Crime & Public Safety

Five charged in motel beating, robbery

September 4, 2015

Front Royal police have arrested five people and charged them in connection with the beating and robbery of a 54-year-old New Market man.

Heroin death rate falling in 2015

September 3, 2015

WINCHESTER — The rate of deaths from heroin overdoses in the area slowed during the first two-thirds of 2015, Winchester Police Chief Kevin Sanzenbacher said at a news conference on Thursday.

Father of shooting victim criticizes Goodlatte

September 1, 2015

The televised shooting deaths of Alison Parker and her colleague last week have launched her father on what he describes as a lifelong crusade against gun violence, a crusade that has led him to take an early swipe at U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke.

Two more arrested in meth bust

August 31, 2015

Shenandoah County sheriff’s deputies have arrested two more people on drug and gun charges stemming from the execution of a search warrant at a suspected methamphetamine laboratory near Mount Jackson.

Suspected sex offender arrested

August 21, 2015

A man wanted in Warren County on five counts of sex offenses against a child turned himself in at the Sheriff’s Office at about 6 p.m. Thursday.

Three hospitalized after camper fire

August 14, 2015

Shenandoah County authorities are investigating a camper fire that sent three people to the hospital on Aug. 7 and produced what court documents describe as evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing.

Juveniles charged following car chase

August 10, 2015

Two 14-year-old boys face multiple charges after being pursued through the counties of Warren, Frederick and Clarke by county, town and state police Saturday morning.

Man charged with abduction, stalking

August 5, 2015

A Front Royal man is facing charges of abduction, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and other counts after an investigation by the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office into a report of domestic violence filed by his former girlfriend.

Quarry draws visitors, citations

August 3, 2015

The water-filled Toms Brook quarry that has been attracting many teens and young adults for mid-summer swims is now also drawing the attention of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office.

Man charged with possession of stolen signs

July 29, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – A town resident has been charged with possession of stolen property after federal and local law enforcement officials discovered 30 street signs in his basement bedroom.

Man charged with armed robbery

July 27, 2015

Frederick County sheriff’s deputies arrested and charged a Strasburg man Sunday night after investigating an armed robbery at a convenience store at 1832 Berryville Pike.

Jail authority awaits final reports on inmate’s death

July 23, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail Superintendent William T. Wilson said Thursday that the jail’s internal investigation into the recent death of an inmate will be concluded once the Warren County Sheriff’s Office wraps up its investigation.

N.Y. man indicted for smuggling cigarettes

July 21, 2015

A Shenandoah County grand jury has handed up a 20-count indictment against a New York City man on charges related to the smuggling of untaxed cigarettes out of Virginia.