Waynesboro Police Dept

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MEDIA RELEASE

February 18, 2020
Waynesboro Police Have arrested 2 men in connection to an armed home invasion which occurred late last night, and are searching for a third.

Officers responded to a 911 call at a residence in the 1100 block of Ohio Street at approximately 10:50 P.M. Upon arrival they found the 19-year-old male and 18-year-old female occupants of the home with visible injuries to the head which required transport by rescue and treatment at Augusta Health. Both have since been released. One other juvenile was also home at the time of the incident but he was unharmed.
Investigation revealed that three individuals had kicked in the front door and went immediately to a bedroom where the two victims were sleeping and demanded money or drugs. When the couple said they had none, one of the subjects brutally pistol whipped the two in their bed. All three suspects were armed with handguns and two of them searched areas of the house, stealing various items including a purse, Book Bag and debit cards, etc.

The suspects fled the scene prior to officer arrival but two of them were located by assisting Augusta County units on Mulberry Street about 10 blocks from the home. The two were detained and property stolen from the home along with clothing worn by the suspects were found to be with them, along with evidence of the assault.

Ultimately, they were both arrested and charged as follows:
1. Arun Rashid Turay, 22, of Charlottesville
• Burglary while Armed
• Robbery
• Grand Larceny
• Possess Firearm by a Convicted Felon
• Malicious Wounding
• Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony
• Wear a Mask to Conceal Identity

2. Justice Ahmad Carr, 18, of Charlottesville
• Burglary While Armed
• Robbery
• Grand Larceny
• Use of Firearm to Commit Felony
• Wear Mask to Conceal Identify

These two suspects are currently in Middle River Regional Jail without bond and the Department’s investigation continues into the identity and whereabouts of the third perpetrator.
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MEDIA RELEASE

February 18, 2020
Waynesboro Police Have arrested 2 men in connection to an armed home invasion which occurred late last night, and are searching for a third.
   
Officers responded to a 911 call at a residence in the 1100 block of Ohio Street at approximately 10:50 P.M. Upon arrival they found the 19-year-old male and 18-year-old female occupants of the home with visible injuries to the head which required transport by rescue and treatment at Augusta Health. Both have since been released. One other juvenile was also home at the time of the incident but he was unharmed. 
Investigation revealed that three individuals had kicked in the front door and went immediately to a bedroom where the two victims were sleeping and demanded money or drugs. When the couple said they had none, one of the subjects brutally pistol whipped the two in their bed. All three suspects were armed with handguns and two of them searched areas of the house, stealing various items including a purse, Book Bag and debit cards, etc. 

The suspects fled the scene prior to officer arrival but two of them were located by assisting Augusta County units on Mulberry Street about 10 blocks from the home. The two were detained and property stolen from the home along with clothing worn by the suspects were found to be with them, along with evidence of the assault. 

Ultimately, they were both arrested and charged as follows: 
1. Arun Rashid Turay, 22, of Charlottesville 
• Burglary while Armed 
• Robbery
• Grand Larceny 
• Possess Firearm by a Convicted Felon
• Malicious Wounding 
• Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony 
• Wear a Mask to Conceal Identity 

2. Justice Ahmad Carr, 18, of Charlottesville 
• Burglary While Armed 
• Robbery 
• Grand Larceny 
• Use of Firearm to Commit Felony
• Wear Mask to Conceal Identify 

These two suspects are currently in Middle River Regional Jail without bond and the Department’s investigation continues into the identity and whereabouts of the third perpetrator. 
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Kudos to the WPD!! Great job!

GREAT JOB WPD ⭐️

How did they know where the bedroom was?? Had they been there before?? Lots of questions to answered now. I am glad the couple were not hurt any worse. Put these punks away for a long time.

Prayers for the family that had to go through that 🙏🏻❤️ great job WPD !!!!

Be safe out there and thanks for a good job!

Thank God that couple wasn’t armed to protect themselves. We could have had some injured criminals on our hands. Glad the gangsters from Little California could make it out safe and sound to cost us working folk years of money for there incarceration!

Good job, WPD!

They're lucky that wasn't my house .....it would've been a different photo of them.......

Great job WPD! Is there a connection between the thugs and victims?

Great job WPD!!!!

Great job WPD!

Trash pure and simple. Great Job WPD.

This is why regular Joe’s need to be able to arm themselves!!

I’m just wondering why they are robbing people in waynesboro if they live in Charlottesville? WTH is going on around here 🤦‍♀️

Roonie!💔

Super Predators

They should be put in front of a firing squad so the American people should not have to pay for them to be a jail

Too bad the victims weren't armed so those punks wouldn't have made it out!

Rashid ? Ahmad? Charlottesville ? 🤐 hmmmm....no comment

swine

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dont look off the bridge come down S Charlotte 🚣

Media Release

High-Risk Search Warrant

On Thursday, 6 February 2020, the Waynesboro Police Department executed a high-risk narcotics search warrant at 217 South Winchester Ave in the City of Waynesboro. The search warrant execution was categorized as high risk because the resident Brian Craig Henthorn had previously threatened to shoot fire personnel in the face when they responded to a call for service at the residence on 9 January 2020. The Waynesboro Police S.W.A.T. team use distraction munitions due to the high-risk nature of the operation. As a result of evidence recovered at the scene, the following charges were placed.

42-year-old Waynesboro resident Brian Craig Henthorn was charged with a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-250, possession of Methamphetamine. Henthorn faces 2-10 years in prison if convicted. Henthorn was released on a 1,000-dollar unsecured bond.

32-year-old Waynesboro resident Tabatha Wolfe was also arrested on an unrelated outstanding warrant for violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-250, possession of Methamphetamine. Wolfe also faces 2-10 years in prison also. Wolfe was released on a 1,000-dollar unsecured bond.
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High-Risk Search Warrant

On Thursday, 6 February 2020, the Waynesboro Police Department executed a high-risk narcotics search warrant at 217 South Winchester Ave in the City of Waynesboro. The search warrant execution was categorized as high risk because the resident Brian Craig Henthorn had previously threatened to shoot fire personnel in the face when they responded to a call for service at the residence on 9 January 2020. The Waynesboro Police S.W.A.T. team use distraction munitions due to the high-risk nature of the operation. As a result of evidence recovered at the scene, the following charges were placed.

42-year-old Waynesboro resident Brian Craig Henthorn was charged with a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-250, possession of Methamphetamine. Henthorn faces 2-10 years in prison if convicted.  Henthorn was released on a 1,000-dollar unsecured bond.

32-year-old Waynesboro resident Tabatha Wolfe was also arrested on an unrelated outstanding warrant for violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-250, possession of Methamphetamine. Wolfe also faces 2-10 years in prison also. Wolfe was released on a 1,000-dollar unsecured bond.
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Great job WPD

Good Job WPD... Thank you for getting drugs off the streets !!!

Our police department rocks!!!

Back on the streets after a high risk warrent....well u know what that means,!!!!!

Well done WPD!

Good job WOD thank you for a good job

Good job, WPD

Nicely done! but holy smokes... they look older than me!

Good Job!!!

Put right back on street to cont.

Good job

You guys rock!

$1000 unsecured Bond what????

Wow!

Talk about reruns same story week after week

Yall rock

Cameron Almy

Mark Hatter II

Thanks for the great job; that woman ? is a class act!

Lol

Looks like to me they were put right back on the street. Big waste of time and resources just to release them again. Just my opinion

Maybe they be talking to the cops. Brown noseing

Hats off to you! Get the druggies off the streets

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So true! Be safe out there.

Amen!

Officers and staff from The Waynesboro Police Department would like to thank Pastor Spivey and the O'Hare family from Crossroads Baptist Church, for taking time out of their day to pray with us yesterday and for supplying us with a wonderful breakfast. It was greatly appreciated by all! ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday Sgt. Cross, Ofc. Bourne, Ofc. Feazell, Chaplin Long, and Office Manager Sloan paid a visit to show their gratitude to Mrs. Clara Bennett. Mrs. Bennett has kept WPD officers and staff in a continuous supply of delicious freshly baked goods. Thank you Mrs. Bennett! ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday Sgt. Cross, Ofc. Bourne, Ofc. Feazell, Chaplin Long, and Office Manager Sloan paid a visit to show their gratitude to Mrs. Clara Bennett. Mrs. Bennett has kept WPD officers and staff in a continuous supply of delicious freshly baked goods. Thank you Mrs. Bennett!

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I was happy to welcome these members of the WPD to my Home. I appreciate all they do for our community. Baking cookies is something I love to do and I can’t think of a better group of men and women to share them with. Thank you for your service!!

Such a "sweet" gesture. ❤

What a great thing!💕

Wonderful!!

May you continue to rest in everlasting peace
Captain Kevin Wayne Quick. EOW 02-01-14
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May you continue to rest in everlasting peace                
Captain Kevin Wayne Quick.  EOW 02-01-14

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Rest in peace sir

Rest in Peace! Miss you greatly!!!

He was a good man...

Never forgotten. 💙

Love and miss you greatly Kevin ❤️

Hard to believe it's been 6 yrs😥🙏🙏💞

RIP Cuz

Rip kevin gone but never forgotten

I'm not a big fan of cops, mostly the county but Waynesboro are good folks. I actually remember a couple years ago I had some things stolen from me and we had enough info he had it all back a half hour after I left the station.

Great officer!

RiP Kevin.

Gone but not forgotten😪

That was my uncles cousin his name J.C Quick

RIP♥️♥️♥️

RIP

RIP

❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

Sara Robertson Quick

RIP

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MEDIA RELEASE

January 27, 2020

On Friday, 24 January 2020, the Waynesboro Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant at 84 Brandon Ladd Circle in the City of Waynesboro. As a result of evidence recovered at the scene, the following charges were placed.

36-year-old Waynesboro resident Joshua Wayne Craig was charged with a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-248, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (3rd or subsequent offense). Craig faces a 10-year minimum mandatory sentence if convicted. Craig is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.

24-year-old Rockingham County resident Mason Scott Sexton was charged with a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-250, possession of methamphetamine, a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-472.1, failure to register as a sex offender (outstanding warrants from Rockingham County) and 19.2-306, felony probation violation (outstanding warrants from Rockingham County). Sexton is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.

