On December 30, 2019, the Bedford County 911 Communications Center received a 911 call to an address on Cinnamon Ridge Rd. in Moneta, VA in reference to a disturbance involving a knife. Upon arrival, deputies learned that this was a domestic disturbance involving parties at the residence. Two subjects involved were transported and treated for lacerations and non-life threatening injuries at local hospitals. This is an ongoing investigation, and charges related to this incident are pending the completion of the investigation.
Bedford County, Virginia has been selected to participate in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a major study of the health of persons living in the United States.
The National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is conducting the study. The study has been successfully conducted for over 55 years and has provided us with current and vital data on health conditions and concerns in this country. Data are collected through household interviews and standardized medical examinations in our mobile examination center.
Personnel will be conducting the survey in Bedford County starting February 19, 2020 through April 23, 2020. A sample of about 686 people from Bedford County will be asked to participate in the survey. Interviewers will be knocking on the doors of randomly selected households throughout the county. They will conduct a brief questionnaire at the doorstep in order to obtain demographic information used to identify sample participants for the survey.
This is a legitimate survey is a federally funded national effort with significant influence on health policy across the nation. The interviewers who approach county residents will carry official CDC identification and active duty officers of the US Public Health Service (USPHS) may accompany NHANES field interviewers.
As always, please contact the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at (540)586-7827 if you are unsure if this survey is legitimate or have questions.
The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a Citizens Police Academy starting March 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm. The course a 10 week class that meets once a week to give a brief overview of the different units, duties, programs and services the Sheriff’s Office provides. The class is free to all Bedford County residents but will require a clear back ground check in order to attend. If you are interested in taking this course please contact the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Community Services Division at (540)586-7718 By February 28, 2020.Online Applications are available at here.
October 22, 2019
The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has obtained arrest warrants for Jeffrey Todd Lynch, Bedford, for the burglary of Red Rock Store on October 21, 2019.
Anyone with information on this individual is asked to contact the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900 or go online to http://cvcrimestoppers.org. Enter your tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3TIPS app on your mobile device. Crime Stopper callers remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward up to $1,000.00.
October 21, 2019
This morning at 1:25 a.m. Bedford County 911 received a call a business alarm from Red Rock Store located near Halesford Bridge in Moneta. The suspect arrived in a small dark blue SUV. The suspect appears to be a white male forced entry into the store and stole merchandise.
Release prepared by Major Ricky Gardner
On 10/4/2019 a student at Jefferson Forest High School was found unresponsive on the school property and was brought to the school nurse for treatment. The School Resource Officer was called to assist and upon arrival, the S.R.O. administered a naloxone hydrochloride EVZIO® Injection (sometimes known as NARCAN), which revived the student. Medical personnel arrived on scene and the student was transported to the hospital for further care. This incident is under investigation and no further information will be released at this time due to the age of the student and the ongoing investigation.
COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA LAUNCHES 18TH ANNUAL CHECKPOINT STRIKEFORCE DUI ENFORCEMENT
Bedford, VA – Throughout the state, including Bedford County, increased enforcement is taking place from now through Labor Day.
Checkpoint Strikeforce is a crucial joint effort of high-visibility enforcement that reminds likely offenders to get a safe ride home or face arrest.
Last year, Virginia saw a 12% increase in alcohol-related traffic deaths on Virginia roadways; 278 people lost their lives in alcohol-related traffic crashes and 19,790 people were convicted of a DUI in the Commonwealth.
So if you are waiting to go through a checkpoint, thank the officers for helping to keep our roads safe and free of those who choose to drive drunk.
This short film shows the dangers of drinking and driving and how impacting the consequences really are.
Directed by Chandler Hood and Abbey Rice
Written by Jack Schonfelder, Abbey Rice, and Chandler Hood
Starring- Jack Schonfelder and Mckenna- Kate Gaudio
Bedford County Sheriff’s Office needs help identifying the pictured individual and vehicle related to thefts from vehicles and use of stolen credit cards. Please contact Inv. C. A. Edmondson with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-4800 ext. 4061 with any information.