Hit and Run
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Hit and Run
School is now in session. To those of you who are arriving fresh from states in the North and further South, the city (and outskirts) of Richmond may seem the same as it always does. To those of us who have survived the summer heat, the school year has certainly made its mark in many noticeable ways. Parking lots are fuller, grocery stores are fuller, facilities are open later and most importantly: The Henrico police have retaken their positions at strategically located checkpoints across town.
I read with great interest your recent story on the retirement of University of Richmond Police Chief Robert C. Dillard. I have known Chief Dillard both as a student and as an alumni leader. There is no finer Spider than Bob Dillard. He will be greatly missed when he retires this year.
The University Police Department held its first UR Busted event last week to raise money for Virginia Special Olympics. Participants were "arrested" and were provided with a free lunch. The event was the brainchild of officer Randall Baran.
At the recent forum to discuss the concern over Victoria Cobb receiving the award from Jepson, a fellow student said something to the effect of, "These comments come from the students' sadness; we don't feel safe here."
According to the Associated Press, legal definitions of burglary vary, but in general a burglary involves entering a building (not necessarily by breaking in) and remaining there unlawfully with the intention of committing a crime.
Robert C. Dillard decided during his first job as a draftsman — sitting at a drawing table doing building plans eight hours per day — that he didn't want to spend the rest of his life cooped up inside.
Credit Card Fraud
It's that time of year — time to offer up some more green solutions for the University of Richmond's campus!
Theft from Motor Vehicle
Westhampton Lake has been full of the expected wildlife, such as fish and algae, but also contains many unexpected objects, such as stone benches and even cars.
A recent spree of license plate theft has occurred on the University of Richmond campus, with seven plates reported stolen since Jan. 18.