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Exchange Safe Zone Created In Culpeper

Photo from Culpeper Times

Photo from Culpeper Times

According to an article dated May 25, 2016, in the Culpeper Times, an exchange “safe zone” has been created in Culpeper. You can read the article at this link: http://culpepertimes.com/2016/05/25/safe-trade-zone-created-at-culpeper-town-police-station/156735/

Online Survey About Internet Access In Virginia

Last year, Culpeper County was awarded a $75,000 planning grant for rural broadband expansion from the State of Virginia. There is an online survey that the State of Virginia has set up to help determine the Internet needs of rural areas. That survey can be found at this link:

http://ruonline.virginia.gov/broadbandsurvey/survey/ruonline/

At this time, the editor of this newsletter is not certain if Culpeper County’s plans, but according to an article in the Culpeper Star-Exponent, dated December 11, 2015, Culpeper County Administrator Ernie Hoch said they would launch a planning effort for broadband expansion in Culpeper in the near future.

Local Charitable Group Awarded $2500 Grant from Petco Foundation

Story from Culpeper Star-Exponent Newspaper Dated March 15, 2015

Editor’s note:

The newspaper story was too large to scan and reduce to fit this website and be legible, so there was some rudimentary “cut and paste” going on. Apologies for the lack of “polish” that we would like to have on the website. In order to allow the users of this website to be able to read the story, it is being formatted as a “slideshow.” Again, apologies for any inconvenience that may cause.

The Headline from the Culpeper Star-Exponent Read:

Jeffersonton Group gets $2500 grant from Petco Foundation

Culpeper Police Department Make Two Arrests in the SunTrust Bank Robbery


Press Release from Culpeper Town Police:

Detectives of the Culpeper Police Department have made two arrests in connection to the January 6th, 2015 bank robbery that occurred at the SunTrust Bank located in the Meadowbrook Shopping Center.
On February 3rd, 2015, Detectives of the Culpeper Police Department arrested and charged Giovanni A. Waters, age 31, of the 1100 block of Vantage Place in Culpeper. He was charged with Felony Possession of a Firearm after being a Convicted Felon and being an Accessory After the Fact, which is a Misdemeanor. Mr. Waters is currently incarcerated in the Culpeper County Jail.

On February 9th, Detectives charged Edward L. Ferris, age 29, of the 15000 block of Gibson Mill Road in Culpeper with Felony Armed Robbery of the SunTrust Bank, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, and Felony Wearing a Mask in Public.

Mr. Ferris was already incarcerated in the Culpeper County Jail for an unrelated Fail to Appear charge. Detectives and members of the Street Crimes Unit located Mr. Ferris inside Mr. Waters’ residence on January 29th. He was held without bond on this unrelated charge.

“Detectives from the Culpeper Police Department have worked on this investigation for hundreds of man hours. This investigation is fluid and is still active at this time” states Lieutenant Andrew Terrill.

Currently, this investigation is still being investigated by the Culpeper Police Department and the F.B.I. First Sergeant Todd Durica, of the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office has also been instrumental in this case as well.

“This has truly been a team effort of law enforcement working together to make sure violent criminals are held accountable for their actions as well we’re very appreciative from the citizens in the case that provided information to us directly or through Culpeper CrimeSolvers” states Chief of Police Chris R. Jenkins.

This investigation is still active and on-going by the F.B.I and the Culpeper Police Department, as more arrests are expected in this case. Again, if anyone has any information in this case or has any information pertaining to Mr. Ferris or Mr. Waters is asked to call Detective Luke Altman at (540) 829-5507 or you can always remain anonymous with Culpeper CrimeSolvers at (540) 727-0300.

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