Skyline Drive is closed to motor vehicle traffic from Front Royal to mile 65.5 at Route 33. Pedestrians and bicycles may still enjoy the park from 7am - 8pm daily.Shenandoah National Park, in response to guidance from Virginia Department of Health, is announcing additional modifications to operations which support federal, state, local and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) efforts to promote social distancing and slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Decisions on modifications to park operations are being re-evaluated regularly by park management.
As of April 4, 2020, Shenandoah National Park will offer very limited services outside those that support visitor or resource protection. At Shenandoah National Park, the following services and operations will be suspended in order to comply with the state health guidance:
NEW: Shenandoah National Park will be closed to all access from 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. daily.
NEW: Skyline Drive is closed to motorized vehicles from mile 0 at Front Royal to mile 65.5 at Route 33 east of Elkton and west of Stanardsville (Swift Run Entrance). You can enter at Swift Run, but you can only go south on Skyline Drive. You can also enter at Rockfish Gap Entrance east of Waynesboro and west of Charlottesville. The ~40 mile stretch of Skyline Drive from Swift Run to Rockfish Gap is the only portion of the Drive open to vehicles. Motorists need to be sure to exit by 8:00 p.m. Skyline Drive is open to pedestrians, bicycles, and other non-motorized vehicles from mile 0 at Front Royal to mile 65.5 (Swift Run Entrance), daily from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visitors need to exit by 8:00 p.m.
NEW: All picnic grounds are closed.
All boundary trailheads in Rappahannock and Page Counties are closed. For a list, see yesterday's update.
Old Rag and the Whiteoak-Cedar Run loops and associated trails are closed. For a specific list, see the March 25 update.
Routes 670 and 648 in Madison County leading to boundary trailheads for Rose River and Dark Hollow are closed.
All facilities, including bathrooms are closed.
There is no camping. Campgrounds are closed and the backcountry is closed to overnight use.
Albemarle County, the city of Charlottesville, and the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority have closed the recreational area around Sugar Hollow Reservoir which also prevents access to Moorman River Trails from that location. ... See MoreSee Less
#FRPDLovesYouWarren County and Town of Front Royal officials are encouraging the community to sign up for the Smart911 national safety profile registry, a free service that allows individuals and families to provide critical medical information to 9-1-1 and first responders.
The County and Town are launching the “Take Control, Let Us Know” campaign to empower the community to take action, and provide valuable and accurate health data that increases the awareness of 9-1-1, first responders, and Emergency Management to an individual’s risk level for Coronavirus.
Individuals can create a Smart911 Safety Profile for their household at www.smart911.com or on a mobile device through the Smart911 app that provides critical medical information for those who may be at higher risk of developing a serious COVID-19 illness.
An unknown Good Samaritan just dropped off Fox’s Pizza for night shift!! They must have known that day shift usually gets all the goodies and we get the crumbs!! Thank you for thinking about us all nighters out here!! #FRPD #NightPatrol #GoodSamaritan #Pizzaisgone ... See MoreSee Less
Hey all you cool cats and kittens, A quick public information announcement from our dispatch center. During this time our department is being proactive in the prevention of spreading COVID-19, including our dispatch center. If you contact our department you can expect to be asked a series of questions designed to obtain information used to keep our officers safe and healthy.
These questions may include, "have you or anyone in your household had a fever or cough in the last 2 weeks?" or "have you or anyone in your household tested positive for COVID-19?" etc.
Nice reference to Tiger King LOL!!! Stay safe y’all!!!
