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Teens Barricade

June 29, 2005

I was out of town when this happened. Here's the police report and some
news stories from an incident involving teens believed to be gang
members and how they were caught by community police officers.

In the past, I have seen quick action by community police officers and
the deputies who assist them in Sterling on several previous occasions.
The Sterling community police squad and all the deputies deserve our
thanks for quickly responding as they did.

>>>>>Barricade Situation Ends without Incident

A barricade situation in the 200 block of North Sterling Boulevard ended
without incident (last) Thursday evening when two juveniles and an adult
were taken into custody.

The incident began around 4 PM, Thursday, when a member of the Sheriff's
Community Policing Unit, on routine patrol in Sterling, came upon a
group of teenagers. As he approached the group the juveniles appeared as
if they were going to flee but would stay when the deputy told them not
to run. A 14-year-old Sterling boy would then pull two of his friends,
ages 15 and 18, into his house and began barricading the front door. At
that time one of the teenagers pulled out a machete and showed it to the
deputy through the front glass door. The 14-year-old, who is a known
gang member, would refuse to come out even as his parents arrived home.

The Sheriff's Office Emergency Response Team and the Crisis
Negotiation Team would be called to the scene and began a dialogue with
the three teenagers. Around 7:45 PM the 15-year-old would exit the house
on his own accord. A short time later members of the SERT team would
enter the home and take the two remaining teenagers into custody without

The two juveniles are currently being transported to the Juvenile
Detention Center and the 18-year-old was taken to the Loudoun Adult
Detention Center. Charges are pending in the incident.

Update: Three teenagers remain in custody after a
nearly four-hour barricade situation in Sterling Thursday night.

Two juveniles, ages 14 and 15, remain held at the Juvenile Detention
Center while Mubashar Javed, 18, of Annandale, remains held at the
Loudoun Adult Detention Center without bond. The 14-year-old is charged
with Obstruction of Justice and Possession of Marijuana. The 15-year-old
and Javed are both charged with Trespassing and Obstruction of Justice.

Washington Post Article: (Melinda Meador says more info in this article)

Loudoun Charges 3 Teens in Standoff

14-Year-Old Gang Member Barricades Friends In Home

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