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Crime blotter: Recovered autos, suspicious event

Authorities are investigating several cases of recovered stolen vehicles and a suspicious event in Ashburn, according to daily reports from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Sobriety Checkpoint: A total of 336 vehicle passed through a sobriety checkpoint held in the area of Ashburn Village Boulevard and Shady Glen Terrace in Ashburn between 11 p.m. Friday and 1:30 a.m. Saturday. One driver was charged with driving on a suspended license, five others were charged with other traffic-related citations. No motorists were charged with a DUI.

Missing Person: An 81-year-old female was reported missing from Ashburn on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The missing woman had reportedly left to go to a local grocery store and had become lost. The deputy located the woman at a shopping center in the area of Potomac Station Drive and Battlefield Parkway in Leesburg. The victim's family was advised of the Project Lifesaver program.

Auto Theft/Recovered: A 2007 Lincoln Navigator was reported taken from a limousine service in the 23500 block of Pebble Run Place in Sterling between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle was recovered in Arlington County by the Arlington County Police Department and the driver was arrested. The driver was found to be an employee of the company.

Recovered Stolen Auto: A motorcycle was reported stolen on April 6, from the Stanford Square area was recovered in the 20440 block of Chesapeake Square in Sterling on Wednesday shortly before 7 p.m. The motorcycle was returned to its owner.

Larceny from a Building: Someone entered a model home in the 40300 block of Aldie Springs Drive in Aldie and took a large-screen television, a computer, DVD player and a game system. The incident occurred between 6 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday

Destruction of Property: A second-story window of a home in the 100 block of North Duke Drive in Sterling shortly before 5 p.m. on Tuesday was damaged.

Larceny: A power tool was taken out of a vehicle in the 200 block of North Joshua Court in Sterling between 11 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday.

Assist Rescue: A 2-and-a-half-year-old child fell from a second story window of a home in the 43300 block of La Belle Place in Ashburn shortly before 8 p.m. on Tuesday. The child was apparently leaning against a screen when it gave away. The child did not sustain serious injuries. The Loudoun Sheriff's Office reminds homeowners to be careful when they leave windows open to let in fresh air and enjoy the warmer weather. Serious incidents such as this case are an often-overlooked safety issue for children. Please view this website to learn more about window safety in your home.

Suspicious Event: A resident in the 21050 block of Lowry Park Terrace in Ashburn reported that someone came to their door on Sunday at 5 p.m. and asked for a person who did not live there. The person then asked other questions the resident felt were suspicious in nature.

Recovered Stolen Auto: A deputy discovered a stolen vehicle that was parked in the 22870 block of Brambleton Plaza in Ashburn shortly before 1 a.m. on Tuesday. The vehicle had been reported stolen on April 23, from EEE Auto Sales in Sterling.

Larceny: Someone removed musical instruments from a vehicle in the 800 block of West Redwood Road in Sterling between 10 p.m. on April 13, and 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Burglary: A home in the 20560 block of Noland Woods Court in Potomac Falls was broken into through a basement door on Monday between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Nothing was reported missing.

By Meghan Louttit  |  April 29, 2010; 8:55 AM ET
Categories:  Latest News , Police/Fire  | Tags: Aldie, Arlington, Ashburn, Brambleton, Leesburg, Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, Safety, Sterling, assisted rescue, auto theft, burglary, crime, larceny, missing person, police, recovered auto, sobriety checkpoint, suspicious event  
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