West VA Men Arrested for Burglaries in Western Loudoun

Picture 6Two West Virginia men were arrested Wednesday, May 19, 2010 for their involvement in three residential burglaries in Western Loudoun County and remain suspects in several other cases.

Samuel L. Green, 29, of Harper’s Ferry, WV, and Robert L Irving, 26, also of Harper’s Ferry, WV are charged with three counts of burglary. Green has three additional charges for grand larceny. The two men were connected to the March 29, 2010 burglaries on Cider Mill Road and Harper’s Ferry Road and the May 3, 2010 burglary on Sagle Road.

Since late April 2010 the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has investigated seven residential burglaries in Western Loudoun County.   In the series of crimes the subjects were entering homes by either forcing open the front door or simply opening an unlocked door. Items targeted included laptops, large screen televisions, tools and more recently jewelry. In most of the cases the subjects entered the home during daylight hours while the residents were not at home.

Members of the community who have had any contact with these suspects in recent months are asked to contact Investigator S. Dikeman of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475.

The burglaries remain under investigation and additional charges are possible. Both Green and Irving remain held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.

Comments

  1. Right Winger says:

    OMG!!! Names, pictures, AND place of residence!! But they haven’t had their day in court, so now they are presumed guilty!!! OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHH.

    Public shame is a good thing, it should be brought back.

    • Ha ha… You beat me to the punch.
      I think this is a perfect example of name and pictures in the news.

    • Public shame? So why do you not publish your real name Mr. Winger? How hypocritical.

      • Lonnie Bishop says:

        Anybody on here could be using an alias, “John.” Just because you see it in pixelated form on here doesn’t make it real.

  2. This is crazy, people are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, what about the family of these two people. Public humiliation of those found guilty is not a problem but case is under investigation. What if these two are found to be innocent? This article remains forever and will give wrong impression to any that find it accidentally.

    • Well you pulled one quote from the article, “case is under investigation,” but failed to notice or point out that the Sheriff’s office is seeking PUBLIC ASSISTANCE as in,”Members of the community who have had any contact with these suspects in recent months are asked to contact Investigator S. Dikeman of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475.” How would the public be able to respond if they didn’t know the names or have photos?

      They are innocent of the crime until proven guilty but the arrest record remains a historic fact that doesn’t occur without significant evidence against them.

      The liberal propensity to culturally ban public shame as a deterrent is appalling.

      • Sam,
        Perhaps you are right about the arrest record, however, community assistamce can be asked for without the public humiliation with it. Details of crimes can be made public without names and photos. Suppose these two are innocent and I am not saying they are I am only saying that if they are not as guilty as assumed these two individuals will not have gainful employment opportunities in the state of Virginia because a search of their names will bring the information up. This info will most likely not a follow up if their guilt or innocence.

        • Right Winger says:

          Good points. However, anyone that does a criminal background check must follow up with the courts to verify the status of the case. Otherwise, they could be sued.

        • I really find it difficult to understand your perspective. This is not some made for television drama of a someone completely innocent being picked up by the law. Give the Sheriff’s office more credit. These guys have a mountain of evidence against them.

          Plus as a resident near the Clarke County border I am keenly interested to find out if the miscreants responsible for this rash of burglaries are off the street. Therefore, this article is very timely and news worthy.

          • Mayor Quinsby says:

            If there is a mountain of evidence, why do they need the public? Why not publish the names and addresses and pictures of the people that were robbed, just in case we
            can’t remember a face, we can cross-check it with a name and/or address?

          • Wow, do you read anything before you comment.

            “Sheriff’s Office has investigated seven residential burglaries in Western Loudoun”

            OK so they are looking into seven, and the suspects have been charged with three….hmmm why would they want the public’s assistance?

            Oh I know, because maybe these guys were involved in the other burglaries.

            Sounds like you may have a problem with authority that drives your wildly illogical scenarios..

          • I agree with you, a mountain of evidence means it’s a slam dunk case and no other help is needed. I do not understand why people are so upset about the fact that I do not believe public humiliation is necessry against people that have not had their day in court. They may be very guilty and I do agree that people do not get arrested unless there is some reason to assume their guilt but many people have been arrested and charges are dropped, etc. Does anyone think this paper will print an article that states the innocence of these people of it turns out that way? I do not see it happening and there may be no innocence by them at all. It was just a point I was trying to make and that is it.

          • I would like to know how you know there is a mountain of evidence against the two men in this article? If there is a “mountain” of evidence then why is public assistance needed? I was not saying the men are innocent I was only pointing out that they have not had their day in court. I have a prime example of why I think this is wrong, My sister got arrested and claimed to be me. She was arrested for possession of controled dangerous substance and obstructing an officer. It made it in the paper and I got sent the notice to appear in court. Charges were dropped

          • How do you know there is a “mountain” of evidence? If there is a “mountain” of evidence then why does the public need to help. Should be a slam dunk then. I have an example of why this upsets me. My sister was arrested for possession of controled dangerous substance and obstructing an officer. She claimed to be and there was a write up in the paper and I recieved the notice to go to court. It was dropped as wrong person. Tell me why this is not a prime example of what my point is that people need their day in court

  3. I can’t believe these men are being publicly humiliated before they have been to court. Disgusting.

    • Debacle Watcher says:

      Mayor Q., Tina, & TT would be well advised to quit reading any news if this upsets them so. They could start a news service that only reports guilty verdicts for crimes that he spent years in the courts. That would be really interesting.