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WDBJ7 Web Staff | December 6, 2012
During the past week there have been several break-ins in Montgomery County.  Police say most of them have happened in the areas of Walton Road and Route 114.  It seems like burglars are breaking into homes when people leave for the day.  Police say if you see anything strange, please call them.
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Web staff | March 4, 2011
In Alleghany County, authorities are looking for information after a recent string of break-ins. The break-ins started Wednesday afternoon in Covington and have continued Thursday and Friday in the county. All the robberies occurred in the early evening when the residents were not at home. Police have no suspects at this time. Call Alleghany County at (540) 969-4166 if you have any information.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | February 22, 2012
Two men have been arrested in connection to several break-ins in Martinsville on Monday. Justin Gregory and James Gunter are each facing there counts of breaking and entering, one county of felony grand larceny and one count of  of felony destruction of property. The break-ins happened in the Indian Trail and Spruce Sheet parts of Martinsville.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | April 18, 2012
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is investigating several break-ins during the daytime. The break-ins happened in the North Fork Road, Route 8, and Childress Road areas of Montgomery County. Investigators believe a man and woman driving a white Chevrolet S-10 low-rider with shiny wheels may be involved. Police also say the suspects may be knocking on resident's doors to see if they are home. If you have any information, you are asked to call the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office at (540)
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March 25, 2011
Three men have been arrested in connection with a pair of break-ins in the Goodview Area of Bedford County. The break-ins happened in December on Navigation Point Drive. The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office arrested 18-year-old Nicholas Allen and 32-year-old Alfred Sink of Goodview, as well as 59-year-old Dennis Robey. Robey lives on Navigation Point Drive. They have been charged with two counts of grand larceny and two counts of breaking and entering.
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Justin Ward and Reporter | January 4, 2012
A rash of break-ins in one small hometown is forcing business owners to take the issue into their own hands. More than a dozen businesses in downtown Bassett have been broken into, robbed or vandalized over the last six months. Most of those happening just recently. "They had basically vandalized the building, turned furniture over, went into some of our files and throwed things out," said Paul Kennedy, owner of Bassett Funeral Service. Business owners say the reported thieves are mostly taking anything of value.
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Lauren Cook and Producer | July 30, 2010
The Carroll County Sheriff's Department has charged 29-year-old Robert Adkins in connection with several home break-ins. The break-ins happened during this past month in the Fancy Gap and Cana areas. Adkins has been charged with 3 counts of breaking and entering and three counts of grand larceny. The Sheriff says he expects more charges to be filed in connection with other break-ins Adkins is being held in the New River Regional Jail without bond.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | March 13, 2012
A North Carolina man is facing charges for a string of Halifax County break-ins back in 2010. 25-year-old Shaquan Goza of Blanch, N.C., is facing 35 separate charges relating to break-ins during the late summer and early fall of 2010. Goza was extradited from North Carolina to Halifax County on Saturday. Here is the news release from the Halifax County Sheriff's Office: An investigation conducted by Halifax Co. Sheriff's Office Investigators Jimmy Clay and Tommy Spencer, stemming from a rash of residential break-ins and larcenies that occurred throughout the southern part of the county during the late summer and early fall of 2010, has resulted in the arrest of a North Carolina man. Shaquan Henry Goza, age 25, of 2807 High Rocks School Rd., Blanch, NC, was extradited from North Carolina to Halifax Co. by Sheriff's deputies on March 10 (Saturday)
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | February 11, 2013
Two men have been arrested in connection to a string of break-ins in Christiansburg and Montgomery County. Justin Stump of Elliston and Patrick Reed of Shawsville, both 25, are facing several charges. Investigators believe Stump and Reed broke into several homes and businesses and stole several items, including tools, electronics, and collectibles. Reed was released on bond. Stump is being held at the Montgomery County Jail without bond.
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WDBJ7 Staff Writer | June 23, 2013
UPDATE: 1:13p.m. Crews continue to work on water main break that has tied up traffic in Roanoke. Sarah Baumgardner from the Western Virginia Water Authority tells WDBJ7 the line has been repaired, now crews are working on the road restoration portion of the project. Detours and closures on the Orange Avenue near Gus Nick Boulevard will continue until road patching is done. Baumgardner says the pipe is from the 1950s and this is a classic break crews see in this type of pipe.
