Starting in 2019, you may begin to notice census takers in your neighborhood. This is a normal part of the 2020 Census preparation and data collection process. Census field representatives will als...
Today we welcomed Ofc. James Wright to the Department. James comes to us from the Virginia State Park Police and brings a set of skills and knowledge to town that will help us better serve our citizens. Expect to see James soon after an abbreviated Field Training period where he will learn about the town, patrol techniques and other general housekeeping procedures like paperwork and such.
Today, we are also recognizing one year of service for Ofc. Chase Kerns and Ofc. Ariana Smootz. It’s been amazing watching them grow and develop into two fine police officers; we’re so proud of their progress and can’t wait to see what the future holds for each of them. ... See MoreSee Less
Man i wish a cop would hide out in my drive way and watch how fast people speed down the road as my child crosses the road for her bus.
THANK YOU.. It’s unbelievable how much disregard there is out there. Stay safe!
S. Main at Spring Street is notoriously bad, especially in the afternoon. The southbound traffic comes through the light at Spring St and keeps going right past the stopped bus unloading children at the apartment building near the Spring House Tavern. Have witnessed this innumerable times the past couple years. Get 'em all!!! THANKS for all you do! Be Safe.
Lock them up take license away
Thank you Woodstock Police Department. They need to come to the schools in the afternoon. They go right by and when we blow our horn they cuss us.
I would love to see this out Route 42, can’t say how many times I called last year because they would go flying by not paying attention as my children try to walk across the road to load the bus. Bus driver can blow the horn and it doesn’t even phase them!
Right in front of the bowling alley my grand daughter's get off the bus and I don't know how many times that the bus has been stopped and the stop sign was out and a car just went flying by not paying attention at all. Didn't have time to see the license #, because I was to worried about the kids getting off the bus. If I had seen it there would have been some calls made.
Stop slapping them on the hand put them in the big house
There is no law on the highway anymore.Sunday we went to Woodstock 2 times going south a car passed us flying ON A DOUBLE LINE.,On the way home 3 PASSED US ON A DOUBLE LINE..Bad part was,ysrd crawl people were still out some place's. On rt.11.we need our police .BACK ROAD young people on cell phones running fast passing..Mt.Hebron road The speed limit on our road is 15 miles an hour through here I'll bet you Bet you there has a been a 15 mount air cargo by hearing years I think they look at it think it says 55 miles an hour , It's been terrible no highway patrol at all.
It should be a felony and automatic loss of license.
fOr ThE cHiLdrEn!
Good. Hope you ticket every one of them. Harshly.
Thank you! Everybody knows you have to stop. Those who don’t are either distracted driving or arrogant or most likely both. Book em Dano.
I don't understand why it's so hard to stop for the school buses
Is there cameras on the buses to see in front outside ?
Hisey Ave headed toward Walton Farm Rd
I agree with Dianna Jett,no one is ever in that much of a rush!!
Hope you get them all!! Children should not have to worry about getting hit while trying to get on the bus.
Why not put cameras on the outside of the bus. Like traffic cameras!!! That way if anyone passes you can get the tag!
Why dont you impose a $1,000 fine n lose of license. Canada does but it $5,000 n lose of points n license
I wish I had known!! I’ve got LOTS of beanie babies!!
We have some at 237 Indian Spring Rd, Woodstock!
I went out both days.Got some great deals and even a Navy beanie baby bear!And a like New leather jacket for a pal.Tried to use my...."Navy mom discount"but no one honored it!Lol...its not a real thing,but this Navy mom tried!
Do you all seriously think that Frank & Mike are in the area?
A message from General Dwight Eisenhower of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force:
Pickers, bargain hunters and hustlers of the 2019 yard crawl:
You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the valley are upon you. The hopes and prayers of deal-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms at other yard sales you will bring about the destruction of the retail market war machine, the elimination of high prices over the oppressed peoples of ShenCo, and security for ourselves in a free world full of awesome deals and good food.
Your task will not be an easy one. The sellers are well trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will haggle savagely.
But this is the year 2019. Much has happened since the yard crawls of 2008-09. The United Nations have inflicted upon the price gougers great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our online offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the cloud and their capacity to overcharge on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of picking, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained bargain hunters. The tide has turned. The economic minded men of the world are marching together to victory.
I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than half price.
Good Luck! And let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.
Wow!!!Moving and storing speech!!Might l add,This newly embarked citizen of the fair town of ye Woodstock Va shall nobely and traveling in light garmets of the high heat,shall rangle said merchants of fair and best price value of items that rock my soul!Me thinks being a local art teacher,and proud Navy mom,l shall charm said vendors,with my Ashby born southern charm!Yes,lm closely related to Turner Ashby!I shall win my price always,with charm and my fading beauty!Im excited!!!😃😃😃
All I ask is that they shop on foot, not from the car window as they drive by and then stop short when they see something !!
