Waynesboro Police Dept

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Media Release

On Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at approximately 9:00 A.M. officers of the Waynesboro Police Department were investigating at an incident of a stolen firearm in the 400 block of Lombardy Circle. The alleged suspect was Zachary Dewar Tomey, 22 years of age from Waynesboro. This incident posed an officer safety and community issue.

The Waynesboro public schools were immediately placed on a modified lockdown as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of all students while the suspect was at large.

Officers of the Waynesboro Police Department coordinated a 2.5-hour search for Tomey; he was subsequently arrested in the 1600 block of New Hope Road. The investigation into the theft of the firearm is currently ongoing.

Waynesboro Public Schools have now been cleared for regular operation.

Zachary Dewar Tomey Status:
· Arrested for violation of VA Code 18.2-119, Trespassing
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Media Release

On Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at approximately 9:00 A.M. officers of the Waynesboro Police Department were investigating at an incident of a stolen firearm in the 400 block of Lombardy Circle. The alleged suspect was Zachary Dewar Tomey, 22 years of age from Waynesboro. This incident posed an officer safety and community issue.
  
The Waynesboro public schools were immediately placed on a modified lockdown as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of all students while the suspect was at large.

Officers of the Waynesboro Police Department coordinated a 2.5-hour search for Tomey; he was subsequently arrested in the 1600 block of New Hope Road. The investigation into the theft of the firearm is currently ongoing.

Waynesboro Public Schools have now been cleared for regular operation.
 
Zachary Dewar Tomey Status:
·        Arrested for violation of VA Code 18.2-119, Trespassing

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Thank you WPD for keeping our children safe! I commend you for making them your priorities. I am so thankful for you! God bless our Police Dept! 💙🙏🏻

Thank you WPD for all that you do!!!! Sending prayers for you guys safety always!!

Thanks WPD for doing a job well done and looking after our families safety.

Waynesboro and surrounding areas have produced some of the dumbest individuals I've ever seen thank you Waynesboro PD

Thank you officers.my prayers are for your safety always.

Thank you WPD for keeping our Community and Schools Safe

Thank you WPD! 💙

Thank you for taking care of our children..good job

Great job and thank you

Great job

Great job WPD

Props to WPS and WPD for handling this situation swiftly.

Thank you, Waynesboro Police Department & Waynesboro Public Schools for acting quickly to make sure our children were kept safe!!

Great job . Now make drugs in waynesboro top priority! Take waynesboro back!

He wonders by my apartment next time he wants to come around I'll be sure to call the cops

Waynesboro Police Department Thank you all for keeping us safe!! You all rock so much❤️❤️❤️

He is not clean! This I know for a fact

And he walked by the kids bus stop morning and evening smh.

He was arrested for trespassing. He was not the person who took the gun He has been clean for a month got a good job and straightened up for his baby

Eyes filled with tears .. bet-cha them eyes wasn't teared up when he was stealing someone else's property .

I don't believe those are tears, looks like he is stoned

Aww hes crying

Zach Rouhselang

William Good

Courtney Hope Britt

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Summer thunderstorms.....need we say more?
Please be smart and stay safe!!!!!!
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Summer thunderstorms.....need we say more?
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STAY ALERT SO KIDS DONT GET HURT!!!

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We unfortunately don't know the answer to that question. I am sure that you could call the school and ask to speak to someone in transportation and maybe they could answer it for you. None of the officers that I have asked about this have ever seen this occur.

Good Morning,

Are they teaching bus drivers to cross the yellow before the stop as well? I've noticed that a lot, and I gotta say, its a bit disconcerting when it happens. I understand they're trying to keep kids safe, but crossing that centerline doesn't seem like a good idea.

School is back in session today!!!

Please slow down, drive safely and don't drive distracted!!!!!!
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School is back in session today!!!

Please slow down, drive safely and dont drive distracted!!!!!!

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And, for heavens sake, stop for school busses! Both directions!

some stop sign enforcement would be good at King and Bridge. I think 1 out of 5 people actually stop there... most just roll through.

Don't worry... they'll slow down to 10mph in the school zone, then do 45 up the rest of Rosser like they do every morning.

Good luck with that when the majority of people still text and drive or use hand helds driving. :/

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Come out and join us tomorrow at National Night Out 2019!

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Yes, Jersey Mike's subs will be at the event.

Jersey Mike's???

Kimberly Stinedurf

SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION TOMORROW!!!

Please slow down, be patient and don't drive distracted.

The links below provide some great back to school safety tips for parents and children.

www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/school-bus-safety

www.nsc.org/home-safety/seasonal-safety/back-to-school
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SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION TOMORROW!!! 

Please slow down, be patient and dont drive distracted.  

The links below provide some great back to school safety tips for parents and children.

https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/school-bus-safety

https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/seasonal-safety/back-to-school

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i hope the bus doesnt stop on blind curves and hill tops with no visibility.....stop where there is visibility. 🚃 🚶🏃🚗🚙🚐🚙

Watch out for those little children please

Yes!!!! The sign out it means stop!! Not go slowly around !! Also don’t use the side st as a faster way to go MOST STOPS ARE ON SIDE STREETS !!!!

Amber Mason when do y'all start back to School ?

3 weeks ago

Waynesboro Police Department

With summer in full swing The City of Waynesboro Fire Department wants to remind you about being safe while having those outdoor grilling parties.

Keep you and your family safe by following these grilling safety tips:
- Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around the grill
- Keep your grill clean by removing grease and fat buildup from the grates and trays below
- Never leave your grill unattended 🍔🌭🔥
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don't grill naked... no one wants to see that and you might burn your meat

MEDIA RELEASE

July 29, 2019

A recent one night crime spree that saw multiple unlocked vehicles entered and rummaged through for anything of value has been solved with the help of a citizen’s RING Security video.

Waynesboro Officers began receiving calls at approximately 8:30 AM on Tuesday, July 23rd from citizens reporting their unlocked cars had been entered, rummaged through, and in many cases, items stolen.

In all, officers took reports that at least 14 cars had been targeted overnight in city neighborhoods on either side of West Main St. from Magnolia Ave. to Hopeman Parkway. Items stolen included, sunglasses, phone chargers, a cell phone, spare key, 32” Apple monitor, binoculars, more than $300 in currency, along with an unknown amount of loose change.

While officers continued taking reports and collecting evidence from multiple scenes, a citizen in the immediate area shared a video through the Neighbors by RING App. of two male juveniles entering their driveway the previous night and attempting to open a car door, which was locked.

The video is so clear that officers had no trouble identifying the 14 and 16 year old Waynesboro youngsters and after additional investigation developed probable cause to charge them with several of the reported break-ins. In addition, some of the stolen property has been recovered.

Petitions have been filed in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court charging both teenagers with 5 counts of Entering a Vehicle with Intent to Commit a Crime and 5 counts of Petit Larceny.

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Great job to the Person with the video also great job Waynesboro police

Everyone needs to download the neighbors ring app it's awesome! I love knowing what's going on in the neighborhood and being able to help the police! Good job to everyone involved!

Thank you WPD!

Great job

Good work to all...

You know how easy it would be to to sit back and hide and wait for these low life to show up and take care of it right there.

Great!

WOOP there it is Big Brother saves the day!!

The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Waynesboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Waynesboro has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Pretty sure this has happened to me a couple,times because I noticed the rear view mirror moved ans other things.,I dont keep,anything,of value in my car though so guess they were disappointed haha

Been going on all summer all over Waynesboro according to WPD.

This is why people need to work with the police. If you think they’re our enemy, you watch too much television! When my car got broken into, they didn’t steal much but the officers didn’t look at it that way. They said it was still MY property no matter how small.

Now actually charge and convict them. Make them serve time in detention and then publish there names. It is about time we saw the punishment meet the crime not more slaps on the wrist

Had that happen to me to my truck was parked on side street in front of a church on 2 Nd st teenage boys . Stole my phone had my purse behide the seat truck was locked decided to break my slide glass on the truck to get in .Im sorry to say the parent acted like no big deal people are something

Wonder if they were the same ones who go into my car in Charleston Park about this time last year and took a work phone?

Could these kids been involved with break ins on Isle Avenue back in December 2018?

We had same thing here where I live in county and haven’t heard a thing

I'm missing two cell phone chargers and and a pair of not so cheep eye glasses NOT SUN GLASSES. need both hands broke!!!!!!!!!

So...why again would people leave their car doors unlocked? Lol!

