Crime

Richmond police make numerous arrests, seize guns during fifth night of protests

Police identify man shot, killed at Richmond hotel

  19-year-old suspect identified in officer-involved shooting in Richmond

Man gets 10-month sentence for threatening Muslim politician

Sheriff’s Office: Tear gas used after protesters throw rocks, bottles at deputies

Violent crime in Virginia increases by two percent, according to 2019 crime report

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‘I’m grateful’: Woman led to safety by black protesters after car damaged during unrest

Police identify man killed, woman arrested in Petersburg homicide

  Police make more than 200 arrests after third night of protests in Richmond

TSA catches Mechanicsville man with loaded handgun at Richmond airport

  ‘It’s utter devastation’: Businesses and community members help cleanup following violent protests

Numerous businesses set on fire, damaged & looted overnight in Richmond

Protesters in some cities target Confederate monuments

The headquarters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in Richmond also burned for a time and had graffiti scrawled on its exterior.

Man seriously injured in shooting during violent overnight protests in Richmond

Officers were told the man was shot at while in a vehicle that came in contact with a group of protesters in the 2000 block of Grace Street around 12:30 a.m.

  “It’s not fair”: Business owners clean up after overnight protests

The protests which started off with peaceful marching without warning transitioned to acts of vandalism and destruction to local business, property.

A year later, motive of Virginia mass shooting still unclear

As the tragedy nears its one-year anniversary Sunday, some victims’ family members say it has effectively been forgotten after the national spotlight moved on to other mass killings, and more recently has been all but eclipsed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Police seek information in connection to assault that left man fighting for life

Virginia’s annual crime report shows increase in violent crime for 2019

  Police arrest man suspected of shooting Chesterfield officer in leg

Virginia truck driver shot dead in high speed chase on NY highway

Homemade explosive device found in pickup; driver charged

Police: Man charged with murder in connection to death of 22-year-old woman on bicycle path

Police arrest 2 in connection to shooting death of woman

Anyone with further information is asked to call Major Crimes Detective P. Ripley at (804) 646-0423 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

Culpeper teacher accused of soliciting former student

A Culpeper High School math teacher is accused of soliciting one of his former students through a social media platform.

Prince George police looking for leads in shooting at Quality Inn

Officers were called to the Quality Inn on South Crater Road around 8:15 Thursday night after a man was shot.

Richmond police say ‘everything is contained’ after shooting

Richmond police say “everything is contained” following a shooting early Thursday morning

  Petersburg police investigating after shots fired into 7-Eleven

Petersburg police are investigating after shots were fired into a 7-Eleven on Wednesday.

Shooting investigation underway after 1 injured in Prince George County

A shooting investigation is underway after one person was injured in Prince George County on Wednesday.

Virginia Department of Fire Program employee accused of stealing money from department

An employee with the Virginia Department of Fire Program is accused of stealing money from the department’s education assistance program.

Man arrested in connection to shooting into home, alleged sexual assault of teen

Hopewell police said an arrest has been after shots were fired into a home on Tuesday.

  Remembering Markiya Dickson, one year later

On Memorial Day weekend 2019, 9-year-old Markiya Dickson’s life was taken while attending a community event with her family at Carter Jones Park. A year later, the community is honoring her memory, sending a message to put an end to violence.

Police: Man tried to bite, spit on officers during Chesterfield arrest

Norman Jenkins, 45, is facing multiple charges, including assault & battery, destruction of property and possession of controlled substances.

Third arrest made in Dinwiddie County’s first murder since 2018

Nicholas Allan Kirchner, 32, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Zackary Elan Scott.

Man robs Chesterfield gas station at gunpoint

Chesterfield police are searching for the man who robbed at gas station at gunpoint Sunday night.

2 injured in ‘knife fight’ at Chesterfield home

Two people are facing charges after a disturbance at a Chesterfield home.

  Remembering Markiya Dickson: approaching one year since her death

In the year since, three men arrested as parents continue advocating against gun violence.

Waynesboro Police Department investigating death after domestic disturbance call

Waynesboro Police Department is investigating a man’s death after his body was discovered when responding to a domestic disturbance call.

Police continue to search for knife-wielding men who robbed store in March

Police said two men entered the store in the 6500 block of Jefferson Davis Highway early Tuesday morning and demanded cash.

Hanover County police gives crime alert on catalytic converter larcenies

The Hanover County Police Department warns residents about catalytic converter larcenies in the area.

Four arrests made in murder of 15-year-old

Police say four arrests have been made in the murder of a 15-year-old that occurred in April.

Woman indicted on false report counts in search for daughter

News outlets report the indictment accuses Megan Boswell of making false statements in February to detectives who were searching for Evelyn Mae Boswell.

Police charge Virginia man after hidden camera found in home

Police said they were able to uncover evidence from cameras and electronic devices that were seized from Garvis’ home during a search.

Police: Driver who died after car fire is suspect in domestic situation that injured woman

Henrico police say the driver of a car on fire in the woods along I-64 Wednesday morning was the suspect in a domestic situation where a woman was found in a home with traumatic injuries.

Man arrested for murder of wife in Christiansburg

A man is in custody, charged with shooting his wife to death Tuesday night in western Virginia.

Medical examiner: Petersburg 20-year-old man’s death ruled homicide

A medical examiner says a Virginia man whose body was found three days before his 21st birthday died of a gunshot wound to the chest and his death was ruled a homicide.

