Suspicious persons incidents in Loudoun County

LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA. -- The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) has released composite sketches of the two people they believe were involved in a pair of suspicious incidents in the Brambleton-area in the past week.

Sketch of the two subjects involved in a suspicious incident in Brambleton on Oct. 6.
Credit: Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

The first incident happened on October 6 around 11:16 a.m. A woman reported she was at the park near Legacy Park Dr. and Cartier Terr. with her two children, when another woman approached her several times asking about her children and if she needed a nanny. At one point, the suspect tried to reach towards one of the children but was stopped.

The LCSO added the complainant said the suspect would walk back and forth towards a man who was at the other end of the park. The complainant never saw the two speaking to each other, but believed they were together.

The second incident happened on October 9 around 12:30 p.m. A father and son were fishing at the pond near Oglethorpe Ct. The LCSO said the father reported his son was on the other side of the pond and he noticed a suspicious vehicle traveling near the area. The father added "the son then overheard a conversation in the vehicle from a female passenger. The female asked the driver a question, possibly in reference to the son."

Investigators said the father called his son over to him and at the same time, the suspects left the area.

The LCSO said the description of the woman in both cases was that of:

"...being white, possibly Hispanic, with dark hair. She was further described in the October 6 incident as being heavyset and in her 40’s to mid-50’s. At the time of the encounter her hair was pushed back and she was wearing a white tank top and black mid-length yoga pants. The male subject was described in both incidents as a white male in his 50’s. He was further described in the October 6 incident as being bald and was wearing gray shorts, flip flops and had tattoos on the right upper arm. The vehicle in the October 9 case was described as being gold in color and possibly a mid-1990’s Nissan Sentra or Toyota Celica."

A third incident, unrelated to the first two, took place on October 5 around 8:30 p.m. in the 43000 block of Freeport Pl. in Sterling, Va. The LCSO said a complainant reported her teenaged daughter and a friend were approached by a man asking for directions. The complainant said the man kept pace with the two as he told them he was working in the area and asked if there was a nearby park.

The LCSO added the suspect then went towards the park, but a short time later turned around and began following the juveniles again. The two juveniles went into a home and suspect got into a vehicle, which was parked in from of the complainant's home, a drove off.

The suspect is described as a white male, possibly Hispanic, middle aged, approximately 5’10” tall with black hair, brown eyes and was clean shaven. He had a colorless tattoo on the upper right arm and he was wearing a black tank top and black pants. The vehicle was described as a black SUV with VA tags.

The LCSO said no crimes had been committed in any of these cases, but said the complainants did the right thing by calling law enforcement.

"If it turns into nothing, all is done. That’s what we’re here for. But you never know what small piece of information may break a case wide open, could lead to another investigation or another case that a detective’s looking for, so the biggest thing is to call," said LCSO Chief Deputy of Operations Lt. Col. Mark Poland.

Anyone with any information regarding these cases is asked to contact Detective S. Schochet of the LCSO Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475. You may also submit a tip through the LCSO app.