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.
April 13, 2020
(For Immediate Release)
The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 15 year old Dillon Hoelzle. His is a white male with blue eyes and sandy blonde hair. He is 5’06 and 105 pounds. Dillon ran away from his home in Bedford County on April 4th, 2020. He may be staying in the Vinton or Salem areas with a male subject possibly named Antonio, who also goes by the street name of “Sug” (pronounced Shug). Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Sgt. Scott Arney at 540-586-7827.
Bedford, Va. (March 27, 2020) – A press conference will be held on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 11:00 am to announce the start of a new COVID-19 aid initiative for Bedford County citizens. The press conference will be held at 1345 Falling Creek Road, Bedford, Virginia in the rear of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.
Representatives of multiple Bedford County Departments have quickly developed a system geared to meet the evolving needs of the community. This new aid will focus on COVID-19 situations that may impact diverse segments of the community due to social distancing, isolation, unemployment, and any other unforeseen events yet to come due to the pandemic.
This collaboration is representative of the local government and public safety community. County Administrator Robert Hiss, Sheriff Mike Miller, Chief Todd Foreman and Chief Jack Jones will be on hand to announce and detail the intent and capacity of this effort.
This new initiative will be for all Bedford County citizens and will also have a special concentrated effort for citizens age 60 or older.
No additional information will be released in advance of the 11:00 am press conference.
Local Information Resources:
• For the latest updates on how COVID-19 is effecting our area, please visit https://www.bedfordcountyva.gov/about-bedford/covid-19
Bedford County Sheriff’s Office
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
In light of the declaration of emergency issued today by Bedford County administration, the Sheriff’s Office would like the public to be aware of the following information:
First, the Sheriff’s Office continues to perform law enforcement activities for the citizens of this community.
Second, due to the emergency declaration, the Sheriff’s Office administrative building is making the following changes to our daily operations:
- The administrative building for the Sheriff’s Office will be closed for business activities. We will continue to work; however, no one will be given access to the building unless it is in conjunction with law enforcement activities.
- Temporarily cancelling all ride-along activities, facility tours, and community events until further notice;
- On March 16th we suspended all fingerprint services. This will remain in effect until further notice.
- Deputies will engage in the wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks, latex gloves, and protective eye-wear (if necessary);
- Deputies are cleaning patrol cars after each transport;
- Deputies request that citizens requiring law enforcement services file a report via the phone if possible or, if not possible, they meet the deputy outdoors to minimize the deputy’s exposure and ensure proper distancing as recommended by the Virginia Department of Health
- The Sheriff’s Office requests citizens to alert the E-911 Communications Center if they are sick or are exhibiting any signs of illness as well as advising the deputy upon arrival.
If you would like to receive alerts via our public address system, Alert Bedford, you can register your phone number at this link: AlertBedford
Click HERE to see the County’s Emergency Declaration
In accordance with the Virginia Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control’s advice and recommendations concerning COVID-19, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is temporarily suspending fingerprinting services through the month of March. We will resume this service on April 1 unless otherwise advised by public health officials.
This is being done to protect our staff from possible exposure and minimize the opportunity for the spread of this illness.
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