Lynchburg Police looking for suspects following armed robbery

From Lynchburg Police Department: On January 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm, LPD Officers responded to 1400 Campbell Ave, Fast Mart # 5 for a reported armed robbery.The victim stated that two male subjects entered the store,one armed with a knife and moved behind the cashiers counter demanding the clerk to open the register.One of the subjects took an undisclosed amount of cash and the other subject stole merchandise before fleeing on foot toward 12th St.Both subjects were described as male,5’ 8”–6’ 0” tall, wearing dark colored clothing and masks
covering their faces.Anyone with information in reference to this case is asked to contact the Lynchburg PoliceDepartment or Crime Stoppers.Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective C.T. Davis at (434)455-6166 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website atwww.cvcrimestoppers.org. Enter a tip ONLINE athttp://p3tips.comor use theP3 appon your mobile device.

911 service remains disrupted in Altavista, Gladys areas

UPDATE from Campbell County: Those in the Gladys and Altavista areas of Campbell County who need emergency 911 service should call Public Safety’s non-emergency number(s) at: 434-283-9574; 434-332-9574; or 434-592-9574 or call 911 on their mobile devices.  At this time 911 landline service is disrupted in those areas due to a cut fiber optic line. Crews are working to locate and repair the problem.

Previous from Campbell County: Rustburg, VA – Campbell County Department of Public Safety has received information that due to a cut in the fiber optic line, individuals in the Altavista and Gladys areas of the locality are experiencing difficulty when dialing 9-1-1 for service needs, and have been unable to connect to dispatch via landline. Citizens that are experiencing difficulty are advised to use your mobile devices until connections are restored. Thank you.

Police searching for suspect after a man was shot while driving

From Lynchburg Police Department:On January 15, 2019 at 1657 hours,Officers of the Lynchburg Police Department responded to the Lynchburg General Hospital ER in reference to a b/m with gunshots wounds. Upon arrival officers spoke with a 19 year old, black male resident of Roanoke VA who advised that he was driving his vehicle in the area of Monroe Street when someone shot into his vehicle. The victim received a gun shot wound to his arm and leg. The victim is currently receiving treatment of non-life threatening injuries.Upon further investigation by officers,a crime scene was located at the intersection of Eleventh Street & Monroe Street.There are no suspect at this time.The victim refused to provide further details in reference to this investigation.The incident remains under investigation by the LPD’s Criminal Investigation Division.Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact DetectiveS.L.Duncan at (434)455-6178 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact DetectiveS.L.Duncanat (434)455-6178 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website atwww.cvcrimestoppers.orgto enter a web tip, or text “CVCS”plus your message to 274637
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VDOT prepares for weekend snowfall

From VDOT: With a winter weather event forecasted to bring western Virginia snow or freezing rain on Saturday, Jan. 12 and Sunday, Jan. 13, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is preparing to plow and treat roads this weekend. Motorists are urged to monitor weather forecasts, avoid driving during the height of the storm and consider postponing travel until conditions improve.

To help with snow removal operations, equipment operators began applying a salt-and-water solution called brine ahead of the storm to interstates and main roads on Thursday. Pretreatment will continue on Friday. Applying brine helps prevent snow or ice from bonding on the road surface and makes it easier to remove when crews plow.
VDOT road crews and contractors are gearing up to work in 12-hour shifts around the clock to plow or treat roads. Crews will be plowing snow-covered roads and applying chemicals or abrasives to provide traction on icy roadways. Debris removal crews will also be ready to respond to downed trees if a significant icing event does occur.

University of Lynchburg names new provost

Allison Jablonski

News release: A biology professor with a dedication to the student experience will become the University of Lynchburg’s chief academic officer in 2019. Allison Jablonski has been named provost-elect and will become vice president and provost on July 1. She follows Sally Selden, who has been named provost at The Citadel after serving in Lynchburg’s top academic role since 2015. “Dr. Jablonski is a perfect leader for this position and will continue the strong advances recently made in the academic division under Dr. Selden,” said Kenneth R. Garren, president of the University of Lynchburg. The university is a national leader in student engagement, and Jablonski said her goal is to continue leading changes with that focus. “We don’t want to just rest on our laurels. We want to do new, innovative things,” she said. “Our dedication to the student experience drives us all to make sure that students are getting the best out of their education.”

