1. I have it that, yes there was a crime committed due to the fact that items were removed without permission. Correct?
A: Certainly the fact that removal occurred in broad daylight in front of witnesses does not in any way justify the act or undo the fact that a crime was committed. Simply put, willfully taking property of another without consent, with the intent to deprive the owner of the property, is theft.
2. Given the $1200 - 1300 value of the items stolen and vandalized what category of prosecution is warranted ? Felony ?
A: Since the value of the items stolen are more than $200, it would be grand larceny. It is generally prosecuted as a felony, punishable by imprisonment for not less than one year and not more than 20 years in the discretion of the court.
3. The detective branch of the police in Virginia Beach is excellent and is ready to receive and review depositions, in this case to prosecute. What is the next legal step ?
A: If the condo association owns the items that were taken, then the board needs to file a police report and ask that the offenders be prosecuted. That is the next step.
Does that answer your question? Please let me know if you need clarification, as I am happy to continue helping you until you are satisfied.