Crime/Justice

Police detonate suspicious packages at Brownsville, Henley
Published on Mar 27th, 2007
1 comments At about 11:45pm today, police robots detonated two suspicious packages found early this morning by custodial staff at Brownsville Elementary and Henley Middle Schools. At a press conference at the...
Sergeant: envelope and cylinder created bomb threat
Published on Mar 27th, 2007
0 comments "We are involved in a bomb threat this morning," says County spokesperson Lee Catlin, who hastily convened a press conference after "suspicious circumstances" at Henley Middle and Brownsville...
‘Suspicious circumstances’ close two schools
Published on Mar 27th, 2007
2 comments The Crozet area is in an uproar this morning, as two county schools have been closed and their students "diverted" after reports of suspicious packages found at both Henley Middle and Brownsville...
Scam takes UVA student for $3,660
Published on Mar 19th, 2007
0 comments The Cavalier Daily is reporting this morning that another Virginia college student has fallen prey to the "overpaid apartment scam," which the Hook's Fearless Consumer wrote about last week. Here's...
Beebe gets 18 months in 1984 battery
Published on Mar 15th, 2007
29 comments Before he was led away in handcuffs, a new image of William N. Beebe emerged this afternoon at the Charlottesville Circuit Courthouse as friends described a man recovering from addiction and working...
Lunsford to challenge Camblos
Published on Mar 13th, 2007
0 comments For the first time in two elections, Albemarle Commonwealth's attorney Jim Camblos, a Republican, may have competition on the ballot, if he decides to run for reelection in November. At noon, in...
Boar preserve owner takes plea
Published on Mar 6th, 2007
13 comments Danny Henshaw, the Buckingham man whose pig hunting preserve was swarmed by state and federal agents in a September 12 SWAT-style predawn raid, accepted a plea bargain in court March 2. In January,...
Code Pinkers arrested again
Published on Feb 28th, 2007
8 comments In this week's sit-in in U.S. Representative Virgil Goode's Charlottesville office, three more Code Pinkers refused to leave until Goode signs a pledge that he won't support any more funding for...
Web Advance: Are red-light cameras the answer?
Published on Feb 26th, 2007
13 comments Recently, the Virginia Generally Assembly passed legislation allowing the use of cameras to nab red-light runners, a technology for which both County and City officials have shown support. In the...
Higgins named new judge
Published on Feb 22nd, 2007
14 comments The long-running race for the Albemarle circuit judge seat is over, and former prosecutor Cheryl Higgins has been chosen, according to Delegate Rob Bell's office. That's bad news for Commonwealth's...
Legislators snub Bar choice for judge
Published on Feb 21st, 2007
4 comments The Courts of Justice committees in the House and Senate interviewed three candidates for Albemarle Circuit Court judge yesterday: Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Camblos, former prosecutor Cheryl...
Last-minute judge wannabe appears from nowhere
Published on Feb 19th, 2007
3 comments In Saturday's paper, Daily Progress reporter Bob Gibson reveals the emergence of an eighth candidate in the running to replace Judge Paul Peatross on the Albemarle Circuit Court bench. A...
Crawford gets two life terms plus 67 years
Published on Feb 9th, 2007
0 comments The jury has spoken. Two hours after convicting Anthony Dale Crawford on six of seven counts in a five-day capital murder trial, a Charlottesville jury has returned a sentence that appears to send...
Another wannabe sheriff ready to announce
Published on Feb 9th, 2007
3 comments Larry Claytor is hoping the third time will be the charm. Claytor will soon announce his candidacy for the Albemarle sheriff's job, from which Ed Robb presumably will announce his retirement Monday...
Crawford jury: GUILTY
Published on Feb 9th, 2007
5 comments "We the jury find the defendant, Antonio Dale Crawford, guilty of the willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of Sarah Crawford in the commission of the abduction with the intent to defile...
Crawford murder jury goes home
Published on Feb 8th, 2007
0 comments Deliberations in the four-day trial of a Manassas man accused of killing his estranged wife have wrapped for the evening, when the jury announced to Judge Edward Hogshire that they haven't yet...
Jurors want to screen evidence again
Published on Feb 8th, 2007
0 comments The Charlottesville Circuit Courtroom was cleared of spectators tonight at 9:30 as jurors, now nearly four hours into their deliberations in the capital murder trial of Anthony Dale Crawford, have...
Prosecution, defense rest in Crawford case
Published on Feb 8th, 2007
1 comments Less than 15 minutes into day four of the capital murder trial of Anthony Dale Crawford, the Commonwealth rested its case following admission of one last piece of evidence: an affadavit filed by...
Eerie similarities– minus the diapers
Published on Feb 8th, 2007
1 comments This week's case of the NASA astronaut who donned a diaper for a mad dash to allegedly kill or waylay a romantic rival bears eerie similarities to a 1990s case of another love-maddened maiden, one...
Sarah Crawford, the person, emerged yesterday
Published on Feb 8th, 2007
0 comments Details of a life cut short emerged yesterday in testimony from parents of shooting victim Sarah Crawford, on day three of the trial of her accused murderer. Just two years before her November 2004...