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**UPDATE: Thank you everyone for your assistance, the owner has been located**

If you live in the City of Staunton and are missing a pig please call the Staunton Police Department at 540-332-3842. Please provide your information and a description of the missing pig to the dispatcher. Thank you.
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All in fun. No disrespect here in anyway to the Staunton Police Department. Thank you all for what you do! To be clear. I back the blue!! 💯

I know someone that has a pig that lives over the hill near Gypsy Hill park. Was it happened to be found that way and is it black

Loving the comments! 🤣

I feel like this is a joke but it's not April though 🤣 hope the pig finds it's way home soon.

this is the best thing ever lol.

Well done!

He just wanted some roast beef. 😂😂

Goes by the name of Bacon!!

It was going to market.

Debi- only in our town🤣

Take me down to the Paradise City where the hogs are wild about 30-50 Thomas Raymond

It's not the Finks' pig again, is it?

Doea it answer to Arnold?

Allison Henderson Fink, are you missing one of yours again?

Somebody say bacon 🥓? 😂😂 jk

Chris Adams

Tara Mcneal did you lose a pig?

Ummm anyone check over by Arby's? Haha

Denise Louise Bennett

Sarah Staton Ross

Whaaat?

Brandon Slater

Kenny Page

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NEWS RELEASE

The Staunton Police Department has identified the suspects involved in the January 21, 2020 armed robbery that occurred in Montgomery Hall Park. On January 23, 2020 a 16 year old juvenile male was taken into custody without incident and petitions were obtained for the following offenses: robbery; use or display firearm in the commission of a felony; grand larceny; possession of a firearm by an individual under the age of 18; and reckless handling of a firearm. This juvenile is being held at the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Detention Center.

On January 29, petitions were obtained on four additional juveniles for the following offenses:

-15 year old juvenile male; being an accessory after the fact in a felony offense (misdemeanor petition)

-15 year old juvenile female; being an accessory before the fact in a felony offense (felony petition); being an accessory after the fact in a felony offense (misdemeanor petition)

-15 year old juvenile male; grand larceny; being an accessory before the fact in a felony offense (felony petition), being an accessory after the fact in a felony offense (misdemeanor petition)

-15 year old juvenile male; being an accessory after the fact in a felony offense (misdemeanor petition)

Each of these juveniles was released to the custody of their parents.

On January 29, Matthew Isaiah Shifflett, 18, of Staunton was arrested and charged with one misdemeanor count of being an accessory after the fact in a felony offense. He was released on an unsecured bond.
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Great work to the police. People are saying these days that kids don't have anything to do. I disagree. They would be off the street if they had chores and work to do. Nobody catered to earlier generations by providing them with entertainment. Most of us were taught respect and responsibility at home first. That is where the seeds of a good citizen are planted. Having electronic gadgets and other amenities handed to you without expectation of any effort on your part does nothing to instill responsibility and appreciation or respect. I don't mean slave labor nor difficult jobs but EVERY child, no matter the age should be taught and expected to DO something, either for the family, their neighbors, or the community in general. I am not blaming these parents either. I am speaking of youth in general.

Thank you ! I still believe this City needs something for these kids to do .

If released, why were they taken in to custody. Just wasted officers time. They know nothing will be done, so they just do not care. Spending a day/night in a cell will teach them a lesson.

SMH these kids need some serious discipline. The government needs to stop interfering with real parents disciplining their kids! It didn’t hurt me to get my butt whipped and it sure isn’t going to hurt my kids or grandkids! There’s a huge difference between a spanking and beating ur kids/grandkids. I can honestly say I thank God my mom and grandparents whipped me cuz it helped make me a better person today to be disciplined.

First thank god and Staunton pd ! After that no thanks to their parents, sorry I was bad as they came as a child . But it’s lifestyles they are imitating. Look and listen to what your kids are watching and listening to and do something about it. It’s not race or age or area specific. It’s lyrics your looking for. I am to scared to bring a child into this world. I’d never sleep... to add defense attorney who gets this case I wish you nothing. Justice system is failing on that end. Gun in hand , guilty, hanging around kid with gun, guilty . No defense lawyers needed

That 16 yr old just lost his mother for all of you with the "parent comments" Yes he was wrong but he's a great kid with a really good heart. He is suffering immensely 🥺 🥺 Furthermore, no one knows the entire story so instead of judging try praying please 🙏🙏

Thanks for your great work! This is a little unnerving because Montgomery Hall Park is so close to our home.

Unnerving as well that they are not sitting in jail. Minor or not, they are a danger. What makes ya think the parents have any control? If they did would not have happened in the first place. Old enough to know better so old enough for punishment.

Two people can have multiple kids, they are all good kids with the exception of one of them. Why is that one always in trouble? It's because of any of many reasons! Does the one kid make the parents bad? No people just like to make their opinions public knowledge. Does it change anything? Absolutely not!

Good job wrapping that one up!

Would have been better to keep them in juvie. Now they can rob again

Their parents must be so proud of them !

Great job!

Good job!!!!

Dianne Potter Rankin

Kathy Kitkat Fridley

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Please avoid the area of Churchville Ave. and Donaghe St. this morning as crews work to remove a large tree that fell across the roadway. Both lanes are blocked with power lines down in the 300 block of Churchville Ave. ... See MoreSee Less

Please avoid the area of Churchville Ave. and Donaghe  St. this morning as crews work to remove a large tree that fell across the roadway. Both lanes are blocked with power lines down in the 300 block of Churchville Ave.

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Hey buddy—your Dad and all are in our thoughts/prayers. Tell Jim we love him and will be praying for him tomorrow. We are just a phone call away if you need us—550-256-1596 cell!

Hoping no one injured. Appears to miss house but hard to tell from photo.

