News Maker Lenny Millholland on consequences of threats

Last week the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) wrapped up their investigation involving threats to a school.

Now two 13 year old students face some serious charges.

We spoke with Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland about the consequences for those making threats in our latest news maker.

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Sheriff Millholland explains what a person who makes such a threat faces.

He Explains that such a threat will meet with serious and costly consequences.

Sheriff Millholland also explains these kind of threats can cause a number of problems for all involved from parents to students, school staff as well as his own staff.

Click here for Lenny’s interview.

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FCSO concludes their investigation of the threat to school

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office reports the conclusion of the investigation into the threat against Admiral Byrd Middle School Thurs. Sept. 8.

Authorities have concluded that the threat was fabricated by two students.

Based on electronic forensic evidence two 13 year old students were responsible for the hoax.

Those two will now face charges pertaining to the creation and dissemination of social media messages of  a threat.

The two students also face administrative sanctions from the school system.

As a result of the hoax being shared and reported to authorities extra security was placed at the school on Tues. Sept. 6.

Unofficially almost 46 percent of the student body did not report to class on Sept. 6.

Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland spoke on the matter saying that people, even those as young as these two, need to realize just how much of an impact something like this has on public safety and services.

Sheriff Millholand went on to state that pulling resources from other areas in the county additional manpower needed and the financial cost aren’t the only things to consider here.

There are innocent students and parents who have been negatively impacted by these actions and now these two students face some very serious consequences.

According to Virginia Code a threat of this sort can be punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

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News Maker Lenny Millholland on National Night Out

National Night Out is a week away Tuesday August 2.

The night is a chance to meet our men and women of law enforcement and first responders.

We spoke with Frederick County Sheriff  Lenny Millholland about Frederick County’s plan for the event in our latest news maker.

News makers are brought to you by Warren County Together We are Community.

Lenny tells us a little bit about the national event.

He also tells us that Frederick County Authorities will be in two different locations.

Lenny tells us what will be on hand at the events including what could be a surprise.

Click here for Lenny’s interview.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

News Maker Lenny Millholland on National Night Out

National Night Out is a week away Tuesday August 2.

The night is a chance to meet our men and women of law enforcement and first responders.

We spoke with Frederick County Sheriff  Lenny Millholland about Frederick County’s plan for the event in our latest news maker.

News makers are brought to you by Warren County Together We are Community.

Lenny tells us a little bit about the national event.

He also tells us that Frederick County Authorities will be in two different locations.

Lenny tells us what will be on hand at the events including what could be a surprise.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

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FCSO report a man lived with a corpse for months

Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland confirmed that a body was discovered in a home on Nightingale Avenue of Stepson City.

Deputies discovered the deceased male while serving an eviction notice to the living resident of the home on July 13.

The exact location of the home and identity of the resident are being withheld pending further investigation.

Verification of the deceased male’s identity and cause of death is being determined by the Medical Examiner.

No further information is likely to be released unless foul play is indicated.

The living resident of the home voluntarily checked himself into Winchester Medical Center for psychological evaluation.

It is speculated that the living resident had the deceased person in the home possibly since February.

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News Maker Lenny Millholland on a golf tournament

A golf tournament to support Our Health  is set for July 15 at Rock Harbor Golf Course.

We spoke with Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland about the event in our latest news maker.

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Lenny tells us how important the event is to support the on going work of Our Health in Winchester.

He also tells us how to get involved as either a golfer or sponsor.

Lenny also tells us how well he does on the golf course.

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A Conversation with a Few Greater Good Award Winners

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Today’s conversation for The Valley Business Today with host, Janet Michael was recorded on location at Shaffer’s BBQ & Market in Middletown. Shaffer’s owner, Matt was recently named the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber’s Small Business of the Year at their Greater Good Awards which took place on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club. You can listen to the show by clicking here.

Vanessa McAllister, Director of Programs & Events for the chamber was Janet’s co-host today. Joining them for the conversation was Frederick County Sheriff, Lenny Millholland who was recently named Citizen of the Year, and Barry Lee who received the Lifetime Community Impact Award. The group talked about the event and what being winning meant to each of them. The conversation was full of stories and laughter.

The purpose of the “Greater Good Awards” is to celebrate outstanding individuals and businesses for the contributions they make to the quality of life and economic stability of our region through genuine community commitment, dedication to excellence, and ethical and creative business practices. Award winners are chosen by an impartial committee of past Chamber board chairs. Awards include Large Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Non-profit of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Emerging Leader Award, James R. Wilkins Sr. Legacy Award, and Lifetime Community Impact Award.

Other award winners from the event were:

Katrina Smith – RE/MAX Synergy | Entrepreneur of the Year

Valley Proteins, Inc. | Large Business of the Year

David Kent | Emerging Leader

Winchester Rescue Mission | Non-Profit of the Year

Vanessa also talked about the newly named Legacy Awards. Before the conversation wrapped, Vanessa gave a few details for some upcoming events: Corporate Challenge, Valor Awards & Valley Business Women‘s Night Out.

For more information about the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber or to watch the replay of the Greater Good Awards, visit their website: https://www.regionalchamber.biz/  and follow them on Facebook.

 

Traffic Safety Thursday with Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland & Lt. Warren Gosnell

We were NOT live in the studio for our “Traffic Safety Thursday” conversation. Instead, we recorded in advance at the Frederick County Public Safety Building with Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland and Lt. Warren Gosnell.

We talked about reactionary gaps: why you should keep one and how to determine how far is far enough. Lt. Gosnell explained their particular importance when approaching construction zones when lanes may be closing as well as following bad weather events when snow might be piled up along roadways.

We also discussed illegal parking in handicapped spaces (including the lines that separate them) as well as parking in fire lanes. Finally, we discussed (again) why it’s illegal to have a cell phone or any other electronic device in your hand while actively operating a motor vehicle.