Home burglary is thwarted; two Sterling men arrested

Two men are in custody after Loudoun County sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglary in progress early Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

Officers were called to a house in the 200 block of East Staunton Avenue about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, after a resident heard someone knocking on his door, authorities said.

The caller reported seeing a flashlight pointed through his window, after which he secured himself in a bathroom. As he continued to speak with a dispatcher, he heard the sound of breaking glass, the statement said.

Deputies established a perimeter after two suspects were observed running from the home. A K-9 unit assisted with the search. The suspects were found in the area of South Buckingham and East Tazewell roads.

Michael W. Jenkins, 22, and Shane C. Peterman, 26, both of Sterling, were charged with burglary with intent to commit a felony or larceny, authorities said. Peterman was also charged with being drunk in public.

9/11 commemorative ride to travel through Leesburg

America’s 9/11 Ride will pass through Leesburg on Friday, town officials said. Participants in the annual motorcycle procession come from across the United States to travel a two-day course in honor of the people who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

The riders will travel south on Route 15 into Leesburg, continuing southbound on King Street, where they will enter the Dulles Greenway and travel to the District.

The procession is expected to arrive in Leesburg at about 1:45 p.m. During the ride, King Street will be closed to traffic. In addition, King Street intersections will be closed to east-west cross traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian, until the procession has passed.

Parking will be available in the Town Hall garage, at the Liberty Street parking lot (at Liberty and Royal streets) and at the Pennington parking lot (at Church and North streets).

Spectators are encouraged to arrive in downtown Leesburg no later than 1:30 p.m.

County’s surplus items to be sold through online auction

Loudoun County is selling surplus items in an online auction at www.publicsurplus.com.

The auction items include motor vehicles, bicycles, appliances, furniture and electronic products. Information about the available items and photographs are at the Web site. The auction will close at noon Thursday, county officials said.

Public Surplus was created for use by public agencies. Bidders must be registered with Public Surplus to take part in the Loudoun auction. Registration is free, but a 7 percent buyer’s premium is charged on all purchases.