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  1. Serious Crime website

    Update: Two Charged in May 6 Attempted Armed Robbery at Sterling Shopping Center

    Seondre A. Gambrell, 25, of Fredericksburg, and Migdam M. Mohamed, 20, of Leesburg are both charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and attempted armed robbery. Read on...
  2. Press release website

    LCSO Reaches Out to Identify Two Men Who Aided Missing Teenager

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the two men who aided a missing teenager in the Leesburg area to contact the LCSO. Read on...
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    Update- Teenager Missing in Leesburg Area Returns Safe

    Deandre Hobbs, age 16, was last seen on foot in the 42000 block of Victory Lane after leaving the area on his own accord. He was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and matching sweatpants. He is described as being 5’9” tall with a thin build. Read on...
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    LCSO Deputies, Civilian Lauded for Quick Actions in Apartment Building Fire

    “The awareness and quick actions of our deputies and Mr. Zapata, along with the efforts of Loudoun County Fire and Rescue crews likely saved lives and further damage last week,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. Read on...
  5. Press release website

    Survey of Residents Continues to Give LCSO, Overall Safety, High Marks

    Loudoun County continues to have the lowest crime rate in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area and is recognized as a model law enforcement agency in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Read on...
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    LCSO and LC-CFRS In-Person McGruff Safety Camp is Full - Spots Remain for Virtual Camp

    Registration for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System in-person McGruff Safety Camp is full. Registration for the virtual McGruff Safety Camp, which is being held week of July 19-22 is still open. Read on...
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    LCSO and LC-CFRS Announce Dates for 33rd Annual McGruff Safety Camps; Register May 5

    The camps began the summer of 1988 and have continued every year through a joint effort between the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System. Read on...
  8. Press release website

    LCSO Investigates Stabbing in Sterling

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a stabbing that occurred shortly before 2 a.m. this morning outside of a Sterling restaurant. The stabbing does not appear random. Read on...
  9. Press release website

    LCSO Investigates Armed Carjacking in Sterling

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported carjacking overnight that occurred at the Towncenter Plaza in Sterling. The robbery does not appear to be random. Read on...
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    LCSO Crisis Intervention Training Reaches 50th Session

    “The LCSO continues to be a leader in crisis intervention training in the region and has provided a valuable skill set that has assisted our staff in many instances to peacefully resolve potentially violent situations,” said Sheriff Chapman. Read on...
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    LCSO to Conduct DUI Saturation Patrols Tonight

    he Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is reminding motorists to never drink and drive as the agency plans to conduct DUI saturation patrols this evening. Read on...
  12. Serious Crime website

    LCSO Investigates Stabbing in South Riding

    The adult male victim reported that he was leaving the McDonalds and an unknown male emerged from the nearby bushes and stabbed him. There is no further suspect description at this time. Read on...
  13. Serious Crime website

    LCSO Investigates Sexual Assault in Ashburn

    he adult female victim reported that during the evening hours of April 8, she was walking home from Junction Plaza when she was grabbed and sexually assaulted by an unknown male near Claiborne Parkway and Marshfield Drive. Read on...
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    Detectives Release Composite Sketch in Sterling Assault

    Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office have released a composite sketch of a suspect in the April 2, 2021 assault of a woman who was walking in Sterling. Read on...
  15. Press release website

    LCSO Investigating Assault of Walker in Sterling

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an assault of a woman who was walking in Sterling on Friday evening. Read on...
  16. Press release website

    Ashburn Man Charged in Sexual Assault of a Child

    Detectives from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office have arrested an Ashburn man who sexually assaulted a child who was known to him. Read on...
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    LCSO to Conduct DUI Saturation Patrols Tonight

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is reminding motorists to never drink and drive as the agency plans to conduct DUI saturation patrols this evening. Read on...
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    LCSO & LC-CFRS Provide Safety Tips to Avoid Window Falls

    In recent years, emergency personnel in Loudoun have responded to incidents where small children have fallen from multiple stories after leaning against window screens. Serious incidents such as these are an often-overlooked safety issue for children. Read on...
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    LCSO Reminding Residents to Secure Firearms

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is reminding firearm owners to make sure their firearms are properly secured and not be left in vehicles. Read on...
  20. Press release website

    Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Warns Residents of Scammers Posing as IRS Officials

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of scammers posing as IRS officials who contact you asking for personal information and demanding immediate payment via prepaid money cards, gift cards, or wire transfers. Read on...
  21. Serious Crime Update

