Crime Scene: Loudoun


Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/08/2012

Woman injured after golf cart rolls at Va. club

A woman was injured late Sunday morning when she rolled a golf cart at Trump National Golf Club in Loudoun County, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Offbeat, Loudoun

Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 01/24/2012

N.Y. man charged with Dulles heroin smuggling attempt

Authorities say Michael Babatunde Ayodele tried to smuggle heroin through the airport on Jan. 16.

By Jimm Phillips  |  07:31 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/14/2012

Ashburn woman charged in hit-and-run

Woman left scene of May collision, police say

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Schools Insider, Mary Pat Flaherty, Loudoun

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Loudoun authorities seek help identifying suspected bank robber

Images of the suspect in an armed bank robbery that occurred Tuesday in Sterling have been released.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  03:33 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime, Loudoun

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 09/12/2011

Pentagon shooting suspect in court in Loudoun on unrelated charges

Yonathan Melaku, 22, of Alexandria, was arrested in connection with vehicle tampering in Leesburg a month before he was linked to area shootings.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:58 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Burglary, Loudoun, Virginia

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Loudoun County deputy saves girl from fall

A five-year-old boy fell three flights from a Loudoun County apartment Tuesday night, but a Loudoun Sheriff’s Deputy saved his four-year-old cousin from the same fate, authorities said.

By Victor Zapana  |  03:00 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Home invasion robbery in Ashburn: police

Two or more robbers forced their way into an Ashburn home Saturday by knocking on the front door and hitting the man who answered with a blunt object, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:10 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robbery, Loudoun

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 06/10/2011

Missing Ashburn teens located in New York

Two missing Ashburn teenagers were found unharmed in Hudson, New York, according to authorities.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  05:05 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Missing Ashburn teens considered ‘endangered’

Loudoun County authorities are asking for the public’s assistance finding two missing Ashburn teens they say are considered “endangered” and believed to be together, according to the county sheriff’s office.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  02:36 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 06/07/2011

‘68’ vandals strike again in Loudoun

The mysterious and elusive “68” vandals have struck again in Loudoun County, spray-painting the number 68 on roughly a dozen cars overnight on Monday and early Tuesday morning, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  12:02 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Va. man charged with harassing teen while dressed as woman

A Herndon man was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor after he tried to persuade a 16-year-old boy to get into his car Sunday night while dressed in women’s clothing, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  03:31 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 06/03/2011

7 years for Loudoun banker Linda Tribby

Linda Tribby, the Loudoun County banker who admitted she stole more than $14 million from her customers, was sentenced Friday morning to seven years in prison.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:01 AM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Loudoun, Tom Jackman

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 06/02/2011

Man confronts gararge burglar in Va.

It is not often burglars flee wearing motorcycle helmets, but it happened in Landsdowne on Wednesday, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  03:03 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Offbeat

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 06/02/2011

Va. teacher was drunk at school: Police

A veteran fourth-grade teacher at Creighton’s Corner Elementary in Ashburn was charged with public drunkenness Wednesday for allegedy being intoxicated at the school, according to police.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  01:44 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Schools

Posted at 06:31 AM ET, 05/10/2011

Boy killed, mother injured when car hits them in Loudoun

A boy has died after he and a woman believed to be his mother were hit by a vehicle while crossing a road in Ashburn Monday night, according to authorities.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:31 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Police warning after Loudoun car break-ins

Five vehicles in the Loudoun Valley Estates community were broken into late Monday night and early Tuesday morning, prompting the Sheriff’s Office to remind residents to lock their cars, according to the Loudoun Sheriff’s Office.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  04:36 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Va. driver dies in crash following police chase, police say

A Lovettsville, Va. man died in a car crash in Loudoun County following a brief chase by police Monday night.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:45 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 03/24/2011

No foul play found in search for Va. woman: Police

Authorities have conducted numerous searches and dozens of interviews in their investigation into the disappearance of a 21-year-old pregnant Ashburn woman, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday, but they say they have yet to find signs of foul play.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  08:08 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Missing Persons, Loudoun, Updates

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Third man charged in deadly Sterling robbery: Police

A third man has been been charged in what police have called a botched home invasion robbery on East Kennedy Road in Sterling.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:32 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dana Hedgpeth, Updates, Loudoun

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 03/15/2011

‘East Coast Rapist’ suspect indicted in Loudoun

A grand jury in a Virginia county has indicted the man police believe is the East Coast Rapist and is responsible for rapes and other attacks on 17 women since 1997.

