Natatia Bledsoe is the public information officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department.
Two arrested in connection with thefts from vehicles
800 block Marye St, 1/30 2:30 a.m. An officer responded to reports of subjects tampering with vehicles parked on the street and located three males walking in the area. One of the male subjects immediately ran away when approached by the officer, while one of the remaining subjects threw some items onto the grass verge next to the sidewalk. These items turned out to be a baggy full of marijuana and a pair of women’s gloves.
The officer detained the two subjects and recovered a quantity of loose change from each of them as well as an iPod, GPS, and a number of CDs. All of these articles were seized for evidence. Another item recovered was a zippered binder containing information that linked it to a vehicle on the street; that item was returned to its owner.
Edward Washington, 45, of no fixed address was arrested for public intoxication and possession of marijuana. Michael Washington, 50, of Fredericksburg was arrested for public intoxication and felony larceny. Both Washington subjects were incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail, Edward under a $1000 bond and Michael under no bond.
If you have been a victim of larceny or vehicle tampering, particularly in the areas surrounding Maury Stadium, below the University, or downtown and you have not yet reported it, you are urged to contact Detective Doug Perkins at 540-654-5758. The investigation is ongoing.
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Other recent police reports and arrests in Fredericksburg:
100 block Charlotte St, 1/29 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. A Stafford resident reported that an iPod Nano and power cord were stolen from her unsecured vehicle. No suspects or witnesses at this time.
500 block Lafayette Blvd, 1/29 7:00 p.m. – 8:50 p.m. A Spotsylvania resident reported that her purse was stolen from her unlocked vehicle. No suspects or witnesses at this time.
1200 block Princess Anne St, 1/29 8:50 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. A resident reported that her purse was stolen from her unlocked vehicle. No suspects or witnesses at this time.
2400 block Carriage Ln, 1/30 1:50 a.m. A resident reported that an unknown person damaged her vehicle with black spray paint and stole her purse and another bag of items from the back seat. The investigating officer located five additional vehicles in the vicinity that had also been damaged with spray paint. The investigation is ongoing.
Joseph Hooper, 20, of Spotsylvania was arrested for underage possession of alcohol.
Robert Washington, 49, of Fredericksburg was arrested for public intoxication.
Moses Lucas, 19, of Brooklyn, New York was arrested for possession of marijuana.
Uchechukwu Mmadu, 27, of unknown address was arrested for possession with intent to distribute contraband cigarettes.