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It’s her time of the month.

Are we under any of these advisories?

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Never forget...

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Looks like I didn't forgot what happened on April 16 2007

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Thank you all for your work. 👏

Thank you

Thank you

Kudos and atta boys... you guys rock!

Thank you!

Joint Media Release

April 9, 2019

The Waynesboro Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and the Waynesboro Police Department collaboratively release the following statement:

As a result of the continuing investigation into the discovery of the body of Deborah Jean Allen on Saturday morning in a Royal Inn Motel room, her death has been ruled a homicide due to blunt force trauma. In addition, a Stuarts Draft man has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder in the case.

Shawn Preston Jones, 42, was taken into custody today at UVA Hospital in Charlottesville where he had been admitted after being involved in a single vehicle crash on South Delphine Ave. early Saturday morning, April 6th.

He is currently being held without bail at Middle River Regional Jail pending a hearing in Waynesboro Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on Thursday April 11, 2019 at 8:45 A.M.

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Joint Media Release

April 9, 2019

The Waynesboro Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and the Waynesboro Police Department collaboratively release the following statement:

As a result of the continuing investigation into the discovery of the body of Deborah Jean Allen on Saturday morning in a Royal Inn Motel room, her death has been ruled a homicide due to blunt force trauma. In addition, a Stuarts Draft man has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder in the case.
 
Shawn Preston Jones, 42, was taken into custody today at UVA Hospital in Charlottesville where he had been admitted after being involved in a single vehicle crash on South Delphine Ave. early Saturday morning, April 6th. 

He is currently being held without bail at Middle River Regional Jail pending a hearing in Waynesboro Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on Thursday April 11, 2019 at 8:45 A.M. 

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Prayers to family

Thank the Lord they got this piece of crap.Prayers to her son's may the Lord give them all his love and guidance moving forward..

My Deepest Condolences to the Family. Praying for Justice

Sending prayers to her loved ones and her friends

Praying she gets the justice she deserves!! Rest in paradise sweet girl!

Thank goodness they got him. Why in he'll didn't he take her to the hospital if this was an "accident? Justice for Debbie.

OMG.....this is crazy

Why 2nd degree?!! Pamela Jean, you should make sure the cops know he said that on her fb post because i feel sure if the d.a. knew about that, it would be 1st degree!!?

Prayers for her family

Prayers for her family

I didn't know her, but am sorry to hear this horrible news. My condolences to her friends and family.

Did Debbie Allen ever work for Martin's I recognize that name

Prayers are with her family her. Sons will unfortunately see alot of social media hope all they see is prayers and not negative stuff she was a mother

Prayers for her family

Prayers for her family and God wrap His arms around them and comfort them through this time

God place your hands on all involved.

RIP Deborah ❤️ God bless her son's 👣💙💦 I'm so sorry for her family's lost ❣️

Very Tragic..hope this perp get's the 1st Degree..

How old was she

Its not his 1st time.

He will get what is coming to him god will take care of what the police don't.

RIP Debroah Allen

Domestic Violence needs to stop and people need to stand up against this problem!!! To many people live in silence of this abuse. It comes in all forms verbal, mental, emotional, and physical!! Break all ties from this kinda of abuse and walk away... no one needs to live a life with another who brings this negativity to the forefront or die from this type of negative relationship!!! This is so sad and it needs to end before more people become victims!! Stand up against domestic violence!! Justice for all those who have died at the hands of another or who have been controlled by another’s devilish ways!!!! RIP

Sad situation all around .. sad for the boys, friends and her loved ones.. sad that she trusted this POS enough to be involved with him and he did this to her..

MEDIA RELEASE
Update:

The Waynesboro Police Department continues to actively investigate the discovery of the deceased female at the Royal Inn Motel this morning and the body has been turned over to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

The next of kin has been notified and the victim has been positively identified as 43 year old Deborah Jean Allen of Waynesboro.

Officers continue to request that anyone with information about this case call the Waynesboro Police Department at 540-942-6675 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.

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MEDIA RELEASE
April 6, 2019

The Waynesboro Police Department is currently conducting a death investigation at the Royal Inn Motel, located at 2112 W. Main Street.

Officers responded to the motel at approximately 9:00am this morning after receiving information that someone may be injured in one of the rooms. Upon arrival officers discovered the body of a 43 year old female and observed what appears to be evidence of trauma.

The identity of the victim is being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin.

Police are requesting anyone with information about this case to call the Waynesboro Police Department at 540-942-6675 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.

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I'm doing all I can sorry I've done all I can

Prayers for her family and friends.

I can't believe this! Prayers for her family 😥

Prayers for her family & friends. 🙏🏻😘❤️

Prayers for her family and friends. So very sad.

RIP prayers for the family

Prayers for her boys...

Prayers

Lee parker

Miss Lorie I'm Lee I've been working with the the detives trying 2 make sinse of this we all miss her dearly sorry but I'll do what I can promise

She was such a sweet person. Poor Debbie

I just can’t believe that you are gone! You were a good person you have a heart of gold. May you find peace. Love you girl!

Many prayers 💛🙏

Praying for the family

Prayers for the family. I'm sorry for your loss

Prayers to her family

Y’all please just remember she has young sons with access to the internet before you make any comments

Prayers to the family

Scary.... just around the corner....I was asleep...she wasn't. Very sad ☹️

prayers to the family

Hopefully justice will be seved asap rip deborah

I'm in shock & SPEECHLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY AUNT Deborah Allen DIDN'T DESERVE THIS.I CAN'T BELIEVE YOUR GONE, MY ❤ IS HURTING!!!!!! I LOVE YOU.FLY HIGH ANGEL

So sorry for the family

Prayers for the family and her son's.Really sad.

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"Your driving time is not your down time." THANK YOU. People really don't take driving seriously enough anymore. And with more and more safety features and options that remove people from the attention they need to operate a vehicle, I don't see it getting any better. "I don't need to worry about people in my blind spot... there's a sensor/light/beep for that." "I can go 20 over the speed limit. It's a new car with new brakes!" "The lane assist will keep me between the lines so I only need to pay attention around exits and heavy traffic."

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DON’T TEXT AND DRIVE!!!!!!

As a surveyor who works on road construction sites, it's nothing less than terrifying what you'll see people doing other than safely operating their vehicle. I've seen people completely ignore barrels, road closed sights, flagmen holding STOP signs, and flashing lights. It would be REALLY nice if we could get local law enforcement to monitor our work areas and reduce the number of distracted drivers that have a very good chance at killing us.

Update: Pedestrian Struck by a Train

Preliminary investigation of this incident indicates that the male who was struck by the train Sunday afternoon in Waynesboro was lying on the tracks when first observed by the train crew after coming out of the curve traveling westbound at the Florence Avenue Bridge. The crew immediately sounded the horn and attempted to stop the train but was unable to do so prior to striking the victim.

The victim has been identified as 32 year old Taylor Dalton Stevens of Waynesboro and the case remains active pending autopsy results.
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So sad that his pain was greater than death!

,prayers for both families of the men who are now deceased And prayers for the crew on the train that day; as well as, all rescue personnel.

I’ve been in contact with his family they know so sad this was how he felt . He was a good guy just lost he left behind people that loved him very much

Rest In Peace Taylor 😞

RIP my friend... 😪😪😪

You can't make poor decisions an expect miracle results.

We always played on the train tracks when we were kids. The train crew has to emotionally upset. 2 in one day. It's a very sad situation. Prayers for everyone.

Prayers are with all involved if it was suicide thats sad he didnt feel he could talk and took it this level we will never know..but suicide and depression is no joke its a deep dark hole my stepdad walked out n traffic commited suicide i never saw the signs ask people how are they feeling sometimes just caring is a meaniful thing again my prayers are with everyone involved in 2days wboro lost 3 lives 1 on motorcycle 2 by train tomorrow is not promised

Sounds like a suicide. May he have found the peace he was looking for.

So sad prayers for both families.

My heart goes out to that train crew 😢

Why people gotta be so nasty he has family and friends that read these rude comments. Please have respect and not post rude comments. He’s a very good young man

highly strange around the same age and same train and same day ??? was this planned ? do they know each other ?

Hmmmm was he already dead who lays on the tracks.???

2 men in there 30s death by train i dont understand it .I feel so sorry for the train crew as well hope they see someone .

Sad

As a kid I used to cross those tracks right there to go to roses to buy baseball cards, and play in tunnel beside roses.

What a shame

Why are people on the train tracks anyways?

MEDIA RELEASE

On Sunday, March 31, 2019 at approximately 1453hrs, the Waynesboro Emergency Operations Center received reports of a pedestrian struck by a train in the 900 block of W. Broad St. behind Willow Oak Plaza Shopping Center adjacent to the Florence Avenue bridge. The Waynesboro Police Department, Waynesboro Fire Department and the Waynesboro First Aid Crew all responded to the scene. Once on scene, it was determined a westbound train struck an adult male. The male was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity remains unknown at this time. This section of railroad track was closed down for approximately 2 1/2 hours while the accident was investigated and evidence was collected.

