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ThisWeekInCrimeA teenager is facing charges in a hit-and-run case, officers tracked down three suspects in a shoplifting at Premium Outlets and the public is asked to help solve a few open cases.

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

James City County

Three People Arrested in Theft from Premium Outlets

The manager of the Lids in Premium Outlets called James City County Police to report a shoplifting on Aug. 25.

Officers were able to locate three suspects still in the shopping center. Maranda Grace Mason, a 25-year-old from Highland Springs, admitted she put four hats from the store into her handbag to steal them but said she changed her mind and put them back, according to a police report.

The report said surveillance video shows both Mason and 43-year-old Nicole Sheree Harris, also from Highland Springs, leaving the store with stolen items.

Mason allowed officers to search her car, where two hats and stolen merchandise from Nike were found, the report said. The total value of the items from both stores is more than $600.

Officers said they also found items believed to have been stolen from Kmart and JCPenney, as well as “various baggies of pills” in the car.

The two women and Brock Wayne Mason, a 25-year-old from Highland Springs who was with them that day, were arrested and charged.

Harris is charged with one count each of possession of burglary tools and conspiracy to shoplift, as well as two counts of shoplifting. All are felonies.

Maranda Mason and Brock Mason are also charged with two counts of shoplifting – one misdemeanor and one felony – and a felony count of conspiracy to shoplift.

Maranda Mason also faces a misdemeanor charge for possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance.

Brock Mason has been charged with driving with a revoked license, which is a misdemeanor.

Police: Teenager’s Joyride Damages Three Cars

A 16-year-old boy admitted he hit several cars while he was driving without permission.

James City County Police officers reported to the Longhill Grove neighborhood around 10:15 p.m. Aug. 13 for a report that parked vehicles had been damaged.

A resident of the neighborhood said she heard a loud noise, and when she went to investigate she found her and her neighbor’s car had been damaged.

While speaking with the woman, officers received a report of another car being struck in the complex.

Witnesses reported seeing two teenagers exit the car and leave the area.

A 16-year-old boy, with his parents, went to the police department to admit to driving without permission. He said the brakes were not working properly, causing him to run into other cars.

Petitions are being sought for unauthorized use of a vehicle, hit-and-run and breaking-and-entering, which are all felonies. He is also charged with driving without a license, a misdemeanor.

Police Ask Public to Help Find Wanted Man

Investigators are asking the public for help to track down a man wanted for grand larceny.

In a post to the James City County Facebook page, police said there is an outstanding warrant for the arrest of Kirland Devel Bartlett Jr., a 35-year-old whose last known address is on Forest Glen Drive in James City County

Bartlett is accused of stealing the front rims and tires from a car on the 5600 block of Centerville Road sometime in the overnight hours of June 23.

A woman said she noticed her car was driving “funny” the next morning, so she took it to the dealership, where she was told one tire was flat and the two front tires were not only different sizes from each other but different from the back tires.

The police investigation found Bartlett had been in possession of the tires, which were on his brother’s girlfriend’s car.

The police report indicates Bartlett provided inconsistent information regarding how he came to obtain the tires.

Anyone with information on Bartlett’s whereabouts should call the JCC Police at 757-253-1800 or on the Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.

Callers to the Crime Line may remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

York County

Sheriff’s Office to Public: Help Us Find Suspects

Anyone who recognizes either of these two people should call the Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP. (Courtesy York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office)
Anyone who recognizes either of these two people should call the Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP. (Courtesy York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office)

York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office deputies are trying to identify the two men shown in the surveillance photo above.

The men are accused of stealing electronic cables from the Walmart on the 2600 block of George Washington Memorial Highway on Aug. 9.

abc surveillanceThe two people pictured to the right are accused of stealing a bottle of liquor.

Investigators said the duo stole the bottom from the ABC store on the 5500 block of George Washington Memorial Highway on July 31.

The man pictured to the left is accused of using stolen credit cards.

Credit cards were stolen from a car that was broken into in the parking lot of Cracker Barrel on Bypass Road on July 17.

stolen credit card surveillanceThose cards have been used at various locations throughout Williamsburg, and deputies believe the man in the surveillance photo has been using the cards.

Anyone with information should call the Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP or the Facebook Tip Line at 757-890-4999.

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