Hanover, VA – On December 8, 2015, the Sheriff’s Office responded to the 10000 block of Lewistown Road for a report of a burglary in progress. An observant citizen witnessed two subjects force entry into a residence, then flee the area in a vehicle. Sheriff’s Office units located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. Two juvenile suspects were taken into custody without incident.
Investigators determined that the two juvenile subjects, as well as a third juvenile subject, were involved in multiple burglaries in Hanover and Caroline counties between December 4 and 8, 2015.
Two 17-year-old males from Henrico County were charged with multiple counts of burglary, grand larceny, and conspiracy to commit burglary by the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. An additional 17-year-old male from Henrico County was charged with burglary to an occupied dwelling, grand larceny, and conspiracy to commit grand larceny by the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office. All three juvenile suspects are currently held at the Merrimac Juvenile Detention Center in Williamsburg, Virginia, and face additional charges.
As a result of these arrests, the following residential burglaries in Hanover County been solved:
• 12/04/2015 9000 block of Ashcake Road, Ashland, VA
• 12/04/2015 10000 block of Old Telegraph Road, Ashland, VA
• 12/06/2015 11000 block of Fox Hound Court, Mechanicsville, VA
• 12/08/2015 10000 block of Lewistown Road, Ashland, VA
In cooperation with the Henrico County Division of Police, several search warrants were executed in Henrico County and property related to these incidents was recovered. Investigators continue to collect and evaluate evidence in an effort to determine if any additional incidents are related to these crimes.
“This is an example of effective community partnerships coupled with exemplary police response. Working hand in hand with our citizens and regional law enforcement partners, we relentlessly pursue all of our cases as a team. I would like to thank the Henrico County Division of Police for their assistance during the course of this investigation. This case underscores how valuable the relationships with our community partners are in helping to solve and prevent crime,” said Colonel David R. Hines, sheriff.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637 (CRIMES), using the keyword “iTip” followed by their tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.