    Sterling Teenager Charged in Shooting on Commerce Street

    Antonio Fernandez was taken into custody shortly after the shooting and a firearm was recovered. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) responded to the Sterling area shortly after 4:45 p.m. on February 20 for an adult male suffering a gunshot wound. Read on...
  22. Press release website

    LCSO Investigates Apparent Suicide at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center

    The inmate was found unresponsive in his cell shortly after 5 p.m. February 12 by LCSO staff conducting a security check. Deputies initiated CPR and medical personnel at the ADC immediately responded and provided emergency medical treatment. Read on...
  23. Press release website

    Sterling Man Charged in January Shooting

    Jose A. Rivas-Castillo, 27, was charged with aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Rivas-Castillo was located February 9 at a residence in the 100 block of Andrew Place. Read on...
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    Update: D.C. Man Faces Charges in Bank of America Armed Robbery

    An investigation conducted by the LCSO connected the suspect to the January 2 armed robbery of the Bank of America in the Dulles Crossing Plaza. Read on...
  25. Press release website

    Ashburn Man Arrested After Assaulting Deputy, Pursuit

    An Ashburn man is in custody after he fled in his vehicle from a Loudoun County Sheriff’s Deputy. Read on...
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    LCSO Reminds Residents to Be Wary of Business Employee Scams

    Recently the LCSO has received several reports of businesses receiving email messages that appear to come from a known source such as a supervisor or client. The emails include slight variations of the actual contact’s address. Read on...
  27. Press release website

    LCSO Investigates KKK Fliers Found in Sterling

    Today, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) received reports of KKK propaganda fliers found in the driveways of several homes along Hampshire Station Drive in Sterling, Va. Similar fliers were located by the Leesburg Police Department this morning. Read on...
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    Ashburn Man Charged with Money Laundering, Fraud in Online Romance Scam

    In the case, a 60-year-old victim from Nebraska reported she met someone through an online dating site. The person or persons she was conversing with are believed to be outside the United States. Read on...
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    LCSO to Conduct DUI Saturation Patrols Tonight

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is reminding motorists to never drink and drive as the agency plans to conduct DUI saturation patrols this evening. Read on...
  30. Serious Crime website

    LCSO Investigates Attempted Armed Robbery of Cascades 7-Eleven

    Shortly before 3 a.m. this morning the suspect entered the convenience store in the 21900 block of Cascades Parkway where a suspect entered the store and displayed a handgun. The suspect demanded cash. Read on...
  31. Serious Crime Update

    Suspect in Shooting of Sheriff’s Deputy and Two Civilians Arrested on 11 Felony Charges

    A Sterling man involved in the shooting of a sheriff’s deputy and two civilians has been released from the hospital and was arrested today on 11 felony charges. Read on...
  32. Serious Crime website

    Three Shot by Suspect During Attempted Larceny at Sterling Shopping Center, Suspect in Custody

    A suspect is in custody after a Loudoun County Sheriff’s Deputy and two civilians were injured when shots were fired by the suspect while he was being taken into custody for a larceny at the Dulles Crossing Plaza late this afternoon. Read on...
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    UPDATE- LCSO Releases Surveillance Video of Suspect in Attempted Armed Robbery

    The suspect entered the High-Up Food Mart shortly before 10 p.m. and brandished a firearm and demanded cash. The cashier refused and locked himself inside an office. The suspect discharged at least two rounds towards the office. There were no injuries. Read on...
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    Maryland Man Charged in Online Pet Scam

    In light of this arrest and recent pet scam cases, the LCSO is offering these tips to assist residents who are interested in purchasing a pet online. Read on...
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    Chapman Announces “Loudoun Leads” Initiative; Will Not Run For Governor

    Sheriff Chapman recently increased the use of body worn cameras (BWCs) for greater transparency and is conducting research to place the ADC on the path to Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT). Read on...
  36. Serious Crime website

    UPDATE: Two Suspects Charged in Robbery of Sterling Convenience Store

    Marvin R. Garcia- Dominguez, 27, and Carlos A. Centeno-Torres, 29, were apprehended this weekend as part of an investigation in coordination with the Town of Herndon Police Department. Read on...
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    LCSO Sees Lowest Vacancy Rate in Decades; Hired 55 Pre-Certified Officers in Past Two Years