I saw this at 3am😐

Addendum: I did not do it.

Did it knock out your power?

Katie Rowe I saw this this morning 😳

Richard Hawkins

Melissa G. Conner-Crosby

Gerald Kenric Johnson

Magen Cocks

Ouch

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Happy Birthday K9 Wilson!!  Wilson is 2 years old today.

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Happy Birthday Police Officer K-9 Wilson. Hope you have a fabulous day filled with lots of fun and treats. Thank you for your service and for always keeping me safe and protecting me. May God Bless you in all you do and keep you safe.

Happy Birthday, Wilson and thank you for your service! Tell your buddies to get you a couple thick steaks, you deserve it!!!❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

Happy birthday Wilson!!! Thanks for keeping us safe and you and your partner please be careful!!!

Happy Birthday K9 Wilson! Thank You for your outstanding and amazing service in all you do.I hope you have a bless day. 😊

Happy Birthday K9 Wilson.

Happy Birthday Officer Wilson!

Happy Birthday Wilson! ❤️🐾🎉🎊🎂 Thank you for your service! Stay safe! ❤️🐾🙏🏻❤️

Happy birthday K9 Wilson!

Happy Birthday Wilson! 🐾🎊

Happy Birthday Wilson! I’m honored to share my birthday with you!!

Happy Birthday Wilson!

Happy Birthday Wilson!

Happy Birthday Wilson!

Happy Birthday, Wilson!

Happy birthday Wilson! Hope ur partner gives you a special treat today!

Happy birthday Wilson!

Happy Birthday k9 Wilson

Happy birthday Wilson,keep up the good work.

Happy birthday, Wilson

Happy Birthday Wilson 💙

Happy Birthday Wilson!

Happy birthday Wilson!

Happy Birthday.Thank you gor ur service.

Happy Birthday K9 Wilson!!

Happy birthday Wilson 🎉

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The Staunton Police Department has received several calls today from concerned citizens in reference to a telephone scam. Scammers have been calling individuals and claiming that their social security number was being “used improperly” in Texas. The scammers were claiming that the citizen needed to confirm their name, date of birth, and social security number as a result. Another caller was told there were warrants for his arrest due to his social security number being used improperly, but that he could avoid arrest by paying a fee.

As a reminder, the Social Security Administration will never contact you by phone requesting personal information. Law enforcement will also never request payment in lieu of an arrest. If you receive a scam telephone call, simply hang up and do not provide any personal or payment information.
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I've been getting these calls forever. I keep trying to give them the number of Staunton PD so y'all can send an officer to arrest me but then they just hang up....🤔🙄

My sister has been getting them said her social security number has been compromised. They were on their way to arrest her. She told them to come on she'd be waiting. This was a few weeks ago. She is not well and 84 years old and a widow. Thanks Staunton police Dept. I will tell her

Thanks for the heads up SPD.

It going on every where. A friend of mine in NOVA said he got no less that 8 calls on Monday all claiming the social Security.fraud.

I've had two of those calls as well and I reside in the county.

This has been happening in North Carolina as well.

Verizon added scam protection to my phone plan and it says possible scam when I get those calls so I know not to answer and block the number.

Very Serious !!! Thanks for the information☺

I got one to number to call 3012468671 that’s the number they said to call back and when I do it they will answer

I'm glad you called me because I was just gonna call you to discuss the extended warranty on your car... do you have a minute?

As SOON as they start talking about SS DMV Taxes Fines etc Hang up!

I get them every day, sometimes they leave me voicemails to call them back.

I got 2 of these calls today

So sad what this world is turning into

I've been getting these calls too

Also don’t answer phone calls from unknown numbers.

my wife's phone wont stop ringing

Roger

Paul Helmuth

Jennifer Martin Acker

I have also received these calls to

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NEWS RELEASE
UPDATE- Mr. McCallister has been located and is safe. Thank you for your assistance.

The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing adult. Ray McCallister II is a 50 year old male believed to be endangered due to needing life sustaining medications. He is approximately 6’01 and 200 pounds, and has blue eyes and brown hair. Ray was last known to be on public transportation going to the Waynesboro area on January 2, 2020 at approximately 10:45 am and was last seen wearing a black beanie type hat, a black jacket with a white stripe on it and blue jeans. He was using a wheelchair for mobility.
If you have information regarding Ray McCallister’s whereabouts please contact the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842.
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UPDATE- Mr. McCallister has been located and is safe. Thank you for your assistance. 

     The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing adult. Ray McCallister II is a 50 year old male believed to be endangered due to needing life sustaining medications. He is approximately 6’01 and 200 pounds, and has blue eyes and brown hair. Ray was last known to be on public transportation going to the Waynesboro area on January 2, 2020 at approximately 10:45 am and was last seen wearing a black beanie type hat, a black jacket with a white stripe on it and blue jeans. He was using a wheelchair for mobility.
     If you have information regarding Ray McCallister’s whereabouts please contact the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842.

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Sharing in Verona Va

Sharing in waynesboro

Shared and following at National Center For Missing and Endangered, Inc.

NEWS RELEASE

UPDATE- Mr. Franklin has been located and is safe. Thank you for your assistance.

The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing adult. Anthony Franklin is an 18 year old male believed to be endangered due to an intellectual disability. He is approximately 5’06 and 140 pounds, and has brown eyes and black hair. Anthony was last seen on the 1800-block of Springhill Rd on January 1, 2020 at approximately 4:00 pm, and was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, and blue sneakers.

If you have information regarding Anthony Franklin’s whereabouts please contact the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842.
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NEWS RELEASE 

UPDATE- Mr. Franklin has been located and is safe. Thank you for your assistance. 

