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In dog days, AC becomes a commodity worth stealing

Spotsylvania Crime  Solvers  is    seeking information  on these    crimes:

Between 10:55 and 11:00 p.m. on July 31, a fight occurred in the back parking lot of the McDonalds at Four Mile Fork, 5228 Jefferson Davis Highway,  between two white males and six black males.  The victim reported being cut in the leg with a knife.  The subject with the knife was described as a black male in his early 20s, approximately 5 feet 10 to six feet tall, with shoulder length dreadlocks.  He has tattoos all the way down both his arms and on both sides of his neck. When the altercation ended, the subject with the knife left in an older model faded blue Chevrolet four-door sedan. CFS 11-0087050

In Sheraton Oaks, a resident reported that she came home to find her sliding glass door ajar. No items had been taken from the home and there was no sign of forced entry.  This incident occurred between 8:45 a.m. and 9:10 p.m. on July 27 on Danielle Drive. CFS 11-0085446

The Comfort Inn Southpoint, 5422 Courthouse Road, reported that at about midnight on July 31, a white male, approximately 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 8, weighting  160 to 180 pounds, clean shaven, with brown short hair, wearing a blue jean-style baseball hat, a navy blue shirt, and blue jeans was seen breaking into and removing money from the drink machine on the fifth floor. When confronted, the subject ran out the backdoor of the hotel. CFS 11-0086697

In Lee’s Hill, between 5 p.m. on July 29 and 9 a.m. on Aug. 1,  someone removed an outside air conditioning unit from a model home on Turriff Lane. CFS 11-0087133

An unlocked Ford Fusion parked on Oak Grove Drive in Oak Grove Terrace was entered and an iPad valued at $1,100 was stolen.  The crime occurred between 9:45 p.m. on July 28 and 8:30 a.m. on July 29. CFS 11-0085967

Between 6 p.m. on July 30 and 8:30 a.m. on July 31, three unlocked vehicles on Heather Green Circle in Heather Greens were entered and a loaded Glock 17 .40-caliber handgun valued at  $200, a golden Pandora bracelet valued at $300, a Kodak digital camera valued at $200, a Maglite flashlight valued at $800, an Apple iPod Nano valued at $100, a small portable air compressor valued at $50 and two full magazines for a Glock .40 valued at $40 were  stolen. CFS 11-0086811,  11-0086778

In the Villages of Salem Station, an unsecured 18-speed teal Magma mountain bike valued at $200 was stolen from the yard of a home on Oxford Terrace between 2:30 p.m. on July 29 and 3:30 p.m. on July 30. CFS 11-0086561

E&M Engine, 6321 Jefferson Davis Highway reported that between  5 p.m. on July 27 and 9 a.m. on July  28, approximately five  gallons of gasoline was stolen from two lawn mowers. CFS 11-0085540

During the weekend of July 23 a plastic garden hose wheel valued at $40 was stolen from behind a residence located on Whitehall Lane in Whitehall. CFS 11-0087182

In Logan Heights on July 26, someone removed copper from an outside air conditioning unit as well as the inside air conditioning unit of a home located on Logan Heights Circle.  Officers are looking for a white male, with a stocky build, sandy blonde hair and several tattoos. CFS 11-0086639

In Sheraton Hills East between 2 and 6 p.m. on July 22, UPS delivered a package containing $190 worth of jewelry to a residence on Roosevelt Road. The package was stolen before the homeowner could retrieve it from outside. CFS 11-0085538

Between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 2, someone stole a purse that was left unattended on a sidewalk on Castlebridge Road in Salem Run.  The purse contained numerous identification cards, cash, a credit card, and checks. CFS 11-0087791

Fas Mart, 5022 Plank Road, reported that on July 28 at about 12:30 a.m., two white males between the ages of 16-18 stole alcohol from the store.  One  was described as having blonde hair and wearing a hat, jeans and a light-colored shirt.  The other male had brown hair and was wearing a white tank style T-shirt and shorts. CFS 11-0085469

A customer at the 7-Eleven, 10010 Southpoint Parkway reported that on Aug. 2 between 4 and 5 p.m., she left her iPhone valued at $150 on the counter and it was stolen. CFS 11-0087709

