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Authorities Cite Arson as Cause of Leesburg Fire; Seek Public Help in Investigation

Authorities Cite Arson as Cause of Leesburg Fire; Seek Public Help in Investigation

 

The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office has determined the fire that damaged the building housing the Loudoun County Department of Community Corrections in Leesburg Wednesday, November 14, 2012, was caused by arson. Authorities are asking the public for help in determining who deliberately set the fire. Anyone with information regarding the fire should call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-8477 or email vgrigsby@leesburgva.gov

Fire and rescue units from Leesburg, Hamilton, Lansdowne, Lucketts and Ashburn responded to the fire at 107 Loudoun Street in Leesburg at about 6:15 a.m., Wednesday. The fire was quickly extinguished. No one was injured.  Damage to the structure was extensive and is estimated at $200,000. The fire forced the relocation of the Community Corrections staff to a building at 106 Edwards Ferry Road, N.E. in Leesburg until further notice.

Leesburg Police Launches Anonymous Tip Line Service

Leesburg Police Launches Anonymous Tip Line Service

For the first time, the Leesburg Police Department is now able to receive anonymous text and web tips from the public via the service called "TipSoft."

Residents can also download an app available on the iPhone and Android . TipSoft, allows agencies and the public to have a two-way dialog that is completely secure and anonymous. This is possible by encrypting the text message and assigning the resident with a unique ID, protecting the personal details from the information provider.

"The widespread use of text messaging makes it easy for the public to help law enforcement agencies fight crime," said Police Chief Joseph R. Price.

Leesburg Police Launches Anonymous Tip Line Service

Leesburg Police Launches Anonymous Tip Line Service

For the first time, the Leesburg Police Department is able to receive anonymous text and web tips from the public via the service called "TipSoft."

Residents can also download an app available on the iPhone and Android. TipSoft, allows agencies and the public to have a two-way dialog that is completely secure and anonymous. This is possible by encrypting the text message and assigning the resident with a unique ID, protecting the personal details of the information provider.

"The widespread use of text messaging makes it easy for the public to help law enforcement agencies fight crime," said Police Chief Joseph R. Price.

Caring for All Animals

Caring for All Animals

Protecting animals and working with our community to prevent cruelty is what our dedicated field services team does day in and day out, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We believe that every animal matters—regardless of breed, size, age, or any other factor. Recently, one case surrounding one small reptile proved just that.  

In December, our Animal Care & Control Officers were assisting Metropolitan Police Department Officers with a search warrant at the home of Darnell Jones, 34, in Washington, DC, when they came across a snake. The snake was extremely underweight and appeared to be having difficulty shedding her skin which is indicative of significant husbandry and care issues. The subsequent investigation by Humane Law Enforcement Officer Michael Triebwasser revealed that the snake had been underweight for seven months and had never at any point during that time been taken to a veterinarian for proper care.

Leesburg Police Department Investigates Fraud Case

Leesburg Police Department Investigates Fraud Case

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LCSO Investigators Release Surveillance Video of Felony Hit and Run on S. Cottage Road in Sterling

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