Crime & Public Safety

Boy charged with producing pornography

October 6, 2015

A 15-year-old boy from Toms Brook is facing a dozen child pornography related charges in Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

Chemical in fatal drug overdose identified

October 1, 2015

Authorities have identified the chemical in a synthetic drug that caused the overdose death of a West Virginia woman in Winchester early Saturday morning.

Man charged with malicious wounding

September 30, 2015

A Strasburg man faces a charge of malicious wounding after the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a fight between him and another man.

Warren County deputies don body cameras

Warren County Sheriff's Office Deputy Charles Brogan holds one of the new body video cameras that patrol deputies are wearing in the field.   Rich Cooley/Daily

September 29, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – The Warren County Sheriff’s Office has joined the growing number of law enforcement agencies outfitting their members with body cameras.

Victim of apparent drug overdose dies

September 28, 2015

A West Virginia woman has passed away following an overdose that involved a synthetic drug, the Winchester Police Department announced on Monday. Bailey Huffman, 20, of Slanesville, West Virginia, died early on Saturday morning.

Man arrested on child molesting charges

John Bohen

September 28, 2015

Sheriff’s deputies in Bedford County arrested a former Woodstock resident Sept. 22 after a Shenandoah County grand jury indicted him recently on charges linked to the molestation of two 6-year-old girls.

New designer drug appears in area

September 25, 2015

Agents of the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force have issued a warning about a new synthetic drug that left a woman unconscious from an overdose in Winchester.

Two arrested on methamphetamine charges

September 22, 2015

Two people were arrested early Tuesday morning at the Front Royal Country Club and charged with possessing substances identified as precursors to the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Six indicted in federal cigarette smuggling case

William J. Ihlenfeld, II , left, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, speaks during a news conference about cigarette smuggling indictments on Monday at the Frederick County Sheriff's Office in Winchester.  At center is Steve Schrank, assistant special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations, El Dorado Task Force, and at right, Andrew P. Kondisko, resident agent in charge, Department of Homeland Security in Harrisonburg. Rich Cooley/Daily

September 21, 2015

WINCHESTER – A federal grand jury in the Northern District of West Virginia has indicted six people on charges of smuggling cigarettes illegally from Virginia to the New York City area.

Five charged in motel robbery

September 4, 2015

Front Royal police have arrested five people and charged them in connection with the beating and robbery of a 54-year-old New Market man.

Heroin death rate falling in 2015

September 3, 2015

WINCHESTER — The rate of deaths from heroin overdoses in the area slowed during the first two-thirds of 2015, Winchester Police Chief Kevin Sanzenbacher said at a news conference on Thursday.

Father of shooting victim criticizes Goodlatte

September 1, 2015

The televised shooting deaths of Alison Parker and her colleague last week have launched her father on what he describes as a lifelong crusade against gun violence, a crusade that has led him to take an early swipe at U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke.

Two more arrested in meth bust

August 31, 2015

Shenandoah County sheriff’s deputies have arrested two more people on drug and gun charges stemming from the execution of a search warrant at a suspected methamphetamine laboratory near Mount Jackson.

Suspected sex offender arrested

August 21, 2015

A man wanted in Warren County on five counts of sex offenses against a child turned himself in at the Sheriff’s Office at about 6 p.m. Thursday.