2013-01-09 / Crime Watch


Michael Buettner

Robbers victimize residents in run-up to Christmas

Some county residents faced confrontations during the recent holiday season with people who clearly were lacking in Christmas spirit.

The renter of a unit at a storage facility in the 10700 block of Hull Street Road went there around 7:45 a.m. on Dec. 23 to meet a business acquaintance. An unspecified number of suspects, one of them carrying a stick, approached them and began to yell and curse. The victim and his acquaintance fled, leaving the storage unit open. When the victim returned later, cash and electronic devices were missing from the unit and from his vehicle.

On Christmas Eve around 9 p.m., a shopper returned to her rental car in the parking lot of a business in the 200 block of Perimeter Drive at Westchester Commons. She found an unspecified number of suspects standing there, holding the keys to the car. They told the victim they needed money, and she reached inside the car and got a check, which she handed to them. The suspects walked to another vehicle and drove away. Cash, jewelry, electronic devices and miscellaneous items were also 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 or by texting “WATSON” plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES).

In other crimes:

Beaver Point at South Ridge (Beaver Point Drive) – A gunshot was fired into a home in the 12400 block around 10:50 p.m. on Dec. 22. No one was injured.

Bexley (Cardiff Court) – Cash, electronic devices and miscellaneous items were reported stolen on Dec. 21 from a van parked at a home in the 2200 block. The van may have been left unlocked.

Bon Air Manor (Peck Road) – Unknown suspect(s) entered the garage of a home in the 1000 block on Dec. 20 through a dog door. Consumable goods were reported stolen.

Carters Mill (Carters Way Road) – Officers responding to an audible alarm at a home in the 13500 block around 1:15 p.m. on Dec. 26 found the back door slightly ajar. Nothing was reported stolen.

Cascade Creek (Spring Glen Drive) – A gunshot was fired at a home in the 9500 block around 1:30 a.m. on Dec. 24.

Courthouse Green South (Husting Road) – Officers responding to a report of a suspect seen entering a house in the 6400 block around 2:40 p.m. arrested the suspect.

Creekwood (Towchester Drive) – Unknown suspect(s) broke windows on two locked vehicles and tried unsuccessfully to break a window on a third vehicle in the 7400 block on Dec. 23. Firearms and miscellaneous items were reported stolen.

Ettrick (Riverterrace Road) – Consumable goods were reported stolen from a safe inside a unit in the River Road Terrace Apartments in the 20800 block on Dec. 25. There were no signs of forced entry to the apartment or the safe.

Falling Creek Court (Willesden Road) – A suspect was found inside someone else’s vehicle in the 4700 block shortly after midnight on Dec. 23. On questioning, the suspect said he had planned to drive the vehicle away.

Harbour East Village (Cliffside Drive) – Unknown suspect(s) broke into and rummaged through a mobile home in the 700 block on Dec. 26. Firearms, electronics and miscellaneous items were reported stolen.

Henricus Green (China Cat Terrace) – Unknown suspect(s) cut the latches on a utility trailer and stole a Kawasaki motorcycle from inside, according to a Dec. 23 report.

Meadowbrook (Falstone Road) – Copper piping was reported stolen from under a vacant house in the 4000 block on Dec. 23.

Meadowville Landing (Shallow Cove Drive) – The brass water valve of the sprinkler system at a home in the 11700 block was stolen on Dec. 20.

Midlothian Turnpike – A shopper at Towne Center Plaza in the 11300 block reported seeing an unknown suspect committing a lewd act as he drove past her.

Oak Run (Hawkbill Circle) – Firearms were reported stolen from a home in the 4000 block on Dec. 24.

Pocono (Montour Drive) – Leaves were found burning in an open area near the 600 block around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 24.

Rayon Park (Libwood Avenue) – Firearms, electronic devices and miscellaneous items were reported missing from a home in the 3000 block on Dec. 24. There were no signs of forced entry.

Rockhaven (Rockbasket Lane) – Cash and firearms were reported stolen from a home in the 600 block on Dec. 19.

Squire Hill (Lamplighter Drive) – A 2012 Dodge vehicle reported stolen outside the county was found around 10:10 p.m. on Dec. 22 parked in the 4000 block.

Village at Swift Creek (Brad McNeer Parkway) – A member of a fitness center in the 4700 block reported on Dec. 26 that someone gained access to her locker and took her car keys, then went out and used the keys to unlock the vehicle and rummage through it. The keys were returned to the locker and nothing was reported missing from the vehicle.

Walthall Creek (Walthall Creek Drive) – Residents of two homes in the 1800 block reported that the locks on their sheds were broken on Dec. 24. Miscellaneous items were reported stolen.

Watermill (Stonemill Lake Court) – A red 1994 Acura car, locked but with a key left in the passenger compartment, was stolen from outside a unit in the 1700 block on Dec. 25.

West Hundred Road – Rudy Hawkins Electrical in the 600 block reported on Dec. 21 that unknown suspect(s) cut a fence to enter a storage yard, then pried open the front door of a work building and stole miscellaneous items. The suspect(s) also tried unsuccessfully to cut the locks on two storage containers.

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