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LCSO Seeks Missing 14-year-old from Chantilly Area

LCSO Seeks Missing 14-year-old from Chantilly Area

From LoudounCounty Sheriff's Office:

Loudoun County, VA: The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate a missing teenager from the Chantilly, VA area.  
Jennifer K. Sanford, 14, was last seen on December 2, 2010 when she left her home on Sandman Terrace to go to school. She is described as 5’4 tall, 135 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Jennifer also wears glasses.  
She is possibly in the company of Nicky Liu, a 20-year-old male from Berryville, VA.  Liu drives a 2008 Gray Honda with Virginia tags KJX 4615.  
If you know the whereabouts of Jennifer or Nicky Liu, please call Investigator W. Promisel of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-0475.

Winter Wonderland Camp and Fundraiser for Local Family


From Iris A. Costantino of the Boyd School:

Sterling, VA, December 2, 2010:  On September 10th, Matt and Rachel Kramer received the devastating news that their beloved baby girl, Elena, is suffering a life threatening disease. Elena is currently being treated for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospitals, with chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant in her future.

Elena is a student at Lola’s Place Cascades and joined the school when she was 5 months old. To support the family in their time of need, Lola’s Place will be hosting a Winter Wonderland Camp and Fundraiser for the Kramer family.

Dulles Airport Travelers on Thanksgiving Journey

Diana White, of Springfield, VA, and her son, Matthew White, are headed to Mexico City for this year’s Thanksgiving holiday. As we all waited in line for security (which shockingly took less than 10 minutes), I overheard Diana say, “Wow, this isn’t so bad.” I pulled the pair aside once we made it through security to see how their travel was going so far, the day before the busiest travel day of the year. Watch the video above to hear their tips on a speedy security process and their thoughts on the new TSA body scanners. Before you head to the airport this year, check out TSA's helpful holiday travel tips and what to expect with pat-downs.

Fifth Suspect Turns Self Over to LCSO in Connection with Friday Night Stabbing in Sterling

From Loudoun Sheriff:

Loudoun County, VA: A fifth suspect in the November 12, 2010 mob assault and stabbing that occurred in Sterling, Virginia has turned himself over to authorities. 

Fredy F. Alfaro, 19, of Reston, Virginia turned himself over to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office on November 16th. Also charged in the case were Alexander Garcia, 25, and Matias C. Garcia, 20, Manuel O. Rivera, 26, of Herndon, VA and Christopher A. Bryant, 21, of Sterling. All five men were charged with simple assault by mob (misdemeanor) and assault by mob (felony). 

The arrests stem from a November 12, 2010 assault and stabbing that occurred around 11:40 p.m. in the 46900 block of Community Plaza. A 17-year-old male from Sterling and a 20-year-old male from Ashburn were walking in the area when they were approached by several unknown subjects. The subjects began assaulting the two victims and the 17-year-old was stabbed during the assault.  

Loudoun County's First Big Wheels Deliver Meals Event

From Claire Smith of Loudoun County:

On November 17 and 18 between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Senator Mark Herring, public officials, business owners and other community leaders will participate in Loudoun’s First “Big Wheels Deliver Meals” Event.

More specifically, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott York, Town of Leesburg Mayor Kristen Umstattd, Loudoun County Commissioner of the Revenue Robert Wertz and other government, civic, business and community leaders are delivering meals to elderly homebound residents of Loudoun.

Participants will meet at distribution centers in Leesburg and Sterling and then drive their own vehicles while accompanying volunteers on visits to homes, apartments and retirement facilities in Ashburn, Leesburg, Purcellville and Sterling.             

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Briar Patch Donates Rooms for Veteran's Day

Reprinted with permission from Ashburn Patch -- Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn in scenic Middleburg plans to offer free rooms to veterans as part of a nationwide promotion this week to honor those who have served our country.

B&Bs and inns across the country are providing free rooms on Wednesday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day on Nov. 11 to honor servicemen and women now serving or who have previously served time with one of the country's military forces.

Two B&B owners started the program in 2009. Both were members of the West Virginia B&B Association and this year the veteran program has expanded to include 49 states, 8 international locations and more than 850 Inns.