Is that why last Sunday afternoon and night a bunch of 1st responders were having a big party?? Seems they would help keep everyone safe instead of possibly passing this stuff to others. Buy the way the party was in Virginia ave just sould of 11th street. As 1st responders they should be showing the rest of us how to safe and not spread this stuff. Guess that shows how much they really think.of the public. Rest assured, there are real 1st responders there, but this bunch wasn't. The police even had to be called at 11pm to have them stop cussing as loud as they could. They also didnt care about there Neighbors. Might have to call out of town FD if you need help so your safe. So sad
The Front Royal Police Department wants our community to stay healthy and happy! Please remember the following:
STAY HOME: Home is where the heart is. We know as the weather gets warmer and Spring shows her lovely self it makes it harder to stay inside. We all have that springtime itch! Now is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning and yard work! Just because we recommend you stay home does not mean you need to stay inside under the covers. Plant some flowers, drink tea on your deck, take a walk! Go ahead and take that nap, but breathe in that springtime air after!
STAY CLEAN: Do we have to say it? Please wash your hands! Stay clean and sanitized not only tiring this time but always! Germs are everywhere and even in places you wouldn't think. Sanitize your car, cell phone, door knobs, anywhere that Covid could be hiding just waiting to ruin your day!
STAY CONNECTED: This means a couple of things. First, please learn the facts about this pandemic that we are going through. Don't get the facts from Facebook or Twitter. Watch the news and read the new Executive Order from our Governor. Also stay connected with your loved ones, not only for their safety but for your sanity! Utilize social media during this time to stay connected with friends and family that you aren't able to see. Be sure to use the 6 foot rule if you happen to be in public. That means no hugs or handshakes! This will be hard. But we can do this for the good of the community! If you find yourself feeling down and having more than just a boring blue quarantine day, please do not hesitate to reach out to someone.
FRPD - Outstanding post!! God Bless you guys, be safe.
Thank you for the message! You guys are great!
Virtual hugs to all of you for continuing to protect us. Stay as safe as you can, we need you in our lives [and not just enforcing the law].
Dear FRPD. Please tell Walmart to step it up a knotch on the saniwipes and belt cleaning, would ya? I dont come out much these days to do my part, the last thing we want is to get contiminated when we do have to go there.
I have been cleaning out the closets. Did i tell you that? If not for having to stay home i don't think i would have done it. Are you keeping busy?🐅
Yes you guys are awesome I’m praying everyone gets through this and there is a cure hopefully soon amen God is good and y’all out there fighting for everyone and it can’t be easy so I’m sending hugs but from a distance 😊🙏
WARREN COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITY CLOSURES
From the Warren County Office of Emergency Management:
Warren County is taking additional precautionary measures to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the community. Among these is restricting the use of Warren County's parks to trails and outdoor spaces only. The Front Royal Golf Club is also open to the general public. During use of these areas, individuals must, at all times, maintain social distancing as described in the Governor’s Executive Order 55 (Temporary Stay At Home Order Due To Novel Cornonavirus – COVID-19).
Effective immediately, all Warren County parks restrooms, playgrounds and picnic shelters will be closed to the general public. The Warren County Parks and Recreation community center, indoor and outdoor recreation facilities remain closed. Registration for classes and events is temporarily disabled on our website. Events and organized activities are cancelled; this includes use by sports leagues. Equipment rental is not available at this time. The Warren County Parks and Recreation Department offices remain open (but closed to the public) to field your related questions via phone at 540-635-7750 or 540-635-1021 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please read this update from Warren County Fire and Rescue.COVID-19: Prepare your medication and medical history list today!
One of the precautionary actions taken by WCFR as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is we are no longer allowing family members to accompany patients in the ambulance. Emergency rooms have also eliminated multiple people from being in the patients room until screened. This my often times result in the patients medication and past medical history from being easily provided to emergency responders or ER Staff. As a result, we are encouraging all persons to create an up-to-date medical information, emergency contact information and medication list.
Keep an up-to-date list of all the medications doctors have prescribed for your care recipient. Also, list over-the-counter medications and supplements. Be sure to list the name, dosage, and frequency of the medication, the reason for taking it, any dosing directions, the start date, and when appropriate, the end date.
For prescription drugs, add the name and phone number of the prescribing doctor as well as the pharmacy that filled the prescription.
