Augusta County Sheriff Dept

Runaway Juvenile

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance with locating a runaway juvenile who was last seen at his Staunton home on April 19, 2019 at approximately 1315 HRS. The juvenile has a medical condition that can be life threatening if his prescribed medications are not administered regularly.

Anibal Pacheco-Matias
W/M
AGE: 17
5’ 4” 156 lbs.
HAIR/Black EYES/Brown
LSW: blue shirt, and bright orange shorts

He left home on foot. The juvenile does have ties to Harrisonburg, VA.

If anyone has any information about this missing juvenile, please contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540-245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.
... See MoreSee Less

Runaway Juvenile 

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance with locating a runaway juvenile who was last seen at his Staunton home on April 19, 2019 at approximately 1315 HRS. The juvenile has a medical condition that can be life threatening if his prescribed medications are not administered regularly.

Anibal Pacheco-Matias 
W/M 
AGE: 17 
5’ 4” 156 lbs. 
HAIR/Black EYES/Brown 
LSW: blue shirt, and bright orange shorts 

He left home on foot. The juvenile does have ties to Harrisonburg, VA. 

If anyone has any information about this missing juvenile, please contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540-245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.

Comment on Facebook

Praying 🙏 for his safety and found unharmed

Praying for safety

Prayers he is found safe

Prayers that he is found 🙏🙏🙏❤

Sending prayers

Prayers

Prayers

Pray you find him

Prayers he is found safe

Hope you find him in time. My prayers are with him and his family.may god keep him safe.

Bright green shorts!!!!

Prayers

Prayers

Prayers

Praying!!🙏

🙏🙏🙏🙏

Shared National Center For Missing and Endangered, Inc.

Just wanted to share the forecast that I am getting:

Severe Weather Possible Today and Tonight

Today
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then showers and thunderstorms after noon. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds and heavy rain. High near 72.

South wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Tonight second band of storms between 8 pm and midnight

Showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 2am and 5am,
then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5am.
Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds capable of producing isolated tornados and heavy rain.
Low around 51. South wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Flash Flood Watch from noon EDT today through late tonight Showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain are expected to overspread the region by this afternoon and continue through this evening before departing late tonight. Repetitive storms and multiple rounds of heavy rain may result in rainfall amounts which could exceed 3 inches locally. Flash flooding is possible, particularly in urban areas and in areas of steep terrain. A Flash Flood watch is in effect for much of the Shenandoah Valley, northern and central Virginia.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and evening. Some of the storms will likely be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and tornadoes, especially across portions of central Virginia where significant wind damage is possible.

The South River is currently forecast to crest below flood stage at about 6.0 feet around 1100 on Saturday.

If basin average rainfall is excessive that could cause that level to be higher.

Stay Alert for rapidly changing conditions. Storms are already developing to our South.

Severe weather should be out of our area Saturday morning but showers and thunderstorms may persist throughout the day.

REMINDER: DO NOT TRY TO DRIVE THROUGH WATER WHERE YOU CANNOT SEE THE ROAD. TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN!
... See MoreSee Less

Just wanted to share the forecast that I am getting: 

Severe Weather Possible Today and Tonight

Today
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then showers and thunderstorms after noon. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds and heavy rain. High near 72. 

South wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. 

Tonight second band of storms between 8 pm and midnight 

Showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 2am and 5am,
then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5am.
Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds capable of producing isolated tornados and heavy rain. 
Low around 51. South wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.   Chance of precipitation is 90%. 

Flash Flood Watch from noon EDT today through late tonight  Showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain are expected to   overspread the region by this afternoon and continue through this evening before departing late tonight. Repetitive storms and multiple rounds of heavy rain may result in rainfall   amounts which could exceed 3 inches locally. Flash flooding is possible, particularly in urban areas and in areas of steep terrain. A Flash Flood watch is in effect for much of the Shenandoah Valley, northern and central Virginia.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and evening. Some of the storms will likely be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and tornadoes, especially across portions of central Virginia where significant wind damage is possible.
 
The South River is currently forecast to crest below flood stage at about 6.0 feet around 1100 on Saturday. 

If basin average rainfall is excessive that could cause that level to be higher. 
  
Stay Alert for rapidly changing conditions. Storms are already developing to our South.

Severe weather should be out of our area Saturday morning but showers and thunderstorms may persist throughout the day.

REMINDER:  DO NOT TRY TO DRIVE THROUGH WATER WHERE YOU CANNOT SEE THE ROAD.  TURN AROUND, DONT DROWN!

Comment on Facebook

great deal be safe out there

Thank you for the update. Be safe out there.

Thanks for the update. You all stay safe out there

Thanks for sharing the weather forecast.

Thanks for the update.. you guys stay safe!!

Thank you for update

thank you donald happy aster to you

Thank you

Thank you

Thank you!

Thank you for the update. Hope you and your deputies stay safe out there!

Stay safe out there!

Michael Hubbard

Thank you

The Sheriff’s Commendation Ribbon (2nd Award) is hereby awarded for outstanding performance in establishing the Sheriff’s Office NARCAN Program in 2018. During its first Year, the NARCAN Program you established has recorded two saves.

Sgt. Carter’s actions and initiative in establishing our NARCAN program, reflect great credit upon the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office.
Sergeant Matt Carter – Sheriff’s Commendation Ribbon (2nd Award)

The Sheriff’s Commendation Ribbon Is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during contact with an armed Suicidal subject in the Swoope area of Augusta County which occurred on November 26th, 2018. On that date, Deputy Roe contacted a suicidal 49-year-old male who was agitated and was demanding that Deputy Roe “shoot him”. Deputy Roe was able to calm and subdue the male, and relieve him of a loaded .380 pistol that was in his pocket.

Deputy Roe’s actions reflect great credit upon the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Nicholas Roe – Sheriff’s Commendation Ribbon

The Sheriff’s Commendation Ribbon Is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during contact with a bear that was aggressively charging another deputy on Seymour Circle in the Staunton area of Augusta County which occurred on November 14th, 2018. On that date, Deputy McManaway observed that a bear was charging a fellow deputy and he fired a single shot from his service pistol, stopping the attacking bear approximately 3 yards away from his fellow deputy.

Deputy McManaway’s coolness under pressure, not to mention his marksmanship, reflect great credit upon the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Noel McManaway – Sheriff’s Commendation Ribbon
... See MoreSee Less

The Sheriff’s Commendation Ribbon (2nd Award) is hereby awarded for outstanding performance in establishing the Sheriff’s Office NARCAN Program in 2018. During its first Year, the NARCAN Program you established has recorded two saves.

Sgt. Carter’s actions and initiative in establishing our NARCAN program, reflect great credit upon the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office.
Sergeant Matt Carter – Sheriff’s Commendation Ribbon (2nd Award)

The Sheriff’s Commendation Ribbon Is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during contact with an armed Suicidal subject in the Swoope area of Augusta County which occurred on November 26th, 2018. On that date, Deputy Roe contacted a suicidal 49-year-old male who was agitated and was demanding that Deputy Roe “shoot him”. Deputy Roe was able to calm and subdue the male, and relieve him of a loaded .380 pistol that was in his pocket. 

Deputy Roe’s actions reflect great credit upon the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Nicholas Roe – Sheriff’s Commendation Ribbon

The Sheriff’s Commendation Ribbon Is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during contact with a bear that was aggressively charging another deputy on Seymour Circle in the Staunton area of Augusta County which occurred on November 14th, 2018. On that date, Deputy McManaway observed that a bear was charging a fellow deputy and he fired a single shot from his service pistol, stopping the attacking bear approximately 3 yards away from his fellow deputy.

Deputy McManaway’s coolness under pressure, not to mention his marksmanship, reflect great credit upon the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Noel McManaway – Sheriff’s Commendation RibbonImage attachmentImage attachment

Comment on Facebook

Congratulations officers!

Congratulations Noel McManaway and to all the officers thank you for a job well done praying for all

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congrats

The Sheriff’s Commendation Ribbon Is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during an armed standoff incident on Forgotten Lane in the Waynesboro area of Augusta County which occurred on May 28th, 2018. During this lengthy incident, Cpl. Chandler and Deputy Reynolds were dealing with a disturbed man armed with a knife, who charged at the deputies and attempted “suicide by cop”. At the conclusion of the incident, the male surrendered and was taken into custody and treated for self-inflicted knife wounds.

Corporal Chandler and Deputy Reynold’s actions reflect great credit upon the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office.

Corporal Ryan Chandler – Sheriff’s Commendation Ribbon

Deputy Dennis Reynolds – Sheriff’s Commendation Ribbon
... See MoreSee Less

The Sheriff’s Commendation Ribbon Is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during an armed standoff incident on Forgotten Lane in the Waynesboro area of Augusta County which occurred on May 28th, 2018. During this lengthy incident, Cpl. Chandler and Deputy Reynolds were dealing with a disturbed man armed with a knife, who charged at the deputies and attempted “suicide by cop”. At the conclusion of the incident, the male surrendered and was taken into custody and treated for self-inflicted knife wounds.

Corporal Chandler and Deputy Reynold’s actions reflect great credit upon the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office.

Corporal Ryan Chandler – Sheriff’s Commendation Ribbon

Deputy Dennis Reynolds – Sheriff’s Commendation Ribbon

Comment on Facebook

Great job guys. We all appreciate the job that you guys do. Stay safe.

Great job guys!!

Congratulations Dennis and Ryan!

Awesome job Rennie...stay safe my brother.

Poor fella probably wanted to end his life, due to dealing with Augusta County Judicial System. I feel for you good guys having to deal with the courts and attorneys. You probably feel as if they're against you. Great job guys !!

Congratulations for a job well done.

Way to go Reynny! Glad you’re okay. You’re a great deputy and person. Much appreciation to you, Corp., and the rest of your crew. 👍❤️🙏

That’s scary!! B safe and great job !!

Awesome job, be very proud.

So proud of my son good job guys !!!

Congrats Dennis!

Congratulations dennis

Great job guys!!...Congratulations

Congratulations Dennis!!!

Great job! Thanks so much for the work you all do.

Keep up the great works, we will always love you for your good works. God bless you always

2 great deputies!! Well deserved!!

Way to go guys.

Congratulations!!

Congratulations

Awesome!!!

Great job

Great work fellas!

Congratulations

Good Job Guys 👏 👏

Comment on Facebook

Drugs

Federal offense

Geez. Looks like somebody went postal.

This is a new level of stupid. Wow.

From the pictures I've seen it looks to be a woman...

Reward...”up to” like how they put that in there 😉😂 They will determine how much your information is worth.

Do they realize that is a federal crime?

What did they steal.. STAMPS?

Man Stuart's draft is getting hit with crime! Such a peaceful place at one time

Someone must be bored and stupid

Commercial Burglaries

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a string of commercial burglaries that occurred in Stuarts Draft.

On 04/14/19 at approximately 2045 hours, deputies responded to Sam’s Hot Dogs, 2347 Stuarts Draft Hwy, for the report of a burglary. Once on the scene, it was determined that an unknown person forcefully entered the business and stole an undisclosed amount of cash. The perpetrator , captured by video surveillance, is believed to be wearing a dark colored rain suit (with an unknown logo on the left chest), gloves, eyeglasses, and a hat.

On Monday, 04/15/19, deputies were dispatched to two more commercial burglaries in the Broadmoor Plaza. The United States Post Office and Michah’s Coffee were entered during the evening or early morning hours. Cash and other items were reportedly taken from those businesses. Given the time and close proximity (two in the same plaza and the third about 1 mile away) of all three businesses, it is believed that they are connected.

Sheriff’s Office investigators are working to identify the person in the video surveillance stills, and to confirm that all three cases are connected. United States Postal Inspectors are assisting in the burglary investigation at the Stuarts Draft Post Office.

If anyone has any information about these cases, or knows the identity of the person in the photos, please contact the Augusta County SO (540.245.5333) or Crime stoppers (800.322.2017)
... See MoreSee Less

Commercial Burglaries 

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a string of commercial burglaries that occurred in Stuarts Draft. 

On 04/14/19 at approximately 2045 hours, deputies responded to Sam’s Hot Dogs, 2347 Stuarts Draft Hwy, for the report of a burglary. Once on the scene, it was determined that an unknown person forcefully entered the business and stole an undisclosed amount of cash. The perpetrator , captured by video surveillance, is believed to be wearing a dark colored rain suit (with an unknown logo on the left chest), gloves, eyeglasses, and a hat. 

On Monday, 04/15/19, deputies were dispatched to two more commercial burglaries in the Broadmoor Plaza. The United States Post Office and Michah’s Coffee were entered during the evening or early morning hours. Cash and other items were reportedly taken from those businesses. Given the time and close proximity (two in the same plaza and the third about 1 mile away) of all three businesses, it is believed that they are connected. 

