Ashland Police Department

  • Agency: Ashland Police Department
  • Address: 601 England Street, Ashland, 23005 VA
  • Chief: Douglas A Goodman (Chief of Police)
Phone: (804) 412-0600
Fax: (804) 798-8739
Email:

Ashland Police Department is located at 601 England Street, Ashland, 23005 VA. The Chief of Police of the department is Douglas A Goodman. The Ashland Police Department phone number is (804) 412-0600.

Ashland Police Department News

Good morning Town! We are still experiencing high winds and very strong gusts. According to Dominion Energy, we still have a few localized pockets of outages centered around Jamestown Rd and Woodside road area as well as RT. 1 at Arbor Oak Dr. Please be careful as you travel today and if you encounter downed lines, PLEASE don’t go near them but report immediately to us by calling 911. To report a power outage, you can call Dominion Energy at ‭1 (866) 366-4357‬. Or you can visit their web application at https://www.dominionenergy.com/outage-center/report-and-check-outages Be safe out there!

Due to the weather, the APD office phone lines are out of service. If you need to reach an officer, please call the non-emergency dispatch line at 365-6140. Thank you

We will be under a High Wind Warning until Saturday morning. We may experience downed limbs and power lines. Remember, if you see or encounter a downed power line, do not touch it. Call 911 immediately.

Ashland PD Seeks Help with Cold Case Homicide Investigation on Crime’s 16th Anniversary... The Ashland Police Department is seeking any information that may lead to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for the murder of Truman Stanley. Between approximately 10:30 p.m., Monday, February 25, 2002 and 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2002 Mr. Stanley was killed in his residence in the 500 block of North James Street in Ashland. “We are looking for individuals that may have information about the tragic murder of Mr. Stanley. Mr. Stanley’s family has waited 16 years and still has not been able to receive the justice they deserve. We implore anyone with information to contact us immediately,” said Ashland Police Chief Doug Goodman. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Matt Hileman at (804) 412-0625, or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Callers can remain anonymous.

From our friends at the HCSO:

Ashland PD Seeks Assistance to Identify Vandalism Suspects... On Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 6:47 p.m., Ashland police officers responded to the area of Duncan Street and West Francis Street in Ashland for a report of several gunshots being heard. Subsequent to an investigation, it was determined that three to four shots were fired from a handgun in that area. APD officers and investigators located evidence to that effect, to include damage to a vehicle parked along the street and other property damage. Fortunately, no one was struck and it does not appear that any residential structures were impacted. At this point, it appears that the shots were fired from a vehicle traveling southbound on Duncan Street. The suspect vehicle may have a loud or malfunctioning exhaust. There have been no other reports of such activity in the neighborhood. Although no one was injured in this incident, we are very concerned about this serious act of vandalism. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call (804) 798-1227 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Callers can remain anonymous.

APD is monitoring a large flock of vultures “loafing” in the area of the College Park neighborhood and Randolph-Macon College. Extremely large groups of vultures can cause problems to property through damage and their droppings. If necessary, APD may be conducting a vulture nuisance abatement effort in that area in the next few weeks. The vultures will be deterred from lingering using noise-makers during morning hours and at various points during the day. Residents may occasionally hear “booming” or other sound effects during the effort. This is an effort to encourage the flock to move on safely without harm to the birds. Should we have to institute this effort residents will receive more notice and information before we begin. Anyone with questions can call 412-0615 for more information.

Good morning Town, With all the rain we had yesterday and freezing temperatures now, there may be a few slick spots on the roadways. Please allow for extra braking distance as you approach other vehicles and intersections.

Today, APD participated in Project Sticker Shock. Project Sticker Shock is a youth led prevention program. It is designed to support existing and encourage new community activism, cooperative efforts, and community capacity building to combat underage drinking and its related problems, specifically adults providing alcohol to minors. Project Sticker Shock seeks to reach those persons 21 years of age or older who might illegally purchase alcohol and provide it to minors. Youth visit participating retailers accompanied by the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, Ashland Police Department, Hanover Cares and members from Hanover County Community Services. They place prevention stickers on multi-packs of beer, wine coolers, and other alcohol products that might appeal to underage drinkers. The stickers display a warning message about the penalties for purchasing or providing alcohol to minors. The project represents a partnership between youth, licensed establishments, concerned parents and community members, prevention professionals, and law enforcement with the goal of educating persons 21 and older of the underage law and raising public awareness about underage drinking. The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, through a federal grant from the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, provides funding for Project Sticker Shock.

