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Welcome to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office website! Sheriff Steven S. Smith has proudly served as Sheriff of Greene County since January 1, 2012. Under his leadership, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office has developed into an innovative law enforcement agency with the latest technology, education and training. The office is constantly modernizing to stay up to date with the latest developments in law enforcement.

Sheriff Steven Smith continues his movement on “Putting Citizens First” by implementing cost-effective programs beneficial to citizens; also, to identify what works and what doesn’t, to continually improve local law enforcement, criminal justice, and public safety.

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is comprised of dedicated individuals sharing the vision of the Sheriff, and who perform as a team to accomplish set goals and objectives. We are a community policing agency and are very pro-active, offering various community based programs.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about how we serve Greene County, and how you can help us to serve you even better.

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Thank you Little Mountain Estates Community for the delicious cookies and brownies! They are delicious! Your thoughtful words of support and encouragement mean so much. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to Capital Sheds for the donuts and words of encouragement for our staff. We sincerely appreciate your thoughtfulness. ... See MoreSee Less

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Important July 4th Announcement

The Greene County Sheriff's Office has partnered with The Red, White, Blue 'n Greene and Spring Hill Baptist Church to have a modified July 4th parade in Greene!

The parade this year will be a convoy led by the Sheriff's Office that will travel through the county and bring the July 4th parade to various neighborhoods and locations in Stanardsville and Ruckersville.

The times listed below are approximate:

Depart Dover Foxcroft 10am
Green Lee 10:05
Holly Hill 10:30
Oxford Hill 10:55
Trailside 11:15
Preddy Creek 11:20
Greenecroft 11:40
Four Seasons 11:50
Stanardsville 12:15
Carodon 12:45

Return to Spring Hill/Dover Fox Croft 1:10

Get the full map here: www.rwbng.org/wp-content/uploads/2020-July-4th-Images-Maps.pdf
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Red, White, Blue 'n GreeneThis is an important July 4th Parade & Registration Announcement!

The Red, White, Blue ‘n Greene in partnership with the Green County Sherriff’s Office and Spring Hill Baptist church are happy to announce that there will be a modified July 4th parade this year.

Despite all of the negative impacts associated with COVID-19, the Stanardsville Independence Day Committee and the Greene County Community remain committed to celebrating the importance of togetherness.

The parade this year will be a convoy of vehicles led by the Greene County Sheriff's Office that will travel through the county and bring the July 4th parade to various neighborhoods and locations in Ruckersville and Stanardsville.

A list of the neighborhoods as well as maps and approximates times/locations of the parade convoy will soon be available on Facebook and our website www.rwbng.org.

Due to the modification of the parade this year, space is limited to 30 entries. The first 30 entries to register via the online registration form will join us in the July 4th parade convoy.

Registration for the parade will only be accepted via the submission of the online form. Requests made by word-of-mouth, e-mail, or Facebook will not count toward registration in the parade. Please make sure to read the guidelines associated with joining the parade before you submit your registration form.

Each registration submission is dated and time stamped at the time of its submission and will determine the 30 parade entries. Registration for the parade is first come first serve. Once 30 submissions have been received, registration for the parade will close.

We apologize to those who would like to participate but may not be able to due to the size limitation. We regret that this year's parade is limited to only 30 entries. We would like to thank everyone in the community for your understanding and hope you will be able to enjoy watching the parade as it travels through Greene County.

The online registration form will go live at noon on Saturday, June 13th. A link to the form will be provided on Facebook as well as on our website www.rwbng.org.
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July 1 – 5, 2020

One of the deadliest and most often committed - yet preventable - of crimes (drunk driving), has become a serious safety epidemic in our country.

This 4th of July weekend, enjoy your family and friends. Be safe…..and if you drink, don’t drive. It only takes a second to become a statistic.
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PRESS RELEASE

June 20, 2020

TO: LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS

FROM: GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
10005 SPOTSWOOD TRAIL
STANARDSVILLE, VIRGINIA 22973
PHONE: 434-985-2222
FAX: 434-985-3373

On June 5, 2020 the Greene County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit made an arrest.

