Frederick Co. man arrested after acting erratically and threating

A 36-year-old Frederick County man who allegedly brandished a machete and made threats from the porch of his residence Thursday morning was arrested after a standoff.

The standoff drew a heavy police presence near the Dowell J. Howard Center.

Kenneth Frock, of the 100 block of Dairy Corner Place, was charged with a felony count of brandishing a machete within 1,000 feet of a school, according to Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland by phone.

Frock’s residence, which is where the standoff occurred, is located about 630 feet from the Dowell J. Howard Center, a Frederick County Public Schools career and technical education facility.

The sheriff’s department and school officials worked together to maintain safety of the students. 

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FCSO lead investigation into multijurisdictional gift card thieves

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Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office issued a be on the lookout for suspects in numerous gift cards thefts.

A Fauquier Sheriff’s Deputy spotted the suspect’s vehicle on James Madison Highway Route 29 and took pursuit.

The vehicle did stop at one point but took off when the Officer approached.

The vehicle sped north on Route 29 reaching speeds of over 120 miles per hour and eventually lost control and crashed in the median.

A passenger was apprehended at the scene but the driver ran on foot into the nearby woods.

Canine and drone units were deployed and eventually located the suspect and he was taken into custody.

After a search of the vehicle numerous gift cards were discovered.

Khiry Tryon Williams and Ltepha Denis Lane both of Tampa Florida are being held in the Fauquier County Detention Center and being held without bond.

Further investigation revealed that the pair have been sought after in multiple jurisdictions on numerous charges.

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Winchester City approves speed limit reductions

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Winchester City Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved a series of speed limit reductions on sections of streets in northern and central Winchester and lowered the speed limit on a portion of Middle Road.

These changes come just three weeks after the council’s Finance Committee and Public Health and Safety Committee gave the green light to install 41 raised crosswalks throughout Winchester, especially near schools.

Those crosswalks will damage the underside of vehicles exceeding posted speed limits.

These will join four others that had previously been authorized, meaning Winchester is expected to have a total of 45 raised crosswalks by the time installation is completed in the next few months.

Speed limits were reduced on portions of  Middle Road from 45 mph to 35 mph and reduced to 15 mph on city streets.

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News Maker Greg Rogers of SVEC on winter safety and scams

As we do the first Friday of each month, we are checking in with Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC).

Today SVEC President and CEO Greg Rogers joins us in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County.

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

Greg has warnings about scams this time of year yes even electrical power provider customers are targets.

He also explains how dangerous generators can be when it comes to inclement weather.

Greg also has some exciting news for school students with great opportunities available for a limited time.

Click here for Greg’s news maker.

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