Three people have arrested and one is still wanted after multiple reports of vehicle break-ins in Washington.
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington Police Department have charged two people from Washington and two from Pitt County with multiple felony counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle and larceny after a series of car break-ins in Washington Park and the Slatestone Hills subdivision in Washington.
Just before 4:00 a.m. on May 29, Deputy Daniel Folk was patrolling Washington Park after a series of car break-ins reported a week prior.
Deputy Folk said he spotted a suspicious white car leaving the neighborhood in a hurry.
Believing the car was trying to evade him, after a series of evasive moves in the area of Kugler Field, Deputy Folk caught up to the car and performed a traffic stop.
Deputy Folk immediately recognized 19-year-old Olamide Wilson of Washington in the back seat.
Knowing that Wilson had previously been charged with breaking into cars Deputy Folk investigated and identified all the vehicle’s occupants.
Finding no stolen property in the car Deputy Folk released the car and its occupants and documented his findings.
About four hours later a Washington Park resident reported that two vehicles in his driveway had been entered.
Electronic items, one of which was an iPad, were taken from his work truck, officials said.
The victim was able to track the iPad online.
The iPad was recovered from an individual who found it on the street near Kugler Field.
The identities of the four individuals in the car were passed on to the Washington Police Department detectives.
Using that information and a homeowner’s video from Slatestone Hills they were able to charge all four individuals with three counts each of felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle, one count of attempted breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and one count of larceny.
Beaufort County Sheriff’s investigators were also able to charge the same four with two counts each of felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle and one count of felony larceny.
Dontavious Andujar, 17, of Washington, Tyricka Riddick, 19, of Greenville, and Shanyiah Lee, 20, of Farmville, were arrested.
Olamide Wilson, 19, of Washington, is still wanted by both agencies.
Investigators are continuing to work on several more reports of vehicle break-ins and more charges may be forthcoming for all four suspects.