Friday, February 23, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Traffic Stop Arrest on 2-23-18

Abingdon Police Department

For Immediate Release

On Friday, February 23, 2018, at approximately 11:32 AM, an officer with the Abingdon Police Department observed a red Chevrolet Corsica traveling eastbound on East Main Street with a brake light out. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 100 block of Deadmore Street. The officer was notified by Washington County, VA Dispatch that the vehicle was entered as stolen from Sullivan County, TN. Upon making contact with the offender, he provided the officer with a fictitious name. The officer asked the violator to turn off the engine and step out of the vehicle, and at that time, the driver put the vehicle in gear, accelerating rapidly northbound on Deadmore Street. At the intersection of Deadmore Street and Town Creek, the suspect struck another motorist, causing minor damage to the second vehicle. The suspect then turned east on Valley Street, in an attempt to flee the scene; traveling approximately two blocks before crashing in a sharp curve.

The driver fled on foot, leaving two female occupants in the vehicle. The suspect was followed at a distance by several citizens, who alerted officers to his location. The suspect was captured in the rear parking lot of Farris Funeral Home on Main Street. He was identified as:

Ronnie Dwayne Massie, 44,
393 Marshall Lane
Castlewood, VA.

Massie is charged with Using False Information to Avoid Summons, Arrest, or Prosecution, in violation of § 18.2-186.3 of the Code of Virginia; Disregarding Signal by Law Enforcement, in violation of § 46.2-817 of the Code of Virginia; and Failure to Stop After Being Involved in a Crash involving property damage or injury, in violation of § 46.2-894 of the Code of Virginia. He was transport to the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail, where he was served an outstanding capias from Russell County, VA for a probation violation. Massie is being held without bond.
Charges are pending in Sullivan County, TN for the larceny of the vehicle.

We appreciate the assistance and cooperative efforts of Washington County, VA Central Dispatch, the Washington County, VA Sheriff's Office, and the Sullivan County, TN Sheriff's Office in the apprehension of Massie.

Monday, February 12, 2018

2017 Abingdon Police Annual Report Available

2017 Abingdon Police Annual Report Available
The Abingdon Police Department has made the 2017 Annual Report available to the public. It is a comprehensive document, covering many aspects of the work done in 2017 by the sworn and civilian staff of the department.
In addition to the information on crime statistics and service calls, the report shares details on notable events, awards, and community relations of the Abingdon Police Department.
The APD encourages the community to review this report and to provide feedback.
To view the report in its entirety, please click the picture below.
For questions, call the APD at 276-628-3111.

Abingdon Police Department Monthly Reports- 2018

The Abingdon Police Department is continuously trying to improve our services to the public. As part of that effort, we will now post our monthly reports for you to view. Click the links below to access each report- 

APD Call Log February 5th-11th, 2018