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Read charged in numerous break-ins

A 49-year-old Drakes Branch woman has been arrested and is charged in connection with numerous breaking and enterings reported recently in Eureka, Keysville and Ontario.

Charlene Read was arrested Tuesday, according to a press release from the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the release, Read faces 12 felony charges and two misdemeanors in connection with the breaking and enterings.

“At this time, the sheriff’s office has items recovered from these break-ins located at the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. Some have not been identified at this time,” the release stated. “This is an on-going investigation, and if anyone has any missing items … call the sheriff’s office at (434) 542-5141 and make arrangements to see the items.”

In Prince Edward, Read faces numerous charges connected with five break-ins, said Maj. David Wilmoth of the Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect allegedly stole jewelry, gaming systems, including an iPad and an air rifle from the homes, Wilmoth said.

“She had sold some of the stuff to people around town in Farmville and maybe out toward Charlotte County,” Wilmoth said. He asked that anyone who may have purchased items from Read to contact the Prince Edward Sheriff’s Office at (434) 392-8101 or the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 542-5141.