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Crime

Two Strasburg residents die in car crash

Two Strasburg residents died in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 on Friday, according to the Virginia State Police. According to a news release from the state police, Charlene Dawn Hodson, 46, and Juanita Ann Neff, 65, died after being ejected from the 2007 Honda Civic they were ...

Car stolen and lit on fire

Warren County law enforcement officials are trying to find who was responsible for the theft of a 1994 Ford Taurus before lighting it on fire on Friday morning. No one was found in or around the vehicle. The Department of Fire and Rescue Services responded to a vehicle fire near the Lake Front ...

Police arrest two following accidental shooting

Strasburg police arrested a town resident Friday on drug charges and charges related to the reckless handling of a firearm. According to a criminal complaint in the case, patrol officer Christopher Wayne Nixon received a call that someone had accidentally fired a gun. Strasburg Police Chief ...

Driver killed on Interstate 66 is identified

Virginia State Police released the name of the man killed Tuesday night while changing a tire on Interstate 66. Steven D. Mackall, 55, of Washington, D.C., died at the scene just before 8:25 p.m. when an eastbound tractor-trailer struck him while he was working on the driver's-side tire of his ...

Two arrests made in attempted robbery, assault

Two men were arrested Friday evening on charges related to a robbery at the Front Royal skate park earlier in the month. Corey Smith, 19, of Stephens City, was charged with malicious wounding, robbery and brandishing a firearm. Connor Keane, 19, of Mount Jackson, was also charged with ...

Virginia State Police charge former deputy, principal

The principal of Ashby Lee Elementary School and a former Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office deputy have been charged within the last week with misdemeanors after separate incidents involving the same elementary school student. Virginia State Police charged Principal Stephen Povlish III and ...

Woodstock woman arrested on child abuse charges

The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office has arrested Caitlin Pool, 25, of Woodstock, on two counts of child abuse and neglect. In two criminal complaints, Pool is accused of placing her daughter in the care of a man who, the complaints state, beat her daughter. According to the complaints, ...

Man charged in teen’s shooting

A Fauquier County man stands accused of shooting a teenager in the foot while playing with a gun in Front Royal last month. Authorities in Fauquier County arrested Steven Wendell Timbers Jr. on Sept. 25 on one count each of maliciously discharging a firearm in an occupied building and reckless ...

Front Royal man charged with sexual battery has previous rape conviction

Front Royal police on Tuesday arrested a 58-year-old man, who was previously sentenced for rape, on a charge of sexual battery. Police allege James Hugh Porter was walking down Main and Water streets with a 25-year-old woman to a group meeting when Porter grabbed her right breast and smacked ...

Husband accused of choking wife after cheating inquiry

STRASBURG - A domestic dispute landed a man in jail after his wife sought answers regarding an affair, according to a criminal complaint by Strasburg police officer Laura Bridges. Roland David Jones Jr., 42, of the 80 block of Stuart Court, was charged on one felony count of strangulation ...

Check on child’s well-being results in charges

Warren County Sheriff's Office deputies Wednesday morning checking on the well-being of a 4-year-old boy found what they believe to be a methamphetamine lab at the home. Deputies arrived at the home on the 1900 block of Drummer Hill Road near Front Royal and found a large amount of trash, ...

Man held on drug, weapons charge

A Texas man remains in jail on weapons charges. Jason Cordry Conn, 42, of Garland, Texas, stands charged with possession of a sawed-off shotgun, two counts of carrying concealed weapons, a first offense of driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana and refusing to take a blood or ...

Toms Brook man begins jail time on weapon charge

A Toms Brook man has begun serving a sentence of at least a month in jail on a charge of brandishing a firearm. In April, the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested Philip Quirici, 60, after Quirici approached two juveniles who had shot a goose at a quarry in Toms Brook. According to a ...

Woman arrested on drug charges after traffic stop

A Shenandoah County woman stands accused of possessing and dealing drugs near a child. Heather Stanley Jones, 41, of 130 Elizabeth Lane, Edinburg, remains held at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail on charges of distribution of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia ...

Man accused of hitting roommate with vehicle

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County man remains in jail accused of running over his roommate and fleeing the scene. Christopher Todd Miller stands charged with one count each of malicious wounding and failing to stop for a crash resulting in an injury. Miller, 53, of Strasburg, is scheduled to ...

RSW inmates charged with fighting

A man awaiting trial on a murder charge now stands accused of fighting with a fellow inmate at the regional jail in Warren County last month. David Glynn Hoyle Jr. remains held without bond at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail, charged with first-degree murder and use of a ...

Strasburg police arrest man on malicious wounding charge

The Strasburg Police Department arrested Kenneth Ritter, 48, on a charge of malicious wounding on Monday. Police Chief Wayne Sager said that the magistrate’s office contacted the Strasburg police after receiving a request for a protective order from the victim in the case against Ritter. ...

Front Royal police seek help with case

Front Royal police are asking for help in an investigation of shots fired into a home. Officers on Sept. 5 raced to a home in the 100 block of Beeden Lane after they received a call of shots being fired into a home, according to a post on the department's Facebook page. They found the house ...

Woman arrested on larceny, other charges

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office arrested a woman late Saturday night on charges of petit larceny, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended license and providing false identification to law enforcement. The woman, Ashley Wolford, also had outstanding warrants on grand ...

Husband and wife charged with cruelty to children

FRONT ROYAL - A married couple was arrested Thursday on felony counts of cruelty to their six children after authorities found what they believed to be dirty conditions at their Bentonville home. Brian Wayne Tenney, 55, and Wendy Ellen Tenney, 43, were both charged on six felony counts of ...