Kenbridge Police Department
Chief Raymond E. Hite Jr. Welcome to the official page of the Kenbridge Police Department. We welcome comments, we also ask that you be respectful to others .
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Kenbridge Police Department has responded to several calls for vehicles that have had items stolen out of them. All citizens should try and keep vehicles locked, Any information pertaining to this please call 434-696-4452 or 434-676-2452. Any suspicous activity please call.
On May 4th 2018 at approximately 2AM Kenbridge Police responded to a call of trespassing. The call was at a residence on Shade St. Upon arrival suspect fled the scene. The suspect was not identified, Kenbridge Police have increased patrols in the area.
Kenbridge Man Arrested for Abduction of 12-Year-Old by Firearm
Boy Escapes By Jumping Out of Moving Car
Eric Donte Harrison, age 26, of 49 Busy Lane, Kenbridge, Virginia, and as of last year a resident of 392 Circle Dr., Lawrenceville, Virginia, has been charged with Abduction With Intent to Defile and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of Abduction that occurred on Sunday afternoon on Broad Street of Kenbridge in the middle of the business district.
The victim was a 12-year-old boy from Kenbridge who was walking east on Broad Street on his way to the town park on Fifth Avenue when the boy says the man, who the boy did not know, pulled over in a car, displayed a handgun, and told him to get into the car. The boy said the man turned right on Fifth Avenue and drove toward South Hill. The boy said the man asked him if he could kiss the boy. The boy jumped out of the car in front of Virginia Marble on the South Hill Road where the speed limit is 55 mph.
An eye-witness saw the boy jump out and stopped to assist him, and called 911.
The boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries consisting of road abrasions and some trauma to his collar bone. He was treated at the South Hill hospital and released that night.
Kenbridge Police Lt. Tyler Anderson is the lead investigator for the offense and was assisted by Chief Raymond Hite, Lunenburg Sheriff’s deputies Sgt. Kevin Abernathy. Deputy Chris Wallace and Victoria Police Officer Greg Wallace. Anderson obtained a search warrant for the house to look for the handgun. Harrison’s car and house were searched, but no gun was found.
Police were able to identify and locate Harrison as the perpetrator within two hours, crediting the quick response to obtaining a surveillance video from a local store and having a bystander able to recognize Harrison in a photo printed out from the video and tell the police where he lived on Busy Lane. When police arrived at the home, they found the vehicle, an early 2000 model Chevy Blazer, black and tan in color, as had been described by the boy.
Harrison admitted picking up the child, but denied using a handgun. He said he was going to take the boy to a thrift store near the pellet company at the intersection of the South Hill Road and Switchback Road.
Chief Hite asks the public to please contact him at 676-2452 during the day and at 696-4452 through the Sheriff’s Office if anyone knows anything about Harrison
Harrison is six feet tall and 200 pounds, according to Hite.
Harrison will be advised of his right to counsel on Wednesday, October 25th. He is currently being held in Piedmont Regional Jail without bond.
There will be a press release and more information given shortly on the abduction that happened in Kenbridge yesterday. The suspect was taken into custody shortly after crime was reported. No Amber Alert was done due to the crime being reported by the juvenile when juvenile was found.
Kenbridge Police Dept. is asking for help with a crime that was committed 3-21-2017 between 11pm and 12am. The theft occurred at Twigs & Berries in Kenbridge. If anyone saw any suspicious activity or has any information please call 434-676-2452 or 434-696-4452. Thank You.
With the recent Break Ins and Thefts that have occurred in Victoria, Kenbridge Police wants citizens to take precautions to help prevent these types of crimes. Please keep vehicles locked and do not leave valuables in vehicles. Kenbridge Police is also taking other measures to help to deter these types of crimes. If you see any suspicious activity please call 434-676-2452 for Kenbridge Police or after hours 434-696 4452 and they will contact a Kenbridge Officer.
Kenbridge Police want to warn everyone of counterfeit $20.00 bills that have been collected around town. Anyone with one of these bills or who has information please contact Kenbridge Police at 676-2452 or L.S.O at 696-4452 and they will contact a Kenbridge Officer.
Kenbridge Police want to warn residents of a possible scam. This scam involves the caller stating they are with the IRS. If you receive one of these calls contact Kenbridge Police at 434-676-2452 or L.S.O. at 434-696-4452 and they will notify us.
