Radford City Police Department offering 911 text to request emergency services
RADFORD, Va. – If you live in Radford, you can text 911 if you need help. The Radford City Police Department announced Wednesday that it’s offering 911 text service to residents. Those who text 911 may request emergency services from police, fire or emergency medical services. The police department did warn that texting provides very limited location information, so including the location and type of emergency service you need must be sent in the first text to 911 telecommunicators. Click here to learn more.
Radford Police arrest wanted man charged with kidnapping, assault following overnight search
RADFORD, Va. – The Radford City Police Department arrested a wanted Tazewell County man who was wanted on six warrants early Thursday morning. At about 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, police responded to a call about a wanted person out of Richlands, leading to a search in the area surrounding Rock Road. Authorities said 45-year-old Jason Edward Matney was taken into custody after an overnight search. According to New River Valley Regional Jail, Matney was wanted for brandishing or pointing a firearm, assault with a firearm used in the commission of a felony, weapons convicted as a felon, conspiracy to kidnap/abduct by force without justification, kidnapping/abducting by force without justification and simple assault. Police said he is currently being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond.
What’s News Today: tracking Santa, holiday festivities
Tonight from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. you can call 540-267-3704 and speak to a dispatch elf. Today on 10 News at Noon, we will talk to NORAD as it tracks Santa’s journey. Gathering Place in Buena Vista is hosting a free drive-thru Christmas Dinner today, in an effort to bring hope to those going through hard times. The production is usually done live at the Berglund Center, but is not this year due to the pandemic. Enjoy can enjoy the lights one last time tomorrow night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m at Ballou Park.
Radford man arrested on abduction, strangulation, other charges
RADFORD, Va. - A 27-year-old Radford man is in custody after attacking someone he knew, according to the Radford City Police Department. On Saturday, at about 2 a.m. police arrested Steven Scott Potter on the following charges:Assault and batteryAbduction and kidnappingThreats to bomb or damage a buildingStrangulationPotter was arrested after a police investigation that began when a victim reported Potter's alleged crimes to officers while filing for a protective order, on Friday at 8:23 p.m.Police say Potter and the alleged victim knew one another. This is an ongoing investigation, according to police. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
Woman hit by car in Radford dies as result of injuries
RADFORD, Va. - UPDATEJael Osterbauer, the woman hit by a car in Radford on Saturday, has died as a result of her injuries. Osterbauer died at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital on Friday around 9 a.m., according to Radford city officials. ORIGINAL STORYRadford City police are investigating after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle just before 10 p.m. Saturday. She was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital to be treated for her injuries. Traffic patterns were altered during the processing of the scene and have since returned to normal flow.
Dodge Challenger will crack down, rather than spread drugs in Radford
RADFORD, Va. - The Radford City Police Department's newest tool has quite the horsepower. A 2012 Dodge Challenger seized from a drug dealer is now serving its community. You won't have to look too hard to find it as it will be at various community events, parades, and most often cruising around local school. The vehicle is assigned to SRO Beasley, a six-year veteran patrol officer who has served as SRO for Dalton Intermediate and Belle Heth Elementary since January 2011. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.