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Crime

Two arrested after gun incident

A county man was arrested Friday after he prevented his family from leaving a house while brandishing a shotgun, according to a Sheriff's Office news release. Kurt Jankowski, 33, was charged on a misdemeanor count of purchase, possession, or transportation of a firearm by a person ...

Strasburg woman charged with dealing drugs

STRASBURG – A town woman charged with bigamy now stands accused of dealing heroin from her home. Virginia Stephanie Perry remains held at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail after her arrest Tuesday on charges of manufacturing controlled substances, possession of drugs, possession ...

Three charged with trespassing, brandishing weapon near school

WOODSTOCK — The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested three people on charges of trespassing and brandishing a weapon near a school after they allegedly broke into a vehicle near Central High School. According to a criminal complaint, officer D.R. Dunivan of the Woodstock Police ...

Police charge two in man’s robbery

WOODSTOCK – Authorities accused two Shenandoah County residents of robbing a man at a bank in town last month. Dakota W. Miller, 20, of 206 Shenandoah Ave., Edinburg, stands charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. Krystal K. Clowser, 35, of 24940 Old Valley Pike, Maurertown, ...

Former Mount Jackson resident charged with sex crime

Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office investigators on Tuesday arrested a former Mount Jackson resident on sex-related charges. Richard James Provenzano, 60, was charged with three counts of sexual assault/ forcible sodomy of a victim under the age of 13. He was also charged with contributing to ...

Winchester man faces multiple charges

A Winchester man faces several charges after police say they found him with bags of suspected marijuana. James Atwell Judy Jr., 51, was stopped Sunday driving a 1996 Lincoln Town Car by Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office deputy Christopher Manich on Capon Street in Strasburg. In his ...

Local deputies arrest Page County man on drug charges

Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office deputies executed a search warrant and arrested a Page County  man recently on drug charges. George Calvin Turner III, 36, of Shenandoah, faces charges of manufacturing a controlled substance and two counts of possession of a controlled substance, according ...

Deputies arrest Edinburg man on assault charge

An Edinburg man faces an assault charge after Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested him on Monday. Matthew Eric Hensley, 40, was charged with assault and kidnapping after deputies arrived just after 7 p.m. Sunday at a home on Water Street in Edinburg.  Deputies obtained a ...

Woodstock man arrested on sodomy, resisting arrest charges

The Woodstock Police Department arrested a 32-year-old man Wednesday night on charges of resisting arrest and forcible sodomy. Capt. Chris Baker, of the Woodstock Police Department, said that police had an outstanding warrant for the arrest of Brandon Watson-Kaufman. They went to his home at ...

Authorities accuse two of taking car from impound

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County authorities arrested two people over the weekend suspected of leaving drugs in a car they later took from an impound lot without permission. Ashton Beck Burroughs, 32, and England Marie Holley, 28, of no fixed address in New Market, made their first appearance ...

Fatal crash leaves two dead

A vehicle crash in Frederick County on Saturday night left two people dead and three injured. State police continue to investigate a two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 6:50 p.m. in the 3300 block of Papermill Road. A 1999 Ford F150 pickup traveling east on Papermill Road crossed ...

In Brief

Coach accused of kicking dog WOODSTOCK – Strasburg High School head football coach Mark Christopher Roller is accused of kicking a dog at the school earlier this month. Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Deputy Coltin Manich charged Roller, 47, of 1252 Country Brook Road, Toms Brook, with one ...

Man accused of trying to run over officer remains in jail

FRONT ROYAL – A town man accused of trying to run over a sheriff’s deputy after a motor vehicle crash remains in jail without bond. Michael Wayne Lewis II stands charged with attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer, a first offense of driving while intoxicated, felony eluding ...

Man accused of rape, trying to set victim on fire

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County authorities say a man attacked and raped a woman and then tried to wrap her up in a burning blanket at her Maurertown home over the weekend. Shane Wesley Sisk, 42, of no fixed address, remains held without bond in the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail ...

Man accused of trying to murder deputy with vehicle

A chase on John Marshall Highway on Friday afternoon ended with the arrest of a Front Royal man who was charged with attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer and several related offenses. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as Michael Lewis, 40, of 144 ...

Increased police presence at Warren County schools to continue after new threat

FRONT ROYAL – Despite the online proliferation of a screenshotted Facebook conversation that warned -- falsely,  it turned out -- of school shootings at several Warren County schools, all county schools opened and operated as normal Friday. An increased number of Warren County Sheriff’s ...

String of threats plagues area schools

Authorities responded to multiple threats against area schools Wednesday and Thursday, spurring the evacuation of a middle school and police investigations in Shenandoah, Warren and Frederick counties. The threats over the two days include a bomb threat at Warren County Middle School, an ...

Pawn broker reporting process could be changing in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – Town administrators are considering requiring pawn brokers and junk dealers in town to report transactions at the shop directly into a database system. The shops and junk dealers now fill out a detailed ticket that is submitted to the Woodstock Police Department, which inputs the ...

Strasburg man indicted on charges of child porn possession

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County grand jury recently indicted a Strasburg man on dozens of counts of possessing child pornography. Caleb Andrew McKee, 27, of 496 Royal Ave., Strasburg, remains free on bond while charged with one count of possession of child pornography and 106 counts of the ...

Man charged with neglecting ailing mother

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County authorities say an Edinburg man neglected his mother who suffers from dementia. Robert Lee Wilson, 50, of 20 Lambert Villa, is charged with abuse or neglect of an incapacitated adult between Jan. 3-8 this year. Wilson was issued a summons last week to appear in ...