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Crime

ICE operation nets two in region

A federal law enforcement operation that targeted “notable threats to public safety” has resulted in dozens of arrests including two people rounded up in the northern Shenandoah Valley. Agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations Washington Field Office ...

Winchester man charged in home invasion, investigation ongoing

The Warren County Sheriff's Office charged a Winchester man Tuesday evening after identifying him as a suspect in a home invasion in which two men held a homeowner at gunpoint while money was stolen from the residence. The office charged Hugh Vannatter, 32, of Winchester, on charges of ...

Star Tannery man arrested after report of gun fired in home

The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office arrested a Star Tannery man for firing a weapon in his home Monday evening. Shenandoah County Sheriff Capt. Wesley Dellinger said the office in the late hours of Monday evening received a report of a man who fired a weapon in a residence in the 700 block ...

Inmate reports sex offense while on work detail

A female inmate at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional jail reported July 13 that she was the victim of a sex offense while on a work detail in Warren County. The woman came back to the jail from the work detail. The incident was subsequently reported to staff and who immediately ...

Man stunned, arrested in domestic fight case

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County authorities had to stun a man they arrested Friday morning when responding to a report of domestic violence. Richard Matthew Crouch, 35, of 258 Running Bear Court, Front Royal, remains incarcerated at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail on charges of ...

Lord Fairfax Community College re-accredited

Lord Fairfax Community College has achieved re-accreditation for meeting standards in education. School officials have announced the school’s accreditation was reaffirmed officially on July 3 when the college received a letter from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission ...

Sheriff’s Office says home invader knew victim

At least one of the suspects in a home invasion Wednesday on McCoys Ford Road knew the homeowner. The Warren County Sheriff's Office continues to  investigate the  home invasion on the 1600 block of McCoys Ford Road in which two males entered a home through an unlocked door. Lt. Phillip ...

Man arrested in New Market on assault, abduction charges

New Market police have arrested a man on charges of public intoxication, abduction by force and assault against a family member. Late  Sunday, Clarida Wayne Yates threatened the victim in the case with a knife and told the victim to drive him to Shenandoah in Page County, the criminal ...

Pedestrian hurt in hit and run is recovering

FRONT ROYAL – A town man struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run incident almost two weeks ago continues to recover from his injuries, police said Wednesday. Front Royal Police Capt. Crystal Cline said Wednesday in an email that the department has not made any arrests in the hit and run. ...

Woodstock police arrest three after reported shoplifting incident

Woodstock police arrested three individuals after they were found with a stolen car at a gas station hours after they are alleged to have shoplifted from that town's Walmart. At about 2 p.m. Sunday, Walmart employees reported three individuals in the store had shoplifted $750 in camping ...

Front Royal man charged in diner break-in

Front Royal police on Monday charged a 20-year-old Front Royal man in a recent break-in of the Front Royal Diner. Johnathon Shane Jenkins was charged with burglary and misdemeanor petit larceny in the theft of money of less than $200 from the diner, said Sgt. Jason Winner. Jenkins was a ...

Strasburg police arrest man with outstanding burglary warrant

Strasburg police have arrested a man on an outstanding warrant on burglary charges. Police received a call about a suspicious person outside the 7-Eleven at 33982 Old Valley Pike in Strasburg. When they arrived at around 3:45 a.m. Sunday, they found Anthony O’Connor, 49, outside the ...

Police seek clues in attempted robbery

FRONT ROYAL – Town police are looking for two people suspected of injuring a woman during an attempted strong-arm robbery that occurred early Friday morning. The Front Royal Police Department received a report of an attempted strong-arm robbery just after midnight, according to information ...

Authorities arrest man accused in 2000 rape case

WOODSTOCK – A Nebraska man stands charged with raping a teen girl in Shenandoah County more than 17 years ago. Shenandoah County Commonwealth’s Attorney Amanda Wiseley has accused Santiago Raymundo-Rafael of raping a minor child on Jan. 3, 2000. Wiseley makes the accusation in an ...

Police academy graduates 13

The Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy graduated 13 recruits Wednesday afternoon from its second law enforcement class. Newly certified Deputy Timothy Veach with the Frederick County Sheriff's Office spoke to his graduating classmates. “Looking at my classmates and what we have ...

Two arrested after gun incident

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

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 Edinburg, stands charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. Krystal K. Clowser, 35, of 24940 Old Valley Pike, Maurertown, is charged with ...

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 ...