2011-01-26 / Crime Watch

Some thieves don’t wait for residents to leave home

Crime watch
Gwen Sadler

Any burglary can feel like a violation, but the offense may be even more disturbing if the victim is home. All was calm and quiet when some county residents were recently interrupted by uninvited guests.

Buford Oaks Drive. A resident was inside her home in the 8200 block at 5:45 p.m. on Jan. 12 when she heard someone enter the house through an unlocked side door. The victim heard the suspect open her refrigerator and pantry, then leave her home a short time later. It was unclear whether anything was stolen.

College Park Avenue. The occupant of a house in the 20100 block was home when someone threw a brick through a window and attempted to break in at 12:20 a.m. on Jan. 16. The victim pushed the panic button on his home alarm to alert the police, and the suspect fled.

Duckhill Drive. A resident was in his bedroom in the 11900 block at 10:18 p.m. on Jan. 14 when someone entered his home through a basement door and stole household goods, electronics and other property.

Anyone with information about these crimes should contact the Chesterfield County 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:

Blackbird Drive. At 10:08 a.m. on Jan. 12, a resident in the 4900 block heard noise at the back of the house and saw several suspects on the deck at an open rear door. The victim’s dog started barking, and the suspects ran away.

Centre Street. At 1:16 a.m. on Jan. 13, someone broke into In & Out convenience store in the 11900 block and stole consumable goods and other property.

Chital Drive. Someone robbed a woman of her cash as she walked in the 7000 block at 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 14.

Commonwealth Centre Parkway. Several suspects entered Target in the 4600 block sometime before 6 p.m. on Jan. 16 and stole electronics.

Cosby Road. Sometime before 3 p.m. on Jan. 6, someone cut a hole in a fence surrounding an AT&T cell tower in the 15200 block and stole property.

Goswick Ridge Road. Someone detonated an explosive device in the mailbox at a home in the 1000 block sometime before 6 p.m. on Jan. 17.

Little Creek Lane. At 10:32 a.m. on Jan. 12, police officers responded to an alarm at a home in the 4500 block and found someone had broken into the house and stolen electronics.

Midlothian Turnpike. Before 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 11, someone cut a hole in the fence surrounding 60 West Mini Storage in the 10700 block, then cut locks off several storage units. It was unclear whether any property was missing.

Newby’s Wood Trail. Someone siphoned gasoline from several vehicles parked in the 5300 block sometime before 10 p.m. on Jan. 15.

Oak Bluff Trail. Sometime before 1 a.m. on Jan. 13, someone smashed eggs on the windshield of a vehicle parked at a home in the 12300 block, poured a soft drink on its hood and removed its front license plate. Eggs were also smashed on the windshield of a second vehicle parked at the home.

Perrymont Road. At 12:35 a.m. on Jan. 15, someone found a roll of toilet paper burning on a bathroom sink at Kingsland Baptist Church in the 8800 block.

Second Avenue. Someone stole scrap metal from Virginia State University property in the 29800 block sometime before 1:50 p.m. on Jan. 15.

Shadowhill Court. Before 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 17, someone set off fireworks inside the mailbox of a home in the 700 block, causing slight damage.

South Beulah Road. Someone stole tools from an unlocked tool box in the back of a vehicle parked in the 6400 block at Grammer Apartments sometime before 4 p.m. on Jan. 8.

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