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Deputies Arrest Suspect for Airbag Thefts
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By Public Information Officer Sarah Maroney
March 16, 2021

Deputies respond to a burglary and locate a suspect stealing airbags from vehicles parked at the business.

On March 14 at 3:38 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office was notified by off-sight security that live security footage was showing a suspect unlawfully on the property of Insurance Auto Auctions (15 Le Way Drive). Upon arrival, deputies quickly organized to establish a perimeter around the business. An employee then arrived on scene to allow deputies access to the car lot at the rear of the business. While deputies maintained a perimeter, Sgt. L.A. Burgess, Deputy W.A. Bolinsky, and Deputy M.A. Pearce began to search the property. The deputies observed a flashlight in the distance and began closing in on the suspect. As they approached the suspect, they ordered him to stop and he began to flee towards the fence line. The suspect was seen throwing a backpack over the fence before realizing he was not going to outrun the deputies. He complied with deputies’ commands and was arrested.

The suspect was identified as Matias Sierra, 22, of Stafford. Deputies recovered the thrown backpack and found tools, a vehicle lock-out kit, and four airbags inside. It was discovered the airbags were stolen from vehicles parked at the business. Sierra was charged with four counts of breaking and entering, four counts of vehicle tampering, possession of burglarious tools, entering property to damage, and possession of stolen property with intent to sell. He was held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $10,000 secured bond.


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