City police use tech to predict crime

It may sound like something out of science fiction, but the Richmond Police Department is about to step up their efforts to use computers to predict when and where crimes are likely to occur.

Even drug dealers see costs rising

Drug dealing may be illegal, but it still follows the laws of supply and demand. Because drugs are harder to sell in Richmond, prices have gone up. Or, more specifically, the prices have remained consistent for buyers – but the amount of drugs they get for the price is going down; that is, the size… Read more »

$2,000 for hit man too low

According to documents in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court, Richmonder Caren Brown was arrested Friday by Virginia State Police, who said she paid $2,000 to an undercover policeman to kill a couple in Warrenton. You can read he entire story here. Three questions: A) Why are bumbling criminals always paying undercover cops to carry… Read more »

FBI nabs Virginia movie uploader

A Virginia man is facing 10 years in prison for posting movies online. His website once released the latest Star Wars movie six hours before it hit theaters nationwide. Investigations by the FBI, including the field office in Richmond, VA, have led to the conviction of Daniel Dove, 26, on counts of conspiracy and felony… Read more »

More crime against businesses

On Tuesday posted a story about the rising crime against businesses. Now the T-D is reporting that two downtown businesses were robbed at gun-point yesterday. “Two men robbed the Limited Edition store at 302 Goshen St., near Virginia Commonwealth University, at about 12:25 p.m.,” writes Michael Martz. At about 4 p.m. yesterday, a man and… Read more »

Warning to would-be robbers

A Newport News store owner went all Wild-West – sleeping inside his store with a loaded pistol and lying in wait for thieves to try and rob him again. The Daily Press reports that Thompson’s long nights paid off. “I got my pistol and told him to go to the ground,” said Thompson, owner of… Read more »