Crime Archive

A sorrow felt worldwide

By JANETTE RODRIGUES and Mike GrussThe Virginian-Pilot
CHESAPEAKE — Two by two. From childhood, boys and girls who grow up in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are taught that they will have a partner when they are sent into the world to spread the Gospel. Morgan Young and Joshua Heidbrink were following that lesson, walking two by two, when a gunman shot them Monday night in Deep Creek. Young, 21, died ; Heidbrink, 19, is expected to recover. The attack on the missionaries has been felt through the worldwide Mormon community.“I . . .

Man's body found near Virginia Beach convention center

By DUANE BOURNEThe Virginian-Pilot
VIRGINIA BEACH — The city reported its first homicide of the year Tuesday morning when a man’s body was found lying in the street near the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia.The victim apparently died of a gunshot wound, but an autopsy will determine the official cause of death, police spokeswoman Rene Ball said. Police have identified the man but did not publicly release his name Tuesday pending notification of his relatives, Ball said.The incident began at about 8:30 a.m. when police dispatchers . . .

Violence extinguishes missionary's bright future

By CINDY CLAYTON The Virginian-Pilot
CHESAPEAKE — Morgan Young had nearly completed his mission. He was looking forward to going home to Bountiful, Utah, in two months and was making plans to attend Brigham Young University to study computers.For nearly two years, the 21-year-old studied and worked as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He and fellow Mormon missionary Joshua Heidbrink, 19, recently began work in Chesapeake. They were on Elkhart Street in Deep Creek on Monday night when . . .

Police find gun used in Mormon shootings

Police charged a 19-year-old Chesapeake man with the murder of one Mormon missionary and the malicious wounding of another.
James R. Boughton, 19, was arrested shortly before midnight at his home in the 3100 block of Sir Meliot Drive.

Escaped Norfolk inmate still at large

By MATTHEW JONESThe Virginian-Pilot
NORFOLK — The sheriff has fired at least one jail employee and disciplined several others for their roles in the mistaken release of an inmate from Connecticut. The inmate, Phil Ramos, was still at large Tuesday afternoon. The sheriff’s office declined to release the number of employees who faced discipline, spokeswoman Bonita Harris said. Punishments for the employees ranged from reprimand to demotion to suspension to termination, she said. Some faced multiple punishments. Harris declined to . . .

Mormon missionary shooting victims identified


A missionary for the Church of Latter Day Saints who was fatally shot Monday night in a Deep Creek neighborhood has been identified as Morgan W. Young, 21, of Bountiful, Utah, according to a report in The Rocky Mountain News.

Two Mormons shot, one killed, during mission

Chesapeake police search for the man who shot two Mormon missionaries Monday night in Chesapeake. (Gary C. Knapp/special to the Virginian-Pilot)


PACE program to take new path in Norfolk

By MATTHEW ROY and HARRY MINIUMThe Virginian-Pilot
NORFOLK — News cameras rolled in the spring of 1991 as bulldozers ripped apart a 22nd Bay Street apartment building that had become a haven for drug users.Fed up with an onslaught of drug crimes and related blight, the City Council had agreed the previous year to increase taxes by 3 cents per $100 of assessed value to finance PACE – Police Assisted Community Enforcement. The concept: enlist residents, city government and police to combat blight and crime and to revitalize neighborhoods.PACE . . .

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