Maybe businesses should invest in ring because some of these surveillance cameras have the worst pictures!!

Makes me wonder if they were the same ones throwing eggs at cars along Park Road.

Good job if parents would take more interested in their kids things like this wouldn’t happen glad they got caught

Where are these kids parent?

Hahaha

Wow!!! 14 & 16 years old Smh SAD & pathetic

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MEDIA RELEASE

July 26, 2019

Update:
After months of investigation the Waynesboro Police Department has identified the two suspects who brazenly entered Speedy’s Food Mart armed with handguns and stole the cash register, along with their get-a-way driver.

Investigators have charged two men, who are brothers, and one female in the crime which occurred at approximately 8:00 P.M. on February 20th, 2019 at the business, which is located in the 1700 block of N. Delphine Avenue.

Robert Clifton Hardy, 19, and an Augusta County resident, was already in custody at Middle River Regional Jail on unrelated charges when he was served warrants charging him with Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and Grand Larceny. He remains in jail without bond.

The two other suspects remain at large and are wanted on the following charges.

Archie DeShawn Hardy, 23, of Augusta County is wanted for Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, and Grand Larceny.

Ashley Nicole Ballengee, 21, of Augusta County is wanted for Conspiracy to Commit Robbery.

The department is actively seeking these two fugitives and requests anyone with information that could assist in their apprehension please contact the Waynesboro Police Department at 540-942-6675 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-2017.

This investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming.

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February 22, 2019

Update:
As the investigation continues into Wednesday night’s theft from Speedy Food Mart. 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. Stills have been developed from this footage that are being released to the public which we believe 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 stills 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, as well as 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.


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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July 26, 2019

Update:
After months of investigation the Waynesboro Police Department has identified the two suspects who brazenly entered Speedy’s Food Mart armed with handguns and stole the cash register, along with their get-a-way driver. 

Investigators have charged two men, who are brothers, and one female in the crime which occurred at approximately 8:00 P.M. on February 20th, 2019 at the business, which is located in the 1700 block of N. Delphine Avenue. 

Robert Clifton Hardy, 19, and an Augusta County resident, was already in custody at Middle River Regional Jail on unrelated charges when he was served warrants charging him with Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and Grand Larceny. He remains in jail without bond. 

The two other suspects remain at large and are wanted on the following charges.

Archie DeShawn Hardy, 23, of Augusta County is wanted for Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, and Grand Larceny. 

Ashley Nicole Ballengee, 21, of Augusta County is wanted for Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. 

The department is actively seeking these two fugitives and requests anyone with information that could assist in their apprehension please contact the Waynesboro Police Department at 540-942-6675 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-2017. 

This investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming. 

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February 22, 2019

Update:
As the investigation continues into Wednesday night’s theft from Speedy Food Mart. 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. Stills have been developed from this footage that are being released to the public which we believe 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 stills 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, as well as 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. 
 

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.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Wow...hope they get the other 2 soon....kids I sware yes and to me 21 is a kid....!!!!!

The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Waynesboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Waynesboro has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

It's about time

Wow thats crazy I've been going there ever since I was a kid. They never had this problem.

Taylor Clark-Johnson

Don’t look like they will be going back to the beach anytime soon.

Dante Martin

Lola Zambrano

Nicole Lambert wtf

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MEDIA RELEASE
July 25th, 2019

The Waynesboro Police Department held an awards ceremony on Wednesday, July 24th to present the 2018 Employee of the Year Award and conduct a promotion ceremony.

Employee of the Year

Paul Harris, who serves the department as a part time processing officer and as a volunteer auxiliary Sergeant, was selected as the Department Employee of the Year for his exemplary performance, dedication and work ethic. In addition, he was singled out for his genuine helpfulness to all and positive attitude which contribute significantly to the success of our entire department.

Harris began his service as a volunteer auxiliary officer in 2012 and was subsequently hired as the department’s part time processing officer upon his retirement from UPS in 2015. He has received several commendations or awards, both from the Auxiliary and the department and it is an honor to have him in our organization.
Promotions

Due to a retirement, the department had openings for a Sergeant and a Corporal in its leadership team and the following officers were promoted as the result of a competitive process.

Cpl. Vincent J. Donald, has been promoted to Sergeant. Sgt. Donald is a 12 year veteran of the department who will serve as a Shift Commander in the Patrol Division. Sgt. Donald, who previously served as Corporal and Assistant Shift Commander, is a member of the Hostage Negotiations Team and serves as a General Instructor, Defensive Tactic’s Instructor and CIT Instructor. He served the department for several years as a Field Training Officer and continues to mentor and guide new officers.

Officer Evan A. Bourne has been promoted to Corporal. Corporal Bourne has been with the department for 3.5 years and will serve as an Assistant Shift Commander in the Patrol Division. Cpl. Bourne who serves as a Field Training Officer in the Patrol Division is also a member of the SWAT Team and serves as a General Instructor and CIT Instructor.

Service Recognition

Chief Mike Wilhelm also recognized the following employees for varying years of service with the presentation of Challenge Coins to commemorate their years of dedication.
40 years of service – Cpl. James Short
35 years of Service – Office Manager Jeanie Surratt
25 years of Service – Captain Mike Martin
25 years of Service – Sgt. Charles Baugher
20 years of Service - Records Technician Ann Corbin
5 years of Service – Officer Chris Johnson, Officer Zackary Karr, Officer Charles Kimmell, Officer Alison Willis and Crime Analyst Emily Reed.
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MEDIA RELEASE
July 25th, 2019

The Waynesboro Police Department held an awards ceremony on Wednesday, July 24th to present the 2018 Employee of the Year Award and conduct a promotion ceremony. 

Employee of the Year  
 
Paul Harris, who serves the department as a part time processing officer and as a volunteer auxiliary Sergeant, was selected as the Department Employee of the Year for his exemplary performance, dedication and work ethic. In addition, he was singled out for his genuine helpfulness to all and positive attitude which contribute significantly to the success of our entire department.     

Harris began his service as a volunteer auxiliary officer in 2012 and was subsequently hired as the department’s part time processing officer upon his retirement from UPS in 2015. He has received several commendations or awards, both from the Auxiliary and the department and it is an honor to have him in our organization. 
Promotions

Due to a retirement, the department had openings for a Sergeant and a Corporal in its leadership team and the following officers were promoted as the result of a competitive process. 

Cpl. Vincent J. Donald, has been promoted to Sergeant. Sgt. Donald is a 12 year veteran of the department who will serve as a Shift Commander in the Patrol Division. Sgt. Donald, who previously served as Corporal and Assistant Shift Commander, is a member of the Hostage Negotiations Team and serves as a General Instructor, Defensive Tactic’s Instructor and CIT Instructor. He served the department for several years as a Field Training Officer and continues to mentor and guide new officers. 

Officer Evan A. Bourne has been promoted to Corporal. Corporal Bourne has been with the department for 3.5 years and will serve as an Assistant Shift Commander in the Patrol Division. Cpl. Bourne who serves as a Field Training Officer in the Patrol Division is also a member of the SWAT Team and serves as a General Instructor and CIT Instructor. 

Service Recognition

Chief Mike Wilhelm also recognized the following employees for varying years of service with the presentation of Challenge Coins to commemorate their years of dedication. 
40 years of service – Cpl. James Short 
35 years of Service – Office Manager Jeanie Surratt 
25 years of Service – Captain Mike Martin 
25 years of Service – Sgt. Charles Baugher 
20 years of Service -   Records Technician Ann Corbin
5 years of Service – Officer Chris Johnson, Officer Zackary Karr, Officer Charles Kimmell, Officer Alison Willis and Crime Analyst Emily Reed.Image attachment

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Thanks to all for your service

Congratulations Vinny!

Congrats on your son, he is a fine young man!

Congratulations and thank you all for everything that you do.

Good job guys!! Congratulations!

Congratulations to all! Thank you for your dedication and may God protect always! Proverbs 3:5-6

Awesome job! Congratulations Paul E Harris II and Evan Bourne

Thank you all for your dedication to protecting us.

Congratulations Vinny

Congratulations to all!!!

Thank you all for your service to our community! And congratulations to Captain Mike Martin on 25 years of service, very proud to call you my step brother

Congratulations!

Congratulations

Congratulations

I appreciate everything the officers do for Waynesboro!!! Thank you!!! Congratulations!

Awesome!!!