By the Associated Press  |  11:56 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Updates

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 01/18/2011

Construction site larcenies investigated

A series of recent larcenies at Loudoun County construction sites may be related, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Between Jan. 13 and Jan. 18, items including copper pipes, air conditioning units, fans and water heaters were stolen from...

By Caitlin Gibson  |  02:05 PM ET, 01/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 01/13/2011

3rd death after Christmas Eve crash

A three-vehicle crash on Dec. 24 has claimed the life of a third man, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Department said Thursday. George J. Radston, 58, of Ashburn died Wednesday at Inova Fairfax Hospital from injuries he suffered in a Dec....

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  04:19 PM ET, 01/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun, Loudoun, Loudoun

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 01/07/2011

Break-in at Ashburn daycare center

Someone used a gun to break through the glass front door of a locked daycare center in Ashburn, leaving alcohol and personal items inside but stealing nothing, according to the Loudoun County sheriff's office. The incident at the Ashburn Village...

By Caitlin Gibson  |  04:31 PM ET, 01/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 12/28/2010

Postal worker robbed in Va.

A postal delivery man was robbed at gunpoint in Virginia's hunt country Monday and locked inside the rear of his truck for about 15 minutes before a passerby heard him yelling and freed him, Loudoun County sheriff's officials said. The...

By Maria Glod  |  12:38 PM ET, 12/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 12/06/2010

Cars vandalized, stolen from in Sterling

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is investigating a spate of related larcenies and reports of destruction of property in Sterling, according to authorities. The incidents all took place between midnight and 7 a.m. on Saturday, police said. Deputies first responded...

By Caitlin Gibson  |  03:40 PM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 12/02/2010

Loudoun newspaper owner arrested

The owner and editor of a Loudoun County newspaper was arrested Tuesday and charged with 15 counts of felony embezzlement, according to police. Middleburg police said that Deanne D. "Dee Dee" Hubbard, 67, of Middleburg, who founded the Middleburg Eccentric...

By Caitlin Gibson  |  12:41 PM ET, 12/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 11/29/2010

Armed robbery at Sterling store

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery at the Spice Bazaar convenience store on Cascades Parkway in Sterling on Sunday, authorities said. Two employees were inside the store around 6:30 p.m. when two men wearing white hooded...

By Caitlin Gibson  |  02:08 PM ET, 11/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 11/15/2010

Two charged in Sunday Sterling assault

Two men were charged Sunday in connection to a Nov. 12 assault and stabbing in Sterling, according to the Loudoun County sheriff's office. Manuel O. Rivera, 26, of Herndon, and Christopher A. Bryant, 21, of Sterling, were charged in the...

By Caitlin Gibson  |  12:46 PM ET, 11/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 11/08/2010

W&OD trail exposure case investigated

Two recent incidents involving a man exposing himself to women on the Washington & Old Dominion Trail in Ashburn may be related, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. The first incident took place on Nov. 2 around 4 p.m.,...

By Caitlin Gibson  |  12:04 PM ET, 11/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/25/2010

Police investigating Leesburg attack

Authorities in Loudoun County are investigating a Sunday incident in which three males were assaulted, and one possibly stabbed, in Leesburg, according to the county sheriff's office. Deputies responded to the emergency room of INOVA Loudoun Hospital Sunday night, where...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 10/15/2010

Kids getting high on 'spice'

Several Leesburg teens have used a common incense product to get high in recent weeks, according to the Leesburg police department. The product, which is legal, is known as K2 and commonly referred to as "spice." It is a combination...

