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Some helpful tips about wearing a mask in public from the Virginia State Police. Be smart and do your part to keep everyone safe.With Governor of Virginia Northam & the CDC strongly encouraging all Virginians to wear cloth face coverings while out in public & at work, here is a friendly reminder of #Virginia law about wearing masks in public. #StoptheSpread #COVID19 #StayHomeSaveLives #COVID19Va Public Safety Virginia ... See MoreSee Less

Some helpful tips about wearing a mask in public from the Virginia State Police.   Be smart and do your part to keep everyone safe.

The Waynesboro Police Department would like to say thank you to Mrs. Edie Eckman for her donation of awesome handmade masks, Mr. Roger Gregoire of Roo Vapes for his donation of convenient pocket size hand sanitizers, and to South River Security and Investigations for their donation of Gavid's Steakhouse lunch for all of our WPD officers and staff. We are truly thankful for all you have done for us and for your support! Stay safe! ... See MoreSee Less

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You are welcome. Thank you all for keep our community safe.

Roger always helping the community....

Thank you Stay Safe

Wonderful!!

Margaret Eckman

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Great advice from our brothers at the Waynesboro Fire Department.A reminder in these trying times ... There are things we can control and things we can’t. We can’t control what others choose to do, we can control what we do.

Wash your hands, don’t touch your face, stay 6 feet apart, limit your exposure to people outside your group, and stay home as much as possible.

This will slow the spread of COVID-19 and this will have the best impact on reducing the effect.
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Great advice from our brothers at the Waynesboro Fire Department.

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Funny pretty much all business are essential look it up

Do you part to keep our first responders and the community safe!! Please make smart decisions and help slow the spread of COVID-19!! ... See MoreSee Less

Do you part to keep our first responders and the community safe!!  Please make smart decisions and help slow the spread of COVID-19!!

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I saw a LOT of people out today as I walked back and forth to work. More than any other day this week.

Yes I see more people than ever

That's only cause a lot of people got paid today

Alot of people out

The Waynesboro Police Department would like to pass on our thanks to Arby's of Waynesboro and their employees! Their very generous and delicious food donation was enjoyed by all. Thank you for all you do and your continuous support. Stay safe! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you all for what you all do for us all the time.

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The Waynesboro Police Department would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to the Girl Scouts Troop #578 for their donation of various tasty cookies, Donna Abshire with Brooks Auto and Truck Repair for the delicious "straight from the oven" homemade rolls, Sandy Bennett and St. John's Catholic Church for both of their donations of handmade face masks for our officers and staff, and Wilson Elementary School for their donation of hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies. We are truly blessed by all of the support, thoughts, and prayers, we have received during this unique time. Thank you for everything! ... See MoreSee Less

The Waynesboro Police Department would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to the Girl Scouts Troop #578 for their donation of various tasty cookies, Donna Abshire with Brooks Auto and Truck Repair for the delicious straight from the oven homemade rolls, Sandy Bennett and St. Johns Catholic Church for both of their donations of handmade face masks for our officers and staff, and Wilson Elementary School for their donation of hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies. We are truly blessed by all of the support, thoughts, and prayers, we have received during this unique time. Thank you for everything!Image attachment

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Donna we were ready for more before the first pan was gone๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ’™I’ve got your pans and will try and drop them off to you tomorrow. Thank you and Gene again for thinking of us. As well as Troop 578 and all the Ladies at St. John’s Catholic Church your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated.

The epitome of communities working together. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL

Thank all of you who support the officers and staff at WPD!! Bless you all! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Thanks so much! Donna Abshire the rolls were delicious!!๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

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Waynesboro Police seeks your help with identifying this person. This unknown person is a suspect in a theft from Wal-mart on Lucy Lane. If you can identify this person, please contact Officer Dovel at 540-942-6675. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

Waynesboro Police seeks your help with identifying this person.  This unknown person is a suspect in a theft from Wal-mart on Lucy Lane.  If you can identify this person, please contact Officer Dovel at 540-942-6675.  Thank you.

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I hope it is at goodwill.

I’m pretty sure that’s Mick Jagger..... ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผ‍โ™€๏ธ

Is this legit? Look at the date and time. Are they still looking?

This is footage from Dec '19 Sure that jacket is now at the Goodwill

Corkey Chance

THE JAGGER FOR SURE>>

They have cameras in the parking lot. Look at that and get a license number

It's Mick Jagger, lol

Ashley Hoffman

I think that's Donald Trump

Sorry, I really think that looks like Don Imus

Is it a man or a woman?

Is that a pot leaf jacket?? that jacket should stick out like a sore thumb

It’s Donald Trump.

The head looks way bigger than the body

It's the tiger king

Looks like a Joe Exotic shirt

Is that a man or a woman? ๐Ÿค”

Looks like Donald Trump....lol

Why does it look like someone photoshopped trumps face on that?

Carole Baskin

Its a normal Donald Trump with no spray tan and real hair!

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The Waynesboro Police Department would like to congratulate Detective Sue Vance on her retirement after serving with our agency for 25 years! We thank you for your dedicated service. You will surely be missed. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations

Congratulations, Sue! I hope retirement is good to you; it's well deserved!

CONGRATULATIONS to you. Best of luck to you next steps in the future

Thank you for your service, Detective Vance! All the best in your retirement.

Congratulations Detective Vance thank you for your service and dedication Happy Retirement!!