    An internal report determined LCSO currently has a 4.3% vacancy rate (includes pending hires) amongst sworn personnel. In addition, just within the past two years LCSO has hired 55 pre-certified law enforcement officers from Virginia. Read on...
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    LCSO Graduates Three from Professional Executive Leadership School

    1st Lieutenant John Buckman, a 26-year veteran of the agency, 1st Lieutenant Joshua Heddings, a 19-year veteran, and 1st Lieutenant Calvin Moore, a 15-year veteran of the agency, graduated today from the intensive three-week leadership education program. Read on...
  39. Press release website

    Former Loudoun County Man Charged in 2011 Cold Case

    Bethany was 21-years-old and five months pregnant when Roldan said he last saw her at their Ashburn apartment on January 29, 2011. She was reported missing by her family on February 19, 2011, and authorities have been trying to locate her ever since. Read on...
  40. Serious Crime website

    Detectives Release Composite Sketch in Indecent Exposure

    The victim reported that a male followed her while she was exercising on a trail that runs parallel to the Algonkian Golf Course. At one point the victim turned around and the male exposed himself. The victim screamed and the male ran away. Read on...
  41. Press release website

    LCSO Expands Body Worn Camera Program

    Loudoun County continues to be one of the safest counties in the Washington, DC, area and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has enjoyed a nearly 90% citizen satisfaction rating according to a 2018 Loudoun County Citizen Survey. Read on...
  42. Incident website

    Male in Custody for Unlawfully Entering Stone Hill Middle School with a Hammer

    Deputies located the male in an empty classroom and he was taken into custody without incident. The school was occupied by staff and a small group of students. The male had no contact with any of the students and there were no injuries reported. Read on...
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    20 from LCSO among those Recognized at 2020 Valor Awards Ceremony

    “I am proud of the members of the Loudoun Sheriff’s Office, and all of the first responders and civilians who were honored today for their heroic actions and the lives they saved,” said Sheriff Chapman. Read on...
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    Through the Hallways and Back-LCSO Deputies who followed in the footsteps of their SRO

    Over the years Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers (SRO) have become an invaluable part of the daily activities at our schools where teachers feel safe to teach, and students feel safe to learn. T Read on...
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    MWCOG Report: Loudoun County Reports Lowest Crime Rate in D.C. Area

    In 2019, the rate of serious crime saw 6.6 crimes per 1000 residents in Loudoun County and is a 34% decrease in crime since 2012 when Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman took office. Read on...
  46. Press release website

    Two Charged in Stabbing at a Sterling Hotel

    Loudoun County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Hyatt Place Hotel on Ridgetop Circle shortly before midnight on September 1 after an adult male was located in the hallway suffering stab wounds. The victim and the suspects are known to each other. Read on...
  47. Serious Crime website

    UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Series of Commercial Burglaries in Ashburn

    The suspect, who has been identified as a juvenile, is facing multiple juvenile petitions in the burglary series which will be obtained in coordination with Loudoun County Juvenile Court Services. Read on...
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    Sterling Man Charged in Sexual Assault of a Juvenile

    The suspect, Yosuar L. Maradiaga Pena, of Sterling, was arrested Thursday afternoon after an investigation conducted by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit. Read on...
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    LCSO School Resource Officers First in Commonwealth to Hold Advanced Crisis Intervention Training

    The advanced training focuses on residents with Intellectual and developmental disabilities, especially children. The specialized CIT training recognizes signs and symptoms of persons experiencing a behavioral crisis while maintaining public safety. Read on...
  50. Press release website

    LCSO Charges Sterling Man in Child Abuse Case

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Sterling man in a case involving abuse of a child. Read on...
  51. Press release website

    Sterling Man Charged with additional counts of Sexual Assault and Practicing Unlicensed Dentistry

    A Sterling man charged earlier this year with the sexual assault of a juvenile and practicing dentistry without a license now faces eleven additional charges after a continued investigation by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit. Read on...
  52. Press release website

    LCSO Welcomes 14 New Recruits in Special Combined Graduation Ceremony

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office welcomed 14 new recruits today in a special combined graduation ceremony. Read on...
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    Ashburn Man Arrested in Connection with Series of Indecent Exposure Cases

    An Ashburn man has been arrested after he exposed himself to an adult female yesterday. Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office have connected him to a series of indecent exposure cases dating back to November 2019. Read on...
  54. Press release website

    Two Men are in Custody and Charged in Connection with the July 8 Homicide of Jose Menendez

