Posted by Phil Riggan - email
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Three thieves who stole from cars in Richmond's Fan district have been arrested.
Richmond Police announced the results of these arrests have reduced thefts from motor vehicles in The Fan and Randolph neighborhoods by 66 percent. From July 1 through July 19, which is when the third arrest was made, there were 22 thefts from motor vehicles in those neighborhoods. From July 20 through Aug. 2, there have been only seven reported.
Brent J. Reed, 50, of the 1900 block of Lakeview Avenue, has been charged with theft from motor vehicle and illegal drug possession. Officers Kelly Morley, Richard Kelly and Robert Yancey spotted Reed breaking into a vehicle July 13 in the 200 block of North Robinson Street. He ran, but they captured him a short distance away.
David R. Cole, 22, of no fixed address, has been charged with tampering with an automobile, threatening bodily harm, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. Officers Christina Benkahla and Robert Yancey arrested Cole on July 15 in the 1800 block of Monument Avenue.
Wayne K. Moore Jr., 19, 3500 block of Forest Haven Drive, has been charged with theft from motor vehicle. Officers John Raina and Paul Sullivan arrested Moore on July 19 after a citizen saw him going in and out of several cars in the 2100 block of Maplewood Avenue.