Please join us in welcoming two new hires to the Stafford County Sheriff's Office! Both Adam Dingus and Craig Boland join us today as a Communications Officer. Congratulations and welcome to you both Adam and Craig.
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Please join us in welcoming two new hires to the Stafford County Sheriff's Office! Both Adam Dingus and Craig Boland join us today as a Communications Officer. Congratulations and welcome to you both Adam and Craig.
“Fine” Driver Received Felony Charges:
Sergeant E.E. West once again took another drunk driver off Stafford’s roads late Sunday night and discovered a young child within the vehicle.
On August 20th at approximately 10:29 p.m. Sergeant West responded to the area of Richmond Highway and Aquia Town Center for a report of a possible drunk driver. The caller advised a vehicle was speeding, swerving, and nearly struck a motorcycle. Due to the caller’s updates on the vehicle, Sergeant West had no trouble locating it near Acadia Street where she also observed it failing to maintain the lane of travel.
Sergeant West conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at Company 10 Fire Station and made contact with the driver. Not only was there a driver, but a six-year-old within the vehicle. The driver, identified as David Kamara, 40, of Maryland, had glassy, red eyes, slurred speech, and the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath. Despite having “a couple of drinks”, Kamara stated he was “fine” and did “nothing wrong”.
The fact that something wrong did occur would be evident due to the charges. Kamara was charged with felony child endangerment, driving under the influence, refusal, and failure to maintain the lane of travel. He was held at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond while the child was turned over to a parent.
Drive sober or get pulled over.
Just prior to dismissal, the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a threat call regarding both Stafford High School and Brooke Point High School. These threats were determined to be a swatting incident. As a precaution, deputies were stationed at these two schools. Afternoon roll-call was canceled and deputies were tasked with providing additional patrols at all public schools to assist our School Resource Officers. We will continue to work with Stafford County Public Schools regarding these threats. The investigation is ongoing. Thank you for your patience.
Tea and Talk with a Cop:
Thank you to everyone who came out for our Tea and Talk with a Cop event today. From young to old, we enjoyed our conversations today. Thank you as well to Tea Go Café for hosting this event.
Our Daily Incident Report for 8/22/2023:
Intersection of Richmond Highway and Courage Lane, 8/20, 2:15 a.m. Deputy W.E. Trainor was in the area when he observed a vehicle traveling 70 MPH in a 45 MPH. Deputy Trainor initiated his emergency equipment. Instead of moving to the shoulder like most would do for a traffic stop, the driver stopped his vehicle in the middle of the travel lane. The driver had glassy, bloodshot eyes, and couldn’t locate his registration despite the fact Deputy Trainor could see it in plain view. After some field sobriety tests, the driver was charged with driving under the influence, and reckless driving. He was held at Rappahannock Regional Jail until sober.
Sheetz, 10 Washington Square Plaza, 8/20, 1:23 a.m. Deputy K.P. Hall responded to a larceny. Staff advised a male walked in, grabbed a drink, and left all within a minute. Despite his quick getaway, he didn’t get far considering when deputies arrived on scene they located the suspect sitting outside with the stolen drink. The male admitted to the larceny and was charged with shoplifting. Due to this being his 14th larceny, the magistrate decided to hold him without bond.
Walmart, 217 Garrisonville Road, 8/21, 8:37 p.m. Deputy B.E. Vaughn responded to a larceny. Staff advised they had video of a male walking out with over $200 worth of items.
Garrison Woods Apartments, 8/20, 3:25 p.m. Deputy J.D. Hurt responded to a call of a trespassed individual within one of the apartments. Deputy Hurt made contact with the apartment owner who advised no one else was in the apartment. Her lie wasn’t that convincing considering Deputy Hurt could see people moving within the apartment. After given consent to enter the apartment, in a not so shocking twist, Deputy Hurt located the trespassed individual. He advised he knew he was trespassed, and so did deputies considering he was found guilty of trespassing earlier in the week. He was once again arrested for trespassing and was held without bond.
Join us at Wawa with the Law tomorrow. We will be at 860 Richmond Highway to support the Special Olympics. We hope to see you there.
Two individuals were arrested following a larceny where a “chuck-full” of items were stolen. During the investigation, a chuck-full of narcotics were discovered as well.
On August 19th at approximately 5:09 p.m. Deputy F.C. O’Neill responded to Walmart, located at 11 Village Parkway, for a larceny. Staff advised they observed a female conceal items into a duffel bag. As the bag grew wider and wider with more stolen items, staff confronted the suspect. The suspect exited the store, initiating the alarm, and fled to a vehicle. Staff was able to get a description of the suspect vehicle prior to it fleeing.
