Woman pulled over by man impersonating an officer in Christiansburg, police say
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – The Christiansburg Police Department is warning people to be cautious if pulled over by an unmarked car. On March 17 at 6:30 p.m., a man pretending to be a police officer pulled a woman over in front of the Tractor Supply on Roanoke Street in Christiansburg, according to police. He’s approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall and had on aviator sunglasses, a light black short sleeve uniform shirt and black cargo pants, according to authorities. Police said that if you are pulled over by an unmarked car that you can call 911 to confirm that it’s a legitimate traffic stop. Anyone with information or anyone who may have witnessed the event is being asked to contact Detective Cannon with the Christiansburg Police Department at 540-382-3131.
Man facing felony charges after barricading himself inside Christiansburg home for 2.5 hours
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – A Christiansburg man is facing felony charges for a domestic assault incident that led to him barricading himself inside a home for more than two hours on Monday night, according to the Christiansburg Police Department. Officers say when they responded, they found a woman outside of a home in the 1900 block of Ridinger Street with visible head injuries. According to police, officers say a man inside the home. Authorities say he then closed the door and went deeper into the house. The emergency response team and crisis negotiators with the Christiansburg Police Department responded to the scene, and authorities say negotiators were able to get the man to surrender after around two and a half hours, around 10:30 p.m.Christopher Touchet, 27, of Christiansburg was arrested and charged with one count each of:Strangulation - felonyAbduction - felonyDomestic assault - misdemeanorWillfully prevent calling 911 - misdemeanorAuthorities say he is being held at Montgomery County Jail.
Runaway teen on silver-and-white bike missing in Montgomery County
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – UPDATE: Haley Hinkey has been found! ORIGINAL STORYThe Christiansburg Police Department is asking for help from the community to find a missing 16-year-old girl. Haley Hinkley was last seen at about 9:15 p.m. on Friday wearing a pink hoodie, according to police. Authorities believe she left the Liberty Street area, about a half-mile away from the Montgomery County Public Schools office, riding a silver-and-white 10-speed bike. Here is a map of the approximate location where police said she left:
Law enforcement agencies team up for Dialogue on Race & Law Enforcement in Blacksburg
BLACKSBURG, Va. Multiple law enforcement agencies in the Montgomery County area are holding a joint news conference in response to the killing of George Floyd and the expressions of outrage sweeping across the country. The Montgomery County Sheriffs Office, Blacksburg Police Department and Christiansburg Police Department are hosting the news conference. Scheduled speakers include:Penny Franklin, President of The Community GroupDr. Wornie Reed, Director of the Virginia Tech Race and Social Policy CenterBlacksburg Police Chief Anthony WilsonBlacksburg Mayor Leslie Hager-SmithChristiansburg Mayor Mike BarberMontgomery County Board of Supervisors Chair Steve FijalkowskiThe news conference is happening outside the Blacksburg Police Department building at 200 Clay Street.
Police say no wrongdoing found in traffic stop involving Del. Chris Hurst
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – UPDATEAfter conducting an internal investigation following a traffic stop involving Del. The department announced the investigation at the end of last month after the Jan. 26, 2020 traffic stop involving Hurst caused some controversy. Christiansburg Police DepartmentORIGINAL STORYFriday at 10 a.m., the Christiansburg Police Department will announce the results of its internal investigation into a traffic stop involving Delegate Chris Hurst last month. The department announced the investigation at the end of last month after the Jan. 26, 2020 traffic stop involving Hurst caused some controversy. Chris Hurst traffic stop]Authorities say Hurst was pulled over by an officer around 2 a.m. on the US-460 overpass between the downtown Christiansburg and Peppers Ferry Road exits.
Christiansburg police to launch internal investigation after Del. Chris Hurst traffic stop
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – After controversy arose regarding Sunday’s traffic stop of Virginia Delegate Chris Hurst, the Christiansburg Police Department is taking a closer look at what happened. Chris Hurst releases expanded statement after blowing .085 during traffic stop]Authorities say Hurst was pulled over by an officer around 2 a.m. on the US-460 overpass between the downtown Christiansburg and Peppers Ferry Road exits. The Police Department announced Thursday that an internal investigation has been initiated regarding the stop. This investigation will be completed within 30 days, according to a town spokeswoman. Chris Hurst wasn’t arrested]Below is the full statement from the Police Department announcing the investigation: