FRPD makes arrest for solicitation of minors

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Nathan Lindgren, 26, of Lexington Park, Maryland was arrested on Tuesday in Warren County for solicitation of a minor.

The man began soliciting an undercover officer that he believed was an underaged female for photographs and other explicit material.

During the investigation, a meeting place was established and when Lindgren arrived, he met with detectives of the Front Royal Police.

He was transported to RSW Regional Jail where he is being held without bond.

Anyone with further information on the case, contact Detective M.R. Ramey at

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High speed chase starts in W.VA. and ends in Frederick County

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A high speed chase hitting speeds of up to 90 mph started in West Virginia and ended in Frederick County.

Timothy Barth was witnessed by an off duty police officer almost colliding with a school bus.

The officer followed Barth down Rt. 340 into Clarke County where Clarke County authorities took pursuit.

Barth fled onto Rt. 7 into Frederick County reaching speeds of up to 90 miles per hour.

Police had to use spike strips twice to slow the vehicle.

It was reported that Barth smelled of alcohol with slurred speech.

Barth who has a Pennsylvania address admitted that he had been drinking at Hollywood Casino.

Barth has been charged with eluding police along with his fourth subsequent offense of driving under the influence within ten years along with driving with a revoked license and refusing a field test.

The offender is being held without bond for a Dec. 14 court date and reportedly told authorities he didn’t want to stop because he wanted to get home.

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Front Royal Police arrest an assault suspect

Front Royal Police have arrested Michael Craig of Massanutten Ave. Front Royal on two counts of malicious wounding.

Two victims allege they were assaulted by Craig on west 11 Street in Front Royal.

The suspect left the scene on foot to be apprehended 2 blocks away.

The victims who were struck multiple times in the face and head were transported to Warren Memorial Hospital for their injuries.

Craig is being held without bond with a Nov. 30 court date.

Anyone with additional information in the case is asked to contact the Front Royal Police department at (540) 636-2208.

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Former Christendom College Professor arrested

A former Christendom College professor has been charged with solicitation of a minor and two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.

72 year old William R. Luckey is being held without bail at the regional jail.

The College states on its website that the charges have no connection to the personnel or students at the school.

Luckey taught at Christendom from 1984 until his retirement in 2015.

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Culpeper man arrested for Stephens City robbery

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A 27 year old Culpeper man has been arrested for attempted robbery of the Fairfax Pike Handy Mart in Stephens City.

Richard George Wheatly is being held without bond and charged with Assault, Robbery and Vandalism.

Wheatly is accused of attempting to rob the Handy Mart by knife point and getting away with an undisclosed amount of money.

After pulling the knife and demanding cash the clerk scuffled with him knocking over several items.

The suspect fled the store dropping his mask and cell phone a patron did try to stop him in the parking lot and was able to damage the suspect’s car.

After responding to the scene the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) issued a Be On The Lookout (BOLO) for the vehicle.

Culpepper County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Deputies were able to apprehend Wheatly without incident as he returned to Culpepper County.

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