Brunswick County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 120 East Hicks Street, Lawrenceville, 23868 VA
  • Chief:
Phone: 434-848-3133
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Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is located at 120 East Hicks Street, Lawrenceville, 23868 VA. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office phone number is 434-848-3133.

Brunswick County Sheriff's Office News

POSITION AVAILABLE THE BRUNSWICK COUNTY SHERIFF’ S OFFICE IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR: COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER Full-Time Employee DUTIES: - ANSWERING EMERGENCY AND NON-EMERGENCY TELEPHONES - PREPARE ACCURATE COMPUTERIZED CALL-LOGS - INPUT, SEARCH AND RELAY QUERIES TO FIELD RESPONDERS - INTERACT WITH THE PUBLIC - DISPATCH POLICE, FIRE, EMS, UTILITIES & ANIMAL CONTROL QUALIFICATIONS: - MUST BE A U.S CITIZEN - MUST BE A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE OR GED - MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE - MUST BE ABLE TO TYPE 25 WORDS PER MINUTE - MUST BE ABLE TO PASS PRE-EMPLOYMENT TEST THAT INCLUDES (READING, TYPING, ACTIVE LISTENING AND MULTI-TASKING SKILLS) - MUST BE ABLE TO SUBMIT AND PASS A BACKGROUND & CREDIT CHECK - MUST BE ABLE TO PASS A PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TEST - MUST HAVE THE ABILITY TO CLEARLY, EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY COMMUNICATE IN ENGLISH, BOTH VERBAL AND WRITTEN - MUST BE CAPABLE OF MULTI-TASKING, EXERCISING GOOD JUDGEMENT, MAKE QUICK DECISIONS IN STRESSFUL SITUATIONS AND RELAY INFORMATION ACCURATELY - MUST BE OF GOOD CHARACTER AND REPUTATION - MUST POSSESS BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS - MUST BE ABLE TO WORK IN A FAST-PACED ENVIRONMENT - MUST POSSESS CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS WORK REQUIREMENTS: - ABILITY TO REPORT TO WORK ON TIME - ABILITY TO WORK VARIOUS SHIFTS - ABILITY TO WORK WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS - ABILITY TO WORK MANDATORY OVERTIME - ABILITY TO SIT AND WORK AT COMPUTERS FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME - ABILITY TO PASS ALL MANDATED TRAINING SALARY: STARTING SALARY FOR FULLTIME: $ 34,627.00 APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 14, 2018 BY 5:00PM TO APPLY: A STATE APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE BRUNSWICK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE LOCATED AT 120 E. HICKS ST./P.O. BOX 705 LAWRENCEVILLE, VIRGINIA 23868. IF MAILING APPLICATION, PLEASE MAIL SEVERAL DAYS AHEAD OF DEADLINE. YOU MAY ALSO APPLY AT WWW.BRUNSWICKSO.ORG, CLICK ON CAREER TAB TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION ELECTRONICALLY. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CALL E911 COORDINATOR DEVON CLARY OR CHIEF OF COMMUNICATIONS JOY SEWARD @ (434) 848-3133

September 28, 2018 **Update** Timothy D. Harris, age 30 of Littleton, North Carolina has been arrested in connection with the burglary at L.P. Dugger Logging Company. He is being held at the Halifax County North Carolina Jail on no bond. There are several other charges pending once Harris is extradited back to Virginia. Stay safe, Sheriff Roberts

