Crime & Public Safety

Four boys charged in sex video case

May 23, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Four Woodstock area boys received juvenile petitions Monday charging them with sex offenses that authorities have linked to an incident involving the video recording of sexual intercourse and transmission of the video by cell phone and text messaging.

Drug court awarded United Way grant

May 20, 2016

Frederick County’s Drug Court, less than three months from taking its first case, got a boost Friday with the awarding of a $25,000 grant.

State police complete death investigation

D'Londre Tyrell Minifield

May 13, 2016

The Virginia State Police have completed their investigation into the shooting death of D’Londre T. Minifield, but the Winchester Commonwealth’s Attorney must review their findings before deciding whether anyone should be charged in the incident, which involved city police.

Warren teacher investigation lists sex offenses

May 12, 2016

A search warrant describes the outlines of a law enforcement investigation into a Warren County High School teacher suspected of sexual activity with an underage student in her classroom and home.

Police prepare to buckle down on safety

May 12, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Area law enforcement will be taking extra steps to make sure drivers are buckled in for the national Click It or Ticket campaign.

Local fallen officers honored

Velma Whitmire plants a flag in a memorial to honor her grandfather, James M. Newcome, who was a Frederick County sheriff. The memorial was part of the 13th annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service held Wednesday at the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy.   Rachel Mahoney/Daily

May 11, 2016

The 13th annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service held Wednesday at the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy was more than just another guest speaker appearance for Del. Chris Collins, R-Winchester.

Jail budget of $14 million nearing approval

April 28, 2016

The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail Authority is edging toward approval of a budget that calls for around $14 million in expenditures for fiscal year 2017.

Bus accident site is a VDOT focus project

April 19, 2016

When two charter buses carrying E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School students collided Monday afternoon in Warren County, a number of officials identified the scene as a problem area.

Residents invited to ‘coffee with a cop’

Strasburg Police Chief Tim Sutherly speaks to a small gathering Thursday morning during his Coffee With a Cop campaign, which gave local citizens an opportunity to chat with police department staff.  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 16, 2016

Police Chief Tim Sutherly has begun a series of informal meetings with community members that he hopes will foster communication and respect between citizens and department members.

Woman charged with malicious wounding

Pamela Joy Fox

April 13, 2016

A Shenandoah County grand jury Wednesday indicted an Edinburg woman on a charge of malicious wounding in an incident that left the victim with a broken nose and a bruised face.

Deputies saving lives with heroin antidote


April 10, 2016

Frederick County sheriff’s deputies have saved the lives of two overdose victims in the last two weeks, the first successful uses of the drug Naloxone by area law enforcement officers trained to administer it in life and death emergencies.

Fewer overdoses ending in death

April 5, 2016

Naloxone is living up to its reputation as a lifesaving drug for treating those who have overdosed on heroin and other opioid drugs.