Onward to the fray!
I know that this was posted with humor, and is in fact good parody, but Eisenhower's message to his troops on the eve of the great endeavor is just too sacred to be used in this way. Still I hope that everyone has a good time at the "crawl".
Y’all are crazy😂
This patch needs to be made and sold as a fundraiser.
Sweet Baby Jesus, just allow me to sell my junk and return home unharmed. My goal is to handle all shopper attacks with grace and dignity. Casualties are not an option. May God have mercy on us all at this time of trial. That is all. 😬
Love this post! 🤣
You never fail to disappoint!!! LOL
This too will live on in history. The speechwriter deserves a raise. 👏
Not on your life 🙄
Very distasteful, hope no one gets hurt.
This citizen will avoid the area like the plague!!!!!
OMG that was funny!!
Molly Tahmaseb not saying you should skip seeing the nephew but....
As the summer comes to a close, so must our acceptance of school supplies as legal tender for payment of parking ticket fines.
Today Chief Reiley, Cpl. DeMay, Ann “The Hammer” Rutz and our paperclip, Susan Clem delivered a giant box full of supplies to W.W. Robinson Elementary.
We want to thank everyone who, willingly or forgetfully, turned a less than perfect situation into a positive for a child in need. Thankfully, we didn’t have to tow anyone off the courthouse steps or explain to the Town Manager this new fad called “perpendicular parking”.
A special thanks to Coach Yew who planted the seed that became this wonderful initiative; if there’s anyone who can take a sour situation and turn it into gold, it’s coach!
In less than a week, students will be back in school. Please remember to adjust your schedules accordingly. If not, you will surely be late and all of the cool kids who sit in the back of the bus will know it. ... See MoreSee Less
Watch your speed, cos there’s nothing more exciting & newsworthy to students than seeing their teacher pulled over on the way to school. You’ll be on Instagram before the first bell rings! (This post does NOT come from personal experience...just sayin’. LOL)
Top Fan checking in to say that I agree
And people driving Main Street need pay attention and stop for those buses!! I seen to many last year not stop!!!
After volunteering at Response last week, employees of Bowman Andros Products stopped by to donate to our “Parking Fines for Back to School Time” initiative. It’s a testament to the community we live in where large corporations and its employees actively support volunteerism and being a steward of the community of which they are a member of.
Just a reminder, this is the final week of the drive and we accept donations without a parking ticket during normal office hours.
Gotta admit to snagging your great idea!! I teach at Elkton Middle School & I told our principal how amazing your department is; we’re hoping to try something similar in the future. Naturally, ours won’t be as stunning...and we don’t have cookies.
Kudos on great teamwork & truly giving back to your community!!!
If you don’t have to go out, stay inside. We’re under varying flavors of heat alerts from the weather service. Some are worse than others but honestly, if they have to tell you it’s hot... it’s already too late. We think we’re at “🌶🌶🌶” right now... or maybe that’s Thai food. Whatever, it’s hot.
If you must go out, and aren’t acclimated like those hearty public works guys, construction workers, landscapers, farmers and such... don’t. Just don’t go out. You’ll yeet yourself into a heat stroke and we’re not sure how they fix it at the ER but I’m sure it involves a bathtub of ice which is the other extreme of unpleasant. This is 2019. Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos can beam you anything you want within a day.
But if‘in you won’t listen to us, keep hydrated. With water. Not coke, not Monster, not Cotton Candy Bang, not Hardee’s iced tea you smuggled back from Rockingham County like the Duke boys running shine. Certainly not what made Milwaukee famous. Water. Drink water and dress like Luke Skywalker on Tatooine.
Give it to your pets, too. Hose them off if you’ve gotta, but keep them cool.
Check in on your neighbors, especially the ones who can’t get around too good. Maybe they need their AC knocked down a tick, maybe they need some shades pulled. Be a good neighbor and go visit them. If they are of the aged variety, they’ll have some pretty cool stories about that one time in ‘38 when that thing happened.
Some acceptable activities for this weekend include patronizing one of our many iced cream stands, going to our pool; throwing in your kids/siblings/spouse in is optional. Dozing on the couch, floating the river, and making Darth Vader voices in front of the fan.
So basically what ur saying is I should wear a trench coat outside ?
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this! It was a clever way of spreading good advice in this 🔥 hot weather. You "guys" stay cool too.
