Natatia Bledsoe is the public information officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department.
Daily Crime Report 2/12/2013
Recent police reports and arrests in Fredericksburg:
LARCENY SUSPECT APPREHENDED:
500 block George St, 2/11 5:00 p.m. Two witnesses reported that they saw a male subject looking into vehicles and pulling on the car door handles in a parking lot on George Street. When the suspicious man removed a rock from his pocket and threw it at the window of a parked Camry, one of the witnesses yelled at the suspect, causing him to run from the scene. Nothing was stolen from the Camry.
While an officer was taking information for the report of the damaged Camry, another report came in about a male subject who had just broken a window on a black Kia parked on Mary Ball Street and stolen a purse. The description of the thief matched the description provided by the witnesses on George Street.
Officers responding to Mary Ball Street received information from the Kia’s owner that the suspect was last seen running toward the dog park on Kenmore Avenue. Officers searched the area and a short time later spotted the suspect walking on nearby Maury Street. Officers briefly chased the suspect on foot until he was taken into custody in a Maury Street back yard.
The stolen purse from the Kia was later discovered near the dog park, the victim’s wallet was recovered along the canal path, and her credit cards and cell phone were found inside a pocket of the suspect’s jacket. During the investigation, it was further determined that the suspect was also connected to a vehicle break-in and larceny of a purse that was reported earlier in the day in the 2200 block of Charles Street. That purse was recovered from a storm drain on Elmhurst Avenue.
The suspect was identified as Stacey Branham, 23, of Fredericksburg and he was arrested on the following charges: felony destruction of property and tampering with a vehicle for the incident on George Street; felony destruction of property, grand larceny, three felony counts of possession of stolen credit cards, and obstruction of justice for the incident on Mary Ball Street; and destruction of property and grand larceny for the incident on Charles Street. Branham was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond. The investigation is ongoing.
Eileen’s Bakery, 1115 Caroline St, 2/12 4:45 a.m. An employee reported that she found the door ajar when she arrived at work and assumed that another employee was already inside. When she attempted to open the door, the burglar alarm sounded, so the employee backed away from the entrance. Moments later, a male subject exited from the business and walked away toward Sophia Street. Police arrived and documented damage to the door and collected evidence from inside the business. Officers searched the premises and surrounding area, but the suspect was not located. The suspect was described as a white male in his 40s, approximately 5’7” and 160 pounds, wearing blue pants, a gray pullover hoodie, and a black jacket. He was also unshaven. The investigation is ongoing.
900 block Monroe St, 2/11 12:30 – 12:45 p.m. A Stafford resident reported that an unknown person stole his wallet, cigarettes, and a small amount of cash from his unlocked vehicle. No suspects or witnesses at this time.
Fredericksburg Area Museum, 907 Princess Anne St, 2/8 – 2/9 12:00 p.m. An employee reported that an unknown person removed a bench from its bolts, turned over a concrete flower urn, and pulled a tree from the ground in the seating area at Market Square. No suspects or witnesses at this time.
300 block Germania St, 2/11 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. A resident reported that an unknown person shattered the passenger side window on her vehicle, apparently using a large rock that was found at the scene. No suspects or witnesses at this time.
Bond Thompson, 54, of no fixed address was arrested for public intoxication and possession of alcohol after being interdicted.
Jeremy Green, 31, of Colonial Beach was arrested for felony shoplifting from Walmart.
Juvenile male, 15, was arrested for shoplifting from Target.
Irvin Larry, 25, of Fredericksburg was arrested on a warrant from Greensville County charging him with failure to appear in court.
Helguy Marquez-Flores, 45, of Spotsylvania was arrested for public intoxication, urinating in public, and indecent exposure.