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July 9, 2014 - July 15, 2014

Tip of the Week:

Tips for Avoiding Fraudulent “Anti-Aging” Products:

There are so many products in the market today, and many of them are advertised on television. Many popular, and not popular, television stations air these products many times during the day and night time. Their products are aimed at all age groups. Most are legitimate and may help; however, there are others that are scams and fraudulent. Here are a few tips that may help decide on a product.

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Watch out for the words “Secret Formulas” or “Breakthroughs.”

Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the product. Find out exactly what it should, and should not do for you.

Research a product thoroughly before buying it. Call the Better Business Bureau to find out if other people have complained about the product.

Be wary of products that claim to cure a wide variety of illnesses—particularly serious ones—that don’t appear to be related.

Be aware that testimonials and/or celebrity endorsements are often misleading.

Be very careful of products that are marketed as having no side effects.

Ask questions about products that advertise as, making visits to a physician unnecessary.

Always consult your doctor before taking any dietary or nutritional supplement.

Do your own research about the product until you are sure that it is, or isn’t what you need.

Senior Deputy W. Lee

 

Weekly Crime Report:


THREAT TO BOMB

Capital One Bank, 9801 Jefferson Davis Highway, on July 15, 2014, between 3:37PM and 4:26PM, a customer went to discuss a problem with an account where a refund was due. The money was given to the customer minus a small balance that was past due. The customer demanded the money and threatened to blow up the bank if the money was not returned. The deputy and the bank are continuing their investigation.  CFS 14-068529


SHOOTING AT A DWELLING-SPOTSWOOD ESTATES

500 block of Butternut Drive, on July 13, 2014 between 1:21AM and 1:56AM, someone fired several shotgun shells at the house, garage, and a pickup. Damage to the truck is valued at $2,000.00, and $10,000.00 to the house and garage. No suspect.  CFS 14-067775


BREAKING AND ENTERING NIGHTTIME-SAWHILL

11900 block of Sandy Hill Court, on July 10, 2014, between 11:05AM and 11:45AM, someone cut a porch screen, entered the porch and did not enter the residence. Nothing appeared to be missing and no other damage was found.  Value of the screen is $150.00. No suspect.  CFS 14-066731


BREAKING AND ENTERING NIGHTTIME-SAWHILL

11900 block of Sandy Hill Court, between July 9, 7:00PM, and July 10, 2014, 10:17PM, someone entered the unlocked garage door and stole a boys 21” red, black, and gray, 21 speed Mongoose bicycle. Nothing else was taken or is missing. Value of the bicycle is $120.00.  No suspect.  CFS 14-066952


BREAKING AND ENTERING-NIGHTTIME SAWHILL

8400 block of Broadmore Lane, between July 9, 11:00PM, and July 10, 2014, 7:30AM, someone cut the back screen to enter the attached garage. Nothing was taken and nothing was damaged. The value of the cut screen is $20.00. No suspect.  CFS 14-066827


BREAKING AND ENTERING NIGHTTIME-WINTERS LANDING SUMMRS LANDING

11100 block of Blue Herron Circle, on July 10, 2014, between 6:58AM and 7:52AM, someone broke into the residence thru a window and stole $45.00 from a kitchen table, then left. Nothing else was taken. Cost to replace the broken glass window is $200.00. No suspect. CFS 14-066639


BRANDISH A FIREARM

Old Plank Road and Single Oak Road, on July 14, 2014, between 10:15AM and 10:20AM, a road rage incident occurred, and the driver of a red Ford Expedition pulled a firearm, showed it, and cursed the victim, then drove away. The victim obtained a license plate number and description of the suspect.  CFS 14-068073


BREAKING AND ENTERING NIGHTTIME-WINTERS LANDING/SUMMERS LANDING

11100 block of Blue Herron Circle, on July 10, 2014, between 10:47AM and 11:26AM, someone cut the porch screen. Entrance to the residence was not made and nothing was missing from the patio.  No suspect. CFS 14-066724


