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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Suspicious item being investigated at Federal Courthouse in Charlottesville

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 22, 2021

UPDATE -- Friday, October 22 at 8:34 p.m.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - On October 22, 2021, at6:45 p.m., Charlottesville Police and Fire personnel responded to the the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse at the inter...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Latroy "Tito" Durrette named Assistant Chief of Charlottesville Police Department

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 8, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville City Manager Chip Boyles announces that Latroy "Tito" Durrette will manage the day to day operations of the Charlottesville Police Department as Assistant Chief while the ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: October 7, 2021

CPD Seeks Assistance Locating Missing Juvenile

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 7, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Police Department is seeking the community’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile.  Ja’Lonte Lamonte Henson, a 17-year-old male, was reported m...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: September 26, 2021

CPD Reports Missing Juvenile Found Safe

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 26, 2021

UPDATED 9/26/2021 7:40 p.m.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Police Department has located Jaheim Saiquan Henson, a juvenile reported missing on August 23, 2021.

Henson has been found and is safe. The Charlott...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: September 22, 2021

CPD Continues to Seek Assistance Locating Missing Juvenile

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 22, 2021

UPDATED 9/22/2021 12:30 p.m.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Police Department is still seeking the community's assistance locating Jaheim Saiquan Henson, a juvenile reported missing on August 23, 2021 who w...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: September 18, 2021

CPD Responds to Multiple Shots Fired Incidents in Charlottesville; Two People Injured

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 18, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Over the past 24 hours, the Charlottesville Police Department has responded to multiple shots fired incidents.

At 7:24 AM on Friday, September 17, Charlottesville Police Officers received a repor...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: September 15, 2021

CPD Seeks Continued Assistance Locating Missing Juvenile

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 15, 2021

UPDATED 9/15/2021 11:00 a.m.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Police Department is seeking the community's assistance locating Jaheim Saiquan Henson, a juvenile reported missing on August 23, 2021 who was las...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: September 13, 2021

CPD Seeks Assistance Locating Missing Juvenile

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 13, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Police Department is seeking the community's assistance locating Jaheim Saiquan Henson, a juvenile reported missing on August 23, 2021 who was last seen in the 800 block of H...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: September 13, 2021

CPD arrests Albemarle resident for altercation and shots fired on West Main St

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 13, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - On September 11, 2021, a Charlottesville Police Officer witnessed a verbal disorder in the 1000 block of West Main Street.  As the officer approached to investigate, he observed one of ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: September 4, 2021

Arrest Made After Shooting at Boylan Heights Restaurant

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 4, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - At 00:31 AM this morning, Officers from the Charlottesville Police Department and University of Virginia Police Department responded to Boylan Heights Restaurant, 102 14th Street NW for ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Major James Mooney to continue as Assistant Chief of Charlottesville Police Department

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 3, 2021

A national search will begin immediately for Charlottesville’s next Police Chief

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville City Manager Chip Boyles announces that Assistant Police Chief James Mooney will manage the Police ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: September 3, 2021

CPD Detectives Continue to Seek Information About Jay Shifflett Murder Case

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 3, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Today marks the sixth 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 res...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: September 2, 2021

CPD seeks information on whereabouts of Raymond Rashawne Carter

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 2, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Police Department is currently seeking Raymond Rashawne Carter, a 37-year-old resident of Charlottesville. 

Carter is wanted on the following charges related to a shoo...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Charlottesville Police Chief RaShall Brackney’s employment contract has been terminated

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 1, 2021

Major James Mooney to continue as Assistant Chief of Charlottesville Police Department

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville City Manager Chip Boyles announces Police Chief RaShall Brackney’s employment contract has be...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: August 30, 2021

Truck Collision Claims the Life of Construction Worker from Weyers Cave

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 30, 2021

A Weyers Cave man died from a truck collision at a construction site in the 900 block of Druid Avenue in the City of Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - On August 30, 2021, at 12:55 hours, Charlottesville Police Depart...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: August 1, 2021

TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic Entering Town from I64 and 5th Street Extended Being Rerouted

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August 1, 2021

Charlottesville, VA - Both northbound lanes of the 1100 block of 5th Street SW are currently shutdown due to a single vehicle crash.

City crews are working to remove debris and fluids to make the roadway safe for travel...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: July 30, 2021

**CORRECTION** CPD Seeking Public's Assistance Locating Missing Juvenile

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 30, 2021

CORRECTION: The juvenile's name is Hadaesha Mary Estella HaynesCHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile. Had...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: July 29, 2021

CPD Seeking Public's Assistance Locating Missing Juvenile

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 29, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile. Hadeashia Mary Ellen Haynes was reported missing from the 100 block of Long...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: July 24, 2021

Charlottesville Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 24, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Police Department has arrested and charged 37-year-old David Lapides of the City of Charlottesville with the following:

  1. Possession of Child Pornography (2 counts, Virginia Code 18....
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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: June 28, 2021

CPD Investigating Shots Fired Incidents on Riverside Avenue and Hardy Drive

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June 28, 2021

On June 27, 2021, at 4:47 p.m., Charlottesville Police Department officers responded for shots fired in the 300 block of Riverside Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers located multiple shell casings and a white sedan overturned ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: June 25, 2021

CPD Releases 2020 Annual Report

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June 25, 2021

The Charlottesville Police Department is pleased to present the 2020 Annual Report.

