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Halifax police investigate burglary attempt

SoVaNow.com / December 13, 2012
Halifax Town Police and Halifax County Sheriff’s Deputies on Wednesday investigated a reported burglary attempt at Dunavant Engineering at 1010 L.P. Bailey Memorial Highway in Halifax.

Sometime after 7 p.m. on Dec. 11, someone unsuccessfully attempted to gain entry to the shop by damaging the door knob and attempting to pry open the steel door. The suspect or suspects also attempted to steal a 1993 Chevrolet pickup that was parked in the parking lot, damaging the steering column in the process.

Police estimated damage to the shop door at $200 and damage to the truck’s steering column at $500.

Anyone with information regarding this burglary attempt is asked to call the Town of Halifax Police Department at 476-2526 or call the Halifax County Crime Line at 476-8445.

In other reports, on Dec. 7 at 8:03 p.m., Town of Halifax Officer W. R. Wilmoth investigated a vandalism report at 1027 Banister Drive in Halifax. The homeowner reported a rear patio window had been broken. Damage to the window was estimated at $250.

Just past midnight on Dec. 9, Officer Wilmoth investigated a suspicious vehicle parked behind the Jiffy Convenience Store at 1006 L. P. Bailey Highway. As a result of his investigation, Wilmoth charged 30 year old Billy J. Hill of Coeburn, Va. and 34 year old Timothy S. Davis of Nathalie with possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication.

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