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Man from Newport News pleads not guilty to sex crimes.

Man from Newport News pleads not guilty to sex crimes.

YORK, Va. (WTKR) - Justin Chase Edwards entered not guilty pleas on felony charges of abduction and object sexual penetration during an arraignment in York-Poquoson Circuit Court Tuesday. He also requested a jury trial, which is scheduled for July 12 at 9 a.m.

Edwards, who was in court for pre-trial motions and arraignments, also had his bail revoked because he was arrested in March for a separate incident.

Edwards, a Newport News resident, was arrested Oct. 10, 2010, in Poquoson for an incident that occurred earlier that day. He was charged with four felony charges related to an incident police said occurred at a mobile home on Wythe Creek Road.

Men stand up against rape by wearing high heels

Men stand up against rape by wearing high heels

The Annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event will be held Saturday, April 2, at 11:00 a.m.

Newport News police will conduct DUI patrol operation

Newport News police will conduct DUI patrol operation

On Friday and Saturday, March 18-19, 2011, the Newport News Police Department will conduct another enhanced DUI patrol operation.

This operation will last from 8:00 P.M. until 2:00 A.M. each night and will consist of additional officers focusing their patrol activities in areas where motorists are more likely to be operating their vehicles while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

The areas where the officers will be concentrating will not be made public prior to the operation.

 

Newport News Police search for suspects in a stolen property case

Newport News Police search for suspects in a stolen property case

On January 16th, 2011 the home of a 25-year-old Newport News woman was burglarized and property was stolen. 

One of the stolen items was the victim’s laptop computer.  On January 21, 2011 the victim received an e-mail picture taken by the internal camera of her stolen laptop.  The laptop is set to automatically e-mail pictures taken by the camera.


An image of two unknown persons was taken by the laptop camera.  Police would like to speak to the individuals in the photograph as they may have information that would help police recover the stolen property.


If you recognize these individuals call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

UPDATE: Teen shooting victim talking to Newport News police

BY MIKE HOLTZCLAW NEWPORT NEWS —

A 17-year-old Newport News girl is still listed in critical condition Wednesday morning in a local hospital after being shot late Tuesday night.

Police spokeswoman Holly McPherson said the shooting victim, who has not been identified to the media, was unconscious when she was found, but since then she has spoken briefly with detectives. Her condition was listed as "critical" in an update released by police at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday.

McPherson said officers reported to a residence on the 4500 block of Orcutt Avenue after receiving reports of a disturbance. They found the victim suffering from a gunshot to her upper body. She was transported to a hospital. McPherson said the victim told detectives that she was shot outside the residence but that she does not know who shot her.

Newport News Police supports Project Blue Light

Newport News Police supports Project Blue Light

The Newport News Police Department is joining the national grief support organization, COPS (Concerns of Police Survivors), in asking citizens and law enforcement agencies nationwide to support Project Blue Light during the holiday season. During the holidays, citizens are asked to include at least one blue light in holiday decorations in honor of law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty and to show support and appreciation to those officers who continue to put their lives on the line every day.

Newport News Police seek bank robbery suspect

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