Police in Virginia have charged a juvenile with using a firearm in commission of a felony and robbery in connection with an incident involving a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier on Aug. 20. Media reports indicate that a mail carrier was robbed at gunpoint in Richmond's Oakwood neighborhood as he was delivering mail on R Street at approximately 11:45 a.m. The Richmond Police Department says that a description provided by an eyewitness helped them to identify the boy.
A pair of pipeline opponents in Roanoke County have been convicted of violating a local owner's property where trees were being cleared. The misdemeanor conviction is being appealed by the pair. They claim that they did not intend to interfere with operations but wanted to monitor workers who were getting close to an alleged native American site of significance.
Virginia motorists who ignore the welfare of others on the road often engage in reckless driving. In addition to causing property damage or motor vehicle accidents, ignoring the safety rules of the road may lead to criminal penalties.
At times, authorities will attach electronic monitoring systems to parolees or people awaiting trial in Virginia. Two men heading the Challenging E-Carceration Project have researched the negative aspects of ankle monitors and the excessive punishment that they place on people, especially those who have not yet been convicted of a crime.