Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Seeking Suspect's Identity

<bt>Loudoun County Sheriff's Investigators are asking for the public's assistance in helping to identify a suspect wanted for attempted armed robbery.

The suspect walked into the Prime Mart on West Church Road in Sterling just before noon on Friday, July 30, and brandished a firearm. He approached the store clerk from behind and asked him for money. When the clerk replied he did not have any, the suspect fled the store on foot.

He is described as being a black male, 6 feet 3 inches tall and 200 pounds. At the time of the robbery he was wearing a maroon spring coat over a white T-shirt. The suspect's clothing were described as having spatters of paint on them.ÊÊÊÊ

If you have any information regarding the identity of this suspect or information regarding this crime please contact Investigator Miller of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475.

<sh>Senator's Office Hours Set

<bt>The regional representative, John Putney, for U.S. Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) will hold local office hours Aug. 5, at the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St. in Leesburg, from 1-2:30 p.m. For more information, call Putney at 703-966-6036.

<sh>Shelburne Glebe Road Re-Opening

<bt>Shelburne Glebe Road at Goose Creek was expected to be re-opened to motorists this week. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has replaced the temporary one-lane bridge that was installed 10 years ago after a flood destroyed the original structure in the early


The temporary bridge was replaced with a two-lane, truss bridge similar in appearance and in keeping with the historic nature of the original bridge.

The new bridge is approximately 100 feet long and 20 feet wide to meet the needs of emergency vehicles and farm equipment. DLB Inc. of Hillsville was the contractor for the $750,000 project.

<sh>Sterling Man Injured

<bt>At 1:54 a.m. July 30, the Herndon Police responded to a single-vehicle accident on Herndon Parkway near the intersection of Crestview Drive. The driver, a 32-year-old male of Sterling, was critically injured and was flown to an area hospital. Police said that alcohol and speed appeared to be factors in the accident. The Accident Reconstruction Unit is investigating. Anyone who witnessed this accident, or who may have additional information is asked to contact Private C. J. Pond at 703-435-6873.

<sh>Inmates Injured After Fight

<bt>Two Loudoun County inmates were injured

Wednesday night, July 28, after they attempted to separate two other female inmates who were fighting.

The inmates were all inside the day room of the facility just before dinner when Joyce Lockette, 46, of Georgia, allegedly went after another inmate with a pen.

Two other female inmates attempted to separate the two when the pen cut one of them, a 24-year-old from Ashburn. The second inmate also received minor injuries and she was treated by Correctional Medical Services at the jail. The 24-year-old was taken to the Cornwall Campus of Loudoun Hospital where she was treated and released.

A sheriff's deputy, who was preparing to serve the inmates dinner, intervened and separated the inmates.

Lockette, who was being held on a malicious wounding charge, has been taken to another facility and charges are pending in the incident. The incident occurred just before 5 p.m. at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center in Leesburg.

<sh>Return to Previous Policy

<bt>Beginning in January 2005, Loudoun County will return to the practice of accepting applicant-initiated Comprehensive Plan Amendments (CPAMs) once a year. The Board of Supervisors voted to establish Sept. 1 of each

year as the submittal period deadline. This action does not affect this year's CPAM process, which has included two submittal periods; the first ending March 30 and the second one having a deadline of Sept. 1. More information about Loudoun County's Comprehensive Plan is available from the Department of Planning, 703-777-0246, and on the Loudoun County Government Web site at www.loudoun.gov/planning.