Through the course of investigation by Greene County Sheriff’s Office ICAC while utilizing online apps, a suspect engaged into a conversation with what he thought was a 14-year-old child located in Greene County. The suspect was engaging with the “juvenile” over the course of a month as he traveled around the United States driving a tractor trailer. With assistance from multiple agencies the suspect was taken into custody in Buffalo New York as he was attempting to cross back into Canada.

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance:
United States Marshalls
Department of Homeland Security
United States Border Patrol
New York State Police
Buffalo Police Department

Patrick Adam Lawrence, age 61 from Canada was charged with the following felony offenses:

5 Counts of 18.2-374.3 – Computer Solicitation of a Minor
5 Counts of 18.2-370 – Propose a sexual act with a minor

On June 19,2020 Mr. Lawrence was transported back to Virginia and is currently being held without bond at the Central Virginia Regional Jail.
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Anyone with information is urged to contact Investigator Jason Tooley with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at (434)985-2222.

Photograph of Patrick Adam Lawrence is attached.

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office ICAC unit which is part of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force urges parents to be involved in what their children are doing on the computer and know what sites they are visiting. Parents need to ensure that children know about internet safety and the dangers of online predators. In addition, parents are urged not to allow children to have electronic devices in their rooms at nighttime.

For more information regarding internet safety tips, please visit the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Website at www.sovaicac.org
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Thank you Joel & Stephanie Smithson for the treats and for supporting the men and women of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you Fellowship Baptist Church and Assistant Pastor David Oliver for the basket of treats,wonderful doughnuts you delivered this morning. Most of all we thank you for your thoughtfulness and prayers as our beloved country and our men and women of law enforcement fight the unseen enemy of hate.
A special thank you to all who have contributed to our “wall of appreciation”.
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Thank you to the Seal family (Barton, Michelle, Connor, Ireland and Madison) for the doughnuts and the awesome picture (made by Connor). ... See MoreSee Less

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PRESS RELEASE

June 10, 2020

TO: LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS

FROM: GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
10005 SPOTSWOOD TRAIL
STANARDSVILLE, VIRGINIA 22973
PHONE: 434-985-2222
FAX: 434-985-3373

On May 8, 2020 the Greene County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit made an arrest.

Through the course of investigation by Greene County Sheriff’s Office ICAC while utilizing online apps, a suspect engaged into a conversation with what he thought was a 13-year-old child. When the individual arrived to meet the child, he was taken into custody.

Alexis Pabon Ramos, age 36 from Harrisonburg was charged with the following felony offenses:

18.2-374.3 – Computer Solicitation of a Minor
18.2-370 – Propose a sexual act with a minor

Mr. Pabon Ramos is currently being held without bond at the Central Virginia Regional Jail.
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Anyone with information is urged to contact Investigator Jason Tooley with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at (434)985-2222.

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office ICAC unit which is part of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force urges parents to be involved in what their children are doing on the computer and know what sites they are visiting. Parents need to ensure that children know about internet safety and the dangers of online predators. In addition, parents are urged not to allow children to have electronic devices in their rooms at nighttime.

For more information regarding internet safety tips, please visit the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Website at www.sovaicac.org/
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It’s a special day at the Sheriff’s Office with food from The 106 and flowers from Greene Mountain Garden Center. The food was delicious and the flowers were beautiful. We are humbled by the support we have from our citizens and business owners of our county. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you Cheryl and Sophie Kirby for the treats celebrating National Police and Law Enforcement Week. ... See MoreSee Less

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This week is National Police Week 2020. Since the first known line-of-duty death in 1786, more than 21,000 U.S. law enforcement officers have given the ultimate sacrifice to protect and serve our communities. This year, 307 new names will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. This includes 135 officers who were killed in 2019 plus 172 who died in previous years but whose sacrifice was lost in history until now. (National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Website)

This year, there will be a Virtual Candlelight Vigil held tomorrow May 13th at 8:pm Eastern Time to honor those 307 officers. Please follow this link if you would like to participate in watching it!

