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Alton man faces charge of grand larceny, vandalism, gun violation

A 19-year-old Alton teen faces three felony charges of grand larceny, felony vandalism and possession of a firearm after being a convicted felon, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Aaron Michael Baker of Paradise Road was charged with the alleged offenses that occurred June 25 and stem from a break-in of a 2001 Chevrolet truck belonging to Paul Mabe Sr. of Denniston Road in Alton. 

Following an investigation by Halifax County Sheriff’s Office investigators, warrants were obtained for Baker, and he was taken into custody, Sheriff Fred Clark said.

Baker was transported to Halifax County Blue Ridge Jail where he is being held with no bond. 

The sheriff extended his appreciation to the public for their assistance with this case. 

Anyone with additional information on this case or any other crimes is asked to call 434-476-3339. 

“Any information is greatly appreciated,” Clark added.

County authorities also are investigating the theft of a large change machine from Laundry Land in Centerville.

According to Clark, someone broke down the door to gain entry to the Laundromat and tore the change machine off the wall sometime early Thursday morning.

The break-in and theft was reported by an employee Thursday.

The change machine, still containing some change, was located near the cell phone tower at the rear entrance of the Halifax County Fairgrounds, Clark said.

However, all of the bills had been removed.

Clark said no estimate was available on how much money was taken from the change machine.

“It’s a pretty good size machine, and we’re asking anyone who thinks they may have seen something or if they have any information on this crime to contact the sheriff’s office at 434-476-3339,” the sheriff said.