Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Police charge Salem man with breaking into homes

By Meg Hibbert

SALEM – A 29-year-old Salem man has been arrested and charged with breaking into homes. Salem Police also announced this week they charged three young Roanoke County teens with breaking and entering, grand larceny related to stealing a vehicle and property damage.

Police identified the adult burglary suspect arrested Feb. 13 as Andrew Thomas Boothe, who was charged with residential burglaries in the 1500 and 1600 blocks of Cliffview Drive that happened around 11 a.m. that day. Officers said they got a call about a break-in in the 1500 block of Cliffview, along with a description that helped them locate Boothe and property stolen from that house and others.

Boothe is charged with three counts of grand larceny and two of burglary in connection with break-ins on Feb. 2, 10 and 13, all on Cliffview Drive.

On Feb. 15, Salem Police arrested two 14-year-olds and a 13-year-old and charged them with grand larceny related to theft of a vehicle.

Police said the weekend of Jan. 28-29, they were called to investigate a stolen vehicle and two break-ins at businesses. The teens, all from Roanoke County, were charged with burglary, petty larceny, property damage.

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