G.R.E.A.T. / DARE Annual Car Show and Swap Meet

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Bedford County Sheriff’s Office
G.R.E.A.T./DARE
Annual Car Show & Swap Meet

Date: May 10, 2014
Time: 10 AM – 2 PM
Location: Liberty High School. Route 122, Bedford, VA.

There will be muscle cars, sports cars, motorcycles, tractors and trucks. Food and prizes! First 75 participants receive plaque.
Guaranteed music and fun for everyone!

TO REGISTER PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THIS FORM AND MAIL TO THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE OR BRING TO THE CAR SHOW

Pre-Registration by April 30, 2014
Swap Spaces – $8.00
Show Entries – $15.00
Pre-Registration – less $3.00

Please send Pre-Registration to:

Car Show – Bedford County Sheriff’s Office
1345 Falling Creek Road
Bedford, VA 24523

Download the Registration Form Here.

500th Ballistic Vest Donated To VA Law Enforcement

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Bedford, VA

Where: Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, EOC Room, Lower Level
When: Wednesday, May 7th, 1:30 pm

Today Sheriff Brown will be presenting the 500th ballistic vest, funded by the VA Office of Attorney General, to budget stricken law enforcement agencies in Virginia. This program is a direct result of the Moose International/Safe Surfin’ Foundation, “Protect the Protector” program.

This is our contribution to National Police Week.

This shipment of vests arrived earlier than planned and was decided that it is imperative this life-saving equipment is put into the hands of our dedicated law enforcement brothers and sisters as soon as possible.

Please join us at BCSO to celebrate this milestone and show your support for those that put their lives on the line for us all, everyday!

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Woman Charged with First Degree Murder of 2 Year Old Child

PRESS RELEASE
FEBRUARY 28, 2014

On Thursday afternoon at 1:35 p.m., Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from 1066 Peaksview Lane, Bedford, Va. The caller advised dispatchers that his 2 year son was unresponsive and not breathing. Bedford County Fire and Rescue units along with Bedford County sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene. Resuscitation efforts were started at the scene and the child was transported to Bedford County Memorial Hospital, where it was pronounced dead. The victim’s body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke and an autopsy was performed this morning.

JORDON SMITH

JORDON SMITH

Investigators learned that Michael Smith, the father, Shana Witt, the mother, and two children, one 5 years old and the victim resided at the Peaksview Lane residence. The five year old was with a relative and not at the residence when the incident occurred. Michael and Shana are married.

SHANA WITT

SHANA WITT

MICHEAL SMITH

MICHEAL SMITH

Last night, Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators charged Shana Marie Witt, age 24, the mother, with first degree murder of the child. The father, Michael Smith, age 25, was also arrested and charged with two counts of felony child abuse and neglect and one count of manufacturing methamphetamines. Both are being held in the Bedford Adult Detention Center on no bond.

Bedford County’s Most Wanted – Help Us Catch Them!

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Adam Luis Morales
Tony Lamont Brown
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Grand Jury Indictment
Capias Failure to Appear
Man/Sell Controlled Substance
Sale of Drugs near School
Man/Sell imitation controlled substance
Child Support
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Antonio Mariello Waring
Jessica Ann Meador
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Warrant Felony
Capias Failure to Appear
Conspiracy to commit felony
Eluding
Drivers License Suspended
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Albert Dale Robinson
Cindy Overstreet Daugherty
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Warrant Felony
Capias Failure to Appear
Forging and Uttering
Child Support
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Matthew Thomas Phillips
Charles Richard Phillips
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Capias From Local Court
Capias Failure to Appear
Revocation of suspended sentence and probation
Violation of protective order
Threats
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Thomas Jerome Jones
Demetrius Randolph Lee
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Capias From Local Court
Grand Jury Indictment
Revocation of suspended sentence and probation.
Sale of Marijuana

If you know the location of any of these individuals, please submit your tip through Central Virginia Crime Stoppers (1-888-798-5900 or TEXT CVCS 574637). Callers to CVCS can remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward. Alternatively you can call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827 or submit a tip through our online tip submission form located here.

Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (R.S.V.P.) Program Appreciation Dinner Held

PRESS RELEASE
R.S.V.P. PROGRAM

JANUARY 16, 2014

RSVP Dinner Picture

On Wednesday January 15, 2014, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office held its annual Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVP) Program Appreciation Dinner. Sheriff Mike Brown started the RSVP program in May 2001 with six volunteers. Two of the six charter members, Chuck Neudorfer and Charlie Walker are still very active members. Currently the program has 19 active members. The program unitizes retired persons in assisting deputies with non-emergency tasks.
In 2013, the volunteers donated a total of 4250 hours, which saved Bedford County tax payers over $72,000. They drove 51,201 miles performing their duties. Last year, RSVP volunteers assisted with 803 department errands, assisted with 56 funerals, assisted 85citizens with locked vehicles, performed 370 house checks, 626 school checks and delivered 76 meeting packets to members of the Bedford County Board of Supervisors. The RSVP volunteers also visit persons who participate with the Project Life Saver Program making sure the batteries in their equipment are in good working order.
Sheriff Brown is very proud and appreciative to each volunteer for their tireless devoted service to the citizens of Bedford County.

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CAPTURED UPDATE – Craig Delong from Bedford County’s Most Wanted

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Citizen’s Police Academy To Start January 21, 2014

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The Army wants you to be all that you can be; the Marine Corps wants a few good men; the Air Force wants you to aim high; and the Navy wants you to accelerate your life.
What does the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office – Citizens Police Academy (BCSO-CPA) want? All of the above.

You can make a difference.

The BCSO CPA is an educational opportunity designed for the citizens of the county. The CPA is a 12-week course (one night each week) that introduces topics like the mission and values of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, Crime Prevention, Community Relations, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Safe Surfin’ Foundation and many other interesting topics.
This Academy affords you the opportunity to become involved and assist the BCSO by volunteering for traffic control/parking vehicles and collecting statistical data for traffic studies and collecting statistical data.

The next Citizens Police Academy starts January 21.
It’s every Tuesday for 12 weeks from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.
Cut off date for Applications is Jan 17th.

Online Application Available Here.

For questions about the Citizens Police Academy please contact Sgt. David Mays at 540-586-7718.

CAPTURED UPDATE: Damien L. Anderson

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Damien L Anderson

Damien L. Anderson was captured on 12/20/2013.

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the community for their response to the Most Wanted posts and also for the tips sent in regarding the location/whereabouts of the people on the Most Wanted list! With help from citizens in the community we can keep Bedford County safe!

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Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Drug Blitz 2013

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PRESS RELEASE
DECEMBER 19, 2013

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has made numerous arrests in the illegal activity of narcotics distribution in the past twelve months.   These arrests have been far reaching into the criminal enterprise of illegal narcotics, burglary and thefts within the county.

In 2013, VICE/Narcotics Investigators, along with Criminal Investigators with the Sheriff’s Office began perfecting cases in relation to illegal narcotics activities within the county, and quickly identified numerous individuals tied together in this criminal enterprise. During the weekend beginning on Friday December 13, 2013 deputies, along with Virginia State Police agents, engaged in a round-up of several of these individuals, resulting in the arrest of seventeen people.  Included are these individuals in relation to narcotics offenses:

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Bryan Eugene Howell
Samuel Levi Mason
Wanda Gail Mason
2 counts Distribution of Methamphetamine
1 count Possession of Methamphetamine 1 count Possession of Methamphetamine
1 count Manufacture Methamphetamine 1 count of Manufacture Methamphetamine
1 count of Manufacture Methamphetamine
Fitzgerald, Patrick K. Begley, Cassie L. Hodges, Quen B.
Patrick Kelly Fitzgerald
Cassie Lawhorne Begley
Quen Barrett Hodges
2 counts Distribution of Marijuana
2 counts Distribution of Schedule III Narcotic
2 counts Distribution of Schedule II Narcotic
1 count of Distribution of Schedule IV Narcotic
Staples, Frederick J. Woodruff, Ian C. Willis, Nathan A.
Frederick Jaral Staples
Ian Woodruff
Nathan Willis
3 counts Distribution of Crack Cocaine
1 count Distribution of Cocaine
2 counts Distribution of Schedule II Narcotic

