Crime

‘Critically Missing Adult’ alert issued for missing Cumberland woman

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is searching for George William Knisley, 41, of Carroll County, MD, after a murder was reported in the 200 block of Mount Airy Lane at 3:30 a.m. May 24.

Man wanted on warrants for construction fraud

  Burglar uses trash bag to steal cash, $1,000 worth of cigarettes in Richmond

Richmond man arrested following search warrant into drug distribution, prostitution

  Persons of interest arrested in Stuart Avenue homicide

15-year-old student may face charges in gun hoax at Chesterfield school

  7 firearms stolen from gun store in Fredericksburg

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Pair of brothers arrested, charged in Richmond murder

  Chesterfield man faces multiple dog fighting, animal cruelty charges

Man arrested, charged in double homicide in Hopewell

  Man wanted in 2-year-old’s attempted abduction in Petersburg

  Chesterfield school clinic aide charged with stealing students’ Adderall

‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh to be released

Man wanted following Dollar General burglary

Surveillance cameras captured images of a man breaking into the store, opening an unlocked case and stuffing cigarettes into a large tote bag.

Convicted killer Jesse Matthew diagnosed with cancer; transferred to Sussex State Prison for treatment

Convicted killer Jesse Matthew Jr. has been diagnosed with cancer, and transferred to Sussex State Prison.

Local LGBTQ groups react to fatal shooting of transgender woman

Zakia McKensey of the Nationz Foundation, an LGBTQ advocacy group based in Henrico County, says she was sickened by the attack on Muhlaysia Booker back in April, and subsequently her death.

US Marshals looking for murder suspect with ties to Virginia

The United States Marshals have joined the search for a murder suspect who has ties to Virginia.

900-lb. man pleads guilty in drug case while in ambulance

Man in critical condition following Richmond shooting

Cashier stops scam victim buying Google Play cards

Chesterfield man charged with raping woman in Colonial Heights

  Wife of man charged with burning dog alive says ‘accusation is very false’

  Man charged in death of beloved dog Tommie

Police search for man who robbed bank at gunpoint wearing safety vest

Police were called to the bank along Hull Street Road just before 5 p.m. Monday.

Woman charged with making bomb threat to Petersburg Muslim Center

A Dinwiddie woman is charged after police say she made a bomb threat to the Muslim Center in Petersburg.

Man arrested for DUI after driving on wrong side of road

Stafford County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Saturday morning for driving under the influence while on the wrong side of the road.

Man out on bond charged with violating protective order

The man was charged with with rape, violating a protective order, attempted murder, burglary with intent to commit a felony and abduction.

2 wanted in theft of Gucci shades at Sunglass Hut

While one of the men was talking with a sales clerk, the other concealed a pair of Gucci sunglasses.

Man injured in overnight shooting in Richmond

Police were called to the scene in the 1200 block of Carlisle Avenue around 1:20 a.m. Monday to find the victim.

4 teens charged in attack on Virginia middle school student

Four teenagers have been charged in an attack on a Virginia middle school student as she walked home from school

Virginia man gets jail time for asking woman to get in car trunk

A 30-year-old Virginia man has been sentenced to a year in jail for grabbing the wrist of a restaurant employee and asking her to get into the trunk of his car

  Parents furious after claims kindergartners were forced in a closet to be disciplined

The alleged incident happened on May 9 with four boys ranging from 5 to 6 years old at Salem Elementary School in Chesterfield.

Man given 10 years for stealing checks, recruiting homeless to cash them

Court documents say Lareese Martelles Mallety, 25, of Raeford, NC, conspired with several other individuals to steal mail from business parks and cashed the checks found inside.

Petersburg detective potentially exposed to fentanyl during drug arrest

A Peterburg police detective was potentially exposed to fentanyl during a drug arrest Wednesday night.

  2 men arrested in Louisa church burglary, van theft

Louisa deputies are investigating a break-in at Oakland Baptist Church in Gum Spring.

2 shot on Arlington Street in Petersburg

Police have not released any information about a potential suspect and have not said what led to the shooting.

Spotsylvania woman accused of pretending to be a doctor

Sharonda Avery claimed to have two doctorate degrees and a master’s degree, but the sheriff’s office said an investigation showed she didn’t have any degree at all.

  Man to apparent drive-by shooter: ‘Take that business elsewhere’

Chesterfield police are investigating after a home on Allerton Street was shot 'several times.'

  'All I can see is her’: Toddler dies after reported sexual assault at motel

Police responded to the 6400 block of Midlothian Turnpike on May 8 for a report of a toddler child being assaulted.

22-year-old man found shot to death in Richmond roadway

Police received a call for a person shot in the 1100 block of Floral Avenue just before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Man wanted in Midlothian Turnpike homicide surrenders

Chesterfield police responded to the 7400 block of Midlothian Turnpike for a shooting at 5:15 a.m. on Mother's Day.

Vandalism causes $1M in damage to excavator

The damaged machine was last known to be in working condition May 11.

Male shot in Petersburg; suspect seen on motorcycle

Sources confirm a female was shot in the 1600 block of Young’s Road.

Petersburg police vehicle stolen, suspect arrested

An unmarked Petersburg police vehicle was stolen May 12 in the 400 block of Grove Road.

