Two arrested, one still sought in Waynesboro I-64 park and ride Mercedes theft

WaynesboroMandy Dunivan, 37, of Waynesboro, Va., and Christopher B. Balser, 38, of Verona, Va., have been charged with grand larceny/auto theft in connection with the theft of a Mercedes from the park and ride off Interstate 64 in Waynesboro on March 26.

State police also obtained an arrest warrant for buying/receiving stolen property for Jimmy Dean Bolenbarker Jr., 34, of Staunton, Va. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Virginia State Police at 434-352-7128 or #77 on a cell or email at

Trooper J.T. Lotts was investigating the theft of a silver 2000 Mercedes C-230 from the park and ride. When the owner of the Mercedes, a Waynesboro male, showed up at the lot at Exit 94 along Interstate 64 on March 27, he discovered his vehicle was missing. Security footage obtained from a nearby business confirmed the time and date the vehicle was stolen.

The video also revealed how the Mercedes was taken: the Mercedes was loaded onto a car dolly that was attached to an older-model Chevrolet Blazer.

The Blazer then left the lot with the Mercedes in tow and a newer-model, black Dodge Ram following closely behind.

Following up on tips about this incident, Trooper Lotts was able to locate the vehicle at and recover it from a residence in Staunton.


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