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7522 County Complex Road 13326 Hanover Courthouse Road
Hanover, VA 23069 Hanover, VA 23069
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HCSO Investigators Seek to Identify Robbery Suspect

Hanover, VA – On Monday, June 19, 2017, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a convenience store located in the 9000 block of Chamberlayne Road for a reported robbery. The white male suspect approached a teller, displayed a knife, and took an undisclosed amount of money prior to leaving the store on foot. The suspect is described as a white male wearing a black t-shirt and tan pants. The suspect’s face and head was covered by a dark-colored sweatshirt. 

Anyone with 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 text Crime Stoppers at 274637 (CRIMES), using the keyword “iTip” followed by their tip. Both methods are anonymous.

Photograph of the suspect.

Investigators Seek to Identify Attempted Larceny Suspects

HANOVER, Va. – On May 21, 2017, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a business located in the 11000 block of Washington Highway for a reported attempted larceny of excavating equipment. The two suspects, pictured on the next page, are believed to have attempted to steal the pieces of equipment from the fenced area of the business after gaining entry by use of bolt cutters. The suspects appear to have extensive knowledge in operating commercial vehicles and used a stolen tractor trailer to attempt this larceny. Anyone with information about this incident, or can identify the suspects, 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.


Sheriff’s Office Investigates Home Invasion

Hanover, VA – On Monday, June 19, 2017, at approximately 4:30 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to the 10000 block of Comanche Lane for a reported home invasion. Once deputies arrived on scene they located two individuals, both with injuries. Two unknown male suspects, both with their faces covered, forced entry into the home and demanded money. Anyone with information about this incident, or has additional suspect information, are 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 your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Recruits Graduate from Academy

Five of the Sheriff’s Office’s newest recruits graduated from the Hanover County Criminal Justice Academy at a ceremony held at the Hanover County Administration Building. Colonel David R. Hines, sheriff, delivered an address to the graduates, as well as presented them with their certificates and awards. Three of the graduates will enter into their final phase of their training as patrol deputies where they will spend at least 12 weeks with a field training officer. The two remaining graduates will receive additional training as court services deputies. In addition to the Hanover graduates, three recruits from the Goochland County Sheriff’s Office and two from the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office also graduated from the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Justice Academy. Over the past 22 weeks, each graduate successfully completed over 820 hours of instruction. In addition, the recruits were tested on over 1300 training objectives established by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. 

Anyone interested in learning more about a career in law enforcement with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is encouraged to contact us at (804) 365-6110, or visit us online at http://va-hanovercountysheriff.civicplus.com/174/Career-Opportunities.

Traffic Advisory for Interstate 95 and Sliding Hill Road

HANOVER, Va. – The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is currently monitoring the high volume of traffic in the area of the Sliding Hill Road and Lewistown Road Exits and Interstate 95 Northbound and Southbound in Hanover County. Emergency crews responded to two incidents on Interstate 95 which has created traffic congestion on the secondary roadways in Hanover County. Interstate 95 Northbound and Southbound lanes and all secondary roadways are currently open in Hanover County. Commuters should anticipate travel delays on the interstate and secondary roadways.

Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest in Bank Robbery Series

 HANOVER, Va. – On January 6, 2017, the Sheriff’s Office responded to the EVB Bank located in the 8100 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike for a reported robbery. Again, on April 20, 2017, the Sheriff’s Office responded to the EVB Bank for a second robbery committed by the same suspect. After an extensive investigation, investigators identified the suspect to be Thomas Scott Snead, 61, of the 12000 block of Washington Highway, Ashland, Virginia.

On June 12, 2017, Thomas Scott Snead was taken into custody without further incident. Snead has been charged with two counts of robbery, two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Snead is currently being held at Pamunkey Regional Jail with no bond.

“I am proud of the efforts of our investigative team and the efforts of our partners in the community for identifying the suspect. Although an arrest has been made, we will continue to make sure all evidence is identified to ensure support of a successful prosecution,” said Colonel David R. Hines.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or 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




HCSO Investigates Multiple Larcenies from Vehicles

Hanover, VA – On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, deputies responded to the 9300 block of Windsor Shade Drive, in the Kings Charter Subdivision in Mechanicsville for two reports of larcenies from vehicles. One vehicle was left unlocked and the other had forced entry through a broken window. These incidents occurred in the overnight hours of April 24, 2017, to April 25, 2017. Deputies then responded to the 9200 block of Falcon Drive in the Kingswood Court Subdivision for the report of two additional larcenies from unlocked vehicles. These incidents occurred in the overnight hours of April 24, 2017, to April 25, 2017. Finally, deputies responded to the 9300 block of Ravensworth Court, 10000 block of Atlee Ridge Road, and 9300 block of Guenevere Place, all in the Atlee Ridge Subdivision, for multiple larcenies from unlocked vehicles. Multiple vehicles had been entered overnight and property was stolen. Investigators continue to process evidence and are seeking suspects in these cases.

The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office requests that any citizen that lives in the area where these crimes were committed and has an exterior security camera, to please check their footage and contact the Sheriff’s Office if anything suspicious is noticed. Also, the Sheriff’s Office would ask any citizens who had their vehicles entered and have not reported the incident to law enforcement, to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

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.

HCSO Reminds Citizens to be Safety Conscious during Online and In-person Transactions

Hanover, VA – The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind its citizens to remain safety conscious when conducting in person transactions from online sales, sharing financial information over websites, and personal information on social networks. By being safety conscious while online, you will reduce your risk of becoming a victim of identity theft and other scams.

How can you reduce your risk of becoming a victim of identity theft?

Be aware of scams and “phishing” schemes. Do not give out personal information over the phone, through the mail, or over the internet unless you have initiated the contact.

Protect your personal data. Use security software with firewall and anti-virus protection. Use strong passwords. Shred all documents that contain personal information.

Do not click on links or download attachments from unknown or suspicious emails.

How can you reduce your risk of becoming a victim during in-person transactions from online sales?

Trust your instincts.

Insist to meet at a public place.

Consider having a friend accompany you.

Tell a friend or family member where you’re going.

Do not meet in a secluded area.

Do not invite strangers into your home, and do not go to theirs.

Be cautious when buying/selling high value items.

Perform the transaction during daylight hours.

If it sounds too good to be true, it normally is.

Take your cellphone with you.

We encourage everyone to also follow these tips if they plan to meet someone they have met on a social network.

The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Sheriff’s Office is located at 7522 County Complex Road, Hanover, VA 23069. Citizens are welcome to use our location as a safe spot for sales and exchanges. For further information on how to protect yourself online and during these transactions please visit

http://www.craigslist.org/about/safety or www.hanoversheriff.com/161/Safety-Awareness


7522 County Complex Road, Hanover, VA 23069 | 804-365-6110 | www.hanoversheriff.com

Contact: Sgt. Chris Stem| 804-365-3135 | 804-839-3491 | cjstem@hanovercounty.gov

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