The Staunton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing adult.  Anthony Franklin is an 18 year old male believed to be endangered due to an intellectual disability. He is approximately 5’06 and 140 pounds, and has brown eyes and black hair.  Anthony was last seen on the 1800-block of Springhill Rd on January 1, 2020 at approximately 4:00 pm, and was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, and blue sneakers.
 
If you have information regarding Anthony Franklin’s whereabouts please contact the Staunton Police Department at 540.332.3842.

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Praying that he is safe and reunited with his family soon. Shared in Maryland.

Shared in WV. Praying that he's found safe 🙏 🙏

Sharing in California! Prayers he is found safe!

Shared and praying for a safe return.

Shared with The Aware Foundation!

Shared Hagerstown Md.

Shared in Louisiana

Shared in Kentucky

Prayers !

Shared and following at National Center For Missing and Endangered, Inc.

Kimberly Kidd Bailey,just thought you might want to know

Shared in Arkansas

:'(

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TRAFFIC ALERT

Update- 12/30/19 6:22pm: Greenville Ave has been re-opened.

Update- 12/30/19 3:30pm: Public Works crews are still on scene and Greenville Ave remains closed between Coalter St and New St. This post will be updated when the roadway is re-opened.

The intersection of Greenville Ave and S New St will be closed for an extended period of time due to a water main break. Detours are in place.
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TRAFFIC ALERT

Update- 12/30/19 6:22pm: Greenville Ave has been re-opened. 

Update- 12/30/19 3:30pm: Public Works crews are still on scene and Greenville Ave remains closed between Coalter St and New St.  This post will be updated when the roadway is re-opened.  

The intersection of Greenville Ave and S New St will be closed for an extended period of time due to a water main break. Detours are in place.Image attachment

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So thankful it’s not 20 degrees outside for the repair crews sake. Tough enough work as it is.

We were, I was taking a shower earlier and noticed the water pressure was very low, and we live on n Coalter st.

I live up the streets from there thank God we have water

Marissa Hancock so glad this didn't happen during your friends wedding yesterday. Not on the same street but would have greatly hindered guests getting there I'm sure

We need to start a rescue mission to save those Porsches at G&W

A disruption to water service but they are not saying who is affected.

Yikes. That's pretty big.

Been there at zero with water line breaks back to back no fun

Could be below zero!!!

Jetanna not sure if u gotta go that way??

Hailey Cox

Madison Renee

Charles KehoeTake a look at Weldon Porsches?

Mary Campbell Thornton

Richard Drew Perdue

Allan Mayz does this affect you?

Bill Via

Alexis Marie

David Smith?

noticed low water pressure on the west end last evening, 8pm ish, not sure if it was related but for sure, after this break, we all will be cleaning the screens on the faucets from all the junk thats floating around in the pipes from the break and pressure changes....

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Thank you to everyone that helped make our annual Shop With a Cop event successful! Our officers had a great time helping children pick out holiday gifts for their families. This event would not be possible without the support of the Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association and our community. Thanks also to the Office on Youth, Quick's Bus Company, and the Stonewall Jackson Hotel for their generous contributions. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you, Officers!

God Bless to all and Merry Christmas. That is so awesome ❤🎅☃️

Thank you for all you do!

God Bless you all and Merry Christmas ❤

Thank God for police officers like you

Wonderful ❤️

So proud of our officers 👮‍♂️👮‍♀️

I ❤ this!

Looks like the children had a great time !!! Merry Christmas to all our local law enforcement officials

Awww

Thank you Staunton police dept.for taking your time out for the children

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The Staunton Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a vehicle and its driver involved in a hit and run on December 9, 2019 at approximately 8:00 am in the 1500 block of Springhill Road. The automobile, which struck the vehicle in front of it and fled the scene, is described as a small, white vehicle with damage to the front headlight assembly and bumper. There is no driver description. The photo is of debris left at the scene.

Anyone that has information regarding the identity of the vehicle and its driver is asked to contact the Staunton Police Department at 540-332-3845 or the Central Shenandoah Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-2017.
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The Staunton Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a vehicle and its driver involved in a hit and run on December 9, 2019 at approximately 8:00 am in the 1500 block of Springhill Road.  The automobile, which struck the vehicle in front of it and fled the scene, is described as a small, white vehicle with damage to the front headlight assembly and bumper.  There is no driver description.  The photo is of debris left at the scene.  

Anyone that has information regarding the identity of the vehicle and its driver is asked to contact the Staunton Police Department at 540-332-3845 or the Central Shenandoah Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-2017.

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Come forward the clock is ticking ;]

Broken shark?

Send them to the state lab they can determine the model and make.

FRAUD PREVENTION

Thank you to the City of Staunton Information Technology department for these cyber safety tips!

Online Shopping Tips

1. Do not use public Wi-Fi for any shopping activity.
Public Wi-Fi networks can be very dangerous, especially during the holiday season. Public Wi-Fi can potentially grant hackers' access to your usernames, passwords, texts and emails. For instance, before you join a public Wi-Fi titled "Apple__Store," make sure you first look around to see if there's actually an Apple Store in your vicinity, and thus, confirm that it is a legitimate network. To help stay secure, you should always be on the lookout for the lock symbol on your webpage.

2. Look for the lock symbol on websites.
When visiting a website look for the “lock” symbol before entering any personal and/or credit card information. The lock may appear in the URL bar, or elsewhere in your browser. Additionally, check that the URL for the website has “https” in the beginning. These both indicate that the site uses encryption to protect your data.

3. Know what the product should cost.
If the deal is too good to be true, then it may be a scam. Check out the company on “ResellerRatings.com”. This site allows users to review online companies to share their experiences purchasing from those companies. This will give you an indication of what to expect when purchasing from them.

