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Stolen Police duty pistol and Badge - Novmber 7

Waynesboro Police Department

Media Release

November 7, 2007

Stolen Police duty pistol and Badge

A Waynesboro Police Department vehicle parked at an officer’s residence in a North West neighborhood of Staunton was entered sometime between November 1, 2007 and this morning. Taken from the vehicle were an issued Virginia State Police Badge and a Waynesboro Police Department issued Glock model 22, 40 cal. semi-automatic pistol as well as the duty belt and holster containing it. The vehicle was believed to be locked with the badge in the front seat area and the firearm in its holster located in the trunk. Perpetrator(s) are believed to have used a Slim Jim or similar device to enter the passenger compartment of the vehicle and subsequently activate the interior trunk latch opener. The weapon is valued at approximately $550.00 and the other items have a collective value of approximately $200.

The Staunton Police Department in cooperation with the Virginia State Police are investigating the case. Anyone with information concerning this crime is asked to call the Staunton Police Department at 540-332-3842 or Crime Stoppers at 1800-322-2017.

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