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Authorities: Man acted in self-defense in Sterling dog shooting

Loudoun County authorities have determined that a man acted in self-defense when he fatally shot a dog on Tuesday in the Algonkian Regional Park in Sterling.

Ashburn woman awakened by unknown man in her apartment

A burglar went into an Ashburn apartment early Friday and told its occupant not to tell anyone after she was awakened by the unknown man.

Loudoun deputies investigating two Sterling robberies

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office are investigating reports of attempted robbery at two Sterling business on Sunday and Monday.

Sterling man jailed for slashing tires of 19 vehicles

A Sterling man was arrested Saturday after deputies said he slashed the tires of 19 vehicles.

Missing 15-year-old Lansdowne girl found in Mexico

A missing 15-year-old reported missing from the Lansdowne area earlier this month was safely located Monday in Mexico.

Loudoun authorities warn of jury scam

A new jury scam has the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Loudoun County reminding residents that law enforcement will never contact you to collect fines for an outstanding warrant.

Loudoun deputies searching for hit-and-run driver, one injured

Loudoun County deputies are searching for the driver of a white or gray SUV after they hit a moped on Sterling Boulevard on Thursday, injuring its driver.

Sterling woman arrested after attempting to poison coworkers

A Sterling woman was arrested today after she allegedly attempted to poison her former coworkers with a cleaning agent.

Domestic-related charges dismissed against Loudoun deputy

A Shenandoah Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court judge on Oct. 13 dismissed a domestic-related charge against a Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office deputy, authorities said Thursday.

Sterling woman charged with assaulting business owner, deputies

A Sterling woman was arrested Thursday after she assaulted the manager of an Ashburn business and four Loudoun County deputies.

The Ashburn Colored School was vandalized with swastikas and “white power.” Times-Mirror/Crystal Owens

MORE: Five teenage suspects charged with vandalism of historic Ashburn schoolhouse

Five teenagers were served with juvenile petitions this week in connection with the vandalism of the historic Ashburn Colored School earlier this month, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office announced today.
A LuAnn Bennett for Congress campaign sign was vandalized with white supremasist symbols. Courtesy Photo

Democrat’s sign vandalized with white supremacist letters in Sterling

On Oct. 18, a campaign sign for LuAnn Bennett, Democratic candidate for the congressional 10th District, was vandalized on West Church Road in Sterling with the letters “CWB SS,” according to campaign officials.

MORE: Loudoun deputies investigating alleged threats against GOP office in Sterling

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating alleged threats against the Republican Campaign Headquarters on Pidgeon Hill Drive in Sterling after receiving third-party information on Oct. 16 from an unknown man, according to reports.

UPDATE: Leesburg heroin dealer sold fentanyl causing one death and multiple overdoses

A Leesburg man pleaded guilty today in federal court for distributing heroin and fentanyl between late 2015 and February of this year.

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office to hold quarterly public safety meeting Oct. 26

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will hold its quarterly public safety meeting for residents living near its eastern substation at 7 p.m. Oct. 26.
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