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Crime

Canoe, fishing equipment taken

EDINBURG -- The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of a canoe and fishing equipment from the 800 block of Forest View Road. The green canoe and fishing pole were taken between July 16 and Aug. 13, Capt. Tom Hodges said. He said the items were valued at about $320. ...

Thief makes off with jon boat

MT. JACKSON -- A boat was reported stolen from the 200 block of Tucker Lane recently. The aluminum jon boat was taken between July 16 and Aug. 12, Shenandoah County Sheriff's Capt. Tom Hodges said. It's valued at about $800. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at ...

Steel beams reported stolen

QUICKSBURG -- Steel beams worth about $6,000 were reported stolen from a home in the 1200 block of Quicksburg Road, according to the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office. The beams, which are about 16 feet long, were taken between Aug. 13 and 17, Capt. Tom Hodges said. Anyone with any ...

$600 in items nabbed from car

STRASBURG -- Hundreds of dollars worth of items were reported stolen from a car recently. Someone broke into a 2002 Volkswagen overnight Aug. 16-17 and stole a CD player, a key fob and softball equipment, Shenandoah County Sheriff's Capt. Tom Hodges said. He said the items are worth about ...

Police to step up checks for holiday

FRONT ROYAL -- Town police are setting up extra patrols and sobriety checkpoints through Labor Day weekend in an effort to curb drunken driving, the department has announced. In a written statement, Police Chief Richard H. Furr urged motorists who have drunk alcohol to "please have an ...

Reality TV: Local fugitive nabbed in Costa Rica

Alleged sex offender spotted working as bartender on MTV show By Sally Voth -- svoth@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- An alleged Frederick County sex offender on the run for nearly a decade was caught after appearing on an MTV reality show. William Edgar Dick II, 29, was handed over to the ...

Woman found dead in apartment

Cause of death unknown By Preston Knight -- pknight@nvdaily.com WOODSTOCK -- A 53-year-old woman was found dead in her apartment by a neighbor and her landlord Thursday morning, and the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office is now waiting for a cause of death from the Office of the Medical ...

Motorcyclist dies in crash with car

FRONT ROYAL -- A motorcyclist died in a collision with a car Saturday around 6 p.m. on Skyline Drive, according to Shenandoah National Park officials. Joseph "Joey" Brandon Watson, 21, of Front Royal, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Park service officials said Watson appeared ...

Bicyclist injured after hitting SUV

WINCHESTER -- A bicyclist ran a stop sign at about noon Monday at the intersection of South Cameron and West Clifford streets in Winchester and struck a Dodge Durango, according to city police. The bicyclist, Jason McCumber, sustained minor injuries and was transported to Winchester Medical ...

Police charge man with assault

NEW MARKET -- The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office has charged a town man with assaulting a family member and brandishing a firearm at her. John Marshall See, 30, of 4237 Smith Creek Road, was arrested Aug. 15. Sheriff Timothy C. Carter said there was an argument the day before about ...

Man charged with burglary crimes

NEW MARKET -- A town man has been charged with five crimes related to a burglary and larceny reported in March. On Aug. 10, deputies with the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office arrested Steven Elliot Wealthy, 21, of 102 Ashby Road, Unit No. 2, after an investigation into the March 17 incident ...

Man gets prison sentence for sexual abuse of a young girl

By Alex Bridges-abridges@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- A Frederick County man must serve time in prison for sexually abusing a young girl at a kennel last year. Christopher R. White, 51, formerly of 376 Gough Road, pleaded guilty Monday in Frederick County Circuit Court to committing one count ...

Separate crashes send 3 to hospital

WINCHESTER -- Separate motor vehicles crashes sent people to the hospital late Monday night. A 2002 Hyundai Sonata collided with a 2011 Freightliner tractor-trailer heading south on Interstate 81 at the 302 mile marker shortly after 9 p.m., according to state police spokesman Sgt. F.L. "Les" ...

Two thrown from bike in I-81 wreck

MT. JACKSON -- Two people were flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center after a crash on Interstate 81 on Monday night. A 2004 Dodge Ram pickup pulling a flatbed trailer struck a deer around 8:20 p.m. in the left lane at northbound mile marker 273.8, said state police spokesman Sgt. ...

Gunman sought in 7-Eleven holdup

By Joe Beck -- jbeck@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- Police searched Friday for a gunman who held up the 7-Eleven near the intersection of West 14th Street and North Shenandoah Avenue early Friday. Police were called to the scene around 4:30 a.m. after the suspect fled the store. No injuries were ...

Police nab fugitives in grocery store parking lot

Fredericksburg man listed on King George County alert By Kaitlin Mayhew -- kmayhew@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- Warren County sheriff's deputies arrested a man in the Martin's grocery store parking lot on Wednesday who is wanted on three charges in King George County. Christopher Lee ...

Alleged carjacker held without bond

WINCHESTER -- A Northern Virginia man accused of trying to take vehicles from two women at a Frederick County truck stop remains jailed without bond. Terrence Gibson, 18, of Alexandria, is charged with two counts of attempted carjacking and one count each of petty larceny and assault and ...

Monday robbery suspect charged

Front Royal man held without bond in cash store heist By Kaitlin Mayhew -- kmayhew@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- Town police have charged a local man with Monday's robbery of the Check into Cash store. Police arrested Charvez R. Robinson, 22, of Front Royal, late Tuesday, charging him with ...

Wal-Mart bank heist suspect held in Maryland

By Kaitlin Mayhew -- kmayhew@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- A man is awaiting extradition from Maryland on a robbery charge stemming from Friday's holdup of the Woodforest National Bank inside the Wal-Mart in Warren County. The suspect, Damon Stanley Robinson, 38, of 2813 Lindin Way, Woodstock, ...

Bond denied for alleged sex offender

Resident accused of exposing himself to child will remain in jail By Alex Bridges -- abridges@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- A Frederick County man accused of exposing himself to a child last week remains jailed without bond. Authorities charged Argil Junior Oscar, 74, of 212 Beaver Trail, with ...