Thank you for your service to us all, Detective. Enjoy your retirement!โค๏ธ

Congratulations, Sue!!! Best wishes.

Congratulations!! You are so deserving!

Congratulations!! She really helped us years ago

Congratulations Sue!

Congratulations on retirement!

Congratulations Sue. Miss you!!

Congratulations, we will miss you Sue!

Congratulations ๐ŸŽ‰ enjoy your retirement

Enjoy retirement,and thank you!

Thank you for your service!

One of the best! Enjoy retirement!

Congratulations Sue.

Congratulations Sue!!

Congratulations Sue!!

Congratulations Sue!!!

Thank you so much Sue!!

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Congratulations!!

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Congratulations Sue, it was such a pleasure working with you!! I wish you many blessings as you start a new chapter in your life!!!

Congratulations Sue! I hope you have a wonderful retirement and life๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ

Congratulations Sue job well done!!!

Congratulations! Detective Vance I will ever be grateful for you when you were assigned to the break in at my elderly mother’s house. You helped to put her to ease as myself during a most stressful time!

Congratulations, Detective Sue Vance. Enjoy your well deserved retirement.

Congratulations Sue!!! It’s been such a pleasure working with you. Thank you for everything you’ve done to make our community a safer place. Miss you already!

NOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Congratulations Sue! It's been fun working with you from time to time. Best wishes on what I'm sure will be a fabulous retirement.

Congratulations Sue!! I have loved being able to work cases with you! โค๏ธ Enjoy retirement! ๐ŸŽ‰

Congratulations Sue,very much deserved hard to enjoy retirement right now but it will get better

Congratulations Sue Vance, you’re going to love retirement. ๐Ÿค—

Thank you for your many years of service on behalf of the citizens of Waynesboro! And thank you for witnessing God’s love in your life & work!

Congratulations, I know the tears where bitter sweet!! Good luck as you start a new chapter in your life.. God bless you!!

Wishing her nothing but the best for her future. She has served this city well. ๐Ÿ’–

All blessings and goodness to you Sue. Thank you for the dedication and care to all you turned your eye to. All the best to you on your next steps on the path.

Thank you for your service in our great community!

Oh Sue! We all love you! HAPPY retirement! You deserve it ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

Thank u for ur service! Enjoy ur retirement! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’—

Congratulations and may the next chapter be a great one.

Congratulations Detective Vance

Congratulations Sue!

Congratulations! Thanks for your many years of service.

Congratulations Sue!!

One of the good ones!! Be Blessed Vance

Congratulations Sue!

God bless your retirement!

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The Waynesboro Police Department would like to thank Bryant and Noreen Wright and Niki Cacciapaglia for their generous donations of hand sanitizer, face masks, Lysol wipes, etc. It is very much appreciated and will be put to good use. We would also like to thank Brooks Auto (Team Raygan), Chaplain Cynthia Long, and Mrs. Sandy Bennett for their wonderful food donations that everyone was able to enjoy. All of your support means so much to us! Thank you!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Your very welcome!

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Waynesboro, VA - City HallThe Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro area received confirmation of its first three cases of COVID-19 today. Please continue to be vigilant and help us slow the spread of this virus. ... See MoreSee Less

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Diana Compton

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Some people are making wipes by getting big rolls of paper towels n taking out the cardboard. Then mixing 1cup Bleech to 5 cups of water I believe, putting that mixture & whole roll of paper towels into a plastic bag or clean container & letting the moisture soak into the paper towels. Can use to wipe things down.

I shared this if we had any I would be glad to give to waynesboro first aid they are the very best

Do ya'll need gloves?

Elizabeth

The weekend is finally upon us. Here are some great tips for using City parks and shopping smartly. Be responsible and stay safe!!! ... See MoreSee Less

The weekend is finally upon us.  Here are some great tips for using City parks and shopping smartly.  Be responsible and stay safe!!!Image attachment

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What sucks is when you go in to do your shopping for two weeks and the store is picked over and has a limit on items such as hamburger, I’m sorry but 2lbs of burger isn’t going to last a family of 4 two weeks, so instead of shopping in one place and being done we had to go elsewhere just for 2 weeks of groceries. Trying to minimize travel and the public didn’t work out too well today ๐Ÿ˜…

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Waynesboro Police Department would like to thank Waynesboro Domino's Pizza who donated a delicious lunch for all of the WPD staff. We appreciate all that you do and your continuous support! ... See MoreSee Less

The Waynesboro Police Department would like to say thank you to Walmart Supercenter on Lucy Lane for their donation of hand sanitizer. We would also like to thank Walmart neighborhood market and Family Dollar in Stuarts Draft for their phone calls and willingness to help in any way they can. During times like these, it is a great feeling knowing our community will band together to provide help and show support for all those in need. Stay safe! ... See MoreSee Less

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Yes We appreciate you also

A message from Waynesboro Public Schools.

