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Suffolk man indicted, convicted of stealing items from Love’s Truck Stop in New Kent

By Andre Jones | January 13, 2020 2:09 pm

A Suffolk man who stole items from a travel plaza in New Kent was indicted and convicted during Monday afternoon proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court.

Michael Andrew Rosekrans, 37, of the 3800 block of Pughsville Road, admitted guilt to one count of grand larceny stemming from a Sept. 25, 2019 incident.

In a summary of evidence provided by assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Del Rossi, Rosekrans entered the Love’s Truck Stop on Emmaus Church Road and placed a backpack on the counter. He later grabbed the backpack and went through the store, confiscating items before walking out the store. Prior to leaving, he was caught and later arrested on the charge.

Rosekrans guilty plea was part of an agreement, that calls for him to receive a 10-year sentence with nine years, eight months suspended (four months to serve).

In an unrelated case, a Quinton man entered into a plea agreement and admitted using a vehicle without the owner’s permission.
Matthew James Steen, 20, of the 5300 block of Hemlock Road, entered a guilty plea to one count of unauthorized use of a vehicle.

In a summary of evidence, Crystal Collins was allowing Steen to use her vehicle to travel to work. When Collins found out that Steen had lost his job, she repeatedly asked for her vehicle back. The defendant refused to return the car and ended up driving to Michigan where he lost the vehicle. A tow truck company eventually located the vehicle and Collins reported the incident to authorities. Steen was arrested for the crime.

Under the agreement, Steen received a five-year sentence with four years, four months suspended (eight months to serve). He must also pay restitution in the amount of $2,800.