Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Possible Gang Fight

<bt>Two teenagers were injured early Sunday, Sept. 12, after four other teenagers wielding knives, a bat and a tire iron allegedly attacked them, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to the Parkhurst Plaza in Ashburn shortly before 12:30 a.m. for a reported fight between two groups of juveniles. Deputies found two of the teenagers; a 17-year-old from Ashburn and a 16-year-old had sustained minor injuries in the altercation.

Witnesses who were with the victims say they were in the parking lot of the plaza when a car drove past them and the 17-year-old victim apparently made a gesture towards the car. The car stopped and four suspects got out and attacked the two victims.

The case remains under investigation and it has not been determined if the attack was gang motivated. One of the suspects, however was identified as being a member of a local gang called the Sterling Park Crew.

All four suspects, two 17-year-olds from Ashburn, a 16-year-old from Sterling and a 17-year-old from South Riding were charged with malicious wounding by mob. All four were being held at the Juvenile Detention Center.

<sh>Budget Information

<bt>The complete fiscal year 2005 budget adopted by the Board of Supervisors for the general county government and school system is available on the Loudoun County Government Web site in a .pdf format. Visit http://www.loudoun.gov/budget/fiscal05.htm.

<sh>Call for Donations

<bt>Loudoun County citizens are being invited to become

associate members of the Virginia Sheriffs' Institute.

Membership appeals go out in the mail shortly. Individuals choosing to join the voluntary program can do so for as little as $20, while businesses can show their support with a $40 contribution. The funding provides technical resources, training and support on key criminal justice issues.

In addition, dues will be used to assist Sheriff's offices throughout Virginia by supporting training and educational programs for Virginia Sheriffs and deputies, and sponsoring educational scholarships for young people attending Virginia's colleges and universities.

The contributions are tax-deductible and upon receipt of the dues members will receive a membership card, a bumper sticker, a decal and a year subscription to The Virginia Sheriff magazine. For more information contact the Virginia Sheriff's Institute at: 701 E. Franklin St., Suite 706, Richmond, VA 23219.

<sh>Meeting Change

<bt>The start time for the next meeting of the Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee Sept. 22 has been changed to 3 p.m. The committee will meet in the Board Room of the County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E. in Leesburg.

Standing committee agendas and other documents relating to meetings of the Board of Supervisors are available online on the Loudoun County Government Web site at www.loudoun.gov/bos/documents.htm.