Outbreak of thefts keep deputies busy

A recent surge of larcenies in the county have kept area authorities busy, responding to at least a half of a dozen theft incidents in just two days last week.
On Valentine’s Day, Mecklenburg County Deputy Calvin Jackson responded to an address in the 400 block of Camp Road in South Hill, in reference to a report of a stolen firearm.
Jackson met with the victim who advised they were missing a firearm from the residence and the last time victim saw the firearm was the third week of January, 2018.
The missing firearm is described as a S&W AR 15 223 caliber rifle.
On Thursday last week, Mecklenburg County Sgt. Scott Mull responded to a residence in the 700 block of Trottinridge Road near Clarksville, in reference to a reported larceny.
Mull met with the victim who advised that a boat had been stolen from a storage shed.
The boat is described as a 1984 16-foot v-hull fishing boat, with hull# 3894BS on the aluminum boat trailer and a 35-horse power mercury motor on the boat.
Additionally on Thursday last week, Mull responded to a residence on Elams Dr. in Clarksville in reference to a report of a residence being broken into.
Mull met with the victim who advised someone had broken in and stolen an assortment of fishing rods and reels.
Also on Thursday last week, Mecklenburg County Deputy Mike Mayer responded to a residence in the 700 block of Twin Cedar Rd in the South Hill area, for a report of a larceny.
Deputy Mayer met with the victim who advised that a fire-proof box was stolen from the residence.
Yet another incident occurred on Thursday, when Mecklenburg County Deputy Cody Mull was called to an address in the 3600 block of Scotts Cross Roads in the Chase City area for a report of a breaking and entering.
Mull responded and met with the victim who advised that he returned from work to discover residence had been broken into and a firearm was stolen. The firearm is described as a Remington 243 bolt action rifle.
Investigation found forced entry to the front door of the residence.
Finally, on Thursday last week, Mecklenburg County Jamie Thomas responded to an address in the 200 block of Virginia St. in the La Crosse area.
Thomas met with the victim who advised in the past two weeks someone had stolen the following items Murray riding mower, Murray push mower and a Sears generator.
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.