Crime & Public Safety

Deputies train in administering heroin antidote

Rich Cooley/Daily

February 12, 2016

A life-saving drug for heroin addicts and others who overdose on opioid drugs will soon be available for Frederick County sheriff’s deputies to administer on emergency calls.

2015 overdose deaths adjusted higher

February 11, 2016

The number of deaths in the area caused by opioid overdoses has been revised upward as a result of new information gathered since Jan. 1.

Meth seizures surge in Shenandoah County

Tim Carter

February 10, 2016

The amount of methamphetamine seized in Shenandoah County soared in 2015 as activities associated with the drug shifted away from trafficking to production in small, mobile laboratories.

Stephens City store robbed

Surveillance video of a robbery at Dollar General in Stephens City is shown..

February 9, 2016

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who robbed the Dollar General store at 310 Fairfax Pike around 9:30 p.m. Monday.

Authorities identify wounded man

Charles H. Cook

February 9, 2016

The Virginia State Police Tuesday identified the man who was shot in a confrontation with a Frederick County deputy Sunday morning in the Clear Brook area.

State police investigating shooting

February 8, 2016

Virginia State Police are investigating an officer involved shooting Sunday morning in the Clear Brook area in Frederick County.

Man arrested on meth charges

Joseph Carr

February 8, 2016

Law enforcement officials have arrested a Strasburg man after discovering what they say were several methamphetamine laboratories in his residence at 290 N. Massanutten St.

Sheriff’s Office: Parking lot death was a suicide

February 5, 2016

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office has concluded that a male found dead in a pickup truck Thursday night in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Warren County died of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Two charged with dealing heroin

Deanthony Warrick

February 2, 2016

A man and woman from Maryland are facing heroin distribution charges after their arrests Friday by investigators with the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office.

Jail auditors call for changes

January 28, 2016

An outside audit of the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail has found discrepancies between bank statements for fiscal year 2015 and the authority’s general ledger, the record that summarizes an organization’s financial transactions.

Recovering from blizzard

Mark Ratcliffe digs his car out of the town parking lot in Front Royal on Monday afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 25, 2016

Traffic picked up a bit Monday but many roads remained slippery and enveloped by snowdrifts as the paralysis from the weekend blizzard began to lift slowly around the region.

Six juveniles charged in incident on bus

January 21, 2016

Six boys from Strasburg High School were served Thursday with juvenile petitions charging them with assault or battery by a mob in connection with an incident on a basketball team bus in mid-December.

Man accused of intending to sell heroin

January 20, 2016

A Strasburg man was arrested and charged Tuesday evening by Shenandoah County deputies, who accused him of keeping more than 10 grams of suspected heroin at his house at 294 Miller Drive.

Man facing terrorism, bomb threat charges

January 19, 2016

Authorities arrested a Pennsylvania man in Alabama on Saturday after a Shenandoah County grand jury indicted him earlier on charges connected to an investigation linking him to actions that disrupted air travel around the nation and interfered with operations at government facilities.

Basketball team report came weeks after alleged incident

January 18, 2016

School and law enforcement officials said Monday an investigation into a reported allegation of sexual or other physical misconduct among Strasburg High School basketball players began on Jan. 11 and Jan. 12, several weeks after the incident.

Sex assault on team bus reported

January 14, 2016

A criminal investigation into a report of sexual assault on a bus carrying boys basketball players and a related threat of a federal civil rights lawsuit hung over Strasburg High School Thursday.

Man on sex offender list accused of loitering

January 14, 2016

A Manassas man listed on the state’s sex offender registry has been charged with loitering around children after two girls in the Strasburg Town Park identified him to police.

Over the counter the drug abuse linked to death

January 11, 2016

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition is warning about the dangers of using an over-the-counter anti-diarrhea medication to detoxify from heroin and other opioid drugs.