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Susan Bahorich and reporter | May 21, 2013
Jamie Penn was found dead in the summer of 2005. He had been shot several times. It has been years since he died, but his family still hopes to bring his killer or killers to justice. "The memory is fresh as it was on yesterday. It doesn't feel like 8-years to me," says his sister Deborah Penn Robinson. For eight long years the Penn family has hoped and prayed there'd be a break in the case. Those prayers may have been answered. According to a search warrant, a red cigarette lighter was found outside Jamie Penn's car the morning he was killed.
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Susan Bahorich and reporter | May 13, 2013
Jean Minter loves the cold weather, but she's ready for spring. "I'm anxious to get out and plant. I love the cold weather, but now that spring is here I'm ready for my flowers," says Minter. A lot of people are like Minter and ready for the pop of color the warmer weather brings, but with frost in the forecast those flowers are in jeopardy. At Townside Gardens in Roanoke, horticulturist Becky Balzer says this cooler than normal spring is throwing off normal planting recommendations.
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Nadine Maeser and WDBJ7 Multimedia Journalist | May 8, 2013
The Roanoke Police Department is trying to find out who broke into three cars in broad daylight within just a few hours. According to police reports, the person responsible for these crimes actually stole a van that was parked right near Patrick Henry High School. A Plymouth van was stolen off of Grandin Road on Tuesday morning. The thieves then broke into two other vehicles near Valley View Boulevard and Saint Marks Lutheran Church before dumping the van with most of the stolen goods still inside along Luck Avenue.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff/Orlando Salinas | March 5, 2013
Students who attend Giles High School have an unexpected day off. Police are investigating a break-in at the high school on Wenonah Avenue that happened sometime before 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. School officials say the damage was extensive and was contained to the main office. A custodian discovered the damage, called the principal, and soon police were on site. School officials decided it was best to cancel classes for the day so investigators could work. We're told some things might have been stolen from the office.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | February 11, 2013
Two men have been arrested in connection to a string of break-ins in Christiansburg and Montgomery County. Justin Stump of Elliston and Patrick Reed of Shawsville, both 25, are facing several charges. Investigators believe Stump and Reed broke into several homes and businesses and stole several items, including tools, electronics, and collectibles. Reed was released on bond. Stump is being held at the Montgomery County Jail without bond.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | February 7, 2013
Two Martinsville men are charged with breaking into a car. On Wednesday night two officers saw a vehicle parked behind a home with several items inside. The vehicle appeared to be broken into. The officers also noticed the back door of a home was forced open, and searched the home. When they got upstairs they found Matthew Griggs, 27, of Martinsville, and Michael Wayne Bowers, 27, Patrick Springs, hiding in the attic. Griggs and Bowers have been charged with breaking and entering and grand larceny.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | December 18, 2012
Two Lynchburg women have been arrested for allegedly stealing items from several cars. Victoria Wilson, 20, and Amy Barrett, 21, have been charged in connection to the break-ins.  Officers stopped Wilson and Barrett around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning after a complaint that two women were tampering with vehicles. Detectives eventually searched ahomein the 100 block of Thomas Road in Lynchburg, and found stolen property from previous larcenies. According to the Lynchburg Police Department investigators found GPS devices, purses, digital cameras, a laptop, more than 20 cases of candy, iPods, and other property.
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Orlando Salinas and WDBJ7 Reporter | December 14, 2012
If you have your stuff in a storage unit in the town of Pulaski, or for that matter anywhere in storage, listen up. Over the past four months, at least 35 storage units in Pulaski have been broken into. He doesn't look like it, but Ed Sprano is nearly 90 years old. Last week, he rented a storage unit at Pulaski Storage. Town police say last month, there were 13 different reports of someone using bolt cutters to snap open what look like indestructable locks on these storage units.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | December 6, 2012
During the past week there have been several break-ins in Montgomery County.  Police say most of them have happened in the areas of Walton Road and Route 114.  It seems like burglars are breaking into homes when people leave for the day.  Police say if you see anything strange, please call them.
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