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    Crime Report for Monday, Dec. 19, 2011

    Dec. 16, 7:34 p.m.
    Deputies responded to the Target store in the 45100 block of Columbia Pike in Sterling for reports of a larceny in progress.

    A suspect was allegedly switching the tags on items. After paying for the items with switched tags, the subject was approached by personnel from the store’s loss prevention team.

    The subject, Joseph F. Pletscher, 32, shoved an employee in an attempt to evade them and was charged with four counts of grand larceny, three counts of petit larceny and simple assault.

    According to the Sheriff’s Office, he had been linked to similar incidents starting on Dec. 2 all the way through Dec. 16 at different Target stores in Loudoun.
    Pletscher was released on a $5,000 secured bond.

    Dec. 16, 8:30 p.m.
    Fairfax Police contacted the Loudoun Sheriff’s Office regarding a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run in their jurisdiction. A sheriff’s deputy saw the vehicle at the 1100 block of E. Holly Avenue in Sterling, and the occupants of the vehicle fled the scene.
    The vehicle was recovered, and it was reportedly stolen.

    Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m.
    A burgundy 2000 Chrysler Sebring was stolen in the 20 block of Mallard Court in Sterling.

    Dec. 16, 3 a.m.
    A resident in the 47500 block of Griffith Place in Sterling reported a purse was stolen from her home during a small gathering.

    Dec. 17, 9:14 p.m.
    A resident discovered damage to a window in the community clubhouse, located on Stanford Square in Sterling.

    Dec. 15, 7 p.m.
    Someone damaged the ignition on a moped in an apparent attempt to steal the bike. The incident occurred in the 44100 block of Suscon Square in Sterling.

    Dec. 17, 2:34 a.m.
    A resident of the area of Turnberry Isle Court and Firestone Court in Ashburn reported two subject looking into a vehicle. The duo fled when they saw the resident. No entry was gained and nothing was reported missing.

    Dec. 17, 4:55 p.m.
    Someone released the air out of the rear tires of two vehicles in the 43200 block of Gatwick Square in Ashburn.

    Dec. 17, 4:45 p.m.
    A 9-year-old and 12-year-old sibling pair were walking in the area. The younger one ran ahead and reportedly was approached by an SUV. The driver asked if the boy was alright and if he needed a ride.
    The boy ran back towards his sibling, and no further contact was made with the vehicle. The driver was described as a bald, white male with a muscular build. The SUV was dark colored.

    Dec. 18, 2:11 a.m.
    Deputies responded to the 43000 block of Sherbrooke Terrace in Leesburg for reports of a large group of students gathering in the area. There was apparently a party at the house, and two people were charged with destruction of property, obstruction of justice and disorderly conduct.

    Dec. 18, 12:01 a.m.-9 a.m.
    Someone removed an inflatable Santa from the front yard of a house in the 25300 block of Talent Square in Chantilly.

    Dec. 18, 12:33 p.m.
    Deputies responded to a business in the 43200 block of Southern Walk Plaza in Ashburn for reports of a subject carrying a concealed weapon.

    The person was carrying a realistic BB gun that was concealed in a holster, and was charged with a concealment weapons violation. He was held on a $1,000 secured bond.


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