Crime & Public Safety

Man charged with possession of stolen signs

July 29, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – A town resident has been charged with possession of stolen property after federal and local law enforcement officials discovered 30 street signs in his basement bedroom.

Man charged with armed robbery

July 27, 2015

Frederick County sheriff’s deputies arrested and charged a Strasburg man Sunday night after investigating an armed robbery at a convenience store at 1832 Berryville Pike.

Jail authority awaits final reports on inmate’s death

July 23, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail Superintendent William T. Wilson said Thursday that the jail’s internal investigation into the recent death of an inmate will be concluded once the Warren County Sheriff’s Office wraps up its investigation.

N.Y. man indicted for smuggling cigarettes

July 21, 2015

A Shenandoah County grand jury has handed up a 20-count indictment against a New York City man on charges related to the smuggling of untaxed cigarettes out of Virginia.

Cause of VFW fire still unknown

July 16, 2015

Front Royal police and the Warren County fire marshal’s office are continuing to investigate a fire that destroyed VFW Post 1860 at 1847 N. Royal Ave. early Saturday afternoon.

Man arrested at Front Royal campground

July 13, 2015

A Front Royal man was arrested Saturday morning at a campground on Koa Drive and charged with being drunk in public and weapons charges.

Inmate dies in RSW jail custody

The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren  Regional Jail is shown here upon its completion last July.  Rich Cooley/Daily file

July 9, 2015

The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail reported Thursday that an inmate died while in custody on Wednesday night, the first such incident since the jail opened a little over a year ago.

Greenhalgh homicide remains a mystery

Sarah Libbey Greenhalgh

July 8, 2015

The death of Sara Libbey Greenhalgh three years ago remains an unsolved mystery as the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office continues its investigation and her mother waits patiently for a break in the case.

Heroin deaths declining this year

July 2, 2015

The death toll from heroin overdoses in the area fell sharply during the first half of the year, despite few signs that the flow of the drug into the region is slackening or that fewer heroin-related crimes are being committed.

Standoff with law enforcement ends in suicide

July 1, 2015

A standoff between law enforcement officials and a man armed with a gun ended Wednesday when a Virginia State Police SWAT team entered the apartment where he had barricaded himself and found him dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Assault suspect found dead in West Virginia

June 30, 2015

A Stephens City man wanted in the assault of a woman in Frederick County was found dead in a vehicle authorities believe was stolen from her, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday

Woman accused of threatening to burn down house

June 29, 2015

A 74-year-old Toms Brook woman was arrested Friday and charged with threatening to burn down someone’s house, larceny and interfering with the property rights of another person.

Man charged with gun offenses in dispute

June 29, 2015

A Timberville man was charged Wednesday with two gun-related offenses after an incident reported June 19 in the 400 block of Senedo Road in Shenandoah County.

Two men accused of vehicle break-ins

June 24, 2015

Warren County sheriff’s deputies arrested two Front Royal men Wednesday afternoon after linking them to three nearby vehicle break-ins at the Morgan Ford Low Water Bridge.

State delivers on RSW build reimbursement

The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren  Regional Jail is shown here upon its completion last July.  Rich Cooley/Daily file

June 16, 2015

The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail got a major boost toward paying off its construction cost Tuesday with the announcement that the state has delivered almost $34 million in reimbursement to the counties.