We have learned that the Boulevard Burger & Brew Burglar was being housed by the Liberation Family Services homeless shelter located at 1201 Hull Street.
“Spencer T. Adkins, 55, of Hull Street, was charged with two counts of commercial breaking and entering, according to police. Additional charges are pending. Adkins’ arrest came one day after police released photos and video of a man breaking into Mary Angela’s Pizza on West Cary Street and Boulevard Burgers and Brew on N. Boulevard.”
CBS 6 adds, “In addition to the Mary Angela’s and Boulevard Burgers and Brew break-ins, police said The Eatery in Carytown and Aunt Sarah’s Pancake House on West Broad Street were also hit.”
Run by Pastor Jay Patrick, Liberation Family Services provides housing to homeless veterans with prior criminal records and substance abuse problems. We are told that the residents have felony records as a condition of acceptance to the shelter. Pastor Jay Patrick’s Liberation Family Services receives income in the form of grants from the Veterans Administration in exchange for providing housing and services.
The shelter has also recently received numerous complaints from its residents lodged with the Veterans Administration because of a bedbug infestation. Recent chemical treatment and removal of infested materials inside the shelter to a dumpster that sat on 12th Street over the course of the last 6 months was recently hauled away when the streets were paved by the City of Richmond.
Anyone with additional information about the above mentioned burglaries is asked to call Third Precinct Detective Eric Sandlin at (804) 646-1010 or Fourth Precinct Detective Paul Cho at (804) 646-2939 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip or submit a tip online at www.7801000.com.