    Two men are charged in connection with the July 8 homicide of a 24-year-old Winchester man after an investigation by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. Read on...
  55. Press release website

    Chapman Releases Comprehensive Sheriff v. Police Department Study

    Chapman Releases Comprehensive Sheriff v. Police Department Study; Challenges Cost, Value, and Timing; and Credits Those Seeking More Information. Read on...
  56. Press release website

    Loudoun BOS Seeks to Take Over and Politicize Local Law Enforcement

    The estimated cost of this change is more than $20 million and it would come at a time when Loudoun County government expects to experience up to a $100 million budget shortfall in this fiscal year alone due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  57. Press release website

    Public Safety Agencies to Offer Virtual McGruff Safety Camp

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System are pleased to announce the “virtual” 32nd annual McGruff Safety Camp from July 27 – 31, 2020. Read on...
  58. Serious Crime website

    Update: Victim in Homicide Investigation Identified as Winchester Man

    The victim, Jose I. Escobar Menendez, was located deceased in the roadway along Emerald Point Terrace near Winding Road in the Sterling area around 3:30 a.m. on July 8. Read on...
  59. Serious Crime website

    LCSO Investigating Burglary and Assault in Ashburn

    The suspect forced his way into an apartment in the 20600 block of Hope Spring Terrace around 5:30 p.m. on June 30. He assaulted the homeowner before grabbing a knife from inside where he sustained self-inflicted injuries. Read on...
  60. Press release website

    LCSO Investigates Apparent Suicide at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center

    The inmate was found unresponsive and hanging by a sheet in his cell by LCSO staff conducting a security check. Deputies initiated CPR and medical personnel at the ADC immediately responded and provided emergency medical treatment. Read on...
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    Loudoun Adult Detention Center Receives 100% Compliance for Department of Corrections Standards

    The audit reviewed documentation from the last three years of operation and ensured compliance with 128 strict compliance standards, including 43 Life, Health and Safety standards, necessary for certification. Read on...
  62. Press release website

    Newark Man Charged After Soliciting Juvenile Over Social Media App

    A New York man was charged with Production of Child Pornography and Use of a communication system to solicit a minor after an investigation conducted by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit. Read on...
  63. Press release website

    Statement from Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman: Every Citizen has a Voice in Loudoun County

    As your elected Sheriff, I want to assure you that every citizen has a voice in Loudoun County. As the nation reflects on the tragedy in Minneapolis, our sincere condolences go out to George Floyd’s family, friends and loved ones. Read on...
  64. Press release website

    Update to LCSO Records Services, Fingerprinting for Residents

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) will reinstate in-person records services and modified fingerprinting services for all residents beginning tomorrow, May 29. Read on...
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    LCSO Welcomes Newest Explosive Detection Canine

    DFC Shore and K9 Ginny will assist with searches during bomb threats, investigate suspicious packages, help with security at special events, and assist with future searches associated with the Silver Line section of METRO. Read on...
  66. Press release website

    Two Juveniles Charged After Robbery in Lansdowne

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Kipheart Drive and Riverside Parkway around 2:45 p.m. on May 14 after a resident saw three teenagers in an altercation in his backyard Read on...
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    Captain McDonald Graduates from Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course

    Captain McDonald, a 19-year veteran of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, currently serves as the Assistant Division Commander in the Operational Support Division. Read on...
  68. Press release website

    Sheriff Chapman Joins Law Enforcement Leaders in Opposing Parole of Man who Killed Richmond Officer

    Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman joined law enforcement leaders around the commonwealth and the country in strongly condemning the parole of a Virginia man who killed a Richmond Police Officer in 1979. Read on...
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    UPDATE: Two Arrested After Strong-Armed Robbery in Sterling

    Jorge A. Alvarado-Soriano, 19, was arrested today and the second suspect, Elias G. Guzman, 20, was arrested April 17. Both suspects are from Herndon and have been charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. Read on...
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    LCSO & LCFR Provide Safety Tips to Avoid Window Falls

    Warmer weather is in the forecast and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System remind parents to be careful when they leave windows open to let in fresh air and enjoy the warmer temperatures. Read on...
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    Sterling Man Charged in Connection with Fatal Shooting on Rusty Blackhaw Square

    – The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in connection with a fatal shooting last month on Rusty Blackhaw Square. Read on...
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    South Riding Men Charged in Distribution of Counterfeit Xanax

