Crime/Justice

Fake bomb phone robber still at large
Published on Jul 11th, 2006
1 comments If you happened to be driving past Pantops Mountain last Saturday, July 8 you may have noticed a sea of yellow police tape around the Sun Trust Bank and a veritable army of law enforcement up and...
Hook on the radio
Published on Jul 6th, 2006
0 comments Thanks to the Charlottesville Podcasting Network and WINA radio 1070 AM, you can hear the Hook editor chat about various hot topics: bad locally filmed movies, how the Omni hotel cost the taxpayers...
Police seek large robber
Published on Jun 29th, 2006
0 comments The Charlottesville Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect from the robbery that occurred shortly before midnight last night at the Quality Inn just off Emmet...
Beebe seeks dismissal
Published on Jun 27th, 2006
2 comments Despite what appears to be a written confession, the man accused of raping a then-17-year-old UVA student 22 years ago is asking the court to throw out the charges. In a Motion to Dismiss, filed on...
Mrs. Ramsey scolded, even in death
Published on Jun 25th, 2006
2 comments What does the JonBenet murder case have to do with Charlottesville? Well, maybe nothing besides the wide-spread, never-substantiated rumor about five years ago that the Ramseys were planning to move...
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...
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