Dear Waynesboro Families, Faculty, and Staff:

Governor Northam has announced that all schools in Virginia will be closed for the remainder of the school year. The Virginia Department of Education will provide guidance to local school divisions regarding graduation for seniors. This guidance is expected to give localities flexibility and waivers for graduation requirements that will allow students on track for graduation to graduate on time. We are concerned about the time all students are missing from school and additional guidance from the Virginia Department of Education is expected regarding continuity of instruction. The school division will continue to provide information to families throughout the coming days and weeks as information become available. The school meals distribution will continue during the school closure. Please be assured that we are making the best decisions for our students during these unprecedented and uncertain times. Continue to check our website for updated information. We realize there are many questions that are unanswered and we will strive to provide answers as they become available. Thank you for your continued support of our school division.
Sincerely,

Jeffrey D. Cassell, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Waynesboro City Schools
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How do I get my daughter transferred from Staunton to Waynesboro for next school year? We are in the process of moving to waynesboro now.

Thanks Marilyn!

Subject: Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center, Current Service Plan and Communication

From: City Manager Michael G. Hamp II

The services and care provided at the Animal Shelter are regarded as essential and will be maintained during the Coronavirus Pandemic to the greatest extent possible. Protecting the safety and health of the employees is essential to successfully meeting the goal of sustained service. To that end, as with other governmental services, we are asking that citizens and customers make an effort to conduct business by telephone or online. Here are some guidelines for delivery of service in the near term.

1. Adoptions and fosters by appointment only. Appointments can be made by emailing staff.svasc@gmail.com or by calling the shelter.

2. We encourage owners who are surrendering pets to call the Shelter at 943-5142 and schedule an appointment.

3. When it is necessary to conduct business in person, we ask that you call the Shelter from our parking lot and let us know you need service. We'll come out and greet you. Our lobby/counter area does not have sufficient area to allow for recommended social distancing.

As conditions change, it may be necessary to further alter our service delivery plan, perhaps limiting services or prioritizing services. These decisions will be made with the health and safety of our patrons in mind and in measures and gradual manner.
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Subject: Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center, Current Service Plan and Communication 

From: City Manager Michael G. Hamp II

The services and care provided at the Animal Shelter are regarded as essential and will be maintained during the Coronavirus Pandemic to the greatest extent possible. Protecting the safety and health of the employees is essential to successfully meeting the goal of sustained service. To that end, as with other governmental services, we are asking that citizens and customers make an effort to conduct business by telephone or online. Here are some guidelines for delivery of service in the near term.

1. Adoptions and fosters by appointment only. Appointments can be made by emailing staff.svasc@gmail.com or by calling the shelter.

2. We encourage owners who are surrendering pets to call the Shelter at 943-5142 and schedule an appointment.

3. When it is necessary to conduct business in person, we ask that you call the Shelter from our parking lot and let us know you need service. Well come out and greet you. Our lobby/counter area does not have sufficient area to allow for recommended social distancing.

As conditions change, it may be necessary to further alter our service delivery plan, perhaps limiting services or prioritizing services. These decisions will be made with the health and safety of our patrons in mind and in measures and gradual manner.

Virginia Department of Emergency ManagementIf you experience mild signs of illness such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, it's important to STAY HOME! Even mild symptoms such as these can spread the infection to others. Learn more: bit.ly/3beoAGj

#COVID19VA #FightTheSpreadVA
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Call center open from 8am-4:30pm. UC open seven days a week from 8am–7pm. What do you do beyond those times?

Media Release

March 20, 2020

The Waynesboro Police Department along with Waynesboro Fire and Rescue Squad responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a bicycle this afternoon at approximately 1:30 PM.

The accident occurred at the intersection of S. Wayne Ave. and 13th Street when the bicycle being operated by a 13-year-old Waynesboro boy struck an enclosed trailer being pulled by a Ford pickup truck, and then went partially under the trailer where he was struck by the wheels. The truck was being operated by a 54-year-old Staunton man.

The preliminary investigation has revealed that the truck and trailer were proceeding South on South Wayne Avenue at the intersection when the bicycle, according to multiple witnesses, proceeded into Wayne Avenue from 13th street without stopping for the stop sign, striking the trailer.

The youth was transported to Augusta Health where he was immediately airlifted to UVA Medical Center in Critical Condition.

The crash remains under investigation.
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The boy and a girl were riding around for hours without supervision. I was a block away when it happened. Both of them ride around everyday with no adult around. Unfortunately this was just a matter of when it was going to happen.

Prayers for the kiddo and the driver sure he's shook up and both families and ems working scene

Praying for the boy and the driver. So awful.

Prayers for all involved and their families

Praying for his parents and of course the child!!!

That’s my area. People have to be careful with the kids being out of school. Prayers for the boy and his family.

Prayers for the boy and the driver and the families of those involved. So sad.

Prayers for the child a and the driver

Prayers for everyone involved ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Prayers for all involved. ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Praying for all involved

Prayers for all involved

Sending prayers โค๏ธ

Prayers ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Prayers for all involved!

Prayers for all involved

Prayers!!!

Prayers with all involved

Prayers going up for them both

Prayers

Praying

Prayers

Awe so sad

Prayers

Prayers

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The Waynesboro Police Department would like to say thank you to numerous local businesses who have shown their support for our officers during this stressful time. We are very blessed to have such support from our community. Knowing our officers were going to need hand sanitizer to maintain their own health while still providing service to others, Silverback Distillery took it upon themselves to make bottles of sanitizer and donate them to our department. Mrs. Carie Waddy with the Dollar General in Waynesboro, donated hand sanitizer as well as disinfectant cleaning solution from her own supply. Food Lion on Hopeman Pkwy and Food Lion in Grottoes both allowed WPD to buy enough hand sanitizer to hold us over until we can get supplies to replenish our stock. Employees from Dollar General in Stuarts Draft and Target have both been very helpful in maintaining contact with our agency in order for us to obtain the ingredients needed to make sanitizing products for our officers. It is a great feeling to know that our community will pull together to make sure basic needs are met for our first responders. Thank you to all who have kept us in your thoughts and prayers and helped in any way. Stay safe! ... See MoreSee Less

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Taking care of our first responders should always be a priority! Grateful for those who show our police force some extra love. Thank you for keeping our community safe.

