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Public Safety

  • Woman finds intruder in apartment

     

  • Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

     

    Joshua Lee Crockett, 31, of Galax was arrested and received several charges following a traffic stop on Aug. 2.
    Crockett was stopped by Officer Andrew Burnett for suspicion of driving under the influence, according to Galax Police Chief Rick Clark.
    After a series of field tests, Crockett was charged with DUI, possession of marijuana and felony possession of a schedule II substance.
    Crockett is being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail, and was to appear in the Galax General District Court.

  • Three charged with marijuana possession

    Galax officers arrested and charged two men and a woman for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute on Aug. 13, after an investigation of another crime led to police suspicion.

  • Citizens make plea for Grayson resource officers

    INDEPENDENCE – Despite the pleas of citizens, the Grayson County School Board chose to take no action at its Aug. 12 meeting on a pending grant that would provide two additional School Resource Officers to the division this year.
    Last month, the Grayson Board of Supervisors approved a funding plan to pay 20 percent of the local match of the salary and benefits to add the SRO positions to both Grayson Highlands and Independence Middle schools.

  • Police: suspect left trail of destruction in his wake

    Dustin Lee Alley, 23, of Woodlawn was arrested on Saturday and received charges in two localities after he allegedly stole a truck, wrecked it outside the Galax city limits and instigated a carjacking in an attempt to escape police, a report said.
    Galax police were notified on Aug. 10 that a 2000 Dodge Dakota had been stolen from Blue Ridge Tobacco in Galax. Garnett Alan Price of Galax, the owner of the vehicle, was inside the shop conducting business when the incident occurred, according to Galax Police Chief Rick Clark.

  • State trooper involved in Grayson crash

    A Virginia State Police trooper escaped injury on Aug. 5 following a rear-end collision that occurred on Elk Creek Parkway near Sunbow Lane.
    According to State Police 1st Sgt. Mike Musser, Linda Halsey of Elk Creek was turning in to her driveway in a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu when a 2010 Ford police cruiser, driven by Trooper Jessie Tilson of Independence, allegedly struck the rear of her vehicle.

  • Armed robbery at Lambsburg truck stop foiled

    LAMBSBURG ― Two Twin County teenagers have been charged after an alleged attempt to rob the McDonald's at Love's Truck Stop early Monday morning, according to Carroll Sheriff J.B. Gardner in a news release.

    Authorities report that a masked man entered the McDonald's restaurant located inside Love's Truck Stop in Lambsburg, at Exit 1 off Interstate 77, in an attempt to rob the cashiers, according to the news release.

  • Tickets for texting a tough call for police

    It’s easy to conceive of a worst-case scenario incident involving a texting motorist on the winding roads of the Twin Counties.
    Imagine you’re a driver following the recommended safe speed northbound on curvy U.S. 52 near the gravel quarry in Poplar Camp.
    While you’re acting like a responsible driver, a Mustang zooms up from behind and rides your bumper.

  • Schools strengthen security measures

    HILLSVILLE — New security protocols at all Carroll County Public Schools will greet visitors when the fall term starts up next week.
    It’s something that students won’t run into much — unless they’re late for school — but parents and other visitors will have to be buzzed in to the facilities at the front doors.
    Several elements have come together to make for more secure Carroll schools, including administrative office improvements that put the staff in a better position  to monitor the front entrances.

  • Two Galax men charged with stealing car in N.C.

    Two local suspects were charged in connection with a stolen car incident in Surry County, N.C. Grayson County Chief Deputy David Ashby said Deputy Kevin Watson checked a parked car on Grinders Mill Road about 6:30 p.m. on July 28. The license number was discovered to be issued to a Ford Focus reported stolen in Surry County.