October 30, 2007
Officer 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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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.
Wavy TV has listed the Virginia Schools.
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.
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.
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.”
October 22, 2007
According 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.
October 20, 2007
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.