Joe Beck

Quarry drawing swimmers, trespassing citations

August 3, 2015

The water-filled Toms Brook quarry that has been attracting many teens and young adults for mid-summer swims is now also drawing the attention of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office.

Molester to serve 15 years

John Wesley Davison

July 31, 2015

WOODSTOCK – The sex crimes of John Wesley Davison committed against a 10-year-old girl, the daughter of a woman he was living with at the time, brought him a sentence of 15 years in prison Friday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court.

Search warrant details forest fire investigation

July 31, 2015

Search warrant documents filed Friday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court show authorities have targeted an Edinburg man in their investigation into several forest fires July 24.

Vehicle thief sentenced on handgun theft charge

Donald Fox III

July 31, 2015

A Fort Valley man pleaded guilty Friday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to three counts of vehicle theft, all of them on the same day, but it was a gun theft several months earlier that landed Donald Fox III in bigger trouble.

Campground owner wins ruling over VDOT

Gloria Marcon stands beneath the new highway bridge on U.S. 340 that towers over her Gooney Creek Campground. Joe Beck/Daily

July 30, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – A campground owner who is challenging the Virginia Department of Transportation over its valuation of her land won a round Thursday in circuit court when a judge nullified an earlier jury verdict that fell short of the compensation she sought from the agency.

Digital evidence mounting up in arson case

July 29, 2015

The case against a Mount Jackson couple charged with arson has been slowed by what the prosecutor on Wednesday called a “voluminous” amount of digital evidence that must be provided to defense attorneys for their evaluation.

Authorities investigate national forest fires

July 29, 2015

WOODSTOCK – The U.S. Forest Service and the Shenandoah County fire marshal are investigating several fires that broke out Friday in the George Washington National Forest near Edinburg and the Wolf Gap Campground.

Man charged with possession of stolen signs

July 29, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – A town resident has been charged with possession of stolen property after federal and local law enforcement officials discovered 30 street signs in his basement bedroom.

VFW rebuilding plans on hold after fire

Aerial units from Warren County, Strasburg, and Stephens City attack the roof area of the Front Royal VFW Post 1860 on North Royal Avenue during the July 11 fire. Rich Cooley/Daily

July 28, 2015

The future location of VFW Post 1860 in Front Royal remains uncertain more than two weeks after a fire destroyed its headquarters building at 1847 N. Royal Ave.

Fire station rocked by member’s accusations

July 27, 2015

Shenandoah County Fire Chief Gary Yew met Monday with officials from the Strasburg Fire Department to discuss an officer’s wide ranging accusations of misconduct and mismanagement in the department.

Man charged in dog’s stabbing death

July 27, 2015

A Warren County man has been charged with causing an animal’s death through torture after a necropsy conducted on a dead pit bull terrier concluded that the animal had been fatally stabbed.

Man charged with armed robbery

July 27, 2015

Frederick County sheriff’s deputies arrested and charged a Strasburg man Sunday night after investigating an armed robbery at a convenience store at 1832 Berryville Pike.

Release policy worries Goodlatte

July 24, 2015

U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke, is asking the Justice Department for details on federal inmates convicted of violent crimes who may be eligible for release on Nov. 1 under a new policy allowing reductions in sentences for some federal drug offenders.

Some charges dropped in cigarette smuggling case

July 24, 2015

The prosecution dropped three cigarette-smuggling related offenses Friday against a New York City man, but Juan Pablo Encarnacion is still facing an imposing list of related charges.

N.Y. man indicted for smuggling cigarettes

July 21, 2015

A Shenandoah County grand jury has handed up a 20-count indictment against a New York City man on charges related to the smuggling of untaxed cigarettes out of Virginia.

Va. woman accused of bestiality

Jordan Elise Henderson

July 21, 2015

A Danville woman formerly of Mount Jackson is facing charges of committing a crime against nature, animal cruelty and producing obscene material as a result of an investigation into accusations that she had sexual intercourse with a dog.