Page County Authorities seek information on suspicious activity

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A Page County Sheriff’s Office social media post has video footage of suspicious activity in the Rileyville area.

The security footage shows a man running from a dog in the Rileyville Rd. Rogers Rd. area in a fairly secluded section.

Before the chase it’s believed the man may have been rifling through a vehicle.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Page County Sheriff’s Office at (540) 743-6571.

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Winchester resident is convicted of drug distribution

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In a news release from the United States Department of Justice it was announced that Robert Lockhart has been convicted.

The Winchester resident was convicted by a federal jury for conspiring with others to distribute 100 grams of heroin or more.

Some of the drugs have been linked to causing serious bodily injury.

The Northwestern Virginia Drug and Gang Task Force (NVDGTF) conducted the investigation that led to the arrest of several individuals including the 33 year old Lockhart.

Evidence that was presented indicated that Lockhart was connected to a drug pipeline between Maryland and Front Royal.

The Front Royal team of the NVDGTF was able to identify more than 30 overdoses that could be connected to the Front Royal Maryland pipeline.

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Strasburg Police seek information on two cases of vandalism

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Strasburg Police are investigating a case of a vandalized home and vehicle twice in as many months.

Several social media post from several Strasburg sources have shown vulgar words spray painted on the side of a home.

Many of those post have since been removed because of the vulgarity.

A recent incident included car windows being spray painted in the night as well.

Strasburg Police are monitoring the home and have some leads.

Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to contact the Strasburg police department at (540) 465-5230.

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Page County Sheriff’s Office make an historic arrest

A social media post from the Page County Sheriff’s Office states that Gregory Heckler has been arrested.

Authorities arrested Heckler after a several week long investigation.

The investigation was conducted by several agencies including the Northwestern Virginia Drug and Gang Task Force (NVDGTF).

Heckler was on probation at the time of the alleged offenses.

Heckler was found in possession of a firearm and as many as 621 grams of what is suspected to be Methamphetamine along with over $52,000 in US currency.

With additional charges pending this is Heckler’s third offense.

The arrest is one of the largest seizures in Page County history.

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One of Sherando High School’s acclaimed coaches is leaving

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In a Frederick County Public School’s Director of Policy and Communications Steve Edwards press release it was announced that Sherando High School would be losing a long time coach.

The release states that Sherando High School Girls Soccer Coach Rob Kilmer has decided to resign after 22 years.

With a record of 207 wins, 129 losses and 28 ties Kilmer holds the third highest record in girls soccer in Virginia.

The coach’s team has won the Blue Ridge Youth Soccer Association (BRYSA) cup championship in 2005, 09,10 and 18.

Kilmer’s teams have made nine regional appearances and he has been named the coach of the year several times over the years.

No explanation was given for the coach’s resignation but Kilmer did say in the release he could look back on each of the teams and players he’s coached fondly.

Sherando’s High School Coordinator of Student Activities Jason Barbe added that the resignation was bittersweet and he would miss working with Kilmer.

Barbe went on to say in the press release he was extremely happy that Kilmer would be able to take time for himself and relax.

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News Maker Robert Garrett on BSA Scouting for food and recruits

It is recruitment time for the Boy Scouts of America as well as their Scouting for Food campaign.

We spoke with the Boy Scouts Shenandoah Area Council CEO Robert Garrett about the efforts in our latest news maker segment.

The good news is brought to you by the town of Front Royal.

Robert explains how scouting can benefit young people from kindergarten to 12 grade.

Robert also talks about the annual Scouting for Food campaign which benefits local food drives like Camping for Hunger.

The door hanger that will be distributed this Sat. Nov. 6 explains the food drive and has a link to become a Scout as well.

Click here for Robert’s interview.

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