15-year-old wanted for multiple burglaries in Hampton

Posted at 8:40 AM, Oct 26, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-26 08:46:36-04

Hampton, Va. – The Hampton Police Division is asking for the public’s help in finding a teenager wanted for committing multiple burglaries in the South Wythe section of the city.

Police say that between September 17 and September 19, 15-year-old William Joseph Brown III entered three homes through rear windows and stole electronics, televisions and/or laptop computers. One home was located in the 700 block of Milford Avenue and the others were located in the 500 block of Homestead Avenue.

Brown currently has petitions on file for three counts of Burglary and three counts of Grand Larceny. He also has outstanding petitions on file for one count of Burglary, one count of Grand Larceny, one count of Unauthorized Use of Vehicle and one count of a Probation Violation.

Anyone with information that will assist police is encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 727-6111 or Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Crime Line callers remain anonymous and never appear in court. If a Crime Line call results in an arrest, the caller is eligible for a reward up to $1,000.00. You can also send an anonymous tip via text message to the Hampton Police Division by texting the keyword 757HPD and your tip to 847411 (tip411). (Please be advised that the anonymous texting is not affiliated with Crime Line).