Crime/Justice

'Passionate' man: Winemaker Neumeister dies in Earlysville crash
Published on Oct 6th, 2010
45 comments Dan Neumeister, here in Melk, Austria, attended a motorcycle race in the Czech Republic on his honeymoon this summer. PHOTO COURTESY ADRIANE NEUMEISTER On what appeared to be a glorious day during...
Renewed energy: Cuccinelli reissues his demand for Mann docs
Published on Oct 4th, 2010
67 comments UVA claims that Cuccinelli's action chills academic freedom. FILE PHOTOS A little over a month after losing a bid for a wider trove of documents, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has renewed his...
Carlton Arnold: Convicted killer arrested in UVA robbery, assaults
Published on Oct 1st, 2010
35 comments Arnold was convicted for killing a man here in 1998. MUGSHOT; FILE PHOTO One day after a gray hoodie-clad perpetrator accosted two female UVA students, taking one by the shoulder and forcing the...
Lithuanian: 'Oh, my God. I didn't know I hit someone'
Published on Sep 30th, 2010
16 comments Vitalija Vasciunaite follows her mother out of a conference room. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER It was an emotional Thursday morning as the young Lithuanian woman accused in a near-fatal summertime hit-and...
More crimes against UVA students
Published on Sep 30th, 2010
13 comments A day after UVA held a press conference to address three alleged assaults on students, two more students have been the victims of a crime. According to a press release from the City, two female...
Recent assaults at UVA prompt alert, questions
Published on Sep 29th, 2010
42 comments UVA Police Lt. Melissa Fielding and UVA Dean of Students Allen Groves discuss the alleged assaults. PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART A hastily organized press conference to address three recent alleged...
'Pest' control? Jailed blogger claims official mistreatment
Published on Sep 28th, 2010
20 comments Elisha Strom has spent 30 days in jail, but the time served didn't keep her out of jail for another five days. MUGSHOT COURTESY CHARLOTTESVILLE POLICE The woman with a knack for getting under the...
Love's legacy: Sullivan urges vigilance, voices at UVA
Published on Sep 24th, 2010
24 comments For the September 24 Day of Dialogue, the Rotunda columns become a public art project called "Lines of Darkness and Light," a meditation on the death of Yeardley Love. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Almost...
Kayakgate: Stolen boat held despite Twitterer's find
Published on Sep 23rd, 2010
29 comments Social networking expert Marijean Jaggers used Twitter and pie to find her stolen kayak. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE The dismay that avid social networker Marijean Jaggers felt when she discovered her...
Math test still on?
Published on Sep 23rd, 2010
2 comments Reports that Buford Middle School was in flames yesterday were false and the result of a child caller, says Charlottesville Fire Chief Charles Werner. An investigation is underway.
Cat (food?) burglar strikes Pet Forum
Published on Sep 13th, 2010
5 comments Charlottesville police are requesting assistance identifying this man, who was captured on surveillance video as he robbed the Pet Forum store in the Seminole Trail shopping center early this morning...
Orange's alleged 'black widow' gets burned
Published on Sep 11th, 2010
10 comments [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The controversy landed on the cover of the Hook in 2004."] [/caption] Donna J. Somerville, the so-called "black widow" of Orange County, has lost...
Schultz certified: Enviro 'attack' goes to grand jury
Published on Sep 9th, 2010
55 comments Rob Schilling captured the arrest of Louis Schultz, and says city workers "didn't seem frightened at all." PHOTO COURTESY ROB SCHILLING A judge found Louis Schultz's use of his car to stop city...
Before Bel Rio: Jim Baldi and the death of Boheme
Published on Sep 7th, 2010
29 comments "First it was Clive, then it was Jim, who I'd known for 20 years," says Boheme owner Tom Fussell, of his former chef, Clive Papayanis (left), who has been charged with embezzling from the restaurant...
ATF agent fearful: Blogger Strom arrested for stalking
Published on Sep 7th, 2010
32 comments Elisha Strom claims her latest arrest is police intimidation. PHOTO CHARLOTTESVILLE POLICE The woman who spent a month in jail for publishing the address of an undercover officer has been arrested...
Minor filing: Halsey files bankruptcy for Landmark hotel
Published on Sep 2nd, 2010
26 comments Halsey Minor, left, has been sparring with developer Lee Danielson. FILE PHOTOS BY HAWES SPENCER AND JAY KUHLMANN The company owned by bi-coastal Internet millionaire Halsey Minor to develop the...
Target practice: No charges in shooting of Glenmore woman
Published on Sep 1st, 2010
34 comments The gunfire in Glenmore that hit a woman has been deemed accidental. PHOTO FROM GLENMORE WEBSITE Albemarle police say they've identified the source of the bullet that randomly struck a Glenmore...
Stray bullet: Glenmore woman shot while gardening
Published on Aug 30th, 2010
28 comments A stray bullet flew into the swanky Glenmore subdivision Sunday night. PHOTO FROM THE GLENMORE WEBSITE The Glenmore subdivision website touts the "simple joys of Southern living." In some quarters,...
No flight this time: Accused hit-and-run Lithuanian appears in court
Published on Aug 26th, 2010
7 comments Vitalija Vasciunaite on Facebook, in jail, and the monument reminding drivers to avoid hitting workers. FILE PHOTOS: HAWES SPENCER, FACEBOOK, MUGSHOT In her first court appearance, the attractive...
Standing by Mann: Small but punchy protest blasts Cuccinelli's 'climategate' inquest
Published on Aug 24th, 2010
156 comments Protest organizer Ryan McElveen, who enters a master's program at Columbia this fall, meets the press. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER As global temperatures rise, so does Charlottesville's profile in a...