By Washington Post editors  |  03:13 PM ET, 10/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 10/07/2010

Man sought in Sterling bank robbery

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery that took place Wednesday at the Bank of America at Regal Plaza in Sterling. A man entered the bank around 4:30 p.m. and brandished a gun, according to the sheriff's...

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:26 PM ET, 10/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 10/02/2010

Loudoun robbery suspect sought

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is investigating the armed robbery of the gas station at 13232 James Monroe Hwy. About 5:30 a.m. Saturday, a dark-complexioned man with a white towel wrapped around his face and a gun in his right...

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  04:35 PM ET, 10/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun, Loudoun

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 10/01/2010

Arrest after Loudoun Subway robbery

An Ashburn man was charged Thursday in connection with the August 20 armed robbery of a Subway restaurant in the Broadlands Center Plaza, according to police. Mohammed B. Akbar, 20, allegedly entered the Subway restaurant, displayed a firearm and demanded...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:22 AM ET, 10/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 09/17/2010

Police link Loudoun, Fairfax robberies

The armed robberies of three salons, a convenience store and a fast food restaurant in Loudoun and Fairfax counties are believed to be connected, according to the Loudoun sheriff’s office. Three robberies in Ashburn in September -- targeting a KFC/Taco...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:14 PM ET, 09/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun, Loudoun

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 09/17/2010

Felony charges after crash, outage

An Ashburn neighborhood lost power shortly after midnight Friday when a driver crashed his vehicle into a power box near Fling Court, according to the Loudoun County sheriff's office. The driver, who did not sustain serious injuries, fled the scene...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:10 PM ET, 09/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/09/2010

Snails seized at Dulles Airport

During a busy Labor Day weekend at Washington Dulles International Airport, one package arriving from Ghana raised some eyebrows. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents say a traveler arriving from the West African nation tried to bring in 14 Giant...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:00 PM ET, 09/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 09/03/2010

Laser pointed at Dulles flight

Loudoun County sheriff's officials are investigating a report of a laser light being shined into the cockpit of an inbound flight to Dulles International Airport, and believe a teenager is responsible, authorities said. It was the latest of several recent...

By Washington Post editors  |  11:10 AM ET, 09/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 08/30/2010

Cars vandalized in Loudoun

Vandals smashed the windows of 27 cars in Sterling on Sunday, on a few occasions stealing credit cards or GPS systems, Loudoun County Sheriff's Officials said. Sheriff's officials said early Sunday morning windows were smashed on 16 vehicles on East...

By Maria Glod  |  08:40 AM ET, 08/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 08/25/2010

Man's body found in Leesburg park

Leesburg police discovered the body of a Leesburg man in Ball's Bluff Park in Leesburg around 1 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Leesburg Police Department. Authorities said that the individual, whose identity has not yet been released, appears to have...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:42 PM ET, 08/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 08/24/2010

Police investigating Leesburg killing

Emergency workers responding to reports of a burning shed in the woods near a Leesburg park found the body of a woman police believe is Loudoun County’s first homicide victim of 2010, authorities said Tuesday. Police had not been able...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:25 PM ET, 08/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 08/20/2010

Loudoun cops seek armed robber

Update, 4 p.m.: The suspect who robbed a Subway restaurant in Ashburn on Friday is described as a black male in his early to mid 20s, about 6-feet tall, with a thin build and short, cropped hair, according to the...

By Washington Post editors  |  04:02 PM ET, 08/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 08/20/2010

Va. man charged with drunk driving

A 19-year-old Leesburg man who allegedly was driving drunk when his SUV struck some trees Saturday has been charged with felony child endangerment, and police said a 4-year-old girl was in a car seat that had not been properly installed....

By Maria Glod  |  08:17 AM ET, 08/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 08/09/2010

Va. deputy released from hospital

One of the two Loudoun County sheriff's deputies injured Saturday when their motorcycles were cut off by a car has been released from the hospital, officials said. The other remained hospitalized Monday morning. Senior Deputy Tom Alpy was released from...

