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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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***SHOP WITH A COP SIGN UP****

Our office will be accepting registrations from Greene County residents for our annual Shop With A Cop on Friday, October 1st from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Registration is required on those dates at the American Legion Hall, 636 Madison Road, Stanardsville, VA.

NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER OCTOBER 2nd!!
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What is the process? I don’t know anything about this event?

Is this for Christmas ?

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Child Passenger Safety Week is scheduled for September 19-25, 2021.

National data indicates that car crashes are a leading cause of death for children.

On average, two children under 13 were killed and an estimated 374 were injured every day in 2019 while riding in cars, SUVs, pickups, and vans. Nationally, 608 child passenger vehicle occupants died in traffic crashes in 2019. 38% of children who died in 2019 while riding in passenger vehicles were unrestrained, compared to 33% in 2018.

Read this, then read it again. Nationally 38% of 608 child passenger deaths were unrestrained. That’s hard to ingest. Seatbelts take seconds to put on and can save years of someone’s life. Even JUST going down the road a short way, JUST going to the store…it takes seconds to buckle your children in.

Buckle your children in......they're worth it!
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Missing Person

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Has she been found? 🙏🏻🥰

Safe I hope

Shared with prayers in Ala 🙏

Shared tagging y'all please update when possible The Truckers Missing Child Project

Praying for her

We have shared and following this case.

prayers

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Prayers for her and family 👪 🙏

💕🙏💕

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Forever in my thoughts and prayers. But my thought on this is,what a way to dishonor the Americans that gave their lives to save other Americans on this day, then to bring refugees from that country and put the American people in harms way again. Way to go Biden

Karma will get bush... One day.

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Greene County Sheriffs Office firearm safety/ conceal weapon class Tues. Sept. 21st from 6pm to 9pm at PVCC Stanardsville. If you can please donate a non perishable food item for our local food bank. No need to register, no firearms. ... See MoreSee Less

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Other than non perishable items what is the course fee and do we need to RSVP

After taking the class do you get your concealed permit?

Do you have to live in Greene County to go the class

is there a building/room number? or do we just go to PVCC Standardsville and start looking around

Brittanie Louise

Sarah Halfacre Cody Borrelli let’s go

AJ Viloria

Sonny Dowling

Thomas Houchens

Kevin Saylor

Nia Chacko

Kayla Simpson

Tabitha Nicole Perry

Grace Ann Cantrell

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***Please note the following information from Stephanie Deal concerning the temporary closing of the Treasurer's Office for maintenance.

The Greene County Treasurer’s Office will be closed Friday September 3rd through Monday September 13th for maintenance and repairs.

We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to assisting you on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

Thank you,
Stephanie Deal, Treasurer
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Sheriff Smith and staff escorting a funeral procession. Showing much respect for their community. ... See MoreSee Less

Sheriff Smith and staff escorting a funeral procession. Showing much respect for their community.

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Your team also came out and assisted after my Grandma’s service this past week. It was greatly appreciated.

Thank you Steve and your staff for helping our community show respect for those that have gone on.

Thank you Greene County. You have shown our family respect during family funerals.

They always do gotta say they love there community an show there respect to the departed more than any other county around use I have watched them escort to the county line many times an then the funeral line will get separated

Thank you Sheriff Steven Smith you guys were there for both my grandfather (Eugene Shifflett's in 2013) and grandmother (Jean Shifflett's in 2017) funeral's. I have so much respect for you and the department and all y'all do for our community. Thank you so much again for making sure their last rides were safe and flawless for our family during our time of grief. Stay safe and well out there and thank you for your service.

If only we can convince these boards to give him we're funding for deputies Our county is in severe crisis we need more deputy's

That is the way it was done all over the south. I remember when I was younger Drivers would stop and show respect to the deceased. It needs to be the law. I think it is the law but one on the book that is not upheld anymore.

Such a blessing to see, and it means so much when you've lost your loved one! ❤️

Thank you for your service sheriff. My thoughts and prayers are with the family whose service is today ❤

Thank you! Sheriff and prayers for the family

Thank you for your service!

Thanks for such respect!!👍🏻

Such wonderful , caring gestures - thank you Sheriff Smith!! 👏👏

A great sheriff

Thanks Great sheriff's office

Always thanks

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There have been multiple reports of vehicles being rummaged through in the county in the early am hours.

Please remember to lock your vehicle doors at night and be aware of any suspicious activity in your neighborhood.

