Saturday, October 17, 2009

Virginia: Late night antics lead to charges

Goochland, Virginia

From the Goochland Courier of October 15, 2009
Late night antics lead to charges

Werewolves aren't the only things to be wary of during a full moon.

After a month of little crime, the Goochland Sheriff's Office received a call from a Whitehall Rd. resident during the early hours of Oct. 3.

According the Sheriff Jim Agnew, the woman was home alone and reported to deputies that someone had attempted to break into her house by entering through the front door.

The woman called a second time, telling deputies that there was another attempt to enter her home, upon which the woman exercised her Second Amendment rights and drew a pistol on the man.

"She did the right thing," Agnew told the board of supervisors on October 6. "She said, 'Leave, or I'm gonna kill ya.'"

Deputies quickly apprehended Timothy Justin Tirado, 25, of Goochland, who is charged with burglary. At that time, Agnew said deputies had not yet found a passenger who was seen in Tirado's car.

Deputies remained in the area, looking for Tirado's partner.

"Around sunrise, we got a call from another resident off Forest Grove Rd.," Agnew said, "who said somebody was in the basement."

Tirado's partner, Valerie Lee Oliver, 32, of Chesterfield, had emerged from the basement, greeting the homeowner who had just poured herself a cup of coffee to start her morning.

Oliver is charged with breaking and entering with the intent to commit a misdemeanor and petit larceny.

"They were both very intoxicated," Agnew alleged.

A sheriff's report stated that Oliver was wanted for a probation violation from Dinwiddie, and Agnew said both have prior histories.

"Hopefully they'll be going away for a while and won't be bothering us anymore," Agnew said.

Tirado and Oliver were eligible to be released on $5,000 secured bonds. Both are scheduled to appear in Goochland County General District Court on November 23.

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