A police chase today that started in Lynchburg and ended in Bedford County led to the arrest of a man wanted for several Lynchburg vehicle break-ins. When it ended, Clifton Irving was taken into custody. Police say he will be charged with forcibly entering three vehicles in late August and stealing items from them. The pursuit briefly led to some schools in Lynchburg and Forest to go into precautionary lockdown mode.
NEWS RELEASE: The Lynchburg Police Department has a suspect in custody after a vehicle pursuit through the city of Lynchburg and Bedford County.
PREVIOUS: The Lynchburg Police Department is searching for a suspect in a recent series of larcenies from vehicles and destruction of property. Clifton Lamont Irving is wanted for destruction of property and three counts of unlawfully entering a vehicle in connection with three incidents in late August where car windows were smashed. Lamont may be driving a light blue-green Buick LeSabre bearing a Virginia license plate UUV-8291. This is an ongoing investigation. Any additional information will be released as an update to this news release.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Scott at (434) 455-6174 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Enter a tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.