BREAKING AND ENTERING DAYTIME

6400 block of Morris Road, on July 10, 2014, 5:01PM and 5:29PM, someone broke a window and pried open an exterior door to the residence. Damage to the window is valued at $50.00, and to the door is valued at $50.00. No suspect.  CFS 14-069905


BREAKING AND ENTERING NIGHTTIME

Carolina Logistics, 3475 Lee Hill Drive, between July 8, 5:15PM, and July 9, 2014, 5:00AM, unknown persons cut the lock to a gate, and stole 300 pallets that were stacked in the yard. The pallets are valued at $1,650.00. No suspects.  CFS 14-066280


BREAKING AND ENTERING NIGHTTIME

Salon T Nails, 1005 Bragg Road, between July 8, 7:00PM, and July 9, 2014, 9:30AM, an unknown person entered the business through a window and stole $500.00 from cash box, and a box of Federal 9 mm bullets valued at$50.00 . No suspect.  CFS 14-066333


ATTEMPT BREAKING AND ENTERING-SAWHILL

8400 block of Broadmore Lane, on July 10, 2014, between 3:13AM and 4:30PM, an unknown suspect broke in through an unlocked garage window damaging a screen and the frame and then taking them. Nothing appeared to be missing from the residence or the garage. The screen and frame were located in the back yard. The frame was cut and bent in half, and is valued at $25.00. No suspect.  CFS 14-066626


GRAND LARCENY FROM A BUILDING

1500 block of Bragg Road, between July 11, 11:20AM, and July 12, 2014, 12:52PM, the victim was at a relative’s home and noticed that there were several other males, some that the victim did not know. While speaking, one of the males struck the victim on the head then the others began to assault him. When they left, the victim noticed that his .40 caliber Beretta PX4 Storm, valued at $500.00, a white Blackberry phone, valued at $130.00, and a blue Samsung Galaxy cell phone valued at $200.00, with the case, valued at $40.00, were missing. Several of the suspects have been identified.  CFS 14-067762


GRAND LARCENY FROM AN AUTOMOBILE

7900 block of Damp Town Road, on July 14, 2014, between 7:44PM and 8:22PM, someone stole a blue and black Samsung Galaxy S-3 cell phone from the victim’s unlocked automobile. It is valued at $250.00. No suspect.  CFS 14-068283


GRAND LARCENY FROM AN AUTOMOBILE

11400 block of Gordon Road, on July 7, 2014, between 8:03AM, and 8:39PM, 11400 block of Gordon Road, someone broke the rear door glass, valued at $300.00, of the 2014 Ford van and stole a tool bag containing $300.00 worth of assorted tools. No suspects.  CFS 14-066657


GRAND LARCENY FROM AN AUTOMOBILE

Wawa Station, 3402 Shannon Park Drive, on July 9, 2014 between 2:00PM and 3:00PM, someone stole the victim’s IPhone-5, valued at $200.00, from the unlocked black 2011 Mercedes Benz. No suspect.  CFS 14-066679


GRAND LARCENY FROM AN AUTOMOBILE

Pratt Medical Center, 12101 Carol Lane, on July 10, 2014, between 12:57PM and 1:20PM, someone broke the window of the victim’s SUV and stole a brown Dooney and Bourke purse, valued at $175.00, containing a red Coach Wallet, valued at $50.00, personal papers, valued at $2.00,  a check book valued at $10.00, several credit cards, and $21.00. No suspect.  CFS 14-068802


GRAND LARCENY FROM AN AUTOMOBILE

Wilderness Community Church, 10501 Plank Road, on July 15, 2014, 7:00PM, and 9:14PM, someone entered the unlocked automobile and stole a black Lenovo ThinkPad touch screen, valued at $1,700.00, and the black laptop bag. No forced entry was found to the vehicle. No suspect.  CFS 14-068638


GRAND LARCENY OF A BICYCLE-SPOTSWOOD ESTATES

300 block of Azalia Drive, between July 13, 7:00PM, and July 14, 2014, 9:00AM, someone stole a 20 inch Mongoose bicycle, valued at $200.00, from the front yard of the residence. A pink and purple girls bicycle, brand name NEXT, was found in the yard of the victim’s residence, and is believed that the suspect left it. No suspect.  CFS 14-068051