Whoever runs your social media needs a raise! Good Humor for days especially the hot ones no pun intended 😃
Tina Switzer I think this goes for page co as well...
I love you guys!Ive moved here from the Fairfax County area...been here over two years!I so appreciate your real concern!It makes my very proud to now call myself a Woodstock Va citizen!You all please take care as well!And thank you for all you really do to protect n serve!Plus thanks for your humor!😃😃😃
And I spent my day sipping on a Monster and a Hardee’s sweet tea.....I feel ashamed 🤣
I had to share with all my non-shenandoah county friends
And wear lots and lots of sunblock if you do go out!! No 3rd degree burns! They hurt!! Stay safe everyone!
Dang I sure do miss living in the valley... Moved to Mt. Jackson to get away from Fairfax County traffic.... Moved back two years later .. now I dream of cool foggy mornings and beautiful mountain views...laid back friendly folks and neighbors who actually talked to me! I will be back...now where's that Hardee's..I'm craving a sourdough burger and some sweet tea..
I always anticipate reading your posts - they're funny yet informative.
Yet yourself into a heat stroke”.. I giggled 😆
Would love to know the person who wrote this! It is priceless and he or she is incredibly talented!! Wish I lived in Woodstock, VA!
Thanks for protecting us in all kinds of weather!😎
😅 Thanks for this. Y’all take care too!
This is terrific. ❤️
Who writes these??? Whomever it may be has made my day!
Stay cool everyone drink plenty of water 🙏🙏🍦🍦
You Guys Rock💥💥
Excellent Advice as I mow my lawn 🤦♀️🤦♀️
Police Officer: "Ma'am, would you please step out of your vehicle."
Me: "Officer, it's 99 degrees with high humidity. How about you get in and tell me what I did wrong in the A/C?"
❤️ 🚗 🚓 ❤️
you guys ROCK
Kaitie's Custard has dreamsicles so we'll be ok. 😄
I read this out loud to my husband with the best Waylon Jennings flexion I could muster, which I think was also the way it was written! 😂
This is excellent 😂 👌
Lol Smuggling that tea back into Woodstock
This weekend is going to be the hottest days of the year, please be careful and check on your pets and less-abled neighbors. .This is NOT shelter from the heat. This is a "heat box". No, your dog does not enjoy laying in the direct sun without shade for hours IN THIS HEAT or laying inside these "cookers". Bring your dogs inside your home in this heat! ... See MoreSee Less
Excellent tips and info from the guys and gals who work behind the curtain.As we head into the weekend with the heat index being in the triple digits, please check on your elderly neighbors and make sure animals have adequate shelter and water. If you suspect yourself or someone else is having a heat stroke, do not hesitate to call 911. Also remember to not leave a dog in a vehicle if the engine is not running. The internal temperature of a vehicle does not take long to increase and can be deadly to critters (and people too) if left unattended. ... See MoreSee Less
If parking for 16 minutes in front of Walton & Smoot Pharmacy to get a ticket from Anne is too risky for you, we will be at Woodstock ROCS tomorrow to accept donations of school supplies. Come out and enjoy some great music, food and fun and help kids in need at the same time. ... See MoreSee Less
If you come to town during the weekdays, there is no doubt you have seen Anne Rutz, our parking enforcement officer. Now Anne isn’t the type to hand out a lot of parking tickets but her hand is occasionally forced. We, along with the Town of Woodstock, have decided to put these parking infractions to good use. If you receive one of the few citations that Anne has issued, we will void the citation in exchange for a good faith donation of school supplies to help out children in need. We’ll also accept donations without a parking ticket, so you don’t have to park your car on the courthouse steps to get her attention. ... See MoreSee Less
Great. Thanks for the creative, community minded idea. Certainly not looking to get a ticket from Anne however we hope to keep Suze a little more busy over the next couple of weeks. Just throwing it out there.... how about setting up a tent, as a collection spot, during the upcoming July Woodstock Rocs events.
One more reason why I love this town. Thanks all!!!
I suck! I had every intention of bringing my daughter to Woodstock to shop and stuff the bus. Then 4th of July weekend happened and I completely forgot. Can you repost a list of the most needed items and where we can drop them off. This is something my Mom did every year for kids that needed school supplies and she has passed on. My wife, kids and I want to continue doing this to honor her but as I said I suck and let it slip my mind.
Love this idea!
Gooo Anne. Great way to use the money collected.
Very good idea
That's wonderful! ❤
Good one guys!!
Actually really great idea 👍🏼
Once again, Woodstock PD rocks!!!!
Wal-Mart didn't have much in stock yesterday when we were buying for the bus. Hopefully, they get stocked up again. Great idea!
