Crime & Public Safety

Fatal shooting case heading for grand jury

March 27th, 2015

The case against a Mount Jackson man accused of fatally shooting a woman with a stray bullet was dropped Friday in Shenandoah County General District Court, but the final outcome may still be a long way off.

Community meetings aim to spread awareness of heroin problem

March 26th, 2015

Members of the public will get a chance to receive an update on the region’s deepening struggle to control the spread of heroin at a public forum scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Stimpson Auditorium at Shenandoah University in Winchester.

Man charged with possessing guns

March 26th, 2015

Shenandoah County authorities arrested an Edinburg man Wednesday and charged him with possessing guns as a convicted felon.

Police investigating more heroin-related deaths

March 25th, 2015

Search warrant documents filed in Warren County Circuit Court disclose law enforcement investigations into recent fatalities that authorities believe to have been caused by heroin overdoses.

Winchester bank robbed

Winchester police are searching for this man in the robbery of a BB&T bank branch in Winchester on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Winchester police

March 19th, 2015

Winchester police are searching for a man in his late 40s to early 50s who robbed a BB&T bank this morning.

Judge sentences woman in case

March 18th, 2015

WOODSTOCK – A woman must take a parenting class after pleading guilty to keeping children around during a drug deal.

N.C. man dies in crash

March 18th, 2015

A North Carolina man died in a motor vehicle crash in Clarke County, state police reported Wednesday.

Police investigating thefts

March 18th, 2015

Middletown police are investigating a report of embezzlement of funds and theft of property from HVAC Elements LLC by a former employee.

No one hurt in school bus crash

State trooper P.M. Neff walks outside the scene of this crash involving a car and a school bus near the intersection of  Howellsville and Hardesty Roads near Shenandoah Farms on Monday afternoon. A teenager was charged with reckless driving after he crossed the center line and struck the bus, which was stopped,  head-on.  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 16th, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — A 16-year-old boy escaped injury after hitting a Warren County Public Schools bus head-on Monday afternoon.

Front Royal man arrested

Nathan Arocho

March 16th, 2015

Front Royal police have arrested an 18-year-old man on a charge of indecent exposure with obscene sexual display following an incident at the Warren County Community Center earlier this month.

Area woman convicted for harassing sex offender

March 13th, 2015

All she wanted to do, Delores Ann Harris told a jury Friday, was to protect herself and her granddaughter from a man who had been convicted 21 years ago of aggravated sexual battery, a man who has been on the state’s sex offender registry since 1997.

Police: Meth labs scaling down size

DEA and drug task force members process the scene of the meth lab bust on Orkney Grade on Wednesday afternoon in Mount Jackson.  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 12th, 2015

Methamphetamine operations are becoming smaller and more numerous in Page and Shenandoah counties, the head of the Northern Virginia Regional Drug Task Force said Thursday.

Two arrested at suspected meth lab

A pair of Northwest Regional Drug Task Force agents wearing protective suits mark containers outside this home at 8275 Orkney Grade in Mount Jackson where a search warrant was served and a suspected active meth lab was seized Wednesday afternoon.  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 11th, 2015

Shenandoah County authorities arrested two people at a suspected methamphetamine laboratory Wednesday afternoon near Mount Jackson.

Man injured in beating Saturday

John Potter III

March 11th, 2015

A Front Royal man was hospitalized Saturday night after he was beaten outside the Knotty Pine Restaurant and Lounge at 801 N. Royal Ave.

Police: Robber used online ad to lure victim

February 24th, 2015

Front Royal police arrested a 17-year-old boy Monday and charged him with offenses linked to an armed robbery involving a Craigslist advertisement that was used to lure the victim into buying an iPhone from him.