Saturday, February 23, 2013

Roanoke trio arrested in Bedford County burglaries

Two men and a woman face charges in a string of Bedford County burglaries.

Three Roanoke residents have been arrested on charges they went into Bedford County and, over the course of a month, committed a string of burglaries, authorities said.

Bedford County Sheriff's Office spokesman Maj. Ricky Gardner said investigators arrested Bronson A. Jarrett, 19, on Feb. 16, charging him with six counts of burglary and six counts of grand larceny.

On Friday afternoon, authorities arrested Steve L. Croy, 25, and Tiffany M. Tolley, 30, in connection to the same string of burglaries.

Authorities said that between Jan. 24 and Feb. 13, at least three businesses and some homes were targeted. Investigators said a "large amount of alcohol" was taken from the Virginia Dare cruise boat, kitchen items and electrical cords vanished from the Huddleston Ruritan Club, and sporting goods went missing from a Bedford County Parks and Recreation storage building.

Gardner said laptops and other items also were taken in several home burglaries.

In some of the cases, such as the alcohol taken from the Virginia Dare, authorities were able to recover some of the stolen items, Gardner said.

Gardner said these cases aren't connected to a string of burglaries in the county earlier this year.

In late January, Sheriff Mike Brown announced the partial dismantling of a ring of known Roanoke gang members who crossed county lines to target houses during regular business hours. Authorities have made several arrests in that case.

Gardner did not connect the suspects to any gang activity.

Jarrett, Croy and Tolley are being held in the Bedford Adult Detention Center.

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