(Nov. 12, 2013) – An after hours visit to a medical lab in Lansdowne on Nov. 8 led the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office to arrest Michael A. Cooker, 26, 0f Leesburg in a wooded area near the medical office. Cooker was charged with burglary, possession of burglarious tools and trespassing. His arrest wasn’t the only burglary case in the latest Loudoun County Sheriff’s Daily Crime Report as authorities reported to break-ins at the Leesburg Animal Park, Belmont Nail Spa and Mill Run Elementary School.
Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Daily Crime Report
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Date: November 12, 2013
Eastern Loudoun Station
No Significant Incidents to Report.
Burglary: Deputies responded to the scene of a reported burglary in progress after a cleaning crew observed an unknown male inside a medical office. Prior to the arrival of law enforcement, the suspect fled from the building into a wooded area. A perimeter was established and the suspect was located. The suspect, Michael A. Cooker, 26, of Leesburg was taken into custody. Cooker is charged with burglary, possession of burglarious tools and trespassing. Cooker remains held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.
La Belle Pl.
Burglary: Unknown subject(s) entered a residence and removed jewelry. A rear window was damaged to gain entry.
Burglary: Deputies responded to a burglary in progress at the Belmont Nail Spa. A suspect was located in the area and taken into custody. Jeremy E. Phillips, 37, of Ashburn, was charged with burglary, possession of burglarious tools and destruction of property. The case remains under investigation to determine if this incident is related to a series of burglaries at the Piccadilly Plaza since 2010. Phillips remains held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.
Dulles South Station
James Monroe Hwy.
Burglary: Unknown subject(s) entered the entrance building of the Leesburg Animal Park and removed money and two tablets.
Burglary: Unknown subject(s) entered Mill Run Elementary School and damaged some lights. Nothing else was reported tampered with or missing.
Western Loudoun Station
N. 21st St.
Robbery (Update): A third suspect in the home invasion robbery at an apartment in Purcellville was apprehended Monday, November 11th in Harrisonburg, VA. Dean W. Ballard, 20, was taken into custody and is being held without bond at the Rockingham Harrisonburg Regional Jail. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office continues to seek the whereabouts of David C. Russell of Leesburg. Russell is known to frequent the Leesburg and Sterling areas. In October, detectives arrested Jordon L. Harwell, 29, of Sterling, and John C. Barwis, 23, of Ashburn. Both men are charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery and are held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond. If you know the whereabouts of Russell, you are asked to call Detective M. McCaffrey at 703-777-0475.