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 October 22, 2015

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Northwest Virginia Regional Search and Rescue Task Force and Boyce Volunteer Fire Company conducted a search in relation to the search for Donald Lowery.  The search concentrated in the area of the Shenandoah River, near John Mosby Highway (Route 50).  Late this morning, a body was discovered during the search.  The body is being taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Manassas.  The identification of the body will not occur until the completion of the autopsy.  

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact 540-955-1234

 

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 September 11, 2015

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On September 9, 2015, deputies from the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office assisted members of the Virginia Department of Corrections Probation and Parole District 11 Office with a probationary home visit at a residence located on Goat Hill Lane in Clarke County, Virginia. During the visit information was developed that led deputies to obtain a search warrant for the residence and two vehicles located on the property. During the search, approximately 3 ounces of crystal methamphetamine and a semi-automatic pistol was seized along with cell phones and paperwork. Three people was subsequently arrested:

  • Mario Thomas NAVARRO, of Goat Hill Lane, Berryville, VA. The 27 year old was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance

Mario Navarro

  • Kevin Luis NAVARRO of Goat Hill Lane, Berryville, VA. The 22 year old was charged with a Probation Violation.

Kevin Navarro

  • Kayla Barb CHILDS of the 200 block of Walnut Street, Berryville, VA. The 25 year old was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Kayla Childs

The investigation is ongoing and more charges will be placed. If anyone has any information on this investigation please contact Sergeant Jason Hough at 540-955-1234

Press Release prepared by Travis M. Sumption, Chief Deputy. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact 540-955-1234

 

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 May 12, 2015

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office, with the support of the Clarke County Board of Supervisors, received a grant for a secured medication collection unit. The grant was obtained from CVS/pharmacy® and The Medicine Abuse Project through The Partnership at Drugfree.org. The grant creates an innovative community donation program through which the Sheriff’s Office received a drug collection unit to help our community safely dispose of unwanted medications, including controlled substances. Law enforcement drug collection programs help rid communities of unwanted medications that may otherwise be diverted, abused, or contaminate our water supply.


The medication collection unit is located in the lobby of the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office located at 100 North Church Street, Berryville, VA. Access to the collection unit is available to citizens 24 hours a day. Citizens will never be asked any question when disposing of the medications.


If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Chief Deputy Travis M. Sumption at 540-955-5182.

 

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 March 17, 2015

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


On March 17, 2015 at approximately 4:05 PM, Nathaniel Perry IACONE was located on the grounds of the Clarke County Parks and Recreation on West Main Street and taken into custody without incident.  Berryville Police Department assisted with the apprehension.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact 540-955-1234.

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March 17, 2015

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


On March 17, 2015 at approximately 11:18 AM, the Clarke County Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a 911 call regarding a house on fire in the 10300 block of Harry Byrd Highway.  The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Virginia State Police, conducted an investigation and determined that the fire was intentionally set.  During the investigation a suspect was established and a warrant charging Felony Arson was issued.  

Iacone

The suspect is identified as Nathaniel Perry IACONE, 26 years of age, of the 10300 block of Harry Byrd Highway.  Mr. Iacone is currently at large.  Anyone having information on the whereabouts of Mr. Iacone should contact the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office at 540-955-1234 or Winchester/Frederick/Clarke Crime Solvers at 540-665-TIPS (8477).   

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact 540-955-1234

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January 30, 2015

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Update To Heroin Arrests


On January 27, 2015 members of the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office and the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force, with the assistance of the Berryville Police Department, conducted an investigation regarding the distribution of heroin which led to several arrests and the execution of a search warrant.

Those arrested were:

  • Tiffany L. Mays, 21 years of age, residing in the 200 block of Ritter Place, Berryville, Virginia, was charged with one count of Distribution of Heroin and a Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin out of Shenandoah County and one count of Distribution of Heroin in Clarke County.
  • David H. Butts, 25 years of age, residing in the 200 block of Ritter Place, Berryville, Virginia, was charged with one count of Distribution of Heroin and a Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin out of Shenandoah County.
  • Jane H. Ruby, 31 years of age, residing in the 1800 block of Salem Church Road, Stephens City, Virginia, was charged with Possession of Heroin in Clarke County.
  • David K. Ruby, 36 years of age, residing in the 1800 block of Salem Church Road, Stephens City, Virginia, was charged with possession of Heroin in Clarke County.

The search warrant was executed in the 200 block of Ritter Place, Berryville.  This ongoing investigation is separate from the incident that took place during the early morning hours on January 27, 2015.  

    
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact 540-955-1234

Press release prepared by Travis M. Sumption, Chief Deputy

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January 30, 2015

 

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keeping our citizens informed. To that end, the Sheriff’s Office has started a Facebook page and a Twitter account. The purpose of these sites is to convey important public safety information, communicate public safety alerts, and increase our ability to quickly, effectively, and efficiently reach Clarke County and Shenandoah Valley residents. These sites will also help us find missing and/or endangered persons, criminal suspects, and further our mission of preventing, reducing, suppressing, displacing, solving, and fighting crime in Clarke County.

 

Please visit the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page and “like” it. Also follow us on Twitter at “ClarkeCoSO”.

               

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact 540-955-1234.

