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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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**Update**
All Suspects have been identified. Thank you to our great community.

The Greene County Sheriff's Office is needing the publics assistance in identifying the unknown males in the photo’s provided. On Thursday November 19th, 2020 at approximately 1:45pm an incident occurred in the Walmart Parking Lot in Ruckersville involving several males and a female. After leaving Walmart, these unknown individuals went to a Market on 5th Street in Charlottesville. The vehicle involved is a 2020 Mitsubishi 4 door passenger car, black in color. The vehicle was occupied by 4 unknown individuals.
If you have any information, please contact Inv J. M. Tooley at 434-531-0866 or the Greene Co Sheriff’s Office at 434-985-2222. All information is anonymous.
Inv. J. M. Tooley
Greene Co Sheriffs Office
SOVA ICAC Task Force Member
10005 Spotswood Trail
Stanardsville, VA 22973
434-531-0866
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**NOTICE**

Our office is receiving numerous complaints about Apple and Amazon calling repeatedly. These are scam calls. Do not answer for numbers you don't recognize. Most importantly do not give out any personal information!!
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Thank you to Greene County Farm Bureau for their generous donation to our Shop With A Cop program! ... See MoreSee Less

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PRESS RELEASE

11/9/2020

TO: LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS

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

Greene County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control division has been investigating numerous reports of animals that weren’t being properly cared for. The issues with the treatment and condition of the animals led to a search warrant being obtained.

On Friday November 6, 2020 the Greene County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control division along with a state licensed veterinarian went to the location in Dyke VA and executed a search warrant. The state licensed veterinarian determined that all animals were in need of veterinarian care and needed to be seized. Various species of animals were seized, these included a variety of chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, guinea hens, rabbits, pigs, sheep, goats and dogs. There was a total of 131 animals seized from this location.

The owner of the animals Harold E. Johnson Jr. is still being investigated and charges will be obtained.

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all of the numerous volunteers and organizations that donated their time and resources to come out and help. Some of the organizations that assisted are; Southern HosPETality LLC., Feel Better Farm, Dogs Deserve Better Blue Ridge and Hopes Equine Legacy.
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The Greene Co Sheriffs Office is currently working a case and is requesting the publics assistance in identifying the male in the pictures provided. The suspect is wearing camouflage pants and a camouflage hat as well as a bright blue pair of tennis shoes. Anyone with information about the identity of this suspect may contact Investigator J M Tooley at 434-531-0866
All info remains anonymous.
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November 6th

Greene County, Va. Sheriff's Office

Over the last five months, staff here at the Greene County Sheriff's Office participated in a Healthy Challenge. The challenge ended on November 1st with our winner being Communications Officer, Melissa (Moe) Robertson, losing 25lb and over 12% body fat!

Our office would like to send out a HUGE thank you to Kelly Jane Fitness for offering her services and expertise to our office during this time! She was a great motivator for the Healthy Challenge, and we so appreciate her kind gesture of providing her services to our office!

Please visit her page and reach out to her for all of your fitness and nutrition needs! She is wonderful!!
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PRESS RELEASE

10/29/2020

TO: LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS

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



Greene County Sheriff’s Office received several telephone calls from the public in reference to the condition and living condition of 3 horses located in the Stanardsville area of the county. Greene County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control division opened an investigation that resulted in the seizure of these horses.

On September 18, 2020 the Greene County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control division along with a state licensed veterinarian went to the location and executed a search warrant. The state licensed veterinarian determined that the 3 horses were in critical shape and needed immediate veterinarian care.

Greene County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control contacted Hopes Legacy Equine Rescue who responded to the location and removed the 3 horses. While the horses are in their care, they are receiving the veterinarian care that they needed and continue to improve daily.

Two of the horses were owned by Eric Michael Pugh and the other horse was owned by Donald Wayne Roach. Charges are still pending the investigation.
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Sentara Martha Jefferson HospitalToday is National First Responders Day. We would love to give a special thank you to all of our first responders who keep our community safe and healthy everyday! Thomas Jefferson EMS Council County of Orange Fire & EMS Greene County Office of Emergency Services Albemarle County Police Department Charlottesville Police Department Greene County, Va. Sheriff's Office Orange County Sheriff's Office Nelson County Sheriff's Office - Sheriff David W. Hill Madison County Emergency Medical Services Madison County Sheriff's Office Louisa County Department of Fire/EMS Louisa County Sheriff's Office Albemarle County Fire Rescue ... See MoreSee Less

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Our annual Russell Lane Memorial Golf Tournament was held a little later this year but we still had a wonderful turnout and such a beautiful October day. This tournament is held as a fundraiser for Shop With A Cop, so everyone here has helped us to raise money to ensure that children in our community can have a better Christmas. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Savannah Thompson and Brian Shifflett for getting Dispatcher of the Year and Deputy of the Year!!

Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication!
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The Greene Co Sheriffs Office is requesting information on the following wanted suspect:

Lewis Rocky Steppe Jr aka Louie

If you have any information regarding this individual, please contact Inv J M Tooley
at 434-985-2222 or 434-531-0866
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We would like to welcome K9 Max to our office. We also would like to congratulate Deputy Conley and Max for completing their K9 training and certification! ... See MoreSee Less

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**NOTICE**

Shop With A Cop registration will be this Friday and Saturday at the American Legion Hall In Stanardsville.

Please bring proof of income and Greene County residency.

The hours are:
Friday, Oct 2nd - 1:00pm -6:00 pm
Saturday Oct 3rd - 9:00am - 1:00pm

**No registrations will be accepted after these dates**
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PRESS RELEASE

September 17, 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 Wednesday 9/16/2020 the Greene County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit received information that an individual who was a convicted felon was in possession of various types of firearms. Through the course of investigating a search warrant was obtained for a location in the Ruckersville area of the county. Greene County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit along with Greene County Sheriff’s Office SWAT unit executed the search warrant and seized several firearms and various firearm accessories.