Kinda takes the fun out of it now.... 😎 where can we drop off donations ?
Get them Anne, will have to get extra ink pens so she doesn’t run out. Good thing to do 👍
That’s good idea
It would help if we knew who to make the check out to.....a former resident of Woodstock!
Do the local schools have a link to their school supply lists? Thanks!
Effective in keeping me out of old town. Thx
This has made headlines all the way in Knoxville, TN. They aired it on the news down here.
How about working on getting the drunks off the sidewalks who walk in front of vehicles.
***Update 13:04***Residents west of Woodstock will be experiencing low water pressure for the next couple hours
There is a water main break at top of the southbound offramp on interstate 81. Officers are directing traffic while public works begins the repairs. Please use alternate routes like Henry Ford drive to Hoover Road. ... See MoreSee Less
As we approach the July 4th holiday, we want to remind everyone to be safe. Many of you subscribe to the belief that there is no better way to celebrate the birth of your nation than by blowing up a little chunk of it. The legislature in Richmond has decided that’s against the law. For information on how to change that, please watch the Schoolhouse Rocks episode “I’m Just a Bill”.
Fireworks, legal and otherwise, are responsible for thousands of injuries every year...even snakes and sparklers send people to the ER when they’re mixed with the Bud Light that Kid Rock will leave under the America tree tonight.
While we’re on the subject of alcohol...y’all...don’t drink and drive. It ain’t worth it. You could injure or kill yourself, a friend or a complete stranger who is just out with their family. If you’ve gotta get home and the only Uber in Shenco is busy...call one of the local tow companies! They’ll take you and your car home...they might even stop at Sheetz for you if it’s on the way. A “pick me up at a bar” tow is much cheaper than “I got arrested for DUI”.
Oh and the whole long weekend thing applies to *all* government offices. Court is closed on Thursday and Friday so if you do get picked up, you may have to wait until Monday to get out. It ain’t worth it. Act like y’all got some sense.
In conclusion, snakes and sparklers only, don’t drink while you’re lighting them off, don’t drink and drive, if you get arrested it may be Monday before you get out, don’t run with scissors, say no to drugs, be kind to others and stay in school.
To all our fans in England, we hope you have a good day at work tomorrow.
One last thing...Town fireworks are on the 4th of July, gates open at 8:30, show starts at 9:30. Please don’t call 911 asking “are the fireworks on the Fourth of July?”. It happens, a lot. ... See MoreSee Less
This week, Investigator Pence is becoming a DCJS Certified Driving Instructor. It’s a grueling class that begins bright and early with a detailed safety inspection; the hubcaps are removed to prevent Ford Frisbees, the lug-nuts are checked with a torque wrench because no one wants to yeet a wheel into the woods and tricycle back to the barn, every inch of the car is inspected for mechanical defects and the contents of the car are removed.
Once the check is done, then it’s off to the track where they learn how to design, set up and grade courses that would give Richard Petty a workout. They then go through the courses with a “par time” at least 15 seconds faster than the basic students.
Departments send their best and brightest and they return to show us all how to better preform under the most stressful conditions. If you ever see us hauling the mail with our lights and sirens wailing, every skill we use to ensure our expeditious and safe arrival was learned from a driving instructor; we can’t help if we can’t get there safely and these guys and girls make sure we have the tools to rapidly respond to any emergency.
Come Friday, Inv. Pence will wash off the 4” of brake dust and the car will get a thorough inspection before it’s returned to service. Before he is fully released, he’ll complete an apprenticeship under a seasoned instructor and then he’ll be ready to go! ... See MoreSee Less
This weekend, the Town of Woodstock, Virginia will host the Bike Virginia Tour which will welcome bicyclists from around the country, as they ride on over 400 miles of scenic routes. We will have additional officers on patrol this weekend for the event. We want to take a quick moment to remind everyone of the rules of the road for those on two wheels and four.
**Bicycles are vehicles when ridden on roads and streets**
•Obey all traffic signs, signals, lights, and markings •Ride on the right side, with traffic •When turning, use motor vehicle turn lane •Stay as far to the right as safely practicable or use the shoulder •Ride no more than two side by side •Ride single file when moving slower than traffic •Obey signs that restrict riding on interstate highways and limited access roads •Yield to pedestrians •When riding on the sidewalk, call to pedestrians when approaching from behind and to pass, and give right of way to pedestrians
Always: •Use hand signals for turns and stops •When turning or crossing, look LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT •Keep one hand on the handlebars when carrying articles •Carry children securely in special seats or trailers •Use white headlamps visible 500 feet, rear reflectors, and a red taillight when bicycling between sunset and sunrise
Don’t: •Don’t carry passengers on bicycles built for one rider •Don’t wear earphones in both ears
**Motorists, respect bicyclists’ and pedestrians’ rights*
•Approach and pass bicyclists at a reasonable speed •Allow at least two feet, preferably three feet or more at higher speeds between you and bicyclists when passing •Yield to pedestrians and bicyclists in a crosswalk •When turning, yield to pedestrians and bicyclists •Permit pedestrians to cross roads safely •Come to a full stop for a blind pedestrian with a cane or guide dog (Class 3 misdemeanor) ... See MoreSee Less
All these visitors to our county how wonderful!! Itll be great for our local businesses!! And maybe they will come back another time!
