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Two Lynchburg Police Operations net Arrests and Wanted Suspects
LPD also said on June 15, 2018, officers and detectives , in partnership with the US Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, DEA, ATF, US Marshals Service, Lynchburg Sheriff’s Office, Lynchburg Fire Department, and the
27 people charged as part of Lynchburg police Operations Leap-Frog and Summer Blues
On May 11, the Lynchburg Police Department Special Investigations Division began an undercover operation, Operation Leap-Frog, which targeted street-level drug dealers in various areas of the city.
Two jump from third story window to escape fire
No one was injured due to the blaze, according to Capt. Bob Mays, though a harrowing scene unfolded as Crystal Adams and her boyfriend Jermaine Jordan jumped more than 15 feet into the arms of their neighbors to escape the fire.
3 arrested after paintball-related incidents in Lynchburg
Joseph Leon Farmer, 18, and Tatreal Devarya McDaniel, 21, of Lynchburg were both arrested and charged with six counts of projecting a missile at an occupied dwelling. Charges are still pending for the 17-year-old boy who was arrested.
Police push confidential informant program as drug offenses rise
“We’re really trying to push more for citizens to take action,” said Sgt. Jeff Rater, who supervises the department’s Community Action Team, a three-officer unit working to build relationships between police and city residents.
Undercover operation leads to drug charges for local residents
The undercover bust, known as “Operation Leap-Frog,” began on May 11 and has since led to a total of 17 distribution charges for eight Lynchburg residents.
Lynchburg District Traffic Alert: June 18-22
Highway work in the Lynchburg District requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For up-to-date information, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.
State police are on the scene of a car fire in Bedford.
According to deputies, the call came in around 1:30, saying a car ran off the road and was found in a field burning.
Three people arrested for paintball incidents in Lynchburg
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) --Three people have been arrested for paintball incidents around Lynchburg and the Lynchburg Police Department says there has been a spike in paintball-related calls.On Sunday, the Lynchburg Police Department arrested three people for paintball incidents they say happened in s
Wife of man found dead near Forest Lakes arrested for murder
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Police: Man beaten in Rivermont Pizza parking lot, suspects at large
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Lynchburg Police said a man was injured after a fight at Rivermont Pizza Sunday.They said officers responded to Lynchburg General Hospital around 2 a.m. to investigate an assault that took place at the restaurant.According to officials, the victim reported that he had been a
Pay-to-park coming to free parking lots in Downtown Lynchburg
Besides seeing pay meters, drivers can also expect the Depot Lot, Canal Lot and Riverfront Lot to be paved this year along with the Jefferson Street lot late next year.
Officials: 3 injured, taken to hospital in two-boat crash on Smith Mountain Lake
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Three people were sent to the hospital Thursday after two boats collided on Smith Mountain Lake.Officials with Game and Inland Fisheries said the accident happened around 5 p.m.They said two of the victims injured were released from the hospital. One is still being treated.C
Lynchburg Police seeing spike in paintball-related vandalism
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City man injured in June 1 crash dies
George Reed, 77, was one of four people injured in a three-vehicle wreck on Campbell Avenue at Florida Avenue in Lynchburg, according to a Lynchburg Police Department news release issued the day of the crash. He died at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.
Neighbors upset over unkept lawn in community
LYNCHBURG, Va.- Who's turn is it to cut the grass? That's the debate in one Hill City neighborhood. Over the years, the front yard of a home on Oxford Street in Lynchburg has grass more than 12 inches high, until someone came by the home and weed whacked it over the weekend.
Lynchburg police investigate possible child death
Lynchburg police said that, at this time, the death appears to have been accidental, rather than criminal.
Rabid cat attacks man, dog, puppy in Lynchburg
The cat then attacked a dog, causing a bite wound under its eye. It also attacked a puppy, leaving it with scratch wounds.
Salem loses no-hitter in 9th but beats Lynchburg 6-1
Joan Martinez followed with three innings of relief, allowing the lone Hillcat base hit on a 3-2 count. That scored Tre Gantt, who walked and went to second base on defensive indifference.
LPD makes several gun-related arrests with temporary police unit
The unit, called SIRT (Special Investigations Response Team), used data obtained through intelligence led police efforts, community collaboration and citizen concerns to make a number of arrests from May 30 to June 8.