The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office this week charged three men in a series of break-ins.
Sgt. Robert Poe said that in a two- to three-week period, the Sheriff’s Office received reports of multiple larcenies occurring at the north end of Shenandoah County, including in Strasburg and Toms Brook.
Items reported stolen include credit cards, outdoor power equipment, firearms and children’s toys.
Poe said Steven Brown, 22, was charged with three counts of petit larceny of less than $200 not from a person, a count of grand larceny auto theft, two counts of grand larceny of $500 or more not from a person, and two counts of larceny of $500 or more with intent to sell or distribute.
Brown was also charged with two counts of burglary, one count of fraud of theft of credit card, and one count of fraud for credit card use of $200 or less over a six-month period. He also was charged with two counts of vandalism and a charge of gambling, winning by fraud or cheating, according to records from the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail.
Poe explained that Brown was caught on video at one of the truck stops at the Toms Brook exit allegedly stealing tokens out of one of the machines. Those tokens were then turned in for cash, Poe said. He did not know the dollar amount.
Poe said the Sheriff’s Office also charged Adam Kimball, 42, of Strasburg. Jail records show Kimball was booked into the jail on two counts of larceny of $500 or more with intent to sell or distribute, two counts of grand larceny of $500 or more not from a person, one count of petit larceny, one count of burglary, and one count of fraud for the theft of a credit card.
Strasburg police charged Kimball with one count of kidnapping – abduction of a person with intent to defile. Strasburg Police Chief Wayne Sager declined to provide details of the kidnapping charge, citing the ongoing nature of the investigation
Poe said the Sheriff’s Office also charged Freddie Hunt Jr., 35, of Strasburg. Jail records show Hunt was charged with two counts of larceny for receiving stolen goods worth $500 or more and one count of larceny of $500 or more with intent to sell or distribute.