The goal of this report is to give the community a glimpse into CPD with crime statistics, and how our department strives to deliver &...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: June 20, 2021

Search for Samuel Houchens Continues Three Years After Disappearance

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June 20, 2021

The Charlottesville Police Department continues to seek the public’s assistance in locating Samuel Lee Houchens, a Charlottesville resident who was reported missing three years ago today.

Houchens was la...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: June 2, 2021

UPDATE: Mother and Children Reported Missing Safely Located

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June 3, 2021

UPDATE: June 3, 2021 (2:00 p.m.): The Charlottesville Police Department is relieved to report that Josette, Gia, and Tea Carter have been safely located.

 

CPD is extremely grateful to the thousands of concerned ind...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: May 28, 2021

No Injuries Reported Following Friday Morning Shots Fired Incident on Elliewood Avenue

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 28, 2021

On May 28, 2021, at approximately 12:07 a.m., officers of the Charlottesville Police Department responded to reports of heavy gunfire in the 100 block of Elliewood Avenue. 

At the time of the shooting, an officer w...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Charlottesville Police Department Welcomes Newest Officers

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 20, 2021

Following their graduation from the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy on Thursday, the Charlottesville Police Department is excited to welcome its newest officers.

Officers Heather Bradley and Brian Curry...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: May 6, 2021

No Injuries Reported Following Thursday Morning Shots Fired Incident on Hardy Drive

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 6, 2021

On May 6, 2021, at approximately 12:07 a.m., Charlottesville Police Department officers responded for the report of shots fired in the 800 block of Hardy Drive.

Upon their arrival, officers located approximately 12 bullet ca...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: May 5, 2021

One Person Injured Following Shots Fired Incident on Prospect Avenue

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 5, 2021

On May 4, 2021, at 11:35 p.m., Charlottesville Police Officers heard gunshots in the area of the 700 block of Prospect Avenue and immediately responded. The firing continued, resulting in multiple calls into the Emergency C...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: May 3, 2021

CPD Investigating 4 Weekend Shootings; 1 Person Shot as Gun Violence Continues in Charlottesville

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 3, 2021

On April 30, 2021, at 12:12 a.m. Charlottesville Police Officers responded to the 1900 block of Swanson Drive for gun shots and a female screaming for help.  The female was uninjured, and evidence recovered from th...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

CPD Detectives Investigating Armed Robbery of Convenience Store on Avon Street

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 30, 2021

On April 29, 2021, at 2142 hours, Charlottesville Police officers responded for an armed robbery at a convenience store in the 800 block of Avon Street.  

The suspect was armed with a handgun and was las...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Former Spa Employee Arrested, Faces Sexual Assault Charges

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 22, 2021

On April 20, 2021, Charlottesville Police Detectives arrested Justin Kyle Sadacca, a 38-year-old resident of Charlottesville.  Sadacca is charged with the following:

  • Object Sexual Penetration by Force, Virginia S...
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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: April 14, 2021

UPDATE: Prospect Avenue Shooting Suspect Located, Taken Into Custody

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 15, 2021

Alexander Antonio Rogers has been located and taken into custody, where he is currently waiting extradition to Virginia.

Anyone with information related to open cases should contact the Charlottesville Police Department a...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Charlottesville Police Department Calls for Community Support Amid Escalation in Violence

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 5, 2021

The Charlottesville Police Department responded to a large volume of calls over the Easter weekend involving a violent fight and numerous shots fired incidents. In one of those incidents, stray bullets sent a resident to ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: April 1, 2021

CPD Debuts New User-Friendly Processes for Submitting Complaints

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 1, 2021

The Charlottesville Police Department is pleased to debut several user-friendly processes for submitting complaints to the Office of Professional Standards.

A fillable PDF-version of the Citizen Complaint Form has been add...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: March 27, 2021

CPD Investigating Numerous Cases of Shots Fired

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 27, 2021

On March 26, 2021, at 10:45 p.m., Charlottesville Police officers responded to the area of Friendship Court Apartments for multiple shots fired.  

A vehicle of unknown make and model was reportedly seen fleeing t...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

CPD Releases Full BWC Related to LaQuinn Gilmore Case

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 19, 2021

Today, Chief RaShall Brackney hosted a press conference regarding two major internal affairs cases involving two former Charlottesville Police Department officers.

CPD publicly released body-worn camera footage related to...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: March 13, 2021

Bullet Narrowly Misses Sleeping Child During Shots Fired Incident

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 13, 2021

At 7:00 a.m. on March 13, 2021, Charlottesville Police Officers responded to a disorder with shots fired in the 800 block of Hardy Drive.  A randomly fired bullet traveled two blocks and struck a house in the 80...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: February 11, 2021

UPDATE: Missing Elderly Woman Located

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February 11, 2021

UPDATE (2/12/2021 7 a.m.): Ms. Thomas has been safely located.