Sheriff’s Office investigators are working to identify the person in the video surveillance stills, and to confirm that all three cases are connected. United States Postal Inspectors are assisting in the burglary investigation at the Stuarts Draft Post Office. 

If anyone has any information about these cases, or knows the identity of the person in the photos, please contact the Augusta County SO (540.245.5333) or Crime stoppers (800.322.2017)

Comment on Facebook

Looks to me by the gloves and glasses and the bream of his hat it’s the same guy that robbed the shell station in Fairfield

Looks like a woman

Probably works in the sheriff office

Looks like the person may walk pigeon toed. Usually women walk that way.

Bad footage... but here is what I see... person wearing tight wemons shoes so their foot size cant be determined if caught.. no woman stands that way in shoes in or out of public.. his feet hurt so he leans on left arm to adjust his feet ... short.. .overwieght.. reddish colored facial hair..long pointing downward nose.. old fashion glasses..bushy reddish blonde hair hair pinned up or wig.. but what do I know.. it's a man...at least it seems he just got done leaning to adjust his feet to walk again..

Its Jason Vorhees

Has anyone talked to the woman that Sam's hot dog stand publicly shamed a few weeks back?

I was thinking the same, pigeon toed an possibly a woman

They are wearing glasses too

That def looks like a woman.

Wow. So sorry to hear of this. 🙁 Praying suspect is caught before any more robberies occur.

It’s a woman.

That's motorcycle rain gear

Some people..smh. The unknown logo is the brand of rainsuit(Frogg Toggs), so likely not helpful in finding a specific coat. Good reminder to be vigilant and lock up best you can.

I did appreciate the fact that they opened my package from amazon at the post office and left my daughters tablet in there. Makes me curious what they’re looking for though because tablets aren’t cheap and it could have sold for a decent amount of drug money

Look at the shoes and look at the wrist. It is definitely a woman for a very tiny man.

Looks like a woman, look at the feet !

looking at the shoes and hands looks like it is a woman

Well hot dogs are pretty good

Wow

Honestly I believe it's a woman look at them she she looks like a woman and I don't mean it's sad the life is getting so bad in crime I guess people desperate it's scary I mean I don't like like it we are living in a very dangerous time I say praying time praying time

I know two people that are that Pigeon Toed and their women. Whoever this is. I too believe it's a woman.

Looks like they may have a beer belly too

This week, April 14-20, 2019, is National Public Safety Telecommunicators week.

Every year during the second week of April, the telecommunications personnel in the public safety community, are honored. This week-long event, initially set up in 1981 by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office in California, is a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public.

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office would like to pause and celebrate the men and women of the Augusta County Emergency Communications Center (Augusta ECC) who serve our community everyday behind the scenes, answering 911 calls, and dispatching Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

Our local telecommunicators work twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, three hundred and sixty-five days per year and respond to emergency calls. They dispatch emergency professionals and equipment and render life-saving assistance to our community. At the Sheriff’s Office, we also have a group of skilled dispatchers who also continuously serve our community by maintaining and operating our crime computer databases, answering phones, and processing a myriad of records.

We would like to thank all our local telecommunicators and dispatchers for their service, dedication and professionalism
... See MoreSee Less

This week, April 14-20, 2019, is National Public Safety Telecommunicators week.
 
Every year during the second week of April, the telecommunications personnel in the public safety community, are honored. This week-long event, initially set up in 1981 by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office in California, is a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public.
 
The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office would like to pause and celebrate the men and women of the Augusta County Emergency Communications Center (Augusta ECC) who serve our community everyday behind the scenes, answering 911 calls, and dispatching Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services.
 
Our local telecommunicators work twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, three hundred and sixty-five days per year and respond to emergency calls. They dispatch emergency professionals and equipment and render life-saving assistance to our community. At the Sheriff’s Office, we also have a group of skilled dispatchers who also continuously serve our community by maintaining and operating our crime computer databases, answering phones, and processing a myriad of records.
 
We would like to thank all our local telecommunicators and dispatchers for their service, dedication and professionalism

Comment on Facebook

Thank you for your services to the public

Thank You, Thank You!!!!

Thank you for being there for us

Thank you!

Thank u.

The Sheriff’s Commendation Ribbon is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during an armed barricade incident that occurred in the Crimora area of Augusta County on October 24, 2018. During this incident Cpl. Vincent and Deputy Burgdorf conducted a face to face negotiation with a mentally disturbed woman who was armed with a loaded handgun. Their efforts led to a successful surrender, and the female was taken into custody without injury.

Corporal Vincent and Deputy Burgdorf’s actions reflect great credit upon the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office.

Corporal Matthew Vincent – Sheriff’s Commendation Ribbon

Deputy Tabler Burgdorf – Sheriff’s Commendation Ribbon
... See MoreSee Less

The Sheriff’s Commendation Ribbon is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during an armed barricade incident that occurred in the Crimora area of Augusta County on October 24, 2018. During this incident Cpl. Vincent and Deputy Burgdorf conducted a face to face negotiation with a mentally disturbed woman who was armed with a loaded handgun. Their efforts led to a successful surrender, and the female was taken into custody without injury. 

Corporal Vincent and Deputy Burgdorf’s actions reflect great credit upon the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office.

Corporal Matthew Vincent – Sheriff’s Commendation Ribbon

Deputy Tabler Burgdorf – Sheriff’s Commendation Ribbon

Comment on Facebook

Awesome job, nephew, I'm proud of you!

Congratulations Matthew, I am so proud of you.

Congratulations Taber! So proud of you!

Thank you both! Congratulations

Congratulations to both deputies

Great job! Just be safe!!

Great job guys

Congratulations to both of you

Congratulations Taber Daniel! Thank you for your bravery, intelligence, and steadiness while maintaining a safe community for all!

Congratulations Matt

Congratulations to both!

Congratulations to you both!! Way to go Matthew Vincent!!

Great job, Taber!!

Strong work, guys! Thanks for all you do. So proud and thankful for you, Taber! 💙

Proud of you Matthew!!!

Great job! ❤️

Proud of you Taber!

Way to go!

CONGRATS MMatthew VincentUR SURE ARE ONE OUTSTANDING YOUNG MAN 😉😉I KNOW UR MOMMA &DADDY ARE SMILING DWN ON THE AWESOME YOUNG MAN THEY RAISED💙💙

Every reason to be proud!

Congratulations!

Nice work Taber Daniel and Cpl Vincent.

Awesome job!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Congratulations Matthew!

Congratulations

ALERT!

Be aware that numerous roadways throughout the county are impassable due to the heavy rains. If the road is covered by water, find another way. Be safe and call us if you need anything.

Some of these roads include:

1) Multiple locations on Howardsville Turnpike

2) 400 block of Augusta Farms Road

3) Multiple locations of Long Meadow Road

4) 500 block of Wayne Ave

5) Ty River Turnpike

6) Mudslide issues on Rt.-250 going towards Nelson County
... See MoreSee Less

ALERT!

Be aware that numerous roadways throughout the county are impassable due to the heavy rains.  If the road is covered by water, find another way. Be safe and call us if you need anything.

Some of these roads include:

1) Multiple locations on Howardsville Turnpike 

2) 400 block of Augusta Farms Road

3) Multiple locations of Long Meadow Road 

4) 500 block of Wayne Ave 

5) Ty River Turnpike 

6) Mudslide issues on Rt.-250 going towards Nelson County

Comment on Facebook

Why is there school in Augusta County today with all of this going on?

Long Meadow is bad. Came thru there last night and came to an area that was extremely rolling across road and no place to turn. I took a chance and came thru but was very difficult. Would never due that again but just no place to turn and that road is narrow.

Thanks for info

Thanks donald smith u are the best fisher wouldnt have done that

Thanks for letting us know

Stuart Draft road down by Target~Lil’ Debbie distribution...

Thank you for information

do you have any significant roads to be aware of

Kim Gregoire long meadow rd and Madrid rd are completely flooded in multiple spots.

Ashley Collins

Lamarr Moore

This was sent to me last night from Mary Monger and I wanted to share.

Grateful and thankful to Sgt. Josh Graves for speaking to my Cadette (middle school) and Senior (high school) Girl Scouts tonight.

The girls were very attentive and interactive with him. He shared some great information and safety measures that they can carry with them into the future.

He is a great representation for the Sheriff’s Office.
... See MoreSee Less

This was sent to me last night from Mary Monger and I wanted to share.

Grateful and thankful to Sgt. Josh Graves for speaking to my Cadette (middle school) and Senior (high school) Girl Scouts tonight. 

The girls were very attentive and interactive with him. He shared some great information and safety measures that they can carry with them into the future.  

He is a great representation for the Sheriff’s Office.Image attachment

Comment on Facebook

Great interaction with the community! Good job Sgt Josh Graves!

GOOD MAN,THANKS JOSH ...

Great job Sgt Josh Graves!!

Awesome

Couldn’t ask for a better deputy to speak!!!

Great job Sgt. graves

Awesome Sgt. Josh Graves

Good man

1 week ago

Augusta County Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Donald L. Smith

I wanted to share this post from Augusta Defensive Driving School.Thanks to Deputy Scott Smith, ACSO, for visiting our class and teaching us about DUI Arrests. We also had some fun with the "drunk" goggles. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

. Faline Jordan, my, what a respectable career you’ve made for yourself. I hope someone’s said they’re proud of you today. Best of luck in your future darling.

Great job Deputy Scott Smith

Mr.Smith is easily the best teach ever! They were luck to have him! 👍🏼

Yes our class was very blessed to have Deputy Scott Smith share his time and knowledge with us!!

The Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during the apprehension of a male wanted in Alabama for Capital Murder on September 24th, 2018. Your actions led to the arrest of a violent double murder suspect and aided Alabama officials in locating the remains of the missing capital murder victims. Your performance during this apprehension was commendable.

Deputy Jason Falls – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon 2nd Award (Not pictured)

Deputy James Nystrom – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon
... See MoreSee Less

The Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during the apprehension of a male wanted in Alabama for Capital Murder on September 24th, 2018. Your actions led to the arrest of a violent double murder suspect and aided Alabama officials in locating the remains of the missing capital murder victims. Your performance during this apprehension was commendable.

Deputy Jason Falls – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon 2nd Award (Not pictured)

Deputy James Nystrom – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon

Comment on Facebook

Congratulations Jimmy!!

Congratulations to both guys. Good job, Jimmy!

Congrats Jimmy! Great job!

Awesome 👍 great job thanks for the hard work.

Good job. Congratulations

Way to go Dep. Falls and Dep. Nystrom

Congrats!! Thank you for all you do and all of your hard work.

Awesome job Jimmy!!!!!

Congratulations Jimmy!!!!

Congratulations Jimmy!! 👏🏻

Congratulations Jimmy

Great job Jimmy!

Congrats, Jimmy!

Great job Jimmy!!

Great job Jimmy!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻

Congratulations deputies!

Good job jimmy!!

Great job Jimmy!!!!

Good job! Thank you officers!

You da man! Congratulations!

Way to go there Nystrom!

Great job Mr. Jimmy NystromJimmy!! Congratulations

Great job guys!! Congrats 🎉🎉

Congrats!-proud of your work helping catch criminals & locate victims.

Congratulations

Shooting Investigation/Arrest

The Augusta County Emergency Operations Center received a 911 call, at 1437 hours, concerning a shooting. The caller indicated that he was at a construction site and had been shot at several times. The caller didn’t know the address, but advised ECC that he and his co-workers had been at a service station in Greenville before heading to the work site. He indicated they passed Riverheads High School and were on a gravel road.

At this time the Riverheads school complex was placed on lockdown, and remained so until it was determined that the incident wasn’t near the school, and that no threat existed at or near the Riverheads campus.

Through further investigation, it was determined that the construction site was located on Baylor Mill Rd., Swoope, VA. Deputies on scene determined that a contracted crew was working inside the home, while another laborer was working outside. It’s believed that an argument over loud music turned physical before the alleged offender, Kynord K. Jones, retrieved a handgun from a vehicle and shot it into the ground several times. The shots were fired in close proximity to other crew members. No one was hit by the gunfire.

Jones was taken into custody and charged with:

-Reckless handling of a firearm (misdemeanor)
-Brandishing a firearm (misdemeanor)

Jones was subsequently released on an unsecured bond.

If anyone has any information about this case, please contact Deputy J. Nystrom at 540-245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.

END OF RELEASE
... See MoreSee Less

Shooting Investigation/Arrest 

The Augusta County Emergency Operations Center received a 911 call, at 1437 hours, concerning a shooting. The caller indicated that he was at a construction site and had been shot at several times. The caller didn’t know the address, but advised ECC that he and his co-workers had been at a service station in Greenville before heading to the work site. He indicated they passed Riverheads High School and were on a gravel road. 

At this time the Riverheads school complex was placed on lockdown, and remained so until it was determined that the incident wasn’t near the school, and that no threat existed at or near the Riverheads campus. 

