Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun


<bt>In the Memorial Day remembrance story in the June 1-7, 2005 issue, the name of Roy Stevens was spelled incorrectly and improvised explosive devices should have been identified as also being known as IEDs. In addition, the story should have read " É in the post-Sept. 11, 2001 world."

<sh>Law Enforcement Job Fair

<bt>Police and Sheriff's agencies from the Washington, D.C.-metropolitan region have joined forces in an effort to draw potential law enforcement applicants by holding a regional job fair, Saturday June 11, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, and will feature more than 25 federal and local law enforcement agencies from Maryland, Virginia, and D.C.

Agencies participating in this year's event include Alexandria Police Department, American Public University, Arlington County Police Department, Arlington County Sheriff's Office, the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, Fairfax County Police Department, Fairfax County Sheriff's Office, FBI, George Mason University Police Department, Greenbelt Police Department, Herndon Police Department, Leesburg Police Department, Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, Manassas City Police Department, Maryland National Capital Park Police Department (Prince George's County), Metro Transit Police Department, Metropolitan Police Department, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Montgomery County Police Department, Pentagon Force Protection Agency, Prince William County Police Department, Prince William County Sheriff's Office, University of Maryland Department of Public Safety, University of Phoenix Northern Virginia Campus, U.S. Capitol Police and U.S. Secret Service.

<sh>Hearing Dates Change

<bt>The next public hearing of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will be held Thursday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m., in the Board Room of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E. in Leesburg.

The board's public hearings normally are held on the second Tuesday of the month, but the June public hearing has been rescheduled due to the primary election Tuesday, June 14. The board's public hearing in November has also been rescheduled and will be held Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m., due to the general election Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Documents for board meetings, including packets for public hearings, are available on the Loudoun County Government Web site at www.loudoun.gov/bos/documents.htm.

<sh>Public Hearing

<bt>The Loudoun County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing for property owners within the Upper Broad Run and Upper Foley subareas, at 7 p.m., Monday, June 27, at Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Road in Ashburn.

The Planning Commission is considering a proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPAM), which is based on six privately-initiated CPAMs proposing land-use changes and increased development densities for the two subareas. The Revised Comprehensive Plan, which includes the General Plan and the Countywide Transportation Plan, serves as a guide for development and land-use decisions in Loudoun County.

Property owners who would like to participate in the June 27 meeting are asked to contact Cindy Keegan in the Department of Planning by June 10 at 703-777-0246. Property owners who are unable to attend the meeting

may provide written comments to the Planning Commission, c/o the Planning Department, 1 Harrison St., S.E., third floor, P.O. Box 7000, Leesburg, VA 20177-7000. Comments can also be sent via e-mail by visiting

www.loudoun.gov/compplan/transition.htm. The Planning Commission will also be holding a public hearing on the CPAM once draft policies have been developed.

<sh>Seeking Volunteer Opportunities

<bt>Loudoun Volunteer Services (LVS) is in search of nonprofit organizations that have summer volunteer opportunities for youth. Visit the Web site, www.loudoun.gov/pio/volunteer.htm and register the

opportunities and/or events.

To register, simply click on "Register your volunteer

opportunities." Once registered, begin posting summer opportunities as well as ongoing opportunities as they

become available. LVS will then refer volunteers to the site and should the volunteerÕs interest match the need, the volunteer will contact the nonprofit directly.

Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to visit the Web site as well for current opportunities. Clicking on "Looking for volunteer opportunities" will allow volunteers to search based on area of interest.

<sh>Attempted Car Jacking

<bt>Sheriff's Investigators are looking for a suspect said to have attempted to take a car at gun point Thursday, June 2,

in Ashburn, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

According to the report, a 33-year-old Ashburn man pulled into his driveway on Lamoreaux Landing Square around 10:40 p.m. when he says a black male approached his car. The

suspect was said to have tapped on the glass with a firearm and told the victim to get out of the car. The suspect fled the scene on foot possibly because he saw the victim was using his cell phone.

The suspect is described as being approximately 40 years old, 6 feet in height and with a thin build. He was wearing a "dew" rag, a short-sleeved shirt and blue jeans at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator T.F. Butler with the Loudoun County Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475. If the caller would like to remain anonymous they can contact Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919.

<sh>Teens Apprehended

<bt>Four Loudoun teens were apprehended last week

after a pursuit of a stolen car through Sterling, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

The chase began shortly after 4:30 p.m., Thursday, June 2, when a Sheriff's deputy on routine patrol spotted a Mitsubishi Galant, which had been reported stolen from the Dominion High School parking lot on May 31.

The deputy initiated a traffic stop near West Church Road when the car accelerated and attempted to elude the deputy by driving down Davis Drive and Great Trail Terrace where three of the teens fled on foot.

Two back-seat passengers, a 15-year-old girl from Ashburn, and a 16-year-old girl from Sterling, did not exit the car and were apprehended at the scene.

The front-seat passenger, a 15-year-old boy from Sterling, was apprehended later that same evening as deputies conducted a ground and aerial search using a canine unit and the Virginia State Police helicopter. The teen was being held at the Juvenile Detention Center on a probation violation.

The driver, a 17-year-old boy from Sterling, was apprehended on Friday evening in Sterling. He too was being held on a probation violation at the Juvenile Detention Center.

The driver and the front-seat passenger face further charges in the incident. The two female passengers were released and are not facing charges. A fifth passenger, who was in the back-seat, has not been apprehended at this time.

<sh>Man Injured in Accident

<bt>A Dumfries man remains hospitalized Wednesday, June 1, after he lost control of his motorcycle on Lansdowne Boulevard and suffered life-threatening-injuries, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

According to the report, the man, 27, was heading north on Lansdowne Boulevard shortly before midnight Tuesday when he came to a T-intersection with Riverpoint Drive where he lost control of his 2003 Yamaha and slid into a boulder

located at the end of the roadway. He was airlifted to Washington Hospital Center where he was listed in critical condition.

Members of the Sheriff's Office Accident Reconstruction Unit believe speed and alcohol are possible factors in the accident. The man was wearing a DOT/Snell-approved safety helmet at the time of the accident.