The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a Citizens Police Academy starting March 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm. The course a 10 week class that meets once a week to give a brief overview of the different units, duties, programs and services the Sheriff’s Office provides. The class is free to all Bedford County residents but will require a clear back ground check in order to attend. If you are interested in taking this course please contact the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Community Services Division at (540)586-7718 By February 28, 2020.Online Applications are available at here.
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
On 10/4/2019 a student at Jefferson Forest High School was found unresponsive on the school property and was brought to the school nurse for treatment. The School Resource Officer was called to assist and upon arrival, the S.R.O. administered a naloxone hydrochloride EVZIO® Injection (sometimes known as NARCAN), which revived the student. Medical personnel arrived on scene and the student was transported to the hospital for further care. This incident is under investigation and no further information will be released at this time due to the age of the student and the ongoing investigation.
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
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. Please ask for Inv. Maddox.
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
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month in Virginia. The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office encourages all drivers to put down the phone and buckle-up.
Traffic safety researchers say using a smartphone while driving can be extremely dangerous because all three types of distraction – visual, manual, and cognitive – are involved.
In 2017, distraction-related crashes in Virginia killed 208 people and injured more than 14,500.
April 9, 2019
(For Immediate Release)
On Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m., Bedford County 911 received a call reporting suspicious activity in the area of Holiday Bob Court in Boonsboro. The caller stated he witnessed a tan or gold Toyota Carrolla park in the area of Holiday Bob Court.
He advised four black males exited the vehicle and went into a residence across the street. Minutes later he saw the four men return to the vehicle and leave the area.
Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies and Lynchburg Police officers responded to the area and found the back glass door shattered in a home on Holiday Bob Court.
Anyone with information on this crime, please 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.
Release prepared by Major Ricky Gardner