4. One-time use credit card numbers.
Many banks are now offering a single use credit card number for online shopping. This one-time number is associated with your account and can be used in place of your credit card number. This way, if the credit card number becomes exposed, it cannot be used again. Check with your credit card company to see if they have this option available.

5. Keep your computer secure.
When using your computer to do your holiday shopping, remember to keep your Anti-virus software up to date and apply all software patches. Never save usernames, passwords or credit card information in your browser and periodically clear your offline content, cookies and history. You will want to keep your computer as clean as possible for online shopping. The world of online shopping can bring lots of new products to your door step and can prove to be a lot of fun finding that special gift. Just remember to be careful so that you don’t make your data a special gift to cybercriminals.

In-Store Shopping Tips

6. Always use credit cards for purchases.
Avoid using your ATM or debit card while shopping. In the event that your debit card is compromised, criminals can have direct access to the funds from your bank account. This could cause you to miss bill payments and overdraw your account. When using a credit card, you are not using funds associated with your bank account. This means you are better protected by your credit card company’s fraud protection program. If you pay off the credit card balance each month, you won’t pay interest and your banking information will be protected.

7. Don’t leave purchases in the car unattended.
Criminals can be watching and will consider breaking into your car to get the merchandise you just purchased. If you must leave some items in your car, consider leaving them in the trunk or glove compartment rather than in a visible location.

8. Beware of “porch pirates.”
When shopping online and receiving purchases by mail, make sure you are always tracking your packages. The US Postal Service, FedEX and UPS all have systems to track your packages, and all three utilize tracking numbers that can be used to figure out where your item is and when it should be delivered to your home. However, the only surefire way to thwart porch pirates is to not have packages delivered to your home at all. Consider having your holiday packages delivered to a family member, your workplace, or a trusted neighbor!
Remember, always trust your instincts. If an email or an attachment seem suspicious, don't let your curiosity put your computer at risk! ~ Happy Holidays and safe shopping!
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Thank you for these tips and reminders! You're the best! Be safe!

Great tips! Thanks for sharing!

Thank you!

Officer Steven Salinas is in the United States Army. He has been in the service since 2013 and is currently deployed.

He served in Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield as well as Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Thank you for your service to our country and for your continued service to the City of Staunton.

#spdsalutetoservice
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Officer Steven Salinas is in the United States Army. He has been in the service since 2013 and is currently deployed. 

He served in Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield as well as Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Thank you for your service to our country and for your continued service to the City of Staunton. 

#SPDSalutetoService

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Well I cant even think right now.Where does time so.THANK YOU OFFICER STEVEN.PRAYERS GO TO YOU THE BLOOD OF JESUS OVER YOU AT ALL TIMES.PRAYER GOING UP.GOD THIS YOUR CHILD PROTECTION OVER HIM AT ALL TIMES. WORDS CAN'T COME OUT ONLY TEARS COME DOWN .SO PROUD OF YOU.LOVE YOU ..

Thank you for your service and sacrifice...stay safe out there and come home soon. God bless and watch over you. 💙🇺🇸🙏

Thank you for your service! May God watch over you and keep you safe! Congratulations !

Thank you for service, sir.

Thank-You for your service.

Thank you for your Service

Thank you former student! I am proud of you.

Thank u for your service

Thank you for your service

Thank you for your service and looking good as always

Thank you for your service

Thank you young man

Thank you

Hats off to you, Steven! Thanks!

Thank you

Thank you Steven Salinas ❤

Love you Steven Salinas

Thank You for your service Steven !!

Thank you for your service 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Thank you for your service sir!!! Stay safe!!!!

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Investigator Ryan Shaw served in the United States Marine Corps from 2011-2019. In 2017, he was deployed to the United Arab Emirates and served in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and the combined defense of the Arabian Gulf.

Thank you for your service to our country and for your continued service to the City of Staunton.

#spdsalutetoservice
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Investigator Ryan Shaw served in the United States Marine Corps from 2011-2019.  In 2017, he was deployed to the United Arab Emirates and served in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and the combined defense of the Arabian Gulf. 

Thank you for your service to our country and for your continued service to the City of Staunton.

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Thank you for your service to this great country 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Thank-You for your service.

Thank you for your service

Thank you sir!!

Thank you so much.

Thank you

Thank you!

Thanks Ryan for your service💯🙌👏🇺🇸

Thank you for your service 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Thank you for your service sir!!!!!

Thank you for your service Ryan

Thank you for your service 🇺🇸

Thank you for your service .

Thank you for your service.. 🇺🇸

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Parking Enforcement Don Thompson served in the United States Army from 1968-1970.

Thank you for your service to our country and for your continued service to the City of Staunton.

#spdsalutetoservice
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Parking Enforcement Don Thompson served in the United States Army from 1968-1970.

Thank you for your service to our country and for your continued service to the City of Staunton.

#SPDSalutetoService

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Thank you First Sgt.!!

Thank-You for your service.

Thank you for your service 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Officer Brady served in the United States Army from 2003-2009. In 2004-2005 he served in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. From 2007-2008 he served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Thank you for your service to our country and for your continued service to the City of Staunton.

#spdsalutetoservice
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Officer Brady served in the United States Army from 2003-2009. In 2004-2005 he served in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. From 2007-2008 he served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

Thank you for your service to our country and for your continued service to the City of Staunton.

#SPDSalutetoService

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Thank you for your service sir!! May God Bless you and protect you!!🇺🇸

Thank you for your service!

Thank-You for your service.

Thank you for your service

Thank you for your service!

YES thank you❤💛💙🇺🇸

Thank you

Thank you Ryan!!

Thank you for your continued service!

Thank you for your service 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Thank you for your service sir!!!!

❤️

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Master Police Officer Gibson served in the Virginia Army National Guard from 1985-1987. He then served in the United States Army from October 1987-April 1996. He finished his service in the Virginia Army National Guard from August 2004-November 2014.

