Woman charged in burglary at school in Leesburg

A Leesburg woman was charged Tuesday in connection with a burglary this month at the Leesburg Montessori School, Leesburg police said.

Christina Anne Grant, 36, was arrested Tuesday and released on a $7,500 unsecured bond, police said.

The burglary was reported about 7:15 a.m. Feb. 5. Staff members from the school on Fort Evans Road NE contacted police after finding a broken glass door at the school.

Leesburg police found evidence that someone had entered the school and taken items, including clothing and food, authorities said.

Police said Tuesday that the burglary was a random and isolated incident and that the school had not been targeted by the suspect.

County schedules sessions on real estate tax relief

Free sessions have been scheduled next month to provide information on eligibility criteria for Loudoun County’s real estate tax relief program, Commissioner of the Revenue Robert S. Wertz Jr. said in a statement.

Homeowners who are 65 and older, have disabilities or are below the established income and wealth limits might benefit from a reduction in the amount of their property taxes.

Qualified applicants must have a gross combined income of less than $72,000 and a net worth of less than $440,000. Up to $10,000 in income of a spouse or relative residing in the home is excluded from the income calculation. Net worth does not include the value of the house and land up to 10 acres.

The following sessions will all begin at 10:30 a.m.:

→March 18 at Cascades Library.

→March 20 at Ashburn Library.

→March 21 at Purcellville Library.

→March 22 at Rust Library.

An appointment or reservation is not required. Applications for reduced property taxes are at www.loudoun.gov/taxrelief-forms.

Residents may also call 703-737-8557 to have a form mailed to their home or pick one up at the commissioner’s offices in the County Government Center in Leesburg or the Loudoun Tech Center in Sterling.

For information, go to www.loudoun.gov/taxrelief.

— Compiled by Caitlin Gibson