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On Saturday, September 22, 2018, around mid-morning, a red fox with possible mange was seen by a citizen chasing an adult male on a bicycle in the Plaza parking lot near High Peak Sports Wear. The male was seen kicking at the fox to try to keep it away. It is unknown if the male was actually bitten and there were no police calls for service from the victim.

On Sunday, September 23, 2018, around 5 a.m., a red fox with possible mange bit a citizen in the 2200-block of Yorktown Ave. The fox had scratched on the door, and when the citizen
opened the door and looked around, the fox bit the person’s leg. They received medical care for the bite.

Also on Sunday, September 23, 2018, around 2 p.m., a red fox with possible mange entered through the garage door of a business located in the area of Lakeside Dr and Murrell Rd. The fox approached the male inside the garage, but they were able to push the fox away several times using a shovel before it ran away.

Mange is defined as a skin disease of mammals caused by parasitic mites and is occasionally communicable to humans. It typically causes severe itching, hair loss, and the formation of scabs and lesions.

It appears that the same fox was involved in all three incidents. Animal Control and the Lynchburg Police Department are making every attempt to locate and capture the fox. Extra patrols in the area will begin until the animal is located, or until similar incidents cease to occur after several days. If you observe a red fox that appears sick or is exhibiting abnormal behavior in this area, please call 911 immediately. Do not attempt to follow the fox on foot or approach
it.
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On Saturday, September 22, 2018, around mid-morning, a red fox with possible mange was seen by a citizen chasing an adult male on a bicycle in the Plaza parking lot near High Peak Sports Wear. The male was seen kicking at the fox to try to keep it away. It is unknown if the male was actually bitten and there were no police calls for service from the victim.

On Sunday, September 23, 2018, around 5 a.m., a red fox with possible mange bit a citizen in the 2200-block of Yorktown Ave. The fox had scratched on the door, and when the citizen
opened the door and looked around, the fox bit the person’s leg. They received medical care for the bite.

Also on Sunday, September 23, 2018, around 2 p.m., a red fox with possible mange entered through the garage door of a business located in the area of Lakeside Dr and Murrell Rd. The fox approached the male inside the garage, but they were able to push the fox away several times using a shovel before it ran away.

Mange is defined as a skin disease of mammals caused by parasitic mites and is occasionally communicable to humans. It typically causes severe itching, hair loss, and the formation of scabs and lesions.

It appears that the same fox was involved in all three incidents. Animal Control and the Lynchburg Police Department are making every attempt to locate and capture the fox. Extra patrols in the area will begin until the animal is located, or until similar incidents cease to occur after several days. If you observe a red fox that appears sick or is exhibiting abnormal behavior in this area, please call 911 immediately. Do not attempt to follow the fox on foot or approach
it.

 

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Does mange make a fox aggressive? How do we know that it doesn't have rabies?

The question remains: what did the Fox say??

Did anyone ask it what it says??

Jennifer Bush Bridgers ... make sure residents know to be careful and watch for this fox, please.

Gary. It's looking for you!

I’ve seen this little guy near centra college of nursing at the plaza

Mange is common in foxes and can be treated. Poor little guy is probably miserable 😞

Yes just give it some antifreeze milk😀

Margaret Irby KeightleyKeightleyMargaret...it looks like Lynchburg Police would have helped you with MJ!

Dang that fox was motivated.

Nyoka Bell watch out for the fox! Lol

Kevin Wheelous, this is what I was telling you about.

Nakia Haythe, tagging you since this is kind close to you all.

Laura Schobitz Bauer Ashley Steinweg with all the food about best to watch out for this guy!

Ali Tong related to that evil squirrel probably

Sophia Elizabeth Payne

JonathanandMelanie Tyree

Darin Paige

Missy Phelps

Sara Johnson

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On 09/22/2018,at approximately 2315 hours, Officers of the Lynchburg Police Department responded to James Apartments in reference to a Malicious Wounding (stabbing).

Once on scene, Officers spoke to the victim who was suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim advised that he was assaulted and stabbed by a black male who left the area on foot. Officers searched the area and were able to locate the suspect in the complex.

The suspect was identified as Jamel Owen Davis, age 33, of Lynchburg. He was arrested and charged with one count Aggravated Malicious Wounding.

The victim was transported to the Lynchburg General Emergency Room and is being treated for serious injuries.

The incident remains under investigation by the LPD’s Criminal Investigation Division. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective J. D. Tucker at (434)455-6116 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS” plus your message to 274637.
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On 09/22/2018,at approximately 2315 hours, Officers of the Lynchburg Police Department responded to James Apartments in reference to a Malicious Wounding (stabbing). 

Once on scene, Officers spoke to the victim who was suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim advised that he was assaulted and stabbed by a black male who left the area on foot. Officers searched the area and were able to locate the suspect in the complex. 

