Traffic checkpoint leads to arrest

On December 8, 2018 at approximately 12:12 a.m., Winchester Police Department (WPD) officers were working a traffic checkpoint in the area of Millwood Avenue and Pleasant Valley Road when they observed a vehicle make an illegal U-turn in order to evade the checkpoint. After a short pursuit and investigation, officers identified the driver to be 36-year-old Eugenie Cabness of Front Royal, Virginia.
After making the illegal U-turn, Cabness accelerated through a red light to evade the officers who attempted to make a traffic stop. Cabness later stopped near Jubal Early Drive and was taken into custody. The 2012 Chevy that Cabness was driving was reported stolen out of Front Royal and contained a small amount of suspected crack cocaine. Cabness was also in possession of stolen items from the Walmart in Front Royal.
Upon arrest, Cabness was served with nine warrants and faces the following charges:

  • Failure to appear (Madison County)
  • Driving with a suspended license
  • Petit Larceny
  • Grand Larceny
  • Felony drug possession
  • Eluding police
  • Improper U-turn
  • Failure to obey traffic signal

Officers transported Cabness to the Northwest Regional Adult Detention Center.