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Residents Reminded to Lock Up Doors and Windows

This was sent to us by Loudoun Sheriff:

Loudoun County, VA: In light of a series of burglaries and attempted burglaries in neighboring Fairfax and Prince William County, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit and Criminal Investigations Division are reminding residents to lock their doors and windows; this includes garage doors. 

In Fairfax County serial burglaries have been reported throughout the Sully, Fair Oaks, Reston, Mason and McLean police districts. Similar incidents (burglaries, attempted burglaries & larcenies from vehicles) were reported in the Haymarket area in Prince William County.    

Fairfax County Residents Find Chemical Bombs in Mailboxes

Fairfax County Officials have reported at least eight homemade chemical bombs in mailboxes since May 2010. These bombs have shown up in Northern Virginia mailboxes and front yards in residential areas of Reston and West Springfield.

The chemical bombs are being made with chemicals such as baking soda and Drano and some of the explosives even contain shredded aluminum. While no one has been injured by the bombs, they could potentially cause serious harm to people, as well as damage property. The Fairfax County police and fire officials are working together to warn area residents and are looking into those individuals responsible. Many community residents believe that a group of local teens are responsible for the incidents.