GRAND LARCENY OF THE BICYCLE-SPOTSWOOD ESTATES

300 block of Azalia Drive, on July 15, 2014, between 9:31PM and 10:53PM, someone stole a black 26 inch Trek bicycle, valued at $400.00, from the side of the residence. The victims viewed a security video that showed two black males and a black female take an ornament from a neighbor’s house and place it on the victim’s driveway.  On July 14, at 12:23AM, the suspects stopped in front of the driveway and approached the residence and after a few seconds left the residence with the bicycle.  CFS 14-068626


GRAND LARCENY OF A BICYCLE-WINTERS LANDING/SUMMERS LANDING

11100 block of Blue Herron Circle, on July 10, 2014, between 7:55PM and 8:19PM, someone stole a blue and white Specialized brand bicycle valued at $300.00, from the back yard. The victim named a possible suspect.  CFS 14-066970


GRAND LARCENY OF A BICYCLE

Salem Church Library, 2607 Salem Church Road, on July 15, 2014, between 1:00PM and 2:15PM, someone stole the victim’s black Diamond Back road bike/mountain bike type, from the rear of the library. The bicycle was locked and had a chain through a wheel and the frame to keep it from rolling. It is valued at $500.00. No suspect.  CFS 14-068501


GRAND LARCENY OTHER

6300 block of Hams Ford Road, on July 12, 2014 between 8:35AM and 10:27PM, someone stole a black Big Tex Dump Trailer, valued at $2,200.00 from the yard. A witness reported seeing a red Ford Explorer driving out of the driveway with the trailer.  CFS 14-067447


GRAND LARCENY OTHER

4200 block of Lewiston Road, on July 14, 2014, between 3:07PM and 3:31PM, someone stole the victims white IPhone 4S from a table at the residence. According to the victim, there are people in the residence at all times and hours. The value of the phone is reported at $150.00. No suspect.  CFS 14-068515


PETIT LARCENY FROM A BUILDING

Spotswood Elementary School, between July 11, 7:00AM, and July 12, 2014, 1:30PM, unknown persons damaged the handle and the lock, and damaged the door to a point that it is difficult to close. It is not known what is missing, and the reporting party will compile a list. No suspects.  CFS 14-067520


PETIT LARCENY FROM A BUILDING

7-11 Stores, 10740 Tidewater Trail, on July 9, 2014, 1:33PM, and 2:09PM, a male wearing a yellow shirt, jeans, shorts, and a black hat, entered and went to the restroom, and stayed for a while. After he exited, the clerk went to check the restroom. She found an airplane bottle of Jagermeister and a syringe; both items were not there before, since the clerk had cleaned the restroom and the male was the first person to use it. The male picked up two yogurts and some cheese, put them in a pocket, and went toward the drink fountains. Then, the male exited the store without paying. Value of the items is $4.07. The registration plates on the black Ford are stolen.  CFS 14-066403


PETIT LARCENY FROM AN AUTOMOBILE-COMMERCE CROSSING

Steak and Shake, 4830 Crossings Court, on July 13, 2014, between 10:55PM and 11:35PM, an unknown person broke the passenger window, entered the vehicle and stole an orange Ann Kline purse, valued at $50.00, containing a burgundy and a navy blue Tommy Hilfiger wallet valued at $20.00. Inside were personal items of identification, $60.00. Cost to replace the window is $2,100.00. No suspect.  CFS 14-067976


PETIT LARCENY FROM AN AUTOMOBILE-SPOTSYLVANIA MALL

Logan’s Road House, 3106 Spotsylvania Mall Drive, on July 14,2014, between 10:05PM and 10:30PM, someone pried the driver’s side door and entered the 2005 Chevrolet Impala.  The culprit took a purse, wallet, $4.00,  personal items of identification, Virginia Credit Union cards, and a stun gun. The damage to the vehicle is reported as $200.00. The victim has a suspect.  CFS 14-068291


