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Monthly Briefing - March 2024

Total Calls for Service: 666


Vehicle Pursuit

100+ Dickerson Mill Rd

March 3, 2024 – 12:25AM

Officers were patrolling the 800 block of Burks Hill Road when they observed suspicious driving behavior

that resulted in officers attempting a traffic stop. The driver failed to stop. Officers initiated a brief

pursuit however discontinued it after losing sight of the vehicle. During the pursuit, the driver struck

another driver’s vehicle. Warrants were later issued against William Witt, 41 of Bedford for reckless

driving, felony eluding, failing to stop at the scene of a crash with injury, property damage, and assault.

Witt was subsequently arrested by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office. (Incident #2401279)


Narcotics Arrest

1000+ Roundtree Dr

March 2, 2024 – 7:59PM

Officers responded to the 1000 block of Roundtree Drive in reference to a disturbance. Samuel Mason,

48, of Bedford was subsequently taken into custody and transported to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail

where a charge of possession of controlled substances was obtained against him. (Incident #2401280)


Destruction of Property

600+ Jeter St

March 4, 2024 – 5:45PM

Officers responded to the 600 block of Jeter Street for the report of a property damage. There was

damage to a window pane in the caller’s front door and the door knob was missing. The Patrol Division

is investigating. (Incident #2401311)


Narcotics Arrest

900+ Blue Ridge Ave

March 5, 2024 – 1:47AM

Officers were patrolling the 900 block of Blue Ridge Avenue when they observed an equipment violation

that resulted in a traffic stop. Joseph Lynch, 41, of Montvale was later taken into custody and

transported to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail. Two counts of possession of controlled substances were

obtained against him. (Incident #2401318)


Narcotics Arrest

1217 E Main St

March 6, 2024 – 2:34PM

Officers were patrolling the area of Walmart on East Lynchburg Salem Turnpike when they observed a

driver acting suspiciously. Angela Penn, 47, of Bedford was subsequently taken into custody and

transported to the Magistrate where a charge of possession of controlled substances was obtained

against her. She was held without bond. (Incident #2401374)


Possible Narcotics

862 Burks Hill Rd

March 7, 2024 – 3:01PM

Officers were in the area of the Shell station on Burks Hill Road when they observed a vehicle parked at

the gas pumps for an extended period of time. The driver was acting suspiciously. Officers approached

the vehicle to check on the driver and later located suspected narcotics. The Patrol Division is

investigating. (Incident #2401383)


Possible Narcotics

900+ Blue Ridge Ave

March 7, 2024 – 4:00PM

Officers were patrolling the 900 block of Blue Ridge Avenue when they observed a vehicle with an

equipment violation. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and later located suspected

narcotics. The Patrol Division is investigating. (Incident #2401387)


DUI Arrest

590 Grove St

March 9, 2024 – 7:30AM

Officers responded to 590 Grove Street for the report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Officers

observed a vehicle that had struck the wall on the side of the road and had heavy front-end damage.

The driver was not located with the vehicle. Officers were later able to locate the suspected driver,

Charles Brown, 35, of Bedford. Brown was transported to the Magistrate where a charge for driving

under the influence was obtained against him. (Incident #2401419)


Fraud

1000+ Oakwood St

March 6, 2024 – 5:21PM

Detectives were made aware of a potential case of elder exploitation. The Detective Bureau is

investigating. (Incident #2401458)


Assault

700+ Burks Hill Rd

March 12, 2024 – 9:21AM

Officers responded to the 700 block of Burks Hill Road for the report of a garbage truck driver getting hit

by a vehicle. The Patrol Division is investigating. (Incident #2401475)


Possible Fraud

Phone Call

March 12, 2024 – 11:02AM

Officers were made aware of a potential fraud. The caller advised they paid a contractor to complete

renovations on their residence and they have since been unable to get in contact with the contractor.

The Patrol Division is investigating. (Incident #2401477)


Possible Narcotics

2000+ E Lynchburg Salem Tpke

March 13, 2024 – 11:30AM

Officers were patrolling the 2000 block of East Lynchburg Salem Turnpike when they observed a vehicle

that had improper tags. During the encounter, suspected narcotics were located. The Patrol Division is

investigating. (Incident #2401505)


Possible Narcotics

1000+ Dillon’s Way

March 13, 2024 – 1:42PM

Officers were patrolling 460 East bound when they observed a vehicle with improper tags that resulted

in a traffic stop. During the stop, officers located possible narcotics. The Patrol Division is investigating.

(Incident #2401509)


DUI Arrest

1200+ Centerville Rd

March 21, 2024 – 9:43PM

Officers were in the area of Independence Boulevard and Forest Road when they observed a traffic

violation and suspicious driving behavior that resulted in a traffic stop. Dejuan Steptoe, 40, of Bedford

was subsequently taken into custody and transported to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail where warrants for

driving under the influence and eluding were obtained against her. She was held until sober but to be

released on an unsecured bond. (Incident #2401692)


Destruction of Property

1000+ Meadowbrook Dr

March 22, 2024 – 11:02AM

Officers responded to the 1000 block of Meadowbrook Drive for the report of a property damage. The

individual making the report advised their rear window was broken. The Patrol Division is investigating.

(Incident #2401705)


Public Intoxication

691 Pinecrest Ave

March 24, 2024 – 4:45PM

Officers responded to 691 Pinecrest Avenue for the report of a male subject who was sleeping in the

breezeway. Officers made contact with the subject who was identified as Earl Overstreet, 61, of

Thaxton. Overstreet was taken into custody for public intoxication. He was transported to the Blue

Ridge Regional Jail where he was held without bond. (Incident #2401740)


Larceny - Shoplifting

1820 E Lynchburg Salem Tpke

March 29, 2024 – 9:08AM

Officers responded to Lowe’s for the report of a subject that had been seen shoplifting days prior on

their video footage. The Patrol Division is investigating. (Incident #2401836)


Animal Cruelty

407 N Bridge St

March 29, 2024 – 1:39PM

Officers responded to the BP gas station on North Bridge Street for the report of a dog that was tied to a

fence on the property. It was reported that the dog had been there for several hours with no food,

water, or shelter. After further investigation, Jermaine Linton, 40, of Bedford was charged with animal

abandonment and was also issued three summonses for inadequate care. Linton was transported to the

Blue Ridge Regional Jail where he was held without bond. (Incident #2401854)


Possible Narcotics

Dr MLK Jr Bypass

March 30, 2024 – 3:11PM

Officers were in the area of Dr. MLK Jr. Bypass when they observed a vehicle driving under the speed

limit. Officers ran the tag on the vehicle and it returned to a different vehicle. A traffic stop was

conducted and possible narcotics were located. (Incident #2401876)


This report is published monthly. The information in each report covers

significant criminal incidents generally from the month before.

Addresses shown indicate blocks or specific locations. This is not a

comprehensive list of every police event in the town of Bedford in the

stated time frame.


Note: Information contained in the MONTHLY BRIEFING is generally

based on initial reports made to the police department. Follow-up

investigations may reveal different or additional information.



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