Crime/Justice

No arrests for Crozet party parents
Published on Jun 23rd, 2006
0 comments The Crozet family that held the party that cost numerous Western Albemarle High School students their blemish-free criminal records and chances for post-season athletic play will not face any...
Stabber goes home
Published on Jun 21st, 2006
0 comments Andrew Alston's summer vacation begins on the June 21 solstice, the longest day of the year, when he walks out of prison today after serving not-quite three years for knifing to death 22-year-old...
Payne convicted of DUI; murder charge pending
Published on Jun 20th, 2006
0 comments The former Crozet whose smiling mugshot belied the severity of her alleged crimes was convicted yesterday of driving under the influence of alcohol in a Chesterfield County Court. The murder charge...
Trespassing winners and losers
Published on Jun 20th, 2006
1 comments UVA prof Wende Marshall, the only person convicted in the Living Wage protest held in Madison Hall, had her charges dropped June 19, according to the Progress. Seventeen student protesters were...
Casteen: no more midnight calls
Published on Jun 19th, 2006
1 comments Speaking out for the first time about how the living wage sit-in affected him personally, UVA President John Casteen says he ran out of patience– he eventually had them arrested– only...
Hook secures gag-removal hearing
Published on Jun 16th, 2006
2 comments The Hook has been granted a hearing on its motion to open the gag on records and proceedings of the two Albemarle County youths convicted in juvenile court of conspiring to blow up schools and kill...
Paralyzed dog shooter gets 10 years
Published on Jun 14th, 2006
0 comments Robert Lee Cooke, the Chesterfield man who shot an Albemarle County police dog during a botched 2004 burglary, and who was shot himself by police as he fled the scene, has been sentenced to 10 years...
When sex convicts don’t register
Published on Jun 12th, 2006
0 comments From swanky Blue Ridge Road to the Salvation Army, they live among us: convicted sexual offenders. But as NBC29 reports, not all of them have registered. The TV station is reporting on the case of 38...
Bullets fly at Panda Garden
Published on Jun 11th, 2006
0 comments Bullets flew Saturday morning at Panda Garden, a Chinese restaurant on Emmet Street, and one man reports that he was shot in the leg, according to a story in this morning's Daily Progress. The story...
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… al qaida?
Published on Jun 6th, 2006
2 comments That may have been the question on Monday, as a small plane leaving Philadelphia and bound for Charlottesville entered restricted Washington airspace. According to a Reuters report, two F-16 fighter...
Cat advocate to speak
Published on Jun 1st, 2006
0 comments Charlottesville has been abuzz over animal rights since the April 24 shooting of Carmen the cat, so an upcoming presentation by Nathan Winograd is perfectly timed. Winograd, founder and director of...
Worlds collide in booze debate
Published on Jun 1st, 2006
3 comments It's illegal for minors to drink alcohol, but has 21st century prohibition gone too far? The Hook's portrayal of the 16-arrest WAHS party and the Progress account have little in common. Is that a...
Duct tape intruder sought
Published on May 26th, 2006
1 comments Authorities say that early this morning a man slipped into a house in the 2300 block of Shelby Drive and began applying duct tape to the mouth of a sleeping 12-year-old boy. Awaked by the child's...
Marshall convicted; ‘UVA 17′ acquitted
Published on May 22nd, 2006
0 comments A professor was convicted, but organizers of the "Living Wage" campaign at the University of Virginia cheered this afternoon's ruling in a Charlottesville courtroom acquitting all 17 students in...
Stuart tells cat tale on Barefoot
Published on May 19th, 2006
8 comments Hook journalist Courteney Stuart will appear on the WINA radio show "Charlottesvile, Right Now" around 4:30pm today to discuss the story of a businessman who allegedly shot a neighbor's pet cat. As...
Why is a confessed peeping Tom still on the streets?
Published on May 18th, 2006
2 comments “I’ve been in law enforcement for 30 years and I’ve never seen a case like this,” says Charlottesville police Capt. J.E. “Chip” Harding, commenting on the case of confessed peeping Tom, 26-year old...
Requiem for Cecil Ray Garlic
Published on May 18th, 2006
1 comments If last week's pedestrian death did not merit the usual attention that such a calamity might normally precipitate, there could be a reason why. The victim was already receiving near daily attention...
Dateline NBC airs 21-year-old rape case
Published on May 18th, 2006
16 comments Five months after she first broke her silence in a Hook cover story, Liz Seccuro will tell her story this week on Dateline. In the episode, titled "The Apology," Seccuro recalls being brutally raped...
Police confirm ââ?¬Å?Bloodsââ?¬Â in town
Published on May 15th, 2006
1 comments How do you know when Charlottesville has jumped the shark? When the Bloods start recruiting gang members! Jeeze, what’s up with this? After weeks at hinting at the possibility that the famous Bloods...
Mistrial declared in police shooting case
Published on May 12th, 2006
2 comments A guilty verdict and mistrial was handed down to Kerry Cook yesterday. Cook was involved in a 2004 domestic dispute. When police arrived, Cook hid in a closet, a fight ensued when police found him,...