A police dog helped track down two Rock Hill men arrested Thursday in connection with a string of car break-ins.
Andra Weaver, 40, and Tavious Truesdale, 20, are charged with four counts of breaking and entering into an automobile and three counts of criminal conspiracy, according to Rock Hill Police.
The first vehicle break-in was reported at 10:19 p.m. Thursday at a Hawthorne Lane address. The victim told police she was leaving a friend’s house when she saw a man in dark clothes running away from her silver 2006 Honda Pilot. The suspect ran into her neighbor’s back yard, a police report states.
The victim’s purse and wallet were taken from the vehicle, the report states.
Another break-in happened at 10:37 p.m. Thursday when a Winthrop Drive resident stated that two of his unlocked vehicles had been rummaged through, he told police. Sixteen Percocet pills and two packs of cigarettes were taken from his 1998 red and white Dodge L3500. A set of tools were taken from his 2005 black Chevy Tahoe, police said.
Police found a third victim at a Alexander Road home while using the K-9 unit to the find the suspects from the previous thefts. A 1997 green Jeep Grand Cherokee and a white Kia Sedona were rummaged through and the victim said $5 was missing, she told police.
Weaver and Truesdale were found by police riding bicycles in the 1300 block of Alexander Road. Police found many items in their pockets, including ones that the victims reported were stolen. The K-9 unit tracked their trail starting at the Alexander Road address and led police to the men, the report states.
Truesdale was riding an orange and silver mountain bike that was reported stolen, a police report states. Truesdale was also charged with petty larceny for the bike theft.
The suspects attempted to steal over $1,800 worth of items, the police said. The victims were given their property back.
They were transported to the Rock Hill jail, with a bond hearing scheduled for Friday afternoon.