One sought, three caught in attempted break-in

Published 10:02 pm Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Police captured three suspects and were seeking a fourth on Tuesday afternoon after an attempted residential break-in.

Police said the incident was reported at 3:08 p.m. by a witness who saw four black males attempting to break into a residence on Quince Road, according to a city press release.

The foursome fled from the area in a Chevrolet Impala and were involved in a single-vehicle accident in the 2100 block of Holland Road at 3:29 p.m., according to the press release. They kept driving but then stopped and fled from the vehicle towards the wood line near the 2400 block of Holland Road, according to the press release.


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City spokeswoman Diana Klink was not able to say Tuesday evening when police first encountered the subjects or if the suspects were being chased by police at any point during the event.

The Ace Hardware Redistribution Center in the CenterPoint development temporarily locked down its facility for about 45 minutes after witnesses observed the subjects in that area, according to the press release.

Three of the individuals were apprehended, according to the release. Police are still searching for the fourth subject, who was last seen in the area of 3300 block of Holland Road wearing light-colored shorts and no shirt. He has been identified as Anthony Dwayne Valentine, 19, with a last known address of the 1600 block of Cavalier Manor in Portsmouth.

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