Deputy J.A. Brooks was heading home after his shift when he happened to observe the suspect vehicle. Instead of continuing home, Deputy Brooks got a bit of overtime as he conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 200 block of Warrenton Road. While talking with the female passenger about the larceny report, a bag filled with suspected controlled substances fell out of her shirt. Despite it being tucked in her clothes she lied about knowing what it was. She also lied by providing a false identity.
The female passenger was identified as Natalie Hardee, 40, of Woodbridge. It was discovered she was wanted out of Prince William and Henrico County for failure to appear. During the search of the vehicle, not only was the over $1,000 of stolen items recovered, but even more suspected controlled substances belonging to both suspects.
The driver, Brian Padgett, 36, of Annandale, was charged with two counts of possession of controlled substances. Hardee was charged with false identity to law enforcement, grand larceny, and two counts of possession of controlled substances. She was also served on her outstanding warrants. Both were held at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.
Looking for a veal good story while you drink your de-calf? We have you covered! Marilyn Moonroe was rescued from the streets of White Oak earlier this morning by a Stafford Deputy.
At 3:52 a.m. Deputy S.A. Fulford responded to a livestock in the roadway complaint in the area of New Hope Church Road and Camp Selden Road. He arrived to find Marilyn Moonroe walking in the roadway.
There must have been some bovine intervention as there was a veal struggle to coax the calf into the rear of his patrol vehicle. When the deputy’s personal trainer recommended calf raises, I don’t believe this was what he had in mind. No one “steaked” a claim to Ms. Moonroe, so a resident agreed to keep her until the owner is located.
You may be wondering why Ms. Moonroe was trying to cross the road…clearly she wanted to get to the udder side.
Would you like to be part of the team keeping Stafford County residents and livestock safe? You don’t have to go to the Yellowstone. We are looking for patrol deputies and communications officers. Visit staffordsheriff.com to see our current job openings or contact our recruiter at 540-658-5204.
The school and surrounding area has been thoroughly checked and the school is now open. Thank you to everyone for your patience. Detectives are attempting to identify the caller.
Out of an abundance of caution, Dixon Smith Middle School is currently being evacuated due to a threat received in the Stafford County Sheriff's Office Communications Center. There is a large police present checking the school and the access road is currently closed. We will provide an updated when the school has been cleared and the road is reopened.
Miriam has been located! Thank you to everyone for your help.
Thank you to Imam Sherif Abdalla Shehata for stopping by this afternoon with an ice cream truck. It provided the perfect Monday afternoon treat.
Tea & Talk with a Cop Tomorrow:
Happening tomorrow. Join us at Tea Go Café for tea and a conversation. We will be there 11:00a.m. till 1:30 p.m. We hope to see you there.
“Designated Driver” Detained:
One Stafford man learned what being a designated driver meant as he claimed to be one during his DUI investigation.
On August 19th at approximately 3:22 a.m. Deputy D.S. Jett was traveling Northbound on Warrenton Road when he observed a vehicle drift between lanes without signaling. The vehicle continued to fail in signaling as it turned onto Olde Forge Drive and began veering into the middle of the road. After seeing the less than ideal driving behaviors, Deputy Jett conducted a traffic stop.
When Deputy Jett made contact with the driver, he was struck by an overwhelming smell of McDonald’s. Despite that, not even a Big Mac and fries could hide the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver’s breath. The driver informed Deputy Jett he was the “designated driver”, in spite of the fact he consumed alcohol. After hearing the oxymoron, field sobriety tests were conducted. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence, two counts of refusal, and not signaling while turning. He was held at Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $2,000 secured bond.
For one to be a so-called designated driver, they should not be intoxicated by definition. If no driver is sober, there are rideshare options available by phone. Drive sober or get pulled over.
Our Daily Incident Report for 8/21/2023:
7-Eleven, 378 Garrisonville Road, 8/18, 4:34 p.m. Deputy J.D. Hurt responded to an impatient patron. Staff advised a male with “squiggly” face tattoos got angry another customer was being helped instead of him. In response to that, the suspect threw a can of Liquid Death against the wall before leaving. Deputy Hurt was able to identify the squiggly suspect and obtained a warrant for disorderly conduct.
