Caroline County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Caroline County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 118 Courthouse Ln, Bowling Green, 22427 VA
  • Chief:
Phone: 804-633-1120
Fax: 804-633-1124
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Caroline County Sheriff's Office is located at 118 Courthouse Ln, Bowling Green, 22427 VA. The Caroline County Sheriff's Office phone number is 804-633-1120.

Caroline County Sheriff's Office News

Caroline County, Virginia – On Friday, October 26, 2018, Caroline County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the report of a house fire in the Lake Land ’Or sub-division. When deputies arrived, they found a residential structure with heavy fire. Caroline County Fire and Rescue personnel arrived and addressed the fire as deputies began searching the area for any witnesses or indicators related to the fire. During their search, Deputies A. A. Lippa, III and M. D. Holmes located 21 year-old Charles Mills, from Ruther Glen, not far from the fire. Deputies arrested Mills for public intoxication. Fire Investigator, Lt. S. L. Cary and Investigative Sergeant K. H. Eichenmiller, responded to the scene. The home was found to be unoccupied at the time of the fire and the preliminary investigation showed the fire to have most likely been the result of arson. While investigators were still processing the scene of the fire, a construction crew arrived to work on a home under construction not far from the scene of the fire. The construction crew reported that during the night, someone vandalized the home, causing thousands of dollars in damage. The home was found to have been broken into after investigators responded to the scene. The walls, appliances, floors, and windows were vandalized throughout the home. Investigators then processed the vandalism scene for forensic evidence. As a result of the preliminary investigation, Charles Mills was charged with felony vandalism and felony breaking and entering on October 26, 2018. After further investigation, an additional charge of arson was placed against Mills on October 31, 2018. Mills is currently being held without bond at the Pamunkey Regional Jail. Sheriff Lippa stated “I am so proud of the men and women of the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office for their dedication to the citizens of Caroline County. Thankfully, there were no injuries in this incident and the matter was resolved quickly. Together, we continue to make Caroline County a safer place to live, work, and raise a family”.

Caroline County Sheriff, Tony Lippa wants to make citizens aware that on October 31, 2018, Caroline County investigators removed a credit card skimming device from fuel pump number 7 at the Mr. Fuel gas station in Ruther Glen. Investigators were notified by Mr. Fuel when an employee noticed something irregular with the fuel pump. Unfortunately, investigators believe the criminals were able to install the skimming device, undetected, on October 25, 2018. The investigation into this matter is on-going. Sheriff Lippa urges anyone who may have used this fuel pump at the Mr. Fuel to immediately check their banking accounts for any irregular or unauthorized activity and report any unauthorized activity to your banking institution and the CCSO. "These devices can sometimes be visible on the exterior of the gas pump but are sometimes hidden within the unit itself," Sheriff Lippa stated. "Devices that appear to have been tampered with should not be used with your card, and anyone who does see a suspicious item on a machine should contact us immediately."

On September 17, 2018, the Caroline County Sheriff's Office sought the public's assistance in locating a runaway juvenile, Malik Simms. The CCSO followed up on several tips about Malik's possible location in Spotsylvania County. Sgt. Karl Eichenmiller later conducted surveillance for several hours in the hopes of confirming that Malik was at that location. Finally, Sgt. Eichenmiller saw Malik and contacted the Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office for assistance. Sheriff Lippa stated, "I would like to thank the public and the media for providing the CCSO with several tips that helped us locate Malik Simms. I am so proud of our CCSO, especially Sgt. Eichenmiller who spent several hours locating Malik."

******PUBLIC ASSISTANCE****** There has been no abduction that occurred in Caroline County but we are looking for assistance in identifying a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle was seen in the area of Glen Meadows Trailer Park and is described as a Ford Escape, dark red in color with a chrome grill. Possibly a white male was driving the vehicle. If you have any information on this vehicle, please call (804) 633-5400 or our anonymous tip line at (804) 633-1133.

With Halloween quickly approaching, Safe Kids Worldwide has put together 5 tips for "keeping your little monsters safe on Halloween." Please see the link below to see their top safety tips. https://www.safekids.org/halloween?utm_campaign=Halloween&utm_source=email-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Top-Tips---October-19-Halloween

Everyone has heard of the phrase "defensive driving." This video puts it into perspective as to how important it is to drive defensively and always be on alert. Luckily, Deputy R. L. Hixson was in the right place at the right time and this turned out to be a medical emergency. Luckily, no one was injured or killed. The CCSO is community committed and service oriented and our duty is to keep Caroline County safe. http://www.nbc12.com/2018/10/22/this-could-have-been-tragic-medical-emergency-causes-driver-travel-wrong-lane/