29-year-old Augusta County resident Christopher Michael Smith was charged with a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-250, possession of methamphetamine. Smith was released on bond.

Charges are pending on two additional suspects who will be named upon their arrest.

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January 27, 2020

On Friday, 24 January 2020, the Waynesboro Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant at 84 Brandon Ladd Circle in the City of Waynesboro. As a result of evidence recovered at the scene, the following charges were placed.

36-year-old Waynesboro resident Joshua Wayne Craig was charged with a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-248, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (3rd or subsequent offense). Craig faces a 10-year minimum mandatory sentence if convicted. Craig is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.

24-year-old Rockingham County resident Mason Scott Sexton was charged with a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-250, possession of methamphetamine, a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-472.1, failure to register as a sex offender (outstanding warrants from Rockingham County) and 19.2-306, felony probation violation (outstanding warrants from Rockingham County). Sexton is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.

29-year-old Augusta County resident Christopher Michael Smith was charged with a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-250, possession of methamphetamine. Smith was released on bond.

Charges are pending on two additional suspects who will be named upon their arrest.

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Great job WPD

Can't wait for the family to get on here saying they are innocent. Good job WPD! Clean up the streets!

Thank you so much for protecting our city. God bless and keep you safe.

Great job WPD . I bet a lot of people are in DEETEE .

Good job. Keep on getting this trash out of our city. Be safe

Great job thank you.

Good job, WPD!!!!

Great job!!! Keep up the good work!!!

Went to school with mason what a shame. May God be with u

Bye, bye, boys.....Thx law enforcement....:)

Good job WPD 🙏

Va dont play. I know a guy doing life in va for drug charges

Great Job!

Are you living next to a lab??????

Just another going take their place

That's methd up!!!!

Harrison you ever seen them?

Ashley Dillard

Great job WPD!!! Get them all!!!!

Keep up the good work ladies and gentlemen, y'all cleaning the streets up very well.

All that's gonna happen is more will pop up sadly. Just shootem

Misti Carter took dude down. You all keep messing with that girl. Shes hitting them off left and right.

Pathetic asf

White trash. Another 3 reasons why I could never join the clan, ever.

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I'm curious as to why the Constitution park area is so dark? We live on the tree streets and have walked around dark with the family to grab a bite from Gios. A few homeless men were harassing us from under/around the bridge area and we couldn't see them. We started across to the old Advance parking lot to avoid any bad outcome. We then drove around and really paid attention. Those areas are not well lit. Shouldn't the areas where the homeless choose to hang out after dark be better lit? Just a thought

Wouldn't it also help if all the streetlights were back on. So many dark streets because of the lights being out are conductive to crime. From Lyndhurst Rd to Broad Street alone there are approximately 14 lights off. Light deters criminal activity...

An armed citizen for intruders who break in. Will do the trick

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and don't hide in water filled culverts if you run from the police

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BTW certain breeds actually thrive in cool/cold temps. They were breed to work in harsh conditions, Huskies and Great Pyrenees are just two such types.

Thanks for reminder!

January 17, 2020

Update:
As a result of investigation into the shooting incident that occurred in the 200 block of Tiffany Drive yesterday Waynesboro Police have identified and charged two Waynesboro residents.

Antwan Demarcus Tinsley,30, who was wounded in the shooting, has been charged with Felony Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Reckless Handling of a Firearm, a misdemeanor. Tinsley was arrested upon being released from the University of Virginia Hospital where he had received treatment for his wound and he is being held at Middle River Regional Jail without bond.

Zerrion Demante Warfield, 18, has been charged with Felony Malicious Wounding and Misdemeanor Reckless Handling of a Firearm. Warfield turned himself in last night at the Waynesboro Police Department and is also being held at Middle River Regional Jail without bond.

The shooting, which began as a domestic disturbance, resulted in more than 20 rounds being exchanged by the two suspects and damage to several vehicles which were hit by the gunfire.

This investigation remains active and additional charges are possible.
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January 17, 2020

Update:
As a result of investigation into the shooting incident that occurred in the 200 block of Tiffany Drive yesterday Waynesboro Police have identified and charged two Waynesboro residents. 

Antwan Demarcus Tinsley,30, who was wounded in the shooting, has been charged with Felony Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Reckless Handling of a Firearm, a misdemeanor. Tinsley was arrested upon being released from the University of Virginia Hospital where he had received treatment for his wound and he is being held at Middle River Regional Jail without bond. 

Zerrion Demante Warfield, 18, has been charged with Felony Malicious Wounding and Misdemeanor Reckless Handling of a Firearm. Warfield turned himself in last night at the Waynesboro Police Department and is also being held at Middle River Regional Jail without bond.

The shooting, which began as a domestic disturbance, resulted in more than 20 rounds being exchanged by the two suspects and damage to several vehicles which were hit by the gunfire. 

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So over 20 shots fired at each other and they are both alive?!? Wow! Glad no innocent-bystanders were hurt.

Thank you for arresting these as quickly as possible, now to see that they get justice.

Thank You Waynesboro Police Department WPD for always doing you job to make our town safe!!!🤟💖🤟💖🤟💖

Thank you! Waynesboro Police dept💙

Yep, WPD always catches the bad guy. I love it. Thanks team for another job well done.

Soooo.... neither one was a good marksman.... these are the types that will ALWAYS have guns.... regardless what the laws are...but let those of us who know how to hit a target on the first shot be the ones not allowed to possess a firearm due to other laws trying to get passed...🤦‍♀️ Thanks WPD for your quick response in getting these "unskilledchildren" off the street

Some of these comments are so ridiculous! Does anyone get how sad it is that two young people are clearly going down the wrong path?

Another good job WPD

Thank you,WPD!

Y’all all whack asf 😂😂 don’t even know the whole story! But quick to say “thank you wpd” 🤣 Zerrion will be home soon 🤷🏽‍♀️

As always I am very grateful for our Waynesboro PD 💙

There’s so many kids over in this area this could have ended so badly!!

A thankless job done by dedicated, hard working people. Much appreciated by those that understand!

Great job WPD

Some of you need to read it again .it say one of them turned himself in so they didn’t go pick him up smh

So can they be bailed out and end up back over here and start more trouble? I'm worried about all the kids that live here.

Heard they even threw the guns at each other but they missed each other that time too!!! Read up on learning to Shoot while in Prison...😄😃😀

Good job WPD!!

But they are also the ones that will get bond to

Way to stand there and let them get their self attested. Wpd got a freebie this time. They just sat by the phone and ringy dingy . Oh I got a gunshot wound . Ok be right there. Who shot you? I fell.... Hey Sarge we got a guy turned himself in he says he shot a man ...... Case closed. .....

Thanks 👌👌

It is hard to understand why people are so dumb.

Sad got to use guns

Throw hands, not lead

Jeff Tinsley any relation?

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Waynesboro Police Officers are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who was involved in a shooting on January 16, 2020, in the Tiffany Drive area. The suspect is being described as a black male in his late teens to early twenties wearing a black beanie hat, black jacket, black bookbag, dark pants, and carrying a small black handgun. This suspect was last seen running east on Tiffany Drive. Anyone with information about this suspect or the incident is asked to call the Waynesboro Police Department at 1-540-942-6675 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-2017. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you WPD for your hard work and communication. Please, please, please update if/when the suspect is caught. The surrounding neighborhood is worried, unnerved. I’m fairly certain this suspect was in my yard after the incident. We have notified the police separately.

I saw the kid in the dark hooded jacket. He stopped and was looking after the shots then took off. I have left my name with the police.

Please update when suspect is apprehended! I live here and have small kids.

Has this kid been caught yet?? Does anyone know?

So... there is an armed suspect on the loose somewhere in Waynesboro? 😔

I live on tiffany drive and heard the gun shots and saw all of the cops.

Does anyone know if he's been caught?

Who was it

April Johnson

Renee Hatzfeld

Alex Davis, Suzanne Scott, Heather Rae Harlow, Debbie Russell

Ashley Osorno Gloria Madison

They say a black man in his late teens early 20's but stop the first black man they seen at his job who is 50 yrs old smdh. As soon as they hear black man they don't care about age they gonna mess with the first black man they see. I use to praise the police department in Waynesboro but they are starting to seem like Staunton pd. To many young cops ready to pull a trigger quickly now of days through out these United States 😔

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January 16, 2020

On Thursday, January 16, 2020, at approximately 10:45 am, officers of the Waynesboro Police Department responded to the 200 block of Tiffany Drive on a report of shots fired. Responding officers discovered several vehicles had been shot, and suspects had fled the area. One gunshot victim with non-life threating injuries was located at Windigrove Drive and was transported to U.V.A. medical center. Westwood Hills Elementary School was placed on a limited lockdown due to the proximity of the incident. This incident is currently under investigation.

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Good grief.

I wondered what was going on. I was in that area and seen all the cop cars. That's scary.

Thank you for letting us know.

Good lord where is it at

That's to close to home

Don't worry the governor is taking away all the gunz and you will be safe from all the bad guys because there won't be gunz n e more.

Wow. That’s scary.

Brittany Coleman

Angie Merritt

Diana Shirley Humphreys

Alex Davis

Stephanie Cooke

Marlana Mars Ledesma close to you

Kim Toms Wilbur

Luis Briones

Charlie Lawson

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The Waynesboro Police Department would like to send our sincere thanks to Danny and Keith from The Waynesboro Home Depot for their generous donation and support on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day! ... See MoreSee Less

The Waynesboro Police Department would like to send our sincere thanks to Danny and Keith from The Waynesboro Home Depot for their generous donation and support on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day!

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Thank you

Thank you WPD! BIG shout out to Sgt.Smith ☺

Thank you all for your service, and for keeping us safe !!! =)

THANKS !! 🚑🚒🚓🚔🚨

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There’s my handsome Brandon

Today Mission BBQ of Charlottesville VA visited the Waynesboro Police Department and served the officers lunch. The officers were very appreciative and wanted to say thank you to Mission BBQ and Yalitza Sheman for their generosity. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hats off... Thank you WPD and all you do for the city of Waynesboro. Mission BBQ is awesome also!

Hats off to Mission BBQ thank you so much for all you do for the Men & Women in Blue as well as for our Military you guys go above and beyond and your food is amazing-God Bless You💙🇺🇸Officer Price & parent of a Marine

Thanks Waynesboro PD. And Mission BBQ is a great place that loves America!!!