For two days, I think I could make the accommodation to leave my house a little earlier, because I know I might have to drive slower than normal. It's very cool to see so many different age groups on the bikes. 🙂
Wow way to support people coming to our town to visit , this happens every year . Be mindful and stay alert . I was in Woodstock this morning and say lots of bicyclists 🚴♀️ and they were in the side of the road being attentive and respectful. Slow down and show some hospitality, they chose to visit us .
First off last weekend or the weekend before there were bike all up and down Zepp rd and Its hard enough to fit 2 vehicles on this road safely. I couldn't tell you how many times I seen people and vehicles cutting it way too close.
Second if I have to follow the rules of the road then so do you. It's not right that (especially on Zepp) that you're in my lane and I can't see you coming because you are also coming around the corner... dont get mad at me because you aren't being safe. I can't even count the amount of people that had to walk 2 miles up the mountain on top of cars coming and other bicyclists trying to pass them. It's just not safe.
Are there any bike trails or bike paths for them to take? A lot of the roads here are not motorist AND bicyclist friendly😟
I used to be an avid biker (rode the length of California on the coast) and I do NOT recommend the roads around here for biking. It’s suicide. There is no shoulder, lots of blind turns, and people drive WAY too fast. Back Rd is one that they will be using a lot. How many will be hit this weekend?
Yay what we need is bicycles stretched for 2 miles just far apart and wide enough you can’t pass and going 5-10 mph
I have encounter some cyclists on Fort Valley Rd, they ride in the middle. I almost hit one a few years ago, I was going around a curve and there they were.
Does this mean they will be ticketed for going under the minimal speed posted? I mean they want to be treated the same, they should have to follow the same laws.
Very cool 😎
Everyone who rides a bicycle should learn these rules
But it’s not what you think. #NationalDonutDay is to honor the brave ladies who went overseas on behalf of the Salvation Army to distribute those delicious power rings to our doughboys. ... See MoreSee Less
We want to wish Bill Collins the best in his retirement. Bill is a wealth of knowledge who helped everyone here at one point or another as we were just getting started in our careers.
Enjoy your newfound spare time, especially on three wheels. We’ll miss you!
Strasburg Police Department We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Investigator William C. “Bill” Collins, who officially entered retirement today.
Investigator Collins served in the United States Army from 1984-1992 before entering law enforcement. Between 1992 and 2019, he served the citizens of Strasburg, Edinburg, and Shenandoah County. Throughout his career, Investigator Collins served the community in a number of capacities: Dispatch, Patrol, Patrol Supervisor, K9 Handler, and most recently as an Investigator assigned to the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force.
Investigator Collins: from all of us at Strasburg Police Department, enjoy your well-earned retirement. This isn’t goodbye; it’s just “see you later.” ... See MoreSee Less
We must never forget those who sacrificed their all for us ant those who stood/stand ready to make the same sacrifice. Also keep their families in our prayers. Be thankful and appreciative of that sacrifice.
To the 2019 graduates of Central High School: 24hrs ago, you were waking up as a HS Senior. This morning, you woke up as an adult, ready to set out into the world. No matter what your future choices are, you have been given the tools to successfully accomplish your goals. From your teachers to your parents, from your friends to the town we live in, all of it had been to prepare you for this, your future.
Oh man......it’s officially Summertime now!!It’s hard to believe that the pool season will begin tomorrow, 5/23! We will be open from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm (due to high school graduation tomorrow evening - congrats CHS grads!). Admission is half price.
So chances are, if you're reading this, you follow our Facebook page. It’s a pretty accurate glimpse into daily life here at the Woodstock Police Department, only the real thing is better.
If you want to work for a great place with awesome benefits, a supportive environment that focuses just as much on personal development as departmental interests and has a fire Facebook page, come put in an application.
If you want to advance your career, if you want to serve a prosperous and growing community and if you want to drive sweet black and whites, come talk to us.
