Traffic Advisory Issued for NASCAR Race
The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office anticipates traffic congestion in the Mechanicsville area during the NASCAR races to be held this week at the Richmond Raceway in Henrico County. Citizens are encouraged to plan in advance to avoid traffic congestion that will be caused by this event.
On Friday, April 20, the Xfinity Series Toyota Care 250 race will start at 7:30 p.m. Traffic will be congested on Meadowbridge Road all day, with the most congestion occurring mid-afternoon and late evening (before and after the race). On Saturday, April 21, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 race will start at 6:30 p.m. Traffic will be congested on Meadowbridge Road all day, with the most congestion occurring mid-afternoon and late evening (before and after the race).
For citizens traveling on I-295, the Route 301 (Chamberlayne Road) or the Route 360 (Mechanicsville Turnpike) exits are recommended as alternatives to the Meadowbridge Road exit. In addition, citizens are encouraged to avoid Atlee Road, especially on Saturday, and utilize Shady Grove Road as an alternative. On both days, deputies will monitor Meadowbridge Road closely and assist with traffic direction when needed. On Saturday, deputies will be stationed at each intersection on Meadowbridge Road to monitor traffic flow and render assistance to motorists in need. It is the goal of the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office to facilitate the safe flow of traffic for this special event in such a way that causes minimal inconvenience to our citizens.
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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