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Gun theft victim charged for having weapon on Henrico school property

Posted: 5:09 PM, Feb 21, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-21 17:09:15-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Police have charged the victim of a crime that happened at Hermitage High School last week.

Henrico Police said 21-year-old William Venhuizen Jr. was charged with possession of a weapon on school property.

Officers said he had a shotgun in his Chevrolet pickup truck . Police said Brendan Collins and Eric Cheatham opened the unlocked pickup's door, found a shotgun underneath the passenger seat and took the weapon at Hermitage High School on Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Police said witness saw both suspects commit the crime and later identified them to officers at a basketball game.

Investigators said the weapon was never taken inside the high school.