Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun

Advisory Committee Meeting

<bt>Del. Chuck Caputo (D-67) will be holding the first meeting of his Citizen Advisory Transportation Committee for the 67th District, Thursday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m., in the James McDonnell room at the Sully District Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. All who would like to serve on the committee are welcome to attend. Any questions can be directed to Lu Ann Maciulla McNabb, 703-476-6944 or delccaputo@house.state.va.us.

<sh>Fees Increase

<bt>The county's Solid Waste Management Facility will increase fees beginning Friday, Sept. 1.

The new tipping fees establish a $5 minimum fee per vehicle for disposal at the facility. Participation in the FastTrash program increases to $5 per vehicle. Other changes include increased surcharges for refrigerated appliances, from $7 to $15. The tipping fee, per ton, of municipal solid waste will increase from $55 to $60 per ton. The disposal cost for construction waste will increase based on the type of vehicle hauling the materials and will include a minimum fee of $200 if the material is hauled in a tandem truck with two or more rear axles.

The landfill accepts wastes from Loudoun County residents and businesses only. The landfill is open Mondays-Saturdays, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and is located at 20939 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg.

Visit the Loudoun County Web site at www.loudoun.gov/oswm or by calling 703-777-0187.

<sh>Center Cleanup

<bt>The Smithsonian Institution's Naturalist Center in Leesburg will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 29 and will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 12 for its annual cleanup and collections care.

<sh>Intruder Stopped

<bt>A Sterling man was arrested Saturday, Aug. 19, after he attempted to enter a home with an armed homeowner inside.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Jason Todd Lang, 23, was taken into custody by a Sheriff's deputy as the suspect was walking away from the home in the 700 block of West Holly Avenue in Sterling. The suspect appeared disoriented.

According to the homeowner the suspect knocked on the front door shortly after 9 p.m. and attempted to come in when he answered the door. The suspect began banging on the door when the homeowner closed the door. The homeowner went to his bedroom where he grabbed a handgun. After the resident told the suspect he had the wrong house the suspect punched through a door panel and attempted to unlock the door. The homeowner fired one round from his handgun through the bottom of the door striking the concrete steps out front.

Lang was treated by rescue personnel for minor lacerations that occurred prior to the incident. Lang was charged with unlawful entry, destruction of property and drunk in public. He was released on a $2,500 bond.

<sh>Information Needed

<bt>The Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible assault and larceny that occurred Thursday, Aug. 17, in Ashburn.

The victim, a 35-year-old Ashburn woman, left the Kirkpatrick's Irish Pub in the Ashburn Village Shopping Center around 8 p.m. and was reportedly assaulted by unknown suspects. The victim waived down two pedestrians that were walking in the area of Gloucester Parkway for help.

The woman was taken to Inova Loudoun Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries. A canvass of the immediate area conducted by Sheriff's deputies and investigators found no suspects or witnesses to an assault.

Anyone who witnessed or heard anything suspicious in the area of Gloucester Parkway near Christiana Drive between the hours of 8-9 p.m., Thursday, is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office. Anyone with information about this possible assault and larceny should contact Sheriff's Investigator S. Coderre of the Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475. To remain anonymous, contact Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919.

<sh>Two-Car Accident

<bt>The Loudoun County Fire-Rescue responded to a two-car accident around 4:24 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the intersection of Charlestown Pike Road (Route 9) and Harry Byrd Highway (Route 7).

Upon arrival the units found two vehicles, one of which had rolled over, both containing a trapped patient. The units provided advanced life support (ALS) patient care, extricating the patients from their respective vehicles, managing hazards from the severely damaged vehicles and establishing transportation from the scene to a hospital via two helicopters. Both patients were flown to Fairfax Inova hospital for continued treatment.

<sh>Two Arrested

<bt>Two adults were arrested Thursday, Aug. 17, in connection with an auto fire that occurred in Leesburg, Aug. 6, according to the Loudoun County Fire-Rescue Services. Bessa Nezaj 20, and Brandon Coble 23, both from Leesburg, have each been charged with one count for arson of personal property. The two were released by the Loudoun County Magistrate's Office pending trial.

The fire, which resulted in the total loss of a 2001 Chrysler Sebring, occurred at approximately 5 a.m., in the parking lot of Potomac Station Apartments, Leesburg.

<sh>Mountain Fire

<bt>On Thursday, Aug. 17, at 11:15 a.m., Loudoun County Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management received a 911 call requesting mutual aid assistance to Clark County for a mountain fire on Raven Rock Road. Fifteen firefighters from Loudoun County responded to assist Clark County. The fire was on a rocky ledge, which made access to the fire extremely difficult and treacherous. Approximately one acre was burned before the fire was brought under control at around 1:35 p.m. One firefighter from Loudoun County was taken to Loudoun Hospital Center for evaluation of an injury sustained at the scene.