Crime & Public Safety
Three charged in hit and run case
November 27, 2015
Three town residents have been charged after an investigation into a hit and run case in which one person was taken by helicopter to Winchester Medical Center, and police say they found evidence of plans to distribute drugs illegally.
Heroin in the valley: Area overdose deaths are down
November 23, 2015
The area has a good chance of seeing a drop in the number of heroin-related deaths in 2015, the coordinator of the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force said Monday.
Man accused of soliciting boy online
November 23, 2015
A Pennsylvania man is being held without bond in the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail after his arrest on charges of solicitation of a juvenile through the Internet for the purposes of engaging in sexual activity.
Vigil for Front Royal addiction victims planned
November 21, 2015
A newly formed group focused on educating the public about the dangers of drug addiction will hold a candlelight vigil from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Front Royal gazebo at the intersection of Chester and Main streets.
Police: Drug delivery truck targeted for robbery
November 20, 2015
A city man has been arrested for what authorities say was a plot to rob a delivery truck used to deliver prescription drugs to Valley Health System facilities.
RSW jail hires new financial officer
November 19, 2015
The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail has hired a new chief financial officer after the murky departure of her immediate predecessor, who held the job for four months.
Woman sentenced to 35 years for raping child
November 18, 2015
The second of two co-defendants convicted of child rape was sentenced Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to 35 years in a case involving an 8-year-old victim.
Man accused of entering a home wearing a mask
November 16, 2015
Shenandoah County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Mount Jackson man Thursday on charges of burglary and wearing a mask to conceal his identity after he allegedly entered a neighbor’s house and asked an occupant for sugar.
Man, boys charged in egg-throwing spree
November 11, 2015
Police have charged a local man with a total of 71 counts linked to a spree of egg-chucking vandalism in the town through much of the summer.
More juveniles charged in Edinburg vandalism case
November 9, 2015
The number of juveniles facing a long list of charges linked to a wave of vandalism in Edinburg has risen to three.
Shenandoah County sheriff’s deputies have charged a 13-year-old girl from Edinburg and a 14-year-old boy from Woodstock with 22 counts each of vandalism.
Juvenile charged with 23 counts of vandalism
November 4, 2015
Shenandoah County authorities have charged a 14-year-old boy with 23 counts of vandalism, much of it linked to the spray painting of mailboxes in Edinburg.
Front Royal man accused of making meth
October 28, 2015
WOODSTOCK – A Front Royal man was arrested and charged Monday after law enforcement officials found evidence they say links him to a methamphetamine laboratory.
Two men charged with receiving or buying stolen trailer
October 27, 2015
WOODSTOCK — Two Florida men are being held in the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail on charges of altering a vehicle registration number on what sheriff’s department officials say is a stolen 53-foot utility trailer.
Meth maker sentenced
October 21, 2015
A Mount Jackson man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to 10 of 12 counts stemming from the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
Sheriff’s Office: Fraud defendant targeted fire victim
October 21, 2015
Law enforcement officials say the woman who died in a house fire early Friday was also the victim of a defendant who was charged hours later with three counts of fraud-related crimes allegedly committed in the weeks before the fire.
Accused murderer makes first court appearance
October 19, 2015
FRONT ROYAL – Accused murderer Clay Curtis may still need an attorney to represent him after the assistant public defender initially assigned to him asked Monday to withdraw from the case.
Sheriff’s office suspects designer drug in overdose
October 14, 2015
The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspected drug overdose at a residence where deputies discovered a pill bottle containing a synthetic drug not previously seen in the county.
Boy charged with producing pornography
October 6, 2015
A 15-year-old boy from Toms Brook is facing a dozen child pornography related charges in Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
Man accused of malicious wounding of boy
October 6, 2015
Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Toms Brook man on Sept. 30 and charged him with malicious bodily injury, child abuse and child endangerment.
Anti-drug peer counseling program ready for launch
October 5, 2015
An anti-drug abuse program built around the strategy of addicts helping addicts to kick their habit is preparing to train its first volunteers Saturday and Sunday in Winchester.