A resident on Thornton Rolling Road reported that  during the past month someone stole a red and white Troy-Bilt Tuffy 12-inch tiller from the property. CFS 11-0087570

On July 29, someone stole a Shindowa weedeater valued at $150 from the driveway of a home on Pittston Road in Ruffin Pond. CFS 11-0086006

Between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on July 27,  someone stole an unsecured red mountain bike with orange handprints on the seat valued at $1,000 from the yard of a home on  Bend Farm Road in Sylvania Heights. CFS 11-0085334

An employee at Debs, 3102 Plank Road, reported finding a counterfeit $50 bill in the cash drawer during closing.  It is believed that the bill was received during a transaction  on July 29 at around 8:30 p.m. CFS 11-0086241

At about 1:30 a.m. on July 31,  someone threw an orange through the window of a home located on Rapidan Drive causing damage to the residence.  During the same time frame, the homeowner’s vehicle was scratched. CFS 11-0086723

In Fawn Lake during the night of July 28 and  early morning hours of July 29,  someone spray painted vulgar pictures and obscenities on the sports park and golf course and on a vacant home on Chatham Ridge Way. CFS 11-0085947  11-0086071

In Arbor Glen between 2 and  7 a.m. on July 28, the back window was broken out of a Nissan Maxima parked on Wisteria Drive. CFS 11-0085549

Within the last couple of months, someone placed several sticks down a manhole on Sweetbriar Drive in Foxpoint, causing a back-up of sewage into a basement of a residence resulting in significant damage. CFS 11-0085477

At the Livingston Landfill, 6241 Massey Road, someone used a large piece of asphalt to break the windshield of a Caterpillar 953 track loader between 3:30 p.m. on July 27 and 6 a.m. on July 28. CFS 11-0085515

Between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on July 29,  someone broke the sliding glass patio door of a home located on  Massaponax Church Road. CFS 11-0086169

A resident of Next to Never Lane reported that between 5 and 6 p.m.  on July 29, someone struck a mailbox causing a large dent on the side and knocking it down. CFS 11-00876170

Between 6:30 and 9:50 p.m. on July 29, someone keyed obscenities into the side of a Ford Explorer parked in the  parking lot of Macy’s in the Spotsylvania Towne Centre, 3102 Plank Road. CFS 11-0086255

Beautiful Homes Supply, 5201 Lad Land Drive, reported that someone painted one side of the building with white spray paint between 8 p.m. on July 29 and 10 a.m. on July 30. CFS 11-0086466

Between 11 p.m. on July 29 and 11 a.m. on July 30,  someone attempted to break into a residence on Brooke Drive in Country Club Estates and caused damage to the door of the home. CFS 11-0086546

During the daytime hours of July 31, someone damaged  a mailbox on Hickory Ridge Road.  The mailbox appears to have been struck by a vehicle. CFS 11-0087090

Someone damaged the rear windshield of a Toyota Solara  parked on Charmed Way in Kilburn Crossing between noon on July 31 and 5:50 a.m. on Aug. 1.  The damage was caused by a small bookshelf.  CFS 11-0087077

In Westfield between 7 p.m. on July 31 and 7 a.m. on Aug. 1,  someone broke the rear passenger-side window of a Dodge truck  parked on Crestfield Lane. CFS 11-0087349

A man reported that he parked his vehicle in the parking lot of the Giant Food, 10346 Courthouse Road, and went into the store.  When he returned 20 minutes later he found that the hood of his car had been scratched.  This crime occurred on Aug. 2 between 11  and 11:20 a.m. CFS 11-0087569

In Chancellor Green during the nighttime hours of Aug. 3,  someone spray painted the roadway in the area of Kilarney Drive and Tara Drive. CFS 11-0087855

During the night of July 29, someone damaged a tire on a vehicle parked on South Fork Court in South Oaks. CFS 11-0086600

Someone punctured three tires on a vehicle on Wilton Lane in Holmes Estates between 8:30 p.m. on July 30 and noon on July 31. CFS 11-0086823

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