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Public Safety

  • Arrest Reports 9/25/13

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

  • Suspects stole $3,900 worth of iPads

    Two suspects are being sought by the Galax Police Department in connection with the alleged theft of several electronic items from the Walmart store in Galax on Sunday afternoon.

  • DMV warns of scam

    The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles warns the public to be wary of companies that call with offers of cheaper insurance rates based on information from your DMV record.
    DMV does not sell insurance, solicit the sale of insurance, or release driver information for marketing purposes.
    “A few of our customers have called us to let us know they have received automated messages from insurance companies saying they are entitled to a lower insurance rate based on information from their DMV records,’” said DMV spokesperson Sunni Brown.

  • Three juveniles charged in Galax

    Galax police referred three youths to the Juvenile Court Service Unit on Sept. 14, following a burglary at a property that belongs to Vaughan-Bassett Furniture in the city.
    An automated fire alarm was received by the Galax Police Department that day, according to Police Chief Rick Clark. Responding officers, along with members of the Galax Volunteer Fire Department, discovered that someone had entered the property and activated fire hoses, which caused the alarm to go off.

  • BBB warns: Obamacare scammers swarming

    As enrollment for “Obamacare” begins in less than two weeks, scammers are swarming around consumers hoping to take advantage of growing confusion over the new health care bill.
    The Better Business Bureau Serving Western Virginia warns consumers to be alert to scammers pretending to be government officials who use enrollment into Obamacare to steal consumers’ identities.

  • FBI warns of new malware threat

    The FBI and Internet Crime Complaint Center have issued a warning on a new type of computer malware known as Beta Bot.

  • Ohio man killed in multi-vehicle crash

    UPDATED 9/24/13:

    Virginia State Police are still investigating a series of wrecks Saturday on Interstate 77 in Carroll County that resulted in multiple injuries and one fatality.
    Police blamed low visibility and weather for setting off the chain of events on the historically dangerous section of highway. A driver from Ohio died at the scene.
    According to a news release, state police were called to the scene of the accidents at 10:51 a.m., in the northbound lanes of I-77 at the 9 mile marker on top of Fancy Gap Mountain.

  • N.C. man faces meth distribution charge

     

  • Galax drug investigation ongoing

    Two Galax men have been arrested and charged after investigators conducted searches at a local business and at least one residence on Monday, according to a report from the Galax Police Department.

  • Galax man faces drug, traffic charges

    A Galax man was arrested and charged with multiple drug and traffic offenses after a vehicle pursuit on Sept. 14, according to Galax Police Chief Rick Clark.