Lynchburg’s River Ridge Mall hosts Heroes Serving the Community event
Agencies including Virginia State Police, the Lynchburg police and fire departments, and the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office were on hand, to interact with families, pass out free giveaways, and allow children to climb into their emergency vehicles.
Investigators identify Lynchburg officer who hit man trying to escape police on horseback
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Investigators have identified the officer who accidentally hit a man trying to escape police on a horse, according to the Lynchburg Police Department. Officer Michael Johnson, assigned to Patrol Operations, is the officer who accidentally hit Steve Rucker Jr., 57, of Amherst and has been with the department for six years, according to officials. Police told Rucker Jr. he had a warrant for violating a protective order, but authorities said he did not comply with the officers’ orders. AdAbout 14 minutes later, police said Rucker Jr. fell off his horse at 15th and Polk Streets while officers were still trying to stop him. However, as authorities approached him, Lynchburg Police said one officer accidentally hit him with a vehicle as he was laying in the roadway.
Police identify man hit by Lynchburg police car after trying to escape police on horseback, police say
UPDATELYNCHBURG, Va. - Lynchburg police have released the name of the man who fell off his horse and was hit by a police vehicle, according to the Lynchburg Police Department. ORIGINAL STORYThe Virginia State Police are investigating an officer-involved incident out of Lynchburg regarding a man who fled from authorities on a horse Saturday night. However, as authorities approached the man, Lynchburg Police said one officer accidentally hit the man with a vehicle as he was laying in the roadway. According to Lynchburg Police, officers immediately took action and requested the Lynchburg Fire Department for medical assistance. Lynchburg Police requested that Virginia State Police investigated the incident, and the involved officer has been placed on restricted duty.
Police still searching for person of interest following deadly Lynchburg shooting
LYNCHBURG, Va. – The search for answers continues after a deadly shooting in Lynchburg. Police still need your help to find 27-year-old Teron Slaughter — who is a person of interest in the case. As we’ve reported, 66-year-old Frank Smith was shot on Madison Street on Sunday and later died at the hospital. One neighbor, who asked 10 News not to be identified, says she’s still in shock. Dubie at 434-455-6102 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.
31-year-old Lynchburg man dies less than a week after apartment shooting
LYNCHBURG – UPDATE: Jan. 3, 2021, at 1:50 p.m. Authorities confirm that the victim of last week’s shooting at McCausland Ridge Apartment died on Saturday. 31-year-old Ricky Johnson, of Lynchburg, succumbed to his injuries from the gunshot wound he received on Dec. 28, 2020. ORIGINAL STORYLynchburg Police are investigating a shooting that happened Monday night at the McCausland Ridge Apartments. One victim has been flown to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment of serious injuries from a gunshot.
What’s News Today: police survey, offices reopen
The James Ingram Justice Center in Danville is expected to reopen today. The Lynchburg Office of Billings and Collections will reopen today. Today is the last day to give your feedback to Lynchburg Police. Earlier this month, it asked residents and visitors to give feedback on items like neighborhood concerns, police interactions and safety. The police chief says this data will help the department “understand expectations so we can better serve as their partners and protectors.
61-year-old dies after Lynchburg pedestrian crash
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Lynchburg Police are investigating a vehicle crash that resulted in the death of a pedestrian Tuesday night. At 11:33 p.m., authorities responded to the 1500 block of Graves Mill Road for a report of someone who was injured in a parking lot. Officers said that when they arrived on the scene, they found one pedestrian that was hit by the vehicle. 61-year-old Rhonda Hayes, of Lynchburg, was pronounced dead on the scene. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call 434-455-6047.
Two people shot, malicious wounding investigation underway in Lynchburg
LYNCHBURG, Va. – UPDATELynchburg Police are investigating a malicious wounding incident on Fillmore Street that happened Saturday night. At 10:10 p.m., two people arrived at Lynchburg General Hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, according to police. Here’s a map of the approximate location where police say the shooting happened:ORIGINAL STORYThe Lynchburg Police Department is investigating a malicious wounding incident that left two people injured. We are on scene at 11th and Fillmore Street for a malicious wounding after two individuals showed up at the ER with gunshot wounds. — Lynchburg Police (@LynchburgPolice) September 27, 2020In a tweet late Saturday night, LPD says two individuals showed up at the emergency room with gunshot wounds.
Lynchburg Police make changes, ask for continued peaceful demonstrations
There are additional protests scheduled for this weekend, and the LPD looks forward to continued peaceful demonstrations in our city. Use of ForceThe Lynchburg Police Department has banned the use of chokeholds for at least the last 50 years. Sworn employees are never authorized to use the chokehold technique or any type of neck restraint unless deadly force is authorized. Duty to Intervene: Sworn employees have an obligation to protect the public and other employees. It shall be the duty of every sworn employee who witnesses inappropriate action by another officer to report that inappropriate action as soon as possible.