Loudoun County news in brief

December 12, 2012
Possible victims of jewelry thefts sought

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is seeking possible victims after a large amount of jewelry was recovered from two women suspected in a series of burglaries in Northern Virginia.

Alicia E. Johnson and Ruby Y. Johnson, both of Prince William County, were arrested in Leesburg on Nov. 19, on charges stemming from burglaries in Prince William County. They were being held at the Prince William County Adult Detention Center, the Loudoun Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

In the possession at the time of their arrest were numerous pieces of jewelry, which can be seen at http://sheriff.loudoun.gov/jewelry, the Loudoun sheriff said.

Some of the pieces are thought to have been stolen during burglaries and/or larcenies from vehicles in Loudoun, in the vicinity of the Estates at Shenstone Farm and the surrounding area in Leesburg, authorities said.

Possible victims are asked to call Detective C. Staub at 703-737-8757.

Loudoun announcesa new publication

The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development has announced a new publication for the Loudoun agricultural business community.

Loudoun Producer will be published three times per year: once in print and twice in an e-mail format. The next issue is scheduled for Friday.

Loudoun is home to more than 1,400 farms, including 32 wineries, county officials said in a statement.

To receive the free newsletter, e-mail loudounbiz@loudoun.gov.

Past issues of the Loudoun Producer will be available at http://biz.loudoun.gov.

Loudoun government holiday closings

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has approved aligning the county’s holiday schedule with the state schedule by declaring Dec. 26 an additional holiday for county employees.

Loudoun government offices will be closed for Christmas from Dec. 24 to 26 and will be closed for New Year’s on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

A list of county government holidays is at www.loudoun.gov/holidayschedule.

— Compiled by Caitlin Gibson

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