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    Loudoun Residents Invited to 10th Child Safety Day

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) will hold the 10th Child Safety Day in partnership with the Town of Leesburg Police Department on October 1, 2022, at the Village at Leesburg. Read on...
  2. Press release website

    LCSO Investigates Strong-Arm Robbery at Gas Station Convenience Store

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is investigating a strong-arm robbery that occurred Thursday night at a Sterling gas station. Read on...
  3. missing person update

    Ashburn Teenagers Located Safe

    Gabriella (Gabby) C. Benitez and Adriana C. Membreno have both been located safe. The LCSO would like to thank the public for their assistance. Read on...
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    Two from LCSO Receive Top Awards from Virginia Sheriffs’ Association

    Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman is proud to announce that two members of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office received statewide recognition today at the Virginia Sheriffs' Association (VSA) Annual Conference, accepting two of the three top awards. Read on...
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    UPDATE: Leesburg Woman Charged in Domestic-Related Homicide

    The victim has been identified as Jeffrey A. Carroll, 56, of Leesburg. Read on...
  6. Press release website

    LCSO Investigating Shooting on W. Church Road in Sterling

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a shooting that took place Tuesday afternoon in Sterling. Read on...
  7. Press release website

    Update- Victim in Ashburn Assault Succumbs to Injuries, Suspect Charged with Second Degree Murder

    Ever R. Cruz, 24, of Ashburn was extradited back to Loudoun County today from the Frederick County Adult Detention Center in Maryland and has been charged with Second Degree Murder. Read on...
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    North Carolina Man Facing Several Charges including Attempted Carjacking

    A North Carolina man has been charged after a crash involving a stolen vehicle out of Fairfax and attempting to carjack several vehicles. Read on...
  9. DUI Enforcement

    LCSO to Conduct DUI Sobriety Checkpoint

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Friday, August 19, 2022. The sobriety checkpoint will begin shortly after 9:00 p.m. Read on...
  10. Copy of Press Release

    UPDATED: LCSO Investigates Robbery of McDonald’s in Sterling Park

    Two suspects in the robbery of a Sterling McDonald’s have been identified after they were apprehended following a similar incident in Montgomery County, MD overnight. The case remains under investigation. Read on...
  11. Press release website

    Ashburn Man Faces Multiple Charges After Larceny, Assaulting Deputies

    Sady Ashkar, 32 of Ashburn was served on multiple warrants for assault on law enforcement and rescue personnel, attempting to disarm a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, and larceny/shoplifting-related charges. Read on...
  12. Copy of Press Release

    Three Charged in Over $250,000 Embezzlement Scheme

    Through the course of the investigation, detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Unit determined that two employees with the electrical company conspired a third-party temp agency that provides temporary part-time workers. Read on...
  13. Press release website

    Loudoun Sheriff Mike Chapman Appointed to the Virginia Criminal Justice Services Board

    The Criminal Justice Services Board is the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services’ policy board with representation from all aspects of the criminal justice system on both state and local levels of government. Read on...
  14. Press release website

    Massage Therapist Arrested for Sex Offenses Committed During Massages, Additional Victims Possible

    A 20-year-old massage therapist was arrested and charged July 7 for sex offenses he committed while performing massages on two female victims at a business in Ashburn and detectives believe there are potential additional victims. Read on...
  15. Press release website

    Leesburg Woman Faces Multiple Charges After Pursuit, Striking Vehicles

    A Leesburg woman wanted on a felony probation violation is in custody and facing multiple charges following a pursuit in the Town of Leesburg where she struck multiple vehicles, including a Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office vehicle. Read on...
  16. Press release website

    Sterling Teenager Charged in Connection with June 11 Shooting on N. Fillmore Avenue

    The juvenile was served eight petitions this week and charged with one count of Attempted Aggravated Murder, three counts of Malicious Wounding, and four counts of Use of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. Read on...
  17. DUI Enforcement

    LCSO to Conduct DUI Saturation Patrols Tonight

    As the Independence Day holiday weekend is upon us, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is reminding motorists to celebrate responsibly and designate a sober driver. Read on...
  18. Press release website

