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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Weekend Update: Crash Kills Charlottesville Man; Detectives Investigate Armed Robbery

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September 14, 2020

Pedestrian Killed in Crash on Emmet Street

On September 13, 2020, at approximately 2000 hours, Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in the 1400 block of ...

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Posted on: September 5, 2020

Detectives Investigating Armed Robbery at Maury Avenue Business

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September 5, 2020

On September 4, 2020, at approximately 2148 hours, Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to a business in the 100 block of Maury Avenue for an armed robbery.

The clerk reported a male suspect displayed a...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: September 3, 2020

CPD Detectives Continue to Seek Information About Jay Shifflett Murder Case

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September 3, 2020

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the murder of Jason Lee “Jay” Shifflett. Jay was murdered in the early morning hours of September 3, 2015, during a home invasion robbery at his residence in th...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Albemarle County Man Dies in Crash on Emmet Street

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September 2, 2020

On August 31, 2020, at approximately 1046 hours, Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to a two-vehicle, motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Emmet Street and Barracks Road.

The two occupants in th...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Charlottesville Police Officer Charged With Assault and Battery

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September 1, 2020

On March 3, 2020, three Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to a reported disorder at 762 Prospect Avenue. Two Charlottesville residents were arrested at the scene; one for Drunk in Public (18.2-388) ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Crash Closed Portions of Emmet Street near Barracks Road

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  August 31, 2020

On August 31, 2020, at approximately 1046 hours, Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to a two-vehicle crash on Emmet Street North at the intersection of Barracks Road.

Two people were transpor...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Motorcycle Crash Claims the Life of Charlottesville Man

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  August 31, 2020

On August 30, 2020, at approximately 2121 hours, Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to a motor vehicle crash involving two motorcycles on 5th Street SW near the intersection of Cleveland Ave...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: August 26, 2020

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closures Expected Friday Due to Planned Freedom of Speech Event

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  August 26, 2020

Due to a planned freedom of speech event on Friday, August 28, 2020, drivers can expect road closures and traffic delays between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Impacted streets include: 

  • Market Street from 9th Stre...
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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: August 11, 2020

CPD Lobby Closed on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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  August 11, 2020

In conjunction with the closure of City Hall, The Charlottesville Police Department’s lobby will also be closed on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. 

This closure does not impact CPD’s r...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: August 6, 2020

UPDATE: Amy Hillman Safely Located

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  August 10, 2020

UPDATE (08/10/2020 11 a.m.): Amy Hillman was safely located  on Monday, August 10, 2020.

ORIGINAL (08/06/2020):

The Charlottesville Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Officers Investigating Armed Robbery on Monticello Road

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July 31, 2020

On July 30, 2020, at 2238 hours, Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to an armed robbery at a business in the 1800 block of Monticello Road. 

The store clerk was robbed at gunpoint, and the suspec...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: July 19, 2020

UPDATE: Albemarle County Man Dies in Crash on 5th Street

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July 19, 2020

UPDATE: 7/19/2020 12:45 p.m.): 

The Charlottesville Police Department has identified the man killed in Saturday’s crash on 5th Street as Dustin Ryan Parr, a 30-year-old resident of Albemarle County.

CPD i...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: July 16, 2020

TRAFFIC ALERT: Delays Anticipated Near Albemarle County Office Building on July 17

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July 16, 2020

Drivers can anticipate traffic delays on Friday, July 17, 2020, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the area of the Albemarle County Office Building due to a planned freedom of speech event.

Drivers are urged to avoid McIntire Ro...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Man arrested on Charlottesville Downtown Mall

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July 9, 2020

On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 5:34 p.m., a citizen called 911 to report a 45-year-old male on the ground at 200 W. Main Street.  The Charlottesville Police Department, Charlottesville Fire Department, and the Cha...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: June 25, 2020

CPD Announces Charges Related to Vandalism on East Market Street

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June 25, 2020

In response to nationwide, regional, and local rallies and marches, the Charlottesville Police Department has been publicly supportive and understanding of the pain and outrage being felt across the nation following the d...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Albemarle County Man Arrested Following Shots Fired Incident on West Main Street

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June 22, 2020

On June 20, 2020, at approximately 0030 hours, Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 1100 block of West Main Street. 

Upon arrival, officers located damage to a near...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

CPD Releases Last Five Years of Line Item Budgets

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 12, 2020

In response to numerous requests for a more detailed format of the Charlottesville Police Department’s budget, CPD is providing the last five fiscal years, from FY17 to FY21, of line item budgets.

This informatio...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Updated Information About CPD Training and Policies

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June 5, 2020

In response to the murder of George Floyd, the Charlottesville Police Department has received numerous media and community requests for information relating to bias-based policing, de-escalation and our body-worn cameras.

T...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Statement of Gratitude to the Charlottesville Community

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June 2, 2020

To the Charlottesville Community,

We write to you today as public safety leaders for the City of Charlottesville to express our profound gratitude for the manner in which you, our community, demonstrated your collective out...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Statement Regarding Death of George Floyd

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May 29, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department sends heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mr. George Floyd, whose tragic death has shocked and horrified our department, the Charlottesville community, and the entire na...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: May 20, 2020

CPD Partners With Local Nonprofit to Distribute "Bags of Hope"

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May 20, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department will be assisting a local mental health nonprofit organization with distributing additional mental health resources to support our community during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: May 14, 2020

CPD to Dedicate New Memorial in Recognition of Fallen Officers

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May 14, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department is dedicating a new memorial to the department’s fallen officers, as well as two Virginia State Police troopers who have died in the line of duty.

Over the past several months...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Portion of West Market Street Closed Following Crash Involving Utility Pole

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May 8, 2020

UPDATE: Market Street has been reopened to traffic.

On May 8, 2020, at approximately 0732 hours, Charlottesville Police Department officers responded for the report of a motor vehicle crash in the 200 block of West Market St...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

CPD Announces Changes to Telephone Reporting Unit (TRU)

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May 8, 2020

Beginning on Monday, May 11, the Charlottesville Police Department will staff its Telephone Reporting Unit (TRU) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 

However, online options will still be available for no...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

CPD Welcomes Seven New Officers

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April 27, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department is pleased to welcome seven recruits as its newest law enforcement officers.

Officers S. Hall, Jr., M. Harlow, M. Huffman,  K. Morrison, C. Vlasis, B. Williams, and J. Wood w...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: April 27, 2020

CPD Responds to Death of Dr. Lorna Breen

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 27, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department is extending condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Lorna Breen, who died Sunday following a call for medical assistance.

On Sunday, April 26, 2020, Charlottesville Police Depar...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: November 22, 2016

CPD Operating on Modified Response

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As a proactive measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Charlottesville Police Department will modify its responses to non-emergency calls. A return to full services will be determined at a later date

What this means: CPD will continue to re...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: November 22, 2016

CPD Headquarters Closed to the Public

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As a proactive measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Charlottesville Police Department is suspending front counter services and closing our facilities to the public. Re-opening dates have not yet been determined.

What this means: in-person request...

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