Crime/Justice

Strom enticement, intimidation trial begins
Published on Oct 2nd, 2007
10 comments The founder of the white supremacist National Vanguard, Kevin Strom, 50, went on trial today for enticing a minor and intimidating a witness– the witness being his wife, Elisha Strom. In a...
Flying thief caught by frat guys
Published on Oct 2nd, 2007
0 comments Members of UVA's Sigma Phi Epsilon house watched in disbelief as a 16-year-old Charlottesvillian leapt out a second-story window of their Madison Lane fraternity clutching allegedly stolen goods, but...
No-knock police raid surprises local journalist
Published on Oct 1st, 2007
11 comments Update 10/3/07: According to Charlottesville Police Captain Bryant Bibb, officers were responding to a 911 call from someone in Tubbs' Harmon Hammond Street neighborhood who had reported an attempted...
Pork bust: Local farmers arrested
Published on Sep 27th, 2007
11 comments The owners of the Double H Farm in Nelson County, Richard Bean, 62, and Jean Rinaldi, 60, were arrested last Friday, September 21 for violating FDA regulations regarding the processing and labeling...
Spivey gets 21 months for sexual abuse
Published on Sep 27th, 2007
1 comments As an indication of how established and well-regarded former Charlottesville High School choir director Jonathan Spivey was in the community, the chairman of the city School Board, Alvin Edwards,...
Paperwork snafu = month behind bars
Published on Sep 25th, 2007
7 comments When Jennifer Dowell White went before a Charlottesville grand jury August 20, jury members declined to indict her on charges of obtaining money under false pretenses. However, she wasn't released...
Seccuro: separated at girth
Published on Sep 21st, 2007
10 comments Liz Seccuro blasts the notion that her attacker William Beebe looks like Johnny Depp, but she gets into the pairing pictures game by posting images on her blog of the Val Kilmer-starring-as-Jim...
FOIAs lead to DGIF indictments
Published on Sep 20th, 2007
1 comments Three former Department of Game and Inland Fisheries officials were indicted September 12 for misuse of public funds. Nelson County residents Lee and Paulette Albright played a role in the case...
UVA crime stats: alcohol, burglary, sexual assault top list
Published on Sep 18th, 2007
7 comments Update 9/21/07: Apparently, the reason that so many sexual assaults were reported to "other law enforcement agencies" is the result of the federal Jeanne Clery Act, which requires institutions to...
Washington gets trial date, PD
Published on Sep 14th, 2007
2 comments Nathan Antonio Washington, the man accused of being the serial rapist, appeared via video feed in Charlottesville Circuit Court today to request a court-appointed lawyer. Washington previously had...
Depp-arated at birth?
Published on Sep 13th, 2007
0 comments Some who saw William Beebe leave the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail this morning wondered if he'd had any inspiration for his "dramatic" makeover. The answer might lie in The Ninth Gate, a...
Freedom for Beebe
Published on Sep 13th, 2007
0 comments Just after 8am this morning, a virtually unrecognizable William N. Beebe left the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail after serving less than six months for his role in a 1984 UVA fraternity...
Beebe released even earlier
Published on Sep 11th, 2007
0 comments William N. Beebe, the man who pled guilty to sexual battery for his role in a 1984 UVA fraternity house assault, will be released from the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail at 8am on September...
Three people shot downtown
Published on Sep 9th, 2007
13 comments In what hopefully will be the endcap to the attacks downtown over the summer, three people were shot Sunday morning after an altercation outside Mono Loco. Shots were fired in the parking lot between...
Unlike local case, Ohio mom goes free
Published on Sep 7th, 2007
1 comments An Ohio mother who accidentally left her toddler to die in an overheated car will not be prosecuted, according to ABC News. That's quite a contrast to the local case of death by hyperthermia, in...
UVA museum embroiled in art scandal
Published on Sep 5th, 2007
0 comments The University of Virginia Art Museum holds in its collection 6th-century B.C. artifacts that Italy says are stolen, and a museum in Sicily claims they will be returned in 2008, according to the New...
Investigation: Cop cleared in woman’s death
Published on Aug 31st, 2007
15 comments A special prosecutor finds that Albemarle police Sergeant Pamela Greenwood did not violate any laws in the death of pedestrian Jesus Tolentino Dominguez two months ago. She will not face criminal...
‘ewwwww!!!!!’ - Beebe comment gets blogged
Published on Aug 29th, 2007
7 comments 3:45pm August 30 update: The links below for the two pages on the blog revealing the personal comment and the attack on the lawyer's garb have broken today, as the pages were unceremoniously removed...
Flight attendant ‘jilted’ by judge
Published on Aug 29th, 2007
0 comments A local flight attendant named Maria L. Martin (actually, now a former flight attendant) lost her quest to gain an assault conviction against the local airport director after a dispute over parking...
Legal dance: Washington appears in court
Published on Aug 23rd, 2007
2 comments He sat in a chair wearing the black-and-white uniform of inmates on Avon Street. Nathan Antonio Washington, the man charged in two assaults attributed to the serial rapist, listened on video from...