Crime

Edinburg man arrested on child sex offense charges

WINCHESTER -- Investigators have arrested an Edinburg man  on child sex offense charges after a week-long undercover operation conducted by the Frederick County Sheriff's Office. Mark Gabriel Burnette, 44, is accused of sending sexually explicit messages on social media to an investigator ...

Front Royal man arrested on child endangerment, DUI charges

WOODSTOCK -- A Front Royal man was arrested on Sunday after he was allegedly driving an all-terrain vehicle while intoxicated with his two young children as passengers. The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested James Robert Eury, 44, at the intersection of Hamburg Road and Lantz Road, ...

Man arrested on breaking and entering, assault charges

WOODSTOCK -- The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Fredericksburg man in Edinburg on Friday night after he allegedly attempted to break into a residence, injuring the homeowner in the process. Tony Duke Wilberg, 32, is accused of assaulting the resident with an unknown object two ...

Teen bicyclist struck by pick-up truck

Virginia State Police are investigating a hit and run north of New Market on Tuesday morning involving a teenage bicyclist and a pick-up truck. A 17-year-old boy was traveling northbound by bicycle on U.S. 11 near Snuffy Lane when he was struck from behind by an older-model Chevrolet pick-up ...

Sheriff’s Office looking for leads in meth dumpsite probe

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in solving an investigation into a methamphetamine laboratory dump site found early this year in Fort Valley. Sgt. Brent Lutz said the dump site was found in January or February in the area of Camp Roosevelt Road in ...

Man arrested on drug possession, assault charges

WOODSTOCK -- A local man with a history of misdemeanor assault charges was arrested Tuesday on charges of heroin possession with intent to distribute and assault and battery. Francisco Jorge Montalvo, 25, formerly of New Market, was arrested after he allegedly struck another man’s face, ...

Front Royal man arrested on rape charge

WOODSTOCK -- The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Front Royal man and charged him with rape on Tuesday after an investigation into a sexual assault at a Fort Valley campground. Bradley Russell Rich, 19, is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl on May 29 at the Elizabeth Furnace ...

Woodstock man charged with sexual battery

WOODSTOCK -- The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Woodstock man on Saturday on an aggravated sexual battery charge. Domingo Reynoso Bautista, 18, is accused of molesting a 12-year-old girl the day before his arrest, the criminal complaint states. He is being held at ...

Edinburg woman arrested on fraud, assaulting an officer charges

WOODSTOCK -- An Edinburg woman was arrested on Sunday on four separate charges including obtaining money under false pretenses and assaulting law enforcement. Kimberly Carol Moore, 50, allegedly went to an Edinburg residence on Water Street on Sunday to, “retrieve some of her belongings due ...

Middletown selects new police chief

MIDDLETOWN -- The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved Gary Benedict Jr. as the new police chief. According to Town Manager Rebecca Layman, Benedict is “currently a police chief in Avon, New York. He's had 35 years of law enforcement experience and he will be relocating down ...

Man stabbed at truck stop in Toms Brook

A 32-year old man was stabbed at a truck stop on Mt. Olive Road in Toms Brook at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect described as a “black male, wearing a white t-shirt, red shorts,” according to the department's website. After the victim ...

Man arrested on long list of drug, DUI charges

WOODSTOCK -- Police arrested a Wardensville, West Virginia, man in Woodstock on May 25 on charges of drug possession, felony eluding police and DUI, as well as several traffic charges. Nicholas Craig, 32, was allegedly driving in the opposite lane and swerving multiple times in the early ...

Toms Brook man charged with contracting fraud

FRONT ROYAL -- Police have arrested a Toms Brook man accused of fraudulently performing contract paving work and not having a business license. Virgil Leroy Henry, 46, was arrested on May 23 and charged with obtaining money under false pretenses and operating a business without a license. The ...

Front Royal teen faces gun, larceny charges

FRONT ROYAL -- Police arrested a Front Royal teen on four gun-related charges and three theft-related charges stemming from a late-night traffic stop. Kenyatta Chandler, 18, of no fixed address in Front Royal, was pulled over close to midnight on May 22 after police suspected that the tint on ...

Judge sends teen’s murder charge to grand jury

FRONT ROYAL – The case of a teenager accused of stabbing and killing his girlfriend in town in March goes to a grand jury next month. Judge Kim Athey found probable cause at the end of a preliminary hearing in Warren County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on Thursday to send the ...

Man arrested on copper theft charges

WOODSTOCK -- The Shenandoah County law enforcement officials arrested a Stanley man on Monday who has been accused of stealing $1,400 worth of copper billets from his job. Phillip Hyre, 27, has been charged with grand larceny and two counts of larceny with intent to sell after he allegedly ...

Teen accused of stabbing Edinburg woman, 2 daughters

EDINBURG -- An 18-year-old Edinburg man has been charged with stabbing a mother and her two young children in the town park on Thursday evening. The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested Samual Jacob Homer, 18, at the park Thursday and he has been charged with three felony counts ...

New child sex offense charges for diner robbery suspect

WOODSTOCK -- The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Woodstock man on Friday on charges relating to sexual offenses with a 14-year-old girl. Andrew Bradley Shoemaker, 19, has been accused of performing sexual acts on a 14-year-old girl, and coordinating one of these acts through ...

Edinburg man charged with drug, gun possession

WOODSTOCK -- The Woodstock Police Department arrested an Edinburg man on Monday on five drug-related charges and two gun possession charges. Clayton Chas Cary, 21, is facing these charges stemming from a late-night traffic stop where, according to the criminal complaint, multiple illegal ...

Strasburg man charged with receiving drugs through mail

STRASBURG -- The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Strasburg man Thursday on charges of drug possession with intent to distribute. Matthew Thomas Sullivan, 21, of Strasburg, was arrested by law enforcement officials as a result of an investigation begun by Homeland Security ...