PCSO reports the arrest of a person possessing child pornography

The Page County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) reports receiving a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

The tip indicted that imagines or videos that contain child pornography were either downloaded or uploaded by someone in Page County. 

Further investigation revealed the identity of the residence through the Internet Parodical address.

After a search warrant was secured a physical address search was conducted on September 28.

David C. Smith of Stanley was arrested after being found in possession of such materials and is being held without bond currently.

In 2019 Smith was convicted for similar offenses and is currently on probation.

This would be a subsequent charge of possession of child pornography for Smith.

Smith is registered with Virginia State Police as a sex offender.

The PCSO is a member of the Northern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Anyone with any information regarding the solicitation of or exploitation of minors should contact the PCSO at 540-743-6571.

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PCSO make an arrest in abduction case after chase

The Page County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) report being notified that two children were missing and possibly abducted September 8.

During the investigation it was discovered that a court order had already awarded custody of the children to the father.

Authorities worked the notification as a missing persons case after learning of the possible custody dispute.

Virginia State Police (VSP) were then notified, and an Amber Alert was issued for the two children and abductor.

Information came back to authorities that the suspect’s vehicle was spotted in Rappahannock County and possibly heading back to Page County.

Page County Deputies dis spot the vehicle on Route 211 east of Luray and attempted a stop.

The suspect refused to stop and in the process ran into and struck two Sheriff’s Office vehicles and continued down 211.

Once at the intersection of Cave Hill and 211 the driver struck a third Sheriff’s vehicle and stopped.

Francesca Yolanda Long of Luray was taken into custody and charged with 2 counts of child endangerment, felony eluding and assault on Law Enforcement.

The 41-year-old Luray woman also faces 2 counts of abduction one count of disobeying a court order and felony property damage with additional charges pending.

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PCSO and NRDTF arrest 4 in major narcotics investigation

Page County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) reports that with the assistance of the Northwest Regional Drug Task Force (NRDTF) South End team an arrest of four people was made on August 17.

The execution of a search warrant at 570 Jollett Road Elkton led to the arrest that included the confiscation of several suspicious items.

Gregory Michael Knight, William BJ Brown Jr., Amanda Marye Cubbage and Curtis Lee Wright have all been taken into custody in the investigation.

During the investigation authorities seized narcotics with a street value of approximately $15,000.

Prescription drugs with a street value of approximately $3,000 were also confiscated.

One catalytic converter, a firearm and several items consistent with the distribution of narcotics including a money counter were also confiscated.

Over $1,350 in U.S. currency was found in the investigation as well.

The investigation was initiated by a task force that includes 6 different regional agencies including Virginia State Police working together as the Northwest Regional Drug Task Force.

The case remains under investigation.

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Body cameras are on the way to Page County

Page County Sheriff Chad Cubbage announced that the Sheriff’s Office has been working on securing funding for body worn camera systems.

Before any law enforcement agency in Virginia can purchase or deploy body-worn cameras, they must first establish and adopt a written policy for the operation of the systems.

In addition to identifying the best practices which are consistent with Virginia’s laws and regulations, law enforcement agencies must also make the policy available for review by the public prior to its adoption and implementation.

PCSO has drafted a policy based on the Department of Criminal Justice Services Model Policy.

The policy covers the following: use of body worn cameras generally, equipment, officer responsibility, supervisor responsibility, privacy and restricted use, access, and video retention.

The policy is available for public review Monday through Friday 8 am – 4 pm until August 1st at the Page County Sheriff’s Office Administrative Building.

The policy will go into effect barring any disputes on August 2nd, 2023.

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PCSO locates missing man near Kennedy’s Peak

The Page County Sheriff’s Office announced that Emeka Kolo was located at 9:16 am on Friday morning.

He was originally reported missing Thursday afternoon but had not been seen since Wednesday.

Law enforcement utilized a variety of methods to locate the 50 year old man originally from England including K9 teams, aircraft, boats, and drones in the Page Valley area.

Cell phone data was used to find a rough location off a trail near Kennedy’s Peak.

A K9 search team located Kolo several hundred feet over the side of the mountain.

He was extracted by search and rescue teams before being taken to Page Memorial Hospital for further evaluation.

Kolo was described as disoriented and left the scene in a stretcher.

Sheriff Chad Cubbage thanked the additional responders needed to help locate the man including Page County Fire and EMS, Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Shenandoah Mountain Search and Rescue Team, Shenandoah River Outfitters, Virginia Conservation Police, Page County ECC, and the Luray Fire Department. 

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Page County traffic stop leads to child endangerment charges

Deputies of the Page County Sheriff’s Office report a traffic stop on February 28th in the area of General Drive in Luray.

The driver of the vehicle was Kevin McCoy, 44, and his passengers included Sharon Williams, 30, and three small children.

A picture of McCoy is found here.

A picture of Williams is found here.

Deputies were notified that Williams had an outstanding Capias from Montgomery County, Virginia.

She was placed under arrest and after a search, officers found 18 grams of Methamphetamine, 6 suspected Oxycodone pills, a Smith and Wesson 22 Compact Handgun and a KEL-TEC 22 Mag Handgun.

Williams was charged for the possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of a concealed firearm without a permit and with drugs, and  three counts of Child Endangerment.

McCoy was charged with Possession of a concealed firearm by a convicted felon and a fraudulent inspection sticker.

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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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