Follow up on Mon.’s barricade situation in Luray

Luray Police

As a follow up to the barricade situation in Luray on Sept. 26 police have a made an arrest.

According to the Page Valley News  Luray Police have arrested Jeffery Wright of Spotsylvania County.

After repeated attempts to get Wright out of the barricaded home in the 300 block of  Luray Avenue failed authorities forced their way in.

There they found Wright and a 15 year old female in the attic of the residence.

The female had been reported missing from another jurisdiction two months earlier.

As to why the two barricaded themselves in the home it is still being determined.

At this time Wright is only charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle but the investigation is ongoing.

Initially it was believed that Wright was holding Savannah Lee Emigh a 22 year old missing female from Mineral Virginia.

Louisa County Sheriff’s Office reported that Emigh was tracked to the Luray area.

Emigh was not with Wright and has been found safe according to Louisa County Authorities.

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Luray Police respond to a threat on school property

Luray Police

In a social post from the Luray Police Department it is reveled that they have charged a woman for making an oral threat.

The post reads that LPD continues to investigate an incident of an oral threat being made on school property.

The perceived threat was made during a school board meeting on mask mandates and caused public alarm.

Immediately after the perceived threat the woman contacted law enforcement and apologized for the statement.

The woman was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.

The woman is cooperating fully with law enforcement.

Measures have been put in place to ensure safety of students and staff at all schools.

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Luray Police seek information on a home invasion and car theft

Luray Police

According to a Luray Police Department (LPD) social media post authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a stolen 2007 Laser Blue Chevrolet Equinox.

The vehicle has a Virginia Registration 3160CC with slight damage to the passenger side door and rear fender.

An abandoned vehicle was found near the scene on Old Farm Rd..

That vehicle is a 2006 bright blue Kia with Texas plates.

The Kia is registered to a Harrisonburg subject named Gonzalez who may be involved in the incident.

The Equinox was stolen during a home invasion early yesterday Oct. 31 in the Collins Ave. area.

Anyone with information on the vehicle or home invasion is asked to call (540) 743-5343.

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Luray Police Department warn of a scam

Luray Police

The Luray Police Department warns of scammers regarding the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC).

Callers are being told if they don’t press a number their power will be disconnected immediately.

When you press the number a person comes on and tries to get personal information from you.

The SVEC assures customers that these calls are not from the Cooperative.

Should you receive a call it’s advised that you hang up immediately and contact SVEC directly.

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Luray Police see rash of car break ins

Luray Police

The Luray Police Department (LPD) has taken numerous reports of vehicles being rummaged through during overnight hours.

Primarily money and change has been taken.

You are asked to report any suspicious activity to LPD at (540)-743-5511.

Officers are working diligently to identify and charge the individuals responsible.

In the meantime it is advisable to always lock your vehicle.

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