Staunton Police Dept

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NEWS RELEASE

On October 12, 2019 at approximately 10:30pm a robbery was reported at the Jiffee Mart, 806 Grubert Ave. An employee reported that a male brandished a knife before stealing an undisclosed amount of money from the business. The suspect is described as a male wearing dark clothing.

Another employee reported being assaulted by a second suspect outside of the business. That employee received minor injuries as a result of the altercation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.
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NEWS RELEASE 

On October 12, 2019 at approximately 10:30pm a robbery was reported at the Jiffee Mart, 806 Grubert Ave.  An employee reported that a male brandished a knife before stealing an undisclosed amount of money from the business.  The suspect is described as a male wearing dark clothing.

Another employee reported being assaulted by a second suspect outside of the business.  That employee received minor injuries as a result of the altercation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.Image attachment

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Was this believed to be two males, females, one of each? Was anything else besides money taken? This lacks so much detail and why is this Tuesday and we now hearing about it?

Vick I am so sorry I am glad no one was hurt badly I hope they catch them

can not run far from there!

Gun beats knife!Just saying!

Someone should know those shoes

And we just now hearing about it.

Where is this establishment?

Dennis it’s on Grubert Ave. on the right just after you turn off Churchville Ave.

Let's pass it on and catch them

Truth! Why now?

Anthony Sawyers

Benjamin E. Bottoms

Deborah Bolen Erin Dorr

Sarah Rockwell.. 🙁

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NEWS RELEASE

On October 2, 2019 at approximately 9pm a robbery was reported in the 1200-block of Stuart St. A male victim was assaulted by multiple suspects and an undisclosed amount of money was stolen. The victim was subsequently transported to Augusta Health to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.
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We live in the area and this is very unsettling. We always think our little neighborhood is so safe, hope the victim is doing okay. Keep us updated please!

Thanks for posting . I’m sure your detectives will solve and uphold the law

Let me add that a month ago I had a situation at 3:30 am. Someone was in my back yard trying to get in. Then went around to front. I put light on and got pics while on the phone but with 911. I was also armed with s very angry dog. I gave clear warning that if a breach occurred he would be shot. SPD was great with 4 cars arriving. It turned out to be my next door neighbor totally intoxicated. What is bad on my part is that at night we go to bed totally unprepared for a fire or intruder. I have also taken stock of things around my property and house to better offer safety for both me and first responders. So think about ways to fortify your doors. Don't put phone on airplane mode at night and other things that people personally affect you. Just be vigilant especially if you have to go outside at night.

I believe we do need more info from police. Is this a gang getting into the neighborhood. Kids, adults. This allegedly happened where Peck and Stewart Converge.

Prayers

Well if we knew what these suspects looked like that would help allot!!

if this is another senior/ homeless hit... then... we might need to start looking out for them

Deborah Bolen

Wow really it takes multiple punks to get what they want? It's really sad that staunton has trash like this but I guess they can't make it in a real city. You will be found and get what's coming to you.

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2 weeks ago

Staunton Police Department

Please join us tomorrow, October 2 at the Staunton Public Library!Coffee with a Cop is a win-win for both community members and police officers. Sharing a cup of joe or snack with an officer provides community members access and opportunity for distraction-free conversations while our local officers have a chance to relax and chat with the residents they serve, outside of a crisis situation. Join us 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 2, at the Library. #cwac ... See MoreSee Less

Please join us tomorrow, October 2 at the Staunton Public Library!

The Staunton Police Department received multiple calls for service yesterday morning from citizens concerned for the well-being of a dog being pulled in a bicycle trailer. Our animal control officers located the bicyclist and his dog, Diva, and verified that the animal was safe but in need of a bath and some medicine. The owner of the Staunton Dog Wash came in on her day off and gave Diva a free bath, and staff at the Staunton Veterinary Clinic donated some needed medication. Thank you to everyone in the community that came together to assist us!

We also learned that the bicyclist, Flynn Donoho, has biked about 50,000 miles to raise awareness for cancer research and to support the American Cancer Society.
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Wow I wish people were more concerned about the panhandlers standing on the corners with their dogs making them sit and lay in very hot temperatures in the dead of Summer .... or all the transients who have to have one or two dogs that walk with them ....rather than being concerned about a dog being pulled on a cart.

Saw him at walmart today!! He gave away something of his to another homeless guy. Made my heart so happy to see that he is still giving even when he doesn’t have much.

I understand the dog was in need of some help ,did anyone offer the gentleman a bath and meal , please people help man and dog

I personally love the veterinarians at the Staunton Veterinary Clinic. They go above and beyond the call of duty for animals.

I had the pleasure of talking to this man and Diva. They are both very sweet. I told him about our beautiful park and he asked if there was a dog park. I said yes and he plans on biking there. He needs his bike repaired. I gave hime some money but not nearly enough to fix it. I hope someone can help him more.

Thank you to all that helped! We love Pat at Staunton Dog wash! She is always there for dogs in need! Including Bailey!

Great work Officer Ayers! Way to get the entire community involved to help this pup and her dad!

Thank you to the Staunton Dog Wash and the Staunton Police Department for helping this man and his dog that is biking to make people aware of this dreaded disease. Praying they will have a safe journey where ever they go ♥️💜✝️🙏👏👏

Thanks for taking care of the dog 🐕

Big shout out to Staunton Veterinarian Clinic and Staunton Dog Wash! Thank you for your services to this fella.

That is such bs. That dog looks more well taken care of, then half the dogs of rich clients that come into my shop. Ppl have nothing better to do.

Awesome. What a guy and his wonderful pooch.

I’m inspired by good people who do good things for needy people who do good things for others while having needs of their own, this is a classic example . STAUNTON POLICE DEPARTMENT along with others who came to the aid of a humble citizen ,doing GOOD THINGS for a GOOD CAUSE💕👍🎊❤️

Glad to see the dog was riding today and not being "walked" as the man was riding his bike in Elkton just the other day.

Such an awesome story of caring for the man and his best friend!! He is doing such an admirable thing to bring awareness to this dreaded disease that has taken so many way to soon! Prayers for them both as they continue their journey🙏🙏 A special thanks to the people of Staunton who brought awareness to the Staunton Police Department and to the wonderful people at Staunton Veterinary Clinic and Staunton Dog Wash for offering your loving care to this special dog who is always by his daddy’s side.. such a very special bond these two have! God Bless You All!!!

Great job to everyone that went the extra mile!!! Extra Thanks to Staunton Dog Wash, Staunton PD and Staunton Veterinary Clinic!

I met this man at Walmart and he had NOTHING BUT GREAT things to say about Staunton PD!!! He said that he had no idea they would nice to him much less go the "extra mile" for him! GREAT JOB Staunton PD! I always hear people complaining it was nice to hear him tell anyone that would listen how nice you treated him! <3

This is so very kind and warms my heart to see love and kindness given to others.

That’s great! Now hopefully he’ll be as dedicated to his dog as he is to cycle to research! 🤦🏻‍♂️

I love it when the community comes together to take on a task, especially for a furry friend.

I love seeing this kind of community involvement! We need more of this in the news 🙂

Saw him at Walmart this morning! Dr Mims at Staunton Vet Clinic is awesome!

Pat at Staunton Dog Wash is amazing, as is Dr. Mims at Staunton Veterinary Clinic, and Staunton PD!

Awesome! Also, I had no idea Staunton has a dog wash!

Love this! Proud of our community! Best wishes to man and dog! What a bond that must be 🥰

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NEWS RELEASE

UPDATE- The partial outage has been resolved.

The Staunton Police Department is currently experiencing a partial 911 outage. At this time the outage appears to be limited to 911 calls placed from a landline.

