Crime & Public Safety

Mother of murdered child faces heroin charges

January 30th, 2015

WOODSTOCK – The biological mother of a murdered child has been charged with two counts related to heroin distribution in Shenandoah County after a traffic stop drug bust.

Charges filed in burglaries

January 28th, 2015

Two Strasburg men are each facing a total of 14 felony counts stemming from a wave of burglaries in the town in mid-November.

Shafer to get mental exam in murder case

January 28th, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Accused murderer Claude Shafer Jr. will be examined by a psychologist to determine his understanding of questions asked by law enforcement officials and his grasp of Miranda rights when he waived them after his arrest.

Self-inflicted cuts contributed to death of man found

January 26th, 2015

Authorities have tentatively concluded that a man from Texas who was found dead in a recreational area in Shenandoah County on Jan. 11 died from a combination of self-inflicted cuts and exposure to sub-freezing temperatures.

Page County asks to partner with regional jail

January 22nd, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Page County is looking to buy into a regional jail to house prisoners and has approached the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail Authority.

Two men linked to burglary

January 20th, 2015

Two men have been charged with offenses linked to the burglary of a lawn care and repair business.
The Shenandoah

Sheriff: Homicide investigation continues, no charges yet

January 19th, 2015

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the homicide of Simon Funk Jr. but authorities are not ready to file charges more than a month after his shooting death, Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron said Monday.

Fadley resigns as Mount Jackson police chief

J.D. Fadley

January 15th, 2015

Mount Jackson Police Chief J.D. Fadley resigned Thursday morning, less than a week after he was placed under a protective order that banned him from having any contact with a woman who said she was afraid of him.

Authorities investigating fatal overdoses

January 12th, 2015

Efforts to contain the deadly effects of heroin and other drugs have gotten off to a grim start in 2015 with law enforcement agencies investigating three suspected or confirmed drug overdose deaths in the area since Jan. 1.

Heroin deaths spiked in 2014

January 12th, 2015

Heroin deaths in the area soared by more than 60 percent in 2014 over the total for 2013, despite a

Texas man’s body found in Shenandoah County

January 11th, 2015

Shenandoah County authorities located the lifeless body of a Texas man Sunday morning after his vehicle was reported abandoned late Thursday on Wolf Gap Road about a mile from the West Virginia state line.

Man charged in shooting incident

Aaron Branham

January 8th, 2015

Shenandoah County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Maurertown man and charged him with several offenses linked to the firing of a shotgun into the air.

Front Royal woman hit by vehicle Saturday

January 5th, 2015

A Front Royal woman suffered non-life threatening injuries when she was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in Front Royal on Saturday.