Federal authorities tied a 33-year-old man to what they suspect was an elaborate, organized crime ring based in Richmond, Virginia, that stole millions of dollars in jewelry. The thefts took place not only throughout Virginia, but also in at least six other states, according to authorities.
While some area residents might snicker at the irony of the situation, there is nothing funny about the drug-related offenses that an assistant professor at Radford University currently faces. One media report pointed out that the professor was known to lead a seminar entitled "War on Drugs" at the school.
A disagreement in a central Virginia parking garage apparently started with a honking horn. According to the alleged victims, the dispute began as an argument about the actions of two drivers but eventually involved five people, a crowbar and a fist.
Four Virginia teenagers residing at a nonsecure housing facility designed for juvenile status offenders have additional charges to fight after police say they left the home in the middle of the night, stole a pick-up truck and ended up crashing the vehicle through the front of a home in Woodbridge.
A 45-year-old woman who had worked as a parking lot attendant in Northern Virginia has admitted to the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars in parking revenues.
A Virginia man has admitted to a drug possession with intent to distribute charge as well as bringing in excess of five pounds of the marijuana into the state. The man, 22, was part of a three-person team that ran the drug operation, which prosecutors characterized as one of the biggest marijuana cases ever in Richmond.
Six people have been indicted in Tazewell County, Virginia, of manufacturing methamphetamine, with officials there admitting meth usage is surging.
Police in Fairfax and Prince William counties have been keeping a running tab of alleged crimes against a Manassas woman still on the loose. The police-identified 26-year-old woman is accused of two recent bank robberies and a knife point auto theft, all committed within the last few weeks.
Over-the-counter medications like Sudafed, which contains pseudoephedrine or PSE, are restricted to buyers who can identify themselves or sign for the drugs. The Virginia law limits PSE purchases because the nonprescription drugs can be used for manufacturing methamphetamine. Some officials say the drug law is too lax to prevent drug-related offenses.
A trial date has been set in Frederick County General District Court for mid-October for a Stephens City man charged with a repeat drunk driving offense. Police reported the 29-year-old man's alcohol breath test registered 0.30, more than three times the legal 0.08 limit for Virginia adult drivers.