If you are unsure, talk to some people. Not just us but others who work for the Town and citizens who live here, ask anyone. They’ll tell you there is no better place. Sure, the job is difficult some days but there’ll be more days when you think to yourself “man, what a good day....and I’m getting paid, too!” There’s no better way to say it than this; we’ve constantly got rice cooking in the microwave at the Police Department.
What are you waiting on? Submit an app. Join our family. We have cookies.
Seriously. Dispatch made us cookies......they’re delicious. Thank you 😘
We’re waiting for you!Employment Opportunity! We are currently inviting applications for the position of Police Officer within our Police Department. For more information or to apply, please visit www.townofwoodstockva.gov/jobs. ... See MoreSee Less
With only a few days before this years 8th Annual Communuity Safety & Wellness Day, we wanted to thank the businesses in our community who have donated gifts and give-a-ways to make the Safety Trail prize packs awesome. Make sure to bring your kids and grandkids. Tickets will be rewarded for attendance and participation which can then be used for prize drawings!
Tractor Supply Do It Best Mountain View Lanes Shenandoah County 4H Advance Sheetz Cracker Barrel Suzanne’s Studio Food Lion Woodstock Café Domino’s Walmart Shenandoah County Parks and Rec Strasburg Express Eagan and Company Town of Woodstock Town of Edinburg Garman Inc. Route 11 Potato Chips Arby's Wendy's Pizza Hut Route 11 Chips Shenandoah County Fair Association
Although we drive every day, we still can always be better! That’s why we’re spending the day at the track, honing our skills for both every day driving and high speed emergency driving. Working hard to be the best for you. #discoverwoodstockva #woodstockPD #driverstraining #evoc #pursuitdriving #fordinterceptor ... See MoreSee Less
FYI. Please call 911 if you have any information.***UPDATE*** Owen Monaco has returned home. Thank you everyone for sharing in the effort of trying to locate him.
*** Missing Juvenile*** Looking for Owen Monaco. W/M 5'8",150lbs. 16 years old. Brown hair and brown eyes. Last seen in the Strasburg, VA area on 05/13/2019. If you have seen or know of his whereabouts contact (540)-459-6100. ... See MoreSee Less
Do you want to attend a free event thats great for the whole family? Do you want some good eats, tons of fun and to learn more about what your community has to offer? Mark those calendars and bring your kids and grandkids.
Our 8th Annual Community Safety and Wellness Day is next Saturday, May 18th at the Central Campus from 10a -2p.
This little kitten was found on Meghann Drive. It is currently being held by a Good Samaritan who would love to get it back to its owner. If you know where it belongs, please call 540-325-8809. ... See MoreSee Less
On behalf of the Woodstock Police Department, we want to extend our deepest appreciation for our teachers. From the time we were knee high to a grasshopper through each of us becoming young adults and going out into the world, we were influenced by teachers. Some taught us academics, others taught us about life. Without them, none of us would be where we are today.
We encourage you to tag a teacher who holds a special place in your memories in this post, let them know how they influenced you. ... See MoreSee Less
Don't think I'm friends with very many of my old teachers, but I'll name some off. Mrs. Chance, Mrs. Stratton, Mrs. Sanderlin, Mr. Lynch, Mr. McCarthy, Tara Lawson Mason, Becky Sue Staubus Henry, Mr. Ayres. Probably alot more that I forgot. You know who you are!!
Mrs. Doris Combs
Sara Horn, Thank you for loving your job.
Elizabeth Conner Riffey Carol Keller McFarland Kathy Hughes Dill Sarah Beth Taylor Susan Woodworth Sanderlin Valerie Neese Fawley You all make a difference everyday!
Thad Hockman Rick Lytton You two had more impact on me then you would ever understand. Thank you.
Mandy Curry, you will always be the best 🙌🏼
Erica Deane Tara Lawson Mason Pmms Jones
I thank my second grade teacher, Linda Murphy, and my fourth grade teacher, Mary Livesay Kent, for instilling the love of learning in my young heart! Because of these two ladies I am a teacher today! ❤️
Susan Woodworth Sanderlin
Mrs Pat Fisher. Mrs. Margaret Gochenour. Mrs. Elizabeth Conner Riffey
Sherry Eastep Heishman for the little things like the proper spelling of “opportunity” and the big things like working for what you want.
Heather Harrington Walters for giving me my first love of international travel and always having the best smile and her husband(for some reason I can’t tag) for teaching me that no one can tell me what I can and can’t do except myself!
Thanks Becky Sue Staubus Henry! You were the best! I wasn't the easiest to get along with but you never gave up on me. I'll never forget the values and lessons you instilled in me. I appreciate everything. Thank you!
