Police make arrests in lengthy list of area burglaries, larcenies

Naontaoe Deshawn Lyttle, left, and Kendell Elizah Wingfield, right. (Photos: Newport News Police Department | Hampton Police Division)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Police arrested a man wanted in connection with several crimes around Hampton Roads.

Naontae Dashawn Lyttle was arrested Tuesday evening following a traffic stop and information police had that he was inside the vehicle.

In Newport News, Lyttle faces 11 counts of grand larceny and three counts of conspiracy. Those charges stem from five shoplifting incidents at the Macy’s located at 12300 Jefferson Avenue, four shoplifting incidents at Dillard’s at the same location and two cases at the Radio Shack at 14331 Warwick Boulevard. These incidents happened between September 18 and November 19.

Police have also arrested Kendell Elizah Wingfield in connection to several crimes in Hampton.

Hampton police seek 3 suspects in jewelry store burglary

At about 3:09 a.m. on November 13, Hampton police say two suspects broke into the AT&T store in the 2100 block of Coliseum Drive. Once inside, the suspects stole various electronics and cell phone equipment before running from the scene. Wingfield is facing charges of burglary, grand larceny and conspiracy to commit a felony in connection to the break-in. Police are still trying to find the second suspect involved.

That same day, at 5:07 a.m., two suspects tried to force their way into the Radio Shack in the 2300 block of West Mercury Boulevard in Hampton. The suspects couldn’t get in, and ran before officers got to the scene. Wingfield was charged with attempted burglary and conspiracy to commit a felony in this case. Detectives are working to identify the other suspect.

At about 3:12 a.m. on November 15, five people tried to break into the Mercury Pawn Shop in the 3300 block of West Mercury. The suspects weren’t able to get inside again, and got away before police arrived on scene. Both Lyttle and Wingfield were charged with one count of attempted burglary and one count of conspiracy. Police have yet to find the three other suspects.

Two hours later, at 5:03 a.m., three suspects forced their way into the Jewels and Gems jewelry store on McMenamin Street and stole cash and jewelry. Wingfield and Lyttle were each charged with burglary, grand larceny and conspiracy.

Police described the third suspect as a black male wearing a black jacket and a tan cloth over his face.

(Photos: Hampton police)
(Photos: Hampton police)

Between 2:26 a.m. and 2:45 a.m. on November 21, two suspects broke into the Nexus clothing store, also on McMenamin Street in Hampton. The suspects got in through the front doors and stole clothes. Lyttle was charged with burglary and grand larceny in connection to this case.

Also on November 21, a 2016 Kia Soul was reported as stolen from the parking lot of a Holiday Inn hotel in Hampton. Wingfield was charged with grand larceny of an auto and conspiracy.

Lyttle also faces the following charges in other localities:

  • York County — Two counts of grand larceny, one count of credit card larceny and one count of gang participation.
  • Virginia Beach — One count of grand larceny, one count of conspiracy and one count of possession of burglary tools.

He is currently being held in the Newport News City Jail.