By Maria Glod  |  11:58 AM ET, 08/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun, Loudoun, Loudoun

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 08/06/2010

Teen killed in Va. crash identified

The 17-year-old boy who died Thursday after crashing his dirt bike into a gate at a Sterling park has been identified as Danny S. Somoza of Sterling, according to the Loudoun County sheriff’s office.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:43 PM ET, 08/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 08/05/2010

Two stabbings in Leesburg

The Leesburg Police Department is investigating two separate stabbing incidents. The first occurred on Tuesday night, at about 9:30, when a 15-year-old boy was attacked near the intersection of East Market Street and Plaza Street SE, police said

By Washington Post editors  |  01:08 PM ET, 08/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 07/30/2010

Flea, tick supplies taken from Va. Petco

Thieves stole boxes of flea and tick supplies from a Petco store in Sterling on Thursday, Loudoun authorities said. Five suspects stole about 65 boxes of Frontline and other brands of flea and tick supplies from the store in the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:13 AM ET, 07/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 07/23/2010

4th DWI earns man 4-year sentence

A Herndon man whose blood alcohol was four times the legal limit, and who was convicted of his fourth drunk-driving case in 10 years, was sentenced Friday in Loudoun County Circuit Court to four years in prison.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:04 PM ET, 07/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun, Loudoun

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 07/23/2010

Car windows smashed in Ashburn

Loudoun County Sheriff's officials said the windows of at least seven cars were shatted in an Ashburn neighborhood overnight. The first incident was reported about 11:30 p.m. Thursday after a car alarm went off in the 43400 block of Blair...

By Maria Glod  |  09:32 AM ET, 07/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 07/19/2010

Loudoun vandals target open garages

Vandals snuck into two open garages in Loudoun, spray painting one vehicle and turning on a garden hose in another, authorities said. The first incident happened Saturday in the 42900-block of Brookton Way in Ashburn. In that instance, Loudoun County...

By Maria Glod  |  09:59 AM ET, 07/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 07/02/2010

Prostitution bust at Va. massage parlor

Loudoun authorities on Friday said the investigation into a massage parlor led to the arrest of a California woman on a charge of prostitution and a Vienna man on a charge of soliciting prostitution. The Loudoun Sheriff's office began investigating...

By Maria Glod  |  10:49 AM ET, 07/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun, Loudoun, Loudoun

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 07/01/2010

Truck hits bear in Loudoun County

Loudoun County sheriff's deputies were forced to shoot a 90-pound bear after it was hit by a truck Wednesday morning, officials said Thursday. "The bear was obviously suffering from serious injuries," said Kraig Troxell, a spokesman for the sheriff's office,...

By Dan Morse  |  09:39 AM ET, 07/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 06/17/2010

Search for missing girls in Loudoun

Loudoun County authorities are searching for three runaway girls they said have been missing since June 10 and are believed to be traveling together. Eboni Collins, 12, Genesis Turcious, 13, and Tonya Calix, 17, were last seen together on Meadowview...

By Maria Glod  |  02:40 PM ET, 06/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 06/17/2010

Third robbery at Loudoun hotel

A Homestead Suites Hotel in Sterling has been robbed three times in recent weeks, and authorities said the incidents are likely related. In the most recent robbery, an armed man who had his face covered by a piece of clothing...

By Maria Glod  |  09:13 AM ET, 06/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun, Loudoun

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 06/14/2010

Woman, 91, dead in Loudoun crash

Loudoun authorities identified the 91-year-old woman killed in a Sunday evening car crash as Petrina M. Spence of Herndon. Spence was a passenger in a 2001 Chrysler Sebring driven by her husband, Leroy J. Spence, 94, Loudoun County sheriff's officials...

