Three adults and a juvenile have been charged in connection with an auto theft and vehicle tamperings case that occurred in Loudoun County last month. The suspects are believed to be connected to a series of larcenies and gunfire complaints in the region, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
On Sept. 11, Loudoun deputies responded to the area of Heather Mews Drive in the Grange at Willowsford neighborhood for a report of suspects entering vehicles. A vehicle reported stolen from Lady Fern Place in Ashburn was found in the area. A search, including use of the Fairfax County Police Department helicopter, ensued.
Two suspects were located in the area. Justin E. Rubianes, 21, of Reston and the juvenile were charged with grand larceny auto theft; receiving stolen property, a firearm; and grand larceny from a vehicle.
The continued investigation identified two additional suspects in the thefts. Onan G. Nunez, 19, of Ashburn, and Bryan H. Sandoval, 19, of Reston, also were charged with those three crimes.
Since the initial incident, Loudoun detectives worked in coordination with the Fairfax County Police Department and conducted multiple search warrants in both Loudoun and Fairfax counties. The search warrants recovered multiple firearms, ammunition and other items that are believed to have been stolen from vehicles. Investigators believe the suspects were involved in a series of larcenies over the past several months targeting vehicles in Loudoun and Fairfax. As part of the continuing investigation several more arrests have been made in Fairfax County.
The case remains under investigation and additional arrests are likely, the agency reported.