Be sure to include your loved one’s name and/or your emergency contact information.
Note any allergies, or other significant medical information.
Make multiple copies: one for you to carry; one for your care recipient’s patient file; one on the refrigerator for paramedics to find in an emergency; and one for the primary doctor.
A simple computer-based document is one of the easiest ways to keep the record current. ... See MoreSee Less
The Front Royal Police Department wants our community to stay healthy! Please remember the following:
STAY HOME: We know you didn't get to pick your family, but please stay home. Play in your yard, walk down the street, sit on the back deck. Please social distance 6 feet or more if you do venture out. Look in the back of the freezer and cook that roast that has been in there for the past 3 years! #CleanOutYourFreezer #CantPickYourFamily
STAY CLEAN: Please bathe regularly and wash your hands every time you come into your residence. Use antibacterial soap and not that fancy stuff that smells really good and doesn't say the magic word "antibacterial". #NoSmellySoap #Antibacterial #Shower #WashYourHands
STAY CONNECTED: This means a couple of things. First, please learn the facts about this pandemic that we are going through. Don't get the facts from Facebook or Twitter. Watch the news and read the new Executive Order from our Governor. #Facts#FactsDontComeFromFB
Secondly, stay connected through Facebook, phone calls, Facetime, Skype, Tik Tok, Instagram, Twitter, etc. We want you to stay home but that doesn't mean isolate yourself from ALL communication. With today's technology, you can reach out faster and more efficiently than ever before to all your friends and relatives. #ReachOutAndCallSomeone
I pray for our Lord to watch over our officers and keep them safe 🙏
Yes yes yes!!!
Thank You for the update information 👍You do a great job FRPD !!!
This is for our protection and the health and safety of our First Responders as well.....WE CAN DO THIS! Follow these orders and LIVE!!!!!!!
not necessarily anti-bacterial soap
Go check out fantasy land and kick them off the property
this town acts like they are on vacation,all the traffic
You guys are going to have your hands full.....
I'm sure they were getting their exercise at the park which is clearly in the rules. And the traffic some of those people were headed to work. Or home from work. Maybe going to the store to get a few things. Just wanting to bitch about something I guess...
Didn't get to pick your family😂😂 way to keep it light!!! ❤
Awwww we love yall too❤
God Bless you all. Thank you so much for all you do and your daily sacrifices. Not everyone knows what it takes to do your job, but you are a very special group of women and men with loving and supportive families.
Whether it is liked or not,,,,we MUST follow orders,,,,,this is not time to question enforcement, but to comply and make this restriction work for us all! We have First Responders and medical personal who are on the front lines, risking so much for the greater number, and every time we become lax in the understanding and compliance of such orders, we are risking those lives and ours as well.......be reasonable and hunker down for the duration,,,,,,Make sure you will be alive and well with your families for a better day to come! PLEASE! Unless you MUST go out for essentials or medical attention, or other reasons within the guidelines,,,,,STAY HOME!!!!!! STAY HOME!!!!! STAY HOME!!!!!!!!
I think the purpose of this is not so many of us that are at home and truly going out for only what we need, but those that saw fit to gather in large crowds at beaches and popular trails over the weekend. I don't think anyone will bother you if you are walking along with your family or alone as long as it isn't on a crowded beach.
I'm interested that visiting family is on the list of things we can do
For everyone wanting to just go on as normal ~ it’s only prolonging this. Every two weeks there will be a spike. Will people start doing it when their loved one is on a ventilator? Or been turned down for one? No ones thinking
Where else would anyone go other than the things listed in this Executive Order? Everything else is closed!
Town of Front Royal, VirginiaIMPORTANT and PLEASE SHARE:
The Town of Front Royal, VA has an abundance of resources for our community online about COVID-19. This page is updated daily AND as we receive updates. Please utilize this page to get answers to the many questions that are being asked AND please share this with others.
