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Culpeper County Sheriff's Office is located at 14023 Public Safety Court, Culpeper, 22701 VA. The Culpeper County Sheriff's Office phone number is (540) 727-7520.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Halloween can be exciting for children and adults, Halloween Parties, Trick or Treating, Fall Festivals and Haunted Houses are all enjoyable. To ensure Halloween is safe for your children, Sheriff Scott Jenkins offers the following safety tips: Be Seen • Kids should carry a flashlight or glow stick to make them more visible. • Wear light costumes or attach reflective tape to the material. • Only trick-or-treat in well-lit areas. Be Safe • Plan your route before you leave. • Make sure costumes fit properly to prevent trips and falls. Costumes should be constructed of fire-retardant material. • Make sure a trusted adult supervises the outing. • Older children should travel as a group that checks in regularly with adults. • Children should only visit homes with porch lights on and under NO circumstances should they enter stranger’s home. • Check all candy and treats before anything is eaten. Be Alert • Motorists should watch carefully for pedestrians. • Enter and exit driveways and intersections with caution. • Never text and drive or be distracted behind the wheel. • Homeowners should keep candles and Jack O' Lanterns away from landings and doorsteps where costumes could brush against the flame. • Keep candles and Jack O' Lanterns away from curtains, decorations, and other combustibles that could catch fire. “Halloween is a fun time in Culpeper County, let’s make it a safe time as well” ~Sheriff Scott Jenkins
*** DEADWOOD TRAIL CLOSED THIS WEEKEND DUE TO FORECASTED HEAVY RAINS*** With heavy rain forecast for this Friday and Saturday, Deadwood Trail will not be open this weekend. Tickets purchased in advance for October 26 or 27 will be honored on Tuesday October 30 and Friday November 2, or refunded in full through November 6 at the choice of the purchaser. We will be open as a newly scheduled rain date for Tuesday, October 30 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and then again on Friday, November 2 from 7:00-11:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 30 will be Family Night! We will have movies playing outdoors, Halloween candy for the kids, and Deadwood Trail t-shirts given away to some lucky randomly chosen winners! And on November 2, special guest Tim Smith from Discovery Channel's Moonshiners will be attending for a meet and greet! We encourage you to consider supporting another fundraiser this weekend. Salem Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring a fundraiser "Witches and Warlocks Dance" this Saturday, October 27 featuring the band "The Worx." Tickets and details can be found online or by contacting Kim Atkins at 540-229-7206. Please support your volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments. We will see you soon!
Culpeper County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Ashleigh Baughan was surprised on October 18, 2018, when she knocked on Zackry Armor’s door to serve a DUI warrant and then ended up busting a “grow” operation at the house. Lt. Baughan arrived at 11279 Twin Mountain Rd. in Culpeper to serve Zackry Armor, age 24, a Madison County warrant for a Felony 3rd DUI offense. She approached the nearest commonly used entrance and began knocking. A vehicle in the driveway was registered to Armor. Getting no answer to her knock, Baughan moved to the front porch. Again there was no answer, so she leaned over and looked through a front window. Lt. Baughan could see a coffee table in the living room with a smoking device, film canisters and a grinder. Knowing these items are associated with drug use, Baughan took photographs and obtained a search warrant. While she was at the magistrate's office, two deputies kept the property secure. During that time Armor arrived and he was taken into custody. Lt. Baughan executed the search warrant with the help of Sheriff's K9 "Kato" and Sergeants Emmel and Dorrough. They collected many items relevant to drug/narcotic use in the house and a "grow" operation was discovered in the basement. Collected were 21 plants, heat lamps, LED lights, timer, scales, smoking devices, grinders, and a cell phone. A dish containing a white powdery substance was also collected and submitted to the forensic lab. Armor was taken to Culpeper Jail and held with no bond on the Felony DUI warrant. Further charges are pending.