Thank you to all the businesses that have supported and will support our first responders. Most of all thank you for being out there, just a phone call away to help in an emergency. Stay safe out there!

Wonderful to see those answer our daily prayers for all first responders, health care workers & our military and all of your families!

Thank you all for your service and the daily risks you take ....Stay Safe out there

Can we also have help for the assistant living facilities that cant get out and get what the need through this diffecult time? Like a donation box located locally for thos older people

Way to go Carie! That's my sister in law! Love you!

Awesome! Proud to live here!

Stay safe!

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Dear Waynesboro Community,

The men and women of the Waynesboro Police Department are committed to continuing to provide a high level of law enforcement services to our community during this challenging time. During the current National Emergency, we will continue to provide law enforcement services while doing our best to safeguard the health of our staff and the citizens of Waynesboro.

Some of the safeguards we have implemented include but are not limited to the following:

โ€ข If a request for police service is not an emergency, we may call you and work through your situation over the phone rather than responding in person.
โ€ข When officers do arrive at the scene of a call for service, they may ask that you exit your home or business to speak with them outside.
โ€ข If you come to the police department, the officer may request to speak with you outside instead of in the lobby.
โ€ข Officers and/or dispatchers may inquire about the health of those inside your home or business if they need to respond in person to you.
โ€ข Officers may be wearing personal protective equipment (gloves, surgical mask, safety glasses, etc.) when they respond to a call for service. Please do not be offended, this is to protect you as well as our officers.
โ€ข Officers may utilize social distancing (6 feet) and may not shake your hand when responding to a call for service.
โ€ข Some of the normal programs we offer to the community such as our ride along program and employment fingerprinting have been suspended indefinitely.

Waynesboro Police Officers will continue to respond to emergency calls for service, major case investigations, crimes in progress, motor vehicle crashes, missing person/runaway cases, and domestic disturbances however; they may take certain precautions as listed above during the course of responding to your call for service.

Most importantly, please be patient and realize that we are implementing these safeguards to protect our officers as well as the Waynesboro community.

Thank you for your patience and support as we navigate this difficult time together.

Respectfully,

Michael D. Wilhelm
Chief of Police
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Dear Waynesboro Community,

The men and women of the Waynesboro Police Department are committed to continuing to provide a high level of law enforcement services to our community during this challenging time.  During the current National Emergency, we will continue to provide law enforcement services while doing our best to safeguard the health of our staff and the citizens of Waynesboro.

Some of the safeguards we have implemented include but are not limited to the following:

โ€ข If a request for police service is not an emergency, we may call you and work through your situation over the phone rather than responding in person.
โ€ข When officers do arrive at the scene of a call for service, they may ask that you exit your home or business to speak with them outside.
โ€ข If you come to the police department, the officer may request to speak with you outside instead of in the lobby.
โ€ข Officers and/or dispatchers may inquire about the health of those inside your home or business if they need to respond in person to you.
โ€ข Officers may be wearing personal protective equipment (gloves, surgical mask, safety glasses, etc.) when they respond to a call for service.  Please do not be offended, this is to protect you as well as our officers.
โ€ข Officers may utilize social distancing (6 feet) and may not shake your hand when responding to a call for service. 
โ€ข Some of the normal programs we offer to the community such as our ride along program and employment fingerprinting have been suspended indefinitely.

Waynesboro Police Officers will continue to respond to emergency calls for service, major case investigations, crimes in progress, motor vehicle crashes, missing person/runaway cases, and domestic disturbances however; they may take certain precautions as listed above during the course of responding to your call for service.

Most importantly, please be patient and realize that we are implementing these safeguards to protect our officers as well as the Waynesboro community.

Thank you for your patience and support as we navigate this difficult time together.

Respectfully,

Michael D. Wilhelm
Chief of Police

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Prayers for the Waynesboro Police Officers. Thank you all!

Praying for each and every including your family. Thank you for being our hero

Thank you . God bless you all ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Praying for your safety and health daily.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Can this be permanent procedure? You are Peace officers, and should conduct that way at all times.

Prayers for your safety.

Prayers and thank you all.

Stay safe and well! โค

Stay safe and stay healthy. We need you!

Stay safe guy!

God keep all of you safe

Thanks for your service.

Thank you so much!

Thanks for all you do!!

Thank you!

Thank you for all you do every single day.

Stay safe!

Jon

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Just as flu season started winding down in the region, COVID-19 showed up. Here are some things you should know about both. If you have questions or concerns please contact your health care provider for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

Just as flu season started winding down in the region, COVID-19 showed up. Here are some things you should know about both.  If you have questions or concerns please contact your health care provider for more information.

Given that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends canceling events with 50 or more people for the next 8 weeks, the Drug Enforcement Administration has canceled the 19th National Drug Take-Back Initiative event, which is currently scheduled for April 25, 2020. ... See MoreSee Less

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We have not received information about retail stores. We will pass along any information ASAP. Also, check by the Waynesboro City web page for city-related information about the Covid-19 virus.