*****Gran Fondo Bike Ride***** On Sunday, October 21st from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. the Gran Fondo bike ride (not a race) will pass through Caroline County. They will be hosting between 200-400 cyclists. Streets will not be shut down during the bike ride in Caroline County, but please expect delays and be cautious of riders. The roads that will be affected are listed below. Roads with cyclist in Caroline county Macedonia Rd Stonewall Jackson Rd Summit Crossing Rd Guinea Station Rd Edge Hill Academy Rd Nancy Wright Rd Cedon Rd Bull Church Rd Sunshine School Rd South River Rd Woodford Rd Rozell Rd Paige Rd Cross Rt 1 Marye Rd Arcadia Rd Blanton Rd County Line Church Rd Ladysmith Rd Jericho Rd Cedar Fork Rd Golansville Rd Balty Rd Bath Rd

On October 11th-14th, Caroline County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Craig Heywood participated in the powerlifting World Championship in Virginia Beach. This powerlifting competition was held by the World Powerlifting, Oceania Powerlifting, and 100% Raw Powerlifting Federations. Almost 400 lifters, representing 14 different countries around the world, met to compete for world championship titles. To name a few, competitors came from teams in the United States, Australia, India, China, Nauru, and Ireland. Sgt. Heywood, who has been with the Caroline County Sheriff's Office since 2007 and has competed in powerlifting since 2014, competed in the push/pull event. This event consists of the bench press and deadlift. He placed first in the 242 pound Law/Fire/Military division and brought home the world championship. Sheriff Lippa stated, "I am extremely proud of the men and women of the CCSO. Here is another example of the dedication shown by an employee of the Caroline County Sheriff's Office. Congratulations to Sgt. Heywood on this accomplishment for a job well done!"

Please see the attached arrest report and activity report for the week ending October 13, 2018.

“Central Virginia likely to see impacts from Tropical Storm Michael” Caroline, Virginia –The Caroline County Department of Fire – Rescue and Emergency Management is asking citizens to closely monitor the forecast for severe weather and the possible overnight impacts from Tropical Storm Michael. Rainfall and gusty evening and overnight winds will cause localized flooding and downed trees. There is also an increased risk for tornadoes associated with this storm. Residents should expect power outages in the area. The following actions are recommended: • Sign up to Caroline Alert, the County’s emergency notification system at www.carolinealert.com. This will assist County officials in broadcasting emergency messages. • Be aware of the current weather forecast for your area. The National Weather Service provides local weather advisories, warnings and safety information at http://www.weather.gov. You may also receive weather warnings on your cellular phone by signing up through the County’s Caroline Alert notification system at www.carolinealert.com. In case of a Tornado Warning, please seek shelter in a basement, storm cellar or an interior room on the lowest floor with no windows. • Heavy rains are expected this evening and overnight leading to an increase in flash flooding and the overflow of streams. Now is the time to relocate any items from flood prone areas of your property. • Strong winds may affect our area. Secure loose lawn furniture and other items. Downed trees may create road hazards. Please limit travel during high wind and rain conditions and stay off of the roads until conditions improve. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH HIGH WATER. Real-time road conditions are available by calling 5-1-1 or visiting http://511Virginia.org. • Residents are asked to please respect 911 and its cellular equivalent #77 by using them for emergencies only. These contact numbers should NOT be used to ask about road conditions, what schools/businesses are closed or to report power outages. Emergency numbers need to remain available for true emergencies where immediate rescue and assistance are needed. • Prepare for power outages. Make sure you have working flashlights and a battery powered radio. Keep your cell phone fully charged. Stay away from downed power lines, trees touching lines, and anything else that is touching a power line. If you lose power, call your power company to report it. Rappahannock Electric Cooperative customers may call toll-free 1-800-552-3904. Dominion customers should call 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357). • Be careful using generators. Do not operate generators indoors. For more information, contact the Department of Fire-Rescue & Emergency Management at (804) 633-9831. Local updates are also available on the County’s webpage at www.co.caroline.va.us or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CarolineGov.

Please see the attached arrest report and activity report for the week ending October 6, 2018.

On October 6, 2018, the Caroline County Sheriff's Office raised $351.00 for the Special Olympics at the Cover the Cruiser event at the State Fair. We would like to give a special thanks to the Farm Bureau/State Fair of Virginia, Lieutenant Keith Chatman, Investigator Aaron Garthaffner, and Deputy Kim Coleman for making this event possible.

********EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY********* *************DISPATCHERS************* Caroline County Sheriff’s Office is seeking applications for a full-time dispatcher and part-time dispatcher. Starting salary is set at $34,098 for a full-time dispatcher and $16.39 an hour for a part-time dispatcher. Applicants must indicate which position is desired, either full-time or part-time, on the application. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license. All applicants must pass a written test, background check, drug screening, and will be administered a polygraph examination. If interested, please visit www.carolinesheriff.org and download an application or pick one up at 118 Courthouse Lane, Bowling Green, VA 22427. All applications must be submitted by the close of business on October 31st.

