Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
Spotsylvania Crime Solvers
Here’s the weekly Crime Solvers report. As always, if you have any leads, Text SEE911 to Crimes (274637) or call 540/582-5822.
5306 Plank Road- At about 1:30 PM on March 8th 2011, the driver of a food delivery truck was robbed at gun point. The subject stole $3600.00 in checks and cash. The subject is described as a black male wearing a
ski mask, dark colored jacket, dark colored pants and armed with a black semi-automatic pistol. The subject fled on foot towards the 5 mile center.
Breaking & Entering
Turnberry West, Lees Hill South- On February 23rd, 2011, a resident on Saint Andrews Lane, noticed that a substantial amount of jewelry had been stolen from their jewelry box. Upon further investigation by the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office it appears that the front door had minor damage possibly from being forced open. A gold & diamond ring with 2 diamonds, 2 antique diamond rings, several 14 KT gold earrings, and a gold chain with a fish pendant were stolen.
Non Residential Breaking and Entering
Partlow Landfill- The Landfill convenience site located at 5029 Partlow Rd was broken into sometime
between 6 PM on 23 Feb. and 8 AM on 24 Feb. 2011. A weed eater / leaf blower valued at $75.00, large
push broom valued at $30.00, and a new bag of calcium valued at $30.00 was stolen.
Residential Breaking and Entering (Attempt)
Lancaster Gate- A home located in the area of Manette Dr. showed signs of attempted entry through the front door. At this time there are no indicators that entry was made and no stolen items were reported. This occurred sometime between 5 AM and 5 PM on the 24th of Feb. 2011.
Residential Breaking and Entering
Coventry Creek- A home located in the area of Canopy Way was entered by unknown means. The victim
stated that a TV that was located in the master bedroom was moved down stairs. Several other items were
moved around the home. A pair of black gloves was found in the home and is being processed for evidence.
At this time no items have been reported as being stolen. The home was broken into sometime between 5
PM on 26 Feb. and 1:40 AM on 27 Feb. 2011.
Breckenridge- Sometime between 6 PM on Feb. 24th and 2 PM on Feb. 28th, 2011, a model home in the
area of East Copper Mountain Dr. was entered by unknown means. An In-Focus projector valued at
$1300.00, 8 Polk speakers valued at $1200.00, 1 Samsung receiver valued at $200.00, and a Samsung DVD
player valued at $200.00 was stolen from the model home.
Royal Oaks- Sometime between 8 PM on 24 Feb. and 8 AM on 25 Feb. 2011, someone made entry into an
unlocked vehicle in the area of Tower of London Dr. and stole a Tom Tom GPS, 3 sets of tool boxes, 2
MP3 music players, 2 pair of sunglasses, 20 cans of Starbucks coffee, and a pair of men’s shoes. The stolen
items are valued at about $450.00.
Lees Hill- Sometime between 1 PM on 27 Feb. and 8 PM on 28 Feb. 2011, someone may have made entry
into an unlocked vehicle in the area of Colechester St. and stole a Visa card out of the victim’s purse. The
visa card was used and approximately $500.00 of unauthorized charges was made.
Breezewood- Sometime between 1:30 AM and 4:30 PM on March 6, 2011, someone made entry into an
unlocked vehicle in the area of Dapple Gray Court. and stole (2) 10 inch direct audio subwoofers valued at
$100.00, a MTX amplifier valued at $50.00, and a black high definition 8 GB video camera valued at
Platinum Auto World, 96 Flemming Drive- Sometime between 2:30 PM on 6 March and 1:30 PM on 7
March 2011, unknown subject (s) broke into a vehicle and stole an Eclipse Navigation Unit valued at
$1500.00, and (2) head rest TV screens valued at $1200.00.
Central Corridor Industrial Park, 8700 Corridor Dr.- Sometime between Feb. 25th 2011 and March 1st
2011, unknown subject (s) stole 5 Catalytic Converters off of several work vehicles belonging to Southern
Spotsylvania Plumbing. The victim stated that the converters are valued at about $20,000.
