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After Dark: On the Night Shift with HPD

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


After Dark: On the Night Shift with HPD

Friday 9 p.m. – I haven’t even gotten my seat belt buckled and Officer Scott Jones of the HPD is explaining to me that our first call of the night is serving a warrant for assault and battery. HPD has dealt with the suspect before who, Jones notes, is known to possess firearms and sometimes […]

Westover Pool Vandalized, Closed For Repairs

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Westover Pool Vandalized, Closed For Repairs

Westover Pool, located at the Cecil Gilkerson Community Activities Center in Harrisonburg, will be closed until at least seven in the morning on Thursday, April 14. The entry doors were damaged early Tuesday morning after trespassers cut a slit in the pressurized pool dome, entered the facility and attempted to exit through the main entrance […]

Abid On The Lam

Friday, March 11, 2011


Abid On The Lam

Harrisonburg police are searching for Ali Abid, a suspect wanted for the murder of private investigator Greg Brown. Abid is believed to have fled the country shortly after Brown was killed. HPD released a statement Thursday, a week after Brown was originally reported missing. Brown was discovered in the trunk of his car in the […]

The Storm’s Wake: The Legal Aftermath of Springfest 2010

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


The Storm’s Wake: The Legal Aftermath of Springfest 2010

Infamous events tend to produce iconic images and the Springfest celebration held in Harrisonburg on April 10, 2010 was no exception. The resulting disturbance involved an estimated 8,000 people, flying bottles and burning dumpsters and ended up with police officers in riot gear firing tear gas to disperse the crowd. The following Tuesday’s publication of The Breeze, […]

Missing Harrisonburg Man Found Shot To Death

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Missing Harrisonburg Man Found Shot To Death

A man who was reported missing Thursday evening was discovered dead in his car in the parking lot of the Valley Mall Sunday morning. UPDATE: The DNR reported Monday that Brown, a private investigator, was shot to death. Harrisonburg police released a statement Saturday morning, seeking information about the whereabouts of A. Greg Brown. At […]

HPD Looking For Tire Thief

Monday, February 14, 2011

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The Harrisonburg Police Department is looking to the community for help with a recent theft. Earlier today, an unknown person took a tire and rim from a vehicle in the parking lot of Lowes, 201 Linda Lane. The incident happened sometime between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The victim’s vehicle, a 2006 black four-door Nissan […]

Hburg Church of Christ Saga Featured in WaPo Magazine

Friday, December 17, 2010


It’s a story of murder, fraud, and disagreements about church leadership — and it unfolded right here in the “quiet town of Harrisonburg”, according to the upcoming edition of Washington Post Magazine. The very public drama at the Harrisonburg Church of Christ between Pastor Bill Drumheller (who, unknown to congregants, was a convicted murderer and […]

Harrisonburg Justice Summit To Be Held At EMU

Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Press Release: Community members are invited to the Harrisonburg Justice Summit, scheduled for this Saturday, November 13, from 1-6pm at Eastern Mennonite University’s Campus Center. This free event will focus on issues related to criminal justice, neighborhood safety, rehabilitation of offenders, alternative sentencing, employment needs, and more.

College Republican Arrested, Claims Setup

Thursday, November 11, 2010


College Republican Arrested, Claims Setup

Andrew Jones, a local Republican activist, was arrested yesterday for allegedly stealing credit cards from several JMU students and using them at Harrisonburg area stores, but he insists that he is innocent and that he was “setup” by the alleged victims because of his sexual orientation. According to The Breeze, Andrew Lewis Jones was arrested […]

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