Through further investigation, it was determined that the construction site was located on Baylor Mill Rd., Swoope, VA. Deputies on scene determined that a contracted crew was working inside the home, while another laborer was working outside. It’s believed that an argument over loud music turned physical before the alleged offender, Kynord K. Jones, retrieved a handgun from a vehicle and shot it into the ground several times. The shots were fired in close proximity to other crew members. No one was hit by the gunfire. 

Jones was taken into custody and charged with:

-Reckless handling of a firearm (misdemeanor)
-Brandishing a firearm (misdemeanor)

Jones was subsequently released on an unsecured bond.

If anyone has any information about this case, please contact Deputy J. Nystrom at 540-245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.

END OF RELEASE

Comment on Facebook

Of course he was released. That way he can complete the job. Geez.

Baylor Mill Road is not even close to Riverheads High School, probably 20 minutes away. At least he shot it into the ground!

"Bubba shot the jukebox"

Kelly Butler

Colleen Bailey Cash

Sharon Yeargan

You gonna eat yo cornbread

Ryan Cox 😂😂😂

PR bond ??????

Bonita Faye

Drug addicts get held no bond guy who pops off rounds near a school gets out on bond? Wow Virginia's justice system is screwed up!

What a moron!!!! Caused a school to go on lock down and scare the hell out of alot of parents. I hope you're proud of yourself dumba$$.

ALERT

The ACSO placed the Riverheads area schools on a brief lockdown this afternoon, for a reported shooting. It was initially reported in the area of the schools. However, upon further investigation it was determined the incident was several miles away in the 100 block Baylor Mill Road. Deputies are on location and no one was hurt. The schools were placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure. No threat to the schools exists.
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Thank you for taking measures to keep students/staff safe!

Isn’t Baylor mill road 6 miles from the school?

Several miles away in the county, probably a farmer shooting groundhogs !

Thank you for keeping my children safe!

Angela Forbes

The schools don’t give a lot of information to parents on what happens in a lock down situation; could anyone at the sheriffs office explain? I mean I’m Not an idiot but I would like details. I know the area schools do active shooter drills for the children and school staff. As a parent it’s more then scary for us not to know.

Please join me in congratulating more of our employees at the ACSO on their performance in 2018.

The Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during a motor vehicle accident call on Rockfish Road on June 6, 2018. By using unorthodox methods, you successfully located a crash victim, who did not know where they were.

1SG Eddie Carter – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon

The Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon (3rd Award) is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during 2018 for your assistance with the Crime Prevention Unit and assisting a local Boy Scout with his Eagle Scout project, the creation of a new sign for the Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. Erik Hammersberg – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon 3rd Award

The Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during an interdiction traffic stop that resulted in a large seizure of drugs, weapons and cash in Augusta County which occurred on December 7th, 2018.

Sgt. Aaron Will – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon

The Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during an investigation that commenced on December 22, 2018, involving a shocking animal cruelty case. You’re diligence and perseverance led to the crime being solved, and the offender being identified and apprehended.

Deputy Caleb Hartman – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon
... See MoreSee Less

Please join me in congratulating more of our employees at the ACSO on their performance in 2018.

The Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during a motor vehicle accident call on Rockfish Road on June 6, 2018. By using unorthodox methods, you successfully located a crash victim, who did not know where they were.

1SG Eddie Carter – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon

The Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon (3rd Award) is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during 2018 for your assistance with the Crime Prevention Unit and assisting a local Boy Scout with his Eagle Scout project, the creation of a new sign for the Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. Erik Hammersberg – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon 3rd Award

The Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during an interdiction traffic stop that resulted in a large seizure of drugs, weapons and cash in Augusta County which occurred on December 7th, 2018.

Sgt. Aaron Will – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon

The Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during an investigation that commenced on December 22, 2018, involving a shocking animal cruelty case. You’re diligence and perseverance led to the crime being solved, and the offender being identified and apprehended.  

Deputy Caleb Hartman – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon

Comment on Facebook

Congratulations. Job well done

Great job. Congratulations

Awesome! Congratulations

Congratulations! Great job guys !

Congratulations great job guys

Way to go, AB Will!!!

Good job guys!

Job well done guys!

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations!

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congrats guys

Congratulations!!!

Congratulations!

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congrats

Congratulations!!!

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Bravo guys! 👋👋

The Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during a call with a suicidal subject who was live streaming his attempt on social media, which occurred in Stuarts Draft, Virginia on August 8th, 2018. Your performance during this incident was commendable.

Deputy Trevor Rexrode – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon

Cpl. Matthew Vincent – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon

Deputy Shamica Spears – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon (Not pictured)

Deputy Paul Bird – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon

Deputy Tabler Burgdorf – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon
... See MoreSee Less

The Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during a call with a suicidal subject who was live streaming his attempt on social media, which occurred in Stuarts Draft, Virginia on August 8th, 2018. Your performance during this incident was commendable.

Deputy Trevor Rexrode – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon

Cpl. Matthew Vincent – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon

Deputy Shamica Spears – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon (Not pictured)

Deputy Paul Bird – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon

Deputy Tabler Burgdorf – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon

Comment on Facebook

Wow congratulations

Congratulations to you all....Thank you for doing what you do.

Awesome job Taber!!

Congratulations to all involved; outstanding services as usual from ACSO

Well deserved! Congrats to all.

Congratulations to all recipients!

Congrats Matt

We r so proud of u Paul. Hope 2 see u guys on Easter.

Great job Bro 👍👊

Proud of you Paul....thanks for all you do

Congratulations Matthew!! We’re Super proud of you!!!

Congratulations 🍾🎊🎉

Congratulations! Thanks for your service!

God bless you

Way to go burgdorf!

Congratulations Tabor!!!

Congratulations!!🎈

Congratulations!

Congratulations!!!

Congratulations!!

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congrats Paul Bird

Congratulations Paul Bird

2 weeks ago

Augusta County Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Donald L. Smith

We enjoyed spending some time with the Stuart’s Draft Babe Ruth today. Thank you for inviting me to participate in the opening ceremony. It was wonderful to see all of the youth and their families out there supporting them. These are special moments that these children will always remember. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

So good to see the Stuarts Draft Community making a difference for so many young children.

2 weeks ago

Augusta County Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Donald L. Smith

I thought I would share with you pictures from my announcement to seek re-election for Sheriff. I was very humbled by everyone who took their time to come out and support me that night. Thank you!Below are pictures from my announcement event to seek re-election for Sheriff of Augusta County. Thank you to all those that came out to support me. It was a great night! ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

You’ve got my vote! Thank you for doing such a great job!

You've done an excellent job for Augusta and you will continue!!!! You have our vote!!!! Thank you for a job well done!!!!

AWESOME job communicating with the public and involving your department in building relationships with our community. Job well done!! Thank you!! You’ve got my vote!!

Sheriff Smith, I grew up in Augusta Springs with your Aunt Linda, we played together when we were kids. I knew your family from Craigsville and I was in love with Tuck Smith!! ❤️I am now in Lynchburg, but I am pulling for you to continue to protect our great County of Augusta. Best of luck, thank you for your service, and be safe.

You’ve got my vote!!!

Yes it was a great night

Was a great nite

You have our votes!!your doing a great job!!!

You have our votes! Thank you so much for everything you do to straighten up our County.

He has our vote too!!!

Good job restoring integrity to our Sheriff's department. You have my vote

Wish I could vote for you! Good luck, Sheriff!

You got my vote . My daughter and her husband are voting for you too

One of the best sheriff .... Augusta county vote for the best...a fine young man..with a heart of gold...

Congratulations

keep up the good work Sheriff Donald Smith.

You are doing a great job!!!

Good luck

Love the picture with the Baby.

Congratulations

Great job!!!

So cute little girl

I pray you will put a stop to the bullying in our schools

Suspicious Activity

On April 4, 2019 at approximately 1654 HRS, the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office and Craigsville Town Police responded to North Poplar Avenue in Craigsville, for a report of suspicious activity. A red, Chevrolet Equinox was seen in the area approaching children. According to interviews with witnesses, two Hispanic males in the Equinox were taking photos of children and telling them “they were going to be in the movies”. When one of the child’s parents exited their home, the men in the Chevrolet drove off. Witnesses were unable to observe a tag on the Chevy, but it was described as a newer Chevy Equinox. (Sample image attached)

None of the children said that the men ever asked them to get into the vehicle or go with them.

The area was checked by both the Craigsville Police and the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office with negative results.

Anyone with information on the case is requested to contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at (540) 245-5333 or Central Shenandoah Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-2017.
... See MoreSee Less

Suspicious Activity

On April 4, 2019 at approximately 1654 HRS, the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office and Craigsville Town Police responded to North Poplar Avenue in Craigsville, for a report of suspicious activity. A red, Chevrolet Equinox was seen in the area approaching children. According to interviews with witnesses, two Hispanic males in the Equinox were taking photos of children and telling them “they were going to be in the movies”. When one of the child’s parents exited their home, the men in the Chevrolet drove off. Witnesses were unable to observe a tag on the Chevy, but it was described as a newer Chevy Equinox. (Sample image attached)

None of the children said that the men ever asked them to get into the vehicle or go with them.

The area was checked by both the Craigsville Police and the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office with negative results.

Anyone with information on the case is requested to contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at (540) 245-5333 or Central Shenandoah Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-2017.

Comment on Facebook

Watch your kids when they outside. Dont be looking for the car in pictures because im sure they will be in different vehicle the next time!

Do they want Shot.

Hope y’all catch them before a child is taken!!!

They sure picked a good town to mess with..good way to get your killing done..those people dont play!

Porsha Hinkle Crystal Puckett Wilcher

Austin Herring

Brenda Buchanan

Let me see them messing with some kids or anyone messing with some kids and well to jail I'll go..

I'm so glad that my kids are grown. I'd be afraid to ket them out of my sight!

Crystal Dawn

Cody Miller Monica Sprouse Carol Campbell

They announced this at Town Meeting last night.

Amy Wilcher Sprouse

Sheila Lumsden Hunt

Antonio Chappell

Thank you for posting this!

Donna Miller Dylan Deavers April Miller

Crystal Dawn

If this was yesterday then why are we just hearing about this today ?! 😡

Korilyn Newman

Yes

They have all kinds of ways on how to pick up children' I wish the schools and colleges taught this more instead of not allowed ng free speech or history of our pasts. Our young people could benefit from this

Valley Children’s Center Ribbon Cutting

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office was pleased to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Valley Children’s Center in Staunton. VCAC is a Children’s Advocacy Center located in Staunton, VA. Established in 2004, and serving Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta, VCAC is dedicated to helping reduce trauma and advance recovery for victims of child abuse.

Learn more about the Valley Children’s Center by visiting them at www.valleychildrenscenter.org/
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Thank you all for your love and help for these children. No child should know anything but love!

Thank you for your support to this agency and the work you do to bring justice for the kids.

Thank you, ACSO, for your support today! We couldn't do our jobs without your awesome investigators who are passionate about helping child abuse victims. Thank you!

Courtney O'Leary

Hannah Coffey

HannahCoffey and Karen Dull. Would this work?

Here is another set of awards that were given to some of the employees of the ACSO for their hard work and dedication in 2018 in no particular order:

The Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during 2018 for your assistance with the Crime Prevention Unit and assisting in every parade and major crime prevention event organized by the agency in 2018. Your performance during the year was commendable.

Deputy Robert Hildebrand – Supervisors Commendation

The Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon (2nd Award) is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during 2018 for your management of the Sheriff’s Office VCIN Function. Your efforts lead to a flawless VCIN Audit in December of 2018. Your performance as VCIN Manager during 2018 was commendable.

Office Manager Jennifer McNeal – Supervisors Commendation 2nd Award

The Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during 2018 for your management of the Sheriff’s Office VCIN Function. Your efforts lead to a flawless VCIN Audit in December of 2018. Your performance prior to and during the VCIN Audit was commendable.

Dispatcher Kayla Sholes – Supervisors Commendation

The Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during 2018. Your shift members are exceedingly thankful for your attention to detail, your willingness to assist, and tireless work ethic as the dispatcher on A Shift. Your performance in 2018 was commendable.

Dispatcher RJ Sexton – Supervisors Commendation

The Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon (2nd Award) is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during 2018 for your assistance with the Crime Prevention Unit and your critical and instrumental assistance in organizing the 2018 Donuts with a Deputy event in November of 2018. Your performance during this major public outreach event was commendable.

Deputy Leslie Snyder – Supervisors Commendation 2nd Award
... See MoreSee Less

Here is another set of awards that were given to some of the employees of the ACSO for their hard work and dedication in 2018 in no particular order:

The Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during 2018 for your assistance with the Crime Prevention Unit and assisting in every parade and major crime prevention event organized by the agency in 2018. Your performance during the year was commendable.