Yesterday evening, Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office received a report of stolen 4’ X 8’ campaign signs for Republican candidates Dave Brat and Corey Stewart and the posts on which they were mounted. The signs were removed from the intersection of Routes 3 and 600 (Germanna Highway and York Road) in the overnight hours of October 21-22. As Election Day draws near, Sheriff Jenkins reminds the public that petit larceny such as this is a Class 1 misdemeanor- punishable by confinement in jail for up to twelve months and a fine of up to $2,500- under §18.2-96 of the Code of Virginia. The investigation is ongoing, and information can be reported to Culpeper Sheriff's Office by calling central dispatch at 540-727-7900 or anonymously by calling Sheriff Detectives at 540-727-7520
Pepper Bear had a great time today at Culpeper Kid Central's Children’s Day in the Park. Sheriff Cadets were making Kid ID cards. “That sure was fun hanging out with all my friends at Children's Day in the Park. I wonder if any of them will recognize me in my costume tonight at Deadwood Trail?” -Pepper Bear
***LIKE, SHARE & COMMENT TO WIN FREE TICKETS *** Visit Deadwood Trail Haunted Forest TODAY! Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the Trail starts at 7:00 p.m. $10 per person admission; $2 per person entry to the grounds only; free parking. Deadwood Trail is located at: 8367 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper, Virginia. For more information visit www.deadwoodtrail.com
***LIKE & SHARE TO WIN FREE TICKETS *** **CONTINUE TO LIKE & SHARE FOR MORE CHANCES TO WIN ON FRIDAY!** Please Like & Share this post for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Deadwood Trail. We will announce four winners in this post on Thursday evening. Deadwood Trail Haunted Forest is open again this weekend on Friday and Saturday. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the Trail starts at 7:00 p.m. $10 per person admission; $2 per person entry to the grounds only; free parking. Deadwood Trail is located at: 8367 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper, Virginia. For more information visit www.deadwoodtrail.com
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On October 16, the Culpeper Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Task Force hosted its annual candlelight vigil at Culpeper Baptist Church. The Task Force is led by Mark Nowacki, Director of the Culpeper Victim/Witness Program. "Thank you to Mark and the Culpeper Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Task Force for your continued efforts to bring awareness and provide support for victims of domestic violence." -Sheriff Scott Jenkins We also thank the Sheriff's Office Honor Guard for presentation of the colors and Sheriff's Detective David Myers and his son Grey for a great musical performance. We're united in our efforts to end domestic violence and support survivors. If you or someone you know is the victim of domestic violence, please contact the Culpeper Office of Services to Abused Families (SAFE), the Culpeper Victim/Witness Program, or Culpeper Sheriff or Police.
DEADWOOD TRAIL HAUNTED FOREST OPENS TONIGHT! Do you have what it takes to walk the Deadwood Trail? The terror begins tonight @ 7 p.m. Sheriff Scott Jenkins presents Deadwood Trail, Culpeper's haunted trail. Fear awaits at every turn, with clowns, zombies, bonfires, food, entertainment and more! Will you see them before they see you...? Deadwood Trail begins its reign of terror Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 7 p.m.-11 p.m., with the scares continuing each Friday and Saturday in October thereafter, ending November 2. Upon entering Deadwood Trail, you will wander over three acres in fear and dread from one scream event to another amongst the darkness of a foggy wooded trail, a maze, and venues of horror! This year is bigger and better than last year, with new scares, a bonfire, food vendors, and other attractions. Also this year, in response to popular demand, we will sell $2 tickets for entry to the grounds for those who do not want to walk the Deadwood Trail but still want to get in on the fun! Proceeds benefit the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office Santa Cop Program, which funds Christmas gifts and holiday meals for less fortunate children and seniors in Culpeper. $10 per person admission; $2 per person entry to the grounds only; free parking. Deadwood Trail is located at: 8367 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper, Virginia. For more information visit www.DeadwoodTrail.com
**UPDATE** “The victim of today’s mining accident at the Jet Mist Quarry has been identified as Rony Acosta Ordonez, age 26 of Orange, Virginia. Mr. Ordonez was recovered at approximately 8:45 p.m. this evening and has been transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Manassas, Virginia. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Mr. Ordonez.” -Sheriff Scott Jenkins ******************************************** Culpeper Sheriff’s units have been on scene of a mining accident at the Jet Mist Quarry on Rapidan Road in Culpeper County since just after 2:00 p.m. Fire and Rescue Units from Rapidan, Culpeper, Orange, Remington and Fairfax County Heavy Rescue are also on scene actively working on recovery efforts.
