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On April 12th, 2023, at approximately 9:00 am the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Thomas Jefferson Road, Waterlick Road and Turkey Foot Road in reference to multiple reports of larcenies from vehicles, as well as a stolen vehicle that occurred during the previous night.

Through the investigation and agency partnership, leads were developed, and it was discovered that at least two of the electronic devices stolen were showing to be in a residence not far from Fort Avenue in the City of Lynchburg.

Shortly after, an Officer with the Lynchburg Police Department located a stolen vehicle from Bedford County in the same area.

A search warrant for the residence was obtained and executed within the first few hours. During the search of the residence, Bedford County Investigators, along with Detectives from the Lynchburg Police Department recovered computer equipment valued over $5,000.00, two stolen handguns and recovered the stolen vehicle.

We are still investigating many leads and at this time, several juvenile petitions have been obtained in reference to this case. As a reminder, please lock your vehicles. Some vehicles gone through were left unlocked during the night and we have witnessed that the suspects bypass locked vehicles.

Now, let’s make it clear just because your vehicles are unlocked that never gives anyone the right to come on your property to steal your possessions.

But in today’s times we must take the extra precautions to secure our valuables.

Your Sheriff’s Office is still committed to bringing the suspects to justice as swiftly as possible.

Also, the Sheriff’s Office is committed to the 9pm routine of making sure your vehicles are locked at all times.

By working together, we will keep our community SAFE!

We would like to thank the deputies from Charlie Platoon, Criminal Investigations Unit and the Lynchburg Police Department for their quick response and assistance with this case.

Stolen property was found and returned to the owners within a few hours of being reported.

The Sheriff’s Office requests that anyone with further information to contact Inv. Ellis at 540-586-4800 ext 4070, 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.