Santiago arrested in break-ins

Published 9:19 am Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A 22-year-old Lunenburg County man has been charged in connection with recent breaking and enterings at the Keysville library and the Keysville Town Hall.

Police say Timothy Z. Santiago is charged with attempted breaking and entering, breaking and entering, grand larceny and destruction of property in connection with the alleged incidents.

According to a press release from the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, on May 13, the sheriff’s office was notified that an attempted break-in had occurred at the Keysville Town Office and Church’s Garage.

“The sheriff’s office investigated and found that someone had attempted to enter the back doors of the two places with a pry bar,” stated the release, though entry was not gained.

The Keysville Town Office reported on May 14 that entry had been gained to the office through the back door, and $250 was reported stolen, stated the release.

The sheriff’s office was notified by Investigator Michael Landry with the Victoria Police Department on May 16 concerning Santiago, the suspect, regarding another crime.

“Investigator Landry said the suspect was trying to sell water and sewer bonds from the Town of Keysville,” stated the release.

Charlotte County investigators went to Victoria and met with officers regarding the matter. Contact was made with Santiago at a location near the Victoria Fire Department, according to the release.

The release stated, “Santiago had the bonds in question in his possession at this time. After interviewing the suspect, he was arrested in Victoria and transported back to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.”

Santiago is currently being held at the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office on a $1,500 bond.