From August 1988-May 1989 he served in Sinai, Egypt. He served in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia and Iraq.He served in Germany, France-Operation Golden Dragoon. He also served in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Thank you for your service to our country and for your continued service to the City of Staunton.

#spdsalutetoservice
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Master Police Officer Gibson served in the Virginia Army National Guard from 1985-1987. He then served in the United States Army from October 1987-April 1996. He finished his service in the Virginia Army National Guard from August 2004-November 2014.

From August 1988-May 1989 he served in Sinai, Egypt. He served in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia and Iraq.He served in Germany, France-Operation Golden Dragoon. He also served in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Thank you for your service to our country and for your continued service to the City of Staunton.

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Thank you Gibby for your service and sacrifice.

Amazing Police Officer,Soldier, Father, Husband, n friend!!!!

If this is the school resource officer, he is one of the nicest men! Thank you for your service to our country and community!

Thank you for your service sir!! May God Bless you n protect you!!!🇺🇸

Thank you for your service and dedication to serve and protect our country over the years 🇺🇸

Officer Gibson is the best!!

Thank you for your service!

Thank u for ur service Sir

Thank you for your service

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH to our country and then to your community.

Thanks officer Tom Gibsongibson. For serving and protecting

Outstanding man!!!

Thank you for your service

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Thank you Gibby! I appreciate you friend!

Thank you, Gibby!!!

Thank you for your service.

Thank you

Thank you Tom!

Thank you Gibby!!

Thank you Tom!

Thank you

THANK YOU 🇺🇸

Thank you Tom!!

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Congratulations to Dispatcher Christine Bandy for receiving the 2019 CIT Dispatcher of the year award. This award was presented at the MHA-A/BRCIT awards program on November 7, 2019. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Dispatcher Christine Bandy for receiving the 2019 CIT Dispatcher of the year award. This award was presented at the MHA-A/BRCIT awards program on November 7, 2019.Image attachment

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Congratulations!!

Congratulations Christine!!

Congratulations

Congratulations!

Congratulations!!

Congrats🍾!

Congratulations!!!!!

Congratulations Christine!

Congratulations Christine!!

Congrats! 😊

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Congratulations to Officer Justin Kyle for receiving the 2019 CIT Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award. This award was presented to Kyle at the MHA-A/BRCIT awards program on November 7, 2019. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Officer Justin Kyle for receiving the 2019 CIT Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award. This award was presented to Kyle at the MHA-A/BRCIT awards program on November 7, 2019.Image attachment

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Awesome Justin, we are very proud of you!

Congrats man!!!!!

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations Justin !! 🎉

Congratulations Justin!

We love everything that y'all do. You serve and protect. You are awesome

Well deserved! Congratulations!!

Congratulations Justin! 🎉🎊

Way to go Justin!

Congratulations Nephew!

Great job!!

Way to go Justin!

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Congrats buddy!!

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Congratulations!

Congratulations Justin C. Kyle

My brother is better than yours!! Jk but Congrats Justin C. Kyle. You earned it!!

Great job Justin C. Kyle!!!! So awesome!!!!!

We are so proud of you

Congratulations!!

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Officer Logan Turner served in the United States Army from 2011-2016. He served in Operation Enduring Freedom from 2012-2013.

Thank you for your service to our country and for your continued service to the City of Staunton.

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Officer Logan Turner served in the United States Army from 2011-2016. He served in Operation Enduring Freedom from 2012-2013. 

Thank you for your service to our country and for your continued service to the City of Staunton.

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Thank you for serving county and then our city 🌃

Thank you Ofc. Turner for your dedication & choice to serve both our country and your community.

Thank you for your service!

Thanks I appreciate you keeping my freedom sacred

Thank you for your service

Thank you for your service

Thanks...great photo!

Thank you for serving!

Thank you Logan Turner for your service to our country 🇺🇸

Thank you for your service 🇺🇸

Thank you for your service!!!

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John E. B. Steed served in the Army National Guard from 1986-1990.

Thank you for your service to our country and for your continued service to the City of Staunton.

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John E. B. Steed served in the Army National Guard from 1986-1990.

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Mr Steed! You da man!

Hey john long time since I have heard from you thank you for your service

Thank you for your service!

Thank you for your service!

Thank you for your service

Thank you for your service

Thank you for your service sir!!!

Thank you for your service🇺🇸

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Officer Stephen Steppe served in the U.S. Army Jan 2011-Jan 2015. He was a MP(Military Police) and paratrooper out of Fort Bragg.

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Officer Stephen Steppe served in the U.S. Army Jan 2011-Jan 2015. He was a MP(Military Police) and paratrooper out of Fort Bragg.

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Thank you and your family for your service! I'm a proud Army Mom 🇱🇷👨‍✈️Hooah!!

Thank you for your service and your continuing service with the SPD.

Thank you Stephen Steppe 🤗💫

Thank you for your service

thank you for your service!

Thank you

Thank you for your service Ofc. Steppe then and now!

Thank you for your service 🇺🇸

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Lt. Chris Smith served in the United States Navy from 1992-1998. He was deployed twice in support of Operation Southern Watch; Hong Kong, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Japan and Thailand.

He also served in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1999-2012. He was deployed once for Operation Enduring Freedom and another for Operation Iraqi Freedom, Cuba and Iraq.

Thank you for your service to our country and for your continued service to the City of Staunton.

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Lt. Chris Smith served in the United States Navy from 1992-1998. He was deployed twice in support of Operation Southern Watch; Hong Kong, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Japan and Thailand.

He also served in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1999-2012. He was deployed once for Operation Enduring Freedom and another for Operation Iraqi Freedom, Cuba and Iraq.

Thank you for your service to our country and for your continued service to the City of Staunton.

