Help the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Identify and Locate Sanjay Patel

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AUGUST 9, 2013

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and locating Sanjay Patel (also known as Sunny). Patel stands accused of assaulting three females, while being employed at a local convenience store in Bedford County. At this time, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security are unable to obtain necessary identifying information to obtain warrants. Patel lives in the Roanoke area.

Anyone with information on Sanjay Patel is asked to contact Investigator Scott Arney at 540-586-7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Crime Stoppers callers remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward up to $1,000.00 for information. You can also submit info through our web tip form.

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SANJAY PATEL

 

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Young Man Arrested and Charged After Motorcycle Pursuit on 460

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JULY 22, 2013

On Friday evening, July 19, 2013 at 7:06 p.m., a Bedford County deputy sheriff observed a motorcycle traveling east on 460 west in the Thaxton area. The motorcycle was traveling 78 miles per hour. As the deputy attempted to stop the motorcycle, it continued traveling east on 460 at speeds exceeding 100 mph. As the motorcycle was attempting to turn onto East Main Street/Link Road off 460, the driver lost control of the motorcycle and crashed. The driver was transported by helicopter to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

On Sunday, July 21, Alexander T. Turner, age 23, was released from the hospital. He was arrested and charged with one count of felony eluding a police officer and one count of driving with a suspended operator license. He has been released on bond.

 

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ALEXANDER TURNER

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CAPTURED UPDATE – Bedford County’s Most Wanted 07/18/2013

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Wendy Ruff

WENDY RUFF

Shannon Spence

SHANNON SPENCE



Catrell Griffin

CATRELL GRIFFIN


 

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Bedford County’s Most Wanted – Help Us Catch Them! 7/18/2013

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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.

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Campbell County Man Arrested for Charges Involving Manufacturing Child Pornography

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JUNE 27,2013

Zackery Morris, of Campbell County, VA, was arrested on June 26, 2013, by members of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children (SOVA-ICAC) Task Force, for charges involving the manufacturing of child pornography, in violation of Code of Virginia 18.2-374.1

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ZACKERY MORRIS

As the result of an ongoing investigation by an investigator with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, evidence was located that indicated Morris had produced sexually explicit material involving a minor. Warrants were obtained, and Morris was taken into custody without incident, and is being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail. The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges may be pending.
If anyone has any additional information regarding this case, please contact the SOVA-ICAC Task Force at 434-534-9521.

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

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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.

Arrest Made in Monday Night’s Robbery of the Quik-E Food Mart in Forest

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JUNE 14, 2013

Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators arrested James Robert Wilson Thursday evening and charged him with Monday night’s robbery of the Quik-E Food Mart in Forest. Wilson, age 33, was arrested in the Forest area after investigators received a call from an citizen advising of his possible whereabouts. Wilson is a transient and has no known address. He is being held in the Bedford Adult Detention Center on no bond.

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JAMES R. WILSON

Bedford County investigators are attempting to locate a possible witness to the robbery at the Quik-E Food Mart Monday night. The witness is a white male driving a early to mid 90’s model dark colored Chevrolet pick-up truck with a standard cab. The vehicle has distinguishing large decals (4X4) with a red stripe through it on the side.

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Quik-e Food Mart Witness Truck

NOTE: The driver of the truck is not a suspect, but could possibly have information on the suspect. Anyone with information of the identity of the witness is asked to contact Inv. Scott Arney at the 540-586-7827.

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Monday Evening Robbery in Forest

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JUNE 11, 2013

At 10:05 p.m. Monday night, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from the Quik-E Food Mart in Forest reporting a robbery. The caller advised that a black male with black framed glasses, carrying a gray sweater and wearing jeans and black t-shirt entered the store. He threatened the clerk and demanded money. After getting the money, the suspect left on foot and ran towards Graves Mill Road behind the store.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office 586-7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Crime Stoppers callers remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward up to $1,000.00 for information leading to arrest of the suspect.

Information on submitting crime tips can be found on our website under SUBMIT TIPS.

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Woman Charged With Aggravated Malicious Wounding And Other Firearm Charges

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MAY 30, 2013

At 10:00 p.m. Wednesday night, Bedford County dispatchers received a call from Jody Roach, 1184 Roach Town Road Huddleston, Va. She advised that she had fired her firearm through her door at two subjects standing outside of her residence.

 

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Jody Roach

 

As deputies were responding, Heather Raja called dispatchers and advised that while she and her mother were at 1184 Roach Town Road Jody Roach shot at them. Deputies met Raja and her mother Sherry Wyatt on the road as they were responding. Wyatt advised deputies that she was married to Jody Roach’s brother, who also lives at 1184 Roach Town Road. He was not at home at the time of the incident. Wyatt stated that she had talked to him by phone earlier in the evening and he was expecting her. Because she didn’t want to go there alone, she asked her daughter to go with her. Raja said when they knocked on the door; she witnessed Jody through the window in the door pointing a gun at her. She said that Jody just started shooting. Raja said she threw up her arms. She showed the deputy cuts to her arm caused by the pieces of glass from the window. Wyatt was not injured. After the shooting, both subjects retreated to their vehicle and left.
After arriving on the scene deputies talked to Jody Roach. She advised that Raja and Wyatt had shown up at her residence. She said they were yelling and appeared to be angry. She said she believed they were going to enter the house, so she fired her handgun twice through the door.
Deputies also spoke to two other people who were in the residence at the time. Both said they heard loud talking and shots fired, but did not witness either.
Roach was arrested and transported to the Bedford Adult Detention Center, where she is being held without bond. She is charged with aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and reckless handing of a firearm.

 

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Deputies of the Month for April 2013

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For exceptionally meritorious service while assigned as a Deputy Sheriff’s with the Operations Division, Field Services Unit of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office on April 6, 2013.  While serving in this capacity Deputies Rowland and Gibson were on patrol and responded to a call for assistance from a female who advised that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend.  The female also reported that her boyfriend had a gun concealed in his pocket.  The Deputies responded to the scene and  made contact with the suspect at a basement doorway.  When approached, the suspect slammed the door shut.  Deputies quickly forced entry through the door where were confronted by the suspect pointing a large caliber handgun directly at them.  The Deputies quickly sought cover and ordered the suspect to drop the weapon, which he did, but then fled on foot.  As the suspect was fleeing he ran past the deputies and reached in his pocket and began to remove another handgun.  Deputy Rowland announce this action and Deputy Gibson was able to deploy his Taser, which brought  the suspect under control.  A handgun was recovered from the suspects pocket upon arrest.

Deputy Rowland’s and Gibson’s tremendous restraint and calm actions under extreme pressure were in the highest standards of Law Enforcement.  Their  dedication and devotion to duty is in keeping with the finest traditions of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office  and reflects great credit upon themselves, the Sheriff, and the Citizens of Bedford County.

 

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