Crime & Public Safety

State police investigating shooting

February 8, 2016

Virginia State Police are investigating an officer involved shooting Sunday morning in the Clear Brook area in Frederick County.

Man arrested on meth charges

Joseph Carr

February 8, 2016

Law enforcement officials have arrested a Strasburg man after discovering what they say were several methamphetamine laboratories in his residence at 290 N. Massanutten St.

Sheriff’s Office: Parking lot death was a suicide

February 5, 2016

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office has concluded that a male found dead in a pickup truck Thursday night in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Warren County died of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Two charged with dealing heroin

Deanthony Warrick

February 2, 2016

A man and woman from Maryland are facing heroin distribution charges after their arrests Friday by investigators with the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office.

Jail auditors call for changes

January 28, 2016

An outside audit of the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail has found discrepancies between bank statements for fiscal year 2015 and the authority’s general ledger, the record that summarizes an organization’s financial transactions.

Recovering from blizzard

Mark Ratcliffe digs his car out of the town parking lot in Front Royal on Monday afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 25, 2016

Traffic picked up a bit Monday but many roads remained slippery and enveloped by snowdrifts as the paralysis from the weekend blizzard began to lift slowly around the region.

Six juveniles charged in incident on bus

January 21, 2016

Six boys from Strasburg High School were served Thursday with juvenile petitions charging them with assault or battery by a mob in connection with an incident on a basketball team bus in mid-December.

Man accused of intending to sell heroin

January 20, 2016

A Strasburg man was arrested and charged Tuesday evening by Shenandoah County deputies, who accused him of keeping more than 10 grams of suspected heroin at his house at 294 Miller Drive.

Man facing terrorism, bomb threat charges

January 19, 2016

Authorities arrested a Pennsylvania man in Alabama on Saturday after a Shenandoah County grand jury indicted him earlier on charges connected to an investigation linking him to actions that disrupted air travel around the nation and interfered with operations at government facilities.

Basketball team report came weeks after alleged incident

January 18, 2016

School and law enforcement officials said Monday an investigation into a reported allegation of sexual or other physical misconduct among Strasburg High School basketball players began on Jan. 11 and Jan. 12, several weeks after the incident.

Sex assault on team bus reported

January 14, 2016

A criminal investigation into a report of sexual assault on a bus carrying boys basketball players and a related threat of a federal civil rights lawsuit hung over Strasburg High School Thursday.

Man on sex offender list accused of loitering

January 14, 2016

A Manassas man listed on the state’s sex offender registry has been charged with loitering around children after two girls in the Strasburg Town Park identified him to police.

Over the counter the drug abuse linked to death

January 11, 2016

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition is warning about the dangers of using an over-the-counter anti-diarrhea medication to detoxify from heroin and other opioid drugs.

Security firm salutes local law enforcement

Karl Dear, assistant training director at Golden Seal Enterprises, discusses different firearm training scenarios for area law enforcement at their training facility in Winchester on Friday. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 8, 2016

Frank Phillips, president and CEO of Golden Seal Enterprises, welcomed about 50 law enforcement officials to his business Friday for a full schedule of events saluting their work at a time of deepening public fears of terrorism and other violence.

New discoveries spur skull investigation

January 6, 2016

New findings that a skull discovered almost five years ago in the George Washington National Forest had been exposed to the elements for no more than five years and that it contained a tooth with what appeared to be modern dental fillings have led to the FBI joining the investigation.

Man accused of cutting estranged wife

Charles Stubbs

January 5, 2016

Middletown police have a charged a man with malicious wounding after he and his estranged wife appeared at a Winchester Medical Center with cuts on their bodies.

Heroin deaths fell in 2015

January 4, 2016

The area closed out 2015 with 27 lives lost to overdoses from heroin and other opiate drugs, a decline from the 33 such deaths in 2014, but the death toll soared near the end of the year.

Police search for robbery suspect

January 4, 2016

Front Royal police are investigating an armed robbery Sunday night in which a male walked into TC’s Family Store, displayed a gun, demanded money from store clerks and took the entire cash register with an undisclosed amount of money in it.

Man charged with malicious wounding

Eric Nelson

January 4, 2016

A New Market woman was treated at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital with injuries that authorities say she received as a result of being hit by her husband during several domestic violence incidents throughout December.