Saturday, March 2, 2013
A recent crime spree appears to be targeting jewelry in homes across a swath of Loudoun from Lansdowne to South Riding.
Gold appears to be the target of a rash of burglaries across eastern Loudoun, according to investigators with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, and the agency has planned a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, in South Riding to provide discuss crime prevention and the possibility of establishing a Neighborhood Watch program. Since December, seven burglaries appear to be connected, according to an LCSO press release. In most cases, the suspect or suspects entered through a rear door or window while the residents were away. The meeting will take place in the Liberty Elementary School library, 25491 South Riding Center Drive, in South Riding. An outline of the incidents: Dec. 1 Dec 7 Feb. 9 Feb. 15 Residents are asked to report any …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Loudoun Sheriff’s warns residents to be aware, take precautions and report suspicious activity.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating a series of burglaries in which it appears the criminals are targeting homes with gold jewelry. Investigators have identified seven burglaries since December that could be connected. In most of those cases, the perpetrator entered homes through rear doors or windows while the residents were away: Deputies are patrolling these areas and residents. The LCSO reminds residents to report any suspicious behavior, vehicles or persons by calling the 24-hour, non-emergency line at 703-777-1021. Residents are reminded to call 911 in an emergency. A fast-thinking resident in Broadlands recently helped deputies nab suspects in a series of larcenies.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
New York Couple Responsible For 37 Thefts In Loudoun, Fairfax
Dagoberto Ramirez-Soto pleaded guilty Sept. 21 to his involvement in a series of burglaries that targeted the gold of people living in Loudoun and Fairfax counties, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice. On Friday, Melinda Marie Soto, Ramirez-Soto's wife, entered a guilty plea acknowledging that she helped steal at least $500,000 worth of gold and other valuables from homes in the two counties during a spree last year that lasted 11 months, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice. Soto, 34, pleaded guilty to the crimes before U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema, who accepted the deal and may sentence the defendant to no more than five years. A grand jury indicted Ramirez-Soto, Soto …