    Two South Riding men were arrested Thursday in connection with a 2-month investigation into the distribution of counterfeit Xanax. The investigation was conducted by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Enforcement Unit. Read on...
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    Captain Ahlemann Graduates from 279th Session of National FBI Academy

    Captain Ahlemann is the 28th member of the Loudoun Sheriff’s Office senior staff to have graduated from the FBI Academy since 1970 when then-Sheriff Robert W. Legard completed the training with the 86th session. Read on...
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    LCSO Investigates Fatal Crash on Algonkian Parkway

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash that took the life of a motorcyclist Monday night. Read on...
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    Four Face Charges in Connection with Stolen Firearm

    Two juveniles and two adults are facing charges after a firearm exchanged hands multiple times, including inside Woodgrove High School, in October 2019. Read on...
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    10th Annual Awards Ceremony Recognizes Day-to-Day Efforts of LCSO Personnel

    The awards and recognition program allows members of the agency to nominate their co-workers, partners in law enforcement, and citizens for efforts that often go unrecognized. Read on...
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    Thank You Loudoun County!

    LCSO Raises Over $23,000 for Cancer Research and Prevention During No-Shave November Read on...
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    Ashburn Man Taken Into Custody After Several Hour Standoff

    As deputies attempted to make contact with the subject he became disorderly and refused commands by law enforcement to exit the home. Members of the LCSO established contact and after continued conversations, the subject exited the home. Read on...
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    After Years of Effort, Sheriff Chapman Lauds Amended Traffic Ordinances to Fix Gap in State Law

    A nearly six-year effort by Sheriff Mike Chapman to remedy a serious gap in the Virginia motor code has been finally resolved at the local level with the passing of two amendments to the county’s codified ordinances by the Loudoun Board of Supervisors. Read on...
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    LCSO Investigating Fatality on Algonkian Parkway

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation after a driver reported he was traveling westbound on Algonkian Parkway near Westmoreland Drive when he observed a person in the roadway. Read on...
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    Maryland Man Sentenced in Series of 7-11 Robberies

    A Maryland man was sentenced to 18 years and 8 months in the Virginia Department of Corrections in connection with a series of armed robberies targeting 7-Eleven convenience stores in Northern Virginia. Read on...
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    LCSO Graduates Patrol Supervisor, Corrections Supervisor, and First-Ever Civilian Employee from PELs

    2nd Lieutenant Collette Cunningham, a 17-year veteran of the agency, 2nd Lt. Jeffrey Haig, a 12-year veteran, and Chandra Evans, a 26-year veteran of the agency, graduated Thursday from the intensive three-week leadership education program. Read on...
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    Sheriff Chapman Addresses Proposal to Change Loudoun County’s Form of Government

    Sheriff Chapman discussed the proposal during a radio interview and is questioning the motivation, necessity, and fiscal responsibility of creating an additional law enforcement agency in the county. Read on...
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    LCSO’s Youth Service Section First in Northern Virginia to Host Sources of Strength Training

    This week School Resource and Juvenile Resource Officers with the LCSO were the first in the Northern Virginia region to receive training in Sources of Strength, an evidence led youth suicide prevention program, conducted by the Ryan Bartel Foundation. Read on...
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    MWCOG Report: Loudoun Crime Rate Remains Lowest in Northern Virginia

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office reported the lowest crime rate in Northern Virginia according to the Annual Report on Crime and Crime Control released by the Metropolitan Council of Governments (MWCOG) last month. Read on...
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    LCSO First in Commonwealth to Hold Advanced Crisis Intervention Training

    The three-day advanced training focused on residents with Intellectual and developmental disabilities, especially children. Read on...
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    LCSO Offers Driving Safety Tips During National Teen Driver Safety Week

    In the U.S., car crashes are the leading cause of death in teens. A majority of those crashes are due to critical errors, including lack of scanning that is needed to detect and respond to hazards, going too fast for road conditions, or being distracted. Read on...
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    LCSO Releases Composite Sketch in October 13 Robbery in Sterling

    The victim reported he was walking in the 200 block of Fletcher Road around 10 p.m. on October 13 when he was assaulted and robbed by four unknown males. Read on...
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    LCSO Investigates Indecent Exposure in Brambleton

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported indecent exposure in the Brambleton area on Wednesday and are working to determine if it is connected to a similar case reported last spring. Read on...
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    LCSO Reaches Another Milestone in Crisis Intervention Training

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office reached another milestone this week graduating its 40th session of Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) on Friday. Read on...
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    Teenager Charged in Indecent Exposure Series on W&OD Trail

