A pickup truck belonging to a Willamsburg contracting company was vandalized over the weekend while it was parked in Richmond Centre.

The truck, owned by Contracting Assistance of Williamsburg, had the driver’s side window broken, both side-view mirrors knocked off and a toolbox in the bed had been pried open, causing $750 in damage.

Employees reported the damage Monday.

The truck had been parked near the Hastings store, police said.



Thefts from cars

Three apartment residents reported thefts from their parked cars overnight Monday.

An apartment resident in the 400 block of Garden City Drive reported that a Sony CD player and 50 CDs valued at $620 were stolen from his car. Police said there were no signs of forced entry.

Another Sony CD player along with a green purse containing a credit card and personal identification and a silver Apple iPod Nano were stolen from a car outside an apartment in the 200 block of Keystone Drive. Again, police found no signs of forced entry. Those items were valued at $150.

Thieves were able to take a Dell laptop computer, Kodak and Sony digital cameras, a black backpack with several items of clothing and a prescription dental bite guard from an unlocked car outside an apartment in the 300 block of Claiborne Drive. Those items were valued at $1,125.



House burglaries

Two houses were broken into over the weekend as residents continued to deal with the effects of last week’s ice storm.

A home in the 500 block of E. Irvine Street was broken into over the weekend and a Nokia 3555 cellular phone worth $50 was reported stolen. Police say the front door was forced open.

Burglars also struck a home in the 400 block of E. Irvine Street overnight Monday and took a Dell laptop computer, a Sony PlayStation 3 and 30 various video games valued at $600. The resident told police she had been staying elsewhere because of the storm. The burglar apparently entered the home by breaking a kitchen window.



Other crimes

• A woman reported her purse was stolen Sunday while she shopped at Walmart.

The woman was approached by a white female who asked for directions. While she gave directions, a second white female approached from behind and took the purse before fleeing from the store.

When the woman realized her purse had been taken, she confronted the other woman, who also fled.

The purse contained keys, a Nokia cellular phone and several credit cards and pieces of identification valued at $381.

• Police on Monday arrested Robert M. Still, 32, of Lassiter Drive, after Walmart employees detained him for allegedly taking $42 in merchandise. Still was charged with theft by unlawful taking, less than $300.

• Police arrested John D. Mullins, 18, Hyers Mobile Home Park, for theft by unlawful taking, less than $300, after Blockbuster employees detained him for allegedly taking $65 in merchandise from the store.

Anyone with information about any of these crimes is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162 or 623-8911.



Brian Smith may be reached at bsmith@richmondregister.com or at 624-6694.

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