The accident remains under investigation.

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The thing is, is that you can feel the vibration from a train coming. So either they weren't paying attention or they wanted to be hit. Just saying. Sad either way. And praying for the families. Breaks my heart.

I can remember walking the tracks with my dad as a kid. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Not so much now.

Not trying to sound disrespectful but don’t people know it’s unsafe to walk the trains? 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️😢 prayers for the family and friends.

OMG.....THAT's how my angel got killed😩😥😢😩😥😢😩💔💔💔💔💔💔💔

Someone was hit in Crozet as well at approximately noonish. Was it the same train hitting two people within 15/20 miles of each other?

In my back yard

Sad ending.

Prayers

So very sad Brittney Needham 😥

I saw 2 young men walking in the middle of the tracks near Hopeman West apts. and thought how dumb. Those things are moving on. Too late once you hear it.

Update:
The Waynesboro Police Department is releasing the name of the operator of a motorcycle who was killed in yesterday’s crash which occurred in the 2100 block of W. Main Street. 38 year old, John Henry Sprouse of Charlottesville died at the scene and was subsequently transported to Augusta Health by order of the Medical Examiner.

The crash remains under investigation and no further information can be released at this time.

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MEDIA RELEASE

On Saturday, March 30, 2019 at approximately 1447hrs, the Waynesboro Emergency Operations Center received reports of a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle in the 2100 block of West Main Street.

The Waynesboro Police Department, Waynesboro Fire Department and the Waynesboro First Aid Crew all responded to the scene. Once on scene, it was determined a 2005 Suzuki motorcycle and a 2009 Mazda sedan were involved in the crash. The 38 year male driver and sole occupant of the Suzuki motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene. The 57 year old female driver and only occupant of the Mazda sedan was also injured and was subsequently transported by ambulance to Augusta Health for further treatment.

Officers on scene closed down this section of W. Main St. for approximately 2 hours while the accident was investigated and evidence was collected. Traffic was diverted onto alternate side streets during the duration of the incident.

The accident remains under investigation. The names of the involved parties will not be released at this time. Additionally, the Waynesboro Police Department requests that any additional witnesses to the accident that did not already speak to an officer on scene please contact the police department. You can reach the department at (540)-942-6675 or contact Detective Dean at 540-942-6786.

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I wonder... what if we exchanged "thoughts and prayers" for: -Not using cell phones when driving. -Operating your vehicle at a safe speed. -Following all signs and traffic lights. -Not tailgating. -Being aware of your roadway position and not driving in someone's blind spot. -Looking both ways before pulling into traffic, then look again. Maybe if we did all those things, we wouldn't have to type out "thoughts and prayers" and pretend like we're making a difference. And then perhaps, just perhaps, we would see less terrible accidents that are preventable by simply paying attention. Thoughts and prayers don't work. Changes in driving behavior do.

Prayers for the Spouse Family. & Friends. loved one. 💔💔💔

Prayers for all involved. 😪🙏💜

Prayers for all🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Prayers for all involved

Prayers

Prayers for family

Such a sad time for his family and all that new him. He was a great friend to my Sons and a great Son and daddy. Please pray for his family

Prayers for all.

} prayers for every one and famlies

Prayers for the family!

Praying for everyone involved and the families of all involved

Prayers for the families of everyone involved.

Praying

prayers...

Kathy Green-Vogeley

It’s that time of the year , pay extra attention and watch out for bikers Prayers for all the families.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month begins April 1st and recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect. The Valley Children's Advocacy Center is an invaluable resource for our community and we encourage everyone to take a look at the amazing work they are doing to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families.

www.valleychildrenscenter.org/
Valley Children's Advocacy Center

National Children's Alliance
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Our member CACs provide abuse prevention education to millions. More importantly, we put a stop to abuse, and help kids heal and thrive after. Here's how.
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Mark Your Calendar: Virginia Statewide Tornado Drill is tomorrow, Tues., March 19 at 9:45 a.m. For more information about the drill and to access tornado preparedness planning resources visit VAemergency.gov/tornadodrill. ... See MoreSee Less

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I had my phone on and I did not hear this. Granted I have been sick and was sleeping.

I didn’t see anything indicating that this will be broadcast on cell phones? I’m hoping not for the sake of night shift workers just settling into sleep... But, the drill is a good thing. We had a tornado warning last summer which scared us and made us realize we needed to have a better prepared place in our basement. Now we do.

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Set your clocks!

yeah... so the magistrate will be an hour later than normal... don't be messin up

MEDIA RELEASE

March 8, 2019

Update:
The Waynesboro Police department continues to investigate the armed theft of the cash register that occurred on February 20th 2019 at Speedy’s Food Mart located on N. Delphine Ave.

Investigators have received potentially valuable information about the case from two anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers, however more information is needed.

The department requests that Crime stopper #5981 and #6011 contact Detective Robbie Dean at 540-942-6786.

Callers can remain anonymous and do not have to give their name in order to assist in the case. In addition, if the information leads to an arrest in the case, the callers would be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.
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Winter Weather Advisory
Areas Affected: Augusta; Central Virginia Blue Ridge; Rockingham

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT

* WHAT...Around an inch of snow and sleet in the valleys below 1500 feet, with 1 to 3 inches of snow and sleet in the ridges above 1500 feet. A glaze of ice from freezing rain is also expected.

* WHERE...Augusta County, Rockingham County, and the Central Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, and eastern Pendleton County in West Virginia.

* WHEN...From 8 AM Sunday to midnight EST Sunday night. Snow will overspread the area between 7 AM and 10 AM Sunday morning. Snow will mix with sleet and rain between 1 PM and 4 PM Sunday afternoon and the wintry mix will continue into Sunday evening before precipitation ends. Rain will freeze on some surfaces, especially across the higher elevations in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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i like this

Do you think school will be closed? 😂

This is all I care about.

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MEDIA RELEASE - February 28, 2019

Waynesboro Man Charged with Multiple Methamphetamine Related Charges

On February 28, 2019, on Shenandoah Village Drive in the City of Waynesboro, the Waynesboro Police Department Special Operations Division arrested a 26 year old Waynesboro resident, Adrian Olvera Medina, for a violation of Virginia State Code, 18.2-257/18.2-248, attempted possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of methamphetamine, and a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-257/248.01, attempt to transport one ounce or more of methamphetamine into the Commonwealth of Virginia. The first charge carries a sentence between 20 years to life in prison and the second charge carries a potential sentence of 5 to 40 years in prison.

Medina also had an outstanding warrant for domestic violence which was served during this incident.

Medina was held on a $5,000 secured bond and transferred to Middle River Regional Jail.

This incident is part of an ongoing investigation into a large scale methamphetamine trafficking organization that spans from central Mexico to Waynesboro and the Shenandoah Valley. Additional arrests are pending.

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MEDIA RELEASE - February 28, 2019

Waynesboro Man Charged with Multiple Methamphetamine Related Charges

On February 28, 2019, on Shenandoah Village Drive in the City of Waynesboro, the Waynesboro Police Department Special Operations Division arrested a 26 year old Waynesboro resident, Adrian Olvera Medina, for a violation of Virginia State Code, 18.2-257/18.2-248, attempted possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of methamphetamine, and a violation of Virginia State Code 18.2-257/248.01, attempt to transport one ounce or more of methamphetamine into the Commonwealth of Virginia. The first charge carries a sentence between 20 years to life in prison and the second charge carries a potential sentence of 5 to 40 years in prison. 

Medina also had an outstanding warrant for domestic violence which was served during this incident. 

Medina was held on a $5,000 secured bond and transferred to Middle River Regional Jail. 

This incident is part of an ongoing investigation into a large scale methamphetamine trafficking organization that spans from central Mexico to Waynesboro and the Shenandoah Valley. Additional arrests are pending. 

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You guys are doing a fantastic job. I wish the the other counties and cities would get on board with the program.Keep up the good work & stay safe. Thank You.

Awesome job WPD!! Thank you for working hard to make our community cleaner and better for the future!

Went to school with this dude, that's crazy.

Adrian! Why?? What happened to you?? What happened to working on cars and being a good dude?

Come on people if he has that amount of meth do you think he could not raise $5000!!! Why does he have a bond? It just keeps going and going!! Shelby Burnett... what a piece !! If there was not a problem around here people like this would not have a job!!! Lol I know he don’t know how to work a 9-5 like NORMAL PEOPLE!! Special place for this type ...

keep up the good work, stay safe

great job!

Good job folks!!!!

Good job but I'm curious. How does a person get charged with a crime with the potential of 20 to life and get a $5K bond?

