2011-05-25 / Crime Watch

Car battery thief not yet charged


County police are investigating a string of battery thefts that occurred earlier this month on Jefferson Davis Highway. Sgt. Jack Kilcomons says given the large number of car batteries being stolen, the suspects are probably selling them to recyclers. Kilcomons says it’s difficult to find and return stolen car batteries.

“They’re hard to track down,” Kilcomons said. “There’s no identifying numbers.”

The following thefts occurred May 13-14:

• Batteries were removed from several cars belonging to Southside Virginia Auto Auction in the 12300 block sometime before 4 a.m. on May 14.

• The suspect(s) removed car batteries from J & J New and Used Tires in the 10000 block sometime before 2:08 a.m. on May 14.

• Someone stole car batteries from 20 vehicles belonging to Paul Wallace Auto in the 13100 block sometime before 8:15 p.m. on May 13.

Anyone with information about this crime 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:

Brightridge Road. An unlocked green 2006 BMW station wagon was stolen from a residence in the 7800 block sometime before 2 a.m. on May 8.

Carver Heights Drive. Someone cut a hole in a fence and then stole multiple pieces of copper from the AT&T cell tower in the 6000 block sometime before noon on Jan. 25.

Dawnshire Road. A 10-year-old suspect lit a fire in the boys bathroom at Bellwood Elementary in the 9500 block at 6:45 p.m. on May 17. The suspect was not a student at the school and was released to an adult. The fire did little damage.

Elkhardt Road. The victims observed a suspect with a handgun run out of the woods, jump into a car and speed away in the 7800 block at 1:40 a.m. on May 16.

Excaliber Place. A black 2008 Nissan Altima was stolen sometime before 5:30 p.m. on May 16 after it was left running in a residence’s driveway in the 8400 block.

Genito Road. Copper ground wires belonging to AT&T, Sprint, Nextel, Verizon and T-Mobile were removed in the 12900 block sometime before 6 a.m. on Feb. 1.

Hull Street Road. A suspect was charged with masturbating at Sal’s Italian Restaurant in the 7100 block at 7 p.m. on May 14.

Main Street. A residence was ransacked in the 3500 block sometime before 10:30 a.m. on May 13. Nothing was stolen.

Marina Drive. An unknown male put a knife to the victim’s throat, then robbed him, in the 2500 block at 4:45 p.m. on May 16.

Markview Lane. A peeping tom was observed looking into the victim’s apartment window in the 5500 block around 4 a.m. on May 13.

Necho Court. Juvenile victims encountered the suspects in the street, and a fight ensued in the 6400 block at 8:45 p.m. on May 13. The suspects ended up stealing two of the juvenile’s bikes.

North Arch Road. A residence was ransacked and property stolen in the 100 block sometime before 6:30 p.m. on May 13.

Northcreek Drive. A red 2004 Mazda hatchback and a silver 2006 GM pickup were stolen from a residence in the 1800 block sometime before 3:02 a.m. on May 10.

River Road. A man was assaulted and robbed by three unknown suspects in the 4100 block at 10:10 p.m. on May 11.

Riverterrace Road. A 2009 red Mitsubishi Galant was stolen from a residence in the 20800 block sometime before 10 p.m. on May 16.

Timbers Hill Road. An unknown suspect stuck what is believed to be a gun in the victim’s back, then took money from the victim’s pocket, in the 2000 block at 10:50 p.m. on May 17.

Twain Lane. The victims were meeting the suspect to purchase some shoes when the suspect displayed a semi-automatic gun and robbed them in the 2500 block at 5:30 p.m. on May 12.

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