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UPDATE News Release: On 5/9/19, the Crime Analyst with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office sent out a bulletin to the Sheriff’s Office in reference to a stolen utility trailer out of Roanoke County. One of the Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office recognized the truck in the pictures from a previous encounter and soon developed 28-year-old Donovan L. Hodges of Rocky Mount as a suspect in the larceny. An address on Patti Rd. was determined to be the last known address for Hodges. After speaking with Mr. Hodges, deputies were able to locate the stolen trailer. While working with an Investigator from the Roanoke County Police Department, deputies on scene at Patti Rd. learned of an additional utility trailer that had been stolen from Roanoke County two days earlier. Deputies were able to locate the second trailer at the address on Patti Rd. Both stolen trailers were recovered, and charges will be filed against Donovan L. Hodges in Roanoke County. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be pending.

PREVIOUS: Roanoke County Police say the two separate construction trailers that were stolen this week on the same neighborhood block in Roanoke County have been recovered in Franklin County. Suspects have been identified but no formal charges have yet been filed. Police say both trailers were stolen from the Mason’s Crest subdivision just off Merriman Road near the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Posted 05/09/19 — Roanoke County Police hope home surveillance video will help them solve two separate construction trailer thefts this week on the same neighborhood block. Police say both occurred in the Mason’s Crest subdivision just off Merriman Road near the Blue Ridge Parkway.

News release: On May 6 & 7, 2019 the Roanoke County Police Department was called to investigate two separate construction trailer thefts in the 7000 block of Linn Cove Ct in Roanoke County.  On one particular incident there was video obtained from a citizen of the theft occurring.  Any help from the public identifying the vehicle owner and the suspect in the surveillance video is greatly appreciated.  If you recognize this suspect or have knowledge of the vehicle, please call Detective Finney at 540-777-5269.