UPDATE: Juvenile arrested for September Lynchburg shooting death

Keshawn Dickerson (LPD photo)

Lynchburg Police UPDATE: On January 8, 2019 Officers and Detectives of the Lynchburg Police Department with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested the following individual in reference to this case. 15 year old juvenile male resident of Lynchburg who has been charged with the following: Murder – in violation of 18.2-32 – Code of Virginia. Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony – in violation of 18-2-53.1 – Code of Virginia. This continues to be an active and ongoing investigation.  Anyone who may have additional knowledge or information in reference to this case is asked to contact Det. Miller.

Original story September 16, 2018: Lynchburg Police are looking for the person who fatally shot an 18-year-old city resident over the weekend. Police were called early Sunday morning to a shots fired call on the 2000 block of 3rd Street, where they found Keshawn Dickerson with gunshot wounds. He died later under hospital treatment. Police ask anyone who was in that area at the time to contact them.

News release: On September 16, 2018, just after midnight, officers with the Lynchburg Police Department responded to the 2000 block of 3rd Street for the report of a malicious wounding. Multiple callers reported hearing gunshots in the area. Upon arrival, officers located a subject inside a residence with an apparent gunshot wound. The subject was transported by medics to the Lynchburg General Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The male is identified as Keshawn Lamont Dickerson, an 18-year-old resident of Lynchburg. At this time, this is an ongoing and active investigation. The Lynchburg Police Department is asking that anyone who was present in the area or anyone who has information related to this crime, please contact Detective R. Miller at (434)455-6160.

Photo: Kohl’s shoplifting suspects sought

Photo: CCSO

News release: The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying two unknown subjects wanted for larceny. The incident took place on October 13 at the Kohl’s department store located in the Wards Crossing shopping center adjacent to Wards Road (physical location: 225 Simons Run Ste A, Lynchburg, VA 24502). If you have any information which would be helpful in locating these individuals, please call Campbell County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 332-9574.  Citizens may also call Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, or visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org.

DDay Memorial to break ground on new building

Photo: dday.org

News release:  On Monday, January 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. the National D-Day Memorial Foundation will break ground on the third and final Quonset hut installment, which will provide an education space and a climate-controlled artifact display area. The “Fleda Hut”, named to honor late benefactor Fleda Ring, will be dedicated Memorial Day 2019. Benefactor Peter Ring, Fleda’s husband, will join Foundation leader or Monday’s groundbreaking. The new Q-hut will replace the current education tent with a more permanent facility.

UPDATE: Third arrest in Birchwood Apartments incidents

UPDATE from Lynchburg Police: As a result of the on-going investigation into this case,
On January 5, 2019, Jamik Tyree Walker 21 year-old resident of Lynchburg was arrested and charged with Assault by Mob (Misdemeanor), and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor (2 counts) This investigation continues.

PREVIOUS from Lynchburg Police: On January 4, 2019, members of the Lynchburg Police Department’s Investigations Bureau arrested the following two individuals in connection with the fight that occurred prior to the shooting:
– Tai’he Jeter, a 22-year-old resident of Lynchburg was charged with Assault by Mob (Misdemeanor), and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor (2 counts).
– 17-year-old juvenile resident of Lynchburg was charged with Assault by Mob (Misdemeanor).

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One child shoots another; mother charged with neglect

From Lynchburg Police: On Saturday January 5, 2019 at 2:18 pm, officers with the Lynchburg Police Department responded to the 100-block of Watergate Drive in reference to a report of a child that had been shot. When units arrived on the scene, they located a 6 year-old child with a single gunshot wound. The child was transported to the hospital and treated. The wound is not life-threatening. The investigation revealed that another 4 year-old child in the house had gained access to a pistol and accidentally fired it striking the victim.
The mother of the children, Megan Dawn Little, 29, resident of Lynchburg was charged with Felony Child Neglect (2 counts) and Allowing Access to Firearms by Children (1 count). In addition, Anthony Shawn May 27 resident of Lynchburg was charged with Possession of Marijuana.

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