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Police have arrested a fifth person after investigating a motor vehicle theft and several car larcenies that occurred in December in York County.
Destin Dominique Moore, 20, of Hampton, is accused of stealing a white Mazda from a York County neighborhood Dec. 12 and participating in several other larcenies from cars at the end of 2016, according to York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Dennis Ivey.
Moore was arrested March 5 and charged with grand larceny, two counts of motor vehicle theft, three counts of credit card theft, six counts of petit larceny, two counts of receiving stolen goods and eight counts of entering or setting in motion a vehicle, according to a York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office arrest report.
Tyrique Phillips, 18, Da’vohn Davis, 18, and a 17-year-old boy from Hampton are also charged in connection to the string of car larcenies, Ivey said. Another person accused is a 16-year-old teenage boy, is from Newport News.
Police responded to the area of Liberty Drive and Wrought Iron Bend around 1:30 a.m. Dec. 12 after receiving a report about people breaking into cars, Ivey said.
As police responded, they saw two vehicles, a dark-colored sedan and a white Mazda 3, following each other in the area, Ivey said.
When the deputy drove closer to the vehicles, the white Mazda stopped in the 100 block of White Ridge Lane. At least three people ran from the car and the dark-colored vehicle kept driving, Ivey said.
Police determined the dark-colored car was previously stolen from Virginia Beach.
Through the investigation, the five suspects were also linked to several other larcenies from vehicles in the count, including another car larceny in the 100 block of Little Bay Avenue, Ivey said.
Phillips was arrested Feb. 10 and charged with two counts of motor vehicle theft, two counts of grand larceny, four counts of credit card theft, seven counts of petit larceny and eight counts of entering or setting in motion a vehicle.
Davis was arrested Dec. 16 and again Feb. 9. He is charged with nine counts of entering or setting in motion a vehicle, eight counts of petit larceny, grand larceny, four counts of credit card theft and two counts of motor vehicle theft, according to online court records.
The two juveniles are also facing charges, but their names and court case information are not available because they are minors.
Moore is scheduled to appear for a hearing in the York County General District Court on May 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Davis and Phillips are scheduled to appear in court on March 28 at 2:30 p.m.
Moore is out on bail, and Davis and Phillips are still in custody at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail, according to court records.