VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Police made eight arrests on 27 charges and recovered over $100,000 in stolen property, partly thanks to tips received over the past month.
One of the arrests was of Kevin Murphy, 50, on nine felony grand larceny charges and one felony charge of entering a structure with intent to commit larceny.
Police arrested Murphy in May in connection with a rash of thefts from construction sites.
They were then able to recover and return the stolen property which was estimated to be valued at $100,000.
Crime Solvers tips also led to the arrest of Corey Ridley, 37, on one misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty and one misdemeanor charge of animal abandonment in connection with a crated dog that was dumped in a ditch.
The Virginia Beach Crime Solvers Board approved more than $2,400 in cash rewards for tips received that lead to police making arrests.
Crime Solvers is a nonprofit entity that raises all of the money used to pay for tip rewards. No tax money is used.