CRIME & SAFETY
FCSO chase and apprehend fugitive wanted in multiple jurisdiction
The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) reports the capture of a fugitive from multiple jurisdictions with help from citizens. Shortly before noon June 5 a FCSO Deputy initiated a traffic stop for an equipment violation in the 13100 block of Marsh Road. Initially the driver did stop but drove...
Virginia Woman Found Inside Car Off Indiana Highway
Indiana State Police is investigating a fatal crash that happened on Monday. The Perry County Sheriff’s Office received a call concerning 35 year old Maria Booker of Locust Grove, Virginia. She had left Colorado earlier in the day and no one was able to make contact with her for...
Former Fauquier Sheriff Mosier tapped for high-ranking role in Loudoun County
Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman announced Tuesday he plans to tap Bob Mosier, former secretary of public safety and homeland security and Fauquier County sheriff, to fill the role of lieutenant colonel, which has remained vacant in the Loudoun agency since last fall, according to a press release. Mosier began...
Man arrested in Warrenton following heavy law enforcement presence; suspect was driving stolen car
Following a brief pursuit Friday morning, the Warrenton Police Department apprehended a suspect who was driving a vehicle reported stolen, according to Deputy Chief Andrew Arnold. Arnold said the department received a call from a local Warrenton business around 9 a.m. about a vehicle parked in its lot with someone...
Culpeper woman faces 7-year prison sentence in dark web murder-for-hire plot
A Culpeper County woman pleaded guilty in a murder-for-hire plot that started after she saw a dark web ad about a hitman who could “kill any person you want as long as it is not a president or very important person that is guarded by the military.”
Nine killed in crashes on Virginia highways over Memorial Day weekend
RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) - Nine people were killed in seven crashes on Virginia highways over the 2023 Memorial Day weekend, according to Virginia State Police. Over the 2022 Memorial Day weekend, 16 people lost their lives in traffic crashes on Virginia roads. The seven fatal crashes occurred in the city...
UPDATE: Sheriff's office reports missing woman has been located
ORANGE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help to find a missing woman. According to a Facebook post, 46-year-old Megan Clare Davis was last seen on May 24 in the area of Chicken Mountain Road. She was in a black 2020 Subaru...
Gordonsville man killed in weekend crash in Orange County
ORANGE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Virginia State Police is investigating a weekend crash in Orange County that killed one person. According to police, the crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. Sunday on the 250 block of North Madison Road. A 2002 Nissan Frontier that was heading south on North...
Fauquier Co. detectives turn to tech to 'cut the head of the snake' in drug investigations
FAUQUIER COUNTY, Va. (7News) — As drug dealers turn to technology to try and hide from law enforcement, detectives are having to also do so to try and tamp down overdoses seen across the country. The Fauquier County Sheriff's Office was recently able to make an arrest after turning...
Two jurors taint Thompson sex-crimes trial; Judge declares mistrial
David Wayne Thompson’s scheduled three-day jury trial never got started Tuesday morning in Orange County Circuit Court. Judge David B. Franzen declared a mistrial, sending the 13 jurors home. A bevy of activity both inside the courtroom and behind the closed doors of Judge David B. Franzen’s chambers happened before and during the scheduled 9:30 a.m. start. Last week, Thompson, a Madison County resident, saw six of eight felony charges taken off the table by the judge. The commonwealth wanted all six be nolle prossequi, meaning they could be re-indicted at a later time. The judge, however, agreed with Defense Attorney Amy Harper that they should be dismissed, and he...
Hare Raising Tale
Earlier today Deputy K.L. Busch rescued Flopsy, Mopsy, Rabbit Downey, Jr., Bunny Raitt, and Neil Patrick Hareis. The bunnies were lucky she was there after their mother fell victim to a dog attack…but they do each have four rabbit’s feet. Without Deputy Busch, these bunnies were on burrowed time.
Greene man arraigned for allegedly torching Rose Park UMC
The Stanardsville man accused of setting fire to Rose Park United Methodist Church in Wolftown back on January 25, 2023 had his arraignment on five related felony charges Wednesday morning in Madison County Circuit Court. David Gordon Netting’s case had been delayed several months while court-appointed psychologists evaluated the 45-year-old Greene County resident for competency and his sanity at the time of the January offenses. The court first appointed Charlottesville-based Jennifer E.M. Rasmussen, Psy. D., to perform the evaluations. Two weeks later, the court appointed Bay Forensic Psychology of Norfolk after Rasmussen couldn’t meet the timeline ordered by the court. Defense Attorney Michael J. Hallahan II informed the court Wednesday that be...
Ashburn man arrested after Fauquier County 13-year-old overdoses
An Ashburn man has been arrested following the drug overdose of a 13-year-old Fauquier County girl earlier this week, according to a news release. On Tuesday, the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a 13-year-old female that had apparently overdosed on LSD and psilocybin, or “shrooms.” The overdose was not fatal.
Rappahannock man faces drug, firearms charges stemming from task force investigation
A Rappahannock man is in custody on drug and firearms charges resulting from a lengthy investigation by the Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force. Eric L. Butler, 45, was arrested following a search warrant executed at a residence on Brinkley Lane in Rappahannock County. As a result of the arrest, 100 grams of cocaine, 20 grams of heroin, and 100 grams of marijuana were seized along with $21,792 in currency, a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe, and seven firearms.
Sonic boom in DC area came from F-16s investigating plane whose pilot had passed out
WASHINGTON, Va. (7News) — Did you hear or feel a loud "boom" Sunday afternoon? You're not alone. It was later reported that the sonic boom came when DC Air National Guard F-16s scrambled to investigate an aircraft that had entered a temporary flight restricted (TFR) area, according to a US official. The F-16 pilots saw the pilot of the aircraft that had entered the restricted airspace was passed out.
Northern Virginia men found guilty of $7M COVID relief fraud scheme
A Manassas man and a Bealeton man pleaded guilty Friday to engaging in a joint scheme to defraud banks and the Small Business Administration of over $7 million in COVID-19 pandemic relief funds, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of Virginia. Citing court documents, the U.S....
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