Please call the Sheriff's Office at (434) 985-2222 if you have any information or you are a victim in relation to these events.
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Had this happen before.. For the next one that tries it I hope the beeper in my hose doesn't go off for there sakes because Im still pissed from the last time if that beeper goes off they will get a double good old ass kicking .. stealing a working man's stuff these days is risky business

24hr home security is cheap and easy these days.

What area is this happening in?

David Brown Get your truck back?

Import the third world become the third world.

Bruce A Ragland

Sad.

hope they are right with Jesus. . .

Dusty Lee Haney

Please keep all door locked

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The 2021 impaired driving national enforcement mobilization "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" goes into effect across the country from August 18 to September 6, 2021. One of the deadliest and most often committed - yet preventable - of crimes (impaired driving), has become a serious safety epidemic in our country.

Avoid the nightmare of dealing with a DUI. If you're old enough to drink make sure you have a designated driver. Keep yourself and your community safe.

#ActLikeItVA
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The 2021 impaired driving national enforcement mobilization Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over goes into effect across the country from August 18 to September 6, 2021. One of the deadliest and most often committed - yet preventable - of crimes (impaired driving), has become a serious safety epidemic in our country.

Avoid the nightmare of dealing with a DUI. If youre old enough to drink make sure you have a designated driver. Keep yourself and your community safe. 

#ActLikeItVA

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There are always drunk drivers on Spring Hill Rd. I have called these in several times and the operator hasn't ever sent an officer. One night I followed the guy to his house in the North Ridge Neighborhood. He drove in the left lane the entire way up Spring Hill Rd. When he got home, he didn't even get out of his vehicle or turn off the engine. He probably passed out and stayed there all night. It is disgusting to me that it isn't worth their time. If someone was brandishing a weapon they would be right on it. Drunk driving is just as deadly, but not taken seriously unless someone is hurt or killed.

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Let’s all do our part to make sure our children stay safe during the school year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, July 30, 2021

Registered Sex Offender Arrested And Charged With Production Of Child Pornography

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Juan Quinones-Rivera, 39, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with production of child pornography. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum of 30 years and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Caitlin M. Higgins, who is handling the case, stated that on April 21, 2021, New York State Parole contacted the FBI after a parole officer, while conducting a search of defendant’s room, discovered that he had a cell phone, which was a violation of his parole. During a cursory search of the device, the parole officer located Snapchat chats and text messages between Quinones-Rivera and a female (Victim). A subsequent search of the phone recovered numerous images and videos of suspected child pornography. In addition, investigators recovered sexually explicit text conversations between the defendant and Victim, during which Quinones-Rivera requested and received approximately 50 videos and photos from the Victim. In May 2021, the FBI contacted the Greene County, Virginia Sheriff's Office for assistance in identifying the Victim. After doing so, investigators searched the Victim’s cell phone and located an image that was also found on the defendant’s phone.

The complaint is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Stephen Belongia; the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, under the direction of Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci; the Town of Tonawanda Police Department, under the direction of Chief James Stauffiger; and the Greene County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Steven Smith.

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
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We want more Chris

How's Investigator Tooley's phone doing after the Ian Brandon Anderson arrest?

Well now you F'cked up! you do realise that Chris going to a WOMANS PRISON IS GOING TO HAVE HIM! RAPE THEM! HOW BRAIN DEAD DO YOU HAVE TO BE! YOU STUPID BASTARDS!

Karl Magenhofer

How’s Sonichu doing though?

I’m from nz just here for the gossip

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PRESS RELEASE

August 2nd, 2021

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 July 31st, 2021 the Greene County Sheriffs Office received information involving sex crimes against a family member, who resides in the Ruckersville area. Both the victim and the suspect reside in Greene County. Based on the investigation, an arrest warrant was issued.

On 8/1/2021 , the Henrico Police Department was able to locate and arrest the following individual:
Christine Weston Chandler of Ruckersville, VA

He is currently charged with the following:
Va Code: 18.2-366 Incest

Christine Chandler is currently being held without bond at the Central Virginia Regional Jail.
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This is an ongoing investigation with additional charges pending. Anyone with information is urged to contact Investigator Jason Tooley with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at (434)531-0866.
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PRESS RELEASE

August 2nd, 2021

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 July 31st, 2021 the Greene County Sheriffs Office received information involving  sex crimes against a family member, who resides in the Ruckersville area. Both the victim and the suspect reside in Greene County. Based on the investigation, an arrest warrant was issued. 

