South Boston Crime

South Boston Crime

Crime, law and justice, and police blotter near South Boston, VA or anywhere in the US.

Recent Crime News

  • Former resident dies of gunshot wound, three days af...

    Wednesday May 10 | via SoVaNow.com 

    South Hill Town Council agreed Monday night to delay a decision on imposing a 30 cent-per-pack cigarette tax after hearing from a succession of tobacco farmers, convenience store owners and A former South Boston man living in Greensboro, N.C. was found dead Thursday afternoon of a possibly self-inflicted gunshot wound, only three days after he suffered serious stab injuries in a separate reported kidnapping and robbery incident in Catawba County, N.C. William Terry Dickey, 61, was a 1974 graduate of Halifax County Senior High School and a resident of Greensboro. He died Thursday afternoon near a highway cloverleaf on Interstate 40 West near Statesville, N.C. Police identified him as the shooting victim on Friday.

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  • The Latest: Slain doctor texted pal: 'Gunman in the ...

    Monday May 8 | via Powhatan Today 

    This undated photo provided by Massachusetts Eye and Ear shows Dr. Lina Bolanos, found dead with her fiancee Dr. Richard Field on Friday, May 5, 2017, by police at his condo in the Macallen Building in South Boston. Police said they believe the man suspected of their deaths knew them.

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    Related Topix: Chelsea (Boston, MA), South Boston, VA, Violent Crime

  • The Latest: Hospital arraignment for suspect in docs...

    Monday May 8 | via Powhatan Today 

    This undated photo provided by Massachusetts Eye and Ear shows Dr. Lina Bolanos, found dead with her fiancee Dr. Richard Field on Friday, May 5, 2017, by police at his condo in the Macallen Building in South Boston. Police said they believe the man suspected of their deaths knew them.

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    Related Topix: South Boston, VA, Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law

  • The Latest: Suspect in doctors' deaths faces murder ...

    Monday May 8 | via Powhatan Today 

    This undated photo provided by the Eye and Ear shows Dr. Lina Bolanos, who was found dead with Dr. Richard Field on Friday, May 5, 2017, by police at the Macallen Building in South Boston. Police said they believe the man suspected of their deaths knew them.

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    Related Topix: Violent Crime, South Boston, VA, Law, Criminal Defense Law

  • Next 25 Articles

    Monday May 8 | via Lucianne.com 

    No doubt VA Secretary David Shulkin will utilize the newest legislation passed in March which makes it easier to fire VA employees found to be deficient in their responsibility to provide veterans healthcare. President Trump has also enhanced the accountability within the VA system with whistleblower protections and a specific office of accountability.

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    Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs

  • Renewed call for information in fatal Westside Trail...

    Tuesday May 2 | via SoVaNow.com 

    South Boston Police are making renewed appeals for information in the death of DreQuan Hubbard, six months after the 19-year-old South Boston man was fatally shot inside a vehicle parked at Westside Trailer Park. The shooting took place during daytime on Nov. 3, 2016, between 4-4:30 p.m. Residents of the area reported hearing shots fired, and police arriving at the scene found Hubbard seated inside a black Ford Fusion with gunshot wounds.

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    Related Topix: Obituaries

  • Man convicted on gun charges

    Apr 24, 2017 | via SoVaNow.com 

    A South Boston man with 10 felony convictions on his record was found guilty on Friday of two firearms-related charges by a jury that further recommended that he serve up to five years behind bars. Sirking Irvin Sweeney faced trial in Halifax County Circuit Court on two charges: buying, receiving or aiding in the concealment of a stolen firearm, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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    Related Topix: South Boston, VA, Halifax County, VA, Drugs

South Boston Law

Can an off duty officer give you a speeding ticket?
I was pulled over Saturday morning at 4 a.m. for speeding and then was arrested for a DWI after blowing 0.09
If the speed was calculated by LASER, RADAR or VASCAR, then my answer would be "NO" because Va Code 46.2-882 says in...
Will my auto insurance be effected if a friend got a DUI driving my car?
This friend of my husband was using our vehicle while we were on vacation & he hot a DUI causing the truck to be impounded. We were not called by the police but told the next day by the friend. His parents got our truck back. Is this going to mess up our auto insurance?
While the answer to this question varies from state to state and from one insurance to another, its unlikely that the...
What are the sentencing guidelines for a probation revocation and felony child endangerment?
My neice was on probation for several DUIs and revoked license. She had served 30 days in the county jail. Last week, she drove a vehicle with a 9 yr. old passenger. She wrecked the vehicle (one car) resulting in the child's death. I'm hoping she gets some prison time, but was wondering for how long? Thank you.
No one can really answer this question. To answer it, we would need case specifics and specifics to your niece which...
Can you travel to Mexico pending a DUI
My friend got arrested last night for a DUI and he was sent to jail over night but there was no bond he was just free to go when someone came to pick him up. The court date is June 13th but we leave for Cancun, Mexico June 2nd-8th. Can he go? If he does go will we all be denied entry to Mexico?
Best to check with your nearest Mexican consulate. Begin by searching on their website, then call.
Will a pending DUI case affect my entry in to canada?
I am waiting on a pending DUI case to be resolved, will this effect my being able to enter Canada?
You asked this question earlier? Virginia will probably not restrict your travel except to comply with conditions of...
What other factors can help in getting reductions for DWI Charge?
I was pulled over by an officer last night in Northern Virginia; he said that he saw me shopping past the stop line and backing to keep my car behind the line. He said he saw me doing me twice and it took a while for me pull over ( i didn't realize he was trying to pull me over without the alarm sound). He also said he can smell the alcohol. So I had to do a field sobriety test and a breathlyzer test, which i got about 0.12. I was arrested and had to do another breathlyzer test when i got to the station. This time, I got 0.08 which is right at the limit. So I was put in a detention cell for about an hour and was released with an arraignment date. After some research, i found that Virginia does not remove the record and it will last for 11 years for a first offense. I would like to get it reduced to reckless driving to save my careers and future graduate school plans and would like to know what other factors could help my case. I usually do not enjoy drinking; very occasional social drinking but I understand I passed the limit last night.
The best way to defend a dui is for the reason to stop. The officer may have a camera in his car that could help you....
I was found guilty of a DUI in Virginia in January. Will traveling to Bermuda for two days in August be a problem?
Hi. I was found guilty of a DUI in Virginia January of this year. I am not proud of this at all. I am supposed to attend a family event in Bermuda in August for two days and was wondering if this DUI is going to be a problem for me, as far as entering their country? I realize of course that I can't drive there, but I'm mainly worried about having a problem getting into the country. I have a passport that is up to date, etc. and so that is not a problem. Thank you in advance.
I would just let your bond company know and also your attorney if you have one.