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March 25, 2020

West Virginia duo charged with crime spree here

Aaron Schrider, 28, and Brooke Shambaugh, 25, both of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., face a range of charges.
Some people might become desperate. Keep an eye on your neighbors, especially the elderly.
— Sheriff’s Sgt. James Hartman
The Fauquier sheriff’s office has charged two suspects from West Virginia with a series of crimes — including burglary and larceny — here Tuesday.

The investigation started at noon Tuesday, when a resident of the Cedar Knolls subdivision northeast of Warrenton called 911 to report a man in his 20s had walked into her home, Sgt. James Hartman said.

“He stated he was there to change an oil filter in her car,” Sgt. Hartman said. “The caller reported the man left on foot toward Dumfries Road (Route 605).

“A neighbor reported seeing the man wearing a white or gray sweatshirt with black markings and saggy blue jeans get in a silver/gray mini-van driven by a female.”

A deputy spotted the van on Dumfries Road heading east toward Route 28, the sergeant added. “The van stopped and the female exited the passenger side and the van continued driving east. The deputy attempted a traffic stop and the van continued . . . .

“At Greenwich Roadm the van drove through the parking lot of Dumfries Market, through the grass and back onto Dumfries Road, heading west. The van encountered a roadblock near Rogues Road and came to a stop. The male driver, matching the earlier description, was taken into custody. The female was located near Rogues Road and was also taken in custody.”

The two suspects allegedly stole items from other Fauquier homes and businesses.

The sheriff’s office charged:

• Aaron Schrider, 28, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., with felony eluding, receiving stolen property, attempted grand larceny of a vehicle, breaking and entering in the daytime, possession of burglary tools and conspiring to commit a felony.

• Brooke Elizabeth Shambaugh, 25, of Berkeley Springs, with receiving stolen property, attempted grand larceny of a vehicle and conspiring to commit a felony.

“Anyone who encountered a silver/gray Chrysler Pacifica van occupied by a white male wearing a sweatshirt and jeans, Schrider, and a white female on crutches with dark hair, wearing a black sweat shirt and black sweat pants, Shambaugh, is encouraged to contact the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office at 540-347-3300,” Sgt. Hartman added.

The investigation continues, with the potential for other, unidentified victims, the sergeant said.

With layoffs and business closings because of the coronavirus pandemic, Sgt. Hartman said: “Some people might become desperate. Keep an eye on your neighbors, especially the elderly.”

He encouraged citizens to pay attention to securing their vehicles, homes and businesses.
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DonkeyFarmer · March 26, 2020 at 12:42 am
Is this the same Mark House that was posting against firearm ownership a few months ago?
badelectronics · March 25, 2020 at 7:32 pm
@Mark: I've had some really expensive training and unfortunate hands-on á la US military. .
Mark House · March 25, 2020 at 6:44 pm
@bad - just don't let him or her get out the door if you want to make sure you don't get charged for anything but home defense.
badelectronics · March 25, 2020 at 5:30 pm
@Mark: I'm glad to read you bought a shotgun, excellent choice and hard to miss! I was wondering about why this person didn't get lead poisoning. He'd gain some weight walking into our place.
Mark House · March 25, 2020 at 5:10 pm
Stop by our house with intent to do harm or steal, and you will be met by locked doors, a huge dog and now a shotgun.
Mark House · March 25, 2020 at 5:10 pm
Stop by our house with intent to do harm or steal, and you will be met by a huge dog and a shotgun.
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