Property Crime http://wvtf.org en Preventing Vehicle Theft http://wvtf.org/post/preventing-vehicle-theft <p>The Virginia State Police and the DMV are highlighting a program that&rsquo;s been around for some time &hellip; but because of a change in state law, it&#39;s being extended to a growing category of motorists.</p><p>Moped and motorcycle operators are now being offered a free accessory that police believe helps deter theft and even lowers some insurance premiums.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Tommie McNeil 11133 at http://wvtf.org Preventing Vehicle Theft Virginia Crime Report Published http://wvtf.org/post/virginia-crime-report-published <p>Each year the Virginia State Police issues an annual crime analysis breaking down incidents by location and type. The most recent analysis for crimes in 2013 puts a city at the top of the list that doesn’t think it belongs there.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:08:19 +0000 Tab O'Neal 6371 at http://wvtf.org Virginia Crime Report Published After the Arsons http://wvtf.org/post/after-arsons <p>Virginia's rural Eastern Shore community is getting back to normal after Charles Smith confessed to a majority of the 77 arsons set there since November.<br><br>The area&nbsp; has an abundance of renovated manors and crumbling structures, some more than 200 years old.<br><br>At first residents were glad when arsonists targeted derelict houses. But as the crimes went on, they began to wear on the tiny community.<br> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:18:27 +0000 Pamela D'Angelo 2882 at http://wvtf.org After the Arsons VaNews for 04.09.13 http://wvtf.org/post/vanews-040913 <p>Internet reports of an emergency lockdown at The College of William and Mary went national recently - but it never happened...and suspects are in custody in a string of arsons on Virginia’s eastern shore.</p><p>Newspaper stories about both made the most-clicked list for the past week at Virginia Public Access Project’s <a data-mce-="" href="http://www.vpap.org/vanews" title="www.vpap.org">VaNews</a> link. Fred Echols reports.</p><p></p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:21:05 +0000 Fred Echols 2636 at http://wvtf.org VaNews for 04.09.13 Eastern Shore Arsons http://wvtf.org/post/eastern-shore-arsons <p>In the rural beach community of&nbsp;Accomack&nbsp;County, state and federal investigators are searching for clues in the ashes of what is now the 73rd&nbsp;arson since last November.</p><p>Many of the old Eastern Shore farmhouses being targeted are used only during the summer by visitors or migrant workers who harvest and pack produce.</p><p>State Police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya said the arsons happen at night and neighbors live a mile or more away from each other making it difficult to see anyone suspicious.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:03:16 +0000 Pamela D'Angelo 1784 at http://wvtf.org Eastern Shore Arsons