LCSO seeks information on the death of a Sterling woman

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is seeking information on the recovery of a Sterling woman’s body.

Thirty three year old Kelley Muscara  of Sterling was reported missing Sat. May 14 according to an announcement from LCSO.

Muscara’s body was recovered not far from where she was reported missing on Kincora Drive early Sun. May 15.

Loudoun County Authorities in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner have launched an investigation into her death.

Anyone with any information regarding Muscara is asked to contact Detective R. Schmidt of the LCSO at (703) 777-1021.

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Fredrick County Fugitive has been apprehended

The Frederick County Fugitive who eluded arrest in a high speed chase has been apprehended.

A release from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office confirms that Sara Michell Cox has been arrested.

Cox was wanted on several outstanding warrants before hitting a Sheriff’s Deputy with her car to avoid arrest on Apr. 30.

After striking the officer Cox led police on a high speed chase and eluded arrest.

Cox is now facing felony assault on a law enforcement officer and felony eluding charges.

The officer who was struck was not seriously injured.

Initially Cox was being sought on felony failure to appear in court for grand larceny shoplifting and obtaining money by false pretense charges.

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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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FCFR and FCSO investigate fire death

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The Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office confirmed in an email the investigation of an incident early May 5.

The Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office in coordination with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office are conducting an investigation into a fire that involved the death of a victim.

Frederick County Emergency Communications received a call of a structure fire at 665 Pifer Road.

Units from Star Tannery were the first to arrive around 5:50 a.m. yesterday May 5.

Crews found the enclosed back porch of the house was fully involved with fire.

An adult male occupant of the house reported that a disabled female occupant was unaccounted for.

Crews initiated a primary search finding the remains of the victim in the engulfed back porch.

The investigation of the incident continues including a complete autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Virginia for positive identification.

The origin of the fire is still to be determined.

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Warren County suspect apprehended in Fauquier Co.

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Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of a Warren County suspect.

A Fauquier County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested and charged Otis Lee Allen of Manassas with felonious assault and felony hit and run after a two vehicle traffic crash on John Marshall Highway.

During the investigation authorities learned that Allen chased and rammed another vehicle.

Allen caused the vehicle he struck off the road and through a fence.

There were 3 people in the vehicle Allen Struck.

Before deputies could arrive at the incident Allen fled on foot.

A search by Deputies, State Police, a K9 unit and Fairfax Aviation Unit he was located and taken into custody without further incident.

Allen was taken to the hospital for treatment for injuries from the crash.

Two others were treated for their injuries at the scene.

One other victim was transported to UVA Haymarket Hospital for non life threatening injuries.

Allen was wanted in Prince William, Fairfax and Warren Counties for robbery, reckless driving, Eluding and fail to appear.

Allen is being held in Fauquier County’s Adult Detention Center.

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U Drive-U Text-U Pay

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Warren County Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for

the national U Drive – U text – U pay, high visibility enforcement effort from April 7- 11 2022, law enforcement

officers from across the country will work together to enforce texting and distracted driving laws to make our

roads safer for all users. Warren County Sheriff’s office and the NHTSA urge drivers to put their phones away when

behind the wheel, If you need to text, pull over and do not drive while doing so.

If you are the driver follow these steps for a safe driving experience.

If you are expecting a text message or need to send one, pull over and park your car in a safe location, Once

you are safely off the road and parked, it is safe to text.

Ask your passenger to be “designated texter”. Allow them access to your phone to respond to the calls or messages.

Do not engage in social media scrolling or messaging while driving.

Cell phone use is habit forming, Struggling not to text and drive? Activate your phone’s “Do Not Disturb” feature

or put your phone in the trunk, glove box, or back seat of your vehicle until you arrive at your destination.

Texting while driving is dangerous and illegal, Break the Cycle, Remember U-Drive-U Text-U Pay.

For more information , visit www.nhtsa.gov/campaign/distracted-driving.

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FCSO investigates a fatal accident at Winchester Speedway

The opening of the race season at the Winchester Virginia speedway was marred by the death of driver Jimmy Billmeyer of Baker West Virginia.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) responded to an accident Saturday night Mar. 19 at the track to assist and asses the incident.

The investigation revealed it was a freak accident according to an email from FCSO’s Lt. Warren Gosnell.

Billmeyer’s vehicle appears to  have suddenly jerked to the outside of the track colliding with another vehicle.

The impact caused Billmyer’s vehicle to bounce back onto the track to collide with another driver causing Billmyer’s vehicle to barrel roll into the inside wall landing on it’s  roof according to witnesses.

Emergency crews already at the track did everything they could but it appears that Billmyer’s death was immediate.

Gosnell’s email indicated no other injuries in the incident.

Billmeyer was a racing enthusiast of the You Can Afford Racing or U-C.A.R division.

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SCSO warns of a phishing scam

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Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) announced that members of the community have recently been targets of a phishing scam.

Callers with untraceable numbers will text a victim and attempt to set up a comfortable dialog.

Eventually the caller will try to convince the victim to send inappropriate pictures.

After the pictures are sent the caller will use them in an attempt to extort money or personal information from the victim.

The SCSO encourages parents to have a frank conversation with their children about the situation.

If you do receive a text or call from someone you don’t know wanting to start a relationship hang up and block the number.

It is suggested that you set all social media especially your child’s on private so only people you know and they know can contact you or them.

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PCSO has life saving equipment donated

The Page County Sheriff’s Office announced that they have received two donated pieces of life saving equipment.

Two Automated External Defibrillators (AED) are now available one in the investigation office the other in the patrol administration office.

These tools make life saving equipment readily available when needed.

All Page County Officers and staff are CPR and AED certified and ready to assist when and if needed.

The Page County Sheriff’s Office is grateful for the donation which came from the Page County Sheriff’s Office Foundation.

The Foundation reports that more donations are coming in the future to assist the Sheriff’s Office in performing it’s duties for the community.

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FCSO arrest carjackers after chase

An email from Traffic Division Commander & Public Information Officer, Lieutenant Warren Gosnell of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office confirms the arrest of two carjackers.

A report was taken of  a vehicle being stolen at gunpoint by two males at the off ramp on Route 37 North on Valley Pike.

Authorities spotted the vehicle a short time later at 37 and Route 50 and began a chase that at times exceeded 118 miles per hour.

The two suspects were tossing items from the vehicle as they fled.

At the Route 37 Interstate 81 interchange spike stripes were successfully deployed in an attempt to stop the vehicle.

The chase continued down Route 37 to Tasker Road and Hillsdale Drive before the vehicle left the pavement and went into the woods and down an embankment .

The two suspects attempted to flee on foot only to be tracked by a K-9 unit and a helicopter which led to their surrender.

Isaiah Houston of Daleville Virginia and Desmon Wheeler of Bellspring Virginia were taken into custody.

The pair are facing a number of charges including eluding, possession of a firearm in commission of a felony and possession of stolen property.

Both men are being held in the Regional Detention Center.

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