NEWS RELEASE: The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting and stabbing which took place in the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 19, 2019 on/around the 200 block of Marshall Street in the town of Brookneal (Campbell County).
At approximately 4:00 AM, Campbell County deputies responded to an altercation involving two male subjects. Upon arrival, deputies located a male subject, 23 year old Eric Cazares of Covington, GA, walking nearby on Charlotte Street. Cazares was suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body. Upon further investigation, authorities located a second injured male subject, 21 year old Jose Ortiz of Conyers, GA, at a home on Marshall Street. Ortiz was suffering from a stab wound to his shoulder area. Both men were visiting relatives in the area.
Both Cazares and Ortiz were transported to Lynchburg General Hospital (Lynchburg, VA), where Cazares remains in critical condition. Ortiz was treated and released.
Investigators have determined this is an isolated event and there are no concerns of danger to the public; however, the investigation remains active. Charges, if any, will be determined once the investigation is complete.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Investigator Brandon Epperson with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 332-9574 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Enter a tip ONLINE at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on your mobile device.
NEWS RELEASE: The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a stabbing which took place in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 17 on/around the 2600 block of Eastbrook Road in Campbell County.
Campbell County deputies were called to a location where two male subjects were fighting and a stabbing had occurred. Investigators have determined this is an isolated event; however, the investigation remains active. Charges, if any, will be determined once the investigation is complete.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Investigator Michael Colbert with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 332-9574 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Enter a tip ONLINE at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on your mobile device.
The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office says a Jefferson Forest High School student is in custody for making online threats to the school earlier today. An alert was sent to parents early this morning about an alleged threat posted on social media. Staff immediately contacted the Bedford County Sheriffs office which identified the student. The message also stated that the person poses no direct threat to the campus.
NEWS RELEASE: This morning after receiving a report of an alleged threat posted on social media, Bedford County Sheriff’s school resource officers identified the person who allegedly made the threat. After a short investigation a Jefferson Forest High School student was taken into custody, off campus, and charged with making the threat. The juvenile was transported to the Lynchburg Detention Home. The investigation revealed there was no direct threat to the school.
NEWS RELEASE: Donald Trump, Jr. will be at Liberty University for Convocation at 10:30 AM (EST) on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Mr. Trump will be discussing his bestselling new book, “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us.”
“Don brings the highest levels of energy and conviction to the political battlegrounds of our day, said Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. “His new book exposes the schemes the left uses to silence conservatives and push socialist dogma. Liberty University students have a great opportunity to hear from a major force in American politics, and a personal friend.”
Convocation is live-streamed at the Liberty University Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LibertyUniversity/.
PRESS RELEASE: The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred in the 2000 block of Kingston Avenue.On November 10, 2019, at 11:20 p.m., officers with the Lynchburg Police Department responded to a report of robbery at a residence. A black male arrived at the home and demanded money from the occupants. The suspect brandished a firearm during the incident. The suspect left the area with undisclosed property.Officers coordinated their efforts and were able to locate the suspect in the area a short time later.Devin Williams, 18, of Madison Heights, is charged with Robbery. Further charges are pending.This incident is currently under active investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Det. Duncan at (434) 455-6178 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900.
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: The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the 7-11 store on Bedford Avenue. On November 8, 2019, at 5:14 a.m., officers with the Lynchburg Police Department responded to a report of robbery at the business. Three black males arrived at the store and demanded money from an employee. One of the suspects brandished a firearm at the clerk during the incident. All three suspects left the area with an undisclosed amount of money.This incident is currently under active investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Det. Dubie at (434) 455-6102 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. You can also submit a tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.
NEWS RELEASE: Virginia State Police Trooper B.S. Draper is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash in Pittsylvania County. The crash occurred Nov. 3, 2019 at 4:50 p.m. on Route 29 Business near Route 721/Livestock Road [a few miles north of Danville].
A 1990 Ford Tempo was traveling south on Route 29 Business when it crossed the center line and continued into the northbound lanes. A 2019 Chevrolet Silverado traveling north on Route 29 swerved to the right in an attempt to avoid the oncoming vehicle, but the Ford struck the Chevrolet head-on.
The driver of the Ford, Michael A. Price, 54, of Danville, Va., died at the scene.
The driver of the Chevrolet, Alvin L. Weatherford Jr., 46, of Blairs, Va., was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He was wearing a seat belt.
The crash remains under investigation.
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.
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.