FCSO arrest two Frederick County Public School associates

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) reports the arrest of two Frederick County Public School (FCPS) associates.

Emily Walker a Physical Education Teacher and Basketball Coach at Frederick County Middle School and Matthew Geyer a Sherando High School aide are in custody.

Walker is accused of taking indecent liberties with a child which is a felony.

Walker turned herself in voluntarily after cellphone investigation showed evidence of hundreds of text messages between, she and a then 12-year-old student.

The messages over several weeks indicated an escalation in expectations of physical contact.

Further investigation revealed that the now 13-year-old student did meet with Walker on more than one occasion on school property and kissed.

Walker is currently being held in the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention facility.

A second investigation of alleged inappropriate behavior led to the arrest of Sherando High School aide Matthew Geyer.

Geyer allegedly had a consensual sexual encounter with a 16 year old male student after the two met on social media months ago.

The investigation confirmed that the pair met off school property at the victim’s home where sexual contact was made.

Geyer is currently being held without bond at the Adult Detention facility and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Initial charges have been placed against both FCPS associates and no further information will be released pending the upcoming court proceedings.

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VSP investigate a fatal accident involving New Market residents

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Virginia State Police (VSP) report by email the investigation of a fatal two-vehicle accident in Rockingham County.

Mar. 22 at  approximately 4:50 p.m. a Chevrolet Traverse heading west on Route 211 attempted a left turn onto a private driveway and collided with an eastbound Toyota Camry.

The driver of the Chevrolet 47-year-old Jennifer L. Silvious of New Market sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the Rockingham County Medical Center.

The driver of the Toyota 72 year old Denice R. Grove of New Market suffered serious life-threatening injuries and was transported to the UVA Medial Center.

A passenger of the Toyota 101-year-old New Market resident Melba E. Grove died at the scene.

A second passenger of the Toyota 69-year-old New Market resident Beatrice S. Antisdel suffered life-threatening injuries and was also transported to UVA Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries.

The driver of the Toyota Silvious has been charged with reckless driving in the incident.

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PCSO updates condition of dog found chained to a fence

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Page County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) shared an update on the dog that was found padlocked to a barbed wire fence last year.

The dog now named Kaiya has recovered from her ordeal and appears to be readjusted to being a normal beautiful dog.

Now Kaiya is ready to be adopted into a family that deserves her.

Kaiya is crate-trained, walks nicely on a leash and rides in a car well.

She is not rude to other dogs but does not seem to take well to other female dogs.

She would probably do better with a couple without children but she does like adventure.

If you are interested in giving Kaiya a good home click here and send a private message to begin the adoption process.

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BRWC works to prevent the needless loss of life

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The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center (BRWC) is working to prevent the needless loss of life through education.

A well intentioned homeowner found a young Red Fox Kit who they believed needed assistance and took it to work with them.

The person found the Kit at their home but needing to report to work took the animal with them where co-workers and others handled it.

A Frederick County Animal Control Officer was called to take the animal.

It was apparent to the Officer that there was a potential rabies exposure and as is the law reported it to the Health Department.

To protect those who handled the animal the Health Department had no choice but to euthanasia the animal.

Examinations for rabies has to be done by looking at the animal’s brain stem which means the animal has to be euthanized.

Where the results of the rabies test are not yet available the action had to be taken for protection of those involved.

The BRWC would like to remind the public that it is always recommended that you call a professional wildlife handler first and not to even touch a wild animal even if you might think it needs assistance.

Call your local animal control office which is a division of your local Law Enforcement Office to ensure the animal is cared for properly and prevent this heartbreaking loss of life.

For a look at this beautiful young animal click here but be aware in this writer’s opinion it is hard to look at knowing what happened to this little one.

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News Maker Todd Jones on spring activities

Spring has sprung and Easter is on the way and Warren County is ready with activities.

We spoke with Warren County’s Director of Technology Todd Jones about some of the activities in our latest news maker.

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

First Todd tells us of some of the Easter egg hunts and festivities that are scheduled.

He also tells of the some recent government activities in Warren County.

Todd also tells us of some recognition given to some of our most vitally important employees that we don’t even realize are there until we need them.

Click here for Todd’s news maker.

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