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Crime Stoppers Crimes of the Week

1/8/13

On Friday December 15, 2012, a male victim reported that his credit card was missing. He was later notified by the creditor of some unauthorized charges, one of which occurred at the 7-11 located at 2311 Bedford Ave. The amount charged was over $200.

The security video from the store shows two black males using the stolen credit card on December 12, 2012. We are seeking the identity of the two suspects shown below.

This reported crime is being investigated by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.

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Anyone with any information regarding this crime is asked to call Detective J.T. Loyd at 434-455-6178, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

1/2/13

On Tuesday January 1, 2013 at 0655 hrs, Officers responded to 114 Wyndview Drive reference to a female reporting a domestic assault. The female victim called 911 and reported that her boyfriend, Matthew Pearson, had assaulted her while inside the residence, and had also brandished a firearm.

Field Operations Officers arrived at 114 Wyndview Drive to investigate. The officers attempted to make contact at the residence, but were unsuccessful.

The Special Operations Division responded to the scene, including the SWAT and Crisis Negotiations Teams. After several hours of trying to contact Pearson and the victim, all of the residents at 114 exited the residence without incident, including Matthew Pearson and the victim.

The victim didn’t require medical attention at the scene.

Matthew Pearson was arrested and charged with the following; Domestic Assault and Battery, Brandishing a firearm, and two counts of abduction. He was held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail with no bond.

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Matthew Jonathan Pearson

Anyone with any information regarding this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

12/21/12

Homicide Investigation

On Thursday December 20th 2012 Lynchburg Police Officers responded to 2927 Ravenwood Drive to check on the welfare of the resident who had not been seen since Wednesday. Police Officers entered the residence to check on the welfare of the homeowner. Upon entering the house, Police Officers found the homeowner who was deceased. Upon the discovery, Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene due to the suspicious nature surrounding the resident’s death. An investigation was immediately initiated into the circumstances of the resident’s death. The resident was identified as Lynda Yeatts Slocum an 86 year old female. Mrs. Slocum’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Roanoke, VA for an autopsy.

The investigation has now become a homicide investigation due to the preliminary findings in the examination of Mrs. Slocum’s body. Upon examination of the crime scene it appears that forced entry was made into the residence.

The investigation is ongoing and no suspects have been identified at this time. Detectives ask that if anyone has seen any suspicious persons or vehicles in the area of the 2900 block of Ravenwood Drive on 12/19/12 to contact the Police Department or Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect(s) is asked to the Lynchburg Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 434-455-6054 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

12/18/12

South Division patrol officers with the Lynchburg Police Department responded to the 1600 block of Wards Ferry Rd. regardinga complaint that two white females were tampering with a vehicle. Upon their arrival in the area of the complaint, officers conducted a vehicle stop on a vehicle meeting the description of the vehicle that the two females were seen driving in the area. The complaint and subsequent vehicle stop occurred at 1 AM on December 18th 2012.

Detectives were contacted upon patrol officers establishing the involvement of the two females in larcenies from multiple vehicles that were parked in the 1600 block of Wards Ferry Rd. As the investigation progressed a search was conducted at a residence in the 100 block of Thomas Rd. in the City of Lynchburg. Stolen property from previous larcenies was seized during the search. Detectives seized GPS devices, purses, digital cameras, a laptop, more than 20 cases of candy, iPods, and other various property.

The identified suspects and criminal charges are;

Victoria Lyn Wilson, white, female, 20 years old, resides in the
100 block of Thomas Rd. in the City of Lynchburg
(4) counts of felony larceny, (1) count burglary of a residence, (3) counts of misdemeanor larceny and (2) counts of property damage.

Amy L Barrett, white, female, 21 years old, resides in the 100 block
of Thomas Rd. in the City of Lynchburg.
(4) counts of felony larceny, (1) count burglary of a residence, (3) counts of misdemeanor larceny and (2) counts of property damage.
Additional charges are pending upon the identification of the additional victims.

Both females are being held without bond at the Lynchburg Adult Detention Center.

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Victoria Wilson


Anyone with information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect(s) is asked to the Lynchburg Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 434-455-6054 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

12/11/12

On Monday December 3, 2012 at 1100 hrs, Officers responded to the 300 block of Yeardley Ave in reference to a residential burglary. When Officers arrived, they spoke with the resident / victim. The resident reported that sometime between 11/29/12 and this morning, an unknown suspect stole property from his storage shed. The shed is located in the rear of the property, and entry was gained by force. The property that was stolen was various lawn power equipment valued at approximately $2700.00.

