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Public Safety

  • State agency warns of Medicare scam

    A state agency is warning Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers about recent complaints regarding suspicious telemarketing to beneficiaries in many regions of Virginia.
    Scam artists are pretending to be from Medicare and asking beneficiaries for their bank information in order to receive their new Medicare card and/or their Medicare benefits, according to a report from the Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program

  • Arrest Reports 6/5/13

    The Gazette is partnering with local police departments to publish photos of suspects.

  • Anders charged with officer assault

    INDEPENDENCE — A 32-year-old Grayson County man who was wounded April 29 in a shooting involving Grayson County Sheriff’s deputies faces several charges after his release from Bristol Medical Center on May 30.
    Randy Lee Anders was shot four times after he was found hiding in the basement of a home owned by his neighbor, Richard Spencer.

  • Arrest Reports 5/31/13

    The Gazette is partnering with local police departments to publish photos of suspects arrested and charged.

  • Fatality leads to criminal investigation

    FANCY GAP — Carroll County authorities have launched a criminal investigation of a fatality on Interstate 77 that claimed the life of a local tow truck driver over Memorial Day weekend.
    Russell Nelson, 75, owner of Russell’s Garage in Hillsville, was struck by a car and killed on May 25, while answering a call on I-77.
    He had been in the towing business for more than 30 years, coworkers said, often responding to help others on the historically dangerous stretch of highway.

  • Arrest Reports 5/29/13

    The Gazette is partnering with local police departments to publish photos of suspects arrested and charged.

    Herbert Early Brown III, arrested May 15 and charged with possession of Schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance. Taken to New River Valley Regional Jail. Held without bond.

    Jason Lee Hill, arrested May 14 on revocation of suspended sentence. Taken to regional jail.

    Jerry Wayne Evans Jr., capias for failure to appear in court, served May 15 by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Florida man wanted for assault

    HILLSVILLE — A Florida man is wanted in connection with the assault of a Hillsville man.
    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warrant for Justin Baldwin, 33, of Hollywood, Fla.
    He is charged with the malicious wounding of Dusty Dale Pickett, 53, who police say was assaulted at 612 Sylvatus Highway in Hillsville on May 23.
    Investigator Donnie Spangler of the sheriff’s office reported that Pickett confronted some people in a neighbor’s yard to see why they were there, and one of them hit Pickett, fracturing his face.

  • Arrest Reports 5/27/13

    The Gazette is partnering with local police departments to publish photos of suspects arrested and charged.

  • Arrest Reports 5/24/13

    The Gazette is partnering with local police departments to publish photos of suspects arrested and charged.

  • Alleged pot grower is Carroll's most wanted

     

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll authorities have named a suspect in a marijuana growing operation as their latest "most wanted," after finding pot, cash and guns during a May 13 search.

    The Carroll County Sheriff's Office put out an alert Monday to seek information from the public that would lead to Thomas James Read, 50, being located.