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Bank robbery suspect sought

Winchester police are searching for an armed robber who fled from the United Bank on Valley Avenue just before 1 p.m.
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Marijuana ring defendant pleads guilty

The eighth of nine defendants in a marijuana distribution and money-laundering ring that extended from Shenandoah County to south Texas has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court.
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Man accused of injuring father

Woodstock man was returned to jail and ordered held without bond after he appeared Wednesday in Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on a charge of malicious wounding.
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Violence against girl, inmates brings almost 20 years in prison

A Front Royal man has been sentenced to 19 years and 10 months in prison for offenses involving rape, fights in the jail and probation violations.
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Two charged in armed robbery case

Two people have been jailed in Fauquier County after authorities linked them to an armed robbery on Sept. 7 on Milldale Road in Warren County.
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Traffic stop fugitive captured, turned over to immigration officials

Law enforcement officials took a man into custody and turned him over to immigration officials after he eluded them on foot in the New Market area for several hours Thursday night.
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Armed robbery suspects sought

The Warren County Sheriff's Office is searching for three suspects who took $356 and a cell phone from a man who reported they beat and robbed him at knifepoint Sunday.
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Woman, child injured in domestic dispute

STRASBURG -- A local man is facing several felony charges stemming from what police describe as a fight with his girlfriend that left her with cuts requiring 30 stitches.
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Man charged with malicious bodily injury, hit and run driving

A New Market man has been charged with drunk driving, malicious bodily injury, felony hit and run and drunk driving in connection with a collision Friday between his three-wheeled motorcycle, a pedestrian and a car.
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Brawl leaves 2 injured, 3 jailed

Three men went to jail and two were hospitalized with facial fractures as a result of a brawl at a residence in the 300 block of Coal Mine Road on Friday night.
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Police conduct seizure at stores

WOODSTOCK -- Authorities in Shenandoah County executed search warrants in late August at five convenience stores and seized thousands of items that law enforcement officials believe to be connected to the illegal drug trade.
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Three injured in stabbing incident

Three Strasburg residents were taken to Winchester Medical Center early Sunday morning after being injured in what police say was a family fight during which the father stabbed his stepson and wife.
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Same suspect sought as bank is robbed again

A man who authorities believe held up the United Bank at 199 Front Royal Pike in Winchester on July 28 appears to have robbed the same bank again Friday morning, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.
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First responders learn ideas for easing traffic management woes

The unwelcome spectacle of vehicles backed up for miles on the area's interstate highways usually begins with a law enforcement officer deciding to close one or more lanes of traffic in the aftermath of an accident.
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Kota cleared for duty

Kota, the celebrity police dog, captured hearts around the world with his heroism earlier this year.
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Heroin defendant sentenced to five years in prison

A man who took up selling heroin after moving to Front Royal from Delaware several years ago was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday in Warren County Circuit Court.
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Three area residents sentenced in heroin cases

HARRISONBURG -- Law enforcement's spotlight shone harshly Wednesday in U.S. District Court as one Stephens City man and a couple from Strasburg were sentenced to long stays in prison for using and selling heroin in the area.
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Vandalism blamed on fortuneteller dispute

Front Royal police are investigating vandalism against two storefronts Sunday night or Monday morning, a crime that both store operators are blaming on a bitter dispute over the town's fortunetelling ordinance.
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Authorities: Be alert on roads as Warren schools open

Anticipating Monday's start of public schools in Warren County, town and county authorities have reminded area motorists to pay particular attention near schools, bus stops and residential neighborhoods.
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Military transfer program helps equip local law enforcement

Law enforcement agencies in Shenandoah, Warren and Frederick counties have been among many across the nation that have acquired surplus military equipment through a controversial Department of Defense program.
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Missing man is found

Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office deputies report that a man missing from his home on Friday was found in good health this morning.
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No charges to be filed in breaking of store window

No charges will be filed against two men involved in the breaking of a plate glass window at People's Drug Store on King Street in Strasburg on Saturday night.
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Hearing sheds light on cigarette case

The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office piled on dozens of charges without justification against two New York City men in an undercover anti-cigarette smuggling operation involving transactions totaling $10 million, the attorney for the two defendants said Wednesday in circuit court.
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Prosecution seeks to close cigarette trafficking hearing

The prosecution in a cigarette trafficking case is planning to propose an order that the next courtroom hearing scheduled for Aug. 6 in Shenandoah County Circuit Court be closed to the press and the rest of the public.
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More indictments issued in cigarette smuggling cases

Law enforcement's efforts to crack down on the smuggling of cigarettes from Virginia to other states continued Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court with the grand jury indictments of three more men from other states.
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Two more men facing cigarette trafficking charges

Two Brooklyn, N.Y. men appeared in Shenandoah County General District Court Friday, both on charges of selling, transporting, receiving or possessing 500 or more packages of improperly stamped cigarettes for the purposes of evading taxes on them.
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Supervisors, sheriff clash over asset forfeiture spending

WOODSTOCK -- Sheriff Timothy C. Carter and several members of the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors argued heatedly Tuesday over items Carter is proposing to purchase with asset forfeiture funds in fiscal year 2015.
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Three cigarette smuggling cases emerge in court

WOODSTOCK -- Hearings in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Thursday on three cases involving defendants facing a long list of charges linked to cigarette smuggling shed new light on an extensive investigation mounted by the county Sheriff's Office against illicit cigarette sales.
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Defendant contests charges after videotaping police while armed

Andrew Charles Studds insists he wasn't doing anything wrong when he videotaped Front Royal police while carrying a holstered gun on his right hip as they conducted traffic stops a few weeks ago.
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Excessive force cited as reason for officer's dismissal

Former Strasburg police officer Aaron H. Lewis lost his job over accusations that he used excessive force against a suspect in a drug case, falsification of records and violation of safety rules without a threat to life, according to documents in Shenandoah County Circuit Court.
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Three sentenced for roles in Winchester crack dealing ring

A man described in court documents as the leader and enforcer of an extensive crack cocaine ring in Winchester was sentenced last week in U.S. District Court to life imprisonment.
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New Market police looking for home invasion suspect

New Market police are searching for a man who took an undisclosed amount of money during a home invasion in the 9600 block of John Sevier Road early Monday morning.
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Winchester police investigate infant's hospitalization

City police are investigating the circumstances that led to a young baby being taken to Winchester Medical Center on Wednesday.
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Nurse suspended following arrest

The Virginia Board of Nursing has suspended the license of a nurse from Winchester.
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Police: Gun fired in self-defense

A Berryville police officer fired his service weapon in self-defense when a town man attacked him with a metal pipe on April 20, state police said Friday.
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Woman indicted on sex abuse charges against 11-year-old boy

FRONT ROYAL --A local woman was indicted Monday on charges that she committed sexual acts with an 11-year-old boy in June.
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Fingerprints sought in post office theft

WOODSTOCK -- Search warrants have been executed in the last two weeks to obtain fingerprints of three men in connection with the suspected theft of items from the Toms Brook Post Office in August, according to Shenandoah County Circuit Court records.
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Man charged in stabbing amid dispute over drugs

NEW MARKET -- A resident of the Blue Ridge Inn is accused of stabbing a neighbor following a dispute regarding a drug transaction.
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Woman, 76, hurt in two-car crash

STRASBURG -- A town woman was taken to Winchester Medical Center following a crash Tuesday afternoon on North Massanutten Street.
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Neighborhood watch meeting set

WOODSTOCK -- Police Chief Bryan Hutcheson will host his second neighborhood watch meeting in January.

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