Sunday, May 19, 2013
A release from the sheriff’s office classified the incident as a ‘domestic in nature.’
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of Friday night shooting in Sterling as Steven Spradling, 52, a member of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department. Investigators have charged Rosangela Spradling, 42, with first-degree murder and are holding her at the Loudoun County jail. The Washington Post reported that Rosangela Spradling is Steven Spradling’s wife. Deputies responded to the 21700 block of Blossom Drive in Sterling after receiving reports around 9 p.m. of a shooting and found Steven Spradling dead at the scene, according to an LCSO report. Two children who were in the home at the time of the incident were not injured and are staying with friends, according to the report. The previous…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
A release from the sheriff’s office classified it as a domestic incident.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what the department has referred to as an “apparent homicide” on the 21700 block of Blossom Drive in Sterling. The initial report indicates the incident was the result of a domestic dispute, but few details have been released. Deputies responded to reports of a shooting at a home on the block and found a male inside who had succumbed to his wounds. The LCSO report indicates more information may be released as it becomes available.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The was invited to address the students as a guest lecturer at the well-known law enforcement training facility.
Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman on Tuesday spoke to students at the 253rd session of the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA, during the Contemporary Issues in Police/Media Relations class. During the talk, Chapman discussed high-profile cases that he worked while serving as a DEA special agent and compared them with some of the issues he faces as Loudoun’s sheriff. Loudoun does not have a countywide police department; the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office performs law enforcement activities in the county and sometimes assists the police departments in Leesburg and Purcellville. FBI Special Agent and academy instructor Richard J. Kolko invited Chapman to speak. Kolko, who has worked as an assignment editor and producer at CNN, also worked in the…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The 25th annual camp offers one-week sessions during the summer with morning and afternoon options.
UPDATE: As of May 3, these camps are full. Applications for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office’s 25th Annual McGruff Safety Camps are now available online. The LCSO offers morning and afternoon camps. The camps, to be held at Evergreen Mill Elementary in Leesburg, allow children entering kindergarten and first grade to learn about safety, including fire safety, bicycle safety and 911 emergencies. Throughout the week children in the camp will meet law enforcement officers and K-9 officers, and see law enforcement and fire/rescue vehicles firsthand. The camps run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. The dates for the camps are: The camps began in the summer of 1988 and have continued each summer through…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Drop off your expired, used, or unwanted prescription drugs at one of five locations in Loudoun County.
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Saturday, April 27
Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, and several Loudoun County locations will serve as drop-off points. The Leesburg Police Department, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, the Purcellville Police Department and the Virginia State Police all are participating in the event, which collects potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. The service is free and …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The school was evacuated as a precaution as public safety personnel examined the package that was delivered to the school.
Lovettsville Elementary School students returned to their classes after an evacuation that lasted about an hour and a half as public safety personnel inspected a suspicious substance inside a package delivered to the school. The substance was deemed harmless. “It’s just a precaution we take because of the climate we’re in,” said Loudoun County Public Schools spokesman Wayde Byard explaining the reason for the evacuation. Students were back inside in time for lunch, Byard said, after being outside for about 90 minutes. Members of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and personnel from Loudoun County Fire, Rescue & Emergency Management responded to the scene, deemed the material was harmless and were leaving the scene by 11 a.m. Byard said a …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Fairfax County Crime Solvers received the tip in 2004 about the murder, which occurred in 2001.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) Cold Case Unit issued a request Tuesday to find the person who called Crime Solvers in April 2004 to provide information about a 2001 homicide in Upperville, VA. Upperville is along Route 50 near Loudoun’s westernmost corner. The caller – who contacted Fairfax County Crime Solvers – had given two names alleged to be involved in the August 2001 murder of Ursula Haberland, who was 81 at the time. She was found in her home on the 21700 block of Greengarden Road. “The LCSO Cold Case Unit would like to hear from this caller, as they have some follow-up questions pertaining to the original call,” according to the request. Callers can remain anonymous by contacting Loudoun County Crime Solvers at 703-777…
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Sheriff's Office has cleared the scene and reopened Cascades Parkway.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Loudoun County Bomb Squad have deemed a harmless a package in Sterling that earlier today prompted their response to Cascades Parkway near Esterbrook Circle. Cascades has been reopened after being closed during the investigation. On Thursday, a bomb threat at Tuscarora High School in Leesburg also proved to be non-credible.
Cascades Parkway near Esterbrook Circle has been closed while the package is examined.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Loudoun County Bomb Squad have responded to Sterling for a suspicious package in the vicinity of Cascades Parkway near Esterbrook Circle. The LCSO has closed Cascades Parkway in the area of Cutwater Place and Esterbrook Circle. Motorists traveling in the area should find an alternate route. On Thursday, a bomb threat at Tuscarora High School in Leesburg proved to be non-credible. Patch will provide updates.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
A family of five was held and items were taken during the incident, according to the LCSO.