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Proud to call you my friend. Thank you for your service to your country, Commonwealth, and the City of Staunton!

Thank you Chris for your service. Need more like you.

Thank you

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Lt. Eric J. Salemi served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army from 1988-1992. He served in Saudi Arabia and Iraq during operation Desert Shield/Storm.

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Lt. Eric J. Salemi served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army from 1988-1992. He served in Saudi Arabia and Iraq during operation Desert Shield/Storm. 

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Thank you Eric.🇺🇸

Thank you for your service, and for your leadership and mentorship Lt. Salemi!

Thank you Eric...my husband Jim spoke highly of you!

Thank you for your service

Thank you for your service 🇺🇸

Thank you Eric for your services love you

Rest in peace🙏🙏🙏

Thank you Sir

Thank you for your service. Then and now!

Thank you Eric for your service!

Thank you for your service to our Country

We see you Eric Salemi!! Thank you for your service then and now. 👊🏼🇺🇸👮🏼‍♀️

Thank you for your service!!! 🇺🇸

Thank you for your service sir!!!

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Lt. Rod Burke served in the US Army/Virginia Army National Guard as Staff Sergeant during the years of 1989-2009. He served in numerous operations including Desert Storm 1991, Noble Eagle 2003, and Iraqi Freedom 2007-2008.

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Lt. Rod Burke served in the US Army/Virginia Army National Guard as Staff Sergeant during the years of 1989-2009. He served in numerous operations including Desert Storm 1991, Noble Eagle 2003, and Iraqi Freedom 2007-2008. 

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Rod Burke Thank you for dedication and continued service to our country and our community!! 🇺🇸

On of the best leaders I have ever worked for. Thank you for your service Lt. Burke!

Thank you for your choice to serve and protect your nation & your community.

Thank you for your service 🇺🇸

Thank you for your service.

Thank you

Thank you for your service, Rod.

Thank you for your service sir!!!

Thank you for your service 🇺🇸

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Chaplain Carl E. Trost served in The United States Navy from 1992-2017. His career highlights include working with the U.S Coast Guard on Guam, deploying with Marines to Somalia, Haiti (two times), and Cuba. He also was deployed to Iraq and then to New Orleans (JTF-Joint Task Force-Katrina). Trost
says working with the Navy's Wounded Warrior program (as director of CREDO, Naval District Washington) was one of his most fulfilling assignments.

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Chaplain Carl E. Trost served in The United States Navy from 1992-2017. His career highlights include working with the U.S Coast Guard on Guam, deploying with Marines to Somalia, Haiti (two times), and Cuba. He also was deployed to Iraq and then to New Orleans (JTF-Joint Task Force-Katrina). Trost 
says working with the Navys Wounded Warrior program (as director of CREDO, Naval District Washington) was one of his most fulfilling assignments. 

Thank you for your service to our country and for your continued service for the City of Staunton.

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Thank you for your service!

Thank you for your service sir!!!!

Officer Chandler was in the United States Navy from 2004 to 2008.

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Officer Chandler was in the United States Navy from 2004 to 2008.

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Thank you for your service in both the Military and Law Enforcement.

Thank you for your service!

Thank you for your service fellow sailor from another time.

Thank you for your service!!!

We are currently accepting applications for a school crossing guard position. Applications must be submitted by December 3, 2019.

The City of Staunton Police Department is seeking applicants for a School Crossing Guard to direct pedestrian and vehicle traffic at specified school crossings ensuring the safety of children. Basic knowledge of traffic laws and ordinances pertaining to school areas, safety and first aid procedures, ability to communicate effectively with the public, react appropriately in emergency situations, and positively represent the City required. Successful candidate will be subject to appropriate background checks. Works school days (1.5 hours in the morning, 1.5 hours in the afternoon). Hourly rate= $10.27/hr (+) uniform provided. No benefits. This position is open until filled. EOE

Apply online at stauntonva.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=567
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You'll be making $30 a day!😂😂😂😂😂

Jattir Diggs

Allen Rawley

Lol.

Chaplain Gregory R. Czerniak served in the United States Navy during the years of 1966-1972. During his tour of duty in the Mediterranean Sea, he was a radioman aboard the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy, CVA 67.

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Chaplain Gregory R. Czerniak served in the United States Navy during the years of 1966-1972. During his tour of duty in the Mediterranean Sea, he was a radioman aboard the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy, CVA 67.

Thank you for your service to our country and your continued service to the City of Staunton. 

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Thank-You for your service.

Thank You for your service

Thank you for your service

Thank you for your service

Thank you for your service

Thank you!!

Thank you for your service shipmate!

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Happy Veterans Day from the Police Department!

Over the next few weeks, we will be recognizing members of our department who have served in the US Armed Forces.

Thank you to all those who have served and those who continue to serve.

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Tomorrow, November 9, 2019 there will be a Veteran’s Day parade in downtown Staunton. The Police Department will need to impose certain parking restrictions and road closures along the parade route and on some of the side streets which will be utilized to form the parade. We need your help and cooperation.

Please be alert for the “NO PARKING AFTER 9AM” signs which will be posted and please refrain from parking on those streets. We know it may cause some inconvenience. There will also be multiple road closures and detours in place in the downtown area. The event will last 3 – 4 hours. Thank you in advance for helping to make this annual event a success.
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What time is the parade?

Parade is at 11am

Parade starts at 1100.

What time if the parade?

Meagan Baldwin Danny Rose

Crystal Christian Mundie

Is the Genie lift sitting on the sidewalk, next to By & By, going to be moved for Sparkles tonight and the parade tomorrow? Totally blocking the sidewalk on a busy shopping weekend isn’t kool. Thanks for checking

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On October 27, 2019 the Staunton Police Department was notified of a threat made on social media against Staunton High School. An investigation revealed that a 15 year old male juvenile made the threat, and he was taken into custody without incident on October 28, 2019 at approximately 2:30am. The juvenile has been charged with electronically communicating a threat to kill or cause bodily harm, a Class 6 felony.