What about our local retail stores ? Are they now closing ? Getting very mixed signals.

March 13, 2020

The City of Waynesboro government is monitoring the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and we are initiating a variety of response measures. The City is activating Continuity of Operation (COOP) procedures to ensure the consistent delivery of essential government services and, hopefully, reduce the spread of infection. COOP plans identify essential services, define key personnel necessary to deliver such services, orders of succession and potential staff redundancy available to backfill positions and steps to protect frontline employees. In the case of a pandemic, most measures are meant to increase hygiene and social distancing.

Notable elements of the plans include:
Providing personal protective equipment to first responders and other public safety personnel as appropriate;
Initiating functions that can be performed off-site by remote working and telecommunicating;
Cancelling events, programs and other gatherings held by the City;
Resorting to alternate forms of communication in lieu of face-to-face meetings;
Restricting travel for City business.

The public can expect that the City will continue to deliver the vital services upon which it depends notably police, fire and emergency medical services, basic infrastructure and sanitation. At the same time abundant caution is urged relative to face-to-face interaction and accordingly, events and meetings may be postponed or cancelled. Some public facilities could be closed. Services that can typically be accessed in person may only be available electronically or by telephone. We all hope that any inconvenience is minor and temporary.

For additional information please contact:
City Managerโ€™s Office
540-942-6600
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Thanks WPD. Also got to see some kind of high speed chase today. Hope your folks got the bad guy. I know you usually do.

I know the City will keep the safety of it's citizens and employees in mind during this exceptional time.

They were doing something the other nite....on my blocks. Thankful for them. High speed chase....can get dangerous.

The Waynesboro Police Department is continuously seeking qualified candidates for the position of police officer and auxiliary police officer.

We are seeking dedicated and self-motivated individuals of good character and who value exceptional job performance, respect for all citizens and have the desire to serve the community. College education is desired but not required.

Auxiliary police officers are sworn volunteers who assist full-time police officers by providing police services throughout the City to include writing reports, assisting with security, traffic and crowd control at special events, providing support during emergency call-outs and responding to routine calls as dispatched.

The application process is as follows:
1. Complete the City of Waynesboro Online application which can be found at: www.waynesboro.va.us/329/Application-Processing
2. Download and complete the Waynesboro Police Department Application & Personal History Questionnaire as instructed on the application website.
3. Complete and submit the required forms back to the police department as instructed within two weeks of completing the online application.
4. If there are vacant positions and the police department is actively reviewing applications:
A. Successful candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.
B. Unsuccessful candidates will receive a letter stating that they were not selected for the interview process at this time.
5. After the interview process has been completed, successful candidates will receive a phone call from the person assigned to conduct their background investigation.
6. Unsuccessful candidates will receive a letter within 30 days stating they were not selected for a background investigation at this time.
7. Once the background investigation has been completed, it will be turned in to the Chief of Police for review.
8. The Chief of Police will make his or her selection(s) and a conditional offer will be presented to the candidate for consideration.

Starting Salary Range-$35477-$44569

Virginia Certified Police Officers- Certified Police Officers may start at a higher level of pay based on experience.

Sign on Bonus- Virginia Certified Police Officers are eligible for a $5000 sign on bonus after successful completion of our accelerated certified officer field training program. Non-Certified Police Officer Applicants are eligible for a $3000 sign on bonus after successful completion of our Field Training Program.

Career Development Program- Officers can earn up to an additional 18% over a period of six years after meeting the requirements of each tier of our career development program.

Uniforms and Equipment-All uniforms and equipment are paid for by the department.

Patrol Shift Rotation- Patrol shifts are 11.5 hours and rotate between days (7am-7pm) and nights (7pm-7am) for 14 days per month.

You may contact the Police Department with any questions regarding the employment process timeline at 540-942-6682 or via email at police@ci.waynesboro.va.us.
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We require all police officer candidates to be at least 21 years of age by the time they would complete the police academy.

Gary Morrison

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It has been brought to our attention that there are a number of new "email scams" going around involving PayPal. If you have a PayPal account, here is some information that has been provided by PayPal to help keep you from becoming a victim of fraud.

Faked sender email address:

Fraudsters can easily fake the โ€œfriendly nameโ€ in the senderโ€™s email address. For example, an email can appear to be from โ€œPayPal Services,โ€ but actually be from spfr2013qz7@nomail.com. Some email clients make it hard to see the real name. But if you mouse over the friendly name or click โ€œReply,โ€ you should be able to see the full email address of the sender. Sophisticated fraudsters can fake the entire name to look like a legitimate sender, so be careful.
Though verifying a correct sender address is important, itโ€™s not enough. Itโ€™s important to look at the entire email. When you check your account, always enter "www.PayPal.com" into your browser instead of clicking a link in an email.

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is:

Advance fee fraud. Most of us are careful if a stranger approaches on the street and offers a deal that's just too good to be true. But we're much less cautious online, which puts us at risk. If you get an offer for free money, there's probably a catch. Typically, fraudsters will ask you to send some smaller amount (for taxes, for legal documents, etc.) before they can send you the millions you are promised, but which they never intend to send you.