    An Ashburn teenager has been charged after a series of indecent exposure cases along the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail. Read on...
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    Five Suspects Arrested After Gang-Related Assault in Sterling

    The victims reported they were in a vehicle on Williamsburg Road when several subjects pulled them out of the vehicle and assaulted them. The investigation determined that some of the suspects were known to them and the assault involved two rival gangs. Read on...
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    Safe2Talk App Offers Loudoun Students a New Way to Report Safety Concerns

    As the safety of our children is a top priority, this year the LCSO in coordination with Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) introduced the Safe2Talk app to allow anonymous reporting of issues that threaten the safety of our schools. Read on...
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    New Technology, Programs Enhance Opportunities at Loudoun Adult Detention Center

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office continues to enhance opportunities for inmates at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center (ADC) to help continue to reduce recidivism which has decreased 10% since 2012. ] Read on...
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    LCSO Deputy, Traffic Safety Efforts Recognized at Annual Virginia Sheriffs’ Conference

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office was honored to be recognized for two of the highest awards at the 86th Annual Virginia Sheriffs’ Association Conference on Thursday. Read on...
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    Widespread Threats Towards Loudoun Schools on Social Media Determined to Be Non-Credible

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has concluded a investigation into rumored threats on social media towards Loudoun Schools. The information posted online was determined to be non-credible and there was no threat to any Loudoun County Public School. Read on...
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    Sheriff Addresses Suicide Prevention in Law Enforcement

    Over the past several years, the LCSO has developed multiple tiered mental health support systems within the agency to promote and ensure an environment of psychological wellness. Read on...
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    LCSO Releases Composite Sketches of Suspects in W&OD Trail Robbery

    Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective C. Pickrell of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-1021. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are asked to call Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919. Read on...
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    LCSO Investigating Armed Robbery of Bicycle Rider

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery of a bicycle rider on the Washington and Old Dominion Trail near Williamsburg Road in Sterling. Read on...
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    Fairfax Juvenile Detention Officer Charged with Sex Offenses Against a Minor

    Clifton Townsend, Jr., 60, of Leesburg, was taken into custody Monday night after the investigation determined he had sexual contact in Loudoun County with a juvenile who was known to him. Read on...
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    LCSO Arrests Ohio Man after Attempted Robbery in Sterling

    An Ohio man is in custody after being involved in an attempted robbery where a bystander discharged several rounds from a firearm during the incident. Read on...
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    Five Deputies Graduate from Virginia D.A.R.E. Officer Training School

    Five members of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Youth Services Section successfully graduated from the Virginia Drug Abuse and Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Associations D.A.R.E. Officer Training School. Read on...
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    Two Women Charged With Distribution of a Controlled Substance into Loudoun Adult Detention Center

    Stephanie A. Balcazar, 28, of Sterling and Bryanna A. Hunter, 26, of Washington, DC, were both charged with distribution of a controlled substance into a correctional facility and attempted possession of a chemical compound by a prisoner. Read on...
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    Springfield Man Charged with Attempted Murder after Shooting at Occupied Sterling Home

    A Springfield man has been charged with attempted murder after a shooting this morning in Sterling. Read on...
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    LCSO Investigating Burglary of Home in Ashburn

    Detectives are asking residents who live on or near this location and have external cameras that have stored recordings, to review their video during the time frame of 10 p.m. on July 5 to 4 a.m. on July 6. Read on...
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    Ashburn Man Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter in Fatal Crash

    An Ashburn man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after a single-vehicle crash Thursday night that took the life of a passenger in his vehicle. Read on...
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    Hamilton Volunteer Rescue Squad Member Charged After Inappropriate Relationship with a Juvenile

    Jacen N. Martin, 23, of Purcellville has been charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor and Possession of Child Pornography. The inappropriate contact with the juvenile came to light on June 22, 2019. Read on...
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    LCSO Deputy Named 2019 Virginia Deputy Sheriff of the Year

    DFC Whittington will be officially recognized this September in recognition of his outstanding performance, unwavering passion and commitment, and problem-solving to improve the quality of life for citizens, Read on...
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    LCSO Recruits Take Top Academic Spots, Awards & Hold Leadership Roles During 140 Session of NVCJTA

    “The outstanding performance of this class exemplifies our efforts to recruit the best and the brightest. We have been able to attract highly qualified applicants who recognize the LCSO as a premier law enforcement agency,” said Sheriff Chapman. Read on...
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    LCSO Holds 12th Community Resource Fair, Sees Continued Decrease in Recidivism

