PA Man Ryan Brenneman ID’d As Victim In Monday Night Hopewell Fatal Motorcycle Crash

BEAVER COUNTY, PA. (THECOUNT) — Ryan Brenneman, of Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Monday night motorcycle crash in Bedford County.

Brenneman, 36, was killed in a single-motorcycle crash near Hopewell Monday night.

According to reports, Brenneman was operating a Suzuki motorcycle on Woodbury Pike in Hopewell, whn for unknown reasons, the bike crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 10:30 p.m. Monday. The bike then made contact with a utility pole.

Brenneman was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Beaver County is a county in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 170,539. Its county seat is Beaver. The county was created on March 12, 1800, from parts of Allegheny and Washington Counties. It took its name from the Beaver River – Wikipedia.

Richmond Firefighter Lt. Ashley Berry Shot Dead In Hopewell Thursday Night ‘Suspect Sought’

RICHMOND, VA. (THECOUNT) — Richmond firefighter Lt. Ashley Nicole Berry, a Chesterfield, Virginia, mother of three, has been identified as the victim shot dead in Hopewell late Thursday night, according to breaking Friday reports.

Berry, 33, who served with the fire department since 2011 and was recently assigned to the fire marshal’s office, was found suffering from gunshot injuries on before midnight Thursday in the 1000 block of Sunnyside Avenue, in Hopewell.

Hopewell police said they responded at 11:39 p.m. Thursday on Sunnyside Avenue on reports of shots fired. When police and emergency medical personnel arrived, they found Berry suffering from serious gunshot related injuries.

Medical treatment was rendered at the scene and Berry was transported to John Randolph Medical Center and then to VCU Medical Center for further treatment.

She was later pronounced dead of gunshot injuries.

Police said a silver or gold SUV was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed after the shooting.

Police are requesting that anyone who may have witnessed the shooting, or were traveling in or around the area at the time, or have any information on the incident to contact Detective Mark Polumbo of the Hopewell Criminal Investigations Unit at (804) 541-2284. People who wish to remain anonymous may contact the Hopewell Prince George Crimesolvers hotline in Hopewell at (804) 541-2202 or provide their tip using the P3tips mobile app.

The Richmond Fire Department posted a photo and message mourning her loss Friday morning:

“Lt. Berry was a valued member of our Fire Department family and the community,” the post read. “She leaves behind three children, please keep Lt. Berry’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. She will be missed but never forgotten,” reports Richmond.

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Geo quick facts: Hopewell is an independent city surrounded by Prince George County and the Appomattox River in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,591. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Hopewell with Prince George County for statistical purposes – Wikipedia.

VA Man Javon Stith ID’d As Victim Found Shot Dead At Hopewell Playground Wednesday

HOPEWELL, VA. (THECOUNT) — Javon T. Stith, from Wakefield, Virginia, has been identified as the victim found shot dead at a playground in Hopewell early Wednesday morning.

“Juice” Stith, 23, was found deceased after police arrived to 100 block of S.8th Ave. at about 12:48 a.m. Wednesday on calls of shots fired.

“Responding officers subsequently located an adult male victim near the playground who had died from apparent gunshot related injuries,” a Hopewell Police spokesperson said. “Members of the Hopewell Police Department’s Criminal Investigation and Street Crimes Units subsequently initiated a homicide investigation. The decedent has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) for autopsy.”

“Specifics regarding the motive and circumstances surrounding the homicide of Mr. Stith are not being released at this time as detectives continue to investigate and follow-up on viable leads,” a police spokesperson said. “Additional updates will be provided as the investigation develops,” reports WTVR.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, were traveling in and around the area at the time of the shooting or have any information to provide regarding the homicide, contact Lead Detective Keith Krueger at (804) 541-2284. Additionally, any person(s) who have information on this or any other crime occurring in the City of Hopewell may contact the Hopewell/Prince George Crimesolvers hotline in Hopewell at (804) 541-2202. You can also provide a tip anonymously via the P3tips app.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the beloved man:

The investigation is ongoing.

Geo quick facts: Hopewell is an independent city surrounded by Prince George County and the Appomattox River in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,591. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Hopewell with Prince George County for statistical purposes – Wikipedia.