**UPDATE** The two stolen vehicles were recovered in Gasburg near the North Carolina state line. PRESS RELEASE – BURGLARY AT L.P. DUGGER LOGGING COMPANY IN BRODNAX BRUNSWICK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DEPUTIES ARE CURRENTLY ON SCENE OF A COMMERCIAL BURGLARY AT L.P. DUGGER LOGGING COMPANY LOCATED AT 4377 BRODNAX ROAD, BRODNAX, VIRGINIA. THE BURGLARY OCCURRED BETWEEN 11:30 P.M. ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 AND 4:30 A.M. ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2018. TWO VEHICLES ARE MISSING FROM THIS LOCATION. VEHICLE 1 IS A BROWN 2006 FORD S350 PICKUP TRUCK WITH VIRGINIA REGISTRATION TX290734 THE VEHICLE HAS AN APPROXIMATELY 2FT LONG LAWRENCE P DUGGER LOGGING INC COMPANY LOGO IN THE BACK WINDOW AND HAS A CAMPER SHELL. VEHICLE 2 IS A WHITE 2000 FORD F350 PICKUP TRUCK WITH VIRGINIA REGISTRATION TX290736. ADDITIONAL ITEMS TAKEN FROM THE BUSINESS INCLUDE BIG TRUCK TIRES, TRUCK BRAKES, TRUCK FILTERS, POWER SAWS, ONE AIR COMPRESSOR. ANYONE WHO HAS INFORMATION ABOUT THIS INCIDENT OR IF THE VEHICLES ARE SEEN, PLEASE CONTACT THE BRUSWICK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AT 434-848-3133 IMMEDIATELY. BE SAFE, SHERIFF ROBERTS

Press Release – September 8, 2018 Home Invasion and Sexual Assault on Lake Gaston Drive On September 8, 2018 at 4:17 a.m., the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a female stating that she woke up to a male standing inside her residence on Lake Gaston Drive, Gasburg Virginia. This male sexually assaulted her and left in an unknown direction. Deputies arrived within minutes, cleared and secured the residence. Several tracking dogs (K-9 units) were called in to conduct a search of the area but were unable to locate the subject. If there are any neighbors in or around this community that may have home security video footage that shows the roadway in front of their respective homes, you are asked to please contact the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office (434) 848-3133. Further, any persons with information related to this crime should contact the Sheriff’s Office or Brunswick County Crime Stoppers at (434) 848-2336. Be safe, Sheriff Roberts

SHERIFF SALE 2004 Ford Explorer (Green in color) VIN: FMDU73E94UB54254 (138,354 miles) Vehicle is being sold under “Sealed Bids” and “AS IS”. Sheriff B.K. Roberts reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Any additional information may be obtained by calling (434) 848-3133 and asking for Captain Kent C. Washburn. The vehicle is in the Sheriff’s Office impoundment lot and are available for inspection by appointment only. You may pick up your blank sealed bid forms at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. DEADLINE: October 1, 20018 by 12:00pm (Noon). Send bids to: Captain Kent C. Washburn, P.O. Box 705, Lawrenceville, VA 23868

Business owners are strongly encouraged to complete the Business Profile Form and submit it to our office for inclusion in our Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system. The information listed on the form is vital to first responders in our county including fire, EMS and police. In the event of an emergency at a business, specifically after hours, the information in our system is used by telecommunicators to make contact with business owners to connect them with fire, EMS and police personnel. The information is also used by telecommunicators to alert first responders of potentially dangerous materials located on the business property and to assist police personnel in conducting investigations in the event that a crime has been committed. All information provided is kept in a secure location and only used for emergent situations. Telecommunicators will attempt to make contact with business owners once a year to update the information after it is entered into our system. Forms can be submitted via email to dclary@brunswickso.org, fax to 434-848-6014, or in person at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. Thank you for helping us keep your property and our public safety personnel safe and informed. Please follow the provided link to the form. http://www.brunswickso.org/resources/business-profile-sheet/

Scam Alert. We received information today that a subject called a resident of our county stating that his grandson was in police custody and bond money was needed for his grandson to be released from jail. The concerned citizen quickly identified this as a scam attempt and notified our office. Be aware that this is a scam that is taking place in our community currently and remember to use caller ID to screen calls. Do not answer unfamiliar phone numbers, if the message is important, the caller will leave a voicemail or call you back. Also, never give out personal information to strangers over the telephone or internet, regardless of who they tell you they represent. Scammers often use situations like the one noted above to obtain personal information and funds. We have had scams like this reported before in our County and some have fallen victim to them. Please share this alert so that nobody falls victim to this or other scams. As always, notify our office if you ever have a concern of possible scamming. Stay safe, Sheriff Roberts

