Suspect arrested in connection to fatal shooting of VSP special agent

Travis Ball

From Virginia State Police: A Richmond man is now in custody following an overnight search by local, state and federal law enforcement across the Metro-Richmond region. The State Police and U.S. Marshals apprehended Travis A. Ball, 27, of Richmond, Va., at a residence in Northumberland County shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday (May 27). He was taken into custody without further incident.

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Suspect arrested in connection to malicious wounding case

Raheem Jefferson

From the Lynchburg Police Department:On May 20, 2017 at 11:54 pm officers responded to 8108 Timberlake Rd, Golden Pond Apartments in reference to a report of malicious wounding. Upon officers arrival they located a female victim who had been shot in the arm and leg. The victim was transported to Lynchburg General by the Lynchburg Fire Department for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Officers on scene, within minutes, located the suspect who has been identified as Raheem Juan Jefferson a 20 year old male, resident of Lynchburg. Jefferson was taken into custody without incident. LPD Criminal Investigations Division and Forensic units responded to assist field officers. Jefferson has been charged with the following and is being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail without bond: – Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony – 18.2-56.1 Code of Virginia – Malicious Wounding – 18.2- 51 Code of Virginia – Unlawfully shoot or wound another person in the commission of a felony – 18.2-53 This appears to be an isolated incident and there is no additional known threat to the public.

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UPDATE: Amber Alert canceled for missing 8 month old from Hampton

UPDATE:The Amber Alert for a missing 8 month old girl from Hampton has been terminated. Authorities say the alert for Chloe Johnson – who has been missing for more than a week- was terminated yesterday , but there is no word on whether she was found safely or the whereabouts of her mother Keir. Read the rest of this story »

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Bedford Co. elementary school evacuated after “possible written threat”

From the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office: Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from the principal at Stewartsville Elementary School at 11:49 a.m. today advising that they had found a possible written threat at the school. The principal also stated they were evacuating the school as a safety precaution. Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies along with Bedford County Fire and Rescue units responded to the school. Deputies will work with school officials to attempt to identify the person responsible for the threat. At this time law enforcement does not believe the threat is credible.

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Lynchburg Police investigate Church Street “suspicious circumstances” call

From Lynchburg Police: On May 16, 2017 at 10:11, the Lynchburg Police Department responded to a suspicious circumstances call in the 1200 block of Church Street. A subject standing outside the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy heard a noise that was potentially a single gunshot fired somewhere in the area but a good distance away. A few seconds later this subject felt as if his leg had been hit with something and looked down to see a projectile on the ground. This subject was not injured. Officers are continuing to investigate this incident and have checked the area and interviewed multiple community members who did not see or hear anything related to this incident. This incident appears to be isolated and it does not appear that the downtown community is in any danger related to this incident. Officers will continue to patrol the area as needed. If anyone has any information related to this incident, please call Detective Dave Clarke at 455-6174.

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UPDATE: Missing senior safely located

Wallace Newell, Jr.

UPDATE: State Police say Wallace Newell, Jr. has been safely located in northern Virginia.

Senior Alert:  Newell, Jr., Wallace. Missing from UVA Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA on April 28, 2017, at 8:30am.  Wallace Newell, Jr., suffers from a cognitive impairment and physical safety may be in danger.  May be driving a White Oldsmobile Bravado with Ohio Registration FKL7870. Age:  74 Years HGT:  6’01” WGT:  190 Clothing:  Purple or possible red short sleeve T-shirt, Khaki pants, possible white sneakers, blue or denim light jacket or long sleeve shirt. Date Missing:  April 28, 2017 Vehicle:  Oldsmobile Bravado Color:  White Registration:  FKL7870 Investigating Law Enforcement Agency: University of Virginia Police Department (434) 924-7166

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UPDATE: Suspect arrested for January Neighborhood Market robbery

UPDATED April 26 from Lynchburg Police: On April 26, 2017, Damian Cordero Martin, a 29 year old male, resident of Lynchburg was arrested and charged with the following related to the Armed Robbery of the Neighborhood Market on Park Ave. Robbery – 18.2-58, Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony – 18.2-53.1, Possession of a Firearm by a convicted Felon – 18.2-308.2 and Wearing a mask in public – 18.2-422 Martin is being held without bond at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.

PREVIOUSLY: On 01-22-2017 at approximately 7:33 p.m. Officers with the Lynchburg Police Department responded to the Neighborhood Market located at 1531 Park Avenue (in the City of Lynchburg) for an armed robbery. Upon arrival Officers were advised by the clerk that an unknown male entered the store and brandished a dark handgun and demanded money. The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect is described as approximately 5’6” – 5’10”, medium build, wearing dark clothing and dark heavy jacket with a hood. The suspect was also wearing some type of mask covering the face and gloves.

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Amherst County man faces rape, abduction, firearms charges

Harvey Womack

From Lynchburg Police: On 04/25/2017, the Lynchburg Police Department responded to a report of an Abduction and subsequent Assault. The adult victim stated that on the evening of April 24th they met with a male acquaintance on Wards Rd in the city of Lynchburg. The suspect would not allow the victim to leave and produced a semi-automatic handgun threatening the victim, the victim was eventually able to get away from the suspect and report this incident to the police. Officers and Detectives began to investigate and were able to identify the suspect as Harvey Eule Womack, 47 year old male, resident of Amherst County. Detectives were able to obtain multiple arrest warrants for Womack. Amherst County Sheriff’s Office assisted in a safe and successful apprehension of this suspect in this case.

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UPDATE: Police ID driver allegedly driving stolen car that struck pole in Rivermont area

UPDATE from Lynchburg Police: The adult male driver was identified as 19-year-old Jamel Malik Jennings of Lynchburg. Jennings was charged with Grand Larceny, Felony Eluding Police, Reckless Driving, and Driving While Having a Suspended License. Jennings is being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.

Previously: Just before 7:00 a.m. this morning, the Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) took a report that a Black 2005 Kia Amanti had been stolen from the 2100 block of Rivermont Avenue. At that time, Officers were unable to locate the vehicle. Just after 9:00 a.m., the LPD received information that the vehicle was recently observed in the Rivermont Avenue area. Within minutes, Officers patrolling in that area observed the vehicle near Rivermont and Bedford Avenue and attempted a vehicle stop. The driver fled and lost control in the 1500 block of Monsview Place and struck a telephone pole. Both the pole and vehicle suffered extensive damage. The adult male driver was not injured and was taken into custody. At this time, the investigation is continuing and information about potential criminal charges is not available.

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“Multiple firearms” stolen from downtown Lynchburg pawn shop

From Lynchburg Police: On April 15, 2017 at approximately 3:45 a.m., the Lynchburg Police Department responded to an alarm at 909 Main St. L. Oppleman. Upon arrival officers found that the front door to the business had been broken. Once the business was secured, owners of the business responded to the scene and it was determined that an unknown subject entered L. Oppleman wearing dark clothing and stole multiple firearms. After taking the firearms, it was determined that the suspect fled the scene on foot. LPD Criminal Investigations division responded to assist. Additionally, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms was notified and responded to the scene. This investigation is ongoing.

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