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Posted on: October 3, 2019

10/17/2019 Daily Press - Weekly Wanted

Daily Press ad for outstanding warrants, Newport News and Hampton. 10/17/2019

The Daily Press publishes a "Weekly Wanted" page in the paper that identifies suspects that are wanted by the Newport News and Hampton police departments.

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Arrest Made in Dresden Drive Homicide

Yesterday evening, Jonah Dwight Sims, a 23-year old Newport News man, was arrested in reference to the homicide that occurred on September 16, 2019 in the 600 block of Dresden Drive.  Mr. Sims has been charged with:

(1) MURDER: 1ST DEGREE(2) OCCUP...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Arrest Made In Homicide Investigation

Elijah Dayron Armstrong

Yesterday afternoon a suspect was taken into custody in reference to the homicide that occurred on September 16, 2019 in the 13300 block of Jefferson Ave.

The suspect has been identified as Elijah Dayron Armstrong, 21-years-old, of the 500 block of Turnber...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

NEWPORT NEWS POLICE & FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL HOLD AN HONOR AND REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY FOR VICTIMS OF SE

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The Newport News Police Department and Newport News Fire Department have planned a special ceremony to honor, remember and pay tribute to the 3,000 people who lost their lives, including more than 400 first responders, during the attacks of September 11, ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Two Arrested in Double Homicide Investigation

On August 1, 2019 at approximately 10:21 p.m., Newport News Police responded to the 900 block of Forest Lake Court in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the victims, a 15-year-old Newpor...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Domestic Violence Suspect Taken Into Custody

Outlaw, Jermaine Damon

On August 25th, 2019 at 9:06 PM, Newport News Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Charles Street in reference to a domestic assault. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim, a 27-year-old Yorktown woman who was found suffering from faci...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

NNPD ‘ADOPTS’ CITY’S ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS – JUST IN TIME FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL

The Newport News Police Department is pleased to announce that officers have “adopted” all of the city’s elementary schools.

The Adopt-A-School program assigns at least one officer to each elementary school. The officers, and ...

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Update on Homicide and Officer-Involved Shooting

On August 17, 2019 at approximately 3:34 pm, officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Ottis Street in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, they located Chondra Eason, a 34-year-old Newport News woman with multiple gunshot wounds. She was pronounced ...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

The Biggest Training Class in the History of the NNPD Starts Today!

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The Newport News Police Department is holding its largest Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy since its first class in 2009.

The class of 42 includes six recruits who read, write and speak Spanish fluently. This surpasses Chief of Police Steve Drew&...

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Posted on: July 8, 2019

ShotSpotter to Be Tested July 11, 2019 in Newport News

On Thursday, July 11, 2019, the Newport News Police Department will be conducting a live-fire gunshot event to test the ShotSpotter solution as they conduct a detection qualification and validation analysis. The purpose of the testing, is to test the sens...

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

CELEBRATORY GUNFIRE-NOT ONLY IS IT DANGEROUS, IT’S ILLEGAL

At the Newport News Police Department (NNPD) we wish you and your family a very happy and safe Independence Day. To keep your neighborhood safe, please be aware that celebratory gunfire is not only dangerous but a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to a...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

NNPD Partners with NNPS Robotics Students

The Newport News Police Department is partnering with Newport News Public Schools robotics students to build a remote-controlled moving target. 

The target will be installed at NNPD’s training range. NNPD Sgt. Bradley Churchill said he t...

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

NNPD Announces Promotions, Including New Assistant Chief of Police Michael Hudgins

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Effective June 3, 2019, Captain Michael Hudgins will assume the role of Assistant Chief of Police for the Newport News Police Department. Captain Hudgins is currently responsible for the Criminal Investigations Division of the Department and has been with...

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Super Loads May Impact Traffic

Four super loads, scheduled to be delivered to Newport News Shipbuilding in late April to mid-May, could affect traffic.

The equipment will enter Newport News from Hampton on Mercury Boulevard. The movement will require temporary lane closures on Mercury B...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Suspect in 2015 Newport News Homicide Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

Rishaud Powell

On January 1, 2015, officers were dispatched to a BP gas station located on Warwick Boulevard in Newport News in reference to a shooting. When they arrived on scene, they observed, Jerrod Reid, a then 23-year-old, Newport News man suffering from an appare...

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

NNPD to Host Prescription Drug Drop Off Locations

The Newport News Police Department will once again participate in a nationwide initiative seeking to prevent increased prescription drug abuse and theft. 

On Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., the Newport News Police Department wi...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Violent Suspect Apprehended - 21 Charges Filed

Wiggins, Earl

Earl Dontia Wiggins, a 30-year-old-man of the 200 block of Pacific Drive in Hampton and the suspect in a series of violent crimes was apprehended in Newport News on the morning of March 8, 2019, by the Newport News Police Department Fugitive Apprehension ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Vehicle Theft in Newport News is on the Rise – You Can Help

          The Newport News Police Department needs your help in combating vehicle theft and theft from vehicles throughout the city. As you can see from the numbers below, a large number of vehicle thefts can b...

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Suspect Charged in December 11 Shooting

Bradley, Anthony Lamont

On December 11, 2018, at 5:39 p.m., medics in the area of the 3600 block of Marshall Avenue were approached by a 32-year-old Newport News Woman stating she had been shot inside of her residence. The victim sustained a single gunshot wound to her head and ...

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

Fourteen Arrested in Domestic-Violence Suppression Operation

NNPD ARRESTS 14 IN CITYWIDE DOMESTIC-VIOLENCE SUPPRESSION OPERATION

(ARRESTS INCLUDE SUSPECT FROM DECEMEBER 19 SHOOTING)

Newport News Police officers arrested 14 suspects in a coordinated takedown that began early Thursday morning, December 20, 2018. The op...

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