Newport News police recover iPad taken from York Co. home


by 13News Now

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 6:44 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 13 at 9:30 AM

8/13 UPDATE: York-Poquoson authorities say they got close to nabbing a suspect in a string of home burglaries in the Tabb area. Around 10:30 p.m. last Thursday, someone reported a suspicious car making several loops through the Marlbank Farms subdivision. Patrol deputies spotted the vehicle on Old York Hampton Hwy but the driver took off, eventually ditching the car at a home on Old Wormley Creek Rd. and running off.
Investigators say the car had been stolen from a Virginia Beach car dealership on July 30 and the license plates belonged to a different vehicle.
Investigators say they’ve pulled fingerprints from the stolen vehicle and the investigation continues..
Newport News Police, meantime, stopped a car and recovered an iPad that was taken from a York County burglary.

YORK COUNTY -- Home burglaries are keeping York County authorities busy. Nearly a dozen incidents have been reported across the county in the last couple of weeks.

In the most recent attempt Monday afternoon, someone threw a brick through the window of a home on Glebe Spring Lane in the Taylor Farms subdivision. Investigators say at least one previous burglary involved entry by throwing a brick through a window. The homeowner reported seeing a dark, 2-door car with a high spoiler on trunk leaving the neighborhood at a high rate of speed after the window was broken.

On Potter Lane in the Hawks Landing subdivision, a neighbor reported seeing a screen at the back of his neighbor’s house laying on the deck and a broken window. Deputies responded and saw that the inside of the house had been ransacked.

Last Wednesday, a neighbor on Pamlico Run in the Runningman subdivision got concerned when a ladder up against a house had been in place all day and night. He spotted an open window and then found the back door to the house open. Two flat screen TVs, two lap top computers and two iPads were missing.

That same day, someone broke into a vacant home on Robin Hood Dr. in the Sherwood Forrest.

In many of the cases, no one is home at the time the thieves break in.

Anyone with information that can help solve these home burglaries can call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or call 911 to report anything suspicious like the sound of breaking glass or unusual activity around your neighbor's home..