Friday, November 17, 2017

“MAKE IT TO THE TABLE”


 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Make It to the Table: Don’t Drink and Drive this Thanksgiving Eve

Abingdon, VA Police Department urges consumers to plan a sober ride


Abingdon, VA–  As millions of Americans get on the roads to travel home and spend the Thanksgiving holiday reconnecting with friends and loved ones, the Abingdon, VA Police Department is serving them a reminder: “Make It to the Table: Don’t Drink and Drive this Thanksgiving Eve.”

The Wednesday night before Thanksgiving is a cultural phenomenon called “Thanksgiving Eve,” an evening associated with drinking and a big night for bars. From 2012 to 2016, more than 800 people died in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period (6:00 p.m. Wednesday to 5:59 a.m. Monday), making it the deadliest holiday on our roads.

The Abingdon, VA Police Department and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will be running a blitz social media campaign, “Make It to the Table: Don’t Drink and Drive this Thanksgiving Eve.” On Nov. 22, the day before Thanksgiving, all of Abingdon, VA Police Department’s social media channels will be exclusively sharing content on the importance of not drinking and driving, and planning ahead for a sober ride home – a true takeover. Social posts, Instagram images, and tweets with hashtags #buzzeddriving and #designateddriver will be available for organizations to participate and help distribute this critical message.




The APD is urging the public and the media to help spread the word, and to take precautions, so everyone can make it to the table this Thanksgiving by:
-Planning ahead and designating a sober driver before the first drink.
-Using public transportation, a taxi, ride share service, or your community’s sober ride program to get home safely.
-If you see a drunk driver on the road, dial 9-1-1.

-Whether riding or driving, always wear your seat belt.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

584 Norfolk Street Incident- 11-10-17

Abingdon Police Department

                                     

For Immediate Release

On Friday, November 10th, 2017, at approximately 8:56PM, Abingdon Police were dispatched to 584 Norfolk Street in reference to a breaking and entering of a residence. 

Upon arrival, officers found the doors to the mobile home were unlocked. After getting permission from the owner, the officers checked the residence and discovered one room was barricaded at both entrances. Officers could hear movement inside the room but were unable to get a response from the people inside. 

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit and Tactical Team were dispatched to the location for assistance. When the subjects heard the K-9 unit, officers began to see movement in the underpinning of the mobile home. Officers removed the underpinning and apprehended Kandust M. Garrett, 21, of 14508 Providence Road, Abingdon; and Harvey R. Reynolds, 20, of 234 Wiley Street, Abingdon. They were taken into custody, questioned by investigators, and transported to the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail. 

Garrett was charged with Obstruction of Justice, in violation of § 18.2-460 of the Code of Virginia; and Common Law Trespassing, in violation of § 18.2-119 of the Code of Virginia. She is being held on a $3000 secured bond. 

Reynolds was charged with Obstruction of Justice, in violation of § 18.2-460 of the Code of Virginia; and Common Law Trespassing, in violation of § 18.2-119 of the Code of Virginia. He is being held on a $3500 secured bond. 

The Abingdon Police Department expresses sincerest thanks to the Washington County Sheriff’s Officer for their assistance with this incident.





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Monday, November 6, 2017

APD Call Log October 30th-November 5th, 2017






Buddy Poppies Veterans Day 2017

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1994 will be distributing Buddy Poppies in Abingdon from 9am to 7pm on November 10th and 9am to 5pm on November 11th and 13th 2017, at Kroger, Food City and Food Country. The red poppy is meant to remind us of all the Veterans who have sacrificed to ensure our freedoms. Please join us in honoring our Veterans.


Thursday, October 26, 2017

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Norfolk Southern Railroad Work on US 11/Main Street Crossover

Norfolk Southern Railroad Work on US 11/Main Street Crossover

Please be advised that Norfolk Southern Railroad will be conducting maintenance on the railroad tracks over West Main St/US 11 (the tracks located west of the intersection of Porterfield Highway and West Main Street) in Abingdon. 


This work will require lane closures between the hours of 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM on Monday, October 30, 2017 and Tuesday, October 31, 2017.