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.

 

New York Man Arrested For 13 Counts of Use of a Communications System to Facilitate Certain Offenses Involving Children

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March 1, 2013

Bedford, VA – Moses Kahn of Forest Hills New York was arrested on February 25, 2013, on thirteen counts of “Use of a communications system to facilitate certain offenses involving
children” in violation of Code of Virginia § 18.2-374.
Kahn engaged in sexually explicit communications with a person he had reason to believe was a minor female in Bedford County.
Investigators with the New York Police Department assigned to the New York Internet Crimes Against Children taskforce and Investigators with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office assigned
to the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children taskforce took Kahn into custody with out incident at his residence in New York. Kahn waived extradition and was transported back to
Bedford County.
Kahn is currently being held under a $75,000.00 bond in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail, Bedford Facility.

Please download the PDF Press Release for more information.

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Update on Suspects Wanted In Connection to Burglaries

PRESS RELEASE UPDATE
February 22, 2013 7:18 P.M

Steve Croy and Tiffany Tolley were arrested late this afternoon. They are being transported to the Bedford Adult Detention Center.

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One Suspect Arrested and Sheriff’s Office is Looking for Two More Suspects

Investigators with Bedford County Sheriff’s Office have arrested one suspect and are looking to arrest two more in connection with a series of business and residential burglaries in the Huddleston area of Bedford County. The burglaries occurred between January 24, 2013 and February 13, 2013.

BRONSON JARRETT

Bronson Jarrett

Bronson A. Jarrett, age 19, 526 Dale Ave., Roanoke, Va. was arrested on February 16, 2013 and charged with six burglaries and six grand larcenies. He is being held in the Bedford Adult Detention Center.

TIFFANY TOLLEY

Tiffany Tolley

Steve Croy

Steve Croy

Investigators also have warrants for the same crimes and are looking to arrest Steve L. Croy, age 25, and Tiffany M. Tolley, age 30. Both Croy and Tolley are residents of Roanoke City, but have numerous ties to Bedford County, Campbell County, Buckingham County and the City of Lynchburg.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Croy and or Tolley is asked to call 540‐586‐7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1‐888‐798‐5900 or text CVCS 274637. Crime Stopper calls 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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Another Arrest in Connection To A Series of Burglaries in Bedford County

TANISHA NELSON

Investigators from the Bedford County Sheriff’s office have charged another person in connection with a series of five burglaries in Bedford County. These burglaries occurred between December 24, 2012 and January 4, 2013.
Tanisha Ping Linette Nelson, age 20, of 3434 Bennett Dr. NW, Apt. 6, Roanoke, Va. was arrested early Tuesday morning, February 12, and is being held on a $25,000 bond in the Bedford Adult Detention Center. Nelson was charged with five counts of grand larceny and two counts of larceny of a firearm.
Nathan Nelms is still at large. Authorities ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call 540‐586‐7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1‐888‐798‐5900 or text CVCS 274637 with their tip.

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Anyone having information regarding Nathan Nelms or these incidents should call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827

or the Crimestoppers Tips Line at 1-888-798-5900.

Crime Stopper callers remain anonymous and could received a reward up to $1,000.00.

Please download the PDF Press Release for more information.

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Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Looking for a Suspect in Recent Burglaries

On January 25, 2013, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office hosted a press conference regarding the results and arrests of the ongoing investigations into a string of recent burglaries in Bedford County.

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has in custody Augustus J. Xavier, Juan Quontell Welton, Kenneth Beaner and Durrell Brown.

Suspects In Custody

Nathan Nelms is still at large. The public is encouraged to call police immediately should anyone have contact with the subject.

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Nathan Nelms

The Sheriff’s Office is looking for information on the owners of the items shown below:

 

Anyone having information regarding Nathan Nelms or these incidents should call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827

or the Crimestoppers Tips Line at 1-888-798-5900.

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Sheriff Brown Will Host a Press Conference to Report on the Investigations into a String of Recent Burglaries

PRESS CONFERENCE

JANUARY 25, 2012

On Friday morning, January 25, 2013, Sheriff Brown will host a press conference at 10:00 a.m. in the Emergency Operations Center located in the lower level of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.
The purpose of the press conference is to report on the results and arrests of ongoing investigations into a string of recent burglaries in Bedford County.
No further information will be released by the Sheriff’s office prior to the conference due to the arrests that still need to be made.

 Please download the PDF Press Release for more information.

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Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Looking for Two Suspects

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On 01/17/2012 at 1:56AM Bedford County Communications received a call from a resident in the 1400 block of Centerville Road stating unknown individuals had shot into her home. A deputy responding to the area observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Belltown Road. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle and the vehicle attempted to flee. The deputy pursued the vehicle onto Kincannon Road, where the vehicle wrecked. The occupants of the vehicle fled on foot, and one suspect was taken into custody. A second subject was located by another deputy at a residence near the crash site. Two other occupants of the vehicle remain at large. They are described as black males wearing dark clothing.
The suspects in custody have been identified as Augustus J. Xavier, DOB 1/11/1995, 1101 12th Street, Roanoke VA and Juan Quontell Welton, DOB 9/24/1992, 922 Palm Ave NW, Roanoke, VA.

A possible sighting of one of the at-large suspects was received at 11:31AM in the 3600 block of East Lynchburg-Salem Turnpike. Officers responded to the area immediately and searched the area but were unable to locate any suspects matching the description given by the caller. The public is encouraged to call police immediately should any suspicious subject be observed in the area, or if anyone had contact with subject matching the description given. These subjects should be considered armed and dangerous.

This incident is still under investigation.

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827 or the
Crimestoppers Tips Line at 1-888-798-5900.

Please download the PDF Press Release for more information.

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Woman Charged with Malicious Wounding, Assault on a Police Officer and Obstruction of Justice

 

On December 19 at 7:18 p.m., Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to 1025 Buffalo Run Road, Thaxton, in reference to an assault. Deputies arrive at the address and spoke with the caller, who stated that Jessica Hiner had showed up at her residence with blood on her clothing. Hiner told her that she had been involved in an altercation with Phillip Helms and then left on foot.

Deputies then went to the Helms residence at 1577 Irving Road. While attempting to get an answer at the door, deputies observe what appeared to be drops of dried blood near the door.

At 9:00 p.m., Roanoke Memorial Hospital notified Bedford County dispatchers that Phillip Helms was in their emergency department. He had lacerations to his hand and chest area. A deputy responded to the hospital and interviewed Helms.

At 11:29 p.m., deputies went to 215 Meadow Creek Drive where they located Jessica Hiner, age 27. After being advised that she was arrested for malicious wounding, she assaulted the deputy and resisted being handcuffed.

She was transported to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Bedford, where she is being held without bond. She is charged with malicious wounding, assault on a police officer and obstruction of justice. Deputies believe alcohol was involved in this incident.

Investigation of this incident is ongoing.

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