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Waynesboro Police investigating Grove Avenue break-in

The Waynesboro Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that took place sometime between 1 p.m. Saturday and 1 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of Grove Avenue.


Melee at Waynesboro restaurant involves dozens: Police search for hit-and-run driver

A fight reportedly involving dozens of people outside a Waynesboro restaurant appears to be connected to a hit-and-run accident on West Main Street that has left a 28-year-old in critical condition at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Wanted man arrested after Ridgeview Park foot chase

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested an Augusta County man wanted for parole violations after he fled from law enforcement officers which began a nearly six hour search Thursday afternoon.

SWAT operation apprehends fugitive in Waynesboro

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested a Waynesboro man wanted for over two months on several felonies after a SWAT raid last night at his residence.


Waynesboro Police arrest man in connection with church break-in

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested a Rockingham County man in connection with the burglary of a city church in June.

Waynesboro traffic stop yields huge meth cache

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested an Augusta County man on felony drug distribution charge after a routine traffic stop resulted in one of the biggest methamphetamine seizures in recent history.


Waynesboro Police make two embezzlement arrests

The Waynesboro Police Department has charged two individuals in separate embezzlement cases from two different city businesses. Both subjects were arrested over the weekend and released on personal recognizance bonds.


ACLU applauds Ashland’s vote on license plate readers

The ACLU of Virginia congratulated Ashland officials on their recent vote to reject a proposal by the Town’s police department that would have allowed it to retain, for up to 24-hours, license plate data acquired using automated license plate readers (ALPRs).


Three arrests made in Waynesboro car-theft ring

The Waynesboro Police Department has charged three men involved in a motor vehicle theft/scrap metal fraud operation after a three month joint investigation with the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office.

Stuarts Draft woman arrested in Waynesboro hit-and-run

The Waynesboro Police Department has charged a Stuarts Draft woman with hit-and-run after a Wednesday night crash that sent two people to the hospital and totaled both vehicles.


Afton man arrested taking upskirt photos at Target in Waynesboro

The Waynesboro Police Department cited an Afton man yesterday afternoon for taking upskirt photos of unsuspecting women using a pen-like camera at Target, 811 Town Center Drive.

Waynesboro Commonwealth’s Attorney Chuck Ajemian passes away

Chuck Ajemian, Waynesboro’s Commonwealth’s Attorney since 1997, died Wednesday morning at his home, according to a press release from the Waynesboro Police Department.


Waynesboro Police bust up stolen copper ring

The Waynesboro Police Department has busted up a copper theft ring involving several adults and juveniles that stole nearly $20,000 in copper wire and other metals between March and April of this year.

Search warrants lead to drugs, cash in Waynesboro

The Waynesboro Police Department executed two search warrants in late April that led to the seizure of drugs, cash and a vehicle.

Waynesboro Police announce fifth Sureno 13 arrest

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested a fifth individual who is associated with Sureno 13. Solomon Zavala Perez, 35, of Waynesboro, has been an ongoing target of the Police Department stemming from the Sureno 13 investigation.

Trifecta: Augusta County woman wrecks car, chases dog, bites cop

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested an Augusta County woman Saturday night on three charges after a lengthy interaction with police that started with her crashing vehicle into a tree and ended with her biting a police officer.

Waynesboro Police seeking wanted, possibly suicidal, man

The Waynesboro Police Department is requesting assistance in attempting to locate a missing, possibly suicidal man who was last seen in mid-February when he fled from city police.


Sophisticated statewide check forging operation under investigation

The Waynesboro Police Department is part of a multi-jurisdictional investigation into a sophisticated check forging operation involving numerous victims who had checkbooks stolen from their vehicles during smash and grab attacks.

Waynesboro Police: Drake Inc. employee murdered by co-worker

A Drake Inc. employee is charged with the murder of a coworker who was found dead at the 1300 Hopeman Parkway business this morning, Waynesboro Police said.

Second arrest in Waynesboro child abuse case

The Waynesboro Police Department has made a second arrest in a child abuse case that was reported earlier this week. On Thursday, officers arrested Kalynn Marie Mazzola, 19, of Waynesboro, at her residence on one felony count of abuse or neglect of a child under her supervision.


Waynesboro Police Department gives out annual awards

The Waynesboro Police Department presented annual awards to several department members at its quarterly awards ceremony on January 29. Chief Mike Wilhelm presided over the awards.

Waynesboro man charged with child abuse

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested a Waynesboro man for felony child abuse after officers were sent to a city residence to check the welfare of an 18-month-old girl


Liberty University student shot, killed after altercation with campus police officer

An unidentified Liberty University student was shot and killed after an altercation with a campus security officer, the school confirmed today. According to a report on the school’s website, a Liberty University emergency-services officer was attacked by the male student in the lobby of a women’s-only dorm early Tuesday morning.


Waynesboro Police apprehend two more in Fairfax Hall robbery

The Waynesboro Police Department has apprehended the last two wanted suspects, James Henry Crawford III and Dale Sean Wright, wanted in the Fairfax Hall home invasion robbery that occurred on Oct. 10. Wright and Crawford were caught sleeping at the time and were arrested without incident.

Halloween at the Waynesboro YMCA

The Waynesboro YMCA is hosting Halloween Basketball, a Halloween event for local middle- and high-school students, on Thursday night. Sponsored by the YMCA, Central Shenandoah Office on Youth, the Waynesboro Police Department, the Waynesboro-East Augusta Rotary Club, and the Boys & Girls Club.

Waynesboro Police: Beware of bears

Have you seen a bear lately? Seems like they’re all over the place? You’re not alone in thinking that.


Waynesboro Police investigating home invasion

The Waynesboro Police Department is investigating a home invasion armed robbery in which shots were fired.

AFP assists Waynesboro Police Foundation on fundraising project

Augusta Free Press is working with the Waynesboro Police Foundation on a project to raise money to help a family return the remains of their murdered daughter home.

Controlling bears in Staunton

Recently there have been reports and sightings of black bears in the City of Staunton.