WCSO conclude an investigation against a child predator

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The Warren County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) report the conclusion of  an investigation regarding the distribution of child sexual abuse material with an arrest.

After a 7-month investigation that included the tracing of the perpetrator’s use of several different online programs and platforms the arrest was made.

The traces narrowed the source of the material and confirmed the location as in the 4000 block of Freezeland Road and a search warrant was issued.

On Friday Christopher J. Martin of Linden was arrested and transported to the Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren Regional Jail where he is being held without bond.

The 27-year-old Matin’s court date is set at April 11 at 11 a.m. in Warren County’s Juvenile and Domestic relations court.

Anyone with any information involving this case or any case involving the exploitation or solicitation of minors should contact the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

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Smoke in Frederick County is another controlled burn

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Frederick County Fire and Rescue (FCFR) reports that smoke in the western end of the county near the West Virginia line is from a controlled burn.

There are no active fires in Frederick County at this time it is the smoke from Waites Run on the Shenandoah County West Virginia side which continues to burn.

The smoke is from a strategic firing operation is to help bring the fire to a more controllable manageable containment.

Strategic firing operations are conducted by either hand, helicopter, and sometimes even drone when conditions are too dangerous for firefighters.

The operations help limit the fire from spreading beyond control lines.

The U.S. Forest Service is in command of the remaining fires in the North Zone Complex which includes George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.

Follow the activity with a comprehensive explanation here.

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FCPRD unveils new registration software

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Frederick County Parks and Recreation announced their partnership with CivicPlus, a leading provider of technology solutions for local governments, to implement their state of the art parks and recreation management software.

This will enhance the accessibility of recreational activities and streamline the registration process for residents.

The cloud-based solution will also help with the payment process and provide easy access to book community facilities like ballfields, athletic fields, shelters, and meeting rooms.

The new software also provides a mobile option to increase user friendliness on smartphones or tablets.

Residents must have an account set up by April 8th to register for summer basicREC and reserve facilities.

All other summer programs will open on April 15th.

To register for civicREC, click here.

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News Maker Casey Hollins on helping nonprofits for under a dollar

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) has a way to support local nonprofits that will cost less than a dollar.

We spoke with REC’s Director of Communications and Public Relations Casey Hollins about the opportunity in our latest news maker.

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Casey tells us that through the Power of Change program Cooperative Members can round up to the next dollar to help nonprofits.

She also tells us that Cooperative Members can opt in to offer even more.

Casey tells us that small amount of change adds up to a substantial amount for a nonprofit.

Click here for Casey’s latest news maker.

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