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Public Safety

  • 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.

  • Grayson approves resource officers

    INDEPENDENCE – After months of discussions between the school board and county supervisors, Grayson County Public Schools will receive two new school resource officers for the current school year.
    County officials came to an agreement on how to pay for the new officers, after earlier funding discussions seemed to indicate the school board could not afford to pay the amount of local matching funds that the supervisors required.

  • Drug taskforce serves warrants in Galax

    Police tactical teams wearing body armor and brandishing automatic rifles took suspects into custody on Monday afternoon, as investigators searched a business and at least one residence in Galax.

    The tactical units from Galax and Carroll County were serving drug-related warrants on behalf of the Twin County Drug Taskforce, police on the scene reported.

  • Carjacking suspect caught in Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — A suspect in a Sept. 12 hit-and-run wreck and an abduction now faces additional charges after being caught Sunday, according to Virginia State Police.