A possible suspect was seen in the area just prior to the theft, and he is described as follows:

White male, in his early 40’s, wearing a big hooded jacket, and driving a green in color extended cab pickup truck with a ladder rack in the bed.

We are seeking to identify of the possible suspect described above.

This case is currently under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

12/4/12

The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at C.A. Recycling at 2800 Carroll Ave. in Lynchburg. The burglary occurred on Tuesday November 27th. The suspects forced entry into the warehouse. After entering several offices they located a safe. Using power tools they were able to enter the safe and steal an undisclosed amount of money. The suspects also stole computer monitors and video surveillance equipment.

Anyone with information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect(s) is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900 or Detective R.G. Miller at 434-455-6160. You can also visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

Note: The persons who provided tip numbers CSI-378-1703 and CSI-378-1768, needs to contact the Lynchburg Police Department’s Crime Line at 455-3747.

11/14/12

On Tuesday November 13, 2012 at 2002 hrs, Officers responded to the 2200 block of Yorktown Ave in reference to a sex offense. The victim, a 15 year old female, reported that she left E.C. Glass High School and was walking home. The victim reported that she was walking in the area of the 2200 block of Yorktown Ave when she was approached from the rear by an unknown suspect. The victim reported that she was then physically grabbed from behind by the suspect, threatened with a knife, and pulled towards the wood line. The victim was able to physically get away from the suspect, and flee on foot, running to her residence. The victim reported the incident to her mother, and the mother called and reported it to the police. The victim reported no physical injury.

The suspect is described as a male, muscular build, and speaking with a deep voice. It is unclear which direction or how the suspect left the scene after the altercation.

This case is currently under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime is asked to call Det. K.T. Poindexter at 455-6167, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

11/13/12

 On June 22, 2012 at approximately 6:50 PM, an unidentified black male and black female distracted a female shopper at Wal-Mart located at 3900 Wards Road. The male suspect distracted the female shopper while the female suspect stole the victim's wallet out of her purse. The suspects went to Best Buy and purchased two $500 gift cards with the victim's debit card. The gift cards were later redeemed in a Roanoke, VA Best Buy store.

The two suspects are shown in store security video. We are seeking their identities.

This case is currently under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division.

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Anyone with any information regarding this crime is asked to call Det. L.P. Singleton at 455-6173, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

11/06/12

On Sunday November 4, 2012 at 0128 hrs, Officers responded to the 4500 block of Golf Park Drive in reference to a malicious wounding. When Officers arrived, they were met by a witness who stated that while they were at a party at the location, several fights started. It was reported that the suspects began a verbal argument with the group at the party, which then escalated to a physical confrontation. Officers were then directed to the adult male victim. The victim’s injury was a laceration to the neck area, most likely caused by a knife. The victim was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital by Lynchburg Fire / EMS for a non-life threatening injury. The victim was treated and later released.

The suspect involved in the fight is described as white male in his early twenties. The suspect was not on scene when the police arrived, and his identity is unknown.

This case is currently under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

10/23/12

At approximately 7:45pm, patrol officers with the Lynchburg Police Department responded to the area of Boston Ave. and Fauquier Street for a shots fired complaint. Upon arrival patrol officers found a 26 year old black male who had been shot multiple times. The victim was transported to the Lynchburg General Hospital from the scene by the Lynchburg Fire Dept.

The initial information that was gathered indicated a silver sedan (possibly a Lexus) fled from the scene. The victim described the vehicle as a silver / grey colored older Lexus. The suspect was described as a light skinned black male with dreads. The driver of the suspect vehicle was described as a light skinned black male.

Anyone with information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect(s) is asked to call Detective R.G. Miller with the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at 434-455-6160 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

10/22/12

At approximately 7:45pm, patrol officers with the Lynchburg Police Department responded to the area of where Boston Ave. and Fauquier Street intersect for a shots fired complaint. Upon the arrival of the patrol officers, they found a 26 year old black male who had been shot multiple times. The victim was transported to the Lynchburg General Hospital from the scene by the Lynchburg Fire Dept. The victim is under going surgery for his serious gunshots wounds.

