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Wanted: Carlos Popo Hernandez

September 23, 2008

>>>> Wanted: Carlos Popo Hernandez

The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a suspect who is wanted for the September 13th stabbing of a Sterling, VA man.

Carlos Popo Hernandez of no fixed address is wanted for malicious wounding. The suspect allegedly assaulted a 25-year-old acquaintance during an argument. The victim was found around midnight in the 1500 block of North Amelia Street suffering from a stab wound. Deputies responded to area after receiving several reports of a man walking in the area who was suffering from an injury. He was airlifted to INOVA Fairfax Hospital where he remains hospitalized.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the suspect is asked to contact Investigator H. Craig of the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475. If the caller wishes to remain anonymous they are asked to call Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919. If the information leads to an arrest and indictment, the caller could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

>>>Meeting TONIGHT on Recent Crimes

I spoke to Sheriff Steve Simpson several times this week.

Simpson will brief citizens on tactics and update us on any progress and and answer any other questions at a community meeting Tuesday September 23, 2008, in the Park View High School Auditorium.

What: Meeting on Crime Wave in Sterling

Who: Sheriff Simpson, Supervisor Delgaudio and several other Supervisors (Thank you)

Where: Park View High School

When: 6:30 P.M.. Tuesday, September 23




FY 2008 Funding Is Continuation of Past Years’ Funding

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th) told me today that the fiscal year 2008 funding for the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task will be released tomorrow.

Wolf, who is widely credited with the creation of the task force operating in the northern Virginia and the one operating in the Shenandoah Valley, requested the money, which comes through the U.S. Justice Department’s Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program. The FY 2008 level for the northern Virginia task force is $2,235,871.

This task force is headquartered in Herndon and includes all of Sterling and Loudoun county.

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