Looks like one business from Charlottesville is doing it right. Thank you Mission BBQ for showing respect and appreciation to the fine men and women in blue!

Mission is awesome! They are good to Veterans also.

I’ll be frequenting this place as often as possible after seeing this!

How Awesome!!

Outstanding

Eat up team, you all deserve it.

👏👏👏👏👏👏

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Here are some great winter driving tips to help keep everyone safe as we start the new year. Be safe out there tomorrow.

Always adjust your speed down to account for lower traction when driving on snow or ice. Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Apply the gas slowly to regain traction and avoid skids. Don't try to get moving in a hurry and take time to slow down for a stoplight.
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Lets get 2020 off to a great start with an easy resolution for the new year.

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I had to learn the hard way! 🤦🏼‍♀️ Glad the WPD was there to help!

Yep my neighbor found out the hard way last Thursday 😐

we don't live in the 50 s

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On behalf of the men and women of the Waynesboro Police Department,  we would like to wish you a safe and Happy New Year.

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And a safe and Happy New Year to you all at WPD! Thank you to those who work this evening and sacrifice your holiday with your families so that the rest of us can be safe.

hope you have a great one!

You all also. Thank y’all for all your work to protect and keep us safe. May God be with all of you this Coming year.

Thank you Men and Women for all you do. Working in retail at The Home Depot and as a volunteer Police Officer. Thank you guys

Thank you! I pray you all stay safe especially this evening! Thank you for helping make Waynesboro a great community to live in!

Wishing all of you a safe happy New Year.

Happy new year's and God bless you all!

Thank you all for all you do in our city. Happy New Year to you all

Thanks for all you do. Staying in tonight!

Thank you and Happy New Year's to all of you.

Happy New Year to all of you too. Be safe!

Happy new year and be safe out there thank you for your service

HAPPY NEW YEAR! stay safe

Happy New Year . Great job 🎊🎊

Happy New year! Stay safe!!

Willie beverage here happy new year.

Happy new year

Happy New Year to you all!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU

Happy New Year

Same to every man and woman serving on pd

STAY SAFE

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Merry Christmas from our family to yours.

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Thank you for your service! Trust that all of Waynesboro Police Department and their families will have a Wonderful and safe Christmas! God Bless you all! Luke 2:1-14

Merry Christmas! Thanks for keeping everyone safe.

Merry Christmas with prayers that you are all always safe while keeping us safe. Thank you!

Merry Christmas and god bless all of you. Great job this year

Merry Christmas.Thank you for your service God Bless all of you

Merry Christmas!!🎄🎁🎅⛄

Merry Christmas to you and your family and be safe out there

Merry Christmas! Thank you for your service and keeping everyone safe. We do appreciate you.q

Merry Christmas and God Bless you all

Merry Christmas to you.

Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas 🤶

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

May you all have a very Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas 🎄

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas 🎄

Merry Christmas

Same to you and your family

Merry Christmas

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Anyone that drives after drinking should have be jailed for a month or longer! From one who lost his brother due to a drunk driver!

He knows when you’ve been drinking he knows if you’re .08

Merry Christmas, WPD! Thankful for all the officers working tonight and tomorrow!!

Be safe and Merry Christmas, WPD!

I like the new reindeer. I hope Santa keeps him home till their sober

Merry Christmas!!🎅⛄🎄🎁

Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas🎄🎁

Merry Christmas

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Only two days left before Christmas!!!
Please don't get caught up in the "Christmas rush". Slow down, be patient and don't drive distracted.
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Only two days left before Christmas!!!
Please dont get caught up in the Christmas rush.  Slow down, be patient and dont drive distracted.

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🎄🎅🏼Merry Christmas to all of you at the Waynesboro PD family!🎄🎅🏼

stay safe !! and warm. Happy Holidays

Come join the Waynesboro Police Department Team as a full time Operations Technician!!

Duties include, but are not limited to, performing technical clerical work, coding, reporting, filing, entering and making queries of police records involving computerized filing systems. This is a rotating twelve hour shift with the same patrol shift across days, nights and weekends. Operations Technicians work a total of 7 days and 7 nights per month and have two weekends off per month.

For more information about this opportunity or to apply for this position, please visit the Waynesboro Human Resources site at:

selfservice.ci.waynesboro.va.us/MSSProd/employmentopportunities/default.aspx

A City of Waynesboro online application and a Waynesboro Police Department Personal History Questionnaire packet must be completed to apply for this position. Please follow the link above to complete the application process.
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Please call our dispatch center at 540-942-6701 so an officer can contact you. This page is not monitored 24/7. Thank you.

I’ve been trying to go back in and fill out the missing links but for some reason it won’t let me but I would love to set up a time and review my qualifications and bring in a paper resume so please feel free to contact me anytime at 540-241-6696 . Sincerely. Rita F Allen

I need to talk to someone soon as possible human trafficking white vans waynesboro va

2 months ago

Waynesboro Police Department

We were honored to be a part of this wonderful event. Thank you Perry Fridley and staff for your generosity.The Fishin’ Pig is proud to honor and host 58 First Responders from Waynesboro’s Police, Fire and First Aid Departments for lunch today! We appreciate their service to our community! ... See MoreSee Less

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Here are some great internet safety tips to share with your kids before they get out of school for the holidays. ... See MoreSee Less

Here are some great internet safety tips to share with your kids before they get out of school for the holidays.

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It looks like we could be in for another slippery morning tomorrow.  Please slow down and drive safely.

December 12, 2019
Update:

On December 11, 2019 Officers with the Waynesboro Police department obtained two (2) misdemeanor warrants for Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor for 53 year old Jerry Wayne Hoover of Waynesboro.

The warrants were obtained pursuant to an investigation into the previously reported incident in which Mr. Hoover had been identified as the subject who followed, and then made inappropriate contact with two juveniles which occurred in the area of Windigrove Drive and Rosser Avenue. Both juveniles were between 15 and 18 years old.

Mr. Hoover turned himself in last night, and after appearing before the State Magistrate was released on Personal Recognizance until an appearance in Waynesboro Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

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December 12, 2019
Update:

On December 11, 2019 Officers with the Waynesboro Police department obtained two (2) misdemeanor warrants for Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor for 53 year old Jerry Wayne Hoover of Waynesboro. 

The warrants were obtained pursuant to an investigation into the previously reported incident in which Mr. Hoover had been identified as the subject who followed, and then made inappropriate contact with two juveniles which occurred in the area of Windigrove Drive and Rosser Avenue. Both juveniles were between 15 and 18 years old. 

Mr. Hoover turned himself in last night, and after appearing before the State Magistrate was released on Personal Recognizance until an appearance in Waynesboro Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.  

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Good job on the Police Department but he should been locked up and not released to do it again!

Great job WPD

Honestly feel like that post the police department made of this mans photos helped! Thank you WPD for keeping our kids safe!

Thank you WPD!

Good Job WPD!

Nice job!!!

Great work WPD...

WPD kicks butt - Busted

Why did they release him???

Put him away.

Good!

That's what happens when you pervert! Good luck out there Jerry...now that people know what you did 😉

Wait drug addicts are held on no bond but a pervert can walk out? Where's the justice in that? Va. Judicial system needs some work.

And just what constitutes inappropriate contact? What exactly did he do that was illegal?

Big meech says his name small meat

Why was he released??? Predator

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Its looking  like it could be a little slippery later tonight and early tomorrow. Please slow down,  dont drive distracted and stay safe.

On December 9, 2019, a joint team comprised of the Patrol, Investigations and Special Operations Divisions of the Waynesboro Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant in the 300 Block of Port Republic Road in the City of Waynesboro. During the execution of the warrant, police recovered approximately 70 grams of crack cocaine, a half-pound of marijuana and over $3,000 in U.S. currency.

As a result of the evidence recovered at the scene, 51 year old Waynesboro resident Garrick Levi Brooks was taken into custody. Brooks was charged with a third or subsequent violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-248; sell, give or distribute crack cocaine, a controlled substance classified as a Schedule II drug. Brooks faces up to 25 years in jail resulting from a previously suspended sentence for prior convictions of the same crime. Also, if convicted of a third or subsequent violation of this code section, Brooks will face a sentence ranging from a ten year minimum mandatory sentence to life in prison. Brooks was also charged with a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-248.1, sell give or distribute more than one half ounce but less than five pounds of marijuana.

Brooks was transported to the Waynesboro Police Department and taken before a magistrate. He is currently being held without a bond at the Middle River Regional Jail.
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On December 9, 2019, a joint team comprised of the Patrol, Investigations and Special Operations Divisions of the Waynesboro Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant in the 300 Block of Port Republic Road in the City of Waynesboro.  During the execution of the warrant, police recovered approximately 70 grams of crack cocaine, a half-pound of marijuana and over $3,000 in U.S. currency. 

As a result of the evidence recovered at the scene, 51 year old Waynesboro resident Garrick Levi Brooks was taken into custody. Brooks was charged with a third or subsequent violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-248; sell, give or distribute crack cocaine, a controlled substance classified as a Schedule II drug. Brooks faces up to 25 years in jail resulting from a previously suspended sentence for prior convictions of the same crime. Also, if convicted of a third or subsequent violation of this code section, Brooks will face a sentence ranging from a ten year minimum mandatory sentence to life in prison.  Brooks was also charged with a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-248.1, sell give or distribute more than one half ounce but less than five pounds of marijuana. 

Brooks was transported to the Waynesboro Police Department and taken before a magistrate. He is currently being held without a bond at the Middle River Regional Jail.Image attachment

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Hurray to Waynesboro PD! Your efforts in diminishing illegal drug activities are proving very effective and extremely fruitful! Thank you to all involved for making such a positive impact on the community. Stay safe and keep on taking a bite out of crime, it is much appreciated.

Be careful what you might say, Karma is a beautiful thing.

outstanding!

Thank you WPD for doing a great job !

Great job Waynesboro PD! 💙

Thank you and May God Continue to keep you all safe . And prayers for those who have made bad decisions and choices

Thanks to those who caught him and we among many are glad another drug dealer is off our streets. Many people feel the same as we feel, that hard drugs dealing is ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON! People are killed and lives ruined!

