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Crime

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 ...

Man charged with trespassing and destruction of property

Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office  deputies on Tuesday arrested a man who was beating on a woman's door after he had been told she did not want to see him. A 37-year-old woman called for help after 34-year-old Durvin Wick showed up at her home on Piccadilly Street in Edinburg, said Capt. ...

Arson suspect held without bond

A Front Royal woman accused of setting fire to a house and shed in town Saturday remains held in jail without bond. Rebecca Starr Melvin appeared in Warren County General District Court on Tuesday where she stands charged with arson of an occupied dwelling owned by Beth Vaught and maliciously ...

Agencies not revealing details after bodies recovered

Law enforcement, government agencies, and a commonwealth attorney's office on Friday were mum Friday on details about the recovery of the bodies of a Harrisonburg woman and her granddaughter in Shenandoah County. Officials were not answering  requests to elaborate on where the bodies were ...

Warren County man arrested on sexual assault charges

FRONT ROYAL - A Warren County man was arrested Thursday morning stemming from an alleged sexual assault that occurred in his Catlett Mountain home, according to a criminal complaint by Warren County Sheriff's Office Investigator Mackenzie Knowles. Basil John Chuppa, 40, of the 400 block of ...

Toms Brook Man charged with exposure

Authorities say a Shenandoah County man exposed himself to children in July. The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested Todd Sterling Heise, 53, of 176 Jessica Place, Toms Brook, on Thursday and charged him with one count of exposing himself to a child under 15 years old. Sheriff’s ...

Man accused of abducting, raping woman

A Shenandoah County man remains in jail without bond on charges of holding a woman against her will and raping her in July. Elmer Bruce Good Jr. remains held without bond at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail on one count each of rape by force, attempted forcible sodomy, abduction, ...

Operation nets arrests, drugs

Regional authorities seized drugs worth more than $100,000 and arrested suspects on dozens of charges last week. The Northern Virginia Regional Drug and Gang Task Force, along with area law enforcement agencies, conducted its sixth annual Operation Valley Venue and netted 92 charges or summons ...

Police: Edinburg man involved in multi-state drug ring

An Edinburg man arrested on a felony drug possession charge in Luray Tuesday has suspected ties to a multi-state methamphetamine ring.  Bryan Lee Estep, 44, of 146 Hideaway Farms Road, was arrested on a felony count of possession of over 10 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to ...

Police charge man from pursuit with wrecking house

WOODSTOCK – A man accused of throwing his child into a creek while running from police last week now stands charged with destroying the house where he hid. Kyle Steven Sunday remains held without bond at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail on charges of child endangerment, attempted ...

Mount Jackson man indicted on child sex charges

A Mount Jackson man has been indicted on several sex crime-related charges involving a victim under the age of 13. On Wednesday, a grand jury returned a true bill of indictment finding that there was enough evidence to support prosecuting Levi Ryan, 20, on 10 child sex charges. The ...

Police: Pedestrian struck in road rage incident

Front Royal police say a vehicle struck and injured a woman in town during a road-rage incident Thursday evening. A media release issued at 4:20 p.m. Friday by the Front Royal Police Department states that officers responded at 5:45 p.m. Thursday to a report of a pedestrian struck in the 400 ...

Grand jury indicts man accused of forcing girl into sex act

WOODSTOCK – Authorities have accused a town man of forcing a child to commit a sex act on him at a party in April. A grand jury indicted Brandon Christopher Watson-Kaufman in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Wednesday on one count each of committing forcible sodomy and taking indecent ...

Man awaiting trial on drug charges when he fled police with child

WOODSTOCK – A man accused of tossing his child into a creek during a foot pursuit in Strasburg on Monday had been free on bond for 2 1/2 years while awaiting trial in Warren County on charges of heroin distribution. Kyle Steven Sunday, 28, of Haymarket, remains incarcerated without bond at ...

Police: Man threw child in creek during pursuit

STRASBURG – Town police have accused a Prince William County man of throwing his small child in a creek as he fled to avoid arrest. Kyle Steven Sunday, 28, of 2906 Martin Terrace, Haymarket, remains incarcerated on charges of abuse and neglect of a child, attempted malicious wounding of a ...

Man held on gun, abduction charges after standoff

WOODSTOCK – A Rockingham County man accused of holding a person hostage in Mount Jackson and then fleeing law enforcement before keeping authorities at bay for hours over the weekend remains in jail without bond. David Wayne Bressette, 31, of 168 Lee Jackson Court, Apt. 6, Broadway, appeared ...