Crime & Public Safety

Three charged in hit, run case

November 27, 2015

Three town residents have been charged after an investigation into a hit and run case in which one person was taken by helicopter to Winchester Medical Center, and police say they found evidence of plans to distribute drugs illegally.

Man accused of soliciting boy online

November 23, 2015

A Pennsylvania man is being held without bond in the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail after his arrest on charges of solicitation of a juvenile through the Internet for the purposes of engaging in sexual activity.

Vigil for Front Royal addiction victims planned

November 21, 2015

A newly formed group focused on educating the public about the dangers of drug addiction will hold a candlelight vigil from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Front Royal gazebo at the intersection of Chester and Main streets.

RSW jail hires new financial officer

November 19, 2015

The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail has hired a new chief financial officer after the murky departure of her immediate predecessor, who held the job for four months.

Woman sentenced to 35 years for raping child

Tina Hillsman

November 18, 2015

The second of two co-defendants convicted of child rape was sentenced Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to 35 years in a case involving an 8-year-old victim.

Man accused of entering a home wearing a mask

Robert Shenk

November 16, 2015

Shenandoah County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Mount Jackson man Thursday on charges of burglary and wearing a mask to conceal his identity after he allegedly entered a neighbor’s house and asked an occupant for sugar.

Man, boys charged in egg-throwing spree

November 11, 2015

Police have charged a local man with a total of 71 counts linked to a spree of egg-chucking vandalism in the town through much of the summer.

More juveniles charged in Edinburg vandalism case

November 9, 2015

The number of juveniles facing a long list of charges linked to a wave of vandalism in Edinburg has risen to three.

Shenandoah County sheriff’s deputies have charged a 13-year-old girl from Edinburg and a 14-year-old boy from Woodstock with 22 counts each of vandalism.

Front Royal man accused of making meth

Timothy Porter

October 28, 2015

WOODSTOCK – A Front Royal man was arrested and charged Monday after law enforcement officials found evidence they say links him to a methamphetamine laboratory.

Two men charged with receiving or buying stolen trailer

October 27, 2015

WOODSTOCK — Two Florida men are being held in the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail on charges of altering a vehicle registration number on what sheriff’s department officials say is a stolen 53-foot utility trailer.

Meth maker sentenced

October 21, 2015

A Mount Jackson man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to 10 of 12 counts stemming from the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Sheriff’s Office: Fraud defendant targeted fire victim

Barbara Ann Stickley

October 21, 2015

Law enforcement officials say the woman who died in a house fire early Friday was also the victim of a defendant who was charged hours later with three counts of fraud-related crimes allegedly committed in the weeks before the fire.

Accused murderer makes first court appearance

Clay Curtis

October 19, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – Accused murderer Clay Curtis may still need an attorney to represent him after the assistant public defender initially assigned to him asked Monday to withdraw from the case.

Sheriff’s office suspects designer drug in overdose

October 14, 2015

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspected drug overdose at a residence where deputies discovered a pill bottle containing a synthetic drug not previously seen in the county.

Boy charged with producing pornography

October 6, 2015

A 15-year-old boy from Toms Brook is facing a dozen child pornography related charges in Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.