The suspect was identified as Jamel Owen Davis, age 33, of Lynchburg. He was arrested and charged with one count Aggravated Malicious Wounding.

The victim was transported to the Lynchburg General Emergency Room and is being treated for serious injuries.

The incident remains under investigation by the LPD’s Criminal Investigation Division. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective J. D. Tucker at (434)455-6116 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS” plus your message to 274637.

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Lynchburg Police Department

#TheAmazingStevenWood While I haven't known you very long, it has become apparent to me through out my time at the department that you are a huge asset to CAT and to LPD. You are a great leader, friend, and colleague. In your time here: the neighborhood watch grew and won the award of excellence, you were able to establish a large social media footprint on Facebook and Twitter, and nine citizens police academys were held. The shoes you have left are almost impossible to fill but, I will do my best. You are going to be heavily missed by the staff and the community. We all wish you the best in your new journey and hope that you will come back and see us soon. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Steven, you were so helpful in getting neighborhood watch on Cardinal Pl. You were so good in your job and will be missed. Thanks...

You will definitely be missed. I could always count on you for a quick response. If you didn't know the answer, you found it. Thank you so much for all you've done.

Thank you for your service Steve wood and best wishes on your future endeavors!!

Steven is awesome and will be missed

Thank you for your service!

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#OfficeroftheMonth SEPTEMBER 2018- OFFICER KAYLA E. YOUNG

Leader, professional, and hard worker are few of many attributes that Officer Kayla Young displays everyday while working at the Lynchburg Police Department. Officer Young is an asset to the platoon she works with and goes above and beyond in performing her duties as a police officer.

On August 15, 2018, Officer Kayla Young responded to a trouble unknown call. Dispatch was only able to obtain that there was “something wrong” with the caller’s father. Officer Young arrived on scene and observed multiple individuals upset, asking for help regarding a male who was unresponsive. Officer Young was able to recognize the male was in cardiac arrest and started CPR immediately. When Lynchburg Fire Department arrived on scene, they noted Officer Young giving good chest compressions and continued to do so before the fire department took over.

The male regained a pulse and was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital for further medical assistance.

Officer Young is being commended for her leadership and professional urgency in the face of adversity by quickly taking lifesaving measures. Quick life saving measures are especially crucial during cardiac events, every second counts. Officer Young is an asset to her shift, the Lynchburg Police Department, and the City of Lynchburg. Officer Young went above and beyond her normal police responsibilities and helped save this person’s life.
-Ryan M. Zuidema
Chief of Police, Interim
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#OfficeroftheMonth SEPTEMBER 2018- OFFICER KAYLA E. YOUNG

Leader, professional, and hard worker are few of many attributes that Officer Kayla Young displays everyday while working at the Lynchburg Police Department. Officer Young is an asset to the platoon she works with and goes above and beyond in performing her duties as a police officer.

On August 15, 2018, Officer Kayla Young responded to a trouble unknown call. Dispatch was only able to obtain that there was “something wrong” with the caller’s father. Officer Young arrived on scene and observed multiple individuals upset, asking for help regarding a male who was unresponsive. Officer Young was able to recognize the male was in cardiac arrest and started CPR immediately. When Lynchburg Fire Department arrived on scene, they noted Officer Young giving good chest compressions and continued to do so before the fire department took over.

The male regained a pulse and was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital for further medical assistance.

Officer Young is being commended for her leadership and professional urgency in the face of adversity by quickly taking lifesaving measures. Quick life saving measures are especially crucial during cardiac events, every second counts. Officer Young is an asset to her shift, the Lynchburg Police Department, and the City of Lynchburg. Officer Young went above and beyond her normal police responsibilities and helped save this person’s life.
-Ryan M. Zuidema
Chief of Police, Interim

 

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Very proud of you Kayla for using your life saving skills without hesitation. You are a great example for all first responders to do all you can in every situation regardless of whether it is a police call or a medic call. Chaplain Jim Whitaker

Congratulations, great job, STAY SAFE SISTER

Great work! Thanks for your service and sacrifice!! Good to know your there of we need you!! You go Girl!! Congratulations

Congratulations and thank your for your service to our community !

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR HARD WORK....GO KAYLA GO KAYLA GO KAYLA....U GO GIRL.....BE SAFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

She's one of the best.....Great Job!! Miss seeing you, stay safe!!!

That’s my girl!! So proud of you honey!!😘

Congratulations, and thank you for your service.

Congratulations Officer Kayla Young!!

Good job 😊

Thank you all for your service, and prayers for your safety.🙏🙏

ALL OF YOU BE SAFE....AND THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU ALL DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats!! Thank you for your service

Congrats!

Excellent job!! Thanks for your service!!

Pam was this your call?

Great job!

It's great to see a women excel in a man's world! Go girl! ❤

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