Crime/Justice

Deal for UVA gun scare students
Published on Jun 5th, 2007
5 comments A little over a month after four UVA students were arrested and charged with brandishing a firearm during the filming of a class project, prosecutors and defense have reached a deal which clears...
VT’s Norris Hall to re-open in two weeks
Published on Jun 5th, 2007
0 comments After some speculation as to what would happen to the building that was the site of one of the deadliest shooting incidents in American history, Virginia Tech officials announced today that they...
Hearing fills courtroom… with sobs
Published on Jun 2nd, 2007
11 comments The 911 tape was wrenching: "No, no, please. Oh no, please. Oh help me." As it played in Charlottesville Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Friday, the woman on the tape, Raelyn Balfour, began...
Suspect named in bank robbery
Published on Jun 1st, 2007
4 comments Jeffery Alan Adams was arrested for attempting to rob the Union Bank & Trust today. He is 38 years old, and resides in Fredericksburg, according to City spokesperson Ric Barrick. Barrick says...
Did jolt-up precede hold-up?
Published on Jun 1st, 2007
0 comments There was an attempted robbery of a Downtown Mall bank this morning, and operators of a local gelato shop believe their security camera captured the suspect in a pre-crime coffee purchase. "Those...
City arrests leashless dog owners
Published on May 30th, 2007
1 comments Attention dog owners: if you're one of those people who've been flouting the city's leash law along the Greenbelt in Riverside Park, you might want to consider that your canine's free-roamin' ways...
Swindlers list: Student loses $3,500
Published on May 23rd, 2007
1 comments A classic classified scam is back, and a rising third-year UVA student trying to sublet an apartment on craigslist was bilked out of $3,500 over the weekend. The playbook was standard: The student...
$10,000 reward for St. Anne’s letter writer
Published on May 15th, 2007
7 comments Katharine Almy, the local woman who sued John Grisham and his St. Anne's-Belfield colleagues for emotional distress, announced today that she is now offering a $10,000 reward for evidence leading...
Another WAHS employee arrested
Published on May 4th, 2007
4 comments A tipsy 15-year-old girl at Western Albemarle High Tuesday led to the arrest of JV softball coach Alisha D. Stewart, 24, of Faber. Yesterday Stewart was charged with two counts of contributing to...
VT fallout? One broken B.B. gun = four arrests
Published on Apr 27th, 2007
11 comments Not since a class full of architecture mystery writing students allegedly trespassed at an abandoned hospital has a UVA class assignment resulted in as much trouble as this one. On Monday night,...
Bomb hoax trial set for May 9
Published on Apr 19th, 2007
1 comments Albemarle Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Camblos tells the Hook that the trial of the two juveniles accused of orchestrating a bomb hoax at Brownsville Elementary and Henley Middle schools will begin...
Students declare Friday ‘Orange and Maroon Effect Day’
Published on Apr 19th, 2007
1 comments In the wake of the massacre at Virginia Tech, college students across the country have joined forces to ask people the world over to wear Hokie colors tomorrow in what they are calling "Orange and...
Vigil makes surreal real
Published on Apr 18th, 2007
0 comments Thousands of students and community members flocked to UVA's McIntire amphitheater Tuesday night for a candlelight vigil to remember those affected by the tragedy at Virginia Tech. Student...
Dorm shootings at Virginia Tech kill at least 20
Published on Apr 16th, 2007
1 comments Dispatches over the New River Valley police scanner indicate there have been multiple shootings this morning on the campus of Virginia Tech. The Associated Press reports that a shooting at the...
Seccuro’s story inspires TV drama
Published on Apr 10th, 2007
36 comments Over a year after the Hook first extensively reported it, somebody at CBS decided the story of William Beebe, Liz Seccuro, and justice delayed 21 years would make a good TV show. At least that...
Code Pink 11 convicted
Published on Apr 6th, 2007
15 comments Eleven protesters who occupied U.S. Representative Virgil Goode's office were convicted of trespassing this morning in Charlottesville General District Court and given 30-day sentences, suspended...
Mother charged in baby’s death
Published on Apr 6th, 2007
62 comments The woman who allegedly forgot to drop her nine-month old baby at the sitter's and left him in the car in the JAG School parking lot all day March 30 was charged with second-degree murder and...
Arrests, hoax revealed in bomb scare
Published on Mar 29th, 2007
5 comments An anarchy symbol with a red dripping stain, a dark-colored tube taped to a post, and a white cylinder with what appear to be protruding wires are among the evidence discovered outside Brownsville...
Brownsville and Henley get through the day after
Published on Mar 28th, 2007
1 comments "Thank you all for being here," said one teacher this morning at Henley Middle School as she entered the building at 8:15am amid five Albemarle police cruisers and a similar number of uniformed...
Teixeira: ‘Disrupt’ not ‘blow up’
Published on Mar 27th, 2007
0 comments At a 4pm press conference, Albemarle police Lt. John Teixeira corrected himself and told reporters that police did not, in fact, "blow up" anything at Brownsville Elementary and Henley Middle School...