Crime/Justice

Police abandon high-speed chase
Published on Jul 20th, 2010
30 comments A Sunday afternoon pursuit of a motorcycle that hit speeds of 100mph through Augusta and Rockingham counties is abandoned “because of the extremely reckless speed of the motorcycle,” Virginia State...
Palace coup: Feds want Glenmore house built on Taiwan prez's bribes
Published on Jul 15th, 2010
10 comments The house is now assessed for $421,000. PHOTOS AT ZILLOW.COM LISTING As if Glenmore didn't have enough troubles these days. Less than a month before its country club president gets sentenced for...
Alcohol conviction: Crashing ABC agent guilty of DUI, appeals
Published on Jul 14th, 2010
31 comments The Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail refuses to release the mugshot of the ABC agent arrested for driving under the influence. It was a case of too much alcohol for an alcohol agent....
Blunt force: Documents claim Huguely bloodied and tossed Yeardley Love
Published on Jul 9th, 2010
152 comments Daily Progress editor McGregor McCance emerges from the July 1 document-unsealing hearing. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Two months after the bloody, pre-graduation death of UVA student Yeardley Love,...
Greenleaf attacker: Judge-freed Haskins now charged in child rape
Published on Jul 8th, 2010
26 comments Haskins in his latest mugshot at left and in 2003. MUGSHOTS FROM CHARLOTTESVILLE POLICE Seven years ago, after Robert Terrell Haskins was charged with his first sexual assault, police felt so sure...
Man charged with grand larceny-- of books
Published on Jul 8th, 2010
10 comments Stephen Thomas Lambert. PHOTO FROM UNIVERSITY POLICE Stephen Thomas Lambert, 23, is charged with one count of grand larceny after University Bookstore noticed that $19,000 worth of textbooks were...
Crash course: State Police chase teen over 100mph in urban area
Published on Jul 8th, 2010
21 comments The State Police muster unmarked vehicles in pursuit of speeders. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER When a BMW allegedly doing 67mph in a 45mph zone passed Trooper W.R. Floyd going northbound on Fifth...
Is this Morgan's killer? Fairfax case connection offers hope, fresh fear
Published on Jul 6th, 2010
313 comments The suspect, depicted here from the 2005 victim's description, would now be 30 to 40 years old. FAIRFAX POLICE Crape myrtles bloom in the small front yards of Oxford Row Condominiums. It's a tidy...
Cuccinelli's target Mann cleared by Penn State faculty
Published on Jul 2nd, 2010
40 comments The climate scientist at the center of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's UVA document-seeking inquest has been cleared of research misconduct by a faculty panel at Penn State, the University...
Cold hit: Police connect Morgan Harrington slaying to Fairfax attack
Published on Jul 1st, 2010
100 comments The suspect, depicted here from the 2005 victim's description, would now be 30 to 40 years old. FAIRFAX POLICE Police investigating the slaying of 20-year-old concert-goer Morgan Dana Harrington...
Waiter gets robbed
Published on Jun 30th, 2010
0 comments The Daily Progress reports that a waiter was beaten and robbed very early Monday morning June 28 in the 1800 block of University Avenue, presumably after coming off a late night shift. He was punched...
Albemarle police chief Miller announces retirement
Published on Jun 30th, 2010
4 comments Chief Miller in 2003. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO After 21 years in office, Albemarle Police Chief John Miller has announced his impending retirement effective September 30. A press release from...
Urban myth? Police nab hotel trespassers
Published on Jun 25th, 2010
18 comments Police recently caught two people sleeping in the landmark hotel. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Just days after Landmark Hotel owner Halsey Minor characterized the rumors that people were sleeping in...
Painter of Light makes 'This Week in Crazy'
Published on Jun 23rd, 2010
0 comments Thomas Kinkade poses for a police mugshot in Carmel after his arrest for driving under the influence. Artist Thomas Kinkade, who once franchised a gallery in Charlottesville that led to a $3 million...
Wrong-way birthday: Hogberg arrested by officer who Tased him
Published on Jun 21st, 2010
43 comments Hogberg has history of police tangles. ALBEMARLE POLICE PHOTO Michael Dennis Hogberg of Crozet could lose some of the public sympathy he may have gained last fall for getting felled while handcuffed...
Eight months: Harringtons mark anniversary with frustration, hope
Published on Jun 17th, 2010
262 comments Dan and Gil Harrington arrive at the Copeley Road Bridge on June 17, the eight-month anniversary of their daughter Morgan's disappearance. PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART On the eight-month anniversary of...
Found: Missing woman "followed the band."
Published on Jun 17th, 2010
22 comments A 26-year-old Fauquier County woman who went missing after she attended a Phish concert in Portsmouth has been located in Washington D.C., where she had gone to "follow the band," according to the...
House-scalping: Teen sentenced in notorious, puzzling incident
Published on Jun 11th, 2010
72 comments Across from Bayly Drive on Rugby Road, a motorist veers away from the pursuit of Simpson. [Click here for video] PHOTO BY CHARLOTTESVILLE P.D. The Charlottesville High School student-athlete...
Stopping bullies: The six million-dollar plan
Published on Jun 11th, 2010
10 comments How serious are local educators about stopping bullying? They're serious enough to have sought and won a four-year, $5.8 million federal grant to hire full-time anti-bullying professionals for a new...
Guilty plea: Crider charges could be dropped at 21
Published on Jun 9th, 2010
14 comments Attorney David Franzen and Patrick Crider leave court June 8 while the judge considered Crider's plea overnight. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE In a plea agreement that keeps him out of jail and allows the...