Updike, Jeffrey D. Maner, Dustin P. Pollard, Kenneth Wayne
Jeffrey Daniel Updike
Dustin Paul Maner
Kenneth Wayne Pollard, Jr.
1 count Distribution of Crack Cocaine
1 count Possession of Marijuana
1 count Possession of Marijuana

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Cody D. Campbell
John David Maddox
Sydney L. Seager
1 count Possession of a Schedule II Narcotic
1 count Distribution of Marijuana
1 count Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana
 1 count of Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana 1 count Possession of Cocaine
Elliott, Forest E.
Forrest E. Elliot
 1 count of Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana

The following individuals are still WANTED on outstanding warrants:

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Eric Eugene Burley
Sidney Puckette
1 count Distribution of Cocaine
1 count Distribution of Cocaine
1 count Possession of Marijuana
 KNOWN GANG MEMBER NO PICTURE AVAILABLE

As well as these individuals, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has perfected 39 additional narcotics cases in 2013 and there are pending charges against unnamed subjects.

Also in early 2013, Investigators began perfecting cases on a Burglary ring.  Numerous interviews were conducted and some of the stolen property was recovered by investigators  and returned to the rightful owners. It was determined that all the crimes committed were done in order to obtain funds for heroin. The following is a list of crimes and suspects which centered around the south side of the county:

1/15/2013 – Burglary in the 1300 block of Walnut Shell Road Vinton, Va.Jason Tyler Hall has been charged with 1 count Burglary, 1count Grand Larceny, and 1 count Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon

8/20/2013 -Burglary of 1500 block of Walnut Shell Road Vinton, Va. Jason Tyler Hall and Brandon Bowden have each been charged with 1 count Burglary, 1 count Grand Larceny, 1 count of Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
8/20/2013 – Burglary of 1300 block of Walnut Shell Road Vinton, Va. Jason Tyler Hall and Brandon Bowden have each been charged with 1 count Burglary and 1 count of Grand Larceny
9/23/2013 – Larceny of credit card at 100 block of Big Bear Run Vinton, Va. Jason Tyler Hall and Leigha Bragg Hall were each charged with 1 count Larceny of Credit Card and 4 counts of Credit Card Fraud.
Between 9/25/2013 and 10/1/2013 – Grand Larceny from 100 block of Big Bear Run Vinton, Va. Jason Tyler Hall and Leigha Bragg Hall were each charged with Grand Larceny of jewelry totaling over $10,000.00.

9/26/2013 – Burglary of 1600 block of Halesford Road Moneta, Va. Jason Tyler Hall, Leigha Bragg Hall, and a juvenile suspect have each been charged with Burglary and Grand Larceny. In addition, Jason Tyler Hall was also charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

 

Hall, Jason Tyler Hall, Leigha Bragg Bowden, Brandon Bernard
Jason Tyler Hall
Leigha Bragg Hall
Brandon Bowden
4 counts Burglary
1 count Burglary
 5 counts Grand Larceny  2 counts Grand Larceny   2 counts Burglary
 1 count Larceny of a Credit Card  1 count of Larceny of a Credit Card  2 counts Grand Larceny
 4 counts Credit Card Fraud  4 counts of Credit Card Fraud  1 count Possession of a Firearm by Felon
 4 counts Possession of a Firearm by Felon

A Juvenile has also been charged with B&E and Grand Larceny.

Additionally, there are still pending charges that may be filed in relation to all of these incidents.

If you have information on crimes in the County of Bedford please contact the Sheriff’s  Office at 540-586-4800.

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CAPTURED UPDATE – Billy Ray Hill, Jr. from Bedford County’s Most Wanted

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Capias Warrant
Probation Violation and Distribution of Scheduled Substances

 

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