Press Release – August 23, 2018 Multi-year investigation leads to drug bust in White Plains, Virginia The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office’s Narcotics Division conducted an extensive two-year investigation involving drug activity and alleged drug distribution at a residence in White Plains, Virginia located in Brunswick County. The target of the investigation was Anthony “Amp” Lamonte Rainey, 45 years old, of White Plains. The investigation concluded on the morning of August 22, 2018 with a search of 7553 Robinson Ferry Road in White Plains, Virginia. The Brunswick County Sheriff Office’s Investigative team, the Special Response Team (SRT), along with several other deputies effectively and safely entered and searched the residence. Items seized as a result of the search included over two pounds of marijuana, five firearms, including multiple high capacity rifle and pistol magazines and ammunition, U.S. currency, two motor vehicles and three motorcycles. Rainey was arrested for several outstanding indictments for distribution of marijuana and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute (weight being over 1 pound), and further charges are pending at this time. He is currently being held at the Meherrin River Regional Jail under no bond. Be safe, Sheriff Roberts

Press Release – August 3, 2018 Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office employees walk for charity Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office employees initiated a walk challenge in an effort to improve their overall health and to raise funds for charity. The participating employees walked 573.56 miles over a thirty-day period. Each “walker” made a donation to participate in the challenge and other employees made donations. Sheriff Roberts stated, “As always, I am proud of my employees for using this opportunity to not only improve their health, but to give back to our community in this way.” The event raised $250.00. All funds collected were presented to the Brunswick County Cancer Association to help local families. Be safe, Sheriff Roberts

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Wanted for Multiple Felonies Name: Vuono, Anthony DOB: 12/27/1999 Race: White Sex: Male Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown Vuono is currently wanted for multiple felonies by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. Vuono is a Mecklenburg County, Virginia resident but has ties to Brunswick County as well. Vuono has failed to cooperate with law enforcement. If you have information regarding this subject, please call Brunswick County Crime Solvers at (434) 848-2336. If you see or have contact with Vuono DO NOT attempt to apprehend him, call 911 or the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 848-3133.

Press Release – July 16, 2018 Scam Alert – Caller alleges to be from United States Treasury The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple complaints from citizens who have received telephone calls from an individual identifying themselves as a representative with the U.S. Treasury Department. The caller offers citizens an opportunity to “settle a tax lawsuit” issued against them. This is a scam. The United States Treasury Department will not call individuals and request a settlement over the telephone. Two telephone numbers associated with this particular scam are 347-391-7449 and 830-612-8869. If you receive such a call, please do not give out any personal information (i.e. social security numbers, credit card or banking account information). Citizens please beware! Remember to use caller ID to screen calls and do not answer unfamiliar numbers. If it is important they will leave a message or call you back. Please share this alert so that nobody falls victim to this scam. As always, notify our office if you ever have a concern of possible scamming. Be safe, Sheriff Roberts

Press Release – July 9, 2018 First Sergeant Joey Lopresti Graduates from the Virginia Forensic Science Academy The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that First Sergeant Joey Lopresti graduated from the Ninety-Fifth Session of the Virginia Forensic Science Academy in Richmond, Virginia on Friday, June 29, 2018. The Forensic Science Academy is an intense and rigorous nine-week course of study for law enforcement that focuses on areas such as photography, crime scene investigation, arson evidence, toxicology, forensic biology, latent print evidence, trace evidence, firearm evidence, bullet trajectory, evidence law, drug recognition, impression evidence and criminal investigative analysis. Academy participants learn to properly recognize, document, preserve and package items of evidence while learning the modern capabilities and limitations of our state forensic laboratory. Students are tested and evaluated throughout the school by written tests, class performance evaluations, application of recovery techniques and graded practical exercises. First Sgt. Lopresti has over 12 years of law enforcement experience and is currently assigned to our Investigative Division. “I am extremely proud of the efforts my staff makes when it comes to availing themselves of educational opportunities, modern advances in law enforcement and specialized techniques and training. I congratulate First Sgt. Lopresti on this exemplary achievement. He joins Lt. John Myrick, also in the Investigative Division, who completed the same expert training several years ago.” Be safe, Sheriff Roberts Pictured are: Sheriff Brian K. Roberts, First Sgt. Lopresti, and Linda Jackson, Director of Forensic Science

