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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 currently holds a Felony Warrant for the following individual:

Angela D Burker
DOB- 6/17/1976

Burker is a white female and may possibly be in the Culpeper area. She is currently driving 2019 Ford Fusion, blue in color. She is currently wanted in our jurisdiction involving theft and fraud. This is an ongoing case. Anyone that may know the whereabouts of Burker, or has any information regarding this case, is urge to contact Inv J. M. Tooley at 434-531-0866
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UPDATE: LOCATED
Thank you for your assistance.

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate Bradley Ray Morris , age 51. Morris was last heard from on 2/7/2021. Morris may possibly be driving a 2015 Silver Toyota Tacoma
Va Lic# VZV-1017. If anyone has seen or heard form Mr. Morris, please contact the Greene County Sheriffs Office at 434-985-2222
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The National Football League’s Super Bowl LV is on Sunday, February 7, 2021, and it’s one of America’s favorite annual celebrations. While the way we view sporting events has changed for now as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, we still want to make sure everyone is safe on Super Bowl Sunday.

Make plans ahead of game time that will prevent you from getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking. According to data from NHTSA, in 2019, there were 10,142 people killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes throughout the United States. That’s why our office is increasing saturation patrols on Super Bowl Sunday to keep our roads safe from impaired drivers.
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PRESS RELEASE

January 27, 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 Wednesday 1/27/2021 the Greene County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit along with other Deputies assisted the United States Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement with arresting a fugitive from Honduras. Information had been obtained that Abner Abisai Doblado Carias had been residing in the Ruckersville area of Greene County for several months.

Abner Abisai Doblado Carias was wanted out of Honduras for homicide and was located in the Ruckersville area and was taken into custody.

Abner Abisai Doblado Carias is currently being held at Central Virginia Regional Jail awaiting extradition.
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There are still children who dream of being a police officer when they grow up. We had a visit today from one such child. He wanted to take a tour of our facility. He arrived in full uniform, ready to learn. We took him on a tour of our building explaining the functions of our office. He loved it and we so thoroughly enjoyed his enthusiasm. Here’s to you Officer Robinson...thanks for letting us meet you, and good luck to you in the future. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sometime between 1/14/20201 and 1/17/20201, an unknown individual/individuals entered a residence under construction off of Dyke Road and stole a brand new Ventless natural gas fireplace. Please take a look at the photos attached. If you have any information regarding this case, contact Deputy Schmidt at 434-985-2222 ... See MoreSee Less

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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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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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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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