Capitol Police arrest man for saxophone theft

A person accused of stealing a $5,000 saxophone throughout a reception on the Science Museum of Virginia has been arrested on felony costs by the Virginia Division of Capitol Police.

The person, Alex Robert Sheaffer, 29, of no fastened deal with, was taken into custody Friday night time by Richmond police on an unrelated matter. Richmond officers decided Capitol Police had obtained three warrants for Sheaffer, so that they turned him over to Capitol Police, who booked him late Friday night time on the Richmond Metropolis Justice Heart.

Sheaffer is accused of utilizing the saxophone to acquire a $300 mortgage at a pawn store.

He was being held on the jail Saturday, charged with one rely every of grand larceny, shopping for or receiving stolen items and acquiring cash by false pretenses.

Capitol Police stated Sheaffer stole the alto sax from a musician who was serving to present leisure for a reception on April 13 on the Dewey Gottwald Heart, an occasions middle on the rear of the Science Museum of Virginia campus at 2500 W. Broad St.

Capitol Police investigators, who have been referred to as to the middle simply after midnight on April 14, recognized Sheaffer as a member of one of many catering crews working the occasion. Investigators stated Sheaffer took the saxophone to an area pawn store, the place he used it to safe a $300 mortgage. Investigators discovered the saxophone and obtained warrants for Sheaffer’s arrest.

The saxophone has been returned to its proprietor.

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