Loudoun County news in brief

Friday, January 14, 2011; 12:17 AM

Day-care center is broken into in Ashburn

Someone used a gun to break a glass front door at a day-care center in Ashburn, leaving alcohol and personal items inside but stealing nothing, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said.

The incident at Ashburn Village KinderCare in the Ashburn Shopping Plaza occurred between 11 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday, authorities said.

Nothing was reported missing, and there appeared to be no additional damage to the building, authorities said.

"It's unclear what the intent was, but it's obvious that alcohol was involved since alcohol and personal effects were found inside the facility," said Kraig Troxell, Loudoun sheriff's spokesman.

Anyone with information is asked to call R. Bennett, investigator, at 703-777-0475. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919.

Route 7 intersections had most 2010 crashes

Route 7 intersections at Potomac View Road and Waxpool Road at the Loudoun County Parkway in Sterling topped the list of county sites with the most vehicle crashes last year, the sheriff's office said.

Both intersections had 75 crashes in 2010, the sheriff's office said. The top 10 crash locations for 2010, including number of accidents, are:

1. Route 7/Potomac View Road, 75.

2. Waxpool Road/Loudoun County Parkway, 75.

3. Route 7/Belmont Ridge Road, 65.

4. Route 28/Sterling Boulevard, 55.

5. Route 28/Waxpool Road, 54.

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