Crime

$520,163 approved for man wrongfully imprisoned for 11 years

He had an alibi, and no physical evidence linked him to the bank robberies, but was nevertheless found guilty.

Police: Driver who caused fatal crash was cited for lack of license an hour earlier

Cameras found in restrooms on Virginia Tech campus

Police: Woman robs CVS using baseball bat

Police warn of impact of hoax crimes

Man pleas to reduced charge in 2017 shooting death

Car theft suspect charged with drug possession, child endangerment after crashing into home

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Puppy abandoned at Chesterfield grocery store

2 men sentenced in string of armed robberies

Car jumps curb, destroys wheelchair ramp

Chesterfield man caught with gun in DC airport

Student charged after hoax at Henrico school led to room-by-room search

Man found with gunshot wound to head in south side apartment complex

School bus driver crashed into tree while under influence of drugs, NJ police say

First responders found the bus driver unconscious at the crash site and used Narcan to revive her.

Prosecutors: Probe of inmate’s death blocked by resistance

A report released Wednesday by Portsmouth prosecutors says the jail’s medical provider has failed to make eight witnesses available for interviews.

Man shot trying to break into home to meet teen faces child porn charge

The Goochland Sheriff’s Office said earlier this year that Troy George Skinner tried to break into a home on Steeplechase Parkway where a mom and her two teenage daughters live.

Man faces capital murder charge in cousin’s death

Ke'Asia Adkins was found in the woods not far from her home days after her disappearance.

Richmond police searching for vehicle involved in burglary

$10,000 reward offered to help find man who shot Virginia officer

Richmond man dies after Valentine’s Day shooting

Teen gets 6 years for shooting officer’s dog during break-in

Woman hits toddler, drives away in Chesterfield shopping center

Iowa mom gets life for death of baby son found in maggot-infested diaper

  Burglars ram box truck into Virginia gun store

A surveillance video from last Wednesday morning shows the truck coming into the store, and then hitting one of the accomplices.

Sheriff’s office searching for Tuckahoe Plantation vandals

A passing motorist captured an image of three black females vandalizing the area.

Richmond developer who stole millions to be released in 2020

Justin French was sentenced to 16 years in 2011 for scamming federal and state programs to rehab properties.

NJ woman sentenced in NC for using children to traffic heroin

A multi-agency, long term investigation revealed Cherelle Hills was part of a network that was trafficking heroin from Camden, NJ to Brunswick County and other areas in between.

Suspect on the run after stealing 4 iPhones in Hanover

The sheriff’s office says the suspect entered a store in the 7200 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike on Feb. 13 and took the phones from a display area.

Man wanted in Petersburg shooting arrested in Florida

Derrick Markell Robinson now faces multiple charges in Virginia and Florida after police say he led them on a chase.

  Man arrested for slapping 12-year-old stepdaughter’s bully, police say

Police said the suspect shouted at and slapped his stepdaughter’s 12-year-old classmate for allegedly calling her names and throwing rocks at her.

RACC prepares for five-day ‘Open House Memorial for Tommie’

Visitors will be able to see the countless donations, love notes and well-wishes sent to RACC in Tommie’s honor from people across the country.

Suspect wanted in vape store, Sonic vandalism

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at (804) 748-0660.

Chesterfield police dog Ace retires

Ace had been with the department since 2012.

Red dye poured into Capitol fountain; 3 cited

The incident comes as a protest was held at the Capitol on Monday afternoon.

Petersburg man pleads guilty to murder after shooting man attempting to repossess car

The Petersburg Police Department says they have made an arrest in a homicide on Thursday after a man was found shot to death in the 3700 block of Westwood Drive.

Suspect in Chesterfield Valentine’s Day homicide remains on the run

Officers found 53-year-old Dwayne U. Swann deceased, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Man shot while attempting to stop Richmond motel robbery

According to police, a woman said she was getting robbed when her boyfriend came to intervene.

Fredericksburg police searching for attempted robbery suspect

Police say an unknown black male entered the Sunoco gas station located in the 200 block of Jefferson Davis Highway at approximately 7:30 a.m.

Hunt under way for suspect in shooting of officer

Authorities say a Virginia police officer has been shot and seriously wounded after making a traffic stop.

Burglar arrested after mistaking police car for getaway Lyft

As officers responded, the suspect thought the Lyft he'd ordered to take him away from the scene had arrived and climbed into a police cruiser.

Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

Right after learning that he was being fired from his job of 15 years, police say the suspect pulled out a gun and began shooting, killing five coworkers.

Teenager who fired shot in NM school planned to kill ex-girlfriend, others, police say

The 16-year-old was arrested and faces multiple charges. He allegedly told police he had been hearing voices that told him to kill his ex-girlfriend.

Parents arrested after 3-year-old’s body found in container of acid, police say

The girl's parents are accused of attempting to dispose of their daughter's remains using acid after she allegedly drowned while unsupervised.

Chesterfield police search for child luring suspect

Police say at least two parents reported attempted lurings in the same neighborhood.

Community rallies after beloved Tommie, the dog tied to pole and set on fire, dies

A dog that was set on fire at Abner Clay Park on Sunday has died.

Police investigating child sex abuse claim at Henrico day care

The director of center relations with the Tuckaway Child Development & Early Education Center says the employee under question has been placed on leave.

Fight, social media threat lead to more officers at Manchester High School

Police say two students - a boy and girl - were involved in a verbal dispute. The girl then struck the boy, who also made a threatening statement to the girl, police said.

Alleged MS-13 gang member sentenced for murder of VA teen

An alleged MS-13 gang member convicted of the murder of a Lynchburg teen will spend 55 years in prison.

