Larceny Victim Charged After Breaking into Suspect’s Home

A case of a pair of larceny suspects being victimized by the victim of their acts was reported by the Loudoun Sheriff’s Office. All three ended up in jail early Saturday morning.

The incident was reported at 5 a.m. Aug. 17 after a Mayfield Terrence resident saw a man entering his vehicle with another man standing nearby. The suspects allegedly stole money and gift cards from the vehicle before fleeing when confronted by the homeowner. Deputies searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects.

Later the resident said the suspects returned and entered the vehicle a second time. He then followed the suspects to a nearby house. There, he forced entry through a glass door, damaged items inside the home, and removed a wallet from a bedroom. 

The suspects in the vehicle break in were identified as Jonathan L. Szutenbach, 18, of Sterling and Adrian A. Zelaya-Lopez, 18, of Aldie. Szutenbach was charged with grand larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny, and two counts of vandalism. He was held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center. Zelaya-Lopez was charged with conspiracy to commit larceny and was held on a $1,000 bond.

The resident and owner of the vehicle was identified as Boris E. Roque Cornejo, 33, of Sterling. He was charged with burglary, vandalism, and petit larceny and was held without bond.

2 thoughts on “Larceny Victim Charged After Breaking into Suspect’s Home

  • 2019-08-19 at 7:10 pm
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    I’m sorry but only a complete idiot could hold the opinion that Boris E. Roque should be charged with a single crime. He witnessed a couple criminals breaking into his vehicle and then he called the Sheriff. The Sheriff failed to provide remedy or justice in a timely manner and therefor Boris was obviously forced to do something himself when he witnessed the same two criminals breaking into his car a second time. Even if he had shot and killed both of those losers dead on the street.. Boris has committed no crimes. Just a man minding his business and protecting his property.. this may be the most unjust thing I’ve ever heard in my life to be honest. Someone breaks into your car and steals your stuff.. so you follow them home and then break into their house (obviously with the intent of recovering your stuff); and have to settle with taking their wallet instead. I’m sorry but this is pathetic. People absolutely have the right to do whatever they need to do to protect their property.. period.

    • 2019-08-21 at 1:24 pm
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      “People absolutely have the right to do whatever they need to do to protect their property.”
      Errrm… No? You may want to check Virginia’s self defense laws again before you do something that will send you many, many years behind bars…

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