Parkway arson: $110K damage at Meadowcreek
Approximately $110,000 worth of construction materials, including a backhoe, for the controversial Meadowcreek Parkway have been destroyed in what is now labeled arson and vandalism. Charlottesville City fire crews responded to a call the evening of Tuesday, June 16, for the materials belonging to Faulconer Construction, which were located at Melbourne Road, near the Charlottesville High School football field. After determining the incident took place in Albemarle County, the County’s Fire Marshal will now lead the investigation, with assistance from County Police and the FBI. County officials declined to speculate on a motive, and no suspects have been named. According to VDOT no delays are expected as a result of the arson.