The Charlottesville Police Department is requesting the public’s help locating a missing and endangered elderly woman.

Thelma Thomas, a 74-year-o...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: January 14, 2021

U.S. 250 Bypass Crash Claims the Life of Albemarle County Man

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January 14, 2021

On January 13, 2021, at 18:02 hours, Charlottesville Police Department officers responded to a motor vehicle crash with entrapment in the 800 block of the U.S. 250 Bypass near the Locust Avenue interchange.

Officers arr...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: January 4, 2021

UPDATE: CPD Announces Arrests of Three Georgia Men Related to Emmet Street Shooting

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January 5, 2021

The Charlottesville Police Department has charged three Georgia residents in relation to the shooting that occurred yesterday, January 4, 2021, in the 1900 block of Emmet Street.

Zavien L. Goines, a 19-year-old resident ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 27, 2020

Louisa County Man Dead Following Homicide on South First Street

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December 27, 2020

On December 27, 2020, at 0057 hours, the Charlottesville Police Department responded to a call of shots fired in the 900 block of South First Street.  When officers arrived, they located an unresponsive male ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 24, 2020

Arrest Made in Madison Avenue Rape Case

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December 24, 2020

On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, Charlottesville Police detectives charged Lenny Riccardo Dortch, a 41-year-old resident of Portsmouth, Virginia, with the following offenses in connection to an abduction and rape that...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 18, 2020

UPDATE: Detectives Seek Video Footage, Witnesses Related to Madison Avenue Rape Investigation

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December 21, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department continues to investigate a rape in which a woman was abducted and raped at gunpoint in the 700 block of Madison Avenue around 10:15 p.m. on December 17, 2020.

Specifically, CPD is ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 17, 2020

SCAM ALERT: Callers Posing as CPD Officers, CSO Deputies About "Urgent Legal Matter"

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December 17, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department and Charlottesville Sheriff’s Office are warning the public about a potential phone scam.

The sheriff’s office has received phone calls from residents claiming ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Charlottesville Man Arrested Following Incident on Garrett Street

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December 15, 2020

On December 15, 2020, at approximately 0909 hours, officers responded to the 400 block of Garrett Street after receiving a call for a wanted person in the area.  On scene, officers encountered Tayveon Laric B...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 14, 2020

CPD Welcomes Three New Officers Following Academy Graduation

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December 14, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department is pleased to welcome three new officers who have just graduated from the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy’s 142nd Basic Law Enforcement class.

Office...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 9, 2020

CPD Announces Press Conference Related to Rugby Road Internal Affairs Investigation

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December 9, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department is announcing a press conference in response to the conclusion of the Internal Affairs investigation stemming from an alleged racial profiling incident on Rugby Road, which occurre...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 6, 2020

Victim Transported to Hospital Following Shooting on Ridge Street

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December 6, 2020

 On December 6, 2020, at 0116 hours, Charlottesville Police officers responded to the 500 block of Ridge Street after multiple calls were received by ECC for a large number of gunshots being fired in the area....

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: December 2, 2020

CPD Announces Hiring of New 4th Amendment Investigative Analyst

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December 2, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Fourth Amendment Investigative Analyst, Larry Jacobs, who will start on December 7, 2020.

A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, Mr. Jacobs is a reti...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: November 28, 2020

Charlottesville Woman Dead Following Shooting on McIntire Road

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November 29, 2020

UPDATE: Tajuan Allen, the suspect wanted in connection the murder of DreShawn McDonald, has been taken into custody in Pennsylvania.

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November 28, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department is invest...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

CPD Continues to Seek Leads Regarding Dashad "Sage" Smith Homicide

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November 20, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department continues to ask for the public’s assistance regarding the disappearance and homicide of 19-year-old Dashad “Sage” Smith, who vanished eight years ag...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: November 16, 2020

CPD Partners With NHTSA for Annual Click It or Ticket Campaign

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November 16, 2020

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches and more drivers hit the roads, the Charlottesville Police Department is reminding all drivers of the importance of seat belt use. 

The annual Click It or Ticket campaign...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: November 15, 2020

Suspect Arrested Following Homicide on Orangedale Avenue

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November 15, 2020

On November 14, 2020, at approximately 2111 hours, Charlottesville Police Officers responded to the 800 block of Orangedale Avenue for the report of a single gunshot heard in the area.  When they arrived, off...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Connection to South First Street Homicide

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November 29, 2020

Tajuan Allen, the suspect wanted in connection the murder of DreShawn McDonald, has been taken into custody in Pennsylvania.

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November 6, 2020

On November 5, 2020, at approximately 2137 hours, Charlo...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

SCAM ALERT: Callers Posing as Police Officers, Demand Money for Missing Court Date

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October 30, 2020

The City of Charlottesville Police Department and Sheriff’s Office are warning citizens of a phone scam involving callers posing as Charlottesville police officers and/or detectives.

Both agencies have receive...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

CPD Launches Annual Winter Wool Campaign to Benefit Toy Lift Charities

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October 30, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department is once again launching its annual Winter Wool Campaign, with the hope of assisting families directly impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

From November 1, 2020, to March 1, 2...

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