Saturday Break-Ins Reported

Published 11:17 am Tuesday, July 14, 2015

PRINCE EDWARD — It was a busy weekend for the Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office. In all, 39 complaints, including three break-ins, were received on Saturday alone.

Prince Edward Sheriff’s Department Maj. David Wilmoth reported that a shed was burglarized Saturday in the 2100 block of Allen Farm Road, where a horse saddle, valued at $3,000, was stolen. The incident is still under investigation.

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Wilmoth also reported a residential break-in at the 2700 block of Mountain Creek Road on Saturday. There was forced entry to a side door, he said, and a 6-foot-by-4-foot black Winchester gun safe with gold lettering was taken, along with some guns in the safe and some jewelry. Guns taken included a .243 Remington bolt action rifle, Remington semi-automatic .30-06, Ruger 9mm bolt action, Sears & Roebuck .22 pump long rifle, Remington .22 long rifle, a MAS bolt action .22 rifle, and a Para Ordnance PDA .45 ACP pistol.

That incident also remains under investigation.

A third break-in occurred in the 1900 block of Oliver Road involving forced entry to the back of the house. Two guns were taken, both of which were recovered. Three juveniles were arrested on Sunday, Wilmoth said. They have been charged with B&E, grand larceny, petit larceny and possession of a firearm being under the age of 18.  Two of the juveniles were 17, the third 14. All  three, Wilmoth said, are being held at the Prince Edward Juvenile Detention Center.