Morning Glory Court, 8/18, 9:09 p.m. Sergeant M.L. Jacobeen made contact with the driver of a vehicle as Deputy P.J. Leon responded to assist. Not only did the driver have the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath, but he was wanted out of Stafford. When he was informed he would be taking a ride to jail, the driver advised he wished he drank more “if I knew I was going to get arrested”. He was arrested for driving after illegally consuming alcohol, as well as, served on his outstanding warrants. He was held at Rappahannock Regional jail without bond.
Quality Inn, 543 Warrenton Road, 8/19, 8:00 p.m. Deputy S.A. Hensley was traveling on Warrenton Road when he observed a vehicle with an expired temporary license plate. Deputy Hensley conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver. The driver displayed signs of being under the influence, and her license was suspended. One of our Drug Recognition Experts, Deputy D.S. Jett, responded to assist with field sobriety tests. After the field sobriety tests, the driver was charged with driving under the influence and driving while suspended. She was held at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.
Ford T. Humphrey Public Safety Building, 1225 Courthouse Road, 8/18, 12:39 p.m. Deputy V.L. Powell handled a report of a fraud. The victim advised he received notification from his bank in reference to a fraudulent check. A nearly $5,000 fraudulent check was issued.
Twin Creeks Lane, 8/18, 6:40 p.m. Deputy A.M. Pitts responded to a fraud. The victim was checking his finances when he observed an unfamiliar withdrawal of $5,000. He discovered a fraudulent check was issued.
Cynthias Place, 8/18, 7:47 p.m. Deputy A.J. Charoenthep responded to a fraud. The victim advised she was reviewing her banking app when she noticed an unfamiliar $362 charge. She immediately froze her accounts and contacted the Sheriff’s Office.
Advance Auto, 444 Garrisonville Road, 8/19, 6:55 p.m. Deputy J.D. Hurt responded to a larceny. Staff advised five males, possibly juveniles, entered the store and stole a Spectre Air Filter. All five suspects were seen getting into a white sedan.
Truslow Road, 8/19, 10:12 p.m. Deputy A.J. Charoenthep responded to a public intoxication report. The caller advised there was a male on the I-95 overpass with a bottle in hand. When Deputy Charoenthep arrived, he observed the male still with the margarita bottle in hand. Due to his level of intoxication, he was arrested for public intoxication. Despite the handcuffs, the suspect requested to shake Deputy Charoenthep’s hand as a sign of their new-found friendship. He was held at Rappahannock Regional Jail until sober.
Sunoco, 488 Garrisonville Road, 8/19, 10:55 p.m. Deputy E.T. Osborn responded to an unknown problem. The caller advised there was a male locked in the bathroom for nearly 30 minutes not responding. Hoping not to interrupt a call of nature, Deputy Osborn attempted contact with the suspect. Deputy Osborn was able to open the bathroom and discovered the suspect had fallen asleep during his call of nature. After he was awoken, he was arrested for public intoxication and held at Rappahannock Regional Jail until sober.
Navy Federal Credit Union, 100 Corporate Drive, 8/18, 4:20 p.m. Deputy A.M. Pitts responded to a vandalism. The victim advised when she arrived at the business all the windows of her vehicle were intact; however, now one was smashed.
Home Invader Arrested:
On August 19th at approximately 8:37 a.m. deputies responded to a North Stafford residence for a report of a home invasion that occurred the night before. The victim advised he had completed work for another man and was never compensated. The victim said that on or about August 16, 2023, he found a vehicle belonging to his debtor and saw a wallet inside. The victim removed and retained the wallet. Upon viewing the contents of the wallet, the victim realized that it belonged to an acquaintance, not the man who owed him money. The victim said he made attempts to return the property, but was unsuccessful.
On August 18th at approximately 10:00 p.m. the owner of the wallet showed up at the victim’s residence demanding the return of his wallet. The man forced his way into the residence and assaulted the victim, resulting in significant, but not life-threatening injuries. The victim returned the wallet, and the owner demanded a $1,000 additional payment to settle their differences. The victim paid the demand and the invader left.
The wallet owner, and home invader was identified as Daniel Salgado Ozuna, 25, of Charlottesville. Ozuna was taken into custody on I-95 in Stafford County on August 20th without incident. Ozuna was charged with burglary with intent to commit assault, robbery, extortion, strangulation, and simple assault. Ozuna was held at Rappahannock Regional jail without bond. The Stafford Sheriff’s Office thanks the Charlottesville Police Department and Virginia State Police for their assistance in his apprehension.
The theft of the wallet remains under investigation.