Dustin Siron Brandon Fralin Aaron Fitzgerald

The problem with just about everyone today is they believe their ACTIONS have no CONSEQUENCES. It's only a matter of time. Y'all just wait, there will be another bust because he isn't going down alone by looking at that bond. #GetEmAll

Caleb Rea

People shouldn't judge by cover if not knowing him his family or anything🤷‍♀️ what's wrong with the world today

I bet he is from Methico!

William Brown

Dustin Siron Brandon Fralin Aaron Fitzgerald

Thank God there getting them

Good job Waynesboro PD !!

Keep cleaning them up, thanks WPD!!!

POS

Outstanding

Jasmine Drow

Morgan Rodgers

Did any of you first judge the officers for making the arrest on this young man?? He was in possession of the drugs, now how is that judging?? I didnt see anybody judge him on a personal basis, it was about what he had in his possession and what he was about to do with it. So when people say dont judge, it sounds like you are saying dont hold him accountable. The one you dont want him to judge him is God and the judge. There are laws in place so that people cannot do what they want to do, when they want to do it. Your conscience should be your first judge not to do something illegal. But since the conscience says to do it, then the law steps in and lets you know, this is the wrong, you broke the law, and you are going to jail. So the perpetrators become the first judge, then the law and then society judges what this man did was illegal according to the laws on the books. Accountability is replaced by don't judge. If any of us in society was the JUDGE, WOE UNTO The people. Be glad we are not the JUDGE and jury. Be very glad, and fear the one that you will have to stand before.

The Waynesboro Police Department investigated a 7-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 3:00 pm in the 900 block of West Main Street.

The investigation showed that a 2017 Jaguar SUV, operated by an 85-year-old male, a resident of Fincastle, VA was traveling east in the 900 block of West Main Street. The male driver suffered from a medical emergency and struck four parked vehicles on the right side of the roadway and became stuck between parked cars and the wall located at the initial crash site.

The Jaguar became dislodged and accelerated at a high rate of speed east on West Main Street traveling over the double yellow line into the westbound lane striking a 2018 Chevrolet SUV driven by a 66-year-old female. The collision did not stop the Jaguar; it continued and hit a staged fire engine parked on the right side of the westbound lane. The fire engine had responded to the initial crash call and was occupied by two firemen when it was struck.

The male driver and one fireman were transported to Augusta Health with injuries.

The male driver was not charged in the crash investigation.

The 2017 Jaguar, as well as the 2018 Chevrolet, were both totaled. The other vehicles involved in the collision received repairable damage.

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The Waynesboro Police Department investigated a 7-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 3:00 pm in the 900 block of West Main Street.

The investigation showed that a 2017 Jaguar SUV, operated by an 85-year-old male, a resident of Fincastle, VA was traveling east in the 900 block of West Main Street.  The male driver suffered from a medical emergency and struck four parked vehicles on the right side of the roadway and became stuck between parked cars and the wall located at the initial crash site.

The Jaguar became dislodged and accelerated at a high rate of speed east on West Main Street traveling over the double yellow line into the westbound lane striking a 2018 Chevrolet SUV driven by a 66-year-old female.  The collision did not stop the Jaguar; it continued and hit a staged fire engine parked on the right side of the westbound lane.  The fire engine had responded to the initial crash call and was occupied by two firemen when it was struck.
 
The male driver and one fireman were transported to Augusta Health with injuries.

The male driver was not charged in the crash investigation.

The 2017 Jaguar, as well as the 2018 Chevrolet, were both totaled.  The other vehicles involved in the collision received repairable damage.
 
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AFTER the first accident, ...The Jaguar became dislodged and accelerated at a high rate of speed east on West Main Street traveling over the double yellow line into the westbound lane striking a 2018 Chevrolet SUV driven by a 66-year-old female. The collision did not stop the Jaguar; it continued and hit a staged fire engine parked on the right side of the westbound lane.//////// so, The fire engine had responded to the initial crash ??????? the fire dept was called, responded, parked the truck and 'staged', the Jaguar, still running engine?????? dislodges????? hits another vehicle, then hits the fire engine????.... isnt there something WRONG WITH THAT PICTURE ????

Prayers for all involved.

Prayers to all involved

Prayers for all involved

Oh my🙏🙏🙏

Scary. So glad it was not worse. Prayers for those sent to hospital.

Prayers for all those involved. Could have ended so much worse.

Oh my prayers 🙏

😢Glad everybody is OK poured juice box got a boo-boo now

Prayers for all

Donna Morris

Glad everyone is ok. Could have been so much worse.

Prayers

I feel bad for the man. Having a medical emergency and couldn't stop the car. I'm happy everyone is okay and no serious injuries

Oopsie

FEBRUARY 25, 2019

JOINT PRESS RELEASE
WAYNESBORO COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY’S OFFICE AND
WAYNESBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT

The Waynesboro Police Department was dispatched Saturday afternoon to the scene of an apparent homicide near Lowes. Evidence retrieved at the crime scene and statements made by the suspect appeared consistent with death due to a violent assault. Based on these observations, the Police Department arrested a suspect, Douglas John Lepera, and charged him with Second Degree Murder.

Based on preliminary autopsy results received Monday morning the Waynesboro Police Department and Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office are withdrawing the Second Degree Murder Charges against Douglas John Lepera. The state medical examiner was unable to determine an apparent cause of death, and therefore the Police Department and Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office have concluded there is currently insufficient evidence to sustain a charge of Second Degree Murder, pending a full autopsy report with toxicology screening.

Once the final autopsy results are received, additional charges against Lepera may be forthcoming. Mr. Lepera continues to be held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail on an unrelated outstanding bench warrant from the Waynesboro General District Court.

The case remains active and anyone with additional information is asked to call the Waynesboro Police Department at (540) 942-6675 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 332-2017.
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Missy Stinespring Miller

Wow look at all the lawyers on this post.

Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty ??? Explain please ?

April Leach Marcum

Maybe because they are homeless and no one cares

Wow that screw up just cost the case!

Sounds to me like there may be a lawsuit ...should had everything in place before charge with second degree murder and defamation of character if you already had him on another charge stick with that till evidence showed 1 way or the other

Lets see statements he made and and a violent assault and not be charged sounds like a confession to me

He guilty

February 24, 2019

Update:
Investigators have completed their work at the scene of this incident in the woods adjacent to Lowes, and have determined the death is a homicide due to the presence of evidence consistent with an assault.

The female victim has been positively identified as 41 year old Sarah Elizabeth Conner of Waynesboro. Her body will be sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Roanoke for an autopsy. Her next of kin has been notified.

The initial responding officers to this scene, which is best described as a campsite used by the homeless, found and detained a man in the immediate vicinity of Ms. Conner’s body. He was arrested at that time due to an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear in Waynesboro General District Court.

After further investigation, this man, Douglas John Lepera, 52 and a Waynesboro resident, has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder in Ms. Conner’s Death. Mr. Lepera is currently being held at Middle River Regional Jail without bond.

This case remains active as investigators continue to gather information and process evidence. Anyone with additional information about this crime is asked to call the Waynesboro Police Department at 540-942-6675 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-2017.
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February 24, 2019

Update:
Investigators have completed their work at the scene of this incident in the woods adjacent to Lowes, and have determined the death is a homicide due to the presence of evidence consistent with an assault. 

The female victim has been positively identified as 41 year old Sarah Elizabeth Conner of Waynesboro. Her body will be sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Roanoke for an autopsy. Her next of kin has been notified.

The initial responding officers to this scene, which is best described as a campsite used by the homeless, found and detained a man in the immediate vicinity of Ms. Conner’s body. He was arrested at that time due to an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear in Waynesboro General District Court.

After further investigation, this man, Douglas John Lepera, 52 and a Waynesboro resident, has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder in Ms. Conner’s Death. Mr. Lepera is currently being held at Middle River Regional Jail without bond. 

This case remains active as investigators continue to gather information and process evidence. Anyone with additional information about this crime is asked to call the Waynesboro Police Department at 540-942-6675 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-2017. 
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Prayers for her family 🙏. Thank you WP. for your quick and hard work. Especially in the rain! Prayers for all Waynesboro officers for safety on duty.

If she had a family that truly cared or friends why is she homeless behind Lowe’s. It’s sad and heartbreaking. My heart goes out to her and the people who loved her. Prayers to all for your loss.

Well done, WPD. Thank you for your service.

I thought Charles Manson died.

Handsome fella

Prayers her family and friends 🙏

Sending prayers for her family

How does a guy with an outstanding warrant that apparently everyone in town knows panhandles isn't picked up by the Waynesboro Police Department prior to this??

Prayers for everyone.

U go girl,I agree with e everything u said

Sending prayers to both the families 🙏🙏🙏

Thank you WPD for your Swift, hard work.

