Prescription Take Back 4/27/2013

 

gotdrugs_bannerOn 4/27/2013 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office will be at the Walmart in Bedford and the Kroger in Forest to receive your unwanted prescriptions.

Address and more information can be found on our Event Calendar or on our website under Citizen Services – Prescription Take Back.

Sheriff Reacts to No Money for New School SROs

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Bedford Co., VA – There will not be a resource officer in every Bedford County elementary school next school year.

The board of supervisors approved a budget last night, leaving out an $800,000 request by the sheriff to pay for 15 additional deputy positions.

Sheriff Mike Brown calls it a foreseeable liability.

“I think there was a lot of lip service paid to the potential problems, the potential dangers, that we as law enforcement executives are seeing by city councils and by board of supervisors members,” said Brown. “Then, all of the sudden once it sort of dies down, that concern goes away and that’s irresponsible.”

The Sheriff’s Office is applying for state grants that would pay for a few additional SRO positions. They expect it to be a very competitive process, as localities all over Virginia are also applying for that same money in the wake of Sandy Hook.

Original Story Link
Author: Angela Hatcher
Date: April 23, 2013

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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 11, 2013
Time: 10 AM – 2 PM
Location: Liberty High School. Route 122, Bedford, VA.

Rain Date: May 18, 2013

There will be muscle cars, sports cars, motorcycles, tractors and trucks. Food and prizes! Dash plaques to all entries.
Guaranteed music and fun for everyone!

TO PRE-REGISTER PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THIS FORM AND MAIL TO THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Pre-Registration by April 30, 2013
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

Fire and Rescue and Sheriff’s Office Respond to Unconscious Female 911 Call

PRESS RELEASE – April 5, 2013

On Thursday 04/04/2013 at 8:22 p.m., Bedford County 911 Communications Center received a 911 call for a 17 year-old female unconscious and not breathing. Bedford County Fire and Rescue Units responded and began treatment. Because of the age of the victim, members of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office responded as well. The victim was transported to Bedford Memorial Hospital and later transferred to Carillion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where she passed away. 

 

At this time, there is no criminal investigation regarding this incident in Bedford County.

Eight More Indicted On Prescription Drug Charges

 Defendants Are Accused Of Distributing A Variety Of Prescription Drugs

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA — In January, a Federal grand jury charged 10 individuals with conspiring to possess with the intent to prescription drugs. In an indictment filed under seal last week and unsealed this afternoon, eight additional defendants have been charged with being part of the conspiracy.

Last week the grand jury charged Elizabeth Campbell Reynold, 37, of Thaxton, Va., Ronnie Edward Cupp, 51, of Goodview, Va., Jonathan Chad Overstreet, 39, of Goodview, Va., Jerry Lewis Woolwine, Jr., 30, of Vinton, Va., Eric Scott Nichols, 32, of Huddleston, Va., Joshua John Surprenant, 30, of Moneta, Va., Wendy Dawn Hanner, 34, of Bedford, Va., and Les Christopher Burns, 31, Thaxton, Va.

In January, the grand jury charged Bryant Edward Reynolds, 47, of Thaxton, Va., Danielle Norman Reynolds, 37, of Thaxton, Va., Mark Anthony Campbell, 47, of Bedford, Va., Timothy Lee Goodman, 23, of Thaxton, Va., Matthew Thomas Barlow, 24, of Bedford, Va., Jeffery Earl Reynolds, 39, of Thaxton, Va., Tony Gene Abee, 40, of Thaxton, Va., Dana Michelle Parker, 32, George Franklin Lynch, 38, of Thaxton, Va., and Andy Lee Dooley, 27, of Bedford, Va., of being part of the conspiracy.

If convicted, each defendant faces a maximum  possible penalty of up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $1,000,000 on each count.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Bedford County Sheriff’s office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Virginia State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant United States Attorney Ashley Neese will prosecute the case for the United States.

A Grand Jury indictment is only a charge and not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the government to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

Christopher Burns

Christopher Burns

Wendy Hanner

Wendy Hanner

Ronnie Cupp

Ronnie Cupp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Overstreet

Jonathan Overstreet

Joshua Surprenant

Joshua Surprenant

Jerry Woolwine, Jr.

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Jerry Woolwine, Jr.

Jerry Woolwine, Jr.

Eric Nichols

Eric Nichols

Elizabeth Reynolds

Elizabeth Reynolds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download the PDF Press Release for more information.

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Announcing the 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 11, 2013
Time: 10 AM – 2 PM
Location: Liberty High School. Route 122, Bedford, VA.

Rain Date: May 18, 2013 (Same Bat Time/Same Bat Place)

There will be muscle cars, sports cars, motorcycles, tractors and trucks. Food and prizes! Dash plaques to all entries.
Guaranteed music and fun for everyone!

TO PRE-REGISTER PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THIS FORM AND MAIL TO THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Pre-Registration by April 30, 2013
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

Subjects Arrested for Malicious Wounding and Warrants Issued for Another Subject.

On 3/7/2013 Deputies responded to 1164 East Lynchburg-Salem Turnpike for a fight in progress call. Upon arrival Deputies found a man with a laceration to the face. The subject, identified as Carson Elkins, described that an altercation had ensued between him and another subject, identified as Sherwood Blake, over Blake throwing a rock at the Elkins’s vehicle. Elkins proceeded to confront the suspect and a physical altercation ensued. Elkins claimed he was hit by a rock and a bat, as Blake claims he was stuck with a wooden ax handle. Both subjects were treated and released at Bedford Memorial Hospital. Deputies obtained warrants for both subjects who were taken into custody and transported to the Bedford Blue Ridge Jail Authority where they are being held without bond. Warrants are still outstanding for a third subject, Calvin Blake.

