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This week, a housekeeper is accused of stealing jewelry from a James City County house, and police are investigating two construction trailer break-ins.

Check out all the crime stories that did not make the headlines this week and others you may have missed below.

Second Suspect in Vineyards Car Break-ins Arrested

A second person has been arrested in connection with three car break-ins that occurred in a James City County neighborhood in April.

Micayla Osborn, 18, was charged with two counts of grand larceny, one count of credit card theft and one count of conspiracy to commit larceny after police say she and 19-year-old Aidan Feldman broke into and stole items from three cars in the Vineyards subdivision, located off Lake Powell Road.

A police report shows three GoPro cameras and other camera equipment, a wallet, clothes and gift cards were stolen from the three cars between April 5 and 7.

Feldman faces the same felony charges. He was arrested by James City County Police on May 6.

Housekeeper Suspected of Stealing Jewelry from JCC Homes

A Newport News man is facing grand larceny charges after being accused of stealing jewelry from multiple James City County homes.

Police said 35-year-old Christopher Lawrence Ingram worked for a housekeeping business and serviced the home in the 200 block of Stonehouse.

Stephanie Williams with the James City County Police Department said while working at the house and others around the area, Ingram stole jewelry multiple times between October 2013 and February 2014.

Police investigating the crime found Ingram pawned the missing jewelry.

Ingram now faces four felony counts of grand larceny. He was arrested May 7.

Two Charged in Connection with Busch Gardens Shoplifting

A 30-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman are facing a felony shoplifting charge after being accused of stealing items from Busch Gardens retail stores.

Busch Gardens security guards said they witnessed Joshua Duane Lacy taking jewelry from a display case in one of the retail stores May 9 with Penny Richardson.

The two were stopped and searched, and security personnel found other stolen items valued at a total of $1,100 along with a smoking devices containing residue, Williams said.

Lacy was charged with felony shoplifting, and a count of possession of a controlled substance is pending results from the forensic analysis.

A warrant for felony shoplifting has been obtained for Richardson.

Police Investigating Construction Trailer Break-ins

James City County Police are seeking information on items that were taken from two construction trailers on Colonial Heritage Boulevard.

A post on the county’s Facebook page Thursday said one or more suspects stole a GPS base station, two rotating lasers, copper and other tools from the trailers sometime between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.

There is no description of the suspects. Police are asking anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area to call Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.

Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if the information leads to an arrest.

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