NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Newport News citizens can take an extra step towards protecting personal belongings from thieves. The Newport News Police Department’s Auto Theft Unit and Pawn Unit are hosting a series of events to help reduce theft.
Detectives at the events are available to engrave car owners’ vehicle identification number (VIN) information in a concealed location of the vehicle. Citizens can also register up to four electronic devices.
Police say the information will help them track stolen property and catch the thieves who took it.
The events are scheduled to take place on the following Saturdays from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.:
-September 21, 2013 at Police Headquarters, 9710 Jefferson Avenue
-October 26, 2013 at Newport News City Park
-November 30, 2013 at Patrick Henry Mall, 12300 Jefferson Avenue
-December 14, 2013 at the Farmers Market at Downtown at 2804 Jefferson Avenue
State police is conducting a criminal investigation after a vehicle crashing into a residence on the Eastern Shore.
David Karl Becker, a Navy SEAL, was arrested on four charges related to stealing and selling government-owned firearms and ammunition.
Newport News Police said they are looking for the person who drove into the wall of a car wash and stole a control box.
Virginia lawmakers and officials commented on the passing of Nelson Mandela Friday, December 5, 2013. Mandela was 95 years old.
The Chesapeake Police Department is seeking any information about these 10 wanted suspects. If you know anything, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
Norfolk Fire & Rescue officials said a train went off its track Dec. 5, 2013 in the area of East Princess Anne and Ingleside roads.
HazMat crews have identified the material on a derailed train in Norfolk as cement. East Princess Anne and Ingleside roads have reopened to traffic.