Upon the initial investigation, information was gathered that indicated a silver sedan (possibly a Lexus) fled from the scene towards the direction of Rivermont Ave. The victim was shot by an unknown perpetrator from a vehicle that was traveling on Boston Ave. traveling in the direction of Fauquier St..

Detectives are continuing the investigation but at this time the identity of the suspect(s) is unknown.

Anyone with information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect(s) is asked to the Lynchburg Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 434-455-6054 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

10/18/12

On Tuesday October 16, 2012 at 1714 hrs, Officers responded to the 100 block of Old Wiggington Rd in reference to an assault. When Officers arrived, they were met by the adult male victim. The victim identified the suspect as John Brown, and said that he was still inside the residence. The victim was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital by Lynchburg Fire / EMS for non-life threatening injuries. The victim was treated there and released.

The suspect, John Brown, was taken into custody at the scene without incident.

The suspect and victim were acquaintances, and it is believed the confrontation stemmed from a verbal argument inside the residence. The injuries were as a result of blunt force trauma.

John William Brown IV, age 27 of Lynchburg was arrested and charged with malicious wounding, and is being held at the Lynchburg Regional Jail without bond.

 

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John William Brown IV

This incident was investigated by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Field Operations Bureau, and the Criminal Investigations Division.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

Note: The person who provided tip numbers CSI-378-1703, needs to contact Lieutenant R.S. Trent with the Lynchburg Police Department at 455-3747 to collect reward money. The call should be placed Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4;30 p.m.

10/16/12

On Thursday September 28, 2012 at 0714 hrs, Officers responded to the 1499 block of 501 expressway / Wiggington Rd in reference to a burglary. This location is the site for roadwork that is currently under construction. Officers met with the company foreman for Concrete Foundations, Inc. When the foreman arrived on this same morning, he found that his construction storage unit and been broken into. He reported missing from inside the unit numerous construction tools valued at several thousand dollars.

This incident is currently under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective G.T. Anderson at 455-6179, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

10/9/12

The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating two incidents of suspects purchasing items from two stores using counterfeit $100 bills. The first incident was at Target located at 4028 Wards Rd, and the second was at Walmart located at 3900 Wards Rd. It is believed that the same suspects committed the crimes at both locations. The suspects were gone when officers arrived, and it is believed that they left the scene in a Mini Van (unknown make, model, or color).

Both incidents occurred on Friday October 5, 2012 between 1130-1300 hrs.

The security still photos below are from Target. We are seeking the identity of the suspects.

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Suspect 3

This incident is currently under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspects is asked to call Detective R.W. Moore at 455-6172, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.


  9/27/12

On September 24th the Lynchburg Police Department and the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children (SOVA ICAC) Task Force initiated an investigation after receiving a tip regarding a 22 year old male in the City of Lynchburg possessing child pornography. The investigation began at an apartment in the 7600 block of Timberlake Rd. In the initial stages of the investigation information regarding additional criminal activity was developed. The additional criminal activity occurred in Campbell County and that information was provided to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office. The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office immediately initiated an investigation into the criminal activity that occurred in Campbell County.


The child pornography investigation is ongoing at this time but criminal charges of child pornography possession have been filed against Alexander J. Aldrich. Aldrich has been charged with (4) counts of child pornography possession on September 25th 2012. Alexander J. Aldrich is a 22 year old male from New Hampshire. Aldrich is a college student residing in the 7600 block of Timberlake Rd who was also a student teacher at R.S. Payne Elementary School in the City of Lynchburg. Administrative staff with the Lynchburg City Schools was immediately notified of the investigation on September 24th. The investigation is ongoing but at this point in the investigation no information or evidence developed has indicated that any criminal activity occurred in the school or involving any students.

Alexander Aldrich is being held without bond at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority’s Lynchburg Adult Detention Center. Additional child pornography charges will be filed in the next copy of days by the Lynchburg Police Department. Aldrich had no prior arrests. Any questions regarding the investigation in Campbell County should be referred to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.

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Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to the Lynchburg Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 434-455-6054 or the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office at 434-332- 9580 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

9/18/12

On Monday September 10, 2012 at 0603am, Officers responded to 3618 Campbell Ave at the Citgo Market in reference to a Burglary that occurred overnight.

