VSP arrest a Winchester man after a high speed chase

Virginia State Police (VSP) Public Information Officer Sergeant Brent Coffey reports by email the arrest of a Winchester man after a high speed chase.

John P. Scaperotto of Winchester is facing several charges after the chase through Frederick County just past 8 a.m. Jan. 19.

VSP initiated a traffic stop of Scaperotto’s Chevrolet pick up while traveling down Route 37 clocked at 80 in a 65 mile per hour zone.

Scaperotto refused to stop sped up and led the pursuit to Route 50 and 522 before returning to Route 37 often traveling in the wrong lanes.

A trooper attempted to stop Scaperotto by ramming his truck with his cruiser.

The Trooper suffered minor injuries in the collision.

The chase ran well over 100 miles per hour at times with Scaperotto eventually running off the road and striking a guardrail and then taken into custody.

The 44 year old Scaperotto was found to be in possession of a schedule 1 2 drug and was wanted in Frederick County for failure to appear in court.

Along with the earlier charges Scaperotto now faces eluding, assault on a law officer, several traffic infractions charges including littering and is held without bond.

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WCSO arrest a couple in a drug investigation

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Warren County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) report that a traffic stop led to a drug arrest.

After making an illegal left turn from Strasburg Road onto Route 522 Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy T. Poe made the traffic stop of a white Mercury passenger vehicle.

Further investigation and search of the vehicle and its occupants revealed a bag containing approximately 22 grams of a white powdery substance believed to be crack cocaine.

An additional search recovered 9 small rocks of suspected cocaine along with drug paraphernalia and over $16,000 in United States currency.

The discovery led to the arrest of 68 year old Front Royal resident Arthur L. Summers and his passenger 58 year old Melissa P. Myers of Arlington.

Both are facing charges of possession of and intent to deliver crack cocaine.

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WCSO seeks a missing person who maybe endangered

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Front Royal and Warren County Authorities are seeking missing person James Arthur Starks Jr.

The 57-year-old stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds.

He has black hair and brown eyes. Starks was last seen on Jan. 7 and may be endangered.

A picture of Starks is available here.

Anyone with any information on Starks’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Warren County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) or the Front Royal Police Department (FRPD).

Call the WCSO at 540-635-4128 or FRPD at 540-635-2111.

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News Maker Lenny Millholand on the 9 P.M. Routine

At least once a month we check in with Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholand in our news maker segments.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County Together We are Community.

What is top of mind for Sheriff Millholland is the 9 P.M. Routine.

The 9 P.M. Routine is a reminder to basically secure your home and vehicle to help keep you safe.

Sheriff Millholland’s Office will offer reminders nightly here to remind you to make the Routine a habit.

Sheriff Millholland also tells us of a course that is being offered to also help keep citizens of all counties safe.

You can find out more about that course here.

Click here for Sheriff Millholland’s news maker.

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