If you have an emergency, please call 911 from a cell phone or call 540.332.3842 from a landline. If you attempt to call 911 and hear a rapid busy signal please contact your telephone service provider immediately.

We will provide updates as more information is available. Thank you for your patience.
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NEWS RELEASE

The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing adult. Valerie Jones is a 52 year old female believed to be endangered due to a medical condition. She is approximately 5’09 and 220 pounds, and has brown eyes and black hair. Ms. Jones was last seen on August 20, 2019 near Gypsy Hill Park and was reported as a missing person by her family on September 16, 2019. Ms. Jones is known to utilize public transportation.

If you have information regarding Valerie Jones’ whereabouts please contact the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842.
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NEWS RELEASE 

The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing adult.  Valerie Jones is a 52 year old female believed to be endangered due to a medical condition. She is approximately 5’09 and 220 pounds, and has brown eyes and black hair.  Ms. Jones was last seen on August 20, 2019 near Gypsy Hill Park and was reported as a missing person by her family on September 16, 2019.   Ms. Jones is known to utilize public transportation.

If you have information regarding Valerie Jones’ whereabouts please contact the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842.

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I am pretty sure my son moved into her old apartment the second week of Augusta. I have a ton of mail for Valerie Jones. I thought I'd try to find her before sending it all back as return to sender. 😕

Why wasn’t this posted sooner? Why wait a month? Prayers for her & her family

Praying for her safe return

Oh my goodness! So sorry that she is missing and missing for that long! I pray that she is found safe and sound!!

Praying for her and family

prayers for her being safe

Prayers she is found Safe 🙏

Praying this lady gets some help and is found safe.

Prayers for her to be found safely!

I pray she is found safe 🙏🏻

Ohh no auntie I used to work with her🙄🙏🙏🙏 praying that she is found safe.

Praying for safe return.🙏🏿

Prayers for her safety

Prayers for safe return

Sending prayers for a safe return of Valerie she is the nicest woman you will ever meet please if anyone knows where Valerie is please call staunton police asap!!!!

Prayers going out.

Prayers for a safe return.

Praying she is found safe

Prayers for ALL

Prayers for a safe return

Prayers for a safe return

Praying she’s found safe 🙏🙏

Prayers for a safe return

I still have not heard any news. Please if anyone has, let us know. Thanks

Matthew 18:19 Again, truly I tell you, if two of you on earth agree about any matter that you pray for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. Let us pray🙏🏽🙏🏽 Father, You said whatever we ask for in your name in pray, we will receive once we believe and have faith. We declare today Lord that we continue to stand strong in faith, believing that Your child is safe and will come home. Until then, wherever she is Almighty God, cover her in the precious blood of Your Son, Jesus Christ. We pray they find grace to survive whatever ordeal she may be facing right now. In the name of Jesus, we thank You for Your everlasting mercies, Amen and Amen.

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Congratulations to Off. G.M. Smitherman and Off. C.D. Ammons on receiving the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) DUI enforcement award. Thank you for everything you do to keep our roads safe! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Off. G.M. Smitherman and Off. C.D. Ammons on receiving the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) DUI enforcement award.  Thank you for everything you do to keep our roads safe!

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Congratulations. You all do such a great job.

Congratulations great job.

Congratulations great job both of you!!!!

Great job, congrats!

Great job to you both!!

Congratulations you guys!!!

Congratulations to both of you!!!!!!

Great job!!! Thanks a bunch!

Congratulations to you both.

Congrats Chris Amos

Great job!!!!

Congratulations 😊👮‍♂️💪

Congratulations

Congratulations!

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Congratulations!

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Congratulations!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Congrats

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The Staunton Police Department would like to thank the students and staff of A.R. Ware Elementary School and Staunton City Schools for inviting all local first responders to their memorial and appreciation event. We are also grateful for the sacrifices made by first responders across the nation on September 11, 2001, and the sacrifices that many continue to make as they battle 9/11 related illnesses. ... See MoreSee Less

The Staunton Police Department would like to thank the students and staff of A.R. Ware Elementary School and Staunton City Schools for inviting all local first responders to their memorial and appreciation event.  We are also grateful for the sacrifices made by first responders across the nation on September 11, 2001, and the sacrifices that many continue to make as they battle 9/11 related illnesses.Image attachmentImage attachment

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How sweet and caring!

TRAFFIC ALERT

UPDATE- 7:16pm The traffic signal repairs are complete. Thank you for your patience.

The traffic lights at the intersection of Churchville Ave and Grubert Ave are temporarily out of service due to an early morning traffic crash. Repairs are in progress but will likely take most of the day. Temporary stop signs are in place, and drivers are reminded to treat the intersection as a three way stop.

No injuries were reported in the earlier traffic crash and one individual was charged with reckless driving.
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I was in the picture... that's me in the back of the car

Are you in the picture.

Need new ones

Eugene Angle

Nikki Whetzel Vandine

Jose Robles

Leah Brumback

Skylar Mongold

Nathaniel Kiser

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NOW HIRING POLICE OFFICERS!

Join a leading accredited law enforcement agency and make a difference in a thriving community. The City of Staunton Police Department is seeking candidates for the position of Police Officer. This position is responsible for public safety, law enforcement, crime prevention, traffic control and accident investigation. Position requires HS diploma/GED, excellent verbal and written communication skills, customer service and the ability to analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action through thoughtful decision making. Successful candidates will possess the desire to solve problems by developing collaborative relationships with members of the community.

The hiring process can take approximately four to eight weeks and requires successful completion of employment application, written test, interview, background investigation, psychological evaluation and pre-employment physical.

Individuals who applied/tested and were interviewed in the spring of 2019 are not eligible to apply.

A written test is scheduled for Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy, 3045 Lee Highway, Mt. Sidney VA 24486. In order to be considered, each candidate must reserve a spot for the test by emailing hrdept@ci.staunton.va.us with your name and “Police Test” in the subject line AND complete an online employment application no later than October 6, 2019.

Starting salary: $38,635/yr (+) excellent benefits including a college incentive for those that qualify. EOE
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We could apply as a team!

Micah Ward

John Hedrick

Thank you to Grace Covenant Church in Staunton for providing lunch for our officers and dispatchers today! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to Grace Covenant Church in Staunton for providing lunch for our officers and dispatchers today!

We will be at the Waynesboro Target until 8pm for National Night Out! Please come visit us! ... See MoreSee Less

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Staunton Police Department

Please join us tonight, August 6, from 6-8pm at the Waynesboro Target parking lot for National Night Out! We will have several vehicle displays and giveaway items for children.Come out and join us tomorrow at National Night Out 2019! ... See MoreSee Less

Please join us tonight, August 6, from 6-8pm at the Waynesboro Target parking lot for National Night Out!  We will have several vehicle displays and giveaway items for children.

Staunton City Schools are back in session today! Please be extremely careful when driving through school zones and watch for children crossing the street. Please also watch for school buses loading and unloading children.

We hope everyone has a great first day of school!
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Staunton City Schools are back in session today!  Please be extremely careful when driving through school zones and watch for children crossing the street.  Please also watch for school buses loading and unloading children.

We hope everyone has a great first day of school!

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Already? I swear if schools start any earlier they might as well go year round!! I'm thankful I home school my daughters.

I'd like to thank the officers who watch the children crossing. You protect mine and everyone else's children from other wise dangerous speeding drivers. Thank you for all you ladies and gentlemen do all school year.

Please watch for the school buses just like if your child was on it you would want cars to stop for them.

Please watch out for the children..

WHY ARE THEY GOING TO SCHOOL IN AUGUST!!!!???

Geez.

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August 1, 2019

Found Property- Bicycles

Unclaimed Property

The following is a list of bicycles that have been found by the Staunton Police Department and have remained unclaimed for thirty or more days. This list will be posted for two weeks. Bicycles that remain unclaimed will be donated to the Boys and Girl’s Club.

