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When concerns about the COVID-19 crisis bubbled up, officials at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren County Regional Jail said the jail was well-prepared to handle the outbreak. On Monday, RSW submitted a list of 64 inmates to the commonwealth’s attorney to consider for early release.
Gov. Ralph Northam gave local police and officers of county sheriff’s offices a new set of rules to enforce as of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. In addition to checking on businesses that are considered “non-essential,” police are also now monitoring whether general gatherings of 10 or more are happening.
FRONT ROYAL – One man has been arrested stemming from an early Friday morning robbery at the Blue Ridge Motel, while a juvenile suspect remains wanted, according to a Front Royal Police Department news release.
The Shenandoah County grand jury handed up several indictments earlier this month, leaving many people waiting to see how their cases will play out in court.
After prosecutors proved to a judge in Warren County General District court they had probable cause to move forward with a malicious wounding case, a grand jury handed up indictments for George Lee Good, 28, and April Marie Wright, 41, earlier this month.
WOODSTOCK—Three employees facing charges for taking drugs from patients at a local nursing home last year had their case continued again on Monday after a key witness did not appear in court.
WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County Circuit Court judge rejected a motion to dismiss an indictment of the director of a local day care facility charging that she failed to report abuse at the center.
WOODSTOCK – More charges are coming for a Waynesboro man accused of robbing a bank in New Market in January.
WOODSTOCK — New evidence in a murder case dating back more than a year has stretched out the timeline for moving forward to May.
WOODSTOCK – The court authorized defense attorneys to spend up to $4,000 to help a murder suspect hire an investigator to prepare for his defense.
FRONT ROYAL — Police have filed a flurry of search warrants after a second parent came forward to report a former school bus driver had made inappropriate comments and advances toward her child.
Washington, D.C., police filed a search warrant application that shows that a kidnapping and robbery last month have led police and the FBI to investigate possible ties between the Triad crime organization and Front Royal. The story was first reported by the Washington Post.
The U.S. Marshal’s Service arrested a man wanted since 2015 after Front Royal police received information on his location during one of their investigations.
Following a monthlong investigation, police have charged a Strasburg woman with animal cruelty and confiscated several animals.
WOODSTOCK — A countywide communication system breakdown has stalled several court cases, including the one for the man accused of robbing a New Market bank in January.
FRONT ROYAL— Police arrested a school bus driver on Wednesday, charging him with abduction after a 13-year-old student at Warren County Middle School accused him of making “inappropriate comments and advances toward her,” according to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.
FRONT ROYAL – A Warren County Circuit Court judge denied bond on Monday for a Front Royal man who was indicted on armed robbery charges in January.
WOODSTOCK – Prosecutors said on Friday that because they are having trouble getting reports from officers an animal cruelty case started in December will wait until May to move forward.
WOODSTOCK — Charges brought against Strasburg’s mayor are headed back to the General District Court after he demanded a jury trial for a driving under the influence charge he incurred last year.
FRONT ROYAL – An hour-long multi-jurisdictional high-speed chase began Tuesday night in Front Royal, ended in Clarke County and culminated Wednesday morning with the arrest of William Watson Allen IV in West Virginia.
WOODSTOCK — A Shenandoah County Circuit Court judge denied bond for a man who is facing sexual battery charges against a minor — an offense committed after he was enrolled as a sex offender.
FRONT ROYAL – An inmate at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail appeared in General District court Tuesday after he was accused of trying to destroy a fire sprinkler at the jail last week.
Police are still looking for the man who robbed Roy’s Express in Front Royal on Friday afternoon.
WOODSTOCK — A judge sentenced a man to three years in a state penitentiary for unlawful shooting inside a building after he accidentally shot himself in the hand in November 2018.
A lawsuit filed in 2015 against the Warren County School Board that was dropped once is back on the court’s docket.
An inmate at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail filed two civil suits against the jail and Russell Gilkison, the jail’s superintendent, last month claiming various levels of mistreatment of inmates.
FRONT ROYAL – The commonwealth showed a judge in Warren County General District Court on Tuesday it has probable cause to move forward with a November 2019 malicious wounding case.
A New Market health care facility is preparing to fend off a $1.5 million lawsuit alleging it failed to take adequate care of a resident admitted in February 2018.
A grand jury has indicted a Front Royal man on child pornography charges that police filed against him in November.
Two men accused of using stolen credit card information to take money from banks remain in a regional jail without bond.
WOODSTOCK – The Waynesboro woman suspected of participating in a bank robbery in New Market last month appeared in Shenandoah County General District Court on Friday.
FRONT ROYAL– A West Virginia woman who missed her court appearance on Monday appeared in Warren County Circuit Court on Friday.
Front Royal police are asking the public for information about a vehicle that struck a boy in town Thursday night and left the scene.
WOOSTOCK – Weeks after a final order was entered in a civil case involving the mayor of Strasburg and a petition for his removal, the mayor and his attorney filed a notice of appeal to take the matter to the Supreme Court of Virginia last month.
WOODSTOCK — On Wednesday, a Timberville woman pleaded guilty to several charges related to a September incident at Consulate Healthcare in Woodstock involving stealing drugs from patients.
More indictments were handed up this week in a murder case involving a Toms Brook man and his stepson.
WOODSTOCK — A Pollywog Place employee indicted last month on charges of child abuse and endangerment appeared in court on Wednesday to ask for an amended bond condition.
FRONT ROYAL – A Front Royal woman accused of setting fire to her apartment will stand trial this year.
FRONT ROYAL – One of two women indicted on charges related to attempting to defraud the Chantilly Gymnastics Boosters in January 2018 did not appear in court on Monday.
WOODSTOCK – A judge in Shenandoah County Circuit Court told the commonwealth it had to be specific with counsel representing a man accused of committing a hate crime in 2017.
WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and a defense attorney worked out a plea agreement to settle a 2018 robbery case in Shenandoah County.
FRONT ROYAL — A Strasburg man accused of stealing credit cards or credit card numbers made his first appearance in court on Wednesday.
FRONT ROYAL – A judge on Tuesday found a nursing home resident accused of sexually assaulting another resident in November incompetent to stand trial.
WOODSTOCK — A month after he was indicted on first-degree murder charges, an Edinburg man is still waiting for his trial to move forward.
WOODSTOCK — Nearly six months after three nurses were charged with patient abuse and drug fraud, attorneys are still struggling to move forward in court.
WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County judge allowed a man accused of assaulting a resident at a local health care facility to withdraw a statement he filed without speaking with his attorney.
WOODSTOCK – Police have not filed any new charges against a Waynesboro man accused of robbing a bank in New Market last month but a judge set a preliminary hearing date for him on Monday.
WOODSTOCK – The executive director of a local day care, charged with failure to report abuse and cruelty to children, will face a jury of her peers at a trial in July.
WOODSTOCK — A Shenandoah County Circuit Court judge rejected a second bond appeal for a Toms Brook man accused of murder and set a trial date for his case on Friday.
Authorities in Warren County accuse two juveniles of setting fire to a Dumpster in early January.