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Posted on: November 7, 2018

11/08/2018 Daily Press - Weekly Wanted

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The Daily Press publishes a "Weekly Wanted" page in the paper that identifies suspects that are wanted by the Newport News and Hampton police departments.

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

NNPD to Host Prescription Drug Drop off Locations

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The Newport News Police Department will once again be participating in a nationwide initiative seeking to prevent increased pill abuse and theft.On Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M., the Newport News Police Department will join th...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

New Administrative Hours for NNPD Headquarters, Effective Nov. 5

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Effective Monday, November 5, 2018, the main lobby at the Newport News Police Department Headquarters Building (9710 Jefferson Avenue) will be changing their hours of operation. Currently, the lobby is open 24 hours a day. After a thorough utilization stu...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

NNPD to Host Virtual "Chat with the Chief" Events

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This week, the Newport News Police Department will hold two “Chat with the Chief” Facebook Live sessions.

On Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from Noon-1 p.m. and then again on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Chief o...

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Posted on: October 9, 2018

19th Street Homicide Suspect in Custody

Tillery, Damontaze Montrell

On July 26, 2018, police and fire personnel were dispatched to the 600 block of 19th Street in reference to a vehicle fire. While in route, officers were notified a shooting victim was involved in the incident. Upon arrival, 31-year-old Javon Stephenson ,...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Homicide Suspect in Custody Five Days After Brutal Murder

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On August 29, at 3:59 am police were dispatched to the 100 block of Mytilene Drive in reference to gunshots fired. Upon arrival, officers checked the interior of a residence and located a female suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was prono...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER ARRESTED FOR MULTIPLE SEXUAL OFFENSES

ARMSTEAD, JEREMY ALLEN

On August 23, 2018 at 7:02 pm, Jeremy Allen Armstead, a 30-year-old Williamsburg man was arrested, without incident, and charged with: (1) Abduction: by force, intimidation or deception x4; (2) Rape: intercourse by force x5; (3) Sodomy: by force or victim...

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

NNPD Chief of Police to Hold Community Meetings

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Newport News Chief of Police, Steve Drew is gathering with the local community for three neighborhood meetings, one in each precinct. Please join Chief Drew and other officers to take the opportunity and share concerns, make suggestions, and ask questions...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

NNPD USES #9PMROUTINE TO REMIND RESIDENTS TO LOCK THEIR VEHICLES

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Vehicle theft and theft from vehicles is a national problem and Newport News is certainly not immune to this crime trend.

Therefore, the Newport News Police Department will join police departments around the nation and participate in the #9pmroutine social...

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Less than 24 Hours After Shooting, Suspect in Custody

Brawner, Donnell David Jr

On August 8, 2018 at approximately 9:40 p.m., Newport News Emergency Communications received a call for a shooting in the 300 block of Troy Drive. Upon arrival, officers located a 35-year-old female victim with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the ...

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

SUSPECT IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING BANK ROBBERY AND BOMB THREATS

Oscar Von Alston, II

On August 8, 2018 at 11:55 AM, Newport News Communications received an alarm activation at the Virginia Educators Credit Union, located in 800 block of Main Street. At 11:57 a.m., the call was upgraded to a robbery. Officers arrived on scene and spoke to ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

NNPD Provides Department Veterans with Special Pins Noting Military Service

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There are currently approximately 185 veterans employed by the Newport News Police Department. Within the next couple of weeks, the Department will be offering all their employees who served in the military a special pin, from their respective branch of s...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

NNPD Makes Arrest in July 23 Shooting at Local Business

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On July 23, 2018 Newport News Communications received a call regarding a shooting in the 4400 block of Jefferson Avenue (Roadside Cafe). Upon arrival, officers located a 50 year old Hampton man outside of the establishment suffering from a gunshot wound. ...

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

Citizens’ Tips Lead to Arrest in Aqua Vista Shooting

Mills, Domonique Marcell

On July 19, 2018 at 7:06 PM, Newport News Communications received a call of a shooting in the 600 block of Aqua Vista Drive. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, a 25 year old Newport News man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was t...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

Two Arrested in Grand Larceny Investigation

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On July 18, 2018 officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Linbrook Drive in reference to a stolen vehicle. Officers met with the complainant who stated her 2017 Dodge Durango was stolen from her residence.  Officers began investigating the in...

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

Suspect Arrested in February 20, 2018 Homicide

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On February 20, 2018, Newport News Police Officers were dispatched to the 800th block of Lassiter Drive in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival officers found Devin Qwayshon Bowles, a 24 year old Newport News man with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pron...

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Posted on: July 9, 2018

SUSPECT ARRESTED IN THE SHOOTING OF A 10-YEAR-OLD AND 16-YEAR-OLD

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On July 6, 2018, at 8:36 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 3600 block of Roanoke Avenue in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, they discovered a 10-year-old male victim with a non-life threatening wound to the head that was transported to a local ho...

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Posted on: July 5, 2018

NNPD MAKES ARREST IN CARJACKING AND ROBBERY FROM PERSON

Byrd, Michael

On July 3, 2018 at 6:55 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 12000th block of Jefferson Avenue in reference to a robbery from an individual. The victim, an 18 year old Newport News man, advised a male pointed a firearm at him and forced him to drive to a...

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Posted on: July 5, 2018

NNPD Makes 14 Arrests for Prostitution

On June 28 and 29, 2018, in conjunction with partnering agencies, the NNPD conducted a street level prostitution operation, focusing on the South district of the city. The operation targeted both prostitutes and solicitors.

After thorough investigations an...

On June 28 and 29, in conjunction with partnering

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Storage Unit Burglaries – Learn How to Protect Your Belongings

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There are many things to consider when choosing a self-storage unit for your belongings. In the long run, you may save yourself a lot of expense by doing a little research before choosing not only a unit but a secure way of protecting your belongings.

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