OUTSTANDING

Awesome

Yes, who is retiring???

Retiring?? Who's retiring?

Captain Mike Martin Congratulations

Way to go Evan Bourne

Congratulations To all of you .

Way to go Evan Bourne & Vincent Donald!

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Its going to be a long, hot weekend.  Please be safe!!!!

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latest case Richmond, Va.... 2 parents in the car forgot the child was there.

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Im gonna share I still don't understand how this happens

1 month ago

Waynesboro Police Department

The fun starts in a little over an hour. Be safe and have a great time!!!It's almost Summer Extravaganza time at Ridgeview Park!
Friday, July 12, from 5-9:30pm, and Saturday, July 13, from 3-10:30pm
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The fun starts in a little over an hour.  Be safe and have a great time!!!

Update: July 17, 2019

After further investigation the Waynesboro Police Department obtained additional warrants against the suspect in this case, Guy Carlyle Venable Jr.

In addition to the charges already placed he has been charged with Attempted Capitol Murder of a Police Officer, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Possession of a Firearm while in Possession of Schedule II Drugs. The new warrants were served on Mr. Venable at Middle River Regional Jail where he remains held without bail.

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July 9, 2019

A fugitive has been taken into custody after shooting at police trying to arrest him early this morning near downtown Waynesboro.

Shortly after midnight today a Waynesboro Officer observed Guy Carlyle Venable Jr., 29, of Waynesboro walking on W. Main Street near the Quality Inn parking lot. The officer knew Venable was wanted on outstanding warrants and attempted to stop him, however the suspect fled on foot. As the officer called for back-up, he engaged in a foot pursuit through the motel parking lot and down the stairs between the buildings when he observed that Venable had a firearm in his right hand. The suspect continued running through the motel parking lot crossing into the Ace Hardware parking lot, and then crossed Alexander Lane. At this point, another officer drove his patrol vehicle down Alexander Lane to assist the pursuing officer as the suspect, now beside the former Animal Hospital, fired two shots at the officers who then lost sight of him.

Officers did not discharge any weapons.

A few minutes later a witness notified police that the man they had been chasing was picked up by a vehicle. Armed with a description of the vehicle and the suspect, Waynesboro and Augusta County Officers located the vehicle and executed a traffic stop on Bradley Lane in Dooms. Venable was positively identified and taken into custody by Augusta County Deputies who then turned him over to Waynesboro Authorities.

Mr. Venable has been charged with the following offenses and is being held at Middle River Regional Jail.

1. Two counts of Shooting at an Occupied Motor Vehicle
2. Use of Firearm in Commission of a Felony
3. Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Violent Felon
4. Brandish a Firearm at or Near a School
5. Two Counts Fail to Appear in Court, Virginia Beach and Staunton, respectively.

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Update: July 17, 2019

After further investigation the Waynesboro Police Department obtained additional warrants against the suspect in this case, Guy Carlyle Venable Jr. 

In addition to the charges already placed he has been charged with Attempted Capitol Murder of a Police Officer, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Possession of a Firearm while in Possession of Schedule II Drugs. The new warrants were served on Mr. Venable at Middle River Regional Jail where he remains held without bail.

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July 9, 2019

A fugitive has been taken into custody after shooting at police trying to arrest him early this morning near downtown Waynesboro. 

Shortly after midnight today a Waynesboro Officer observed Guy Carlyle Venable Jr., 29, of Waynesboro walking on W. Main Street near the Quality Inn parking lot. The officer knew Venable was wanted on outstanding warrants and attempted to stop him, however the suspect fled on foot. As the officer called for back-up, he engaged in a foot pursuit through the motel parking lot and down the stairs between the buildings when he observed that Venable had a firearm in his right hand. The suspect continued running through the motel parking lot crossing into the Ace Hardware parking lot, and then crossed Alexander Lane. At this point, another officer drove his patrol vehicle down Alexander Lane to assist the pursuing officer as the suspect, now beside the former Animal Hospital, fired two shots at the officers who then lost sight of him. 

Officers did not discharge any weapons.

A few minutes later a witness notified police that the man they had been chasing was picked up by a vehicle. Armed with a description of the vehicle and the suspect, Waynesboro and Augusta County Officers located the vehicle and executed a traffic stop on Bradley Lane in Dooms. Venable was positively identified and taken into custody by Augusta County Deputies who then turned him over to Waynesboro Authorities.  

Mr. Venable has been charged with the following offenses and is being held at Middle River Regional Jail.

1. Two counts of Shooting at an Occupied Motor Vehicle 
2. Use of Firearm in Commission of a Felony
3. Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Violent Felon
4. Brandish a Firearm at or Near a School 
5. Two Counts Fail to Appear in Court, Virginia Beach and Staunton, respectively. 

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May God keep watch over you WPD. Thank each and everyone of you whom dedicate and risk your lives to make our town safe . Excellent job so proud of you !

Good job!!!!!

Prayers for protection over Waynesboro PD !

Thank you for doing a good job! Be safe out there! God Bless! Proverbs 3:5-6

Thank you Waynesboro PD! 💙

Excellent job, WPD.

Thank you for your service!!

Good job. Glad all are safe and have a new story!

He is lucky to be alive. Great job officers!

Thank you officers-- men/women/K9's-- for risking your lives daily to protect myself and the citizens of our town and community! God bless and protect you all!

So proud of our guys and girls and k9’s

Great job WPD.

Good job guys

Nice job WPD

Great job

Good Job Waynesboro PD, And Augusta County Depties. Thank you cleaning up the streets and keeping us safe !!! =)

Thanks to a citizen for getting involved the individual was found and now where he belongs. Good job community and officers involved.

I am so grateful no one was hurt and the bad guy was captured.

Good work

Listened to the entire episode unfold on police scanner. When you hear an officer yell “Shots fired, shots fired” you hope & pray no one is hurt. Officers demonstrated great restraint during the pursuit knowing they had already been shot at twice. Augusta County canine unit was called in to assist. Next thing you know witnesses volunteered they had seen person fitting the description picked up by unknown person in blue SUV. An alert W’boro officer spotted a vehicle also fitting that description & proceeded to follow such on North Delphine. Augusta County units were also in area by that time & they fell in behind W’boro with no real reason to pull over suspect vehicle other than witness reports. Finally after crossing over county line Augusta County took pursuit lead with W’boro following. After suspect vehicle turned onto “Bradley” Augusta County made decision to initiate a traffic stop knowing that possible suspect inside had only moments earlier opened fire on W’boro PD Officer. Waynesboro PD scanner frequency basically went silent because Augusta County had taken over. Eventually local scanner picked up traffic verifying that wanted suspect was in fact a passenger in stopped vehicle. Great coordinated effort to apprehend an armed & wanted suspect (Staunton & Virginia Beach) with no shots fired in the wee hours of the morning. We should all give a BIG shout out to Waynesboro & Augusta County law enforcement for protecting their citizens 24/7. Great job!!!

Glad you got him in custody. I hope the CA will bring additional charges for the shots directed at the officers.

And for those that continue to disrespect and rail against the police, these police darn near and could have sacrificed their own lives tto keep the publioc safe

Thank you for getting this reckless person off the streets of Waynesboro!

It’s gotten so dangerous in the city even for a police officer just dangerous it’s just not a safe place to live anymore maybe it’s time for an old person like me just to move away from all this

Thankful no one was killed when he shot at my brother's in blue how about attempted Capitol murder since he shot at LEO

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A great reminder for everyone!!

DON'T DRIVE INTEXTICATED!!!!"Don't Drive Intoxicated. Don't Drive Intexticated."
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It won't stop them because THE LAW ISN'T ENFORCED BY ANYONE. Not sure what it's going to take for lawmakers and law enforcers to start taking it seriously. I typically travel to Richmond and back every day, and constantly see drivers texting, swerving, and not paying attention at lights. WE ALL see it, but nobody DOES anything about it. DO SOMETHING!!!

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Same to u guys! Stay safe!

Happy 4th of July.

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Youuu too!

Same to you sll

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Do you recognize this individual? Waynesboro Police need the public’s help to identify the suspect in this photo who allegedly stole a cell phone at Sheetz on Friday, May 31. Anyone with information about the identity of this suspect is asked to call Officer J. Feazell at (540) 942-6675 or contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 322-2017. ... See MoreSee Less

Do you recognize this individual? Waynesboro Police need the public’s help to identify the suspect in this photo who allegedly stole a cell phone at Sheetz on Friday, May 31.  Anyone with information about the identity of this suspect is asked to call Officer J. Feazell at (540) 942-6675 or contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 322-2017.

