Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Substation Input Session

<bt>The Sheriff’s Office will hold a public input session on the Eastern Loudoun Sheriff’s Substation June 4, at 6:30 p.m., at Rolling Ridge Elementary School, 500 E. Frederick Drive, Sterling. The input session will include a presentation and design sketches by the architectural firm Ballou, Justice, Upton.

<sh>Teen Looses Life

<bt>Christopher Scott Jenkins, 18, died in a jet ski crash the afternoon of Sunday, May 26, according to the Sheriff's Office. His jet ski crashed with a Bayliner Jazz boat operated by an adult with a child passenger in a private lake in the 37300 block of Charles Town Pike near Hillsboro.

Jenkins was taken to a local hospital where he died. The driver of the boat was taken to the Lansdowne Campus of Inova Loudoun Hospital where he was being treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The child was taken to Winchester Hospital and was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries.

<sh>Safety Center Dedication

<bt>Loudoun County Fire-Rescue workers and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will come together to celebrate the dedication of the new Dulles South Public Safety Center, located 25216 Loudoun County Parkway, Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, county staff and other dignitaries will be on hand to participate in the ceremony. For more information, call Maria Taylor, Fire-Rescue Planner at 703-777-0333.

<sh>Stormwater Management Information Meeting

<bt>The Loudoun County Department of General Services will hold a public information meeting to discuss the county's role in stormwater management. The meeting will be held at the Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls, Tuesday, June 5, from 7-9 p.m. For more information, call Boyd Church, senior public works engineer, at 571-258-3204 or visit at www.loudoun.gov/genserv/stormwater.

<sh>Tax Relief Sessions

<bt>Bob Wertz, Loudoun’s Commissioner of the Revenue, will hold information sessions at the county’s senior centers in June to explain the county’s tax relief program and answer residents' questions. He will hold sessions Monday, June 11, from 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Carver Senior Center in Purcellville; Monday, June 17, from 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Leesburg Senior Center; and Monday, June 25, from 10:45 a.m. to 21 p.m., at the Cascades Senior Center in Sterling.

For more information, visit www.loudoun.gov/cor/tred.htm or contact the Tax Relief Division of the Commissioner of the Revenue's Office at 703-737-8557 or trcor@loudoun.gov.

<sh>Five Youth Charged

<bt>Five Ashburn teens have been charged in three incidents that occurred over the course of a week.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Eric Cornelius Nelson, 18, Siobhan Crystal Maya, 18, Spencer Gordon Neal, 18, along with a 13-year-old female and a 16-year-old female have all been charged for the Friday, May 18 assault and robbery of an 18-year-old Ashburn man.

The incident occurred around 9 p.m., when the victim was surrounded by several of the suspects while walking on Huntington Square in Sterling. One of the suspects demanded money from the victim. The victim’s wallet was taken during the assault.

All five suspects are charged with robbery, credit card theft, and assault and battery.

Also according to the Sheriff's Office, Maya and the two female juveniles have also been charged with the May 12 robbery of a 13-year-old female. The victim’s shoes were stolen while she was in the area of Ingomar Terrace and Fessenden Terrace in Sterling. The victim was approached by the suspects, one of whom brandished what appeared to be a knife.

In a May 14 incident, four of the same suspects assaulted a 17-year-old male Elkins Terrace in Sterling Park, according to the Sheriff's Office. The 16-year-has been charged with assault by mob. Charges are also pending against Maya, Neal and Nelson.

Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Kraig Troxell said the juveniles were being charged as such, but Maya, Neal and Nelson were being charged as adults. While Troxell said none of the 18-year-old suspects are known gang members, the Sheriff’s Office gang unit is investigating.

"We are currently investigating the possibility that the incidents are gang related," Troxell said.

<sh>Library Receives Awards

<bt>Loudoun County Public Library received two awards from the Virginia Public Library Association for systems serving populations of more than 100,000. The association annually singles out libraries in the state that excel at their services and programs. The library received awards for creating a active library community for young adults.

<sh>Truck Safety Inspections

<bt>The Sheriff’s Office, Fairfax County Police Department and Virginia State Police officers performed truck safety inspections Thursday, May 24 along Route 28. The Sheriff’s Office held truck safety inspections at Route 28 and Innovation Avenue from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. In all, 28 trucks were inspected and 14 commercial trucks were taken out of service. A total of 19 tickets were issued for various safety violations including defective equipment.

<sh>Emergency Landing

<bt>The pilot of N398S, a Cessna 172, lost engine power 3 miles from Leesburg Executive Airport Thursday, May 24. He did a forced landing in an open area between Route 15 and Hogback Mountain in Loudoun County. While the aircraft sustained significant damage, the pilot walked away unharmed. The incident is currently under investigation.