Crime & Public Safety

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.

A valuable tool

Woodstock Police senior officer Tyrone Fields pulls a battery out of a docking station for their body cameras and batteries. Body cameras have aided the department as a technology and evidence tool for officers.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 23rd, 2015

The use of body cameras by the Woodstock police passed a milestone recently when the prosecution played video footage of murder defendant Nicole Dawn Miller at her sentencing hearing.

Man arrested in molestation case

James Huff

February 19th, 2015

Strasburg police arrested a town resident Wednesday and charged him with several offenses linked to the molesting of a toddler about three years ago.

New Market woman faces charges

Bridget Knicely

February 17th, 2015

Shenandoah County authorities have charged a New Market woman with 10 drug and child mistreatment offenses arising from an investigation into suspected methamphetamine production.

Three plead guilty in heroin overdose cases

February 13th, 2015

Three more defendants have agreed to plead guilty in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg in two cases involving heroin overdoses, one that took the life of the victim and another that resulted in serious injury.

Clem retiring as chief

Mike Clem

February 10th, 2015

Mike Clem is heading for retirement after 39 years in law enforcement, the last seven as Edinburg’s police chief.

Local public employees affected by data breach

February 5th, 2015

In the wake of a data breach that impacts 80 million Anthem insurance policy holders across the country, including 3 million in Virginia, the commonwealth’s Attorney General’s Office is asking Virginians to be cautious with their own activities and to keep an eye on their credit ratings.

Five charged with bad check crimes

February 4th, 2015

Five Florida men were arrested and jailed in Front Royal Monday after being charged with a variety of fraudulent check offenses.

Area woman indicted in fatal Jan. 2014 car crash

February 3rd, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – A Warren County grand jury Monday indicted Brooke Nicole Spindle on a charge of involuntary manslaughter arising from a fatal vehicle crash in January 2014.

Mother of murdered child faces heroin charges

January 30th, 2015

WOODSTOCK – The biological mother of a murdered child has been charged with two counts related to heroin distribution in Shenandoah County after a traffic stop drug bust.

Charges filed in burglaries

January 28th, 2015

Two Strasburg men are each facing a total of 14 felony counts stemming from a wave of burglaries in the town in mid-November.