If you have questions regarding unclaimed property, please contact the Staunton Police Department’s Records Unit, Monday through Friday 8:00 to 4:00 at 540.332.3856.

Description:

19090 BLACK/WHITE KENT FREESTYLE 20 "AMBUSH"
20257 RED/BLACK SERPENT RAZOR BIKE
20421 BLUE/GRAY POWER CLIMBER MOUNTAIN BIKE
20422 GREEN/BLACK NEXT ROAD BIKE
20476 PURPLE ROADMASTER SPORT MT. BIKE
20477 GRAY/BLACK PANASONIC SPORT CS 10 SPEED
20478 ORANGE/SILVER NEXT POWER CLIMBER
20563 BLUE SCHWINN WRAPPED IN TAPE
20562 BLACK NEXT PX 4.0 BIKE
20564 BLUE NEXT VOLTAGE BIKE
20565 BLUE RAND TURBO CYCLE BIKE
20566 GRAY/GREEN MONGOOSE 100 BIKE
20595 BLUE/BLACK MONGOOSE 100 BIKE
20709 BLACK 24" MONGOOSE NEON GREEN HANDLE
20741 BLUE ROADMASTER BIKE WITH BASKET
20757 WHITE/PINK NEXT GIRL TALK BIKE
20832 TURQUOISE/BLACK ROADMASTER PEAK
20838 BLACK/RED ROCKYVALE KENT BIKE
20876 BLUE/WHITE ROADMASTER SPORT 18 SPEED
20878 BLUE MONGOOSE ELEMENT 21 SPEED BIKE
20940 BLACK MONGOOSE MT BIKE
20956 BLUE/SILVER 26' LA JOLLA STREET CRUISER
21207 YELLOW FREE SPIRIT BIKE W/ELECTRIC TAPE
21314 BLACK/RED KENT FREESTYLE BIKE
21407 RED YUKON MT. BIKE
21416 RED MONGOOSE MODE 90 BMX BIKE
21428 GREY 21 SPEED BRYSON PACIFIC BIKE
21453 PINK/PURPLE 2 COOL 20" CHILDREN'S BIKE
21788 BLUE DBX CASCADE BIKE
22188 BLUE MONGOOSE FLINA BIKE
21045 20"KENT TROUBLE MAKER FREESTYLE PINK
21044 GRAY MONGOOSE 24 SPEED BIKE
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I believe 20876 might be ours stolen from Waynesboro last week

That's a lot of stolen bikes 🤯

What do you need to bring to claim your bike

I believe 20257 is my sons how do u get them

In The Draft

Amber Knight

Jody Tollisen Hoard

Jeremy Landes

Amber Knight

Phillip Swink

Barbara Dolly Ramsey

Wilma Rohrer did you get yours back?

Amber Knight!

Benjamin Owsley any of these yours??

Mandy Michelle Johnson Kevin Johnson any of these yalls?

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NEWS RELEASE

July 2, 2019 Update: Madison was located and is safe. Thank you for your assistance.

The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile. Madison Colvin is a 14 year old white female. She is approximately 5’00 and 120 pounds and has pierced ears. Madison was last seen on June 30, 2019. She may be in the Waynesboro or Harrisonburg area.

If you have information regarding Madison Colvin’s whereabouts please contact the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842.
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July 2, 2019 Update: Madison was located and is safe.  Thank you for your assistance. 

The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile.  Madison Colvin is a 14 year old white female. She is approximately 5’00 and 120 pounds and has pierced ears.  Madison was last seen on June 30, 2019.  She may be in the Waynesboro or Harrisonburg area.  

If you have information regarding Madison Colvin’s whereabouts please contact the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842.Image attachment

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Praying for her safe return home

Prayers for her safe return! I taught Madison in 3rd grade. Wonderful young girl.

Prayers For Her Safety. God Bless.

Shared , prayers she is found safe !!

Shared from Verona. Hope she's soon found safe.

Prayers and shared

Praying for your family. She is within the Lords sight. Praying she will see Him too.

Hope she's found safely

Shayla she could pass for someone in your family she looks a lot like you and Haley pray that I find her safe

Thankfully she was found safe

Glad she’s found safe ❤️

I hope she makes a home safely there's a lot of crazy people in this world

Thank God

Praying 🙏

Love you my sweet girl.

Thank you!

Prayers

Prayers

🙏🙏🙏 for a safe return. I can't even imagine the pain the family is going through right now.

Well apparently there is a parenting issue this is the second time in 2 months that she has ran away

Girl get yourself home now! You think you are grown but you are not! To the people you are hanging with they are your enemies!

Shared

Isn't this the same girl from a month or so ago.Chronic runaway?

SPD: I sent you a pm

Shared

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Thank you to the Community Fellowship Church in Waynesboro for inviting us to their "Touch a Truck" event! Off. Smitherman had a great time showing children her police car. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to the Community Fellowship Church in Waynesboro for inviting us to their Touch a Truck event!  Off. Smitherman had a great time showing children her police car.Image attachment

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Tiffany Hall Brown Melissa Guy Hall

Congratulations to Dispatcher M.D. Simpkins and Dispatcher S.R. Dodge on recently graduating from Basic Communications Officer training! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Dispatcher M.D. Simpkins and Dispatcher S.R. Dodge on recently graduating from Basic Communications Officer training!

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Woot woot!!

Congratulations- such an important role in public safety!

Great job!

Congrats. officers. Well done.

Congrats 🎊🎉🍾!

Congratulations !

congratulations

Congratulations

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6/10/2019 UPDATE- Haylee was located safely. Thank you for your assistance.

The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile.

Haylee Bennett is a 15-year-old female. She is approximately 5’6” and 135 pounds and has pierced ears. Haylee was last seen on Tannehill St. in Staunton on June 8th at approximately 9 pm.

If you have information regarding Haylee Bennett’s whereabouts please contact the Staunton Police Department at 540-332-3842.
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6/10/2019 UPDATE- Haylee was located safely.  Thank you for your assistance. 

The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile.

Haylee Bennett is a 15-year-old female. She is approximately 5’6” and 135 pounds and has pierced ears. Haylee was last seen on Tannehill St. in Staunton on June 8th at approximately 9 pm.

If you have information regarding Haylee Bennett’s whereabouts please contact the Staunton Police Department at 540-332-3842.Image attachment

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This is my niece...if you see her please call the police..haylee bennett you need get your butt home

Shared, praying for her safe return.

I taught her in preschool!!! Praying for her to be found or to come home on her own.

Praying hard that she will be found.......Jesus take the wheel.....Amen !!!!

Buena Vista prayers for safe return

Praying for safe return.

Prayers. Haylee, your family is waiting for you.

Prayers going up

Shared in Winchester. Godspeed home young lady!

Shared in Waynesboro praying for a safe return

Shared from Grottoes. Prayers for safe return

Thank God for answered prayers

Hope you are safe.Return to your family.Prayers.Shared Staunton Va.

Prayets for Hayley’s safety and return unharmed🙏

Thank you Jesus

Shared in Zion crossroads va

Prayers

Shared Berryville

Shared in Shenandoah Va.

Shared in Greenville

Shared in Ohio and Chesterfield, VA

Shared in Elkton va

SHE HAS BEEN FOUND SAFE

Why was she missing for so long and we wouldn't tell her parents where she was.

Shared in Lexington

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Congratulations to Off. J.M. Owens and K9 Wilson for graduating from basic canine handler training! The course consisted of 11 weeks of training hosted by the Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Off. J.M. Owens and K9 Wilson for graduating from basic canine handler training!  The course consisted of 11 weeks of training hosted by the Spotsylvania County Sheriffs Office.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Congratulations!!!!!! Awesome job!!!