Thank you WPD for all you do!

thank you and God protect you in your work!

Good job. Finally putting criminals in jail again! Sounds like a plan!!

Great job guys!

Drugs always been on the streets it’ll never be clean, and if you think that you gonna be waiting for a long time! They do a some what good job of catching drug dealers but when have they found missing children, caught a murder, rapist or a trafficker? You all disgust me.

Wow.. I thought he had cleaned up...if not for the Lord ..this couldve been alot of us...

Keep Up The Good Work.....

To the Waynesboro Police Department thank you, for the job you do, but very disappointed in The Court system

I'll bet some of y'all done dug his whole police record up. Just to trash the guys name and to rub it in the family faces . The man-made his bed he knew what he was doing to earn his money he knew the results of the game. Don't be mad family of Levi. We all have that one person who decided his fate by his choice of way to earn a dollar. One person action isn't the whole family decision. This just shows the family loved him regardless of his personal choice to earn money . Stay up Levi. ...

So proud of the team!

Keep it up.. wpd

Great job!!!

Great job! Keep getting this crap off the streets!

Outstanding

Good job!!!

Old Mr. Brooks....some things never change

I mean i agree on getting this off the streets, but life in prison for drugs is just absurd!!

Can’t teach an old dawg new treats. Lol.

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***UPDATE***

This individual has been identified and our investigation is ongoing.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Suspect ID Requested
12/10/2019

The Waynesboro Police Department is seeking to identify the individual depicted in the attached images who is the subject of an active criminal investigation.

On December 8th at approximately 10:00 pm. officers were notified that this subject followed, and then made inappropriate contact with two juveniles in the area of Rosser Ave and Windigrove Drive, here in the city. At the time of the incident the suspect was operating a newer white Volkswagen Jetta with a dark pinstripe.

Anyone with information relating to the identity of this suspect is asked to contact the Waynesboro Police Department at 540-942-6675.

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***UPDATE***

This individual has been identified and our investigation is ongoing. 

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12/10/2019

The Waynesboro Police Department is seeking to identify the individual depicted in the attached images who is the subject of an active criminal investigation. 

On December 8th at approximately 10:00 pm. officers were notified that this subject followed, and then made inappropriate contact with two juveniles in the area of Rosser Ave and Windigrove Drive, here in the city.  At the time of the incident the suspect was operating a newer white Volkswagen Jetta with a dark pinstripe. 

Anyone with information relating to the identity of this suspect is asked to contact the Waynesboro Police Department at 540-942-6675. 

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PERVES ARE EVERYWHERE, GLAD HE GOT BUSTED AND THE JUVENILES ARE SAFE!

I have talked to this man before. And seen him in the white Passat. He lives on the west end of town. Across from the old P. Buckley Moss museum.

Please be safe out there!

Parents need to keep an eye on their juveniles....just saying

He must live over here on the west side somewhere...in other posts ive seen everywhere hes been is that area.....

Clearly thats Anrhony Hopkins

Please keep us updated on the details of this

Stephanie Carter who this like? Wow

Aaron Earman turn yourself in man

He better hope the cops find him before a parent does.

I swear this looks like my granddad

I’ve seen him at martins a lot too

Brittany Charlton Durie !!!

Evey Mendoza

He has to live over near windigrove ..see that car to often n the neighborhood.... hope they arrest the idiot....not safe for anyone to be out anymore ...very scary

I've seen him and the white car,(newer one, not older shape) on Cherry Avenue, he has been parked in the back area of the white apartments, and in the parking area of brick apartments. It was around 11:30 at night both times

Hopefully they will catch him soon.

Pig!

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Here are some great tips from the National Safety Council related to winter driving.

Prepare Your Car for Winter:

Test your battery; battery power drops as the temperature drops
Make sure the cooling system is in good working order
Have winter tires with a deeper, more flexible tread put on your car
If using all-season tires, check the tread on your tires and replace if less than 2/32 of an inch
Check the tire pressure; tire pressure drops as the temperature drops
Check your wiper blades and replace if needed
Add wiper fluid rated for -30 degrees
Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze
Remember to keep your car’s emergency preparedness kit fully stocked, too.

Before You Start Out:

Clean your car’s external camera lenses and side view mirrors so you’ll be able to see what’s around you
Remove dirt, ice and snow from sensors to allow the assistive-driving features like automatic emergency braking to work
In frigid weather, you may want to warm up the car before you drive it
To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, never leave a vehicle running in your garage – even with the garage door up
If the forecast looks iffy, wait out the storm if possible; if you must travel, share your travel plans and route with someone before you leave

AAA offers the following driving tips to help avoid being involved in a traffic crash:

Avoid using cruise control in wintry conditions
Steer in the direction of a skid, so when your wheels regain traction, you don’t have to over-correct to stay in your lane
Accelerate and decelerate slowly
Increase following distance to 8 to 10 seconds
If possible, don't stop when going uphill
If visibility is severely limited due to a whiteout, pull off the road to a safe place and do not drive until conditions improve. Avoid pulling off onto the shoulder unless it is an absolute emergency. Limited visibility means other vehicles can’t see yours on the shoulder.

For additional information please visit:

AAA: exchange.aaa.com/safety/driving-advice/winter-driving-tips/#.Xe5k9OhKiUk

NSC: www.nsc.org/road-safety
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Here are some great tips from the National Safety Council related to winter driving.

Prepare Your Car for Winter:

Test your battery; battery power drops as the temperature drops
Make sure the cooling system is in good working order
Have winter tires with a deeper, more flexible tread put on your car
If using all-season tires, check the tread on your tires and replace if less than 2/32 of an inch
Check the tire pressure; tire pressure drops as the temperature drops
Check your wiper blades and replace if needed
Add wiper fluid rated for -30 degrees
Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze
Remember to keep your car’s emergency preparedness kit fully stocked, too.

Before You Start Out:

Clean your car’s external camera lenses and side view mirrors so you’ll be able to see what’s around you
Remove dirt, ice and snow from sensors to allow the assistive-driving features like automatic emergency braking to work
In frigid weather, you may want to warm up the car before you drive it
To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, never leave a vehicle running in your garage – even with the garage door up
If the forecast looks iffy, wait out the storm if possible; if you must travel, share your travel plans and route with someone before you leave

AAA offers the following driving tips to help avoid being involved in a traffic crash:

Avoid using cruise control in wintry conditions
Steer in the direction of a skid, so when your wheels regain traction, you don’t have to over-correct to stay in your lane
Accelerate and decelerate slowly
Increase following distance to 8 to 10 seconds
If possible, dont stop when going uphill
If visibility is severely limited due to a whiteout, pull off the road to a safe place and do not drive until conditions improve. Avoid pulling off onto the shoulder unless it is an absolute emergency. Limited visibility means other vehicles can’t see yours on the shoulder.

For additional information please visit:

AAA:  https://exchange.aaa.com/safety/driving-advice/winter-driving-tips/#.Xe5k9OhKiUk

NSC:  https://www.nsc.org/road-safety

Media Release: Waynesboro Police Conduct Week of Drug Raids

For the past week, the Waynesboro Police Department has conducted several drug investigations to target street-level narcotics trafficking. During that time, police have executed seven search warrants at various locations throughout the city, resulting in the following charges:

Kinta Tyjuan Clore, 25-year-old Waynesboro resident, charged and arrested for a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-248.1, Possession with intent to distribute more than one-half ounce but less than five pounds of marijuana. Clore is currently on bond from Middle River Regional Jail.

Mariah Shavone Smith, 27-year-old Waynesboro resident, charged and arrested for a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-250, Possession of a schedule I/II drug. Smith is currently on bond from Middle River Regional Jail.

James Dustin Showers, 32-year-old Waynesboro resident, charged and arrested for a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-250, Possession of a schedule I/II drug. Showers is currently being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.

Selena Bernice Durrette, 20-year-old Esmont, VA, resident, charged and arrested for violations of Virginia State Codes 18.2- 248.1, possession with intent to distribute more than one half ounce but less than five pounds of marijuana; 18.2-248, possession with intent to distribute a schedule I/II controlled substance (methamphetamine), 18.2-248, possession with intent to distribute a schedule I/II controlled substance (cocaine). Durrette is currently being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.

David Johnathan Smith Jr, 28-year-old Esmont, VA, resident, charged and arrested for violations of Virginia State Codes 18.2- 248.1, possession with intent to distribute more than one half ounce but less than five pounds of marijuana; 18.2-248, possession with intent to distribute a schedule I/II controlled substance (methamphetamine), 18.2-248, possession with intent to distribute a schedule I/II controlled substance (cocaine). Smith is currently being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.

Jesse Hamilton Balin, 31-year-old Waynesboro resident, currently wanted for a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-248, possession with intent to distribute a schedule I/II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Balin remains at large after the Waynesboro Police SWAT Team raided his residence on North Delphine Avenue on December 4th and recovered methamphetamine.

Denise Urbanna Smith, 24-year-old Stuarts Draft, VA, resident, currently wanted for a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-248, possession with intent to distribute a schedule I/II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Smith remains at large after the Waynesboro Police SWAT Team raided her residence on North Delphine Avenue on December 4th and recovered methamphetamine.

All seven of the search warrants were executed in the City of Waynesboro as part of the department’s multi-faceted drug enforcement strategy aimed at targeting the full spectrum of the drug trafficking problem in the city. Several of these investigations were supported by complaints received directly from citizens via direct phone contact or through the use of the department’s online program at www.reportadrugdealer.com. Citizens who are aware of ongoing drug problems in their neighborhoods are encouraged to continue to contact the Waynesboro Police Department either via phone or by utilizing the online complaint form found at www.reportadrugdealer.com.

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Good job trust the Judge will give the highest penalty possible! Officers be safe out there and thank you all for your service! God Bless!

Great job. Back the blue

Great job WPD! And from what I’ve seen in the past where there’s smoke there’s fire. So your next investigation tip might be spurred from this thread. A persons reaction to the arrest of multiple life, soul, health, and future corrupting drug dealers should be positive and entirely supportive in my book. The normal average everyday Joe would support & be ecstatic that their streets are getting cleaned up. And if their reaction isn’t supportive? Why, would that be? I could be wrong, but just a thought.

Thank you WPD for a Great job and Protecting our children, grandchildren, our community and us all while putting Your lives on the line. You are appreciated. Lord protect and Shield All of our Police as they protect us.

