PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - An alert employee is credited with alerting police of a burglary in progress.
The employee called police just after 5:30 a.m. Wednesday after noticing suspicious activity at the Portsmouth Public Schools bus maintenance building on Burtons Point Road. An officer arrived and detained two men who were in a gravel pit near the business, according to police spokeswoman Jan Clark. Investigators discovered the locks on two storage containers had been cut and about $1000 worth of property had been removed from them.
Kevin Quick, 45, was taken into custody charged with possession of burglary tools and trespassing. Joshua St. Hilaire, 22, remains wanted on a charge of false information to police.
The investigation continues.
Police have not determined if Quick and Hilaire are connected in any way to a similar crime the day before. On May 21, just before 6 a.m., an employee at Vector Fleet Services on Burtons Point Road opened the business and discovered several missing items, including tools, computer equipment and a safe.
Anyone with information on either of these cases is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up.
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