An article in the Oct. 27 Loudoun Extra incorrectly stated that 20th Street in Purcellville will be closed daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for road repairs. While work is underway, 20th Street will be open on weekends. (Published 10/30/2005)

Charges Follow Road Chase

A Lovettsville man faces several charges, including driving under the influence, after leading Frederick, Md., police on a high-speed chase Sunday night.

Joshua Todd Nesselrodt, 30, was also charged with fleeing and eluding police and with numerous traffic violations.

Frederick police said a 2000 Ford Mustang driven by Nesselrodt was seen heading the wrong way on a one-way street about 10 p.m. Nesselrodt eventually got onto U.S. 340, they said, where his speed reached 115 mph. After the car left the highway and crashed at an intersection, he ran into nearby woods, where he was found later by a police dog, police said.

Purcellville Detour Coming

Crews have begun connecting houses to Purcellville's newly installed sewer line. As a result, 20th Street will be closed daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Nov. 10.

Until then, motorists will have to detour on Maple Avenue and A Street.

Cars Vandalized

More than a dozen cars were vandalized last weekend in a Cascades apartment complex.

The damage, which the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office estimates at more than $6,200, ranged from paint scratches to the cutting of a car's roof. Several items also were stolen. Thirteen cars were hit between 10 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of the complex, on Ridgehaven Terrace.

The Sheriff's Office is investigating. Call 703-777-1021 or Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919 with information on the case.

Bullets Fired Into House

The Sheriff's Office is looking for the person or persons who fired shots into a house on Cottonwood Court in Sterling on Saturday. No one was injured. One bullet lodged in a piece of living room furniture. A second bullet was found in an exterior wall, and spent bullet casings were found.

The attack took place between 2 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. Call the Sheriff's Office at 703-777-0475 or Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919 with information.

Fire Training Site on Way

Loudoun County's Department of Fire, Rescue & Emergency Management will break ground Saturday on a new training facility.

The $6.4 million center, on 35 acres on Sycolin Road, will include a burn building, where firefighters can simulate fires, and a high-bay building, for practice with trucks and ladders.

The groundbreaking starts at noon at the training center, 16600 Courage Court, Leesburg.

Free Cab Rides Offered

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program is offering free cab rides home this weekend to adults 21 and older in eastern Loudoun County.

Participating taxi companies will provide rides, free up to a $50 fare, to keep would-be drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel. The program is available Saturday through Monday from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.

To get a ride, call 800-200-8294. Cingular mobile telephone customers can dial #TAXI.

Cable TV Deal on Agenda

Leesburg will consider next month whether its cable television franchise agreement with bankrupt Adelphia Communications Corp. should be transferred to Comcast Corp.

In April, Comcast and Time Warner Cable bought the assets of Adelphia for $17.6 billion in stock and cash. The two companies will divide Adelphia's subscribers; Comcast gets those in Leesburg.

On Nov. 7, the Town Council will hear a presentation and a recommendation from Leesburg's Cable Television Advisory Commission. Public comment will be heard at the regular council meeting on Nov. 8, with a vote on whether to grant the transfer expected to follow.

-- Compiled by

ARIANNE ARYANPUR