The male juvenile is currently being detained at the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Detention Center. No further information about this incident will be released.
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Even in Staunton, Va the breakdown of the family. God please help this troubled young man.

Thank you SPD for quickly apprehending him. Thank you for helping keep our kids and city safe!

Great job SPD for quick apprehension!

SPD you are always on top of the safety of our children and our community. I thank you for your diligence and expedited actions in this matter.

Thank you Staunton Police Dept for keeping the children safe.

Thank you Staunton Police Department !

What is wrong with the children today 😥

Scary this happens so close but thank you ladies and gentlemen for getting him before anyone could have been harmed.

Thank you Staunton pd for making sure our kids are safe.

Prayers for this young man, that he learns a valuable lesson here and also gets help.

Yes he surely needs help. Thank God no on was hurt

Great job. Thanks and stay safe

Great job, as always.

Thank you spd

Thank you so much S.P.D

Brenda Parker got the call from school at 6 am , scared me to death

Nice work.

Mental health for this young man needs to be a priority. I hope he and his family get the help they really need.

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Get Rid of Unwanted Medications

OCTOBER 10, 2019 — If you have prescription drugs at home that have expired or you no longer need them, you can safely dispose of them Saturday, Oct. 26 on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Local health and public safety officials are encouraging residents to clear their medicine cabinets and turn in medications—no questions asked—to prevent prescription drugs from falling into the wrong hands.

You can drop off unwanted medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 26 at the following locations:
•Fisher Auto Parts parking lot in Staunton (beside Augusta Health Urgent Care, 851 Statler Blvd.)
•Neighborhood Walmart parking lot in Waynesboro, 1211 West Broad St.

Sharps, such as needles, syringes and other medical devices with sharp edges, will not be accepted. The event could end before 2 p.m. if capacity is reached; however, Staunton residents can safely and anonymously dispose of unwanted medications year-round at the CVS Pharmacy located at 1302 Barterbrook Rd.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is organized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and occurs twice a year in the spring and fall. The service is free, and those who turn in drugs remain anonymous.

The DEA reported that the spring Take Back Day brought in 937,443 pounds, or about 469 tons, of unused or expired prescription medication. Since the DEA began the event in the fall of 2010 it has collected more than 11.8 million pounds of medications.

Unused or expired prescription drugs are a public safety issue, leading to potential accidental poisoning, misuse and overdose. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.

More than six million Americans have misused controlled prescription drugs, according to a 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, and the majority of abused medications were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

If you know someone who needs treatment for prescription drug abuse, you can locate treatment services in and around Staunton at findtreatment.samhsa.gov/locator?sAddr=24401.

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Get Rid of Unwanted Medications

OCTOBER 10, 2019 — If you have prescription drugs at home that have expired or you no longer need them, you can safely dispose of them Saturday, Oct. 26 on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. 

Local health and public safety officials are encouraging residents to clear their medicine cabinets and turn in medications—no questions asked—to prevent prescription drugs from falling into the wrong hands.

You can drop off unwanted medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 26 at the following locations:
  •Fisher Auto Parts parking lot in Staunton (beside Augusta Health Urgent Care, 851 Statler Blvd.)
•Neighborhood Walmart parking lot in Waynesboro, 1211 West Broad St.

Sharps, such as needles, syringes and other medical devices with sharp edges, will not be accepted. The event could end before 2 p.m. if capacity is reached; however, Staunton residents can safely and anonymously dispose of unwanted medications year-round at the CVS Pharmacy located at 1302 Barterbrook Rd.  

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is organized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and occurs twice a year in the spring and fall. The service is free, and those who turn in drugs remain anonymous.  

The DEA reported that the spring Take Back Day brought in 937,443 pounds, or about 469 tons, of unused or expired prescription medication. Since the DEA began the event in the fall of 2010 it has collected more than 11.8 million pounds of medications.  

Unused or expired prescription drugs are a public safety issue, leading to potential accidental poisoning, misuse and overdose. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.  

More than six million Americans have misused controlled prescription drugs, according to a 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, and the majority of abused medications were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.  

If you know someone who needs treatment for prescription drug abuse, you can locate treatment services in and around Staunton at https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/locator?sAddr=24401. 

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Michelle- after the downtown trick or treat, I wanna stop by here and drop off meds!

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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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?

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

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

Whoever did this to my sister im at yo neck bruh straight like tht

And we just now hearing about it.

Gun beats knife!Just saying!

can not run far from there!

And who took the picture outside of the store?

Where is this establishment?

Truth! Why now?

Someone should know those shoes

Let's pass it on and catch them

Deborah Bolen Erin Dorr

Sarah Rockwell.. 🙁

Benjamin E. Bottoms

Anthony Sawyers

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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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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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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

Prayers

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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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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💕👍🎊❤️

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.

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

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

Everyone should offer then SUPPORT, do you realize what he sacrificed to DO THIS WALK/BIKE of awareness. Obviously cancer has touched him personally and he WANTS people to be aware of it. Offer him a bed, hot shower and meals for him and his dog. GOD BLESS HIM

All of th DC neglected and abused animals in Staunton, and busybodies have to pick on this man on a mission who has a dog with him. I didnt personally assess the dog's condition, but I'll bet there are at least 100 dogs in city limits that are in worse shape than this dog

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 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 ♥️💜✝️🙏👏👏

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!!!

Insert an exasperated Madea ... “O Lort; people be reportin any #%^^ thang”

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

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.

Love this, Staunton Police! You’re the best!!

