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Loudoun Jury Sends Habitual Drunk Driver to Prison

Loudoun Jury Sends Habitual Drunk Driver to Prison

From the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office:

LEESBURG, Virginia – December 14, 2010.  Kenneth Wright, 50, of Sterling was convicted after a one day jury trial of his 4th Offense for Driving While Intoxicated within the last 10 years, a Felony under Virginia law.  Wright was also convicted of Driving a Motor Vehicle after his license had been revoked due to prior DWIs.

Leesburg Police Detective Doug Shaw Receives Commendation Medal

From the Town of Leesburg -- On Saturday, November 19, 2010, Detective Doug Shaw of the Leesburg Police Department was awarded the Law Enforcement Commendation Medal by the Colonel James Wood II Chapter of the Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (VASSAR).  The Law Enforcement Commendation Medal is awarded for accomplishments and/or outstanding contributions in an area of law enforcement.

Detective Shaw is a member of the department’s Crisis Intervention Team, and in that capacity served as the primary negotiator during a botched robbery in July 2009 where two elderly members of the Leesburg community were held hostage by a gunman who threatened them with great harm. Detective Shaw was effectively able to utilize his communication skills and negotiation training to bring about the release of the two hostages and the peaceful surrender of an armed and dangerous felon.

LCSO Alerts Residents about E-mail Scam

From Loudoun County Sheriff's Office:

Loudoun County, VA: The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office reminds computer users to secure their passwords and update anti-virus and anti-spyware programs after the agency received several complaints from residents whose e-mail accounts were hijacked as part of a scam.  

Several Loudouners reported that their e-mail accounts were used by an outside party to send e-mails requesting money to their own contacts and address books. In most cases the fraudulent e-mail states that the victim was on vacation in London (or other overseas location), and was either robbed or had their hotel room burglarized, and requested that a sum of money (varying from $1000.00 to $2500.00) be wired to a recipient in London (or other overseas location) so that the victim can get home to the US. Most of the e-mails are listed as subject: “I Need Your Help Urgently..” or “Stranded in The UK..”. 

LCSO Offers Safety Tips After Recent Exposure Cases on W & OD Trail in Ashburn Area

From The Loudoun Sheriff’s Office:

Loudoun County, VA: The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is offering several safety tips for path and trail users after two recent cases of a subject exposing himself along the Washington and Old Dominion trail in the Ashburn, VA area.  

89-Year-Old Woman Scammed by Car Thieves

This was sent to us by Fairfax County Police Department:

McLean Police District – Police are searching for a stolen car they believe was taken by two men who scammed an 89-year-old woman out of an undisclosed amount of cash and then stole her car on Thursday evening, September 31. The investigation determined the victim was driving in the morning and got lost in the Leesburg area. Two men offered to escort her home in her vehicle for a fee. She agreed and the men returned the victim to her home in the area of Hopewood Drive and Rosecroft Place, where she handed over the cash. The next day, family members visited the victim and noticed her car was missing. Further investigation revealed that the car key had been taken off of the key ring.

Leesburg Hosts Police Mountain Bike Training Course

From the Town of Leesburg, VA – The Town of Leesburg recently hosted the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy’s Police Mountain Bike basic training class.  Nineteen officers from Arlington County, the City of Alexandria, the City of Manassas Park, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Metro Transit Police, Loudoun County and the Town of Leesburg participated in the four-day class which took place during the last week of September.

Armed Robbery of Athey's Getty Mart on Rt. 15 South of MD/VA Line

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office has released a video of an armed robbery under investigation. The robbery took place this morning at 5:30 a.m. at Athey's Getty Mart, which is located at 13232 James Monroe Highway. Athey's Getty Mart is located on Route 15 immediately south of the Maryland/Viriginia line. 

The suspect is described as a black male, wearing black pants and a black jacket. His face was obscured with a ski hat and a t-shirt. The suspect fled in a 4-door car, possibly a silver Buick, north on Route 15 towards Maryland.

If you have any information please call 703-777-0475.