Thankful for our Waynesboro Police Dept! 💙

Thank you WPD.... But really look at these people. Not the most upstanding citizens you might say.

I think the worst thing is... haven't most of them been arrested for exactly the same issues prior?

Needed to bump those numbers up for the end of the year quotas I see. 🙄 #EndTheWarOnDrugs

There will be those who criticize your work regardless. You don’t do enough....you do to much.....I am grateful for all you do to keep this community safe.

Good job WAYNESBORO PD

Keep up the good work I want to see all the drugs gone to many young lives being destroyed

Keep up the good work.

Get all of them waynesboro police . Good job

wow ... talk about a move up 🤣😂

Most of them the part way to go WPD

Look scary

we could save so much time by just preemptively arresting all wayneo'/augusta males with neck tats and/or 'tear' tattoos.

AWESOME!!!!

Did you pull their records...How do you know MOST of them

Jessie was in the big bust on Sherwood a few years ago. Stop letting the habitual offenders go.

Good job WPD

We pray daily for all first responders to be safe as they do their jobs properly as well as the drugs be taken out of our city many are calling our once clean and decent city "Methboro"! Along with that we realize these are someone's loved ones who need intensive jail time and rehab so we pray they will each turn to God for strength to change for good! We pray our city and society can become safer again! Thanks all who clean up our area and state and nation!

More no counts wantin some easy....💰💰💰

Did the last girl work at 7-11?

It's great cleaning up drugs.but where r these petty little people get their drugs from. RICHMOND, BIG CITY...PA.MD.WV

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3 months ago

Waynesboro Police Department

The Waynesboro Christmas Parade is this Saturday 12/7/19 at 6pm. Please be mindful of street closures and pedestrian traffic. Merry Christmas!!!!!!!It's almost PARADE time! We hope to see you downtown on December 7! www.waynesboro.va.us/258/Christmas-Parade ... See MoreSee Less

The Waynesboro Christmas Parade is this Saturday 12/7/19 at 6pm.  Please be mindful of street closures and pedestrian traffic.  Merry Christmas!!!!!!!

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Katrina Bayne

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Some great safety tips for that Cyber Monday shopping tomorrow.

Please shop smart and stay safe today!

Lock your vehicle
Take your keys with you
Hide your valuables and packages
Be aware of your surroundings at all times
Park in well lit areas
Shop in pairs
Report suspicious activity to law enforcement
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Please shop smart and stay safe today!
 
Lock your vehicle
Take your keys with you
Hide your valuables and packages
Be aware of your surroundings at all times
Park in well lit areas
Shop in pairs
Report suspicious activity to law enforcement

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Yea just dont go lol

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We hope you have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

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Thank you for your service and all of you and your families have a Blessed Thanksgiving! Please be safe out there! God Bless you all!

same to you guys and gals!

Happy Thanksgiving ! Thank you for all that your dept. does.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING. Stay safe, thank you for all you do.

Same to all of you. Stay safe!

Noticed you guys snagged the Speedy Market robbers. So happy. Great work as always! Now that’s something to be thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving 🦃

Happy Thanksgiving 🍁

Happy Thanksgiving,

Happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving

Be safe and thank you for being here.

🦃👮🏼Happy Thanksgiving to the WPD family! May each of you have a safe & peaceful day so that you can return home to enjoy the rest of the day with your other family! Thank you LE men and women for sacrificing your Thanksgiving so that the community can safely have & enjoy theirs.🦃👮🏼

Happy Thanksgiving thank you for all you do .🦃💙🦃

Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for all you do to keep us safe

🦃💚🦃 STAY SAFE

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3 months ago

Waynesboro Police Department

Some great advice for those of you who are traveling today. Please drive safely!!State and local police officers across #Virginia will be on the lookout for unbelted motorists during #ClickItorTicket, which runs from November 25 through December 6 ♂️👮‍

This campaign combines high-visibility enforcement of seat belt and child safety seat laws with outreach and education. Moreover, motorists should remember that the Commonwealth’s roadways are these officers’ place of business, so always slow down and move over when there are flashing lighta 🚨

For more info, click here: bit.ly/2DjuWFv

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Some great advice for those of you who are traveling today.  Please drive safely!!

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Its amazing how many people I see around town driving without their belt on. Its 2019. How have you survived this long?

It's that time of year again when the deer in Virginia are running rampant. Please slow down, don't drive distracted and check out some of these other tips from The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

• Slow down and be attentive, particularly at night (from dusk to dawn). If you see one deer, watch out for others.
• Deer habitually travel the same areas. Use caution when you see deer crossing signs installed in these areas by the Virginia Department of Transportation.
• Apply brakes, even stop if necessary, to avoid hitting a deer, but never swerve out of the lane to miss a deer. A collision with another vehicle, tree or other object is likely to be more serious than hitting a deer.
• Always wear a seat belt! Even if a collision is unavoidable, you are more likely to avoid injury or death if you are wearing a seat belt.
• If you kill a deer or bear while driving, immediately report the accident to a Conservation Police Officer or other law enforcement officer in the county or city where the accident occurred.
• If you kill a deer or bear while driving, you may keep it for your own use if you report the accident to a law enforcement officer where the accident occurred and the officer views the animal and gives you a possession certificate.
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Its that time of year again when the deer in Virginia are running rampant.  Please slow down, dont drive distracted and check out some of these other tips from The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

• Slow down and be attentive, particularly at night (from dusk to dawn). If you see one deer, watch out for others.
• Deer habitually travel the same areas. Use caution when you see deer crossing signs installed in these areas by the Virginia Department of Transportation.
• Apply brakes, even stop if necessary, to avoid hitting a deer, but never swerve out of the lane to miss a deer. A collision with another vehicle, tree or other object is likely to be more serious than hitting a deer.
• Always wear a seat belt! Even if a collision is unavoidable, you are more likely to avoid injury or death if you are wearing a seat belt.
• If you kill a deer or bear while driving, immediately report the accident to a Conservation Police Officer or other law enforcement officer in the county or city where the accident occurred.
• If you kill a deer or bear while driving, you may keep it for your own use if you report the accident to a law enforcement officer where the accident occurred and the officer views the animal and gives you a possession certificate.

***FINAL UPDATE***

All lanes are open again

***UPDATE***

One lane is now open.

I-64 West bound at the 94 mile marker is currently shut down due to an accident and vehicle fire.
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***FINAL UPDATE***

All lanes are open again

***UPDATE***

One lane is now open. 

I-64 West bound at the 94 mile marker is currently shut down due to an accident and vehicle fire.

The Waynesboro Police Department is proud to welcome three new officers to the WPD family. Please join us in welcoming Officer Matthew Danich, Officer Justin Koogler, and Officer Justin Leary. They each graduated the 140th Basic Law Enforcement Academy today and will begin their field training at the WPD next week.

Congratulations!!!!!
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The Waynesboro Police Department is proud to welcome three new officers to the WPD family.  Please join us in welcoming Officer Matthew Danich, Officer Justin Koogler, and Officer Justin Leary.  They each graduated the 140th Basic Law Enforcement Academy today and will begin their field training at the WPD next week.

Congratulations!!!!!

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Congratulations Matthew Danich!

Congratulations

Congratulations to each of you! Way to go coach Matthew Danich👏👏

Congratulations and welcome to Waynesboro P.D. You've joined a great team!

Congratulations gentlemen & thank you for your choice to serve!

Congrats to all three! But especially proud of Matthew Danich! Great job, Coach Matt! You continue to inspire our boys.

Congratulations Matthew, WPD you are lucky to have him. No doubt he will go far in your department. 🙌🏻

Gentleman, what a pleasure and honor it was to teach during your Academy. Thank you for serving, protecting, and defending our town! I look forward to seeing you around and hearing all the great things you new centurions will do!

Welcome. We are proud to have you on the Waynesboro Team!

Congratulations Justin Koogler!

Proud of ya all walk as God's will leads ya'll. Not on your own understanding. Proud of y'all!

Congratulations gentlemen!!!

Congratulations Justin Leary and Justin Koogler !! I’m so excited for the both of y’all. Please stay safe🥰

CONGRATULATIONS Koogler and Justin!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS

Congrats you guys!! 🎉🎉🎉

congratulations brothers.

Congratulations

Congratulations!!

CONGRATULATIONS

Welcome !! Thank you for serving and protecting us !! =)

Congratulations

Congratulations!!!!

Congratulations

Congratulations y’all!!!

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**UPDATE**

All lanes on I64 are now open.

Motorists are still advised to use caution due to slippery conditions.

Please be safe and don't drive distracted.

Winter weather advisory from VDOT.

Please drive safely.
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**UPDATE**

All lanes on I64 are now open.

Motorists are still advised to use caution due to slippery conditions. 

Please be safe and dont drive distracted. 

Winter weather advisory from VDOT.

Please drive safely.

I64 is currently closed down in both directions due to a traffic crash near MM100. The interstate will likely be closed down for several more hours while first responders work the incident.

Please avoid this area and use caution when traveling this morning. Several of the roadways are reported to be slick due to the weather.
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I64 is currently closed down in both directions due to a traffic crash near MM100.  The interstate will likely be closed down for several more hours while first responders work the incident.  

Please avoid this area and use caution when traveling this morning.  Several of the roadways are reported to be slick due to the weather.

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Please be careful out there. Thank you for serving your community.

That's terrible. Prayers for all involved

Any update on if traffic is moving again?

And so it begins. Hope all are ok.

Any word if interstate is opened up?

Praying For all and my and my family to be safe...

Praying

Prayers

Prayers

Prayers!

Kelly Fitzgerald

Sandra H. McGinnis

Leslie Fitzgerald

Marcy Elizabeth

Jazmin Rush

🙏🏻

Jon

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Winter has officially arrived in Virginia. Please be safe and check out some of these important portable heater safety tips.

On behalf of the men and women of the Waynesboro Police Department, we would like to thank all of our military veterans for your service to our country.

Have a safe and happy Veterans Day
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On behalf of the men and women of the Waynesboro Police Department, we would like to thank all of our military veterans for your service to our country. 

Have a safe and happy Veterans Day

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Thank you for your service 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Thank you for yours also

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***UPDATE***

November 5, 2019

The missing juvenile, Jessie Dwayne Prather, has been located and is safe.