You guys look awesome!! Your so deserving of this!!

Way to go. We are proud of you Jess.

CONGRATULATIONS!! May God Keep You Safe And Protect You Both!!! Thank You For Your Service!!! Wilson you are such a handsome boy!!

Good job you guys are so #Amazing keep up the good work......

Wooohooo! This is awesome! Congratulations!

Congratulations!!! 💜

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations!

Congrats Tanto!!!! You will be a great team!!!!

Congratulations!!!

Congrats 🎉🎈🎊🍾!!🤗🤗

Congratulations!

Congratulations!!

congrats

Congratulations!

Congrats

Yea! Congratulations

Awesome....

Congrats Tanto Owens!

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Officers and friends of the Staunton Police Department were honored to participate in the Special Olympics Virginia Law Enforcement Torch Run today! ... See MoreSee Less

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You guys are so amazing

We passed them up on Richmond Rd today 😁

Stacy Nichole Hassler

Jessica Bazzrea

Congratulations to Officer Z.C. Bobich, Officer B.R. Terry, and Officer T.L. Martin on their graduation from the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Officer Z.C. Bobich, Officer B.R. Terry, and Officer T.L. Martin on their graduation from the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy!

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Congratulations guys keep up the great work

Congratulations!

outstanding!! congrats!!

🎉Congratulations!🎉

Congratulations!

Congratulations guys!!

Congratulations

Congratulations

congrats

Congratulations

Congrats!

Well done and THANK YOU for keeping us safe!

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We will be at the City of Staunton "Bike and Walk to Work Day" event from 7:30-9:30am at the Sunspots Pavilion on S Lewis St. ... See MoreSee Less

We will be at the City of Staunton Bike and Walk to Work Day event from 7:30-9:30am at the Sunspots Pavilion on S Lewis St.

UPDATE- This subject has been identified. Thank you for your assistance.

The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male involved in larceny, destruction of property, and trespassing incidents.

Anyone with information about this subject is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.
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UPDATE- This subject has been identified.  Thank you for your assistance. 

The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male involved in larceny, destruction of property, and trespassing incidents.  

Anyone with information about this subject is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Finally great images from a surveillance camera!!!

Yeeehaaaa this man has been identified!

He should just turn himself in.

I believe you'll catch him, LOL

Valley Mission

Dam

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The Staunton Police Department will be participating in National Drug Take Back Day tomorrow, April 27, from 10am-2pm (or until capacity reached). We will be collecting expired or unused medications in the Fisher Auto Parts parking lot on Statler Blvd.

Please note that we will be unable to accept needles or sharps at this event.
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The Staunton Police Department will be participating in National Drug Take Back Day tomorrow, April 27, from 10am-2pm (or until capacity reached).  We will be collecting expired or unused medications in the Fisher Auto Parts parking lot on Statler Blvd.

Please note that we will be unable to accept needles or sharps at this event.

6 months ago

Staunton Police Department

TRAFFIC ALERT: Both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Statler Blvd.— between Richmond Ave. and Coalter St.— will be paved on Monday (4/29) and Tuesday (4/30). Then, on Wednesday (5/1) and Thursday (5/2), a portion of Richmond Ave. will be paved, from Walmart to the city limits. If you can avoid these areas, please do so. Otherwise, expect significant traffic delays. Thanks for your patience! ... See MoreSee Less

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Only day effects us is Thursday

Jetanna Eckard Rick Mathews

Update- the driver has been identified. Thank you for your assistance.

The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the driver of the below pictured vehicle. The vehicle, believed to be a Ram 3500 Quad Cab pulling a 25 foot flatbed trailer, was involved in a hit and run on April 13. The driver was described as a white male in his 40s wearing a blue baseball style hat.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.
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Update- the driver has been identified.  Thank you for your assistance.  

The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the driver of the below pictured vehicle.  The vehicle, believed to be a Ram 3500 Quad Cab pulling a 25 foot flatbed trailer, was involved in a hit and run on April 13. The driver was described as a white male in his 40s wearing a blue baseball style hat.  

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.Image attachment

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Looks like a hot shot rig could be from any state... Check local deliveries in the area and see if anyone had a delivery come in on said day.

Brandon Dove I was low key worried it was dad 😹😹

Truck looks familiar, but I can't place it at the moment.

It's a local hot shot driver.

Looks more like a 40ft trailer for hotshot loads

Out of state hot shot driver

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NEWS RELEASE

The Staunton Police Department recently conducted a task force investigating the online solicitation of minors. The Staunton Police Department is a member agency of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The following individuals were arrested on the following charges:

Brandon Lee Acord, 22, of Churchville, VA
Two counts of Online Solicitation of a Minor under 15 (Code of VA Section 18.2-374.3)
One count of Attempted Indecent Liberties with a Minor (Code of VA Section 18.2-26/18.2-370)

Ricky Darrell Beard, 51, of Waynesboro, VA
Five counts of Online Solicitation of a Minor under 15 (Code of VA Section 18.2-374.3)
One Count of Attempted Indecent Liberties with a Minor (Code of VA Section 18.2-26/18.2-370)

Wannie Wayne Buzzard, 39, of Timberville, VA
Two counts of Online Solicitation of a Minor under 15 (Code of VA Section 18.2-374.3)
One count of Attempted Indecent Liberties with a Minor (Code of VA Section 18.2-26/18.2-370)

Roy Edwin Cave, 79, of Harrisonburg, VA
Two counts of Online Solicitation of a Minor under 15 (Code of VA Section 18.2-374.3)
One count of Attempted Indecent Liberties with a Minor (Code of VA Section 18.2-26/18.2-370)

David Gray Jordan Jr, 50, of Charlottesville, VA
Five counts of Online Solicitation of a Minor under 15 (Code of VA Section 18.2-374.3)
One count of Attempted Indecent Liberties with a Minor (Code of VA Section 18.2-26/18.2-370)

Joseph Garvis Mabe, 37, of Lynchburg, VA
Three counts of Online Solicitation of a Minor under 15 (Code of VA Section 18.2-374.3)
One count of Attempted Indecent Liberties with a Minor (Code of VA Section 18.2-26/18.2-370)

Gabriel Diaz-Rosero, 31, of Crofton, MD
Six counts of Online Solicitation of a Minor under 15 (Code of VA Section 18.2-374.3)
One count of Attempted Indecent Liberties with a Minor (Code of VA Section 18.2-26/18.2-370)

Jerson Alexander Orellanna, 19, of Charlottesville, VA
One count of Online Solicitation of a Minor under 15 (Code of VA Section 18.2-374.3)
One count of Attempted Indecent Liberties with a Minor (Code of VA Section 18.2-26/18.2-370)

Jerry Ray Plaugher, 40, of Mt. Crawford, VA
Nine counts of Online Solicitation of a Minor under 15 (Code of VA Section 18.2-374.3)
One count of Attempted Indecent Liberties with a Minor (Code of VA Section 18.2-26/18.2-370)
One count of Impersonating a Firefighter (Code of VA Section 18.2-174.1)
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Thank you SPD Awesome job Thank you for keeping our children safe

I have been warning people about Bubba Accord and I still have the messages where I told him that I knew that he was trying to mess with young girls and he hurried and blocked me. Thank you Staunton PD!!!!!!

The sad truth, a man with possession of marijuana is going to do a longer sentence then these chesters. Hell even a person with a driving offense is going to do longer.

Sex offense should be mandatory death penalty. No plea deals. No reduced charges.

isn't amazing how many comments mention that individuals knew that these guys were likely sexual predators? some even reported it, with no result? so, great job busting these guys online SPD. wonder how many kids they molested in the community since they were first reported and when they were arrested in this sting. i wonder how many other well known sexual predators are careful enough to stay offline or are not tech savvy enough to use the internet to lure in victims. there is a guy at my parents church that no one trusts alone with young girls. aint that some crap?

