Authorities investigating recent thefts
Authorities are warning citizens to take precautions against thefts as several have been reported recently in the county.
The South Hill Police department is currently investigating two reports of catalytic converter thefts that occurred recently.
The auto parts were taken from vans located on the property of local churches and businesses. It appears as if the suspect(s) used a sawing tool to remove the catalytic converters from underneath of the vehicles.
Authorities advise that you can help prevent these type of thefts by parking your vehicle in a well lit area, keeping an eye out for any suspicious activity, vehicles or persons in the area and as always, dial 911.
Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a report of a breaking and entering with theft in the Chase City area. On Sunday, Corporal Scott Edmonds responded to the 2600 block of Hunter’s Lane after a victim there advised that some one had broken into his shop and stolen tools.
Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office also recently investigated a report of breaking and entering with larceny after Deputy Cody Mull was called to a residence on Summerville St in Clarksville. Mull met with a victim who noted that she received a call while at work, advising of a possible breaking and entering at her residence. Upon investigation Mull discovered an open window in the residence that homeowner said should not have been open. The victim stated that she was missing an Xbox One and controllers and an Xbox 360 and controller.
Deputy Mull and Sgt. Baird then conducted an investigation and as a result of that, will be obtaining petitions for a juvenile for Breaking and Entering and Grand Larceny. Both of the items stolen were recovered and returned to the victim.