Police Sting Nabs iPod-Driven Auto Thefts

Police Sting Nabs iPod-Driven Auto Thefts

City police set the bait—an unlocked vehicle with obvious iPod, cell phone, camera and watch—along Madison Avenue. Three minutes later they sprung the trap, after two teens on bikes swiped the iPod and cell phone, making it 30 yards before police arrested them. Police found two more iPods after a search. Both juveniles were convicted last week of petty larceny.

The river wild

The river wild

Dear M. Pure: Well, if there’s one thing Ace appreciates as he gets on in years, it’s fishing, swimming and canoeing… and drifting lazily downstream in a raft, drinking beer and ogling women in bathing suits, of course. Fortunately for Ace, the Rivanna River allows him do all of these things. But is it safe?