    The event was hosted by the Loudoun Re-Entry Advisory Council and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and was held inside the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center. Read on...
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    Three Charged with Cocaine Distribution in Loudoun County

    The investigation into the suspects began in March 2019, after the LCSO learned they were possibly involved in the sale of cocaine in the county. During the investigation, one of the suspects sold an AR-15 style rifle during a controlled operation. Read on...
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    LCSO Investigating Armed Robbery at Royal Farms in Chantilly

    Around 4 a.m., the unknown suspect entered the Royal Farms in Chantilly and brandished a firearm and demanded cash from two employees inside. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash from the registers, the suspect fled from the rear of the store. Read on...
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    Suspect in Sexual Assault Apprehended in New York

    A Manassas man was arrested in New York Thursday night for the May 10, 2019, sexual assault of an adult female at a residence in the area of Maison Carree Square in Loudoun County. Read on...
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    LCSO Investigating Crash Involving a Bicyclist and a Vehicle

    The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene. The bicyclist, a 41-year-old-male, was flown by helicopter to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and is currently in stable condition. Read on...
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    Sugarland Elementary School Teacher Charged with Simple Assault

    A teacher with Loudoun County Public Schools was arrested today after an investigation determined he had inappropriate contact with a student at Sugarland Elementary School. Read on...
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    Loudoun Adult Detention Center Again Receives 100% Compliance

    The agency has received 100% compliance from the Virginia Board of Corrections during its annual inspection since the opening of the facility nearly twelve years ago. Read on...
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    LCSO Releases Composite Sketch in Peeping Incident at Claude Moore Recreation Center

    The suspect is described as an Asian male, 5’8” tall, and weighing 175 pounds. He was wearing all black clothing with three white stripes going down the sides of his pants. Read on...
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    LCSO Warns Residents of Telephone Scam Impersonating Local Law Enforcement

    “Under no circumstance would a law enforcement official in Virginia contact you to collect fines for an outstanding warrant,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. Read on...
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    UPDATE: Second Suspect in April 7-Eleven Robbery Arrested

    Abdul R. Abid, 25, of Herndon was taken into custody Friday evening as part of the ongoing investigation. Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested the other suspect, Zian Rehman, 19, back on May 2 on Brookfield Circle in Sterling. Read on...
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    Suspect Apprehended in Regal Center Carjacking

    LCSO Deputies were able to quickly establish a track of the vehicle utilizing the stolen cars in-vehicle security and emergency services system. Deputies tracked the vehicle to Loudoun County Parkway where they stopped traffic and located the suspect. Read on...
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    Maryland Man Drowns in Work-Related Accident at Goose Creek Reservoir

    A Maryland man lost his life this morning after he was swept away by moving water while removing debris from the dam at the Goose Creek Reservoir in Ashburn. Read on...
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    May Marks Mental Health Awareness Month, LCSO Continues to Expand CIT Program

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month and as mental health professionals work to provide support and educate the public, the LCSO continues to work to increase the number of deputies trained in CIT to help citizens experiencing a behavioral crisis. Read on...
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    Three from LCSO Recognized at VSI Certification Program

    The VSI Certification Program recognizes those Virginia sheriffs and deputies who continue individual professional development and a commitment to excellence, life-long learning, and advancement of public safety as a profession. Read on...
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    LCSO Seeks Identities of Two Suspects in Series of Larcenies from Vehicles

    Detectives released surveillance image stills captured by a home surveillance system in one of the theft cases where the suspects entered an open garage. The suspects also entered over 25 vehicles during the overnight hours of April 23 and April 24. Read on...
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    -UPDATE- Lovettsville Man Arrested in Unlawful Filming Investigation

    The arrest stems from an incident on March 25, when the adult victim reported that she was using the women’s restroom around 4:45 p.m. inside a building in the 19000 block of Deerfield Avenue. Read on...
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    LCSO Investigating Gunfire at Townhome in Sterling

    Deputies responded to the 45500 block of Grand Central Square on April 19, where several residents in the area reported hearing gunfire. A canvass of the scene recovered discharged casings and several rounds that struck and entered a townhome. Read on...
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    Detectives Release Composite Sketch in N. Duke Drive Sexual Assault Investigation

