A Virginia doctor was arrested on May 10 on a charge of involuntary manslaughter and dozens of charges of felony distribution of narcotics. The criminal charges came as a result of a regional investigation into illegal prescription drug distribution, which led to a total of 95 indictments on May 6.
On April 23, a driver led Virginia Beach police on a chase that ended when the vehicle was involved in a collision on Interstate 264. The incident began when when officers allegedly attempted to stop a vehicle traveling on the boardwalk shortly after 9:30 p.m. and the driver drove away from the scene without stopping.Police claim that the driver collided with a concrete planter on the boardwalk and then began driving erratically in the direction of the interstate. Upon reaching Birdneck Road, the driver collided with the side of another vehicle, lost control and rolled. The vehicle caught fire, and three police officers removed the driver from the car. Police stated that they do not intend to place the man under arrest because he was suffering from a medical condition at the time of the incident.
On the afternoon of March 18, Virginia police received a report of an incident involving two men in front of the Radio Shack at MacArthur Center. The incident became physical, and police and a security guard entered the fray to separate the men. An unidentified male was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for the treatment of a knife wound on his left shoulder. The injury is not believed to be life-threatening.The other man, a 26-year-old Portsmouth man, was taken into custody for malicious wounding. The accused may be charged with other offenses. Before the altercation began, witnesses report that the accused left his phone inside the store. He then retrieved the phone prior to his arrest.
A 25-year-old man is accused of leading law enforcement personnel on a chase throughout Fairfax and Loudoun counties in Virginia. The accused man faces criminal charges of burglary and larceny. The man is suspected of committing four burglaries in Loudoun County. He supposedly committed three of the crimes on Jan. 21 and gained entrance to homes by using garage-door openers left in cars. During the fourth incident, on Feb. 28, he allegedly entered the residence from the back and took a laptop and electronic equipment. In the Fairfax County burglary on March 9, he was accused of gaining entrance to a woman's home, grabbing a purse and running from the scene.
A 20-year-old man from Virginia Beach has been taken into custody after the recent theft of two Tasmanian tarantulas from a Lakeside pet store. Law enforcement effected the arrest of the man after he allegedly sold the spiders for $75 each to another pet store. Charges of grand larceny, breaking and entering and property theft were lodged against the young man on March 4. According to police, the store owner reported that three young people came to his store a day before the theft and were looking at the spiders. The next day, he found that his store had been broken into, and the tarantulas were missing. The original pet-store owner observed that the unusual arachnids could easily command a price of $500. Police researched the Internet for clues on the theft after the owner discovered via an advertisement posted by a pet store in Norfolk that two of the hairy creatures had just been purchased. In a twist of irony, the Lakeside pet store owner is among the primary suppliers of tarantulas for the Norfolk store.
A suspect in an assault who was also wanted for questioning in two homicides was taken into custody recently after he tried to flee a friend's residence in Fredericksburg. Police pursued him and arrested him for multiple felonies, including abduction, attempted malicious wounding and strangulation. A spokesman for the Sheriff's Office complimented the community on their contributions through tips and information on the suspect. In the first case, the accused man was sought after a Fredericksburg assault in which the victim fought back, according to police. The incident arose when an area resident challenged the man when he saw him trespassing on his property. The defendant pushed the victim into the residence, and the victim hit the suspect on the head and then went to a nearby home to contact police. When police responded and the victim returned home, however, he noticed that cash was missing and the suspect was gone.
Can law enforcement pull over a car a mile away from a residence that is being searched in order to detain a person who police believe recently left the residence?
Chris Brown says that he completed community service that was ordered as a term of his probation, but prosecutors are challenging that claim. Four years ago, Brown was accused of striking Rihanna in California. The couple broke up after the domestic violence allegations arose.
A Norfolk, Virginia man is accused of armed robbery and other crimes after his car was spotted leaving the scene of the robbery in Virginia Beach, according to police. Law enforcement says that two people pulled into a 7-eleven parking lot around 1:15 Tuesday morning and saw a man in a mask. The two claimed that a robbery was in progress in a call to 911.
James City County Police claim that a GPS tracking device has led to the arrest of a man who is now accused of a burglary at a time share unit in Williamsburg Plantation. Law enforcement says that a GPS device has attached to a 40" TV in the time share unit that police claim was later burglarized. Police say that devices were planted after earlier reports of break-ins.