Josiah Jamal Smith, age 20 of Ruckersville was taken into custody on scene and charged with the following:

18.2-308.2 Convicted felon in possession of firearm, 3 counts

Mr. Smith is currently being held at Central Virginia Regional Jail without bond.

Photograph attached of Mr. Smith and firearms seized as a result of the search warrant.
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From January 1, 2020 to September 10, 2020, data shows a 20% increase (226 to 272) in speed related fatalities and a 22% increase (190 to 232) in unrestrained fatalities compared to the same time in 2019.

Speeding endangers everyone on the road, excessive speeding is occurring in every community. Excessive speed injures or kills pedestrians, bicyclists, operators of motor vehicles, as well as passengers in motor vehicles. In 2019, speed related crashes killed 349 people on Virginia roadways and there were 274 unrestrained fatalities.

We all need to do our part in changing these statistics. This is you...or your family...or your friend.
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The Greene County Sheriff's Office and Emergency Communications Center would like to take a moment to remember the thousands whose lives were lost and destroyed on September 11, 2001 in the terrorist attacks on the United States of America.

Let us never forget the sacrifices that were made, the lives that were lost and the devastation still felt by so many. Let us also, as Americans, remember the unity of the American people following these attacks. It is now, as it was then, a time to come together as a Country. To overcome adversity and unite as One Nation Under God, Indivisible With Liberty For Justice For All
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We thought we’d share an update on Champ. As you can see he looks like he’s found a new favorite food!

Liberty's Dream Animal Rescue
Today was a day to celebrate as Champ took the last dose of medicine!! 🎉🎉🎉And of course, how do you celebrate?? You celebrate by eating ice cream! Didn't everyone say he should get ice.cream everyday? Well we can't give it to him everyday, but it looks like Champ sweet talked Kaitlyn to getting one more scoop!🍧🍦🍧
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• The Greene County Sheriffs Office is seeking the public’s assistance with attempting to identify the male in the attached photos. On July 21st, 2020 an unknown white male, entered the Lowes in Ruckersville. The male left the store, pushing a shopping cart, which contained a large amount of power tools. If you are able to identify this male or you have information involving this case , Please contact Deputy Schmidt with the Greene County Sheriffs Office at 434-985-2222. ... See MoreSee Less

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PRESS RELEASE

August 31, 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 Friday 8/28/2020 the Greene County Sheriff’s Office along with Virginia State Police and the Jefferson Area Drug Task Force conducted air operations to locate illegally grown marijuana in Greene County. The helicopter was able to locate several marijuana grows that were taking place and seized several plants. As of this time no arrests have been made and this is an ongoing investigation. Due to this being an open investigation no location in the county will be released. The Greene County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all the agencies that assisted in this operation.
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Greene County, Va. Sheriff's Office**NOTICE**

We are launching Virginia's Annual Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign from August 24 through September 7. This campaign educates the public to discourage drunk driving.
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**NOTICE**

We are launching Virginia's Annual Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign from August 24 through September 7. This campaign educates the public to discourage drunk driving.
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The Greene County Animal Shelter of VirginiaCHAMP HAS BEEN RESCUED!!
We deal with dogs everyday but our Champion Champ is a guy we will never ever forget.... Champ came into our shelter weighing almost 20lbs starved. Champ was in our care for almost 2 weeks and we are proud to say he left for rescue weighing 33lbs today. Champ was cared for by the wonderful staff at Vetss where he stayed for 12 days. Champ truly is a champion as he regain strength and began to walk again after not being able to even lift his head when first coming into our care. It was truly a situation where “will this dog even pull through this and be able to walk again?” As our hearts cracked and our emotions were above us to sit and see the amazing abilities of Champ as he walked, sat and held his head high was speechless. We can’t thank enough to each person who donated items, funds, your time, your thoughts, the visits and for just reaching out. Champ will remain in our hearts as his story will travel with him as he starts his new journey in Michigan. Champ was loved by so many people and became a dog in the community that had so many people rooting for him. Please keep Champ in your heart and your hopes as we keep rooting for him as he becomes more of a Champion than he is now. We would like to send a thankful thank you to Greene County Sheriffs Office for making an arrest in this case, Greene County Animal Control officer Schmitt and officer Proffitt. Champ is now making his way to Liberty’s Dream Animal Rescue in Michigan. Champ deserves a new beginning and we want each of you to give your love as Champ makes his way with the transporter. Thank you Nancy with the rescue for your compassion we felt with you and for helping us give Champ a new beginning. Here’s to Champ! Today is officially a day to be champion!! Please hold your tears back as Champ would want us all to smile❤️
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Mrs. Herring has been safely located!!!!◾️UPDATE- 08/19/2020
The MISSING ENDANGERED Alert with URGENT LOCATE NEEDED issued out of Greene County, Virginia is now CANCELLED.
The subject has been LOCATED.
-All of us here at NCME along with the Greene County Sheriffs Office, the Virginia State Police and this subjects family wish to thank you for sharing this Alert.
“Thank you”

#NationalMissing #Virginia #GreeneCounty #BarboursvilleVa #Gordonsville #Louisa #Charlottesville #Trevillians #Cucko #Mineral #Jackson #Montpelier #Mechanicsville #Richmond #VDEM #MarkEggeman #VaSAR #VirginiaStatePolice #VirginiaMissing #WHSV #WTVR #WRIC #WCAV #WCVE #WVIR #WNVC #WNVT #WRLH #WHTJ

NCME is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization which operates strictly on donations from organizations and individuals. You can also donate thru Facebook. NCME receives 100% of the donations that are donated thru FaceBook. “Thank You”
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