Crime & Public Safety

Assault suspect found dead in West Virginia

June 30, 2015

A Stephens City man wanted in the assault of a woman in Frederick County was found dead in a vehicle authorities believe was stolen from her, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday

Woman accused of threatening to burn down house

June 29, 2015

A 74-year-old Toms Brook woman was arrested Friday and charged with threatening to burn down someone’s house, larceny and interfering with the property rights of another person.

Man charged with gun offenses in dispute

June 29, 2015

A Timberville man was charged Wednesday with two gun-related offenses after an incident reported June 19 in the 400 block of Senedo Road in Shenandoah County.

Two men accused of vehicle break-ins

June 24, 2015

Warren County sheriff’s deputies arrested two Front Royal men Wednesday afternoon after linking them to three nearby vehicle break-ins at the Morgan Ford Low Water Bridge.

State delivers on RSW build reimbursement

The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren  Regional Jail is shown here upon its completion last July.  Rich Cooley/Daily file

June 16, 2015

The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail got a major boost toward paying off its construction cost Tuesday with the announcement that the state has delivered almost $34 million in reimbursement to the counties.

Deputy injured during arrest

June 16, 2015

A Shenandoah County sheriff’s deputy was injured during an encounter with a Mount Jackson man that resulted in six charges filed against the suspect Sunday night.

Two arrested in drug bust

June 12, 2015

Wendy Louise Cooley, 45, and Marvin Eugene Cooley, 47, were arrested in Front Royal on Thursday on charges of possession with intent to distribute heroin.

Body cameras coming to Warren County

June 12, 2015

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office has bought 23 body cameras to be worn by uniformed deputies, Sheriff Daniel McEathron said in a news release.

Audit: Sheriff’s Office gets clean report

June 10, 2015

A federal audit released Wednesday found the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office followed all rules in the reporting, accounting and spending of asset forfeiture funds received by the agency as a result of its participation in drug and cigarette smuggling prosecutions.

Bearing the torch

Runners travel along West King Street in Strasburg on Tuesday morning during the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. Runners started in Winchester and ran south to the Old Mill Grill Restaurant. Wednesday's  leg will start in Woodstock and go to New Market.   Rich Cooley/Daily

June 10, 2015

Runners hit the pavement along Route 11 north of Strasburg on Tuesday morning during the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Sheriff: Operation received more than $11 million

June 2, 2015

Newly unsealed court documents from Shenandoah County Sheriff Timothy C. Carter show his agency received more than $11 million in proceeds during a prolonged undercover investigation into cigarette smuggling that led to the arrests of two defendants now facing a trial in Circuit Court.

Vandals strike Woodstock park

May 29, 2015

Woodstock police say the W.O. Riley Park was the target of several vandalism incidents by a group of 13 teen-age boys last week.

Man pleads guilty in fatal shooting

May 26, 2015

A Fort Valley man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in Shenandoah County Circuit Court in the shooting death of Harry Grant Nelson III, 35, of Winchester.

Police: Text messages linked defendants to robbery

May 18, 2015

Court documents show Warren County authorities used cell phone communications between two IHOP employees to link them to a robbery that sent an assistant restaurant manager to the hospital on May 11.

Six charged with counterfeiting money offenses

May 18, 2015

Deputies from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office arrested six Washington, D.C residents on Sunday afternoon and charged them with numerous offenses linked to the passing of counterfeit money.