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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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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

CPD Annouces New Assistant Chief of Police, Captain

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October 14, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department is pleased to announce the promotions of two employees to the positions of Assistant Chief of Police and Captain.

Effective Thursday, October 15, 2020, Captain James Mooney will be ...

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Charlottesville Police News
Posted on: October 10, 2020

UPDATE: CPD Identifies Victims of 5th Street Crash

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October 12, 2020

The Charlottesville Police Department has identified two individuals killed in Saturday’s single-vehicle accident on 5th Street SW.  

Devin Jaron Stinnie, a 28-year-old resident of Charlottesville, an...

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Charlottesville Police News
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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Charlottesville Police News
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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