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Newport News, VA PD nabs two burglary suspects

Police use pawn shop database to catch burglary suspects

September 29, 2011

NEWPORT NEWS – Police say a new high tech crime fighting tool helped them nab two burglary suspects.

LeadsOnline is a computer program used to track and check pawn shop records. Police say they entered serial numbers of stolen items into the database and found that they had been pawned.

Pawn shop records led police to the men who allegedly pawned them the day of the burglary.

Both suspects were arrested and charged in connection with the burglaries which took place in July and August on Dorchester Court North and Antrim Drive.

The stolen items included electronics and camera equipment.

Brydrick Lavonta Johnson, 20, of the 600 block of Antrim Drive was arrested on August 16, 2011 and charged with two counts each of burglary, grand larceny and obtaining money by false pretense and one count of identity theft.

Danitrick Antonio Johnson, 19, of the 600 block of Antrim Drive was arrested on August 17, 2011 and is charged with one count each of burglary, grand larceny and obtaining money by false pretense and identity theft and two counts of forgery.

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