White Accused In Marion, Wetzel Counties
William Joseph White, 38, of Hundred, has been charged with “entry of a building other than a dwelling” for breaking into Mason’s Filling Station in Reader, which allegedly occurred on Jan. 7.
White allegedly stole merchandise and money, with a total value of $1,600, including several cartons of cigarettes.
White was also recently arrested for allegedly breaking and entering into several businesses in Marion County.
According to the report filed in Marion County Magistrate Court, Marion County Deputies and Mannington Police Department have investigated, through January 2017, six breaking and entering complaints at Marion County establishments, including Malones Store, Our Tavern, Pack Rats Store, Mannington Exxon, Northern Sales, and the Fairview car wash.
It is reported that one surveillance video, connected to one of the offenses, allegedly showed White using a pry bar to attempt to remove surveillance cameras before committing the breaking and entering.
The criminal report says that on Jan. 10, deputies responded to a complaint of a breaking and entering in progress at Fairview Car Wash. Deputies were advised that a subject had been observed running away, prior to their arrival.
White was allegedly located in a ditch nearby, and he allegedly possessed an electric drill and chisel. A dark blue Toyota RAV 4, which had been spotted on surveillance video from previous breaking and enterings, was located in a nearby parking lot. The vehicle registered to William White, who had keys to the vehicle in his possession.
The police report states that White admitted to breaking into the Fairview Car Wash, Malones Store, Mannington Exxon, and Pack Rats Store, and the pop machine at the car wash. He also admitted to attempting to break into Our Tavern. He said he had stolen money from some of the businesses, along with at least three drills form Northern Sales in Mannington. He said he had been using one of the drills to force open a change machine.