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Curious about pursuing a career in law enforcement, firefighting, or the military?

Join Winchester Police Department for a Career Preview event where you can gain valuable insights!

Engage in hands-on scenarios and gain firsthand knowledge about the responsibilities and rewards of serving from local police, fire, and military professionals.

Secure your spot by registering in advance!

Participants must be between the ages of 13-18 years old, registration opens on Tuesday, May 7th.

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Drug take-back events set for today

Law-enforcement agencies in the area will be holding drug take-back events today.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office will accept used, unused or expired medications from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, at the Greenwood Fire Hall, the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters and the Village at Orchard Ridge.

The Strasburg Police Department is holding a drug take-back event today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  in the town hall parking lot.

Woodstock Police will collect pharmaceuticals from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tractor Supply Co.

And the Jefferson County, West Virginia, Sheriff’s Department will be collecting from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Charles Town Walmart or from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the headquarters.

Residents are encouraged to drop off pills, but needles and liquids will not be accepted.

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Triad hosts Spring conference

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Triad is hosting it’s Spring Conference on Tuesday, May 7th.

Triad is a joint effort between the Page County law enforcement community (fire/police/sheriff) to aid senior citizens and their
organizations in reducing crimes against them.

This conference is a time for seniors to share their concerns and questions.

The First Responders will have presentations and publications.

The conference will be held at Rileyville Baptist Church on US 340 from 9 am to 1:30 pm.

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Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department investigating jewelry theft

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The Berkeley County, W.Va., Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of jewelry valued at about $85,000 from a residence on Duckwoods Lane in Martinsburg.

The victim reported Thursday that the jewelry has been stolen while she and her daughter were out during the day. Her daughter’s fiance was watching the house, according to a report from the department.

Deputies said the fiance identified himself as Cooper Ross. When they grew suspicious of him and got a fingerprint scanner, he told them he lied about his identity and his real name was Igor Rosensteel. He told the deputies that he had left the residence for about 45 minutes. Deputies later determined the 33-year-old Baltimore man had sold the jewelry at a local pawn shop. They recovered the money and said in the report that they hoped to recover the jewelry Friday.

Deputies also determined that Rosensteel is on federal probation stemming from a 2018 conviction  of impersonating a Secret Service agent in a credit card fraud and identity theft scheme.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Linden man arrested on child porn charges

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Warren County Sheriff’s authorities arrested s 42-year-old Linden man Tuesday and charged him with possessing child pornography.

Steven M. Kay faces three counts of possession, reproduction, distribution, solicitation, and facilitation of child pornography.

The sheriff’s office received an online cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), according to the release. The tipster referred to an online account sharing elicit material involving pubescent and pre-pubescent minors.

While investigators worked on the case, additional tips were received regarding the same account and content on February 19. Investigators identified the perpetrator as Kay, the office said.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Team executed a search warrant in the 300 block of Long View Road, Linden, on Feb. 22. Kay was taken into custody at that address, according to the release. He was transported to the Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren (RSW) Regional Jail without incident.

After Kay’s arrest, he appeared before a magistrate and was ordered to jail without the possibility of bond. The court date for the listed offenses has been set for 10 a.m. March 14 in Warren County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is a member of the Northern Virginia/DC Metro (NOVA/DC) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, coordinated by the Virginia State Police. Anyone with information regarding child sexual abuse material (CSAM) can contact the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with further information regarding this case can contact Criminal Investigations Sergeant M.R. Ramey at (540) 635-7100 or via email at mramey@warrencountysheriff.org.

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Woodstock Police department seeks national accreditation

The Woodstock Police Department is applying for a new accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

CALEA is an independent credentialing authority that maintains and updates standards for police agencies across the United States and is considered the “Gold Standard of Public Safety”.

Woodstock would be the first agency in Shenandoah County to join the commission.

Funding for the initial accreditation process will be up for consideration in the town’s Fiscal Year 2025 budget.

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News Maker Front Royal Police Chief Kahle Magalis ready for Halloween

Authorities prepare for a long Halloween weekend with two days of activities.

We spoke to Front Royal Police Chief Kahle Magalis about the preparations in our latest news maker segment.

The good news is brought to you by the town of Front Royal.

Kahle tells us about preparing for the influx of travelers as well as the two day Halloween weekend.

Kahle also talks about the trick or treating activities for the town of Front Royal as well as the Hometown Halloween celebration.

Click here for Kahle’s interview.

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