Crime

Mount Jackson man arrested on child abuse charges

A Mount Jackson man was arrested Wednesday on several charges related to a Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office investigation into a reported child abuse incident. Hirving Ayala, 23, is accused of injuring a 3-month-old girl in the 6000 block of Railroad Street in Mount Jackson, Sgt. Robert Poe ...

Stephens City man charged after 4-year-old shot by child

A Stephens City man was arrested Friday evening after an incident earlier in the day in Fauquier County in which a 4-year old girl survived being shot by a 2-year-old boy. Isaiah Marshall Davis, 26, and a woman stopped at a truck stop in the 9700 block of James Madison Highway in the Opal area ...

Man charged in stabbing

A man has been arrested on charges of malicious wounding during an argument at a Stephens City residence on Friday. Luis Macedonio-Juarez, 68, was arrested Friday evening and transported to the Northwestern Adult Detention Center, where he was held without bond. Frederick County Sheriff's ...

Teens arrested on breaking and entering, larceny charges

FRONT ROYAL --  Local police, alerted by a residential burglar alarm, have  arrested two teens after they allegedly broke into a town apartment and stole a safe. A Ford Mustang registered to Harmon Michael Sisk, 18, of Linden, was seen fleeing the Blue Ridge Avenue apartments after the time ...

Teen charged with three counts of rape

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Strasburg teen and charged him with three counts of rape. The defendant, a 16 year-old male, was arrested on Aug. 18 and is accused of sexually assaulting three girls he had been living with in July 2016.  Sgt. G.R. Poe, of the Sheriff’s ...

Strasburg teen charged in rape case

FRONT ROYAL – Local police have arrested a Strasburg man in connection with an investigation into a reported sexual assault. Greggory Joseph Bourgoin, 18, is accused of sexually assaulting a girl in May, and Bourgoin admitted to police that the victim told him no, the criminal complaint ...

Man arrested after high speed pursuit

WOODSTOCK -- The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Morristown, Tennessee,  man on Monday after he led police on a high speed chase through multiple Virginia counties. Virginia State Police began pursuing Jason Lee Marshall, 31, just after 11 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 81 around ...

Man arrested on aggravated sexual battery charge

WOODSTOCK -- The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Ashburn man Tuesday in connection with an investigation into an allegation that he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl on a go-kart ride. On May 13, Gabriel Gonzalez Reyes, 29,  took the girl to ride on a go-kart at a ...

Man charged with sexual battery

FRONT ROYAL -- The Front Royal Police Department arrested a Bentonville man and charged him with one count of sexual battery after he allegedly sexually assaulted his cab driver. Dean Haughey, 64, was arrested on Aug. 8 when a woman told police that her cab driver had grabbed and pulled her ...

Two arrested in string of burglaries

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men on Monday in connection with burglaries at several businesses in Stephens City and Winchester. There was a reported burglary alarm at Lantz Pharmacy in Stephens City at 1:38 a.m. on Monday, and when deputies arrived, Zachary Thomas ...

Strasburg woman accidentally shot by grandchild

A Strasburg woman was shot in Rippon, West Virginia, on Tuesday afternoon when a gun her 18-year-old grandchild was handling in a car accidentally went off. Debra C. Hill, 61, suffered a non-life threatening gunshot injury while in the passenger seat of a vehicle with her granddaughter, Niya ...

Overdose deaths on track to double last year’s numbers

In the Northern Shenandoah Valley, the epidemic of addiction to heroin and other opioid drugs is showing no signs of slowing down. For the six localities that make up this area – Winchester and the counties of Frederick, Clarke, Shenandoah, Page and Warren – data shows that  halfway ...

Two arrested in Walmart shoplifting incident

A man and woman were arrested in Winchester Wednesday in connection with a shoplifting incident at the Walmart in Front Royal after a search warrant for the pair’s residence led to the recovery of some of the stolen merchandise. Robert Earl Shinaul, Jr., 32, and Skylar Nicole Smith, 20, are ...

Fort Valley man arrested in ATM robbery

WOODSTOCK -- Local police arrested a Fort Valley man on Tuesday in connection with an ATM robbery at the Sheetz store in town. Joseph Michael Davet, 22, allegedly walked into the store just before noon on Tuesday and waited by the PNC Bank ATM. A woman approached the ATM and withdrew $200, in ...

Two men arrested on auto theft charges

WOODSTOCK -- The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Toms Brook men Wednesday on multiple car theft charges after a stolen SUV caught fire. Joshua Wayne Dellinger, 30, and Darrell Orval Hamm, 35, are accused of taking a 1993 Ford Explorer from Love’s Travel Stop sometime ...

Man arrested on carjacking, eluding police charges

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Schenectady, New York man on Wednesday morning after he allegedly stole a car at gunpoint. Zaxarea Alzanam, 24, asked a man in the early morning hours on Wednesday for a ride from Loudoun County to a J & J Corner Store in Berryville, the ...

Maurertown man charged with heroin distribution

WOODSTOCK -- The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Maurertown man on Friday in connection with a heroin overdose at a Maurertown residence. Jeremy Todd Miller, 39, was arrested at that same Maurertown residence after the overdose victim told law enforcement that Miller brought ...

New Market woman charged with 10 counts of animal cruelty

WOODSTOCK -- A New Market woman has been formally charged with 10 counts of animal cruelty after authorities accused her of keeping more than 60 pets in poor conditions. Nancy Ellen Jinkins, 52, is also the principal operator of Ardellen Animal Abode, a registered nonprofit animal rescue that ...

Mount Jackson man arrested on heroin distribution charges

WOODSTOCK -- The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Mount Jackson man on Monday and charged him with heroin distribution after an investigation into a drug overdose. Brandon Wayne Eppard, 27, is accused of selling heroin to a man on July 1 who overdosed an hour later. The man was ...

New Market residence condemned, over 60 pets found inside

The Shenandoah County Fire Marshal has condemned a New Market residence after a call from a concerned citizen led to the discovery of 31 dogs and 32 cats, the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office says. The residence is on the 9500 block of South Congress Street, and the 52-year-old woman ...