On 5-17-2016 around 0100hrs an unknown subject operating an extended cab light colored GM pick-up (older model) and pulling a trailer pulled onto the lot of Commonwealth Auto located Montvale, Virginia. The suspect broke into a vehicle on the lot and stole several items from the vehicle. The suspect then left heading westbound on 460. Anyone with information on the suspect vehicle is asked to contact Investigator Scott Arney or Lieutenant Jon Wilks of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-4800 or use our anonymous online contact form.
He has been found and is safe! Thank you!
Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from Lilac Road in Moneta at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday evening. The caller, a family member, reported that the vehicle of a missing Franklin County man had been located at that address. Calvin Walter Willard, age 78, was reported missing on Monday June 6, 2016 to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Willard has numerous medical problems, including his right leg amputated below the knee, and walks with the assistance of a cane. He is also missing part of his left foot. Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies, Moneta Fire and Rescue units, Virginia State Police and Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies launched an extensive search of the area. The search will continue today.
The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has again, received reports from citizens in Bedford County that the “IRS phone scam” has raised its ugly head once more. Sheriff Mike Brown wishes to remind everyone that the IRS will NEVER call you and will never leave a message concerning you owing taxes or threatening your arrest.
“These scammers have gotten very good at what they do”, says Sheriff Brown. “Sometimes they may already have some of your personal information which leads many people to believe the call is legit. Believe me, it is not.”
Tips from Sheriff Brown – Screen calls land don’t answer unknown numbers;
- Do NOT return the phone call if they left a message;
- NEVER give out your credit or debit card number;
- NEVER give out PIN, bank, or social security numbers or any other personally identifying information;
- Never send any money or gift cards to a caller;
- If you suffered a loss due to a scammer or feel threatened, report the situation to the Sheriff’s Office or your local police.
Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying suspects involved in an attempted burglary of a residence on Cedar Lane Court in the Boonsboro area of Bedford County this morning, June 2, 2016. Deputies responded to an alarm at this location. Attached are photographs of the three suspects and suspect vehicle. The vehicle is dark in color and appears to be a General Motors product. This same residence was burglarized on April 15, 2016 and a number of items were stolen.
If you know anything please contact Inv. C. Edmondson at 540-586-4800 ext 4061 or submit a crime tip anonymously using our tip form.
Suspect is involved in an Internet scam where the victim in Florida sent $1300 to Wal-Mart in Forest via Moneygram.
Please contact Inv. Scott Arney at 540-586-4800 ext 4063 or submit a crime tip anonymously through our website.
Don’t Text and Drive.
Bedford County Sheriff’s Office
Annual Car Show & Swap Meet
Date: May 14,2016
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!
TRAFFIC ALERT – BEDFORD COUNTY
Effectively immediately Friday, April 29, 2016, a section of Route 622 (Everett Road) is closed to traffic due to emergency bridge repair work at the bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railway in Bedford County.
The bridge is located approximately 1.30 miles west of Route 785 (Summer Fields Lane) and 1.05 miles east of Route 666 (Elkton Farm Road).
Motorists will need to seek an alternate route.
It is unknown at this time how long this section of road will be closed.
We are looking to speak with this person regarding credit card fraud. If you can identify this person please contact Lt. Jon Wilks at 540-586-4800 or use our “submit a tip” form on our website.
Here are pictures of the individual. If you know or can identify them please contact us.
If you have any information about this crime please contact: Lt. Wilks or Inv. Scott Arney at 540-586-4800 or submit an anonymous crime tip through our website.