February 25, 2014
Charlottesville Police are investigating a report of a burglary and assault that occurred at the home of Delegate David Toscano on Monday, Feb. 24.
Authorities arrested 35-year-old Claire Kennedy Ogilvie of Charlottesville. She is charged with burglary, abduction and malicious wounding.
Ogilvie is a high school teacher in Greene County. Officials released a statement saying that school administration has taken steps to suspend Ogilvie.
Del. Toscano’s wife suffered non-life threatening injuries as the result of the incident. She was treated at Martha Jefferson Hospital and released.
Ogilvie is being held without bond at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Jail.
A court appearance is scheduled for March 27.
Police believe this is an isolated incident, and it is still under investigation.
Statement from David Toscano
"My wife was assaulted at our home last evening by a person who we knew but had not seen for over a year. She was struck by her female assailant in the head several times but never lost consciousness. The assailant broke into our home. Our son was not home at the time.
"I returned from Richmond and brought her to the hospital. She was treated and released and is resting comfortably. A full recovery from her injuries is expected.
"The assailant has been apprehended and detained.
"Since there is an ongoing investigation, we will have no further comment at this time. We hope that our privacy will be respected, and we appreciate people keeping us in their thoughts."
Statement from Greene County Public Schools
"This morning, the Charlottesville City Police notified the administration of the Greene County Public Schools that one of our employees had been arrested and was in police custody.
"The police notified us that the employee has been charged with multiple alleged offenses. The police assured administration that the employee’s alleged conduct, which reportedly occurred in the City of Charlottesville, did not involve any Greene County student or other employee.
"At this point, school administration has not been notified of the specific details relating to the employee’s alleged conduct which resulted in the arrest.
"Based on the information provided by law enforcement regarding the charges, administration has taken steps to suspend the employee from duties as provided for by Virginia law. We understand the matter remains under investigation by the police.
"We will continue to monitor this matter as developments allow and as more information is made available to us. We will continue to cooperate with law enforcement to the extent our assistance is requested."