    Residents Invited to Attend LCSO Quarterly Meetings

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will hold public safety meetings at each of the agency’s four service area stations and residents are encouraged to attend. Read on...
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    LCSO Investigates Series of Larcenies from Vehicles, Reminds Residents to Remove Items of Value

    Detectives with the LCSO have released surveillance video of a suspect who appears to be targeting vehicles with items in plain view before forcing entry. Read on...
  20. Press release website

    LCSO Investigates Fatal Crash on Gloucester Parkway in Ashburn

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash that occurred early this morning on Gloucester Parkway in Ashburn. Read on...
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    LCSO Deputy Named 2021 Correctional Officer of the Year by Major County Sheriffs Of America

    Deputy First Class Gloria Turin was recognized today by the Major County Sheriffs of America (MCSA) as the 2021 Correctional Officer of the Year. Read on...
  22. Serious Crime website

    LCSO Investigating Shooting in Sterling- Updated

    LCSO Deputies responded to the area shortly after 7:30 p.m. where an adult female victim was located. She was taken to a local hospital where she is being treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Read on...
  23. Press Release website 2

    Suspect in Ashburn Shooting Apprehended in New Jersey

    Angad S. Sivia, 30, of Leesburg was taken into custody by members of the U.S. Marshals Service in Iselin, New Jersey. Read on...
  24. Press Release website 2

    Arrest in Potomac Falls High School Bomb Threat

    After a thorough investigation, detectives with the LCSO were able to identify a juvenile student at Potomac Falls High School as the source of the emails. Petitions were issued by Loudoun Juvenile Court Services for three charges of Threats to Bomb. Read on...
  25. DUI Enforcement

    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...
  26. Press release website

    Update- LCSO Investigating Suspected Murder-Suicide in Ashburn

    A death investigation involving two adults at an Ashburn home on Tuesday is being investigated as a suspected domestic-related murder-suicide. Read on...
  27. Press release website

    Suspicious Device at Independence High School Determined to be Unapproved Science Project

    This morning, a Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer was notified by school personnel at Independence High School that burn marks were located on the sidewalk outside of the school. Read on...
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    Loudoun County Adult Detention Center Recognized at Health Service Administers Awards

    The medical team was nominated and recognized last week at the Wellpath Health Service Administers Conference. The team was recognized for their perseverance to provide and continue exceptional service and compassionate care throughout the pandemic. Read on...
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    ‘Jury Duty’ Scams Lead to Reminder from LCSO & Clerk of the Circuit Court

    Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman and Clerk of the Circuit Court, Gary M. Clemens, are once again reminding residents to be aware of jury duty scams. Read on...
  30. Press release website

    Update: Driver Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter Following Investigation of Ashburn Fatal Crash

    The driver involved in a fatal crash that took the life of an Ashburn woman has been charged with Involuntary Manslaughter after an investigation determined he was traveling in excess of 30 mph over the posted 45 mph speed limit just prior to the crash. Read on...
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    LCSO Receives Sixth Re-Accreditation, Recognized with 100% Compliance

    The LCSO received 100% compliance by VLEPSC, and the assessment received zero returns for the re-accreditation. The assessment team leader noted “the professionalism and training of the men and women of the Loudoun Sheriff’s Office is second to none”. Read on...
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    Community Forum: Fighting Fentanyl Together

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will host an in-depth forum on how we as a community can best prevent opioid-related deaths impacting Loudoun County. Read on...
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    41 from LCSO among those Recognized at 2022 Valor Awards Ceremony

    “I am proud of the men and women of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, and all of the first responders and civilians honored at the valor awards for their heroic actions and the lives they saved,” said Sheriff Chapman. Read on...
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    Loudoun County Law Enforcement Partner with DEA for Nationwide Prescription Take-Back Day

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Leesburg Police Department, Middleburg Police Department, and the Purcellville Police Department have once again partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the “Take-Back” initiative. Read on...
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    Four from LCSO Receive Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute Certification

    Twenty-three members of the LCSO have received the certification since the inaugural class of the VSI Certification Program in 2018- the largest number of recipients from any one sheriff’s office in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Read on...
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    Corrections & Courts Deputies Take High Honors from Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy

    Deputy Creary took the highest honor in the class receiving the Ricky L. Timbrook Award, named in honor of the fallen Winchester Police Department Officer. The award goes to the recruit who personifies the highest standards. Read on...
  37. Press release website

    LCSO Investigating Gunfire in Ashburn Area After Multiple Homes Struck

    Shortly after 1 a.m. on April 20, LCSO Deputies responded to the area of Stubble Corner Square for reported gunfire. At this time four townhomes that face Ashburn Road were discovered damaged after discharged rounds struck the front area of the homes. Read on...
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    LCSO and LC-CFRS Announce McGruff Safety Camps Registration Forms Now Available

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System announced today that the 34th Annual McGruff Safety Camp online registration forms are now available. Read on...
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    Update: Sterling Area Man Located Safe

    Update: Jose Erazo-Ramos has been located safe. Read on...
  40. Press release website

    LCSO Investigating Circumstances Surrounding Assault, Gunfire in Sterling Area

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an assault that is believed to have occurred in the Sterling area Friday night. Read on...
  41. Press release website

    LCSO Investigates Fatal Crash on Route 7 in Sterling

    The driver of a silver 2020 Nissan Kicks was traveling east on Route 7 when shortly before 2:15 a.m., he veered to miss a slower moving vehicle. The driver lost control, and the vehicle traveled off the roadway and rolled several times. Read on...
  42. Press release website

    IACP Study Concludes Converting LCSO to Police Department is Projected to Cost Over $307 Million

    The study, authorized by a majority of the Board in seeking to replace the role of the elected Sheriff, demonstrates that a conversion to a countywide police department is projected to cost more than $307 million over 10 years & no less than $213 million. Read on...
  43. Press release website

    LCSO Investigating Bank Robbery in Lovettsville (photos included)

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a bank robbery at the Truist (formerly BB&T) Bank in Lovettsville this morning. Read on...
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    LCSO and LC-CFRS Announce Dates for 34th Annual McGruff Safety Camps

    Loudoun County, VA (March 31, 2022) – The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) and the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LC-CFRS) are proud to announce the 34th Annual McGruff Safety Camps. Read on...
  45. Press release website

    LCSO Investigating Assault at South Riding Home

    A teenager reported several subjects arrived at his residence on Scarlett Square around 4 p.m. and confronted him. At that time, the teenager was assaulted by the subjects. Read on...
  46. Press release website

    LCSO Graduates Two from Professional Executive Leadership School

    Major Craig Schleiden, a 23-year veteran of the agency, and Captain Tom Gilligan, a nearly 19-year veteran of the agency, graduated Thursday from the intensive three-week leadership education program. Read on...
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    LCSO & LC-CFRS Hold Training for Response to Critical Incidents

    The High Threat Training Advisory Team was officially developed in February 2021 and works cooperatively across disciplines to develop new levels of integrated training, policy development, and combined response initiatives. Read on...
  48. Serious Crime Website

    Sterling Man Charged in Stabbing on W. Church Road

    Deputies with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 700 block of W. Church Road shortly and quickly established a perimeter. The suspect was identified as 46-year-old Wilber A. Zelaya Herrara and was taken into custody without incident. Read on...
  49. Incident website

    LCSO On-Scene of Deputy-Involved Fatal Shooting

    As deputies arrived on the scene, one female was inside the apartment with stab wounds. A second adult female who was armed with a knife exited the apartment and refused to drop the knife. She then lunged at the deputies and was shot. Read on...
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    Major Sawyer Graduates from 281st Session of FBI National Academy

    “This prestigious program increases the professionalism of our leadership staff and is part of the reason the Loudoun Sheriff’s Office is known as one of the premier law enforcement agencies in our region, and in the country,” said Sheriff Mike Chapman. Read on...
  51. DUI Enforcement

    LCSO to Conduct Extra Patrols this Week

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is urging motorists to plan a designated driver or a safe way home if they choose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with alcohol this week. Read on...
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    LCSO Investigating Armed Robbery of a Sterling Store

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery of a Sterling beauty supply store that occurred this afternoon in the 21000 block of Atlantic Boulevard. Read on...
  53. Press release website

