Roanoke City Police deliver donations to new educational support center
ROANOKE, Va.. – Roanoke City Police officers dropped off donations at a new educational support center for students. Thursday, officers dropped off donations for Youth Enrichment Services of Southwest Virginia, which started during the coronavirus pandemic to help local parents get back to work. Officers dropped off boxes of donations filled with toys, toilet paper, snacks, water, cleaning supplies and a big TV. “I think it’s important that we come together as a community and be blessed together,” said Officer Briana Dickerson, with the Roanoke City Police Department. All the donations were provided by individuals and businesses in the community.
‘I want to catch bad guys’: 6-year-old boy gets surprise visit from Roanoke Police
ROANOKE, Va. – Thursday morning, 6-year-old Cohen Price got a surprise visit from his heroes: Roanoke City Police officers. Three officers spent time with Cohen and his classmates at First Baptist Child Development Center. They got badge stickers and asked officers about their police cars, uniforms, badges, K9′s and more. “I want to catch bad guys,” said Cohen. “Seeing their eyes all lit up, their faces bright, it just warmed by heart a little bit,” said Williams.
After a deadly week, Roanoke police have warnings for drivers, pedestrians
Since Thursday, four crashes killed three pedestrians and a man driving a motorcycle. The second crash was on Williamson Road in front of Northwest ACE Hardware just after 9 p.m. on Friday. A man driving a motorcycle died around 12:30 a.m. on Monday after police said he lost control of the bike. Roanoke City Police Sergeant Trista Noel said drivers and pedestrians need to take responsibility for their own safety. Roanoke Police have warnings and advice for pedestrians and drivers after four people died in separate crashes in a week.
Two people found shot in a car at Roanoke Sheetz
ROANOKE, Va. – According to Roanoke City Police, two people were found with gunshot wounds in a car parked at the Sheetz gas station off of Williamson Road and Orange Ave in Roanoke Wednesday night. Police say the call came in just after 11 p.m.Police say the shooting did not happen at the Sheetz, but the car was driven there after. The two victims were taken to the hospital for their injuries. No word on the status of their injuries at this time. Anyone with any information is asked to call Roanoke police.
Police identify two bodies found in Roanoke home
ROANOKE, Va. – UPDATE 3/5/20Search warrants reveal that an alleged abduction in Vinton led law enforcement to a scene in Roanoke where they found two people dead. The documents say 42-year-old April Barnicoat and 44-year-old Eric Surface were found in different rooms of a house on Queen Anne Drive. Several neighbors said the victims — April Barnicoat, 42, of Roanoke, and Eric Surface, 44, of Salem — lived at the residence on the 1600 block of Queen Anne Drive SE where police found their bodies. April Barnicoat, 42, of Roanoke, and Eric Surface, 44, of Salem, were found at about 4:30 p.m. Just after 4:30 p.m., Roanoke Police responded to a residence in the 1600 block of Queen Anne Drive SE for a well-being check.
Roanoke police cruiser involved in crash while responding to officer-involved shooting
ROANOKE, Va. - LATESTThe police car involved in the crash was towed off the scene and the intersection is back open. UPDATEA Roanoke City officer was involved in a car accident while responding to a police-involved shooting in northwest Roanoke. ORIGINAL STORYA Roanoke City police officer has been involved in an accident. 10 News crews on the scene say that four vehicles, including the patrol car were involved. Weve contacted Roanoke City police for more information about the accident and injuries.