Porch thieves hit apartments
Sitting on the front porch on a warm summer evening is a time-honored Southern tradition. In some neighborhoods, however, it can be a bit dangerous at times:
• A resident was sitting outside his unit in the 4000 block of Chippendale
Drive in the Squire Hill Apartments off Belmont Road around 10 p.m. on June when he was approached and assaulted by several unknown suspects. Electronic devices were reported stolen.
• A resident was sitting outside a unit in the North Oaks Apartments in the 7100 block
Wentworth Street off Jefferson Davis Highway around 10:25 p.m. on June 15 when several unknown suspects approached and assaulted him, then got into a vehicle and left the area. Electronic devices were reported stolen.
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:
Deer Run (Flag Tail Drive) – Miscellaneous items were reported stolen from the crawl space of a home in the 7500 block on June 13.
Hull Street Road – A bomb threat was called in to Spray & Tan in the 11800 block around 6:15 p.m. on June 9.
• A known suspect broke out the rear windows of multiple work vehicles at Acors Heating and Air Conditioning in the 7600 block on June 12. Miscellaneous items were reported stolen.
Mallard Cove Apartments (Mallard Creek Circle) – Several unknown suspects assaulted a resident in the 4000 block around 9 p.m. on June 13. Miscellaneous items were reported stolen.
Matoaca (Halloway Avenue) – A maroon 1993 Ford SUV was reported stolen on June 14 from a home in the 21100 block.
Mistwood Forest (Mistwood Forest Drive) – Several vehicles around the 2600 block were entered around 10:30 p.m. on June 12.
• Cash was reported stolen from a vehicle parked at a home in the 2600 block a little after midnight on June 14. There were no signs of forced entry.
Rollingwood Apartments (Tanners Way) – Several vehicles and other property around the 3200 block were vandalized with spray paint on June 11.
Southport (Trade Road) – Unknown suspect(s) broke out the rear window to enter a work van parked at a business in the 10900 block on June 10. Miscellaneous items were reported stolen.
Starlight Lane – An unspecified number of known suspects broke into Providence Middle School in the 900 block on June 13 and vandalized the inside. Miscellaneous items were reported stolen.
Trophy Club at Bellgrade (Trotters Lane) – Firearms, cash and miscellaneous items were reported stolen from a unit in the 2700 block on June 11. There were no signs of forced entry.
Turner Road – Unknown suspect(s) broke a rear window to gain entry to Falling Creek Baptist Church in the 4700 block on June 14. Nothing was reported stolen.
Wilkinson Terrace (Simons Drive) – A 2006 Suzuki motorcycle was reported stolen on June 13 from a home in the 4100 block.