Now if we can get people to report mistreatment of children, women, and the elderly the same things would be better

Thanks for taking care of the dog 🐕

I saw this guy in the middle of the road near gypsy hill. Was worried for the dog. Glad its ok.

I saw this guy bike up with his dog tagging along. Was very worried about the animal.

Thank you Staunton for being such a concerned community!!

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

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.

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.

Thank you all so much for helping them. Thanks to the man on the bike for all his hard work on helping with the cancer research !!!

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

SPD Animal Control Officers are the best!

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

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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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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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Has anyone heard an update?

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. 😕

Prayers

Any news on valerie?? She is a lovely lady who used to work for me

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

Has she been located?

Has she been found?

Has there been an update ?

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.

Any updates? Praying

Last seen August 20th Reported missing September 16th....why the gap when there's a medical condition. Doesn't make sense to me.... Praying for a safe return

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

Praying

I first thought the same thing.."why did they wait so long" but then I thought maybe they dont have much contact with her..maybe they were looking themselves..maybe it has happened before and she came home..could be a feal reason they didn't

Has she been found?

Prayers

Prayers

Prayers !!

Prayers for a safe return

A whole month before reporting her missing. Holy hell thats messed up

Prayers for a safe return

Prayers

Prayers for a safe return

Prayers

Prayers for ALL

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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

Congratulations

Great job, congrats!

Congratulations!

Great job!!! Thanks a bunch!

Congratulations

Congratulations!

Great job to you both!!

Congratulations

Congratulations!

Congrats Chris Amos

Congratulations

Great job!!!!

Congratulations

Congratulations you guys!!!

Congratulations!!

Congrats

Congratulations to both of you!!!!!!

Congratulations great job.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Congratulations 😊👮‍♂️💪

Congratulations great job both of you!!!!

Congratulations to you both.

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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

Eugene Angle

Nathaniel Kiser

Nikki Whetzel Vandine

Jose Robles

Leah Brumback

Skylar Mongold

Are you in the picture.

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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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John Hedrick

Micah Ward

We could apply as a team!

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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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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Geez.

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

Please watch out for the children..

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

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.

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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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Phillip Swink

Jody Tollisen Hoard

Jeremy Landes

Barbara Dolly Ramsey

Amber Knight

I believe 20257 is my sons how do u get them

In The Draft

Amber Knight!

That's a lot of stolen bikes 🤯

Wilma Rohrer did you get yours back?

Amber Knight

What do you need to bring to claim your bike

Benjamin Owsley any of these yours??

I believe 20876 might be ours stolen from Waynesboro last week

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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Glad she’s found safe ❤️

Thank God

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

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

Thankfully she was found safe

Thank you!

🙏🙏🙏

Shared

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

Mario Retrosi

Praying 🙏

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

Prayers

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

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

SPD: I sent you a pm

Prayers

Hope she's found safely

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

Prayers and shared

Love you my sweet girl.

Prayers For Her Safety. God Bless.

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

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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!!

Congrats. officers. Well done.

Congratulations

Congratulations !

Congratulations- such an important role in public safety!

congratulations

Great job!

Congrats 🎊🎉🍾!

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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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SHE HAS BEEN FOUND SAFE

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

That’s my sister☹️

Daphne Clifton can you post a clearer picture of her for the community?

Thank you Jesus

Charlottesville

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

This is my niece Hayee u can call aint Gail I will help you 540 817 9349 please call me

That picture doesn't really look like her..use the one from her facebook page.

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

Haylee if you see this you need to come home.

Shared in mcgaheysville. Va

Shared in Stephens City, Virginia.

Prayers

Prayers. Haylee, your family is waiting for you.

Prayets for Hayley’s safety and return unharmed🙏

Thank God for answered prayers

Shared in Elkton va

Shared in Middle River Maryland

Is there a better photo of her?

Praying for safe return.

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

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

Shared in Stuarts Draft Va

Shared in Roanoke

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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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Wooohooo! This is awesome! Congratulations!

congrats

Congratulations

Congratulations!

Congratulations

Congratulations!!

Congratulations!!! 💜

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

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

Congratulations!

Yea! Congratulations

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

Congrats

Awesome....

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations!

Congrats Tanto Owens!

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

Way to go. We are proud of you Jess.

Congratulations!!!

Congrats 🎉🎈🎊🍾!!🤗🤗

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

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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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Stacy Nichole Hassler

Jessica Bazzrea

We passed them up on Richmond Rd today 😁

You guys are so amazing

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!🎉

Congratulations!

Congratulations

Congrats!

congrats

Congratulations

Congratulations guys!!

Congratulations!

Well done and THANK YOU for keeping us safe!

Congratulations

outstanding!! congrats!!

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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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Yeeehaaaa this man has been identified!

Finally great images from a surveillance camera!!!

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.

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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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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.

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!!!!!!

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 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 Staunton PD for protecting our kids!

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.

Thank you SPD Awesome job Thank you for keeping our children safe

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

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🤘🏼

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

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

Very awesome job SPD !!! Keep up the amazing work!!!

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

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

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

Wow

Lindsey Coffman

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

Great work buddy 😁

Congratulations Justin

So proud of you

Outstanding!!

Congratulations!

Congratulations!!

Congratulations Man

Way to go, Officer Kyle!

Thank you for your service!

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!!!!!!

Very good Justin❤️

Congratulations Officer Kyle!! Great job!!

Congratulations!!!

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

Congratulations on a great and heartfelt job!

Great job officer jc

Congrats! Good job officer Kyle! 💕

Congratulations!

Congrats Justin!

Congrats Justin

Congratulations man all that hard work is paying off brother.

Extremely proud of you brother!! You're going to do BIG THINGS!! Congratulations!!!

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!