Farmington Elementary School hosted Community Helper Day on Friday, October 5, 2018. "Deputies were able to spend time with the kids alongside our public safety partners of Culpeper Police and Culpeper Fire and Rescue. Please remember to support all our volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments." -Sheriff Scott Jenkins
ALERT The Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office has become aware of some residents receiving calls that appear to come from their own home telephone numbers. These callers state that a family member is in some kind of emergency situation, usually in immediate danger. The caller then goes on to state that unless the call recipient pays money immediately, sometimes by meeting the caller at a public location, the family member will be hurt or killed. Fortunately in today’s incidents the call recipient and the supposedly endangered family member have been able to reach each other before any other actions were taken. However, these calls understandably can provoke a great deal of stress. We urge all residents to remain aware of their loved ones’ whereabouts and status as much as possible. If you receive such a call and believe it is an emergency, call 911. We will respond and investigate as appropriate. Thank you.
School Bus Hit And Run ***UPDATE*** As part of our ongoing efforts to increase safety, and in response to community concern about the traffic conditions in this area, the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office will conduct extra enforcement on this road and selected surrounding areas. We appreciate the ongoing input and support from the community. Thank you. ******** This morning at approximately 6:05 a.m. the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a school bus had been sideswiped by a logging truck on Eleys Ford Road near Seigen Lane. School bus 41 was traveling towards Richardsville, and a semi truck with a logging trailer was traveling towards Culpeper on Eleys Ford Road. The tractor trailer had crossed over the center line slightly into the school bus’ lane of travel. The logging truck sideswiped the school bus, causing damage to the bus. The truck did not stop. No students were on the bus, and the bus driver was not hurt. We are actively investigating this incident and ask that anyone who has information about it call our Crime Solvers tip line confidentially at 540-727-0300. “Maintaining our children’s safety is of utmost importance and we have zero tolerance toward those who endanger them. I’m grateful that no one was hurt in this incident. I would ask drivers in Culpeper County please to give extra care when driving near a school bus.” -Sheriff Scott Jenkins
Do you dare to walk the Deadwood Trail? Sheriff Scott Jenkins presents Deadwood Trail, Culpeper's haunted trail. Fear awaits at every turn, with clowns, zombies, bonfires, food, entertainment and more!!! Deadwood Trail begins its reign of terror Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 7 p.m.-11 p.m., with the scares continuing each Friday and Saturday in October thereafter, ending November 2. Upon entering Deadwood Trail, ticket holders will wander in fear and dread from one scream event to another amongst the darkness of a foggy wooded trail, a maze, and venues of horror! This year is bigger and better than last year, with new scares, a bonfire, food vendors, and other attractions. Also this year, in response to popular demand, we will sell $2 tickets for entry to the grounds for those who do not want to walk the Deadwood Trail but still want to get in on the fun! Proceeds benefit the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office Santa Cop Program, which funds Christmas gifts and holiday meals for less fortunate children and seniors in Culpeper. $10 per person admission; $2 per person entry to the grounds only; free parking. For more information visit www.DeadwoodTrail.com or call 540-727-7520
No Hope in Dope at CCHS A suspicious adult male was found to have marijuana, several smoking devices and other drug paraphernalia in his vehicle while in the student pick-up line during dismissal at CCHS on September 26, 2018. Karland Jamal Walker, age 18 of Culpeper, was confronted by the School Resource Officer for acting suspiciously and vaping while sitting in his vehicle on school property. While speaking with Walker, Sheriff's SRO Joe Curtis noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A subsequent interview and a search of Walker's vehicle uncovered a quantity of marijuana and numerous pieces of paraphernalia. Walker was charged with possession of marijuana and then released on a summons to appear in court.
Our phones have been restored to normal working order. Please call 540-727-7520 for nonemergencies, and, as always, call 911 for emergencies. Thank you.
The Sheriff’s Office phone system is currently experiencing service issues. Our phone provider is working on it. For non-emergencies please call 540-727-3400 or 540-727-7900. For emergencies, as always, call 911. Thank you.