    UPDATE- Suspect in December 30 Homicide in Custody

    After fleeing the United States, Furqan Syed, 40, was apprehended in Dubai by the Dubai Police Department and INTERPOL UAE and was returned to the United States on March 3, 2022, through a coordinated effort. Read on...
  54. Press release website

    LCSO Investigating Sexual Assault in Sterling Area

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported sexual assault that occurred February 16 in the area of Enterprise Street. Read on...
  55. DUI Enforcement

    LCSO to Conduct DUI Saturation Patrols Tomorrow

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is reminding motorists to never drink and drive as the agency plans to conduct DUI saturation patrols tomorrow evening. Read on...
  56. Press release website

    Sheriff Chapman Addresses Potential Relocation of Afghan Refugees by DHS to Lansdowne Area

    While the LCSO is more than willing to assist Afghan refugees and their families who provided support to our military and defense personnel in Afghanistan, DHS had difficulty addressing several concerns raised during a subsequent conversation. Read on...
  57. Press release website

    LCSO Investigating Shots Fired at Vehicle on Davis Drive in Sterling

    The driver reported he and a friend were in a parking lot along Davis Drive when he says they heard gunfire and saw an unknown subject approaching his vehicle. The driver sped away, and the subject discharged several rounds at his vehicle. Read on...
  58. Press release website

    LCPS Teacher Assistant Charged in Assault of Student

    A teacher assistant with Loudoun County Public Schools has been charged after an investigation into a report he struck a child inside a classroom last week. Read on...
  59. Press release website

    LCSO Investigates Friday Night Fatal Crash on Russell Branch Parkway

    The driver was traveling on Russell Branch Parkway in the area of Kincora Drive around 9 p.m. Friday night when the 2020 Ford Mustang he was driving left the roadway, traveled through a fence, and down an embankment before overturning in a retention pond. Read on...
  60. Incident website

    Final Update- Sterling Man in Custody After Fleeing from Authorities

    A Sterling man is back in custody after fleeing from authorities while handcuffed Thursday night after deputies responded to a domestic-related call at the Parc Dulles apartments. Read on...
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    LCSO to Conduct DUI Saturation Patrols on Super Bowl Sunday

    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 coming Sunday. Read on...
  62. Press release website

    LCSO Charges Ashburn Man in December 2021 Fatal Crash

    The driver involved in the December 23, 2021, fatal crash that took the life of a Las Vegas woman has been charged with Involuntary Manslaughter. Read on...
  63. 711 website

    Sterling Man Arrested Following Robbery of 7-Eleven

    A Sterling man has been arrested in connection with the February 3 robbery of a 7-Eleven on Algonkian Parkway. Read on...
  64. Press release website

    LCSO Deputy Injured, Three Apprehended During Investigation into Regional Crime Spree

    Around 6 p.m. January 29, 2022, the LCSO was contacted by a loss prevention officer who advised that suspects from previously reported larcenies in the region had entered the Sterling Target store location. Read on...
  65. Press release website

    LCSO Investigates Robbery of Delivery Person in Ashburn

    The victim reported he was making a delivery shortly after 11 p.m. on January 28, 2022, to a home in the 44200 block of Huron Terrace in Ashburn. At one point the victim was confronted by two males, one of whom brandished a possible firearm. Read on...
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    01/21/22- UPDATE- Second Man Charged in Connection with December 30 Homicide in Ashburn

    Abdul Waheed, 54, of Leesburg, was charged with Accessory Before the Fact to First-Degree Murder and Accessory After the Fact to First-Degree Murder after the investigation revealed he drove the suspect to and from the victim’s home. Read on...
  67. Press release website

    UPDATE: Leesburg Teenager Faces Attempted Murder Charges in Shooting

    The investigation determined the incident involved two groups of teenagers and stemmed from an earlier altercation. Some of the subjects later confronted the victims in the area of Boxwood Place, and the teenage suspect shot at the victim’s vehicle. 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...
  69. Press release website

    Three Charged After Investigation into Fraud Scheme Attempting to Release Inmate from Jail

