Roanoke County Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted subject. Police are attempting to locate Dwight Earnest Harmon (see photo below). Harmon is a white male, approximately 5’7’’ and 61 years of age. He has gray hair and blue eyes. Harmon has outstanding warrants for his arrest for the charge of burglary and grand larceny in Roanoke County. Harmon is believed to be driving a red 2008 Kia Rio bearing the VA license plate of VBX 7821. Anyone with information about this is asked to contact Detective Finney with the Roanoke County Police Department at 777-5269 or call the Emergency Communication Center at 562-3266.
At a specially-called City Council meeting today Roanoke Mayor David Bowers offered an apology for remarks he made several days ago in a statement about Syrian refugees and the interment of Japanese-Americans during World War II – comments that made national news. Vice-Mayor Dave Trinkle thanked Bowers for what he termed a “sincere apology.” Bowers pledged to heal the rift with city Council and with residents that objected to his statement made after the Paris attacks:
City Council members said they accepted the Mayor’s apology and would not ask for his resignation but
Bill Bestpitch wasn’t happy that the statement was issued on letterhead from the Mayor’s office: