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18-year-old arrested for vehicle theft, numerous vehicle break-ins in Williamsburg

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Posted at 7:19 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-17 23:11:26-04

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Williamsburg Police have arrested a man wanted in connection to a vehicle theft and numerous vehicle break-ins that took place on September 13.

Police say on September 13, a vehicle was stolen from the 600 block of Richmond Road, and numerous vehicle break-ins occurred in the 200 block of Lewis Burwell Place.

The stolen vehicle was located and recovered, according to police. Damages to the vehicle amounted to more than $1,000 in repairs.

Various items were stolen from vehicles in the 200 block of Lewis Burwell Place, including credit cards, car keys, personal identification cards, and other personal effects.

Officials obtained warrants for 18-year-old George Julius Pope IV, of Newport News, for his involvement in the above-mentioned crimes.

On Tuesday, October 13 Pope was arrested.

Pope's charges include one count of grand larceny, one count of credit card theft, one count of property damage, and 18 counts of entering a vehicle with intent to commit any crime.

The Newport News Police Department assisted in identifying Pope.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of George J. Pope IV or additional information regarding this case, please contact Inv. Brown at 757-220-2331 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Police advise if you have had your vehicle broken into, to contact your local law enforcement agency and file a report and do not leave valuables in their vehicles, especially firearms.