CRIME & SAFETY
‘He was a great person': Father mourns 19-year-old shot to death in Ashburn
A local father is desperately searching for answers after his 19-year-old son was found shot to death in a Northern Virginia parking lot. Loudoun County sheriff's deputies responded to residents' reports of gunfire at the Ashburn Meadows apartments in the 44400 block of Keller Square off Gloucester Parkway on Valentine’s Day at about 7:30 p.m. after multiple 911 calls.
Investigators Identify Suspect in Fatal Ashburn Shooting
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Rashaun D. Owens, who is charged with second degree murder in the Feb. 14 shooting of Michai Dandridge-Carter. Just before 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, county dispatchers received calls reporting that a pedestrian had been struck or...
LISTEN: Sterling homeowner captures blast from deadly explosion on doorbell camera
STERLING, Va. (7News) — 7News has obtained Ring doorbell footage which captures Friday night's deadly house explosion in Sterling, Virginia. The video, shared by homeowner Valerie Faircloth, picked up the audio from the huge blast about a block away in the 300 block of Silver Ridge Drive. "It really...
Man dies after being hit by car in Sterling
LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (DC News Now) — The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is investigating after a pedestrian was hit and killed in Sterling on Wednesday morning. Deputies arrived at the area of Whitfield Place and Cranston St. at about 8:20 a.m. There, officers saw a man was hit by a car. He was taken […]
Loudoun Co. firefighter released from hospital after deadly Sterling home explosion
LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (7News) — A Loudoun County firefighter who was injured in a deadly home explosion in Sterling on Friday, Feb. 16 was released from the hospital on Wednesday, according to a social media post by Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall. Lieutenant Chris Kerkstra with...
Intense Debate: Catastrophic Explosion Caused by 500-Gallon Underground Propane Tank
CNN - 02/17/2024 06:25:44 PM. A catastrophic explosion occurred in Sterling, Virginia due to a gas leak from a 500-gallon underground propane tank. The incident resulted in the tragic death of a firefighter and injuries to 13 others who were inspecting the home at the time of the explosion. This news, which occurred at least three days ago, has been a topic of frequent discussion in recent days.
Additional details released on Loudoun County house explosion
Investigators from Loudoun County and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives released additional details on the February 16 Loudoun County house explosion. Authorities confirmed a leak from a 500-gallon underground propane tank was detected on arrival in the 300 block of Silver Ridge Drive in Sterling around...
Devastating aftermath of deadly house explosion in Virginia
A volunteer firefighter died following that blast Friday night in Sterling. 13 people were injured.
Spalding High football coach arrested for girlfriend's murder in Maryland
Officials arrested 43-year-old Carl Kearney, Jr. of Griffin, current head coach of the Spalding High varsity football team, on Saturday in Prince George's County, Maryland. He reportedly confessed to strangling his girlfriend, Patrina Best.
Family of injured Sterling volunteer firefighter says he has long road to recovery
STERLING, Va. — Brian Diamond, 43, remembers every detail of that fateful night: His shift as a volunteer firefighter took an unexpected and devastating turn when he was in the basement of a Sterling home that exploded. Investigators determined a 500-gallon propane tank underground was leaking, causing the blast.
Fairfax Feb 19 Weekly Crime Report: 81 Incidents and 3 Crime Stories
Fairfax Feb 19 Weekly Crime Report: 81 Incidents and 3 Crime Stories. During the last week, the place of Fairfax reported a total of 81 crime cases. The most common type of crime was Theft, with 26 reported incidents, representing 32% of all cases. This was followed by Other types of crime which accounted for 24 cases, or 30% of the total. Arrests were made in 10 cases, while Assaults were reported 6 times. Suspicious Situations were reported in 5 instances, while Domestic Related incidents, Vandalism, and Arguments were each reported 3 times, accounting for approximately 3.7% each of the total cases. The least common type of crime was Robbery, with only 1 reported case. It is clear that theft and other non-specified crimes are the most prevalent in Fairfax, while violent crimes such as assault and robbery are less common but still present a concern. The local authorities are urged to take appropriate actions to curb the rising crime rates.
Fairfax County Feb 21 Weekly Crime Report: 360 Incidents and 12 Crime Stories
Fairfax County Feb 21 Weekly Crime Report: 360 Incidents and 12 Crime Stories. During the last week, Fairfax County reported a total of 360 crime cases. The most common type of crime was classified as 'Other', accounting for 82 cases, followed by 'Theft' and 'Assault' with 64 and 40 cases respectively. 'Suspicious Situation' and 'Argument' also had significant numbers, with 39 and 38 cases respectively. Less frequent but still notable were 'Vandalism' with 32 cases, 'Arrest' with 28 cases, 'Trespass' with 14 cases, and 'Domestic Related' with 12 cases. The least common types of crimes were 'Burglary', 'Shooting', and 'Robbery' with 6, 3, and 2 cases respectively. These figures provide a comprehensive snapshot of the crime situation in the place, indicating a diverse range of incidents from minor offenses to more serious crimes.
Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office looking for man wanted for fatal Valentine’s Day shooting
ASHBURN, Va. (DC News Now) — The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is asking for help in finding a man who was involved in shooting a 19-year-old who was found dead at an apartment parking lot. Rashaun Owens is believed to be connected with a shooting on Feb. 14 that left Michai Dandridge-Carter, of Sterling, dead. Owens […]
Richmond, Va. company supplied propane to Sterling home that exploded
STERLING, Va. (7News) — The 7News I-Team was the first to learn that Southern States Corporation based in Richmond, Virginia supplied the propane to the home in Sterling, Virginia that exploded on Friday killing a volunteer firefighter and injuring more than a dozen emergency response personnel. Southern States Corp....