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Wolf Visits Sterling Monday

October 5, 2008

>>>>Frank Wolf Coming Monday

Congressman Frank Wolf sent a letter to the full board of supervisors offering help earlier late last week. On Friday I responded by arranging for a meeting on Monday in Sterling with Congressman Wolf.

In response to Congressman Frank Wolf's recent letter to the board offering help and assistance, I invited Congressman Wolf, Chairman Scott York , Sheriff Steve Simpson Delegate Tom Rust (his district includes Sterling) to meet me at 4 p.m. on Monday October 6th in front of the Big Lots Shopping Center opposite the Community Center in Sterling Park.

Mr. Wolf will get a on-site briefing and visit some of the locations. All of you have been supportive of Sterling and you are invited. I understand there is a lot of meetings lately and this is not necessary for you to attend Monday. But if you wish to join me and Congressman Wolf you are welcome of course.

Background: Six years ago, Mr. Wolf arranged for an FBI briefing that I requested to the full board of supervisors and the sheriff in closed session about MS 13. Later, he initiated and sponsored legislation to maintain, and fund several times and again on September 30 (just a few days ago) Congressman Wolf arranged for a Gang Task Force to be funded and administered in the Northern Virginia region.

The offer by Congressman Wolf is appreciated and I am welcome this offer for more help for Sterling. I know you do also.


>>> DELGAUDIO OVERVIEW

In this report and in dozens of previous reports, I continue to give you updates on meetings, briefings, actions, events, and progress on new responses to ongoing crime and quality of life issues in Sterling.

>>>>Board Input Monday Night

Last Tuesday, Sept. 23 the board heard from some of the 650 Sterling residents for 2 hours. If you want to address the board again or missed addressing them last Tuesday September 23, please come to the board of supervisors public input session in Leesburg in the board of supervisors room at 6:30 p.m.

>>>Board meets Tuesday

Starting at 9 a.m., there are at least 21 items with a one closed session and a joint meeting with the school board at 6:30 p.m. The board session includes consideration of expanding the sheriff's auxilary which I am promoting and 30 new cruisers for the Sheriff to replace 22 old cruisers and 8 enhancements approved last year.

There is also funding for a new sidewalk on Sterling Blvd. between Williamsburg Road and the W and OD trail.

>>> Public Drunks To Be Fined $250

There is also a proposed law that fines public drunks $250 and updates the Loudoun County law that fines people who are convicted of public intoxication. Once voted upon for consideration, it will go to the November 14 public hearing for you and the public to comment upon.


>>>TEACHER AT ROLLING RIDGE ARRESTED WITH POT

A Loudoun County Public School teacher was charged with possession of marijuana early Wednesday morning.

Thomas Earl Doss, Jr., 26, of Winchester, VA was located in a parked car in the parking lot in Sterling, VA by a Loudoun Sheriff's Deputy. The deputy was on patrol when around 1:49 a.m. they observed Doss sleeping inside a parked car in the parking lot of Rolling Ridge Elementary School located in the 500 block of East Frederick Drive.

Inside the vehicle deputies observed a green leafy substance which field tested positive for marijuana.

>>> STERLINGFEST SATURDAY OCT. 11

You absolutely positively must attend Sterlingfest, Saturday, October 11, I will be there and you must be there. It is mandatory for all Sterling citizens to celebrate the new trees, the news that the burned down playground AND gazebo will be rebuilt, the stalker turned himself in,

A NEW Sheriff's substation and PEPES RESTRAUANT, scene of several incidents, IS CLOSED.

Plenty to celebrate. And sign up for the upcoming meetings.

The event has many sponsors and starts with the Knights at 10 a.m with their parade down Sterling Boulevard.

The Fest starts downtown at 10 a.m. but really kicks in after the parade and usually goes to 3 p.m. I always wear my orange hat.

>>> SIGN UP AT STERLINGFEST

There are upcoming meetings you can sign up for at Supervisor Delgaudio's table. There are neighborhood watch tables operated by deputies. There are auxilary deputy representatives to explain that project and there will be a zoning enforcement table operated by my staff also.

>>> STERLING PLAYMAKERS

The Sterling Playmakers and loud band music will be dominating the entire event of course. The Sterling Playmakers makes Sterling the center of the arts for the entire region.


