Crime/Justice

Grand jury indicts Washington on 6 counts
Published on Aug 22nd, 2007
0 comments A Charlottesville grand jury indicted serial rape suspect Nathan Antonio "Toni" Washington August 20 on charges stemming from a November 11, 2002, attack on a woman in the Willoughby subdivision....
Gang alert: City hosts awareness seminar
Published on Aug 21st, 2007
4 comments In the clearest sign yet that gangs have become a problem in Charlottesville, the city has announced its first Gang Awareness Community Seminar to be held on August 30 starting at 7pm in City...
Downtown crime: Reading the statistical tea leaves
Published on Aug 21st, 2007
3 comments A series of seemingly random attacks in and around the Downtown Mall this summer have not only sparked fear and outrage in the hearts of Mall visitors, they've also sparked a number of debates:...
Vick to plead guilty
Published on Aug 20th, 2007
8 comments Michael Vick's lawyers said Monday that the embattled Atlanta Falcons' quarterback will cooperate with federal prosecutors and plead guilty to dogfighting conspiracy charges, ESPN reports. Amidst...
Winchester pass a clue in 1979 killing
Published on Aug 18th, 2007
2 comments A backstage pass to see folk legend Jesse Winchester is one of the few clues in a 28-year-old murder mystery that was featured tonight on the long-running Fox program America's Most Wanted. The...
It’s a match
Published on Aug 16th, 2007
0 comments Police confirm this afternoon that DNA samples taken from serial rapist suspect Nathan Antonio Washington match genetic material from the August 18, 2004, attempted rape on Webland Drive and from the...
DNA evidence obtained before arrest
Published on Aug 16th, 2007
0 comments Authorities confirm the supposition in today's Hook cover story that they had already obtained DNA belonging to serial rape suspect Nathan Antonio "Toni" Washington before his arrest. That was...
VT memorial to be dedicated Sunday
Published on Aug 15th, 2007
0 comments After much speculation as to how Virginia Tech would choose to commemorate the shooting death of 33 students and faculty on April 16, the university will dedicate its memorial this Sunday. The...
More Vick co-defendants to enter pleas
Published on Aug 13th, 2007
0 comments ESPN reported Monday that two more of NFL star Michael Vick's co-defendants in the federal dogfighting case have scheduled hearings to put in plea deals by the end of the week. Quanis Phillips and...
Police announce rape arrest
Published on Aug 13th, 2007
3 comments City and county police released precious few details Monday afternoon about today's early morning arrest of Nathan Antonio Washington of 986 Old Brook Road in connection with an August 2004 sexual...
Vick suspension rumors and denials circulate
Published on Aug 13th, 2007
0 comments Controversy over federal dog-fighting charges against Atlanta Falcons' quarterback Michael Vick isn't confined to the courtroom and media. On Sunday, A Yahoo! Sports exclusive quoted two anonymous...
Serial rapist arrest update: Neighbors shocked, media clamours for details
Published on Aug 13th, 2007
1 comments The media frenzy has already started. The modest apartment in the Abbington Crossing apartment complex off Rio Road that Nathan Antonio "Tony" Washington shares with his wife and three children has...
Serial rapist arrest?
Published on Aug 13th, 2007
3 comments Is this the news we've all been waiting for? A "multi-jurisdictional" press conference involving the Albemarle County, City of Charlottesville and University of Virginia Police Departments along...
Don’t go in the water
Published on Aug 8th, 2007
1 comments Washington Park was vandalized last night and pool sanitation was "compromised," according to a city release, and we shudder to think what that might entail. As a result, the pool is closed today...
Beebe to go free
Published on Aug 7th, 2007
36 comments Although back in March Charlottesville Circuit Court Judge Edward Hogshire sentenced William N. Beebe to 10 years behind bars– with all but 18 months suspended– it seems Beebe won't...
Vick co-defendant pleads guilty
Published on Jul 30th, 2007
7 comments Click for a cool slide show photo by Adam SorensenOnly four days after pleading not guilty, Tony Taylor– a co-defendant of Michael Vick– returned to federal court in Richmond today to...
Two arrests could crack white t-shirt case
Published on Jul 27th, 2007
6 comments Charlottesville police chief Tim Longo announced this morning that following an assault last night on a 34-year-old man, officers arrested two 15-year-old males who could be connected to the recent...
Vick’s arraignment draws anger from all sides
Published on Jul 26th, 2007
25 comments As quarterback for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, Michael Vick has seen his share of screaming crowds, but none like the one he saw this afternoon. After weeks of media reports about his part in an...
A decade of Drug Court
Published on Jul 26th, 2007
1 comments It's not every day that convicted drug offenders laugh and mingle with the judge, prosecutors, and a state senator on the front steps of the Charlottesville Circuit Court. This morning, however,...
Who are these alleged credit-card stealin’ shoppers?
Published on Jul 19th, 2007
1 comments Albemarle police are asking for help in identifying happy shoppers believed to be involved in a series of break-ins in the Mill Creek area. These photos came from a security camera at Wal-Mart in...
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