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Man caught impersonating police officer

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STAFFORD COUNTY, VA – A man with long dreadlocks and drunk was banging on a door of a home in Stafford County yelling, “Open up! Police!” Luckily, the homeowner wasn’t buying it because the man banging on the door was not a police officer, but Aboubakar Bamba and he had a gun in his car.…

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Police Seeking Public Help in Solving Hit and Run that Killed 81-Year-Old Woman

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FAIRFAX, VA – Detectives from the Fairfax, Virginia Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in solving a fatal hit and run crash investigation and finding the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed an 81-year-old resident. The Fairfax Police Department said detectives from the Crash Reconstruction Unit are asking for your help after…

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Firefighters recovering after engine skids out, flips over in snowstorm

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HENRICO COUNTY, VA – On Sunday, Henrico Fire Engine 305, from the Lakeside Fire House, was traveling north on Woodman Road responding to a call for an unconscious person when it spun on the road, traveled off the paved roadway, and overturned. Conditions of the roads were snow-covered and very slippery. No other vehicles were…

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ICE Agents Get Conviction, Sentence of Illegal Alien Cartel Drug Lord Operating in Virginia and North Carolina

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The mastermind behind an extensive drug trafficking ring entered a guilty plea this week, and four other defendants either entered pleas or were sentenced recently to substantial terms in prison for distributing large amounts of fentanyl, heroin and cocaine in Newport News, Virginia, and North Carolina. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement…

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Police find man shot to death in car in Roanoke

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ROANOKE, VA – On January 31, 2021 at approximately 3:45 a.m., Roanoke Police were notified of a person with a gunshot wound in the 700 block of Hunt Avenue NW. Responding officers located an adult male unresponsive in a vehicle with a serious gunshot wound. Roanoke Fire-EMS transported him to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital where…

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Peeping tom fell through ceiling onto woman while spying on her in gym locker room

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STAFFORD, VA – A man who was hiding in the ceiling of a gym locker room was arrested after he fell through that ceiling on Saturday.   It happened at Onelife Fitness on Garrisonville Road when Brian Anthony Joe, 41, a peeping tom had his world fall out from beneath him. According to the police here,…

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Virginia Man Sentenced for Cyberstalking Tulsa Mayor

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NORFOLK, VIRGINIA – A Virginia man who sent harassing and intimidating emails directed toward Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and his family was sentenced today in federal court, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. U.S. District Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced Adam Maxwell Donn, 41, of Norfolk, Virginia, to 15 months in federal prison to be followed…

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Woman charged for poaching deer, taking antlers, leaving carcasses

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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, VA – Conservation Police Officers (CPOs) with the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) worked together with the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office – VA on a poaching case that has led to issuing two warrants. A private property owner alerted authorities that between September 2020 and January 2021, several suspects trespassed and poached…

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Bad batch of illegal drugs suspected for sharp increase in overdose deaths in Chesterfield County

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – A rash of overdose deaths over the past 3 days police suspect is related to a bad batch of illegal drugs in the community. Chesterfield County Police have responded to multiple suspected overdose death calls in the last 72 hours. At this point, police are aware of six suspected overdose deaths…

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Front Royal Man Pleads Guilty to Dealing Two Fatal Doses of Fentanyl-laced Heroin

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HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA – A Front Royal, Virginia man, who in the fall of 2017 distributed two fatal, fentanyl-laced doses of heroin, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg to a drug charge that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison, and the possibility of a life sentence, Acting United States…

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13-Year-Old boy killed after being struck by car in Prince William County

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PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, MD – On January 17 at 11:18PM, investigators with the Crash Investigation Unit responded to the area of James Madison Hwy and Dominion Valley Dr in Haymarket to investigate a crash involving a pedestrian. The investigation revealed that the driver of a 2007 Toyota Camry was traveling southbound on James Madison Hwy…

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Operator of Indian Robocall Scam Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Over 5,000 U.S. Victims Out of More Than $8 Million

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RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – An Indian national pleaded guilty today to conspiracy and identity theft in connection with his operation of an overseas robocall scam that defrauded thousands of mostly elderly victims of at least $8 million. According to court documents, Shehzadkhan Pathan, 39, operated a call center in Ahmedabad, India from which automated robocalls were…

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Man involved in hit and run crash, fled scene, caused fatal crash a few blocks away