    The victim reported on April 7 that an unknown suspect entered her home in the 120 block of N. Duke Drive around 11:30 p.m. and sexually assaulted her. The suspect fled after the victim woke up. Read on...
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    LCSO Investigating Reported Sexual Assault at Rio Cantina Nightclub

    The adult female victim reported that around 1:30 a.m. Sunday an unknown male grabbed her and began kissing and groping her while they were along the stairs inside the Rio Cantina located in the 21800 block of Towncenter Plaza. Read on...
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    18 from LCSO among those Recognized at 2019 Valor Awards Ceremony

    “I am proud of the men and women of the LCSO, and all of the first responders and civilians honored today for their heroic actions and the lives they saved,” said Sheriff Chapman. Read on...
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    Detectives Release Composite Sketch in Brambleton Indecent Exposure

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has released a composite sketch of a suspect involved in an indecent exposure case in the Brambleton area on Monday. Read on...
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    LCSO Investigating Reported Sexual Assault at N. Duke Drive Home

    Deputies were called to the home shortly before midnight where the victim reported an unknown male sexually assaulted her. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, approximately 20-years-old with curly dark hair, and a slight build. Read on...
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    LCSO Investigating Gunfire at Apartment Complex in Ashburn

    Deputies responded to the 21800 block of Blossom Hill Terrace around 9 p.m. where several residents in The Grove at Flynn’s Crossing apartment complex reported hearing gunfire. A canvass of the scene discovered several rounds struck an apartment building. Read on...
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    As Loudoun Recognizes Telecommunicators, Universal Call Taker Program Moves Forward

    As part of ongoing improvements in 911 services, the Loudoun Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that in coordination with Loudoun Combined Fire & Rescue System, the Emergency Communications Center will begin transitioning to universal call takers. Read on...
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    Two DC Men Face Felony Charges After Breaking into AT&T Store

    Loudoun County, VA- Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office have arrested two Washington, DC men in connection with an auto theft and commercial burglary in Ashburn. Read on...
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    Captain DeLitta Graduates from 275th Session of National FBI Academy

    Captain DeLitta was one of 253 veteran law enforcement officers who graduated March 15, 2019, from the 10-week program. Captain DeLitta is an over 18-year veteran of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. Read on...
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    Two Men Face Felony Charges After Attempting to Retrieve Package of Marijuana

    Two Annandale men are in custody and seven pounds of marijuana were recovered after a joint investigation between the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS). Read on...
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    LCSO D.A.R.E. Program Receives Legacy Award

    Sheriff Mike Chapman accepted the Legacy Award for the agency’s D.A.R.E. Program at the 20th Annual Loudoun School-Business Partnership Breakfast. This award recognizes a longstanding partnership that has had a lasting effect on Loudoun’s students. Read on...
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    LCSO Graduates Two from Professional Executive Leadership School

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office graduated two members of the agency’s leadership staff from the 44th session of the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation Professional Executive Leadership School (PELS). Read on...
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    Loudoun Sheriff Elected Vice President of Homeland Security for MCSA

    Sheriff Mike Chapman was named Vice President of Homeland Security for the Major County Sheriffs of America, a professional law enforcement association comprised of almost 100 sheriff agencies in the nation’s most populous counties and parishes. Read on...
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    9th Annual Awards Ceremony Recognizes Day-to-Day Efforts of LCSO Personnel

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office held their 2018 Awards and Recognition Ceremony Friday, February 8, 2019, to recognize the day-to-day efforts of members of the agency for their service and dedication to the community. Read on...
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    Reston Man Charged with Attempted Capital Murder of a LCSO Deputy

    Loudoun County, VA – A Virginia man has been charged with attempted capital murder in relation to the shooting incident which occurred on January 17, 2019, in Paeonian Springs. Read on...
  142. After Recent Incidents, Sheriff Chapman Discusses Firearms Safety in Loudoun

    Know the law, be safe, and be considerate of those around you. That is the message from Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman in a video released today in response to the increase in complaints regarding the discharge of firearms in Loudoun County. Read on...
  143. LCSO Reminds Residents to Lock Vehicles, Remove Valuables after Rash of Thefts in Dulles South Area

    Loudoun County, VA – The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents to be vigilant in locking their vehicles following an increase in auto thefts, larcenies from vehicles, and other related thefts in the Dulles South area. Read on...
  144. LCSO Presented with Reaccreditation, Called ‘Model Agency’ in State

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office was officially presented the agency’s certification of reaccreditation awarded by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC). Read on...
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