PCSO lifesaving award is given to a 9 year old girl

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The Page County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) reports that their lifesaving award has been received by a county 9 year old.

On December 12, 9 year old Harleigh Luciano was traveling with her stepmother on Leakesville Road in Stanley.

The girl’s stepmother suffered a medical emergency but managed to pull the car to the side of the road before falling unconscious.

Harleigh was able to locate her stepmother’s phone and call 911 and give approximate location to emergency communication personnel.

Responding Officer Chase Vaughn was so impressed with Harleigh’s demeaner through the entire incident that he nominated her for the Department’s lifesaving award.

As Vaughn drove Harleigh to meet her father at the hospital she told him that she has Autism and that’s what makes her smart.

Page County Sheriff Chad Cubbage agreed that she is smart and awarded Harleigh the Page County Sheriff’s Department’s lifesaving award Jan. 11 for her calm demeaner during the ordeal.

Sheriff Cubbage added that there is no doubt that Harleigh saved her stepmother’s life with her actions.

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PCSO offers an update on abused animal

The Page County Sheriff’s Office announced an update in the case of the abused dog that was rescued from the Egypt Bend Road area.

The dog was found deliberately chained to a fence and unable to move in late November.

The dog is in good spirits and is being well taken care of at the local animal shelter.

Until the conclusion of the investigation the Sheriff’s Office cannot offer any information regarding adoption of the dog.

The Animal Control Officers in charge of the case are in consultation with the Commonwealth’s Attorney with all developments.

The case is still an active investigation, and all leads are being aggressively pursued.

Where the Sheriff’s Office is receiving constant request about the animal, they cannot offer much more information until the conclusion of the investigation.

Anyone with any additional information in this case or any case of animal cruelty should contact the PCSO.

Contact Deputy Erica Nations at the PCSO at 540-743-6571.

It is part of the PCSO’s  mission to be the voice of any animal that is abused and bring justice for our four legged friends.

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Page County Authorities investigate a case of animal cruelty

Page County Authorities report the investigation of a case of animal cruelty.

Nov. 21 authorities found a female husky mix deliberately locked and chained to a barbed wire fence.

The animal was found in the vicinity of 651 Egypt Bend Road.

The animal was unable to move due to the chains and fence.

After several attempts by Animal Control they were finally able to free the dog without incident.

Anyone with any information or knows the dog you are asked to contact Page County animal control.

Contact Animal Control Officer Nations at 540-743-6571.

Pictures of the dog and it’s situation are found here.

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Page County Authorities address a lookalike weapon at school

Page County Sheriff’s Office announced a reminder to parents to have a talk with their children and encourage them to report any suspicious activity.

That came after school administrators were alerted to a student at Page County High School being in possession of a lookalike weapon on Nov. 4.

School administrators and School Resource Officers acted quickly to ensure that no student of staff members were in any danger at any time.

After consulting with the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney Page County’s Sheriff Cubbage confirmed that appropriate criminal charges are being placed against the individual responsible for the look alike weapon.

Sheriff Cubbage reiterated that any pranks, hoaxes or look alike weapons will be met with zero tolerance by the Page County Sheriff’s Office and Page County Public Schools.

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Page County Deputies and Captain receive Life Saving Awards

The Page County Sheriff’s Office announced that two of their Deputies and a Captain have received the Department’s Life Saving Awards.

The awards have been given to Captain Stevie Owens, Deputy Heather Hess and Brandon Hilliard for their actions in saving the life of a driver on September 21.

The accident occurred on Route 340 near Rileyville involving several vehicles and resulted in two fatalities with multiple injuries inflicted.

Hilliard, Hess and Owens were on the scene and thanks to their quick actions they were able to rescue one of the drivers of a vehicle before it was consumed by fire.

The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment of his injuries and is alive today thanks to the Captain and two Deputies.

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Page County Authorities arrest a troublesome suspect

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After taking several complaints about individuals traveling at high rates of speed on South Antioch Road in Luray.

The Page County Sheriff’s Office announced that on Sept. 12 they attempted to stop a motorcycle in the 100 block of South Antioch Road.

The driver attempted to elude police and crashed his motorcycle then fled on foot leaving the motorcycle at the scene.

The driver of the motorcycle Robert Thomas Kemp III of Luray would later return to the scene in another vehicle.

When he returned Authorities recognized him and took him into custody.

Kemp has been charged with a number of offenses including eluding, failure to maintain control of a vehicle, reckless driving by speed and having no insurance.

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PCSO investigate abandon vehicles left in the river

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The Page County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) announced that they are investigating an abandon vehicle and tractor left in the Shenandoah River.

Sheriff Chad Cubbage has called in the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and Page County Emergency Management to assist in the investigation and removal of the items.

The team worked together to remove the vehicles with as little impact as possible to the river’s environment.

The vehicles were both found in the river near Shenandoah Virginia Sun. Sept. 11 afternoon.

Authorities are currently looking into any criminal activity the two vehicles may have been involved in.

Anyone with any information should contact the PCSO at 1-540-743-6571.

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VFW scam in Page County

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The Page County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents, especially small business owners, about a scam involving individuals pretending to represent the local VFW Comer-Jones Post 621 in Luray.

The scam is attempting to lure local businesses into buying advertising for a community calendar through an email and by phone.

They are not affiliated with the the VFW and have contacted people in the area and outside the state.

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Page County attempts to secure funds for SRO/SSO Officers

Page County Sheriff’s Office with Page County Public School announced that they have submitted grant applications to sure up their School Resource Officers (SRO) and School Security Officers (SSO).

The funds are made available through the Virginia Criminal Justice Grant program.

The total amount awarded is up to just over $150,000 and is specifically earmarked for Resource and Security Officer implementation.

In Page County the funds will help to place Officers at Shenandoah and Luray Elementary Schools.

Sheriff Cubbage added that he is excited to provide this service to the community to keep the schools secure and the children and staff safe.

Sheriff Cubbage has instructed his staff to work diligently to obtain the grant.

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One dead, one injured in Page County shooting

Page County Authorities report investigating a shooting from Thursday July 21 that left one man dead and another person with life threatening injuries.

Officers responded to a call about a shooting and when arriving on scene at Buzzard View Place, they encountered Jay Scott Campbell, 53, dead from multiple gunshots in his truck.

A second victim with multiple gun shots was found near Wildwood Lane. They were airlifted to a nearby trauma center.

The 47 year old suspect, Scott Simandl, was arrested on scene without incident.

He is held without bond on charges of first degree murder, aggravated malicious wounding, and using a firearm to commit a felony.

If you have information on this incident please contact Inv. Nathan Baugher or Capt. Tim Lansberry at the Page County Sheriff’s Office.

Call the Page County Sheriff’s Office at 540-743-7810.

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