2013-05-08 / Crime Watch


Michael Buettner

Construction sites draw thieves’ attention

Ah, spring, and a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of making an illegal profit on stolen building materials, tools or anything else he can get his hands on.

Chesterfield County’s relatively lively market for new homes has been a bright spot in the local economy of late. It appears that some thieves see it as an opportunity for their own economic advancement:

• Boyd Homes reported on April 12 that someone had stolen copper from one of its homes under construction in the 14400 block of Sulphur Springs Terrace in the Sycamore Springs at Southbend development.

• Ryan Homes reported on April 25 that unknown suspect(s) stole miscellaneous items from one of its work sites in the 10700 block of Ethens Mill Road in the Brooks Chapel subdivision.

• A known suspect stole miscellaneous items on April 26 from a Main Street Homes construction site in the 500 block of Paddle Creek Drive in Brookcreek Crossing.

• Also on April 26, Wright Contracting reported that miscellaneous items were stolen from a storage trailer at a work site in the 7400 block of Mangrum Drive in Magnolia Green.

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:

Brandermill (Winterberry Ridge)
According to an April 15 report, unknown suspect(s) entered the crawlspace of a home in the 13800 block and stole copper.

• Two known suspects entered a home in the 13800 block through the unlocked front door around 4:35 p.m. on April 27. Electronic devices were reported stolen.

Brighton Green (Sheffey Lane) – Unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle in the 300 block on April 18 and rummaged through the inside.

Chester (Festival Park Plaza) – A blue 2012 Subaru was reported stolen on April 23 from the 3800 block.

Ettrick (Laurel Road) – An unknown suspect approached another person at Ettrick Park in the 20400 block around 8 p.m. on  April 26 and assaulted him. No information was provided about whether the victim was injured.

Grand Oaks (Oak Bluff Trail) – Two known suspects and an unspecified number of unknown suspects entered an unlocked home in the 12300 block around 5:30 p.m. on April 26 and vandalized the inside.

Henricus Historical Park (Henricus Park Road) – Unknown suspect(s) broke into a garage on park property on April 18 No information was provided on whether anything was stolen.

Huguenot Road – An unspecified motor vehicle that had been reported stolen
outside the county was found around 2 p.m. on April 30 in a parking lot in the 2000 block.

• Both license plates were stolen from a vehicle at a home in the 10900 block on April 24.

Jefferson Davis Highway – Unknown suspect(s) cut the padlock from a game machine at CiCi’s Pizza in the Bermuda Crossroad Shopping Center in the 12100 block and stole cash from it, according to an April 16 report.

Mayfair (Marylou Lane) – Unknown suspect(s) tried unsuccessfully to steal a vehicle from a home in the 9900 block on April 25.

Meadowdale (Berrybrook Drive) – A possible known suspect stole the air conditioning unit and copper from a foreclosed home in the 3900 block on April 24.

Midlothian Turnpike – A known suspect falsely identified himself as a police officer during a conversation around 10 a.m. on April 26 at the SteinMart Festival Shopping Center in the 9700 block.

Old Stage Road – A blue 2003 Jeep SUV was stolen from the parking lot of a hotel in the 12800 block around 7 a.m. on April 26. The vehicle was found nearby with the keys inside.

Pocoshock Hills (Ives Lane) – Firearms were reported stolen from a home in the 2300 block on April 17.
• An unknown suspect was seen inside a home in the 2300 block around 3:55 a.m. on April 29. A rear window had been forced open. Electronic devices were reported stolen.

Robious Road – Unknown suspect(s) kicked in the back door of a vacant home in the 10100 block and broke a window, according to an April 17 report.

Stonebridge (Gatebridge Road) – Both license plates were stolen from a vehicle in the 5200 block on April 28.

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