WPD respond to a disturbance on Valley Avenue

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The Winchester Police Department (WPD) report by email the response to a disturbance at the ANS Inn and Suites on Valley Avenue April 13.

On arrival a woman came out of the room and informed officers that a male was still in the room and was armed and then she went back into the room.

Officers were able to deduce that the man was intoxicated and possibly suicidal.

A perimeter was established, and attempts were made to have the male exit the room.

Contact was made by phone and after some time the male finally came out unarmed and was taken into custody without further incident.

Because of his suicidal actions the man was placed in custody on a paperless emergency order and transported to Winchester Medical Center for observation.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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Sports: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Caps Nab Final NHL Wild Card Spot, Corbin Struggles In Nats’ Loss In LA, Roan Set To Become JMU AD

TJ Oshie’s empty-netter secures Caps’ Wild Card spot in 2-1 win against the Flyers. Courtesy Capitals Radio Network…

VSP arrest a Baltimore man in a chase with stolen property

VSP official patch and logo used by permission by Information Officer Brent Coffey

Virginia State Police (VSP) report by email the pursuit of  a Toyota after spotting it at mile marker 17 on Interstate 66 in Fauquier County April 14 with no inspection or brake lights.

The Toyota refused to stop and increased speeds up to 100 miles per hour fleeing into Prince William County.

Once in Prince William County the Toyota left 66 turning onto Route 234 where the driver ran several stop lights and drove erratically in and out of traffic and used shoulders of the road to escape pursuit.

The driver eventually took the Toyota back onto 66 East where he collided with a police cruiser which forced the vehicle into an eastbound Subaru which ended the chase.

After the stop the driver, Juntae E. Williams of Baltimore Maryland was taken into custody and was transported to Prince William Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

A pregnant passenger of the Toyota was also taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The 27-year-old Williams faces several charges including assault on a law officer and child endangerment due to the pregnant passenger who was not charged in the incident.

Additional charges are likely against Williams after further investigation revealed over a $1,000 in stolen merchandise in the Toyota.

Williams is currently being held without bond at Fauquier Adult Detention Center.

No other injuries were reported in the incident.

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WC Habitat for Humanity makes strides with Osage Street project

At Home with Habitat 2020

Warren County Habitat for Humanity continues to make strides towards their Osage Street project.

Boyce resident and runner Michael Zawadzki took on the Boston Marathon yesterday as part of Habitat’s efforts to raise money for the project and brought in $2,500.00.

Michael had a blazing pace for the first half of the marathon with an hour and 52 minutes and finished in just over four hours and 20 minutes.

You can still check out his newsmaker with Scott by clicking here

Warren County Habitat for Humanity also received a grant of over $235,000 to help accelerate their neighborhood revitalization project on Osage Street.

This grant was secured through the Susan Dewey Virginia Housing Grant and Warren County Habitat for Humanity was one of five affiliates to receive funding.

This will help with not just the construction but also to subsidize loan costs, enable deserving families to qualify for mortgages and secure their homes.

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News Maker Allysah Fox of SNP on Park Week

Park week begins April 20, and Shenandoah National Park (SNP) has celebrations set including a fee free day.

We spoke to SNP Information Officer Allysah Fox about what’s planned in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County.

Experience Warren County Where History, Nature, and Family come together.

Allysah tells us that the excitement really began with the eclipse and has been going strong ever since.

She also tells us that Park Week begins with a Fee Free Day April 20.

Allysah also has details on the April 27 Jr. Ranger day which is full of educational activities  for all ages.

Click here for Allysah’s news maker.

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