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News in Brief

July 10, 2002

<sh>Police Search for Robbery Suspect

<bt>At approximately 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, the Sheriff's Office was called to the Sterling Park Safeway located at 22350 Sterling Blvd., Sterling, for a robbery at the pharmacy that had just occurred.

On arriving at the scene, Sheriff's personnel met with the pharmacist who reported that a white male jumped over the pharmacy counter. The man displayed a handgun to the pharmacist telling him he would be shot if he made any movement. The suspect then stole numerous bottles of the schedule II narcotic, Oxycontin.

As a result of an intensive investigation, the Criminal Investigations Division of the Sheriff's has identified 23-year-old Kelly Wayne Carlin as the primary suspect in the robbery. Felony warrants are currently on file charging Carlin with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Carlin was described a white male, approximately 5'9 inches tall, weighing about 175 pounds with dark, short hair, hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a green in color short sleeve shirt and dark pants. Carlin's last known address was in Montgomery County, Md. Maryland State Police have been notified of the charges

Anyone with information concerning Carlin's whereabouts is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 703-777-1021. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call the Crime Solvers hotline at 703-777-1919.

<sh>Sterling Man Arrested on Gun Charges

<bt> Loudoun County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a call on July 2 at 1:30 p.m. from the 100 block of North Cottage Road to a report of a man making threats and claiming to have a gun. Upon arrival, deputies witnessed a black female and a black male having a confrontation outside of the residence. According to witnesses, the subject Tony Green, 20, of Sterling was in a dispute with family members inside his residence when he pulled a handgun from his room. At that time, Green left his residence and entered an open door of a neighbor's home and began to make threats while brandishing the gun.

According to witnesses, while Green was inside the neighbor's house he pointed his weapon at a small child and made threatening statements. He then left the neighbor's house and forced his way into another residence along the street.

In that home, Green allegedly verbally and physically assaulted a female victim while holding the handgun. Green then left the home and headed back to his residence where his mother confronted him. Green's mother attempted to grab the handgun away from him and at that time the weapon discharged. No one was injured as a result of the discharge from the weapon. The handgun was then removed from Green's possession and taken back into the residence.

At that time, Sheriff's Deputies arrived at the scene and apprehended the subject. Green was taken to Loudoun Hospital for a precautionary evaluation. His mother was also transported to Loudoun Hospital for bite marks on her arms and other minor injuries that occurred as a result of the confrontation.

Green has been charged with malicious wounding, discharging a firearm into or at an occupied dwelling, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, two counts of burglary, two more counts of use of a firearm during the commission of a felony and two counts of burglary. Green is currently being held without bond at Loudoun Hospital and is in the custody of Loudoun Sheriff's Deputies.

<sh>Operation Match Named Best in Region

The Operation Match program of the Loudoun County Office of Housing Services has been chosen as the best Community Life Program in Northern Virginia by the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) as part of HAND's Housing Achievement Awards program. Operation Match is a home-sharing program that allows individuals to share their homes due to economic, companionship, or service reasons, or who need help to find affordable housing. Kara Brown and Lynn Barrett are the counselors who work directly with this program. Cindy L. Mester is Director of Loudoun County Housing Services.

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has adopted a resolution urging the state's federal lawmakers to support legislation designed to significantly reduce pollution from coal-fired power plants. The resolution approved on July 1 by the Board calls on U.S. Senators John Warner and George Allen and Congressman Frank Wolf to support House Resolution 1256, the Clean Smokestacks Act of 2001, and Senate Bill 556, the Clean Power Act of 2001. The federal legislation would make all coal-fired plants meet the same modern emission standards. Under existing legislation, many older power plants are allowed to release four to 10 times the amount of nitrogen oxides as modern plants. The resolution also calls on the Virginia congressional delegation to support legislation that calls for significant reductions in sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides beyond current standards and that sharply curb emissions of mercury from power plants and that also addresses the power plant sector's significant contribution to carbon dioxide pollution.

<sh>County Computers Power Down

<bt>Loudoun County Government is the first local government in Virginia to participate in the Environmental Protection Agency sponsored Energy Star Million Monitor Drive. The Computer Monitor Power Management program is expected to yield at least $17,000 in savings annually for Loudoun by setting computer monitors to enter a low-power mode during periods of inactivity. A little more than half of the county's 2,000 computer monitors are using the Energy Star power management capability.

Close to half the energy used by computers is wasted because 63 percent of computers are left on all night and 44 percent of monitors are not enabled for power management. Computers are only used an average of four hours each business day but continue to consume energy even when idle. To find out how to participate in the Energy Star Monitor Power Management program, visit www.energystar.gov/powermanagment.

<sh>TEA-21 Funds Available

<bt>Loudoun County is accepting requests from individuals or organizations for FY 2004 funding from federal Transportation Equity Act in 21st Century (TEA-21) program funds.

To be eligible for TEA-21 funding, proposed projects must be directly related to transportation. County staff will review requests for TEA-21 funds during September with a public hearing on project submissions expected to be held Oct. 8, followed by Board adoption of the recommended projects on Nov. 4. The county will submit the final grant applications to the Commonwealth Transportation Board in January 2003.

Anyone interested in submitting a request for TEA-21 funds must complete an application form, which may be obtained from Paul Brown in the Department of Management Services at 703-777-0563. The requests for funding should be sent to Paul Brown, Loudoun County Department of Management Services, P.O. Box 7000, 1 Harrison St., S.E., Leesburg, VA 20177. The deadline for submissions is Aug. 23, 2002.

<sh>New Bus Service Starts

<bt>On July 15, Loudoun Transit and the Loudoun County Office of Transportation Services will begin "7 to 7 on 7," a new bus service in Loudoun County designed to help people get to their destinations along Route 7.

The bus service will run from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday through Friday, going eastbound from the Loudoun County Government Center in Leesburg to the Fairfax County Line. The bus service will be free during the summer and will cost 50 cents per trip afterwards. Members of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will launch the new bus service with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 15, at 12 p.m., at the County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg. For more information, visit http://www.loudoun.gov/transportation/mass.htm.

<sh>Loudoun Group Offers Leadership Classes

<bt>Leadership Loudoun, a non-profit organization that trains current and emerging leaders in the Loudoun community, is currently accepting applications for its 2002-2003 program through the Loudoun County Information Office. The program, which runs from October through the spring of 2003, will include forums and classes designed to enrich leadership skills.

Programs initiated by former members of Leadership Loudoun include the Loudoun County Chapter for Habitat for Humanity, Ethics Day at Loudoun County High School and the placement of trail marking signs at Claude Moore Park. Program tuition is $1,000, with limited scholarships and payment plans available. Applications are being accepted through Sept. 1. For more information, call 703-771-5511, or visit www.leadershiploudoun.org.