Deputy Robert Hildebrand – Supervisors Commendation

The Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon (2nd Award) is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during 2018 for your management of the Sheriff’s Office VCIN Function. Your efforts lead to a flawless VCIN Audit in December of 2018. Your performance as VCIN Manager during 2018 was commendable.

Office Manager Jennifer McNeal – Supervisors Commendation 2nd Award

The Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during 2018 for your management of the Sheriff’s Office VCIN Function. Your efforts lead to a flawless VCIN Audit in December of 2018. Your performance prior to and during the VCIN Audit was commendable.

Dispatcher Kayla Sholes – Supervisors Commendation

The Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during 2018. Your shift members are exceedingly thankful for your attention to detail, your willingness to assist, and tireless work ethic as the dispatcher on A Shift. Your performance in 2018 was commendable.

Dispatcher RJ Sexton – Supervisors Commendation

The Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon (2nd Award) is hereby awarded for outstanding performance during 2018 for your assistance with the Crime Prevention Unit and your critical and instrumental assistance in organizing the 2018 Donuts with a Deputy event in November of 2018. Your performance during this major public outreach event was commendable.

Deputy Leslie Snyder – Supervisors Commendation 2nd Award

Comment on Facebook

Congratulations to you all

Congrats to all of you

Oh my goodness! So cool! Congrats😊

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Congratulations!!

Congratulations!!!

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations

CONGRATULATIONS to all but especially to Jennie Lee McNeal

Congratulations!

Congratulations Sparkles Edwards!

Is that Bobby

Congrats

Way to go Leslie. You get award from me for Best Banana Pudding maker. A deputy that also makes killer banana pudding. That has to be a first.😋

CONGRATULATION

Congratulations!🎉

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Law enforcement and safety advocates across Virginia and the nation are coming together on April 11 to discourage texting while driving.

Texting while driving is illegal and a primary offense in Virginia. A texting while driving conviction carries a $125 fine for the first offense and a $250 fine for second-or-subsequent offenses. Drivers under age 18 are prohibited from using cell phones while driving, regardless of whether the device is hand-held or not. While anything that takes a driver’s eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, or mind off the task of driving is dangerous, there is heightened concern about the risks of texting while driving because it combines all three types of distraction – visual, manual and cognitive.
... See MoreSee Less

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Law enforcement and safety advocates across Virginia and the nation are coming together on April 11 to discourage texting while driving.

Texting while driving is illegal and a primary offense in Virginia. A texting while driving conviction carries a $125 fine for the first offense and a $250 fine for second-or-subsequent offenses. Drivers under age 18 are prohibited from using cell phones while driving, regardless of whether the device is hand-held or not. While anything that takes a driver’s eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, or mind off the task of driving is dangerous, there is heightened concern about the risks of texting while driving because it combines all three types of distraction – visual, manual and cognitive.

ROUTE 608 CLOSURE IN AUGUSTA COUNTY BEGINS APRIL 8

STAUNTON – Part of Route 608 (Long Meadow Road) in Augusta County is scheduled to be closed from 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 8, through Friday, April 19. The location is in the Fishersville area between Route 250 (Jefferson Highway) and Route 641 (Fishersville Road). This portion of Route 608 will be closed 24/7 for utility relocation in advance of a turn-lane construction project.

Motorists will have access to homes and businesses on either side of the work zone. Signs will guide through traffic on the following detours:
• Southbound traffic will follow Route 1360 (Westminster Drive) west and south, then Route 250 east to return to Route 608.
• Northbound traffic will follow Route 250 west, then Route 1360 north and east to return to Route 608.

When utility relocation is complete, contractors will build a new right-turn lane from Route 608 onto Route 250. A separate traffic detour will guide motorists around the work zone during turn-lane construction. The Virginia Department of Transportation will announce the construction schedule and detour prior to the start of this work.

All work is weather permitting.

Virginia traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at www.511Virginia.org.
... See MoreSee Less

ROUTE 608 CLOSURE IN AUGUSTA COUNTY BEGINS APRIL 8

STAUNTON – Part of Route 608 (Long Meadow Road) in Augusta County is scheduled to be closed from 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 8, through Friday, April 19. The location is in the Fishersville area between Route 250 (Jefferson Highway) and Route 641 (Fishersville Road). This portion of Route 608 will be closed 24/7 for utility relocation in advance of a turn-lane construction project. 

Motorists will have access to homes and businesses on either side of the work zone. Signs will guide through traffic on the following detours:
• Southbound traffic will follow Route 1360 (Westminster Drive) west and south, then Route 250 east to return to Route 608.
• Northbound traffic will follow Route 250 west, then Route 1360 north and east to return to Route 608.

When utility relocation is complete, contractors will build a new right-turn lane from Route 608 onto Route 250. A separate traffic detour will guide motorists around the work zone during turn-lane construction. The Virginia Department of Transportation will announce the construction schedule and detour prior to the start of this work.

All work is weather permitting.

Virginia traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at http://www.511Virginia.org.

Comment on Facebook

Yes! Let’s remember Teaverton is a neighborhood and not a highway.

Sheriff Smith, make sure you have your crew set up radar in Teaverton as most seem to think this is a speedway when using Westminster as a shortcut or detour. Your assistance and presence would be appreciated.

Kim Norcross

Jo Ann Fragale Rife

Deanna Baldwin (Dee Bilyard )

That turn lane will be very welcomed! Thank you! Jason

Thanks for the heads up

Jill Catlett

And it will take 4 weeks longer than anticipated and cost an extra 12 million bucks. Meanwhile, the county does nothing about the dumpster fire that is the Wilson memorial complex! Not blasting the sheriff, I think you do a phenomenal job. Just a hilarious allocation of resources while a major issue continues to be a major issue.

***UPDATE*** Abduction/Arrest

Dequan A. McCutcheon, Jr., 19, of Buena Vista, VA was arrested in connection with this case on Thursday evening. He is the unnamed man in the release that warrants had been issued for. He is charged with:

Abduction
Strangulation
Assault and Battery (M)

On Wednesday, April 3rd, at approximately 0630, deputies were dispatched to Milstead Ln., Mount Solon, for the report of a threat that was being made against the homeowner. When it was determined that the person who was allegedly making the threats, Jarrett Fitzgerald, may be at a Verona hotel, deputies responded there and found a battered female, in her early 20’s.

As the investigation unfolded, deputies determined that the female victim had been at a Lyndhurst home when Fitzgerald, and another man, showed up during the early morning hours and advised her that he was taking her home. Once in the car, Fitzgerald informed the victim that he was instead taking her to a Verona motel. The victim asked several times to be let out of the car, but Fitzgerald refused to let her. The other man allegedly grabbed and held the victim to prohibit the victim from exiting the car.

Upon arrival to the hotel, the victim was taken inside a room where it’s alleged that she was beaten, choked, and a machete held against her throat. Desiree Morris was in the room when the trio arrived and is alleged to have participated in the beating.

The victim was subsequently able to flee the room and take refuge in the hotel lobby.

Warrants were secured against Desiree Morris, Jarrett Fitzgerald, and another involved party whose identity is being withheld pending his arrest.

Morris and Fitzgerald were later found and arrested in the City of Waynesboro. Their charges are:

Jarrett N. Fitzgerald, 21, of Staunton
Abduction (F)
Strangulation (F)
Assault and Battery (M)
Contempt of Court X 2 (previous outstanding warrants)

Desiree L. Morris, 19, of Verona
Abduction (F)
Strangulation (F)
Assault and Battery (M)
... See MoreSee Less

***UPDATE*** Abduction/Arrest 

Dequan A. McCutcheon, Jr., 19, of Buena Vista, VA was arrested in connection with this case on Thursday evening.  He is the unnamed man in the release that warrants had been issued for.  He is charged with:
 
Abduction
Strangulation
Assault and Battery (M)

On Wednesday, April 3rd, at approximately 0630, deputies were dispatched to Milstead Ln., Mount Solon, for the report of a threat that was being made against the homeowner. When it was determined that the person who was allegedly making the threats, Jarrett Fitzgerald, may be at a Verona hotel, deputies responded there and found a battered female, in her early 20’s. 

As the investigation unfolded, deputies determined that the female victim had been at a Lyndhurst home when Fitzgerald, and another man, showed up during the early morning hours and advised her that he was taking her home. Once in the car, Fitzgerald informed the victim that he was instead taking her to a Verona motel. The victim asked several times to be let out of the car, but Fitzgerald refused to let her. The other man allegedly grabbed and held the victim to prohibit the victim from exiting the car.

Upon arrival to the hotel, the victim was taken inside a room where it’s alleged that she was beaten, choked, and a machete held against her throat. Desiree Morris was in the room when the trio arrived and is alleged to have participated in the beating. 

The victim was subsequently able to flee the room and take refuge in the hotel lobby.

Warrants were secured against Desiree Morris, Jarrett Fitzgerald, and another involved party whose identity is being withheld pending his arrest.

Morris and Fitzgerald were later found and arrested in the City of Waynesboro.  Their charges are:

Jarrett N. Fitzgerald, 21, of Staunton
 Abduction (F)
 Strangulation (F)
 Assault and Battery (M)
 Contempt of Court X 2 (previous outstanding     warrants)

Desiree L. Morris, 19, of Verona
 Abduction (F)
 Strangulation (F)
 Assault and Battery (M)Image attachment

Comment on Facebook

Dustin Smith

You are awesome ACSO. Thank you.

Rhonda Withrow

Lindsey Thomas

Katie B Hostetter Kayleigh Jennings

Wow I went to school with him dang

Makayla elliott

Madison Mckemy

Glad they're off the streets.

Ahhh im weeeeeeaaaak 😂😂 prayers for the victim 🙏

Good job Sheriff Smith and officers

Now that’s methed up

Thanks ACSO for getting these idiots of the street thanks for all u do❤️

Is the girl ok now

I bet they all telling on each other.

Chill, we got out on the same day

Kaitie Graves

🤔Good job ACSO for getting these childish people off the streets.

Girl look like she Amy winehouse'n this pic she said No No, No

tbh I think if you wouldn’t do it in front of your baby you shouldn’t be doin it 🤷🏻‍♀️

What a POS 😒

Shyanne Elizabeth

Good job ACSO

Y’all go peep my new banger lmao more new music otw soundcloud.com/oggrimey/nitobaby-tse-nito

I saw where she was scamming people on the Facebook for sale sites. Good mama right there.

I would like to share with you some of the good work done in 2018 by the men and women of the Augusta County Sheriff’s office, and the Departmental Awards that were received by the deputies for actions taken in 2018. Over the next several weeks, I will be sharing the stories of valor, life-saving and exceptional performance of the men and women of the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office during the past year.

Here is the 1st in no particular order:

The Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon is hereby awarded for outstanding performance in creating fundraising and “day at the Sheriff’s Office” for a 7-year-old who was the victim of malicious wounding in 2018. The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office proudly recognizes the following Deputies for their kindness and compassion:

-Sgt. Steven Cason – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon 2nd Award
-Investigator David Browning – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon 2nd Award
-Sergeant James Snyder – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon 2nd Award
-Deputy Sal Coppola – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon 2nd Award

These Deputies were nominated by Lt. Caleb Spence also pictured.
... See MoreSee Less

I would like to share with you some of the good work done in 2018 by the men and women of the Augusta County Sheriff’s office, and the Departmental Awards that were received by the deputies for actions taken in 2018. Over the next several weeks, I will be sharing the stories of valor, life-saving and exceptional performance of the men and women of the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office during the past year.

Here is the 1st in no particular order:

The Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon is hereby awarded for outstanding performance in creating fundraising and “day at the Sheriff’s Office” for a 7-year-old who was the victim of malicious wounding in 2018. The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office proudly recognizes the following Deputies for their kindness and compassion:

-Sgt. Steven Cason – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon 2nd Award
-Investigator David Browning – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon 2nd Award
-Sergeant James Snyder – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon 2nd Award 
-Deputy Sal Coppola – Supervisor’s Commendation Ribbon 2nd Award

These Deputies were nominated by Lt. Caleb Spence also pictured.

Comment on Facebook

Awesome job, Sgt. Cason!!!

Good job man

Thanks to everyone, well done! Congratulations

Awesome job! I wish every department recognized their staff in a similar way!

Congratulations and thank you!

Great job! Great picture

Congratulations! Job well done 👍🏻

Thank you for your excellent service. Best to all of you.

Way to go Sal!

Congratulations good too see these kind of postings thanks for keeping community updated

Congratulations Job well done 👍

Congratulations to all.

Congratulations to all!

Congratulations to all

Congratulations to all of you.

Congratulations Thank you for all y’all do!!

Congrats guys

Well deserved! Congratulations!

Congrats guys

Jenna Claytor

Excellent job. Always.

Congratulations to these officers!!

Congrats

Congratulations!

Congratulations James Glenn Snyder!

Wanted person/arrest

Stuart Ray Campbell Jr., 41, of Crimora, VA, was arrested without incident on Rt. 340 after a brief pursuit on Saturday night, March 30th.

