09/12/2019 Press Release from the Augusta County Sheriff's Office:

On 09/11/19, the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an attempted abduction of a child that occurred on August 3, 2019 in the 700 block of Hildebrand Church Rd, Waynesboro. The Sheriff’s Office was unaware of this event until the time of the report. 

It’s reported that a 6-year-old child had been playing in the front yard of her home when an unknown male attempted to coerce her into his vehicle, described as black with silver doors. The man was described as wearing blue jeans, a blue shirt, and having facial hair. It’s reported that the car was also occupied by a female, no further description given. 

The report was delayed as the child didn’t disclose details of the incident to family until last weekend. 

Our office encourages you to speak with your children about strangers and the need for them to report any encounters immediately. 

If you have any information concerning this incident, this man, or this vehicle, please contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540.245.5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800.322.2017.