Need Help In Identifying Female Suspect in Forest Food Lion Credit Card Fraud

PRESS RELEASE
October 15, 2014

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating credit card fraud that occurred on October 10, 2014 at the Food Lion in Forest. Investigators are seeking the assistance from the public in identifying the female who is the suspect in the fraud.

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Anyone with information on this crime or knows the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827, submit a web tip here, or contact 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 that solves crimes.

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Threatening Messages Found on Restroom Wall at Staunton River High School

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PRESS RELEASE
October 15, 2014

Bedford County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers and sheriff’s investigators are investigating a threatening message found on a restroom wall at Staunton River High School this morning. The SROs, from Staunton River High School and Staunton River Middle School, are working with school officials to ensure the safety of the students and staff at the school. Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies along with the Virginia State Police are on the scene. Explosive K-9s from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and Roanoke City Police Department are assisting with the investigation.

The investigation into the threat will continue.

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Press Conference Scheduled at 3:00pm Regarding Lyon Sisters Investigation

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October 2, 2014

There will be a press conference at the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office today, October 2, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown, Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Krantz and Montgomery County MD Police Assistant Chief Russ Hamill will address the media on the ongoing investigation into the Lyon sister’s case.

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Citizen’s Police Academy Postponed Until January 2015

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Police Academy scheduled for starting Sept 16 has been postponed until January 2015. If you would like to participate in January please use the following online form to sign up.

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Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Alert: Don’t Get Scammed! US Treasury E-mail Scam

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September 3, 2014

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office would like to alert the citizens about a possible email phishing scam that citizens have reported receiving.
The email claims it is from the US Department of Treasury stating that Jacob “Jack” Lew, Secretary of Treasury, will release $500,000 to your bank account and all you have to do is provide $150 and your bank account information.
Any email from any government agency (federal, state, or local) will require you to come in person or verify your identity before discussing any sensitive information with you. There is not a single government agency that will ever request bank account or sensitive information via email or request payment over email. Don’t be scammed!
If you look carefully at the sample email below you will see that the “From”, “Reply-to”, and “To” information lists the email accounts as coming from gmail.com or qq.com. QQ.com is a foreign domain. This information is known as the ‘header’ information. You can use this information to determine if the message you receive is legitimate or not.
Also note in the sample at the bottom the request to respond to ‘infotreasury@terra.com’. Terra.com is also a foreign based website.

Scam Email Sample

 

If you receive this email please contact the US Department of Treasury directly to report it. The US Treasury does not send unsolicited requests and does not seek personal or financial information from members of the public by email.
If you receive an unsolicited email claiming to be from or involving the Internal Revenue Service (IRS):
report it to phishing@irs.gov according to these instructions.
If you receive an unsolicited email claiming to be from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, report it to the Treasury Office of Inspector General Hotline by:

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Email: hotline@oig.treas.gov
Call 1-800-359-3898 (toll free)
Above information from http://www.treasury.gov/services/report-fwa/Pages/Report-Email-Scams.aspx

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Information Needed About Goodview Area Home Burglaries

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August 25, 2014

Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators are investigating home burglaries and larcenies from homes, boat docks and out buildings in the Goodview area of Bedford County. The crimes occurred July 30, 2014 through August 18, 2014. Victims report money, guns, jewelry, lawn equipment and fishing equipment taken. Investigators advise that a white male, wearing camouflage clothing, has been seen in the area of the crimes. Also a small red truck, a blue pickup and a small white car has been seen in the area of the crimes. Investigators believe some of the crimes may have been committed by a suspect(s) on a bright colored kayak.

Anyone with information on these crimes should call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827, submit a tip over the web, 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 that helps solve these crimes.

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Possible Scam Artists Targeting Churches Around Bedford

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POSSIBLE SCAM ARTISTS

These three subjects visit churches in the Town of Bedford/Bedford County area, usually on a Friday or a Sunday, asking for help. When they are told that they cannot be helped at the time they tend to get angry and belligerent.

If any of them visit your church please contact the Bedford Police or Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540‐586‐7827 or dial 911.

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Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New RSVP Member: Soledad Moore

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JUNE 24, 2014

Soledad Moore with Ricky Gardner

Welcome Soledad Moore

 

Major Ricky Gardner welcomes Soledad Moore as the newest member of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office’s Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol, (RSVP).

Sheriff Mike Brown started the RSVP program in May 2001 with six volunteers. Currently the program has 18 active members. The program utilizes retired persons in assisting deputies in non-emergency situations.

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 85 citizens with locked vehicles, performed 370 house checks, 626 school checks and delivered 76 meeting packets to Bedford County Board of Supervisor members. The RSVP volunteers also visit persons who participate with 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 devoted service to the citizens of Bedford County.

 

Official Recognition for Officers Who Assisted in the May 20th Rescue of Drowning Men

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JUNE 24, 2014

 

On Friday June 27, 2014, Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown and Lt. Chris Thomas, Department of Game and Inland Fishers will recognize the men from their respective agencies who assisted in the rescue, see below, on Friday May 16, 2014. The ceremony will be held in the Emergency Operations Center located in the lower level of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 11:00 a.m.. The Rosko family will be in attendance to show their appreciation as well.

 

Two Men Rescued from Possible Drowning by Local Police Officers

At 3:37 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from a Maurene Rosko at 1642 Krantzs Corner Road. She reported that her husband, Constantine Rosko age 83, and son, Curt Rosko age 54, were in a jon boat, on their private pond, attempting to remove an aerator pump when their boat capsized.  She said both men were in the water, holding on to the boat, and that her husband couldn’t swim. She also stated the water was approximately 8 to 9 feet deep.  Dispatchers broadcasted the call for distress and at 3:43 p.m. Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Conservation Police Officer Dallas Neel arrived on the scene, followed by Bedford County Sheriff’s Deputy Tim Shull at 3:44 p.m.  Officer Neel attempted to throw a lifesaving device to them, but after unsuccessful attempts, both he and Deputy Shull removed their shirts and duty belts, and went in to the pond.  They were able to swim to the subjects and successfully brought both men back to shore.  Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Major Ricky Gardner and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Captain Tony Fisher both agree that had these two officers not reacted as quickly as they did and put their training into action, the outcome may have been tragically different.

 

Bedford County Rescue Units arrived on the scene and examined both men who were tired and cold.  Neither men required additional treatment, and were not transported to the hospital.

CAPTURED UPDATE – Erin Reynard Martin from Bedford County’s Most Wanted

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Erin Reynard Martin was caught on 5/31/2014.

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