2015-01-21 / Crime Watch

Businesses hit by battery bandits

Michael Buettner

Truck batteries have long been a popular item with thieves, in large part because they’re fairly easy to steal and to sell – even as scrap, they can be worth up to 50 cents a pound and can weigh in at 50 pounds or more.

Two neighboring businesses were hit on the same day recently: Seaboard Concrete and Landsaver Environmental, both in the 5000 block of Castlewood Road near the Richmond city line and both on Jan. 6. Batteries were stolen from multiple vehicles at both locations.

Anyone who has information about these incidents or any other crime is asked to call Crime Solvers at 748-0660. You can also submit a tip at crimesolvers.net or by texting WATSON plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES).

In other crimes:

Alverser Drive – Windows of two vehicles parked in the 1100 block were broken on Jan. 12. Cash and miscellaneous items were reported stolen.

Boulder Springs Road – Windows of two vehicles parked in the 7400 block were broken on Jan. 12. Cash and miscellaneous items were reported stolen.

Brighton Green (North Pinetta Drive) – A blue Yamaha motorcycle and a green Kawasaki motorcycle were reported stolen from a shed at a home in the 300 block on Jan. 6.

Buckingham (Oldbury Road) – Unknown suspect(s) rummaged through an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway of a home in the 1500 block on Jan. 5.

Crystal Lakes Townhomes (Meadowdale Boulevard) – Cash and miscellaneous items were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 3200 block on Jan. 9.

Forest Glenn (Tranor Avenue) – Cash was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked at a home in the 14600 block on Jan. 9.

Hopkins Road – A known suspect tried unsuccessfully to enter a home in the 4600 block by climbing through a window around 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 6. Nothing was reported stolen.

Hull Street Road – Miscellaneous items were reported stolen from outside Tomahawk Baptist Church in the 12900 block on Jan. 4.

Irongate Village (Iron Bridge Place) – Cash, consumable goods, electronic devices, jewelry and miscellaneous items were reported stolen from an unspecified number of vehicles parked in the 6500 block on Jan. 6.

Jacobs Glenn (Boones Trail Road) – An unspecified number of vehicles parked at a home in the 8700 block were rummaged through by unknown suspect(s) on Jan. 11. Nothing was reported stolen.

Jefferson Davis Highway – Unknown suspect(s) broke into the ROC Thrift Store in the 11700 block on Jan. 7. Cash was reported stolen.

Old Hundred Road – Miscellaneous items were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 1400 block on Jan. 9.

Orange Hill (Greenwood Drive) – Appliances were reported stolen from a home in the 3800 block on Dec. 29 by unknown suspect(s) who broke a window to gain entry.

Providence Road – Unknown suspect(s) pried open a window to enter Kids World in the 900 block on Jan. 8. Cash was reported stolen.

Ranch Acres (Emblem Drive) – Unknown suspect(s) broke the glass in a rear door and reached through to unlock the deadbolt to enter a home in the 2900 block on Jan. 12. Consumable goods, electronic devices and miscellaneous items were reported stolen from the house and from a vehicle parked in the attached garage.

Riggers Station (Trailtop Terrace) – A bullet hole was found in the siding of a house in the 14100 block on Jan. 7. The bullet did not penetrate into the inside of the house.

Smoketree (Glenhaven Court) – Electronic devices were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked at a home in the 700 block on Jan. 9.

Stonebridge (Stonebridge Plaza Avenue) – Unknown suspect(s) broke several windows at the ABC Store in the 200 block in an apparent attempt to gain entry on Jan. 7. Nothing was reported stolen.

Trampling Farms (Pineland Road) – Cash was reported stolen from a vehicle parked at a home in the 5400 block on Jan. 9 and a rear window of the home was found open.

Treemont (Green Cedar Lane) – An unspecified motor vehicle left running outside a home in the 4200 block was reported stolen around 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 12.

Willis Road – A guest at a motel in the 2100 block reported that he ran from his room after an armed suspect tried to rob him around 10 p.m. on Jan. 8. No injuries were reported.

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