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Sheriff's Office makes arrests, still investigating multiple car break-ins

The Amherst County Sheriffs Office is also seekingDylan Sean Martin, who also goes byDylan Helbling.
The Amherst County Sheriffs Office is also seekingDylan Sean Martin, who also goes byDylan Helbling.

AMHERST COUNTY, Va. – The Amherst County Sheriff's Office has made several arrests and is seeking an individual in relation to a recent string of vehicle break-ins.

Beginning, Sept. 4, the Sheriff’s Office received reports of numerous vehicles being broken into at several locations throughout the county.

At least 13 incidents have been reported with a variety of personal items being taken, including firearms.

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Christina Mara Sales, 42, of Amherst, as well as two 17-year-old boys have been arrested in connection with the break-ins.

The three have all been charged with multiple larceny-related offenses and property damage. All were arrested without incident.

Sales is being held on no bond at the Amherst Adult Detention Center, while the teens are being held at the Lynchburg Juvenile Detention Center.

The Sheriff’s Office is also seeking Dylan Sean Martin, who also goes by Dylan Helbling. The 18-year-old from Amherst is wanted for similar larceny charges.

If you have any information about Martin's whereabouts, you can contact the Sheriff's Office via Facebook Messenger, by calling Capt, Eric Elliott at 434-946-9373 or you can also remain anonymous by contacting Central Virginia Crimestoppers at 1-888-798-5900 or texting your message to 274637.


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