• Balsam Lane, 03/14, 9:38 p.m. Resident reported arriving home to find her front door open and window screen damaged. Deputies conducted a security sweep and did not find anything missing. The incident remains under investigation.


  • Days Inn Motel, 14 Simpson Road, 03/14. On this date, Deputy Ludolph responded to a disturbance at a local motel. The manager advised that she had asked an intoxicated female subject to leave the motel, but she refused and went behind a dumpster. Upon arrival, the deputy located the suspect sitting behind a dumpster. She was identified as Shanna Holwager, 43, of King George. The deputy immediately detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from her person. The suspect was also unsteady on her feet and her speech was slurred. She was taken into custody and held at Rappahannock Regional Jail until sober.


  • A&J Auto, 712 Warrenton Road, 03/13, 8:01 a.m. Male subject reported air compressor stolen sometime in the past two months. There are no suspects at this time. The incident remains under investigation.
  • Staffordboro Commuter Lot, 03/13. Male subject reported stolen tail light from his pick-up truck. The truck was parked at the lot between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. There are no suspects at this time. The incident remains under investigation.


  • Cambridge Street and Layhill Road, 03/13, 3:40 a.m. On this date, Deputy Kellogg observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the area of Cambridge Street and Enon Road. The deputy activated his emergency equipment and conducted a traffic stop. He then made contact with the driver who was identified as Joseph Beck, 32, of Bridgeville, Delaware. Deputy Kellogg asked the driver if he knew what the speed limit was and he answered “no.” He then asked Beck if he knew where he was and Beck answered “Delaware.” Deputy Kellogg informed the suspect that he was not in Delaware. The deputy also noticed that the suspect’s eyes were dilated and, when Beck stepped out of his vehicle, he was unsteady on his feet. Field sobriety tests were conducted and the suspect subsequently admitted to taking a controlled substance. A search warrant for blood was also executed. Beck was taken into custody for driving under the influence and speeding. He was incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail on a secured bond.

This report does not encompass all of the reported crimes that may have occurred in the county, but only those noted for media interest. Anyone with information regarding the incidents listed in this report is asked to contact the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office at (540) 658-4400.


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