BEDFORD COUNTY – A SECTION OF ROUTE 717 TO CLOSE FOR ROAD REPAIR
On Wednesday May 29, 2013, thru Wednesday, June 12, 2013 a section of Route 717 (Murray Hollow Road) will be closed to traffic and will remain closed until roadway and embankment repairs are complete.
The location of the work is approximately 0.5 miles south of the intersection of Route 692 (Cool Spring Road) and 4.0 miles north of the intersection of Route 689 (Irving Road).
Motorist will need to use alternate routes during this time.
For up to date info please refer to the Virginia 511 website
The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, along with Bedford City PD and Virginia State Police, conducted a D.U.I. Checkpoint on 5/11/2013 from 2100-0100 on Stewartsville Road at Morgans Mill Road/Nemmo Road. We had ten deputies along with 2 Bedford City officers and 2 State troopers checking approximately 500 vehicles.
A total of 26 tickets were issued along with 7 arrests made. Three vehicles were towed and one firearm was seized for safekeeping. Three K9 searches were conducted with one alert which resulted in 2 drug arrests.
Child Seat – 1
Suspeded – 3
No Operator’s License – 1
Expired Inspection – 1
No Inspection – 5
Expired Registration – 3
Improper Backing – 1
Improper Stopping – 1
Revoked D.U.I Related – 1
No Insurance – 1
Notice of Suspensions – 2
Outstanding Warrants – 5
Possession of Marijuana – 2 (Approx. an ounce and a half)
VDOT has reported that there are no road closures in Bedford County due to flooding.
ROUTES CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING
|Rt. 619E Foster Rd||Quarles Rd; Rt. 691E/W||Nester Rd; Rt. 690N/S|
|Rt. 644W Lankford Mill Rd||Lizard Ridge Rd; Rt. 675E/W||Lazenbury Rd; Rt. 674N/S|
|Rt. 676W – Crosscreek Rd||Lizard Ridge Rd; Rt. 675E/W||Dead End|
|Rt. 680N – Murrells Gap||Goose Creek Valley Rd; Rt. 695N/S||Sheep Creek Rd; Rt. 614N/S|
|Rt. 682W – Woods Rd||Peaks Rd; VA-43N/S; / WOODS RD||Forbes Mill Rd; Rt. 640N/S|
|Rt. 691W – Thaxton Mountain Rd||Rocky Ford Rd; Rt. 684N/S||Union Church Rd; Rt. 755E/W|
|Rt. 696W – Crouch Rd||Dewitt Hollow Cir; Pike Rd; Rieley Ln; Rt. 617N/S||Goose Creek Valley Rd; Kennel Ln; Pike Rd; Tillman Dr; Rt. 695N/S|
|Rt. 706N – Bells Mill Rd||E Lynchburg Salem Tpke; US-460E||Goode Rd; Rt. 668N/S|
MAY 7, 2013
Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators have charged Darrell Bruce Orange, age 52, with arson of a residence at 1071 Murray Hollow Road in Thaxton. He lived in the residence with his mother. He is being held in the Bedford Adult Detention Center on no bond.
At 2:05 p.m. Tuesday, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call reporting the fire. The caller reported that the back bedroom was on fire. Bedford County Fire and Rescue units responded to the location.
APRIL 29, 2013 (UPDATE)
On Monday April 29, 2013 Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators obtained arrest warrants for DeAngelo Montez Brown, age 28, 6520 Dorchester Rd. Apt. 2800H, North Charleston, South Carolina. Brown has been identified as the second black male in the Altima last Wednesday. Brown faces the same charges as Waring, minus the driving charge.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Waring or Brown or with information of these crimes 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 the arrest of either subject. You can also submit tips on our website by clicking here.
PRESS RELEASE (UPDATE)
April 25, 2013
Wednesday evening Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators arrested Lachelle Lynette Slaughter, age 24, 2115 Early Street Lynchburg, Va. She is charged with cashing a forged note (check) and feloniously conducting a bank action. The charges stem from check she cashed at the Bank of the James Wednesday afternoon. She was released on bond. (Slaughter is the black female that was left in Forest yesterday afternoon by the two black male suspects.)
Investigators have obtained four warrants for Antonio Mariello Waring, B/M, age 27, 5805 Forest Point Drive, Raleigh, N.C. The charges are as follows; conspiring to cash a forged note (check), conspiring to utter a forged note (check), feloniously conspiring to conduct a bank action and felony eluding of a police officer(s). All the charges stem from the incident at the Bank of the James on Forest Road Wednesday afternoon, April 24th.
The investigation of this incident continues and Sheriff’s investigators are continually working to identify the second suspect.
Note: We will send out a photo of Waring as soon as possible.
APRIL 24, 2013
Forest, VA – On Tuesday April 23, 2013, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office received a report of suspicious activity at the Fink’s Jewelers, 16960 Forest Road. After receiving this information, investigators with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Lynchburg City Police Department, VA State Police and agents with the A.T.F. set up surveillance on the business.
At 2:20 p.m. today investigators observed a maroon Nissan Altima with North Carolina tags in the area of Fink’s. A black female got out of the car and went onto the Bank of the James, 17000 Forest Road. After dropping off the female, the Altima with two black males parked in a nearby business parking lot. As the female exited the bank she walked in the direction of the Altima. As she approached the car the driver drove away at a very high rate of speed, leaving the female standing in the lot. Officers pursued the vehicle onto Forest Road then onto Enterprise Drive. Due to the heavy traffic in the area at the time, contact was lost of the Altima, however it was located a short time later in the Wyndhurst area. The vehicle engine was still running and the passenger door and trunk were open. Investigators held and identified the black female. Both suspects were last seen running toward Lynchburg City.
Suspect #1: Black male, 6’ tall, wearing a black and red cap, blue jeans, white shirt.
Suspect #2: Black male, blue jeans, black shirt, wearing a Charlotte Hornets cap.
The investigation continues and charges are pending on the female.
Anyone with information on this crime 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) You can also submit tips on our website by clicking here.
On 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.