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<sh>Deputies Arrest

Exposure Suspect

<bt>On Friday May 24, at 7 p.m., Loudoun County sheriff's deputies responded to a report of an exposure along the W & OD Trail. In the incident, two witnesses say they were rollerblading along the path near the Ashburn Village Boulevard overpass when they noticed a man was exposing himself to them. According to the witnesses the man was standing in the bushes to the side of the trail. The suspect was last seen wearing jean shorts and a royal blue tee shirt. Neither witness could see the victim's face because the foliage concealed it.

On Wednesday, May 29, around 2:45 p.m., deputies responded to a report of an exposure along the W & OD Trail. In the incident a woman was skating along the trail between Smith Switch Road and Ashburn Village Boulevard when a man exposed himself to her. The suspect was seen wearing a green shirt.

On Thursday May 30, at 3:55 p.m., deputies responded to a section of the W & OD Trail near the Ashburn Village Boulevard overpass for a report of an exposure. Deputies received information from two different callers stating that a man had exposed himself to them while they were out on the trail. Deputies canvassed the scene and noticed a suspicious person that fit the description of earlier sightings. Upon an attempt to identify the subject, a brief foot pursuit occurred. Subsequently, he was apprehended, identified as the suspect and taken into custody.

The suspect, Franz Burgoa Montano, 27, of Ashburn, is being held in the Adult Detention Center in Loudoun and charged with four misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure and one felony of indecent liberties with child. He is being held without bond.

<sh>Officials Investigate

Malicious Woundings

<bt>The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating several malicious wounding cases that appear to be unrelated.

On May 31, the Sheriff's Office received a call from the Prince William County Police Department in reference to a malicious wounding that occurred in Loudoun around 6 p.m. In the incident a woman had suffered multiple cuts from a weapon near the Beaverdam Reservoir from her common law husband. Authorities were notified of the incident when friends took the woman to the Prince William Hospital. The woman has been treated and released. The male has been charged with malicious wounding and abduction.

At 12:44 a.m. on June 1, deputies were called to 35000 block of Training Center Lane for a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, they discovered that a 23-year-old Hispanic male, who works at the Middleburg Training Center, had been stabbed several times. The victim was flown to INOVA Fairfax Hospital and was last listed in serious condition. This case is still under investigation.

In a third incident, deputies discovered a stabbing victim from a fight that occurred near Wayside Terrace and Cross Breeze Place in Ashburn. Around 1:30 a.m. on June 1, a fight occurred between three males during which one was stabbed multiple times with a knife. The victim was taken to Loudoun Hospital Center where he was treated and released. This case is still under investigation.

<sh>Focus Group

Meeting Rescheduled

<bt>The Suburban Focus Group, one of several groups advising the Board of Supervisors on the zoning ordinance revision and re-mapping project, will meet on Thursday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the MH/MR/SAS Conference Room, 906 Trailview Blvd. in Leesburg.

The group's original Wednesday, June 5 meeting date was changed due to the death of Planning Commissioner Tim Page.

Also, the joint Board of Supervisors/Planning Commission work session scheduled for Thursday, June 6 has been canceled. The next joint work session is set for Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m. in the Board Room of the County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E. in Leesburg.

<sh>NACIO Recognizes Loudoun

County Annual Report

<bt>The National Association of County Information Officers recognized the Loudoun County annual report for the 2001 fiscal year as one of the best county government annual reports in the nation. Loudoun's rating was "excellent" in the "under 500,000" population category, making it one of the top two counties in that category. Copies of the report are available through county library branches, by calling 703-777-0113, by e-mailing pivs@loudoun.gov or by visiting www.loudoun.gov/pio/docs/annualreportfy2_/index.htm. Limited quantities are available on compact disc.

<sh>Suspicious Vehicle

On Tournament Parkway

<bt>On May 29 at 5:55 p.m. Sheriff's Deputies were called to Tournament Parkway and Augusta Village Place in the Belmont Country Club development for a report of a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, deputies learned that a white male driving a van spoke to a 7-year-old boy riding his bicycle. At that time, the child became scared and returned home. The subject did not have any physical contact with the child. The subject is described as a white male, clean-shaven, with a stocky build. The vehicle is described as a white panel van with no side windows and no writing on its sides.

<sh>Mims Appointed to

Identity Theft Task Force

<bt>State Sen. Bill Mims has been asked by Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore to serve on Virginia's Identity Theft Task Force, a task force to develop solutions to fight consumer fraud. The task force will develop programs to prevent identity theft through consumer education, law enforcement and other security measures.

The task force includes law enforcement officials, business leaders, legislators and victims. It will hold town hall meetings in communities across the Commonwealth. Mims said, "This is an excellent opportunity to combat consumer fraud and to develop effective ways to protect our citizens."

<sh>Robbery at Gas Station

<bt>Fairfax County Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Mobil Gas Station, located at 13470 Coppermine Road in the Herndon area, about 7 p.m. Monday. A 19-year-old Herndon area man, who is employed as a pizza delivery driver, was approached by the suspect, who asked him for a $1. The victim gave it to the suspect, who then tried to start a conversation with him and later walked outside. When the victim came outside, the suspect grabbed his arm, pulled him to the side of the building, claimed he had a knife, and demanded money. The victim began to push him away, but the suspect reached into the victim's shorts and took an undetermined amount of cash. The subject then fled on foot, running south on Centreville Road. The victim, who never saw the weapon, was not injured. The suspect is described as a black male, between 16 and 18 years of age, with cornrows and a black skullcap. Anyone with information about this robbery or the suspect is asked to call the Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.