This is what happens when ask someone for something ppl need to learn that lesson so high up

Ethan Duncan

Prayers for family

Prayers for her family

This is horrible in our back yard. We should not have homeless people with all the money we give away

Darnell Shull Sheets

I think Skynet sent this guy from the future.....Only some of you will get that.

That man i know very well he would not have done that to her i put my life on that

Prayers for the family sorry about your loss

Well done,WPD and thank you.

Victoria Porter

Waynesboro pa?

MEDIA RELEASE

February 23, 2019

The Waynesboro police department is currently on the scene of a suspicious death.

A citizen called Police at approximately 3:10 PM to report that he had discovered a body in a wooded area off of Lew DeWitt Blvd. adjacent to Lowes.

Upon arrival officers found a deceased adult female and have begun an investigation into the incident.

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Does anyone know her name yet

Praying for all

Its a VERY SAD SITUATION FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED!

Prayers to all 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Prayers

What state was this taken place I live in Waynesboro Pa

Prayers😪🙏🙏🙏

Wow that’s not good

Someone gave a name of the female found on spot a cop lil earlier

Someone's loved one...God comfort those who knew her and mourn her loss!😭

We need to keep each other safe

I’m curious to know if it may be a homeless women? I know a lot of homeless people live in tents in the woods across from Lowe’s, prayers to the family and I pray she can be identified and her family can find closure in her death, I just pray she wasn’t murdered!!!

😪Prayers For All Involved.

Prayers

Oh. That's so sad.

Wow.

They were still there at 6 , when I drove by Lowe's today, thank you for posting, my prays

Tammy Hewitt

Crazy ...somethings always going on

Brooke Slosson

Ashley Christy

Patty Walters Sorrell

Prayers

Myrna Haynes

Doug Kneer

February 22, 2019

Update on Speedy's Food Mart Investigation:

The Waynesboro Police department has recovered very clear video footage from the in-store security camera system as well as additional footage from security cameras located outside of an adjacent building. Still photos have been developed from this footage that are being released to the public. We believe this will help to identify the perpetrators of this brazen and potentially dangerous crime. It is clear from the footage recovered that both suspects were armed and displaying firearms in a menacing manner as they burst into the store only to find that the lone clerk was not immediately present in the retail area. After briefly looking for the clerk, suspect #2 removes the cash register and then both suspects quickly leave the store. The still photos captured from the adjacent exterior camera shows a vehicle arriving and then quickly departing during the precise time of the incident.

We ask that anyone who recognizes the suspects or articles of clothing/apparel they were wearing, or the vehicle they arrived and fled in, to contact police as soon as possible.

Callers may contact the Waynesboro Police Department at 540-942-6675 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.
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We used to not have to worry times have changed its greed its sad why go to jail for a dollar

Been wanting all my late fees they charged me back in the day. Lol

Good camera too bad they were disguised so well!!

somebody for recognizes this two and their car. please speak up

Very clear footage that shows clearly no proof or clue who they are 😂

Go get them WPD!

Corey Crabtree

Wow yall have no idea or clue maybe yall can be detectives and do the polices jobs save them the trouble 👮‍♂️👮‍♀️

Stores need cameras at face level..

Wow. I stopped at this store almost daily growing up... never worried about this back then. It's sad the state of this world now

This is just sad!!!! I just wonder what would have happened IF someone had been in sight

One is left hand. At less that the hand they holding the gun in...and one does look like a girl...

Logan Martin

Look at the one with blue gloves on thats a girl look at the way shes standing

I love Facebook detectives! 🤣😂😎

Shelby Burnett

Richard Marsh Jr.

Janice Davis

Must have stopped by the dollar store for them blue latex gloves

Definitely 1 Male and 1female.

2000 to 2006 Hyundai Santa features might lead them to the robbers

Casey Burns

First off it shouldn’t be just one employee in the store. Second one of them look like a woman.

Edward MOORE Kennedy.... LOSERS from Massachusetts

Surveillance used for real criminals are much more effective than targeting good citizens for budget quotos for corrupted city cops & FIREMEN....coughing📷📷📷

MEDIA RELEASE

February 21, 2019

Waynesboro Police are investigating a brazen theft which occurred at Speedy Food Mart last night at approximately 8:00 PM.

Police were dispatched to the business, located in the 1700 block of North Delphine Ave. when the on duty clerk reported the cash register had just been stolen.

Investigation revealed two subjects wearing hoods and masks entered the store while the clerk was distracted and removed the electronic cash register and contents. The cash register and contents are valued at more than $500.

This case remains active and police are requesting that anyone with information about this crime call the Waynesboro Police Department at 540-942-6675 or Crime Stoppers at 800- 322-2017.
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Brett Jenkins

I turn them in

Possible 20 years in prison for armed robbery for $500? How stupid are you to value 20 years of your life for a few hundred bucks?

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Hope the kids in Waynesboro enjoy the day off from school.

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Lol, that's what my daughter did.

Daniel Gonzalez

Great fantastic

Be careful out there today officers!

Or Daughter 🙄🤦🏼‍♀️😂

Hahahaha

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

What? No flame thrower?

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It would appear that mother nature hasnt gotten her fill of winter weather yet.  When the snow and ice begins to fall, please make smart decisions and be safe!!

2 months ago

Waynesboro Police Department

Congratulations Detective Shaver and Barkley!!!!Waynesboro Police Department SOD Detective Shaver and K-9 Barkley are pictured here with one one of their recent meth seizures. They have a total of $1,201,064.00 in cash/narcotics seizures. Det. Shaver is a 29-year veteran of the Waynesboro Police Department. K-9 Barkley is a 5 year old Springer Spaniel trained in Narcotics.

Congratulations on reaching over $1 MILLION in seizures! Very few K-9 Teams accomplish this in their careers.

#prok9trained #policek9
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Congratulations Detective Shaver and Barkley!!!!

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Congratulations! Thanks for cleaning up our streets!

Who gets the money????🤑

Thank you for all you do for our city and beyond! Congratulations

I ♡ working dogs!! Way to go 👏👏

Congratulations

Well done! Please stay safe out there.

Jack Dawson

Great job!!

Congratulations! ❤️

Beautiful Spaniel!!! Congrats!

Congratulations Jessie Shaver you are the man!

Great job!!

Congrats keep up the great work.

Good job!

thanks for keeping up a long tradition.....

that is soooo sweet !!

Good get that garbage off the streets it kills.

Way to go you all! Keep cleaning our town up of those criminals!

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If you have any information to provide, please contact the Page County Sheriffs Office at 540-743-6571 or your local law enforcement agency.

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According to the Aware Foundation's website Zacharee Smith has been located and is safe.

pretty)

Found safe

Thank you

2 months ago

Waynesboro Police Department

May you rest in eternal peace.When no words are necessary... VSP Med-Flight helicopter in flight returning to its Abingdon Aviation Base with Trooper Lucas B. Dowell and his family aboard. Thank you, Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Inc. and Washington Co. Sheriff's Office for supporting us during this most difficult and challenging of times. #BrothersandSistersinBlue #NeverForget #StandStrong #StaySafe #ThinBlueLine ... See MoreSee Less

May you rest in eternal peace.

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RIP my brother....

Not another one

RIP

All respect.

So heartbreaking. Prayers for his family .

TAKE!!! LOCK!!! HIDE!!!
It really is that easy to make a difference.
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TAKE!!!              LOCK!!!              HIDE!!!
It really is that easy to make a difference.

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Then you have the ones that say won't happen to me.

Don't steal, even if a car is unlocked! We can ALL make a difference.

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Enjoy the Super Bowl,  but please make smart decisions and stay safe!!!

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Download the uber app they're in the area

Today marks the five year anniversary of the murder of Captain Kevin Quick. This morning we gathered with family and friends to honor the memory of our fallen brother. Although Kevin is gone from this earth, his memory continues to live through all of us who were blessed enough to know him.

Rest in peace my brother.
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Today marks the five year anniversary of the murder of Captain Kevin Quick.  This morning we gathered with family and friends to honor the memory of our fallen brother.  Although Kevin is gone from this earth, his memory continues to live through all of us who were blessed enough to know  him. 

Rest in peace my brother.

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We will never forget!!!! I worked with Kevin at Invista and will never forget his kindness and good nature! We held our breath when he went missing and prayed for his safe return. My heart was broken when we learned of his fate. Rest in peace, dear friend!

It’s so hard to believe it’s been 5 years. There’s not 1 day that goes by that I don’t think of you & your contagious smile & laughter that you had! I was blessed to have such a wonderful, caring & loving cousin! God only takes the best but why I’ll NEVER understand.. 💙🖤💙🖤💙🖤

Thank you for always remembering him and honoring him as he deserves. A special thank you for sharing his memory with his sweet, precious little girl and letting her see what a good man her Daddy was. 🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏

RIP my friend. I was honored to know you as a special friend and a co-worker.❤

Rest in peace...