Best thing can happen to these looser s is to not spend our tax dollars and just put em to sleep!!

Reported one of these guys who already has a prior history of this because he was at a store asking about my child in Rockingham County! They did NOTHING! Thank you for protecting our children!

May they rot in prison

Make sure you throw away the key after you lock them up. Keep up the Awesome work!!!!!!!!

Thank you Staunton PD for protecting our kids!

Thank you all! I can't imagine the difficult process for the PD to go thru dealing with people who want to exploit children. Thank you for making children safer. We appreciate you!!!

Thank you for working to keep our communities & children safe. I hope these MONSTERS are held accountable for their crimes.

Thanks SPD - stay safe while trying to keep our children safe.

People wake up they know just what to say to make your child feel special. These people are dangerous please pay attention to what your children are doing online. I know most parents don’t have the skills of there kids but get someone who does. A friend a family member anyone who can help you keep track.

So many sicko’s in the world!! Thanks Staunton PD for keeping our children and grandchildren safe!!!

They need to be roped to a tree,and there grown parts tide to top of the tree

With all the technology these days do they think they’re not going to get caught

You never know! Known one of these guys for 30 years!

Great job Blue🤘🏼

Great job 👍 : Keep up the great work!!!!!

THANK YOU STAUNTON POLICE FOR GETTING PEOPLE LIKE THESE OFF OF OUR STREETS.

Disgusting! Way to go, Staunton PD!

Thank you for finding them and keeping children safe!

Great job Staunton PD!

Awesome work SPD!!! Thank u

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UPDATE- Thank you for your assistance. The female has been identified.

The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a female involved in a larceny that occurred on March 19, 2019.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.
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UPDATE- Thank you for your assistance.  The female has been identified.  

The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a female involved in a larceny  that occurred on March 19, 2019.  
 
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.

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Busted! Reason #17 some people hate social media! 😆

That’s looks like the same lady that stole from downtown before

Yay way to go officers!

TRAFFIC ALERT

UPDATE- All streets have been reopened to traffic.

Please avoid the area of the underpass due to a traffic crash. Multiple detours are in place, and Greenville Ave is closed between Commerce Rd and E Hampton St. Garber St is also closed. Westbound traffic at Richmond/Statler has also been restricted.

The closures are expected to last most of the day. We will provide updates as streets are reopened.
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TFS. Have a great day!

It was a traffic accident apparently what the post said.....that is what I read......

Still closed

Thanks for warning me. My plan was to go to Pets n Pals this a.m. Let me know if you see any openings!!!! 💕💕💕

Shannon Tinsley

News Leader said a trucker hit it but of course for info like this we have to pay! They may have to shut off power to restore.

Any updates on road opening

Eric Dommer-Rosenborough

Lindsey Coffman

Wow

What happened?

Gary W Hutson

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Congratulations to Officer J.C. Kyle for earning the Staunton Police Department Lifesaving Award! Officer Kyle responded to a call for service on December 28, 2018 in reference to an individual that had attempted to commit suicide with an edged weapon. Officer Kyle acted quickly and without hesitation to disarm the individual and apply a tourniquet to the self-inflicted injury. The individual survived their injuries due to Officer Kyle’s actions. We would also like to thank Staunton Fire and Rescue and Staunton-Augusta County First Aid & Rescue Squad,Inc. for their assistance during this call for service. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Officer J.C. Kyle for earning the Staunton Police Department Lifesaving Award!  Officer Kyle responded to a call for service on December 28, 2018 in reference to an individual that had attempted to commit suicide with an edged weapon.  Officer Kyle acted quickly and without hesitation to disarm the individual and apply a tourniquet to the self-inflicted injury.  The individual survived their injuries due to Officer Kyle’s actions. We would also like to thank Staunton Fire and Rescue  and Staunton-Augusta County First Aid & Rescue Squad,Inc. for their assistance during this call for service.

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Outstanding!!

Congratulations!

Great work buddy 😁

So proud of you

Congratulations Officer Kyle!! Great job!!

Congratulations!!!

Congratulations brother. Justin is a great asset to the staunton pd and the community. Awesome man.

very nice. I tryd killing myself and if it wasn't for good guys like this, I would have died. now im marry'd and happy. but I still got brain damage. BACK THE BLUE!!!!!!

Way to go, Officer Kyle!

Congrats Justin!

Congratulations Justin

Congratulations!!

Congratulations Man

Thank you for your service!

Very good Justin❤️

Congrats Justin

Congratulations on a great and heartfelt job!

Great job officer jc

Congrats! Good job officer Kyle! 💕

Congratulations!

Proud of you, honored to call you my nephew 😍!!!

Congratulations and great work!! So glad to see your hard work being noticed!!

Thank you for saving a life . I hope the person you saved was able to get the help needed . #stopthestigma #afsp

Thank you!

Congratulations Officer Justin.

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Thank you to Crossroads Baptist Church for providing breakfast for our officers this morning! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to Crossroads Baptist Church for providing breakfast for our officers this morning!

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I have got to plan my visits better.

WEATHER ALERT

Staunton City Schools, Staunton General District Court, Staunton Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, and Staunton Circuit Court are all closed today due to the weather.

If you must travel please use caution. Officers have already responded to multiple traffic accidents and stranded motorists.
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8 months ago

Staunton Police Department

Save the date!! May 4, 2019 will be our 10th Annual Sgt. Thomas E. Larner Memorial 5k & 10k. Please click the link below to sign up for the race!

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We will be at the Augusta County Regional Job Fair from 1pm-6pm today at Augusta Expo. Please stop by to learn more about our career opportunities. ... See MoreSee Less

We will be at the Augusta County Regional Job Fair from 1pm-6pm today at Augusta Expo. Please stop by to learn more about our career opportunities.

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Is there anything you can’t do Tara Lynn Brown?

I wonder what kind of a job I could get?

Hayden Mick

John Hedrick

Maybe next time. Need to loose a bit of wait first

Absolutely love working for the Staunton PD!!!

I wonder if they have any career opportunities that are not officer positions

Spencer

Susan Marie Martin we should try and stop by!

Jaysen Bennington

Awesome place to work!

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SCAM ALERT

Multiple medical offices in Staunton received phone calls yesterday from a male claiming to be a US Marshal. The male told office personnel they had federal arrest warrants but could avoid arrest by sending several thousand dollars in money orders to him. Office personnel contacted the Staunton Police Department and no money was sent to the scammer.

Please remember that law enforcement agencies will never demand money in lieu of an arrest. If you receive a phone call requesting money from someone claiming to be a law enforcement officer, hang up and do not provide any personal information over the phone. The Staunton Police Department can be reached 24 hours a day at 540.332.3842.
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HAHAHAHAHA! even the scammers are getting lazy!

I keep a whistle next to the phone 😂😂😂

I keep getting calls, 20-30 a day, saying they're from financial aid and that I was chosen for a federal grant

WEATHER ALERT

Please be advised that snow is starting to stick to the roadways and the roads are becoming slick. Please be cautious when driving as officers have already responded to several accidents today.
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I slid into an embankment a little while ago! Scary! If I didn’t have to work, I sure as hell wouldn’t have been out there!

Thank you!

In Waynesbo the roads are slick as Ice!!

Are they salting the roads or have they put anything down??