The investigation revealed that the unknown suspects entered the business after hours by forcing entry inside. After the suspects entered, they left the business with an undisclosed amount of US Currency and property. Both suspects fled on foot. No employees were at the business and nobody was injured.

The crime was recorded on the store’s security surveillance cameras. The still photos are below and show the two suspects that committed the burglary.

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This incident is currently under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective G.T. Anderson at 455-6179, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

9/11/12

The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating the theft of construction materials from a construction site in the 100 block of Wheatland Court. Wheatland Court is a cul-de-sac which intersects Link Rd. between Gregory Lane and Cranehill Drive. Between Friday evening (9/7/12) and Sunday morning (9/9/12) unknown perpetrators took construction materials from the site valued at approximately $1200. Materials that were taken included; 4’ x 8’ plywood sheets, 2” x 4”s, 2” x 8”s and roofing paper. This larceny follows a previous larceny that occurred in the 100 block of Wheatland Court in August of this year. In August unknown perpetrators took construction tools valued at approximately $5,000.

Anyone with information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect(s) is asked to call Detective K.T. Poindexter at 434-455-6167 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

9/5/12

On August 22nd 2012 shortly after midnight two individuals attempted to break into the Kwik Stop market located at 521 5th Street in the City of Lynchburg. The two individuals were described as;

1) Black male approximately 17 to 22 years old wearing a black shirt and baggie jeans and was approximately 5’10”.
2) Black male approximately 17 to 22 years old wearing a white shirt and baggie jeans.

The black male wearing the black shirt pulled the shirt over his head while attempting to gain entry into the market. The perpetrators used large stones in attempt to shatter the glass doors. The perpetrators were not able to gain entry into the market because they were unsuccessful in their attempt to push the glass out of the door frame. Two still pictures from the video surveillance system are attached in the email.

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Anyone with information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect(s) is asked to the Lynchburg Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 434-455-6054 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

8/28/12

On Wednesday August 15 2012, a male victim was traveling near the intersection of Rivermont Ave. and Bedford Ave. when he accidentally collided with a subject on a bicycle. When the driver got out in the 1000 block of Bedford Ave. to check on the person riding the bike, he was surrounded by a group of male subjects who began yelling at him. Eventually a black male punched him in his face as he was trying to get back to his vehicle. He was later taken to Lynchburg General Hospital where he was treated for injuries to his face.

Note: The person who provided tip number CSI-378-1591, needs to contact the Lynchburg Police Department’s Crime Line at 455-3747.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900 or visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

8/21/12

On Friday April 20, 2012 at 8:46pm, Officer Flynn received a complaint from a citizen reporting that her wallet was lost, which contained her credit card. After further investigation, the credit card had been used at various stores in Lynchburg totaling over $200. The transactions were unauthorized by the card holder. One of the locations in which the card was used was at the ABC Store located at 309 12th Street. The female suspect using the card at this location is shown in the store security video below.

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Police are seeking the identity of the female suspect in the security video.

This incident is currently under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Field Operations Bureau.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect is asked to call Officer R.T. Flynn at 455-6060 ext 652, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

7/30/12

On Monday July 30, 2012 at 0627am, Officers responded to 2211 Park Ave at the Salvation Army Lodge in reference to meeting a female victim that was reporting a strong arm robbery.

When Officers arrived, they spoke with the female victim who reported the incident had occurred while she was at Miller Park located at 2100 Park Ave. The victim reported that she was seated at a bench inside the park, when she was confronted by two male suspects. One male suspect produced a firearm and demanded property from her. At the same time, the second suspect approached her from the rear and put his arm around her neck. The female complied with the suspect demands, and gave the suspects an undisclosed amount of property.

The female was uninjured and went to the Salvation Army to report the crime.

The male subjects are described as follows:

SUSPECT #1

Black male
5’9
160 lbs
Slender build

Wearing dark colored shirt and pants

SUSPECT #2

Black male
6’0
Weight unknown
Slender build

Wearing dark colored shirt and pants
Both suspects fled on foot in the direction of Stuart Street. We are seeking the identity of the above described male suspects.

This incident is currently under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective K.T. Poindexter at 455-6167, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

7/30/12

This is an update for the Aggravated Malicious Wounding that occurred on February 12, 2012 at the Kotos Restaurant located at 2160 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, VA.

