FCSO rescue unconscious driver from pond

Frederick County Sheriff’s (FCSO) report the rescue of an unconscious driver from a pond off of Papermill Road.

FCSO responded to a call Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. responded to reports of an SUV that had driven off the road and into a pond in the area of Papermill Road and Harrison Lane.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they could see the SUV submerged up to the hood of the vehicle and the driver slumped over the steering wheel.

Deputies entered the water and removed the unconscious driver, Michael Surgent of Mechanicsville, from the vehicle.

The driver was given a dose of Narcan and regained consciousness.

Aerosol cans were recovered from his vehicle and it’s believed he was huffing chemicals which led to him losing control of the vehicle.

He is charged with huffing chemicals, reckless driving and driving under the influence.

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FCSO seeks information on possible arson cases

The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) along with the Fauquier County Fire Marshal’s Office (FCFMO) is attempting to identify individuals in possible arson cases.

The subjects were involved in arson and destruction of property incidents in the Vint Hill area of Fauquier County.

The first incident occurred at the Vint Hill Barracks where the subjects are suspected of setting furniture on fire.

The second incident occurred in the Bludau Drive area where several windows were broken to gain entry.

Once inside the trio started a small fire and cut power to the building.

The three individuals look to be school age with pictures available here.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the FCSO at 540-347-3300.

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FCSO warns of impersonation of an officer scam

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam involving the impersonation of an officer.

The person states that they are a member of the department and need to speak with you regarding a legal matter.

The number regularly used in the scam is 540-268-0424 and the person claims to be “Officer Bishop.”

The person attempts to get the victim to pay legal fees or bail using a gift card which is not a way that any law enforcement agency would ask for payment.

If you ever receive a call you are unsure about, tell them you are hanging up and calling the office directly to be connected with the officer. 

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FCSO searches for wanted man

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office reports that Billy Frye has been apprehended in West Virginia and awaits extradition.

He is wanted for several warrants including failure to appear in court, reckless driving, dumping trash, and a few other charges.

He may be driving a newer style blue Ford F150 with Virginia plates reading TVT8536.

If you have information on Frye’s whereabouts, contact the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office directly, the CrimeSolvers hotline, or the P3 app.

For a picture of Frye and the FCSO wanted poster, click here.

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FCSO seeks help in identifying suspects

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The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying two men wanted for Burglary of Residence.

Officers received a call on December 1st when a resident of Clearbrook noticed two white males with face masks and hoods trying to enter his backdoor on his Ring Doorbell Camera.

The suspects stole a chainsaw from the property during the incident.

To see a picture of one of the suspects, click here to view FCSO’s Facebook post.

If you have any information on the burglary or can identify the individual, contact the Sheriff’s office directly at 540-662-6162 or the Winchester, Frederick, Clarke Crime Solvers at 540-665-8477. 

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FCSO rescues horse from pool

On Dec. 2 the Frederick County Sheriffs Office announced the rescue of a horse after taking a call about an 1800 lb. Draft horse falling into a residential swimming pool.

Upon arrival, deputies determined the horse had knocked the top rail off the fence and then jumped over it.

The animal then walked out onto the Nylon pool cover before falling through.

The horse’s head remained above water in the 9 foot deep pool while deputies cut away the pool cover.

They then led the horse to the shallow end and eventually up the stairs and onto the pool deck.

The horse is doing fine following the incident and was checked by it’s regular veterinarian.

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FCSO bloodhound locates missing person

Frederick County Sheriff’s located a missing and endangered person in Stephens City Friday afternoon.

The person was declared missing around 10 am when a son reported his 74 year old mother had left the residence.

The woman was found in a brushy thicket by Deputy Dan Clark and his Bloodhound Beau.

She suffered from mental health problems and had taken numerous prescriptions in an attempt at self harm.

She was then transported by Stephens City Fire and Rescue to Winchester Medical Center.

Sheriff Lenny Millholand wants to remind residents that if you have family members with conditions that can cause them to wander off, contact the Sheriff’s Office for more information on Project Lifesaver to help keep them safe.

Contact the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office at 540-662-6162 for additional information.

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News Maker Lenny Millholland on consequences of threats

Last week the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) wrapped up their investigation involving threats to a school.

Now two 13 year old students face some serious charges.

We spoke with Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland about the consequences for those making threats in our latest news maker.

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Sheriff Millholland explains what a person who makes such a threat faces.

He Explains that such a threat will meet with serious and costly consequences.

Sheriff Millholland also explains these kind of threats can cause a number of problems for all involved from parents to students, school staff as well as his own staff.

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Community and Safety Fair in Winchester

Bright Futures of Winchester and Frederick County are hosting a Community and Safety Fair today from 11:00 am to 3 pm at James Wood Middle School.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and Winchester Fire and Rescue will bring some of their specialty vehicles and law enforcement apparatus for children to learn about and explore.

They will also have live demonstrations with their K9 team and drones.

There will also be music, food, a dunk tank and a kids zone.

An acknowledgment and moment of silence for the attacks on September 11th will take place at noon.

Please bring canned goods or nonperishable food to support the Bright Futures food drive.

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FCSO concludes their investigation of the threat to school

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office reports the conclusion of the investigation into the threat against Admiral Byrd Middle School Thurs. Sept. 8.

Authorities have concluded that the threat was fabricated by two students.

Based on electronic forensic evidence two 13 year old students were responsible for the hoax.

Those two will now face charges pertaining to the creation and dissemination of social media messages of  a threat.

The two students also face administrative sanctions from the school system.

As a result of the hoax being shared and reported to authorities extra security was placed at the school on Tues. Sept. 6.

Unofficially almost 46 percent of the student body did not report to class on Sept. 6.

Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland spoke on the matter saying that people, even those as young as these two, need to realize just how much of an impact something like this has on public safety and services.

Sheriff Millholand went on to state that pulling resources from other areas in the county additional manpower needed and the financial cost aren’t the only things to consider here.

There are innocent students and parents who have been negatively impacted by these actions and now these two students face some very serious consequences.

According to Virginia Code a threat of this sort can be punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

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