Scam Alert for the area

Used by permission by the Warren County Office employee Sergeant Terry Fritts

The Warren County Sheriff’s Department is advising citizens of a telephone scam that is reaching as far as North Carolina.

The caller is stating that he is “Captain Steven Owens” with Warren County/Front Royal calling people and stating that a warrant has been issued for missing jury duty.

He states that they must bring their driver’s license and money to the Sheriff’s Office.

This individual has a very southern accent, and the background noise sounds like a “police radio”.

Warren County Sheriff’s Office will not call you if you miss jury, nor ever ask you to bring money.

If you receive one of these calls, please hang up and do not engage. Notify the Sheriff Office immediately, 540-635-4128.

WCSO locate a fugitive near A.S. Rhodes Elementary

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Early Tues. morning Aug. 23 Warren County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) reported a soft lockdown of A.S. Rhodes Elementary and the 15 Street Diversified Minds Schools.

The lockdown was just a precautionary measure as Authorities tracked an individual who fled on foot and was wanted by a neighboring jurisdiction.

The white male in blue shorts and white tank top was last seen running in proximity of A.S. Rhodes School on Strasburg Road near Kesler Road.

Deputies secured a perimeter to enable Master Deputy Matthew Griffith and his canine partner Gator to successfully track and locate the wanted individual.

The 44 year old subject was detained and transported to the Rapphannock, Shenandoah, Warren Regional jail without further incident.

All lockdowns were lifted less than a half hour after they were initiated.

The subject was served a warrant from the other jurisdiction for malicious wounding.

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FCSO seeks information on a pickpocket suspect

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) announced that they are seeking information on a pickpocket.

The male individual has been known to follow females in Costco and pickpocketing from their purse.

After the theft the suspect has been known to go immediately  to other local stores to shop.

The individual has hit on multiple days with security images available here.

Anyone with any information or can identify this individual is asked to contact the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office at 540-662-6162 reference number 22003497.

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SCSO reports a Deputy involved shooting

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Shenandoah County Sheriff (SCSO) Tim Carter reports on a Deputy involved shooting.

Shenandoah County Sheriff Deputies responded to reports of a man causing a disturbance outside a home on Copp Road south of Strasburg.

The man was shining light into to the home and banging on the door around 10 p.m..

The caller also reported several gunshots being fired Mon. night July 25.

When officers arrived additional gunshots were heard from inside 1115 Copp Road.

Authorities repeatedly asked the man to surrender peacefully.

The man did exit the home with a weapon in hand.

A Shenandoah County Deputy discharged his service revolver striking the man.

Sean Christopher McCormack was transported to Winchester Medical Center for life saving treatment but succumbed to his injuries.

As is standard procedure the Deputy has been placed on administrative leave with Virginia State Police investigating the incident.

Copp Road and Route 757 were completely shutdown from approximately 10:30 Mon. night until well into Tuesday morning while the investigation was being conducted.

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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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MD. man arrested for trying to maim Fauquier K-9 officer

The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Landover Maryland man on a number of charges.

Kevin Spriggs was arrested on Sat. July 16 by Fauquier County sheriff Deputies.

Spriggs is charged with possession of stolen goods, obstruction of justice, eluding, driving without a license, driving under the influence of drugs and attempt to maim a law enforcement animal.

Authorities were alerted to Spriggs driving a vehicle with matching license plate to an earlier carjacking in Stafford County.

After the initial traffic stop failed Spriggs was found a short time later parked along the road.

Spriggs refused to exit the vehicle until K-9 officer Bane was deployed to get him out.

After exiting Spriggs continued to resist and began choking Bane.

Finally Spriggs was taken into custody and transported to Fauquier Hospital for treatment.

Spriggs is also being charged by Stafford County Authorities with grand larceny.

Fauquier authorities confirm that K-9 Bane is okay thanks to quick action by deputies on the scene.

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News Makers Deputies Fritts and Seal on Public Safety Day

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office and the Front Royal Police Department will host the first Warren County Public Safety Day on Wednesday.

We spoke with Officers Terry Fritts and Robbie Seal about the event in our latest news maker.

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

Terry tells us about the things that will be on hand at the event.

He also talks about the innovative devices that are now available to help protect your loved ones.

Terry also tells us how successful these devices have been in the past.

Click here for the Deputies’ interview.

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Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office investigate a bomb threat

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) reports responding to an emailed bomb threat that caused the evacuation of Potomac Falls High School.

The investigation identified a juvenile student at the school as the source of the emails.

The teenager has been charged with three counts of threats to bomb.

A search of the school Tues. May 31 after the evacuation found nothing suspicious.

The LCSO was assisted in the search by a number of agencies including the Frederick County Virginia fire marshal’s Office.

The Emergency Management Mount Weather Police Department was also called in along with others.

Out of an abundance of caution authorities have additional personnel at the school today June 2.

The teenager is being held at the Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center.

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FCSO make an arrest after a high speed chase

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) Deputies have arrested 24 year old Tryston Scott Riggleman after a high speed chase.

Deputies began pursuit after Riggleman was observed traveling on a motorcycle over 100 miles per hour on 522 south near the Virginia Farm Market Thursday.

Pursuit was terminated when it was determined that it was not safe after Riggleman turned on to Indian Hollow Road.

Riggleman was spotted again by deputies and a Virginia State Trooper on North Hayfield Road and Indian Hollow Road.

Riggleman attempted escape through a field where he lost control and dropped the motorcycle.

The North Frederick Pike resident was apprehended and is facing a number of charges.

Those charges include Felony Eluding, two counts of reckless driving, no motorcycle license and improper registration.

No injuries were reported in the incident according to the press release from Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland.

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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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