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Police Blotter: Front Royal

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The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents: July 4: Stephen Lewis, of 217 E. Prospect St., Front Royal, was arrested on charges of profane swearing and/or public intoxication. July 5: Kyle Montague, of 337 W. Strasburg Road, Front Royal, was issued an arrest warrant ...

Strasburg police chief to retire in January

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STRASBURG – Strasburg Police Chief Tim Sutherly is retiring in January. During Tuesday’s Town Council meeting, Sutherly, 49, said that he had submitted his resignation letter to Town Manager Wyatt Pearson. Sutherly said he decided to make the announcement during the town council meeting ...

Strasburg to hold discussion on murals

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STRASBURG – The Town Council will hold a public discussion about murals at 7 p.m. July 31. The  town, through Economic Development and Marketing Manager Michelle Bixler and former Town Manager Ryan Spitzer, had decided to spend $2,500 of town funds in a matching grant to help pay for ...

Town responds to authority claims over water dispute

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STEPHENS CITY – The war of words over water between the town and the Frederick County Sanitation Authority continued Tuesday. The Town Council met in closed session with attorney Thomas “Ty” Lawson during its regular meeting to discuss the status of a legal dispute between Stephens City ...

Veteran EDA board member dies

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Longtime member of the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority Patricia S. "Patty" Wines died Tuesday after a battle with cancer. Wines, 81, served on the EDA’s Board of Directors for 16 years and as its chairwoman since 2008. She recently was reappointed to the board. Wines ...

Former Strasburg fire chief honored by council

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STRASBURG – The Town Council made a special presentation to former Strasburg Fire Chief Bill Walton during Tuesday’s council meeting. During the meeting, Mayor Rich Orndorff pointed to several people who worked with Walton in the volunteer fire department. “Back in the early 80s, you ...

Teen indicted in Edinburg stabbing

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WOODSTOCK -- A grand jury on Wednesday indicted an Edinburg teen accused of stabbing a mother and her two daughters in a park on May 18. Samual Jacob Homer, 18, was indicted on two counts of attempted first-degree murder and five counts of possessing child pornography. The public defender’s ...

Man arrested on carjacking, eluding police charges

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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 ...

Fraud defendant found incompetent to stand trial

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WOODSTOCK -- An Edinburg woman facing 19 fraud-related charges from 2015 was found incompetent to stand trial on Wednesday. Barbara Ann Stickley, 69, is accused of taking about $23,000 through ATM machines in 2015. Stickley allegedly made the withdrawals from checking accounts belonging to ...

Police blotter: Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office

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The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents: June 24: A larceny was reported. Someone removed a debit card on Shopping Center Road, Strasburg. July 3: A destruction of property was reported. Someone damaged a vehicle on Little Sorrel Drive, Strasburg. July 4: ...

VDOT plans new structure to protect Meems Bottom Bridge

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The Virginia Department of Transportation is in the process of obtaining structures that will deter commercial trucks from hitting the historic Meems Bottom Covered Bridge. After an out-of-town commercial truck damaged the bridge in April, it was closed for repairs as VDOT evaluated its ...

Stoney Creek Bridge work on track

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EDINBURG – Work on a new bridge on Stoney Creek Road remains slightly ahead of schedule, state transportation officials say. The project site lies west of Edinburg, between Interstate 81 and Senedo Road over Stoney Creek. The project replaces the current bridge – a single-lane structure ...

Man pleads no contest to assaulting officers

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FRONT ROYAL -- A Culpeper man pleaded no contest as part of a plea agreement on Tuesday to two counts of assaulting an officer, assault and battery and destruction of property. On April 25, two Front Royal police officers were called to a room at the Skyline Motel for a domestic disturbance. ...

Council kills residency rule for police chief

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FRONT ROYAL – A divided Town Council failed Monday to back an effort to make the next police chief live in the corporate limits. The council voted 3-2 against a proposal to change the town code section pertaining to residency requirements for certain government employees. The proposal came ...

Man charged after gun incident

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A Bentonville man is facing charges of assault and battery and using threatening language over public airways after an incident Saturday in which authorities accused him of firing a gun and threatening to harm a neighbor. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that ...

Poultry truck crashes on I-81, causes backup

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A Pennsylvania man was charged with reckless driving Monday following a tractor-trailer crash. Tyler Lee Scheib, 28,  of Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, was driving a tractor trailer on Interstate 81 northbound at mile marker 271 near Mount Jackson when he ran off the road from the right ...