Verify through your PayPal account. If you receive an email that says that you've received a PayPal payment, take a moment to log in to your PayPal account before you ship any merchandise. Make sure that money has actually been transferred, and that it isnโ€™t just a scam. Remember not to follow email links. The safest way to access your account is always to open a browser window, navigate to PayPal.com, and enter your login info.

Be aware of telltale signs of fraud. Messages asking you to pay a small handling fee to collect some fabulous prize are usually a scam. โ€œHigh-Profit No-Riskโ€ investments are usually scams. Messages insisting that you โ€œAct Now!โ€ for a great deal are often scams.

Fake charities. Scammers use disasters to trick kind-hearted people into donating to fake charities. This usually happens when there is a refugee crisis, a terrorist attack, or a natural disaster (like an earthquake, flooding, or famine). Thoroughly check the background of any charity to make sure your donation goes to real victims.

Use resources like:
www.charitynavigator.org
www.bbb.org/us/charity
www.charitywatch.org/
to check out charities. If a charity does not have a website, be cautious.

To learn more about common scams and how to avoid them, search online for more about advance fee fraud. You can also read the FBI's material on common types of scams. Most importantly: be as cautious online as you are in the real world.

Here are some common scams where fraudsters use spoofed emails:

"Your account is about to be suspended." Many fraudsters send spoofed emails warning that an account is about to be suspended, and that the account holder must enter their password in a spoofed webpage. Be careful; PayPal will never ask you to enter your password unless you are on the login page. Report any suspect email by forwarding it to spoof@paypal.com. This can help keep you and your family secure.

"You've been paid." Some fraudsters try to trick you into thinking that you've received a payment. They want what you're selling for free. Before you ship anything, log into your PayPal account and check that you were actually paid.

"You have been paid too much." Fraudsters may try to convince you that you've been paid more than you were owed. For example, a spoofed email says that youโ€™ve been paid $500 for a camera you listed at $300! The sender asks you to ship the camera in addition to the extra $200 you were โ€œpaidโ€ by mistake. In this example, the scammer wants your camera AND your money, but hasnโ€™t actually paid you at all. Don't fall for it! Simply log into your PayPal account and check that you were paid before sending anything.

How to identify real PayPal emails:

An email from PayPal will:
โ€ข Come from paypal.com. Scammers can easily fake the โ€œfriendly name,โ€ but itโ€™s more difficult to fake the full name. A sender like โ€œPayPal Service (zxk1942R3@gmail.com)" is not a message from PayPal. But sophisticated scammers can sometimes fake the full name, so look for other clues.
โ€ข Address you by your first and last names, or your business name.

An email from PayPal won't:
โ€ข Ask you for sensitive information like your password, bank account, or credit card.
โ€ข Contain any attachments or ask you to download or install any software.

Bogus links in emails:

If there's a link in an email, always check it before you click. A link could look perfectly safe like www.paypal.com/SpecialOffers, but if you move your mouse over the link you'll see the true destination. If you arenโ€™t certain, donโ€™t click on the link. Just visiting a bad website could infect your machine.

If you do click a link in an email, be sure to review the URL of the site where you land. It is easy for bad guys to copy the look of a legitimate website, so you need to check that you are on the correct website.
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It has been brought to our attention that there are a number of new email scams going around involving PayPal.  If you have a PayPal account, here is some information that has been provided by PayPal to help keep you from becoming a victim of fraud. 

Faked sender email address:

Fraudsters can easily fake the โ€œfriendly nameโ€ in the senderโ€™s email address. For example, an email can appear to be from โ€œPayPal Services,โ€ but actually be from spfr2013qz7@nomail.com.  Some email clients make it hard to see the real name. But if you mouse over the friendly name or click โ€œReply,โ€ you should be able to see the full email address of the sender. Sophisticated fraudsters can fake the entire name to look like a legitimate sender, so be careful.
Though verifying a correct sender address is important, itโ€™s not enough. Itโ€™s important to look at the entire email. When you check your account, always enter www.PayPal.com into your browser instead of clicking a link in an email.

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is:

Advance fee fraud. Most of us are careful if a stranger approaches on the street and offers a deal thats just too good to be true. But were much less cautious online, which puts us at risk. If you get an offer for free money, theres probably a catch. Typically, fraudsters will ask you to send some smaller amount (for taxes, for legal documents, etc.) before they can send you the millions you are promised, but which they never intend to send you.

Verify through your PayPal account. If you receive an email that says that youve received a PayPal payment, take a moment to log in to your PayPal account before you ship any merchandise. Make sure that money has actually been transferred, and that it isnโ€™t just a scam. Remember not to follow email links. The safest way to access your account is always to open a browser window, navigate to PayPal.com, and enter your login info.

Be aware of telltale signs of fraud. Messages asking you to pay a small handling fee to collect some fabulous prize are usually a scam. โ€œHigh-Profit No-Riskโ€ investments are usually scams. Messages insisting that you โ€œAct Now!โ€ for a great deal are often scams.

Fake charities. Scammers use disasters to trick kind-hearted people into donating to fake charities. This usually happens when there is a refugee crisis, a terrorist attack, or a natural disaster (like an earthquake, flooding, or famine). Thoroughly check the background of any charity to make sure your donation goes to real victims.

Use resources like:
http://www.charitynavigator.org
http://www.bbb.org/us/charity
http://www.charitywatch.org/
to check out charities. If a charity does not have a website, be cautious.

To learn more about common scams and how to avoid them, search online for more about advance fee fraud. You can also read the FBIs material on common types of scams. Most importantly: be as cautious online as you are in the real world.

