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Courts and Crime

  • BCSO seeks assistance in locating suspects on thefts from ABC store

        For the second time in a week, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a theft from an ABC Store.

        The latest suspect being sought is a white female, wearing a floral shirt, glasses and a pink handbag, who allegedly shoplifted a bottle of alcohol from the ABC Store located in the Graves Mill Shopping Center on January 22.

  • BCSO seeks info on suspect in shoplifting case

     

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    The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a white man who shoplifted a bottle of alcohol from the ABC Store located in the Graves Mill Shopping Center on January 24, 2018.

  • Charges certified against 5 for thefts

        Five of the six defendants in an alleged string of thefts in the Stewartsville and Moneta areas had charges certified to the March grand jury during hearings held Monday in General District Court.
        Last July, Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies charged six defendants in a string of thefts in the Southside area. They all faced grand larceny and larceny with intent to sell charges.

  • LPD investigation leads to Bedford charges

        A 30-year-old Bedford man is facing charges of rape and abduction, following his arrest on January 9.

        The alleged incident occurred January 6.  On January 8, representatives with the Lynchburg Police Department contacted the Bedford Police Department concerning information officers had received while on a call in Lynchburg. 

  • Local authorities help with MS-13 cases in NY, MD

        Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance, and an investigator with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, participated last Thursday in a news conference held at Mineola, New York, concerning the indictments of 17 alleged members and associates of the MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha) gang.
        The grand jury indictments include various charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and drug trafficking in New York and nationally. All 17 of the defendants face up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted on their top charges.

  • Police chase, apprehend suspect

        A 42-year-old Bedford man is in custody following a high-speed chase that began in Bedford County and ended at a residence on Otey Street on Saturday.
        According to Bedford Police Chief Todd Foreman, Michael Shawn Parker faces multiple charges following the pursuit which began on Woods Road in the county, went to Big Island Highway and concluded in the town.
        Bedford Police, with guns drawn, surrounded the vehicle at the Otey Street residence, but no shots were fired, according to Foreman.

  • 3 suspects arrested for robbery in Big Island

        On December 23, 2017, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from a residence on Marcus Trail in Big Island.
         According to a report from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, the caller said three black males had come into his house and robbed him. The caller said he wasn’t hurt and the suspects took several guns and cash.

  • Charges certified against suspect who fled custody

        Charges against a Bedford man who fled to Florida after escaping police custody in August were certified to a Bedford grand jury in action Monday in General District Court.

        On August 2 of last year, Kasey Wayne Johnson, 20, was at the Bedford Police Department in reference to larceny of a vehicle.  Johnson was placed in handcuffs and was being prepared to be transported to the Magistrate’s Office so warrants could be obtained.

  • Five arrested for theft at LMS work site

        Five area individuals have been arrested for charges in connection with tools allegedly stolen from the construction site of the new Liberty Middle School.
        On Monday, Dec. 18 the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office took a report of the larceny of a large number of tools from the  job site. The contractor advised deputies that several tool boxes had been broken into sometime over the weekend.
        The contractor also stated that the stolen tools had a value of $9,000.

  • Vandals strike church again

    Shiloh United Methodist Church has been visited by Christmas vandals for the second time in five years.