Windsor pair charged with stealing catalytic converters

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 14, 2008

Two Windsor residents are among three people accused in rash of catalytic converter thefts.

The suspects face nearly 100 charges filed by Suffolk and Chesapeake authorities.

David Christopher Bone, 27, and Nicholas Edward Villi, 26, both of Windsor, and Tiffany Nicole Holt, 22, of Chesapeake, were arrested Wednesday after a school resource officer spotted their car leaving King’s Fork Middle School’s parking lot, said Suffolk city spokeswoman Debbie George.

The three, who had a 16-month-old toddler in the car with them, were seen tampering with a teacher’s car, George said. Although the car didn’t appear to be damaged, authorities found that the car’s catalytic converter was stolen.

Another officer stopped the car a short time later, taking the suspects to the police department for questioning, George said.

The toddler, whom the suspects were supposed to be babysitting, was returned to a family member, George said. The child’s mother was not charged in the incident.

Through interviews, police said, they learned that the trio had committed numerous catalytic converter thefts in the city, according to George’s press release.

Police in Suffolk charged Bone and Villi each with seven counts of conspiracy to commit grand larceny, seven counts of possession of burglar tools, six counts of grand larceny, six counts of larceny with intent to sell, and one count of attempted grand larceny.

Chesapeake police charged Bone and Villi with grand larceny, larceny with intent to sell, possession of burglary tools, tampering with vehicle, attempted grand larceny, attempted possession of burglary tools and attempted tampering with a vehicle.

Suffolk police charged Holt with three counts each of grand larceny, conspiracy to commit grand larceny, larceny with intent to sell and possession of burglary tools. In Chesapeake, Holt was charged with one count each of grand larceny (principle in the second degree) and attempted grand larceny (principle in the second degree).