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Crime

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 ...

Minister accused of indecent liberties with juvenile

A former associate minister with the Church of Christ at Mountain View  in Frederick County has been indicted on two counts of indecent liberties with a juvenile. The accused 36-year-old pastor, Brian Dicken, served at the Church of Christ for 14 years, where he conducted services on Sunday ...

Police charge teen with peeping, recording video at tanning salon

WOODSTOCK – Authorities say a Shenandoah County man recorded video of a naked woman through a peephole at a tanning salon last month. Woodstock police charged Eric Lee Fadely, 18, of Stuffel Rock Lane, Edinburg, with two counts of filming a non-consenting nude person and one count of peeping ...

Domestic assault incident sends two to hospital

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County authorities charged a Maurertown man Tuesday in a domestic assault incident that left one person with severe head injuries. Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Phillip Houston Moore, 48, of 1760 Sugar Hill Road, Maurertown, and charged him ...

Stabbing victim in critical but non-life-threatening condition

Front Royal police responded to a report of a stab wound at 613 S. Royal Ave. at approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday. The victim, Roger Allen Cameron Jr., suffered a stab wound to the chest, according to a Front Royal Police Department news release. The release stated he was transported to Warren ...

Man charged with abduction in Edinburg

Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested  Kevin Dewayne Grayson, 40, of Edinburg, on Feb. 1  and charged him with abduction. Capt. Wes Dellinger said Grayson was trying to determine if his wife was inside a residence in the 200 block of Shenandoah Avenue. She was, along with ...

Man faces drug charges after incident near school

Authorities say students boarding school buses to leave W.W. Robinson Elementary School in Woodstock on Monday afternoon witnessed a person having a medical crisis outside of the school. A parent waiting to pick up a child noticed the driver of another car shaking an unresponsive man in the ...

Former RSW officer charged with sex crime against inmate

A former corrections officer with the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail in Warren County was arrested and charged  Friday with attempted carnal knowledge of an inmate. The officer, Joseph Daniel Demarino Jr., 51, of Linden, oversaw the work release and home monitoring program ...

New Market man accused of brandishing rifle

New Market police arrested a man after investigating a report that he brandished a rifle at his housemate during an argument Friday. Around 9:30 p.m. Friday, a New Market Police Department officer was called to a residence in the 9500 block of South Congress Street, according to a department ...

Bell stolen from Edinburg church

EDINBURG – The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a bell from Waterbrook Brethren Church on Palmyra Church Road  sometime between Jan. 21–24. Capt. Wes Dellinger said that the thieves damaged a post outside the church building and stole the attached 12-inch ...

Fifth person charged in jail escape

A fifth person has been charged in relation to the escape of an inmate at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail. Warren County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Brad Pugh said that police have arrested James Huber Jay in connection with the Jan. 17 escape of Matthew Perry Michael. On ...

West Virginia authorities pick up Lowe’s robbery suspects

Authorities in West Virginia on Tuesday picked up two suspects wanted in the Monday morning robbery of a Lowe’s store north of Winchester. Jeremy A. Tasker, 27, of Kearneysville, West Virginia, and George S. Schoppert Jr., 26, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, were apprehended Tuesday and are ...

Truck drivers charged in road-rage incident

Frederick County authorities say one tractor-trailer driver stabbed another during an apparent road-rage incident on Interstate 81 Tuesday night. Deputies with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of the 316-mile marker on southbound I-81 shortly before 7 p.m., ...

Mount Jackson man arrested on rape charges

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Mount Jackson man on one count of rape and one count of object sexual penetration at around 3:30 p.m. Monday. Michael J. Simmons, 25, was arrested at his home at 13542 Senedo Road. He is being held in Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Jail ...

While governor decries gun violence, Senate OKs guns in church

    RICHMOND – Lamenting the fact that more than 900 Virginians were killed by guns last year, Gov. Ralph Northam said Tuesday that the state should do more to restrict the proliferation of firearms. “We do not need these weapons on our streets and in our society,” ...

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 ...

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office investigating armed robbery

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Lowe's on Market Street in Stephenson at 11:34 a.m. Monday. The Frederick County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that a man walked into the store, went to the power tool section, picked up a ...

Man accused in attack to appear in court in February

A Front Royal man is facing charges of strangling and malicious wounding stemming from an incident in which authorities say he attacked a female victim at her residence. The defendant, Steven Michael Jones, 51, of Front Royal, was arrested Jan. 9. His next court appearance is scheduled for ...

No charges made in four area church break-ins

No charges have been made in a string of four church breaking and enterings reported between Dec. 30 and Jan. 5, Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office officials said Wednesday. The robberies occurred in Edinburg, Toms Brook, and two in New Market. Maj. Scott Proctor estimated $1,000 worth of ...

Police Blotter: Front Royal

The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents: Dec 25: Richard Garber, of Front Royal, was charged with domestic assault. Dec. 25: John Williams, of Front Royal, was charged with  shoplifting. Dec. 26: Kevin Davis, of Manassas, was charged with violating a protective ...