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Ahh, kinda looks like me & my mom from the side 🤣

Seems like everything happens near the sheetz in wboro 😂😂😂

FTP

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The Waynesboro Police Department is investigating an incident in which two people inner tubing on south river near Ridgeview Park yesterday evening were assaulted with rocks. The incident occurred at approximately 6:30 P.M. when the young male and female floating the river were passing a group of three males on the river bank. Persons in the group threw rocks at the two tubers which resulted in the male victim receiving wounds to his head requiring treatment at UVA Medical Center. The suspects were described as two white males and one black male who appeared to be high school age.

The department is requesting anyone who may have witnessed this incident or those with information about it to contact Officer CT Kimmell at 540-942-6675.
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This is horrible! I hope they find these boys and prosecute them to the full extent of the law.

Oh I’m so sorry!

Seriously! I hope they find them. Ridiculous

This is terrible! The boys and I use to go tubing a lot and no one bothered us.

Wow! I saw people Tubing there but I left around 5 ish.

Waynesboro has gotten horrible lately. I don't miss living there with all the things that happen there now.

Wow!

these people are going to ruin this for everyone. shame on you for assaulting minors and for making the river unsafe I hope you see this because to the three boys involved I am personally disappointed in you

Check local business camers.

LISTEN UP BOYS! The citizens of Waynesboro Virginia do not behave like this and neither should you! Next time use those arms to wave hello to your neighbor.

What is this world coming to? Why would anyone do that? I hope the police catch them.

What is wrong with people. So sorry this happened to you .

Someone had to see the boys, speak up, can't let this start happening here.

Is there an update on this? How are the injured tubers?

I hope they get jail/juvi time. They could have killed someone. What if they had fallen off the tube with a head injury?!

Oh my word that awful!!

One day someone will get back at them. Hope it happens.

WTH is wrong with people? Totally hope you catch them how sad

I see teens do this all the time to kyakers going down the river it's a game called "heads" it's stupid in my opinion they don't realize how bad it can hurt someone

This is terrible u can't. Even get out and having some fun unless some doe doe has 2 do something stupid and hurt u this is crazy hope they find out who did this. 2 these nice people and sock the book 2 them that's all I'm saying

It’s gotten so dangerous in the city even for a police officer just dangerous it’s just not a safe place to live anymore maybe it’s time for an old person like me just to move away from all this

Waynesboro is getting where it's not safe anymore

WTH is wrong with people??

Be a shame if they did that to the wrong person and they got lead back 🤔🤔😂😂

WTH is wrong with people?

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****UPDATE: JUVENILE HAS BEEN LOCATED****

The Waynesboro Police department is seeking information that will assist in locating Kindra Leigh Acord, 16. Miss Accord has been reported as a runaway juvenile and was last seen at her residence here in the city on June 17th, at 11:30 PM.

Please contact Sgt. Alyssa Zullig at 540-942- 6511 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 322-2017.
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****UPDATE:  JUVENILE HAS BEEN LOCATED****

The Waynesboro Police department is seeking information that will assist in locating Kindra Leigh Acord, 16. Miss Accord has been reported as a runaway juvenile and was last seen at her residence here in the city on June 17th, at 11:30 PM. 

Please contact Sgt. Alyssa Zullig at 540-942- 6511 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 322-2017.

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Shared and prayers sent

Praise God.

Shared Broadway va

Shared in Stuart's Draft, VA.

And where was she found

Shared in Kentucky

Shared in Staunton

She sounds like a mess

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Traffic Alert

The Blue Ridge Classic Soap Box Derby will be held June 15th, 2019. The following streets will be no parking areas from 4:30 AM to 7:00 PM on event day June 15th, 2019:

No Parking

Maple Ave at Main Street east on Main Street to Race Ave
Federal Street at Arch Ave north to Lumos Plaza
Federal Street at South Wayne Ave north to Lumos Plaza

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We also need help setting up that morning at 5am if anyone would like to come out and help us. It would be much appreciated.

We appreciate your help Waynesboro Police Department!

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Detective J. Shaver and School Resource Officer R. Boyce both spent time with the students participating in the summer enrichment program at William Perry Elementary. Detective J. Shaver put on a K9 demonstration with his partner “Barkley,” and SRO R. Boyce gave a very informative presentation on law enforcement functions. The students had a great time learning about their police department. ... See MoreSee Less

Detective J. Shaver and School Resource Officer R. Boyce both spent time with the students participating in the summer enrichment program at William Perry Elementary. Detective J. Shaver put on a K9 demonstration with his partner “Barkley,” and SRO R. Boyce gave a very informative presentation on law enforcement functions.  The students had a great time learning about their police department.Image attachment

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Awesome!

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Good Evening, That is a great question. This is simply an agency specific preference. VLEPSC is still the overwhelming choice for most agencies in Virginia since it is tailored for law enforcement in Virginia. Have a great evening.

Why CALEA? Va has a accreditation authority that is tailored for Va Police Officers, Va Agencies, and Va laws? Has something changed with CALEA where they are more in line with Va police practices, standards, and laws? Not necessarily a complaint, I just dont understand this move when many member agencies are accredited thru the Va Commission.

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Does the waynesboro police department have a slimjim?

The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Waynesboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Waynesboro has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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Thank you Brownie Troop 1147 for thinking about the men and women of the Waynesboro Police Department for your "Celebrating Community" merit badge. We greatly appreciate the cookies and wish you all a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks Chief and staff!

Thank YOU!! 🙂

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We were honored to participate in the annual Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run yesterday. We received the torch at the Waynesboro City limits on West Main Street, traveled through downtown Waynesboro and then made the steep trek up to the top of Afton Mountain.

We would like to thank everyone who came out yesterday to participate and assist us with this wonderful event. A special thanks goes out to the Waynesboro High School Cross Country team for running with us and Suntrust Bank for providing snacks and drinks for everyone.
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Great job guys

Great job

Great job

Jody N Cash

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Narcotics Search Warrant Yields Two Arrests For Cocaine Possession

June 6, 2019

At 11:23 pm on June 5, 2019, the Waynesboro Police SWAT Team executed a narcotics search warrant at 825 Highland Avenue in the City of Waynesboro, VA. Police encountered and detained 10 subjects at the residence while the search warrant was executed. As a result of evidence recovered at the scene, two men were arrested for drug violations.

22 year old Waynesboro resident Raquan Markell Barber and 19 year old Charlottesville resident Damien Ryequrious Cooper were taken into custody by Waynesboro Police. Both men were charged with possession of cocaine.

Both men were held without bond and transported to Middle River Regional Jail.
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Narcotics Search Warrant Yields Two Arrests For Cocaine Possession

June 6, 2019

At 11:23 pm on June 5, 2019, the Waynesboro Police SWAT Team executed a narcotics search warrant at 825 Highland Avenue in the City of Waynesboro, VA.  Police encountered and detained 10 subjects at the residence while the search warrant was executed. As a result of evidence recovered at the scene, two men were arrested for drug violations. 

22 year old Waynesboro resident Raquan Markell Barber and 19 year old Charlottesville resident Damien Ryequrious Cooper were taken into custody by Waynesboro Police. Both men were charged with possession of cocaine. 

Both men were held without bond and transported to Middle River Regional Jail.Image attachment

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The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Waynesboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Waynesboro has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Thank you! But please be careful out there! Proverbs 3:5-6

Great job Waynesboro police!!!💞

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It’s gotten so dangerous in the city even for a police officer just dangerous it’s just not a safe place to live anymore maybe it’s time for an old person like me just to move away from all this

Good job guys!

Thank you Waynesboro Police department ☝️👨‍✈️❤

Thanks for taking these two off the street. ❤

They seem pretty happy about being arrested lol

Drug residue on person not saying it's okay but that's not a bust by far its was a birthaday get together go swat unit

Lil fish catch big fish!! Good job blue!!

So all that wasted tax dollars on a victimless crime? Real brag worthy there blue line 🙄

So sad.....that two kids are into drugs like that already.