Campbell was wanted on a Circuit Court warrant for violating the conditions of his release. Just weeks earlier, Campbell was arrested for possession of controlled substances with in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying a concealed weapon, and driving on a revoked license.

Information received by the Sheriff’s Office revealed that Campbell may again be armed with a firearm. A vehicle, matching the description of one Campbell was supposed to be operating, was located in Waynesboro. A traffic stop was initiated near Ladd and the vehicle failed to yield. After a brief pursuit, at posted speeds, the vehicle stopped near the intersection of Rt. 340 and Kindig Road where the operator, Stuart R. Campbell Jr., was taken into custody on the existing warrant.

Additional charges were filed against Campbell and he was jailed. Campbell was charged with:

Possession of schedule I/II narcotics
Misdemeanor eluding
Driving on a revoked license
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Great Job!!! Thank you

Great job ACSO

Great job. ACSO

Awesome job as always! Thanks for keeping us updated too!

Great job Augusta County Sheriff's Office!!

Thank you, ACSO!

Joshua Clark

Excellent job and keeping up. Now if y’all could keep an eye out in brook mill area for these speeders that would be cool. Some are doing well over 25mph, posted speed limit. Many people walking pets, kids, or running. Besides that great job and keep it up!

How did he make bail on the first charges ?

Why is he even out?

Karl Magenhofer

Nice Job ACSO!

Great job.

So why does the system keep letting these germs out to re-offend ?

It would have been easier to leave this criminal in jail the first time.

UPDATE:

Both suspects from the New Hope incident are still wanted, but are no longer in the New Hope area. The ACSO has been following leads on both suspects since last night and throughout the day. The alert was simply sent to prevent another vehicle in the area from being stolen. There is no danger to the community at this time. I will update the post as we apprehend the suspects.

See names and pictures of both suspects below.

PUBLIC ALERT! NEW HOPE AREA

The Virginia State Police and the ACSO were in the 700 block of Battlefield Road attempting to stop a stolen vehicle. The two male suspects are still in the area on foot. Law enforcement has identified both suspects, but wants the community to be aware and lock their vehicles. Please call 911 if you see anything suspicious.

The Augusta County 911 Center will be doing a reverse 911 call to alert the community in this area as well in addition to this post.

Jimmy Dean Bolenbarker Jr
W/M
DOB/08-19-1984
Hgt/602 Wgt/190 Eye/Bro Hai/Bro

Weston Page Ryman
W/M
DOB/06-14-92
Hgt/602 Wgt/180 Hai/Bro Eye/Bro
Wanted out of Waynesboro-failure to report to jail
... See MoreSee Less

UPDATE: 

Both suspects from the New Hope incident are still wanted, but are no longer in the New Hope area. The ACSO has been following leads on both suspects since last night and throughout the day. The alert was simply sent to prevent another vehicle in the area from being stolen. There is no danger to the community at this time. I will update the post as we apprehend the suspects. 

See names and pictures of both suspects below.

PUBLIC ALERT! NEW HOPE AREA

The Virginia State Police and the ACSO were in the 700 block of Battlefield Road attempting to stop a stolen vehicle.  The two male suspects are still in the area on foot.  Law enforcement has identified both suspects, but wants the community to be aware and lock their vehicles. Please call 911 if you see anything suspicious.

The Augusta County 911 Center will be doing a reverse 911 call to alert the community in this area as well in addition to this post.

Jimmy Dean Bolenbarker Jr
W/M
DOB/08-19-1984
Hgt/602 Wgt/190 Eye/Bro Hai/Bro

Weston Page Ryman
W/M
DOB/06-14-92
Hgt/602 Wgt/180 Hai/Bro Eye/Bro
Wanted out of Waynesboro-failure to report to jailImage attachment

Comment on Facebook

This was near the New Hope Community Center, right? I think I was outside just South of this at that time. Never saw any law enforcement vehicles and never heard any sirens. I really wish law enforcement as well as fire and rescue would use their sirens when they speed through this area. These roads have a lot of sharp turns and low speed limits.

ACSO we know you are definitely the best and you will catch them

I know none of them but I hope all turns out good and safe they may be on the run but I wish no harm or hate theres to much in this world Hope all involved is SAFE

Have they been found yet??

Seen bolenbarker before

I sent a message to ACSO Ann's the answer I got was ...no they have not been found yet but they are no longer in the New Hope area

Get the k9 after them

Matt Thornton Rochelle Desire'e Frisk

Ashley Nicole Defibaugh

Any update? Why post something like this and then not update it, especially for those of us who live around there????

Have they been caught ❓

Yea just seen

load um boys

Hey Sheriff donald- Please send another message when all is clear.

Can a picture of the suspects be posted

Protect my house!!!!

Were they driving the stolen Mercedes?

Have these men been found?

Thanks for the heads up!!!

Go get em’ guys & stay safe! #istandwiththeblue

Dang that is happening a lot lately!

Shared New Hope

Shared in Harrisonburg Va

Everyone lock up and stay safe

Thanks for the heads-up!

3 weeks ago

Augusta County Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Donald L. Smith

For those of you who did not make it last night, I thought I would share my Facebook live video from the announcement so you can see my vision for the ACSO in my 2nd term. Thank you to all of those that took the time to come out. We had quite the crowd. It was very humbling and a joy to see each and every one of you. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Thank you for sharing!

ROUTE 796 IN AUGUSTA COUNTY CLOSED APRIL 1–25 FOR CULVERT REPLACEMENT

STAUNTON – Part of Route 796 (Kiddsville Road) in Augusta County is scheduled to close Monday, April 1, for a culvert replacement. The road will be closed to through traffic 24/7 between Route 608 (Long Meadow Road) and Route 795 (Entry School Road). Route 796 is scheduled to reopen on Thursday, April 25. All work is weather permitting.

Residents will have access to properties on either side of the work zone, which is about a quarter-mile south of the intersection with Route 795. Through traffic will be detoured as follows:
• Southbound traffic will go west on Route 795 and then south on Route 608 to return to Route 796.
• Northbound traffic will go north on Route 608 and then east on Route 795 to return to Route 796.

Virginia traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at www.511Virginia.org.
... See MoreSee Less

ROUTE 796 IN AUGUSTA COUNTY CLOSED APRIL 1–25 FOR CULVERT REPLACEMENT

STAUNTON – Part of Route 796 (Kiddsville Road) in Augusta County is scheduled to close Monday, April 1, for a culvert replacement. The road will be closed to through traffic 24/7 between Route 608 (Long Meadow Road) and Route 795 (Entry School Road). Route 796 is scheduled to reopen on Thursday, April 25. All work is weather permitting.

Residents will have access to properties on either side of the work zone, which is about a quarter-mile south of the intersection with Route 795. Through traffic will be detoured as follows:
• Southbound traffic will go west on Route 795 and then south on Route 608 to return to Route 796.
• Northbound traffic will go north on Route 608 and then east on Route 795 to return to Route 796.

Virginia traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at http://www.511Virginia.org.

The ACSO needs your help identifying the following shoplifting suspect. If anyone can identify this person please contact the ACSO at 540-245-5333. Please reference case number 2019-0000931 and Sgt. Will is investigating the case. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

The ACSO needs your help identifying the following shoplifting suspect. If anyone can identify this person please contact the ACSO at 540-245-5333. Please reference case number 2019-0000931 and Sgt. Will is investigating the case. Thank you!

Comment on Facebook

Straight told on bruh. Smh

Dam that pic is perfect just saying

Augusta County Sheriffs Office do you see his name in the comments below?

It’s Charles Brandon Kier

It's def. Brandon Kier

🐀 🐀 🐀

How much is he accused of stealing?

ABC Store

It’s a very good surveillance picture somebody knows that face for sure

Yeooo really y’all straight rats put people name out there

Lol Brandon kier really u dumb

Bro you going to jail for sure now gave you up!😂😂😂

Why steal that is so stupid

Sgt. Graves and myself enjoyed meeting many of you yesterday at the Family Spring Fling at Augusta Expoland. This is a new event that had a little something for all ages. Hopefully we will see you again next year! ... See MoreSee Less

Hi, our names are Rico and Arko. We are the ACSO K9s. We are currently in school looking forward to serving the Augusta County community soon. (Rico is brown and Arko is black).

My name is Blaez (bottom right) and I’m the boss of these two pups. I’ve served Augusta County for many years and I’m about to retire. (P.S. I’m going to bite the Sheriff for not including me in the original post!)
#nationalpupday
... See MoreSee Less

Hi, our names are Rico and Arko. We are the ACSO K9s.  We are currently in school looking forward to serving the Augusta County community soon.  (Rico is brown and Arko is black). 

My name is Blaez (bottom right) and I’m the boss of these two pups. I’ve served Augusta County for many years and I’m about to retire.  (P.S. I’m going to bite the Sheriff for not including me in the original post!) 
#nationalpupdayImage attachmentImage attachment

Comment on Facebook

Awe they are beautiful! Welcome to police work k-9's!

Wendy Clifton

Beautiful! Thank you for your service. I'm sure they will be an awesome addition to our already great ACSO.

They are beautiful ❤️. Thank you for your service ❤️🐾

They r Beautiful Dogs,good Luck to Both of them.🐾🐾❤️❤️

Beautiful dogs. Thank you for your service.

Beautiful! Be safe!

Beautiful! Than you for your service to our community!

Welcome. Beautiful

Beautiful ❤❤❤ Becareful out there babys!!!

Our awesome K9 heros!!!!

Beautiful!

Awesome

Beautiful

Beautiful dogs

Beautiful!!

Awesome

Awesome looking dogs! May they serve you well!!

Beautiful dogs!! I agree with someone else's comment about saving some pitbulls too!!

Awesome 👏

Welcome

Beautiful dogs

May God keep them safe daily

What will they be train to do??

Welcome aboard. 🐾🐾

Our thoughts and prayers are lifted to God for the Lloyd family this morning. Mrs. Mildred F. Lloyd spent countless hours supporting the ACSO and her beloved husband, former Sheriff Glenn Lloyd. From your sheriff’s office family, we are thinking and praying for you. Todd, you are special to us and we are with you during this difficult time. ... See MoreSee Less

Our thoughts and prayers are lifted to God for the Lloyd family this morning. Mrs. Mildred F. Lloyd spent countless hours supporting the ACSO and her beloved husband, former Sheriff Glenn Lloyd. From your sheriff’s office  family, we are thinking and praying for you.  Todd, you are special to us and we are with you during this difficult time.

Comment on Facebook

It was a beautiful service for a beautiful lady

Prayers for the family and friends

My prayers are with you and the family for your lost. God Bless. 🙏

Thoughts and prayers are with y’all

Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Our thoughts&prayers goes out to Millie's family &friends at this difficult time.so sad😔😪 Millie was a great lady.Now she is at peace with her husband

Millie was a special lady who was always smiling and happy to serve. The cafeteria isn’t the same with Millie. Prayers for comfort for the family

Our thoughts are with the family and all of the friends that lived Millie.

RIP MILLIE, PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Prayers for family and friends!🙏🙏

We are thinking of you and all your family at this difficult time.We were very fond of both of your parents, and know they had many good times with ours !God bless you & bring you all peace.The Dod family

My thoughts and prayers to Todd & Karman and Cindy, your mom was a lovely person!! God Bless you all.

Prayers for Todd and family, I knew Mildred, my husband worked with Glenn for years and then he worked with Todd, such a precious sweet lady, this family is blessed🙏🙏🙏🙏

Sending our heartfelt condolences, our prayers for comfort and strength.

Thoughts and prayers are with you all 🙏 ✝️ 💜

Prayers for the family and friends 🙏🙏

I’m so sorry for your. Prayers of comfort for the Lloyd family.

Prayers of comfort for family and friends.

Sending prayers and hugs Cindy

My Deepest Sympathy to her family and friends.❤️🙏🏻💐

One of the best service’s I have ever heard. A very special sweet lady.

Thoughts and prayers are with you all 🙏 ✝️ 💜

Sheriff, thank you for posting this. Millie was special to all of us. Thoughts and prayers to the Lloyd family.

Sending prayers for the family

She was a great lady praying for you Todd and the family

I-81 OVERNIGHT RAMP CLOSURES NEAR STAUNTON FOR INTERCHANGE UPGRADES MARCH 24 – APRIL 1

STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation is in the final stages of improving three Interstate 81 interchanges in Augusta County near Staunton. The project extends seven ramp acceleration and deceleration lanes at I-81 exits 220, 221 and 222.

Final paving work requires overnight closures of the ramps as follows:

Sunday and Monday, March 24-25
· The ramp connecting westbound Interstate 64 with southbound I-81 at Exit 221 is scheduled to be closed both nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
· Westbound I-64 drivers who need to reach southbound I-81 will detour onto northbound I-81 at exit 87, travel a half-mile north to exit 222 (Route 250/Staunton) and follow westbound Route 250 to southbound I-81. This detour also serves motorists who need to remain on westbound I-64 to Lexington, Covington/Clifton Forge and areas further west.

