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Second Annual Police Week 5K Scheduled At Three Flags Subdivision

2nd Annual Police Week 5K

2nd Annual Police Week 5K

Press release by Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office:

Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office will hold its second annual Police Week 5K Run/Walk Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 9 AM at the Three Flags subdivision.

97 runners and walkers participated in last year’s race, which raised about $1200 for the Virginia Public Safety Memorial Foundation to help with dedication events and perpetual maintenance expenses for the Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial, where fallen law enforcement officers, including Constable Benjamin M. Nalls and Deputy George R. Lillard Jr. of Culpeper, are honored.

There will be a welcome ceremony at 8:30 AM at the community center (12340 Osprey Lane, Culpeper). Trophies will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers, and the top female and male finishers in the six age groups- 15 and under, 16-20, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50 and over- will receive awards. Ribbons will be awarded to all children participating.

The entry fee is $25 for participants who pre-register online ( by Friday, May 15; race day registration is $30 and runs from 7:30 to 8:30 AM at the community center. All proceeds will benefit the Culpeper Sheriff’s Charitable Fund and the CCSO Chief’s Memorial Scholarship.

Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office Announces New Graduates and Hires

Blanc, Miller, Jenkins, and Brugoto

Blanc, Miller, Jenkins, and Brugoto

Sheriff Scott Jenkins is pleased to introduce recent graduates Deputies Oliver Brugoto, Mihaela Miller, and Ashton Jenkins and recent hire Deputy Philip Blanc.

Deputy Brugoto graduated Law Enforcement Basic at Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy (RRCJA) Middletown on June 19, 2014, with the Top Academic and Second Place Skills Awards for his class. A Missouri native and avid runner, Brugoto served in the United States Marine Corps from 2000 to 2013. After completing basic training at MCRD San Diego, he served as a rifleman, automatic rifleman, fire team leader, platoon sergeant, and platoon commander, stationed at MCB Camp Pendleton, MCB Hawaii, and MCB Quantico. Brugoto deployed to the Middle East four times: with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2002, Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, and Operation Enduring Freedom in 2009 and in 2010. He received numerous meritorious promotions leading to Staff Sergeant in 2008. Brugoto’s certifications include Combat Marksmanship Coach, Combat Marksmanship Trainer, Marine Combat Instructor, Formal Schools Instructor, and MRAP Egress Trainer. He met Sheriff Jenkins in October 2013, when CCSO added a BAE Caiman to its fleet of vehicles. Jenkins hired him in February 2014. No stranger to law enforcement, Deputy Brugoto served as an MP (Military Police) at Pendleton from 2003 to 2004, “proudly serving the people of Culpeper County” currently as a patrol deputy.

Deputy Miller graduated Law Enforcement Basic at RRCJA Fredericksburg on May 28, 2014, with the Second Place Academic Award for her class. Originally from Romania, Miller started working for Culpeper County in 2003. She came from the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office to CCSO as an administrative assistant in June 2013. It was working with law enforcement officers at the CA’s office that got her interested in becoming one. She currently serves as a patrol deputy and says, “I love my job, and I know that’s what I am supposed to be doing. I’m working with very knowledgeable and amazing people and learning from them every day.”

Deputy Jenkins graduated Law Enforcement Basic at RRCJA Fredericksburg on November 20, 2014. Jenkins worked residential and government security in Northern Virginia and Maryland for three years. He got interested in law enforcement when a coworker got hired with another agency and put the bug in his ear to apply. Jenkins came to CCSO in December 2012 as a jailer. He is a Virginia native and hunts in his spare time. Deputy Jenkins currently serves as a patrol deputy and says, “I’m happy to be a part of CCSO and looking forward to work and assisting the citizens of Culpeper County.”

Deputy Blanc currently serves as a bailiff. A native New Yorker, Blanc worked at the New York Police Department for 15 years as a patrol officer and firearms instructor at the 9th Precinct on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. He moved to Virginia and worked at Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office for three years in the jail and courts divisions and at Fairfax County Police Department’s animal services division for 19 years before coming to CCSO in November 2014. Blanc says he got interested in law enforcement when his uncle- who was an NYPD officer and whose father was an NYPD officer- told him to join the Police Department. He has always been interested in racing motorcycles, cars, and dirt bikes and restoring antiques. Sponsored by Suzuki in NMRA/IDBA (National Motorcycle Racing Association/International Drag Bike Association) racing, he had the fastest AA stock motorcycle in the United States for five years.

Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Three During Traffic Stops



Press release by Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office:

Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office arrested two this week for eluding.

At about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, Deputy Charles Burgoon initiated a traffic stop for defective equipment on a white minivan on northbound James Madison Highway at Brandy Road. When the vehicle stopped, the driver- later identified as Johnathan B. Shellington, 27, of Catlett- fled from the vehicle and into a field. Deputy Jonathan Kerns, K9 Karma, and Corporal Charles Wheeler responded to assist in searching for Shellington. Culpeper Police Department assisted by setting up a perimeter. CCSO units tracked Shellington through a briar patch and across a creek and located him under a school bus in a VDOT storage lot about a quarter-mile from the minivan. Burgoon arrested Shellington for eluding and found him to be wanted by Fauquier County for three probation violations on original robbery, breaking and entering, and malicious wounding charges. Shellington is held without bond at Culpeper County Jail.



A passenger, Tina M. Shellington, 30, of Catlett, was arrested for obstruction of justice for providing false information to law enforcement about Mr. Shellington’s identity. She was released from Culpeper County Jail with a $1500 secured bond.



At about 8:44 p.m. Thursday, March 12, Deputy Joshua Haught initiated a traffic stop for defective equipment on a green and silver Dodge pickup on northbound James Madison Highway, about 0.5 mile north of Braggs Corner Road. The vehicle continued in the right lane at about 40 mph, and Haught called a pursuit at Brandy Road. The vehicle accelerated to about 80 mph, passing vehicles in the left lane, into Fauquier County, and Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office joined the pursuit. The vehicle turned on Route 28, came back into Bealeton, and pulled into a long driveway on Collins Lane, where the driver- later identified as Rodney D. Leavell, 29, of Culpeper- fled from the vehicle. Fauquier deputies apprehended Leavell as he tried to run into a bar. He was transported to Culpeper magistrate’s office and held without bond at Culpeper County Jail on Haught’s driving revoked and Felony eluding charges, Fauquier County’s Felony and misdemeanor eluding and driving revoked warrants, and an outstanding CPD probation violation warrant for an original DUI charge.

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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