Two adult males got into an altercation while in the parent pick-up line in the upper parking lot of CCHS during dismissal on September 25. The altercation began as a verbal dispute between Daryl Drone, age 52 of Culpeper, and Christopher Stanley age 35 of Culpeper, but quickly turned into a physical fight between the two men when Drone exited his vehicle and approached Stanley's vehicle. The two adults started fighting and then two juveniles from one vehicle and one juvenile from the other vehicle became involved. Once the Sheriff's Office School Resource Officer and additional deputies stopped the fight and restored order it was found that Drone had a knife in his hand, with the blade closed, during the incident. Both Drone and Stanley have been charged with Disorderly Conduct and Drone is additionally being charged with Possession of a Weapon on School Property for the knife with a blade greater than three inches. There were no serious injuries reported as a result of the fight.
Did You Know That the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office Can Track Your Loved One Who Wanders? The Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office is a trained provider and agency member of Project Lifesaver, an electronic tracking system that tracks and locates people with cognitive conditions that cause the life-threatening behavior of wandering. The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children with the propensity to wander due to a cognitive condition. These conditions include Alzheimer’s, autism, dementia, Down Syndrome, intellectual disability, traumatic brain injury, and others. Project Lifesaver’s mission is to provide peace of mind and improved quality of life to these high-risk populations and their caregivers. How Does it Work? Clients enrolled in the service wear a wrist-watch sized radio transmitter on their wrist or ankle. The transmitter constantly emits a unique radio frequency signal which can be tracked regardless of where the person has wandered—even into a densely wooded area, a marsh, a concrete structure such as a garage, or a building constructed with steel. When a client wanders, caregivers notify 911, and deputies trained in the use of the receivers respond to the wanderer’s last known area and track the client with radio receivers tuned to that particular client’s transmitter frequency. Since joining Project Lifesaver in 2013, the Sheriff’s Office has enrolled 18 community members and fitted them with the special technology. Our deputies have since responded to two Project Lifesaver calls -- in one instance, our deputies located the client in seven minutes. In the other, our deputies located the wanderer in five minutes. Both incidents had a happy ending and the wandering loved ones were reunited with their caregivers. The number of Project Lifesaver rescue calls is only half the story, however. We are happy that it works when we need it to, and we hope our Project Lifesaver clients will never need to be located. But knowing that it’s available, just in case, gives tremendous peace of mind and improved quality of life to loved ones and their caregivers. How Do I Enroll My Loved One and What is the Cost? Requirements: · Your loved one must have a medical diagnosis that they are at risk of wandering. · Your loved one must be under full-time care. This is not a substitute for full-time caregiving. They cannot live alone or be left alone. · A representative from the Sheriff’s Office will visit the client each month to perform a battery change and to test the transmitter. · Once your loved one is enrolled, we request monthly payment of $25 to help offset the initial device cost, and the monthly cost of the battery and band change. Call the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office at 540-727-7520 and ask to speak to someone about enrolling your loved one as a client of Project Lifesaver. A deputy will check your loved one’s eligibility for the program, and schedule an appointment to fit the client with the band. For more information on Project Lifesaver, you can also visit their website: https://www.projectlifesaver.org/. Sheriff Scott Jenkins and the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office are dedicated to making our community a safer, more secure place for everyone to live, work, and play. This is our mission and this is why we offer Project Lifesaver.
On Wednesday, September 19 at 8:28 a.m., the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call that an 80-year old woman had wandered away from her residence near Belle Avenue. The woman was a client of the Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver, a program that fits clients with an electronic tracking system designed to track and rescue those with cognitive conditions who tend to wander. Captain Feaganes activated Project Lifesaver at 8:42 a.m. and it detected a signal in the direction of Auto Zone. Detective Myers then responded to the Kohl’s parking lot with another Project Lifesaver unit to triangulate the missing woman’s signal. The missing woman was located at 8:47 a.m. in the Auto Zone parking lot, 5 minutes after Project Lifesaver was deployed. Officer Mike Grant from the Culpeper Police Department also assisted in locating the missing woman. ************************** “We’re thankful that this vulnerable adult was quickly located using Project Lifesaver. If you’re aware of a Culpeper citizen in need of our Project Lifesaver program please encourage them to contact our office.” ~Sheriff Scott H. Jenkins
We had a great time once again this year at Culpeper Fiesta! Thank you to everyone who put together such a wonderful community event. We look forward to next year!
"As summer ends we'd like to say thank you to all the parents who've allowed us to spend time getting to know your children. Thank you for another great summer!" ~Sheriff Scott Jenkins