MEDIA RELEASE

November 4, 2019

The Waynesboro Police Department is requesting the public’s help in locating a 16 year old male juvenile who has been reported missing and is believed to be in need of medication required for a serious medical condition.

Jessie Dwayne Prather of Waynesboro ran away from his parent last night in the area of Hopeman West Apartments and has not yet been located. He was last seen wearing a white or light gray T-Shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of this youngster is asked to call the Waynesboro Police Department at 540-942-6675.

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***UPDATE***

November 5, 2019 

The missing juvenile, Jessie Dwayne Prather, has been located and is safe. 

MEDIA RELEASE 

November 4, 2019

The Waynesboro Police Department is requesting the public’s help in locating a 16 year old male juvenile who has been reported missing and is believed to be in need of medication required for a serious medical condition.  

Jessie Dwayne Prather of Waynesboro ran away from his parent last night in the area of Hopeman West Apartments and has not yet been located. He was last seen wearing a white or light gray T-Shirt and blue jeans. 

Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of this youngster is asked to call the Waynesboro Police Department at 540-942-6675. 

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Glad he's safe

Found

Thank you Lord

I pray for his safe return! Hope this helps spread awareness for the family. My son had been missing since September 27 and his image had still not been shared by Staunton PD.

Prayers for this child.

I pray he's ok, it was really cold last night.

Instead of prayers, ever think to think as to why he ran away from home?

Why hasn’t there been an Amber Alert used?!?!?

Has anyone heard if he was found or not ? Praying he comes home safe

PRAYERS FOR HIS SAFE RETURN HOME WITH HIS FAMILY.

Read that he was found and safe

Prayers for for him and his family.

Prayers for a safe return...

Prayers he is found safe and sound.

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

Prayers

Praying he comes home safe

Hope he comes home safely

Prayers

He is my cousin please Prayer

Prayers

Prayers

Prayers

Prayers

Prayers

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4 months ago

Waynesboro Police Department

The City of Waynesboro Fire Department wants to remind everyone to change their Smoke Alarm batteries this week end when we "Fall Back" your clocks. ... See MoreSee Less

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**UPDATE*****11/01/19***

William Irvin Patrick has been taken into custody without incident by the Waynesboro Police Department.

MEDIA RELEASE

November 1, 2019

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested one man and is seeking another in connection with a case of police impersonation and armed robbery which occurred early yesterday morning, October 31st.

At approximately 3:50 A.M. officers were called to the 100 block of 8th street where a 61 year old Waynesboro man told officers that he was sleeping in his truck when heard a noise and two armed men who identified themselves as officers with the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office ordered him out of his vehicle. When the victim told the suspects that he was also armed, the impersonators ordered him to show his hands and one of them entered his truck and removed a handgun from a holster inside the vehicle.

At this point a neighbor with a flash light came outside and the two suspects entered a large white SUV and fled the scene with the victim’s handgun.

Officers began searching for the suspect vehicle and quickly found a vehicle matching the description in the area of Winchester Road where they made contact with several individuals.

After further investigation, which was aided by video surveillance, officers identified both suspects in this crime, taking one into custody where the vehicle was found, while obtaining warrants for the other who remains at large.
Derrick Wayne Stevens, 35, of Waynesboro has been charged with Armed Robbery, Impersonation of a Law Enforcement Officer, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Use of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.
Stevens is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.

William Irvin Patrick, 39, also of Waynesboro, is at large and wanted for the following charges:
Robbery, Impersonation of a Law Enforcement Officer, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Use of a Sawed Off Shotgun During the Perpetration of a Crime.

Police have recovered the sawed off shotgun used during this incident, however Patrick may still have the victim’s stolen firearm and should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information that could assist in locating Mr. Patrick is asked to call the Waynesboro Police Department at 540-942-6675 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322- 2017. Callers to Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Man, he's tryin' SO hard to re-live his junior high days. 🤣

thank you....police dept.

Well done WPD!👏

Now, dont let them out on Wed.......

that was quik

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!!!TRICK OR TREATING TONIGHT!!!

As you head out tonight please remember that some city residents have elected to participate in trick or treating activities tonight. Please slow down, pay attention and do not drive distracted.
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!!!TRICK OR TREATING TONIGHT!!!

As you head out tonight please remember that some city residents have elected to participate in trick or treating activities tonight. Please slow down, pay attention and do not drive distracted.

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Thank YOU, OUR POLICE DEPT.

We are giving out candy at our house on Randolph Ave

Following, any recommendations to take the kids?

Tabitha Irene Fitzgerald

***11/01/19***

William Irvin Patrick has been taken into custody without incident by the Waynesboro Police Department.

MEDIA RELEASE

November 1, 2019

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested one man and is seeking another in connection with a case of police impersonation and armed robbery which occurred early yesterday morning, October 31st.

At approximately 3:50 A.M. officers were called to the 100 block of 8th street where a 61 year old Waynesboro man told officers that he was sleeping in his truck when heard a noise and two armed men who identified themselves as officers with the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office ordered him out of his vehicle. When the victim told the suspects that he was also armed, the impersonators ordered him to show his hands and one of them entered his truck and removed a handgun from a holster inside the vehicle.

At this point a neighbor with a flash light came outside and the two suspects entered a large white SUV and fled the scene with the victim’s handgun.

Officers began searching for the suspect vehicle and quickly found a vehicle matching the description in the area of Winchester Road where they made contact with several individuals.

After further investigation, which was aided by video surveillance, officers identified both suspects in this crime, taking one into custody where the vehicle was found, while obtaining warrants for the other who remains at large.
Derrick Wayne Stevens, 35, of Waynesboro has been charged with Armed Robbery, Impersonation of a Law Enforcement Officer, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Use of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.
Stevens is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.

William Irvin Patrick, 39, also of Waynesboro, is at large and wanted for the following charges:
Robbery, Impersonation of a Law Enforcement Officer, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Use of a Sawed Off Shotgun During the Perpetration of a Crime.

Police have recovered the sawed off shotgun used during this incident, however Patrick may still have the victim’s stolen firearm and should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information that could assist in locating Mr. Patrick is asked to call the Waynesboro Police Department at 540-942-6675 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322- 2017. Callers to Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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***11/01/19***

William Irvin Patrick has been taken into custody without incident by the Waynesboro Police Department. 

MEDIA RELEASE

November 1, 2019

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested one man and is seeking another in connection with a case of police impersonation and armed robbery which occurred early yesterday morning, October 31st.  

At approximately 3:50 A.M. officers were called to the 100 block of 8th street where a 61 year old Waynesboro man told officers that he was sleeping in his truck when heard a noise and two armed men who identified themselves as officers with the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office ordered him out of his vehicle. When the victim told the suspects that he was also armed, the impersonators ordered him to show his hands and one of them entered his truck and removed a handgun from a holster inside the vehicle.

At this point a neighbor with a flash light came outside and the two suspects entered a large white SUV and fled the scene with the victim’s handgun. 

Officers began searching for the suspect vehicle and quickly found a vehicle matching the description in the area of Winchester Road where they made contact with several individuals. 

After further investigation, which was aided by video surveillance, officers identified both suspects in this crime, taking one into custody where the vehicle was found, while obtaining warrants for the other who remains at large. 
Derrick Wayne Stevens, 35, of Waynesboro has been charged with Armed Robbery, Impersonation of a Law Enforcement Officer, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Use of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.
Stevens is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail. 

William Irvin Patrick, 39, also of Waynesboro, is at large and wanted for the following charges:
Robbery, Impersonation of a Law Enforcement Officer, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Use of a Sawed Off Shotgun During the Perpetration of a Crime. 

Police have recovered the sawed off shotgun used during this incident, however Patrick may still have the victim’s stolen firearm and should be considered armed and dangerous. 
Anyone with information that could assist in locating Mr. Patrick is asked to call the Waynesboro Police Department at 540-942-6675 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322- 2017. Callers to Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. 

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Wth is wrong with people? It's not like they have not spent time in jail before so I guess they like it there. Neither of them are allowed to have a gun to start with. Get a job and leave people alone! I hate a thief!

He looks like a IT🤦🏼‍♀️

Ppl are incent until proven guilty right. Isn't that how the criminal justice system is supposed to be but yall just go by what's on fb without all the facts. Yall don't even know what really happened

Such productive citizens! Lol!!

Great job Waynesboro PD. Keep up the good work.

They’ll be working at Nexus within a few months.

Thank you WPD 👍👍

Good job police dept.

Oh wow..the one comes into the vape shop alot!!! Jeez!!!!

Can’t fix stupid

Bullshitt

😂😂😂

Shannon Nicole Breeden

Cody Lee

Losers

White trash

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Media Release

City Encourages Outdoor Trick or Treating Activities on November 1.

From the City Manager’s Office

Though the City of Waynesboro does not establish the observance of Halloween it is recognized that the forecasted weather is not favorable for outdoor activity and may even threaten the safety of pedestrians and those who might participate in traditional trick or treating. As such, the City encourages residents to conduct outdoor trick or treating activities tomorrow evening, November 1. Further, the City encourages trick or treaters to respect those who might elect not to participate tomorrow evening. Neighbors and neighborhoods are encouraged to coordinate with each other to promote a fun and safe evening. The City Council and Staff wish everyone a safe and Naturally Haunting Halloween.
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City Encourages Outdoor Trick or Treating Activities on November 1.

From the City Manager’s Office

Though the City of Waynesboro does not establish the observance of Halloween it is recognized that the forecasted weather is not favorable for outdoor activity and may even threaten the safety of pedestrians and those who might participate in traditional trick or treating.   As such, the City encourages residents to conduct outdoor trick or treating activities tomorrow evening, November 1.  Further, the City encourages trick or treaters to respect those who might elect not to participate tomorrow evening.  Neighbors and neighborhoods are encouraged to coordinate with each other to promote a fun and safe evening.  The City Council and Staff wish everyone a safe and Naturally Haunting Halloween.

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As disappointed as I am about the weather , agree it is about safety for the trick or treaters 🎃🎃🎃

💗 this is awesome kno my subdivision is hosting their tomorrow

I would go both nights if I was still that age. Halloween double dipping.