It was a Beautiful Memorial Service for a wonderful Man! Prayers for his Family!!!

To read this really saddens me Sara. I hope you can find peace through all of this. Love ya girl!!

What a wonderful tribute!

Thank you for sharing that Tami!

One great person. So glad I can call him my cousin. Love and miss you Kevin.

Think of him daily .. miss my good friend .. May his memory be eternal !!

Terry Brooks

I think about Kevin quite often, we had alot of great times together. You simply couldn't have met a better person.

RIP KEVIN-miss you-dr b

Praying for his Family friend And the WPD🙏🙏❤️❤️

Memory Eternal

Was a good friend, sadly missed

Rest in peace.

Still miss you dear Kevin🌹❤️

Remember this day like it was yesterday, so sad .

Amen 🙏🏻

RIP

I think of you often friend ❤️

Prayers

Faith Harvey Duncan

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MEDIA RELEASE

WPD Special Operations Division and JADE Task Force Raid Local Hotel Room and Encounter Armed Juvenile

January 24, 2019

On January 23, 2019, members of the Waynesboro Police Department Special Operations Division and the Virginia State Police Jefferson Area Drug Task Force (JADE) executed a joint narcotics search warrant at a hotel in the 2000 block of Rosser Avenue in the City of Waynesboro, VA. As the raid team approached the hotel room, a male, later determined to be a 15 year old, ran from the room and ignored police commands to stop. Two Albemarle County Narcotics Detectives, both members of the JADE Drug Task Force, gave chase. As the juvenile ran from the officers, he drew a 9mm handgun from his waistband and continually brandished it during the chase. After several hundred yards, as the detectives closed in on him, the juvenile first threw the gun near Rosser Avenue and then took off a backpack that he was carrying and discarded it. He was soon thereafter apprehended by the detectives.

Inside the backpack, police recovered 50 grams of methamphetamine (with a street value of approximately $5,000) and additional 9mm ammunition. The 9mm handgun that was recovered had an obliterated serial number so police believe it may be stolen. Police also recovered $3,500 in cash from one of the juvenile’s pockets.

The juvenile, who admitted to having just smoked methamphetamine prior to the incident, was transported to Augusta Medical Center for treatment for injuries sustained during the foot pursuit. He was treated and released to police custody. He is currently being held on a juvenile detention order at the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Detention Center. He is charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm while in possession of a Schedule II drug, underage possession of a handgun and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

Additional drug paraphernalia and a half ounce of marijuana were also recovered from the motel room during the ensuing search.

More arrests are pending.
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MEDIA RELEASE 

WPD Special Operations Division and JADE Task Force Raid Local Hotel Room and Encounter Armed Juvenile 

January 24, 2019

On January 23, 2019, members of the Waynesboro Police Department Special Operations Division and the Virginia State Police Jefferson Area Drug Task Force (JADE) executed a joint narcotics search warrant at a hotel in the 2000 block of Rosser Avenue in the City of Waynesboro, VA. As the raid team approached the hotel room, a male, later determined to be a 15 year old, ran from the room and ignored police commands to stop. Two Albemarle County Narcotics Detectives, both members of the JADE Drug Task Force, gave chase. As the juvenile ran from the officers, he drew a 9mm handgun from his waistband and continually brandished it during the chase. After several hundred yards, as the detectives closed in on him, the juvenile first threw the gun near Rosser Avenue and then took off a backpack that he was carrying and discarded it. He was soon thereafter apprehended by the detectives. 

Inside the backpack, police recovered 50 grams of methamphetamine (with a street value of approximately $5,000) and additional 9mm ammunition. The 9mm handgun that was recovered had an obliterated serial number so police believe it may be stolen. Police also recovered $3,500 in cash from one of the juvenile’s pockets. 

The juvenile, who admitted to having just smoked methamphetamine prior to the incident, was transported to Augusta Medical Center for treatment for injuries sustained during the foot pursuit. He was treated and released to police custody. He is currently being held on a juvenile detention order at the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Detention Center. He is charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm while in possession of a Schedule II drug, underage possession of a handgun and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. 

Additional drug paraphernalia and a half ounce of marijuana were also recovered from the motel room during the ensuing search. 

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Thank you WPD great job

Great job WPD!

Wow... 15 years old.... thank you WPD and VSP.

Great Job WPD

Thank you for the great job being done by the WPD and JADE.

thank you WPD, JADE, and VSP for keeping us safe! thank God no one was hurt....that could've gone south in a heartbeat.

That’s a healthy size bite out of crime y’all just took. Thank you for your diligence and job well done to all LE agencies involved!

Way to go WPD *JADE!

Good Job !

a sad state of affairs, when a 15 year old has 50 grams of meth, 3500 in cash, and a gun. so glad hes off the streets, and i hope they prosicute him as an adult. otherwise, a slap on the wrist and hes home tonight and back on the streets

This is just so sad. A 15 year old with a gun and 50 grams of meth?? Just terrible.😥

Well done WPD & JADE!! Thank you for getting this person OFF the streets. No need for any more drug pushers.

Good job wpd.

And we need stronger gun laws. Lol. Please explain to me how something like this would have been prevented if the laws was more strict. I'll wait. Lol

Sean... wow. 15. Crazy

I think I had that same 9mm in the Saints Row video game.

What color

Good!!

I like that gun , will it be auctioned off ? Ps Good Job 👏👏👏

Good job you guys! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

So young 😔

Sara, do you know what hotel this was?

Wow 15 ? Who is having these kids out there? I hope they get the dealer that has this kid selling it

How lucky is he that the cops diddent shoot him

Looking at the hand gun you can tell he’s definitely a amateur.

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Focus on safety when you take to the roads this winter!!!!

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Snow plow crews are out in the City. Please drive cautiously, dont drive distracted and dont end up like this person in the Salem, Virginia area!!!

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On their phone?

i plowed for nearly 40 years, and there is always some ardvark going to slip in behind you and hit you or hope you back into them.

Always an idiot

It looks like winter weather is heading our way this weekend. Please be safe and check out some of the winter weather driving tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at the link below.

www.nhtsa.gov/winter-driving-tips
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It looks like winter weather is heading our way this weekend.  Please be safe and check out some of the winter weather driving tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at the link below.

https://www.nhtsa.gov/winter-driving-tips

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Thank you to all of the Waynesboro community members who dropped off food today for National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.  We appreciate your support.

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You all do a great job. God bless. Stay. Safe

Thank you!!!! 👮‍♀️ 👮🏽 🚔

School is back in session.
Please slow down and don't drive distracted.
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School is back in session.  
Please slow down and dont drive distracted.

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On behalf of the Waynesboro Police Department,  have a happy and safe New Year!!!!

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Happy New Year and to the Waynesboro Sheriffs Office. Be safe.

Same to you and all first responders! Stay safe and well & thank you for what you do.

Happy New Year's be safe

To all of you too!

Happy New Year to you all and thank you

Happy New Year....thanks for all you do

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

keep doing what your doing WPD!

Happy New Year to all!

UPDATE: Keith Donte Hargrove was arrested by the Harrisonburg Police Department on 01/01/19.

MEDIA RELEASE: WANTED PERSON

The Waynesboro Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in locating Keith Donte Hargrove.

Hargrove is wanted on outstanding felony warrants for Carnal Knowledge, and Indecent Liberties with a child. These charges are the result of an investigation that began on November 13th, 2018 and pertain to crimes that occurred in late September 2018 involving a female victim between 13 -15 years of age.

If you have any information pertaining to Hargrove’s location, call Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017 or the Waynesboro Police Department at 540-942-6675. As a reminder, callers to Crime Stoppers do not have to give their name and may receive a cash reward if the information given leads to an arrest.

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UPDATE:  Keith Donte Hargrove was arrested by the Harrisonburg Police Department on 01/01/19.

MEDIA RELEASE:  WANTED PERSON

The Waynesboro Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in locating Keith Donte Hargrove.  

Hargrove is wanted on outstanding felony warrants for Carnal Knowledge, and Indecent Liberties with a child. These charges are the result of an investigation that began on November 13th, 2018 and pertain to crimes that occurred in late September 2018 involving a female victim between 13 -15 years of age. 

If you have any information pertaining to Hargrove’s location, call Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017 or the Waynesboro Police Department at 540-942-6675. As a reminder, callers to Crime Stoppers do not have to give their name and may receive a cash reward if the information given leads to an arrest.

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I thought the Harrisonburg Police had arrested him??

Anybody else thinks he kinda looks like Tiger Woods?

SICK!

Sick b***tard

Sicko

I sure hope y'all find him what a sick poor excuse for a human he disgusts me find him lock him up and throw away the key

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends the following actions to stay safe this holiday season:

It is never okay to drive drunk or high. Designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation or a ride share service to get home safely.