*********EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY********* ***************PATROL DEPUTY************* Caroline County Sheriff’s Office is seeking applications for Patrol Deputies to include certified and non-certified applicants. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license. Applicants must pass a written test, background check, drug screening, physical fitness test and will be administered a polygraph examination. Starting salary will be $39,472 for certified deputies and $35,802 if not certified (will increase to $39,472 once certification is achieved). If interested, please visit www.carolinesheriff.org and download an application or pick one up at 118 Courthouse Lane, Bowling Green, VA 22427. All applications must be submitted by the close of business on October 31st.

The Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) posted a grant solicitation announcement over the summer stating that Governor Ralph Northam would be awarding 33 localities in Virginia with School Resource Officer (SRO) and School Security Officer (SSO) grants. The purpose of the grant is to fund mostly rural localities with SROs for the elementary, middle, and high school levels. The Caroline County Sheriff's Office was awarded one SRO position for the 2018-2019 school year. Accepting this grant will mean that there will be a dedicated SRO in each of the elementary schools as well as the middle and high school. We are anticipating the acceptance of this grant award after it goes before the Board of Supervisors on October 9, 2018 for final approval. "Receiving this grant award will enable the CCSO to continue making Caroline County a safer place for our children to attend school and it will provide peace of mind and a sense of security to the parents and the students as there will be an officer at every school. We are very appreciative of the Department of Criminal Justice Services for providing us with this opportunity," Sheriff Lippa stated.

On Friday, September 28, 2018, Deputy Brian Russell received the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) award at the 2018 Annual Law Enforcement Awards Ceremony. The MADD award is given to a law enforcement officer that has substantially contributed to the reduction of impaired driving incidences in each locality. For 2017, Deputy Russell made 19 driving under the influence (DUI) arrests. The MADD foundation has made a considerable impact on the nation since its inception in 1980. Drunk driving deaths have been reduced by 50% and 370,000 lives have been saved. In addition, MADD has served over 840,000 victims of drunk drivers. MADD's solution to the drunk driving epidemic is to increase law enforcement visibility, requiring ignition interlocks for offenders, and "ridesharing." The MADD foundation is against more than just alcohol related impaired accidents, it is also fighting against drugged driving. Sheriff Lippa stated, "I am proud of Deputy Russell and this accomplishment. His commitment to keeping the roads safe from drunk drivers allows for Caroline County to be a safer place to live, work, and raise a family."

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is informing consumers about a new federal law that began on September 21, 2018 that helps individuals that are responsible for someone else's money. This new law allows financial caregivers to request a credit freeze to protect their loved one from identity theft and fraud. To learn more about this please read the article below. https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/09/managing-someone-elses-money-new-protection-id-theft-and-fraud-0?utm_source=govdelivery

*********EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY******** Caroline County Sheriff’s Office is seeking applications for a Records Clerk/Receptionist position. This position will handle all incoming citizens and incoming phone calls to the front desk. The candidate will need to be knowledgeable in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. The position has a main job duty of data entry so experience and speed is perferred due to the amount that is processed. Candidates will take a typing test and a data entry test for this position. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license. All applicants must pass a background check, drug screening, and will be administered a polygraph examination. This position is a Grade 09 on the county pay scale and will have a starting salary of $28,052 If interested, please visit www.carolinesheriff.org and download an application or pick up one at 118 Courthouse Lane, Bowling Green, VA 22427. All applications must be submitted by the close of business on October 17th.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is making consumers aware that the nationwide credit reporting agencies are offering free credit freezes and year long fraud alerts. To learn more about how to participate please read the article below. https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/09/free-credit-freezes-are-here?utm_source=govdelivery

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has received reports about scammers calling to trick people by telling them that their social security number has been "suspended." Scammers will promise that your social security number will be "reactivated" by providing your personal information, such as your bank account information, to them. Please read the article below to learn how to avoid being scammed and remember that social security numbers never get suspended. https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/09/your-social-security-number-isnt-suspended-ever?utm_source=govdelivery

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning consumers about utility scams. Scammers will call to say that your water or electricity will be cut off due to a past due bill in order to steal your money. Please read the article below to learn how to avoid being scammed. https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/09/empower-yourself-against-utility-scams?utm_source=govdelivery

Please see the attached arrest report and activity report for the week ending September 15, 2018.

Please see the attached press release regarding a runaway juvenile, Malik Simms.

Please see the attached press release regarding a runaway juvenile.

***LIP SYNC CHALLENGE VIDEO*** The law enforcement lip sync challenge became popular this year and the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office was challenged by the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office. The CCSO, which stands for Community Committed Service Oriented, was also asked by several citizens to participate, thus we accepted this challenge. National Night Out was the perfect opportunity to incorporate our wonderful community, and on behalf of the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office, hope that you will enjoy this video to show our dedication to the citizens that support law enforcement. Sheriff Lippa stated, “I would be remiss if I did not take this opportunity to thank Gerry Alferio (video producer), Mark Schon and David Zimbro (who provided the aerial coverage), the citizens of Caroline County, and to all those who participated in making this video a true success.” Please see the link below: https://youtu.be/QedQr-vM3nk #LipSyncChallenge