Crime & Public Safety

Police: Text messages linked defendants to robbery

May 18, 2015

Court documents show Warren County authorities used cell phone communications between two IHOP employees to link them to a robbery that sent an assistant restaurant manager to the hospital on May 11.

Six charged with counterfeiting money offenses

May 18, 2015

Deputies from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office arrested six Washington, D.C residents on Sunday afternoon and charged them with numerous offenses linked to the passing of counterfeit money.

Second man charged in IHOP robbery

May 15, 2015

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office has arrested and charged a second defendant in a robbery early Monday that left the assistant manager of the IHOP restaurant in Front Royal with a fracture to the face, concussion, and cuts, bruises and scrapes.

Special prosecutor: Officers’ conduct ‘shameful’

May 13, 2015

STRASBURG – A special prosecutor’s investigation into accusations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of a mentally challenged man by three members of the Strasburg Police Department has cleared the officers of criminal wrongdoing while lambasting their behavior.

Saluting those who have fallen

Law enforcement officers salute during the 12th Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service held Wednesday morning at the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy in Middletown. Rich Cooley/Daily

May 13, 2015

The shadow of recent violence that has taken the lives of police and civilians hung over law enforcement officials who gathered Wednesday at the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy to honor those died doing their duty.

Man facing charges for assault

Corbyn Rush

May 11, 2015

A Maurertown man is facing three counts of assault and battery on law enforcement officers stemming from an incident Sunday in which authorities say he threatened them with a knife, and they subdued him with a Taser discharge.

Front Royal restaurant robbery investigated

May 11, 2015

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect who robbed an assistant store manager at 4:35 a.m. Monday at the IHOP restaurant at 135 Crooked Run Plaza in Front Royal.

Burglar sentenced to prison

Dillion Strickler

May 7, 2015

A Strasburg man will spend 4 1/2 years in prison for a string of burglaries around Strasburg in late 2014 and early 2015.

Former police chief charged with assault and battery

J.D. Fadley

May 7, 2015

Former Mount Jackson police chief J.D. Fadley is facing a charge of assault and battery on a family member after Shenandoah County sheriff’s deputies were asked to help Mount Jackson police investigate a disturbance at about 6 p.m. April 27 in 56900 block of Main Street.

Stephens City man’s death ruled drug overdose

May 7, 2015

Middletown police are investigating what they describe as the suspicious death of a man at a residence in the 2100 block of East First Street on Dec. 20 from a drug overdose.

Former manager sentenced on embezzlement

May 7, 2015

WOODSTOCK — The former manager of the Hampton Inn in Woodstock has been sentenced to one year in prison and 19 more years suspended for embezzling what the prosecution estimates to have been $78,000 from her employer.

Unattended package deemed harmless

May 7, 2015

An unattended package that led to employees at the Warren County Government Center being moved to another part of the building Thursday was declared harmless hours later by a Virginia State Police bomb technician.

Forfeiture money a boon for local police

May 6, 2015

The U.S. Justice Department’s asset forfeiture program continued to provide large sums of money to area law enforcement agencies in fiscal year 2014.

Man charged with abduction in motel disturbance

May 4, 2015

A Winchester man was ordered held without bond Monday following his arrest last week on charges of abduction and assault and battery against a woman law enforcement officials identified as his girlfriend.

Woman charged with possessing meth precursor

Bretney Clem

April 30, 2015

Authorities in Shenandoah County have charged a Woodstock woman with several methamphetamine-related offenses and several counts of identity theft and the forging and passing of false documents.

Three charged in strong armed robbery

April 30, 2015

Frederick County authorities have arrested three men accused of robbing a 17-year-old boy in Stephens City during an alleged drug buy.

Sweep nets drugs valued at over $6K

April 28, 2015

Law enforcement officials swept through the area Thursday and Friday in an operation that seized an estimated $6,700 in illegal drugs, almost half of it heroin, and led to the filing of 46 related charges.