Crime

Man accused of trying to murder deputy with vehicle

A chase on John Marshall Highway Friday afternoon ended with the arrest of a Front Royal man who was charged with attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer and several related offenses. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office identified the defendant as Michael Lewis, 40, of 144 ...

Increased police presence at Warren County schools to continue after new threat

FRONT ROYAL – Despite the online proliferation of a screenshotted Facebook conversation that warned -- falsely,  it turned out -- of school shootings at several Warren County schools, all county schools opened and operated as normal Friday. An increased number of Warren County Sheriff’s ...

String of threats plagues area schools

Authorities responded to multiple threats against area schools Wednesday and Thursday, spurring the evacuation of a middle school and police investigations in Shenandoah, Warren and Frederick counties. The threats over the two days include a bomb threat at Warren County Middle School, an ...

Pawn broker reporting process could be changing in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – Town administrators are considering requiring pawn brokers and junk dealers in town to report transactions at the shop directly into a database system. The shops and junk dealers now fill out a detailed ticket that is submitted to the Woodstock Police Department, which inputs the ...

Strasburg man indicted on charges of child porn possession

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County grand jury recently indicted a Strasburg man on dozens of counts of possessing child pornography. Caleb Andrew McKee, 27, of 496 Royal Ave., Strasburg, remains free on bond while charged with one count of possession of child pornography and 106 counts of the ...

Man charged with neglecting ailing mother

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County authorities say an Edinburg man neglected his mother who suffers from dementia. Robert Lee Wilson, 50, of 20 Lambert Villa, is charged with abuse or neglect of an incapacitated adult between Jan. 3-8 this year. Wilson was issued a summons last week to appear in ...

Stephens City woman charged in patient’s death at health care center

A Stephens City woman was charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 15-year-old patient at a health care facility in Loudoun County. Melanie A. Lewis, 47, was a nurse at North Spring Behavioral Healthcare when the teenage patient died after he was allegedly  restrained ...

Minister accused of indecent liberties with juvenile

A former associate minister with the Church of Christ at Mountain View  in Frederick County has been indicted on two counts of indecent liberties with a juvenile. The accused 36-year-old pastor, Brian Dicken, served at the Church of Christ for 14 years, where he conducted services on Sunday ...

Police charge teen with peeping, recording video at tanning salon

WOODSTOCK – Authorities say a Shenandoah County man recorded video of a naked woman through a peephole at a tanning salon last month. Woodstock police charged Eric Lee Fadely, 18, of Stuffel Rock Lane, Edinburg, with two counts of filming a non-consenting nude person and one count of peeping ...

Domestic assault incident sends two to hospital

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County authorities charged a Maurertown man Tuesday in a domestic assault incident that left one person with severe head injuries. Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Phillip Houston Moore, 48, of 1760 Sugar Hill Road, Maurertown, and charged him ...

Stabbing victim in critical but non-life-threatening condition

Front Royal police responded to a report of a stab wound at 613 S. Royal Ave. at approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday. The victim, Roger Allen Cameron Jr., suffered a stab wound to the chest, according to a Front Royal Police Department news release. The release stated he was transported to Warren ...

Man charged with abduction in Edinburg

Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested  Kevin Dewayne Grayson, 40, of Edinburg, on Feb. 1  and charged him with abduction. Capt. Wes Dellinger said Grayson was trying to determine if his wife was inside a residence in the 200 block of Shenandoah Avenue. She was, along with ...

Man faces drug charges after incident near school

Authorities say students boarding school buses to leave W.W. Robinson Elementary School in Woodstock on Monday afternoon witnessed a person having a medical crisis outside of the school. A parent waiting to pick up a child noticed the driver of another car shaking an unresponsive man in the ...

Former RSW officer charged with sex crime against inmate

A former corrections officer with the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail in Warren County was arrested and charged  Friday with attempted carnal knowledge of an inmate. The officer, Joseph Daniel Demarino Jr., 51, of Linden, oversaw the work release and home monitoring program ...

New Market man accused of brandishing rifle

New Market police arrested a man after investigating a report that he brandished a rifle at his housemate during an argument Friday. Around 9:30 p.m. Friday, a New Market Police Department officer was called to a residence in the 9500 block of South Congress Street, according to a department ...

Bell stolen from Edinburg church

EDINBURG – The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a bell from Waterbrook Brethren Church on Palmyra Church Road  sometime between Jan. 21–24. Capt. Wes Dellinger said that the thieves damaged a post outside the church building and stole the attached 12-inch ...

Fifth person charged in jail escape

A fifth person has been charged in relation to the escape of an inmate at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail. Warren County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Brad Pugh said that police have arrested James Huber Jay in connection with the Jan. 17 escape of Matthew Perry Michael. On ...

West Virginia authorities pick up Lowe’s robbery suspects

Authorities in West Virginia on Tuesday picked up two suspects wanted in the Monday morning robbery of a Lowe’s store north of Winchester. Jeremy A. Tasker, 27, of Kearneysville, West Virginia, and George S. Schoppert Jr., 26, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, were apprehended Tuesday and are ...

Truck drivers charged in road-rage incident

Frederick County authorities say one tractor-trailer driver stabbed another during an apparent road-rage incident on Interstate 81 Tuesday night. Deputies with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of the 316-mile marker on southbound I-81 shortly before 7 p.m., ...

Mount Jackson man arrested on rape charges

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Mount Jackson man on one count of rape and one count of object sexual penetration at around 3:30 p.m. Monday. Michael J. Simmons, 25, was arrested at his home at 13542 Senedo Road. He is being held in Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Jail ...