We are gathering information in Virginia and surrounding counties from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Governor of Virginia to minimize COVID-19 related impact in our community and facilities.
Thank you The Apple House for bringing us another delicious treat! They brought in hot and yummy apple cider donuts! We are counting down the hours until the gyms open back up, we will certainly need them soon! ... See MoreSee Less
PRESS RELEASE March 24, 2020 From the office of Chief Magalis
FRONT ROYAL, VA: As a community, we have entered uncharted territory that is changing rapidly due to the COVID-19 virus. Both the Town and County governments have been meeting daily to discuss the myriad issues pertaining to the COVID-19 virus and our community. Yesterday, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam issued an executive order that goes into effect at midnight tonight that closes or modifies the operation of businesses not considered “essential”. This order seeks to contain, control, and prevent infections and unnecessary risks to our citizens.
The Front Royal Police Department, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Front Royal and County of Warren governments, Warren County Commonwealth’s Attorney, Warren County Fire & Rescue, Emergency Management, and Valley Health have been working tirelessly to keep our citizens as safe as possible. Our community must adhere to the restrictions put in place to help with this process. The Governor’s emergency powers are derived from VA code 44-146.15. The Governor’s Executive Order Number Fifty Three (Executive Order #53) describes in detail businesses considered essential, non-essential, or otherwise exempt to closing with restrictions. Gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited rather than simply discouraged. The Warren County Commonwealth’s Attorney, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, and Front Royal Police Department have coordinated on this issue. We intend to enforce this order through warnings, education, and collaboration with our business partners to comply; however, non-compliance could result in a summons for a Class 1 misdemeanor.
We are calling on all of our friends and neighbors in the Town of Front Royal and Warren County to do their part in this fight. Ask yourself if you have an absolute need to run that errand or leave your safe space or if you want to leave because you are tired of being cooped up. Each time you encounter someone, you run the risk of becoming infected.
In the best interest of our community, we urge you to adhere to Governor Ralph Northam’s most recent executive order. We are collaborating with our local businesses and civic groups to help those that are at high risk or may not have the resources to get essential products or services. We are streamlining this coordinated effort to keep unnecessary risk to a minimum.
We thank you as a community for doing your part to protect our local medical staff, first responders, grocery and pharmacy personnel, and keeping other essential employees healthy and safe to ensure our community service providers remain fully staffed. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you all for your service. We will get through this!
Thank you all for your service Prayers going up for each of you for safety as well.God Bless
Karley Lewis Tyler Ouimet Shyanne Marie
Be safe from up north...
Thank you all for your service. Stay safe out there.
May GOD bless you all and keep you all healthy . Thank you for all your hard work! 🙏💙🙏🖤🙏 Thank you to all those that have no choice but to be working right now! I recognize your sacrifice and hold you close in prayer! 🙏🙏🙏♥️ AMEN 🙏
So does the 10 person limit count employees?
Thank you all and may God bless you and protect you. While the world retreats you all stand firm and tall. Protecting and serving. We see it! We appreciate it!
You guys do your part and fill the food banks for your community.
The Front Royal Town Council will hold their Regular Meeting tonight at 7:00pm in the Warren County Government Center Board Room. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this meeting is being held with an abundance of precautionary measures. The agenda only contains those items that refer to the national, state and local emergency that we are currently experiencing. Due to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requirements, this meeting must be open to the public; however, you are encouraged to stay home and watch the meeting livestream from the Town’s website www.frontroyalva.com/
The agenda may be also be found on our website. Please notice the “Order of Business” is proposed to be changed for this meeting. Thank you for your consideration and understanding as our community works together to get through this crisis. ... See MoreSee Less
The Town of Front Royal continues to monitor the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. To protect Town citizens and Town staff, as well as, maintain 100% effectiveness for services, all Town offices are c...
