By CLYDE FORD
KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - A Kearneysville, W.Va., couple were wakened by a loud noise to find at least three burglars in their basement early Friday, said West Virginia State Police.
About 1:44 a.m. Friday, police were called about a burglary in progress in Kearneysville, W.Va., said West Virginia State Police Trooper C.C. Wathen, the investigating officer.
The couple woke up when they heard a noise in their basement.
The husband went to investigate and spotted at least three men standing on the stairs, according to charging documents.
He told them to leave and they said they could not get out, charging documents said.
The husband shut the basement door, locked it and called 911, charging documents said.
The people in the basement shook the door in an attempt to get upstairs without success, charging documents said.
Shepherdstown Police Officers Billy Carper and Shawn Bonifant arrived first at the scene.