The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents that someone is stealing mail from mailboxes — and after going through it, dumping it alongside roadways. Officials say the activity is centered in the Huddleston and Body Camp areas. Residents are asked to be on the lookout for suspicious activity, and if they come across discarded mail, do not touch it. Instead, call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.

NEWS RELEASE: The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating multiple larcenies from mailboxes. Most of these events appear to be occurring in the Huddleston and Body Camp areas of the county. The suspects will dump large amounts of opened mail on the sides of the road after filtering through it. The Sheriff’s Office is requesting residents to remain vigilant and if they see any suspicious activity or discarded mail in an unusual area, please do not touch or disturb it in any way. We ask that you contact the Sheriff’s Office and we will collect the mail.

Anyone with information on this crime can contact the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office attention Investigator Cucci or Sgt. Arney at 540-586-4800, Dispatch at 540-586-7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900 or enter your tip online at 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.