HARRISONBURG — A Fulks Run woman arrested last month in connection with a dozen home break-ins now has additional charges and a co-defendant, according to the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office.
April Deeds Wallace, 24, is now charged with 10 felony counts of breaking and entering, eight felony counts of grand larceny, seven felony counts of larceny with the intent to sell, six felony counts of conspiracy to commit grand larceny and two felony counts of attempted breaking and entering.
Deeds Wallace was previously arrested on Feb. 16 and charged with three felony counts of breaking and entering, three felony counts of grand larceny and two misdemeanor counts of property damage.
Her sister, Beth Ann Deeds, 20, of Fulks Run, is charged with six felony counts of breaking and entering, six felony counts of conspiracy to commit grand larceny, five felony counts of grand larceny, five felony counts of larceny with the intent to sell and two felony counts of attempted breaking and entering.
Rockingham County Sheriff Bryan Hutcheson said 15 break-ins were reported in the county between the end of January and mid-February.
The crimes have been scattered, with break-ins reported on North Mountain Road near Broadway, Turleytown Road in Singers Glen, Rawley Pike near Hinton, and Flint Avenue and Erickson Avenue near Harrisonburg, and Wengers Mill Road in Linville.
In most cases, the thief or thieves made away with cash, jewelry, medications and electronics.
“They targeted residences that they believed to be unoccupied at the time, and proceeded to steal any and all items of value that they so desired,” said Hutcheson. “These items were then either sold for a profit or retained for their own personal use, with a complete disregard for the people they had taken them from. Some of the stolen items included family heirlooms that will likely never be recovered.”
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Crime Solvers anonymously at 574-5050, or the sheriff's office at 564-3800.
Contact Pete DeLea at 574-6278 or firstname.lastname@example.org