Crime

Woodstock man charged with double unlawful wounding

WOODSTOCK – Cedric Boyd, 54, of Woodstock was arrested Saturday night on two charges of unlawful wounding after an argument over a card game, Police Chief Eric L. Riley said. Woodstock police were called to 102 W. North St. that night where one of the two victims reported the incident, ...

Stephens City man leads police on multi-county chase

STEPHENS CITY-- Deputies from Warren and Frederick counties pursued a Stephens City man along U.S. 522 Friday morning before he was arrested in a driveway along White Oak Road. The Warren County Sheriff's Office identified the man as David Dill, 39. Authorities said deputies tried to pull ...

Two charged in Strasburg with assaulting police

STRASBURG--Police arrested two people on April 14 on charges of assaulting law enforcement after the two allegedly attacked Strasburg police officers during a traffic stop at the intersection of Old Valley Pike and Radio Station Road. According to the criminal complaint, an officer pulled ...

Man accused of attacking hotel housekeeper

WOODSTOCK-- A criminal complaint filed against Refugio Zermeno-Camarena, the defendant in a case involving several charges of non-consensual sexual activities, spells out some of the evidence law enforcement officials say they have obtained in their investigation. Zermeno-Camarena, 23, of ...

Persistent bear worries Strasburg residents

STRASBURG -- Blair Starr and her husband Ben Starr, both 29, bought their first home together in Founder’s Landing in September 2016, and witnessed the beginning of what would be a long battle with the neighborhood bear. The bear comes out at any time of day, without warning, from the ...

North Carolina man arrested on sexual battery charges

WOODSTOCK -- A North Carolina man was arrested Friday on several sex offense charges that he is accused of committing at the Hampton Inn & Suites. Refugio Zermeno-Camarena, 23, of Butner, North Carolina, is charged with attempted forcible sodomy, abduction with the intent to defile, ...

Teen charged in school bus crash

FRONT ROYAL — Police  report a 16-year-old boy was texting and driving a pickup truck Thursday afternoon when he rear-ended a Warren County school bus at the intersection of Dungadin Road and Stonewall Jackson Highway. The school bus was stopped to unload students at the entrance to ...

Police investigate double Edinburg car thefts

EDINBURG -- The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public’s help in solving a case involving two vehicle thefts on the same night within two miles of each other. A tan Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was stolen from the 19000 block of Senedo Road, and the victim told ...

Hiker finds missing Maryland man’s body

FRONT ROYAL – A hiker taking a walk on the south side of the Appalachian Trail on Sunday evening made a shocking discovery: the human remains of a deceased man. Police have identified the man as John Patrick Donohoe, 36, of Bethesda, Maryland. He had been reported missing since Dec. ...

Man charged in murder to undergo mental check

FRONT ROYAL – A town man accused of murdering faces an evaluation to see if he mentally can help attorneys handle his case. David Glynn Hoyle Jr. appeared in Warren County General District Court with his attorney, public defender Tim Coyne, for a hearing on Tuesday morning. Authorities ...

Covered bridge closed after second crash in a month

MOUNT JACKSON -- Meem’s Bottom Covered Bridge is no stranger to damage, and for the second time in a month, a tractor trailer hit the historic landmark, forcing state officials to close it Tuesday. Shenandoah County deputies were dispatched to the bridge on Friday for a reported hit and ...

Friends, family hold vigil for slain woman

FRONT ROYAL – Friends and family of Leah Marie Adams shared laughter and tears at a vigil in town Thursday. Dozens of people gathered by the skatepark to remember Adams, 19, who died Saturday night. Police have charged her 17-year-old boyfriend with murder in Adams’ death. Adams’ ...

Judge orders accused murderer held without bond

FRONT ROYAL – A judge on Wednesday ordered a town man charged with murder to remain in jail. David Glynn Hoyle Jr. appeared via video in Warren County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on Wednesday morning for an initial hearing on charges of first-degree murder and a related firearm ...

Man charged in stepfather’s shooting death

FRONT ROYAL – Authorities say a town man shot and killed his stepfather Monday night. Front Royal police charged David Glynn Hoyle Jr. with one count each of 1st-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of the felony. Hoyle is being held without bond in the ...

Teen may face homicide charge as an adult

FRONT ROYAL – Authorities say a 17-year-old boy stabbed and killed a woman in town Saturday night and could face prosecution as an adult. The Front Royal Police Department confirmed Monday afternoon that Leah Marie Adams, 19, of Front Royal, had suffered severe injuries as a direct ...

Meth lab discovered in Mount Jackson, one arrested

Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office personnel executed a search warrant of a suspected methamphetamine lab Saturday and Sheriff's Office investigators assigned to the Northwest Regional Drug Task Force subsequently discovered an active laboratory at 6367 Railroad St. in Mount Jackson. Lt. ...

Authorities charge two in burglary, theft

FRONT ROYAL – Two Frederick County residents face charges in the burglary of a Warren County home. Bernard Lee Ballard, 50, and Phoebe Sue Kidwell, 43, both of 149-3 Stephenson Road, Stephenson, have been charged with single counts each of grand larceny and of entering a house on ...

Man dies from suspected overdose

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County authorities say a person died from a suspected drug-related overdose in town over the weekend. The victim died Saturday of a suspected heroin overdose despite rescue workers attempts to keep him alive with Narcan, according to information from Lt. Chris ...

Sherando teacher charged with assaulting, threatening wife

WOODSTOCK – A Frederick County special education teacher accused of abusing his wife and blaming her for their child’s physical handicap was released from jail Friday. Authorities arrested Phillip Hayden-Young Finfrock on Wednesday on five misdemeanor counts of assault and battery of ...

Skyline teacher charged with four felonies

Steven Bretsch, a teacher at Skyline High School, has been charged with four felonies relating to taking indecent liberties with a child by a person in a custodial relationship, according to a news release from the Warren County Sheriff's Office. Deputies met with Skyline High School ...