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Police Make Arrest In Market Break-in

By Staff | Mar 30, 2011

The West Virginia State Police have made an arrest in the Jan. 23 break-in of Simon’s Market in Pine Grove.

After an extensive investigation Sgt. Shriver reported that after investigating many tips provided by the community, police were able to locate and identify the juvenile responsible for the break-in.

The individual was arrested and gave a full confession to the West Virginia State Police. Sr. Tpr. Francis Raynor of the Hundred Detachment filed a juvenile petition for breaking and entering, and petit larceny with the prosecutor’s office. Other arrests are pending in the case.

Sgt. Shriver stated that within a week following the incident’s publication in the Wetzel Chronicle, the police began receiving tips from the area.

“The public is our eyes and ears,” he said. “They can lead us in the right direction.”

Simon’s Market in Pine Grove was broken into at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 23. A large rock was used to break the glass out of the front door, wherein the culprit took a case of Budweiser beer, but nothing else.