BEDFORD, Va. – The Bedford County Sheriff's Office has five people in custody in connection with the theft of about $9,000 worth of tools stolen earlier this week.
The Sheriff’s Office received a report Monday about the theft of a large number of tools from the new Bedford Middle School job site.
The contractor advised deputies that several toolboxes had been broken into sometime over the weekend.
As a result of the investigation, deputies arrested the following five people and charged each of them with breaking and entering and grand larceny:
- Kevin L. Thibodeau, 20, of Monroe, Virginia
- Cheyanne C. Tom, 20, Bedford, Virginia
- Charles A. Murphy Jr., 20, Bedford, Virginia
- Jacob N. Desmond, 20, Madison Heights, Virginia
- Thomas S. Jerina, 22, Madison Heights, Virginia
Investigators say they have recovered about 25 percent of the stolen tools.