Tomorrow in The Star (8/22): Police investigate a stolen human skull in Winchester, Evan Goodenow writes.
Some Rappahannock Electric Cooperative board members make about $40,000 per year working as little as eight hours per week, Onofrio Castiglia reports.
Also, Robyn Miller, the new interim executive director of WATTS, says the charity has offers for land and buildings to construct a permanent, year-round home, Onofrio Castiglia writes.
Pictured: Appearing in a sign anchored to the wall of a house next door, Realtor Kendra Layman watches Urban Development employee Mason Gyovai of Winchester as he cleans the front yard of a neighboring property on East Cork Street in Winchester on Wednesday.
Prayers for safe return. In Jesus Name. Amen Amen Amen
Prayers that she is found and gets home safely.
Prayers , come home Keleigh. So many love you.
Praying she returns home safely
Oh Jen, I pray she is found soon!!
Oh Keleigh please go home. This world just isn’t safe to be alone where your parents can’t locate you. Lots of people will act nice to you when really they’re just trying to use you Please call home and get home safely. May God hold you in His care.
Prayers for safe return An everyone
Come home Keleigh! So many people love you and always will.
On Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at approximately 9:00 A.M. officers of the Waynesboro Police Department were investigating at an incident of a stolen firearm in the 400 block of Lombardy Circle. The alleged suspect was Zachary Dewar Tomey, 22 years of age from Waynesboro. This incident posed an officer safety and community issue.
The Waynesboro public schools were immediately placed on a modified lockdown as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of all students while the suspect was at large.
Officers of the Waynesboro Police Department coordinated a 2.5-hour search for Tomey; he was subsequently arrested in the 1600 block of New Hope Road. The investigation into the theft of the firearm is currently ongoing.
Waynesboro Public Schools have now been cleared for regular operation.
Zachary Dewar Tomey Status: · Arrested for violation of VA Code 18.2-119, Trespassing ... See MoreSee Less
#VSP Seeking Witnesses to Fatal #LoudounCounty Crash
As the investigation continues into last week's fatal crash that claimed the life of a 34-year-old Aldie, Va. woman and injured her 4-year-old daughter, state police is looking to hear from witnesses about the crash. Several have come forward already, but state police would like to hear from anyone else who may seen the crash occur or saw the 2012 Volkswagen CC on Belmont Ridge Road prior to the crash. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Virginia State Police Leesburg Office at 703-771-2533 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia Trooper A.N. Patsios is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Loudoun County. The crash occurred Aug. 14, 2019 at 7:20 a.m. on Belmont Ridge Road near Legacy Park Drive.
A dark gray, 4-door 2012 Volkswagen CC was traveling south on Belmont Ridge Road when it ran off the left side of the road, went over the curb, through the median and into the northbound lanes of Belmont Ridge Road. The Volkswagen struck head-on a northbound 2013 Subaru.
The driver of the Subaru, Ammie K. Cho, 34, of Aldie, Va., died at the scene. A 4-year-old female passenger was transported to Inova Loudoun Hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening, injuries. The child was secured in a child safety seat.
The driver of the Volkswagen, an 18-year-old male from Ashburn, Va., was transported to Reston Hospital Center for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening, injuries.
Charges are pending at this time, as the investigation remains ongoing.
Here in northern Virginia you take your life in your hands especially when you travel on a 2 lane road. I wish all of our roads had a concrete barriers in between. So sad
Thank you for doing a thorough investigation and not just blaming this 18 year old. Heartbreaking accident for everyone involved!
Christ have mercy on us
Wow how sad looks like a high speed impact
Everyone is quick to judge the 18 year old saying it was his fault. You never know if he suffered a medical emergency behind the wheel and that caused him to run off the road. I witnessed a man having a seizure behind the wheel before. You just never know the circumstances! With that being said, all involved have my prayers.
Pretty safe to blame the 18 year old male involved.
What was the speed limit of the road there? It looks like a residential area. Thats crazy.
VST will get them!
Looks like some one on wrong side of the highway. Wasn’t reconstruction call on scene to investigate? They usually do in a fatality with 2 or more cars. Call Tommy Turner he knows everything!
Why haven't you named the 18 year old? Seems odd to me...
The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Brian Breeden, 34, on August 20th, 2019 after receiving a report of a suspicious person at Hill Crest Apartments, Staunton.
Deputies were dispatched to Spring Crest Ln., at approximately 0413 hours for the report of a man who was knocking/banging on apartment doors and identifying himself as a police officer.
Upon arrival, deputies spoke with witnesses who said a man, later identified as Christopher Brian Breeden, was causing a disturbance. The complaining party informed deputies that Breeden was seemingly intoxicated and reeked of alcohol.
The witness added that Breeden identified himself as a police officer and tried to enter the man’s apartment, stating that he wanted to make sure everything was in order in his home. The tenant denied Breeden access.
Deputies found Breeden in the parking of the apartment complex. He made several incoherent statements and exhibited signs of intoxication.
Breeden was subsequently arrested for public intoxication and impersonation of a police officer. ... See MoreSee Less
Well 2 down ( one by Staunton PD and this one...) how many more to go? And do they not realize that if they cleaned up their act and put in some effort local agencies are happy to train qualified applicants for their reserves... goodness gracious.
Thank you ACSO!
