Crime & Public Safety

Strasburg chase defendant led police to dealer

December 18th, 2014

A fleeing suspect who led police on a chase that resulted in an officer crashing his squad car in Strasburg later provided crucial information that pointed authorities toward a man considered to be the largest heroin dealer in Northern Virginia at the time.

Defendants in child sex abuse case held without bail

December 17th, 2014

A man and woman facing a list of charges related to sex offenses against a child were returned to jail and held without bond after their initial appearances in Shenandoah County Circuit Court Wednesday.

Crack ring defendant facing 10-year prison sentence

December 17th, 2014

The final defendant in a nine-member ring that distributed crack cocaine around the Winchester area was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg to 10 years in prison.

Two charged with 17 offenses

December 15th, 2014

A New Market woman and a man described by authorities as her former boyfriend have been charged with a total of 17 offenses, most of them sex crimes, against an 8-year-old boy.

Va. man charged after police chase

December 15th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — A vehicle chase Friday afternoon ended with a Woodstock man under arrest and facing charges of felony

Homicide suspect identified in warrant

December 12th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — A man taken into custody Tuesday by members of the Warren County Sheriff’s Office told a homicide victim’s girlfriend that, “I’m going to prison forever, and I killed him,” according to search warrant documents filed in the Clerk of Circuit Court office.

Gunshot death ruled homicide

This is the entrance to Kildare Drive in Shenandoah Farms off Blue Mountain Road where the body of a  42-year-old Front Royal man was found on Wednesday.    Rich Cooley/Daily

December 10th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — The gunshot death of a 42-year-old man near Front Royal has been ruled a homicide by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

Woodstock man faces charges from shooting

Shawn Knicely

December 10th, 2014

Shenandoah County authorities charged a Woodstock man Tuesday in connection with the fatal shooting of Gina Angela Shoemaker in a Mount Jackson area residence on Nov. 21.

Deputies investigating homicide

December 10th, 2014

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that occurred Tuesday night in the Shenandoah Farms area, Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron said Wednesday.

Man indicted on second-degree murder charge

December 5th, 2014

The gravity of the case against a man accused in a shooting death at a Strasburg hotel deepened Thursday as a circuit court grand jury handed up an indictment of second-degree murder and nine related offenses against him.

Police warn of holiday hazards

December 4th, 2014

Seasonal cheer can turn quickly to sour disappointment when gifts are stolen from vehicles or someone is arrested for drunk driving.

Heroin deaths slowing in area

This graphic shows the number of heroin overdose deaths by locality since Jan. 1.

December 2nd, 2014

The rate of heroin-related deaths and overdoses in the northern Shenandoah Valley has slackened in the last part of the year, but the toll has gone well beyond all of 2013.

Police losing three officers

December 1st, 2014

Three members of the Strasburg Police Department, including Deputy Chief Jerome Robinson, have announced retirement or resignation plans since Nov. 21.

Heavy traffic expected for holiday travel

November 25th, 2014

Thanksgiving is almost upon the Shenandoah Valley, so expect traffic congestion around I-66 and I-81 Sunday, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Inmate’s wife worried about his access to medications

November 23rd, 2014

A week after Shenandoah County General District Court Judge Amy Tisinger said she was planning an order to ensure adequate medical care for a jail inmate, the inmate’s wife is uncertain whether her husband is better off.