On 3-17-2016 at approx.. 2:00 pm Kenbridge Police Department responded to a call of an assault on Center St. in the Town of Kenbridge. Kenbridge Police arrived on scene and saw a subject in the roadway that had been assaulted. The subject later died of his injuries from the assault. The crime scene was secured and a search for the suspect and interviewing of witnesses began. Later in the evening the suspect turned himself in. Jason Lee was charged with 1st Degree Murder, this warrant was obtained from a magistrate. The investigation is ongoing and any information is appreciated, please call Lunenburg Sheriff’s Office at 434-696-4452 or Kenbridge Police Department at 434-676-2452. Virginia State Police, Victoria Police and Lunenburg Sheriff’s Office assisted.
I would also like to thank the citizens that assisted, the community's help makes a difference in any case.
Kenbridge Police Department wants to give a special Thank You! to VDOT for their service during the snow storm.
Kenbridge Salvation Army will be taking food donations this week at the Kenbridge Police Department. Please bring your non-perishable food donations to the Town's Treasury Office or Kenbridge Police Department.Monday thru Thursday, 9 to 5. Thank You for your support.
The Kenbridge Police Department is participating in the National Drug Take Back Initiative sponsored by the DEA. This program allows citizens to turn in outdated or unwanted prescription drugs and medicines. The collection date is 9/26 2015, at the Kenbridge Police Department starting at 9:00 AM.
There have been many questions after the shooting in a church in South Carolina. Kenbridge Police Department wants to reach out to all churches in the area. We have a pamphlet available that outlines practices and approaches that may help to better prepare for these situations. Simply come by Kenbridge P.D. to pick up a pamphlet. If you have any further questions or want to talk to the Chief please call 676-2452 to make an appointment. Once again we want to help in any way we can.
We are also planning to have a public forum that will deal with these topics. We will keep you posted on dates and times as they become available.
Tiffany Watts has been located. Thanks to everyone for their help.
Kenbridge Police Department hopes everyone attending the Central High School Prom has a wonderful and safe time.
Everyone please keep in mind safety with the weather warming up. Be cautious of traffic when walking or jogging. Children also watch for cars while bike riding.
Also other localities are reporting some break in activity. Please be on the lookout for any suspicious activity. If you see anything suspicious notify Kenbridge Police Dept. or contact Lunenburg Sheriffs Dispatch Office.
Kenbridge Police Department hopes everyone enjoys the warm weather and be safe.
Just a reminder for everyone in Kenbridge. Please make sure you have purchased and have the new Kenbridge Town Decals displayed on your vehicle. The old decals expired April 15 2015.
Kenbridge Police Department will be the site of the Life Line Health Screening on March 25 2015.
Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com
for more information.
lifelinescreening.com 9 out of 10 cardiovascular doctors support preventive health screenings for cardiovascular disease (plaque in the arteries) among patients with key risk factors.
Darius Queen was the Kenbridge Police Department, Officer Of The Year recipient for 2014. This was given for his tremendous community policing efforts. This award was through SVCC Community College, Law Enforcement Recognition on November 19 2014.
Thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Kenbridge Police Officer Darius Queen. He will be missed but not forgotten.
Kenbridge Police Headquarters
Upon the purchase of the former Kenbridge Baptist Church building on High St. for use as the Town Hall, which purchase was in 1947.
This is where the Kenbridge Police Department operated from a one room office shared with the Town Treasurer. With the help of volunteers and members of the police department the basement of the Town Hall was renovated into a new police department headquarters. Kenbridge Police moved into this headquarters in 1979. In 2007 the department moved into the first floor of the former Kenbridge High School which had been purchased by the town for town offices. Today the police department operates from these modern facilities. Over the years with the receipt of grant and town funds the department is equipped with modern up to date communications, computerized record systems, instant internet communication with DMV and the Virginia Criminal Information Network. There is also modern internet fingerprint/photo ID transmissions and networking with the National Missing Child Registry.
Kenbridge Police Department History
Since incorporation of the Town of Kenbridge in 1908 until 1925 there are no records available to determine when the town employed its first police officer. Records indicate that in 1925 the town employed A.S. Whitlow as its Town Sergeant who later resigned in 1937 to be replaced by Ben C. Snead. Mr. Snead resigned in 1938 and was replaced by E. L. Slayton. Mr.Slayton later resigned in 1938. In 1938 A. K. Fleming was employed as Town Sergeant until he was shot and killed in the line of duty in 1943. Mr. Fleming's vacancy was filled by P.W. Howell who served until 1947. In 1947 M. M. Eanes was employed as Town Sergeant until 1966. In 1966 the town promoted Police Officer Jesse C. Carter as its Chief of Police who served until his retirement in December of 2007. After a brief period of interim Chiefs, Mike Stevens became Chief in 2009. Mr. Stevens later resigned and Sergeant Raymond E. Hite Jr. was promoted to Chief in 2013.
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