Sheriff Brown says, “Don’t Text and Drive”
Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has issued an Alert Bedford notification in the Thaxton area.
Mr. Bunn has been found safe.
BCSO is looking to identify these individuals regarding incidences at Family Dollar, Dollar General, Stop-In Food Stores on route 460 in the Montvale area of Bedford County, Virginia on 3/20/2016.
If you have any information please contact Lt. Jon Wilks at 540-586-7827 or use our crime tip submission form.
BCSO is looking for help identifying any information regarding these two vehicles in reference to a larceny in the Vinton area that occurred 3/2 – 3/3/2016.
If you have any information please contact Investigator Guill at 540-586-7827 or use our submit a tip form.
Join family, friends and other Bedford area residents in fun activities for all ages–kids and adults—10am–3pm at the newly renovated Edmund Street Park!
3-on-3 Basketball competitions for all ages!
Individuals will be combined for teams, or bring your own team of friends, youth groups, etc –be sure to name your team!
Music provided by a DJ
Craft activities, face painting, emergency & law enforcement vehicles on display, Little Kid obstacle course,
Free food and more!
Enjoy free activities, visit booths provided by area organizations and resource centers committed to our community’s safety and well-being: educators, first responders, churches, Social Services, area law enforcement, Domestic Violence Services, and others!
March 14, 2016
On Monday March 2, 2016, a Bedford County Sheriff’s animal control deputy took a call from a concerned citizen who advised the deputy that a friend of hers had taken possession of a dog. The caller stated that the animal later died and she was concerned that it had been mistreated by its previous owner.
On March 4, 2016, the deputy contacted the new owner of the dog. She stated a friend of hers, Sarah Hacket, contacted her on Facebook about taking ownership of her dog. She said she went to Hacket’s home on February 19, 2016. After seeing the dog’s condition she decided to take it and try to save it. After feeding and caring for the animal and not seeing any improvement, she took the dog to an animal hospital on February 29th. After examining the dog, the vet determined the dog to be malnourished and dehydrated. Based on the animal’s medical condition the dog was euthanized.
On March 10, 2016, Sarah Kay Hacket, age 27, of Thaxton, Va. was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty.
Bedford, VA – Sheriff Brown has a warning to ALL Bedford County and surrounding areas about a Publishers Clearing House mail scam.
You may receive in the mail a very ‘official’ looking congratulatory letter with a check. However, they ask you to send cash to cover the handling and taxes, usually to be delivered via Federal Express.
This is a SCAM! By the time you Fed Ex your cash and they receive it, you find out from your bank that the check was a fraud!
NEVER send any cash to anyone, especially for a sweepstakes or lottery. If you have any questions on something you receive in the mail, please call the Sheriff’s office before acting on it. Chances are, someone has already been victimized by the same scam, which will save you from losing your hard earned money to scam artists in some distant country.
If you receive calls from these scammers, just hang up.
March 11, 2016
Investigators with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office have made an arrest in a series of larcenies from vehicles on the south side of the county over the last several weeks. Investigators solicited assistance from the public concerning an unidentified female whose image was captured while using a stolen ATM card at a local bank. In connection with information received and investigative efforts, a suspect was identified and a search warrant was executed resulting in the recovery of some items that had been reported stolen.
Investigators have charged Chelsea Francisco (DOB: 3/20/1994) with 19 larceny offenses in connection with 13 different incidents that occurred since 2/18/2016. Francisco has been arrested and is currently at the Blue Ridge Regional Adult Facility in Bedford with a $10,000.00 bond
All victims have been notified of this development.
The case is still ongoing, and more charges are expected.
The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a string of theft from vehicles in the Goodview, Moneta, and Huddleston areas of the county. Between February 18-22, 2016, there were ten reported cases where suspect(s) have entered unlocked vehicles. Items reported stolen from the vehicles include pocketbooks, credit cards, firearms, cash and electronic devises.
The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is looking to identify the person in these pictures. If you can identify this person please contact 540-586-7827 and speak to Inv. Scott Arney or Inv. Jon Wilks.
March 3, 2016
Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call today at 2:00 p.m. The caller advised that Charles E. Bunn, age 80, was missing from his home at 1864 Johnson School Road, Thaxton. The caller said she was a home health nurse and was at that address checking on Mr. Bunn and his wife. She said the wife last saw her husband around 9:00 this morning. Mr. Bunn suffers from dementia and Parkinson’s disease. The caller also said Mrs. Bunn has memory problems as well.
At this time Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, the Va. State Police and Bedford County Fire and Rescue units are searching the area for Bunn.
Anyone who comes in contact with Mr. Bunn should call 911.