>>>> CRIME FIGHTING MEETINGS

I have set the following meetings. I attended several community meetings last week, and these meetings are called for in response to citizens expressed requests.

When: Oct. 18 Saturday 2 to 4 p.m.
What and Where:Neighborhood watch, auxiliary coordinator Sterling Community Center GYM

The Neighborhood watch coordinator will explain what it takes to form a watch and we will hear from several current groups working and also hear questions from citizens interested in forming a neighborhood watch. Our goal is a dozen functioning watches in Sterling.

Sterling has 100s of citizens actively enforcing the zoning laws. Zoning must be enforced and I will continue to fight for that. Neighborhood watches will be liaison with the deputies for crime fighting.

The Sheriff's Auxiliary coordinator explains what that volunteer unit does and how to make applications. I have met several auxiliaries working over the years and they make a difference. I hope you can help.

When: October 22 Wednesday 7 p.m. to 9
What: GRIT and Gang Unit
where Sterling Community Center in the GYM

These two groups gives a in depth briefing on gang activity and how the county responds to the problem and can guide you on what to look for and how to respond in each case. Good introduction to responding to gang related crime.

>>>Can Not Make Oct. 18 or Oct 22 in Sterling?

There are several meetings in the Sterling area to fight crime and to organize neighborhood watches in Sterling.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit is promoting the agencies crime prevention programs such as Neighborhood Watch. Currently there are 49 active neighborhood watch programs throughout the county.

They will have a briefing in Cascades at the Cascades Eastern Loudoun Library on Monday October 20, 2008 at 7 p.m.

>>> HATE MEETINGS BUT WANT TO GET ORGANIZED WITHOUT MEETINGS?

If you are a county resident and want to start a neighborhood watch program in your community or would like a Crime Prevention Specialist to teach a class in your area, please contact Deputy Specialist Nathan Payne at 703-777-0477 or Deputy Specialist James Spurlock at 703-771-5749 of the Loudoun Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit. If you have questions you can also contact them by email at nathaniel.payne@loudoun.gov or james.spurlock@loudoun.gov.


>>>> SUPPORT LEGISLATION TO BAN LARGE TRUCKS
>>> Ban Cars On Front Lawns Too.

Your emails are needed to bos@loudoun.gov to give your opinion at the upcoming Oct. 14 Public Hearing on your positions on banning large commercial vehicles parking in Sterling's residential areas and banning the parking of cars on front lawns.

That's Tuesday, Oct. 14th-- 6:30 PM Board of Supervisors Public Hearing - Board Room. Email messages are preferred but if you can, go to the public hearing to testify and give your opinion.


>>>> COACH ED SCOTT HONORED SEPT. 26

Park View HS parents honored Coach Ed Scott at Park View's Football game on Friday, September 26, 2008. Coach Scott led Park View to their first State Championship in 1988. He coached at Park View for 15 seasons, winning not only a state championship, but 7 district championships and 2 regional championships. Congratulations Coach Scott.


>>CRIME REPORT GALDAMEZ HELD WITHOUT BOND

On 09/21/08 at the Dulles Center Blvd./Atlantic Blvd. in Sterling
Pursuit/DUI: A deputy observed a vehicle driving erratically on Route 28. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle failed to stop. The vehicle continued to drive before stopping on Palmer Court where both the driver and a passenger fled on foot. The driver, Ronal Oswaldo Galdamez, 27, of Herndon, was apprehended and charged with obstruction of justice, disregarding a signal to stop, DUI, driving on a revoked license, and refusal. The passenger was not located. Galdamez remains held without bond.


>>> STERLING BLVD.SPEEDER HELD WITHOUT BOND

On 09/21/08 arrest at Augusta Dr./Seneca Ridge Dr. in Sterling.

DUI/Pursuit: A deputy observed a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 7 near Sterling Boulevard. The motorcycle then proceeded through a red light and turned onto Augusta Drive. The deputy initiated his emergency equipment and took......pursuit.... in the area of Algonkian Parkway and Potomac View Road where the the motorcycle lost control and crashed. The rider then attempted to flee on foot. The rider, Matthew C. McVey, 27, of Sterling was later located on Biltmore Place.

McVey is charged with DUI, refusal, disregarding a signal to stop and driving after forfeiture of license. McVey remains held without bond.

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