Latest Virginia State Police News

Former trooper accused of unauthorized background checks

Jul. 9, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a former trooper has been indicted on charges he used department technology to perform unauthorized background checks. News outlets report a Norfolk grand jury handed down 16 criminal charges against 26-year-old Christopher Lolos last week. Lolos worked as a...

Police fatally shoot man during Virginia incident

Jul. 8, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

TIMBERVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia state police are investigating a fatal police shooting of a man who allegedly fired a gun and then attempted to enter a home in Rockingham County. State police said the shooting happened Sunday night after the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office and Timberville Town Police...

Correction: Triple Fatal Crash story

Jul. 8, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

SPOTSYLVANIA COURTHOUSE, Va. (AP) — In a story July 7 about a fatal car crash, The Associated Press reported erroneously that state police had no more information available Saturday evening. The story should have said no more information was available Sunday evening. A corrected version of the story is...

Virginia police say woman, child, infant died in crash

Jul. 8, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) — Virginia authorities say a woman, a child and an infant were the three people killed in a crash that left four more seriously injured. Virginia State Police identified the victims as 32-year Ana D. Pascual, a 12-year-old girl and 10-month-old boy. It's unclear how they are related....

Virginia police seek records in fatal gas station explosion

Jul. 8, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

BUENA VISTA, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police are looking into a fuel distributor as they investigate a gas station explosion that killed four people and injured three others. The Roanoke Times reports that search warrants have sought information about a gasoline order, delivered to South River Market less...

2 killed, 3 injured when SUV flips on I-95 in Virginia

Jul. 6, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia men have died and three others were injured after their SUV crashed on Interstate 95 in central Virginia. Virginia State Police said Saturday that a 2004 Ford Explorer ran off the shoulder and hit a guardrail Friday afternoon on the northbound lanes of I-95 in...

Pipeline protester who chained himself to excavator charged

Jun. 29, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

IRONTO, Va. (AP) — A man who chained himself to an excavator to protest the construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline has been charged with two misdemeanors. The Roanoke Times reports 26-year-old Michael James-Deramo is facing misdemeanor counts of entering private property to damage it and preventing...

Virginia police say officer shot, killed sword-wielding man

Jun. 27, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

TIMBERVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia authorities say a police officer shot and killed a man who wielded a sword and tried to attack them. News outlets obtained a release by Timberville police that said the agency responded to a domestic situation at a home Wednesday night. Investigators say 50-year-old Michael...

Motorcyclist hit by lightning in Florida crashes, dies

Jun. 10, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says lightning struck a motorcyclist on the helmet as he drove on an interstate in Florida, causing a crash and his death. The agency said in a news release that 45-year-old Benjamin Austin Lee of Charlotte, North Carolina, died Sunday afternoon on Interstate...

Truck driver charged following fatal crash with church van

Jun. 10, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

FORD, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been charged with reckless driving after his pickup truck rear-ended a church van, killing four of its passengers. A Virginia State Police statement Monday says 47-year-old Robert Lee Allen of Norfolk caused the crash in the central Virginia town of Ford on May 28....