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Week in Loudoun

Musical Performances

<bt>Stone Bridge High School jazz band and choir will perform at Dulles International Airport this week as part of the School Partnership Program. The jazz band will perform Wednesday, Dec. 13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., near the baggage claim No. 1 area. The choir performs throughout the main terminal and concourse, Tuesday, Dec. 19, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

<sh>New Hours

<bt>The Loudoun County Surplus Store, 14 Cardinal Park Drive, Suite 106, Leesburg, will begin its winter hours Friday, Dec. 15, and will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., on the first, second and third Fridays of the month. Saturday openings will resume in January 2007.

In addition to normal office items such as computers, desks, and chairs, the store often has unclaimed items confiscated by the Sheriff's Office, such as clothing and sporting equipment. Typical prices at the store range from, $30-$90 for laptops, $15 or less for computer monitors, $30 or less for central processing units, $3 for keyboards, $10 to $40 for desks, and $2 for chairs. Directions and photographs of merchandise are available on the Web site at www.loudoun.gov/surplus.

<sh>Libraries Close

<bt>The Loudoun County Public Library holiday schedule is as follows: Friday, Dec. 22, closes at noon; closed Saturday, Dec. 23, Sunday, Dec. 24, Monday, Dec. 25, Tuesday, Dec. 26, Monday, Jan. 1 and Tuesday, Jan. 2. For more information, visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

<sh>Meeting Rescheduled

<bt>The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has rescheduled the first business meeting of 2007 to Wednesday, Jan. 3, due to the New Year's holiday Tuesday, Jan. 2. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Board Room of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E., in Leesburg.

Board meetings are televised on Government Channel 2 and are available for viewing through the Web casting system at www.loudoun.gov/webcast.

<sh>Sterling Assault

<bt>The Sheriff's Office is investigating an assault that occurred early Saturday, Dec. 9, in a Sterling parking lot. The dispute and subsequent assault may have started over one of the victims bumping into a female inside a restaurant, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to the 22360 block of Sterling Boulevard around 1:41 a.m. for a report of suspicious activity. As deputies responded, a further report was received that two men had been assaulted in the parking lot.

According to information gathered at the scene the two victims were leaving Pepe's Restaurant in Sterling when several men exited a white vehicle and assaulted them. The victims, ages 38 and 30, were treated for injuries from an assault.

Deputies located a suspect vehicle on Commerce Drive that was occupied by several males. One of the males was suffering from an apparent knife wound. The 22-year-old man was taken to the emergency room at Inova Loudoun Hospital and was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries.

The assault remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the case or who may have witnessed the assault is asked to contact Investigator J. Russ of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475.

<sh>Clerk Charged in Thefts

<bt>An Ashburn man is charged with taking more than 400 DVDs and video games from a video rental store where he was employed as a clerk, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Chez Ronice Deborous, 34, allegedly took the items from the Video Warehouse in the Junction Plaza in Ashburn. Deborous is accused of taking the items over a six-month period between late January and early September of 2006.

Deborous is charged with two felony counts of embezzlement and one misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property. According to the Sheriff's Office, during a search warrant executed Thursday, Dec. 7, at Deborous' home in Ashburn investigators recovered DVDs, video games, two stolen lap tops and a steam cleaner that was taken from the Giant grocery store located in Junction Plaza.

Deborous was released by a Loudoun Magistrate.

<sh>Fatal Crash

<bt>The Sheriff's Office is investigating a single-vehicle crash on southbound Route 15 just outside Leesburg that took the lives of two Maryland youths.

The crash occurred around 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 6, when the 2000 Jeep Wrangler, driven by Dustin Muse, 16, of Frederick, Md., left the roadway for unknown reasons and struck several trees. The crash occurred where the Route 15/Route 7 bypass and business Route 15 south split just outside the corporate limits of the Town of Leesburg. Dustin and his 13-year-old sister, Courtney, who was a passenger in the SUV, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Both were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash. Speed and alcohol are not considered factors in the crash at this time.

Witnesses to the crash who have not already talked to a Sheriff's Office Crash Investigator are asked to contact DS S. Allen at 703-771-5798.