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LCSO Investigates December 27th Armed Robbery of Wachovia Bank in Sterling

LCSO Investigates December 27th Armed Robbery of Wachovia Bank in Sterling

From Loudoun Sheriff:

Residents Warned of Telephone-Based Jury Duty Scam

Residents Warned of Telephone-Based Jury Duty Scam

Loudoun County, VA:  The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Loudoun County Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court are advising residents of a potential telephone-based scam known as the “jury duty scam”.  

In the jury duty scam, the scammer, posing as a local court worker, tells you that a warrant has been issued for your arrest or you owe a fine because you failed to report for jury duty. During the phone call, the scammer will ask for your date of birth and Social Security number so that he or she can "verify" your jury duty notice. In some cases the scammers will ask for other confidential information such as credit card or bank account information.  

Loudoun Jury Sends Habitual Drunk Driver to Prison

Loudoun Jury Sends Habitual Drunk Driver to Prison

From the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office:

LEESBURG, Virginia – December 14, 2010.  Kenneth Wright, 50, of Sterling was convicted after a one day jury trial of his 4th Offense for Driving While Intoxicated within the last 10 years, a Felony under Virginia law.  Wright was also convicted of Driving a Motor Vehicle after his license had been revoked due to prior DWIs.

West Virginia Man Charged in Connection with Two Sterling Bank Robberies

From Loudoun Sheriff:

Police Investigate a Series of Hit-and-Run Crashes

Police Investigate a Series of Hit-and-Run Crashes

From Virigina State Police:

ARLINGTON CO. – Virginia State Police are coordinating with Arlington County Police and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Police to investigate a series of hit-and-run crashes that occurred Monday morning (Dec. 13).

At 9:24 a.m., Virginia State Police Senior Trooper J.T. Johannes was called to investigate three hit-and-run crashes that occurred near the 70 mile marker in the westbound lanes of Interstate 66. A blue “SuperShuttle” van was headed west on I-66 when it twice sideswiped the passenger side of a Dodge Charger. The van then rear-ended a Chrysler Pacifica, which caused the Pacifica to run off the right side of the interstate and into a ditch. Next a taxicab was struck from behind by the van. The taxicab ran off the right side of the interstate and struck the guardrail.

Armed Robbery of Convenience Store on Cascades Parkway

From The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office:

LCSO Alerts Residents about E-mail Scam

From Loudoun County Sheriff's Office:

Loudoun County, VA: The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office reminds computer users to secure their passwords and update anti-virus and anti-spyware programs after the agency received several complaints from residents whose e-mail accounts were hijacked as part of a scam.  

Several Loudouners reported that their e-mail accounts were used by an outside party to send e-mails requesting money to their own contacts and address books. In most cases the fraudulent e-mail states that the victim was on vacation in London (or other overseas location), and was either robbed or had their hotel room burglarized, and requested that a sum of money (varying from $1000.00 to $2500.00) be wired to a recipient in London (or other overseas location) so that the victim can get home to the US. Most of the e-mails are listed as subject: “I Need Your Help Urgently..” or “Stranded in The UK..”.