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Bayport Credit Union robbed in Hampton


Hampton, Va. – Hampton police are searching for a suspect who robbed the Bayport Credit Union in Hampton on Friday morning.

It happened at 9:39 a.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014, at the Bayport Credit Union located in the 2300 block of Cunningham Drive.

Officers arrived on scene and found that the suspect had entered the business and gave a note to the teller demanding money.

After taking an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency from the business, police say the suspect walked out of the rear of the business and ran away on foot towards Medical Drive. At the time of the robbery, there were patrons inside of the business; however, there were no injuries.

Hampton man faces arson charges

Hampton, Va. – The Hampton Fire Marshal’s office has arrested a Hampton citizen for arson.

It happened on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in the 600 block of Chapel Street.

Hampton fire units responded to the report of a house fire at 6 a.m. As units arrived, smoke was seen at the eaves of the home. The home was searched for any occupants, as the suppression operations were deployed.

No occupants were found in the home during this operation, according to fire officials.

The fire marshal’s office conducted an investigation to determine the origin and cause. As a result of their investigation, Kenneth R. Carpenter has been arrested on two felony counts of arson. One count for burning a dwelling on April 10, 2014 and one count of attempting to burn a dwelling on March 30, 2014. Both of these incidents occurred at the same location, officials say.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.

House fire on LaSalle Avenue in Hampton

Hampton, Va. – A Hampton home caught fire overnight on LaSalle Avenue.

Crews got the call just before 4:30 a.m. Monday morning, near the intersection of Pembroke Avenue.

No one was hurt.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.

Bond granted for former Hampton teacher accused of sending sexual photos to 11-year-old boy

UPDATE: Kimberlee Dietz was granted a $15,000 secured bond with the conditions that she have no contact with anyone under 18 unless they are related by blood or marriage. 

Hampton, Va. – A former Hampton teacher has been arrested for allegedly having an inappropriate communication with a child.

Kimberlee A. Dietz, 31, was arrested on Monday.

According to a criminal complaint filed in court, Dietz sent sexually explicit photos of herself to an 11-year-old boy’s cellphone.

The complaint also says the photos followed a conversation between her and the boy where she expressed an interest in him.

Police began investigating on March 2nd after the boy’s parents notified them.  Police say the boy had told his parents what happened.

A search warrant shows that a detective used the boy’s phone to continue the conversation with who they believe was Dietz.  That’s when she sent the photos.

Nine vehicle break-ins reported in Hampton

Hampton, Va. – Hampton police are looking for suspects wanted for multiple larcenies from vehicles in the Northampton section of the city.

During the early morning hours on March 3, 2014, officers discovered that an unknown suspect(s) had broken into nine vehicles in the Northampton section of the City.

The suspect(s) used an unknown object to break either the side or rear window of four of the vehicles in order to gain access into them. The other vehicles had been left unlocked. After getting into the vehicles, the suspect(s) took electronics and other miscellaneous items before fleeing the area in an unknown direction and by unknown means, police say.

No arrests have been made and there is currently no suspect information.

The following is a breakdown where the break-ins took place, and how many vehicles were affected:

First Block of Golden Willow Circle: One Vehicle

First Block of Old Oak Court: One Vehicle

Seven people without a home after Hampton house fire

Hampton, Va. – A fire forced seven people out of their home in Hampton.

Firefighters were called to a home on Shenandoah Road just after 5:30 p.m. yesterday evening.

When crews arrived, they say a person who lived there was trying to put the fire out with a water hose.

Firefighters took over and put out the flames.

No one was hurt.

Right now – the Red Cross is helping the people who lived inside the home.

Firefighters say the fire started while someone was cooking.

Hampton Christian High School evacuated due to smoke smell

Hampton Christian High School was evacuated due to reports of a smoke smell.

Officials say it was related to a small electrical fire in a light fixture inside the boys bathroom.

The office manager put out the fire using a fire extinguisher.

Students were evacuated due to concerns about smoke.

An email was sent out to parents.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.

The following letter was sent out to parents:

Dear HCA Parents,

Now that we have more details, I want to send you an updated email. First, a small fire was located in a light fixture in the Boys’ Restroom in the NEWEST section of the HCMS/HS building. Our Office Manager, Mrs. Ball, was alerted and able to immediately put out the fire with an extinguisher. Meanwhile students and staff were able to quickly evacuate the building, and all of them were accounted for (as we rehearse during our regular fire drills).