WPD Big Mad 😭

Ashley Hutchinson

Drug's R BAD OK Get a JOB and earn your MONEY THE HONEST WAY

Jessica Smith

Pat Flick 👀👀

Michelle Smith see what happens on Highland Ave 🤣

It’s gotten so dangerous in the city even for a police officer just dangerous it’s just not a safe place to live anymore maybe it’s time for an old person like me just to move away from all this

lol bust of the century, eh?! With as much real crime that goes on in the area you’d think our police would learn to prioritize just a little 🤦‍♂️ No matter how much you wanna make this drug war thing work out, caging addicts will never address the problem.

All these rich white kids snorting coke left and right but nobody bats an eye 🤔

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MEDIA RELEASE
UPDATE 06/04/19

As a result of our continuing investigation, the following charges have been placed against 25 year old Landon Obrien Clark of Crimora, Virginia:

18.2-53.1: Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. This is a Felony offense.

18.2-51: Malicious Wounding. This is a Class 3 Felony offense.

18.2-56.1: Reckless handling of a firearm so as to endanger life, limb or property. This is a Class 1 Misdemeanor offense.

Mr. Clark turned himself in this morning and was subsequently released on Bond.

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06/3/19
At approximately 9:20pm on June 2nd the Waynesboro Emergency Operations Center received a call regarding a shooting incident that occurred in the Sheetz parking lot on West Main Street. Upon arrival officers immediately discovered that the victim and the suspect were no longer located at the scene. Officers subsequently secured the crime scene and began conducting an investigation.

During the course of conducting the preliminary investigation it was discovered that the victim was transported to Augusta Medical Center by a witness and was being treated for non-life threatening injuries. The victim was ultimately released from the Augusta Medical Center several hours later, after receiving treatment for injuries that were related to an assault and not a gunshot wound. It has been determined that a firearm was discharged during the course of the assault that occurred on the parking lot and the bullet struck the Sheetz building, however no one was injured.

The investigation continues and more information will be released at a later time.

If anyone has information pertaining to this incident, please contact Sgt. Alyssa Zullig at 540-942-6511.
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UPDATE 06/04/19

As a result of our continuing investigation, the following charges have been placed against 25 year old Landon Obrien Clark of Crimora, Virginia: 

18.2-53.1:  Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.  This is a Felony offense.

18.2-51: Malicious Wounding.  This is a Class 3 Felony offense.

18.2-56.1: Reckless handling of a firearm so as to endanger life, limb or property.  This is a Class 1 Misdemeanor offense.

Mr. Clark turned himself in this morning and was subsequently released on Bond. 

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06/3/19
At approximately 9:20pm on June 2nd the Waynesboro Emergency Operations Center received a call regarding a shooting incident that occurred in the Sheetz parking lot on West Main Street.  Upon arrival officers immediately discovered that the victim and the suspect were no longer located at the scene.  Officers subsequently secured the crime scene and began conducting an investigation.  

During the course of conducting the preliminary investigation it was discovered that the victim was transported to Augusta Medical Center by a witness and was being treated for non-life threatening injuries.  The victim was ultimately released from the Augusta Medical Center several hours later, after receiving treatment for injuries that were related to an assault and not a gunshot wound.  It has been determined that a firearm was discharged during the course of the assault that occurred on the parking lot and the bullet struck the Sheetz building, however no one was injured. 

The investigation continues and more information will be released at a later time.  

If anyone has information pertaining to this incident, please contact Sgt. Alyssa Zullig at 540-942-6511.
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The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Waynesboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Waynesboro has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

It’s gotten so dangerous in the city even for a police officer just dangerous it’s just not a safe place to live anymore maybe it’s time for an old person like me just to move away from all this

Was this Sheetz?

And released on bond? But if it a drug addict just buying drugs they'll be held without bond the justice system is crap

In Waynesboro

Noe Garcia

Sandy Powell Schmon

Shayla Fitzgerald

It’s gotten so dangerous in the city even for a police officer just dangerous it’s just not a safe place to live anymore maybe it’s time for an old person like me just to move away from all this

There are way too many disgusting people on this group. Watch yourselves, one day you will word spit to the wrong person. the two people or more that was disgusting with cuss words and threats and whatever else you might call it you all should be ashamed your mother raised you that way ?you raise your children that way? you're so disrespectful.

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06/03/19

At approximately 9:20pm on June 2nd the Waynesboro Emergency Operations Center received a call regarding a shooting incident that occurred in the Sheetz parking lot on West Main Street. Upon arrival officers immediately discovered that the victim and the suspect were no longer located at the scene. Officers subsequently secured the crime scene and began conducting an investigation.

During the course of conducting the preliminary investigation it was discovered that the victim was transported to Augusta Medical Center by a witness and was being treated for non-life threatening injuries. The victim was ultimately released from the Augusta Medical Center several hours later, after receiving treatment for injuries that were related to an assault and not a gunshot wound. It has been determined that a firearm was discharged during the course of the assault that occurred on the parking lot and the bullet struck the Sheetz building, however no one was injured.

The investigation continues and more information will be released at a later time.

If anyone has information pertaining to this incident, please contact Sgt. Alyssa Zullig at 540-942-6511.

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The type of people who follow a "Spot a Cop" page may may be the problem with a "Spot a Cop" page...

Spot a cop Jason and Josh are all jokes. I hope they soon get rid of that page for good.

THIS is why u wait to get info from the right source. On Spot A Cop site, people were saying a man got shot in the head. Either way, it’s terrifying but still...

Nick Spradlin

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James Shifflett

Marquetta S Bosley

Chase Cooke

Kim

Chip Littlejohn this is what I was telling you about.

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05/31/19

Shortly before 7am this morning, a Waynesboro Police Officer took a report for a stolen 2018 Volkswagen Atlas that had been taken overnight from the area of Shawnee Road and Northgate Avenue in the City of Waynesboro. Approximately one hour later, the vehicle was observed occupied and running in the area of South Laurel Avenue and 12th Street. Upon arrival, officers safely secured the stolen vehicle and detained the 17 year old male juvenile operator who was found sleeping in the driver’s seat. As the officers were attempting to awaken the juvenile, one of them observed a 40 caliber Glock handgun stuck between the driver’s seat and the center console of the vehicle. They safely secured the firearm as well with no further incident.

The following charges have been placed against the 17-year-old Waynesboro juvenile pursuant to the investigation:

18.2-108(A): Possession of a stolen vehicle. This is a Felony offense.

18.2-308.7: Possess a firearm while under the age of 18. This is a Class 1 Misdemeanor offense.

The 17 year old juvenile is currently in the custody of the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center.

This investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.

No additional information will be released at this time.

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05/31/19

Shortly before 7am this morning, a Waynesboro Police Officer took a report for a stolen 2018 Volkswagen Atlas that had been taken overnight from the area of Shawnee Road and Northgate Avenue in the City of Waynesboro.  Approximately one hour later, the vehicle was observed occupied and running in the area of South Laurel Avenue and 12th Street.  Upon arrival, officers safely secured the stolen vehicle and detained the 17 year old male juvenile operator who was found sleeping in the driver’s seat. As the officers were attempting to awaken the juvenile, one of them observed a 40 caliber Glock handgun stuck between the driver’s seat and the center console of the vehicle. They safely secured the firearm as well with no further incident. 

The following charges have been placed against the 17-year-old Waynesboro juvenile pursuant to the investigation:

18.2-108(A):  Possession of a stolen vehicle.  This is a Felony offense.

18.2-308.7: Possess a firearm while under the age of 18. This is a Class 1 Misdemeanor offense.

The 17 year old juvenile is currently in the custody of the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center. 

This investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.

No additional information will be released at this time.

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The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Waynesboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Waynesboro has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Good Job!!

Probably the same guy I have on camera on Ashby at 5am checking car doors.

Melissa Tooley

What a nice young man

If He’s old enough to commit crimes , he’s old enough to put his name out there. Why protect the criminal?

Why is possessing a Firearm underage NOT a felony?

Mario Retrosi

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Waynesboro Man Arrested For Methamphetamine Trafficking

May 30, 2019

As a result of a multi-jurisdiction narcotics investigation, 45 year old Waynesboro resident Shane Eldridge Hammer has been charged with a violation of Virginia Code Sections 18.2-256/18.2-248.01 and 18.2-256/18.2-248 (conspiracy to transport narcotics into the Commonwealth and conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of methamphetamine). The charges carry sentences that range from 20 years to life in prison, with a 20 year minimum mandatory sentence associated with the latter charge.

Hammer, a resident of the City of Waynesboro, was taken into custody after law enforcement recovered over two and a half pounds of methamphetamine during the investigation. The street value of the recovered drugs is estimated at over $110,000 dollars. Hammer is currently being held without bond at the Middle River Regional Jail.