Mrs. Garman. I'm thanking her for having the courage and intense patient's with all of her student's. We were never cooperative and always causing trouble but she saw something great in each of us. She was very loving and most would consider her as a misunderstood person, but nobody could understand me better than her. She was a remediation teacher but the only thing I consider her as was a friend that told me..." Be brave, be kind, and be you, because I love you." I will never forget her. She coached me through some hard times. Thank you Mrs. Garman!!
Pamela Stewart Sperry, you will always hold a special place in my heart! I will never forget our special times in elementary school!
Nancy Gochenour Sue Funkhouser
Michael Brown thanks for being one of most memorable& fun teachers!😁
Michele Harbison-Hepner I know you made an impact on my daughter Jamison Cook life.Thank you ❤️
Thank you Sara. You were a student that all teachers wish to have.
Amber Corbitt , you always listened to me complain about my problems, and constantly gave me every push i needed. thank you ❤
My seventh grade teacher Ann Rutz
Becky Fadely. She taught us values as well as English.
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Thank you!!!I am a Fairfax County transplant and l teach art here for the County!l used to Judge art for scholarships,as we'll l'm an award winning artist!!!😃😃😃
As the weather gets better, we will start to see more bicycles on our streets and roadways.
In Virginia, bicycles are considered "vehicles" when operated on the roadways. This means that the same laws apply to bikes as well as cars regarding right-of-way, stopping and turning. Bicycles are to stay to the right edge of the roadway and vehicles passing are required to give 3' of clearance.
Not only is wearing headphones while bicycling unsafe, but its also illegal. It is also illegal to ride bicycles on the sidewalks of the Town of Woodstock.
All bicycles operating at night are required to have a headlight. A red rear-facing light is required on roads with a posted speed limit of 35mph or greater, but its a good idea to have, regardless.
Bicycles are vehicles when ridden on roads and streets: Obey all traffic signs, signals, lights, and markings Ride on the right side, with traffic When turning, use motor vehicle turn lane Stay as far...
3' on Fort Valley road puts you driving on the yellow line! You have a death wish if you ride there! Also, the bikes that ride back here, get side by side and ignore cars behind them. They own the road- and they do not have to buy insurance or pay taxes to ride a bike. I feel sorry for the first person who gets in an accident with these road hogs! The driver will be put under the jail!
Comments are hilarious. People actually think that bicycle riders don't pay taxes or own and use cars. 😄 I'd rather be stuck behind a few bikes than a manure spreader or have to pass a giant corn harvester.
Cyclists have a right to use the roadways as well, but I agree that if they can't keep up with traffic, they should be on a slower mph road. I have no issues with them in town, but there are issues with them on back roads when roadways are too narrow to give 3ft. clearance. I also don't mind planned events with enough time to adjust plans.
I wish these laws applied to bicycle riders in San Francisco. They do not stop, or even slow down, for stop signs and red lights. They blow right through and flip you off if you honk at them for almost hitting your car. All bikes should have to be registered, and the owners should have insurance.
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What can be done to make them more responsible? Like making them wear helmets, get tags,get insurance and have a license to operate them. We as motorists have to. If they cause an accident. Who pays for it? I'm not being ignorant. Just stating facts. Bikes are dangerous on the road. A lot of them, not all of them, think that they own the road. They also should have lights on them for safety reasons.
Woodstock Police Department did you mean to say in "Vermont"? It says Virginia.
We poke a lot of fun at each other’s expense but there are no braver men and women than our firefighters. There have been many a night where they have gone above and beyond in helping us, often with things that would be classified as “police matters” for the sole reason that we’re all on the same team; the team that protects our citizens.
We hope this post notification didn’t wake them up from their nap. If it did, then I’m sure they’ll just wash another layer of paint off their trucks.
If you have the extra time and desire to serve your community, volunteer. ... See MoreSee Less
RSW is showing up, are you?On Saturday, May 18, 2019, officers from RSW Regional Jail will be taking part in Woodstock Police Department's 8th Annual Community Wellness and Safety Day, and hope to defend our firetruck pull championship, which benefits the Special Olympics!
We are very proud to partner with Woodstock PD and other agencies from the area to raise money for such a worthy cause. The Special Olympics provides individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in sporting events that they may otherwise not have been able to participate. These athletes work hard and put forth a tremendous amount of effort into seeing themselves for their abilities, not disabilities. The athletes are part of a community that celebrates their accomplishments and enables them to be part of a community that is full of understanding and acceptance.
We will be accepting donations in the lobby, during normal business hours, until Thursday, May 16, 2019. 100% of all donations will go to the Special Olympics.