On 8/1/2021 , the Henrico Police Department was able to locate and arrest the following individual:
Christine Weston Chandler of Ruckersville, VA 

He is currently charged with the following:
Va Code: 18.2-366  Incest

Christine Chandler  is currently being held without bond at the Central Virginia Regional Jail.
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This is an ongoing investigation with additional charges pending. Anyone with information is urged to contact Investigator Jason Tooley with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at (434)531-0866.

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the prison saga begins

We salute you Inspector Tooley for your hard work and the many hours of therapy you’re going to need after this case.

He also violated the order of protection issued and took money from his mother's account after he was told he wasn't to have contact with his mother. You might want to look into her bank account.

After reading the disturbing wiki chronicling his life it saddens me that his parents failed him because they wanted to collect a disability check from the government. Instead of making sure their son overcomes autism, gets a job and becomes a constructive member of society they allowed him to live in his delusions of grandeur and rot playing video games all day. This does not excuse his heinous crime and abhorrent behavior but his parents set him up to be a failure.

I hope this goes to trial, the amount of crap that the jury will have as evidence of this individual is insane. Chris is one of the most documented people in history, the person has basically their own Wikipedia. Like imagine being on the Jury and having to read his Sonichu comics or having to see the video of him shoving the medallion up his rear end. The court will likely have to pay for their therapy.

Gofundme to give Detective Tooley a good, long vacation after this shitstorm.

Liquid Chris, the one TRUE and HONEST Christian Weston Chandler, would never do this.

It's a shame things had to get this bad before there was some actual intervention.

So he skipped the Homeless arc and jump right into the Prison arc....

Oh god. Mr. Tooley's phone is about to ring off the hook. I pity him and the piles of information, both relevant and irrelevant to this case, that he's going to have to sift through.

Bob should have cut that internet down when he had the chance.

CWC still counting on our reality merging with anime bc this guy's his only hope

I am so so sorry, Investigator Tooley. So very sorry for you hopping on the Mr. Bones Wild Ride 2.0. You deserve an early retirement after this.

It was all an act

We all knew it would come to this, let's be honest. I just hope his Mum gets put somewhere safe and away from him.

Y’all need to promote Tooley when this is all over

Maybe y’all should have taken the calls about disgusting living conditions and possible abuse seriously years ago huh?

LOL the Prosecution Team gonna have to watch all 60 episodes of Chrischan, go through his Wiki... and present this shitshow to a Jury... poor guys.

you got the wrong guy, that's clearly Ian Brandon Anderson

I see you’ve separated Chris from his precious. That’s a good start. Now we must form a fellowship to take the Sonichu to Mount Doom and cast it into the flame.

I feel bad for Det. Tooley. RIP to his desk phone.

Did the police get defunded to using 2004 flip phone quality pics??

Whatever you do, don't give him the medallion or the class ring. They're the source of his power.

Needs to stay there for life

Imagine being a lawyer and googling your client for information and find a 50+ part documentary on YouTube detailing his life

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PRESS RELEASE

July 29, 2021

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 Thursday 7/29/21 after an extensive manhunt Jonathan Michael Morris was taken into custody. Mr. Morris, age 36 who is a resident of Stanardsville was wanted on several outstanding warrants that were issued the beginning of June. The Greene County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Albemarle County Police Department K9 unit were able to take Mr. Morris into custody in Greene County.

Jonathan M. Morris is charged with the following:
18.2-51.6 Strangle another causing wounding or injury
18.2-47 Abduction by force
18.2-51 Malicious bodily injury
18.2-51 Malicious shooting, 3 counts
18.2-164 Prevent/Delay communication
18.2-60 Threat in writing
18.2-282 Brandishing a firearm

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all the agencies that comprise the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force for all the hard work in a successful apprehension of Mr. Morris.
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PRESS RELEASE

July 29, 2021

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 Thursday 7/29/21 after an extensive manhunt Jonathan Michael Morris was taken into custody.  Mr. Morris, age 36 who is a resident of Stanardsville was wanted on several outstanding warrants that were issued the beginning of June.  The Greene County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Albemarle County Police Department K9 unit were able to take Mr. Morris into custody in Greene County.

Jonathan M. Morris is charged with the following:
     18.2-51.6   Strangle another causing wounding or injury
     18.2-47   Abduction by force
     18.2-51   Malicious bodily injury
     18.2-51   Malicious shooting, 3 counts
     18.2-164  Prevent/Delay communication
     18.2-60   Threat in writing
     18.2-282   Brandishing a firearm

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all the agencies that comprise the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force for all the hard work in a successful apprehension of Mr. Morris.

