Fauquier Pursuit Ends Juvenile Crime Spree; Deputy Arrests 3

Sheriff Deputy foils plans for gun store burglary


Following a vehicle pursuit, on Route 29, Saturday, a Fauquier Sheriff deputy detained three Loudoun juveniles wanted for a crime spree in Loudoun County, Va. and West Virginia.

In detaining them, the deputy prevented the teens from following through on their alleged plans to burglarize a Virginia gun shop. 

Police have also obtained the identity of two more juveniles suspected of criminal involvement. 

Warrenton, Virginia- On Saturday morning, a Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to stop two speeding vehicles southbound on Lee Highway [Route 29] just north of Warrenton, around 3:30 a.m.

Both vehicles, a brown Ford F150 and a grey Honda Pilot, failed to stop. After a brief pursuit into the Warrenton Lakes neighborhood, the Ford crashed through a fence and the Honda stopped at the end of a cul-de-sac.

Five occupants jumped from the vehicle and fled on foot. An alert message was transmitted to the local neighborhood residents that law enforcement was working in the area.

With assistance from Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones) and the K9 Teams, three of the occupants were located and arrested. All three are 16-year-old juveniles from Loudoun County.

Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office detectives interviewed the subjects and worked with Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office detectives to learn that the juveniles had stolen two other vehicles that evening and dumped those before stealing the Ford and Honda.

Additional investigation revealed that the juveniles had planned to conduct a burglary of Clarks Brothers, a gun store located south of Warrenton in Opal, Va.

Those three individuals were transported to the Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center. The other two individuals have been identified. Initial investigation revealed this group to be responsible for numerous other crimes in Loudoun County and in West Virginia.

A spokesperson from the Fauquier Sheriff's Department said the juveniles were 16-year-olds who reside in Round Hill and Purcellville. Police have withheld other information regarding their identities because they are minors. 

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