Thank you ACSO
Then again, I forgot about the jails corruption. You charge inmates $3/day (just to feed them food you get from the Blue Ridge Food Bank for free) so your deputies are making sure you get 'em and keep 'em! Cha-ching $$!!! How is a privately owned jail even legal? Anyone else been wondering this for the past umpteen years?! Am I right, or am I right 😑
Good job ACSO. VOTE SMITH ON THE 5TH.
Has there been an attempt to determine if this is the same individual impersonating police in the crimora area?
Yes because all the cops look just like this with a beard and all that.
Eden Floyd Brian Floyd
Andrea Saunders tag ben
Really, Smith? If an insane person can't face trial for murder because they aren't in the right state of mind--how the HELL can you charge a DRUNKEN, "INTOXICATED" man whom is BLATANTLY not in any correct state of mind, with Impersonating a f*cking Officer? Albeit, if he were sober, Breeden would have never gone around knocking as such, "pretending" to be law enforcement. Hell, who is to say that this gentleman wasn't so INEBRIATED that in his mind he really was the law? Not an imposter? How can that be proven without a doubt in any court of law? This is why I wanna go back to school to finish my law degree, and this is also why you need to get your hiney gone from our Sheriff's Office! Which Officer was this young man impersonating, exactly: one of your doped up deputies, the married drug task officer who sleepa with informants, officers stealing evidence...I could go on. Poor kid. A public intoxication charge would have sufficed. I absolutely cannot fathom how Impersonating an Officer will even hold up.
Our Hand in Paw program was established in 2012, in the hopes of making it easier for people to keep their loved pets at home, instead of having to surrender them to the shelter. We support families ...
Reminder that school starts tomorrow in Page County! Please allow extra travel time in the morning and watch for kiddos standing by the roadways waiting on the buses. We wish all of the teachers, staff, students and parents a great year! ... See MoreSee Less
HPD School Resource Officers are glad to be back on the first day of school and are looking forward to another great year. Good luck to all the students and staff of Harrisonburg City Schools! ... See MoreSee Less
HPD brought an end to summer vacation for nine local students! Donations from department members provided new backpacks and supplies for their return to school along with a special visit from Chief English. ... See MoreSee Less
The City of Martinsburg is accepting applications for the position of Full Time Police Dispatcher II. Shift of 4PM Midnight will apply-no day shift available. High school diploma or GED equivalent with specialized course work in general office practices and two (2) years of increasingly responsible related experience, or any equivalent combination of related education and experience.
The successful applicant will monitor telephones and radio in the dispatch center, answer all incoming calls and ascertain the nature of the call, dispatch police vehicles for emergency responses, maintain a log on radio and telephone communications, input data into the computer system, and other related duties as required. The successful applicant must be able to deal with the public and staff of the Police Department in a calm, rational and reasonable manner in often stressful situations. Must have teletype certification or be able to obtain teletype certification timely.
Starting wage of $32,235 with an excellent benefit package. Applications should be filed with the HR Director, 232 N. Queen St., Martinsburg, WV 25401 or online at www.cityofmartinsburg.org no later than Friday, August 23, 2019. ... See MoreSee Less
Schools will be back in session tomorrow. Please be cautious as you travel on the roads as there will be children loading and unloading from school buses. We ask everyone to work together to ensure the safety of our children throughout the school year. ... See MoreSee Less
***BREAKING NEWS*** PACHUTA - The Clarke County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in finding the person(s) responsible for the robbery of the Pachuta One Stop overnight.
Chief Deputy Barry White tells CCHT that the suspect(s) broke into the Pachuta One Stop between the hours of 3:30 and 4:am early Sunday morning.
Multiple items were stolen from the store including cash.
Chief White asks that if anyone was in the Pachuta area this morning and may have seen anything suspicious including vehicles that was in the area to please call the Clarke County Sheriff's Department at 601-776-5252 or Crimestoppers at 855-485-8477.
📣 Area 13-17 year-olds are invited to apply for the WPD's upcoming Teen Citizen Academy! Held from 8 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, this one-day crash course will introduce participants to WPD officers and provide exclusive insight into the workings of the department. Perfect for students interested in pursuing careers in law enforcement or criminal justice! Fill out the easy online application right from your phone: 📲 winchesterpolice.org/teen-citizens-police-academy... See MoreSee Less
Corporal Eric Neely and Patrolwoman Britney Conner have been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officers of the Month for August 2019. Eric Neely is an MPD veteran with 16 years of service and Britney Conner has a year and a half on the job. In earning the Award, both officers demonstrated superior initiative, teamwork, and attention to duty in investigations that resulted in felony arrests and the shutting down of three more drug houses.
We have received numerous complaints in the past few days about telephone scams. We urge the public once again to not give out any personal information. Callers are posing as family members claiming they have been in accidents or even arrested, in order to get money. Just hang up !!! ... See MoreSee Less
Got a scam call wanting to talk about my computer and did I have windows. I told them I did not have a computer and all my windows were on my house. Then I hung up.
This was done multiple times to my parents. They told them that my son was in jail (he was at school) and that my nephew had been in an accident (when he was actually serving his country in the Air Force). I dont know how this information is obtained by these callers to convince people that their loved ones are in need of help, but it upset my mother because she thought her grandsons were in a bad situation. Really makes me mad.