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Augusta Co. Sheriff's Office Warns Residents of Possible Impersonator

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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -

The Augusta County Sheriff's Office is warning people to be wary of a man who is impersonating a law enforcement officer.

The sheriff's office reports a man dressed as a deputy knocked on the door of a home on Augusta Farm Road during the day Wednesday, October 31. The man identified himself as "Deputy Jones", but the sheriff says no one at his office has that name.

The suspected impersonator is described as a white male, 5’10”, 160-175 pounds, wearing dark blue jeans, a navy blue shirt, and a full police gun belt equipped with a gun, baton, and Taser.

The sheriff says the fraudulent deputy told the homeowner he was there to check on a child. When the homeowner refused, the man drove off in a red vehicle.

The sheriff says if this happens to you, call 911. Additionally, if you have any information regarding this incident please call the ACSO at 540-245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-332-2017.


10/31/2018 Facebook Post from the Augusta County Sheriff's Office:

Today the ACSO was dispatched to the 700 Block of Augusta Farm Road in the Stuarts Draft area for a report of someone impersonating a deputy.

The caller reported a white male, 5’10”, 160-175 pounds, wearing dark blue jeans, a navy blue shirt, and a full police gun belt equipped with a gun, baton, and Taser came to her door and identified himself as Deputy Jones with the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office. He said that he was there to do a welfare check on a crying child and that he needed to see the child. The caller said that the male flashed his wallet but she did not see a badge. She refused to let him see the child and the man left in a red car. The caller could not provide a tag but reported seeing a car seat in the suspect vehicle.

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office does not have a deputy employed with the last name Jones. We do not have a call to that residence for a child welfare check nor did we receive a call to do a welfare check on the said child.

If someone comes to your door and identifies themself as a law enforcement officer and you have concerns ask them to wait a moment and call 911 immediately. The 911 dispatcher will be able to inform you if the deputy at your residence is legitimate.

If you have any information regarding this incident please call the ACSO at 540-245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-332-2017.