The Stafford County Sheriff's Office needs your help locating missing 74-year-old Miriam Spenner. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 540-658-4450.
Sandra Johnson was safely located last night. Thank you to everyone who helped.
Missing and Endangered Alert: The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate Sandra Johnson. Mrs. Johnson is 78 years old, 5’9” tall, 135 pounds with blonde/grey hair and blue eyes and has been diagnosed with dementia. She was last seen in a pink shirt and grey pants and driving a grey 2015 Subaru Impreza with VA tag WXJ-7520. She lives in Celebrate Virginia and left around noon toward the Giant Food Store.
If you have any information please call 540-658-4450 or 911.
Update: The roadway is now open.
Traffic Alert: Butler Road is blocked again, this time at Colonial Avenue. Use caution as deputies get the accident scene cleared.
A Spotsylvania County man was arrested for DUI yesterday after his truck became stuck in a North Stafford yard like a bologna sandwich to the roof of your mouth.
On August 19th at 5:20 p.m. Deputy A.M. Pitts responded to a drunk driver complaint in the 400 block of Hope Road. The investigation revealed a 26-year-old man pulled into the wrong driveway and attempted to turn around. The driver backed down a hill and proceeded to slide downward like Bud Light sales. He was unable to get his Ford F150 back up the hill as the tires continued to spin.
The driver had an odor of alcoholic beverage and was arrested after field sobriety tests. He was charged with DUI second offense in five years and open container. He was held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.
Drive sober or get pulled over.
Update: The roadway is now open.
Traffic Alert: Butler Road is closed for a single vehicle crash near Brooks Park. The driver was transported with non-life-threatening injuries. Please use an alternate route.
I’m Going to Jail
A Stafford man predicted his destination last night to bystanders as he fled the scene of a crash.
On August 18th at 11:33 p.m. Deputy W.E. Trainor IV responded to a single vehicle crash in the 300 block of Truslow Road. He arrived to find a damaged Toyota Tacoma off the roadway and significant damage to a utility pole on the shoulder. Witnesses reported the driver had exited the truck and fled on foot, declaring he was going to jail. This was definitely a bit of foreshadowing.
Deputy Trainor located the 23-year-old driver walking along the road and quickly recognized the odor of alcoholic beverage, slurred speech and glassy, bloodshot eyes.
The driver was arrested for DUI second offense in five years and hit and run. He was held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.
Drive sober or go to jail!
Gimme a Brake
A Spotsylvania man who needed brakes got no break for driving under the influence in Stafford County yesterday.
On August 18th at 8:52 p.m. Deputy K.P. Hall observed a GMC Denali failing to maintain the lane of travel on Richmond Highway. When the driver applied his brakes, sparks would rain down from the wheel well.
A traffic stop was conducted in the 1000 block of Richmond Highway and the driver was identified as a 41-year-old male. He had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath and was arrested at the conclusion of field sobriety tests.
The driver was charged with DUI, no driver’s license and reckless driving/improper brakes. He was held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.
Drive sober or get pulled over!
Stabbing Suspect Arrested
On August 18th at 10:32 p.m. deputies responded to a stabbing in South Stafford. The adult male victim was transported to the hospital with what was thought to be life-threatening injuries.
Deputies determined the stabbing occurred near the intersection of Naomi Road and Cobb Street. A suspect was quickly identified and detained on nearby Shaw Court. The suspect and victim were known to each other.
The suspect was identified as Thomas Soden, 38, of Stafford. He was arrested for malicious wounding and held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.
The victim was treated at the hospital for stab wounds to his chest and leg. Fortunately, he is expected to make a full recovery.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective J.T. Lynch at 540-658-4450.
If you read our Daily Crime Report yesterday, you may have noticed two shoplifting incidents at Kohl’s cleared with an arrest. There was a third case involving a vacuum cleaner that was also closed with an arrest, making it a “clean sweep” for law enforcement over the Kohl’s shoplifters 3-0.
On August 17th at 2:14 p.m. Deputy J.T. Davidson responded to the Kohl’s at 1220 Stafford Market Place for a shoplifter. Staff reported a suspect had grabbed a Shark Strato Vacuum valued at $500 and fled the store faster than Bud Light investors.
The investigation was not left to gather dust as deputies canvassed the area for the suspect. Deputies located the suspect snuggled up against the pilfered product in the backseat of a car in the Market Place parking lot. The 35-year-old male from Woodbridge was charged with the theft and held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.
