Crime & Public Safety

Man charged in abduction case

December 2, 2016

Authorities have arrested and charged a man with abduction as a result of an investigation that began when a woman reported that he had punched her in the face and would not let her leave his residence.

Two Central teens face charges

December 2, 2016

Two students at Central High School in Woodstock were arrested Friday and charged with offenses related to what Shenandoah County Sheriff Timothy C. Carter as “credible information regarding threats against students and staff at Central High School.”

Man charged with rape

November 23, 2016

A Front Royal man has been charged with rape in connection with an incident at his home on Nov. 12.

Man charged with sexual battery

Howard Clayton Jones

November 23, 2016

Front Royal police have charged a Flint Hill man with sexual battery after police accused him of inappropriately touching a female employee at the Tobacco Outlet.

Documents add details to stabbing case

Tammy Gnegy

November 22, 2016

A search warrant filed in Shenandoah County Circuit Court says that a woman accused of stabbing her live-in boyfriend had taken medication sometime before without the prescription required to obtain it legally.

Stabbing suspect identified

Joshua Allen Cook

November 21, 2016

Front Royal police have identified a suspect in the stabbing of an 18-year-old man on Nov. 13.

Police offering to safeguard guns

November 18, 2016

For the last few months, dozens of law enforcement agencies around the state have been offering to accept firearms from individuals who are banned from possessing them under family abuse protective orders.

Strasburg juvenile charged with rape

November 17, 2016

A 17-year-old Strasburg boy has been charged with rape by force of threat following an incident that occurred in October, according to a Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

Two accused of stealing ammo from store

Stevie Nicole Cornell, 29, of West Virginia, and Richard Edward Wood, 43, of Winchester, are shown in this image taken from video at Miller's Ace Hardware in Stephens City. They have been charged with grand larceny.  Photo courtesy Frederick County Sheriff's Office

November 16, 2016

Frederick County law enforcement officials have arrested and charged two people accused of shoplifting $1,000 worth of ammunition from a Stephens City hardware store Saturday.

Man charged with manufacturing, distributing steroids

Brett T. Burton

November 16, 2016

Authorities have charged a Tennessee man with a series of offenses including the manufacturing and distribution of anabolic steroids after finding a litany of drugs, precursors and paraphernalia in his vehicle, according to a search warrant.

Man stabbed in Front Royal

A person of interest in a Sunday stabbing in Front Royal is pictured in a photo grab from surveillance video.  Photo courtesy of Front Royal Police Department

November 14, 2016

A man stabbed another man in Front Royal near the intersection of Short Street and Cloud Street on Sunday, according to a news release from the Front Royal Police Department.

Marijuana overdose investigated

November 1, 2016

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said Tuesday that authorities are close to filing one or more charges against a teen in a drug overdose that sent a 15-year-old girl to the hospital.