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Crime blotter: Suspicious events, auto theft

Authorities are investigating a fatal car crash in Sterling, an auto theft and several suspicious events, according to daily reports from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Suspicious Event: A complainant reported seeing someone outside their home on Monday shortly after 9 p.m. that appeared to be carrying a firearm. A deputy arrived on the scene in Dulany Court in Sterling and detained the subject. The subject was found to be carrying a BB gun in their backpack. The subject was trespassed from the residence.

Suspicious Person/Larceny from a Vehicle: Deputies responded to the block of 46800 block of Snow Hill Way in Sterling shortly after 2 .m. on Tuesday for a report of several unknown people on foot in the area, possibly tampering with vehicles. Three subjects were identified and charged. Jonathan M. Owens, 20, Melvin K. Jenkins, 18, and Michael W. Jenkins, 18, were all charged with destruction of property and grand larceny. All three were being held on no bond.

Tampering with a Vehicle: A resident went to lock their vehicle in the 21900 block of Castlehill Court in Ashburn shortly after 11 p.m. on Monday when they saw someone inside their truck. The person fled the scene. Nothing was taken from the vehicle.

Larceny: Copper wiring was taken from a home under construction in the 25470 block of Kinsale Place in Aldie between 5:30 pm. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday.

Larceny from Vehicle: A cell phone, sunglasses and a GPS unit were taken from a vehicle in the 20940 block of Sandstone Square in Sterling sometime between 8 p.m. Thursday and 8:20 a.m. Friday.

Destruction of Property: Someone spray painted graffiti at a business in the 45900 block of Old Ox Road in Sterling between 4:30 p.m. Thursday and 5 p.m. Friday. The graffiti does not appear gang-related.

Destruction of Property: A driver side window on a vehicle in the 46900 block of Antler Court in Sterling was damaged to gain entry. A GPS unit and cell phone were taken during the incident, which occurred between 11 p.m. Friday and 11:08 a.m. Saturday.

Larceny: A purse and its contents were taken from a vehicle in the 200 block of St. Johns Square in Sterling on Saturday between 4:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

Auto Theft: A resident reported their 1998 Kia stolen after they left it running to pick up food at a restaurant on Saturday. The vehicle was found in the 200 block of East Holly Avenue in Sterling. Eualter Rodriguez-Perez, 36, and Luis Alexander Guillen, 27, both of Sterling, were charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle. Rodriguez-Perez was also charged with drunk in public.

Burglary/Destruction of Property: Someone entered the High Up Food Mart in the 428 block of Enterprise Street in Sterling on Sunday around 2:15 a.m. by damaging a glass door. The suspect damaged the cash register, which was empty. Nothing was taken.

Larceny: A wallet and its contents were taken from an unsecured locked at the Claude Moore Recreation Center in the 46100 block of Loudoun Park Lane in Sterling on Sunday between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Fatal Crash: John Henry Smith, 72, of Leesburg, was operating a 1995 Chevrolet Pickup on Saturday when it is believed he had a medical emergency shortly between 11 a.m. Smith lost control of his truck as he was heading westbound on Sterling Boulevard. Smith crossed over Pacific Boulevard and was in the Prologis Gateway Park when he lost complete control of the vehicle. Smith ran over multiple bushes and struck a tree before crashing into the side of a building. Smith was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Suspicious Event: A window of a home in the 21800 block of Westdale Court in Ashburn was shattered shortly after 9 p.m. on Friday. There are no indications as to what caused the damage.

Brandishing Weapon: A cyclist saw a group of juveniles in the area of Cochran Mill Road and the W&OD Trail in Ashburn around 11 a.m. on Saturday. One of the subjects appeared to be brandishing a firearm. The juveniles were found and the weapon was determined to be a paintball gun. The complainant declined to press charges in the case.

Destruction of Property: Someone damaged a sliding glass door to a home in the 25500 block of Quits Pond Court in South Riding between midnight and 7:15 p.m. on Friday. The residence is currently unoccupied.

Larceny/Destruction of Property: Someone entered a vehicle in the 800 block of Potomac Ridge Court in Sterling between 10:30 p.m. Wednesday and 6:30 a.m. Thursday by damaging a passenger window. An MP3 player was removed.

Larceny: A DVD player and change were taken from a vehicle in the 20300 block of Burnley Square in Sterling between 3 p.m. Wednesday and 10:45 a.m. Thursday.

Destruction of Property: A sign on a church in the 46600 block of Algonkian Parkway in Sterling was spray painted between 3 p.m. Wednesday and 1 p.m. Thursday.

Larceny: A GPS unit was taken from a vehicle in the 46600 block of Drysdale Terrace in Sterling between 4 p.m. Wednesday and noon on Thursday.

Larceny from a Vehicle: A GPS unit was taken from a vehicle in the 20300 block of Briarcliff Terrace in Sterling between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Larceny: A pressure washer was taken from an unlocked garage in the 33300 block of Snickersville Turnpike in Bluemont sometime between 4 p.m. on Monday, May 17, and 1 p.m. Thursday.

Suspicious Event: There were several reports of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Benjamin Court and Turnberry Drive in Round Hill on Thursday at 4 p.m. The vehicle was described as an older model four-door passenger car that was black in color with red and gold striped wheel rims. The same vehicle was seen in the area the previous day.

Suspicious Event/Larceny: Several delivery packages were removed from outside a home in the 15000 block of Lees Crossing Lane in Lucketts on Thursday. The packages were found nearby and had been opened. Some of the contents, including ammunition for a firearm, were removed.

Attempted Burglary: Deputies responded to a home in the 17200 block of Simpson Circle in Paeonian Springs on Thursday around 10:30 p.m. Possible pry marks were found on a door. No entry was made and nothing was taken.

By Meghan Louttit  |  May 25, 2010; 11:53 AM ET
Categories:  Latest News , Police/Fire  | Tags: Aldie, Ashburn, Auto Theft, Bluemont, Car Crash, Paeonian Springs, Round Hill, South Riding, Sterling, Weapons, attempted burglary, burglary, larceny, suspicious event  
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