carr said in a news release.

Sterling Gonzalez

Sterling Gonzalez

The complete incident was not reported to police until Tuesday, March 5, Carr said.

Following the investigation, Sterling Gonzalez, 38, of the 2400 block of Sylvan Moor Lane in Woodbridge, was arrested without incident. He was charged with malicious wounding, destruction of property and brandishing in connection with the incident.

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