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Deputies looking for help in vehicle break-ins

October 06, 2006|by DAVE McMILLION

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Police are looking for the public's help in stopping thefts from cars in subdivisions in Jefferson County that so far have resulted in about 50 automobiles being targeted.

The thefts have been occurring for about a month and happen every weekend, Jefferson County Sheriff Everett "Ed" Boober said.

So far, five subdivisions have been hit, Boober said. They are:

· Tuscawilla Hills and Locust Hills along W.Va. 51 west of town

· Breckenridge in the Country Club Road area

· Gap View and Meadowbrook North along W.Va. 230

The thefts usually occur between 11 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday, Boober said.

In most cases, unlocked cars are being entered and items such as CDs, radar detectors and money are being stolen, Boober said.

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To help cut down on the thefts, Boober is asking people to keep their cars locked and remove valuables.

It has been hard to catch those responsible for the thefts because they are randomly selecting subdivisions, Boober said.

"People are becoming quite irate," Boober said.

Boober is asking homeowners to be watchful for possible car thefts and help police gather information about car descriptions or license plate numbers.

Anyone with information may call the sheriff's department at 304-728-3205.

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