Yes riads are sluck already in Harrisonburg and snow just started

Not sure where u guys are talking about. Lol

I don't see any thing you tripping slim

We aren’t getting any snow!😩😩👎🏻😞

Sarah Layman Graf

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NEWS RELEASE

The Staunton Police Department is investigating the report of a male impersonating an investigator from the Social Security Administration. The male approached a residence in Staunton, displayed a silver badge and claimed that the citizen’s account had “fraud activity” and that police would be responding if he was not given money. The male left the area after the citizen declined to speak with him further.

Social Security Administration employees and investigators will never go door to door requesting money or any form of payment. As a reminder, law enforcement will never contact you by phone to request money in lieu of arrest either. There is no evidence to suggest this incident is related to the incident reported yesterday involving a white male impersonating personnel from the City of Staunton Public Works.

The suspect was described as a black male wearing a suit with a silver badge. The male was also described to have a heavy foreign accent. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.
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Come to my house an meet my 2 friends Mr 45 an my best friend Thor

Sigh! why don't these people come to my house?

😳. ‘Tis the season!

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NEWS RELEASE

The Staunton Police Department is investigating the report of a male impersonating an employee of the City of Staunton’s Public Works Department to gain access to a residence. The suspect claimed to need access to a home to check on the water system. The male was not wearing a uniform and did not display an identification card. After the male left the area, multiple items were discovered to be missing from the residence.

City of Staunton Public Works utility personnel will not request access to your residence. Utility employees will only come into a residence if invited by the homeowner as a public service, and all City of Staunton Public Works employees carry identification cards. If a contractor, utility worker, or other individual asks to enter your home you have the right to see their identification. If the worker refuses to provide identification and continues to ask for access to your home, shut the door immediately and call the police department.

The suspect was described as a white male in his 30’s or 40’s with an unknown clothing description. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.
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Sooooo..... in this day and time someone allowed a total stranger to enter their house and then let them go about unsupervised and can't give a description other than gender and approximate age range?....(I'm just gonna stop right here before I say something "unpolitically" correct ...)

Katrina Herron Mayra Williams Roz Willis

News Release.... don't be stupid!

CANT UNDERSTAND THEY CANT REMEMBER WHAT CLOTHS HE WAS WEARING SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT HERE

Be like, you want access to my home? Bring a sherif and warrent. Other than that, no trespassing. A very easy way to make anyone go away 😂

MarioRetrosi...although I'm sure you have it.

Kasey Lyn Christnelly Knox

Exactly Peggy Sheffer especially if its broad daylight id remember every little detail this sounds like a SCAM to me

As a caregiver to the elderly, please know that some cannot remember 5 minutes ago. And often ask the same questions repeatedly. They may remember part but not all of an incident. It’s not unusual.

Gracia Hall

Luis Garcia Heather Jarrell

Jessica Nicole

These people prey on elderly please inform the elderly and disabled that dont ghave internet access. Keep an eye on your neighbors too. Do not open doors for anyone this time of year! This is SCAM SEASON everywhere. Also be cautious when shopping etc....

Tiffany Hall Brown

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The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a female involved in credit card fraud that occurred on November 1, 2018.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.
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The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a female involved in credit card fraud that occurred on November 1, 2018.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.

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Wow, won't it be nice when surveillance footage from 2018 will actually be high enough quality to recognize someone. COME ON. Cell phones have been taking better video than this for 5 years!

Just go to McDonalds that's the uniform she's wearing

Destiny Willis? That’s who it looks like

In her work clothes??? Wow!!!

That is a woman ? WOW !

Looks like a taco bell uniform lol

We can see Mars yet store videos still look like this.

That is a Taco Bell uniform

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WEATHER ALERT

Staunton City Schools, Staunton General District Court, and Staunton Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court are all closed today, November 15, due to the weather. If you must travel please use caution. Temperatures are expected to remain around 32 degrees all day, so please be alert for ice on the roadways.
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You all be safe!

Congratulations to our newest officers that graduated from the police academy today! Pictured below from left to right are Officer Rice, Officer Brady, and Officer Salinas with Captain Brown. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to our newest officers that graduated from the police academy today!  Pictured below from left to right are Officer Rice, Officer Brady, and Officer Salinas with Captain Brown.

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Stay safe and good luck out there 🙏🙏🙏🙏

Thank you so much and may God keep you safe! Your jobs are so important.. Bless you

Congratulations 🎉

Congratulations! Thank you for choosing a career to serve the public.

Woohoo Congratulations Salinas 🥰

Congratulations!

Congratulations

BRAVO and congratulations!!!!

Congratulations to all of you & prayers for your safety on & off the job. Thank you for your service. 🎉🙏💙🚔👮

Thank you for joining our local law enforcement and on behalf of The Paint The Valley Blue Committee we look forward to honoring you and the other brave men and woman of the Staunton PD in 2019! Congrats!

Congratulations to all, stay safe.

Congrats!

Way to go Steven Salinas 💙

Congratulations! Thank you! Be safe always!

Congratulations!!

Lesley L. Brady!!

Congratulations

Congratulations!!! So proud of you!!!

Congratulations!!!! Thank you for your service!! God Bless!!

Congrats on becoming members of the spd

Congratulations guys!!!

Congratulations! Welcome and stay safe!

Congrats guy thank you for your service

Congratulations!!!!! Thank you all for your Service's, stay safe

Congratulations!

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TRAFFIC ALERT

The Staunton Veteran's Parade will occur this Saturday, November 10. There will be multiple downtown street closures and parking restrictions in place after 9am.

Parking will be restricted on N. Augusta St between Churchville Ave and Frederick St; Frederick St between Central Ave and Market St; Market St between Frederick St and Beverley St; Beverley St betwen Lewis and Jefferson St. There will be handicapped parking available on Central Ave between Frederick and Beverley St. There will also be multiple road closures in effect in the above areas.

Road closures and parking restrictions will be lifted once the parade concludes. We anticipate the event will only last about three hours. Thank you in advance for helping to make this annual event a success.
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Thanks for the advanced notice, Staunton Police Department.

Allie Sanford I think Mom had wanted to take Aunt N downtown Saturday

11/6/18 UPDATE- The female has been identified.

The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a female involved in a larceny on November 2, 2018. The female was last seen in a black Hyundai Elantra.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.
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11/6/18 UPDATE- The female has been identified.  

The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a female involved in a larceny on November 2, 2018.  The female was last seen in a black Hyundai Elantra.  

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.

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Police have advised not to approach the woman, just call crimestoppers, to avoid being gummed to death.

They didn't ask for judgement on her looks. Yall should be ashamed of yourselves. You don't know her circumstances surrounding health.

Looks like a demon jumped in her body and was like.... mhhhhhhhmmmm i reckon i'll run ta wallly world and steal a buggy of stuff!!! Dont smoke meth!!

She almost got away by the skin of her teeth.

I saw her yesterday at the Waynesboro Walmart. Can’t forget a face like that!

Mom stop doing that! You know better.

I get stopped every time to check my receipt

Beth Silverstein Jones

Lauren comments

Ashley Marie Huffman

They didnt ask to check the recipt?

Lisa

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The Staunton Police Department had a great time interacting with the community this past weekend. We participated in the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event on Saturday to help raise awareness for victims of domestic violence. We also helped collect about 375 pounds of unused medication at Drug Take Back Day! ... See MoreSee Less

The Staunton Police Department had a great time interacting with the community this past weekend.  We participated in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on Saturday to help raise awareness for victims of domestic violence.  We also helped collect about 375 pounds of unused medication at Drug Take Back Day!Image attachment

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Love the socks 😂😂

Today we received these awesome cupcakes from Noah, a four year old who chose to share with us on his birthday. Thanks Noah! We hope you have a great birthday! 💙 ... See MoreSee Less

Today we received these awesome cupcakes from Noah, a four year old who chose to share with us on his birthday. Thanks Noah! We hope you have a great birthday! 💙

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Happy Birthday Noah

How thoughtful on his part!!🤗

Those are some awesome parents!

