Father and son arrested for burglary in Suffolk now facing more charges

Posted at 11:49 AM, Jun 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-24 23:43:05-04

Suffolk, Va. -- A father and son arrested for the breaking and entering of a storage shed at Sleepy Hole Park earlier this month have  been arrested again for charges stemming from three other incidents.

Police responded on June 6 to the 4600 block of Sleepy Hole Road after the report of a breaking and entering of a shed there and the theft of lawn equipment and other tools.

Following their investigation, Jerry Michael Jenkins, Sr., age 46, of Suffolk, and Jerry Michael Jenkins, Jr., age 25, of Suffolk, were arrested on June 19.

They were each charged with Burglary with the Intent to Commit a Felony, Grand Larceny, Possession of Stolen Property with Intent to Sell, and two counts of Obtaining Money by False Pretenses.

On June 23rd, the pair were arrested again and each charged with two counts of Break & Enter with Intent to Commit a Felony, three counts of Grand Larceny, three counts of Stolen Property with Intent to Sell, and three counts of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony.

These charges stem from incidents that occurred on May 13th involving the theft of a leaf blower from Suffolk Pawn & Gun, a residential breaking & entering that occurred on June 12th in the 5600 block of River Bluff Drive where various electronics, firearms and tools were stolen, and a residential breaking & entering that occurred on June 14th in the 5600 block of Canterbury Lane where miscellaneous tools were stolen from a garage.

Mary Syrovatka lives down the street from the Jenkins family, she is also one of the duo's victims.

Syrovatka told Newschannel 3 that two weeks ago, her home's garage was broken into and her husband's tools were stolen.

"It was my husband's tools. A couple of his saws and my sons bows," says Syrovatka. "We were really surprised about it."

Now that she knows who has been charged with the burglary, her shock has turned into sadness.

"To think that a father a father would get his own son involved in stealing and crime of any type, that really made me sad. That made me more sad than anything."

Both are now being held in the Western Tidewater Regional Jail without bond.