Kickoff on America’s favorite pastime is just about ready to start. For many football fans, when it’s time for Super Bowl LII, everyone’s a fan…and Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk. The Ashland Police Department will be proactively looking for impaired drivers by conducting extra patrols throughout this weekend. Despite the fact that it’s illegal to drive with a BAC of .08 or higher, one person is killed every 51 minutes by a drunk driver on our Nation’s roadways. This Super Bowl weekend, be a team player and help keep impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel. Don’t fumble! Designate your sober driver before the big game begins. And remember: Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.

From our friends with the Virginia State Police:

Ashland PD Makes Arrest in Shooting... On Monday, January 29, 2018 at about 10:00 p.m., Ashland police officers responded to the Misty Pines Apartment complex in the 300 block of Arlington Street in Ashland for a reported shooting. Two victims were struck and transported by EMS to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Subsequent to an investigation, Kenen Stevens, 20 years old of Hanover County, was arrested by investigators for the shooting and charged with two counts of Aggravated Malicious Wounding and two counts of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony. Stevens was transported to the Pamunkey Regional Jail without incident and held with no bond. This is an ongoing investigation and APD encourages anyone with information regarding this crime to call 412-0600 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. The Ashland Police Department would like to express our thanks to the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, Caroline County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police for their assistance in this investigation.

Good morning Town; As you may have learned from the media late last night, our officers responded to a shooting at the Misty Pines Apartment complex off of Arlington Street last night just after 10:00pm. Two victims were struck and transported to the hospital. Thankfully, both are in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. We ask continued prayers for these victims and their families. The suspects shot several rounds at individuals in front of this apartment, and then fled the area in a late model, Silver sedan. APD has been working with our partners from the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, Caroline County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police to investigate this incident and to rapidly bring the suspects to justice. We thank these agencies for their invaluable assistance. Although we have indications that the victims and suspects were known to each other and that this may be an isolated incident, we urge all of our residents to be aware of this incident. We encourage any citizen who has information regarding this crime to call the Ashland Police Department at 365-6140 or CrimeStoppers at 780-1000.

On January 28, at approximately 1:30 AM, Ashland Police were called for a suspicious person in the area of Hampton Inn. A thorough investigation led to the arrest of one individual. It was discovered the suspect stole items from multiple vehicles in the hotel corridor. If you have any information regarding this situation or believe you were one of the victims please call the Ashland Police Department (804) 365-6140 or (804) 798-1227.

Kickoff on America’s favorite pastime is just about ready to start. For many football fans, when it’s time for Super Bowl LII, everyone’s a fan…and Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk. In 2016, there were 10,497 fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes involving drunk drivers. Among the 10,497 alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities, 67 percent (7,052) were in crashes in which at least one driver had a BAC of .15, almost twice the legal limit. Be sure to have a game plan for the night so friends and family know who the designated driver is. This Super Bowl weekend, be a team player and help keep impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel. Don’t fumble! Designate your sober driver before the big game begins. And remember: Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.

FRAUD ALERT: We have received a report that a citizen received a phone call from an unknown caller over the weekend attempting to sell tickets to an event the Ashland Police Department is sponsoring in the upcoming weeks. More disturbing is that the caller ID indicated "Ashland Police." Please know that this is a FRAUDULENT call and we never use any type of telephone solicitation for fundraising for the Ashland Police Foundation. Please share this with friends and family and any other calls should be reported to us by calling 412-0600. Thanks, Chief Goodman

Please be aware of this scam alert from the Hanover County Sheriff's Office...

Good afternoon town, With more winter weather upon us tomorrow morning, please plan accordingly and be safe.

The APD family joins in mourning this loss of a hero in our community.

Don’t let the warmer weather fool you! Due to the rain last night and freezing temps overnight, the night shift is reporting many slick roadways in town. Town Crews are out putting sand down on those sensitive spots but we urge all drivers to take great care this morning!

Good morning Town, Please, please take a moment to check on your neighbors in these frigid temps. Especially those who may need a little TLC. The forecast is set to warm up dramatically between now and Wednesday, but for now please help us look out for those who need assistance. Thanks!

Many thanks to our Building and Grounds crew for cleaning the sidewalks and parking lot of APD so our staff can move around safely.

Please be aware of this impending winter weather tonight and into tomorrow. As cold as it has been, any precipitation may pose a challenge for motorists. APD staff and Public Works crews have been preparing all day to ensure our equipment and staff are ready for the event. Although milk and bread are important, please remember to have other essentials on hand to include water and necessary prescribed medications. Also, please check on your neighbors who may need a little extra TLC.