So sweet.

#randomactofkindness. 😇

So sweet!!!🎂🎈♥️

Awwwww ! HaPPy HaPPy MeRRy BiRthDaY Noah !! 🎉🎉

Happy Birthday, Noah. You are to be blessed for giving Staunton Police Department the cupcakes.

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NEWS RELEASE

On October 25, 2018, Tristan Shane Hartman, 31, of Staunton was arrested without incident in the City of Staunton as part of a joint investigation involving the Staunton Police Department and Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. Hartman was charged with eight counts of knowingly possessing child pornography, and one felony charge for possession of methamphetamine. Multiple electronic devices were seized during the execution of a search warrant at Hartman’s residence on S. Madison St. The forensic investigation of these devices continues. Hartman is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.

The Staunton Police Department is a member agency of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
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NEWS RELEASE

On October 25, 2018, Tristan Shane Hartman, 31, of Staunton was arrested without incident in the City of Staunton as part of a joint investigation involving the Staunton Police Department and Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.  Hartman was charged with eight counts of knowingly possessing child pornography, and one felony charge for possession of methamphetamine.  Multiple electronic devices were seized during the execution of a search warrant at Hartman’s residence on S. Madison St.  The forensic investigation of these devices continues.   Hartman is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.  

The Staunton Police Department is a member agency of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

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Thanks, Officers. You did a good thing here. Glad this creep is off the streets.

Richard Drew Perdue

Good Job Staunton PD

Vik Scott remember him from school 😞

sick sob, a waste of good air. someone needs to find a tall tree and a short piece of rope...

Caty Stogdale

Gotta get these fools off the streets good job

And to think he's got a young daughter. Lock him up and throw away the key

Great, now if our Justice system does it's job ... This POS should be gone for a long time.

Sick pos

He'll still get less time then a drug addict and that's the sad part.

👍👍👍🙏

Get em off the streets and right back on them

Way to go officers

Rack EM UP SPD cuff em and stuff em

Good JOB!

Good job, SPD and ICAC! Thank you for the work you do!

What the h... sick people out there. This makes me so mad and sick. Put all these sick-O's under the jail

Great job, get em🤗🤗👍👍

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NEWS RELEASE

Between October 12 and 20, 2018, several hundred bronze and copper vases were stolen from the Oak Lawn Mausoleum and Memory Gardens on Shutterlee Mill Rd. A photograph of a similar style vase is below.

The vases were not taken from actual grave sites but were damaged items removed and replaced. The vases were stored in a separate section of the cemetery.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.
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NEWS RELEASE

Between October 12 and 20, 2018, several hundred bronze and copper vases were stolen from the Oak Lawn Mausoleum and Memory Gardens on Shutterlee Mill Rd.  A photograph of a similar style vase is below. 

The vases were not taken from actual grave sites but were damaged items removed and replaced.  The vases were stored in a separate section of the cemetery.  

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.

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My Father’s, Grandparents and Aunt’and Uncles grave sites are there and I've gone many times to find flowers and wresths removed or stolen & very unkempt grounds! Repeated complaints to the Office management has gone and fallen on deaf ears!! Really? You have our money but do nothing to keep this place scared and holy! Shame on you!!

Stealing from the dead....lowest life forms do that 🙁

Seams like a inside job if they knew where the old scraps where stored at.

My opinion anyone who steals, (especially off a grave site) the good Lord Should Send a Lightening Bolt Roght Down upon them !!!!! Bam

OMG are people Evil!!!!

They didn’t want the ones at the grave sites as most have been replaced by cheaper models! My Mom paid thousands for headstone and heavy metal vase but for some reason has been replaced with some cheap plastic. They won’t talk to me regarding vase and Mom can’t as she has dementia.

There is a special place for people who would do something like this, and it's not Heaven!

What is wrong with people!!! They will have to answer for this one day!!! Oak Lawn really needs some kind of security. Not the first time something like this has happened. 😡

I work at one of the local scrap yards ... we have been notified!! My grand parents are buried there also ... so sad for someone to stoop so Low!!! 😢😢

They are taking them for scrap and getting money.

It literally says on the post that they weren't taken from actual graves. And still people are freaking out over exactly that. Come on people.

I hope whoever did this burns in HELL 🔥!!

I will put up $100.00 for the arrest and Conviction of the thief or thieves, and challenge every other community member to match this . Make these so hot nobody in 30 states will want to touch them

WOW okay. Dont worry guys, call oaklawn. They weren't taken from actual graves but up by the maintenance area there was a pile of broken and damaged vases that had been stolen. Not off the actual graves (according to them but now im paranoid so Im still checking.). Staunton PD you REALLY need to make that clear, you're worrying families out here that our deceased loved ones' burial sites had been robbed. Please clear that up in your post.

What in the world would you do with them? They are not gold or silver.

Check the local scrapyards

Need to go by and check in my Familys!!!! Prayers for that or those theives!!

Very sad world we live in these days!!!

People do the most evil things and I don’t get it😲

How can people steal from a cemetary?

WTW,are they thinking.

I have family there, god help you, if you piece of crap stole from them. Your day will come,

What monstrosity when will it end

Thanks Leslie! Sent this to Bill!

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Staunton Police Department

TRAFFIC ALERT: Thousands are expected to descend on Staunton this weekend for Queen City Mischief & Magic, and downtown streets will be closed during the festival. Many downtown businesses will be open and participating in the festivities. Please plan your travel routes accordingly, and give our visitors a warm Staunton welcome! www.ci.staunton.va.us/Home/Components/News/News/1369/71 ... See MoreSee Less

Update- The female has been identified, thank you for the assistance!

The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a female involved in a larceny on September 17, 2018. The female left the area in a Ford Ranger pickup truck with farm use tags.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.
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Wow what an amazingly clear picture.

Heather Lowry of greenville

Good ol FARM USE tags

Heather Marie Lowery

Smile for the camera while you breaking the law duh

WTH does farm use tags have to do with this? Other than she would have just parked the truck away from any cameras....🙄

Brent Schoenduby you are so aware of EVERYTHING! Love it!!!!

Omfg heather?!

Don't these idiots know they most likely have cameras in these places?

Yes they do

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TRAFFIC ALERT

UPDATE- As of 7:08 pm Greenville Ave has been reopened.

UPDATE- As of 1:45 pm, the road closure is expected to last up to 8 hours.

Greenville Ave will be closed between Statler Blvd and Barterbrook Rd due to a traffic crash with power lines down in the road. Please avoid the area.

An update will be provided when the road is reopened.
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TRAFFIC ALERT

UPDATE- As of 7:08 pm Greenville Ave has been reopened. 

UPDATE- As of 1:45 pm, the road closure is expected to last up to 8 hours. 

Greenville Ave will be closed between Statler Blvd and Barterbrook Rd due to a traffic crash with power lines down in the road.  Please avoid the area.  

An update will be provided when the road is reopened.

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That pole is ok 👌 I see them in the county like that all the time😂😂

What happens if you live between the closed area?

Prayers to who ever was involved 🙏🙏🙏

But letting people go around through super shoes is great let's just block the intersection and not let people get home between there 👍👍👍 keep up the good work

The person that caused the accident is a friend of mine. He is ok. He had a seizure and blacked out. He has never had a seizure before this.

Updates?????

Prayers for this guy!! Too bad most of these post are someone worried about how they gonna get someplace!! Smh

I honestly don’t understand how people do what they do sometimes.

I want to go to El Puerto

Raymond Coffman

Dang Johnny Simonetti, you did it again!?

Cheyenne Ramsey

Kaleb Shull

That's easy money. All the wire is still in the air and not mangled on the ground.

Steven

Frontier Drive it’s also at a standstill

where the vehicle that hit the pole?