Brunswick County currently has at least 29 specific locations closed due to high water levels across those roadways. For a complete list of roads that have high water closures, go to the Virginia 511 website at www.511Virginia.org/mobile/?menu_id=conditions Be safe, Sheriff Roberts

Press Release – May 16, 2018 Shooting Incident in Brodnax, Virginia On Sunday, May 13, 2018 at approximately 1:30 a.m., the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting that multiple shots had been fired after a fight broke out between numerous individuals from Mecklenburg and Lunenburg counties at a location in the 500 block of Pleasant Grove Road, Brodnax, Virginia. Once deputies arrived and secured the scene, investigators began interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence. The investigation revealed that this incident was a retaliation from an incident that happened in South Hill during the night before. Further investigation led to the arrest of a seventeen-year-old male from South Hill, Virginia, who is currently being held in juvenile detention on possession of stolen firearm, two (2) counts of destruction of property, possession of handgun underage, and reckless use of firearm relating to the incident. The investigation is ongoing and other charges are still pending. Be safe, Sheriff Roberts

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that Deputy Shavonda Stith has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant effective June 1, 2018. Sgt Stith is a School Resource Officer and is assigned at Brunswick High School. She has 12 years of service with the department. Congratulations Sgt. Stith! The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office would like to welcome three new deputies to the Patrol Division. Picture on the bottom right: Left to right, Torrian Edmonds, Colin Green, Sheriff Roberts and Blake Bowen. Edmonds and Bowen will begin their duties effective June 1, 2018. Green will begin his duties on June 18, 2018. Welcome guys! Be safe, Sheriff Roberts

**UPDATE** This afternoon, one of my deputies found the stolen truck mentioned below. My investigative team has processed the truck and the area around the truck and we just returned it to SR Jones and Sons Inc. Be safe, Sheriff Roberts Press Release – April 16, 2018 Commercial Burglaries of Riverside Plating & Repair and SR Jones & Sons Inc. The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating two commercial burglaries that have occurred within the last week in our county. On April 10, 2018 the Sheriff’s Office received a report that David Lucy’s shop (Riverside Plating & Repair) located at 6478 Governor Harrison Parkway in Brodnax had been broken into and multiple items inside the business were stolen. Items include tractor trailer oil and fuel filters, an air compressor, tools and other parts associated with the maintenance and repair of large trucks and trailers. Then on April 16, 2018, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of another commercial burglary at SR Jones and Sons Inc. shop located at 8631 Christanna Highway in Gasburg. Items that were stolen consisted of tools, saws, an air compressor, machine parts and a white 2014 Ford F250 Pickup bearing Virginia license plate “TW4604”. At both locations, other large trucks on the property were also targeted and items were taken. Investigators responded to both locations, processed the crime scenes and collected evidence. Anyone with information related to these crimes should contact the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 848-3133 or Brunswick County Crime Solvers at (434) 848-2336. Be safe, Sheriff Roberts

Press Release – April 13, 2018 Mock DUI Motor Vehicle Incident Scene demonstrated for High School Students In anticipation of the upcoming high school Prom season, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office partnered with Brunswick County Public Schools and the Lawrenceville Volunteer Fire Department to demonstrate a mock DUI (driving under the influence) motor vehicle accident scene and conduct interactive role play with students on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Students from Brunswick High School and Brunswick Academy were able to see first-hand what may happen before, during, and after this type of accident and understand the consequences of the choices made. Sheriff Roberts, along with Deputy Shavonda Stith, School Resource Officer, and Deputy Alfonzo Seward, provided a detailed presentation outlining various laws, which included an overview of the accident and afforded students an opportunity to ask questions. At the conclusion of the presentation, students were invited to participate in the “Prom Promise 2018” that pledges they will not drink and drive. Sheriff Roberts stated “This mock motor vehicle accident raised awareness of the potentially deadly implications of drinking and driving not only on Prom night, but at any time. Whether you are driving or riding, you should always make wise choices to remain safe. I wish everyone an enjoyable and safe Prom night.” Be safe, Sheriff Roberts

