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Dispose of documents safely and securely on Saturday, October 29 from 8 am-12 pm at the Public Safety Center.  CLICK HERE for the event flyer.

Adjusted Fee for Concealed Weapon Permit

Effective Thursday, October 6, 2016, the total application fee charged by the Stafford County Sheriff's Office to apply for a Concealed Weapon Permit has been reduced by $7.  The fee is now $28 from $35, in addition to $10 charged by the Circuit Court and $5 charged by the Virginia State Police.  With the $7 fee reduction, the cost will go from $50 to $43.

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Don't Be an Easy Target - Lock Your Vehicle

Public Information Officer M.C. MORRIS MONCURE, October 27

There has been a recent increase in overnight larcenies from unlocked vehicles in the county. Thieves who participate in this type of theft refer to it as “shopping.” They go from car-to-car, stealing from unlocked vehicles, often preying on multiple neighborhoods in one night. Your vehicle can also be “hit” while parked during the day or while out shopping. Don’t be an easy target. Wherever you are, simply keep items out of site and lock your vehicle. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Region Responds and Empties Medicine Cabinets

Public Information Officer M.C. MORRIS MONCURE, October 27

Volunteers in Stafford, Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg and Caroline assisted with “Operation Medicine Cabinet” on Saturday, October 22. Area residents were encouraged to safely and conveniently dispose of unwanted and unneeded pharmaceuticals. The response to this nation-wide initiative was again coordinated locally by Partners in Aging (

A state-wide summary of results is attached to this document. A few more details about the event and specifically Stafford’s participation ... (Full Story & Photos)

High-Speed Pursuit Leads to Arrest of Woodbridge Man and Wanted Juvenile

Public Information Officer M.C. MORRIS MONCURE, October 26

On October 25, 2016 at approximately 9:50 p.m. Deputy S.A. Fulford was stopped at the traffic signal on U.S. Route 1 and Centreport Parkway. He noticed the vehicle in front of him was a white Honda Accord. When the light turned green the Honda quickly accelerated and moved abruptly to the right lane forcing the driver in that lane to activate his brakes in order to avoid a collision.

Deputy Fulford ran the tag that was displayed on the Honda as he was preparing to make a traffic stop for the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Parents Arrested for Child Neglect at Hotel

Public Information Officer M.C. MORRIS MONCURE, October 25

On October 21, 2016 at approximately 2:50 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous call requesting a welfare check on subjects who were staying at the Days Inn on Simpson Road. The caller stated that adults and children were residing there and feared the adult female may be having a mental breakdown. Two patrol units and the Virginia State Police responded to the hotel room. Deputy D.G. French and Sgt. C.M. Neuhard knocked loudly on the hotel door announcing their presence and commanding ... (Full Story & Photos)

Phone Scammers are Fraudulently Soliciting Dominion Power Payments

Public Information Officer M.C. MORRIS MONCURE, October 25

The Sheriff’s Office has been alerted by citizens who have recently received calls from individuals demanding fraudulent payment for an overdue power bill. Visit for more tips to protect against becoming a victim.

Dominion Power provided these tips in a media release:

• Dominion Virginia Power will never require payment over the phone or require payment on a pre-paid debit card.

• Dominion does not direct customers to make payment at any of their offices; designated payment centers ... (Full Story & Photos)


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