On February 12, 2012 at 0051 hrs, Officers responded to the above location in reference to a fight in progress. Upon arrival, Officers found a large group leaving the establishment, and also inside the business. Officers entered the business and were then directed to a female victim that had been injured as a result of an altercation inside. The female victim was transported to the hospital by the Lynchburg Fire Department for her injuries (non- life threatening).

Detectives from the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division were assigned to the Investigation. After a thorough and intense investigation, three additional females listed below have also been arrested for the incident.

The females arrested are listed as follows:

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Kadedra La-Shae Carter
20 years of age

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Jasmine Shantez Rucker
20 years of age


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De’Ashley Kepri White
19 years of age

All of the above female suspects were arrested without incident on Saturday July 28, 2012, and they have each been charged with one count of Aggravated Malicious Wounding. All suspects were held at the Blue Ridge Regional jail with no bond.


Anyone with any information regarding this crime is asked to call Detective D.L. Couch at 455-6153, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

7/23/12

On July 21, 2012 the Lynchburg Police Department responded to two locations for reported burglaries.

The locations are as follows:

• 5184 Boonsboro Rd at Holcomb Rock Baptist Church

• 104 Walnut Hollow Rd at Trinity Episcopal Church

Both locations were entered by force during the nighttime by an unknown suspect or suspects. An undisclosed amount of property was stolen from the churches. The buildings were empty at the time of the burglary, and nobody was injured.

It is believed that both burglaries are related due to the closeness of locations and time frame of the incidents.

This incident is currently under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect or suspects is asked to call Detective R.W. Moore at 455-6172, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

7/10/12

At approximately 11:40PM on July 9th a gunshot victim arrived, via personal vehicle, at the Lynchburg General Hospital Emergency Room for treatment. It was quickly determined that the victim had been shot in the 2700 block of Loraine Street in the City of Lynchburg. Members of the Lynchburg Police Department immediately responded to the 2700 block of Loraine Street attempting to locate any evidence or a possible perpetrator. As the investigation continued, detectives were able to obtain a specific location on Loraine Street where the victim was shot. The victim of the gunshot wound, Lynn Winston Wheeler of Appomattox, was treated for non life threatening injuries and released several hours later.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for 2703 Loraine Street which was served during the early morning hours of July 10th 2012. Small caliber ammunition was located and seized during the search warrant. In addition to the ammunition, suspected controlled substances were also seized. Officers seized drug paraphernalia, scales and various quantities of suspected methamphetamine, cocaine, oxycodone, and marijuana.

As a result of the search warrant and continued investigation into the substances that were seized, officers were able to charge multiple individuals with drug offenses.

Anne Marjorie Wilkerson, 19 year old female;
Possession of a schedule II substance, Possession of
marijuana and Possession with the intent to distribute
cocaine.

Lynn Winston Wheeler, 23 year old male;
Possession of cocaine

There are also criminal charges pending against two juveniles.

Anne Wilkerson is being held at the Lynchburg Adult Detention Center on a $3500 secured bond and Lynn Wheeler is being held at the Lynchburg Adult Detention Center on a $1500 secured bond. At this time the identity of the person who shot Lynn Wheeler is unknown.

Anyone with information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect(s) is asked to the Lynchburg Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 434-455-6054 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

06/19/12

The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating the theft of a debit card number and fraudulent use of a debit card. The debit card number was used on June 8th 2012 at approximately 11:26 pm at the Walmart store located in the 3900 block of Wards Rd. An unknown black female wearing black pants and a black tank top used the stolen debit card number.

Surveillance footage of the transaction has been obtained by the Lynchburg Police Department. A still image from the video footage which captured the suspect leaving the store is being released with this press release

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Anyone with information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect(s) is asked to call Detective T.A. Rodes at 434-455-6176 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

6/13/12

On the night of Tuesday June 12, 2012 into the early morning hours of June 13,2012, Officers responded to three separate locations in the city in reference to residential home invasions. All three locations the residents were confronted by male suspects that were armed with weapons and demanded property.

The locations of the incidents were in the 2300 block of Florida Ave (11:14pm), 8100 block Timberlake Rd (12:12am), and the 400 block of Harrison St (1:15am). The suspects all fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of property. None of the victims were injured as a result of the incidents. One of the locations involved a possible vehicle that was described as a green in color Ford or Mercury car.

