From Central Virginia Crime Stoppers: Sometime between the evening hours of December 23rd and the early morning hours of December 24th, unknown subject(s) broke into a residence in the 1500 Block of Avondale Drive, in the Town of Altavista, and stole numerous Christmas gifts. The items taken from the residence included various electronics, a scooter, and even a small child’s piggy bank. Entry was gained by breaking a window, opening the window locks, and climbing through the ground floor window. Anyone with information regarding this or other crimes in the Altavista area are asked to call the Altavista Police Department at 434-369-7425 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. You can also visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.