Interested in a career keeping the streets of Stafford County safe and clean? Visit staffordsheriff.com for a list of available jobs. Field Deputy Sheriff’s pay scale goes to $108,203.68 with experience.
Ding Ding Ding!
Listen to your car a buckle up. Compared to 2022, there has been a 9.6% decrease in unrestrained fatalities on Virginia roadways this year. Let's keep that number decreasing by making sure our driver's and passengers are always buckled.
Stop by the Cooking with Autism Car Show at Adventure Brewing on Perchwood Drive today. Deputy C. W. Reed will be there to explain the Project Lifesaver program. The event is going until 3 p.m.
Interested in our Search and Rescue Team? You’re in luck as Deputy Reed can provide information on volunteer positions.
November Shooting Arrest:
A nearly nine-month investigation into an England Run shooting has finally paid off as two Stafford individuals are now being charged with multiple felonies, including attempted murder.
On November 28th, 2022, just before 4:00 p.m. deputies responded to Elkton Drive in the England Run North Apartments for multiple calls of shots fired. Deputies learned a red sedan had fled the scene. Deputy S.A. Russo located the red sedan on Enon Road and attempted a traffic stop. The driver refused to stop, increased his speed and initiated a pursuit. The pursuit ended near Potomac Creek when Deputy Russo conducted a rolling road block. Within the vehicle were two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. The driver was later charged with felony eluding; however, there was little information on the shooting.
Despite the limited information, detectives have been working nonstop on this investigation. Over the course of the investigation, detectives collected evidence during unrelated incidents to piece together what occurred. It was discovered the shooting followed an arranged fight. Two shooters were identified as Markus Collins, 33, of Stafford and Jayden Jones, 19, of Stafford. As a result, a grand jury hearing was held leading to the issuance of direct indictments. Both Collins and Jones were taken into custody without incident on August 14th.
Collins was charged with aggravated malicious wounding, two counts of malicious wounding by mob, two counts of attempted murder, felon in possession of a firearm, and four counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Jones was charged with aggravated malicious wounding, two counts of malicious wounding by mob, two counts of attempted murder, and four counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Both were held at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.
Amazing work to our detectives for their hard work in this investigation. With that being said, the investigation is still ongoing. If anyone has information, please contact Detective J.T. Lynch at 540-658-4450.
Our Daily Incident Report for 8/18/2023:
Hartwood, 8/17, 12:26 a.m. Dispatch received a call from someone advising they shot their wife. Sergeant J.T. Forman made contact with the subject by phone to gather more information. Sergeant Forman suspected the call was fake due to the subject advising he used a firearm commonly used in video games, and he was in Stafford Country, not Stafford County. When Sergeant Forman inquired further, the subject hung up. Sergeant Forman responded to the residence listed to ensure no one was actually hurt. Upon speaking with the homeowner, the call was determined to be a swatting incident.
Embrey Mill subdivision, 8/17, 1:27 p.m. Deputies responded to a disturbance. The caller advised she came home to discover her son skipped school and was intoxicated in his room. Deputies attempted to converse with the juvenile through his locked door without prevail. When deputies opened the door, the juvenile assaulted a deputy. A criminal complaint for underage consumption of alcohol, underage possession of to***co, and assault and battery on law enforcement was filed. The deputy was not seriously injured.
Stafford Courthouse, 1300 Courthouse Road, 8/17, 2:19 p.m. Deputy F.A. Martinez was leaving when he noticed something shiny in the roadway. It was discovered to be a phone. If anyone recently lost their cellphone in the area, the Sheriff’s Office has it for safekeeping and you can come retrieve it.
Home Depot, 305 Worth Avenue, 8/17, 9:28 a.m. Deputy S.M. Eastman responded to a larceny. Staff advised a male loaded his shopping cart with over $3,500 worth of tools and exited the store. Staff were able to locate him in the parking lot due to his bright Baltimore Ravens jersey and confronted him. When they did, the suspect fled just like the Ravens and left all the merchandise behind.
Giant, 550 Celebrate Virginia Parkway, 8/17, 1:56 p.m. Deputy D.J. Ferrell responded to a larceny. The victim advised while helping someone shop for tuna salad, her cash and credit cards were stolen from her purse. She later received notification from her bank about a fraudulent charge.
Kohl’s, 1220 Stafford Market Place, 8/17, 2:45 p.m. Deputy J.L. Jones was on scene for a larceny when he discovered another. The juvenile suspect attempted to steal over $180 worth of items and walk out without being noticed by law enforcement. That clearly did not work. While the juvenile was advised a criminal complaint for shoplifting would be submitted, it seemed he was much more in fear of the lecture his mother would bring down on him when she arrived on scene.