By Maria Glod  |  03:00 PM ET, 06/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun, Loudoun

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/17/2010

Two more Sterling massage parlors lose licenses

Loudoun County authorities revoked business licenses from two massage parlors over the past week as part of an ongoing investigation targeting "bawdy" places in the county. Aroma Therapy Massage and Massage Therapy, both of Sterling, joined Green Therapy Massage in...

By Josh White  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 05/12/2010

School bus driver charged with assaulting student over iPod volume

A Loudoun County school bus driver was charged with simple assault after allegedly striking a student who refused to turn down his iPod, authorities said. Lavangila N. McKissic, 35, of Round Hill, was driving students through Purcellville about 4 p.m....

By Maria Glod  |  11:04 AM ET, 05/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun, Loudoun

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 05/12/2010

Driver dies in Loudoun wreck after vehicle lands in pond

A Loudoun County woman was killed in a wreck Tuesday night that sent her vehicle careening into a pond, authorities said Wednesday. Two cars collided on Route 7 in the Round Hill area at around 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to...

By Dan Morse  |  10:06 AM ET, 05/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 05/07/2010

Loudoun financial adviser admits to $6.7M investment fraud

A Loudoun County man pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to a scheme reminiscent of the scams launched by New York financier Bernard Madoff. Gregory Vincent Cronin, 49, of Lovettsville, defrauded his clients of more than $6.7 million they had given him to invest in blue chip stocks, federal authorities said.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:53 PM ET, 05/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun, Loudoun, Loudoun | Tags:  Loudoun financial adviser scam; Gregory Cronin $6.7 million fraud; Gregory Cronin investment scam

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 04/29/2010

'Bawdy' Sterling massage parlor raided

Nine people were arrested after Loudoun authorities raided a Sterling massage parlor where authorities allege some workers didn't have the proper permits -- and some massages went too far, authorities said Thursday. Loudoun Sheriff's spokesman Kraig Troxell said complaints by...

By Maria Glod  |  11:45 AM ET, 04/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 04/21/2010

Indecent exposure charges for man parked in Loudoun church lot

Loudoun Sheriff's deputies arrested a man they say exposed himself to passersby as he sat in a car parked in a church lot Tuesday. Authorities said someone walking through the parking lot of Lady of Hope Church on Algonkian Parkway...

By Maria Glod  |  08:50 AM ET, 04/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 04/12/2010

Va. man charged with reckless driving in deadly Leesburg accident

Leesburg police have charged a Winchester man with reckless driving after a Saturday accident that fatally injured a motorcyclist. Brian H. Beck, 28, of Winchester, has been charged with reckless driving after his Jeep Cherokee allegedly hit the back of...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  11:57 AM ET, 04/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun, Loudoun

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 04/05/2010

Intruder climbed into bed with Sterling woman

A man entered a Sterling home early April 5 and climbed into bed with a 60-year-old woman, Loudoun Sheriff's officials said. Authorities said the man walked into the home in the 100 block of Farmington Court through an unlocked door...

By Maria Glod  |  12:12 PM ET, 04/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 03/31/2010

Fender-bender leads to chain reaction crash, injuries in Loudoun

A crash involving six vehicles in Sterling Tuesday left three people injured and the eastbound lanes of Route 7 shut down for several hours while authorities sorted out the mess. The incident started when two cars got into a fender...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  10:28 AM ET, 03/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun, Loudoun

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 03/12/2010

Loudoun toothbrush thefts continue

The strange rash of toothbrush thefts in Loudoun County isn't over. On Thursday night, a man walked into the CVS on Eastern Kingbird Plaza in Ashburn and stole several electronic toothbrushes and teeth whitening products, Loudoun sheriff's officials said. Police...

By Maria Glod  |  08:47 AM ET, 03/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 03/11/2010

Loudoun man drives into restaurant patrons

A Loudoun man accidentally drove his SUV into a restaurant Wednesday evening, striking a man who was having dinner with his daughter and the girl's friend, Loudoun sheriff's officials said. Daniel Goldstein, 38, of Ashburn was charged with reckless driving,...

