On 10/4/2019 a student at Jefferson Forest High School was found unresponsive on the school property and was brought to the school nurse for treatment. The School Resource Officer was called to assist and upon arrival, the S.R.O. administered a naloxone hydrochloride EVZIO® Injection (sometimes known as NARCAN), which revived the student. Medical personnel arrived on scene and the student was transported to the hospital for further care. This incident is under investigation and no further information will be released at this time due to the age of the student and the ongoing investigation.
COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA LAUNCHES 18TH ANNUAL CHECKPOINT STRIKEFORCE DUI ENFORCEMENT
Bedford, VA – Throughout the state, including Bedford County, increased enforcement is taking place from now through Labor Day.
Checkpoint Strikeforce is a crucial joint effort of high-visibility enforcement that reminds likely offenders to get a safe ride home or face arrest.
Last year, Virginia saw a 12% increase in alcohol-related traffic deaths on Virginia roadways; 278 people lost their lives in alcohol-related traffic crashes and 19,790 people were convicted of a DUI in the Commonwealth.
So if you are waiting to go through a checkpoint, thank the officers for helping to keep our roads safe and free of those who choose to drive drunk.
This short film shows the dangers of drinking and driving and how impacting the consequences really are.
Directed by Chandler Hood and Abbey Rice
Written by Jack Schonfelder, Abbey Rice, and Chandler Hood
Starring- Jack Schonfelder and Mckenna- Kate Gaudio
Bedford County Sheriff’s Office needs help identifying the pictured individual and vehicle related to thefts from vehicles and use of stolen credit cards. Please contact Inv. C. A. Edmondson with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-4800 ext. 4061 with any information.
Update 7/31/2019 – Additional images added
Bedford County Sheriff’s Office needs help identifying the pictured individual related to thefts from vehicles and using stolen credit cards. Please contact Inv. C. A. Edmondson with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-4800 ext. 4061 with any information.
BCSO investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the pictured subject. Please contact the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-4800 with any information if you recognize this individual. Please ask for Inv. Maddox.
BCSO investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the pictured subject. Please contact the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-4800 with any information if you recognize this individual. Ask for Investigator Jones.
At 12:50 a.m., a Bedford County Sheriff’s deputy observed a Ford Fusion on Thomas Jefferson Road being driven in a reckless manner. The deputy stopped the vehicle and as he was exiting his patrol vehicle the Fusion sped away. At that time the deputy notified dispatchers he was in pursuit of the vehicle. The Fusion traveled onto 460 and headed east into Campbell County and the City of Lynchburg. Lynchburg Police became involved in the pursuit and deployed spike strips which deflated one of the front tires of the Fusion. The vehicle continued traveling east on 460 passing through Campbell County into Appomattox County. During the pursuit deputies observed an object being thrown from the vehicle. Deputies deployed a second set of spike strips deflating the other front tire. The vehicle came to a stop at 1:47 a.m. in the 17000 block of Richmond Highway (460). Deputies removed the driver from the Fusion and identified him as Justin L. Carroll, age 35, of Pamplin.
Carroll was arrested and transported to the Bedford Adult Detention Center. He was charged with felony eluding police, driving under the influence and driving on a revoked license. He is being held on no bond.Note: Justin Carroll’s photo was not available at the time of this release.
Release prepared by Major Gardner
Presented by Boys With a Dream on April 27, 2019 from 1 – 4PM at the Bedford Farmers Market, 220 West Washington St., Bedford, VA 24523
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Roanoke has identified the body recovered from the James River on Thursday April 11, 2019 as Nathan W. Faidley. The cause and nature of his death is pending the results of further tests.
Faidley was reported missing from the City of Lynchburg on March 3, 2019.
Release prepared by Major Gardner