Archive for: December 26th, 2017

Crime/Court Local News
Frederick County Sheriff’s Office: 7-11 robbed at gunpoint Christmas evening
December 26, 2017
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Frederick County deputies responded to an armed robbery at the 7-11 on Millwood Ave. Christmas night. /File photo

Frederick County, VA – A 7-11 convenience store on Millwood Pike (U.S. Route 50) was robbed at gunpoint on Christmas night, just after 9:15 p.m. according to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.
Captain Aleck Beeman stated in a media release Tuesday afternoon that the clerk reported that a white female brandishing a silver handgun entered the store and demanded money.

The clerk told deputies she handed over the money from the cash drawer, after which the suspect left the store and ran to Delco Plaza.
The suspect reportedly jumped into the passenger seat of a smaller black truck that was parked in Delco Plaza. The truck left the area heading east on Millwood Pike.

Captain Beeman said no one was injured during the robbery, and an undisclosed amount of money was taken in the alleged incident.

The suspect is described as a white female, approximately five-feet, five inches tall, with a smaller build. She was last seen wearing black pants and coat, a white beanie hat, black sunglasses and a green scarf covering her face.

Anyone who may have witnessed the alleged robbery or has information regarding the incident is encouraged to call the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office at 540-662-6162, or Crime Solvers at 540-665-TIPS.

Information that leads to an arrest could result in a reward. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Local News Seasonal
Rotary Club of Warren County: ‘Letters to Santa’ project a big success its first year
December 26, 2017
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FRONT ROYAL – When the Rotary Club of Warren sets out to do a project, they aim high. This year, for the first time, the civic group decided to help Santa Claus out by answering some of the huge stack of letters the old gentleman receives from children each year.

According to Rotary member and organizer, Felicia Hart, the project was even more successful than the Rotarians had imagined. “What a huge hit! The Rotary Club of Warren County definitely helped Santa out this year. For our first-year offering, we produced, personalized and mailed 422 letters – to kids of all ages.”

Ms. Hart said Letters went to “kids” of all ages, ranging from 9-months to 72-years-old. Letters were mailed letters across the Shenandoah Valley, to Front Royal, Strasburg, Winchester, Harrisonburg and as far away as Coral Cables, FL.

Rotary members who helped with the letters noted that there were “so many positive comments from moms, dads and even aunts who wrote the requests and then witnessed the children receiving and opening their letters, which included holiday stickers.

Hart said, “We even got a thank you letter back from the child with the stickers attached.”

Some of the letters were personalized by the Rotary members, by completing a P.S. with information supplied by parents – everything from working on keeping a neat bedroom, to start using the “Big Girl Potty” to being nicer to a sibling.

This was the parent’s opportunity to “leverage” Santa’s advice, Hart said. She reported that club members had a wonderful time not only reading the letters and the kids’ requests of Santa, but hand-writing the P.S. to the recipient.

This project was such a hit, the club has already decided we will definitely be doing it again next year.

The Rotary Club of Warren County meets on Wednesdays at 7 a.m. at the Front Royal Golf Club.

Some of the club’s service projects have included: the community playground in Linden, a van for the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging, a greenhouse for Blue Ridge Opportunities, renovation of spaces for the Phoenix Project and upgrading the playground for E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School
The Rotary Club of Warren County also supports C-CAP of Warren County, St. Luke Clinic, Samuels Public Library, the United Way and the Humane Society of Warren County.

Additionally, the group grants three annual scholarships to students at Skyline High School and sponsors Interact Clubs at Skyline High School and Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School.

Arrest Logs
POLICE: 7 Day FRPD Arrest Report 12-18
December 26, 2017
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Town Notices
NOTICE: Town Offices will be closed for observance of New Years Day
December 26, 2017
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The Town of Front Royal Business Offices will be closed Monday, January 1, 2018 in observance of New Years Day. The Drive Thru located at Town Hall will be CLOSED on Saturday, December 30, 2017.

Trash and recycling for Monday, January 1 will be collected Wednesday, January 3.

There will be No Yard Waste or Leaf Collection this week.

Christmas Trees will be collected Wednesdays January 3, 10, 17. They must be free of ornaments, tinsel and stands. Those with root balls will not be collected. They must be placed at the curb.

More Information: Public Works Department at (540)635-7819