On October 4, 2012, Investigators from the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes
Against Children Task Force, executed a search warrant in the County of Bedford, VA, seeking
evidence related to an ongoing investigation into online solicitation of underage persons.
In July 2012, Investigators assigned to the SOVAICAC Task Force began an investigation on a
suspect reported to be in the area of Forest, VA, who was chatting online with a person whom
they had reason to believed was a minor female. Additionally at a later time the suspect began
chatting with another person he had reason to believe was a minor female.
A search warrant was obtained and subsequently executed at the residence of William Ramsey
Rogers on 117 Winesap Drives, Lynchburg VA. The residence is located within the confines of
Arrest warrants were obtained and executed for the arrest of William Ramsey Rogers. Rogers
was charged with five felonies under Code of Virginia § 18.2-374.3 Use of communications
systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children. He was charged with 2 counts under sub
section (C-1), 2 counts under sub section (C-2) and 1 count under subsection (C-3).
Rogers was subsequently taken into custody without incident. Investigators may obtain
additional charges, pending the completion of the computer forensic examination on all items
seized from the residence.
Rogers is currently being held in the Bedford Blue Ridge Regional Jail without bond.
The Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is one of over 60 task forces
across the US and is administered by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.
On October 4, 2012, Investigators from the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes
An update on the September 26, 2012 incident previously reported as an unknown white male approaching a 13 year old girl at her bus stop; After further investigation, it has been determined that Donald Dove was wrongly identified by the witness.
This information was immediately forwarded to Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney, Randy C. Krantz who filed a motion with the court seeking dismissal of the charge against Mr. Dove.
The charge against Donald Dove was dismissed and he has been released from custody.
Further investigations of this incident continue.
Please read the Press Release for more information.
Man charged with unlawfully entering or present on property, school bus stop, used by public or private schools.
On Wednesday September 26, 2012, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting that an unknown white male, bald with grey hair on the sides, approached a 13 year old girl at her bus stop around 7:30 a.m. The male made certain references to his home and asked her if she would like to accompany him there. The male was wearing a sweat suit and was on foot.
As the analysis proceeded, investigators, utilizing the Virginia state sex offender registry, identified Donald Dove as a possible suspect. On Thursday afternoon, investigators from both Campbell Co. and Bedford County Sheriff Offices arrested Donald Dove, age 68 of 421 Rogers Drive, Evington, Va.
He has been charged with the following; (Having been convicted of a sexually violent offence), unlawfully enter or be present on property, school bus stop, used by public or private schools.
He was transported to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Bedford and is being held with no bond.
The incident at the bus stop occurred in the Evington area of Bedford County.
On Friday September 14, Michael D. Robertson, 42, of Hardy, Virginia was arrested and charged with one count of taking indecent liberties with a child while in a supervisory roll. At the time of the incident Robertson was a teacher’s aide at Liberty High School. The incident occurred on Wednesday September 12, 2012 on school property.
Due to the sensitivity of the case and that it is still under investigation, no further information will be available at this time.
Anyone with information pertaining to this, or any other investigation is asked to contact the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at (540)586-7827.
These older press releases are posted for archival and research purposes. All press releases are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
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Sheriff Mike Brown Presents 2009 Virginia Sheriff’s Institute Scholarship to Bedford County Resident
On September 11, 2012 Bedford County Deputies responded to 1053 Bills Road in reference to a citizen reporting that his home was on fire. Upon arrival, deputies spoke to the resident who reported that he was at home in his residence when he smelled something burning. He went outside and found his residence on fire. He was able to extinguish the blaze after calling 911. The resident told the deputies that he had seen someone walking from the property and provided a description along with the name of a subject he had been having problems with recently.
Deputies responded to 1031 Bills Road and made contact with a Darrell Orange. After a preliminary investigation, Orange was arrested and transported to the Blue Ridge Jail Authority in Bedford where he was charged with one count of Burning or Destroying an Occupied Dwelling, 2nd Offense.
Bedford County Sheriff’s Investigators along with State Police Special Agents received information from a concerned citizen about a possible methamphetamines operation in the Thaxton area of Bedford Country.
Based on complaints, investigators responded to 1099 Breezy Ridge Road and made contact with the residents. Based on preliminary investigation, a search warrant was obtained and served at that location in the early morning hours of September 8, 2012.
Investigators discovered an operational methamphetamine lab in use in the residence along with numerous firearms. The State Police Clandestine Lab Team responded to process the scene. Bedford County Investigators arrested two individuals in relation to this offense who were at the residence when the search warrant was executed.
The Moose Youth Awareness Program is for Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors that show leadership skills and want to become involved in their communities. Plan now to attend a Moose Youth awareness Student Congress in your area to become involved in this important program.
The objective of the Student Congress is to help students to design, share ideas and solutions in developing and preparing presentations we call KIDS TALKS. These presentations are taken into elementary schools, pre-schools or other organizations that teach 4 – 9 year olds. We target this age group to hopefully plant positive seeds on such topics as self-esteem, abstinence or alcohol and drugs, internet safety, bullying, learning respect for each other, or on any topic that you feel is of concern in your community. If you become knowledgeable and involved in your program, YOU will be a part of helping our future generation make wise choices for their lives.
There will be no expense to you or your family. The Moose Ledges and Women of the Moose Chapters in your area represent the students who attend the Student Congress by paying the registration fee, providing transportation, locating groups to make presentations, and helping with supplies to do interesting and informative KIDS TALKS.
After the Student Congress, we ask that you do a minimum of three (3) KIDS TALKS before February 28, 2013. You will be asked to complete a KIDS TALKS form after each presentation. These reports are then used to judge the students from Virginia who will attend the International Student Congress in May 2013. There will be five scholarships awarded at the international Student Congress: $12,000, $8,000, $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000. The $12,000 scholarship winner also be invited to attend our International Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As well, each of the top three students from Virginia that are picked to attend the International Student Congress will receive a $1,000 scholarship form the Virginia Mooose Association youth Awareness Program.
Please see the Moose Youth Awareness Program PDF for more details
If you’d like to participate in the Citizen’s Police Academy there is a sign up form online to do so.
Click here to sign up for the Citizen’s Police Academy – starting 9/18/2012 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (Every Tuesday). This is a 12 week course.
You can also use this form to sign up for other volunteer opportunities at the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.
on 9/29/2012 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office will be at the Walmart in Bedford and the Kroger in Forest to receive your unwanted prescriptions.