HANOVER – Three men were taken into custody on Tuesday, Dec. 15, following a reported larceny from an automobile in the 6300 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike.
Lt. James R. Cooper, public information officer for the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, said responding deputies found the victim’s vehicle had a window broken out and property was stolen. When the victim arrived, deputies were told that credit cards had already been used at a nearby grocery store.
“Deputies immediately began to canvass the area and located an individual walking out of a grocery store with only a gift card. They conducted a consensual encounter with the individual. A vehicle was then observed leaving the parking lot in a reckless manner. A traffic stop was immediately initiated on that vehicle,” Cooper said.
“During the course of the stop, numerous tools consistent with breaking out a window were observed in the vehicle,” he said. “A search of the vehicle was conducted and personal property belonging to the victim was located. The driver and passenger in this vehicle were involved in the reported larceny, along with the subject deputies were speaking to in the parking lot.”
Cooper said the following were arrested: Markeith D. Mobley, 27, of Pocono Beach, Florida; Mark A. Girly, 24, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Darien A. Martin, 24, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
As of Thursday, Dec. 17, the three were lodged in the Pamunkey Regional Jail and were charged with six felonies: Conspiracy to Commit Larceny, Possession of Burglary Tools, Obtaining Money by False Pretenses, Credit Card Theft, Credit Card Fraud and Criminally Receiving Stolen Goods.
“I am incredibly proud of the quick response and teamwork by our deputies. Their thoroughness and decisive action led to a swift resolution in this case. We will now work closely with the Hanover Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office to ensure a successful prosecution,” said Col. David R. Hines, sheriff.