Page County Authorities prevent an attempted abduction

Used by permission by Luray Police Department Michael Wagoner

The Luray Police Department and Page County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a suspected abduction in the parking lot of Luray Caverns.

An adult female and a juvenile female were reportedly being taken with the adult taken against her will by use of force.

The juvenile was involved but not taken against her will.

Reportedly two males wearing ski masks forced the adult female into a vehicle and drove off.

The female victim was able to activate a 911 call to emergency operations which allowed officers to track down the vehicle and stop the attempted abduction.

One suspect and his victim were located on Mechanic Street with a second suspect apprehended a short time later at Bixler’s’ Ferry Road.

The two suspects have been taken into custody with the victims being secured and treated for minor injuries.

Further investigation indicates that the incident was a part of an ongoing domestic situation with more information expected at the conclusion of the investigation.

Currently Travis Matthew Hogan of Hopewell Virginia is being charged with felony abduction, unlawful wounding during the commission of a felony, child endangerment with additional charges pending.

Sean Gregory Jarratt also of Hopewell faces felony abduction, child endangerment, assault and battery charges with additional charges pending.

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VSU officer shot by subject at large

A Virginia State University (VSU) police officer was shot after responding to a reported disturbance off campus at the Petersburg school.

At approximately 1:30 a.m. November 12 Officer Bruce Foster was shot by a suspect that remains at large.

The University was placed on lockdown until approximately noon November 12.

Virginia State Police report that the Federal Bureau of Investigation have joined the investigation with the Chesterfield County Authorities.

Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to contact the authorities.

Call the Chesterfield County Police at 804-748-0660.

At last report Officer Foster was in stable condition.

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Camping for Hunger is in progress through November 18

The River 953 is broadcasting live from the Camping for Hunger Bus in the Royal Plaza Shopping through November 17th.

We are manning the bus 24 hours a day collecting nonperishable foods and monetary donations for Front Royal Warren County Congregational Community Action Project (C-CAP).

Over the last 14 years we have helped raise over 190,000 pounds of food and over $135,000 in money and gift cards.

The effort is an attempt to help C-CAP have enough supplies for those in need through at least the spring of the year.

This year C-CAP reports a more than 100 percent increase in need with some supplemental Food Stamp and COVID relief funds ending.

People are having to make the hard decision of paying for necessities or eating.

This is the reason that Royal Broadcasting staff members will be camping on the bus in the Royal Plaza Shopping all week.

We are collecting those donations 24 hours a day ready to take donations of nonperishable food, hygiene products, and cleaning products.

There are also donation locations throughout the community in support of the effort found here.

Royal Broadcasting and C-CAP are eternally grateful for the community support through the years and look forward to the support this year.

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News Maker Andrew Shearer on Camping for Hunger 15

Camping for Hunger 2023 has begun at the bus in the Royal Plaza Shopping Center.

Donations are being accepted 24 hours a day through Saturday morning November 18.

We spoke with Royal Broadcasting’s River 953 Fox Sports Radio 1450 AM owner Andrew Shearer about the effort to feed those in need in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County.

Experience Warren County Where History , Nature and Family Come Together.

Andrew takes us back to the creation of and beginning of the Camping for Hunger campaign.

He also gives us one of his favorite and most rewarding moments of the event 13 years ago.

Andrew also tells us how important the campaign is in supporting Front Royal Warren County C-CAP and how grateful he is for the support of the community over the years.

Click here for Andrew’s news maker.

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