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Here are last week’s crime solvers reports. If you have any information, text SEE911 to Crimes (274637) or call 540/582-5822.

Residential Breaking and Entering

Sheraton Hills East- Sometime between 11:10 p.m. on Dec. 31 and 1 a.m. on Jan. 1,  , a home in the area of Rutherford Dr was broken into. A window  in the kitchen was broken. The victim said two 37-inch Vision flat screen TVs, one 62-inch flat screen TV, one 46-inch Samsung flat screen TV, two PS3 game consoles, two PS3 controllers, two PS3 games, one Dell laptop, one gold necklace, and one gold Concord watch. The stolen property is valued at $8,260. CFS- 11-000034

Grand Larceny

Belk, 3102 Plank Rd- At about 12:50 pm on Dec. 30. The victim said she was shopping in the women’s section, when she was approached by the two black females. One asked for help picking out a sweater for her grandmother. Both women brought sweaters for the victim to look at. While the victim gave her opinion on one sweater, she was not paying attention to where the other woman was. The victim said her purse was in her shopping cart and that she keeps the purse closed. After the two women walked away, she noticed that her purse was open and that several of the contents were spilling out of the top. The victim immediately went through the purse and noticed that her wrist wallet was missing.  The wrist wallet is black leather with a zipper pouch. The wallet contained multiple credit cards and approximately $30 in cash. One suspect appeared to be in her late twenties with longer hair and is wearing all dark clothing. The second suspect appeared to be older and  heavy set with short hair and all dark clothing. CFS- 10-161777

Grand Larceny

Sometime between 1 p.m. on Dec. 26 and 5 p.m. on Dec. 27, an unlocked vehicle parked in the area of Hadamar Road was entered and a purse containing $500 in cash was stolen. CFS- 10162124

Grand Larceny

Arbor Glen- In the area of Wisteria Drive and sometime between midnight and 6 a.m. on the Dec. 28 the victim said she accidentally left her vehicle unlocked. When she returned she discovered that her Victoria Secret bag was stolen. The bag contained $2,270. in cash and a third party check for $400. CFS- 10161619

Grand Larceny

Lancaster Gate- In the area of Oldham Road and sometime between 8 a.m. on Dec. 31 and 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 3, , a victim stated that his locked vehicle was entered and a 45-caliber Springfield handgun with a 13-round magazine, and a Black Garmin Nuvi 760 GPS was stolen from the vehicle. The vehicle does not have any signs of forced entry. (This case may be related to CFS 11-0000715) CFS- 11-0000814

Grand Larceny

Wawa, 199 Falcon Dr.- At about 6 p.m. on Jan. 3, a victim said he parked his vehicle in the WAWA parking lot and entered the business. When he returned 10 minutes later, he discovered that tools had been stolen from his work truck. The victim said a 99 piece Craftsman tool set, 24″ black tool box with yellow inserts on top and removable tray, Allen wrench set, test light, 50 piece bits with screwdriver, multi meter, four to sixoil filter wrenches, wire strippers, pliers, socket set, wrench set and screwdrivers were stolen and valued at about $500. CFS- 11-001059

Criminal Activity-

Lancaster Gate- In the area of Whitneys Court, at about 2:45 a.m. on Jan. 3, the victim stated he walked outside his residence and noticed a male subject sitting in his vehicle. The victim approached and confronted the subject. The subject exited the vehicle and ran down the street.  The victim did not report any damage or stolen property from his vehicle. The subject is described as a black male approximately 28 years old and wearing a blue jacket. (This case may be related to CFS 11-0000814) CFS- 11-0000715


Governors Green- In the area of Glen Eagles Dr. and between 1 and 3 p.m. on Jan. 3, the victim said a blue Next bike was stolen from the victim’s porch. two teenage black males wearing all black were seen stealing the bike. CFS- 110000522

Lake Acres- In the area of Beau Court and sometime at about 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 29, the victim left her vehicle  running and unlocked. The victim went back inside the residence while the vehicle warmed up. When the victim returned she noticed that her Black Coach Wallet containing credit cards, bank cards and drivers license was missing. CFS- 10161390


Cedarbrook- In the area of Bent Tree Drive and between 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 29 and 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 30, the rear window of a van was shot with a BB gun. The vehicle sustained $300 worth of damage. CFS- 10161744


Red Rose Village- In the area of Lily Lane and between 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 29 and 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 30, the rear window on a vehicle was shattered with a possible blunt object. Residents believe that this could have possibly been done by juveniles who are often roaming the streets in that subdivision. CFS- 10161778


Spotslee- In the area of General Drive and between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Dec. 31, the rear window on a vehicle was  shattered with a rock or BB gun. CFS- 10162269


Lancaster Gate– In the area of Lancaster Ring Road and sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Jan. 3, the rear window of a vehicle was broken by unknown means. CFS- 110000989

Millgarden South – In the area of Kelly Court and at about 11 p.m. on Jan. 2, the victim said she heard three loud banging sounds. The victim did not investigate  but when she came outside this morning, she discovered her van had been vandalized. The three loud bangs were from three bricks  used to damage the passenger side windows. CFS- 110000753


Lake WildernessIn the area of Wilderness Park Drive and at about 10 p.m. on Jan. 2, the victim said he heard a loud noise. The victim turned on his exterior lights but did not notice any activity outside. The following morning he determined that the noise he heard was a rock smashing and destroying his vehicle rear window. CFS- 110000792


Riverside Brick, 3519 Shannon Park Dr – Sometime between 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 30 and 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 3,  the outdoor patio, which is used to show potential customers the available products, had been vandalized. Two large beige stone slabs valued at $125 each were moved and cracked in half. Nine “No Trespassing” signs and one “No Skateboarding” sign valued at $5 each were stolen. CFS- 110000798