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Arrests made in series of western Hanover break-ins

Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 9:19 am

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Two suspects are in custody in a residential break-in spree that spanned four counties.

Daniel McFadden and Amanda Thresher are in custody following their arrest on multiple residential robbery charges.

Daniel McFadden and Amanda Thresher are in custody following their arrest on multiple charges of breaking and entering and larceny.

In a statement released by the Sheriff’s Office Friday, Lt. Chris Whitley said investigators had arrested Daniel McFadden, 25, and Amanda Thresher, 25, both of the 2800 block of Partlow Road in Spotsylvania County, in connection with a series of residential break-ins that have occurred in Hanover, Caroline, Louisa, and Spotsylvania counties since August 2013. Both suspects have been charged with multiple counts of breaking and entering, and larceny, and additional charges are possible. McFadden is being held at Rappahannock Regional Jail in Stafford and Thresher is being held at Pamunkey Regional Jail in Hanover.

McFadden and Thresher have been linked to nine cases in the Beaverdam and Montpelier areas of Hanover, as well as to multiple cases in Caroline, Louisa, and Spotsylvania counties. The break-ins mainly occurred during the daytime and on weekends to unoccupied homes where primarily jewelry and weapons were stolen. Investigators continue to work diligently to recover the stolen items, as well as with the victims who have been affected.

“I’m exceptionally proud of the dedication and teamwork of everyone involved who helped to solve these cases.  More importantly, I’m pleased that we are able to give reassurance to the victims and residents who have been affected by this for several months.  I would especially like to extend my sincere appreciation to the Caroline, Louisa, and Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Offices for their assistance and cooperation during this investigation,” said Col. David R. Hines, Hanover sheriff.