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Bobbie James

THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE HAS ISSUED A SENIOR ALERT ON BEHALF OF CHESTERFIELD COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT ON 11/08/2019 AT 2130 HOURS.

THE CHESTERFIELD COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT IS LOOKING FOR BOBBIE JAMES, BLACK, FEMALE, 66 YEARS OLD, 5 FOOT 7 INCHES,135 lbs., WITH BROWN EYES AND BLACK HAIR. SHE WAS LAST SEEN ON 11/08/2019 AT 1630 HOURS AT HER RESIDENTS ON SHEFFIELD PLACE IN CHESTERFIELD COUNTY. SHE WAS LAST SEEN WEARING LIME GREEN PANTS AND A TAN COAT WITH A HOOD.

THE MISSING SENIOR SUFFERS FROM A COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT AND THE DISAPPEARANCE POSES A CREDIBLE THREAT TO HER HEALTH AND SAFETY AS DETERMINED BY THE INVESTIGATING AGENCY.

PLEASE CONTACT THE CHESTERFIELD COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT WITH ANY INFORMATION REGARDING HIS WHEREABOUTS AT 804-748-1251 OR YOU MAY FIND COMPLETE INFORMATION AT http://www.vasenioralert.com

NEWS RELEASE: Virginia State Police Trooper J.P. Peck is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Washington County. The crash occurred Nov. 3, 2019 at 7:15 p.m. on Interstate 81 at the 26 mile marker. State police began receiving calls about a 2015 Nissan Sentra traveling north on I-81 at an extremely slow speed and without its lights on. As troopers were responding, the Nissan came to a complete stop in the travel lane. A 2011 Honda CRV, also traveling north, swerved in an attempt to avoid striking the Nissan, but was unable to avoid hitting it in the stopped vehicle. The impact of the crash caused the Nissan to spin off the right side of the road where it struck an embankment.

The driver of the Nissan, Charles M. Johnson, 86, of Rogersville, Tenn., died at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the Honda was not injured in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation. A medical emergency is being considered as a possible factor in the crash.

PRESS RELEASE:Roanoke County Fire and Rescue responded at about Noon, on Saturday,November 2,2019 to the 300 block of Sunflower Drive,which is located in the Vinton area,for the report of a residential structure fire.First arriving crews from Station 2 (Vinton)found heavy black smoke coming from one end of the two-story, vinyl sided home.The home was occupied by 2 adults and 2 cats at the time of the fire and all made it out of the house safely. One other adult who lives at the home was out of town. The fire was brought under control in about 24 minutes. There is a significant amount of fire damage to the home. There were no other injuries. The three adults will be displaced and the American Red Cross will be assisting them. Units from Vinton, North County, Mount Pleasant,and the City of Roanoke responded to the fire.The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office is on scene to investigate a cause and estimate damages.

PRESS RELEASE: Roanoke County Fire and Rescue responded at about 7:45p.m., on Friday,November 1,2019 to the 4600 block of Red Barn Lane,which is located in the Bonsack area,for the report of a residential fire alarm.First arriving crews found smoke coming from the home and upgraded the call to a residential structure fire.The fire was brought under control in about 30 minutes. There were no injuries to people or pets. The family of 3 (1 adult and 2 children) will be displaced but is staying with family in the area.Units from Read Mountain, Vinton,and North County responded to the fire.The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office has determined that the fire was started by an unattended candle and did approximately $75,000 in damage.

Photo: Virginia Lottery

NEWS RELEASE: Lisa Carter was on her way to work with her husband when they stopped at H & H Market on East Jackson Highway in Big Island. While they were there, they picked up a Hold ‘em Poker Scratcher ticket from the Virginia Lottery. By the time they got to work, the Rockbridge County couple was $200,000 richer. “We’re still kind of in denial,” she said. “We can’t believe we’ve won that kind of money.”

Ms. Carter is the first person to claim the top prize in Hold ‘em Poker. The Scratcher game features prizes ranging from $5 to $200,000. Three top prize tickets remain unclaimed in this game. The odds of winning that top prize are 1 in 1,040,400, while the odds of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 4.71. “It’s still unbelievable!” she said.

Photo: Roanoke County PD

OCTOBER 31 UPDATE: Roanoke County police have arrested Kenneth Inger and charged him with involuntary manslaughter following the fatal accident on September 10th that claimed the life of 48 year old Thomas Orr II. It happened near the intersection of Brambleton Avenue and Garst Mill Road. Roanoke County police said at the time that drugs and alcohol may have been a factor in the multi-vehicle crash. Inger is being held without bond.