PETIT LARCENY FROM AN AUTOMOBILE-REGENCY PARK COMMERCIAL

St. Michael High School, 6301 Campus Drive, on July 14, 2014, between 12:00PM, and 12:45PM, someone broke the right front door window of the victim’s red 2010 Toyota Corolla, and took the victim’s silver leather handbag with tie handles, and valued at $20.00,  containing personal items of identification, $60.02, a Well’s Fargo check cashing card. The window is valued at $250.00. No suspects.  CFS 14-068133


PETIT LARCENY FROM AN AUTOMOBILE-LEE’S HILL~COMMERCIAL CENTER

Medical Imaging at Lee’s Hill, 10401 Spotsylvania Avenue, on July 10, 2014, 12:14PM, and 1:31PM, someone broke the passenger side window of the silver 2011 Volkswagen, 4-door hatch back, and stole the black Coach purse, valued at $100.00, containing credit and debit cards, and other personal items of identification. No suspect.  CFS 14-066766


PETIT LARCENY FROM AN AUTOMOBILE-SADDLE BROOKE

3300 block of Danbury Circle, on July 10, 2014, between 8:14PM and 9:05PM, the victim’s unlocked burgundy 1990 Honda was entered while it was parked on the driveway of the residence. Taken was a gray IPod Nano, valued at $50.00. No suspect.  CFS 14-069975


PETIT LARCENY FROM AN AUTOMOBILE-WILLOW POND

6100 block of N. Willow Pond Drive, July 9, 2014, between 7:36PM and 8:18PM, someone stole a backpack from the rear seat of the victim’s unlocked vehicle. The backpack contained personal items was found by a neighbor in the bushes near the home. Missing from the back pack is a payroll stub. No suspect.  CFS 14-066528


10PETIT LARCENY OTHER

Fas-Mart, 2515 Salem Church Road, on July 11, 2014 between 4:10PM and 4:16PM, someone stole the victim’s black Samsung Trac-phone smart phone, in a blue case that was placed on the counter while making a purchase. The phone is valued at $100.00 and the victim does not have a suspect.  CFS 14-067284


PETIT LARCENY OTHER-SOUTHPOINT INDUSTRIAL PARK

Wal-Mart 10001 Southpoint Parkway, on July 15, 2014, between 1:15PM and 1:30PM, a vendor was restocking a display case and was using a cart to carry the product and a personal large black purse. While placing an item on display, someone stole the purse from the cart. The purse is valued at $30.00, and contained a set of car and home keys, and some company papers of no value. No suspect.  CFS 14-068497


DEFRAUD AN INNKEEPER

Wawa Station, 10630 Courthouse Road, on July 11, 2014, between 10:42PM and 11:00PM, a Virginia Taxi Cab picked three black males in the Mayfield area and transported them to the Ballantraye area. Upon arriving, one male said that he would go to the address and get the $15.50 to pay the fare. He did not return. The other males waited a few minutes the all exited and ran into the wooded area.  CFS 14-067389


FRAUD-SOUTHPOINT INDUSTRIAL PARK

SunTrust Bank, 10000 Southpoint Parkway, on July 14, 2014, between 10:23AM, and 11:20AM, an unknown person withdrew $500.00 from the victim’s bank account somewhere in Forest, Virginia. No suspect.  CFS 14-068075


FRAUD-LEE’S HILL~POPLAR FOREST

4200 block of Oakhill Road, between July 11, 3:50PM, and July 12, 2014, 1:01AM, the victim’s Bank of America Credit Card was lost or stolen while the victim was shopping. The culprit used the card on three occasions to charge $26.76, $12.17, and $213.50. No suspect.  CFS 14-067377


FRAUD

Reported at Sheriff’s Office, 9119 Dean Ridings Lane, on July 9, 2014, between 10:18PM and 10:48AM, someone used the victim’s Navy Federal Bank Card three times, totaling $5,000.00. No suspects.  CFS 14-066343


FRAUD (ATTEMPT)-COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY

Papaya Clothing, 3102 Plank Road, on July 9, 2014, 1:56PM and 3:53PM, a female attempted to pay for merchandise with a counterfeit $100.00 bill. The suspect is middle aged black female, wearing a blue and white sun dress. She left the store with the counterfeit bill.  CFS 14-066414