The male suspects are described as follows:

Suspect #1

Black male
Age 20-25 years old
6’0-6’1
165-175 lbs
Medium length hair
Wearing a red t-shirt and blue jean pants or shorts

Suspect #2 and #3

Black Males
Age 17-20 years old
5’10-6’0
thin build unknown weight
Close cut hair
Wearing one blue and one white t-shirt, and blue jean pants or shorts

Suspect #4

Black Male
Age early to mid 20’s
6”1’-6’2”
Slender build
Long sleeve black shirt and dark pants
Black shoes with red markings and ski mask
Shoulder length dread style hair

Suspect #5

Black male
Age early mid 20’s
Average build
Wearing dark grey hoody style jacket and blue jean shorts

It is unclear at this point if the incidents are related.

These incidents are currently under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective T.C. Barley at 455-6162, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

6/12/12

On Friday June 1, 2012 at 5:15 pm, Officers responded to 2211 Park Ave at the Salvation Army Lodge in reference to an Aggravated Assault.

When Officers arrived, they spoke with the male victim who reported that the incident had occurred while he was walking through Miller Park located at 2100 Park Ave. The victim reported that he was walking through the park and made a brief stop at the gazebo, when he was confronted by a male suspect. The male suspect attacked him physically, and then fled on foot.

The victim was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital for non-life threatening injuries to his face and arms. He was treated and released from the hospital.

The male subject is described as follows:

Black male
5’10
180 lbs
Dread lock hair style
Wearing a white and red striped shirt

We are seeking the identity of the above described male suspect.

This incident is currently under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective L.P. Singleton at 455-6173, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.orgto enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

6/5/12

On May 17,2012 at approximately 11:30PM, in the 1000 block of the victim's vehicle was broken into. Numerous items were stolen from the vehicle, along with the victim's debit card. The debit card was then used at the Grace Street Market, located at 505 Grace Street, the same night around midnight.

The suspect is described as a black male, bald head, with multi colored striped shirt as seen in the following photo below.

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Anyone with any information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, or visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

05/19/12

On Saturday May 19, 2012 at 11:30 pm, Officers responded to 2075 Langhorne Rd at the McCausland Ridge Apartments in reference to an armed robbery of a cab driver.

When Officers arrived, they spoke with the cab driver. The driver reported that while he was in the apartment complex to pick up a customer, he was approached by a male subject. The cab driver was operating the vehicle, which was stopped in the parking lot, when the male subject entered the rear of the cab. The male subject then produced a hand gun, demanded money from the cab driver, and then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of US Currency. The cab driver was not injured.

The male subject is described as follows:

Black male

Early twenties

5’5 - 5’-7

155-170 lbs

Wearing a hood style sweatshirt, and light colored jean pants

This incident is currently under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective T.A. Rodes at 455-6176, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

05/02/12

This is an update for the Aggravated Malicious Wounding that occurred on February 12, 2012 at the Kotos Restaurant located at 2160 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, VA.

On February 12, 2012 at 0051 hrs, Officers responded to the above location in reference to a fight in progress. Upon arrival, Officers found a large group leaving the establishment, and also inside the business. Officers entered the business and were then directed to a female victim that had been injured as a result of an altercation inside. The female victim was transported to the hospital by the Lynchburg Fire Department for her injuries (non- life threatening).

Detectives from the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division were assigned to the Investigation. After a thorough and intense investigation, the female listed below has been arrested for the incident.

The female arrested is Kiara Shardae Culpepper, 22 years of age, and from Lynchburg, VA. Culpepper has been arrested and charged with Malicious Wounding. She was arrested today, May 2, 2012, without incident.

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Kiara Shardae Culpepper

Anyone with any information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective D.L. Couch at 455-6153, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

4/27/12

On Monday April 16, 2012 at 3:52 pm, Officers responded to 7805 Timberlake Rd at the Kroger in reference to a Sexual Assault complaint.

Officers spoke with the female victim who reported that while shopping she was touched inappropriately. She reported that while shopping in the store on one of the isles, a white male approximately 5’7, 170 lbs wearing a red t-shirt, blue jeans, and a baseball style cap, grabbed her buttocks as he walked by her. The suspect continued to walk and exited the store. The suspect exited the store and waited in a brown or gold color sedan in the parking lot, and a white female companion joined him shortly thereafter, and they left the property prior to police arrival. The victim was not injured as a result of this incident.