Sept. 11 convict now says he renounces terrorism, bin Laden

The only man ever convicted in a U.S. court for a role in the Sept. 11 attacks, now says he's renouncing terrorism, al-Qaida and the Islamic State.

  Police: Person shot hits woman with vehicle trying to get away

One person was shot and another person was hit by a vehicle in the parking lot of a business in Petersburg, police say.

Trooper crashes into pickup during police chase in Richmond

A Virginia State Police trooper collided with a pickup truck during the chase of another vehicle.

Police search for man suspected of using stolen credit card

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Wilson at 804-646-0672.

  3 arrested, including minor, in connection to drive-by shooting that injured teen in Chesterfield

Officers were called to the area of Mary Page Lane near Salem Church Road just before 2:30 p.m. on May 11.

3 arrested following police chase in Prince George County

Anyone with information is asked to call the Prince George Police Department at (804) 733-2773 or Crime Solvers at (804) 733-2777.

Man charged with child neglect after leaving children inside vehicle, police say

A man has been charged after police said he left small children inside a vehicle.

Officials: SC mother arrested, charged after 14-month-old child injured in car fire on interstate

The Columbia Police Department has charged Caylin Watson with attempted murder, first-degree arson, third-degree arson, and abuse of great bodily injury.

Richmond Police investigating shooting on E. Roanoke Street

Richmond Police are currently investigating a double shooting that took place on E. Roanoke St.

  Louisa Police Department make arrest in larceny investigation

The Louisa Police Department is conducting a larceny investigation and is requesting the public’s assistance with identifying the individuals.

Police search for suspects who stole woman’s purse from shopping cart

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

  Police release video on unsolved murder in hopes of getting tips

Chesterfield County police have released a video highlighting an unsolved homicide case that occurred back in 2014 in hopes of gaining new leads.

Henrico shooting sends woman to VCU Medical Center

Officers responded to a call on Engleside Drive near East Laburnum Avenue

Deputies charge juvenile in connection to racist social media post

Authorities in Virginia are investigating a social media post that reportedly showed two white teenagers, one of whom was holding a gun, along with a message using a racial slur and threatening black people.

Competency hearing delayed again for triple-slaying suspect

A competency hearing has been delayed for fourth time for a Virginia man who police say killed the wife, son and mother-in-law of a minor league baseball pitcher.

  Sheriff’s Office: Naked man arrested after forcing his way into random home, firing shots

The Caroline County Sheriff’s Office arrested a naked man who they say forced his way into a random home and fired shots into it.

  Police seek hit-and-run driver who struck cyclist

Nnana Obioha was riding home after a stop at a convenience store. He was crossing the intersection of Forest Hill Avenue and Semmes Avenue when he was struck by a car.

Police investigating claim that woman was shot at while in Richmond drive-thru

Richmond police are investigating a report of random gunfire after a woman claims she was shot at while in the drive-thru of a business.

Police arrest man accused of sexually assaulting 7-year-old, search for more victims

Chesterfield police are searching for more possible victims of a man they say sexually assaulted a 7-year-old boy.

Police: Man shot, killed 70-year-old sister in apparent murder-suicide

Chesterfield police believe a man shot and killed his sister before turning the gun on himself.

Police responding to robbery in Henrico

Police say they received a call for a report of a robbery in the 4700 block of Williamsburg Road.

Florida college student arrested after threats to conduct mass shooting at Virginia Tech

A University of Florida student was arrested Monday after threatening to conduct a mass shooting at Virginia Tech if a local reporter in Florida did not meet his demands.

Virginia doctor charged in shooting that wounded him, wife

Lawyers for a Virginia doctor who is accused in a double shooting that wounded him and his wife are requesting a competency evaluation before he stands trial.

Man charged with firing weapon inside Hopewell home

No one was injured and no damage was sustained to the home.

Hopewell police search for man suspected of robbing Dollar General

Hopewell police are searching for a man who they say robbed a Dollar General on Monday night.

Police: Three suspects arrested on multiple charges after larceny incident

Police say three suspects were arrested on multiple charges after a larceny incident in Stafford County.

2 Virginia police officers, 2 civilians wounded in stabbing

Police in Suffolk, Virginia, say, four people, including two officers, were stabbed while authorities were serving an emergency custody order.

  Richmond police make arrest in shooting that killed woman, injured another

Richmond police say a woman is dead and another critically injured after being shot Saturday night.

Police: Man arrested, charged in Amelia County shooting

Police say a man has been arrested and charged for killing a man in Amelia County.

  Virtual run held in Richmond to honor life of Ahmaud Arbery

Friday runners across the country and around the world took part in a virtual run event called We Run With Ahmaud, to honor the life of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery who was killed while going out for a run. The event found it’s legs in Richmond where the local Facebook group RVA Runners encouraged its

Virginia 13-year-old faces murder in infant relative’s death

A 13-year-old teenager in Virginia has been accused of killing an infant in the family more than four months ago.

Police search for 2 masked men who burglarized business on West Cary Street

Richmond police are searching for two men who burglarized a business on West Cary Street in April.

Chesterfield police make arrest in connection to armed robbery at Aldi

Chesterfield police have made an arrest in connection to an armed robbery that happened at an Aldi grocery store in January.

Police search for tractor-trailer driver who dragged, left boulder sitting on Hull Street Road

Authorities are searching for who drug a large boulder and left it still on Hull Street Road in September of last year.

Charges dropped against suspect in Target abduction attempt

Prosecutors in Virginia have dropped charges against a woman accused of attempting to kidnap children from a Target store.