The joint operation was conducted by the Waynesboro Police Special Operations Division, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, the Waynesboro Sheriff’s Office and the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Task Force (JADE). The JADE Task Force is comprised of the Virginia State Police and the Albemarle County Police Department.
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Waynesboro Man Arrested For Methamphetamine Trafficking

May 30, 2019

As a result of a multi-jurisdiction narcotics investigation, 45 year old Waynesboro resident Shane Eldridge Hammer has been charged with a violation of Virginia Code Sections 18.2-256/18.2-248.01 and 18.2-256/18.2-248 (conspiracy to transport narcotics into the Commonwealth and conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of methamphetamine).  The charges carry sentences that range from 20 years to life in prison, with a 20 year minimum mandatory sentence associated with the latter charge. 

Hammer, a resident of the City of Waynesboro, was taken into custody after law enforcement recovered over two and a half pounds of methamphetamine during the investigation.  The street value of the recovered drugs is estimated at over $110,000 dollars. Hammer is currently being held without bond at the Middle River Regional Jail. 

The joint operation was conducted by the Waynesboro Police Special Operations Division, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, the Waynesboro Sheriff’s Office and the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Task Force (JADE). The JADE Task Force is comprised of the Virginia State Police and the Albemarle County Police Department.

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I love the Waynesboro and the PD support and work with Homeland Security. But it still comes down to if you don't buy it, they can't sell it.

Thank you so very much!

Great job! Thank you! Be careful out there! May God Bless each of you!

Great police department doing great things to keep our community safe.

Good job Waynesboro Police Department! !!!! Keep up the good work!

Thank you

Well done , keep it up

Way to go WPD put him out of business congratulations on a job well done!

So happy to see WPD cleaning up the city. I know it's a tough job. I tip my hat to you!!!

well done WPD.

WPD is so on top of it they a day ahead of scheduled ---proof reading is a real thing 📖🤣🤣🤣🤣

This man does have family and kids

Danielle Huffman some of Gods greatest gifts are unanswered prayers:-)

Thank you!!!!

I saw that wow

Sing birdie sing great job WPD

Good job he will never learn

The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Waynesboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Waynesboro has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

👍👍👍👍👍

It’s the uh...the 29th of May there officers.

Now go after sodas,fast food,alcohol,nicotine etc.

Keep it off our streets and away from our kids

Another one bites the dust!

Way to go! Take out the trash!

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻Good job WPD!

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The Waynesboro Police Department would like to welcome Officer Rebecca Shouey to the WPD family.  Officer Shouey was sworn in on Friday May 24th and began her field training on Monday.  Congratulations Officer Shouey!!!!

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Congrats Officer Shouey! Welcome to a great group!

Congrats Officer Shouey! Wishing you all the best.

Congratulations

Congrats!!!

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations !

Congrats Rebecca!!

Congratulations. Welcome aboard

Welcome officer Shouney

Welcome to WPD. Praying for your safety.

Congratulations

May the Lord keep you safe. Thank you for your service

Welcome

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While Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, it is also a time to offer gratitude and respect to those brave men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. On behalf of the men and women of the Waynesboro Police Department, we thank you for your sacrifice.

For those of you who plan to travel this Memorial Weekend, please take a minute to look over the tips provided below by the Virginia Department of Transportation to help keep everyone safe.

Thank you and have a safe weekend.

Be cautious behind the wheel and remember that your actions impact yourself, your passengers and everyone else on the road. Do your part in making travel safer for everybody:

DON" DRIVE DISTRACTED
If you plan to drink, have a designated driver or use a ride service
Buckle up
Keep your eyes on the road
Be patient and keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you
Take a break if you are drowsy
If you are a passenger, speak up if someone is driving distracted
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While Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, it is also a time to offer gratitude and respect to those brave men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  On behalf of the men and women of the Waynesboro Police Department, we thank you for your sacrifice.

For those of you who plan to travel this Memorial Weekend, please take a minute to look over the tips provided below by the Virginia Department of Transportation to help keep everyone safe.

Thank you and have a safe weekend.

Be cautious behind the wheel and remember that your actions impact yourself, your passengers and everyone else on the road. Do your part in making travel safer for everybody:

DON DRIVE DISTRACTED
If you plan to drink, have a designated driver or use a ride service
Buckle up
Keep your eyes on the road
Be patient and keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you
Take a break if you are drowsy
If you are a passenger, speak up if someone is driving distracted

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Thank You All for being the Soldiers of Our City👉👍👈

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE

🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Social Security Administration scams calls are happening in our city, please do not give out your personal information over the phone. Please just hang up and report the incident to the Social Security Administration at (800) 269-0271. ... See MoreSee Less

Social Security Administration scams calls are happening in our city, please do not give out your personal information over the phone. Please just hang up and report the incident to the Social Security Administration at (800) 269-0271.

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I got a call from a social security scam and it showed up Waynesboro police as a number

So don’t buy visas for them? Shoot got me again!

We have had a bunch so I have been reporting them and blocking them! Lots of different phone # so be careful!

The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Waynesboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Waynesboro has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

I got a call yesterday saying my social security was being eliminated,I wasn't home they called twice and lft a message!!!

Zachh Morris

I pretend I'm a little kid and they called a minor most of the time they hang up and remove my number

I get one a day it seems and when I block that one they call from another

Mandee Thompson-Mclaughlin

Jason Quick

My husband got one yesterday...He hung up on them..Broken english telling him he owes money to them.

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On behalf of the men and women of Waynesboro Police Department, we would like to thank the community members, local businesses and community partners that helped us commemorate National Police Week. During this week of remembrance we were blessed with an outpouring of food, decorations and support from the following businesses and individuals:

Main Street United Methodist Church—Cookies, brownies, and other assorted snacks. Additionally, they allowed us to use their facility for our annual vesper service.
Crossroads Baptist Church—Baked chicken dinner, side dishes and dessert
City National Bank—Basket of sweet treats and snacks
Little Caesars Pizza—Pizza
Panera Bread—Breakfast sandwiches, salads, pastries and drinks
New Directions Center—Brownies and drinks
That’s a Wrap/Wayne Howard—Fried chicken dinner with side dishes
Cynthia Long—Doughnuts and brownies
Tom and Mary Lou McDonald—Chocolate chip cookies
Jill Ambler—Cookies, Chex mix, Oreo Truffles
Subway—Breakfast sandwiches
D&L Donuts--Donuts
Martha Mawyer—Banana pudding
WFAC Auxiliary—Chips, candy and assorted snacks
Rhonda Cross—Police Department Decorations
Shenandoah Valley Adult Protective Services—Cookies
Wilma Leitch—Little Debbie Cakes
Warm Area Refuge Ministry (WARM)—Cookies and cake
Bud and Linda Davis---Fried chicken and side dishes

We would also like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the Waynesboro Police Chaplains who organize this week of remembrance each year. We are truly blessed to have you as part of our WPD family!!!!!!
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On behalf of the men and women of Waynesboro Police Department, we would like to thank the community members, local businesses and community partners that helped us commemorate National Police Week.  During this week of remembrance we were blessed with an outpouring of food, decorations and support from the following businesses and individuals:

Main Street United Methodist Church—Cookies, brownies, and other assorted snacks.  Additionally, they allowed us to use their facility for our annual vesper service.
Crossroads Baptist Church—Baked chicken dinner, side dishes and dessert
City National Bank—Basket of sweet treats and snacks
Little Caesars Pizza—Pizza
Panera Bread—Breakfast sandwiches, salads, pastries and drinks
New Directions Center—Brownies and drinks
That’s a Wrap/Wayne Howard—Fried chicken dinner with side dishes
Cynthia Long—Doughnuts and brownies
Tom and Mary Lou McDonald—Chocolate chip cookies
Jill Ambler—Cookies, Chex mix, Oreo Truffles
Subway—Breakfast sandwiches
D&L Donuts--Donuts
Martha Mawyer—Banana pudding
WFAC Auxiliary—Chips, candy and assorted snacks
Rhonda Cross—Police Department Decorations
Shenandoah Valley Adult Protective Services—Cookies
Wilma Leitch—Little Debbie Cakes
Warm Area Refuge Ministry (WARM)—Cookies and cake
Bud and Linda Davis---Fried chicken and side dishes

We would also like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the Waynesboro Police Chaplains who organize this week of remembrance each year.  We are truly blessed to have you as part of our WPD family!!!!!!

