Williamsburg Police say there were “numerous vehicle break-ins” last month in the city and an investigation resulted in the charging of a Hampton man and two juveniles.
Ason Banks, 19, was initially charged with trespassing, obstruction of justice, false identification to law enforcement and possession of marijuana.
Tuesday police sought additional warrants, charging Banks with two counts each of credit card theft and causing or encouraging acts rendering children delinquent, eight counts of entering a vehicle with the intent to commit any crime and one count each of grand larceny, possession of a stolen vehicle, conspiracy to commit grand larceny, conspiracy to possess stolen property and conspiracy to commit credit card theft.
It was Oct. 16 when officers responded to a call of people trying to “gain entry in vehicles in the 200 block of Merrimac Trail.”
Police said “numerous” people fled the scene when officers got there, but a vehicle reported stolen was recovered.
Not a lot of details were disclosed, but police said it was during that time they learned of several vehicle break-ins in the area.
Police said during the course of the investigation, Banks was found in the area. He allegedly gave officers false information and fled, but was quickly apprehended.
Authorities also identified two juveniles they believe were involved in the break-ins.
One juvenile was charged with grand larceny, possession of a stolen vehicle, conspiracy to commit grand larceny, conspiracy to possess stolen property, credit card theft, obstruction of justice and two counts of entering a vehicle with the intent to commit any crime.
The other juvenile faces the same charges except obstruction of justice.
But the investigation is not over.
Authorities are asking anyone with information about the break-ins or know of others involved to call Williamsburg Police, 757-220-6238. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers by phone at 888-LOCK-U-UP or online.
Crime Stoppers also has a smartphone app for submitting anonymous tips and pictures. To download the app, search “P3 TIPS” in your Apple or Android app store.
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