CRIME & SAFETY
Police investigating shooting in southern Albemarle County
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A man from Scottsville has been arrested for a shooting in Albemarle County. According to the Albemarle County Police Department, the shooting occurred around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 3200 block of Jefferson Mill Road. When officers got to the scene, they found an...
Hardy Drive shooting hearing moved to July
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The trial for the accused shooter in a murder on Hardy Drive in February has been pushed back. Raymaqu'a Antonio Nicholas is facing charges of second-degree murder and using a firearm in a felony. He's accused of shooting 20-year-old Nicklous Pendleton from Gordonsville in his...
Scottsville man in custody after domestic incident leads to shooting in Albemarle County
A Scottsville man is in custody after a shooting in Albemarle County on Tuesday night. Jonathan Shelton Hensley, 34, of Scottsville, is currently being held at Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail on brandishing and simple assault and battery charges. According to Albemarle County Police, a call came in to 911 at...
Police announce arrest in May 16 shooting
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Charlottesville Police Department has arrested a person in connection with a shots fired incident that occurred earlier this month. On Saturday, police arrested 21-year-old Kyhiem Kier for the May 16 incident that started on Preston Avenue. At this time, he is accused of being...
Police make arrest in Preston Avenue shooting investigation
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Gordonsville man killed in weekend crash in Orange County
ORANGE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Virginia State Police is investigating a weekend crash in Orange County that killed one person. According to police, the crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. Sunday on the 250 block of North Madison Road. A 2002 Nissan Frontier that was heading south on North...
Charlottesville police investigating 2 shootings, 1 person injured
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Charlottesville: Arrest made in connection with May 16 shots fired incident
Charlottesville Police have made an arrest in a shots fired incident reported on Preston Avenue on May 16. Kyhiem Kier, 21, was arrested on Saturday and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Kier is in custody at the Albemarle County Regional Jail. Additional charges are pending.
Teen shot in stomach in Charlottesville, in stable condition
A 16-year-old boy is recovering after police say he was shot in the stomach in Charlottesville.
The Epidemic of Gun Violence in Charlottesville: UPD’s Further Efforts and The Townhall Meeting
In this last part of the three-part series, we interview UVA Police Chief Timothy Longo about UPD’s further efforts to keep the community safe, including strengthening collaboration with the city and county, policy changes, and law enforcement training. UVA President Jim Ryan held a town hall meeting to promote solutions to the recent increase in gun violence.
UVA football’s Elliott brings message of resilience to Virginia Beach after facing challenges, tragedy
COURTHOUSE — Tony Elliott was nearing the end of his first season as the University of Virginia’s head football coach when three players died in a shooting. In November, Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr. and D’Sean Perry were killed after returning from a field trip, and two other people were wounded: student Marlee Morgan and Mike Hollins, another member of the team who has since returned to the field. A former player stands accused of multiple crimes.
One injured from Prospect Ave. shots fired incident
The Charlottesville Police Department responded to a shots fired call this Saturday located near 766 Prospect Avenue — about a mile from the University Corner. Police remain actively searching for the suspect. The suspect, described as a thin, black male in dark clothing, has not yet been apprehended. A...
Greene man arraigned for allegedly torching Rose Park UMC
The Stanardsville man accused of setting fire to Rose Park United Methodist Church in Wolftown back on January 25, 2023 had his arraignment on five related felony charges Wednesday morning in Madison County Circuit Court. David Gordon Netting’s case had been delayed several months while court-appointed psychologists evaluated the 45-year-old Greene County resident for competency and his sanity at the time of the January offenses. The court first appointed Charlottesville-based Jennifer E.M. Rasmussen, Psy. D., to perform the evaluations. Two weeks later, the court appointed Bay Forensic Psychology of Norfolk after Rasmussen couldn’t meet the timeline ordered by the court. Defense Attorney Michael J. Hallahan II informed the court Wednesday that be...
Albemarle County Police pursuit ends with driver, passenger in custody
A dangerous police pursuit that had a fleeing driver driving the wrong way onto on-ramps and running red lights ended without injury and with two people in custody. Hunter Lang Brown, 37, was the driver fleeing Albemarle County Police on Wednesday evening. Police had received information on the location of...
Stanardsville couple convicted of animal cruelty
Winnie Pooh Beagle has made remarkable recovery at Charlottesville-based non-profit A Stanardsville couple found guilty of animal cruelty last week in Greene County General District Court both received 30-day suspended sentences and the confiscation of their pet Beagle, named Winnie Pooh. Greene Animal Control Officer (ACO) Casey Anne Breeden investigated the case before arrested Brenda Shifflett on December 12, 2022 and her husband, Chad Brian Shifflett, on December 15. Both bonded out via a magistrate. ACO Breeden took the dog from the couple, and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office transferred the emaciated female dog to Dogs Deserve Better Blue Ridge in Charlottesville. The non-profit’s mission is to address the root causes that lead to the overwhelming number of neglected and abused canines in Central Virginia – giving dogs a chance at a better life According to online court records the offenses took place over a week back in October 2022. The court fined Brenda Shifflett $263.16 while Chad Brian Shifflett received a $96 fine. Both paid the fines after the May 24 sentencing hearing. An administrative hearing has been scheduled for June 5, 2024, where, if the couple remains on good behavior for the next year, the court could remove the misdemeanor conviction from their records.
Albemarle police provide update on Monacan Trail car chase
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - At around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, Albemarle County police say they received information regarding the location of a wanted person. Officers say they located the suspect’s car and attempted a traffic stop, but the driver did not stop and drove onto Monacan Trail.
Interfaith prayer vigil hosted to honor victims of gun violence
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Members from the Charlottesville Clergy Collective, the African American Pastors Council, and UVA’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes came together for an interfaith prayer vigil honoring those lost to gun violence this year. “It’s a call for us to pull together as a community and oppose...
Albemarle County Police Department honor staff and community members
The Albemarle County Police Department recently presented a series of annual awards to recognize team members. In addition to the department awards, the Albemarle County Police Foundation distributed five awards to staff and community members. 2022 award recipients included:. Officer of the Year: Officer Pete Schellinger. Civilian of the Year:...
Albemarle County Police welcomes five new officers to the department
Five recruits have graduated from the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Academy and are now part of a new class of officers joining the Albemarle County Police Department. The five recruits passed all the requirements for law enforcement certification during the 20-week academy. The officers include:. Officer Lester Clark. Officer Camden...
North Carolina man indicted for Downtown Mall shooting
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WINA) — A man from Charlotte, North Carolina, has been indicted on multiple charges, including second degree murder, for the shooting on the Downtown Mall that claimed the life of Davonn J. Wilson and injured two innocent bystanders. The Oct 23, 2022, incident began as a fight...
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