Tuesday, March 26
· The off-ramp from southbound I-81 to Route 262 at exit 220 is scheduled to be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
· Southbound I-81 drivers who need to reach Route 262 will continue south on I-81 to exit 217 (Mint Spring/Stuarts Draft). At the end of the off-ramp, turn left onto Route 654 (White Hill Road) and then turn left again onto the northbound I-81 on-ramp. Use I-81 northbound exit 220 to reach Route 262.

Wednesday and Thursday, March 27-28
· The off-ramp from northbound I-81 to Route 262 at exit 220 is scheduled to be closed both nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
· Northbound I-81 drivers who need to reach Route 262 will detour at exit 217 (Mint Spring/Stuarts Draft). At the end of the off-ramp, turn left onto Route 654 (White Hill Road), turn right onto Route 11 (Lee-Jackson Highway) and continue north for about three miles to Route 262.

Sunday and Monday, March 31 – April 1:
· The on-ramp from Route 250 (Jefferson Highway) to I-81 northbound at exit 222 is scheduled to be closed both nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
· Route 250 drivers who need to reach northbound I-81 will take southbound I-81 to exit 220 at Route 262 (Woodrow Wilson Parkway). At exit 220 take the off-ramp to Route 262 north. Route 262 is a half-loop bypass around Staunton. On Route 262 travel for about 12 miles, and enter northbound I-81 at exit 225.

Signs and variable message boards will guide motorists on the above detours.

The I-81 interchange improvement project extends the ramp acceleration and deceleration lanes for northbound and southbound drivers at exit 220 (Route 262); the southbound ramp acceleration lane at exit 221 (from westbound I-64); the northbound ramp acceleration lane and southbound ramp deceleration lane at exit 222 (Route 250). These upgrades will improve safety and traffic flow by giving drivers more room to reach interstate speed, or slow down as they exit the interstate. This is a SMART SCALE project.

On May 23, 2018, VDOT awarded a $3.8 million contract to Kickin’ Asphalt Paving and Excavating LLC of Strasburg, Virginia. The contract completion date is July 12, 2019. All work is weather permitting.
... See MoreSee Less

I-81 OVERNIGHT RAMP CLOSURES NEAR STAUNTON FOR INTERCHANGE UPGRADES MARCH 24 – APRIL 1
 
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation is in the final stages of improving three Interstate 81 interchanges in Augusta County near Staunton. The project extends seven ramp acceleration and deceleration lanes at I-81 exits 220, 221 and 222.
 
Final paving work requires overnight closures of the ramps as follows:
 
Sunday and Monday, March 24-25
·   The ramp connecting westbound Interstate 64 with southbound I-81 at Exit 221 is scheduled to be closed both nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
·   Westbound I-64 drivers who need to reach southbound I-81 will detour onto northbound I-81 at exit 87, travel a half-mile north to exit 222 (Route 250/Staunton) and follow westbound Route 250 to southbound I-81. This detour also serves motorists who need to remain on westbound I-64 to Lexington, Covington/Clifton Forge and areas further west.
 
Tuesday, March 26
·   The off-ramp from southbound I-81 to Route 262 at exit 220 is scheduled to be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
·   Southbound I-81 drivers who need to reach Route 262 will continue south on I-81 to exit 217 (Mint Spring/Stuarts Draft). At the end of the off-ramp, turn left onto Route 654 (White Hill Road) and then turn left again onto the northbound I-81 on-ramp. Use I-81 northbound exit 220 to reach Route 262.
 
Wednesday and Thursday, March 27-28
·   The off-ramp from northbound I-81 to Route 262 at exit 220 is scheduled to be closed both nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
·   Northbound I-81 drivers who need to reach Route 262 will detour at exit 217 (Mint Spring/Stuarts Draft). At the end of the off-ramp, turn left onto Route 654 (White Hill Road), turn right onto Route 11 (Lee-Jackson Highway) and continue north for about three miles to Route 262.
 
Sunday and Monday, March 31 – April 1:
·   The on-ramp from Route 250 (Jefferson Highway) to I-81 northbound at exit 222 is scheduled to be closed both nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
·   Route 250 drivers who need to reach northbound I-81 will take southbound I-81 to exit 220 at Route 262 (Woodrow Wilson Parkway). At exit 220 take the off-ramp to Route 262 north. Route 262 is a half-loop bypass around Staunton. On Route 262 travel for about 12 miles, and enter northbound I-81 at exit 225.
 
Signs and variable message boards will guide motorists on the above detours.
 
The I-81 interchange improvement project extends the ramp acceleration and deceleration lanes for northbound and southbound drivers at exit 220 (Route 262); the southbound ramp acceleration lane at exit 221 (from westbound I-64); the northbound ramp acceleration lane and southbound ramp deceleration lane at exit 222 (Route 250). These upgrades will improve safety and traffic flow by giving drivers more room to reach interstate speed, or slow down as they exit the interstate. This is a SMART SCALE project.
 
On May 23, 2018, VDOT awarded a $3.8 million contract to Kickin’ Asphalt Paving and Excavating LLC of Strasburg, Virginia. The contract completion date is July 12, 2019. All work is weather permitting.

Comment on Facebook

Thanks for the update

Christopher Miller

Deputy Hildebrand, Sgt. Graves, and myself had a great time yesterday interacting with the students at Buffalo Gap High School’s Reality Town. Thanks for the invite. This was a great learning event about the reality of life for these young adults. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

You cant find no better man for the job awesome

Great school lot of my family went there and graduate have a senior this year

This is so awesome! Thank you so much for everything you’ll do for our community

Weather Alert:

It’s raining in the Valley today, but there is heavy snow on Afton Mountain. Please be extra careful if you are heading that way.
... See MoreSee Less

Weather Alert:

It’s raining in the Valley today, but there is heavy snow on Afton Mountain. Please be extra careful if you are heading that way.

Comment on Facebook

Jim and Beverly be careful!!!

Yikes. Have to go over Afton. Lovely.

Jennifer West

Heather Machen Magee

Brrrrrr ... enjoy all this snow and please be careful ! 😳

Is school closed, again?

I’m not sure what part of the valley is getting rain, but it’s definitely snow in the Draft.

Leigh Bourne

Wow what a difference than in Covington va

Lindy Morris

It’s snowing in Draft

Snow in Linville

Partly sunny and 55 in Roanoke.

I am in the Roanoke valley and we have nothing

Hope this deputy made it ok.

Teresa Kimble Moomau😳

Heather Henry

Thanks for letting us know

Taylor Burton Stephanie Fitzgerald

Stay safe everyone

Yeah everyone be careful out there

March Madness at its best.

Anyone know how I64 is?

Im south of greenville and I have NOTHING! Just rain

It’s “March”anything’s possible.!!

It has been an honor to serve Augusta County as your Sheriff. I will seek re-election this year and would greatly appreciate your support. Please come to my official announcement Wednesday, March 27, as I kick off my 2019 campaign for Sheriff. I look forward to seeing each one of you. ... See MoreSee Less

It has been an honor to serve Augusta County as your Sheriff.  I will seek re-election this year and would greatly appreciate your support. Please come to my official announcement Wednesday, March 27, as I kick off my 2019 campaign for Sheriff. I look forward to seeing each one of you.

Comment on Facebook

You and your team are awesome. So grateful for your attention & help this past year. Our family will be there to vote for you

does anyo e know whete he went to high school at

i am honored to be able tp support you many good changes have come to Augusta County thanks to you and your office

You have my vote

You've done an amazing job, Donnie! I may not live in the county but you have my full support! I'm happy to help out with your campaign however I can.

You got my vote. Thanks for taking care of our county.

You have my support, but only if you start doing funny # hash tags, of criminals you catch 🤣🤣

You have done an awesome job Got my vote

Got my vote ... you are the best !

You have our vote because of a job well done.

You have my full support! Thank you for your leadership in protecting and serving our community!!🚔🚔🚔

Job well done and continue to do, thank you!!!

You have made an amazing differents in our county. Thank you and you have my surport 100%

You have my vote. Awesome job

Got my vote!

Donald S and Donald T two great Donald Got my Vote 😃

You got my vote 🗳👍

I will definitely support you for continuing as our Sheriff of August County.

Great job Sheriff👍👏

Honored to support you Donald

You’ve got my vote!!!!

Got my vote!

Good luck to you sir!

Keep up the good work!

Got my vote

TRAFFIC DELAYS ON ROUTE 624 IN AUGUSTA COUNTY BEGINNING MARCH 20

STAUNTON – Drivers can expect alternating lane closures with flagger traffic control on part of Route 624 (Mount Torrey Road) in Augusta County beginning Wednesday, March 20. The traffic restrictions are for soil and rock testing in the area of the Cpl. Darl K. McDorman Bridge over Back Creek. The work zone is between the Lyndhurst Industrial Park and the Interstate 64 exit 96 interchange.

Flagger-controlled traffic is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays from March 20 through April 5, 2019. All work is weather permitting.

Virginia traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at www.511Virginia.org.

The VDOT Customer Service Center can assist with reporting road hazards, asking transportation questions, or getting information related to Virginia’s roads. Call 800-FOR- ROAD (800-367-7623) or use its mobile friendly website at my.vdot.virginia.gov/. Agents are available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.
... See MoreSee Less

TRAFFIC DELAYS ON ROUTE 624 IN AUGUSTA COUNTY BEGINNING MARCH 20

STAUNTON – Drivers can expect alternating lane closures with flagger traffic control on part of Route 624 (Mount Torrey Road) in Augusta County beginning Wednesday, March 20. The traffic restrictions are for soil and rock testing in the area of the Cpl. Darl K. McDorman Bridge over Back Creek. The work zone is between the Lyndhurst Industrial Park and the Interstate 64 exit 96 interchange.

Flagger-controlled traffic is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays from March 20 through April 5, 2019. All work is weather permitting.

Virginia traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at http://www.511Virginia.org. 

The VDOT Customer Service Center can assist with reporting road hazards, asking transportation questions, or getting information related to Virginia’s roads. Call 800-FOR- ROAD (800-367-7623) or use its mobile friendly website at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov/. Agents are available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.

UPDATE: Cole has been located and is safe.

Runaway Juvenile

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is still requesting the public’s assistance in locating a runaway juvenile who was last seen in Augusta County.

Cole Blackwell
W/M, 13
5’4”, 125lbs
Black hair/Brown eyes
LSW: Blk hoodie, Gry jogging pants.

If anyone has any information about this runaway, please contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540.245.5333 or crimestoppers at 800.322.2017
... See MoreSee Less

UPDATE: Cole has been located and is safe.

Runaway Juvenile

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is still requesting the public’s assistance in locating a runaway juvenile who was last seen in Augusta County. 

Cole Blackwell 
W/M, 13 
5’4”, 125lbs 
Black hair/Brown eyes
LSW: Blk hoodie, Gry jogging pants. 

If anyone has any information about this runaway, please contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540.245.5333 or crimestoppers at 800.322.2017

Comment on Facebook

Prayers he's found safe

Any news??? Has he been found????

Any updates, missing almost two weeks

No new news?

If anyone knows my nephew's whereabouts please for love of God let the police department know. Or private message me. His dad is worried something awful has happen to him

Shared in NC

Destiny Craig

🙏🙏🙏

I posted

Black/bro?

Rebecca did tell Hailie tell you she talked to him?

He is only 13 with what looks like 4-5 Facebook accounts and this is his second time running away in less than a year. I think when they do find him they need to look into what is causing him to run away.

Sgt. Donnie Arnold enjoyed participating in Career Day at Craigsville Elementary School. We will hopefully have some future deputies on our hands. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Great community involvement, keep it up!

****Update****

Shiflett was located and is safe.

Runaway Juvenile

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a runaway who was last seen in the City of Waynesboro.

Madison N. Shiflett
W/F, 17
5’9”, 123lbs
Bro hair, Haz eyes
LSW: Unknown clothing description

Shiflett ran away from her Staunton home yesterday afternoon, but was later seen at a residence in the City of Waynesboro.

If anyone has any information about this runaway, please contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540-245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.
... See MoreSee Less

****Update****

Shiflett was located and is safe. 

Runaway Juvenile

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a runaway who was last seen in the City of Waynesboro. 

Madison N. Shiflett
W/F, 17
5’9”, 123lbs 
Bro hair, Haz eyes
LSW: Unknown clothing description 

Shiflett ran away from her Staunton home yesterday afternoon, but was later seen at a residence in the City of Waynesboro. 

If anyone has any information about this runaway, please contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540-245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.