    The investigation began in November 2021 after the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center’s Records Section received a faxed disposition for an inmate’s release that appeared to be sent by the Prince William County Clerk of the Circuit Court. Read on...
  70. Press release website

    LCSO Investigates Fatal Crash on Gum Spring Road

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Thursday night on Gum Spring Road. Read on...
  71. Press release website

    LCSO Investigates Shooting After Shots Fired at Vehicle in Sterling

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in the Sterling area where a subject reportedly discharged a firearm at a vehicle. Read on...
  72. Press release website

    LCSO Investigates Suicide at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center

    LCSO Deputies and medical personnel immediately responded and provided emergency medical treatment. Loudoun County rescue personnel arrived and provided additional lifesaving efforts. He was pronounced deceased by Loudoun County rescue personnel. Read on...
  73. Press release website

    Fairfax Teenager Charged After Posting Threat on Social Media Towards a Loudoun County Middle School

    On December 7, the LCSO learned of a social media post that included a photo of a firearm and made threatening statements towards Farmwell Station Middle School in Ashburn. The suspect who posted the message was identified by LCSO Detectives and located. Read on...
  74. Serious Crime Website

    LCSO Investigates Burglary, Auto Theft in Potomac Lakes Community

    Residents are reminded to remove all items from their vehicle, including garage door openers and key fobs, when not in use. If your vehicle has an integrated garage door opener, please try to park your vehicle in the garage or well-lit area. Read on...
  75. Serious Crime Website

    LCSO Investigates Reported Robbery on East Maple Avenue in Sterling

    The teenaged victim reported he left the Herndon area and was walking in the area of East Maple Avenue and Lee Road before 9 p.m. when he was approached by three unknown males. One of the males displayed a firearm and two others brandished knives. Read on...
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    UPDATE: Father and Son Charged After Pursuit, Connected to Bank Robbery in Leesburg

    Two men are facing charges in connection with a pursuit that began in Frederick County, VA, and ended with a search for the suspects in Loudoun County. The suspects were also connected to a Friday afternoon bank robbery in the Town of Leesburg. Read on...
  77. Serious Crime Website

    LCSO Investigates Reported Robbery on Westminster Place in Sterling

    The subjects demanded the victim’s belongings and at one point the victims fled on foot and the subjects chased them. During the incident, one of the subjects implied he had a firearm, and a second subject was believed to be carrying a firearm. Read on...
  78. Press release website

    Update: Harmony Middle School Investigation Concludes

    The investigation into reported incidents that occurred at Harmony Middle School on October 27 has concluded. The case has been turned over to Loudoun County Juvenile Court Services for determination of adjudication. Read on...
  79. Serious Crime Update

    LCSO Provides Update on Homicide, Stabbing at Leesburg Area Home (November 15)

    Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were called to the home shortly after 4:30 a.m. on November 14 for a reported stabbing inside the home. Read on...
  80. Press release website

    Update: Multi-Jurisdictional Investigation Leads to Arrest in Regional Robbery Series

    The suspect was identified through a multi-jurisdictional effort between the LCSO, the Fairfax County Police Department, the Town of Herndon Police Department, and the Town of Leesburg Police Department. Read on...
  81. Press release website

    MWCOG Report: Loudoun County Reports Lowest Crime Rate in Northern Virginia

    In 2020, the rate of serious crime saw 5.8 crimes per 1000 residents in Loudoun County and is nearly half the crime rate since Sheriff Mike Chapman took office. The serious crime rate has continued to decrease despite extraordinary growth in population. Read on...
  82. Press release website

    School Counselor Charged with Taking Indecent Liberties with a Child

    The inappropriate relationship occurred between 2013 and 2015 when the victim was a student at Freedom High School where Barrett served as a school counselor. Read on...
  83. Serious Crime Update

    Loudoun Man Arrested After Fleeing Law Enforcement, Search

    A Loudoun man is facing multiple felony charges including attempted aggravated murder after he pointed a firearm at a Loudoun Sheriff’s Office deputy and later a construction worker which led to a multi-jurisdictional search. Read on...
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    Update: Suspect is in Custody

