Abingdon Police Department

  • Agency: Abingdon Police Department
  • Address: 133 West Main StreetAbingdon, VA 24210, Abingdon, 24210 VA
  • Chief: Tony Sullivan (Chief of Police)
Phone: 276.628.3111
Fax:

Abingdon Police Department is located at 133 West Main StreetAbingdon, VA 24210, Abingdon, 24210 VA. The Chief of Police of the department is Tony Sullivan. The Abingdon Police Department phone number is 276.628.3111.

Abingdon Police Department News

Check out these photos from the Coffee With The Cop event at Exit 14 McDonald's on 10-3-18. THANK YOU to McDonald's for having this event, and THANK YOU to everyone who came out to see us! It was great event and we hope to hold more of these soon.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On Thursday, October 4, 2018, at approximately 9:53 AM, Abingdon Police Department officers were dispatched to the 200 block of East Main Street in reference to a motor vehicle crash. When officers arrived, they observed a box truck that hit a power pole, knocking the power lines down on top of a Washington County, VA Sheriff’s Office police car. The two occupants of the box truck were questioned regarding the incident, and it was found that the driver, Trevis Lightfoot, had an outstanding warrant out of Bristol, VA for Assault and Battery, in violation of § 18.2-57 of the Code of Virginia. Lightfoot, 25, of Bristol, VA was charged with the following as a result of the crash: • Fail to Maintain Control, in violation of § 46.2-853 of the Code of Virginia; • Drive on suspended license 3rd offense, in violation of § 46.2-301 of the Code of Virginia; and • Expired state inspection, in violation of § 46.2-1158 of the Code of Virginia Lightfoot was released on summons for the above charges. The passenger, Franklin Hudson (Pictured), 30, of Bristol, VA was charged with Possession of Schedule I or II, in violation of § 18.2-250 of the Code of Virginia. As a result of a preliminary field test, the substance was consistent with methamphetamine. Hudson is being held on a $2000 secured bond at the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail. This incident closed East Main Street from Tanner Street to Hutton Street for several hours. Thanks to Appalachian Electric Power for their quick response in repairing the power pole and lines. We can now report that East Main Street is back OPEN. Additional THANK YOU to the US Forest Service, the Town of Abingdon Public Works, the Abingdon Fire Department, Virginia State Police, and the Washington County, VA Sheriff’s Office for their help with this incident.

Traffic Alert: East Main Street from Tanner Street to Hutton Street is back OPEN. Please share this information.

Traffic Alert: East Main Street from Tanner Street to Hutton Street is CLOSED at this time due to this incident. The closure could be 5 hours or more. Please use an alternate route. We will keep you posted on when this part of Main Street is back open.

Reminder: We will be at the Exit 14 McDonald's TODAY from 4:00PM-6:00PM for Coffee With A Cop. Stop by and see us!

Updated Construction Schedule for South Abingdon Extension (Large Underground Power Line Construction near Exit 14): -Old Jonesboro Rd will be closed for approximately 5 days beginning Oct 1, 2018 (This will be daytime work). -Jonesboro Rd will have altered traffic patterns for approximately 3 weeks Northbound and Southbound beginning Oct 9, 2018 (This will be daytime work). -West Main St will have altered traffic patterns for approximately 3 weeks East and West Beginning Oct 9, 2018 for Night Work. All of these are to install the duct bank for AEP. For questions, please call Michael Surrett at 276-628-3167.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Town of Abingdon, VA Finance Department Gets New Phone Number The Town of Abingdon, Virginia Finance Department has a new phone number. When calling the Abingdon Town Hall for finance matters (bill pay, sewer bills, etc.), please call 276-525-1464. This number will connect you directly to the finance department and to the employees who can best handle your finance questions. For other questions related to offices in the municipal building, please call 276-628-3167. This will connect you to the other departments who may better address questions unrelated to the finance department.

NOTICE: The Town of Abingdon brush trucks are currently out of service. They are expected to be fixed soon and should only put collection about a week behind schedule. The Town is aware that tomorrow is junk day and is arranging to cover the service, but it may be a day or two behind. Thank you for patience with this matter and share this information with your neighbors.

Join the APD this Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at the Exit 14 McDonald's from 4:00PM to 6:00PM for Coffee With A Cop. We will have a police vehicle for everyone to look at and some goodies for the kids.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On Friday, September 28, 2018, at approximately 2:57AM, an officer with the Abingdon Police Department observed a Gold Honda Sedan driving erratically and at a high rate of speed on Old Eleven Drive. As the officer closed distance on the vehicle, the Honda ran off the road at the intersection of Old Eleven Drive and Hillman Highway, striking a stop sign. As the Honda made a right turn on Hillman Highway, the officer activated their lights and sirens but the vehicle failed to stop. During the short chase, the officer watched the driver throw something out of the vehicle. The Honda came to an abrupt stop at the Fairview Cabin on Hillman Highway. The officer ordered the driver out of the vehicle and the subject was taken into custody without further incident. There were no other occupants in the vehicle except a small Dachshund mixed dog. The subject was identified as Garland Wayne Bowman, 43, of 14070 Goldenrod Drive, Abingdon, VA 24210 (Pictured). Bowman was placed under arrest and transported to jail. Bowman was charged with Driving Under the Influence, in violation of § 18.2-266 of the Code of Virginia; Felony Elude Police, in violation of § 46.2-817 of the Code of Virginia; Hit and Run, in violation of § 46.2-896 of the Code of Virginia; Driving With A Suspended License, in violation of § 46.2-301 of the Code of Virginia; and…Littering, in violation of § 33.2-802 of the Code of Virginia. Bowman is being held without bond in the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail. Upon search of the vehicle and the area of the chase, officers collected a hypodermic needle and other drug paraphernalia. Narcotic charges are pending from lab analysis of these items. *We are happy to report that the dog is safe and was taken by the towing company until further arrangements could be made.

Date: September 25, 2018 Subject: Crosswalk at W Main and Patton St. From: Town of Abingdon Public Works To whom it may concern, In the coming weeks the crosswalk that crosses West Main Street to Patton Street will be taken out. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns please contact Matt Bolick at (276)-492-2128.

These calls are happening in our area. Please share this information with friends and family so they do not fall victim to this scam. Thank you!

If you are heading to Bristol for Rhythm and Roots this weekend, here is some traffic information for you-