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Suspect arrested in Vinton vehicle break-ins

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VINTON–According to a media release from the Vinton Police Department on January 26, 2017, the department has secured twenty-five criminal warrants on 18 year old Hunter Dylan Hall after an incident involving break-ins to numerous vehicles in a neighborhood off Mountain View Road in the Town of Vinton. Vinton Police started receiving reports of larcenies... »

Robbery at BP Food Mart on Virginia Avenue in Vinton

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VINTON–At approximately 0711 hours this morning Vinton Police officers responded to BP Food Market, 210 W. Virginia Ave for an armed robbery. A white male, described as being late 20′s to early 30′s in age, 5’11″- 6″1″ in height wearing a blue hoodie, jeans and dark ball cap entered the store, produced a handgun... »

School Bus crash in Vinton–no injuries to two students onboard

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VINTON–Officers responded to a two vehicle collision involving a Roanoke County School bus at the intersection of Hardy Road and Niagara Road in Vinton. The crash is reported to be minor, no injuries reported with two students on the bus at the time of the crash. The accident occurred at 8 a.m. on October... »

Bus involved accident in Vinton–no injuries

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VINTON–At approximately 0758 hours a minor collision between a Roanoke City School bus and a compact passenger car occurred at he intersection of Dale Ave and 8th Street in Vinton. While making the turn from Dale Ave on 8th St. the rear tire of the school bus clipped the front left corner of the... »

Man charged with Felony Animal Cruelty in Vinton

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Vinton–According to a media release from the Vinton Police Department, on April 25 at 4:28 p.m. officers of the Vinton Police Department were called to a private residence located in the 600 block of South Maple Street, in reference to a “well-being check.” Family members reported having difficulty contacting the resident of the home,... »

Vinton Police present Internet Safety program at library

By Debbie Adams
VINTON– “Talk to your kids” was the message that Detectives Chris Froeschl and Brandon Hill shared at the Vinton Library during an informative presentation on “Internet Safety for Parents, Guardians, and Communities.” This was the first time the program has been presented by the Vinton Police. The detectives introduced parents to the NetSmartz.org website... »

Town of Vinton selects new Chief of Police

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Vinton’s new police chief Thomas Foster Interim Town Manager Barry Thompson has  announced that  the Town of Vinton has selected its next Police Chief. Thomas L. Foster, a First Sergeant with the Virginia State Police, has accepted the position and will take over the department in March. “Foster was selected after interviewing a pool... »

Vinton police investigating child abuse case

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  According to a media release from Det. Sgt. V.L. Cummings, on February 11, 2016,  Vinton Police and EMS responded to an address on Fairmont Drive in the Town of Vinton for an 11 month old injured by a fall.  The child was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital and found to have multiple fractures... »

Vinton Police Department awards presented at Town Council meeting

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Interim Police Chief Jeff Dudley presented the Vinton Police Awards for 2015 at the town council meeting on February 2. Sgt. Tim Lawless received the Traffic Safety award which is presented to the officer who shows the most activity when it comes to traffic safety-related enforcement and education, including speeding, reckless driving, and seatbelt... »

Vinton police investigating attempted ATM debit card skimming operation

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 The Vinton Police are currently investigating an attempted ATM credit/debit card skimming operation (attempted fraud) which occurred at First Citizens Bank located at 970 Hardy Road in Vinton. The Vinton Police Department would like to identify the female in the provided surveillance photos.  The female placed a credit/debit card skimming device and a camera... »