Wawa, 15 Eustace Road, 8/17, 4:04 p.m. Deputy G.P. McCaulley just happened to be in front of the store when he was advised of a larceny that just occurred. He observed the suspect vehicle exiting the parking lot and made a traffic stop. Both juvenile suspects knew quickly the gig was up and admitted to the larceny. When asked why they stole, they advised they did not have any excuse. The business wanted both suspects charged and trespassed. A criminal complaint for shoplifting was submitted for both and both their parents were informed of the crime.
Kohl’s, 1220 Stafford Market Place, 8/17, 9:00 p.m. Deputy A.T. Leckemby responded to yet another larceny at Kohl’s. Staff advised a female entered the store, stole items, and returned to her vehicle. But that was not enough it would seem, for the female returned to steal even more, including a basket. After reviewing camera footage and obtaining the license plate of the suspect vehicle, he responded to the suspect’s residence. The suspect originally denied being at Kohl’s; however, the lie didn’t phase Deputy Leckemby. Not only did he point out she was wearing the same clothes seen in the camera footage, while on scene, he observed the stolen basket. The suspect was charged with shoplifting and was released on her summons.
Kayla has been located! Thank you to everyone for your help.
Va**ng Vandal and To***co Thief:
The Stafford County Sheriff's Office needs your help identifying this individual. If you have any information please contact the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office at (540)-658-4450.
National Night Out is quickly approaching. Save the date while you can. We will be at Stafford Market Place on October 3rd. We hope to see you there.
False R**e Report:
Multiple deputies responded to a North Stafford subdivision for a serious and urgent allegation. When the investigation was over, no one was laughing over the “joking” matter.
On August 16th at approximately 3:59 p.m. dispatch received a call in the Widewater Village subdivision. The caller advised there was a “female yelling ‘I’m being r**ed’”. The caller then hung up. As Communication Officers attempted to call back the number multiple times, deputies rushed to the area to help.
Despite multiple attempts to locate a victim, a suspect, or any signs of an incident, deputies were unsuccessful. Communications Officers were able to gather more information that the incident may be in the Hidden Valley Mobile Home Community. There deputies made contact with two juveniles, one of which had the phone the call originated from. It was discovered the juveniles were “joking around” and it was a prank call.
Both juveniles were informed of the seriousness of a r**e allegation and how many resources were dispatched. A criminal complaint for falsely summoning law enforcement was filed for both juveniles involved.
We ask parents to talk to their children about the seriousness of providing false statements to law enforcement. Not only is it illegal, but important resources are taken away from those who need it. Please make sure they understand to only contact law enforcement for emergencies.
Our Daily Incident Report for 8/17/2023:
Rappahannock Regional Jail, 1745 Richmond Highway, 8/16, 11:19 a.m. Deputy C.S. Harding responded to a report of an assault. Two inmates engaged in a verbal disagreement that escalated when one inmate struck the other with a broom. Due to the less than good behavior on display, the inmate will be spending a bit longer in the jail for Deputy Harding obtained a warrant for assault and battery.
Stafford High School, 63 Stafford Indians Lane, 8/16, 8:20 a.m. Deputy B.W. Gildea was investigating a suspicious vehicle call in which the caller observed a hand to hand transaction. When both vehicles involved were located at the school, the School Resource Officer, Deputy R.B. Brooks, responded to assist. With the assistance of school staff, the vehicles were searched and THC products were located. As a result, Deputy Brooks submitted a criminal complaint for possession of THC products on school property for four juveniles.
Intersection of Warrenton Road and Melchers Drive, 8/16, 1:28 a.m. Deputy K.P. Hall was traveling in the area when he located a disabled vehicle. Two of the vehicle’s tires were flat, which the driver advised occurred when she struck a median. Due to the overwhelming scent of alcoholic beverages coming from both the vehicle and the driver’s breath, it was deduced she struck the median due to being intoxicated. After conducting field sobriety tests, Deputy Hall arrested the driver for driving under the influence second offense in five years. She was held at Rappahannock Regional jail without bond.
Leonard Road, 8/16, 8:14 p.m. Deputy S.A. Fulford responded to a fraud. The victim advised she received a text message from USPS about a redelivery fee. The victim provided her information using the link provided. Later, the victim discovered her bank account had fraudulent transfers. The victim froze her accounts and was provided information on credit monitoring services.
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