Public Safety

  • Charges pending in driveway sealing scam

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office advises that a white male and two white females, driving a white pickup and red dump truck have been approaching elderly citizens about paving driveways.
    According to police, the two women quote a price for the work to be completed and stay in the residence talking to the individual while the man completes the work. Upon completion of the work, they demand a higher payment saying that the price quoted was per foot of pavement and more was required than initially quoted.

  • Beware of fraud emails from fake Boston charities

    The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reminds the public to be wary of possible fraudulent charitable solicitations since the Boston Marathon explosions.
    “Individuals need to be aware of emerging fraud online associated with the explosions and how to take necessary precautions when using email and social networking websites,” the department said.

  • FBI, border patrol join search for missing teen

     UPDATE 4/23/13 — Local authorities have pulled in the FBI and border patrols in their search for a missing 15-year-old teen.

    Family members of Desiree Travers believe that she ran away from home April 19 with 22-year-old Carlos Enrique Reyna, a Hispanic male.

  • Police to take back prescription drugs

    On April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office and the Galax Police Department will join with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to give the public its sixth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
    In Grayson, citizens should bring medications for disposal to their local fire and rescue department.

  • UPDATED 4/25: Search continues for missing Fries woman

    UPDATE 4/25/13:

  • Blaze destroys two road tractors


  • Local woman, two boys found

    UPDATE — The missing persons from Hillsville have been located by the authorities, according to an update from Police Chief Greg Bolen.

    "All people missing have been found," Bolen posted on the town police department's Facebook page. "Both kids and the mother were located in the town of Hillsville. "Thank you all for your help and quick response. Thank you as well to Sheriff J.B. Gardner and his staff for the tip that helped locate her."

  • New K9 cop joins force

    HILLSVILLE — While the Carroll law enforcement officers have each other’s backs, Deputy David Walls has such a loyal partner, they’re together practically all the time.
    Pike, an 18-month-old, mostly black German shepherd from Holland, recently went through two weeks of intensive training with Walls as the newest addition to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office forces.

  • Fatality victim not found for hours


    A Grayson County woman was killed April 11 in a single-vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Virginia House Lane and U.S. 58, about three miles east of Independence.

  • High winds damage Coon Ridge homes


    HILLSVILLE — High winds caused damage to around nine homes, two with significant damage, in an area around the Coon Ridge Road-U.S. 52 intersection early Friday morning.