FRAUD-COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY

Thornburg Exxon, 5123 Mudd Tavern Road, on July 13, 2014, between 12:30AM and 8:00AM, an unknown person made a purchase and paid with a counterfeit $50.00 bill. The time of day is not known when the passing occurred or who passed it.  CFS 14-067778


FRAUD

4200 block of Lewiston Road, on July 15, 2014, between 2:32PM, and 2:52PM, the victim lost an Electronic Benefit Transfer card, and does not know when or where. The card has used three times, $197.00 $37.00, and $37.00. No suspect.  CFS 14-068504


MISSILE AT A DWELLING

6900 block of Morris Road, on July 11, 2014, between 11:00AM and 1:00PM, someone threw a rock , striking and tearing the screen and breaking the glass of the house window. Value of the screen and glass is $150.00. No suspect.  CFS 14-067230


VANDALISM-GRANINGERS II MHP

11500 Christopher Court, sometime between July 13, 8:00PM, and July 14, 2014, 7:00AM,  someone spray painted the victim’s red 2001 Ford F-150 truck with white paint. The victim estimates the damage to be over $1,000.00. No suspect.  CFS 14-068068


VANDALISM-GRANINGERS II MHP

11500 block Arend Court, between July 12, 9:00PM, and July 13, 2014, 9:00PM, someone scratched the right passenger door to the trunk of the white 2013 Kia SUV. Value of the damage is $300.00. No suspect.  CFS 14-067916


VANDALISM-LEE’S HILL~COMMERCIAL CENTER

Hooter’s, 10400 Spotsylvania Avenue, on July 13, 2014, between 6:29PM and 7:13PM, someone broke the front driver’s window of the black 2012 Hyundai Elantra with an unknown object. The purse and the contents were not taken. Value of the window is $100.00. No suspect.  CFS 14-067896


VANDALISM-LEE’S HILL~THE FAIRWAYS

3700 block of Fairways Court, on July 12, 2014, between 11:03AM and 11:43AM, someone threw a rock at the victim’s black 2010 Honda Odyssey van, breaking the right passenger window. Value of the glass is $250.00. No suspect.  CFS 14-067483


VANDALISM

13800 block of Spotswood Furnace Road, between July 10, 5:00PM and July 11, 2014 7:15AM, unknown persons broke the glass on the four construction vehicles. The vehicles are a John Deere 120 excavator, the glass on all sides is broken, a John Deere 329D track has all the windows broken, a 120D has all glass broken, and a Kobelco SK210LC has the roof glass intact and  all other glass broken.  The decals on all vehicles were also damaged. A Freightliner Dump Truck had the windshield, driver’s Also, the mirrors, and the left window glass is broken, the fuse box was tampered, and wires were pulled from the engine. Damage is estimated at $7,100.00.  CFS 14-067088


VANDALISM-SALEM RUN TOWN HOUSES

5700 block of Brentwood Drive, on July 9, 2014, between 9:00PM and 9:28PM, the victim saw male throwing rocks at the victim’s front door, causing some minor dents and paint scrapes. The male ran and the victim followed behind the victim’s residence and the suspect ran in an unknown direction. The victim noticed that the rear door of the residence had similar damage as the front. The suspect is described as a black male, young, having a flattop style haircut. Damage is valued at $200.00.  CFS 14-066556


VANDALISM-LAKE WILDERNESS

11400 block of Wilderness Park Drive, on July 10, 2014 between 12:50PM and 5:00PM, someone struck the victim’s mailbox with an unknown object, causing the mailbox to bent and breaking the nails. Value of the box is $350.00. No suspects.  CFS 14-066931


LOST PROPERTY

Marlo Furniture, 4040 Plank Road, on July 10, 2014 between 3:47PM, and 4:45PM, the victim was shopping and placed a cell phone down. When the victim returned to the area, the phone was not there. Store employees helped in checking; however, the phone was not found. The phone is a Galaxy Note 3 with a black and white otter box case, and is valued at $500.00. The victim suspects a woman with a child that was shopping.  CFS 14-066881