Area thieves break into homes, church ‘ransacked’

Authorities are seeking information regarding several area break-ins and larcenies that have occurred throughout the county recently.
Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a residence in the 1400 block of Buggs Island Road on Sunday after the homeowner reported a breaking and entering.
Deputy Neil Clayton responded and spoke with the victim who advised that they left the home around 4:40 p.m. and returned just before 9 p.m., to discover the residence and vehicles on the property had been broken into.
Items missing included a computer, a Vizio 44-inch TV, a Samsung tablet, a Dewalt drill flashlight combo kit with batteries and a landscape trailer, black in color with Virginia tag number 760992TL.
Investigation into the matter revealed forced entry to the front door of the residence. Evidence was collected at scene for processing.
Also on Sunday, deputies were called to the Lone Oak Baptist Church in the 800 block of Lone Oak Road in the Chase City area, also in reference to a breaking and entering.
Deputy Cody Mull responded and met with the complainant who advised that the incident occurred sometime between Jan. 21 and Jan. 28. The complainant told authorities that upon his arrival at the church on Jan. 28, he discovered the church had been “ransacked.”
Investigation revealed forced entry to a side door of the church.
Items stolen included a Microphone and Microphone stand and an electrical power strip.
In another matter, deputies were called to a residence on Friendly Drive in the South Hill area on Saturday for a report of a larceny. Deputy Josh Carroll responded and spoke with the victim who advised that he was missing a firearm from his residence. He told deputies that he had not checked on the firearm in several months. The missing weapon is a HI-Point 9mm handgun.
Anyone having any information regarding these larcenies is asked to call Mecklenburg County Crime Solvers at 1-877-676-8477 , or you can download the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office/South Hill P.D. app and submit a tip. All calls and tips are anonymous and information can lead to a reward.