The Richmond Register

January 29, 2013

Second car reported stolen from auto repair business


Register staff report

RICHMOND — Richmond police reported Monday that a second vehicle had been reported stolen from a local auto repair shop within two weeks, and attempts to notify the business owner have been unsuccessful.

A complainant reported Jan. 21 that his maroon 1988 Jeep Comanche pickup, worth $1,500, had been stolen from Big Dan’s Tire & Auto Repair during the previous three days, according to a Richmond police news release on Monday.

He said he had left the pickup at Big Dan’s, Four Mile Road, for repair in April and had last seen it Jan. 19, the RPD said. The vehicle appeared to have been towed from a field behind the business, police said.

This is the second vehicle reported stolen from Big Dan’s in the past two weeks, according to the RPD. Attempts to contact the business owner during that time period have been unsuccessful, the police agency added.

Additional vehicle theft:

• A resident in the 1600 block of Foxhaven Drive reported that her silver 2007 Chevrolet HHR, worth $8,000, had been stolen from in front of her apartment building during the night.

Big Hill Avenue home burglarized

A resident in the 300 block of Big Hill Avenue reported Thursday that his home had been broken into during the late evening and several items were stolen. Entry was made through a front door by removing plastic that was covering a broken window.

The missing items included: a black Xbox 360 gaming console with a Kinect sensor; 12 Xbox video games; and a silver air brush in a green box. Estimated loss is $1,179.

Gaming console taken from Rent-A-Center truck

A driver for Rent-A-Center reported  Friday that a Sony Playstation 3 Move, worth $428, had been stolen from the passenger compartment of his delivery truck as he was making a pick-up in the 100 block of South Killarney Lane during the early evening.

• A resident in the 1200 block of West Main Street reported Thursday that a work van had been broken into during the night and numerous tools and equipment were stolen. Entry was gained by breaking out a side window of the van, according to the RPD.

The stolen items were a Dewalt combo power tool kit (contained drill, circular saw, sawzall, and a light); a Dewalt 20-volt lithium battery; a black backpack; a Greenlee screwdriver; a telephone test set; a Sat Buddy satellite signal level meter; a Fluke cable IQ tester; a Dewalt drill set; a set of Dewalt saw blades; a socket set; and other tools and numerous cables, faceplates, and other items utilized in satellite television installations.

• A resident in the 200 block of Stratford Drive told police Thursday that several items were stolen from his unlocked vehicle during the night. The missing belongings were: a MacBook laptop computer; an Olympus digital camera; a stainless steel survival knife; and a black Dell computer case. Estimated loss is $1,470.

• A resident in the 200 block of Stratford Drive reported Thursday that her unlocked vehicle had been entered during the night and several items were stolen, including: a Dell Latitude laptop computer in a black computer bag; an unknown brand silver digital voice recorder; an unknown brand silver digital camera; and a personal checkbook.

On Saturday, a computer bag containing the voice recorder was found in the backyard of a home in the 200 block of Pembroke Drive. The computer, camera and checkbook were not found. Estimated loss was $1,050.

• A resident in the 400 block of Sara Leigh Drive reported Jan. 21 that an iPod touch, worth $305, had been stolen from her vehicle during the night. There were no signs of forced entry, according to the RPD.

• A resident in the 300 block of Mount Rushmore Drive reported Jan. 20 that $85 and a black iPhone 4 had been stolen from her residence during the early morning. Estimated loss is $305.

Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.