Items stolen, car moved in rash of thefts from vehicles in James City neighborhood

JAMES CITY - More than a dozen unlocked vehicles in Scott's Pond were entered overnight on Aug. 6, and missing items weren't the only evidence of suspicious activity in the neighborhood, according to police. A car was moved from its driveway to the entrance of the subdivision.

Deputy Chief Stephen Rubino with James City County police said 16 vehicles were entered overnight Aug. 6 and the following morning. All of the vehicles were unlocked.

Nothing was taken from five of the vehicles. Among the items stolen from the other vehicles were cash, credit/debit cards,  a cellphone, an iPod, and car keys, according to Rubino.

At 6 a.m. on Aug. 7, police found a gold Buick parked in the driveway of a home in the 5100 block of Ginger Court, Rubino said. He said the vehicle was taken overnight  from a home in the 5200 block of Rickingham Drive, where it had been parked with the keys inside.

An iPod and coins were taken from the vehicle, according to Rubino, and a set of keys to a 2011 Toyota were found inside. He said the keys were taken from an unkocked pickup truck in the 5200 block of Rockingham Drive, which was was entered along with another vehicle at that home.

The keys were the only thing taken from the truck, Rubino said. He added an iPhone 5 power cord and a pair of prescription glases were take from the second vehicle.

Rubino said so far two of the credit cards taken have been used for gas purchases in Hampton and Newport News.

Robertson can be reached at 757-345-2342.