MISSION BBQ is a huge supporter to law enforcement and the FRPD!! Just a reminder that they are open daily for takeout and delivery during this time!Today we were honored to have lunch provided to us by Deb and Liz of MISSION BBQ! Thank you all so much for treating our Officers and Staff!
On March 7th a few of our officers from the department competed in the Gold Mountain Martial Arts 5th annual Heroes Challenge! Team Blue won for the 4th time out of 5 years!! Officer Tony Clingerman is undefeated on the bench! Congratulations guys! #bringinghomethegold#heroeschallenge... See MoreSee Less
Happy St Paddys Day to you all! Our units are in search of the famous pot of gold which we hope contains toilet paper, bread, masks, and hand sanitizer. A reward is being offered for any information on it's whereabouts. Good luck to all!!! #stpaddys#luckoftheirish... See MoreSee Less
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Gene Gaudioso on March 10, 2020. Gene was a police officer with the Front Royal Police Department in the 1960's and was the President of the Front Royal Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police for many years.
For anyone wishing to attend, a memorial service will be held on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 2:00pm at Maddox Funeral Home. ... See MoreSee Less
Last evening we received a food donation from the Fort Valley Fire Department in honor of Bill Mantz. They were overwhelmed at his service with not only love, but enough food to feed an army! Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fort Valley Fire Department and the Mantz family. Thank you so very much and God Bless! ... See MoreSee Less
PRESS RELEASE - 03/06/2020 The Front Royal Police Department would like to thank the Warren County Sheriff's Office and the US Marshal Service for their role in assisting in the arrest of a wanted fugitive from Prince George County, VA since 2015.
What the police department needs to do is look into the individual who is making the claims because she’s been messing with him since he was a minor not to mention she was messing with his father and that’s how she met him and she’s twice his age dig a little deeper front Royal police department
He's so hard he's got his hair in a ponytail
Too bad hes not a member of the local government... He would get away with everything.
The Front Royal Police Department's Motor Officer Steve Mauck will be leading a group of motorcycles down for the ninth annual officer down memorial ride. Come join the fun for a great cause. We will be meeting at the Front Royal Police Department, kick stands up at 8 AM. If you have any questions please contact MPO Mauck at the PD or email email@example.com. ... See MoreSee Less
The real criminals are the ones who keep stealing from the town. I know they built you the new department but at some point you're going to have to help the people. Its not too late to do the right thing and protect the people. Not the same 30 people who have destroyed Front Royal/Warren county.
FRPD has a new Communications Officer!! We would like to welcome Brittini Dennis into our family! Brittini has 6 years of experience as a certified communications officer and will be a great addition to our department! Brittini was introduced to Town Council at this weeks meeting by Chief Kahle Magalis. ... See MoreSee Less
The Front Royal Police Department recently went through an extensive promotional process for the position of Sergeant. We are pleased to announce Brian Whited as our newest Patrol Sergeant. Sgt. Whited was recently recognized at Mondays Town Council meeting where his wife, Erin Whited, pinned his new badge. ... See MoreSee Less
Sgt Cave and Ofc Noland assisted with distributing our collected goodies to the blessing boxes around Front Royal! Thanks guys! We hope these items will help some of those in need in our community! ... See MoreSee Less
I think they to invest in better cameras. With today’s technology theirs no excuse.
Thats a unique jacket. Its also time for some 4k cameras.
Really??? That’s the photo they have?? My $100 Ring camera from Costco is way better than this. Lol
I recognize this guy.
Mannnn we get better photos of the moon might as well take that L
Hopefully the robber stole some potato wedges.Because this camera footage shows they have no $!
Someone said they had good cameras that doesn't look good
That photo is worthless.
Why is his face blurred out? It's not just a poor picture, his face looks actually blurred out
Need high speed for moving photos, or training to get him to stop n pose
Are you sure he don't have a mask on? Did they get finger prints?
Lmao good photo 😂 I think I recognize him geez!
