HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - A Henrico man faces multiple charges including vandalism after police say he broke into a business after he was involved in a crash.
On Thursday around 5:22 p.m., officers responded to the 6800 block of Paragon Place for a report of a three-vehicle crash.
As officers were en route, witnesses told dispatchers they were helping a man out of a vehicle who appeared to be having a medical emergency. Dispatchers were advised the man then possibly crossed Glenside Drive.
Shortly after, a call was made to police about a subject, matching the description of the man involved in the accident, breaking into a locked business in the 5400 block of Glenside Drive and vandalizing it.
Witnesses told NBC12 it was a Virginia Credit Union bank.
Upon arrival, officers saw employees of the business running out of the building.
Henrico’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) was called in for assistance at the scene, which lead to a large-scale police presence, according to bystanders. The ERT is made up of full-time assigned officers with the Special Operation Group that can supplement the patrol officers in potential or high risk situations.
“Based on the calls received and further information involving a possible commercial establishment, available officers arrived in the area to assist until the scene was safe and secure,” police said. “A perimeter was immediately set up; communications with the man ensued and he came out peacefully, without incident.”
Markee Tyrone Thomas, 30, of Henrico, was arrested.
Thomas faces charges of two counts of hit and run, petit vandalism, felony vandalism, unlawful entry, DUI and possession of marijuana.
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