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Public Safety

  • Galax police arrest man wanted by immigration

     

  • Child bitten by rabid fox in Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — A 10-year-old boy has to be treated for rabies after being bitten by a rabid fox last Thursday.
    Carroll County officials did not release the name of the child, but did confirm the incident at 546 Carrollwood Drive.
    Reports say that at about 7:40 p.m., the boy saw the fox near the residence and went inside to tell adults there.
    When the child went back outside, the fox lunged at him and bit him on the feet.

  • Martin injured in motorcycle crash Friday

    A long-time educator and Republican candidate for Carroll supervisor received several broken bones in a motorcycle crash last Friday.Authorities with the Wythe County Sheriff's Office were first on the scene to the accident on Wysor Highway in Barren Springs that left Ralph J. "Bob" Martin injured.
    Police received a 911 call on the accident at 11:18 p.m.The report says that Martin's 1996 Kawasaki ran off the road to the right, then came back onto the road and flipped.

  • Carroll emergency services 'Olympics' to be held Saturday

     HILLSVILLE — The public has a chance to see the Carroll County Emergency Service agencies at work during the Fire/EMS Olympics on Saturday.

    The first-ever competition among volunteers will take place at the Grover King Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1115 in Hillsville, beginning at 10 a.m.

  • Spill pollutes New River

    The Mount Rogers Health District is advising citizens and visitors to avoid areas of New River following an accidental spill of about 40,000 gallons of manure into Eagle Bottom Creek on Monday.
    Eagle Bottom Creek in Grayson County is a tributary of the New River.

  • Carroll plans for the worst

     

  • Rabies alert issued

    Carroll County has had two confirmed cases of rabies during the past week.

    The Carroll County Health Department investigated a May 22 report of a possible rabid fox in the north end of Hillsville.

  • Galax man charged in crowbar assault

     

  • Pets can die in hot cars

    At just 72 degrees, the temperature inside a car can rise to more than 100 degrees in a short amount of time, making it dangerous to leave pets in vehicles, warned Galax Animal Control Officer Veronica Bryant.
    “As warm weather approaches, I want to make people aware of the dangers of leaving pets in cars, because it can get hot very quickly,” she said. “Some aren’t aware that dogs can get heat stroke like we do.”
    Bryant averages about 15 to 25 calls per year on animals that are in danger due to being left in parked cars.

  • Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

    Two Henry County residents were arrested in Galax and charged with possession of narcotics.
    Galax Police Sgt. Mark Burnett observed a vehicle occupied by Eric Dwayne Wright, 20, and Tynanhry Tremaine Watkins, 30, both of Axton, parked in suspicious a location, according to a police report. His observations and investigation revealed that the vehicle was improperly registered.