Press release prepared by Travis M. Sumption, Chief Deputy

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/clarkecoso

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Clarke-County-Sheriffs-Office/1535064076775964

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January 27, 2015

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On January 27, 2015, after a two month long investigation, members of the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office and the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force, with assistance from the  Berryville Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, arrested six (6) individuals for Distribution of Heroin.


Those arrested for Distribution of Heroine were:
    Sophia Lesly Kirby, 21 years of age of the 100 block of East Fairfax Street, Berryville.
    Justin Andrew Jenkins, 23 years of age of the 100 block of Walnut Street, Berryville.
    Ronald Jared Jenkins, 24 years of age, of the 100 block of Shepherds Mill Road, Berryville.
    Thomas Edward Wilkins, 25 years of age, of the 300 block of First Street, Berryville.
    Perry Mychel Ferguson, 22 years of age, of the 300 block Josephine Street, Berryville.


A female juvenile of Berryville was taken into custody for Distribution of Heroin. A search warrant on Josephine Street was also executed in relation to this investigation. This investigation is ongoing and more charges for the listed individuals will be forthcoming.     


If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact 540-955-1234.
Prepared by Travis M. Sumption, Chief Deputy

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January 12, 2015

PRESS RELEASE -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office responded to an apparent drug overdose at 13630 Lord Fairfax Highway.  Ian Patrick McDonald, 25 years of age, was discovered at that address, deceased.  There were items discovered near his body which lead investigators to believe this was a drug overdose.  Mr. McDonald was an inmate at NRADC, and had been on work release prior to his death.  

The body has been taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.  This is third reported drug overdose death for the region in 2015.   This death is being investigated by the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office and the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force.  
    
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Sheriff AW Roper at 540-955-1234.

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PRESS RELEASE -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Clarke County Sheriffs Office has seen an increase of telephone scams targeting residents of our county.  The scammers are identifying themselves as being associated with the Social Security Administration and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  The Sheriffs Office wants residents to know what to do in case they receive a call from a scammer.
The most important rule is to not give out personal identifying information (such as social security number, birthdate, etc.) to anyone that calls you.  Neither, the IRS nor the Social Security Administration will call and ask for this information.   
Listed are several websites that give more information on what to do if you receive these calls.


http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Reiterates-Warning-of-Pervasive-Telephone-Scam
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0076-phone-scams
https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/#crnt


If you are a victim of a scam, please contact the Sheriffs Office or your local law enforcement agency.
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Chief Deputy Travis M. Sumption at
540-955-1234

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April 23, 2014

 

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office continues its administrative investigation into the discharge of a service weapon by Deputy J. C. McDonald on April 13, 2014.

 

On April 22, 2014 the Sheriff’s Office received several pieces of evidence, including the Glock service weapon and a copy of the in-car camera video recording of the incident. This Office will review all of the evidence in order to determine the appropriate administrative action for this case.

 

Deputy McDonald’s service weapon was equipped with a weapon mounted light, and this system is one of the areas on which the administrative investigation will focus. On April 21, 2014 the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office directed that no weapons with mounted flashlights would be allowed until this review is complete.

 

Deputy McDonald will return to work on his next regularly scheduled shift.

 

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact 540-955-1234

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April 17, 2014

 

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

Virginia State Police representatives met with Clarke County Commonwealth’s Attorney Suzanne Mackall on April 17, 2014 to review the evidence in the April 13, 2014 shooting incident involving Clarke County Sheriff’s Deputy J.C. McDonald. The State Police is still waiting for reports from the forensic laboratory examination of the firearm, and other reports were not complete at the time of this release, 3 PM.

 

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office will not comment on the administrative investigation of this matter until all criminal investigations are complete.

 

 

Sheriff Anthony W. Roper

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March 24, 2014

DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY


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THE CLARKE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, BERRYVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE VFW POST 9760 LADIES AUXILLARY IS COLLECTING EXPIRED AND UNWANTED PRESCRIPTIONS AT NO COST TO THE PUBLIC.

 

 

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014

 

10:00 AM -2:00 PM

 

 

 

PLEASE BRING THE MEDICATIONS TO:

 

VFW POST 9760

 

425 SOUTH BUCKMARSH STREET

 

BERRYVILLE, VIRGINIA 22611

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January 23, 2014

 

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office has concluded its investigation into the December 1, 2013 death of a juvenile in Clarke County. This investigation included the evaluation of the report from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, a forensic examination of physical evidence found at the scene, interviews of witnesses, and examination of social media. The Sheriff’s Office, in consultation with the Commonwealth’s Attorney of Clarke County, finds no evidence of criminal violations by anyone in this case.

We all feel a deep sense of sorrow in the passing of this young person, and wish the best for the family and friends.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Sheriff Tony Roper at 540-955-1234.

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The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Northwest Virginia Regional Search and Rescue Task Force and Boyce Volunteer Fire Company conducted a search in relation to the search for Donald Lowery.  The search concentrated in the area of the Shenandoah River, near John Mosby Highway (Route 50).  Late this morning, a body was discovered during the search.  The body is being taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Manassas.  The identification of the body will not occur until the completion of the autopsy.  

 

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact 540-955-1234

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