Updated: Thurs., Sept. 18 at 7:11 a.m.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) _ Police say they’ve reviewed additional surveillance videos from two businesses showing a missing University of Virginia student and others walking the night she disappeared. Charlottesville police Capt. Gary Pleasants said Wednesday night the videos of 18-year-old Hannah E. Graham taken early Saturday are from the Downtown Mall, a popular row of shops and restaurants. According to the Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/1uJMFuy), Pleasants says one video shows Graham walking by a shop’s doorway, and a male who had stopped there steps out and follows her. Pleasants says another business video filmed two minutes later shows the same male following Graham, who is next to someone else. Police released two other surveillance videos earlier Wednesday showing her walking past a pub and running past a service station. Graham’s friends reported her missing Sunday.
BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (AP) _ Law enforcement officials say they are getting close to finding out who is responsible for the disappearance of two young sisters from Maryland nearly 40 years ago. Authorities said at a news conference Wednesday that information led them to Taylor Mountain in Bedford County, Virginia, where police are searching for evidence in the disappearance of 10-year-old Katherine Lyon and 12-year-old Sheila Lyon. The sisters vanished from a mall in Wheaton, Maryland, March 25, 1975. Montgomery County, Maryland, police Capt. Darren Francke say authorities have zeroed in on the suspects. In February, Montgomery County Police said they had identified a convicted child sex offender in a Delaware prison as a person of interest in the case.
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From Lynchburg City Police: Police are investigating four burglaries that occurred in an area near the 5100 block of Boonsboro Road. One of the burglaries was reported on Friday, September 5, and three were reported yesterday, September 11, 2014. These incidents were all residential burglaries and it is believed the suspect(s) entered the homes and took items during the daytime. No specific suspect information is available at this time and the LPD Criminal Investigations Division is continuing the investigation.
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From Virginia State Police: At 1:12 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 10), Virginia State Police were called to the scene of a plane crash along Interstate 77 near the 5 mile marker in Carroll County, Va. A 1939 J3 single-engine aircraft was flying south along Interstate 77 when it came in contact with some of the tree tops in the median and crash landed into the mountain that makes up the median of I-77 at Fancy Gap. The plane never made contact with the interstate. The 67-year-old pilot was transported to Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries. He was the only occupant of the aircraft. The area of the crash was experiencing dense fog and limited visibility in the area at the time of the crash. Visibility on the ground was approximately 500 feet. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Both the FAA and NTSB have been notified. Only one northbound lane of I-77 is closed to through traffic at this time.
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From Lynchburg Police: On September 9, 2014 at 5:15 p.m., Lynchburg Police Department officers responded to the area of Twelfth and Buchanan Streets for a firearm violation that may have involved several vehicles in which the occupants were firing weapons from each vehicle. Responding officers located one involved vehicle, a white Cadillac Escalade in the area of Fifth and Taylor Streets. A brief vehicle pursuit occurred followed by a foot pursuit of the driver. The driver was apprehended in the area of the Lynchburg City Public Works complex on Fifth Street a short time later. The driver of the Escalade, Roy Carlton Davis, age 44 from Lynchburg has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, shooting from a vehicle, and attempting to elude a law enforcement officer. At this time, it appears this incident was not gang related. If anyone has any information about this case, please contact Detective Dempsey at 434-455-6161.
The Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference is coming to Lynchburg next week, but if you want to attend sign up today. WLNI’s Gene Marrano explains:
Go to www.vsnc.org for more information and to register.
From Kroger: Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Region is hiring to fill an estimated 1,600 permanent jobs. The region consists of 118 stores, 113 pharmacies and 75 fuel centers in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and the eastern portions of Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio. “Right now in our stores in the Mid-Atlantic region, we have openings for bright, hard-working associates who are passionate about making a difference for customers every day,” said Carl York, spokesperson for the Mid-Atlantic region. Throughout the Kroger family of stores, the company is hiring to fill an estimated 20,000 permanent jobs in its supermarket regions.
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The following was posted on the Sweet Briar College web site: The lockdown has been lifted. At this time, no evidence of an intruder has been found. However, local law enforcement and Virginia State Police will remain on campus, investigating the incident and providing additional security. The front gate will be staffed by a law enforcement officer, and all other gates will remain locked and monitored by a safety officer. You are free to resume normal activity, but please remain vigilant about your surroundings and report any suspicious activity to Campus Safety by calling (434) 381-6111. Updates will provided as warranted.
From Lynchburg Police: On 08/31/14 a female reported that someone had entered her unlocked car and removed a tin that contained several of her credit cards. She was later notified that someone had attempted to use the credit cards at the Walmart on Wards Rd. around 0330 hrs. on 8/31/14. Further investigation shows that both of the credit cards were in fact used to make purchases at the Wards Rd. Walmart. Suspect descriptions are as follows:
Suspect #1 – Late teens to early twenties, wearing a blue t-shirt and camouflage pants.
Suspect #2 – late teens to early twenties, wearing a blue t-shirt and blue jeans.
Suspect #3 – late teens to early twenties, wearing a gray tank top and blue jeans and a dark colored baseball cap.
The Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigation’s Division is investigating the credit card theft and credit card fraud. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS” plus your message to 274637.