  Henrico Fire warning of false solicitation scam

The fire department said it does not collect donations and is advising residents not to give any financial information to someone claiming to represent the department.

  Pit bull puppy found dead, shot in head on middle school track

RACC says the black and white female pitbull did not have a collar, tags or microchip.

  Suspect wanted in Marshall Street burglary

Victims reported several items were stolen from a home.

9-year-old Chesterfield student accused of assaulting staff members

It was reported that a 9-year-old male student threw a backpack at one school staffer, and assaulted two other staffers.

  Man arrested after police discover possible meth lab in Chesterfield home

The home is located in the 2400 block of Arcadia Avenue.

2 arrested after drugs, guns found in Petersburg

Saint Wilkerson and Chasity Brown were arrested for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm with a controlled substance.

Petersburg police arrest 4th suspect in connection to homicide

Gray was arrested without incident.

Police arrest man after attempted robbery

No one was injured.

  ‘Love it, lock it or lose it:’ RPD reminds public to lock vehicles after gun stolen

The Richmond Police Department is reminding the community to take the extra step of locking vehicles, after a gun was stolen in the Northern Barton Heights neighborhood.

  Juvenile charged after swastikas spray painted on mailboxes, road signs in Henrico

The vandalisms occurred in the area of North Parham Road and Quioccasin Road.

  2 juveniles charged after ‘concerning’ graffiti found at Henrico school

Henrico Police have arrested to juveniles after graffiti was found at a Henrico County high school.

Richmond police search for duo suspected in armed robbery

Richmond police are searching two people suspected of robbing three people on Broad Rock Boulevard.

Handgun, Bible stolen from car in Richmond neighborhood

Police say a handgun and Bible were stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the Northern Barton Heights neighborhood on Sunday.

Woman charged with stealing gaming system, leftover Chinese food

The sheriff’s office said the surveillance images led to the suspect being identified as Summer Davis, 26, of Stafford.

  2 women wanted in suspected credit card fraud

Two women were seen by surveillance cameras using the card on the same day it was stolen at separate stores.

  Soldier accused of stealing armored personnel carrier plans to plead not guilty

“The defendant also confirmed that he traveled to other countries, including Iraq and Turkey,” court documents state.

  Community holds vigil after hate graffiti found on school

Dozens of people came together Monday in unity after graffiti and threats were found on a high school.

Chesterfield man charged with sex crimes against child

He was arrested and is being held at Riverside Regional Jail.

4 arrested after police discover possible meth lab in Chesterfield

No injuries were reported as police continue to investigate.

  Richmond woman’s death ruled homicide by asphyxiation

Officers were conducting a welfare check just after 11 p.m. at a home in the 7400 block of Tanglewood Road when they found a woman dead.

  Richmond man sentenced to 2 years for animal cruelty

Carlton Hardy, who was initially arrested in February and then released on bond, faces 10 charges related to dog fighting and four animal cruelty charges.

2 ATVs reported stolen in Chesterfield

The combined value of the ATVs is more than $10,000.

Hearing in Virginia drug case delayed for 900-pound man

A hearing scheduled in a cocaine conspiracy case in Virginia has been delayed after the 900-pound defendant had to be taken to the hospital

  ‘It’s still not real to me.’ Son of woman found dead in Richmond home pleads for answers

Police found the body of 53-year-old Suzanne “Suzie” Fairman in her house off Tanglewood Road on Thursday night.

Man charged in fatal attack on Appalachian Trail

Federal authorities say a Massachusetts man has been arrested in an attack on the Appalachian Trail that left one person dead and another severely injured

  3 arrested in death of man found at Chesterfield gas station

Police said the man was a passenger in the vehicle and had been shot on Ronaldton Road, which is less than a mile from the store.

  ‘You took my only son:’ Family searches for justice after teen’s death

A father in search of answers and justice, says he drove through the night from Georgia to Richmond, hoping to share his son’s story and encourage the community to help find his son’s killer.

Jefferson Davis statue vandalized on Monument Avenue

Police say an officer spotted the spray-painted letters on the statue around 3 a.m. Friday.

  Henrico teacher charged with sex crimes involving minor

Leonard Orange has been charged with indecent liberties of a minor by a custodian.

Leader of $30M ‘well-organized’ cigarette smuggling operation sentenced

Ebrahim Saif Alsaidi, 30, was sentenced to 85 years, of which he will serve three years and six months.

Police investigating reported sexual battery near VCU campus

The victim reported the man walked up behind her and grabbed her buttocks.

Chelsea Manning released from jail on contempt charge

Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has been released from a northern Virginia jail after a two-month stay for refusing to testify to a grand jury

Henrico police investigating report of threat to school

Students reported that they overheard statements regarding the threat of a shooting Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes on Woodman Road.

Man wanted in Amelia in theft investigation

The man, who is unidentified, was seen riding in a blue-green Isuzu Rodeo.

Secret shopper scam drains Stafford woman’s bank account

The woman was told to purchase gift cards and could keep the balance of money she received, but it turned out to be a bad check.

2 arrested after pound of marijuana discovered

Approximately 1 pound of marijuana was discovered along with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Popular Virginia children’s singer faces child porn charge

A popular children's performer in northern Virginia has been arrested and charged with possessing child pornography