I wonder who's gonna do it tomorrow it would be better if all houses would wait til tomorrow for the safety

Tammy Gordiano Jennifer Renea Ortiz Alexis Estes DanielyYazmin Sanchez Cruz Angela Carol Spangler Miguel Cruz Cruz

Is the monroe subdivision waiting until tomorrow?

Thanks!! For asking all to wait til tomorrow

Anybody have knowledge of streets doing it tonight?

1st time in all my life I recall Halloween being cancelled lol kinda feels like the year without a Santa clause

Does that include Main Street

Good call safety first

Anybody know what streets are doing it tonight?

Anybody know knowledge streets doing tonight?

Patricia Ramirez

Good idea!

Either night doesn't matter

Mesha Smith

Brian Hearl

Ashley Lam

Lindsay Renee

Brandy Cruz Shelby Burnett Paula Campbell Dolin

Angie Ryan

Jennifer Hargrave Collins

Samantha Morris

Kianne Jackson

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Thank you Crossroads Baptist Church for stopping by the police department yesterday with Bear and breakfast. We always enjoy visiting with you and we appreciate your continuous support and generosity. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Crossroads Baptist Church for stopping by the police department yesterday with Bear and breakfast.  We always enjoy visiting with you and we appreciate your continuous support and generosity.

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That’s a fine looking group right there!

I put that Flooring in last year...

All our hope is in Jesus! Love ya all.

Lisa Lyndelle Feazell

MEDIA RELEASE
On Saturday, October 19, 2019, at approximately 10:45 A.M. officers of the Waynesboro Police Department responded to a suspicious person in the 200 block of Pelham Drive. Area residents reported a white male subject was knocking on doors and acting strange.

Officers located the suspicious white male near the townhomes in the 100 block of Pelham Drive. The suspect was identified as Shawn Douglas Oliver 36 of Waynesboro. While speaking with Oliver, he retreated into 112 Pelham Drive and locked the door. At this point, officers discovered evidence that indicated Oliver had previously kicked in the entrance to the townhome.

Officers then started a dialogue with Oliver through the door of the townhome. Swat and Negotiations Team responded to the scene.

Oliver cracked the door and spoke with officers. Oliver then displayed a handgun towards officers and retreated into the residence.

Chemical agents were deployed into the residence, and Oliver retreated to a second-story room.
The Waynesboro Police Negotiations and SWAT Team continued to negotiate Oliver’s surrender. Negotiation attempts failed.

Oliver then fired multiple shots from a second-story window; officers deployed more chemical agents into the second-story window. Oliver threw a handgun out of the second-story window and threatened to burn the building down. Chemical agents were used again; the entry team had assembled to make entry into the residence, and Oliver surrendered at that point. No officers or citizens were injured during this incident.
Oliver was arrested and taken before a state magistrate, and the following charges were issued:

18.2-308.2: Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Felony
18.2-83: Threat to bomb or burn a building. Felony
18.2-250: Possession of Methamphetamine. Felony
18.2-460: Knowingly impede law enforcement officer by force. (3 counts) Felony
18.2-119: Trespassing. Class 1 Misdemeanor
18.2-137: Damage property. Class 1 Misdemeanor

Oliver was held without bond and is currently being held in MRRJ.
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MEDIA RELEASE 
On Saturday, October 19, 2019, at approximately 10:45 A.M. officers of the Waynesboro Police Department responded to a suspicious person in the 200 block of Pelham Drive. Area residents reported a white male subject was knocking on doors and acting strange.

Officers located the suspicious white male near the townhomes in the 100 block of Pelham Drive. The suspect was identified as Shawn Douglas Oliver 36 of Waynesboro. While speaking with Oliver, he retreated into 112 Pelham Drive and locked the door.  At this point, officers discovered evidence that indicated Oliver had previously kicked in the entrance to the townhome.

Officers then started a dialogue with Oliver through the door of the townhome. Swat and Negotiations Team responded to the scene.

 Oliver cracked the door and spoke with officers. Oliver then displayed a handgun towards officers and retreated into the residence.

Chemical agents were deployed into the residence, and Oliver retreated to a second-story room.
The Waynesboro Police Negotiations and SWAT Team continued to negotiate Oliver’s surrender. Negotiation attempts failed.

Oliver then fired multiple shots from a second-story window; officers deployed more chemical agents into the second-story window. Oliver threw a handgun out of the second-story window and threatened to burn the building down. Chemical agents were used again; the entry team had assembled to make entry into the residence, and Oliver surrendered at that point. No officers or citizens were injured during this incident.
Oliver was arrested and taken before a state magistrate, and the following charges were issued:

18.2-308.2: Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Felony
18.2-83: Threat to bomb or burn a building. Felony
18.2-250: Possession of Methamphetamine. Felony
18.2-460: Knowingly impede law enforcement officer by force. (3 counts) Felony
18.2-119: Trespassing. Class 1 Misdemeanor
18.2-137: Damage property. Class 1 Misdemeanor 

Oliver was held without bond and is currently being held in MRRJ.

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Yeah its crazy how people are released... And return to the same or worse behavior...Finding more resources in the jails.& N.A For there release... As he is a Dad to a few kids... 1 being born positive on meth. I am so proud to have 10+ years clean of meth..... and this circle 🤘.. Great job wpd...

Poss. Of Meth well there s a big surprise, huh?!! Also shows how STUPID he is to not have gotten rid of it when he had plenty of time to do so?!! But then, he OBVIOUSLY has some other pretty serious issues that made him not in his right mind besides being on dope?!! Some of the crap the police have to deal with like this nonsense makes me really appreciate them AND SO GLAD TO NOT HAVE THEIR JOB!!

Thank you WPD for this excellent police work. This scenario could have played out much differently if we didn’t have this qualified force on scene! Saving lives & decreasing the odds of fatalities one crack head bust at a time. Keep up the phenomenal work you all do WPD!

Hello - I’d like to know why, if this man was known to have a gun and was firing shots out of windows, WHY my family was able to drive past this scene several times, into and out of this neighborhood, and the street was NOT blocked off!!??!!That seems like a SERIOUS lack of concern for public safety! Anyone care to weigh-in on that??!! 🤔

Thank you WPD for a job well done! Ugghh this was down the road from me.

CS gas settles as crystals. The house will be fine. Just vacuum it up and air it out. Great job WPD.

They were there ALL day. Thanks for apprehending another crazy one off the streets. What in the world? I feel terrible for the home owners.

Well done WPD. 👊🏻🇺🇸

Good job! Thankful no one was injured! God Bless you all!

Geez! Sorry for the homeowners! Glad no one was hurt!

So that's what went down....in the ghetto....Josh Deaver Lindsay Deaver

Lol yet another that couldn’t have been out or middle river for long

Thank you WPD for a awesome job Good Training put to use 👏🙏✝️

Possession of meth. Go figure

Great job WPD!

Glad there was no loss of life. Mike thanks for pointing out a great and important fact! I would only hope a person of color would be treated the same

Welp....hes never gonna see freedom again!! Awesome job WPD

Well done WPD.

Thankful for our law enforcement! 💙

Thank you WPD.

Good Job ! another problem off the streets

Good grief! Well done PD

So glad this situation was defused with no loss of life or injury. Where is all this meth coming from?? Destroying our town and our people..... keep reading ...By WHSV newsroom | Posted: Wed 12:41 PM, Nov 14, 2018 | Updated: Thu 9:33 PM, Nov 15, 2018 WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) — After tracking methamphetamine from the streets of Waynesboro to a store serving as a front for a Mexican cartel just last month, Waynesboro police continue to crack down on meth distribution in their city 🤔.

Glad he is off the street

Aimee Fairbanks - when we saw SWAT putting in work yesterday. Nicely done WPD 🤘

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With Halloween only a few weeks away, we thought we would share some great pedestrian safety tips from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

To stay safe and healthy on the roads, pedestrians and motorists need to respect each other.

Pedestrians should:

Be predictable, follow the rules of the road and obey signs and signals.
Plan a route with safe crossings
Avoid distractions, alcohol and drugs, and be alert
Dress to be seen, but never assume drivers see you
Wear reflective clothing, and carry a blinking light or flashlight at night
Walk on sidewalks facing traffic
If there’s no sidewalk, walk facing traffic and as far from traffic as possible
Watch for cars backing up, especially in parking lots and driveways
Cross at crosswalks or intersections – where drivers expect pedestrians. While crossing, look for cars in all directions, including those turning left or right, and make eye contact with turning drivers before proceeding when possible.
Turning vehicles can be especially dangerous at intersections. If there is no crosswalk or intersection, go to a well-lit area with the best view of traffic, wait until there is enough time to cross safely, and continue to watch for traffic while crossing.
Parents and caregivers should remind vulnerable children and older adults to be safe as pedestrians. Young children are impulsive and active, and may need guidance when walking near roads. Older adults may need to be reminded to wait for a new walk signal or new green light before crossing at stoplights to give them ample time to cross.

To stay safe, pedestrians of all ages should work together with all road users, which means using crosswalks and obeying signs and signals. Motorists should slow down, especially in areas with high-pedestrian traffic.
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With Halloween only a few weeks away, we thought we would share some great pedestrian safety tips from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

To stay safe and healthy on the roads, pedestrians and motorists need to respect each other.

Pedestrians should:

Be predictable, follow the rules of the road and obey signs and signals.
Plan a route with safe crossings
Avoid distractions, alcohol and drugs, and be alert
Dress to be seen, but never assume drivers see you
Wear reflective clothing, and carry a blinking light or flashlight at night
Walk on sidewalks facing traffic
If there’s no sidewalk, walk facing traffic and as far from traffic as possible
Watch for cars backing up, especially in parking lots and driveways
Cross at crosswalks or intersections – where drivers expect pedestrians. While crossing, look for cars in all directions, including those turning left or right, and make eye contact with turning drivers before proceeding when possible.
Turning vehicles can be especially dangerous at intersections. If there is no crosswalk or intersection, go to a well-lit area with the best view of traffic, wait until there is enough time to cross safely, and continue to watch for traffic while crossing.
Parents and caregivers should remind vulnerable children and older adults to be safe as pedestrians. Young children are impulsive and active, and may need guidance when walking near roads. Older adults may need to be reminded to wait for a new walk signal or new green light before crossing at stoplights to give them ample time to cross.

