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JMU students charged in Village Lane riot

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


The Harrisonburg Police Department release 15 names of those charged from incidents related to Saturday’s civil disturbance Wednesday. The list includes eight that appear in the JMU People listings, one of whom was charged with assault on a police officer and participating in a riot with a deadly weapon.

HPD investigation moves forward

Monday, April 12, 2010


Harrisonburg Police are continuing their investigation into Saturday’s civil disturbance in the Village Lane area during the “Springfest” block party representatives said in a press conference Monday. At the press conference Monday afternoon, Lt. Kurt Boshart, commander of the Criminal Investigation Division of the HPD, Sgt. Les Tyler, public information officer for the Virginia State […]

Mayor, JMU President comment on Village Lane riot

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Mayor Kai Degner and JMU President Linwood Rose have provided initial responses to Saturday’s riot in Village Lane in which police used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse large crowds.

Police use tear gas and pepper spray to disperse block party

Saturday, April 10, 2010


4/12 Press conference updates The “Springfest” block party was broken up Saturday evening by police using tear gas and pepper spray after party-goers threw beer bottles and rocks at police officers. The confrontation occurred in the Village Lane area of Harrisonburg during an annual block party that police estimate drew 8,000 revelers. Criminal Investigation Division […]

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