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On 7-17-2015, a citizen contacted the Powhatan Sheriff’s Office in reference to a credit card larceny. A male suspect attempted to purchase items with the stolen credit card at Walmart in Powhatan County. If you recognize this male suspect or have any information about this crime, contact Powhatan Crime Solvers at 804-403-HELP.
On Sunday morning, August 23, 2015, Powhatan Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a call of a breaking and entering at Quality Data Systems in the 1700 block of Douthit Court. This location is approximately ¾ mile west of the Chesterfield/Powhatan County Line on Anderson Highway (Route 60). This morning, August 24, 2015, Powhatan Sheriff’s Dispatch received three calls of breaking and entering overnight, all on Douthit Court, at SMG, a car dealership; Arborscapes and again at Quality Data Systems. A video from one of these businesses that captured four dark-skinned males wearing gloves at approximately 4:42 a.m. today (8-24-15). It is apparent from the audio that Va. State Inspection Stickers were the main target however none of these businesses possessed them. Computers/computer equipment and monies have been reported as stolen at this time. Additional items may be revealed as stolen as the investigation continues. A vehicle was stolen from one of these businesses however it was recovered on Anderson Highway, just prior to the Powhatan/Chesterfield county line. Anyone with any information in connection to these crimes is asked to call Powhatan Sheriff’s Office at 804-598-5656 or Powhatan Crime Solvers at 804-403-4357.
On July 25th, 2015, Deputies responded to the 1400 block of East Overlook Drive in Powhatan County to investigate a residential burglary. Upon arrival, deputies discovered that forced entry had been made to the residence and several items were stolen. If you have any information about this crime, please contact the Crime Solvers (804-403-HELP).
The Powhatan Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in identifying this male suspect. On May 12, 2015, an unknown male entered the Food Lion at South Creek and purchased several items using a stolen credit card. The total loss to the victim totaled over $765.00. If you have any information about this male, please contact crime solvers at 804-403-HELP.
On January 13, 2015 at approximately 10:55am at the Walmart, 1850 Anderson Highway in Powhatan county a purse was stolen from the health and beauty section while the victim was getting her blood pressure checked. A black female was observed taking the purse from the shopping cart. Photos of the suspect and the vehicle she is suspected to have been driving are shown. Any information on the suspect in the listed photo would be greatly appreciated. Please call CrimeSolvers at (804) 403-4357.
Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office received three calls from citizens, all advising they had received telephone calls in reference to their grandchildren, asking for large sums of money. In one case, the caller identified herself as their granddaughter and that she had been in a vehicle accident, DUI related, in another state. The victim spoke to the “Public Defender” as well and the victim was instructed to go to Walmart and purchase Green Dot Cards and forward to them. This victim lost in excess of $5,000. The second victim advised that an attorney from New York was calling, advising that their grandson was in jail and needed money for the bondsman. This victim forwarded approximately $1000 through Western Union. The third victim was contacted by someone claiming to be her grandson and needed her to forward money as he had been locked up and needed money for a bondsman. This victim called Powhatan Sheriff’s Office and was advised NOT to send any money. Without question, all victims are senior citizens who love their grandchildren and wanted desperately to help them.
HOWEVER – BE AWARE – this is a fraudulent scam that is repeating itself daily, all over this country. Historically, the suspects are forwarding this money out of the country, and the monies cannot be recovered nor can anyone be arrested or prosecuted. Before sending ANY MONEY, in any form, based on this type of phone call, it is imperative that you verify all information. Should you be a victim of this type of crime, please contact Powhatan Sheriff’s Office.
What is Crime Solvers?
Crime Solvers involves a three-pronged attack against crime using the police, the civic and business communities, and the news media. The program publicizes unsolved crimes and wanted suspects and offers an anonymous, toll-free telephone number for individuals to provide the police information about those crimes in exchange for cash rewards.
Help us to stop crime in Powhatan! If you have any information about a crime, please contact us. This site can be viewed in English and in Spanish by using the translator drop down menu on the left side of this screen.
A reward can be up to $1000 as determined by the Board upon consideration of the facts of each case.
Powhatan County Crime Solvers Tip Line – 804-403-HELP (403-4357)