The male suspect and female companion are pictured in the store security video exiting the store. We are seeking the identity of both individuals shown in the pictures below:

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This incident is currently under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. We have no warrants currently on file at this time.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective G.T. Anderson at 455-6179, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.orgto enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

4/8/12

On Sunday April 8, 2012 at 1:29am, Officers responded to 3900 Wards Rd at the Wal-Mart in reference to a disorderly group in the parking lot. When Officers arrived, they found a large group of people on the lot, and an adult male that had been shot. Officers were able to identify the suspect quickly, and he was taken into custody without incident. The firearm was also recovered and seized at the scene.

The male victim was transported the Lynchburg GeneralHospital with non-life threatening injury.

This incident appears to be an ongoing verbal dispute between parties, and was not a random act.

The suspect was identified as Daneion Scott Jennings, white male, 23 years of age, from Forest, VA. Jennings has been charged with Malicious Wounding, and the Use of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony.

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Daneion Scott Jennings

The incident is currently under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division. Any witnesses to this incident that did not speak with the police at the time of the incident are asked to contact Detective D. L. Couch.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective D.L. Couch at 455-6153, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website  at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

4/3/12

On Tuesday April 3, 2012 at 8:02pm, Officers responded to 5210 Fort Ave at the Center City Market #2 in reference to an armed robbery.

Officers arrived on the scene, and spoke with the store Clerk of the Market. The Clerk was unharmed and reported the following. Two unknown white male suspects entered the store wearing dark clothing, and masks covering their faces, and demanded money from the register. One of the males displayed a firearm during the robbery. The suspects then fled on foot from the store with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspects are described as white males, between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 7 inches tall. They weigh between 150-160 lbs, in their late teens to early twenties, and wearing dark clothing and masks.

This incident is currently under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective J.T. Loyd at 455-6168, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.orgto enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

4/1/12

On Saturday March 31, 2012 at 6:34 pm, the Customer Service Manager of the Food Lion located at 2909 Memorial Ave reported to the Lynchburg Police Department a Grand Larceny.

The employee reported that sometime on Wednesday March 28, 2012, one of the store’s electric powered shopping carts was stolen from the property.

The electric cart brand is a Mart Cart Model #63, and is designed for use of elderly and handicap customers.

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We are seeking the identity of the person or persons responsible for the theft.

This incident is currently under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.

NOTE: The person who provided TIP NUMBER CSI-378-1573, needs to contact the Lynchburg Police Department’s Crime Line at 455-3747.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective G.T. Anderson at 455-6179, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.orgto enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

03/30/12

Lynchburg Police are looking for a man they say is armed and dangerous. Kendal Dekim Martin is wanted for breaking and entering and robbery.

Police say Martin was one of three men who went into a house on Rivermont Avenue Tuesday at around 9:30 p.m. They had guns and demanded valuables.

They were able to arrest one of the suspects- Jarrode Milton Coles- who was charged with breaking and entering with the intent to commit robbery, robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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Kendal Dekim Martin

The identity of the third man is unknown at this time.

If you have seen Martin, call 911 immediately. Anyone with information regarding this incident or the suspect is asked to contact Investigator J.T. Loyd with the Lynchburg Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (434) 455-6178 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.orgto enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

03/27/12

On Monday March 12, 2012 at 4:06 pm, Officers responded to 1701 Thomson Drive at the Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center in reference to a Grand Larceny complaint.

Officers spoke with the Manager of the Image Recovery Center Boutique, which is located inside the Cancer Center. It was reported that while the Boutique was open for business, and unknown suspect removed an undisclosed amount of US Currency from the cash register till, and jewelry from the sales counter.

This incident occurred while the sales clerk was busy with other customers. The suspect’s identity is unknown at this time. We are seeking any information concerning this Grand Larceny (value over $200), and the identity of the suspect.

This incident is currently under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective K.T. Poindexter at 455-6167, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.orgto enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

03/20/12

On Tuesday March 13, 2012 at 4:19 pm, Officers responded to 3001 Memorial Ave at the Express Lane convenience store in reference to a US Currency Counterfeit complaint.

When Officers arrived, they spoke with the clerk. The Clerk reported that a black female suspect entered the business and made a purchase of items from the store. The s

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