Crime

Two people killed in Friday collision

WINCHESTER -- Two out-of-state residents were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Va. 522 (North Frederick Pike) Friday night, according to the state police. Dominick C. Grippo, 73, of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and his passenger, Irma Irizarry, 67, of Danbury, Conn., died at the scene of the 10:30 ...

Man arrested on heroin charge

Correction: A story published Monday should have listed the address for Chazz A. Smith, 22, as "unknown" rather than in the 200 block of Cliffside Drive, Edinburg. Maj. Scott Proctor of the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office said his agency changed its documented address for Smith after being ...

Motorcycle parts said to be stolen

EDINBURG -- The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of motorcycle parts and scrap metal from the 13000 block of Old Valley Pike. Between May 1 and 26, someone took a frame and motor from a 1969 BSA Victor, along with some scrap metal, Maj. Scott Proctor said. The ...

Police: Woman forged document

EDINBURG -- A Harrisonburg woman has been arrested after police say she fraudulently opened an account in an Edinburg resident's name. Teresa Lynn Brooks, 45, of 942 Vine St., Apt. 0, was arrested May 31 and charged with obtaining money by false pretense, forgery, passing a forged document and ...

Woman drives vehicle into home

STEPHENS CITY -- A Stephens City townhome was left uninhabitable on Sunday after the owner drove a vehicle into the front of the structure, according to police. Joyce Smith, of 948 Filbert St., drove a 2005 Nissan SUV into the main level "brick portion" of the townhome around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, ...

Police ID man found dead in car

WINCHESTER -- The Frederick County Sheriff's Office has identified the man found dead this week outside the Martin's in Stonewall Plaza Shopping Center as Paul Raymond Thomas, 48, of Jefferson, Md. A caller who had eaten his lunch in his car several spots from Thomas' vehicle on Monday called ...

Woman airlifted from crash scene

FRONT ROYAL -- A woman was airlifted to the hospital after a single-vehicle crash on West Strasburg Road (Va. 55) on Thursday night. A woman driving a 2007 Ford Mustang ran off the road about 200 yards from the intersection of Totten Lane around 7 p.m., according to Sgt. Jason Poe of the ...

Sex offender who violated probation sent back to prison

By Alex Bridges-abridges@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- A convicted sex offender who violated probation must return to prison and serve the remaining 34 years of his previously suspended sentence. In Frederick County Circuit Court, retired Judge Benjamin Kendrick found Steven Allen Myers, 42, of ...

Man says woman took his tax refund

WINCHESTER -- A city woman convicted of child neglect for letting a toddler wander outside alone is under investigation for allegedly taking a man's tax refund in March. Marcel Archange filed a report on April 25 pertaining to Pamela Lynn Shand completing his 2010 taxes, according to an ...

Man shot while fleeing arrest remains in jail

By Alex Bridges-abridges@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- A Frederick County man shot by a Winchester police officer while fleeing arrest Friday remains held without bond at the regional jail on drug charges. Court documents indicate Jose Coperlino Martinez-Lorenzo, 25, of 138 Brigstock Drive, sold ...

Area leg of Special Olympics Torch Run starts today

By Sally Voth -- svoth@nvdaily.com Area law-enforcement officers will participate in a quarter-century-old tradition today and Wednesday -- the Virginia Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics. They will be among 2,000 officers participating in the 26th annual Torch Run, according ...

Body found at Martin’s parking lot

WINCHESTER -- A badly decomposed body, believed to be that of a man, was found inside of a car in a Frederick County grocery store parking lot Monday afternoon. The Sheriff's Office received a call at 12:27 p.m. to respond to the Martin's at 200 N. Rivendell Court in the Sunnyside area after a ...

Police ID man shot on Friday

Victim in stable condition after leading authorities on manhunt By Alex Bridges -- abridges@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- Authorities have identified the man wounded in a shooting incident involving a law enforcement officer that led to a manhunt Friday night in Frederick County. Jose Coperlino ...

Man indicted on sex charges

Police say he faked having cancer, lured boys into Strasburg apartment By Preston Knight -- pknight@nvdaily.com WOODSTOCK -- A Strasburg man accused of luring two boys to his apartment under the guise that he had cancer and then committing sex acts against them was indicted on 16 charges ...

Town police seek stabbing suspect

Daily Staff Report STRASBURG -- Strasburg police are looking for three men involved in the Friday afternoon stabbing of a 21-year-old town man. Chief Tim Sutherly said the man and a young woman were walking down Branch Street at about 2 p.m. when the victim said he yelled at a driver to slow ...

W.Va. man nabbed in sex predator sting

WINCHESTER -- Authorities say a West Virginia man is under investigation as part of an undercover operation targeting online sexual predators. An affidavit filed for a search warrant in Frederick County Circuit Court on Friday states a man identified as Robert Fuss III, of Hedgesville, engaged ...

SU attack nets prison term

Stephens City man to serve 3-1⁄2 years for his role in May 2010 mob assault By Alex Bridges -- abridges@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- A Stephens City man received prison time for his role in a mob attack on two men near Shenandoah University last May. Judge John E. Wetsel Jr. sentenced ...

Coin thieves ordered to serve

Sentences for four range from 3 to 21 months By Sally Voth -- svoth@nvdaily.com NEW MARKET -- Four Texans -- including a mother and son -- have been sentenced to time behind bars for their roles in stealing valuable coins from an elderly New Market man. Anthony Benson, 21, and his ...

Suspect wounded, then leads officers on 90-minute manhunt

By Alex Bridges - abridges@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- A man suffered a gunshot wound as he avoided arrest by undercover officers in Frederick County on Friday evening, according to authorities. Emergency workers took the unidentified man, who appeared to be bleeding from his abdomen, by ...

$4,300 in iPods taken from Target

By Alex Bridges - abridges@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- Authorities say the theft of several iPods in a robbery at Target on Tuesday in the city appears similar to other incidents in Northern Virginia. A suspect still at large took several iPods valued at approximately $4,300 from the Target ...