PREVIOUS: Roanoke County Police have identified the suspect in the multiple vehicle crash last week that killed a driver on Brambleton Avenue at Garst Mill Road. He is 58-year-old Kenneth Inger of Roanoke. Police say no charges have been filed yet, but an earlier news release said speed, drugs and alcohol were all possible factors.

NEWS RELEASE: Roanoke County Police confirm the alleged suspect involved in the multiple vehicle crash on Brambleton Avenue on September 10 is Kenneth Inger, 57, of Roanoke. Charges are pending the conclusion of the ongoing criminal investigation.

PREVIOUS FROM ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE: On Tuesday September 10, 2019, a Volvo sedan was traveling southbound on Brambleton Ave. in Roanoke County when it rear ended a Toyota driven by 48-year-old Thomas Orr II.  Mr. Orr’s vehicle then left the right side of the roadway where it struck a utility pole.  Mr. Orr was pronounced dead at the scene.  The sedan continued southbound on Brambleton Ave. where it struck a Cadillac and pushed the Cadillac into a pickup truck.  The driver of the Cadillac was transported to the hospital and has been released.  The driver of the pickup truck was not injured.  The driver of the Volvo was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  All parties were wearing their seat belts.  Speed along with drugs and alcohol, may have been a factor in the crash.  Brambleton Ave. was closed for a period of time while members of the Blue Ridge Regional Crash Team worked to reconstruct the incident, but all lanes of Brambleton Ave are back open at this time.  Charges in this case are pending, and the investigation ongoing.

PREVIOUS: At 2:30 today, a single vehicle struck multiple vehicles at the intersection of Brambleton Avenue and Garst Mill Road. The accident resulted in two being transported with non-life-threatening injuries and one fatality. Speed was a factor in the accident. The police department received additional reports of a possible suspect vehicle involved in an additional accident on Brambleton Avenue.

Police and VDOT are on scene diverting traffic. People should avoid Brambleton Avenue northbound because it is completely blocked. Brambleton Avenue southbound traffic should go to Pinevale or View avenues. People should also avoid Garst Mill to Brambleton and detour to Cresthill Drive.

These roads will remain closed for a number of hours while POLICE continue to investigate.

Isabel Shae Hicks

FROM VIRGINIA STATE POLICE:The Virginia AMBER Alert for Isabel Hicks and Bruce Lynch has been canceled as both have been located in Virginia. Miss Hicks has been safely located and Lynch taken into custody. The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office will provide an update shortly…please be patient, as they’re still in the midst of the investigation and arrest.

Isabel Shae Hicks

From Virginia State Police: The Virginia State Police and the Virginia Missing Children Clearinghouse has issued an AMBER Alert on behalf of Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, for a child abduction that occurred on October 21, 2019 at 0100 hours.

The child is believed to be in extreme danger and was last seen at her residence in Bumpass, VA.
Abducted is Isabel Shae Hicks, White, Female, Blond hair, Blue eyes, 14 years old, 4 foot 11 inches tall, weighing 120 lbs.
The child is believed to have been abducted by Bruce William Lynch, White Male, Brown hair, Brown eyes, 5 foot 10 inches tall, weighing 195 lbs, date of birth November 22, 1985.
Possibly traveling in a 2003 Toyota Matrix, VA tag VEM-9071.
For further information contact the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office at 540-967-1234 or visit www.vaamberalert.com

NEWS RELEASE: On October 15, 2019 members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office began serving multiple drug indictments obtained through the Franklin County Grand Jury. Thirty two drug related indictments were issued on 16 different offenders.  The subjects listed have been arrested on the corresponding charges. As a result of the arrests, deputies and investigators obtained and executed three additional search warrants. Several additional felony and misdemeanor charges are pending as a result of the searches.  Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