Comment on Facebook

Glad she was found safe

She's active on her facebook...just posted a status

The police may be able to track her location via the post she put up, fb will show approximate location of device

Narcotics Investigation/Arrest

On 3/13/19 deputies with the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics search warrant at the Relax Inn Motel on White Hill Road in Mint Springs. The subsequent investigation resulted in the seizure of approximately four pounds of methamphetamine, three ounces of crack cocaine, marijuana, approximately $36,000 in U.S. currency, and a stolen handgun.

Tonio Brandon Wallace, 35, was arrested and charged with the following:

-Possession with the intent to sell over 200 grams of methamphetamine
-Possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine.
-Felon in possession of a firearm.
-Simultaneous possession of a firearm and Schedule II drugs.
-Possession of a stolen firearm.
-Child endangerment. An infant, less than 1 year old, was present in the room and in Wallace's care at the time of his arrest.

He is currently being held at Middle River Regional Jail without bond.

The narcotics seized have an approximate street value of $170,000.
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Thank you. Great job

Great job Augusta Co. Sheriff’s Dept!! Thank you all for everything you do!!

Great job thank you

Great job guys.Keep the good work.

Congratulations a good job done

Thank you!!!! Sheriff's office, great job!!!

Awesome! Thank you to all involved!

Way too guys!!!

Great job ACSO.

Great Job! Thanks for all you do to keep us safe!

Beautiful job Ladies and Gentlemen keep up the good work.

Thanks For Keeping IT Off The Street Great Job Officers

Good job well done 👍

Great job guys!!

Great job!!!

Once again great job!!!!

Great job Augusta County Sheriff office.

Thank you for working hard to get this out of our community!

Great job guys. I deliver pizza part time in Draft and it's pretty obvious how prevalent the drug activity is at the hotels in Mint Springs.

Way to go Augusta County !! Proud of you all. Be Safe.

Thank you to all involved.

Excellent job guys!! Keep up the great work. Please everyone support our local law enforcement. It’s so important that we show them the support and appreciation for the risky and hard work that they do. These guys are under paid for their work, risk their lives daily to protect each and every one of us and ask nothing in return.

Thanks to God..

Thay do that tip them off!

Great job guys and gals keep up the good work stay safe in your job but get the job done get the trash off the street because the people that deals in that stuff and use it is nothing but TRASH IN THE WORST FORM

*****MRRJ Death Investigation Update******

This release is an update to the Media Release that was generated on March 11, 2019.

The inmate who was found unresponsive at MRRJ has been identified as 36-year-old Joseph Emery Moore of Lyndhurst, Virginia. Mr. Moore passed away during the afternoon hours of March 11, 2019, at the University of Virginia Hospital. “Although this is an extremely unfortunate incident, the actions by the officers at Middle River Regional Jail were in accordance with policy/procedures.” “Their quick actions and attempts to revive Mr. Moore are commendable,” said Sheriff Donald Smith

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this incident as a suicide, however, the case will not be closed until the Office of the Medical Examiner concludes their investigation.

END

Death Investigation from Middle River Regional Jail

On Monday, March 11, 2019, at 0413 HRS, Rescue crews responded to the Middle River Regional Jail, located at 350 Technology Drive, for a report of attempted suicide by hanging. A 36-year-old male, from the Augusta County area, who was incarcerated at Middle Regional Jail for Domestic violence and failure to appear charges, was discovered hanging in his cell by jail staff.

Staff at the Middle River Regional Jail immediately rendered aid, summoned rescue, and began performing Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation on the man. The inmate was transported to Augusta Health and later airlifted to the University of Virginia, in critical condition. He died from his injuries this afternoon.

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this incident. The identity of the inmate will not be released at this time, to respect the privacy of the family.
... See MoreSee Less

*****MRRJ Death Investigation Update******

This release is an update to the Media Release that was generated on March 11, 2019. 

The inmate who was found unresponsive at MRRJ has been identified as 36-year-old Joseph Emery Moore of Lyndhurst, Virginia. Mr. Moore passed away during the afternoon hours of March 11, 2019, at the University of Virginia Hospital. “Although this is an extremely unfortunate incident, the actions by the officers at Middle River Regional Jail were in accordance with policy/procedures.” “Their quick actions and attempts to revive Mr. Moore are commendable,” said Sheriff Donald Smith 

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this incident as a suicide, however, the case will not be closed until the Office of the Medical Examiner concludes their investigation. 

END

Death Investigation from Middle River Regional Jail
 
On Monday, March 11, 2019, at 0413 HRS, Rescue crews responded to the Middle River Regional Jail, located at 350 Technology Drive, for a report of attempted suicide by hanging. A 36-year-old male, from the Augusta County area, who was incarcerated at Middle Regional Jail for Domestic violence and failure to appear charges, was discovered hanging in his cell by jail staff.

Staff at the Middle River Regional Jail immediately rendered aid, summoned rescue, and began performing Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation on the man. The inmate was transported to Augusta Health and later airlifted to the University of Virginia, in critical condition.  He died from his injuries this afternoon.      

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this incident.  The identity of the inmate will not be released at this time, to respect the privacy of the family.

Comment on Facebook

Prayers for him and those who loved him♡

May he find the peace and comfort he so desperately needed in the arms of our Savior!! Prayers for all his loved ones left behind!!

Has the name release, we got a call about him we think, it was our x son-in-law?

Prayers to the family and friends ❤

Prayers for this persons family and friends. Prayers for all employees involved in this.

Prayers for him, his family, friends and the staff.

Prayers for his whole family😢

Our thoughts and prayers for this young man's family!

Prayers for the family and team on duty!

Prayers to his family and children

Prayers to the family and for the officers Involved.

Prayers for his family

This is so sad...prayers for the family

Prayers for his family 🙏

Prayers for this mans family

Prayers for all involved.

Prayers going out to his family

Merciful Father!!! Praying for the Family and All

Prayers for this mans family

Prayers to all involved

So very sad. Prayers going out to the family

So sorry for the family and friends. Prayers for all involved

Prayers for this family

Prayers for the family 🙏🏼

Prayers for his family

The ACSO needs your assistance with identifying this male suspect. On 3/4/2019, the male subject was involved in a larceny at the Weyers Cave, Exxon. The subject was driving a gray SUV.

If anyone can identify him please contact the ACSO at 540-245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-332-2017.
... See MoreSee Less

The ACSO needs your assistance with identifying this male suspect.  On 3/4/2019, the male subject was involved in a larceny at the Weyers Cave, Exxon.  The subject was driving a gray SUV. 

If anyone can identify him please contact the ACSO at                     540-245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-332-2017.Image attachment

Comment on Facebook

That's a sheetz jacket that hes wearing The company gave them out to all employees a few years back when they made the list of best place to work.

We'll keep an eye for that man and that SUV with those hood markings. Any info on State lic. plates? Virginia?

Also, interstate cameras can pick up those markings on the hood...maybe.

Danielle Norton 🤔🤔

Sheryl Anne we're you working?

*****Update******

Keegan Terrell was located Monday evening and is safe.

Blackwell has not been located and is still entered as a missing juvenile. If you have any information concerning his whereabouts, please call the Sheriffs Office at 540.245.5333.

Runaway Juveniles

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating two runaway juveniles who were last seen in Churchville Saturday night.

Cole Blackwell
W/M, 13
5’4”, 125lbs
Black/Bro
LSW: Blk hoodie, Gry jogging pants.

Keegan Terrell
W/M, 14
5’7”, 125
Bro/Bro
LSW: Maroon hoodie, Gry jogging pants.

Both boys are believed to be together; they may be in the City of Waynesboro.

If anyone has any information about these runaways, please contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540.245.5333 or crimestoppers at 800.322.2017
... See MoreSee Less

*****Update******

Keegan Terrell was located Monday evening and is safe.  

Blackwell has not been located and is still entered as a missing juvenile.  If you have any information concerning his whereabouts, please call the Sheriffs Office at 540.245.5333. 

Runaway Juveniles

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating two runaway juveniles who were last seen in Churchville Saturday night. 

Cole Blackwell 
W/M, 13 
5’4”, 125lbs 
Black/Bro 
LSW: Blk hoodie, Gry jogging pants. 

Keegan Terrell 
W/M, 14 
5’7”, 125 
Bro/Bro 
LSW: Maroon hoodie, Gry jogging pants. 

Both boys are believed to be together; they may be in the City of Waynesboro. 

If anyone has any information about these runaways, please contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540.245.5333 or crimestoppers at 800.322.2017Image attachment

Comment on Facebook

Keegan is a good young man and has just lost the only man that ever loved and took care of him. So if he's a little lost right now it's completely understandable. In the care of the right people with proper guidance he's more than capable of doing very well in this messed up world. So all the down talking of something you know nothing about isn't of help in any way shape or form. So if you are perfect and have everything in your life with out flaw. A hand up for someone hurting at such a young age would be a blessing.

Would you not want to have the police involved if it were your child was missing. You would want anyone to help you find them to make sure they were safe.

Prayers for both boys. My daughter goes to school with Cole and they are good friends. She is devastated, I hope he’s found real soon.

Keegan is family! I pray for both of their safe return 🙏🏻

Prayers they are ok🙏🏻

A stint in juvie will make them think twice....

Prayers that these young men are found safe. Also hoping that their troubled lives get straightened out. They need reassurance...not ridicule.

Too much of these underage young mens information is on Facebook. This is already a miscarriage of justice an invasion of their privacy one suggested violation of their due process rights and an unjust publication of of them. They are minors. They have rights

***UPDATE***:

Reese established contact with authorities and is no longer considered a missing person.

Missing Person

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Fishersville woman who was last seen March 2, 2019. She hasn’t attended school or shown up for work all week.

Malayah Reese
B/F, 18 years of age
5’ 2”, 130 lbs.
Bro eyes and Bro hair

Reese had been operating a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu, white in color. The vehicle was located in Richmond, VA earlier this morning, however, Reese was not in the car. It is believed that she is in the greater Richmond, VA area at this time. No foul play is suspected.

If anyone has any information about this missing person, please contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540-245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.
... See MoreSee Less

***UPDATE***:

Reese established contact with authorities and is no longer considered a missing person.

Missing Person 

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Fishersville woman who was last seen March 2, 2019. She hasn’t attended school or shown up for work all week. 

Malayah Reese
B/F, 18 years of age 
5’ 2”, 130 lbs. 
Bro eyes and Bro hair 

Reese had been operating a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu, white in color. The vehicle was located in Richmond, VA earlier this morning, however, Reese was not in the car. It is believed that she is in the greater Richmond, VA area at this time. No foul play is suspected.

If anyone has any information about this missing person, please contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540-245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.

Comment on Facebook

So happy she is safe. 🙏🏼

Thanks for letting us know

She had been Located and is safe

Villy Wright

Oh no! Hope they find the very nice appearing young person & Malibu & nothing bad has happened to either

Prayer for a safe return

Cheryl Dudley Denton

Karl Magenhofer

#TheAwareFoundation #SaveTheNextGirl

Prayers!

Dee Boyd

Lara Lopez is this Kenya’s sister??

Wednesday night we had a great time participating in donkey basketball to raise funds for BGHS FFA. Thanks for inviting us out to play again. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

When and where was this ?? Would loved to have gone ,

Love how you all are involved in so many events around the county. Thank you and God Bless! 💙

Proud to be a former Bison!!!

Love it

Great event!!!

Jenni Brown...are you in any of these pics?

Motorcycle pursuit and crash

On Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 1721 HRS, an Augusta County Sheriff’s Office deputy initiated a traffic stop on a Blue Yamaha motorcycle on Old Fishersville Road and Westminster Drive in Fishersville. The motorcycle, operated by 37-year-old Jordan Daniel Varner, of Stuarts Draft, Virginia, fled westbound on RT250 Jefferson Highway at a high rate of speed.

As Varner entered the Brands Flat area on RT250 Jefferson Highway, he entered the opposing lanes of travel and continued to travel westbound in the eastbound lanes. Varner passed an Augusta County deputy that was proceeding east on RT250 Jefferson Highway to assist in the pursuit. Deputies did not follow Varner into the oncoming lanes of travel and he continued driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of travel at speeds in excess of 100mph.

At 1724 HRS, Varner struck an eastbound 2006 Nissan Altima that was being driven by a 19-year-old Waynesboro man. Varner was ejected from his Yamaha and suffered life-threatening injuries. He was subsequently transported to Augusta Health and airlifted to the University of Virginia for treatment.

The 19-year-old driver of the Nissan Altima was not injured in the crash.

The collision scene is currently being investigated by the Virginia State Police.

