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Couple charged with stealing cash, drugs, fishing tackle from Chesterfield home

Posted at 10:46 PM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 23:09:14-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A Chesterfield Couple has been arrested after police said they robbed a chesterfield home of credit cards, cash, prescription drugs, and a fishing tackle.

Police said a couple committed crimes against people they most likely knew.

The crimes occurred in the waterfront community off Lake Chesdin, that has been known for peace and tranquility.

"It's always been a safe neighborhood,” said David McQuaig. “We've had this place for 10 years and never had any real issues. One of the reasons we chose this place… the safe factor. You know, one way in and one way out."

Recently police came to a home near McQuaig's, on Eagle Cove Circle.

They later arrested Katherine Pepin and Stephen Laprade. According to Facebook, the two are love birds, now accused of breaking the law.

Katherine Pepin and Stephen Laprade

Katherine Pepin and Stephen Laprade

"They grab what they can to support their habits, I guess,” said McQuaig. “It doesn't surprise me at all.”

Police said their investigation indicates that the couple broke into a home, owned by someone they knew and started stealing.

In addition to the items they stole, they're also on the hook for damaging a tire of one of the victim's cars.

It's a crime close to home for McQuaig, who may rethink the way he secures things for the foreseeable future.

"I'm accustomed to leaving my garage open and doors sometimes unlocked,” he said. “I'll look at it closer, but I hope it's an isolated case."

Both Laprade and Pepin have been charged with numerous felonies and misdemeanors.