Sheriff’s office seeks possible victims after jewelry recovered

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is seeking possible victims after a large amount of jewelry was recovered from two suspects from Prince William County possibly involved in a series of burglaries in Northern Virginia.

Alicia E. Johnson and Ruby Y. Johnson were apprehended in Leesburg on Nov. 19, on charges stemming from burglaries in Prince William. They were being held at the Prince William County Adult Detention Center, the sheriff’s office said.

In their possession at the time of their arrest were numerous pieces of jewelry, which can be seen at, the sheriff’s office said.

Anyone whose jewelry might have been stolen in Northern Virginia is asked to contact Detective C. Staub at 703-737-8757.

Free event to help homeowners navigating foreclosure review

More Help for Homeowners, an event sponsored by First Home Alliance in partnership with the United Way of the National Capital Area, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, 9258 Center St., Manassas.

The free event will include keynote speaker DeForest Soaries, author of “dFree: Breaking Free From Financial Slavery,” support from church leaders, and assistance to participants in determining whether they qualify for the Independent Foreclosure Review.

First Home Alliance is a nonprofit housing counseling agency serving low- to moderate-income residents in Northern Virginia. For information, call 703-580-8838.

Shenandoah group opens spay and neuter clinic in Manassas

The Shenandoah Valley Spay/Neuter Clinic opened an office in Manassas this week.

The organization has worked with the Prince William County SPCA and the Fairfax County Animal Shelter for years, providing affordable spay and neuter services.

The Potomac Spay/Neuter Clinic, 9975 Pennsylvania Ave., Manassas, provides services regardless of income or place of residence. For information or for appointments, call 571-208-0199 or visit

Association honors Manassas for its fiscal 2012 budget

Manassas has won the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for fiscal 2012.

The award is based on an evaluation by independent reviewers from the Government Finance Officers Association, which considers 14 criteria and grades the budgets in four categories.

“This demonstrates our commitment to transparency with taxpayer funds and a commitment to demonstrate measurable return on investment for city projects,” City Manager John Budesky said.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane and Caitlin Gibson