String of vehicle break-ins, thefts in Carrollton

Posted at 2:42 PM, Feb 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-18 14:44:56-05

Numerous vehicle break-ins and other thefts have been reported in Carrollton near Route 17 and  in the Eagle Harbor and Carisbrooke areas, officials tell NewsChannel 3.

Between Friday, February 7 and Saturday, February 8, the Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Office took several reports in the Eagle Harbor Apartment complex on Rt. 17 in Carrollton where cars with unlocked doors were broken into, and items were taken.

The stolen goods included professional photography equipment, a laptop, a cell phone, and an MP3 player, according to Kristin Wilda of the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office. An additional vehicle was rummaged through, but nothing was taken. None of the vehicles were damaged by the suspect(s), officials say.

Between Sunday, February 16 and Monday, February 17, five locked vehicles in Carrollton were forcibly entered by breaking windows. Another unlocked vehicle was entered, but not damaged, officials say. All vehicles had items taken and in one case, the vehicle was also stolen. The stolen goods included a weapon, garage door openers, book bag with iPad, wallet, and a back pack with hunting equipment.

The stolen vehicle, a 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser, was taken from the Eagle Harbor Apartment complex. The other larcenies occurred on Overlook Terrace, James River Trail, Nelson Maine, and Broadwater Arch – all off Rt. 17 in the Eagle Harbor and Carisbrooke areas.

Sheriff’s investigators are working these larceny cases.

Citizens are asked to be vigilant in locking their homes and vehicles. Officials say people should not leave valuables in plain sight. Report suspicious persons and activity to the sheriff’s office as soon as possible. If you are the victim of a crime, call 911.

Anyone with information about these crimes in Carrollton should call the Sheriff’s Office at 357-2151. You may also call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Crime Line pays rewards up to $1000 in cash. Callers are reminded that you do not have to give your name or testify in court.