nleomf.org/programs-events/national-police-week/candlelight-vigil

Please join us in remembering those who have passed and appreciating those who protect us everyday. We are grateful each and everyday for those who are committed to protecting our citizens and our community here in Greene County.
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Thank you Daisy Girl Scouts Troop 3061 for the cookie donation!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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PRESS RELEASE

May 5, 2020

TO: LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS

FROM: GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
10005 SPOTSWOOD TRAIL
STANARDSVILLE, VIRGINIA 22973
PHONE: 434-985-2222 FAX: 434-985-3373

On Monday 5/4/20 the Greene County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit along with other deputies of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in the Stanardsville area of Greene County. This search warrant was the result of an ongoing investigation into the illegal distribution of Heroin in this county. As a result of this search warrant the following people were arrested:

Andrew Scott Birckhead, age 21 of Stanardsville was arrested and charged with the following:
18.2-248 Distribution of Schedule I or II substance
18.2-256/18.2-248 Conspiracy to distribute Schedule I or II substance
18.2-250 Possession of Schedule I or II substance
Mr. Birckhead is currently being held at Central Virginia Regional Jail without bail.

Carly Renee Puente, age 20 of Stanardsville was arrested and charged with the following:
18.2-256/18.2-248 Conspiracy to distribute Schedule I or II substance
18.2-250 Possession of Schedule I or II substance
Ms. Puente is currently being held at Central Virginia Regional Jail without bail.

Steven Michael Mahon, age 34 of Stanardsville was arrested and charged with the following:
18.2-256/18.2-248 Conspiracy to distribute Schedule I or II substance
18.2-250.1 Possession of marijuana
Mr. Mahon is currently being held at Central Virginia Regional Jail without bail.

Bobby Allen Brumfield Jr, age 25 of Stanardsville was arrested and charged with the following:
18.2-256/18.2-248 Conspiracy to distribute Schedule I or II substance
18.2-250 Possession of Schedule I or II substance
Mr. Brumfield is currently being held at Central Virginia Regional Jail on a secure bond.

Ashton Drake Didiana, age 22 of Dyke was arrested and charged with the following:
18.2-250 Possession of Schedule I or II substance
Mr. Didiana was released on an unsecure bond.

Photos attached of all individuals arrested.
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A BIG thank you to Ruckersville's, KFC/TacoBell for the chicken dinners provided to the Greene County Sheriff's Office First Responders. As you can see lots of smiles. ... See MoreSee Less

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This week is National Crime Victims Rights Week. Although our office was unable to participate in the typical annual events, we are very happy to have been a part of this Virtual Vigil to honor victims of crime and to recognize those who serve our communities each and every day to advocate for the rights of victims of crime.

The Greene County Sheriff's Office, Greene County Victim Witness Program, and the Greene County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office are here for you. Please do not ever hesitate to reach out if you, a loved one, or a friend is/has been a victim of crime.

This video also recognizes our Virginia State Police partners here in Greene. Trooper Gregory and Trooper Reeves are pictured in this video. Thank you for your continued work with victims of crime!
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The Greene County Sheriff’s Office needs help identifying the following persons of interest. If you can identify these people please call Investigator Tooley at 434-531-0866 ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you Order up mobile food cart for our lunch today. It was so delicious!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Support from our community means everything. We want to thank those who have looked out for us over the past few weeks.

The 106
Domino's Pizza
Lil' Caesar's
Order Up Mobile Food Cart

and all the others who have brought food, supplies and equipment by to show appreciation for our office.
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Our Dispatchers are the first connection to our community when they are in need. Their job takes extreme discipline, heart, courage and patience.
Let’s all take a moment and reflect upon the calmness they bring during some of the most trying times in our lives. Thank you GCSO dispatchers, without you we wouldn’t have the system in place to make it all work.
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Lunch from The 106...there is no way to express the gratitude we feel for the way these people have shown their appreciation for us! These last few weeks have been trying to say the least. Not only for our community but for our office as well and we are humbled by their sincerity and kindness shown towards our office. ... See MoreSee Less

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The 106 came through for us again today. Good food as always! Thank you!! ... See MoreSee Less

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