On December 30, 2019, the Bedford County 911 Communications Center received a 911 call to an address on Cinnamon Ridge Rd. in Moneta, VA in reference to a disturbance involving a knife. Upon arrival, deputies learned that this was a domestic disturbance involving parties at the residence. Two subjects involved were transported and treated for lacerations and non-life threatening injuries at local hospitals. This is an ongoing investigation, and charges related to this incident are pending the completion of the investigation.
October 22, 2019
The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has obtained arrest warrants for Jeffrey Todd Lynch, Bedford, for the burglary of Red Rock Store on October 21, 2019.
Anyone with information on this individual is asked to contact the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900 or go online to http://cvcrimestoppers.org. Enter your tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3TIPS app on your mobile device. Crime Stopper callers remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward up to $1,000.00.
October 21, 2019
This morning at 1:25 a.m. Bedford County 911 received a call a business alarm from Red Rock Store located near Halesford Bridge in Moneta. The suspect arrived in a small dark blue SUV. The suspect appears to be a white male forced entry into the store and stole merchandise.
Release prepared by Major Ricky Gardner
COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA LAUNCHES 18TH ANNUAL CHECKPOINT STRIKEFORCE DUI ENFORCEMENT
Bedford, VA – Throughout the state, including Bedford County, increased enforcement is taking place from now through Labor Day.
Checkpoint Strikeforce is a crucial joint effort of high-visibility enforcement that reminds likely offenders to get a safe ride home or face arrest.
Last year, Virginia saw a 12% increase in alcohol-related traffic deaths on Virginia roadways; 278 people lost their lives in alcohol-related traffic crashes and 19,790 people were convicted of a DUI in the Commonwealth.
So if you are waiting to go through a checkpoint, thank the officers for helping to keep our roads safe and free of those who choose to drive drunk.
This short film shows the dangers of drinking and driving and how impacting the consequences really are.
Directed by Chandler Hood and Abbey Rice
Written by Jack Schonfelder, Abbey Rice, and Chandler Hood
Starring- Jack Schonfelder and Mckenna- Kate Gaudio
Bedford County Sheriff’s Office needs help identifying the pictured individual and vehicle related to thefts from vehicles and use of stolen credit cards. Please contact Inv. C. A. Edmondson with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-4800 ext. 4061 with any information.
BCSO investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the pictured subject. Please contact the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-4800 with any information if you recognize this individual. Ask for Investigator Jones.
At 12:50 a.m., a Bedford County Sheriff’s deputy observed a Ford Fusion on Thomas Jefferson Road being driven in a reckless manner. The deputy stopped the vehicle and as he was exiting his patrol vehicle the Fusion sped away. At that time the deputy notified dispatchers he was in pursuit of the vehicle. The Fusion traveled onto 460 and headed east into Campbell County and the City of Lynchburg. Lynchburg Police became involved in the pursuit and deployed spike strips which deflated one of the front tires of the Fusion. The vehicle continued traveling east on 460 passing through Campbell County into Appomattox County. During the pursuit deputies observed an object being thrown from the vehicle. Deputies deployed a second set of spike strips deflating the other front tire. The vehicle came to a stop at 1:47 a.m. in the 17000 block of Richmond Highway (460). Deputies removed the driver from the Fusion and identified him as Justin L. Carroll, age 35, of Pamplin.
Carroll was arrested and transported to the Bedford Adult Detention Center. He was charged with felony eluding police, driving under the influence and driving on a revoked license. He is being held on no bond.Note: Justin Carroll’s photo was not available at the time of this release.
Release prepared by Major Gardner
Presented by Boys With a Dream on April 27, 2019 from 1 – 4PM at the Bedford Farmers Market, 220 West Washington St., Bedford, VA 24523
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Roanoke has identified the body recovered from the James River on Thursday April 11, 2019 as Nathan W. Faidley. The cause and nature of his death is pending the results of further tests.
Faidley was reported missing from the City of Lynchburg on March 3, 2019.
Release prepared by Major Gardner
At 6:30 a.m., on April 17, 2019, Bedford County 911 received a call from Little Creek Road in Moneta. The caller stated that a female came to her house and said she had been sexually assaulted. The caller also advised that the female appeared to have been beaten. A Virginia State trooper and Bedford County deputies responded and observed the victim had multiple injuries. The victim said that Steve Lorent had sexually and physically assaulted her. He took her cell phone and left the residence on foot. She went to a neighbor’s house to get help. The victim was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of her injuries. She was later released.
Later deputies located Steven John Lorent at a residence in Huddleston. He was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear from Rockbridge County. Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators later charged Lorent, age 50, with strangulation, object sexual penetration, grand larceny and felony domestic assault and battery. He is being held in the Bedford Adult Detention Center on no bond.