To stay safe, pedestrians of all ages should work together with all road users, which means using crosswalks and obeying signs and signals. Motorists should slow down, especially in areas with high-pedestrian traffic.

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A special thanks to William Perry Elementary School and Principal Tammy Hipes and staff for inviting Waynesboro Police to celebrate National Coffee with a Cop Day.Image attachment

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Thanks to all the officers and to William Perry Elementary School!

Thank you WPD! Special shout out to Sgt. Smith

Girard!! The man

Look at Chris

Yay ms. Tammy

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National Cyber-security Awareness Month 2019

Held every October, National Cyber-security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cyber security and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.

NCSAM 2019 will emphasize personal accountability and stress the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cyber-security at home and in the workplace.

This year’s overarching message – Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. – will focus on key areas including citizen privacy, consumer devices, and e-commerce security.

This is a great topic to discuss with your kids, family members and co-workers. For safety tips and more information, visit the link below:

niccs.us-cert.gov/national-cybersecurity-awareness-month-2019
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National Cyber-security Awareness Month 2019

Held every October, National Cyber-security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cyber security and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.

NCSAM 2019 will emphasize personal accountability and stress the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cyber-security at home and in the workplace. 

This year’s overarching message – Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. – will focus on key areas including citizen privacy, consumer devices, and e-commerce security.

This is a great topic to discuss with your kids, family members and co-workers.  For safety tips and more information, visit the link below:

https://niccs.us-cert.gov/national-cybersecurity-awareness-month-2019

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I am looking for help with my phone and social media sites being hacked by an ex bf Daniel Mays in Waynesboro who has been stalking and cyber stalking meme for years. I will be in court to again obtain a Preliminary Protective Order. I am so happy to see that it is Safety Awareness Month as well as putting an end to cyber crime for people like myself that are not technologically savvy. Thank you so much.

Waynesboro Police Department needs your help locating Zachary Meehan. On September 1, 2019, Zachary Meehan allegedly stole a car from the 500 block of Maple Avenue. The stolen vehicle is a 2004 BMW Z4 two-door black convertible with a black soft top bearing VA tag XXN-4389. Meehan may still be in possession of the stolen vehicle. Active warrants for Meehan's arrest include the following: Unauthorized use of a vehicle, drive suspended, breaking and entering at night, and two counts of grand larceny.

If you have any information on the stolen vehicle or Meehan, contact Waynesboro Police Department at (540)-942-6675 or Crime Stoppers (800)322-2017.
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Waynesboro Police Department needs your help locating Zachary Meehan. On September 1, 2019, Zachary Meehan allegedly stole a car from the 500 block of Maple Avenue. The stolen vehicle is a 2004 BMW Z4 two-door black convertible with a black soft top bearing VA tag XXN-4389. Meehan may still be in possession of the stolen vehicle.  Active warrants for Meehans arrest include the following: Unauthorized use of a vehicle, drive suspended, breaking and entering at night, and two counts of grand larceny.

If you have any information on the stolen vehicle or Meehan, contact Waynesboro Police Department at (540)-942-6675 or Crime Stoppers (800)322-2017.Image attachment

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I saw him wed on the trolley he had several books of high dollar postage stamps claims he was on his way to buy them..he's looking for the right person to turn him into crime solvers for the reward which is something that needs to be looked at last saw about 4:30 pm on the Waynesboro cats bus ..got on at the Kroger's right across the road from u guys ..I

I like how they already have a mug shot because this isn't his first bad decision.

I was crazy about this kid in school...... Drugs steal some of the kindest souls! 🤦😢

Shame This kid used to work for me 5 years a go smart hard worker educated I don’t know why he choose this path in his life every time I see his face makes me wonder why ????????????????????????????

This is the guy that broke into my house and stole from me while I was at the beach

He stole the car a month ago? If that's the case he has trashed that car.

Name & model of car would help. Is that PC to keep it a secret?

He gonna spend some time with the big boys now

I wonder if he finishes cutting his hair to hide🤣

To much Fast and Furious smh

I went to school with him

Mario Retrosi

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A friendly reminder that Walk to School Week is this week. There will be an increased number of children walking to school between 7:30 and 8:20 on the days listed below. Please slow down and drive safely!!

Monday, September 30 Berkeley Glenn
Tuesday, October 1 Kate Collins
Wednesday, October 2 Wenonah
Thursday, October 3 Westwood Hills
Friday, October 4 William Perry
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A friendly reminder that Walk to School Week is this week. There will be an increased number of children walking to school between 7:30 and 8:20 on the days listed below. Please slow down and drive safely!!  

Monday, September 30       Berkeley Glenn
Tuesday, October 1             Kate Collins
Wednesday, October 2        Wenonah
Thursday, October 3            Westwood Hills
Friday, October 4                 William Perry

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I'm glad for this! I wish all weeks could be walk to school week, but I know times change.

Have a good week walking kids. Be safe

MEDIA RELEASE

September 25, 2019
At approximately 4:42 pm on 24 September, 2019, members of the Waynesboro Police Department SWAT Team and Special Operations Division executed a search warrant at 405 James Avenue in the City of Waynesboro. Based on a tip received from the neighboring Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Task Force (JADE) earlier in the week, Police conducted an initial investigation and learned that a subject who was wanted out of Virginia Beach was living at the residence and that he could possibly be trafficking drugs through the mail.

As the SWAT Team conducted a dynamic entry into the residence, one suspect attempted to flee through the back door and was immediately apprehended by perimeter units on the scene. Inside the residence, members of the SWAT Team came face to face with two more suspects. Although both suspects had firearms within feet of them and readily accessible, they both chose to surrender when confronted by members of the SWAT Team.

During the execution of the search warrant, police recovered the items below:

• $46,389 US Currency
• 1,081 “Dank” brand vapor pen vials of various flavors, each containing approximately 1 gram of 90% pure liquid THC mixture
• 2.5 pounds of marijuana
• .5 ounce of psychedelic mushrooms
• 1.5 grams of “dab” (refined marijuana)
• One loaded AR-15 rifle
• One loaded 9mm Handgun
• 5 MDMA (Ecstasy) tablets

The “Dank” brand of THC vapor cartridges sell for $35 each, making the street value of the seized cartridges approximately $37,000. Also, a number of recent THC vape-related lung illnesses that have seen media attention are related to this brand (reference URL: www.insider.com/vape-illness-linked-to-dank-vapes-thc-vape-brand-2019-9).

As a result of the evidence found at the scene the following charges were placed:

35 year old Waynesboro resident Julian Keith Tracey-Rucker was charged violations of Virginia State Codes 18.2-308.2 (possession of a firearm by a convicted felon), 18.2-248.1 (possession with intent to sell more than one half ounce but less than five pounds of marijuana) and 18.2-308.4 (possession of a firearm while attempting to distribute more than one pound of marijuana). In addition he is being held on a probation violation out of Virginia Beach.

25 year old Waynesboro resident Alex Ralph Copeland was charged with violations of Virginia State Codes 18.2-248.1 (possession with intent to distribute more than a half ounce but less than five pounds of marijuana) and 18.2-308.4 (possession of a firearm while attempting to distribute more than one pound of marijuana).

24 year old Waynesboro resident Kendric Copeland was charged with violations of Virginia State Codes 18.2-248.1 (possession with intent to distribute more than a half ounce but less than five pounds of marijuana) and 18.2-308.4 (possession of a firearm while attempting to distribute more than one pound of marijuana).

Tracey-Rucker is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail. Both Copeland subjects are being held on $2,000 secured bonds at Middle River Regional Jail.
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September 25, 2019
At approximately 4:42 pm on 24 September, 2019, members of the Waynesboro Police Department SWAT Team and Special Operations Division executed a search warrant at 405 James Avenue in the City of Waynesboro.  Based on a tip received from the neighboring Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Task Force (JADE) earlier in the week, Police conducted an initial investigation and learned that a subject who was wanted out of Virginia Beach was living at the residence and that he could possibly be trafficking drugs through the mail. 

As the SWAT Team conducted a dynamic entry into the residence, one suspect attempted to flee through the back door and was immediately apprehended by perimeter units on the scene. Inside the residence, members of the SWAT Team came face to face with two more suspects. Although both suspects had firearms within feet of them and readily accessible, they both chose to surrender when confronted by members of the SWAT Team.  

During the execution of the search warrant, police recovered the items below:

• $46,389 US Currency
• 1,081 “Dank” brand vapor pen vials of various flavors, each containing approximately 1 gram of 90% pure liquid THC mixture 
• 2.5 pounds of marijuana 
• .5 ounce of psychedelic mushrooms
• 1.5 grams of “dab” (refined marijuana)
• One loaded AR-15 rifle 
• One loaded 9mm Handgun
• 5 MDMA (Ecstasy) tablets

The “Dank” brand of THC vapor cartridges sell for $35 each, making the street value of the seized cartridges approximately $37,000. Also, a number of recent THC vape-related lung illnesses that have seen media attention are related to this brand (reference URL: https://www.insider.com/vape-illness-linked-to-dank-vapes-thc-vape-brand-2019-9). 

As a result of the evidence found at the scene the following charges were placed:

35 year old Waynesboro resident Julian Keith Tracey-Rucker was charged violations of Virginia State Codes 18.2-308.2 (possession of a firearm by a convicted felon), 18.2-248.1 (possession with intent to sell more than one half ounce but less than five pounds of marijuana) and 18.2-308.4 (possession of a firearm while attempting to distribute more than one pound of marijuana). In addition he is being held on a probation violation out of Virginia Beach. 

25 year old Waynesboro resident Alex Ralph Copeland was charged with violations of Virginia State Codes 18.2-248.1 (possession with intent to distribute more than a half ounce but less than five pounds of marijuana) and 18.2-308.4 (possession of a firearm while attempting to distribute more than one pound of marijuana). 

24 year old Waynesboro resident Kendric Copeland was charged with violations of Virginia State Codes 18.2-248.1 (possession with intent to distribute more than a half ounce but less than five pounds of marijuana) and 18.2-308.4 (possession of a firearm while attempting to distribute more than one pound of marijuana). 

Tracey-Rucker is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail. Both Copeland subjects are being held on $2,000 secured bonds at Middle River Regional Jail.Image attachmentImage attachment