Press Release – April 11, 2018 Investigation leads to Drug Arrest at 1039 Chestnut Road in Alberta, Virginia The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office’s Narcotics Division conducted an extensive investigation over the last several months involving drug activity and alleged drug distribution at a residence in Alberta. The target of the investigation was a 50 year old male named Keith Owens of Alberta. The investigation concluded on the morning of April 11, 2018 with a search of 1039 Chestnut Road in Alberta, Virginia in Brunswick County. The Brunswick County Sheriff Office’s Investigative team and several other deputies effectively and safely entered and searched the residence. Items seized as a result of the search included cocaine, three firearms, rifle, shotgun and pistol ammunition, body armor and $1,609.00 in U.S. currency. Keith Owens was arrested for 3rd or subsequent offense of possessing controlled substances with the intent to distribute, possession of controlled substances while simultaneously possessing a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. Keith Owens is currently being held at the Meherrin River Regional Jail under no bond. Be safe, Sheriff Roberts

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*UPDATE* We found Mr Puryear deceased in a wooded area near his home around 3pm. It appears he died of natural causes. My condolences to the Puryear family. Sheriff Roberts Matthew Junior Puryear, age 58, was reported missing by family members this afternoon around 12:30 pm. He was last seen yesterday (March 19th) around noon in the area of Doctor Purdy Road in Ebony, Virginia when he walked out of the house and did not return. Mr. Puryear was last seen on foot and does not drive. He was wearing blue cargo pants and a blue/white checkered jacket and a dark colored sweater. He is missing teeth and has a scar in the middle of his forehead. Mr. Puryear uses reading glasses and is schizophrenic. If anyone has seen Matthew since noon yesterday, please call the office at 434-848-3133. Sheriff Roberts

*UPDATE* Grace was just found in the area of Brunswick High School. She is currently being provided medical treatment and is talking and alert. She is getting ready to be transported to the local hospital to be checked out. Many prayers answered, God Bless, Sheriff Roberts *MISSING PERSON* Grace Clifton, age 55, was reported missing by family members this morning around 11am. She was last seen around 7:30pm last evening and she lives in Granny’s Trailer Court near Lawrenceville Airport. Grace has some history of mental health and has gone missing several times in the past. If anyone has seen Grace since 7:30pm last night, please call the office at 434-848-3133. Please share this post. Sheriff Roberts

Update: Boyd turned himself in today. Thanks to all that offered assistance! He is being held at MRRJ under no bond. Be safe, Sheriff Roberts

Press Release - February 6, 2018 Virginia 2019 Inspection Stickers to be Relocated on Vehicle Windshields Effective January 1, 2018, Virginia state inspection stickers will no longer be affixed to the bottom center of a vehicle’s windshield. Due to new innovations in the automotive industry, the state inspection stickers will be placed in the bottom left corner of the windshield. This change will also apply to the placement of all other authorized stickers, such as the Brunswick County decal (County decal would be placed to the right of the inspection sticker in the bottom left corner). Existing Virginia inspection stickers are to remain in their current position – in the bottom center of the windshield. Once a vehicle is inspected and issued a 2019 sticker, the new inspection sticker must be placed in the lower left corner. Example: If you get your car inspected in January or February then you will place your new county decal also in the left corner of the windshield on the right side of the inspection sticker. If you are not getting an inspection in January or February, then you put your county decal in the bottom center of the windshield beside your existing Virginia inspection sticker. During all other months of 2018, your inspection sticker will be placed in the bottom left corner, while your county decal will remain in the center of your windshield until you get your 2019 county decal at which time you will affix to the right of the inspection sticker in the left corner. I have been in discussions with County officials about the above matter and have requested that the stickers be eliminated in 2019 to remove future confusion. As it relates to 2018, as long as you have the decal on display on the windshield, my agency will not take any enforcement on the location of the sticker. Be safe, Sheriff Roberts