Suspects are believed to have made off with a few week old sandwiches and an undisclosed amount of change
Have you pulled cameras from the nearby banks, and other buildings. He wasn’t walking through town like that, so he had to put the mask on/ take it off nearby. Which would give you a better image to go with. Just a suggestion.
That's the invisible Man. Good luck catching him, he took his clothes off as soon as he got out the door.
Amber , Amen oh lord Amen oh lord Amen
He prolly live right down the street at his momma's house🙄
Thats sad. I doubt they will catch that dude. If that pic is the only thing they have to go on. I feel bad for the clerk... I am sure it was probably random but could have been someone the owner ripped off or cheated out of money or sold expired food/drink amd wouldnt return it
Only chance they have finding this person is through fingerprints or a camera from another business without the mask on. Also, that area stays pretty busy, somebody had to of seen something.
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Frpd enhance the photo. Too blurry to id the perp.
Today is National Love Your Pet Day!!! Officer Rosemeck and Officer Orndorff visited the Warren County Humane Society today to give some love to a few animals who are waiting to be someone's pet! A few of these animals are pictured below. Pups John Wayne and Woofie, and horses Nibbles and Lucille. All pets deserve love, consider adopting your own today! ... See MoreSee Less
This morning we recieved a very special treat in honor of Anna-Marie Elizabeth Dalton who last year lost her life from the consequences of drunk driving. Unfortunately our dispatchers were busy this morning and we did not catch the name of her mother who brought these donuts to us. But we thank her very much and we are honored to receive them! ... See MoreSee Less
Such a sweet way to honor her daughter. My thoughts are with her mama today on the anniversary of Anna-Marie’s death. I know even delivering these donuts on behalf of her baby had to be hard and she has to be having a hard day today as any mother would.
Lauren Garrett ❤️
Kristine Marie Dalton Villatoro is her mother
Kristine Dalton Villatoro
Sweet Kristine Dalton Villatoro is her mom❤️❤️
May GOD bless her sweet mother! There is NO excuse for getting behind wheel of a vehicle intoxicated!! 🤷♀️😡
Montana Kristine Villatoro hugs to you today. And what a great way to start your day of giving. #JUSTICEFORANNA
Love and prayers 🙏
Kristine Dalton Villatoro
Anna Dalton was a beautiful, sweet and caring young lady. She was one of my former students.
Hugs and prayers.
Thank you. I hope they were enjoyed and brought a smile to your officers and workers today. Thank you for everything you do. As I honor my daughter today, I alway want to honor the men and women who have the task of going to these calls, dealing with the injuries and fatalities and especially to those who have to make that initial contact with the family. Police, fire/EMT, corners and even the witness that jump into action to assist where they can. Thank you for all you do.
God Bless the family. Such a difficult thing to deal with. Prayers for continued strength.
Today, Feburary 17th, is National Random Act of Kindness Day! We have been collecting items for the blessing boxes around town and will be distributing them throughout the next few days. Think of some ways you can spread kindness today!! ... See MoreSee Less
**UPDATE** This class is officially full!!** Det. Sgt Winner is instructing another FREE women's self defense class in collaboration with Warren Co Victim Witness Program at the Linden Fire Dept next Sunday Feb 23rd! There is still time to sign up! ... See MoreSee Less
Sgt. Winner, is it possible for me to sit on the side lines for this class? I absolutely LOVED the two classes I was able to participate physically in,,,,,but under advisement, I would do well to sit this class out, BUT the information is still and always will be, VERY important to ingrain into my mind the mechanics and theory behind women's self defense,,,,,I encourage ALL women to give this class a good try,,,it is for your protection!
Fauquier County Sheriff's OfficeWANTED; Levi Norwood is wanted for 2 counts of murder. His current location is unknown. Levi was last seen in the 12800 blk of Elk Run Road in Midland. Anyone who oberserves Levi Norwood is urged to contact 911 immediately and report the location. Do not confront Levi, he is considered armed and dangerous. ... See MoreSee Less