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2009-11-25 / Crime Watch

Metal thefts may be on the rise again

Gwen Sadler

Some people are willing to do anything to make ends meet, including stealing valuable metals that can be sold to dealers for profit.

Between Nov. 13 and Nov. 17, a suspect or suspects entered at least five homes under construction in different areas of the county and stole copper tubing from inside. The locations of those thefts follow:

• Autumn Mist Drive in the Summer's Trace subdivision – Thieves stole copper from a home under construction in the 3900 block between 5 p.m. on Aug. 13 and 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 16.

• Baltrey Lane – A theft occurred between 3 p.m. on Nov. 14 and 8 a.m. on Nov. 16 at a home in the Hallsley subdivision owned by Roseland Custom Homes.

• Handley Road – Thieves entered a home in the 3100 block in the Tarrington subdivision owned by Town and County Custom Builders between 3 p.m. on Nov. 14 and 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 16.

• Also on Handley Road in Tarrington – The theft occurred between 4 p.m. on Nov. 13 and 9 a.m. on Nov. 16 at a home in the 3400 block belonging to Dumont Classic Homes.

• Wallingham Drive in the Little Tomahawk subdivision – Thieves entered two houses under construction between 5 p.m. on Nov. 16 and 11 a.m. on Nov. 17.

Anyone with information about these crimes should contact the Chesterfield Police Department at 748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 748-0660 or text the code tip699 with the tip and send to 274637 (CRIMES).

In other crimes:

Gravelbrook Drive. Between 10 a.m. on Nov. 13 and 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 14, someone broke into a home in the 5200 block and stole firearms, food, electronics and other property.

Gregory’s Charter. Between 10 p.m. on Nov. 17 and 7 a.m. on Nov. 18, someone entered several unlocked vehicles parked at a residence in the 9700 block and stole guns, cash, electronics and other property.

Harrow Drive. At about 5:45 p.m. on Nov. 18, masked suspects entered a home in the 3800 block through an unlocked door, assaulted the resident and stole jewelry and electronics.

Hull Street Road. At about 9:20 a.m. on Nov. 16, someone opened a side door at Bruster’s in the 11300 block, setting off the business’ alarm. Police believe the suspect probably used a key and deactivated the alarm using the code. The suspect entered the safe and stole money.

 

• Between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Nov. 13, someone entered the main office at Tomahawk Baptist Church in the 12900 block and stole a desktop computer. There were no signs of forced entry.

Jefferson Davis Highway. Between 12:45 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Nov. 14, someone broke into Chester Moose Lodge in the 9500 block and caused damage to several areas inside while stealing money and electronics.

Meadowdale Boulevard. At about 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 15, while store clerks at Walgreen’s in the 4200 block were stocking shelves, two suspects stole a large quantity of cigarette cartons from behind the unattended front counter.

Placid Avenue. Between 5:35 a.m. and 8:55 a.m. on Nov. 15, someone fired gunshots at a home in the 12500 block. No one was injured.

Remora Drive. Between 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 16 and 5 p.m. on Nov. 18, someone stole an HVAC unit from outside a home in the 10100 block.

Salem Church Road. Between 4 p.m. on Nov. 14 and 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 15, someone broke into a concession trailer and a shed belonging to Salem Church Athletic Association in the 9700 block. Food was stolen from the shed; nothing appeared to be missing from the trailer.

Trade Road. Between 5 p.m. on Nov. 13 and 7 a.m. on Nov. 16, someone broke a window in the Universal Heating & Plumbing building in the 11000 block, but didn’t enter. The suspect also broke into a locked vehicle in the business’ parking lot and stole property from inside.

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