Bedford County Sheriff’s Office 2009 Press Releases

These older press releases are posted for archival and research purposes. All press releases are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

06242009 – Sheriff Brown Welcomes Academy Graduates to B.C.S.O.
06252009 – Bedford County Man Arrested on Courthouse Bomb Threat
07082009 – Hardy Fire Chief, Jeffrey Shifflett, Found Dead
07142009 – Three Petersburg Adults Arrested for Child Endangerment
07152009 – Drowning
08142009 – Lynchburg Man Arrested for Rape
08132009 – Home Invasion in Bedford County
08152009 – Eagle’s Roost Camp Ground Assault
09212009 – NC Man Arrested On Dog Fighting Charges
10022009 – Bedford County Man Arrested for Child Sexual Assault
10232009 – Two Bedford County Men Arrested For Break-Ins and Larcenies
10282009 – Bedford County Men Arrested in Counterfeiting/Drugs
11052009 – Bedford County Man Arrested on Sex Offenses
12042009 – Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Executes Search Warrant for Moneta Resident
Sheriff Mike Brown Presents 2009 Virginia Sheriff’s Institute Scholarship to Bedford County Resident


Bedford County Man Arrested for Arson

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.

Please download the PDF Press Release for more information.


Bedford County Makes Methamphetamine Arrests

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.

Please download the PDF Press Release for more information.

Moose Youth Awareness Program

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

Sign up for the Citizen’s Police Academy

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.


Prescription Take Back

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.

Citizen’s Police Academy Starting

The Citizen’s Police Academy will start on 9/18/2012 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. This is a 12 week course. If you have questions or want to apply please contact David Mays at 540-586-7718.