FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2024
Charlottesville Police Department Addresses Recent Burglaries
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Since January 1, 2024, the Charlottesville Police Department (CPD) has responded to 11 residential and commercial burglary calls for service. We understand that these incidents may cause concern within our community; therefore, we are providing clarification on the work CPD is doing to resolve these cases.
Of these 11 cases, 10 are reports wherein evidence is still being collected, the individual(s) declined to press charges, lab results are still pending, or they were classified as non-criminal. In some cases, no evidence was located at the scene or a burglary did not occur. In one burglary case, our patrol officers and detectives arrived on scene and made an arrest as the suspect was exiting the residence.
At this time, there is no information to suggest that these cases are connected, as they all occurred in different areas of the city with no specific target area. Five of these cases involved a suspect(s) entering through an unlocked window or door.
Unfortunately, during and following the holiday season, we tend to see an uptick in burglary cases. For this reason, it is important to keep our neighbors safe by ensuring they are well-informed. We encourage residents to practice safe security habits, such as locking doors before leaving the household, shutting garage doors, ensuring the home's exterior is well-lit, and activating a security system if one is installed.
As always, if you observe suspicious activity, please call 911.
Public Information Officer
City of Charlottesville