May 13, 2019

Joint Press Release Waynesboro Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and The Waynesboro Police Department

Earlier today the Waynesboro Circuit Court Grand Jury issued a true bill of indictment charging Shawn Preston Jones, Age 42, with the First Degree Murder of Deborah Allen. The charges stem from an alleged incident that took place in the early morning hours of April 6, 2019 at the Royal Inn Motel located on West Main Street in Waynesboro.

First Degree Murder is a Class 2 Felony and is punishable by imprisonment in the state penitentiary for a period of 20 years to Life. Due to the newly issued 1st Degree Murder indictment, earlier charges filed in the Waynesboro Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court charging Mr. Jones with 2nd Degree Murder in connection with Ms. Allen’s death will be dismissed by that Court.

Mr. Jones will next appear in the Waynesboro Circuit Court on Wednesday May 29, 2019. Trial in this case is expected to take place in late September 2019.

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I’m so glad his charges were upgraded. Deborah meant a lot to many people. Hope he’s found guilty!

Deb i.miss u.not a day goes by o sit on my back poach looking at the sky nowing I miss u an u see me if the boys see this love yaw Lee nite

20 years to life is not justice in my book, if he’s guilty of murder flip the switch,

I 'll be there next court day promiss

So glad for this decision by the grand jury. Actually agree with the system on this one as long as it isn’t plea bargain down like his last attempted murder was. #justiceforDebbie

HALLELUJAH !!! So glad this creep will go away now. #StandForDebbie !

I'm so glad that creep is getting 1st degree murder charges justice for DeborahAllen

So glad. What a piece of crap. Hope they give him everything they possibly can.

Maybe if Waynesboro Police Department would’ve went over to her apartment that night when she called them she might be still alive today

#Justicefordebbie

Lee Parker

Susan Leblanc

Should have been death penalty

The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Waynesboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Waynesboro has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Hope he rots in hell ... She had to serve a life sentence along with all her children n family n friends as well are now serving a life sentence without her !!!

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Media Release

May 8, 2019

Unidentified Person Waynesboro High School

Waynesboro, VA-On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, the Waynesboro Police Department was made aware of a possible unidentified person inside the Waynesboro High School. The Waynesboro High School was put on a modified lockdown, and a search of the school determined the unidentified person was a student of Waynesboro High School. Normal functions of the high school have been restored.

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It’s so sad that we have to lock the high school down. Our city building was put on lock down last year and stay that way. It’s so sad to see these things like this going on in the small city and it’s just getting worse maybe it’s time for an old person like me just to move away from here

The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Waynesboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Waynesboro has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Must not have attended very often if noone recognized them.

How embarrassing

Did the unrecognized person get a haircut or something?

Probably Jacob Craig 😂😂😂😂 Jeffrey Campbell

Amy Elisabeth Tripp

Okay that’s kind of funny. But glad the police was noticed. Better safe than sorry.

Mario Retrosi

Jeremy Henderson

So he was a student or wasn't

Allison, Julia, which one of you was it? 😂😂😂

Better safe than sorry

Hard to believe one wouldn't be recognized as a student pretty quickly. In any event, with the construction and activity around the school, best to be prudent.

Was it a black male with a back pack? I did see him goofing around the road right before the school and he kept laughing and pointing and acting a little bizarre. I didn’t think nothing of it because you know it’s Waynesboro haha

Cindy Weaver Obenschain

Nancy Colvin Bowie

I agree with you must be absent alot!!

Must be a new student

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The Waynesboro Police Department would like to cordially invite members of the Waynesboro community and fellow law enforcement officers to our annual memorial service celebrating National Law Enforcement Week on Tuesday, May 14th, 7:00 pm, at the Main Street United Methodist Church located at 601 West Main Street, Waynesboro, VA.

Mayor Terry Short will be present to read the Mayor's Proclamation of National Law Enforcement Week. Vice-Mayor Bobby Henderson will be our key note speaker. Chief Michael Wilhelm and Sheriff Joe Harris will also share brief messages.

We hope that you will plan to be present to share in this special service with us. Family members are invited as well. Light refreshments will be served afterwards in the church fellowship hall.
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The Waynesboro Police Department would like to cordially invite members of the Waynesboro community and fellow law enforcement officers to our annual memorial service celebrating National Law Enforcement Week on Tuesday, May 14th, 7:00 pm, at the Main Street United Methodist Church located at 601 West Main Street, Waynesboro, VA. 

Mayor Terry Short will be present to read the Mayors Proclamation of National Law Enforcement Week. Vice-Mayor Bobby Henderson will be our key note speaker. Chief Michael Wilhelm and Sheriff Joe Harris will also share brief messages.

We hope that you will plan to be present to share in this special service with us. Family members are invited as well. Light refreshments will be served afterwards in the church fellowship hall.

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You all have been extremely helpful to me and my situations I have put myself in. Thank you for being under standing, helpful, and forgiving.

The big fundraiser for the Salvation Army at the Wayne is the same time. Sure hope you still have a good turnout. A thank you to all our policemen. Stay safe!

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Waynesboro Police Department

On May 2, 2019, detectives with the Albemarle County Police Department and City of Waynesboro Police Department arrested 27-year-old Terrence Darrnell Winston of Waynesboro, Virginia in connection with an April 29, 2019 shooting and assault in Albemarle County which left two people injured. The April 29th incident occurred in the 2200 block of Commonwealth Drive after police were dispatched to reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, law enforcement officers located one victim who had been shot and another victim who had been assaulted. Both victims were transported to UVA Hospital and treated for their injuries.

The Albemarle County Police have charged Winston with the following criminal offenses:
1. 18.2-90 - Burglary with Intent to Commit Armed Robbery (Class 2 Felony)
2. 18.2-51- Malicious Wounding (Class 3 Felony)
3. 18.2-53.1- Use of Firearm in the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
4. 18.2-308.2- Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon (Felony)

Winston is currently being held at the Middle River Regional Jail without bond. This investigation is ongoing and police are working on identifying the second suspect involved in the shooting. Anybody with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Nick Richardson with the Albemarle County Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at 434-296-5807 or CrimeStoppers at 434-977-4000.

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Additional media inquiries should be directed to Mr. Robert Tracci with the Albemarle County Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney.
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The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Waynesboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Waynesboro has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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Mario Retrosi

MEDIA RELEASE

May 01, 2019
The Waynesboro Police Department conducted a promotion ceremony on May 1, 2019 during which two department members were promoted to Corporal and Sergeant, respectively. The promotions were the result of a competitive process held in March to fill supervisory posts within the department and will become effective on May 13th, 2019.
The Officers being promoted are as follows:
Officer Jamie Dunn – Patrol Shift Corporal
Corporal Christopher Cross – Patrol Shift Sergeant

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May 01, 2019
The Waynesboro Police Department conducted a promotion ceremony on May 1, 2019 during which two department members were promoted to Corporal and Sergeant, respectively. The promotions were the result of a competitive process held in March to fill supervisory posts within the department and will become effective on May 13th, 2019. 
The Officers being promoted are as follows:
Officer Jamie Dunn – Patrol Shift Corporal 
Corporal Christopher Cross – Patrol Shift Sergeant

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Two of my favorites!

The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Waynesboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Waynesboro has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Congrats!!

Congratulations Jamie!

Congratulations Jamie and Chris!!!!

Congratulations

Congratulations !💯‼🙏🏻🎊🎉

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations to two well deserving officers I’m proud to serve with you.

Congrats to you both!

Congratulations to you both! Well deserved!

Congratulations Jamie and Chris!!!!

Congratulation! Waynesboro is lucky to have you!

Congratulations!

Congratulations Officer Jamie and Officer Cross

Congratulations!!

I believe it was Officer Dunn who gave me my only warning instead of a ticket, and for that I will always be grateful. Best to both of them.

Congratulations to both of you.

Congratulations Officers and Thanks for all you do.

Well deserved!

