Teen Arrested for Shoplifting at Local Nike Store, Held on Bond

In a recent development that has captured local attention, 18-year-old Yelinav Moles Oscano, who currently does not have a permanent residence, was apprehended by authorities this past Saturday, March 6, 2024. The arrest took place after Oscano was linked to two separate incidents of shoplifting at the Nike store located on Fort Evans Road, NE. These incidents occurred on February 10 and March 10, 2024, highlighting a concerning pattern of behavior.

Following his arrest, Oscano was charged with two counts of shoplifting, a charge that takes a serious view of property crimes within the community. In response to these charges, he was transported to the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center. Currently, Oscano is being held on a $2,000 bond, awaiting further legal proceedings. This situation underscores the ongoing efforts by local law enforcement to address and curtail retail theft, which can have broader implications for business operations and the safety of the community.

The Leesburg Police Department is actively seeking any additional information regarding these incidents or any other instances of shoplifting. They encourage anyone with knowledge or who may have witnessed these acts to come forward. This call to action is part of a broader initiative to foster a collaborative relationship between the community and law enforcement to ensure the safety and security of businesses and residents alike.

This incident reminds us of the challenges faced by retailers and the importance of community vigilance in preventing and reporting crime. It also reflects the commitment of local authorities to address such issues promptly and effectively, reinforcing the principle that such behavior will not be tolerated in our community.