Crime

Man accused of fleeing police after court appearance

Adam Richard Lamma found himself running from police Wednesday a few hours after walking out of Shenandoah County Circuit Court. Woodstock police Capt. Chris Baker said members of his agency, while working with the Northwest Regional Drug Task Force, watched Lamma participate in a narcotics ...

Vehicle pursuit in Front Royal lead to charges

Warren County Sheriff's Office deputies were involved in a vehicle pursuit early Wednesday morning in which the driver escaped but two passengers were arrested and charged after their vehicle crashed. Deputies at 2:37 a.m. Wednesday received a 911 call reporting a larceny that had just ...

Police looking for Front Royal man

Front Royal police are asking for the public's help in locating a local man wanted on multiple warrants for sex offenses. Police are looking for Mike Edward Haymond, 57, who is wanted on  four warrants – two counts of rape of a child less than 13 years old and two counts of sodomy of a ...

Basketball coach arrested on child sex solicitation charges

WINCHESTER -- The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday arrested the owner and assistant coach of the Virginia Storm semi-professional basketball team on multiple child sex charges. Norman Lee Blowe Jr., 47, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl between ...

Baltimore woman charged in Shenandoah County fraud case

WOODSTOCK -- A Baltimore woman is facing a long list of fraud-related charges after she allegedly forged three checks to herself from the Front Royal Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department in November 2010. Therese Denise Epps, 35, was charged on Nov. 1 with 12 charges stemming from Nov. 11 ...

Investigators search for armed robbery suspect

Investigators with the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a suspect in a Wednesday morning armed robbery of a convenience store near Edinburg. Capt. Wes Dellinger of the Sheriff's Office said between 5:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Wednesday, a white male wearing a gray jacket, gray ...

Front Royal man arrested on armed robbery charges

Deputies arrested a Front Royal man Thursday after he allegedly robbed two Frederick County convenience stores at knifepoint. James David Gulden, 36, allegedly went to the Bo’s Xpress on Fairfax Pike in Stephens City at around 3 a.m. Thursday, a release from the Frederick County Sheriff’s ...

Two arrested on money counterfeiting charges

WOODSTOCK -- Police arrested a man and woman Tuesday in connection with counterfeit money discovered at two New Market stores. According to the criminal complaint, Ahijah Alexis-Danielle Parker, 25, of East Orange, New Jersey, and Talim Rasheed Mack, 18, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, ...

Middletown man arrested on breaking and entering charges

FRONT ROYAL -- Deputies arrested a Middletown man Wednesday after he allegedly broke into a neighbor’s house. Warren County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 61 Jackson Place in Middletown around 1 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a report of a break-in, authorities said in a press ...

Front Royal man arrested in connection to overdose death

FRONT ROYAL -- Authorities arrested a local man after he allegedly gave heroin to a group of people, one of whom died of an overdose. Glenn Eugene Sovereign, 40, arrived at a Front Royal residence at around 1 a.m. on Oct. 26 with a woman to shoot heroin with two witnesses, the criminal ...

Two charged with cocaine possession with intent to distribute

FRONT ROYAL -- A man and woman from Maryland were arrested Saturday night after a traffic stop led to the discovery of more than 5 grams of cocaine base. Willie Edward Bates, 46, of Springdale, Maryland, was driving in town when police conducted a traffic stop on his vehicle, the criminal ...

Woodstock teen dies in Harrisonburg stabbing

A Woodstock man died Thursday morning from injuries sustained in a stabbing incident in Harrisonburg the night before. Bruce Allen Dysart, 19, of Woodstock, had been in an argument with Brian Lee Hailey, 20, of Harrisonburg, which led to Dysart being fatally stabbed at about 10:45 p.m. ...

Hearing on evidence in murder case delayed

A murder suspect's attempt to suppress evidence obtained by law enforcement at the time of his arrest will have to wait. David Glynn Hoyle, 33, of Front Royal, appeared in Warren County Circuit Court on Friday before Judge Ronald L. Napier. Public defender Tim Coyne and Assistant Public ...

Deputies charge three after target practice goes wrong

Shenandoah County sheriff's deputies charged three men in connection with a Columbus Day session of target shooting on the 1400 block of Hahns Lane in Toms Brook. Two homeowners  called the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office about gunfire around their homes at about 2 p.m. Oct. 9, said Capt. ...

Woodstock man arrested on child abuse charges

WOODSTOCK -- The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested a local man Thursday after he allegedly struck his 6-year-old son in the face multiple times. A criminal complaint states that Juan Andres Estrella Polanco struck his son eight times in the face on the night of Oct. 3 because ...

Deputies respond to shots fired

The Shenandoah County Sheriff's office responded Monday to calls from two homeowners reporting shots fired in the area of Hahns Lane in Toms Brook. The calls came in around 2 p.m. Deputies arrived and talked to the homeowners. Sgt. Chris James said they found several people target ...

Meth lab found in Front Royal motel room

Front Royal police say they discovered a meth lab in a local motel room on Thursday after receiving a tip from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office. In the room at the Front Royal Motel at 1400 North Shenandoah Ave., officers with the Front Royal/Warren County and Shenandoah County teams of ...

Vehicle overturns in parking lot crash

A Woodstock man has been charged with reckless driving following a crash in the lot in front of the Food Lion on Main Street in Woodstock on Tuesday. Police believe that Roger Nester, 71, of Woodstock, was trying to enter a parking space around 1 p.m. Tuesday when he pressed on the gas pedal ...

Area couple on honeymoon in Vegas during mass shooting

A few minutes might have made the difference for a local couple who were in Las Vegas over the weekend. Rita Fletcher and her husband Tim spent their honeymoon in the Las Vegas region, even having a picnic on the floor of the Grand Canyon.  They ended it Sunday on lockdown at an ...

10 arrested in largest heroin seizure in county history

WOODSTOCK -- Deputies arrested 10 people on drug and gun charges Friday and Saturday during an operation that led to the largest known heroin seizure in the county’s history, authorities announced. A “concerned citizen” alerted the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office to the alleged ...