If a friend or family member is impaired by alcohol or drugs and planning to drive, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get home safely. Don’t worry about offending someone—they’ll thank you later.

Be alert and distraction-free, and if you see an impaired driver, call 911 as soon as it is safe to do so.

Buckle up. Wearing your seat belt is your best defense against an impaired driver.

On behalf of the men and women of the Waynesboro Police Department, have a happy and safe holiday season.
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends the following actions to stay safe this holiday season:

It is never okay to drive drunk or high. Designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation or a ride share service to get home safely. 

If a friend or family member is impaired by alcohol or drugs and planning to drive, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get home safely. Don’t worry about offending someone—they’ll thank you later.

Be alert and distraction-free, and if you see an impaired driver, call 911 as soon as it is safe to do so.

Buckle up. Wearing your seat belt is your best defense against an impaired driver.

On behalf of the men and women of the Waynesboro Police Department, have a happy and safe holiday season.

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Merry Christmas from the dedicated men and women of the Waynesboro Police Department.

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Merry Christmas! 🎄 And Thank you for keeping us safe!

Merry Christmas to ya'll! STAY SAFE

Merry Christmas stay safe out there

Merry Christmas yal stay safe

Merry Christmas 🙂 Thanks for keeping us safe.

Merry Christmas to all of you and thank you!

Thanks and Merry Christmas to WPD

Merry Christmas 🎄 and Thank you 🙏

Merry Christmas to all officers of the WPD. Thank you for all the work you do to keep us safe? 🙏🎄👨🏻‍✈️👩🏻‍✈️

Merry Christmas to all of you. Thank you for your service.

Thanks for your service!!!

AND THANK YOU ALL FOR WHAT YOU DO

Merry Christmas to you and your family's. Thank you for your service.

Merry Christmas From Shippensburg PA.

Merry Christmas to each of you I pray blessings

Merry Christmas to all

May Lord Be with each of you and your families during this joyous season...

Merry Christmas to u all. And thank u all for ur service

Merry Christmas to all of you. Thank you for all you do.

Merry Xmas. Plz stahp arresting me...

Merry Christmas to all of you that protects our city everyday.

Thank you! And be careful out there! Psalm 121 Proverbs 3:5-6

Merry Christmas

merry christmas to u all and thank u for ur service

Merry Christmas!

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When you head out to get that last minute Christmas shopping done tomorrow, please slow down and dont drive distracted.

If you plan to go out and consume alcohol during this holiday season, do everyone a favor and also make a plan for a safe ride home.

PLAN AHEAD, BE SMART, AND STAY SAFE!!!!
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If you plan to go out and consume alcohol during this holiday season, do everyone a favor and also make a plan for a safe ride home. 

PLAN AHEAD, BE SMART, AND STAY SAFE!!!!

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if you plan on drinking... regardless of the amount, take a ride to the event. Studies have shown that if you drive to the event then you feel obligated to drive home. This eliminates that option.

I have not drank in 16 months

DON'T LET A GRINCH STEAL YOUR CHRISTMAS!!!

--LOCK YOUR VEHICLE
--Don’t leave valuables, Christmas gifts or firearms in your vehicle.
--If you must leave valuables or Christmas gifts in your vehicle, lock them in the trunk or hide them. Do not leave anything in plain view.
--Keep your vehicle clean and clear of clutter to show that nothing of value exists to steal.
--Park in well lit areas.
--If you see something suspicious, please call the police.
--LOCK YOUR VEHICLE
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DONT LET A GRINCH STEAL YOUR CHRISTMAS!!!

--LOCK YOUR VEHICLE
--Don’t leave valuables, Christmas gifts or firearms in your vehicle.
--If you must leave valuables or Christmas gifts in your vehicle, lock them in the trunk or hide them. Do not leave anything in plain view.
--Keep your vehicle clean and clear of clutter to show that nothing of value exists to steal. 
--Park in well lit areas.
--If you see something suspicious, please call the police.
--LOCK YOUR VEHICLE

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to be fair the grinch never hated christmas he hated people

MEDIA RELEASE

December 18, 2018

The Waynesboro Police Department honored one of its officers and two citizens at an awards ceremony held on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018.

The department’s lifesaving medal was presented to Officer Alison Willis who on July 20th, 2018 responded to the Comfort Inn pool where it was reported that an adult female was drowning. Upon arrival Officer Willis found two citizens, Mrs. Debbie Roberts and her grandson Zachary Tomey, removing an unresponsive female from the pool. Officer Willis and Mrs. Roberts quickly assessed the victim and found she was not breathing and had no pulse. Together they administered CPR and ultimately the victim was successfully resuscitated and made a full recovery.

For their immediate action which was instrumental in saving the life of a fellow citizen, the department presented its Citizen’s Lifesaving Award to both Mrs. Roberts and Mr. Tomey. (Mr. Tomey was unable to attend but Mrs. Roberts accepted his award on his behalf)

Also on December 12th, The Waynesboro Police Auxiliary held their annual awards banquet where three of their members were honored and recognized. Sergeant Ben Kontaxes was presented a departmental Commendation and received the Auxiliary’s Curtis Glass Award. Sgt. Paul Harris was presented a departmental commendation and was named as the 2018 Auxiliary Officer of the Year. Both of these officers were recognized for their tireless efforts and dedication while organizing and executing a recent auxiliary police officer training academy, including the final field training exercise.

Lastly, Lt. Colonel Corey Fox was recognized for providing the most volunteer hours to the auxiliary unit during this past year for a total of 259 hours.

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Thank You for your service ♥️

Way to go!!!!!!

Awesome

Awesome job!

Good

Xoxo

DON'T LET THE GRINCH RUIN YOUR ONLINE SHOPPING!!

Here are some tips for you to consider:

1. Links in emails, tweets, posts, and online advertising are often how criminals compromise your computer. If it looks suspicious, it’s best to delete it.

2. Don’t share your personal or financial information over an unsecured network (a connection that doesn’t require a password for access). Using the direct web access on your phone (via 3G/4G connection) is generally safer than an unsecured wireless network when on your mobile device.

3. Make sure the website you are ordering from is legitimate. This includes a closed padlock on your web browser’s address bar or a URL address that begins with shttp or https. This indicates that the purchase is encrypted or secured.

4. Use safe payment options. Credit cards are generally the safest option because they allow buyers to seek a credit from the issuer if the product isn’t delivered or isn’t what was ordered. Never send cash through the mail or use a money-wiring service.

5. Keep a paper trail. Save records of your online transactions. Read your credit card statements as soon as you get them to make sure there aren’t any unauthorized charges. If there is a discrepancy, call your bank and report it immediately.
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DONT LET THE GRINCH RUIN YOUR ONLINE SHOPPING!!

Here are some tips for you to consider:

1.  Links in emails, tweets, posts, and online advertising are often how criminals compromise your computer. If it looks suspicious, it’s best to delete it.

2.  Don’t share your personal or financial information over an unsecured network (a connection that doesn’t require a password for access). Using the direct web access on your phone (via 3G/4G connection) is generally safer than an unsecured wireless network when on your mobile device.

3.  Make sure the website you are ordering from is legitimate. This includes a closed padlock on your web browser’s address bar or a URL address that begins with shttp or https. This indicates that the purchase is encrypted or secured.

4.  Use safe payment options. Credit cards are generally the safest option because they allow buyers to seek a credit from the issuer if the product isn’t delivered or isn’t what was ordered. Never send cash through the mail or use a money-wiring service.

5.  Keep a paper trail. Save records of your online transactions. Read your credit card statements as soon as you get them to make sure there aren’t any unauthorized charges. If there is a discrepancy, call your bank and report it immediately.

The Waynesboro Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in locating Alexus Dyer. Dyer is wanted for an outstanding larceny warrant out of Waynesboro since Dec of 2017. If you have any information pertaining to Dyer’s location, call Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017 or the Waynesboro Police Department at 540-942-6675. As a reminder, callers are protected by Virginia law in that their identity will never be divulged. ... See MoreSee Less

The Waynesboro Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in locating Alexus Dyer.  Dyer is wanted for an outstanding larceny warrant out of Waynesboro since Dec of 2017. If you have any information pertaining to Dyer’s location, call Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017 or the Waynesboro Police Department at 540-942-6675. As a reminder, callers are protected by Virginia law in that their identity will never be divulged.

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Brant Wood Lisa K Agee Victoria Elkins

Try commerce area across the street

Kaitlyn Pace 😐😐😐😐😐😐

Richie Green

MEDIA RELEASE:

WPD Conducts Raids at Local Business and Residence

December 13, 2018

On December 13th, 2018, the Waynesboro Police Department Special Operations Division and Patrol Division conducted simultaneous search warrants at a local Mexican market and at the business owner’s residence. At approximately 5:30 pm, police descended on the Mexican store, Abarrotes La Victoria, located at 440 West Broad Street in the City of Waynesboro. Police detained one of the store owners at the scene while a search of the store was conducted. During the search, police seized 39 grams of methamphetamine (with a street value of $3,900), a handgun, $1900 in cash, a 2010 Ford F150 King Ranch pickup truck and thousands of money wire transfer receipts from the business.

