Christiansburg man arrested for thefts from cars


A Christiansburg man has been arrested for breaking into several vehicles and stealing items from them.

“As the result of an ongoing investigation into multiple vehicle break-ins and subsequent larcenies from the vehicles between May 1 and June 1, the Christiansburg Police Department has charged Andrew James Salisbury, 32, of Christiansburg, with multiple counts of tampering with motor vehicles, as well as numerous counts of felony and misdemeanor larceny,” reads information released by the Christiansburg Police Department.”

Salisbury currently faces the following charges:

Five counts of grand larceny (felony), 11 counts of petite larceny (misdemeanor),14 counts of tampering with a motor vehicle (misdemeanor),  one count of possession of a schedule II drug (felony) and one count of driving on a suspended license (misdemeanor).

Salisbury also faces one additional count of grand larceny and four additional counts of petite larceny as a result of offenses committed in the Town of Blacksburg.

“Numerous items stolen from vehicles throughout the region were recovered during the course of this investigation,” reads the release. “Detectives believe that, as of this date, some of the recovered property may not have been reported stolen.”

If you live in Christiansburg, Blacksburg or Montgomery County and have recently suffered a theft from your vehicle or have had items go missing under mysterious circumstances, please contact the Christiansburg Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit at 540-382-3131, ext. 316.


– Heather Bell