Stafford Sheriff Police Beat / Travis Peters was larcenous valet when moms dropped off kids at daycare
STAFFORD, VA. – Stafford Sheriff David Decatur reports that when a busy mom rushed to drop off her child at a daycare center, she failed to lock up her car and protect her purse from the larcenous desires of Travis Peters.
The Sheriff says that on September 1, 2017, at approximately 6:10 AM, a citizen pulled up in front of a North Stafford day care facility to drop her children off. She did not lock her vehicle when she took them inside. As she exited the building, she noticed a male subject dressed all in black, quickly walk around the corner of the establishment. She entered her vehicle and immediately realized her purse, cell phone, and some other items were missing. She then drove around the area looking for the male subject she had noticed earlier. At the same time, she was calling the Sheriff’s Office.
The victim observed the suspicious male some distance away from the day care center and approached him. She asked if he was at the center a few minutes prior and he stated he was. She then requested he return there. The subject began walking toward the day care center but suddenly ran off in a different direction. At this time, Deputy Alex Layug arrived on scene and observed what was happening. He subsequently detained the subject.
Deputy Layug interviewed the suspect and he subsequently confessed to the theft. He told the deputy he left the victim’s property in a wooded area to the rear of a nearby shopping center. A K-9 was called to do an article search and located all of the victim’s property.
Arrested for the theft was twenty-one-year-old Travis C. Peters of North Stafford. He was charged with Grand Larceny, three counts of Credit Card Theft and Vehicle Tampering. He was incarcerated on $3500.00 bond
Tony O’Shea Hicks Jr. sought in stabbing
STAFFORD, VA. — The Stafford Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for a Fredericksburg man in connection with an altercation Friday night that led to another man being stabbed.
On Friday, September 1, 2017, at approximately 11:30 p.m., deputies from the Stafford Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported stabbing in the area of 16 Shasta Place at the England Run North Apartments. Deputies arrived on scene to find a 32-year-old male suffering from a single stab wound to the back. Deputies learned that the victim had been involved in a physical altercation with the suspect just prior to the stabbing.
The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was treated and later released.
The suspect has been identified as Tony O’Shea Hicks Jr., age 27 of Fredericksburg. Hicks is currently wanted on one count of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, one count of Malicious Wounding and one count of Assault and Battery.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Tony O’Shea Hicks Jr is asked to contact the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-658-4400, Stafford Crime Solvers at 540-659-2020 (where callers may remain anonymous) or TEXT “Stafford” + your tip to CRIMES (27463).