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Very hard to see this and read all of the comments. This is my brother. I’m in no way condoning anything he has been accused of but his family is hurting to. I wish things would have been different and he didn’t put himself in this position and blasted all over Facebook. I pray for him and my family to get through this.

Listen y’all don’t need to be so nosy or rude that’s my cousin yes he has his flaws but NONE of y’all know what all led up to him catching them charges. Did he make a huge mistake yes he did but you know what HES HUMAN, all of us are none of us are perfect….

What about saying congrats to the dogs who found him good job Fido and also to the human officers too

He should have known if the dog didn’t smell him it would surely stop to pee on that bush

So sorry to hear this. I had great hopes for Jonathan. I hope he gets the help that he needs and will get his life on the right track.

It's okay for people to go out here and kill kid's and ain't nothing really done to them what do y'all have to say about that. Green county police department sucks they had to get a marshall to do there job and that's my son y'all are talking about.

God says not to judge i pray for both parties involved no one person in this world is perfect we all make mistakes

Anyone else think it’s weird the police are escorting a floating head?

Well, I guess that bush shit didn't work huh! Lmao. 👍💯🤣

I guess his camouflage didn’t work 😂

This is probably gonna get lost in the stream of comments, but you should perform a wellness check at the address of 14 Branchland Court, Ruckersville, VA, where documents recently revealed online detail elder abuse, sexual abuse, and incest occurring between the two residents of that home. The supposed perpetrator, internet-famous Christine (birth name Christopher, later changed to Christian) Weston chandler, details having engaged in sexual intercourse with their mother, who most likely suffers from dementia due to her age and is likely unable to stop abuse from occurring.

Thank you to all the law enforcement officers and teams, successfully working together, to protect us!!! K-9 unit A+!!

And all of those offensives were probably against his wife or girlfriend.🙄

People does crazy things when they r in love I ant say his right but he was a good man he help all the kid's that lived near him when something broke down he fixed it hiim and his girlfriend been together 4 a long time she was going to live him and he just couldn't deal with it. I like him and her it a ashamed

You know, people need to keep their noses in there own closet and not judge others for what they do. He’s my nephew and he doesn’t need all these fake people out there acting like they live perfect lives. This is a family matter.

There goes his dream of being underwear supermodel.

Watch out, he got rabbit in him!😖

Great job to everyone involved in his capture!

Great job to all of you for your protection and service! You are appreciated!💙🙏💙

Don’t know the story, but Dam look at the polish on them boots

Wait. Is that a walking bush?

Jonathan is a really good dude at heart! Sorry this happened to ya bro

I used to work with him when I lived in Madison Jonathan was the kind of person to give you the shirt off his back they need the 2nd half the true half

Thank you for taking action and a successful hunt.

Is the perp John Cena?? because I can’t see him

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❗️❗️911 UPDATE ❗️❗️

All 911/phone services have been restored! Lumen (formerly CenturyLink) advised the fiber cable that was cut has been rerouted to restore service.

Thank you all for your patience.
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❗️❗️❗️911 UPDATE ❗️❗️❗️

Phone lines continue to be down in portions of Virginia including Greene County.

If you require immediate assistance, dial 911 and if unable to get through alternate 911 numbers are (434) 566-2216; (434) 906-4071.
We also have an alternate phone number for non-emergency calls if unable to get through on (434) 985-2222, that number is (434) 282-6164.

At this point we are unable to determine an estimated restoration time. Your continued patience is appreciated and we will notify when all services are restored.
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*****URGENT 911 MESSAGE****

911 EMERGENCIES CALL 434-566-2216

Due to a statewide phone outage, the Greene County Sheriff's Office is unable to receive 911 calls from cell phones and at times landline phones.

Please use the 434-566-2216 number to call for EMERGENCIES.
Additional phone numbers will be provided as soon as possible.

Please be advised our office phone lines are also down at this time.

If you do not have an emergency please be patient. We will advise when phone lines are operational. LUMEN as well as Virginia Dept of Emergency Management are working diligently on this matter.

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Phones at UVA are down.. please be patient. Internals are working.

Health care facilities are badly affected by this

Uva is down and has been for some time we all are trying to make it better

Anyone knows Mr Blevins personel phone number

Cathy

Mr helvins phone number

April Rhodes

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