|Suspects Arrested in Overnight Attempted Burglary|
|By Public Information Officer Sarah Maroney|
|December 29, 2021|
Two juveniles are in custody after being caught attempting to break into a local business.
On December 29 at 2:07 a.m., Stafford County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an alarm activation at Truckin Thunder (9 Commerce Parkway). Deputy D.J. Ferrell and Deputy M.A. Pearce arrived on scene and observed flashlights illuminated in the rear of the business. They gave commands for the suspects to stop and a foot pursuit ensued. The deputies pursued the suspects across Warrenton Road towards the Rio Car Wash. First Sergeant B.W. Collins arrived in the area and observed one of the suspects near Spring Knoll Plaza. First Sergeant Collins ran after the suspect and was able to apprehend him. Deputy T.A. Vasquez responded to the area as well and began pursuing the second suspect near Lichfield Boulevard. The suspect was successfully taken into custody on Falkirk Court.
The suspects are identified as a 15-year-old male juvenile and a 14-year-old male juvenile from Germantown, Maryland. The investigation revealed the suspects attempted to force entry into Truckin Thunder through the front door. Signs of forced entry were also discovered on two vehicles parked at the business. A bag containing tools believed to have been used during the burglary were recovered by deputies.
During the investigation, Detective D.V. Torrice Jr. uncovered evidence connecting the suspects to a burglary that occurred at Syndicate of Speed on December 13th. In that incident, several vehicles were broken into and a Jeep was stolen. The Jeep was later recovered in Montgomery County, Maryland.
The juveniles are charged with attempted burglary, tampering with a vehicle, and conspiracy to commit a felony in connection with the December 29th incident. They are also charged with burglary, grand larceny, and conspiracy to commit a felony for the December 13th burglary. They are currently being held at the Rappahannock Juvenile Detention Center.