VSP arrest a Winchester man after a high speed chase

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Virginia State Police (VSP) Public Information Officer Sergeant Brent Coffey reports by email the arrest of a Winchester man after a high speed chase.

John P. Scaperotto of Winchester is facing several charges after the chase through Frederick County just past 8 a.m. Jan. 19.

VSP initiated a traffic stop of Scaperotto’s Chevrolet pick up while traveling down Route 37 clocked at 80 in a 65 mile per hour zone.

Scaperotto refused to stop sped up and led the pursuit to Route 50 and 522 before returning to Route 37 often traveling in the wrong lanes.

A trooper attempted to stop Scaperotto by ramming his truck with his cruiser.

The Trooper suffered minor injuries in the collision.

The chase ran well over 100 miles per hour at times with Scaperotto eventually running off the road and striking a guardrail and then taken into custody.

The 44 year old Scaperotto was found to be in possession of a schedule 1 2 drug and was wanted in Frederick County for failure to appear in court.

Along with the earlier charges Scaperotto now faces eluding, assault on a law officer, several traffic infractions charges including littering and is held without bond.

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W.Va. high speed chase runs through 2 counties

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office released more information on a high speed chase that ran through two counties in West Virginia.

The report comes from Metro News out of West Virginia.

The driver of a black Infiniti refused to stop when Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Deputies attempted to pull him over for defective equipment and speeding on Oct. 12.

The driver identified as Austin Michael Roher of Leetown reached speeds of over 111 miles per hour as he proceeded down Route 9 west.

Roher took the Kearneysville Leetown exit through a stop sign before turning south onto Leetown Road with authorities in pursuit.

Roher managed to avoid spike strips turned off his lights and turned onto Sulphur Springs Road using the oncoming lane.

Berkeley County Deputies joined the pursuit when Roher ran through a red light into Berkeley County.

Roher drove onto Winchester Road Route 11 stopping at a dead end on Lobo Lane.

Officers gave verbal commands for Roher to exit the vehicle to no avail.

When Authorities reached the vehicle they found Roher with a self-inflected gunshot wound.

Roher was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Berkeley County Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

The investigation into the incident continues.

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High speed chase through Frederick County

An email from Virginia State Police reports pursuit of a Chrysler on Interstate 81 from mile marker 303 to exit 302 at high rates of  speed.

At one point the Chrysler slammed on its breaks causing a tractor trailer to slam into its rear.

Using the emergency crossover the Chrysler sped back onto northbound 81 and exited at the 302 location.

Speeds reached over 100 miles per hour down Reliance Road.

The Chrysler at one point crossed the double yellow line to pass several cars before losing control running off the road.

The Chrysler struck two trees which fell on the pursuing trooper’s vehicle.

A passerby assisted the trooper to remove the driver of the smoking and damaged Chrysler.

The driver of the Chrysler, Damon S. Smith of Winchester was taken to Winchester Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.

The 38 year old Smith faces a number of charges including felony eluding, driving suspended and reckless driving.

Other charges include aggressive driving, operating an uninsured vehicle, expired registration and various infractions during the pursuit.

No other injuries were reported in the incident which remains under investigation.

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FCSO make an arrest after a high speed chase

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) Deputies have arrested 24 year old Tryston Scott Riggleman after a high speed chase.

Deputies began pursuit after Riggleman was observed traveling on a motorcycle over 100 miles per hour on 522 south near the Virginia Farm Market Thursday.

Pursuit was terminated when it was determined that it was not safe after Riggleman turned on to Indian Hollow Road.

Riggleman was spotted again by deputies and a Virginia State Trooper on North Hayfield Road and Indian Hollow Road.

Riggleman attempted escape through a field where he lost control and dropped the motorcycle.

The North Frederick Pike resident was apprehended and is facing a number of charges.

Those charges include Felony Eluding, two counts of reckless driving, no motorcycle license and improper registration.

No injuries were reported in the incident according to the press release from Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland.

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FCSO led on high speed chase

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Frederick County Sheriffs responded to a report identifying a wanted man, Michael Paul Warner of Chesapeake.

When officers attempted to stop and search the vehicle on Cedar Creek Grade, the suspect fled.

The suspect traveled throughout Winchester city streets then towards 522 where he drove through a funeral procession and into Shenandoah Memorial Park where he damaged grave plots.

The suspect then traveled to 81 North and continued to West Virginia.

WV State police pursued through Berkeley County and into Jefferson County before the vehicle was disabled using tire deflation devices.

Throughout the chase the driver committed a hit and run, drove into oncoming traffic and reached speeds of 95 mph.

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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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FRPD involved in a high speed chase

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Front Royal Police Department (FRPD) arrested 51 year old Otis Lee Allen of Front Royal after a chase which began on John Marshal Highway.

After being pulled over Allen took off while the officer was exiting his vehicle.

The officer called for backup as the pursuit continued into town ending near Allen’s residents on Virginia Ave.

Allen has been charged with speeding, felony eluding and cell phone violations.

Allen was released on bond and has a court date of August 3.

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Quicksburg woman leads police on a high speed chase

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A Quicksburg woman took Virginia State Police on a high speed chase after initially being pulled over for improper registration.

Rebecca E. Frost fled from the initial stop only to be chased through James Madison University’s campus and on to Interstate 81.

The pursuit ended with a State Trooper striking her vehicle causing it to spin and come to a stop on Route 340.

Frost has been charged with one felony count of eluding along with a felony count of assault on an Officer.

She also faces reckless driving, driving on a revoked license charges and faces several traffic infractions.

The chase reached speeds of up to 100 miles per hour at times.

No one was hurt in the incident.

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High speed chase leaves one dead near Winchester

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A high speed chase through the streets of Frederick County ended abruptly after a Cadillac rammed two vehicles before flipping over.

The incident began near the Sunnyside area when a Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) Deputy spotted the Cadillac speeding and driving recklessly.

The Cadillac drove toward Winchester clocked at better than 100 mph at times.

The Cadillac struck two vehicles before rolling over and catching fire.

The driver, identified as Kondwani Rogers of Waterford Lane Frederick County, did not survive the crash.

One of the drivers of the other two vehicles was transported to Winchester Medical Center for non life threatening injuries.

The driver of the third vehicle refused medical treatment.

All three vehicles were declared total losses with Route 522 being shutdown for as many as six hours.

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