    The suspect was located in a wooded area between Bull Run Post Office Rd and Braddock Rd. He initially barricaded himself in the wood line and was armed with a knife. He ultimately surrendered and was taken into custody and was in possession of a firearm. Read on...
  85. Press release website

    Potomac Falls Man Charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Malicious Wounding & Abduction in Domes

    The LCSO responded to the apartment complex in the 45500 block of Bentgrass Terrace at approximately 10 p.m. for a report of a stabbing. The suspect and the victim, who are family members, were involved in an argument when the suspect stabbed the victim. Read on...
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    LCSO Announces Upcoming Quarterly Meetings

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will hold public safety meetings at each of the agency’s four service area stations and residents are encouraged to attend. Read on...
  87. Press release website

    Loudoun Seeks Public’s Assistance to Identify Subject in Obscene Sexual Display Case

    Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to help identify the subject. He is described as a White male (25 to 35-years-old), between 5’11” to 6’2” tall and weighing approximately 200 pounds. Read on...
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    Loudoun County Law Enforcement Partner with DEA for Nationwide Prescription Take-Back Day

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Leesburg Police Department, and the Town of Purcellville Police Department have once again partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for Drug Take-Back Day. Read on...
  89. Press release website

    Teenager Charged in Sexual Battery of High School Student

    The investigation determined on the afternoon of October 6, the 15-year-old suspect forced the victim into an empty classroom where he held her against her will and inappropriately touched her. Read on...
  90. Press release website

    LCSO Issues Warning After Overdoses involving Counterfeit Prescription Drugs

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is issuing a warning after two recent fatal overdose cases in Loudoun County involving suspected counterfeit prescription pills. Read on...
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    LCSO Lieutenant Graduates from the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University

    “Our leadership staff continue to receive training at the highest levels and exemplify the professionalism of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the expectations we have to deliver excellent service to our community,” said Sheriff Chapman. Read on...
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    26 from LCSO among those Recognized at 2021 Valor Awards Ceremony

    The Loudoun Valor Awards program awards were established by the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the local public safety agencies, to recognize and acknowledge members of the various public safety departments, as well as everyday citizens. Read on...
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    LCSO Charges Manassas Park Man With Rape Of A Teenager

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the rape of a teenager that occurred in the Sterling area on June 12, 2021. Read on...
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    Seven from LCSO Receive Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute Certification

    Nineteen members of the LCSO have received the certification since the inaugural class of the VSI Certification Program in 2018- the largest number of recipients from any one sheriff’s office in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Read on...
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    LCSO Launches New Recruiting Website

    Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman and the agency’s Employment Section announced today the launch of a new recruiting and hiring website designed to continue bringing the best talent to the LCSO. Read on...
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    LCSO, DEA, US Attorney’s Office Announce Narcotics Investigation Connected to Sinaloa Cartel

    The operation stemmed from an investigation that began in Loudoun County, Virginia in 2017 and led to the largest seizure of illegal drugs in the history of Loudoun County. Read on...
  97. 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 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

    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 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...
  102. 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...
  103. 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...
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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...
  105. 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...
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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...
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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...
  112. PELs

    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...
  113. WMAL

    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...
  116. CITAdvanced

    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...
  122. Website-Serious Crime

    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...
  124. Inmate

    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...
  129. Website-Serious Crime

    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...
  130. Website-Serious Crime

    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...
  131. Website-Serious Crime

    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...
  132. DAREGrad

    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...
  134. Website-Serious Crime

    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...
  136. Website-Serious Crime

    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...
  137. Website-Serious Crime

    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...
  141. Website-Serious Crime

    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...
  142. Website-Serious Crime

    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...
  144. Website- Press Release

    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...
  145. Website-Serious Crime

    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...
  148. Website- Press Release

    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...
  149. Website-Serious Crime

    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...
  150. Website-Serious Crime

    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...
  151. Website- Press Release

    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...
  155. Website- Press Release

    -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...
  156. Website-Serious Crime

    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...
  158. Website-Serious Crime

    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...
  161. Website-Serious Crime

    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...
  162. Website-Serious Crime

    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...
  164. Website-Serious Crime

    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...
  166. Website- Press Release

    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...
  171. Serious Crime

    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...
  172. 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...
  173. 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...
  174. 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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