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ROANOKE, VA – A driver who was involved in a hit and run crash on Orange Avenue was found later by police in a second crash further down the road on the opposite side of Interstate 581. On January 14, 2021 at approximately 9:30 p.m., Roanoke Police were notified of a hit and run that…

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Inmate at USP Lee pleads guilty to possessing shank

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ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – Juan Fernando Sanchez, an inmate at United States Penitentiary (USP) Lee in Jonesville, Virginia, pleaded guilty earlier this week in U.S. District Court in Abington to possessing contraband within a prison, Acting United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar announced today. Sanchez, 24, pleaded guilty January 12, 2021 to one count of possession…

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Bristol, Virginia Man Sentenced for Illegal Possession of Machinegun, Silencer

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AGBINGDON, VIRGINIA – Michael Houser, a Bristol, Virginia man who was convicted of federal gun offenses occurring in both the Western District of Virginia and Western District of North Carolina, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Abingdon to 30 months in prison, Acting United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar of the Western District…

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Two Off-Duty Virginia Police Officers Charged in Federal Court Following Events at the U.S. Capitol

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two off-duty Rocky Mount, Virginia police officers were charged yesterday in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson were charged by complaint with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted…

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Newport News Man Arrested for Being Inside Capitol Building During Uprising Wearing “Camp Auschwitz” Shirt

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NEWPORT NEWS, VA – A Newport News man has been charged for entering the U.S. Capitol building last Wednesday, seen wearing a “Camp Auschwitz” shirt.  Auschwitz was a concentration camp run by Nazi Germany during World War II.  Over one million Jews were executed there. Auschwitz was liberated by the Soviet Union. Robert Keith Packer…

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Two Virginia Police Officers Charged for Entering Capitol Building During Uprising

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two off-duty Rocky Mount, Virginia police officers were charged yesterday in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson were charged by complaint with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted…

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Virginia prison guard stabbed multiple times by inmate during uprising at Sussex I

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RICHMOND, VA — Around 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening, a Sussex I State Prison inmate seriously injured a sergeant at the Waverly, Virginia facility. The male sergeant, who has more than 20 years of service with the Department of Corrections, sustained six non-life-threatening stab wounds to the hand, arm, and side of the body. The officer…

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Reston man punched female liquor store clerk for not selling him beer knocking her tooth out

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RESTON, VA – Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 40-year-old Carlos Cherry of Reston, Virginia was virtually arraigned yeterday afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case on an indictment charging him with one count of Assault in the Second Degree, a Class “D” felony, and one count of Assault in the…

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Man who punched mail carrier pleads guilty in federal court

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RICHMOND, Va. – A Richmond man pleaded guilty today to assaulting a longtime United States Postal Service city carrier who was delivering mail in the Gilpin Court neighborhood. According to court documents, video surveillance captured Erriette Williams, 45, approach USPS city carrier J.B., grab a parcel key from him, and, after daring J.B. to pick…

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Man who shot four family members, killing one also shot and killed motorist while fleeing, committed suicide

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PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA – A man who killed two people and shot three others has been captured by the Prince William Police Department. According to the Prince William Police Department, Prince William County detectives and investigators with the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office are jointly investigating an incident that initially began as a domestic related…

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Cuban credit card skimming crew sentenced to prison

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NORFOLK, VIRGINIA  – Six Cuban nationals have been sentenced, including the leader of the crew, for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. According to court documents, the six conspirators placed skimming devices on gas pumps located in Northampton County within the Eastern District of Virginia. The skimming devices were capable of recording…

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New Opinion from AG Herring could help boost minimum wage

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RICHMOND- VIRGINIA —In an important official opinion issued at the request of Senator Jennifer Boysko, Attorney General Mark R. Herring concludes that Virginia universities and state agencies may require government contractors to pay their employees a living wage, or at least a wage above the federal and state minimum. This opinion will help empower universities and other state…

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AG Herring urges Virginians to be careful of scams related to $600 relief payments

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RICHMOND, VIRGINIA– Attorney General Mark R. Herring is issuing a consumer alert urging Virginians to be wary of scammers taking advantage of the coming $600 federal relief payments to get personal or bank information to steal your money. Scammers often use the issuance of payments from the government as an opportunity to try to take advantage of Virginians…

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