Here are some common scams where fraudsters use spoofed emails:

Your account is about to be suspended. Many fraudsters send spoofed emails warning that an account is about to be suspended, and that the account holder must enter their password in a spoofed webpage. Be careful; PayPal will never ask you to enter your password unless you are on the login page. Report any suspect email by forwarding it to spoof@paypal.com. This can help keep you and your family secure.

Youve been paid. Some fraudsters try to trick you into thinking that youve received a payment. They want what youre selling for free. Before you ship anything, log into your PayPal account and check that you were actually paid.

You have been paid too much. Fraudsters may try to convince you that youve been paid more than you were owed. For example, a spoofed email says that youโ€™ve been paid $500 for a camera you listed at $300! The sender asks you to ship the camera in addition to the extra $200 you were โ€œpaidโ€ by mistake. In this example, the scammer wants your camera AND your money, but hasnโ€™t actually paid you at all. Dont fall for it! Simply log into your PayPal account and check that you were paid before sending anything.

How to identify real PayPal emails:

An email from PayPal will:
โ€ข Come from paypal.com. Scammers can easily fake the โ€œfriendly name,โ€ but itโ€™s more difficult to fake the full name. A sender like โ€œPayPal Service (zxk1942R3@gmail.com) is not a message from PayPal. But sophisticated scammers can sometimes fake the full name, so look for other clues.
โ€ข Address you by your first and last names, or your business name.

An email from PayPal wont:
โ€ข Ask you for sensitive information like your password, bank account, or credit card.
โ€ข Contain any attachments or ask you to download or install any software.

Bogus links in emails:

If theres a link in an email, always check it before you click. A link could look perfectly safe like www.paypal.com/SpecialOffers, but if you move your mouse over the link youll see the true destination. If you arenโ€™t certain, donโ€™t click on the link. Just visiting a bad website could infect your machine.

If you do click a link in an email, be sure to review the URL of the site where you land. It is easy for bad guys to copy the look of a legitimate website, so you need to check that you are on the correct website.

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Thank You for sharing this information.

Excellent info!!

Thanks WPD!

Thanks for posting this.

Miguel Angel FERNANDEZ is currently wanted by the United States Marshals Service for violating his conditions of federal supervised release. He was originally convicted of knowingly possessing a stolen firearm in 2017.

The United States Marshals Service is requesting information regarding FERNANDEZโ€™S current whereabouts. FERNANDEZ is 5โ€™5โ€ and 165 lbs.

Tips can be forwarded to USMS84.tips@usdoj.gov or the USMS Tips app.
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Miguel Angel FERNANDEZ is currently wanted by the United States Marshals Service for violating his conditions of federal supervised release.  He was originally convicted of knowingly possessing a stolen firearm in 2017.  

The United States Marshals Service is requesting information regarding FERNANDEZโ€™S current whereabouts. FERNANDEZ is 5โ€™5โ€ and 165 lbs. 

Tips can be forwarded to USMS84.tips@usdoj.gov   or the USMS Tips app.

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This is so sad. He was a good kid when he was younger. Prayers to you Miguel.

He was a good kid

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
โ€ข Burglary while Armed
โ€ข Robbery
โ€ข Grand Larceny
โ€ข Possess Firearm by a Convicted Felon
โ€ข Malicious Wounding
โ€ข Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony
โ€ข Wear a Mask to Conceal Identity

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

These two suspects are currently in Middle River Regional Jail without bond and the Departmentโ€™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 
โ€ข Burglary while Armed 
โ€ข Robbery
โ€ข Grand Larceny 
โ€ข Possess Firearm by a Convicted Felon
โ€ข Malicious Wounding 
โ€ข Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony 
โ€ข Wear a Mask to Conceal Identity 

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

These two suspects are currently in Middle River Regional Jail without bond and the Departmentโ€™s investigation continues into the identity and whereabouts of the third perpetrator. 
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Prayers for the family that had to go through that ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโค๏ธ great job WPD !!!!

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!

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

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.

Kudos to the WPD!! Great job!

GREAT JOB WPD โญ๏ธ

Be safe out there and thanks for a good job!

Trash pure and simple. Great Job WPD.

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

Great job WPD!

Good job, WPD!

I’m just wondering why they are robbing people in waynesboro if they live in Charlottesville? WTH is going on around here ๐Ÿคฆ‍โ™€๏ธ

Great job WPD!!!!

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

Super Predators

Roonie!๐Ÿ’”

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 ? ๐Ÿค hmmmm....no comment

swine

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Be safe out there.  Roadway conditions can change in minutes.

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dont look off the bridge come down S Charlotte ๐Ÿšฃ

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

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

Well done WPD!

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

Great job WPD

Good job WOD thank you for a good job

Our police department rocks!!!

Good job, WPD

Good Job!!!

You guys rock!

$1000 unsecured Bond what????

Good job

Wow!

Talk about reruns same story week after week

Put right back on street to cont.

Mark Hatter II

Cameron Almy

Yall rock

Lol

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

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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Four simple steps to help protect your property.

Let's all enjoy the Super Bowl today. Be safe and make sure everyone around you does the same. Please don't drink and drive!! ... See MoreSee Less

Lets all enjoy the Super Bowl today.                 Be safe and make sure everyone around you does the same.  Please dont drink and drive!!