Woman accused of hiding mother’s body in VA home since December

Authorities say woman has been accused of hiding her mother's body inside their Virginia home since her death in December.

3 suspects caught after trying to flee from stolen car

The car crashed after a pursuit by deputies and the suspects then took off running in different directions before they were captured.

Crime ring caught selling fake cars on eBay, Craigslist

Cars are sold on eBay every 90 seconds or so. Unfortunately, for the car buyers involved in this enormous scam, the vehicles they paid for never even existed.

Richmond man sentenced to nearly 6 years for attempted robbery, possessing firearm

Court records show that Revardo Darnell White, 59, of Richmond, walked into the back office at Nations Motors Auto Lot while wearing a mask and brandishing a loaded firearm and demanded money.

Police search for driver who hit, killed Virginia grandmother before driving off

Roanoke Police Chief Tim Jones said Linda Pierson, 58, a mother and grandmother, was leaving work at the kitchen in Roanoke City Jail when she was hit.

Petersburg school locked down after nearby shooting, concerns of possible intruder

Police say there was no one in the school. A school official heard a gun shot nearby, which police say came from the 1600 block of Brickhouse Avenue.

Man found shot to death in alley identified

Police responded to the 1200 block of N. 19th Street for a shooting at approximately 11:37 p.m.

Man arrives at hospital with life-threatening gunshot wound

Police believe the incident occurred in the 3100 block of Broadrock Boulevard.

Diocese of Richmond adds name to list of priests accused of sexually abusing minors

The list includes both priests accused of sexual abuse in Richmond and those who served in Richmond but have allegations against them from another diocese.

2 people hospitalized in shooting at Norfolk mall

Police say they’ve detained three 18-year-old men, including one of the two people shot in the mall, and charges are pending.

Virginia man guilty of murder, concealing missing woman’s body

Terrilynn St. John was reported missing on Feb. 27 last year and was found about 20 feet off Barricks Mill Road in the Wake area of the Middlesex County on March 1.

Former Chesterfield teacher who had relationship with teen sentenced to 6 months

Craig Nixon engaged in a relationship with a juvenile female student while teaching at Matoaca High School.

Lynchburg man sues Charlottesville over arrest on rally anniversary

ohn Miska was arrested on the Downtown Mall on Aug. 11 during a state of emergency declared by Gov. Ralph Northam.

Prison nurse accused of killing husband to marry convicted murderer

The woman allegedly poisoned her husband with antifreeze then set their home on fire to try and cover up the crime.

Man accused of locking family inside house, setting it on fire after Cheez-It argument

The suspect’s brother and 61-year-old mother were able to escape the house via the second floor, and no one was injured.

School track coach, security officer arrested for soliciting minor for prostitution

Anyone with information is asked to call deputies at (540) 658-4400.

Woman provides false ID, switches seats with passenger during traffic stop

The woman's license was suspended and the deputy observed the vehicle’s registration was expired even though it displayed a 2019 sticker.

Police investigate after driver hits 2 people crossing road

Ashland police are investigating after two people were hit by a car while crossing the road.

Former Goochland sheriff’s deputy pleads guilty to sodomy, incest

Jason Anderson, 47, was arrested Monday morning by Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office and was subsequently fired, the Goochland County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

Suspect in armed robbery turns himself in

John L. Hargrave, 34, is suspected of robbing a woman at gunpoint in her home.

El Chapo likely off to ‘prison of all prisons’ after drug trafficking conviction

The notorious has an unparalleled record of jailbreaks, having escaped two high-security Mexican prisons before his ultimate capture and extradition to the United States.

Fleeing bank robber trips in front of police officer; money blows away

Police say the suspect slipped on the ice in a nearby parking lot while running from the scene and dropped both his gun and the cash he allegedly stole.

Ex-boyfriend arrested in connection to death of woman found in suitcase

The 24-year-old suspect is being held without bail on a kidnapping charge. He will be prosecuted by federal authorities because the alleged crime crossed state lines.

Chesterfield school bus aide charged with strangling student

John T. Wescott, 48, of Chesterfield, was arrested after an investigation revealed he strangled a 12-year-old student, Chesterfield police said.

Armed person wearing ‘Scream’ mask attempts to rob gas station

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at (804) 748-0660.

Woman charged with smuggling drugs into Chesterfield jail

She is being held at the jail without bond and is set to appear in court on Wednesday.

Virginia police: Man with big knife shot, killed by officer

Police say that when officers moved toward the man, he then picked up the knife and approached an officer “in a threatening manner.”

Man sentenced to life for abducting, murdering grandmother and granddaughter

Hareton Jamie Rodriguez Sariol, the man who abducted 48-year-old Elizabeth Rodriguez Rubio and her granddaughter, 12-year-old Angie Carolina Rodriguez Rubio, out of Harrisonburg and then murdered them this past fall, has received two life sentences.

Nanny accused of force-feeding infant convicted of murder

A nanny accused of fatally force-feeding an eight-month-old because the crying child disturbed her nap has been convicted of murder in Maryland.

Northam announces voting rights restoration to 10K convicted felons

The rights restoration does not include the right to own a firearm, which must be sought separately through a petition of the circuit court.

Virginia native sentenced 40 years for producing child porn

Christine Alyce Slayman, formerly of Mechanicsville, pleaded guilty on August 30, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida to two counts of producing child pornography with a six-year-old boy.

Hours-old baby girl with umbilical cord still attached found in freezing weather on CA road

The sheriff's office says just before the infant was found, a young woman approached a man walking his dog in the area and asked him to take the baby.

Family continues to wait for justice two years after abduction, murder

It has been two years since a crime spree in Petersburg left two women dead and two families forever changed.