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The DEA’s 17th National Take-Back Initiative (NTBI) that was held last Saturday, April 27,2019, was extremely successful. In Virginia, the NTBI including 147 participating agencies at 206 collection sites collected 23,972 pounds of unwanted/unused medications. The Waynesboro Police Department along with volunteers from the community collected 397 pounds at our collection site at the Wal-Mart Neighbor Market. ... See MoreSee Less

The DEA’s 17th National Take-Back Initiative (NTBI) that was held last Saturday, April 27,2019, was extremely successful.  In Virginia, the NTBI including 147 participating agencies at 206 collection sites collected 23,972 pounds of unwanted/unused medications.  The Waynesboro Police Department along with volunteers from the community collected 397 pounds at our collection site at the Wal-Mart Neighbor Market.Image attachment

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The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Waynesboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Waynesboro has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

I wish I had of known about it. I have been holding onto stuff to get rid of and didn't know how. Will there be another one this year or do I hold onto it until next?

We always have a good turnout

4 months ago

Waynesboro Police Department

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Amie James

A pill poppers worst nightmare right here😂

MEDIA RELEASE

On Monday, April 22, 2019, at approximately 8:00 A.M. a 33-year-old Waynesboro woman reported to police that she had been held against her will in an Apartment in South West Waynesboro where she was assaulted, choked, restrained, and ultimately raped by an acquaintance. The victim was able to gain her freedom and later reported the incident to police.

Officers, who interviewed the victim at the department, observed various injuries on her person consistent with her statements about what happened and ensured that she obtained medical care.

She was treated and released at Augusta Health, and after further investigation, officers obtained the following charges against Brad Alan Carter, 35 of Waynesboro:

 Rape (VA Code: 18.2-61)
 Malicious Wounding (VA Code: 18.2-51)
 Strangulation (VA Code: 18.2-51.6)
 Abduction (VA Code: 18.2-47)

Brad Alan Carter was arrested at his residence without incident and is currently being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.
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On Monday, April 22, 2019, at approximately 8:00 A.M.  a 33-year-old Waynesboro woman reported to police that she had been held against her will in an Apartment in South West Waynesboro where she was assaulted, choked, restrained, and ultimately raped by an acquaintance. The victim was able to gain her freedom and later reported the incident to police.

Officers, who interviewed the victim at the department, observed various injuries on her person consistent with her statements about what happened and ensured that she obtained medical care.
 
She was treated and released at Augusta Health, and after further investigation, officers obtained the following charges against Brad Alan Carter, 35 of Waynesboro:

 Rape (VA Code: 18.2-61)
 Malicious Wounding (VA Code: 18.2-51)
 Strangulation (VA Code: 18.2-51.6)
 Abduction (VA Code: 18.2-47) 

Brad Alan Carter was arrested at his residence without incident and is currently being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.

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Wow there is way too much domestic violence going on I just lost someone DEARLY to me .. I will never be the same after this one .. thank God this woman got out alive .. im so happy for her n her family cause not only does it effect the victim it destroys both families involved ...

The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Waynesboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Waynesboro has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Rapist should get the death penalty too

The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Waynesboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Waynesboro has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

He's only going to get 5years and will be out in 2 1/2 years

Hannah Hartless look at this! 😮

Poor guy

Wow I just realized I went to school with him never knew he was like that I'm glad they got him tho hope it rots in prison

Sickening, you really never know someone

Jennifer Gilliam Crawford

Christina McNeil CJ McNeil Kristy Floyd

Barbara Rankin didn’t Chelsea date this guy?

Wow. I went to school with him. Didnt know he was weird until he kept harassing a friend of mine wife at Mohawk

Brittany Andrews

BV Peeps: I recall two Brad Carters. One was slim and put pale colors in his hair. The other had a sis named Brandy whom he favored: blonde, a little stocky. They lived a few blocks from Enderly. Can one of you get me straightened out? I know at least ONE of you knows why I am confused! Thanks in advance.

Great job Waynesboro Police Department for getting this scum off the streets before he hurts another person !!!

Kristi Chittum

This is why I said POS! Belinda Starr Wines

TRASH hope he gets hung

Pos,hope he rots in prison!

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Hit and Run Investigation:

The Waynesboro Police Department is investigating a hit and run incident that occurred on April 4th at approximately 6:08 pm in the Ace Hardware parking lot located at 1000 West Broad Street in Waynesboro.

If you have any information regarding the suspect vehicle or either of the females in the photos provided, please contact Cpl. Todd Armentrout at 540-942-6675 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.
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Hit and Run Investigation:

The Waynesboro Police Department is investigating a hit and run incident that occurred on April 4th at approximately 6:08 pm in the Ace Hardware parking lot located at 1000 West Broad Street in Waynesboro.  

If you have any information regarding the suspect vehicle or either of the females in the photos provided, please contact Cpl. Todd Armentrout at 540-942-6675 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.Image attachment

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The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Waynesboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Waynesboro has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Waynesboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Waynesboro has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Mario Retrosi

Waynesboro Va

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The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Waynesboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Waynesboro has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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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For all you do to keep us safe,  thank you!!

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Thank you all for your work. 👏

Thank you

Thank you

Kudos and atta boys... you guys rock!

Thank you!

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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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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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Justice for you Debbie ... All the way to the top ... I will see it thru and make sure

We love ❤️ you Deborah Allen I keep expecting to see you on Facebook and talking. You are free from all the pain of this world! Now you are an angel 😇 that will watch over your kids. He will pay for his crimes against you in many ways. God Bless your boys and may they find comfort in knowing that you will always love them to the moon and back!!! Miss you girl!

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..

I would like to say something else...but I know he must have a family too, so I won't say fully what's on my mind. . Too bad the wreck didn't hurt you worse than it did..but then again, that would have been easy justice.

He needs to be locked up and the key thrown away... He just got out of prison for shooting his ex...

May he slowly, painfully die from the inside out.

Low life piece of carp. She has 2 son's an a family

What in the hell is going on in the city of Waynesboro???? Already two murders this year and rape and multiple drugs and it’s not even half the year through yet 😢 ???

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

How can this be domestic violence. They weren't married. He should be charged with premeditated murder. He shot his ex girlfriend,.

The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Waynesboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Waynesboro has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

That's meth'd up

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

And yes it's a very sick thing that he killed that beautiful woman and she was a mother but that's okay they'll take care of him in prison that was no excuse to hurt her no excuse whatsoever

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!!?

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

Its not his 1st time.

God may you rest your hands upon all involved in this horrific situation.

I know his family well and his mom is the sweetest Christian lady. My heart aches for all involved.

Poor girl and her loved ones...he will stand before God one day and answer for his evil deeds!

So Heartbreaking...praying for all the families involved. 💔

RIP Debroah Allen

God place your hands on all involved.

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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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May God be with her family in this time of sorrow and may God bring justice to the man that did this!!!

The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Waynesboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Waynesboro has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

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

You should really release what you do have. I think it's unfair that the public isn't updated when some already know!

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

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

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!

RIP prayers for the family

Hopefully justice will be seved asap rip deborah

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

Many prayers 💛🙏

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

Prayers

So sorry

Brittany Andrews

Prayers

So sad prayers to her family 😭😭😭

Kay Fitzgerald

Prayers for her family and friends.

Prayers to the family

prayers to the family

Scary.... just around the corner....I was asleep...she wasn't. Very 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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Waynesboro Police would like to take a moment and advise everyone that April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Everyone is encouraged to drive distraction free.Image attachment

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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.

DON’T TEXT AND DRIVE!!!!!!

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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The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Waynesboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Waynesboro has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

This may sound like a suicide but is it are the police going to investigate possible homicide probably not but they really don’t know do they????

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 .

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

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

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

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

,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.

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

So sad that his pain was greater than death!

RIP my friend... 😪😪😪

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

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

Why are people on the train tracks anyways?

My heart goes out to that train crew 😢

Rest In Peace Taylor 😞

Sad

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.

So sad prayers for both families.

What a shame

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.

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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 railroads in Waynesboro Virginia have always been dangerous through the years there has been multiple people killed on the train track in Waynesboro Virginia!

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?

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.

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

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

Sad ending.

Prayers

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.

In my back yard

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

So very sad Brittney Needham 😥

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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.

The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Waynesboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Waynesboro has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

Praying

Praying for everyone involved and the families of all involved

Prayers for the families of everyone involved.

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

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

Prayers for all.

Prayers

Prayers for family

Prayers for all involved

} prayers for every one and famlies

prayers...

Kathy Green-Vogeley

Prayers for all involved. 😪🙏💜

Prayers for the family!

Prayers for all🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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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/
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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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If you intend to celebrate St. Paddys Day this weekend, please plan ahead and be safe!!!

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The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Waynesboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Waynesboro has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.