Roanoke, VA Crime & Safety


One injured after shooting in Southwest Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke City Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in Southwest Roanoke Saturday. Authorities say they got a call around 5:04 a.m. alerting them of the incident. The shooting happened near the Wiley Drive bridge and Ferdinand Avenue, according to police. A woman was taken to...
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State police investigating death during felony traffic stop in Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Virginia State Police are investigating a death that occurred during a felony traffic stop in Roanoke Tuesday night. Police say the United States Marshal Service Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force was conducting a criminal investigation into 47-year-old Joshua Donahue of Roanoke, who was known to be in the area of Rt. 220 in Roanoke County.
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Trapped passenger rescued from car in Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) — A passenger was trapped in their vehicle Wednesday after it went off the road in Roanoke. The Orange Avenue on-ramp at 581 South was the location of the accident, Roanoke Fire EMS said. Photos show a car stuck between trees with personnel working on retrieval....

Roanoke City Sheriff's Office to Host Faith & Blue Community Festival

The Roanoke City Sheriff's Office is hosting a Faith & Blue Community Festival on Saturday, October 8, 2022, on the lawn at The Green Goat (802 Wiley Drive SW) from 12 PM - 3 PM. The community is encouraged to come out and participate. The event is free and will include music, vendors, kids’ activities, and a meal to include free hot dogs, chips, and a drink.

Two plead to charges connected to shootout at Roanoke drug house

ROANOKE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Two men have pleaded guilty to drug and firearms charges in connection with a deadly shooting in Roanoke. According to a release, 23-year-old Chad Matthew Custer and 28-year-old Aaron Lee Woods, both of Roanoke, pleaded to possession with intent to distribute and distribution of 100 kilograms or more marijuana as well as discharging a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime on Tuesday.

Investigation into Fight in Radford

On September 10, 2022 at approximately 2:00am, Radford City Police Department responded to the 300-block of Tyler Avenue for a reported fight. Upon arrival, units observed a large crowd dispersing from the area. A subsequent investigation revealed a victim who had suffered significant injuries from an assault at this location. The investigation resulted in the following charges for the below individuals in relation to this incident:

Two Roanoke men plead guilty in fatal shooting and drug trafficking

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) — Two Roanoke men involved in a fatal shooting pled guilty in federal court for their part in the fatal shootings at an Eastern Avenue drug house and drug trafficking activity. A large-scale distribution of marijuana in rhe Roanoke Valley in 2017-2019 was run by 23-year-old...

Police work fugitive case in Roanoke Co.

ROANOKE Co., Va. (WDBJ) - Law enforcement converged near Franklin Road SW and Southern Hills Dr. SW in Roanoke Co. Tuesday night, as part of what State Police say is a fugitive case involving the US Marshals Office. No further information has been released. Stay with WDBJ7 for updates on...

Salem man wanted for alleged role in Radford assault

RADFORD, Va. (WDBJ) - One person has been arrested and Radford Police are looking for another man they say was involved in a fight in which one person was hurt. About 2 a.m. September 10, 2022, police were called to the 300 block of Tyler Avenue. Officers found a large crowd leaving the area, and found one person who had sustained “significant injuries” from an assault at that location.

Roanoke drug traffickers plead guilty in fatal Eastern Avenue gunfight

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Two more Roanoke men involved in a fatal shooting at an Eastern Avenue drug house in Roanoke City pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday for their roles in the shootings and related drug trafficking activity, according to the United States Attorney’s Office Western District of Virginia.

Roanoke City Sheriff’s office to host festival

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke City Sheriff’s office is bringing the fun with its Faith & Blue Community Festival on Saturday, Oct. 8 from noon until 3 p.m.!. According to the City of Roanoke, the event will be held at The Green Goat located at 802 Wiley Drive SouthWest. The community is encouraged to come and participate, as the event will be free and will include music, vendors, kids’ activities, and a free meal (hot dogs, chips, and a drink).

Residents remain displaced after deadly fire as investigation continues

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Dozens of elderly and disabled individuals remain displaced after a devastating fire occurred at the Stratford Village apartments late last Tuesday, leaving one person killed and several others injured. Property Manager, Alex Fekas says about eight people might have to find a new place to...