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Stephens City

Former police officer avoids jail in theft case

STEPHENS CITY - Former town police officer Ronald Allen Fox Jr. has avoided imprisonment for stealing $600 from the police evidence room. As part of a plea bargain Thursday in Frederick County Circuit Court, Fox received a 12-month suspended sentence. An embezzlement charge is punishable by up ...

Frederick Water’s hired expert criticizes Stephen City revenue collection

STEPHENS CITY - A recent report claims the town is facing financial instability and is unable to pay Frederick Water for several years of water and sewer services. McGuire Woods, Frederick Water's legal counsel, recruited financial expert Guy A. Davis with Protiviti to analyze the ...

Driver charged in double fatality crash

WINCHESTER – The driver in a March 24 head-on crash on Papermill Road in Frederick County that killed another driver and his father-in-law has been charged with reckless driving and driving without a license. Anthony Dewayne Morris, 36, of Winchester, also is suspected of ...

No residents appear for Stephens City budget hearing

The Stephens City Town Council heard  the town's proposed 2018-2019 budget of about $1.5 million at a public hearing Tuesday,  but no one from the public did. No residents were at the meeting to discuss the budget Town manager Mike Majher said tax rates will remain the same. “The fact ...

New Stephens City budget calls for tax rate to remain same

Stephens City administrators will be introducing the town's proposed 2018-2019 budget of about $1.5 million at its meeting today. The tax rate, town manager Mike Majher said, will remain the same. The budget amount is a decrease of about $135,000 from this year's budget of $1.63 ...

Lawsuit in area man’s death likely heading to trial

The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond has ruled there is “disputed material fact' as to whether five Martinsburg, West Virginia police officers used excessive force when in 2013 they shot and killed a 50-year-old man once from Stephens City. In a 14-page opinion filed Monday, a ...

Water authority seeks to stop Stephens City services, wants damages

The Frederick County Water Authority is asking the Frederick County Circuit Court to approve the authority's decision to suspend water service to Stephens City and about 2,000 residents. Eric Lawrence, Executive Director for Frederick Water, said the catalyst for filing seven counter claims ...

Stephens City woman charged in patient’s death at health care center

A Stephens City woman was charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 15-year-old patient at a health care facility in Loudoun County. Melanie A. Lewis, 47, was a nurse at North Spring Behavioral Healthcare when the teenage patient died after he was allegedly  restrained ...

Two plead guilty in child shooting case

Isaiah Marshall Davis, 26, and Destinie Rochelle Beach, both of Stephens City, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Fauquier County Circuit Court to charges related to a September shooting of a 4-year-old girl by a 2-year-old boy. Davis pleaded guilty to child abuse causing serious injury and child ...

Stephens City Shop ‘n Save to close in March

Officials from Supervalu, the parent company of Shop 'n Save, confirmed Monday that the grocery store on Fairfax Pike in Stephens City will close in early March. The store was previously a Food Lion, until Supervalu bought 22 Food Lion locations along the Interstate 81 corridor, reopening the ...

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 ...

Church member honored for 50 years of service

The church choir at Trinity Lutheran Church on Sunday started singing and the children were brought out. Martha Cooley was confused. She did not know she was about to be honored for her 50 years of service to her lifelong church, Trinity Lutheran Church in Stephens City. The church was able to ...

Stephens City Fire and Rescue honored at meeting

Mayor Mike Grim Tuesday honored  members of a Stephens City Fire and Rescue crew who raced to a home in the 100 block of Sonoma Court and saved the life of a man in cardiac arrest on the evening of Dec. 28. The first responders found the man unresponsive, began CPR and transported him to ...

Icy rescue: Firefighters pluck ‘gentlemanly’ goose from frozen pond

Members of the Stephens City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company ice rescue team were called out during the recent cold snap to rescue a Canada goose that was trapped in a frozen pond. Fire Chief John Jones said Monday that his department received a call from Frederick County dispatch asking the ...

Area man faces child pornography charges

A Stephens City resident and former Federal Emergency Management Agency employee faces child pornography charges. Law enforcement on Thursday arrested Jonathan Derek Riley at his mother's Stephens City home where he resides, said Investigator Jason Killian, of the Northern Virginia/Washington ...

Stephens City man among Carnegie Heroes

Sheryl C. Lewis on Nov. 4, 2015 was losing her fight to survive when a neighbor crawled though a room on fire to save her life. That neighbor, Stephens City resident Merrill O. Naylor, is one of 18 recipients of the Carnegie Medal for outstanding heroism for his actions that evening, ...

Another arrest in shooting of child

Another arrest has been made in the shooting of a 4-year-old girl by a 2-year-old boy. The Fauquier County Sheriff's Office charged Destinie Rochelle Beach, 21, of Stephens City, with abuse and neglect of children and possession and/ or transportation of a firearm by a non-violent ...