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Stafford Alert

Suspect Arrested After Theft at a Local School
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By Public Information Officer Sarah Maroney
May 17, 2021

A suspicious person call leads to the arrest of a man suspected in a recent theft at a local school.

On May 16 at 8:05 p.m., Deputy A.G. Booth responded to the Rivermont School (30 Pulte Drive) for a report of a suspicious person. The caller reported she saw a male suspect removing items from a shed at the school. Upon arrival, Deputy Booth found several items from the shed in a basket of a tricycle located in the parking lot. Bags containing various items were also in the basket and appeared to belong to the suspect. The suspect was not found, but the employee was able to capture a photo of the male before he fled.

Later in the evening, at 11:17 p.m., deputies responded to the 2500 block of Celebrate Virginia Parkway for another report of a suspicious person. The caller advised the suspect appeared to be attempting to enter vehicles parked in the area. The description of the suspect matched the description of the suspect from the Rivermont School theft. After an initial search for the suspect yielded no results, another caller advised the suspect was still in the area and appeared to be attempting to hide from deputies. In order to gain a tactical advantage over the suspect, Deputy R.S. Dominguez deployed his bicycle while other deputies staged nearby. Deputy Dominguez patrolled the area on his bicycle and quickly located the suspect, thwarting any further attempts to evade law enforcement.

The suspect was identified as Denver Porter, 29, of Fredericksburg. Porter was tied to the theft at the Rivermont School by identification cards in his name that were left behind in the tricycle. Porter was arrested for unauthorized entry, larceny, and public intoxication. He was held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

Items in his possession raised suspicion that he was involved in additional thefts and there may be additional victims. If you have any information on this case or believe you may be a victim, please contact Deputy A.G. Booth at (540) 658-4400.

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