By Maria Glod  |  08:27 AM ET, 03/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:54 AM ET, 03/10/2010

Loudoun joins Project Lifesaver

The Loudoun Sheriff's office is the latest in the region to join Project Lifesavers, a program that provides tracking bracelets to at-risk people who may wander off. The bracelets, which often are used for people with Alzheimer's or autism, emit...

By Maria Glod  |  05:54 AM ET, 03/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 03/04/2010

More gold burglary cases dismissed in Loudoun County

The collapse of the police investigation into the burglaries of more than 30 homes in Fairfax and Loudoun counties continued Thursday when Loudoun prosecutors dismissed 12 more charges against the two remaining defendants there.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:10 PM ET, 03/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 03/01/2010

Loudoun 'toothbrush bandits' strike again

The toothbrush bandits were back on Saturday. In the latest theft of high-end oral hygiene products from Loudoun County grocery stores, a man swiped four electric toothbrushes, whitening strips and a 12-pack of toilet paper from a Giant in Ashburn...

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:45 AM ET, 03/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 02/18/2010

Loudoun man sentenced to life

A Loudoun County jury has convicted David E. Cavalieri of first-degree murder for killing his girlfriend in their Ashburn apartment last year, and the jury is now out considering a sentence of 20 years to life in prison.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:46 PM ET, 02/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 02/16/2010

Motorist runs down Good Samaritan in Loudoun: Police

In Leesburg, a 44-year-old man was trying to do his friendly deed of the day and help push a disabled car through a snowy street Monday afternoon. But he apparently wasn't doing it fast enough for at least one other driver, and mayhem ensued.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:08 AM ET, 02/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 02/16/2010

Frustration over snowy parking bubbles over in Loudoun

The frustration of having to shovel out parking spaces -- and the etiquette of respecting that shoveling -- erupted into more than just words in Loudoun County in recent days. In a Sterling apartment complex Monday afternoon, a cab driver...

By Tom Jackman  |  09:53 AM ET, 02/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun, Loudoun | Tags:  Loudoun parking dispute; snow parking tires damaged; Loudoun tires damaged parking

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 01/08/2010

Loudoun man arrested for sword attack

Authorities say they have arrested an Ashburn man they say assaulted his fiance and attacked her sister with a sword. The Loudoun County sheriff's office says 27-year-old Richard V. Muse II has been charged with felony assault and domestic assault....

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:43 PM ET, 01/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 12/29/2009

Four saved from Loudoun house fire

Loudoun firefighters helped four people escape a burning townhouse this afternoon, including a teenage boy who was on the second floor. The boy, who was brought down on a ladder, and one woman were taken to Loudoun Hospital Center's Leesburg...

By Maria Glod  |  04:45 PM ET, 12/29/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 12/29/2009

Replica guns cause alarm in Loudoun

An Ashburn resident called the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office on Monday afternoon to report a young man walking through the neighborhood carrying a gun, Turned out it was one of the latest cases in which "airsoft guns," which look like...

By Maria Glod  |  11:44 AM ET, 12/29/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 12/04/2009

Police seek culprits in holiday light cord-cutting

Loudoun County authorities are searching for a grinch, or maybe two. On Thursday evening, a family on Frost Court in Ashburn noticed that someone had cut an extension cord that connected to their outdoor holiday light display. The same evening,...

By Maria Glod  |  09:25 AM ET, 12/04/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/02/2009

Loudoun murder suspect pleads guilty to separate crime

The attack on the Bennetts, who were out for a walk last March in Loudoun County, remains one of the most chilling crimes in Northern Virginia this year. On Tuesday, a Loudoun man authorities believe is the chief suspect in...

By Washington Post editors  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/02/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 11/24/2009

A serial smoocher in Loudoun?

The first time the smoocher struck it was just after 9 a.m. Nov. 20. The man approached a woman jogging on Whitewater Drive in Sterling and held out his hand, as if to shake hers, Loudoun authorities said. The man...

By Maria Glod  |  12:03 PM ET, 11/24/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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