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.
Front Royal police stepping up patrol next week
May 19, 2016
Front Royal Police officers will be among area police departments monitoring the streets during the nationwide Click It or Ticket campaign that starts next week.
State board approves new criminal justice academy
May 15, 2016
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office reported on Friday that the state’s Criminal Justice Services Board has approved the new Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy.
State police complete death investigation
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
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.
Car chase ends in arrest of Strasburg man in West Virginia
May 11, 2016
A Strasburg man was arrested in Berkeley, West Virginia, early Sunday morning after a car chase through Frederick County.
Jail inmate marks GED milestone
May 8, 2016
Jails are unlikely places for celebrations such as the one recently held for Joseph Michael.
Man charged for child pornography, soliciting minor
May 6, 2016
Investigators from Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office have charged an active member of the Marine Corps with possession and production of child pornography.
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.
Chase suspect charged with attempted capital murder
April 25, 2016
A Shenandoah County Sheriff’s officer was injured while assisting in the pursuit of a suspect on Saturday morning.
Man charged with indecent exposure at gazebo
April 21, 2016
Front Royal police arrested a man on Sunday after responding to two calls about indecent exposure at the gazebo on Main Street.
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’
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
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.
Strasburg chief warns against school protest
April 4, 2016
STRASBURG – Strasburg police are threatening to arrest any visitors who conduct protests on high school grounds.