Washington police seek suspects in auto break-ins

Published 8:12 pm Thursday, May 30, 2019

The Washington Police Department has made one arrest and is seeking three more suspects in a rash of vehicle break-ins that took place earlier this week in the Slatestone Trail community and Washington Park.

A deputy with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle shortly after 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, identifying the suspects. Later that morning, Washington Police and Fire Services Director Stacy Drakeford says his department received multiple reports of vehicle break-ins that had occurred overnight.

“Based on the individuals that had cameras at their residences, we were able to identify that car as the same one the sheriff’s office had,” Drakeford said.

In all the break-ins, the vehicles were unlocked, creating an easy opportunity for theft. Drakeford encouraged the public to ensure they always secure their vehicles.

“By having your vehicle unlocked, it gives those involved in criminal activity that opportunity to commit a crime,” Drakeford said.

On Wednesday, the WPD charged Dontavious Kayshon Andjuar, of 1231 Maple St. in Washington, with felony breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny and misdemeanor attempted breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. Andjuar was held in the Beaufort County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond.

The WPD is seeking the public’s help in locating three other individuals believed to be involved in the break-ins:

  • Tyricka Arshennea Riddick, 19, of 4125 Kittrell Farms Drive, Apt. 304, Greenville;
  • Shanyiah Lee, 20, of 3158 Franklin St., Farmville;
  • Olamide Wilson, of 142 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these individuals is asked to call the Washington Police Department at 252-946-1444.