School Threats Investigated
Hanover, VA – Overnight, the Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a threatening message received through social media. At the time the message was received it was unknown as to whether or not the threat was specifically made toward Patrick Henry High School located in Hanover County or in another part of the country. The Sheriff’s Office immediately began coordinating with our law enforcement counterparts to conduct a thorough investigation. In response to this threat and our commitment to school safety, the Sheriff’s Office had an increased presence at all of our schools throughout the day. The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens that social media can have an expansive audience. We take all threats seriously, especially when associated with the safety of our schools. The Sheriff’s Office would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all of the parents and students that have cooperated throughout this investigation.
As this is an ongoing investigation, anyone with more information about this incident is asked to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also download the “P3 Tips” app for their mobile device to submit their tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.
Sheriff’s Office Conducts Death Investigation
On October 9, 2018, the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 7500 block of Cold Harbor Road for a 9-1-1 hang up. After entry was made to the residence, deputies located two adult males deceased from obvious signs of trauma. Investigators are evaluating all evidence in this case and are working closely with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the actual cause of death. This was an isolated incident and no suspects are being sought. The adult males have been positively identified as William Louis Simpson, Jr., 59, and William Louis Simpson, 84, of Mechanicsville. Anyone with additional information about this investigation is asked to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also download the “P3 Tips” app for their mobile device to submit their tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.
HCSO Investigates Multiple Larcenies from Vehicles
On Friday, October 5, 2018, deputies responded to the 7000 block of Evergreen Lane in the Cypress Tree subdivision for a report of a larceny from a vehicle. Deputies began their investigation and determined that numerous unlocked vehicles had been entered and had property stolen throughout the Cypress Tree subdivision. Investigators continue to process evidence and are seeking the suspects in these cases. All of these crimes occurred during the early morning hours of October 5, 2018. See video from victim's surveillance camera. Once again, the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office strongly urges everyone to lock your vehicle(s), remove your keys and to remove all valuables any time your vehicle is unattended. The Sheriff’s Office also requests that if suspicious activity is observed, please contact the Hanover County Emergency Communications Center immediately. This is a crime of opportunity. Anyone with more information about these incidents is asked to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637 (CRIMES), using the keyword “iTip” followed by their tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.
Investigators Seek to Identify Burglary Suspect
The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the pictured individual. On July 29, 2018, deputies responded to a residence located in the 8000 block of Spicewood Court for a burglary. The victim’s home had been ransacked and a large amount of cash was missing from a safe. After a thorough investigation, the individual pictured below has been identified as a suspect. Photographs of the suspect and his vehicle are below. Anyone with additional information about this incident, or who can help identify this suspect or his vehicle, is asked to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also download the “P3 Tips” app for their mobile device to submit their tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.
Investigators Seek to Identify Larceny Suspect
HCSO Issues a SCAM Alert
The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is making the public aware of another, but similar, phone scam. A male subject has been calling citizens and falsely claiming he is with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. Furthermore, he is identifying himself as a member of the “Hanover County Sheriff’s Department’s Civil and Criminal Warrant Division.” He is telling the call taker that they have missed “Federal Grand Jury.”
Please know that this is a SCAM. The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office does not have a “Civil and Criminal Division.” These criminals will prey on unsuspecting citizens and even spoof county telephone numbers to attempt to legitimize their call. If you ever have any question as to the identity of a caller representing themselves as an employee of the Sheriff’s Office or any other reputable organization, please contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office immediately.
The Sheriff’s Office will never call our citizens and leave messages about them missing “Federal Grand Jury.” If you are a victim of a recent scam related to this particular event, please contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140.
HCSO Investigates Robbery from a Person
On Monday, March 12, 2018, at approximately 5:46 a.m., deputies responded to the 7400 block of Bell Creek Road for a reported robbery from a person. The female victim was walking through the parking lot when a white male suspect approached her and demanded money. At the same time, the suspect took the victim’s shoulder bag. The suspect is described as a white male, 5’6” to 5’8” tall, with a thin brown mustache. The suspect was wearing dark colored pants and a jacket over top of a dark colored hooded sweatshirt with a dark colored baseball hat. The suspect was last seen getting into a mid-size faded red four-door vehicle being driven by a white female with dark colored hair. She is believed to have been wearing a dark colored hooded jacket. There was no weapon displayed during the course of this robbery.
Photographs of the suspects and suspect vehicle below.
7522 County Complex Road, Hanover, VA 23069 | 804-365-6110 | www.hanoversheriff.com
Contact: Sgt. Chris Stem| 804-365-3135 | 804-839-3491 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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