This Week in Crime: Housekeeper Accused of Stealing $14,000 Ring Set

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This week, authorities are searching for a suspected beer thief, and a 19-year-old man is accused of breaking into a vacant home and stealing a pistol.

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

James City County

Housekeeper Accused of Stealing $14,000 Ring Set

A woman has been charged with grand larceny after being accused of stealing a ring set from a James City County home in October.

The suspect, 45-year-old Christina Margaret Marie Walker of Shacklefords, is charged with grand larceny in connection to the theft of a $14,000 diamond ring from a home off John Tyler Highway, where she worked as a housekeeper.

Walker’s roommate told police she asked him to tell investigators he owned the ring. The roommate said he saw Walker with the ring and was able to provide a sketch of the ring that matches the description of the one reported stolen, according to a police report.

After an investigation, police arrested Walker and charged her with felony grand larceny.

The ring set has not been recovered, police said.

JCC Police Investigating Property Damage, Larceny at Tractor Supply

Police are asking the public for information on an incident at the Tractor Supply on Norge Lane.

A post on the James City County’s Facebook page said police discovered cut cable locks to the store’s riding lawn mowers and wheelbarrows May 29.

Two wheelbarrows were also stolen from the store.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.

One Arrested in JCC Home Burglary

A 19-year-old Williamsburg man is facing a felony charge after police say he admitted to breaking into a home in the Meadows neighborhood of James City County.

Police responded to the burglary at the home on Frond Court off Ironbound Road on June 1 and June 2 and found displaced furniture, an unsecured sliding door and extinguished cigarettes and alcohol bottles. A police report said officers also smelled marijuana.

Court documents show the suspect, Keanu Rashad Tinsley, stole various collectibles and household items including alcohol and a pistol from the home whose owner recently died.

On June 3, James City County Police responded to the house again and were told by a neighbor a person had broken into the home through the garage window, police said.

Police arrested Tinsley as he was exiting the back of the house, and Tinsley later admitted to entering the house on June 1 and 2, according to court documents.

The neighbor told police Tinsley had placed items he removed from the house into his car, a 1998 Toyota sedan.

Police also discovered a .25 caliber firearm was stolen from the residence June 1 or 2.

Tinsley now faces three felony counts of breaking and entering, four felony counts of grand larceny and one misdemeanor count of destruction of property.

York County

The man pictured is accused of stealing a set of keys from Rips Food Store on Denbigh Boulevard. (Courtesy YPSO)
The man pictured is accused of stealing a set of keys from Rips Food Store on Denbigh Boulevard. (Courtesy YPSO)

Sheriff’s Office Looking for Suspected Keys Thief

Deputies are asking the public for help in identifying a man accused of stealing a set of keys left on the counter at Rips Food Store.

The keys were stolen by the suspect from the store in the 900 block of Denbigh Boulevard at around 11 a.m. March 27.

Anyone with information on the suspect pictured is asked to call the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office Facebook tip line at 890-4999 or Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.

YPSO Asking Public for Help in Identifying Suspected Beer Thief

This man is accused of stealing beer from Royal Farms. (Courtesy YPSO)
This man is accused of stealing beer from Royal Farms. (Courtesy YPSO)

The Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man accused of stealing beer from Royal Farms on Route 17 in York County.

A post on the YPSO Facebook page said the suspect stole the beer at around 1 p.m. March 17.

Anyone with information on the suspect pictured is asked to call the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office Facebook tip line at 890-4999 or Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.

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