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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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The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in identifying the vehicle and individual in the 3 photo’s provided. On January 12, 2021 a larceny occurred from a vehicle in Ruckersville off of Rt 33West. Several items were taken from the property. If you are able to identify the truck and/or individuals involved , please contact Inv J. M. Tooley at 434-531-0866. All info remains anonymous ... See MoreSee Less

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The Greene County Sheriffs Office is seeking assistance in identifying the vehicle and individual in the 2 photo’s provided. On January 12, 2021 a larceny occurred from a vehicle in the rear of the Food Lion parking lot. The suspect appears to be a white male who was wearing a blue flannel jacket. If you have any information , please contact Inv J. M. Tooley at 434-531-0866. All info remains anonymous. ... See MoreSee Less

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We would like to thank Maybelle’s Market for the delicious food delivered to our office. We encourage everyone to support his local business. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Greene Co Sheriffs Office is requesting help in identifying the 3 males listed in the photos provided. On 12/30/2020 at approximately 850pm ,an altercation occurred at Walmart in Ruckersville. The victim reported 3 males assaulted him in the parking lot. The suspects left the area in a Green Honda that had a red stripe on the side of it. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Inv. J M Tooley at 434-531-0866. All information shall remain anonymous. ... See MoreSee Less

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***UPDATED RELEASE****

12/21/20

PRESS RELEASE

12/1/2020

TO: LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS

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



In the early morning of Tuesday 12/1/2020 the Greene County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an individual deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. The Greene County Street Crimes Unit is actively investigating this incident that occurred in the south west part of Greene County. This is believed to be an isolated incident. Anyone with information is urged to contact Investigator Scott Murphy or Lieutenant Kevin Freid at (434) 985-2222.


At this time no further details of this incident are being released.



****UPDATE*****

Through the course of an extensive investigation an arrest has been made in reference to the shooting that occurred on 12/1/2020. A juvenile has been charged and is currently being held at Blue Ridge Juvenile Detention Center. The juvenile was charged with the following offenses:

Murder in the second degree
Use of firearm in the commission of a felony
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In Virginia, there is a new law effective January 1st, 2021. It is illegal to hold a phone or other mobile device while driving. Build good driving habits today and create a safer tomorrow. Do the right thing. Together we can keep our roads safe.
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Thank you Jason, Tabitha and Kortnee for the chicken biscuits for the office this morning! ... See MoreSee Less

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PRESS RELEASE

December 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 Thursday 12/10/2020 the Greene County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit along with Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Task Force (JADE), executed a narcotics search warrant in the Ruckersville area of Greene County. As a result of the search warrant the following individual was arrested.


Sylvester Anthony Wells, age 39 of Ruckersville was charged with the following felony offenses.
18.2-248 Possession with the intent to distribute a Schedule I or II
18.2-308.2 Felon in the possession of ammunition

As a result of the search warrant over two pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine and approximately $11,000 were seized.

Mr. Wells is currently being held without bond at Central Virginia Regional Jail.
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This is a follow up to the press release dated 11/9/20.

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.





*******Update*******

12/9/2020

Harold E. Johnson Jr. plead guility to animal cruelty in Greene County General District Court today. All animals that were seized during the search warrant at his residence have been surrendered to Greene County.
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Shop With A Cop was a little different this year due to COVID restrictions but we managed to have another successful year! We enjoy these children so much 🎄 ... See MoreSee Less

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PRESS RELEASE

12/1/2020

TO: LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS

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

In the early morning of Tuesday 12/1/2020 the Greene County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an individual deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. The Greene County Street Crimes Unit is actively investigating this incident that occurred in the south west part of Greene County. This is believed to be an isolated incident. Anyone with information is urged to contact Investigator Scott Murphy or Lieutenant Kevin Freid at (434) 985-2222.

At this time no further details of this incident are being released.
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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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