SCSO makes arrest in a shots fired situation

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The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) reports making an arrest in the Sat. Aug. 13 shots fired situation.

Shots were reported fired in the 500 block of Hamburg Road in Edinburg.

The unidentified victim reported that Edgar Uriel Padron-Rodriguez came to his residence to pick up someone.

The victim told Padron-Rodriguez to leave his property.

Padron-Rodriguez produced a gun and fired one shot toward the victim.

Padron-Rodriguez then fled the property with the victim left uninjured.

Assistance from agents of the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug and Gang Task Force with Sheriff’s Deputies were able to locate Pardron-Rodriguez and take him into custody.

Pardon-Rodriguez has been charged with attempted malicious wounding, shooting from a vehicle, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, reckless handling of and brandishing a firearm and driving without a license.

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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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VSP expand the investigation into an Officer involved shooting

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The Virginia State Police (VSP) confirm by email that they have been asked by the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the fatal officer shooting of  Sean McCormack of Strasburg.

The VSP have now confirmed that they have also been asked by the Woodstock Police Department Police Chief to investigate the incident.

McCormack was shot Mon. night July 25 after authorities attempted several times to get him to surrender peacefully but produced a weapon as he exited his home on Copp Road.

McCormack’s remains have been transported to the state Medical Examiner’s Office where an attempt to determined who fired the fatal shot will be made.

Officers from both Shenandoah County and Woodstock Police Department fired at McCormack.

As is standard procedure the Officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave.

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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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VA. Department of Forestry conducts a controlled burn

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According to a Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office announcement a controlled or prescribed burn is being conducted today.

The burn will be conducted in the Fort Valley area so smoke maybe visible in some areas in Shenandoah County.

Approximately 600 acres will be purposely burnt in the area.

These burns are conducted by the Department of Forestry (DOF) to help control fuel that can cause more destructive fires in the future.

Controlled burns are preformed to help preserve endangered species of plants and animals in the area being burned.

A prescribed burn is controlled by trained and qualified fire personnel from the DOF.

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SCSO make an arrest in the theft of two truck

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A social post from the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) shows an arrest has been made in the theft of two trucks.

Brandon L. Showman has been arrested and charged with two counts of Felony Larceny.

Showman was found in possession of a reported stolen Ford F 250 and is implicated in the theft of a silver Dodge Ram 1500 as well.

Authorities continue to search for the Dodge Ram truck.

Anyone with information on that truck is asked to call the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office at (540) 459-6100.

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December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

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Social media post from several law enforcement agencies is warning of stepped up patrols and checkpoints that will be enforce through New Years.

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) posted on social media that they will step up patrols and even posted that there will be a check point Fri. Dec. 17.

FCSO warns that you will be dropped off at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center if you are caught driving impaired.

This is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month according to a social post from the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office.

Over 40,000 people were killed in alcohol related traffic accidents last year according to the post.

You are asked to plan ahead for a safe ride home before getting behind the wheel impaired as Driving Under the Influence (DUI) patrols will be implemented across the state.

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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 Sheriff’s Office issues a warning to businesses

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Recent reports of business burglaries from neighboring jurisdictions have prompted Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office to issue a warning.

The department’s social media page has several suggestions to safeguard your business

Securing any loose items in front or the business or in the parking lot will help keep burglars from using items to gain entry into the business.

Items like bricks and or cinder blocks and other items could be used to gain entry into an establishment.

Keeping track of inventory and writing down serial numbers when available is an important and good way to safeguard merchandise.

Acquiring, updating or making sure security lighting and cameras are in working order is also important in deterring vandals and break ins.

If you have a burglary to report or any concerns call the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office at (540) 459-6100.

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SCSO looking for missing person

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The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) is asking the public’s help in locating Charlotte “Charlie McPeeks McElligott.

The 19 year old 5 foot 6 inch tall 100 pound white female has long dirty blonde hair and blue eyes.

She was last seen in the 3000 block of St. Luke Road in Woodstock Sunday night.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s office at 540-459-6100.

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