Crime

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 ...

While governor decries gun violence, Senate OKs guns in church

    RICHMOND – Lamenting the fact that more than 900 Virginians were killed by guns last year, Gov. Ralph Northam said Tuesday that the state should do more to restrict the proliferation of firearms. “We do not need these weapons on our streets and in our society,” ...

Rash of window shootings reported in Frederick County

Frederick County is looking for a suspect or suspects responsible for shooting at windows this month. During the last eight to 10 days the Frederick County Sheriff's Department has received about 25 calls of vehicle or home windows being shot at by what appears to be a BB or pellet gun, said ...

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office investigating armed robbery

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Lowe's on Market Street in Stephenson at 11:34 a.m. Monday. The Frederick County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that a man walked into the store, went to the power tool section, picked up a ...

Man accused in attack to appear in court in February

A Front Royal man is facing charges of strangling and malicious wounding stemming from an incident in which authorities say he attacked a female victim at her residence. The defendant, Steven Michael Jones, 51, of Front Royal, was arrested Jan. 9. His next court appearance is scheduled for ...

No charges made in four area church break-ins

No charges have been made in a string of four church breaking and enterings reported between Dec. 30 and Jan. 5, Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office officials said Wednesday. The robberies occurred in Edinburg, Toms Brook, and two in New Market. Maj. Scott Proctor estimated $1,000 worth of ...

Police Blotter: Front Royal

The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents: Dec 25: Richard Garber, of Front Royal, was charged with domestic assault. Dec. 25: John Williams, of Front Royal, was charged with  shoplifting. Dec. 26: Kevin Davis, of Manassas, was charged with violating a protective ...

Pair in Front Royal charged with assaulting woman

Jamie Jocelyn, a 23-year-old Front Royal resident, was transported to Warren Memorial Hospital Tuesday night after being assaulted by her husband and another woman. Front Royal Police were called at approximately 6:45 p.m. Tuesday to 339 ½ Kendrick Lane, where the assault had just taken ...

Hearing set in Strasburg firefighters’ cases

WOODSTOCK -- A hearing has been set for Jan. 11 for the six Strasburg firefighters charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Misdemeanor arrest warrants were issued on Dec. 28 for: Nathan Scott Hirschberg, 26, of Winchester; Andrew Steven Key, 24, of Strasburg; Dale Ray King, ...

Man arrested on firearm charges on New Year’s Eve

A Browntown man was arrested Monday after allegedly firing multiple shots at midnight on New Year's Eve in Star Tannery. One of the bullets entered a nearby residence. Michael Priola, 26, was charged with reckless handling of a firearm and shooting into an occupied dwelling after he allegedly ...

Six arrested on misdemeanor charge

Six people were charged over the weekend with contributing to the delinquency of a minor in connection with an investigation involving Strasburg volunteer firefighters, according to state police Sgt. F.L. "Les" Tyler. In an email Monday, Tyler stated that those arrested on the misdemeanor ...

Five arrested on heroin distribution charges

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested five people on Saturday after an investigation into two heroin overdoses in the area. Deputies arrested Johnathan Dale Neice, 40, and Stacey Allen Marston, 41, both of Woodstock; Craig Allen Kidwell, 51, and Norma Lynda Kidwell, 53, both of ...