Braxton Citizens' News

State Police catch suspected car thief red-handed

On February 8, Braxton County 9-1-1 alerted Senior Trooper C.D. Harper of the Sutton Detachment of the West Virginia State Police of a complaint alleging that an individual was attempting to steal a vehicle on Gem Road. The Communications Center advised the officer that a single male suspect was in the car in the owner’s driveway and was being blocked in by a neighbor until authorities arrived.

Upon arrival, Trooper Harper encountered the neighbor on a side by side behind a blue in color Chevrolet Equinox occupied by a male individual. The officer . . .

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