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Larceny in Leesburg

According to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, a deputy responded to a Subway restaurant for a report of a larceny on Monday, September 27. The deputy located four subjects matching the description given during a lookout and all four of the subjects were all indentified as juveniles from Leesburg. One of the juveniles, a 14-year-old, was identified as being involved in the theft of a small amount of money from a tip jar in the restaurant located on the 19300 block of Promenade Drive. The restaurant declined to pursue charges. However, all four subjects were issued trespass forms for the restaurant.

 

Advance-Fee Fraud in Leesburg

From the Leesburg Police Department:

In recent weeks there has been an increase in fraud scams in the Leesburg community.  One particular scam is known as advance-fee fraud.

While most scams begin with a spam email request for assistance in unlocking frozen assets, this fraud usually begins when a citizen responds to an advertisement to work as a ‘secret shopper’. Ads for this type of work can be found on-line on sites such as craigslist.org as well as in local newspapers. On a few occasions citizens have been contacted pursuant to placing their information on job finder websites such as monster.com.  

Leesburg Stabbings May Have Possible Linkage to Serial Killer in Michigan

The Leesburg Police Department continues to investigate the two stabbing incidents that occurred last week in the 20 block of Catoctin Circle NE. Leesburg. The suspect, who was described as a tall, stocky, white male in his early 40’s and was last seen wearing a baseball cap and a light-colored shirt. He was driving a dark green Chevrolet Blazer or GMC Jimmy.

The Leesburg Police Department is currently investigating a possible linkage with a serial killer in Michigan. Police have announced that both states plan to address the possible connections in these cases this afternoon. There have been 3 attacks in Leesburg just this month and 13 attacks in the Flint, Michigan area since May. There is also speculation that the attacks may have been racially motivated because in nearly all of the cases the victims are black.

They have also announced a $5,000 reward for anyone providing information about the person who committed these crimes.

Investigation Continues with Dog Poisoning Case

In Leesburg, VA, Harley, an 8-year-old beagle mix suddenly got violently ill last Thursday. The canine was rushed to Leesburg Veterinary Hospital after vomiting all over the house and not being able to stand up. Harley started to have seizures on Friday, and was not showing any signs of recovery. The beagle mix was put down that day as suggested by the veterinarian.

Harley’s owner found a 12 X 12 aluminum pan in his backyard which had an unidentifable yellow liquid inside it. An investigation was opened by Leesburg Police and Loudoun County Animal Care and Control. From initial tests conducted by the vet clinic, it was determined that the substance was likely a mix of antifreeze and some type of meat product. The pan is also being tested for fingerprints.

Once someone is convicted they could face up to five years in prison because in Virginia poisoning a dog can lead to charges of a Class Six Felony.