Police link more crimes to pair charged in Sleepy Hole burglary

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Suffolk police arrested a father and son accused of a burglary at Sleepy Hole Park.

According to police, 46-year-old Jerry Michael Jenkins Sr. and his son, 25-year-old Jerry Michael Jenkins Jr., broke into a storage shed at the park located in the 4600 block of Sleepy Hole Road. They allegedly stole lawn equipment and other tools on June 6.

Both were arrested June 19 and charged with burglary with the intent to commit a felony, grand larceny, possession of stolen property with intent to sell and two counts of obtaining money by false pretenses.

They bonded out of jail, but were arrested again June 23. Suffolk police say the investigation had progressed and additional charges were filed against the pair.

Jenkins Sr. and Jenkins Jr. were each charged with two counts of breaking and entering with the intent to commit a felony, three counts of grand larceny, three counts of stolen property with the intent to sell, and 3=three counts of conspiracy to commit a felony.

The new charges stem from three additional robberies.

On May 13, police say the father and son stole a leaf blower from Suffolk Pawn & Gun on Bridge Road. On June 12, investigators believe the pair broke into a residence on River Bluff Drive and took electronics, tools and firearms. Then, they are accused in another residential breaking and entering on June 14; tools were taken from the garage attached to a home in the 5600 block of Canterbury Lane.

Police arrested the younger Jenkins again on August 31 on a charge of conspiracy to commit a felony, Diana Klink with Suffolk Police confirmed. She said the arrest followed direct indictments.

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