Crime Report: Strange Men Approach Teens, Wallet Stolen at Church
The latest roundup of suspicious or criminal activity reported in or near our community.
Suspicious Men Offering Rides to Female Teens
- A 16-year-old female was walking along Greenway Corporate Drive between 2:30 p.m. and 2:35 p.m. Dec. 23 when an unknown driver asked if she wanted a ride. She refused and the suspect drove away. The vehicle is described as a dark colored Lincoln SUV.
- At 11:44 a.m. Dec. 28, a 14-year-old female walking in area of the Ashburn Shopping Plaza reported that a man in a small navy blue vehicle approached her. The driver – described as a black man with a light complexion, about 30 years old with short black hair – commented to the teen that it was cold and asked if she needed a ride home. When the child declined, the driver left area.
Ashburn Man Charged With Grand Larceny
A deputy noticed a suspicious looking vehicle in the area of Ashburn Road and Matchpoint Way at 11:02 p.m. Dec. 23. After approaching the vehicle, the deputy discovered two subjects inside in possession of items stolen from local stores. James B. Monroe 20, of Ashburn, was charged with grand larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny and trespassing. Theresa A. Ambrose, 19, of Leesburg was charged with grand larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny, petit larceny and trespassing.
Burglary at Dick’s Sporting Goods
A glass window at Dick’s Sporting Goods at the Dulles Town Center was broken between 3:37 a.m. and 3:40 a.m. Dec. 24. Suspects entered the store and removed clothing. The incident remains under investigation by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.
Delivery Man Robbed at Knifepoint
Two strangers approahed a delivery driver taking food to a home on the 20200 block of Beechwood Terrace at 11:05 p.m. Dec. 24. One suspect brandished a knife and demanded the food and the money. The suspects were described as Hispanic males in their late teens. One suspect wore a dark-colored hoodie and the second suspect wore a grey sweatshirt during the incident. The suspects fled the scene with only the food. The incident remains under investigation by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.
Route 7 Car Crash Leads to DUI
A deputy saw a vehicle driving erratically in the area of Route 7 and Route 28 at 12:43 a.m. Dec. 27. The vehicle initially stopped after the deputy signaled for it to pull over, but slowly started moving away. The vehicle then ran off the road and struck a tree. The driver was charged with driving under the influence of drugs. Further charges were expected.
Items Taken From Purse at Ashburn Presbyterian
Someone at Ashburn Presbyterian Church reported their wallet and personal documents were removed from a purse left in a classroom at the church between 8:30 a.m and 9:30 a.m. Dec. 11. Similar incidents have been reported all over the region.