  • Incident: Narcotics Arrests
  • Incident Reported: October 15, 2019
  • Location of Incident: Numerous locations in Franklin County
    • Suspect #1 Name: Randall Layne Stump of Ferrum, VA
    • Suspect #1 Age: 36
    • Charges:
      • Distribution of schedule I or II controlled substance (x2)
    • Suspect #2 Name: Shawn Delante Wright of Rocky Mount, VA
    • Suspect #2 Age: 31
    • Charges:
      • Distribution of schedule I or II controlled substance (x2)
    • Suspect #3 Name: Jerry Lee Hodges of Ferrum, VA
    • Suspect #3 Age: 59
    • Charges:
      • Manufacture Marijuana (x2)
      • Possess with intent to Distribute Marijuana (x2)
    • Suspect #4 Name: Ethan Ryan Hundley of Glade Hill, VA
    • Suspect #4 Age: 26
    • Charges:
      • Distribute of Schedule I or II controlled substance
    • Suspect #5 Name: Amanda Dawn Martinez of Glade Hill, VA
    • Suspect #5 Age: 39
    • Charges:
      • Distribution of schedule I or II controlled substance
    • Suspect #6 Name: Jeffrey Lynn Blankenship of Penhook, VA
    • Suspect #6 Age: 49
    • Charges:
      • Manufacture Marijuana
      • Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana
      • Possession of a Firearm with over one pound of Marijuana
    • Suspect #7 Name: Shannon Lee Saari of Wirtz, VA
    • Suspect #7 Age: 33
    • Charges:
      • Distribution of Schedule I or II controlled substance (x2)
    • Suspect #8 Name: Randal Eugene Manley of Henry, VA
    • Suspect #8 Age: 59
    • Charges:
      • Possession of schedule I or II controlled substance (x3)
      • Possession of Firearm with Schedule I or II Controlled Substance
      • Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon
    • Suspect #9 Name: Christopher Lyn Tolley of Rocky Mount, VA
    • Suspect #9 Age: 43
    • Charges:
      • Possession of schedule I or II controlled substance
    • Suspect #10 Name: Tiffany Michelle Hodges of Ferrum, VA
    • Suspect #10 Age: 44
    • Charges:
      • Distribution of Schedule I or II controlled substance
    • Suspect #11 Name: Lorrie Earlene Hicks of Rocky Mount, VA
    • Suspect #11 Age: 23
    • Charges:
      • Distribution of Schedule I or II controlled substance (x2)
    • Suspect #12 Name: Teresa Gayle Craighead of Rocky Mount, VA
    • Suspect #12 Age: 42
    • Charges:
      • Distribution of Schedule I or II controlled substance (x2)
    • Suspect #13 Name: Jerry Wayne Underwood of Callaway, VA
    • Suspect #13 Age: 34
    • Charges:
      • Distribution of Schedule I or II controlled substance (x2)
    • Suspect #14 Name: Julie Lynn Law of Boones Mill, VA
    • Suspect #14 Age: 29
    • Charges:
      • Possession of Schedule I or II controlled substance (x2)
    • Suspect #15 Name: Amanda Elizabeth Harding of Huddleston, VA
    • Suspect #15 Age: 29
    • Charges:
      • Distribution of Schedule I or II controlled substance (x2)
      • Possession of Ammo by a Convicted Felon
      • Felony Child Endangerment
    • Suspect #16 Name: Mary Elizabeth Blankenship of Rocky Mount, VA
    • Suspect #16 Age: 38
    • Charges:
      • Distribution of Schedule I or II controlled substance
      • Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule I or II Controlled Substance

 

 

 

Sheriff Mike Brown (Photo: BCSO)

From Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown: I am, at this time, officially endorsing Captain Mike Miller for Sheriff of Bedford County. Prior to the June Republican Primary, in which there were three candidates vying for the GOP endorsement, I took a position shared by loyal members of the Republican Party of remaining neutral during this event. The Primary was open to all registered voters and the voters “spoke”; they elected Captain Mike Miller as their candidate for Sheriff.

Captain Miller is 35+ year veteran of the sheriff’s office and has served with distinction in Personnel/Administrative/Budget, and is currently the Captain of Operations which encompasses Investigations, Vice/Narcotics, Tactical/SWAT Team and Patrol Operations. Mike has initiated and directed numerous community outreach programs and was instrumental in organizing and providing Anti-Active Shooter Programs to religious, fraternal, educational and industrial entities.

He directed the investigation in Bedford County of 40 year old “cold case” of the Lyons sisters who were abducted out of Maryland and murdered in Bedford County. As a result of this investigation the subject was arrested and convicted of the murders in Bedford County Circuit Court. In addition to this case he directed the investigation in the abduction and murder of Raymond Wood from Lynchburg in Bedford County. As a result of this investigation five MS-13 members were arrested with two having been found guilty and the remaining subjects awaiting trial.

He is currently enrolled in Duke University’s Divinity School and has completed advanced training courses sponsored by the FBI, DEA, AFT, National Sheriffs’ Association, and the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. Mike continually expands his horizons in his chosen profession…law enforcement!

I ask you to vote for Captain Mike Miller on November 5, 2019.