Crime & Public Safety

Man accused of pointing BB gun at school bus

September 22, 2016

Shenandoah County sheriff’s deputies Wednesday charged a Quicksburg man with brandishing a weapon illegally after investigating a report of someone pointing what appeared to be a rifle at a school bus.

Two charged with animal cruelty

September 20, 2016

Two Timberville residents are facing charges of animal cruelty and inadequate care of agriculture animals after Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office deputies found 65 to 70 goats in poor condition without an adequate water supply on their property.

Man charged with illegally wearing mask

September 20, 2016

A national wave of unsettling sightings of masked individuals reached Front Royal on Saturday when a town resident wearing a mask in circumstances prohibited by state law was arrested.

Man accused of sex with minor

September 14, 2016

STRASBURG – A Shenandoah County grand jury indicted a town resident Wednesday on charges involving accusations of sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl.

Man charged in Woodstock shooting

Douglas Johnston

September 13, 2016

Authorities charged a Woodstock man with the brandishing of a firearm, reckless use of a firearm leading to bodily injury, and discharging a weapon in an occupied dwelling following a shooting that occurred Monday night.

Student charged with possessing gun

September 12, 2016

Shenandoah County sheriff’s deputies arrested and charged a Stonewall Jackson High School student Friday with possession of a firearm at school.

Officials respond to threat at school

Frederick County Sheriffs Office deputy Corey Garrison, left, stands outside the entrance to Robert E. Aylor Middle School in Stephens City as Capt. John Heflin, right, talks on his phone and stops a parent from going into the middle school parking lot Friday afternoon.  Students were evacuated by buses and sent to Sherando HIgh School following a phone threat to the school.  Rich Cooley/Daily

September 9, 2016

STEPHENS CITY — A threatening call to Aylor Middle School drew more than a dozen police cars and forced the transportation of around 600 students to Sherando High School on Friday afternoon.

Man arrested in vandalism spree

Brandon Scott Bly

September 1, 2016

Authorities have charged a Mount Jackson man with 89 counts of vandalism in connection with a mailbox vandalism spree in the central part of the county west of Interstate 81.

Overdoses vault ahead of last year’s numbers

August 31, 2016

The number of heroin overdoses in the area is running ahead of last year’s figures for the period through August, and some drug addiction experts worry that much worse is to come.

Vandals hit more than 100 mailboxes

August 31, 2016

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a wave of vandalism that damaged up to 190 mailboxes in the Edinburg and Mount Jackson area early Wednesday.

Man calls 911 for hoax hostage situation

August 29, 2016

Police received a call late Monday night regarding a hostage situation that turned out to be a hoax, according to Chief Charles Bockey Jr. of the Stephens City Police Department.

Teen charged with assaulting deputies

August 29, 2016

Authorities have charged a 15-year-old Strasburg boy after an incident in which they say he punched two Shenandoah County deputies.