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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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What a great thing!๐Ÿ’•

Such a "sweet" gesture. โค

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!!

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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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.

Love and miss you greatly Kevin โค๏ธ

Great officer!

He was a good man...

Rest in Peace! Miss you greatly!!!

Never forgotten. ๐Ÿ’™

RIP♥๏ธ♥๏ธ♥๏ธ

RIP

RIP Cuz

Gone but not forgotten๐Ÿ˜ช

RIP

That was my uncles cousin his name J.C Quick

Rip kevin gone but never forgotten

Hard to believe it's been 6 yrs๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’ž

RIP

RiP Kevin.

โคโคโคโคโคโคโค

Rest in peace sir

Sara Robertson Quick

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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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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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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 thank you.

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

Good job, WPD!!!!

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

Great job WPD

Good job WPD ๐Ÿ™

Great Job!

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

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

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

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

Just another going take their place

That's methd up!!!!

Ashley Dillard

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

Harrison you ever seen them?

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

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

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

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

Pathetic asf

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

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Does your house have curb appeal for thieves?
Here are some simple tips to help keep your home safe.
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Does your house have curb appeal for thieves?
Here are some simple tips to help keep your home safe.

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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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Stay safe and warm out there.  For more great winter safety tips visit the National Weather Service website at https://www.weather.gov/safety/winter

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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. 

This investigation remains active and additional charges are possible.Image attachment

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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!!!๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿ’–

Thank you,WPD!

As always I am very grateful for our Waynesboro PD ๐Ÿ’™

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

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

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?

Thank you! Waynesboro Police dept๐Ÿ’™

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.

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

Thanks ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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...๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜€

It is hard to understand why people are so dumb.

Y’all all whack asf ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ don’t even know the whole story! But quick to say “thank you wpd” ๐Ÿคฃ Zerrion will be home soon ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝ‍โ™€๏ธ

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...๐Ÿคฆ‍โ™€๏ธ Thanks WPD for your quick response in getting these "unskilledchildren" off the street

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. .....

Good job WPD!!

Great job WPD

But they are also the ones that will get bond to

Another good job WPD

Sad got to use guns

Throw hands, not lead

Renee Hatzfeld April Johnson

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Waynesboro Police Officers are seeking the publicโ€™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.

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

So... there is an armed suspect on the loose somewhere in Waynesboro? ๐Ÿ˜”

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

Does anyone know if he's been caught?

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

Who was it

Renee Hatzfeld

April Johnson

Ashley Osorno Gloria Madison

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

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 ๐Ÿ˜”

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MEDIA RELEASE

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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Thank you for letting us know.

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

Good grief.

That's to close to home

Wow. That’s scary.

Good lord where is it at

Diana Shirley Humphreys

Brittany Coleman

Charlie Lawson

Kim Toms Wilbur

Angie Merritt

Alex Davis

Stephanie Cooke

Marlana Mars Ledesma close to you

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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 WPD! BIG shout out to Sgt.Smith โ˜บ

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

Thank you

THANKS !! ๐Ÿš‘๐Ÿš’๐Ÿš“๐Ÿš”๐Ÿšจ

The Waynesboro Police Department would like to send our sincere Thanks to David Ashby with ORYX Designs and his wife Leah! Their donations for National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day were enjoyed by ALL! ... See MoreSee Less

The Waynesboro Police Department would like to send our sincere Thanks to David Ashby with ORYX Designs and his wife Leah! Their donations for National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day were enjoyed by ALL!

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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!

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.

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

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

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 You๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธOfficer Price & parent of a Marine

How Awesome!!

Eat up team, you all deserve it.

Outstanding

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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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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. Dont 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! ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผ‍โ™€๏ธ Glad the WPD was there to help!

Yep my neighbor found out the hard way last Thursday ๐Ÿ˜

we don't live in the 50 s

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Flu season has arrived with a vengeance. Here are some great tips from the CDC. ... See MoreSee Less

Flu season has arrived with a vengeance. Here are some great tips from the CDC.

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

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.

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.

Happy new year's and God bless you all!

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

Thanks for all you do. Staying in tonight!

Wishing all of you a safe happy New Year.

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

hope you have a great one!

Happy New year! Stay safe!!

Happy New Year . Great job ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽŠ

Happy new year

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

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU

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

Happy New Year to you all!

Willie beverage here happy new year.

STAY SAFE

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

HAPPY NEW YEAR! stay safe

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

Happy New Year

Same to every man and woman serving on pd

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New Years Eve is only a day away. Here are some great tips on how to stay safe!!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

New Years Eve is only a day away.  Here are some great tips on how to 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.Thank you for your service God Bless all of you

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

Merry Christmas and God Bless you all

Merry Christmas.

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

Merry Christmas! Thanks for keeping everyone safe.

Merry Christmas!!๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…โ›„

Merry Christmas ๐Ÿคถ

Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„

Merry Christmas to you.

May you all have a very Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

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

Merry Christmas

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

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

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We hope that you are enjoying this Christmas Eve responsibly. Please be safe and don't do anything to get put on Santa's naughty list. ... See MoreSee Less

We hope that you are enjoying this Christmas Eve responsibly.  Please be safe and dont do anything to get put on Santas naughty list.

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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!!๐ŸŽ…โ›„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ

Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ

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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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๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸผMerry Christmas to all of you at the Waynesboro PD family!๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

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

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.

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

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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