SCSO warns of counterfeit money

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The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office has already received calls about the use of counterfeit bills during the Yard Crawl.

They are encouraging the community to check their money by:

  • holding the bill up to light
  • looking for watermarks
  • comparing it to another bill of the same denomination
  • using an ultraviolet light
  • feeling for texture or thinness
  • inspecting borders and printing quality

If you believe you have received counterfeit money, contact the Sheriff’s office non-emergency number at 540-459-6100. 

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SCSO warns of a scam in Shenandoah County

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Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) announced that residents have reported receiving calls from scammers.

This is the typical scam call where the person tells you that your neighbor, friend or family member has been arrested and needs to be bailed out.

The caller might seem very convincing and even use the names of people you may know.

The SCSO and other authorities remind us that you will never receive an authentic call of this nature.

There are only two ways to bail a person out of jail and both have to be done in person.

One way is through a Magistrate the other is through a Bondsman and again both have to be done in person.

Wiring money or going to an unknown location to post bail is not valid.

If you have received a call like this contact the SCSO at 540-459-6100 to confirm and clarify the call.

We recently spoke with Sheriff Lenny Millholland about scams in a news maker.

Click here for scams to watch out for and how to avoid them.

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Basye man charged: attempted aggravated murder of officers

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Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of a suspect in an attempted aggravated murder of law enforcement officers.

Brandon Michael Fauber of Basye Virginia has been arrested and charged with 2 counts of attempted aggravated murder of 2 officers.

The incident began Friday June 24 when deputies arrived at a home in Basye. 

The officers were told by a witness that Fauber was barricaded inside the home with a weapon.

Fauber did fire one shot at 2 deputies missing both.

Attempts to talk Fauber out eventually worked and he was taken into custody without further incident.

Fauber will now face charges in Shenandoah County General District Court on July 15.

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SCSO arrest child pornography suspect

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Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) announced an arrest in a child pornography case.

Deputies executed a search warrant in Maurertown in reference to the investigation.

On May 5 James Clifford Hawkins was placed under arrest on two counts of knowingly possessing child pornography and five counts of failing to register or verify registration information or knowingly providing false information to the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry.

Hawkins is scheduled to appear in juvenile and domestic relations district court on June 16.

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SCSO seeks information on car burglaries

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A social post from the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) shows they are investigating several vehicle break ins.

The break ins occurred in both Toms Brook and New Market since last Wed. Jan. 26.

Credit cards, purses, keys and backpacks have all been reported stolen.

Authorities track some credit card use to the Walmart in Woodstock.

The suspects appear to be traveling in a white subcompact crossover SUV.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office at (540) 459-6101.

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SCSO is asking for information from the public in a dog shooting

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A social media post from the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) is seeking information from the public involving dog shootings.

Deputies investigated an incident in the 400 block of Hollingsworth Rd. in which two dogs were found injured.

Deputies reported that the two dogs appeared to have been shot with a pellet gun.

One of the dogs had to be put down as a result of the shooting according to the post.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office at (540) 459-6100.

A reminder that Virginia state law states that harming an animal is a class 1 misdemeanor and punishable by up to a year in prison a $2,500 fine possibly both.

With the possibility of stiffer penalties.

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Shenandoah County announces Drug Take Back Day location for 10.23

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Tomorrow Oct. 23 is National Drug Take Back Day and the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) have announced their drop off location on their social media page.

Representatives will be at the Woodstock CVS 221 W. Reservoir Rd. from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m..

As a part of National Drug Take Back Day they will collect unwanted, unused or expired medications to help keep them out of the wrong hands.

The SCSO also reminds you that there is a drop box always available at their office at 810 N. Main St. Woodstock.

That box is available 24/7 for anonymous drop off they ask that you not drop inhalers, glass, liquids or syringes in that box.

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SCSO offers added security for ease of mind while away

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The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) is offering added security checks of properties while owners are away.

If you wish to take advantage of these extra security checks while you are away stop by the Sheriff’s Office or call 540-459-6100.

Your property can be added to the check list in your absences for up to 30 days.

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SCSO expands the algae bloom on the Shenandoah

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Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) and Virginia Department of Health have expanded the algae bloom warning on the Shenandoah River.

Despite the recent rains the Virginia Department of Health have found additional toxic algae blooms in the Edinburg area.

People and pets should avoid the river in Edinburg northward.

Any questions can be directed to the SCSO at (540) 459-6100.

There is an in depth talk with River Keeper Mark Frondorf about the blooms here.

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SCSO seeking information on child porn suspect

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Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) is seeking information in the investigation of John Augustine Sims.

The 36 year old Front Royal resident has been implicated in a child pornography case.

Sims, a former employee of Kidz Rec, is facing a number of charges involving photographing and possessing child pornography.

Sims is believed to have had contact with other juveniles in the area.

If you have any information on Sims or have had a negative encounter with him contact Investigator Jameson Cowgill at (540) 459-6100.

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