Crime & Public Safety

Jail explores trolley for work release inmates

Front Royal's trolley rides along a section of Main Street near Royal Avenue recently. Rich Cooley/Daily

July 28, 2016

Work release inmates from the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail have registered their support for a fledgling effort to extend trolley service to the Riverton Commons area along U.S. 340/522.

Man charged with malicious wounding

Frederick Petty

July 26, 2016

A Woodstock man has been charged with malicious wounding in an incident that left a woman with broken bones around her face.

Man arrested on meth charges

July 26, 2016

Shenandoah County deputies have arrested a man sought on charges related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine.

Woman injured in fall from ride

A spectator looks over a seat that fell Monday night from the Super Shot ride at the Frederick County Fair.  Rich Cooley/Daily

July 26, 2016

A 47-year-old woman was injured Monday night when she fell about 40 feet from a ride at the Frederick County Fairgrounds.

Man charged with sexually assaulting tenants

Darrin Murphy

July 26, 2016

A man accused of luring women desperate for housing into his residence and sexually exploiting them was returned to jail Tuesday without bail after a hearing in Warren County General District Court.

Man shot by homeowner charged with burglary

July 25, 2016

A man seriously wounded during an alleged home invasion Thursday morning in Winchester has been released from the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville and charged with burglary.

Murder case continued before July hearing

July 21, 2016

WINCHESTER – A preliminary hearing for a Berryville woman charged with first-degree murder has been continued to a later date. The hearing, previously scheduled for Tuesday in Frederick County General District Court, was rescheduled for Sept. 30.

Man critical following gunshot wounds

July 21, 2016

A 26-year-old man remained in critical condition Thursday at Winchester Medical Center with two gunshots wounds that authorities say were inflicted after he forcibly entered another person’s home.

Woodstock man charged in Wal-Mart arson

July 20, 2016

A Woodstock man was charged with arson Wednesday in connection with a fire that broke out inside the Wal-Mart in Woodstock and another in a dumpster across the street early Tuesday morning.

Warner, drug coalition discuss recovery

Virginia senator Mark Warner, left, and Mark Merrill, president and CEO of Valley Health System, listen Monday to officials with the Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition speak during a roundtable discussion on opiate addiction. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

July 18, 2016

Winchester Medical Center hosted Sen. Mark Warner on Monday morning for a roundtable discussion on opioid addiction with representatives from the Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition.

Train death ruled a suicide, linked to stabbing

July 15, 2016

A man killed by a train in Bentonville on Wednesday has been linked by police to a stabbing that occurred at an Interstate 66 rest stop in Prince William County earlier that day.

Police car hits child leaving van

July 6, 2016

A 6-year-old girl was flown to the hospital on Tuesday after being struck by a Front Royal Police Department vehicle on Jamestown Road.

Fire marshal: Arson cause of fire near Front Royal store

July 6, 2016

The Front Royal Police Department responded to a small fire outside of Andrick’s Gifts and Collectibles, at 21 W. 6th St., at 11:33 p.m. Saturday after a nearby Front Royal patrol unit noticed a “Trump for president” flag on fire in front of the store near a handicapped ramp.

Two arrested after narcotics investigation

July 1, 2016

Investigators with the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force arrested and charged two people with drug possession after a narcotics investigation at a residence on Thursday.

Spectacular but dangerous: Practicing fireworks safety

July 1, 2016

Fourth of July weekend has arrived, and fire department officials and medical personnel alike are reminding celebrants around the region to help ensure their continued independence by not breaking the law or risking injury this summer.

Search, rescue missions increasing in national park

June 29, 2016

Search and rescue missions are spiking in Shenandoah National Park as it experiences one of the busiest times of its season. Deputy Chief Ranger Bridget Bohnet attributes one reason for the increase of missing visitors to cell phones.