The initial incident and eluding will be investigated by the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office.
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

They didn’t chase him into the oncoming traffic lanes

I am really appalled with some of the comments on here, I never realized here are so many perfect people living in this area or think they are. I know and/or friends with both families involved. Jordan's family is not denying his actions but only praying for his life, his recovery and future. The 19 year old family is blessed and Thankful that their son is safe, ,,,, Both families are praying for the life of Jordan and both families are Thankful that the 19 year old young man and no one else was injured. This is a time that if the families of these two can come together and pray for both then why as we as a community come together to support and lift them up in our thoughts and prayers. I have made mistakes and done stupid things in my life, bad decisions ,dumb decisions etc. I am far from perfect and I have paid for my mistakes. We all have are own thoughts and opinions on things and I'm just offering mine in hope that before we condemn someone we take a long look at ourselves in that mirror,,,,,

Skimming through comments and I can tell ALOT of people in the area dont like motorcycles. Guess I better watch my back. Hope the rider makes a full recovery to ride again 🏍🏍🏍, I'm with you brother ( Jordan Varner). And hope the 19yr old isn't scarred for life I can't imagine being apart of this

Prayers for all involved!! May God be with Jordan and his family!! I have been where his family is and just bc he was in the wrong doesn't mean they stop loving him!! I have known Jordan for many years and no matter what choices he was making in his life, he was always bragging on his girls, they deserve better then reading such negative comments!! If you can't find it in your heart to pray and say something uplifting then just say nothing at all!! May God be with Jordan and his family as well as the 19 year old and his family!! God can do all!!

Prayers for all involved ✝️✝️✝️

1st I like to thank the men and women of the Augusta County sheriff department for keeping us safe every day. I’m not sure about the high speed Pursuit but I was not there for the Incident. but how would you feel if that person on the on the motorcycle hit a young kid or someone else causing danger or injuries to them

That 19 year old was my cousin and I’m so glad that he is okay ❤️ the motorcyclist was at fault but still praying that he is okay.

Im sorry but at 37 years old , running from law in WRONG lane of traffic, speeds of 100 MPH Now hurt and everyone is suppse to fell sorry for them NOPE I am sorry its family that suffers from the one that did wrong but this could have ended way worse for innocent people as well. 19 yr old driving speed limit in correct lane is very BLESSED to have walked away this with their life. Mentaly will forever be changed as these images will prob be hard ones to let go. All bc someone else acted reckless and had no regards for anyones elses life man, woman or children !!!

Prayers for friends and family

Sending prayers to both parties involved. I will say that until you have been in a situation like this right or wrong the harsh words do not help solve anything. It can happen to anyone’s family member. No one is perfect and we have to answer to the choices we make but it can not be replayed. Rather than continuing to bash the person , which is very hard on the family especially, thank God that everyone is alive and a lesson will be learned. Please remember there are more than just the people in the accident. They have family to that is suffering.

Prayers to Jordan and his family.

Prayers going up for Jordan.

Varner needs to be locked up until he is too old to even remember what a motorcycle looks like.

This 19 year old will be traumatized for the rest of his life...prayers to all involved and hopefully a lesson learned!

Some people dont understand that when you break the law or run from the law, there are consequences. He made his choice and now hes paying for it. Unfortunately, other innocent people on the road were put in danger. Along with children in those vehicles!

Prayers for all

God bless the young driver

How terrible for all involved. Praying God lays His healing hands upon both families for peace and comfort.

Prayers for all involved

Always heard that there was not suppose be pursuits of motorcycle?

Prayers to all involved

We can not judge, only lift up and pray.. God be with all involved..

Sending prayers

That is what happens when you try to out run police glad the 19 year did not get hurt

Glad we weren’t out

Wilson Memorial High School FFA members celebrated National FFA week by sponsoring a "Kiss the Cow" contest to raise money for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. The winners got to kiss "Blondie" the steer today! Our very own Sgt. James Snyder, Wilson’s School Resource Officer, was one of the two runner ups. They raised a total of $120 for the food bank. ... See MoreSee Less

Wilson Memorial High School FFA members celebrated National FFA week by sponsoring a Kiss the Cow contest to raise money for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. The winners got to kiss Blondie the steer today! Our very own Sgt. James Snyder, Wilson’s School Resource Officer, was one of the two runner ups. They raised a total of $120 for the food bank.Image attachment

Comment on Facebook

Thank you for helping us nourish families in need. This gift will help provide 480 meals!

James is amazing!! So giving and caring!

💚💚James Glenn Snyder

Yay, James Glenn Snyder!

Fantastic

Police Impersonator

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office wants to provide public awareness to the citizens of Augusta County.

On 14 February 2019, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a police impersonator in the vicinity of Country Estates Mobile Home Park in Crimora. A citizen reported that while traveling northbound on State route 340, a dark colored SUV [possibly a Jeep] turned around and began following their vehicle. The vehicle followed at a close distance and randomly flashed a spotlight into the back of the victim’s vehicle. The suspect then turned on a small flashing blue light, which appeared to emanate from the dashboard of the vehicle.

Citizens are reminded to take appropriate actions when encountering police, fire, or medical warning lights. If you are pulled over but are uncertain if the stop is actually being conducted by a law enforcement officer, it is advised to slow your speed, acknowledge the officer by activating your vehicle’s hazard lights and pull over at the first safe place you can. At night, this would be a well lit area. When in doubt, contact 911.

If anyone has any information about this case, please contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540-245-5333 or crime stoppers at 800-322-2017.
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Well this is what happens when our police departments started driving all types of unmarked vehicles. That makes it so easy for criminals to do this. ?? Just saying.

Seems to be a recurring issue here. Not the first time I have heard about this from Augusta area. Good luck pulling me over in an unmarked police car 🤷🏼‍♀️ You will follow me however far I deem necessary to find a safe place to pull over or however long it takes me to call it in first if not both 💯

Heard it last week or before

I definitely will not pull over for an unmarked vehicle. This is the reason I have said over and over again. Officers should NOT do speeding tickets in unmarked cars. They should ALWAYS be done in a police vehicle only. How do you teach a brand new young girl driving and in todays world we put our lives on the line thinking "oh it has to be a cop" We as citizens should never ever have to worry about that. We need to make illegal for an officer to use unmarked vehicles for speeding cars or any traffic violation. We definitely have bigger issues in this world than going ten over the speed limit. I am totally all for law and order but something has to be done and this seems like the smart thing to do.

People see cop car and slow down 5sometimes 10 miles under speed limit ..... You were just doing 80 when you past me

James Armstrong

I'd be scared to pull over for anyone!!??

Dark explorer looks like a decommissioned unmarked saw it yesterday

This happened to my elderly friend and it ended in front of my home. Flashing lights right on bumper and blowing horn and blue light on dash but we were told nothing could be done because we had no pictures or videos.

Im sorry but you need to give the right info. You call 911 and confirm if its legite. Keep 911 on phone and drive to where they might direct you to. Get as much info of car and driver. But dont just stop at someplace because it is well lit. Years ago there was a guy around Augusta and Afton Mtn pulling women over. This was before cell phones and social media 1960's. Im not pulling over if the vehicle cant be identified as bona fide law enforcement.

I'm sorry but I think there should be something on side of there vehicle letting ppl kno that they are a police officer they still hide in spots in unmarked cars so what's the purpose of driving around in a unmarked police car ???

Kirsten Hildebrand

That's how people get shot by the police for attempting to run or not for sure it is the law. How do we protect ourselves in the world we live in now and not be in the wrong?

Hope whoever it is they catch him.

Trevor Fitzgerald

People must be getting desperate if they stoop so low as to impersonate a law enforcement person!

Why are we just hearing about this? This happened on Feb 14th. 🤔🤔

How do yu no I would not pull over I'd drive to the police department

Carla Doyle Floyd Tiffany Floyd Sensabaugh

Melody Ettinger Godbey

Leah Senn Jordan

Lexi Scollick

Thanks

Thanks for the share Vicki Williams.

Thanks for sharing Donald Smith!

I wanted to share with you the latest I am getting on this front passing through:

Remember if you cannot see the road because of water turn around.

Subject: Flash Flood Watch : LWX@ 2/22/2019 14:59:08

National Weather Service bulletin for Augusta, Highland, Nelson, and the central Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains.

From Saturday afternoon through late Saturday night.

Rain is expected through Saturday night, and the steadiest rain is expected Saturday afternoon and night. Most likely rainfall amounts will be around around three quarters of an inch to one and one-half inches.
... See MoreSee Less

I wanted to share with you the latest I am getting on this front passing through:

Remember if you cannot see the road because of water turn around.

Subject: Flash Flood Watch : LWX@ 2/22/2019 14:59:08

National Weather Service bulletin for Augusta, Highland, Nelson, and the central Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains.

From Saturday afternoon through late Saturday night.

Rain is expected through Saturday night, and the steadiest rain is expected Saturday afternoon and night. Most likely rainfall amounts will be around around three quarters of an inch to one and one-half inches.

Comment on Facebook

Thank you! We appreciate weather updates! Hope everyone stays safe if it is flooding!

Thank you for the weather updates. Keeps the residents aware of what they should be on the lookout while driving.

Thanks for keeping us informed

Thank you this is really helpful clear oh really thank you

All Augusta County courts are closed today. Hearings will be scheduled at a later date. Thanks. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Last year this was posted circuit court was not closed and show cause was issued. So please people call your court and verify

I wanted to share with you the forecast that I am getting. Please prepare accordingly keeping elderly and pets in mind. Please prepare for power outages also. Call us if you need us.

WINTER STRM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10P THIS EVE TO 10P WEDNESDAY

* WHAT Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of one tenth to two tenths of an inch expected.

*WHERE Portions of central and western Virginia as well as portions of eastern West Virginia.

* WHEN From 10P this evening to 10P Wednesday. Snow will overspread the area late this evening, and mix with and change to sleet and freezing rain Wednesday morning. The heaviest snow is likely in the pre-dawn hours Wednesday morning.

* ADDL DETAILS Travel could be very difficult. The
hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

When venturing outside, watch your first few steps taken on steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery, increasing your risk of a fall and injury.
... See MoreSee Less

I wanted to share with you the forecast that I am getting. Please prepare accordingly keeping elderly and pets in mind. Please prepare for power outages also. Call us if you need us.

WINTER STRM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10P THIS EVE TO 10P WEDNESDAY

* WHAT Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of one tenth to two tenths of an inch expected.

*WHERE Portions of central and western Virginia as well as portions of eastern West Virginia.

* WHEN From 10P this evening to 10P Wednesday. Snow will overspread the area late this evening, and mix with and change to sleet and freezing rain Wednesday morning. The heaviest snow is likely in the pre-dawn hours Wednesday morning.

* ADDL DETAILS Travel could be very difficult. The
hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

When venturing outside, watch your first few steps taken on steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery, increasing your risk of a fall and injury.

Comment on Facebook

Thanks for keeping us informed! Augusta county Deputies rock!!!

Thanks for letting us know. Stay safe.

Thank you, be safe yourselves. People, you need to stay home and off the roads if possible. Don't waste our first responder's time and safety for silly unnecessary items.

EVERYONE STAY SAFE THANKS A MILLION TIMES OVER FOR ALL THE MEN/WOMEN IN UNIFORM DO FOR US!

Prayers for our Deputies that have to work. Thank you for keeping us updated

Thank you for the warning all of y'all stay safe too.

Everyone be safe.

Thank you and you all stay safe out there.

Very nice gesture and Public Service Announcement. Kudos to August County Sheriffs Department.

Thank You

Charlie Beau-champ stopped by this morning to drop off toys to the office. He wanted to donate so other kids would have toys in a time of need. Charlie we appreciate your kindness and thoughtfulness. ... See MoreSee Less

Charlie Beau-champ stopped by this morning to drop off toys to the office. He wanted to donate so other kids would have toys in a time of need. Charlie we appreciate your kindness and thoughtfulness.

Comment on Facebook

Good job little Charlie helping others is so important. You are a God send. Love n blessings.

Love stories like this!

That is awesome

Thank you Charlie Beau-champ for your donations for the toys. Your donations are greatly appreciated; God Bless you always

This is awesome

That is so sweet.

That's such a sweet little guy

This is awesome!

Love this!!!

Fantastic

Jennifer

Ashton Reed I know this Charlie Beau-champ 🙂

UPDATE: He has been located and is safe.

Runaway Juvenile

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a runaway juvenile.

Gage Bowling, age 17, was last seen at his residence in Greenville, VA on the night of February 12, 2019. Gage is a W/M, 6’01”, 190 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a maroon long sleeve shirt, green pants, a blue Columbia hat and brown boots.

If you have any information about this missing juvenile, please contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540-245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.

A photo is attached.
... See MoreSee Less

UPDATE: He has been located and is safe.

Runaway Juvenile

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a runaway juvenile.

Gage Bowling, age 17, was last seen at his residence in Greenville, VA on the night of February 12, 2019. Gage is a W/M, 6’01”, 190 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a maroon long sleeve shirt, green pants, a blue Columbia hat and brown boots.

If you have any information about this missing juvenile, please contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540-245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.

A photo is attached.

Comment on Facebook

Thank the lord he was found unharmed

Wonder why it doesn't show up on my link

April Propst

Thank God!

Thank God this turned out ok