2015-02-25 / Crime Watch

Police plan conference on preventing construction thefts

Michael Buettner

Regular Crime Watch readers know that items like the following are all too frequent around Chesterfield County:

• Miscellaneous items were reported stolen from a construction site in the 13000 block of Ramblewood Road – an industrial area off Ware Bottom Spring Road in Enon – on Feb. 11.

Given Chesterfield’s active homebuilding market, houses under construction are a very popular target for thieves. With that in mind, the Chesterfield County Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit is inviting homebuilders who are interested in preventing theft to attend an upcoming conference. Any builders who are interested should call Cpl. Scott Gordon at 706-2662 or email gordonks@ chesterfield.gov for more information.

Anyone who has information about the above incident 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:

Belle Spring Townes (Belle Pond Drive) – A resident who was getting out of her car outside a unit in the 5500 block around 10:50 p.m. on Feb. 13 was approached by a male suspect who displayed a handgun and demanded her money. When she said she didn’t have any, the suspect forced her into her apartment, took her purse and left. Cash, electronic devices and miscellaneous items were reported stolen.

Belmont Road – A pedestrian was walking along a path behind a business in the 5500 block around 2:40 p.m. on Feb. 14 when he encountered two suspects. One suspect threatened the victim and demanded his property. The victim handed over his cellphone, and the suspects left on foot.

Charter Colony (Colony Oak Terrace) – Copper piping and refrigerant were reported stolen from the crawl space of an unoccupied house in the 14800 block on Feb. 7.

Clarendon (McManaway Drive) – Firearms, electronic devices and miscellaneous items were reported stolen on Feb. 12 from a home in the 2900 block.

Ettrick (Woodpecker Road) – Cash and miscellaneous items were reported stolen from the trunk of a vehicle parked at a business in the 20800 block on Feb. 10. The owner was unsure whether the vehicle was locked.

Hampton Park (Hampton Crest Circle) – An unspecified motor vehicle was reported stolen from a home in the 8200 block on Feb. 12. It was later recovered at an unspecified location.

Heritage Point Apartments (Goolsby Avenue) – A known suspect stole a gray 2009 Ford from outside a unit in the 2700 block around 2 a.m. on Feb. 10. It was later recovered outside the county.

Ivy Walk Apartments (Burnt Oak Drive) – A known suspect took miscellaneous items from a resident’s vehicle during an argument around noon on Feb. 10 in the 4900 block.

Meadowdale (Meadowburm Drive) – Firearms and miscellaneous items were reported stolen on Feb. 11 from an unlocked vehicle parked at a home in the 6100 block.

Ruffin Mill Road – Firearms and miscellaneous items were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked at a business in the 1900 block on Feb. 11.

Walton Park (Glenmeadow Road) – Firearms were reported stolen from a home in the 600 block on Feb. 11.

Winchester Greens Apartments (Avalon Heights Road) – Firearms and electronic devices were reported stolen from a unit in the 2800 block on Feb. 13. There were no signs of forced entry.

Windsor Forest (Heathmere Court) – Miscellaneous items were reported stolen from a vehicle parked at a home in the 1700 block on Feb. 9. The owners were unsure whether the vehicle was locked.

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