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Man receives additional charges, 2 juveniles charged in connection to Williamsburg stolen vehicle, numerous vehicle break-ins case

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Posted at 1:47 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 13:47:48-05

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - A Hampton man has received additional charges and two juveniles have been charged in a vehicle theft and numerous vehicle break-ins that occurred last month in the City of Williamsburg.

On October 16, police responded to a call of people attempting to break into vehicles in the 200 block of Merrimac Trail.

When officers arrived, numerous people fled the scene. A stolen vehicle was recovered, and officers say they learned of several vehicle break-ins in the area.

19-year-old Ason Banks, of Hampton, was located in the area and provided police with false information before fleeing from officers, according to officials.

Police say Banks was quickly caught, arrested, and taken to Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail. Banks was charged with the following on October 16:

  • Trespassing (1 misdemeanor count)
  • Obstructing justice (1 misdemeanor count)
  • False identification to law enforcement (1 misdemeanor count)
  • Possession of marijuana (1 misdemeanor count)

On Tuesday, investigators obtained the following additional warrants for Banks:

  • Grand larceny (1 felony count)
  • Credit card theft (2 felony counts)
  • Possession of a stolen vehicle (1 felony count)
  • Conspiracy to commit grand larceny (1 felony count)
  • Conspiracy to possess stolen property (1 felony count)
  • Conspiracy to commit credit card theft (1 felony count)
  • Causing or encouraging acts rendering children delinquent (2 misdemeanor counts)
  • Entering a vehicle with the intent to commit any crime (8misdemeanor counts

Investigators also identified two juvenile in connection to the crimes. Officials say petitions were requested and sent to the Ninth District Juvenile Intake Office.

The petitions for one juvenile included:

  • Grand larceny (1 felony count)
  • Possession of a stolen vehicle (1 felony count)
  • Conspiracy to commit grand larceny (1 felony count)
  • Conspiracy to possess stolen property (1 felony count)
  • Credit card theft (1 felony count)
  • Obstruction of Justice (1 misdemeanor count)
  • Entering a vehicle with the intent to commit any crime (2 misdemeanor counts)

The petitions for the second juvenile included:

  • Grand larceny (1 felony count)
  • Possession of a stolen vehicle (1 felony count)
  • Conspiracy to commit grand larceny (1 felony count)
  • Conspiracy to possess stolen property (1 felony count)
  • Credit card theft (1 felony count)
  • Entering a vehicle with the intent to commit any crime (2 misdemeanor counts)

If you have any information about these specific crimes or those who may have assisted Banks, contact Inv. Ziegler at 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.

If you had your vehicle broken into, WPD urges you to contact your local law enforcement agency and file a report. Officials remind citizens not to leave valuables in their vehicles, especially firearms. Also, make sure your vehicles are locked at all times and parked in a well-lit area when possible.