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Store owner gets sentence for role in bath salts sale

wo Woodstock men were sentenced Wednesday to one year in prison each for their roles in what authorities called one of the largest drug busts in Shenandoah County history at the time of their arrests in 2012.
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Woman pleads guilty in drug scheme

A town resident pleaded guilty Tuesday in Warren County Circuit Court to three offenses linked to an attempt to slip a prescription drug to her son as he coped with the effects of heroin withdrawal while he was in jail.
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Strasburg couple faces pot charges

A Shenandoah County grand jury has indicted a Strasburg couple on a total of 80 charges linked to what authorities believe was a marijuana distribution operation at their residence of 85 Ellen Drive.
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Police cruisers damaged in chase

A Woodstock man was charged with two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer and several related offenses after a chase on Interstate 81 Sunday night that authorities say reached speeds of 120 mph.
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Teen accused of stealing police car

Authorities say a 15-year-old boy from Tennessee stole a Frederick County police cruiser while handcuffed and led them on a chase of several miles before crashing and damaging two other police cars Friday morning.
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Diversion Center slated to shutter

The White Post Men's Diversion Center is among three state Department of Corrections facilities to be closed under executive branch cost cutting plans announced by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
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Shooting defendant prevails on bail appeal

A Woodstock man accused of shooting another man may be released from jail after Circuit Court Judge Dennis L. Hupp rejected an appeal from the prosecution Wednesday that the defendant remain held without bail.
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Sheriff's Office warns of telephone fraud scheme

The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fraud case in which someone bilked a local resident out of thousands of dollars by identifying himself as a representative of the Sheriff's Office.
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Student brings BB gun onto bus

The Warren County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of a Warren County Middle School student brandishing a BB pistol around another student on school bus No. 41 Tuesday.
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Defendant in shooting ordered held without bail

A local man accused of shooting another man was ordered back to the RSW Regional Jail and held without bond after an initial appearance Monday in Shenandoah County General District Court.
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Woodstock man charged in shooting

A Woodstock man was arrested and charged late Friday in a shooting that left the victim with life-threatening injuries.
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Man sentenced for role in heroin overdose deaths

A Winchester man who provided heroin that led to fatal overdoses for his father and his father's girlfriend was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg to 14 years in prison.
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Tracking device helps nab poachers

Law enforcement officials used new technology in a painstaking investigation that led to more than a hundred hunting and wildlife violations against three men, two of whom must pay hundreds of dollars in fines and other costs after their sentencings.
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Pastor's wife given 10 days in child molestation case

The wife of a former area pastor has been sentenced in Page County Circuit Court to 10 days in jail in a child molestation case in which her husband was sentenced to six years in prison.
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Police seek suspects in theft, attempted fraud

Winchester police are seeking information on what they believe are two connected incidents that occurred on Monday involving a theft at one store and attempted fraud at another.
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Parent questions authorities' response to school weapons case

The school year got off to a jarring start for Tina Tanner's son when another boy allegedly pulled a gun on him in a restroom at Skyline High School.
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Three arrested after heroin overdose

A heroin overdose in Mauertown on Wednesday led to the arrests of two women and one man on drug-related charges.
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Student suspended, charged in weapon incident

A student at Skyline High School in Front Royal has been charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds and destruction of property after authorities accused him of firing a BB gun or pellet gun into a toilet in the school on Sept. 4.
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Missing man is found

Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office deputies report that a man missing from his home on Friday was found in good health this morning.
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No charges to be filed in breaking of store window

No charges will be filed against two men involved in the breaking of a plate glass window at People's Drug Store on King Street in Strasburg on Saturday night.
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Hearing sheds light on cigarette case

The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office piled on dozens of charges without justification against two New York City men in an undercover anti-cigarette smuggling operation involving transactions totaling $10 million, the attorney for the two defendants said Wednesday in circuit court.
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Prosecution seeks to close cigarette trafficking hearing

The prosecution in a cigarette trafficking case is planning to propose an order that the next courtroom hearing scheduled for Aug. 6 in Shenandoah County Circuit Court be closed to the press and the rest of the public.
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More indictments issued in cigarette smuggling cases

Law enforcement's efforts to crack down on the smuggling of cigarettes from Virginia to other states continued Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court with the grand jury indictments of three more men from other states.
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Two more men facing cigarette trafficking charges

Two Brooklyn, N.Y. men appeared in Shenandoah County General District Court Friday, both on charges of selling, transporting, receiving or possessing 500 or more packages of improperly stamped cigarettes for the purposes of evading taxes on them.
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Supervisors, sheriff clash over asset forfeiture spending

WOODSTOCK -- Sheriff Timothy C. Carter and several members of the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors argued heatedly Tuesday over items Carter is proposing to purchase with asset forfeiture funds in fiscal year 2015.
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Three cigarette smuggling cases emerge in court

WOODSTOCK -- Hearings in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Thursday on three cases involving defendants facing a long list of charges linked to cigarette smuggling shed new light on an extensive investigation mounted by the county Sheriff's Office against illicit cigarette sales.
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Defendant contests charges after videotaping police while armed

Andrew Charles Studds insists he wasn't doing anything wrong when he videotaped Front Royal police while carrying a holstered gun on his right hip as they conducted traffic stops a few weeks ago.
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Excessive force cited as reason for officer's dismissal

Former Strasburg police officer Aaron H. Lewis lost his job over accusations that he used excessive force against a suspect in a drug case, falsification of records and violation of safety rules without a threat to life, according to documents in Shenandoah County Circuit Court.
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Three sentenced for roles in Winchester crack dealing ring

A man described in court documents as the leader and enforcer of an extensive crack cocaine ring in Winchester was sentenced last week in U.S. District Court to life imprisonment.
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New Market police looking for home invasion suspect

New Market police are searching for a man who took an undisclosed amount of money during a home invasion in the 9600 block of John Sevier Road early Monday morning.
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Winchester police investigate infant's hospitalization

City police are investigating the circumstances that led to a young baby being taken to Winchester Medical Center on Wednesday.
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Nurse suspended following arrest

The Virginia Board of Nursing has suspended the license of a nurse from Winchester.
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Police: Gun fired in self-defense

A Berryville police officer fired his service weapon in self-defense when a town man attacked him with a metal pipe on April 20, state police said Friday.
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Woman indicted on sex abuse charges against 11-year-old boy

FRONT ROYAL --A local woman was indicted Monday on charges that she committed sexual acts with an 11-year-old boy in June.
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Fingerprints sought in post office theft

WOODSTOCK -- Search warrants have been executed in the last two weeks to obtain fingerprints of three men in connection with the suspected theft of items from the Toms Brook Post Office in August, according to Shenandoah County Circuit Court records.
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Man charged in stabbing amid dispute over drugs

NEW MARKET -- A resident of the Blue Ridge Inn is accused of stabbing a neighbor following a dispute regarding a drug transaction.
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Woman, 76, hurt in two-car crash

STRASBURG -- A town woman was taken to Winchester Medical Center following a crash Tuesday afternoon on North Massanutten Street.
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Neighborhood watch meeting set

WOODSTOCK -- Police Chief Bryan Hutcheson will host his second neighborhood watch meeting in January.
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Couple avoids jail time after torching car

WOODSTOCK -- A New Market couple played with fire but didn't get burned by having to spend any time behind bars for doing so.
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Washington man charged with abduction

WINCHESTER -- A Washington, D.C., man held his fiancee captive after assaulting her and another woman in Stephens City before fleeing to Warren County on Christmas Eve, authorities said Monday.

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