We all think of our homes as our safe haven, but when someone takes it upon themselves to break and enter into that haven, it leaves us with a feeling of unease and uncertainty.
On Aug. 19, a retired military man who wishes to remain anonymous, left his home in Noah’s Landing at approximately 11 a.m. to help at his daughter and son-in-law’s farm. His wife had already left earlier. As usual, he locked up and went about his day.
He returned to his home at around 3 p.m. and when he opened the door his dogs ran out, which according to the homeowner was not normal behavior for them.
“They usually greet me,” he said.
When he entered the house, he noticed that a few things were out of place, but didn’t think much of it until he reached one of the back bedrooms, which he found in total disarray. The standing safe he had purchased and bolted to the floor and wall was overturned. Paperwork was strewn all over the room.
He continued walking through the house and noticed that a back window had been broken.
The resident called the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, who responded with great efficiency, he said.
With the help of the K-9 unit, LCSO was able to determine that the thief or thieves parked in a neighbor’s driveway and came through the woods to the home.
The neighbor’s driveway was hidden from the road, while the victim’s driveway was visible from the road.
While inventorying what was taken, the victim realized that his wife’s grandmother’s diamond rings were missing, a collectable German Luger pistol and a 9mm Browning high-power firearm were gone as well.
To read the entire story, see the Oct. 10 edition of The Central Virginian.