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November 28, 2010

Fifth Suspect Turns Self Over to LCSO in Connection with Friday Night Stabbing in Community Plaza in Sterling


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A fifth suspect in the November 12, 2010 mob assault and stabbing that occurred in Sterling, Virginia has turned himself over to authorities.
Fredy F. Alfaro, 19, of Reston, Virginia turned himself over to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office on November 16th. Also charged in the case were Alexander Garcia, 25, and Matias C. Garcia, 20, Manuel O. Rivera, 26, of Herndon, VA and Christopher A. Bryant, 21, of Sterling. All five men were charged with simple assault by mob (misdemeanor) and assault by mob (felony).
The arrests stem from a November 12, 2010 assault and stabbing that occurred around 11:40 p.m. in the 46900 block of Community Plaza. A 17-year-old male from Sterling and a 20-year-old male from Ashburn were walking in the area when they were approached by several unknown subjects. The subjects began assaulting the two victims and the 17-year-old was stabbed during the assault.
Deputies were contacted by officials from Reston Hospital after the 17-year-old victim arrived at the emergency room suffering from stab wounds. His injuries are considered non-life-threatening. The 20-year-old did not receive serious injuries from the assault.

All five men remain held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.






Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Launches On-line Citizen Survey


Loudoun County, Virginia- The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office has launched an on-line survey to help determine citizen attitudes toward the overall agency's performance. Loudoun County residents are invited to participate in the Internet survey from November 15th through December 1st.


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Participants will be asked a range of questions regarding current attitudes and opinions of the overall agency performance, overall competency of agency employees, deputy attitudes and behavior towards citizens, safety and security concerns, and any recommendations and suggestions for improvements. The information gathered from the survey is for informational purposes only and will remain confidential. Participation of the survey requires less than ten minutes.
If you would like to participate in the survey go to www.loudoun.gov/sheriff and click on Loudoun County Sheriff 2010 Citizen Survey.


The Sheriff's Office Alerts Residents to Hijacked E-mail Scam


Residents Encouraged to Secure Passwords & Update Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware Programs


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The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office reminds computer users to secure their passwords and update anti-virus and anti-spyware programs after the agency received several complaints from residents whose e-mail accounts were hijacked as part of a scam.
Several Loudouners reported that their e-mail accounts were used by an outside party to send e-mails requesting money to their own contacts and address books. In most cases the fraudulent e-mail states that the victim was on vacation in London (or other overseas location), and was either robbed or had their hotel room burglarized, and requested that a sum of money (varying from $1000.00 to $2500.00) be wired to a recipient in London (or other overseas location) so that the victim can get home to the US. Most of the e-mails are listed as subject: "I Need Your Help Urgently.." or "Stranded in The UK.."

(Note by Eugene Delgaudio: sometimes familiar names from your own address book are used from previous emails on other hard drives so that you are getting a "help I am stranded" from a known person's email account but not that person. This is a scam inside a scam)
Residents should be aware of this scam as it is unclear as to how the victim's e-mail accounts are being compromised. Those who access the internet should ensure that they have a current anti-virus program(s) which includes anti-malware/anti-spyware protection, and that they regularly update their virus protection.
If you believe you have been a victim of this scam you are asked to contact the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Financial Crimes Unit at 703-777-0475 or call your local law enforcement agency.



Robbery of Wachovia Bank in Sterling on November 20th Likely Connected to Four Other Cases in Northern Virginia

Loudoun County Sheriff's Investigators believe a bank robbery on November 20th is likely related to a series of bank robberies in Northern Virginia.
Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, the Winchester Police Department, the Fairfax County Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation continue to work together to investigate five bank robberies that appear similar. Witnesses in all incidents described the suspect as a white male in his late 20's between 5'7 " and 5'9", and weighing 150 to 180 pounds.

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The most recent bank robbery occurred shortly before 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at the Wachovia Bank in the 47000 block of the Community Plaza in Sterling, Virginia. The suspect entered the bank and implied he had a weapon. The suspect demanded cash from a bank teller. The suspect was wearing a camouflaged hooded jacket, a black ski cap and a yellow shirt.
A similar robbery occurred in Loudoun County back on October 6, 2010 at the Bank of America branch in the 45900 block of Regal Plaza in Sterling, Virginia. A weapon was displayed in this case. The robber left with an undisclosed amount of money.
A second similar incident occurred in Fairfax County on October 21, 2010 at the Presidential Bank in the 1600 block of Reston Parkway in Reston, Virginia. The robber implied having a weapon but did not show one.
The next similar robbery occurred in Fairfax County on October 26, 2010 at the Capital One Bank in the 9800 block Georgetown Pike in Great Falls, Virginia. The robber pointed a gun at the tellers in this incident and left with an undisclosed amount of money.
On November 4, 2010 a fourth similar bank robbery occurred at the Bank of Clarke County located at 200 block of North Loudoun Street in Winchester, Virginia.
Anyone with information about any of these robberies is asked to contact Investigator J. Halley of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division by calling 703-777-0475. If the caller wishes to remain anonymous they are asked to contact Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919. If the information provided to Loudoun Crime Solvers leads to an arrest and indictment, the caller could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

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