Sherwood G. Blake

Sherwood G. Blake
45 years old
1269 Bills Road
Bedford, Virginia

Carson R. Elkins

Carson R. Elkins
45 years old
2974 Rocky Ford Road
Bedford, Virginia

 

Sherwood Blake has been charged with one count of Malicious Wounding, one count of Throwing Missiles at a Vehicle, and one count of Property Damage.
Carson Elkins has been charged with one count of Malicious Wounding.
Warrants for Calvin Blake are outstanding.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Calvin Blake is asked to contact the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.

 

 

 

Please download the PDF Press Release for more information.

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Wedding Crasher Identified!

UPDATE:

SUSPECT CHURCH LARCENY

Montvale, VA – Follow up to the thefts of wallets containing credit cards during a wedding ceremony at the Faith Life Baptist Church, Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies have identified the suspect in the photo as Michael Wayne Kidd, age 43, 1012 Greenland Drive, Bedford, Va.
Deputies have obtained warrants for Kidd for larceny, forgery and fraud.

Anyone with information on these crimes or the whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call 540‐586‐7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1‐888‐798‐5900 or text CVCS 274637. Crime Stopper callers remain anonymous and could receive a reward up to $1,000.00. (www.cvcrimestoppers.org)

Please download the PDF Press Release for more information.

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Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Looking to Identify Thieving Wedding Crasher

Montvale, VA – A call was received by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office reporting a larceny of several items taken from the Faith Life Baptist Church in Montvale, during a wedding ceremony on Saturday, February 23, 2013.
The deputy responded to the church and spoke with two victims who were both members of the wedding party. They stated that during the wedding, someone stole personal items and two women’s wallets which contained several credit cards and bank cards.
Bedford County Sheriff’s office is seeking help in identifying this person who used on one of the stolen credit cards in a Lynchburg store on February 24th. The stolen cards have also been used in Bedford County, Campbell County and the City of Lynchburg.

SUSPECT CHURCH LARCENY

 Anyone with information on these crimes or knows the identity of the suspect is asked to call 540‐586‐7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1‐888‐798‐5900 or text CVCS 274637. Crime Stopper callers remain anonymous and could receive a reward up to $1,000.00. (www.cvcrimestoppers.org)

Please download the PDF Press Release for more information.

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The Sheriff’s Position on the Second Amendment

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has been getting a lot of requests on their stance on the Second Amendment.  Here is the official 2nd Amendment information from the Sheriff Mike Brown, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and the National Sheriff’s Association.

You can download the PDF document here.

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WHEREAS, the elected Sheriff is recognized throughout the United States as the chief local law enforcement officer and is directly accountable to the people through the electoral process; and

WHEREAS, all sheriffs take an oath of office to enforce and defend the United States Constitution and state constitution and laws; and

WHEREAS, a primary mission of sheriffs is to ensure public safety; and

WHEREAS, gun safety is vitally important to our nation’s public health and the 3,080 sheriffs of this nation; and

WHEREAS, the cause of violence, including gun violence, must be addressed on many fronts, including improved mental health treatment, media violence, drugs, gangs, breakdown of the family, strengthening laws that prevent or reduce the access of legally prohibited persons to firearms and vigorous enforcement of existing laws; and

WHEREAS, the National Sheriffs’ Association represents the interests of all sheriffs who are sworn to support and defend the United States Constitution; and

WHEREAS, sheriffs strongly support our citizens’ protected right to bear arms under the Second Amendment and the National Sheriffs’ Association does not support any laws that deprive any citizen of the rights provided under the Constitution and Bill of Rights; and

WHEREAS, the doctrine of judicial review grants to the United States Supreme Court and the lower courts the power to determine the constitutionality of any law and sheriffs do not possess the legal authority to interpret the constitutionality of any law;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the National Sheriffs’ Association supports the rights conferred by the Second Amendment and further recognizes the ultimate authority of the courts in interpreting the scope of those constitutional rights.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY FIREARMS

1. Rule of Law. Our nation’s Sheriffs recognize the rule of law in the United States in which the Supreme
Court and lower courts are the ultimate authority in determining the constitutionality of any law.

2. Second Amendment. Our nation’s Sheriffs support and are sworn to uphold the constitution and the Bill of Rights, including the Second Amendment.

3. Comprehensive approach. Gun control alone will not solve the problem of guns and extreme violence. Society needs a thoughtful and comprehensive approach to this many faceted issue.

4. Records Access. Law enforcement must have access to relevant records to determine whether a person is legally prohibited from possession of firearms by major improvements in the National Instant Check System.

5. Mental Health Records. Law Enforcement must have access to mental health records for accurate background checks, for responding to 911 calls and for responding to those who suffer from mental illness.

6. Mental Health Treatment. There must be great expansion of treatment resources for those that experience mental illness. We have an epidemic of untreated mental illness across the country, and there is a strong link between untreated mental illness and the increased risk of committing violent acts.

7. Vigorous Prosecution. The nation’s Sheriffs support the vigorous prosecution of those who violate existing gun laws, including enhanced sentences.

8. Gun Safety Incentives. The nation’s Sheriffs support enhanced firearms safety efforts including incentives to promote both safe and secure storage and use of firearms.

9. Training. The nation’s Sheriffs enhanced training, best practices policies and procedures and adequate resources for law enforcement, schools and those who operate other public facilities, to address active shooters and other safety threats.

10. Culture of Violence. The nation’s Sheriffs recognize the culture of violence on the internet, on television, in movies, and especially violent videogames, have a negative influence on our nation’s youth.

11. Schools. The nation’s Sheriffs are committed to protecting our children in their neighborhoods and in school facilities.