Missing girl found alive in Chicago

Two weeks after 12-year-old Lorena Sanchez-Toledo disappeared from outside her home near the intersection of Route 29 and Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville police have announced that the FBI found her alive in Chicago and that she is safely returning home. Thirty-one yearold Jeremias Chagala-Mil of Swanson Drive now faces local and federal charges in connection to the young girl's disappearance, though the police have declined to announce the specific charges as of right now.

"We are extremely pleased we were able to resolve this case safely," says Charlottesville police chief Tim Longo is the press release. "We are looking forward to returning Lorena to her parents and to her school where she belongs."

Police also declined to note how they found the Buford Middle School student in Chicago, except to say that the arrest was "based on leads generated by local and federal authorities."

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quote: "We are extremely pleased we were able to resolve this case safely,¢Ã¢â??¬ says Charlottesville police chief Tim Longo is the press release. ¢Ã¢â??¬Ã?â??We are looking forward to returning Lorena to her parents and to her school where she belongs.¢Ã¢â??¬

What the hell is this "we" bit?

Sounds to me like leads were provided by the public and the FBI physically went out looking for the girl.

I wonder if Workmen's Compensation covers broken arms from their patting themselves on the back so often?

Sick of the Local Rambos, for someone that was formally a city deputy, I am a little surprised by your lack of understanding of the police investigative process; how leads are developed and handled and how cases are solved. Clearly, based on your continuous ignorant comments, you have never investigated a criminal case and have a personal vendetta against the police department. Did you also sleep through this part of you training?

You also crack me up with your writings...you appear to believe the police should have a magic wand to solve cases. I have never been in law enforcement, but thankfully have enough common sense to know and understand that no magic wand exists and that cases are solved through a collaborative police-citizen effort. The Police Department's success shows me that they have the community's support, trust, and cooperation¢Ã¢â??¬Šand that they have developed many resources outside of the City of Charlottesville to assist in solving cases and to returning those charged that have fled to avoid justice.

It is very apparent to me that Chief Longo is a great leader and has been key to the department's success We should be grateful to have such a great leader here in Charlottesville and be proud of the accomplishments of the men and women of our police department.

Kudos to the men and women of the Charlottesville Police Department. Great job with this case!

you have... a personal vendetta against the police department...

Here we go, changing the subject again. (rolleyes)!

I have a personal vendetta against all police departments and sheriff's offices ever since I started reading www.badcopnews.com on a daily basis. I just never imagined the volume of cops being arrested on a daily basis and the serious and heinous crimes they are committing against the people they are suppose to serve and protect. You really need to read www.badcopnews.com on a daily basis!

But, moving on, the last real police chief the City of Charlottesville had was John deK. Bowen. Since then, IMHO, they have had one who took morale to an all time low, one who simply wanted to enhance his retirement benefits, and one press whore.
To me, you seem old enough and intelligent enough to have personal knowledge of all of this and to understand it. But then I recall it's people like you who voted to create that joke Albemarle County calls a police department. Back during the fiasco they called a referendum in 1980(?), the officials collected rat duty, bagged it, and sold it to the public as chocolate chips.

Flaker, as soon as I left The Hook site, I went to www.badcopnews.com

One of the most prestigious training organizations a law enforcement officer can ever hope to attend is the FBI National Training Academy. Charlottesville had a police Lieutenant die in the line of duty while attending this academy recently, God rest his fine soul! But, the point being... would you trust this police Lieutenant around your wife and children?

MANCHESTER, MARYLAND - A police lieutenant has been disciplined for looking at adult websites on an FBI Academy computer, leading to his dismissal from the prestigious law-enforcement school.

Lt. Glen Richards was kicked out of the academy Feb. 20, according to a department internal investigation released Friday. He was suspended for two days without pay on April 7 and 8.

The police department occasionally sends members to the academy in Quantico, Va., for training.

According to the investigation, Richards went to a computer class at 3:21 p.m. on Feb. 14, logged onto a computer and began viewing adult websites. He continued to view the sex sites after the instructor had started the class, the report states.

The FBI provided a list of 14 adult sites he had sampled and/or used, but the list is not complete, the report states.

The report does not allege Richards broke any laws.

¢Ã¢â??¬Ã?â??I find his actions inexcusable and his behavior is an embarrassment to the Police Department and the Town of Manchester,¢Ã¢â??¬ wrote Lt. Jim Neiswanger, formerly of the Office of Professional Standards/Internal Affairs. Neiswanger had recommended a three-day suspension without pay.

Richards, 46, was hired in 1983. In that time, he has received two awards ¢Ã¢â??¬” one for saving a life ¢Ã¢â??¬” plus more than 40 letters of appreciation. The academy incident marks the first time he has been disciplined, the report states.

¢Ã¢â??¬Ã?â??I made a mistake, and I am sorry for any embarrassment I caused my family and my department,¢Ã¢â??¬ Richards said Friday night.