As a result of the items found at the scene, 40 year old Waynesboro resident Ramon Aguilera Bedolla was taken into custody for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and possession of a firearm while in possession of drugs.

At the same time police were conducting the raid at the store, a second search warrant was being executed at Bedolla’s residence in the 2000 block of Whitebridge Road in Waynesboro. At that location, police recovered more money wire transfer receipts and over $8,000 in cash.

Bedolla was held on a $2,000 secured bond and transferred to Middle River Regional Jail.

This incident is part of an ongoing investigation into a large scale methamphetamine trafficking organization that spans from central Mexico to Waynesboro and the Shenandoah Valley. Additional arrests are pending.
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MEDIA RELEASE:
 
WPD Conducts Raids at Local Business and Residence

December 13, 2018

On December 13th, 2018, the Waynesboro Police Department Special Operations Division and Patrol Division conducted simultaneous search warrants at a local Mexican market and at the business owner’s residence.  At approximately 5:30 pm, police descended on the Mexican store, Abarrotes La Victoria, located at 440 West Broad Street in the City of Waynesboro. Police detained one of the store owners at the scene while a search of the store was conducted. During the search, police seized 39 grams of methamphetamine (with a street value of $3,900), a handgun, $1900 in cash, a 2010 Ford F150 King Ranch pickup truck and thousands of money wire transfer receipts from the business. 

As a result of the items found at the scene, 40 year old Waynesboro resident Ramon Aguilera Bedolla was taken into custody for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and possession of a firearm while in possession of drugs. 

At the same time police were conducting the raid at the store, a second search warrant was being executed at Bedolla’s residence in the 2000 block of Whitebridge Road in Waynesboro. At that location, police recovered more money wire transfer receipts and over $8,000 in cash. 

Bedolla was held on a $2,000 secured bond and transferred to Middle River Regional Jail. 

This incident is part of an ongoing investigation into a large scale methamphetamine trafficking organization that spans from central Mexico to Waynesboro and the Shenandoah Valley. Additional arrests are pending.Image attachment

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Great work, WPD!! Thank you for all that you do to keep us safe!

Aaron Wilson when we seen this the other day driving by

$2,000? Seriously?? How about no bond. No plea deal. Just lock him away. Sorry, but meth is ruining too many lives to keep letting these people back out onto the streets to continue selling. Charge the top guys with murder... cause in reality that's what they're doing by making this trash available!!

That man his daughter is my friend at school I feel bad for her

What do they do with the vehicle's i could use one just bought one and having trouble second truck ive bought with trouble what do they do with seized trucks

Erica Joy Hodges

Nooooooooooo That's where I get my tortillos!!! 😥

Kudos y'all knocking it out!

Tomeka-Mike Rhoades

way to go

2000$ bond seriously?? Damb they held my son on 2500 for driving charge..what they thinking

Obet Esparza

Maria Hernandez Carmen Sanjuan Anahi Sanjuan

🤭🤭🤭😑😯😯

Courtney Y Alejandro Garcia

Damn, we live paycheck to paycheck and there's people running around Waynesboro with thousands in their pockets.

While it is great that this trash is getting taken off the streets because it poisons our children families and communities it's sad to see good ppl make wrong choices especially with children. I'm glad wpd is cleaning up ensuring future generations a chance at a cleaner life but this is a son husband and father we need to figure out what causes these ppl to make these horrible choices if we truly want to get it gone for good.. I would never have thought in a million years this place would be involved in something so horrific 😣

A couple gets snitched on and they all start to fall. Get em boys!!!

He will run to mexico

The Waynesboro Police Department is sad to announce the passing of retired Police Lieutenant, David Belch.

David Lee Belch joined the department in 1965. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on August 1,1990 and assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division as the Commander.

Lt. Belch retired from the department in 1995 after 30 years of dedicated service to the City of Waynesboro.

God bless you, and thank you for your service.
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The Waynesboro Police Department is sad to announce the passing of retired Police Lieutenant, David Belch.

David Lee Belch joined the department in 1965. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on August 1,1990 and assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division as the Commander.

Lt. Belch retired from the department in 1995 after 30 years of dedicated service to the City of Waynesboro.

God bless you, and thank you for your service.

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Made me laugh so many times and saved a dance for me when I would see him and Vive💜

One of the greatest guys and sargent I knew...RIP my friend...nice service at the moose also....

A tremendous public servant, husband, father and friend. I am blessed to have been able to spend many many hours with him driving circles around the city with frequent stops at Weasie's. God Rest his U.S. Army Old Guard soul.

Erika your dad was a very loved man ❤️

He an d his granddaughter were at the moose with us all the time yu will b e missed

RIP and thank you for your service!

What a wonderful man he was! I graduated school with his daughter Laura. He was always so nice to me, when I hung out at his house with her. Such a kind soul.

This man taught me how to swim and dive at the waynesboro moose lodge. He was absolutely an amazing man.

One of the best men I ever knew...REST IN PEACE...you have earned it

Lt. Belch joined the PD the same year I started at Fishburne Military School. Even then I had a keen interest in become police officer and often spoke with WPD officers when I saw them downtown. I am sure that I spoke with Lt. Belch back in the day. My sympathies to his family and the officers and community of Waynesboro.

A man anyone would be honored to serve under!

❤️🙏🏻💙

Waynesboro Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying this female. If you anyone has information, please contact Detective Jamie Dunn at 540 942-6543.

The details are as follows:

On 10-22-18 a vehicle was broken into between the hours of 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm. During the vehicle break-in, various items were stolen from inside the vehicle. One of the things in question that was taken from the car was a credit card. This stolen credit card was used in Walmart in Rockbridge County, VA. Video surveillance from the Rockbridge County Walmart shows this female using the stolen credit card to make a purchase.
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Waynesboro Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying this female.  If you anyone has information, please contact Detective Jamie Dunn at 540 942-6543.  

The details are as follows:

On 10-22-18 a vehicle was broken into between the hours of 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm.  During the vehicle break-in, various items were stolen from inside the vehicle.  One of the things in question that was taken from the car was a credit card.  This stolen credit card was used in Walmart in Rockbridge County, VA.  Video surveillance from the Rockbridge County Walmart shows this female using the stolen credit card to make a purchase.Image attachment

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I hope she's going in there to buy a pair of shoes. Because it looks like she needs them. Lol

You are being videotaped from the time you pull on walmart parking lot until yiu leave. Look at the self check out, the yellow boxes are face recognition .

is she pregnant? I hope you like the very real possibility of having to deliver in prison some people

There are ways besides stealing but still sad... She doesn't have on any shoes....

I just hope she gets caught

It's funny how everytime we here of this happening these people end up on walmart cameras. I guess free advertising for walmart.

I know they stupid to go use it when camera r

This pic dont show her using a card. It shows her walking in the store......

Rut roh......:)

How true

Bettah catch her fer she charged a lot

They don't care...and yes is ...is what they'd say ....look at the system online... they commit a crime ...court dates pending... they get it postponed again and again and again sometimes four and five years later.... there's no (get caught go to jail anymore) there's (get caught... tell me everything you know and you probably won't go to jail ever)

We need your help in identifying the pictured suspect in the posted photos. The suspect was caught on camera tampering with a local bank's ATM. If anyone knows the identity of this suspect please contact Waynesboro Police Department at (540) 942-6675 and ask to speak with Detective Dean.
Thank you.
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We need your help in identifying the pictured suspect in the posted photos.  The suspect was caught on camera tampering with a local banks ATM.  If anyone knows the identity of this suspect please contact Waynesboro Police Department at (540) 942-6675 and ask to speak with Detective Dean.
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lmbo @ 1 w/ mask other no mask, now thats planning 💯

Pretty old photo

Which bank?

Wish I could help.

🤔

Secound one in white is women .

Photos from 4-23-18

MEDIA RELEASE:
Waynesboro Police Arrest 2 and Seize Meth, Heroin and $11,000 Cash

December 8, 2018

On December 8, 2018, members the Waynesboro Police Department Special Operations Division and Patrol Division conducted a traffic stop on west bound Interstate 64 near Rosser Avenue in the City of Waynesboro. As a result of a positive K9 alert on the vehicle, police recovered six ounces of crystal methamphetamine (with a street value of approximately $17,000), 9 grams of heroin (with a street value of approximately $900) and over $11,000 in U.S. currency.