It’s still blocked

Eric Dommer

Prayers !!!

Did anyone get hurt

Melissa Whiting

Kimberly Cash Davis

Brandi Wallace

The world in such a hurry .why ??????

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Congratulations to Officer C.D. Ammons on being awarded the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Law Enforcement Award for his efforts in DUI enforcement. This is the second year in a row that Officer Ammons has received this recognition. Thank you for helping us keep Staunton safe! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Officer C.D. Ammons on being awarded the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Law Enforcement Award for his efforts in DUI enforcement.  This is the second year in a row that Officer Ammons has received this recognition.  Thank you for helping us keep Staunton safe!

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MY HERO!!! 🖤💙🖤

Thank you!

Way to go officer ammons keep smiling that means alot

congrats and thank you

Congrats!!

Congratulations

Great job!!!! 😊 That is awesome!!

Congrats man!!!

Amazing job, buddy!!!

Thanks for your hard work and dedication!

Officer, Thank you for your service. May God protect you.

Yay Ammons!!

Congratulations !!! So proud of all your hard work!!!!

Awesome!!!! Congratulations!!!

Congratulations, Officer C. D. Ammons, for a job well done. God Bless you and your family alway.

Congratulations

Congratulations

Great job Brother

Nice. Good for you, lil' buddy. Maybe now that you got that, you could do useful things instead.

Congratulations sir!! And Thank you!

Congratulations!!!

Congrats! Well deserved!

Great job, Chris!

Rad Officer Ammons

Congratulations Officer Ammons

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Thank you to Martin's grocery store on Richmond Ave for providing breakfast for our officers today! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to Martins grocery store on Richmond Ave for providing breakfast for our officers today!

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Josh Boo this? 😡 face? Let me guess you have warrants? Thank you Martin’s!!!

Thanks for your honking about them!!

I think it’s great!

This is very nice.

Greg's always there for the food. Just kidding....thanks to you all for your service to our city.

Great! Always support the men in blue

Now if we could just get them to start writing tickets for blowing grass in the road we would be in good shape

How did I stay over and miss breakfast?!? Hahaha thank you guys that was so sweet of yall!!!!

way to go Greg Czerniak sneaking in for free donuts .....

Glad the picture was taken before Greg ate, afterwards he would be wearing some of it on his shirt. Mostly peanut butter when we walk!!!!!

Boo this.

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NEWS RELEASE

On September 4, 2018 at approximately 12:40 am the Staunton Police Department responded to the 900-block of Alta St for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival officers located George Joyce, 34, of Staunton, with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.
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Thank you for going to his rescue . I know seeing things like that aren’t the high light of you job.

I heard all the sirens, sounds like it was a quick response.

NEWS RELEASE

On August 31, 2018 Anthony Gamble, 55, of Staunton, and Johnnie Rivers, 55, of Staunton, were charged with tampering with an automobile (18.2-147). The men were arrested in the area of Thornrose Ave.

The department continues to investigate a rash of larcenies from motor vehicles throughout the city. Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.
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NEWS RELEASE

On August 31, 2018 Anthony Gamble, 55, of Staunton, and Johnnie Rivers, 55, of Staunton, were charged with tampering with an automobile (18.2-147).  The men were arrested in the area of Thornrose Ave.  

The department continues to investigate a rash of larcenies from motor vehicles throughout the city.  Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.Image attachment

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Dude on the right ummm what way you looking?

The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male involved in a larceny from Walmart on August 24, 2018.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.
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The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male involved in a larceny from Walmart on August 24, 2018. 

 Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.

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He looks like every girl around heres boyfriend... he's going to be hard to find lol.

It’s 2018 Those cameras they using are trash

Boooo!

NEWS RELEASE

On August 29, 2018 at approximately 3:00 am, Chloe Bradford, 24, of Waynesboro was arrested in the City of Staunton and charged with misdemeanor credit card fraud, felony credit card theft, and petit larceny. These charges are related to a larceny from a vehicle in the area of Oakenwold Terrace that occurred on August 23, 2018.

The department continues to investigate a rash of larcenies from motor vehicles throughout the city. Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.
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NEWS RELEASE

On August 29, 2018 at approximately 3:00 am, Chloe Bradford, 24, of Waynesboro was arrested in the City of Staunton and charged with misdemeanor credit card fraud, felony credit card theft, and petit larceny.  These charges are related to a larceny from a vehicle in the area of Oakenwold Terrace that occurred on August 23, 2018. 

The department continues to investigate a rash of larcenies from motor vehicles throughout the city.  Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.

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Thank you for keeping the public informed so we can take actions to protect our belongings. Thank you for catching those who break the law

I love how people have sooo much to say all the time!!! She needs help in a lot of different ways ...

Piercings ain't gonna pay for themselves

Karma catches up to everyone I guess. 😂😂🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️

A job well done.

Please try to remember that this once was her mother’s baby , her grandparents joy and her fathers heart and hope... yes the shits wrong but what’s worse is lack of empathy.... and we wonder what creates career criminals.... And please if anyone feels the need to express themselves contact me personally, all my info is public, and I do not entertain or respect anyone who has something slick to say behind the comfort of their keyboard... try looking at things from another’s perspective sometime...

You do the crime & now you have to do the time 💯

What goes around comes around...

She'll just get probation and be back at it again

Thank you for the information

Jeff Napier Angie Wiles here she is got her

😂😂😂😂🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

She needs to lay off the meth.

Please try to remember that this once was her mother’s baby , her grandparents joy and her fathers heart and hope... yes the shits wrong but what’s worse is lack of empathy.... and we wonder what creates career criminals.... And please if anyone feels the need to express themselves contact me personally, all my info is public, and I do not entertain or respect anyone who has something slick to say behind the comfort of their keyboard... try looking at things from another’s perspective sometime...

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NEWS RELEASE

On August 26, 2018 at approximately 2:00 am, Michael Lee Dunn was arrested in the 800-block of Parkview Ave for a larceny from a motor vehicle. The investigation is ongoing. Dunn has also been charged with three counts of petit larceny; third or subsequent offense (18.2-96/18.2-104), three counts of entering a vehicle with malicious intent (18.2-147), and three counts of grand larceny (18.2-95). These offenses occurred from March 2018 to August 26, 2018.

The investigation into these larcenies continues. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.
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NEWS RELEASE

On August 26, 2018 at approximately 2:00 am, Michael Lee Dunn was arrested in the 800-block of Parkview Ave for a larceny from a motor vehicle.  The investigation is ongoing.  Dunn has also been charged with three counts of petit larceny; third or subsequent offense (18.2-96/18.2-104), three counts of entering a vehicle with malicious intent (18.2-147), and three counts of grand larceny (18.2-95).  These offenses occurred from March 2018 to August 26, 2018.  

The investigation into these larcenies continues.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call either the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.322.2017.

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Jennifer S Clifton?

This is right across the road where I live!

loser.......

Thank you for upholding the law and preventing him from further hurting another or taking something else that’s not his to take .

He must have some sticky fingers.

Wow such a nice looking young man to waist his life like that . What a shame.

Carolyn Baltz Sorrells. That’s close

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UPDATE- The tree has been removed and all entrances to the park are now open.

A large tree has fallen in Gypsy Hill Park. The main entrance will be closed for several hours while crews work to remove it. All other entrances to the park will remain open.

We will provide an update when the main entrance is re-opened. No injuries were reported as a result of the downed tree.
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UPDATE- The tree has been removed and all entrances to the park are now open. 

A large tree has fallen in Gypsy Hill Park. The main entrance will be closed for several hours while crews work to remove it. All other entrances to the park will remain open. 

We will provide an update when the main entrance is re-opened.  No injuries were reported as a result of the downed tree.