Operation Medicine Drop
NC SAFEKIDS is partnering with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office in conducting an Operation Medicine Drop pill take back in conjunction with National Poison Control Week. This program provides citizens an opportunity to dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medications in a safe manner. Providing an opportunity for citizens to properly dispose of expired or unwanted medications eliminates the possibility that these substances will make their way onto our streets and affords us an opportunity to speak to the public about the proper handling, security and disposal of medications.
This Take Back initiative will be held at the following locations on during National Poison Control Week. Please note the scheduled time for drop off at each location. Individuals taking advantage of this event should bring their medication in their original containers, which will be destroyed along with the medication. No syringes (needles) will be accepted.
Guilford County Sheriff’s deputies will be on hand to secure all medications and will oversee their safe destruction.
- Monday, March 20th - Pleasant Garden Pharmacy, 4822 Pleasant Garden Rd, Pleasant Garden, NC - 9:00am-1:00pm
- Tuesday, March 21st - Alamance Community Lions Club, 4108 Presbyterian Rd, Greensboro, NC - 9:00am-1:00pm
- Wednesday, March 22nd - Midtown Pharmacy, 941 Center Crest Dr, Whitsett, NC - 9:00am – 1:00pm
The Citizen’s Role/Responsibility as a CCW Permit Holder
Residents of Guilford County who are current, valid Concealed Carry Permit Holders, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office will be providing informational classes entitled “The Citizen’s Role/Responsibility as a CCW Permit Holder.” These informational classes will cover the following topics:
- Firearms Laws – Refresher/Updates
- Use of Force – Lethal/Non-Lethal as applies to private citizens
- Personal Safety and Self-Protection
- Basic Firearms Safety and Maintenance
- Firearms Simulation Exercises
- Related Topics, Question/Answer Session
Space for each session will be limited to 20 persons on a first come, first serve basis (so enroll now!) The first session will be offered from 8am – 12pm on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office, District 2 Office, located at 5440 Millstream Rd, Whitsett, North Carolina.
Reserve your spot in the upcoming class today! Interested concealed carry permit holders should contact Officer J. Page at (336) 641-3378.
Deadline for enrollment is Monday, September 19, 2016 at 5pm.
Sheriff BJ Barnes wants to alert the public about a phone scam that is targeting Guilford County residents. Many citizens have reported receiving phone calls from a subject claiming to be an officer with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office who tells the resident they missed a jury duty summons. Once engaging the citizen in conversation, the impersonator demands the citizen pay a fine or fee to avoid arrest.
An investigation was conducted on the phone numbers used and it appears to be an international scam that is not traceable. Sheriff Barnes recommends any citizen receiving these calls to hang up and should not provide any money or personal information to this impersonator.
Anyone with information or questions can call the Sheriff’s Office at (336) 641-3690
WANTED Jarrell Rakeem Rutledge
Sheriff BJ Barnes reports that the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a wanted person. Jarrell Rakeem Rutledge, DOB 12/24/1991 of Winston Salem is wanted for Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle, Breaking and Entering, Larceny after B & E, and Damage to Property. Rutledge should be considered armed and dangerous.
Burglary, Shooting NC 68 N Stokesdale
Sheriff BJ Barnes reports that the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office has charged a second person involved in the burglary/shooting that occurred on November 11, 2015 at 8021 NC 68N, Stokesdale.
Student arrest for weapon at school
Sheriff BJ Barnes reports that the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office responded to Ragsdale High School located at 1000 Lucy Ragsdale School Rd. in Jamestown, just before 11:00am, on November 18, 2015 in reference to a student trying to sell a handgun at the school. While in route a call was received about a possible discharge of a firearm in the same area. This was later found to have no connection and believed to be fireworks that were off school grounds.