59 year old Samuel Thomas Painter Jr and 47 year old Alan Wayne Riley, both Waynesboro residents, were arrested at the scene. Both were charged with possession with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute heroin. These charges carry a minimum mandatory sentence of 20 years to life.

Both men are being held without bond at the Middle River Regional Jail.
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MEDIA RELEASE: 
Waynesboro Police Arrest 2 and Seize Meth, Heroin and $11,000 Cash

December 8, 2018

On December 8, 2018, members the Waynesboro Police Department Special Operations Division and Patrol Division conducted a traffic stop on west bound Interstate 64 near Rosser Avenue in the City of Waynesboro. As a result of a positive K9 alert on the vehicle, police recovered six ounces of crystal methamphetamine (with a street value of approximately $17,000), 9 grams of heroin (with a street value of approximately $900) and over $11,000 in U.S. currency. 

59 year old Samuel Thomas Painter Jr and 47 year old Alan Wayne Riley, both Waynesboro residents, were arrested at the scene. Both were charged with possession with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute heroin. These charges carry a minimum mandatory sentence of 20 years to life. 

Both men are being held without bond at the Middle River Regional Jail.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Well they knew the Conquence this would bring if getting caught

They just turn around and let them back out

Good job, WPD!!!

Great job, hope to see more caught.

WPD you are awesome!

Great Job WPD!!!

Great job WPD and the Canine!!

Wonderful Job WPD

Way to go WPD!! Keep this mess off our streets & away from our kids.

Lock them up and throw away the key

Good job WPD

Thank you WPD!!!

Awesome job WPD!

Bye bye boys..........:)

Keep on keeping on

that one bald guy looks like the same one rounded up when they got like 50 people.... a few weeks back....

Good Job 👏🏼

Sing birds sing. More coming. Let the dominoes fall.

Jon

Outstanding!

Wow!

keep shakin and bake’n 💯

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PLEASE SLOW DOWN, DONT DRIVE DISTRACTED AND STAY SAFE!!

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There is only ONE tip for driving on black ice: DON'T DO IT.

4 months ago

Waynesboro Police Department

Please stay off the roads if at all possible! Enjoy a day in playing games or sitting by your fire. Thanks, WFD. ❄️☃️❄️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Kim Green

Hailey Kennedy stay home

Bands of heavy snow continue to develop and pivot north in a corridor from central Virginia to southern Maryland. Visibility may be reduced to a quarter mile or less at times, making travel very hazardous. Snowfall rates in excess of 1 inch per hour are possible.

Snow plow crews and first responders from the City are out. Please use extreme caution if you absolutely must travel somewhere.
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Bands of heavy snow continue to develop and pivot north in a corridor from central Virginia to southern Maryland. Visibility may be reduced to a quarter mile or less at times, making travel very hazardous. Snowfall rates in excess of 1 inch per hour are possible.

Snow plow crews and first responders from the City are out. Please use extreme caution if you absolutely must travel somewhere.

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No snow here we don't want it

Yes Waynesboro is getting a lot of snow!

Is waynesboro getting much snow??

Do what we do in Western NY... stay home.

We did that in Mass also

Staunton is getting alot of snow

No snow here hope it stay that way

Aren't we lucky today. 🙂

David Ward II

TIS THE SEASON FOR HOLIDAY PACKAGE THEFT.

PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE TIPS PROVIDED BY UPS, FEDEX, AND THE USPS.

Holiday Shipping Tips from UPS
www.ups.com/us/en/help-center/shipping-support/days-of-operation-us/holiday-shipping.page

Holiday Shipping Tips from FedEx
www.fedex.com/en-us/holiday.html

Holiday Shipping Tips from the USPS
about.usps.com/holidaynews/#resources
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TIS THE SEASON FOR HOLIDAY PACKAGE THEFT. 

PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE TIPS PROVIDED BY UPS, FEDEX, AND THE USPS.

Holiday Shipping Tips from UPS
https://www.ups.com/us/en/help-center/shipping-support/days-of-operation-us/holiday-shipping.page

Holiday Shipping Tips from FedEx
https://www.fedex.com/en-us/holiday.html

Holiday Shipping Tips from the USPS
https://about.usps.com/holidaynews/#resources

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heres a tip take boxes from amazon ups usps etc and fill them with your garbage and leave them on the porch..........

Don't forget about the Waynesboro Christmas Parade on Saturday December 1st starting at 6 PM.

In case of a weather related cancellation, the parade will be held on Tuesday, December 4th at 6:00 PM.

We will do our best to let everyone know ASAP if the parade gets postponed.
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Dont forget about the Waynesboro Christmas Parade on Saturday December 1st starting at 6 PM.  

In case of a weather related cancellation, the parade will be held on Tuesday, December 4th at 6:00 PM.  

We will do our best to let everyone know ASAP if the parade gets postponed.

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It's on

Have you decided about whether or not to postpone the parade yet? Just trying to plan the night

Jamie Newman Ryder

Bobbi Jo Dawson

MEDIA RELEASE
Simultaneous Drug Warrants Yield Multiple Meth Arrests

November 28, 2018
On November 28th, 2018, the Waynesboro Police Department Special Operations Division and SWAT Team conducted simultaneous drug raids at adjoining apartments in the 600 block of North Delphine Avenue. As a result of the guns, drugs and other evidence found at the scene, multiple arrests were made and multiple arrests are pending.

In the first apartment, police encountered a total of two adult females, four adult males and one juvenile male. Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were recovered from four of these suspects. This drug evidence was collected and sent to the forensic lab for testing. Warrants are pending for these suspects and they will be named when arrested.
In addition to the drugs found on the suspects present at the scene, a .12 gauge shotgun and several grams of methamphetamine were recovered from a room at the residence as well. As a result, warrants were obtained for 57 year old William Gregory Gibson, of Waynesboro, for possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm while in possession of drugs. Gibson remains at large.

In the second apartment, police encountered a single adult male. A small amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were recovered at this location and warrants are pending for simple drug possession. The offender will be named when the arrest is made.

As police were conducting these searches, a car arrived at the scene with four occupants. Police detained all four and recovered methamphetamine and paraphernalia from all four occupants. Police discovered a loaded .45 cal semi-automatic pistol concealed under one of the passengers in the rear of the vehicle. Approximately two ounces of methamphetamine (with a street value of approximately $5000) and over $700 in cash was also seized. For three of the suspects in the vehicle, the evidence was seized and sent to the forensic lab for analysis. Charges are pending for these suspects and they will be named when charged. One suspect, 28 year old Staunton resident Cody Brandon Christian, was arrested at the scene for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm while in possession of drugs and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Police were able to determine that Christian was renting a room at the Howard Johnson Hotel on North Central Avenue in Staunton, Virginia. Staunton Police executed a search warrant at his room and recovered more narcotic paraphernalia and additional evidence related to the gun charges placed on Christian. Additional charges are pending in Staunton for Christian as well. Christian is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.
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MEDIA RELEASE 
Simultaneous Drug Warrants Yield Multiple Meth Arrests

November 28, 2018
On November 28th, 2018, the Waynesboro Police Department Special Operations Division and SWAT Team conducted simultaneous drug raids at adjoining apartments in the 600 block of North Delphine Avenue. As a result of the guns, drugs and other evidence found at the scene, multiple arrests were made and multiple arrests are pending. 

In the first apartment, police encountered a total of two adult females, four adult males and one juvenile male. Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were recovered from four of these suspects. This drug evidence was collected and sent to the forensic lab for testing. Warrants are pending for these suspects and they will be named when arrested. 
In addition to the drugs found on the suspects present at the scene, a .12 gauge shotgun and several grams of methamphetamine were recovered from a room at the residence as well. As a result, warrants were obtained for 57 year old William Gregory Gibson, of Waynesboro, for possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm while in possession of drugs. Gibson remains at large. 

In the second apartment, police encountered a single adult male. A small amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were recovered at this location and warrants are pending for simple drug possession. The offender will be named when the arrest is made. 

As police were conducting these searches, a car arrived at the scene with four occupants. Police detained all four and recovered methamphetamine and paraphernalia from all four occupants. Police discovered a loaded .45 cal semi-automatic pistol concealed under one of the passengers in the rear of the vehicle. Approximately two ounces of methamphetamine (with a street value of approximately $5000) and over $700 in cash was also seized. For three of the suspects in the vehicle, the evidence was seized and sent to the forensic lab for analysis. Charges are pending for these suspects and they will be named when charged. One suspect, 28 year old Staunton resident Cody Brandon Christian, was arrested at the scene for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm while in possession of drugs and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 
Police were able to determine that Christian was renting a room at the Howard Johnson Hotel on North Central Avenue in Staunton, Virginia. Staunton Police executed a search warrant at his room and recovered more narcotic paraphernalia and additional evidence related to the gun charges placed on Christian. Additional charges are pending in Staunton for Christian as well.  Christian is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.Image attachment