Drunk driving hit and run on K-9 patrol vehicle

On April 16th at approximately 1:30 am, a K-9 deputy of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office was conducting a traffic stop for speeding at the Battlefield ramp in Leesburg off of Route 7 West.

While writing the driver a summons, another vehicle crashed into the police vehicle with the deputy and canine inside.

The deputy was able to follow the driver who initially fled the scene at reckless speeds before eventually stopping.

The driver, Robert Charles Neumister, 40, of Stephenson, was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was arrested and charged with Hit and Run, Reckless Driving, Driving While Intoxicated, Eluding, and Narcotics possession.

He was taken to Loudoun County Adult Detention Center, where he is held without bond.

The officer and K-9 were unharmed in the incident.

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WPD investigate hit and run

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The Winchester Police Department is investigating a hit and run at Cody’s Auto on 32 West Cecil Street.

A white mini van possibly an older style Honda Odyssey or Dodge Caravan driven by a woman described as a petite Asian female caused property damage at the Cecil Street location and drove away.

Anyone with any information in the incident should contact the Winchester Police Department’s Officer Crosby.

Contact information and a picture of the vehicle is available at the Winchester Police Department Facebook page.

You can also use the P3 Tips App to leave a tip anonymously.

WPD Seeks Assistance with Hit and Run

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The Winchester Police Department (WPD) is seeking information involving a Hit and Run crash, which occurred on

January 3, 2023 at approximately 9:45 am.  Officers responded to the intersection of Jubal Early Drive and South

Loudoun Street and located an 83-year-old male, from Winchester, who had been struck by a vehicle.  According to

witnesses, a light-colored truck, described as a Super Duty, was traveling north on Loudoun Street when the vehicle

struck the male. The vehicle was last seen turning east on Jubal Early Drive heading towards S. Pleasant Valley Road.

The victim was transported to Winchester Medical Center with life threatening injuries. The WPD has been working

diligently reviewing camera footage and speaking with witnesses, but we need the public’s assistance. If you have

information in reference to this incident, please contact Winchester Police Department at 540-662-4131 or Crime

Solvers by using the P3 Tips.

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Emergency bridge repairs on I-81

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Emergency bridge repairs will take place on Interstate 81 at exit 247 following a hit and run bridge strike on June 6th.

Repairs will begin in Harrisonburg at 8 pm on Saturday and continue into Sunday morning.

After the incident, inspections were made which showed surface beam damage but the ramps and bridges were safe for traffic.

VDOT crews will perform barrier placement, guardrail and curb work on the Route 33 bridge over I-81.

This work will leave the acceleration lane narrowed and shortened until the bridge is replaced.

VDOT plans to award contracts to replace both Route 33 bridges later this year.

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Warren County suspect apprehended in Fauquier Co.

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Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of a Warren County suspect.

A Fauquier County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested and charged Otis Lee Allen of Manassas with felonious assault and felony hit and run after a two vehicle traffic crash on John Marshall Highway.

During the investigation authorities learned that Allen chased and rammed another vehicle.

Allen caused the vehicle he struck off the road and through a fence.

There were 3 people in the vehicle Allen Struck.

Before deputies could arrive at the incident Allen fled on foot.

A search by Deputies, State Police, a K9 unit and Fairfax Aviation Unit he was located and taken into custody without further incident.

Allen was taken to the hospital for treatment for injuries from the crash.

Two others were treated for their injuries at the scene.

One other victim was transported to UVA Haymarket Hospital for non life threatening injuries.

Allen was wanted in Prince William, Fairfax and Warren Counties for robbery, reckless driving, Eluding and fail to appear.

Allen is being held in Fauquier County’s Adult Detention Center.

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FCSO led on high speed chase

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Frederick County Sheriffs responded to a report identifying a wanted man, Michael Paul Warner of Chesapeake.

When officers attempted to stop and search the vehicle on Cedar Creek Grade, the suspect fled.

The suspect traveled throughout Winchester city streets then towards 522 where he drove through a funeral procession and into Shenandoah Memorial Park where he damaged grave plots.

The suspect then traveled to 81 North and continued to West Virginia.

WV State police pursued through Berkeley County and into Jefferson County before the vehicle was disabled using tire deflation devices.

Throughout the chase the driver committed a hit and run, drove into oncoming traffic and reached speeds of 95 mph.

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VSP seeks information from the public regarding a hit and run

In an email from Sergeant Brent Coffey Public Information Officer of the Virginia State Police (VSP) Trooper J. Joseph is investigating a hit and run.

Trooper Joseph and VSP are asking the public’s help in identifying a vehicle involved in a hit and run in Rockingham County.

The incident occurred Wednesday night on Rt. 33 (Spotswood Trail) near Rt. 687 (Massanetta Springs Rd).

A 19 year old male was struck and suffered serious but non life threatening injuries.

The vehicle did not stop and could have damage on the passenger side with the investigation continuing.

Anyone with any information is asked to call (540) 434-8593.

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VSP lose a K-9 Officer

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Virginia State Police (VSP) are saddened to report the loss of a K-9 Officer last night.

VSP Trooper Jesse Lewis and his K-9 partner Duke worked with the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force out of Fauquier County.

K-9 Duke was in pursuit of subjects involved in a hit and run in Shenandoah County when he suffered heat exhaustion.

Despite emergency medical treatment K-9 Duke did not survive his condition and died with Trooper Lewis and family by his side.

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