Lancaster County Sheriff Patrick McCranie this week reported misdemeanor charges against five individuals.
A Heathsville woman, 35, was charged December 14 with petit larceny, stealing goods valued at less than $1,000.
A Heathsville woman, 35, was charged December 14 with appearing intoxicated in public.
A Chesterfield man, 39, was charged December 16 with contempt of court, failure to appear.
A White Stone woman, 61, was charged December 17 with petit larceny, staling goods valued at under $1,000.
A Lancaster man, 20, was charged December 18 with two counts of willfully inflicting inhumane injury, pain, cruelty or unnecessarily beating, maiming, mutilating or killing an animal, or causing any of these acts, or while being the owner of an animal permitting any such act to it by another.
December 12: Staff responded to the 6100 block of Morattico Road for suspicious activity, to the 900 block of Flowering Field for a possible burglary, to a walk-in report of stolen packages at the 100 block of Norris Drive, and to the 1900 block of Goodluck Road for a juvenile behavior issue.
December 13: Staff responded to the Robert O. Norris Jr. Memorial Bridge for the report of a wooden pallet in the roadway causing a traffic hazard, to the 300 block of North Main Street to assist the Kilmarnock Police Department (KPD) with a verbal disagreement, to the 1100 block of Old Salem Road for a possible suicidal person, and to the 2000 block of Beanes Road to assist the Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office with shots fired near a commercial business.
December 14: Staff responded to the 100 block of Buzzards Neck Road to check the welfare of a resident, to the Norris Bridge for two pieces of wood in the roadway causing a traffic hazard, to the 100 block of Hatton Avenue for a wanted person, to Mary Ball and Ocran roads for a two-vehicle traffic crash, and to the 400 block of Twin Branch Road for a person with an altered mental status.
December 15: Staff responded to Rappahannock Drive for a single-vehicle traffic crash, to Weems and Johns Neck roads for a single-vehicle traffic crash, and to the 400 block of Twin Branch Road for a verbal disagreement and trespassing.
December 16: Staff responded to the 160 block of Buzzards Neck Road for a fall victim in need of assistance, to the Norris Bridge for debris in the roadway causing a traffic hazard, to the 700 block of Rappahannock Drive for the reported theft of firewood, to Black Stump Road for suspicious activity, to the 300 block of Campbell Road for a noise violation from loud music, and to the 100 block of Pine Circle for suspicious activity.
December 17: Staff responded to the 400 block of South Main Street to assist the KPD with gunshots in the early morning hours, to the 300 block of Callis Road for a trespasser, to the 100 block of James Lane for a burglary, to the 200 block of Oakwood Avenue for destruction of property, and to the 300 block of Ivey Creek Road for the report of animal cruelty.
December 18: Staff responded to Edmonds and Coxs Farm roads for the vandalism of Christmas decorations, to the Norris Bridge for a disabled vehicle causing a traffic hazard, to the 100 block of Walden Drive for gunshots from hunters after legal hunting hours, and to the 5200 block of Mary Ball Road for a stolen/missing cell phone.
Staff also conducted 12 traffic stops, issued four summonses, assisted seven motorists, recorded seven deer strike accidents, handled 10 calls for traffic control, investigated two building alarms, logged four inmate transports, received 14 E911 hang up calls, and fielded two calls for animal control services with two summons issued.
Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department responded to a compactor fire on White Pine Drive, separate traffic crashes at North Main Street and Old Fairgrounds Way and Weems and Johns Neck roads, the odor of propane on Apple Grove Road and to assist Northumberland County units with a brush fire on Mill Point Drive.
White Stone VFD responded to a traffic crash at Mary Ball and Ocran roads.