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Cheat Sheet: July 18, 2013

Woman’s death reclassified homicide

According to the Norfolk Police Department, a woman found dead in a Norfolk hotel room in January was the victim of homicide. On Jan. 25, Mercedea Tubens of Norfolk was found dead in a room at the Knights Inn located on East Ocean Avenue. Police investigated the death as an undetermined death. Six months later, toxicology results were returned and the Medical Examiner’s Office reclassified the death as a homicide, said Chris Amos with the Norfolk Police Department. Tubens’ cause of death is not being released. A Newport News man, Lincoln Thomas Peters, has been arrested in connection to Tubens’ death. Peters is currently incarcerated in the Norfolk City Jail. (Source)

Nude woman bit YMCA employee’s face

According to Lou Thurston with the Newport News Police Department, police and medics responded to the Family YMCA in the 7800 block of Warwick Boulevard around 7 p.m. Wednesday after a nude woman was reported to be on the facility’s roof. Officers found the 34-year-old woman threating to jump from the roof, but a police supervisor was able to wean her away from the edge and off the roof. Police found that before the woman climbed on the roof, she asked to go inside the YMCA for a drink of water. After she was allowed inside, she bit a 53-year-old female employee in the face and assaulted a 39-year-old woman and 9-year-old girl by touching them. The woman was transported to a local hospital for mental and medical evaluation. The employee was also transported for treatment. The woman’s identity will not be released until she is arrested. (Source)

Man injured in VA Beach shooting

According to Virginia Beach Police, a man was injured in a shooting on Wednesday night at the intersection of Fairwinds Lane and Summit Arch.  Officers responded to a call that someone had been shot shortly after 11 p.m. The victim told police that he was sitting in a car with a friend when a group of four or five men began talking to the driver when he heard the shots being fired, according to a Virginia Beach Police Department news release. He soon realized he had been hit, the release said. The man was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Anyone with more information on this crime should call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. (Source)

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