Marshalls, 9779 Jefferson Davis Highway- Sometime between 2 PM and 3 PM on Feb. 26, 2011, the
victim stated that her black wallet was stolen from her purse. Several credit cards were stolen and the
subjects went on a shopping spree with the stolen credit cards. The subjects charged $1742.98 on the stolen
cards. The subjects worked in pairs and as one distracted the victim the other subject picked the victims
purse. The subjects are described as 1 black female, in her 40’s, believed to be 5’4 to 5’7 and weighing 140
to 170 pounds. The other subject is a black male, in his 40’s, about 5’8 to 5’10 and weighs between 150 to
Grand Larceny (Shoplifting)
Hollister, 3102 Plank Road #250- At about 3 PM on March 2nd, 2011, two Hispanic females stole (20)
Floral Shorts, (9) Floral Skirts, and (8) shirts valued at $1558.00. The first subject is described as a Hispanic
female, black pony tail, 5’5 in height, in her 20’s, dark skin, wearing jeans with rips on the thighs, a black
jacket, and tall boots. The second subject is described as a Hispanic female, brown hair, 5’6 in height, in her
20’s, light skin, wearing jeans and a white t-shirt.. The subjects fled the area in a black 2-door sports car.
Sometime between midnight on the 1st of March and 8 AM on the 2nd of March 2011, someone stole a 24
inch motorized mountain bike valued at $600.00 from the front yard of a residence located in the area of
Jim Morris Rd.
Sometime between 14 Feb. and 25 Feb. 2011, Unknown subject (s) made entry into several buildings in the
area of Gordon Rd. and stole 10,000 pounds of sheet metal and pipes. An old generator was also stolen
from one of the building.
Breezewood- Sometime between 7:30 PM on Feb. 28th and 7 AM on March 1st, 2011, unknown subject (s)
broke into a locked vehicle in the area of White Lake Drive and stole a Tom Tom GPS valued at $200.00,
and a brown leather wallet containing several pieces of ID.
Motor Vehicle Theft
Battlefield Green- Sometime between 11 PM on 23 Feb. and 4 AM on 24 Feb. 2011, a green Toyota 4-
Runner was stolen from in front of a residence in the area of Battlefield Green Drive. The vehicle was
recovered that morning in the area behind Home Depot at Harrisons Crossing. The vehicle was wrecked,
however, items were not stolen from the vehicle. It is possible that the vehicle was left unlocked with the
keys in the vehicle.
Motor Vehicle Theft
Citgo- 5313 Jefferson Davis Highway- Sometime between 2 PM on March 3rd and 5:45 PM on March 6,
2011, a 2006 White Budget Truck valued at $50,000 was stolen from the Citgo parking lot.
Red Rose Village – Sometime between 9 PM on 24 Feb. and 12:30 PM on 25 Feb. 2011, someone broke the
passenger side window of a vehicle parked in the area of Gardenia Dr. and stole a white IPOD with an
Sheraton Oaks- Sometime between 8 PM on Feb.25 and 1:30 AM of Feb. 27 2011, someone made entry
into (2) unlocked vehicles in the area of Danielle Drive and stole about 36 CD’s.
Rollingwood Drive – Sometime between 10:30 PM on 28 Feb. and 6 AM on 1 March, someone broke the
passenger side window of a vehicle and stole an IPOD that was hanging off of the rearview mirror and was
attached to a FM transmitter.
Beauclaire Plantation – Sometime between 10 AM on 1 March. and 6 AM on 2 March 2011, someone
broke the driver’s side window of a vehicle parked in the area of Beauclaire Blvd and stole a Black IPOD .
Stoneybrook- Sometime between 10 PM on March 5th and 11:30 AM of March 6th, 2011, someone made
entry into an unlocked vehicle in the area of Goldfinch Circle and stole a $50.00 Green Top gift card.
Tamper With Vehicle
Lees Hill, Dominion Forrest Circle- At about 4:00 PM on the 25th of Feb. 2011, A resident came outside
his home where he witness a black male in his late teens, about 5’9, 160 pounds, and wearing a gray hoodie
enter the victim’s vehicle and opened the glove box. The subject fled the area in a 1980’s black or dark blue
hatchback vehicle driven by another black male when confronted by the victim.
Sometime between 1 AM and 12 PM on the 5th of March 2011, someone damaged the door handle to a
vehicle in the area of Lucas Street. It is possible that the subject was trying to steal a GPS that was in plain