Update on Fuel Oil Thefts

Read 12/11/2012 Press Release here

On December 12, 2012, Michael Scott Toler, age 49, 156 Winfall Road, Gladys, Virginia was arrested in Amherst County. Toler is charged with grand larceny of fuel oil from Beaver Dam Baptist Church. He is free on bond.

The investigation of the larceny from Bethesda United Methodist Church continues.

Due to Toler pending trial, suspect’s photo will not be released. The media is asked to not print or broadcast any photo at this time. This is a continuing investigation.

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Search Warrant Executed Arrest Made for Possession of Child Pornography

 

On 12/4/2012, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant for possession of child pornography on Baymeadow Dr, Vinton, which is located within Bedford County.
The search warrant was part of a joint investigation by the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and included Task Force officers from the Bedford County County Sheriff’s Office, Christiansburg Police Department, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, and Vinton Police Department. Over 60 items of evidence was seized as part of the search warrant.
James Otis Baker was subsequently arrested and transported to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Bedford County, where 10 felony warrants for possession of child pornography were obtained and served on him for violation of § 18.2-374.1:1 Code of Virginia. Mr. Baker was processed and released on a $7,000 secured bond.

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Man Arrested in Connection With Malicious Wounding

On 12/15/2012 Deputies responded to 1833 Joco Lane in Moneta in reference to a subject who had been assaulted, and upon arrival deputies found a man with a severe laceration to the neck. The victim and several witnesses described that an altercation had ensued between the victim and another subject at the residence identified as Jamie Ellis and during this altercation; Ellis cut the victim’s throat. Ellis had fled the scene prior to deputies arriving. The victim was evaluated by rescue personnel and flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment. Ellis was later arrested at a separate location as he attempted to force his way into a residence. Ellis was taken into custody and transported to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail where warrants for Aggravated Malicious Wounding and Interfering with Property Rights was issued. Ellis is held without bond.

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Jefferson Forest High School Student Arrested For Making A Threat By An Electronic Device Against Another Student

Forest, (Bedford County) VA 

On Monday December 17, a 15 year‐old Jefferson Forest High School student was arrested for making a threat against another student, who attends a school outside of Bedford County.
The Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer learned of the alleged threat and confronted this student, which lead to him being taken into custody.
This minor is being charged with making a threat by an electronic device which is a felony. He was transported to the Lynchburg Detention Home where he is being held.

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Three Adults and Two Juveniles Arrested and Charged For Theft of Church Nativity Figures

Bedford County deputies have arrested and charged three adults and two juveniles for their involvement in the theft of nativity scene figures from the Shiloh United Methodist Church in Forest.
John Killgo, 19, 203 Homestead Drive, Forest, Scott Cooley, 19, 1076 Gables Drive, Forest, and Matthew Barringer, 19, 1054 Blue Ridge Circle, Forest, are charged with grand larceny, felony property damage, trespassing on church property after dark and two counts of contributing to a minor.

Scott Cooley John Killgo Matthew Barringer

 

The two juveniles are charged with grand larceny, felony property damage and trespassing on church property after dark. Both juveniles were transported to and are being held in the Lynchburg Detention Home.
The arrests occurred after receiving a tip from a Crime Stoppers caller.

Deputies believe the suspects destroyed the figures. The church estimates value of the 12 figures to be between $2,000.00 and $2,500.00.

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Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is Investigating the Larceny of Fuel Oil From Two Churches

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the larceny of fuel oil from two county churches.
On Saturday December 1, 2012 Beaver Dam Baptist Church, 10665 Stewartsville Road, Vinton, Va. reported fuel oil missing from the church’s oil tank located behind the church. On Friday evening, a dark color F-150 Ford truck was seen in the area of the church.
On Friday December 7, Bethesda United Methodist Church, 1434 Wyatts Way, Huddleston, Va. reported fuel oil missing from the fuel tank.
In both incidents suspect(s) siphoned the fuel oil from the tanks.
Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to please contact Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 888-798-5900 or the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827. All crime stopper callers remain anonymous and could receive a reward up to a $1,000.00.

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Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is Looking for Missing Nativity Scene Figures!

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the larceny of figures from a nativity scene from the Shiloh United Methodist Church located at 18121 Forest Road Forest, Va. The church is located at the corner of Graves Mill Road and Forest Road.
A church member advised that the items were stolen sometimes between 9:00 p.m. Sunday night and 6:00 a.m. this morning.
Below is a description of the stolen figures…………(3) wise men, (2) sheep, (1) shepherd, (1) cow, (1) camel, (1) donkey, baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
The figures are three to four feet tall, freshly painted and are 40 to 50 years old.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to please contact Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 888-798-5900 or the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827. All crime stopper callers remain anonymous and could receive a reward up to a $1,000.00.

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Sheriff’s Corner: Bedford County Emergency Notification System

Bedford County initiated the “Reverse 911 System” back in 2006 with, what was at the time, the most sophisticated system available, to send out emergency messages via telephone, advising citizens of potential dangers.
These days, many folks are using only cell phones and have done away with land lines all together. In order to provide the best possible service to everyone in Bedford County, the Emergency Notification System, ENS, has now been upgraded so that your cell phone number can be registered for ENS, should an emergency occur that citizens need to be made aware of; Forest fires, hazardous waste spills, multiple vehicle accidents, anything that could endanger your family or home.
If you have a land line, listed or unlisted, your home phone is already in the data base. However, you need to register your cell number or VOIP, (Magic Jack, Comcast, Vonage, etc.) number with the Sheriff’s office to ensure that any emergency call going out to your area of the county, will also be sent to your cell.
Please log on to the website; www.bedfordcountysheriff.org and follow the easy instructions to register. If you do not have Internet availability, you can still register your cell number by calling the Sheriff’s office and provide the necessary information for registration. Call 540-586-4800 x 4015.
“The safety of Bedford Citizens is our highest priority and this is best done by utilizing the newest technologies available.”

Download the December 2012 PDF “Sheriff’s Corner”

Joey Roach Arrested!

Joey Roach was arrested 11/30/2012 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. He was transported to the Blue Ridge Reginal Jail in Bedford, where he is being held without bond.

Sheriff Brown Urges Everyone to ‘Lock It Or Lose It’

Location: Forest, VA

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of larceny complaints in the Perrowville Road area of Forest.
Victims are reporting items missing from their unlocked vehicles that are parked in their driveways. Missing items that have been reported range from credit cards to laptop computers and are taken during the night.
Citizens throughout the county are encouraged to keep their vehicles locked whenever parked. Do not leave any items of value in vehicles.

Residents in the Perrowville Road area will be receiving a phone call from our Emergency Notification System regarding these larceny complaints.

Protect your belongings; “Lock It, Or Lose It”.

Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 888-798-5900.
All crime stopper callers remain anonymous and you could receive a reward up to a $1,000.00.

Please download the PDF Press Release for more information.