Crime Prevention Tips to Prevent Theft from Autos

October 30, 2007

Norfolk PoliceOfficer Curtis Jackson, our P.A.C.E. officer wrote:

We are again trying to reduce the number of larceny from vehicles in your community. We need your help by making sure everyone knows not to leave anything of value in their vehicle. Please help make people aware that if they have a GPS system, DVD player, CD/Radio, cell phones or any other electronic device that can be removed from their vehicle to be sure to write down the serial number(s) down and keep it in a safe place. Please pass this flyer out at your meetings or have them available for your customers.

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Granby High School identified as a “dropout factory”

October 29, 2007

Pilot OnLine  reports on schools that are identified as “dropout factories”, high schools and vocational schools that held on to 60 percent or less of their students from freshman to senior year over three years, from 2004 to 2006:

There are about 1,700 regular or vocational high schools nationwide that fit that description, according to an analysis of Education Department data conducted by Johns Hopkins for The Associated Press. That’s 12 percent of all such schools, no more than a decade ago but no less, either.

Five of these High Schools are in Norfolk.

  • Granby High School

  • Booker T Washington High School

  • Maury High School

  • Lake Taylor High School

  • Norview High School

Wavy TV has listed the Virginia Schools.

Whistle Blowers Suing Payday Loan Lenders

October 28, 2007

If you don’t think that Payday Lenders are like the mafia, you will after you read this article that was published in the Daily Press.

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The Greater Wards Corner Partnership has been at the forefront of the battle to rid Virginia of predatory lenders. Many thanks go to Elyse Kalfus for her tireless efforts in keeping us informed.

Norfolk Perspectives – Halloween Spook-tacular

October 23, 2007

There is an episode of Norfolk Perspectives currently running on Norfolk’s Neighborhood Network (Channel 48) that showcases the Halloween Spook-tacular.

View the video here. 

Suspect in attempted abduction surrenders

October 22, 2007

A man sought by police on charges that he tried to take a young girl from Granby High School turned himself in at the Police Operations Center at 3661 Virginia Beach Blvd. this afternoon, police said.

In a statement given to The Virginian-Pilot, Andrew D. Truelove, 22, said he was not attempting to harm or abduct the girl, but rather went to Granby

“to seek out school bullies” and “threaten them.”

Suspect in the attempted abduction at Granby High School to turn himself in

October 22, 2007

andrew-truelove.jpgAccording  to the Virginian-Pilot, Andrew Truelove, the suspect in the attempted abduction of an eight year old girl at Granby High School on Thursday afternoon, will turn himself in to the Police at 8:00 PM this evening.

Police identify suspect in attempted Granby High abduction case

October 20, 2007

andrew-truelove.jpg Norfolk Police have identified the suspect in the attempted abduction of an eight year old girl at Granby High School Thursday afternoon. Warrants have been secured for Andrew Truelove.

According to Wavy TV News

Police say Truelove may be with his father, Alan. They may be in a gray 1991 Toyota four door with Virginia license plates JJE-5741

Anyone with any information should call Norfolk Crime Line at 1-800-LOCK-U-UP.

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