Turn In Your Unused or Expired Medication For Safe Disposal


Current Prescription Take Back Event:

October 26, 2013
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Locations: Walmart of Bedford and Kroger of Forest
Please see our Event Calendar for maps and more information.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) schedules a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

In the five previous Take-Back events, DEA in conjunction with our state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners have collected more than 2 million pounds (1,018 tons) of prescription medications were removed from circulation.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications.

Road Closure Notice: Route 684 Penicks Mill Road


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Beginning Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 a section of Route 684 (Penicks Mill Road) in Bedford County will be closed to replace the bridge over Camp Creek.

The road will be closed between Route 685 (Breezy Ridge Road) and Route 688 (Buffalo Run) in the Thaxton area of Bedford County.

Detour signs will be in place to direct traffic.

Weather permitting, the road will reopen on Friday, October 11.


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CAPTURED UPDATE – Bedford County’s Most Wanted Michael Kidd

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Michael Kidd

On May 5, 2013, Michael Wayne Kidd, age 45, 1012 Greenland Drive, Bedford Virginia was arrested in San Diego, California for crossing the street against a traffic light. After arresting Kidd, the San Diego police learned that he was wanted in Bedford County, Virginia for one count of grand larceny, one count of fraud by credit card and six counts of theft of credit cards.

On Wednesday July 31, 2013, Kidd was returned to Bedford and is being held in the Bedford Adult Detention Center on no bond.

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Michael Hollifield


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No Criminal Charges Placed in Possible Explosion in Montvale

SEPTEMBER 24, 2013

On Sunday September 22, 2013 at 4:30 p.m., Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call reporting a possible explosion in the area of Gross Hollow Road in Montvale. Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies and the Montvale Fire Department responded to 1139 Gross Hollow Road.

Deputies spoke to Joseph Mitchell, the property owner. Mitchell advised that he along with several other people were target practicing with a rifle. He said he had placed approximately five pound of tannerite compound in his inoperable 1993 Honda Accord. The Accord has sitting in the middle of a large field on his property. (Tannerite is a compound used in explosive targets). When the bullet struck the vehicle it detonated the tannerite causing the vehicle to explode. The explosion caused extensive damage to the vehicle.

No one was injured in this incident. No criminal charges have been placed, however the investigation of the incident continues.

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Help the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Find This Criminal!

SEPTEMBER 13, 2013

At 10:43 a.m. today , Bob Terry, owner of Terry’s Country Store, called the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and advised that a white male entered his store and asked to see the pocket knives. When Terry removed them from the case the suspect left the store. He then returned and grabbed several knives and left. Terry stated the suspect got into a dark colored 90’s model Jeep Cherokee being operated by a white female. The suspect is described as a white male, 6 foot tall, 220 pounds and wearing a blue shirt.



Anyone with information on this crime is asked to the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Crime Stoppers callers remain anonymous and could receive a reward up to $1,000.00 in cash. Alternatively you may submit your crime tip through the BCSO Website.

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Jefferson Forest Student Arrested For Making Bomb Threat

AUGUST 30, 2013

On Friday afternoon, Bedford County school resource officers arrested a Jefferson Forest student for making the bomb threat at the school on Thursday. The student was taken into custody and is being held at the Lynchburg Detention Home.


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Thaxton Man Arrested and Charged with Possessing and Reproducing Child Pornography

AUGUST 30, 2013

Bedford, VA – On August 29, 2013, David Seabolt, of Thaxton, VA, was arrested and charged with 20 felony counts of possessing and reproducing child pornography, in violation of the Code of Virginia 18.2-374.1:1. He is being held in the Bedford Adult Detention Center on no bond.




In July 2013, investigators with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, assigned to the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (SOVA ICAC), assisted the Town of Bedford Police Department, also a member of the SOVA ICAC Task Force, with a citizen’s complaint of possible child pornography.

The investigation led to Seabolt as a person of interest, and a subsequent search warrant was executed at his residence. Further evidence was recovered, that led to the arrest of Seabolt for child pornography violations.

If anyone has any additional information involving this case, please contact the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7628.

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Bomb Threat at Jefferson Forest High School

AUGUST 29, 2013

Forest, VA – This morning at 11:11am a student reported to a teacher that there was a threat written on a wall in the boys’ restroom. The School Administration and the School Resource Officer were immediately made aware of the threat.

The school was evacuated and then searched by law enforcement personnel and explosive K-9s from multiple jurisdictions. The students were dismissed early from school.

There were no injuries. The building has been deemed safe and the school will reopen on the normal daily schedule tomorrow, 8/30/2013.

This investigation continues.

Contact Sgt. David Mays
Community Service Division 540-5486-7718

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Four Local Schools Put on Lockdown After Report That A Student Had Been Assaulted

AUGUST 27, 2013

At approximately 0940 the Bedford Co. Sheriff’s Office received a report that a student had been assaulted with a weapon by a black male in his 30’s wearing a grey ‘hoodie’ and black pants in the Forest area in the general proximity of Jefferson Forest High School.

At approximately 0945 Jefferson Forest High School, Forest Elem., Forest Middle, and Thomas Jefferson Elem. were placed into a level one lock down due to the suspect was on foot.  The lock down was lifted approx. 1202 hrs as the incident could not be substantiated.

At no time were any of the students in immediate danger and deputies remained on the scene until the lock-down was lifted. The investigation is continuing .


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Man Charged With Six Counts of Assault and One Count of Threatening To Burn A Residence

AUGUST 23, 2013

On Thursday August 22, at 5:45 p.m., Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call reporting an assault had occurred at 1017 Falcon Road, which is located in the Hardy Road Mobile Home Park. Before deputies could arrive on the scene, 911 dispatchers received several additional calls reporting that the suspect had assaulted multiple people with a metal pipe. Witnesses advised deputies that the first assault occurred after an argument between the suspect and the first victim. One of the victims was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.
After arriving in the area, deputies located and arrested Brandon M. Carpenter, age 22. He was transported to the Bedford Adult Detention Center and is being held without bond. Carpenter is charged with six counts of assault and one count of threatening to burn a residence.

Brandon Carpenter


The investigation of this incident continues.

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