Police seek rental property

Published 11:56 pm Friday, October 29, 2010

Suffolk Police are seeking four people in their 20s accused of absconding with various pieces of rental property from a Suffolk business.

Jonathan Uriah Jackson

Large plasma televisions seem to be a favorite for those who rent property and then skip out, but gaming systems, computers, washers and dryers also are on the list of property police hope to uncover, as well.

The four separate cases of failure to return rental property originated at the Best Way Rent to Own store on College Drive during the past year. Store employees made numerous attempts to get the items back before turning to police for help, city spokeswoman Debbie George said.

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Investigators have secured warrants for felony failure to return rental property for the following people:

• Jonathan Uriah Jackson, 23, whose last known address was in Portsmouth. Police now believe he is living in the 700 block of Deer Run Road in Callao, which is located in the Northern Neck area. Police say he did not return a laptop, washer and dryer.

• Daniel Michael Martinez, 29, whose last known address also was in Portsmouth. Police accuse him of failing to return a 50-inch plasma television, a 32-inch LCD television, and DJ Hero Playstation 3 game.

Daniel Michael Martinez

• Malcolm Bernard Harvey, 22, who used to live in Chesapeake but may now be living in the Cradock area of Portsmouth. He is accused of keeping a 50-inch plasma television, a Playstation 3, a Nintendo Wii and a stereo system. Warrants have been issued for Harvey in Chesapeake and Smithfield for similar incidents.

• Shakeena TaneVann, 27, moved out of the College Square area in June, police say. They want her to return a 50-inch plasma television, a washer and a dryer. Vann has an additional warrant for grand larceny in Suffolk.

    Anyone who has information on the location of the people or the property is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers to Crime Line never have to give their names or appear in court, and may be eligible for a

    reward of up to $1,000.

    Malcolm Bernard Harvey

    Shakeena Tane Vann