FCSO investigates three for church vandalism and burglary

Fauquier Co. Sheriff's Logo used by permission by Fauquier County Deputy Jeffery Long

Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) reports the investigation of a church being  vandalized and burglarized.

Averie Pozzo Di Borgo of Marshall was arrested and charged with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and one count of destruction of property.

This followed the investigation of two incidents of burglary and vandalism of the First Ashville Baptist Church of Marshall.

The first incident was reported by a church Deacon on the night of May 20 at approximately 6:30.

The second incident was reported May 21 at approximately 5:45 in the evening.

In the second incident the Deacon was able to provide authorities with a description and license number of the vehicle the individuals were traveling in.

The vehicle was stopped and found to contain Di Borgo and two juveniles who were all detained without further incident.

Di Borgo did not participate in the first incident at the church, but the juveniles were.

All three of the individuals were involved in the second incident.

A 17-year-old female and 14-year-old male were interviewed with parents present and are expected to be facing charges.

The vandalism of the building included graffiti and items being taken which were recovered.

The 19-year-old Di Borgo has been released on a $3,000 unsecured bond.

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WCSO and FRPD investigate a shooting that left one injured

Used by permission by the Warren County Office employee Sergeant Terry Fritts

The Front Royal Police Department (FRPD) was notified of a gunshot wound being treated at Warren Memorial Hospital (WMH) on May 19.

The investigation was turned over to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) once it was learned that the shooting occurred in the county.

Sheriff’s investigators report that they determined that the shooting took place in a vehicle traveling down Strasburg Road.

The occupants were traveling back from a gathering that included alcohol consumption that included the driver.

Along the way 19-year-old Nathaniel Liam Duncan produced a 9-millimeter clock handgun that no one in the vehicle knew he had.

Duncan who had also consumed alcohol, began to show off the weapon.

A passenger next to Duncan urged him to put the gun away as it was dangerous under those circumstances.

While Duncan was handling the gun it discharged through the driver’s seat and into the driver.

The female driver drove the others to a residence and left them.

She then drove to WMH for treatment of her wounds when she was reported to police.

Duncan was located at a county residence and taken into custody without incident.

The gun was found concealed in a shed on the same property.

Duncan has been charged with reckless use of a firearm resulting in serious bodily injury to another resulting in significant and permanent physical impairment.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to contact the WCSO.

Any information should be reported to Lieutenant M. Glavis of the WCSO at 540-635-7100 extension 1.

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Sports: Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Soto Haunts Nats, O’s Lose To Yanks In 10th, Judges Win NW Soccer Title

CJ Abrams and Lane Thomas Tie Things Up For The Nats…Courtesy Nationals Radio Network

Juan Soto Cracks a HR against his old team…courtesy of the Nationals Radio Network


Gov. Youngkin announces the largest employment rate since 2014

Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that the labor force participation rate rose to 66.2 percent for April which is the highest rate since June of 2014.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows an increase of 21,687 individuals joining the labor force in Virginia in April.

Those numbers increases Virginia’s labor force to over 4 million people.

According to statistics Virginia’s unemployment rate is now at 3.1 percent and remains below the national average of 3.4 percent.

The governor noted that this is the highest labor force participation rate in nearly a decade showing that Virginia is on the move.

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News Maker Tootie Rinker on Newtown Heritage Festival

The annual Newtown Heritage Festival begins Friday May 26.

We spoke with the Vice President of the event’s planning committee Tootie Rinker about the event in our latest news maker.

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

Tootie tells us what to expect at this year’s event.

She gives us a time line of the activities which can be found here.

Tootie also has information on the two trolley tours through and around Stephens City.

There are only two trolley trips on the schedule and tickets are limited with information on getting those found here.

Click here for Tootie’s news maker.

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