Crime & Public Safety

Breaking and entering suspect charged

Zeb Zachariah Wilson

January 20, 2017

A Mount Jackson man accused of breaking into and robbing several homes in Shenandoah County earlier this year was extradited from Baltimore this week.

Two charged after removal of 70 cats from home

January 20, 2017

Authorities charged a Strasburg woman and man with five counts of providing inadequate care to animals after nearly 70 cats were removed from her home earlier this week.

Nearly 70 cats removed from residence

January 18, 2017

Authorities have removed nearly 70 cats from a Strasburg residence due to inadequate care of the felines, according to a spokesperson with the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office.

Search warrants filed after weekend overdoses

January 17, 2017

Authorities executed two search warrants on the persons and property of a Woodstock man Sunday after an apparent drug overdose, the third one within a 24-hour window.

Strasburg man dies of heroin overdose

January 15, 2017

Law enforcement officers responded to three overdoses Saturday in Shenandoah County, one of which was fatal, according to a spokesperson with the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office.

Details emerge in diner robbery

January 13, 2017

Though the execution of a search warrant led to the arrest of two suspects in the robbery of Ben’s Diner last weekend, the Woodstock Police Chief said an earlier search warrant at the same residence played a key role in identifying the suspects.

RSW worker charged with sex crimes against inmates

Joseph D. Demarino

January 10, 2017

A corrections officer with the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail has been charged with two counts of the sexual battery of inmates or parolees while on duty and one count of having carnal knowledge of an inmate or parolee while on duty.

Fourth diner robbery suspect arrested

Raymond Washington

January 9, 2017

The fourth man charged with the armed robbery of Ben’s Diner in Woodstock was arrested without incident Sunday night after escaping from police Saturday.

Year in Review: Use of force, heroin top police issues in 2016

December 31, 2016

The national debate over when and how police should use force in fighting crime reached area departments in 2016, although they were largely spared the protest and political turmoil that have rocked larger communities elsewhere.

Police: Be smart during holiday

December 30, 2016

Virginia law enforcement will increase patrols and checkpoints this weekend in an effort to discourage unsafe driving practices during the New Year’s holiday.

Woodstock man faces abduction, other charges

Gary Largent

December 19, 2016

Authorities detained a Woodstock man Saturday who has been charged with malicious wounding, strangulation and two counts of abduction after a domestic dispute erupted last week.