If you have any questions, please contact Sergeant Brittney Musterman at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 540-622-5004.
We often speak about scams. We do this to offer a constant reminder about why you should never give out personal information over the phone. As always, be sure to pass this on to your family and neighbors.
Here is an example of how these scams effect a larger population.
The New York City Police Department “is warning the public to be on guard against scam phone calls from those who falsely claim to be from the Social Security Administration or a local, state or federal law enforcement agency.” NYPD seeks increase awareness of the scam and to remind people to hang up the phone. This year “the NYPD has received over 200 complaints with losses totaling more than $2 million,” up from three complaints last year. NYPD Community Affairs Chief Nilda Hofmann warned, “These criminals are targeting every strata of society, and every demographic is vulnerable.” ... See MoreSee Less
I got a scam letter in the mail today. It has Shenandoah County Treasurer on top from a Cindy George. Something about property taxes on vehicle I already paid for....
Beware of Medicare.com claiming they are Medicare. When I get scam callers that manage to to get through and they ask me for someone who is in our household I tell them I'm sorry they are not here, would you like the number where they can be reached? They always say yes so I give them the local Winchester PD's number.
Yep, got this one. They say that your social security number has been suspended.
They spoof caller id to seem local. They ask you for the number of your local police station. They verify it online. Then in a few minutes the same idiot with terrible English will call you with caller ID showing the local police - complete with wailing siren in the background. 😄
Expect delays on S. Main near MMA as crews repair a leaking water main.There is a water main leak in the area of the 600-block of South Main Street (across the street from Massanutten Military Academy). Crews will be mobilizing to secure a lane on Route 11 in order to fix the main around 7:00 pm. We will notify you here when the repair has been completed and the line is once again activated.
Thank you for your patience while we work to make the repairs while keeping our people safe, as well as the vehicular traffic in the area. ... See MoreSee Less
May of 1996. The Chicago Bulls had just clinched the NBA title and the entire country was preparing for the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta.
In Woodstock, Susan Clem was beginning a new job as the administrative professional for the Woodstock Police department. All calls for service were logged on half sheets of paper and filed away. Case reports were a fewer in both number and pages. The phone may have rang five times a day. Twice a month, She had to gather up a few cases and accident reports for court. When the sound of Chief Miller’s desk drawer could be heard, Susan knew that the day was over. She said her goodbyes to the on duty officers and headed home.
Over the last twenty three years so much has changed. Reports are computerized, merged between separate programs for case management, dispatching and evidence. The phone doesn’t stop ringing and the increase in call volume have made the complaint cards obsolete, as they are too labor intensive. Chief Miller retired, the squeaky drawer was replaced and we have twice as many officers.
We still have Susan. We hope we will always have her. She has grown with the department through all of its changes and although her workload has increased exponentially, she still comes upstairs to say goodbye each night. She still gathers up our court case files. She makes sure we check the right boxes on our reports and if we forget, she will do it for us. If you look hard you can still see 1996 around the office; susan’s emergency contact file is the most comprehensive and detailed around.....and it’s all in a 3-ring binder.
Susan became and remains the face and voice this department; there’s no mistaking that “Woodstock Police Department” when you call in; its as famous as hearing “This is CNN”. Through her hard work and caring attitude she has given herself a reputation throughout the community; people don’t say “I’ll call in tomorrow for that”, they say “I’ll talk to Susan, tomorrow”.
Times change, not always for the better. When government service became “just another number” Susan along with the town, decided that wouldn’t happen here. She goes the extra mile to make sure everyone feels valued and appreciated, citizens and officers alike.
Thank you, Susan. Your contributions to this department are more valuable than you will ever know and without you, we wouldn’t be where we are today. ... See MoreSee Less
Susan, thanks for all the hard work over the years, you are very much appreciated.
Great job Susie!!!!
Thank you Susan! 👏
Thank you, Susan for all you do for our community!
Susan is a wonderful person. Thank you Susan for all your hard work and dedication!!!
Thanks for your dedication and hard work, Susie!
I had been working there about a year when Susan started, and she quickly became a vital part of the day to day operations. She was even able to keep me and Timmy Wakeman straight..most times. Thank you Susan for dedication to the town.
What a first class tribute! Congratulations Susan on a stellar association with the Woodstock Police❤️
Thank you for your service and dedication.
Congratulations Susan. And thanks for all you do.
Thank you Susan! Such a dedicated and giving person.
Thank you Susan we appreciate you
Susan, you are the best! We are blessed to have you!! Thanks for all you do!!
Thank you Susan!
Susan is an amazing lady!! She is a true blessing!
Congratulations!!! So wonderful to see this!!! ❤❤❤